Top 100 Could've Been Quotes

#1. I didn't so much think I needed to address the shooting need. What we needed was somebody who could come in and play the two-three (shooting guard-small forward) spot. If he could've been a pure shooter, great. But if not, we still needed somebody to give us minutes there. I like the guys we've got.

Joe Dumars

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#2. So I watched the Pink Panther last night, and so I'm trying desperately to be funny, and then it's just not working out so good ... I wonder if maybe I could've been a comedian or something like that, or maybe I could've been a doctor, then I wouldn't have to make anyone laugh.

Dave Matthews

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#3. I don't think, that all my stuff could've been records. Some, maybe. The ones that I really wanted to be records, those are the ones that are going into the box.

Ryan Adams

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#4. hell if I was going to be another person who stood by and watched another person get abused without helping. Some of the world's greatest atrocities could've been stopped if people hadn't just stood around watching.

Donna Augustine

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#5. Early on, I used to think it was really cool and macho to jump out of the car and tackle the bad guy. But then when you see the stunts in the movie, you realize it could've been a lady in a poncho.

Charlie Sheen

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#6. So, I come here to check on you and low and behold you're here. I wasted an entire night in Miranda's backyard when I could've been ratting food in your kitchen and watching the bad ass Chuck Bass on the television screen.

Abbi Glines

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#7. Yeah,' said Ron. 'Could've been worse. Remember those birds she set on me?'
'I still haven't ruled it out,' came Hermione's muffled voice from beneath her blankets, but Harry saw Ron smiling slightly as he pulled his maroon pajamas out of his rucksack.

J.K. Rowling

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#8. I was shocked to find out how many deaths occurred due to fires across the country and how simply they could've been avoided. Knowing how to get out of our homes is important, especially in less than 2 minutes.

Frankie J. Grande

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#9. I plan to be a sinner tonight. Could've been something else, but looked way too good in my red dress to be anything Christian.

Alysia Harris

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#10. And I had the feeling he was far out ahead of me then and in many things. Any time spent with your child is partly a damn sad time, the sadness of life a-going, bright, vivid, each time a last. A loss. A glimpse into what could've been. It can be corrupting. I

Richard Ford

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#11. The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: 'I could've been Bond. Buy me a drink.' That's the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: 'I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.'

Daniel Craig

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#12. God. I haven't been very good.
The metal whined in protest.
I could have tried harder. I could've been a better person. I stand before you now as I am. I make no excuses.
The beams gave, bending.
Please, have mercy on me,

Ilona Andrews

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#13. The sound came again. There was a whistle to it, and a moan. It was almost a hiss, and it could've been a strangled gasp. Above all, it was quiet, and it seemed to have no source.
It whispered.

Cherie Priest

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#14. Don't live your life like a movie. Always thinkin you could've been something. Don't live your life for me or for anyone. You live your life as if you're one.

Tegan Quin

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#15. Every path is the right path. Everything could've been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning.

Mr. Nobody

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#16. No one ever gets to see what could've been.

Charlie Tahan

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#17. Over the past seven years she had managed to push his memory so far back in her mind that he could've been a figment of her imagination.

Vivian Winslow

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#18. Sometimes I like to think that characters you play are all the other people you could've been in a lifetime.

Mia Maestro

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#19. I'm sorry it's not Mark - it could've been. It should've been. It might've meant something. Maybe not much, but certainly more.

Carrie Fisher

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#20. I wondered if this was how you'd felt.
I wondered if I was making myself feel how you'd felt.
I knew it wasn't a choice. It was just what my mind was doing.
Although I could've been fighting it more.

David Levithan

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#21. You're my could've been, should've been but never was and never will.


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#22. The Jackass movies are honestly some of the best movies I've ever seen. I laugh so hard at them. Those guys are geniuses. If they had grown up with a different group of people, they could've been performance artists at Bard College, and people would be writing papers about them.

Louis C.K.

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#23. I would have preferred to have been in a film where I could've been more authentic or more human, where the dialogue and my approach to the part could have been more real.

Troy Donahue

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#24. I loved what I did. I could've been secretary of state for ever.

Madeleine Albright

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#25. I've been to Sundance eight times as a publicist and thought I was very prepared. I mean, who could've been more prepared for me? A publicist who's been there eight times. Getting there as a filmmaker was a completely surreal, different, unexpected experience.

Ava DuVernay

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#26. It's a shame, she had me convinced that she could've been a dime. I guess I lost another one to the wintertime.


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#27. What people need to know is that asthma isn't a minor 'wheeze-disease.' It kills over five thousand people in America every year, and I could've been one of them.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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#28. Thankfully, God's restraining grace keeps even the worst of us from being utterly depraved. The worst people who have ever lived could've been worse.

Tullian Tchividjian

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#29. It was one of those idiotic things that could've been resolved in a split second. Tara had no right to touch Raphael, and once she did he had every right to punch her. She should've left it at that, and now she was dead because she didn't.

Ilona Andrews

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#30. I think 'The Lost World' could've been a successful movie except for the fact that it pre-dated the good special effects and computer graphics.

John Rhys-Davies

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#31. Percy, we're going to Polyphemus' island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k ... a C-y-k ... " She stamped her foot in frustration. As smart as she was, Annabeth was dyslexic, too. We could've been there all night while she tried to spell Cyclops. "You know what I mean!

Rick Riordan

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#32. With the proper training, I could've been an evil genius.

George Carlin

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#33. I'm the descendant of enslaved black people in this country. You could've been born in 1820 if you were black and looked back to your ancestors and saw nothing but slaves all the way back to 1619. Look forward another 50 or 60 years and saw nothing but slaves.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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#34. This new guy had shoulder-length, darkish hair and a face so perfectly handsome he could've been a movie star.

Joanna Wylde

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#35. Think about your favorite work and your creative heroes. What did they miss? What didn't they make? What could've been made better? If they were still alive, what would they be making today? If all your favorite makers got together and collaborated, what would they make with you leading the crew?

Austin Kleon

Could've Been Quotes #1055359
#36. If someone gave me the chance to create something, I put myself into it. I just want to try to do something that will last forever and that won't leave people saying, 'Gee, it could have been better, it could've been this, it could've been that.'

Billy West

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#37. I stared into the man's lifeless eyes. His face was blue, but it could've been from the cold. His body was bloated, but he could've just been fat. None of this explained the crows lining up on the tree branch though. --The Body By the Tree

Yawatta Hosby

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#38. I snorted. PJ. He could've been called BJ for the way he was acting, on his knees and at the guy's beck and call.


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#39. Let go of resentment, for it will hold you back. Do not worry about what could've been, what is to come is what matters.

Leon Brown

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#40. I don't want to live my life like a story. Always thinkin I could've been something. Don't run along side and control me. Just film away and let me be.

Tegan Quin

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#41. The thing about the movie 'Navy SEALs' is that it was just such a waste. The script could've been shaped to be much better, and you just hate to see all that talent and passion go to waste.

Michael Biehn

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#42. People think that I changed my name. I could've been an actress, a superhero, or a stripper.

January Jones

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#43. I am the king and you could've been my Red Queen.

Victoria Aveyard

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#44. I hate that I let myself be so passive my whole life, and I see now how differently things could've been if I'd had faith in myself when it mattered. I don't want to go back to that. I won't. Not ever.

Tahereh Mafi

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#45. There is a ghost here. A lonely, heartbroken spirit. The ghost of everything that could've been and never was.

Jennifer Donnelly

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#46. No,' Nico said. 'Getting a second life is one thing. Making it a better life, that's the trick.' As soon as he said it, Nico realized he could've been talking about himself. He decided not to bring that up.

Rick Riordan

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#47. He glanced over to the stage, where a nearly naked woman gyrated lifelessly around the pole. She could've been cleaning toilets for all the enthusiasm she showed.

Joanna Wylde

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#48. Life goes on whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could've been. I don't want to live in the past anymore. I'm so lonely here, there's nothing for me here anymore.

Stephanie Smith

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#49. How dare you open a spaceman's helmet on an uncharted planet? My eyeballs could've been sucked from their sockets!

Cathy East Dubowski

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#50. Anything can be good. Even Last Action Hero could've been good. There's an idea somewhere in almost any movie : if you can find something that you love, then you can do it. If you can't, it doesn't matter how skilful you are ...

Joss Whedon

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#51. I could've been a professional rugby player... but then I saw a new Gaunt's Ghosts book come out...

John Charles Scott

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#52. I loved to read, and if I could've been a professional reader, that's probably what I would've wanted to be!

Kathryn Lasky

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#53. You're everything I thought you never were and nothing like I thought you could've been.

Beyonce Knowles

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#54. I couldn't believe he was hitting me as we were falling. But that could've been because I was hitting him, too.

Veronica Rossi

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#55. There is no point in thinking of what could've been; no point in belaboring the past.

Christine Fonseca

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#56. We always need to have someone help with videos, I think all of our DVDs could've been better but our music video, I love all the music videos, but the actual behind-the-scenes and stuff of our music video DVD, it was rushed and didn't turn out great.

Jess Margera

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#57. God, I wish you could've been there.

J.D. Salinger

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#58. Some days, Will wished he could've been like Mikey. Living it up, having fun, embracing the moment. But Will had never been the kind who could keep his heart out of it.

Jamie Farrell

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#59. You poor thing. I wish I could've been there to save you."
"You did save me. You save me every single day.

Portia De Rossi

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#60. We bumped into other silent lines of kids going in the same direction. We looked like we were much younger and our lines were headed to the cafeteria or recess or the carpool line. Or it could've been a fire drill. Except for the stone-faced police officers weaving between us with rifles.

Laura Anderson Kurk

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#61. They grabbed me and up I went. My shriek probably could've been heard in England. It certainly brought the basketball coach and the rest of the boys running in the belief that someone was being brutally murdered.
I don't think Mrs. Green will be picking me for the squad.

Joss Stirling

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#62. I'm Charlotte Davidson: private investigator, police consultant, all -around badass. Or I could've been a badass, had I stuck with those lessons in mixed martial arts. I was only in that class to learn how to kill people with paper.

Darynda Jones

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#63. I wish I'd been born in another time, another place. Then maybe I could've escaped fate ... maybe I could've been your darling.

Nalini Singh

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#64. I don't know what I saw. It could've been a hallucination. You get those from sniffing glue."
"You've never sniffed glue!"
"I've smelled glue," Jamie said after a pause. "In art class.

Sarah Rees Brennan

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#65. I've never been able to understand 'faith' myself, nor to see how a just God could expect his creatures to pick the one true religion out of an infinitude of false ones - by faith alone. It strikes me as a sloppy way to run an organization, whether universe or a smaller one.

Robert A. Heinlein

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#66. People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity.

Bobby Bowden

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#67. I wish I could go home. I've been on the road since May. I wonder if my dogs still remember me.

Brendan Fraser

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#68. I'm one of those people. I can be sold by the candy in life, and then it can be stripped away within a split second and I feel like I've seen too much. And that's the way, I've been like that most of my life, so I could never say I was there yet in any stretch of the imagination.

Richard Ashcroft

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#69. You know what's funny about death? I mean other than absolutely nothing at all? You'd think we could remember finding out we weren't immortal. Sometimes I see children sobbing airports and I think, Aww. They've just been told.

Carrie Fisher

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#70. People say, 'Grimm, you've been shot like 50.
So why don't you just rhyme like 50?
Then, you could get the money like 50,
Otherwise, before you see success ... you'll be 50.'

MF Grimm

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#71. The only other time I've been away from home was when I went to college. And that was just an hour away, so I could always go home if I needed to.

Carrie Underwood

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#72. 'Ugly Betty' has been the most important thing I've ever done, easily. I was able to do more with one character than I can ever imagine doing again - Hilda was hilariously funny and emotionally deep ... I really got to showcase what I could do with a character.

Ana Ortiz

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#73. I am truly happy with what I've got. But if I could alter something, it would be my hands. I've never been satisfied with them - I would love longer fingers.

Carolina Herrera

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#74. I've been getting my makeup done professionally since I was 12, I've never found a brand that could create that glowing look and flawless finish we all want from beauty products with ingredients that were effective and safe. So I had to create it.

Jessica Alba

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#75. I'm always a little cautious, there's a few amendments that are out there that I think could do some damage, so I've been more concerned about over regulating, going too far.

Don Nickles

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#76. I've always been a massive fan of Batman. He didn't have any powers, so it meant that anyone could be Batman.

Erin Richards

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#77. I've been singing for six years. I've been in and out of the studios with top producers, but it wasn't something I was ready to express to the public or to the press. I wasn't ready to come out. I wanted to perfect my voice and be 100 percent positive that I could come out right.

Tyra Banks

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#78. I have a collection of vintage sundresses, and I've never worn them because for some reason I always opt for shorts and a t-shirt. I wish I could commit to them. I will. I have a few really great pieces I've been holding onto for years.

Tatiana Maslany

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#79. I could have killed her when we first met and I've been out of jail by now.

Waylon Jennings

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#80. If you could leave your selfishness, you would see how you've been torturing your soul.


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#81. I've got lots of books sitting here that have never been published because nobody could make any marketing sense of them.

Whitley Strieber

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#82. I'm a little frightened, perhaps. We always are, aren't we? When we have to open a door that's always been there...but we've never opened. [...] I mean frightened by the immensity of what lies beyond the door. A God of Love--infinite and eternal. How could I ever be worthy of that?

Tony Hendra

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#83. I feel a sadness I expected and which comes only from myself. I say I've always been sad. That I can see the same sadness in photos of myself when I was small. That today, recognizing it as the sadness I've always had, I could almost call it by my own name, it's so like me.

Marguerite Duras

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#84. I've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. So I've spent some time thinking about how I could best advance the cause of change and progress that we so desperately need.

Barack Obama

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#85. If the worst is going to happen, it'll happen. Worrying can't protect you from that. And if it doesn't happen then you've missed out on all the time that when you could have been having fun

Alexandra Potter

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#86. I thought at 46 years old, I've been removed from the fashion industry for 10 years. I couldn't possibly write a model's book. That's for a 20-year-old. But I could say what I want to say without chastising the industry.


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#87. For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in.

Ian Thorpe

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#88. Jun Do held the book, felt its soft cover. "I could read some with you," she said. "Do you know of Christ?" Jun Do nodded. "I've been briefed on him.

Adam Johnson

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#89. When you've been poor all your life, you never really think it could be any other way. And sometimes you're even happy, because at least you've got your family and your health and your arms and legs and a roof over your head.

Marie Lu

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#90. I've never really understood attachment to a place for reasons of birth. That my mother happened to give birth to me in a certain place doesn't, to my mind, justify any thankfulness towards that place. It could have been anywhere.

Alberto Manguel

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#91. I started going to a piano teacher at 5 years old, but pretty soon I started picking things out on my own and stopped taking music lessons. I never could read music very well, but I've still been doing it.

Mose Allison

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#92. I've kind of gotten more timid. I used to be fearless - at a certain point I didn't care about what anybody thought. I had all the answers and I could have been as bad as I wanted to be. But nowadays I just want to be good and make people happy.

Ariel Pink

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#93. The bars could not hold me. Force could not control me. They tried to keep me down, but Jah put I around. Yes, I've been accused. Wrongly abused. But through the powers of the Most High, they've got to turn me loose.

Bob Marley

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#94. I'm the weirdo. There have been multitudes of times in my career where I could have taken an easier road or a more commercial path, and I've been just like, that's not gonna make me happy.

Chris Robinson

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#95. I've been alone most of my life because I'm the only person in the world I can rely on. For a few days I deluded myself into thinking you were someone I could believe in. That I could trust you and lean on you, that you would never lie to me. What a mistake I made.

Elizabeth Camden

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#96. Thank you for all your guidance and wisdom, for setting the bar so much higher than I thought I could reach, and for giving me plenty of room to run with my own ideas. You've been the best teacher I've ever had.

Lisa Genova

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#97. Well, she'd been in shock. She could've believed just about anything. The Easter Bunny, tooth fairy, Santa... Yes, Virginia, men do let you down.

Melissa Tagg

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#98. Every celebrity case I've been involved in - I've been involved in a great many - the one thing you can be sure of is they don't get the same justice as everybody else. It could be worse, it could be better, it's never the same.

Alan Dershowitz

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#99. If you could do such a thing as that-and I don't mean lying with a woman, I mean doing it and lying to me about it-then everything I've done and everything I've been-my whole life-has been a lie. And I am not prepared to admit such a thing.

Diana Gabaldon

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#100. I'm naturally athletic. I've been involved in sports since I could walk. So, for me to be sedentary is just unacceptable. Not only is it great for your physical body, but it gives me more energy during the day if I've worked out. I feel better. I look better.

Eva Longoria

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