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#1. I'm not a freak. That's a horrible thing to say."
"That's where you're going. A special school for freaks. You and that Snape boy ... weirdos, that's what you two are ... "
"You didn't think it was such a freak's school when you wrote the headmaster and begged him to take you. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#2. I think the best comedy is tragicomic. Yeah, I suppose if you were to look at everything I've done, there is a bit of a black streak through all of it. It's not deliberate: it's what makes me laugh, and there's a fine tradition of it, especially in Ireland. - Author: Sharon Horgan
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#3. I feel like I have to do the best job I can to basically say, "OK, I understand - you have every right to be angry, but anger is not a plan. Here's what I want to do, and that's why I hope you will support me, because I think it will actually improve the lives of Americans." - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#4. You think that because I want to do what's right, because I want to make things better, I'm weak," Claire said. "Or that I'm stupid. But I'm not. It takes a lot more strength to know how bad the world is and not want to be part of that, give in to it. And I do know, Kim. Believe me. - Author: Rachel Caine
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#5. If you chase the market, it's not going to come to you. You have to have faith in yourself. I think one of the differences in what I call 'civilians' and 'authors' is that we have an antenna hat buzzing all the time. - Author: David Morrell
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#6. You can't care what other people think of whom you choose to love, or not to love. When it comes to your love life, it's NOT the time to be satisfying other people's opinions. The difference between what's good for you and what's good for everyone else is happiness. - Author: Chrissy Anderson
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#7. Sometimes, it's not so bad to listen to some one talk about weapons or horses - or medicine. Honestly, when someone is trying to talk to you about those things, the important thing they're always saying is that they care enough about what you think to try to share themselves with you. - Author: Breeana Puttroff
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#8. Defining art is huge; I feel like it's such a subjective thing. It's more like what's not art. You know what I mean? I think there can be an art in the way people live their lives, and art can be a gift someone gives to somebody. - Author: Kathleen Hanna
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#9. Nights are the worst. You just don't know what it's like for me, trying not to think of [him] ... knowing that we're going to be apart for so long. It's pure torture. - Author: Judy Blume
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#10. You can't create a movie as you think about it. And what's in the scene is not what's being seen. A shot always means something other than what it is. All are vehicles. A landscape is just a vehicle. The viewer might think different things, and I'm not going to intervene. - Author: Bruno Dumont
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#11. Sometimes people think it's what you say when you're in a huge group that makes you a leader. But sometimes it's the one-on-one conversations you have with guys individually, just getting to know them. I think I've done that a lot. Not intentionally - it just happens. - Author: Robert Griffin III
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#12. Linc?"
"About the other thing my dad said to you," I cringed.
"What else is he supposed to think?" he asked, a smile in his tone. "You're over here all the time. If not training, we're hanging out. I'm surprised he hasn't warned me off sooner. It's good to see he's paying attention. - Author: Jessica Shirvington
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#13. He touched me. We kissed and we held hands sometimes. It was proper. Do you think I should have been with him in that way?" "Hell, no. He's probably not capable." "He's married now. They have children." "Must be Catholic." "What makes you say that?" "Virgin births. - Author: Ellen O'Connell
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#14. I don't think meaning exists without form, and certainly form does not exist without meaning. Meaning and story come first. Story is the most important part of fiction. Without it, what's the point? If all you care about is form, become a critic. - Author: Percival Everett
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#15. We're not mindless golems, designed to think exactly the same thing. To try to suppress those thoughts is no better than slavery, and being free to say what you want, write what you want or draw what you want, as long as it doesn't offend anyone... That's no freedom at all. - Author: T.J. Dixon
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#16. Caroline, I'm mad enough to beat the shit out of you. But I'm not so mad I can't think. You fingered me to the cops because there's something you know that you're scared to talk about. I want to know what it is. - Author: Sara Paretsky
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#17. It was a brilliant idea: You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing. It - Author: Richard Feynman
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#18. Because I am fully aware of what the word "fat" means - what it really means, when you say it, or think it. It's not just a simple, descriptive word like "brunette" or "34." It's a swear word. It's a weapon. It's a sociological subspecies. It's an accusation, dismissal, and rejection. - Author: Caitlin Moran
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#19. Where would the memoir be without bipolar writers? I mean, that's what - that whole oversharing thing is really a very clear symptom of bipolar disorder. And I'm not saying that every, you know, I'm not accusing every memoirist of being bipolar. But I think in a way it's kind of a gift. - Author: Ayelet Waldman
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#20. I laughed. "I don't care if you're nice or not. I just want you to be you. No more pretending. I think it's time we all got to know the real Logan Lyke."
"What if I don't know who the real me is?" he asked.
"Then I guess you better find yourself," I smiled. - Author: Micalea Smeltzer
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#21. It's unrealistic to think you can only have one good product. People are not that poor. They can buy what they want. - Author: Helen Gurley Brown
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#22. So do you think it's true what they say? About girls liking bastards?'
'He's not a bastard. He's an idiot.'
'Do girls like idiots then? - Author: David Nicholls
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#23. I know this - a man got to do what he got to do, I can't tell you. I don't think they's luck or bad luck. On'y one thing in the worl' I'm sure of, an' that's I'm sure nobody got a right to mess with a fella's life. He got to do it all hisself, Help im, maybe, but not tell him what to do. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#24. You've got to think ahead from what you're about to say. I might be mad at some guy but if I say what's on my mind, it's probably not going to be good. - Author: Trevor Bayne
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#25. So I think writers are made and not born. But what you choose to write is buried so deeply inside it's like lodestones inside you and sooner or later you come near something that you're supposed to be doing with your life and it's like a magnet. It attracts. - Author: Stephen King
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#26. He reaches for the sword. I step back, not wanting to hand it over.
'What are you going to do, fight me for her?' he asks. He sounds like he's close to laughing.
'What are you going to do with it?'
He sighs, seeming tired. 'Use it as a crutch, what do you think? - Author: Susan Ee
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#27. You can choose to be civil or not be civil. What is the point of going through the day and think it's cool to wear your honesty on your sleeve at the expense of everyone around you? - Author: Jennifer Garner
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#28. We all dream a lot - some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel. - Author: Tim Rice
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#29. How do you think the Dharma is able to describe the death process in such detail? It's not a whole bunch of lamas sit around speculating on what might happen. It's because they actually go through it. Frequently. - Author: David Michie
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#30. teachers think they get to dictate what you think about. It's not enough if you just sit there quietly and let them teach. It's like they think they have a right to control your mind. - Author: Becky Albertalli
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#31. I don't think you understand what it means when a demon falls in love, Layla. It doesn't go away. It doesn't fade, even if we want to. We love until death. That's not just something we say. We love and we love once and it's forever. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#32. The measure of your character is not what you do when people are looking. It's what you do when you think no one is looking. - Author: Jason Mraz
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#33. Rehearsals are set up so that you find out all the nuances about your character. You never want to beat yourself up. It's about finding the right direction, and most of the time, the right direction is not what you think is the right direction. That's why the director's there: to guide you there. - Author: Djimon Hounsou
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#34. Bind Merrimoth," he finally said, "and I'll do that think you like later."
"It's not like my power reacts to the reward system," I said, then added, "What thing?"
The corner of his mouth quirked. "On the chair."
"You mean the thing you like?"
"We both like," he corrected. "Win-win. - Author: Jenn Bennett
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#35. Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What's that all about? I've got kids and family and friends, and I don't like bad things. I don't think they're funny, and it's irresponsible to make movies that don't show you how that's not good. - Author: Billy Bob Thornton
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#36. What you produce is not necessarily always sacred, I realized, just because you think it's sacred. What is sacred is the time that you spend working on the project, and what that time does to expand your imagination, and what that expanded imagination does to transform your life. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#37. It's not what you think about that matters in life, it's what you actually do about it. - Author: Jane Green
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#38. I think it depends on the individual. It also depends on what's available. There may be a better alternative, then there may not. If there's not a better alternative, then you stay. But it could be there's a better alternative where you're taken care of better. - Author: Donald Trump
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#39. What you love is your own love. It's not love, it's selfishness. It's not me you think of, but what you feel about me. - Author: John Fowles
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#40. Now- I don't know what you think of when I say dragon. Whatever it is- it's not scary enough. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#41. A prayer is not what you think - it's what you experience. - Author: Art Hochberg
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#42. I think it's really important not to be so judgmental and not to be so fearful. Try to have confidence in yourself. Don't depend so much on what others say about you or want you to be. - Author: Deepa Mehta
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#43. I'll tell you what I think is not okay. Have you ever seen that show on MSNBC, 'Lockup?' It's a reality show that takes place inside a prison. Do the prisoners have to sign release forms? Or do they have to be on it whether they like it or not? - Author: Seth MacFarlane
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#44. I think it's important if you are an actor, if you are portraying human life, you have to connect with what is human. It's not easy if you spend a lot of time in L.A. and get sucked into the hedonism of the industry. - Author: Orlando Bloom
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#45. I think what it is is do not depend on the president to get you over the line. Do not depend on the fundraising, on the turnout operation, the president's own popularity, because it's not going to work. - Author: Christopher Michael Cillizza
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#46. It's not the suffering that wears you down and defeats you, it's the meaningless suffering. There's no limit to what human beings will put up with if they think it all has a purpose; there's no limit to what they'll sacrifice - Author: William John Watkins
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#47. In my mind, as long as I did what was right for me, I was cool. But that's not the way it works. You have to think about other people and take their feelings into account. - Author: Joe Nichols
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#48. When I think about it, I have no idea who you are, but that's not important, what matters is that we care about each other. - Author: Jose Saramago
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#49. I think it doesn't matter if you are the best surfer in the world. I'm going to try to be the best surfer I can be. It's not all about competing and being the best. It's more about having fun and just doing what you love. - Author: Bethany Hamilton
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#50. It's not what you are that counts, it's what they think you are. - Author: Andy Warhol
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#51. I can tell you that the end of a live is the sun of the love that was lived in it, that whatever you think you have sworn, being here at the end of Jem's life is not what is important.
It was being here for every other moment. Since you met him you have never left him and never not loved him - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#52. I think I'm not in this work to not look at life as it is. I'm not in it to say, "I want to wear a mask and escape," you know. I want to know what's happening in the world, and I want to have it touch me in a way that I can do something, my little part like that, and have it somehow translate. - Author: Jake Gyllenhaal
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#53. What about me, Peter?" "You can cook. You can clean. You can be waiting here for me when I get home. I'd think that would be enough." "Well, it's not! - Author: Barbara Delinsky
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#54. I think I had a fur coat that someone bought me from Portobello Market back in the 1960s, but I think as soon as you think about it, what it is you're wearing, make that connection, then you realise it's just not right. I don't lecture people about it, but it's not something I'd ever wear. - Author: Twiggy
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#55. Painters hate having to explain what their work is about. They always say, 'It's whatever you want it to be' - because I think that's their intention, to connect with each person's subconscious, and not to try and dictate. - Author: Helen Mirren
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#56. Not that anyone really knows what one is. And yet, people still find each other. It's a freaking miracle, when you think about it. - Author: Kristin Walker
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#57. I just think that particular brand of sexy isn't a woman's best weapon, and it's definitely not her only one. If you reduce yourself to that, then that's what people will see. They won't notice anything else about you. - Author: Abigail Strom
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#58. I think there's a joy to be had in taking readers where they just don't want to go. If you are writing a properly realist novel, then don't blink. Why not see something for what it is and render it truthfully? I find it a good way of going about writing - not to blink. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#59. If it's not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it's a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between. - Author: Sara Evans
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#60. It's important for you to spend your time photographing things that matter to you. You need to understand the things that have meaning to you, and not what others think is important for you. - Author: Steve McCurry
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#61. It's one thing getting the job of Doctor Who, which is wonderful. And then the next thing they say to you is, 'We're going to announce it live on television!' And you think, 'That's not exactly what I thought I was signing up for!' - Author: Peter Capaldi
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#62. I don't know, I think that if I could just accept the fact that my life is supposed to be difficult. You know, that's what to be expected, then I might not get so pissed-off about it and I'll just be glad when something nice happens. - Author: Jesse
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#63. If you can't test it, it's not theorics
it's metatheorics. A branch of philosophy. So, if you want to think of it this way, our test equipment is what defines the boundary separating theorics from philosophy. - Author: Neal Stephenson
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#64. The thing is, if I try to talk about acting, I come off as moaning. But I'm privileged. I think it's all about control. Acting is vulnerable because you're not in control of anything. You have to give up a lot of your trust; it's up to somebody else what they do with what you've given them. - Author: Paddy Considine
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#65. I feel fuzzy, like there's something slowing my thinking. It's horrifying, this fuzziness, because right now is when I have to be sharp, to think more clearly than ever before. I'm scared. I think this is what it feels like to go mad: to not know whether you can trust your own thoughts. - Author: Steven Schlozman
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#66. I think that the training of architects allows you to see what will happen ten years ahead of time, or twenty. It's not guessing, it's not intuitive, it's based on research - and we may be wrong. - Author: Zaha Hadid
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#67. What I love about the TED is that it's not, 'Hey, take this check and enjoy.' It's, 'Do something with this, and we'll help you.' I think that's the most beautiful prize I've ever heard of. - Author: JR
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#68. I think success right now is not about how famous you are or how much you're getting paid, but it's more about if you're steadily working and you're happy with what you're doing. - Author: Sarah Hyland
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#69. I'm a very typical yoga-practicing musician; I do it when I can. I'm not hardcore about it. A lot of my lyrics talk about celebrating life and working through pain. I think that's what yoga's about, getting rid of, moving energy and letting it flow through you. - Author: Brett Dennen
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#70. I think sometimes it's hard to know what you feel, or to know what's real and what's not, because love or hate or any feeling is a belief. You can say you hate someone, but you don't truly know them. - Author: Charlyne Yi
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#71. What do you do?" I ask.

"I live."

"I live" is not an answer, until I think about it. Maybe it's the perfect answer. - Author: Jewel E. Ann
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#72. You have to separate what needs to be done to avoid the fiscal cliff and what needs to be done longer range. It's a mistake to essentially collapse those two - they're not the same. I don't think you can achieve everything at once. - Author: Sander Levin
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#73. What many people do not understand is: It's not about who you think you know, but about who actually knows you. So better start giving today, be it giving everything at your job, or giving out lunch to that man. Start giving, and the world will know your true character! - Author: Akilnathan Logeswaran
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#74. It's good to be with someone when you know you matter. Not assume," she qualified, "but know. To be with someone, who even when you don't think you want or need it, will stand up for you. Someone who sends you flowers and buys you magic wands. I'm not going to look around the corner for what's next. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#75. I've been very blessed, I think, or what do you call it ... mmm ... lucky to get at this stage what I have. It's not like I've come from acting school and done work at an academy or something. I feel I've been given a very huge chance and opportunity. - Author: Katrina Kaif
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#76. However, to be a coach I think you have to have a lot of patience. You have to understand what they have going on in their lives and it's a very rewarding career but you also need to know that your not going to get paid a ton of money and you have to be patient with people and a good listener. - Author: Robin Farina
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#77. I think, as an actress, whether you want to or not, whether you're ready for it or not, people are going to look at what you're doing, and they are going to look up to you, and it's not even really about you; it's who you portray on the screen. - Author: Rita Volk
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#78. It's sort of a meat market, the whole awards thing, and I don't think you can predict it anymore - who's going to like what you've done, if it's worthy or not. And hopefully, that's not why you make a film, because if you're distracted by that, or only striving for that, you don't do it justice. - Author: Emily Blunt
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#79. What is a life? A series of yeses and noes, photographs you shove in a drawer somewhere, loves you think will save you but that cannot. Continuing to move, enduring, not stopping even when there is pain. That's all life is, he wants to tell her. It's continuing. - Author: Hala Alyan
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#80. I think all Internet comments should be disengaged. But I kind of live and die by it. It's completely irresistible. It's not like comedy. When I do a podcast or write an episode of TV, I have no feedback for that. That's the only way you know what you're doing is good or bad. - Author: Harris Wittels
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#81. Truth is not what I say it is, and not what you think it is. Truth is what God's word says it is. - Author: John Hagee
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#82. It's a constant learning process - not just what you need to learn for the character or as far as good actors - but as an actor, there's no limit. Every time now, you're learning so, I think that's a good thing though. - Author: Paul Dano
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#83. There's a thing I think children realise at a certain age, which is that if their parents say, 'Don't do it', and they go ahead and do it, they're still not going to die. And I think that's what it is: that no matter what you do, you're not going to die. - Author: Rupert Graves
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#84. Let me tell you, that's what taxation is - it's confiscation. It's your money, it's not the government's money. But the government makes you think that it all comes from them. - Author: Rafael Cruz
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#85. Well, everything with being vegan and vegetarian is a really big commitment. You have to do what you feel is best and what you believe in and what your body is telling you that it needs. I really think everyone should do what's best for them, and what's best for me may not be best for someone else. - Author: Lea Michele
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#86. So what? who cares what others think? It's your life, not their's. So get up, get out, and live your life the way you want to. We only live once. - Author: Kalista Miller
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#87. When I look around the world and think why is everything working or not working, it's because it's entrenched ideology. You can't solve a problem if you're sitting down with people who say, "All these ideas are off the table because of what I believe." - Author: Steven Soderbergh
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#88. I think it's a little unfair for people to say you're not paying your fair share of taxes. I'm paying what I'm supposed to pay. Change the law, and I'll pay what I'm supposed to pay. - Author: David Rubenstein
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#89. I don't know what I'd do without you. There's no one else to look after me. And it's not just that. I sometimes think you're the only person who really knows me. I only feel normal when I'm with you. - Author: Anthony Horowitz
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#90. Abigail, it's not what you think. I want you, I do, but I'm not willing to risk messing up what we have. It's not worth it for a quick f**k. - Author: Gabbie S. Duran
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#91. Put another way, to be more confident you need to give a whole lot less of a shit about what other people think of you. Confidence is not something you feel or possess; it's something others use to describe what they see when they look at you. - Author: Augusten Burroughs
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#92. What do you think it is that drives people to want far more than they could ever use or need? I frankly think it's insecurity. How do we let the world know that the trappings of this life are not the things that are ultimately important for being accepted? - Author: Fred Rogers
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#93. -"What do you think people want, if it's not greatness and to be remembered for all time?"
-"Mostly? I believe people want to eat a good lunch, and then take a good piss. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#94. You think religion is what's inside a little building filled with pretty lights from stained glass windows. But it's not. It's wings! Wings! - Author: Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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#95. I don't really get shaken very much. People could heckle me, a spotlight could go out, I could forget a lyric ... I'm not operating on somebody's brain, you know what I mean? So I just think it's all funny. - Author: Harry Connick Jr.
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#96. It's not good to put in a magazine what I weigh because it's too little. People freak out when they hear what I weigh. They think, 'Oh, you're too skinny.' - Author: Elizabeth Banks
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#97. History is contemporary. Your understanding of history confirms what you think of the present. It's not neutral. I would be very surprised if people with a different view of the present, don't take issue with my view of the past. I just hope that people deal with the content of the film. - Author: Ken Loach
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#98. I think you can't write with anger. I think it always has to be with a wink. There always has to be an element of hope in what you write. Otherwise you're just getting mad and it's not going to be fun for anybody. - Author: Mark Russell
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#99. Well, you are a wolf, I don't think it's a good idea to start the habit of you sleeping in the bed, you know, with all the shedding and what-not. - Author: Quinn Loftis
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#100. I think grief is a step towards strength because it allows you to be porous and take everything in, and have it transform you. What will sit within you is despairing, but at least it's feeling. You're not numb. Grief is sort of the allowance of feeling. - Author: Carrie Brownstein
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