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#1. Well, I'd certainly hate to interrupt your pleasant night stroll with my sudden death."
He blinked. "There is a fine line between sarcasm and outright hostility, and you seem to have crossed it. What's up? - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#2. He'd listened to enough half-truths and outright lies from the outlaws he'd collected bounties on not to notice the slight hesitations in her speech or the exaggerated casualness of her posture. The woman was up to something. Heeding - Author: Karen Witemeyer
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#3. Whether people care enough about local news to pay for it is, sadly, an entirely different question than whether our democracy requires a strong watchdog function at the local level to ensure safeguards against abuse, chicanery, and outright dishonesty. - Author: Eric Alterman
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#4. Art ... does not take kindly to facts, is helpless to grapple with theories, and is killed outright by a sermon. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#5. F.D.R. had to deal with Southern segregationists - and outright racists - who held power in Congress, so he had to yield to that power in order to get his New Deal legislation passed. - Author: Jeff Greenfield
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#6. But at least if you hint and are rejected, the rejection is blurable rather than blistering. Whereas if you ask outright and are refused, the humiliation is as stark as a streaker on a football. - Author: Anna Maxted
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#7. Spin' is a polite word for deception. Spinners mislead by means that range from subtle omissions to outright lies. Spin paints a false picture of reality by bending facts, mischaracterizing the words of others, ignoring or denying crucial evidence, or just 'spinning a yarn' - by making things up. - Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
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#8. Science is not just about seeing, it's about measuring, preferably with something that's not your own eyes, which are inextricably conjoined with the baggage of your brain. That baggage is more often than not a satchel of preconceived ideas, post-conceived notions, and outright bias. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#9. Lying is sometimes acted, insinuated, or implied, in a manner as injurious and shameful as when the falsehood is spoken outright. - Author: Elias Lyman Magoon
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#10. (I think, legally speaking, there's a very solid case for impeaching every American president since the Second World War. They've all been either outright war criminals or involved in serious war crimes.) The - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#11. Of course, politicians always say they're just describing their opponents' positions, even if they are in fact offering absurd caricatures, if not outright lies. - Author: James Surowiecki
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#12. All the fakeness just rolls right off them, maybe because the nonstop sales job of American life has instilled in them exceptionally high thresholds for sham, puff, spin, bullshit, and outright lies, in other words for advertising in all its forms. - Author: Ben Fountain
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#13. Then, beaming at Tom and Caul, he topped up their glasses with more wine to wash down the pack of half-truths and outright lies he'd fed them - Author: Philip Reeve
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#14. If you entrust your data to others, they can let you down or outright betray you. - Author: Jonathan Zittrain
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#15. With politicians, artful evasion is always preferable to the outright lie. - Author: Molly Ivins
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#16. The chief problem in historical honesty is not outright lying. It is omission or de-emphasis of important data. The definition of 'important', of course, depends on one's values. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#17. God gave us the gift of life. It is the most precious gift ever. To be unarmed is to be helpless to protect that gift; that is outright irresponsible. - Author: Ted Nugent
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#18. I have pushed virtue to outright brutality. - Author: Jean Racine
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#19. Even the outright deletions that Ayn Rand's editor should have taken care of). - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#20. Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of the stories he told himself, it's hard to know what to make of those who still insist that David Brock had it right the first time. - Author: Jane Mayer
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#21. Legitimate institutions historically have been defenseless in the face of outright fraud. - Author: Gary Weiss
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#22. Some jerk infected the Internet with an outright lie. It shows how easy it is to do and how credulous people are. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#23. Maybe I did mean to kill myself. I didn't think it outright but ... maybe the truth is, I didn't
I don't
much care one way or th'other. - Author: Moira Young
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#24. Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright. - Author: Aaron Sorkin
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#25. Nor would he condemn democracy outright, allowing that it might be appropriate for some countries. Still, he argued that democracy would bring disintegration to Russia, which needed "firm authority. - Author: Stephen Kotkin
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#26. We couldn't even hear you, in the night ...
No one could. No one lives any nearer than town. No one else will come any nearer than that."
"I know," Eleanor said tiredly.
"In the night," Mrs. Dudley said, and smiled outright. "In the dark," she said.. - Author: Shirley Jackson
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#27. It was true, Ben at age two was an astonishing thing. He'd demand love outright, grab at a breast or an arm, but as soon as he had enough affection, and that came quickly, he'd go completely limp, play dead until you let him go. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#28. I know of three ways to recognize another writer: Writers are shamelessly nosy. Writers tell good stories, even about dumb old, daily things. On most writers, the earmarks of thrift, if not outright povery, are evident. - Author: Joyce Thompson
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#29. Class warfare is an artificial division created for political advantage, and it should be rejected outright - Author: Ben Carson
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#30. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. - Author: Helen Keller
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#31. A blonde girl wearing a man's shirt but in all other visible respects unmanly to the point of outright effeminacy. - Author: Kingsley Amis
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#32. A vision not consistent with values that people live by day by day will not only fail to inspire genuine enthusiasm, it will often foster outright cynicism. These - Author: Peter M. Senge
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#33. If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them ... 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in,' I would have done it. - Author: Dianne Feinstein
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#34. There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served. - Author: Jane Jacobs
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#35. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). - Author: Sam Harris
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#36. I don't think I'm alarmist. I'm more disappointed by the euphemisms in some instances than outright bigotry. Now, to me, you walk around with a Klan hat on or you've got a swastika on you arm, you just look like a dope, you know what I mean? - Author: John Ridley
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#37. Kill me outright with looks, and rid my pain. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#38. It's easy in a novel to be completely unambiguous about the relationship between animal and daemon simply by stating it outright; whereas you get very few opportunities to do this in an elegant way in a film. - Author: Chris Weitz
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#39. Half-truths can be more pernicious than outright falsehoods. - Author: Wendy Lesser
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#40. There were so many levels to the unknown, from safe to dangerous to outright nebulous, scariest of all. - Author: Sarah Dessen
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#41. Sometimes, when he wanted to hide or not outright lie, he chose to speak in English. He used to break into it when he argued with my mother, and it drove her crazy when he did and she would just plead, "No, no!" as though he had suddenly introduced a switchblade into a clean fistfight. - Author: Chang-rae Lee
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#42. Even if, as is generally the case, everything that the ad says about the product is scrupulously honest, or at any rate scrupulously avoids outright dishonesty, the implication of the direct address of most commercials - that the announcer speaks with the viewer's welfare at heart - is fraudulent. - Author: Michael Schudson
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#43. Forgoing outright atrocity, of which there is so much - too much - right now, aren't the 'life,'body,' and 'face' of Michael Jackson in the running for some of the most abstract events of the last century? - Author: Andrew Durbin
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#44. Aschenbach stated outright that nearly everything great owes its existence to "despites": despite misery - Author: Thomas Mann
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#45. People can hold things back without outright lying, Kerry. People can care about each other without wanting something in return. No doubt, he had good reasons for not making a move. - Author: Kelly Moran
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#46. Before World War II, Modernist architects sometimes had to resort to custom fabrication or outright fakery to achieve the machine imagery advocated by the Bauhaus after its initial, Expressionist, phase. Stucco masqueraded as reinforced concrete; rivets were used for decoration. - Author: Martin Filler
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#47. A lot of people respond to almost any achievement, positive development, or outright victory with "yes but". Naysaying becomes a habit. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#48. The surest way for a poor nation to stay poor is to harass, hobble, and straitjacket private enterprise or to discourage or destroy it by subsidized government competition, oppressive taxation, or outright expropriation. - Author: Henry Hazlitt
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#49. The past sucks and the future can be outright paralyzing, but we must push through those times and find what little happy moments there are in our short, short lives - Emilio - Author: Emilio
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#50. And this I know; whether the one True Light Kindle to Love, or Wrath consume me quite, One flash of it within the Tavern caught Better than in the temple lost outright. - Author: Omar Khayyam
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#51. Rather than evoke our sympathy, our familiarity with the lives of the black poor has bred spasms of fear and outright contempt. But mostly it's bred indifference. - Author: Barack Obama
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#52. I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books. - Author: Jean Rostand
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#53. There were bickerings, outright fights, screaming tantrums, but Ted's vision of the Greater Denishawn had come true. - Author: Walter Terry
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#54. Since when has outright denial of truth become a Nigerian factor? - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#55. Not that I'm against sneaking some notions into people's heads upon occasion. (Or blasting them in outright. - Author: Larry Wall
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#56. James Jackson actually made menacing faces at the Quakers in the gallery, calling them outright lunatics, then launched into a tirade so emotional and incoherent that reporters in the audience had difficulty recording his words. - Author: Joseph J. Ellis
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#57. Before I came along, my field was dominated by myth, superstition, deceit, and outright fraud. I overcame it by the simple application of logical thinking. - Author: Arthur Jones
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#58. As a writer I have always fought for the right to write. For writing is a time-honored means of communication. Lack of communication, the refusal of some to understand, or outright refusal to learn about other human beings is based on fear. Fear is what keeps people apart. - Author: Piri Thomas
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#59. Whatever you don't completely reject outright is taken as acceptance by reality. - Author: Steven Redhead
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#60. This is a time that calls for extreme restraint. In a world of outright aggression and violence there can be no winners. To respond to violence with counter-violence only throws oil on the fire. - Author: Tenzin Palmo
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#61. The problem with absolutely perfect summer days was that they were bright bull's-eye targets for something to go outright wrong. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#62. Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters, for without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves we collude with it through our apathy. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#63. The day you're born, you get the pink slip on YOU. Outright ownership. You must only share that life with those that you and only you choose. - Author: Jerry Lewis
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#64. If he had attacked me outright, I might have been able to defend myself. Instead, he exposed my secret as if offering himself to me. I was left mute, listening to my heart pounding in my chest. - Author: Yoko Ogawa
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#65. If doesn't kill you outright, it just puts you into intensive care for months. - Author: Philip Chen
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#66. Health care confronts us with a difficult test. We have never corrected failure in something so deeply embedded in people's lives and in the economy without the pressure of an outright crisis. - Author: Atul Gawande
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#67. Outright bans on plastic bags may not be the best solution, but education and incentives to get people to stop using them are necessary. - Author: David Suzuki
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#68. Your mental attitude is someting you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude - your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#69. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you'll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won't have to fight you. We'll so weaken your economy until you'll fall like overripe fruit into our hands. - Author: Nikita Khrushchev
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#70. Yet there comes a time in the life of a patriot when abdication would amount to a betrayal if not outright treachery. - Author: Olusegun Obasanjo
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#71. Arthur had never challenged a man to a duel, but in this moment he understood the magnificent reasonableness of the tradition. It was either that or slugging him outright this very second, which didn't seem nearly so gentlemanly. - Author: Graham Moore
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#72. I weep when I see these videos that are sent to me from all over the country. Whole groups of bodies jerking out of control, falling on the floor, laughing hysterically, staggering around like drunkards Anything that cannot be found in Scripture has to be rejected outright - totally rejected, - Author: David Wilkerson
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#73. If you're going to take a jab at someone, you should at least have a bit more of a personal relationship with them. I feel like you can be funny and clever, as opposed to just outright vile. - Author: Harland Williams
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#74. Globally, democracies have also acted in ways that suggest an outright renunciation of their principles at home. - Author: Nayef Al-Rodhan
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#75. The straitjackets of race prejudice and discrimination do not wear only southern labels. The subtle, psychological technique of the North has approached in its ugliness and victimization of the Negro the outright terror and open brutality of the South. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#76. Middle Eastern wars rarely end with outright victory and permanent stability, so the word 'settlement' may promise too much. At best, for many years, it may simply mean stable ceasefire lines, reduced bloodshed, fewer refugees, and less terrorism. - Author: David Ignatius
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#77. It makes me laugh when she says she [Salma Hayek] got offered Selena, which was an outright lie. If that's what she does to get herself publicity than that's her thing. - Author: Jennifer Lopez
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#78. Your body thinks radium is a great thing to pack into bone - where it kills some cells outright and scrambles the DNA of others, causing problems like cancer. - Author: Sam Kean
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#79. I hope you'll have the kind of life where what you stand for is so important that it makes some people outright hostile. You won't know how strong your beliefs really are until you have to defend them. - Author: Joan Bauer
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#80. Love betrayed has an entirely different sound from hatred outright. - Author: N.K. Jemisin
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#81. Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression. - Author: Stefan Molyneux
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#82. This is not a book about whether one can be good without God, because that question does not need to be answered
it needs to be rejected outright. To suggest that one can't be good without belief in God is not just an opinion, a mere curious musing
it is a prejudice. - Author: Greg M. Epstein
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#83. And because we are, somehow, better than they, we get to go to heaven and they don't. Christians will tell you outright that they believe that. - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
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#84. There is an incredibly large spectrum of possible causes for program bugs, including simple typos, "thinkos," hidden limitations of underlying abstractions, and outright bugs in abstractions or their implementation. - Author: Guido Van Rossum
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#85. Somehow, Thorne's inability to talk about his attraction to Cress spoke so much louder than an outright confession. After all, he had no trouble making suggestive commentary about Cinder. - Author: Marissa Meyer
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#86. Satan is not fighting churches; he is joining them. He does more harm by sowing tares than by pulling up wheat. He accomplishes more by imitation than by outright opposition. - Author: Vance Havner
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#87. Silent acquiescence in the face of tyranny is no better than outright agreement. - Author: C.J. Redwine
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#88. The golden rule of relationships is "Cause no indignity." A loving relationship is one in which both partners take care to protect each other's dignity. A wounded soul heals more slowly than a wounded body, so it is as important to avoid indignity as it is to avoid outright harm. - Author: Robert W. Fuller
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#89. ...And anyone on whose screen I did manage to appear, generally proved to have a serious malfunction in their operating system, if not outright clinical issues. "Are you a good glitch or a bad glitch?" I had started wondering... - Author: Dan Stone
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#90. In other words, the man at the ticket office had personally had intimate social and commercial progress with more nitwits, dowagers, traveling salesmen, conventioneers, old fogies, and outright jackasses than the entire population of the City of Brotherly Love. I - Author: Joe Queenan
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#91. For too long, too many people dependent on Social Security have been cruelly frightened by individuals seeking political gain through demagoguery and outright falsehood, and this must stop. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#92. You have Donald Trump just making outright fabrications, accusing me of something that is absolutely untrue. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#93. When I was young and very green, I worte that tune, Sister Kate, and someone said that's fine, let me publish it for you. I'll give you fifty dollars. I didn't know nothing about papers, and business, and I sold it outright. - Author: Louis Armstrong
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#94. So sometimes it is an outright manipulation like that, but most of the time I'm just, I'm creating a mood that is a place of comfort for the person and a way for our dialogue to be more fluid. - Author: Carol Friedman
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#95. Is political discourse still just shouting opinions about subjective, hot-button issues based on poor understanding and outright ignorance about which agreements can never be reached? - Author: Jeffrey Rowland
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#96. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. - Author: Helen Keller
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#97. In the 1960s, there was a point, 1968, '69, when there was a very strong antiwar movement against the war in Vietnam. But it's worth remembering that the war in Vietnam started - an outright war started in 1962. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#98. It's hard to give a dramatic shape to even the most dramatic life ... you are forced not just into selectivity, but into alteration, distortion and outright lying about what did and didn't happen. - Author: James Toback
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#99. You hurt me, I want to say. You're my best friend. The one who's supposed to tell me I'd be the best boyfriend in the world and that any girl would be lucky to have me, not the one who laughs outright at the thought that I might need someone to love. - Author: Lauren Layne
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#100. That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright, But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight. - Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
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