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Top 100 Contest Quotes

#1. In an archery contest, when the stakes are earthenware tiles a contestant shoots with skill. When the stakes are belt buckles he becomes hesitant, and if the stakes are pure gold he becomes nervous and confused. There is no difference as to his skil. - Author: Zhuangzi
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#2. I may not understand what is going on in your heart, but I do see that you have put this contest before everything and everyone ... even God. - Author: Sarah Holman
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#3. No matter how fast weapons and technology evolve in the 21st century, one thing remains constant is that war is a human endeavor, a grueling contest between two learning and adaptive forces. Victory, therefore rests on how smart, how tough, and how dedicated our boots on the ground. - Author: Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono
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#4. A good marriage is a contest of generosity. - Author: Diane Sawyer
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#5. In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. - Author: William Prescott
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#6. We're surrounded by violence, and we see so much of it on TV, especially the news programs. We almost become numb. And that forces filmmakers to try to outdo themselves ... They say, 'Look what I can do,' and it becomes like a showoff thing. To me, that's ridiculous. Filmmaking isn't a contest! - Author: Jan De Bont
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#7. I inherited Mom's verbal skills, and participated in forensics and essay contests in elementary school - and won every essay contest I ever entered. - Author: Joel Salatin
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#8. I won contest after contest until finally I realized, "Ok, I am the best in the world, but now what?" So I opened my own company, but there was still that feeling of, "What else do I need to do?" - Author: Christian Hosoi
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#9. Thing is, what does a hero look like these days? Muscles and lycra? Life isn't a contest of strength anymore. Jobs, banks, taxes. Boring social reality. - Author: Adam Baker
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#10. Infinite Jest is a masterpiece," Harvey had said. "Infinite Jest is an endurance contest. You manage to get through it and you have no choice but to say you like it. Otherwise, you have to deal with the fact that you just wasted weeks of your life," A.J. - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
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#11. It is in the contest that Fred Friendly, onetime CBS News president, made it clear that before any questions of "who controls the master switch. - Author: Tim Wu
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#12. At the end of the day it's not a weight contest, it's a visual contest. And it doesn't matter what you say you weigh, if you don't look that big then you don't look that big. - Author: Dorian Yates
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#13. Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs. - Author: Ishmael Reed
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#14. Behold a contest worthy of a god, a brave man matched in conflict with adversity. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#15. Pipers at the Edinburgh contest were using two-droned pipes up until 1821, when such pipes were forbidden, because they allegedly gave an unfair advantage over other competitors playing the three-droned pipe. - Author: Alistair Campsie
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#16. Why don't the Grammys matter? Because it feels rigged and cheap - like a popularity contest that the insiders club has decided. - Author: Trent Reznor
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#17. My child was one of Nature's Tories pitted against a mother who was one of nurture's Lefties: it was no contest. - Author: Allison Pearson
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#18. Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. - Author: Samuel Adams
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#19. I don't actually have any accounts, because social networking has always felt like a popularity contest to me. A public record of my own inadequacies. - Author: Stephanie Perkins
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#20. Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#21. Oh, sweetie, you are a jackass. I love you, but you are dumber than a one legged duck in an ass kicking contest when pigs fly. - Author: Tara Sivec
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#22. Ninety-five percent of the time when I run a contest I've purchased the giveaway prizes with advertising money. - Author: Ree Drummond
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#23. They were too God-intoxicated to be "astronomically intimidated." They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contest. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#24. The funny thing is, I sometimes think my mother loves my father more than he loves her. Does that make sense?"
"Yeah, I guess so. Maybe. Is love a contest?"
"What does that mean?"
"Maybe everyone loves differently. Maybe that's all that matters. - Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
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#25. You stand up straw men," Nynaeve said. "We have a saying in the Two Rivers. 'Whether the bear beats the wolf or the wolf beats the bear, the rabbit always loses.' Take your contest somewhere else and leave Emond's Field folk out of it. - Author: Robert Jordan
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#26. If I could make the same amount of money doing standup it would be no contest. The problem is that if you do make that kind of money doing standup, it's not in clubs, it's in big auditoriums and large venues, and I really think something is lost when you do standup for a big crowd. - Author: Joe Rogan
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#27. The poet and the painter are only truly great by the mutual influences of their studies, and the jealousy of glory has only produced an idle contest. - Author: Isaac D'Israeli
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#28. Great contest follows, and much learned dust Involves the combatants; each claiming truth, And truth disclaiming both. - Author: William Cowper
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#29. Compete, but not out of envy.
Contest, but not out of hostility.
Treat your rivals with respect;
treat your allies with honor. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#30. I was in a modeling contest when I was 16. People don't think it's different, modeling versus beauty pageants, but it is. As a model, you're still an individual. When you are crowned a Miss, you are representative of a lot. - Author: Stephanie Sigman
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#31. I remember I was so crabby in my third trimester - I got gestational diabetes because I'd been acting like I was in a one-woman pie-eating contest. - Author: Caroline Rhea
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#32. Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest: Who could do the feature film with the least subtitles? - Author: Buster Keaton
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#33. Brady was staring at me from across the table. Unmoving. Unblinking. Not speaking. It was like an old Western. The house was too quiet as I stared back at him. He was winning this contest. And I'd had no idea we were even in one to begin with. Break, kid. Break - Author: Amber L. Johnson
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#34. And she's here. And said he's here. And she's going to tell him I'm here."
Avery waves her hands frantically. "Shh . . . or everyone will hear!"
We stare at one another in silence, not blinking. Okay, I blinked, but it's not really a contest. - Author: Victoria Van Tiem
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#35. As we are now engaged in this contest, all my wishes, all my desires and all the energies of my hand and heart will be given to the cause of my state. Whether we have the right of secession or revolution, I want to see my state triumphant. - Author: Jubal Early
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#36. Monochrome contentment or technicolor roller-coaster? No contest, is it? - Author: Catherine Sanderson
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#37. I am happy for there to be a leadership contest. I think there should be - Author: Gordon Brown
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#38. In 1970, at the age of 14, I entered a short story contest offering a grand prize of one dollar. I won. This was my first foray into writing fiction. I loved reading and thought that it shouldn't be so hard to write a story. - Author: David Bergen
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#39. There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on - the conflict between right and wrong, between error and truth. In this conflict every human being has a part. - Author: Matthew Simpson
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#40. As the contest proceeded, public interest increased and the entire country watched to see which company would win the big government subsidies through the mountains. - Author: John Moody
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#41. Uh, yeah. Hello? Are you the contest winner?"
His Irish brogue is thick, punctuated by irritation. I pull my proverbial shit together and nod. "Yeah."
"About bloody time. Did you stop to sign autographs? - Author: Tessa Bailey
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#42. Grandiosity is when we are wrapped up in winning life's false contest. This happens only when we live to impress the abusive parents in our heads, not when we are soberly and philosophically working to advance civilization. - Author: Steven Franssen
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#43. The music teacher thought I sang like a goat. It was kind of devastating. A few months after that, I participated in a music contest and won. I took my little trophy to school and rubbed it in his nose. I said to him, "What do you say now?" - Author: Shakira
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#44. To proportion the eagerness of contest to its importance seems too hard a task for human wisdom. The pride of wit has kept ages busy in the discussion of useless questions, and the pride of power has destroyed armies, to gain or to keep unprofitable possessions. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#45. Aggression is what I do. I go to war. You don't contest football matches in a reasonable state of mind - Author: Roy Keane
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#46. You look lousy,"Simon said.
Jace blinked."Seems an odd time to start an insult contest,but if you insist,I could probably think up something good - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#47. Drawn games are sometimes more scintillating than any conclusive contest. - Author: Savielly Tartakower
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#48. If you sent me to cover a pie-baking contest on Mother's Day, I'm going to ask dear old Mom why she used artificial sweetener or stole the apples! - Author: Sam Donaldson
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#49. I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan. - Author: Benazir Bhutto
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#50. Archery is still a matter of life and death to the extent that it is a contest of the archer with himself; - Author: Eugen Herrigel
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#51. The contest of world's tallest skyscraper is a childish thing.
Whereas with similar budget, they could construct flying building. - Author: Toba Beta
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#52. The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of the contest, whilst his desires were as warm and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#53. In 1800, in the first interparty contest, the Federalists warned that presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson, because of his sympathy expressed at the outset of the French Revolution, was 'the son of a half-breed Indian squaw' who would put opponents under the guillotine. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#54. To try something longer, I entered a half-hour radio drama contest with the national public broadcaster, CBC. To my surprise, I won. And that opened doors in film and television, because that broadcaster was looking to cultivate new Canadian talent, especially women who could write. - Author: Karen Walton
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#55. I entered a poem in a poetry contest around 1987, and the poem won and I received $1,000 for it. That made me realize that maybe what I was writing was worth reading to people. After that, for some reason, I turned to novels and I've written mainly novels ever since. - Author: Sharon Creech
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#56. This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook. - Author: Larry Elder
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#57. What I loved in the man was his health, his unity with himself; all people and all things seemed to find their quite peaceable adjustment with him, not a proud domineering one, as after doubtful contest, but a spontaneous-looking peaceable, even humble one. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#58. Finn."
"Awkward." I looked at both their faces but neither seemed to really notice I was there. The second pissing for distance contest began.
You were going to ask him! - Author: Michelle Flick
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#59. Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification. - Author: Michael Servetus
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#60. I'm still going to love you, always. And in the rock-paper-scissors of life, love is rock. fear, anger, everthing else ... no contest. - Author: Sara Zarr
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#61. You do this, perhaps, with a good intention,' said the Cardinal, 'but, in my opinion, it were wiser in you, and perhaps better for you, not to engage in so ridiculous a contest with a Fool.' - Author: Thomas More
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#62. After the snap, Chad took off like a gazelle and the quarterback hurled a 30-yard bomb that rocketed straight to him. Fast as Chad was, Joshua ran him down like a Discovery Channel cheetah. It was no contest. - Author: C. Michael Forsyth
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#63. Mention the name George W. Bush in mixed company, and you're likely to spark a lot of debate and emotion - hot and cold, good and bad. Not a lot of neutral reaction. He was elected in the most controversial contest in American electoral history and governed during one of the most tumultuous decades. - Author: Mark McKinnon
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#64. We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win. - Author: Edward Gibbon
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#65. In every contest, there comes a moment that separates winning from losing. The true warrior understands and seizes that moment. - Author: Pat Riley
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#66. The woman of tomorrow will be efficacious, seductive and without contest superior to man. It is for this woman that I conceive my designs. - Author: Paco Rabanne
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#67. Excuse me, Scopus," Beric said quietly, "I am perfectly ready to fight with this bragadocio, and challenge him to a contest; a few hard knocks will do neither of us any harm, therefore let us go into the school and have it out, It is much better so than to have perpetual quarrelling. - Author: G.A. Henty
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#68. Every author these days is an award-winning novelist. Why? Because they set up an award contest and they dub themselves the winner. - Author: Karen E. Quinones Miller
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#69. I'm not out here to win a beauty contest. - Author: Kirk Gibson
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#70. Lesson one, bitch. Don't start a pissing contest with someone who has the strength and temper to hurt you. - Author: Anne Bishop
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#71. There was no question about it- the girl in the photograph was staggeringly beautiful. She was Miss Canal Zone, a runner-up in the Miss Universe Contest
and in fact far more beautiful than the winner of the contests. Her beauty had frightened the judges. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#72. That is my problem with life, I rush through it, like I'm being chased. Even things whose whole point is slowness, like drinking relaxing tea. When I drink relaxing tea I suck it down as if I'm in a contest for who can drink relaxing tea the quickest. - Author: Miranda July
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#73. A trial is not a search for truth. It is a contest and, often, one that produces no winners. - Author: Andrew Vachss
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#74. A meaningful life is not a popularity contest. Do what in your heart you believe to be the right thing, and you may or may not get immediate approval from the world. Do it anyway. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#75. And yet what manner of man would I be, who has so much to say in the contest of words, if now I shirked this contest of blood? - Author: Geraldine Brooks
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#76. The difficulty that contestation must be done in the name of an authority is resolved this: I contest in the name of contestation what experience itself is. - Author: Georges Bataille
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#77. Linda Heavner Gerald has been selected as a contestant in the Author's Show! - Author: Linda Heavner Gerald
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#78. There really isn't much use in getting into a pissing contest since I have to sit down to pee anyway. - Author: Tammy Blackwell
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#79. Infinite Jest is an endurance contest. You manage to get through it and you have no choice but to say you like it. Otherwise, you have to deal with the fact that you just wasted weeks of your life, - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
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#80. Scorn also to depress thy competitor by any dishonest or unworthy method; strive to raise thyself above him only by excelling him; so shall thy contest for superiority be crowned with honour, if not with success. - Author: Akhenaton
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#81. Sadie and I locked eyes. We had a brief, silent exchange, something like:
You ask her.
No, you.
Of course Sadie's better at giving dirty looks, so I lost the contest. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#82. Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#83. Can't be any harder than sitting here and having a staring contest with mortality. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#84. It was a revolving door that kept going in circles. I got to the point where I thought, "Man, none of this is doing it." but I'd keep repeating the same actions. I'd go win another contest, open another company, invent a new maneuver. - Author: Christian Hosoi
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#85. When Bob came through Cincinnati, he wanted a girl singer to be on his show. There was a local contest, and my sister and I entered, but Bob said, Gee, I wouldn't break up the team. - Author: Rosemary Clooney
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#86. Science today is a highly collaborative exercise, and to convert it into a contest, as the Nobel does, is a bad way to look at science. - Author: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
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#87. Lovers move like lightning and wind. No contest. Theologians mumble, rumble-dumble, necessity and free will, while lover and beloved pull themselves into each other. - Author: Rumi
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#88. But it still feels like there's a popularity contest here I didn't sign up for. - Author: Katy Evans
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#89. Peter was lost. More than lost, really. Spectacularly, hopelessly, "tell the search party not to get their hopes up" lost. If there was a contest for getting lost being held at that moment, Peter wouldn't win because he wouldn't be able to find it. That's how lost he was. - Author: Mark Hill
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#90. Asia is the continent rhythm forgot. At best Asian music is off-brand American pop, like Sonny Bono in a karaoke bar. At worst Asian music sounds as if a truck full of wind chimes collided
with a stack of empty oil drums during a birdcall contest. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#91. Pakistan would be confident after their series win over England. The series will be a very close and good contest and if all the players play to their potential we're in for some wonderful cricket. - Author: Greg Chappell
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#92. To put is still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet. - Author: Alan W. Watts
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#93. The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for, and next thing I knew I had a book. - Author: Leslie Banks
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#94. Where two discourse, if the anger of one rises, he is the wise man who lets the contest fall. - Author: Plutarch
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#95. What I hate most in life are people who are not really the peach of the day but who want to be young and sexy. You can fool nobody. There is a moment when you have to accept that somebody else is younger and fresher and hotter. Life is not a beauty contest. - Author: Karl Lagerfeld
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#96. War is a contest, and you finally get to a point where you are talking merely about race suicide, and nothing else. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#97. In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators. - Author: Joseph Barbera
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#98. 'American Idol' is sometimes lumped with reality shows and it has that element - folks-next-door battling it out in a contest. But instead of fighting leeches, bugs, parasites and each other, as on CBS's 'Survivor' and other shows that imitate it, the 'American Idol' contestants, of course, sing. - Author: Tom Shales
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#99. If you asked me which gives me more joy, my work or my family, there is no question that it's my family. Hands down. If I had to give one up, it wouldn't even be a contest. - Author: Emily Oster
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#100. War is always a contest of words as well as of wounds. - Author: Samuel Moyn
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