Shifting Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Shifting

#1. Life is like music on a scale, shifting up and down. When your life is over, your song has been written. - Author: Peggy Toney Horton
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#2. They had become a fixed star in the shifting firmament of the high school's relationships, the acknowledged Romeo and Juliet. And she knew with sudden hatefulness that there was one couple like them in every white suburban high school in America. - Author: Stephen King
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#3. He saw that Jesper was staring at his hands. "What were you expecting?" Kaz growled.
"Claws, at least,"Jesper said, shifting his gaze to his own bony feet. "Possibly a spiny thumb. - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#4. shifting into park, she - Author: Emily March
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#5. Of course I do know it is the French who are so wicked; but there are all these people who keep coming and going - the Austrians, the Spaniards, the Russians. Pray, are the Russians good now? It would be very shocking - treason no doubt - to put the wrong people in my prayers. - Author: Patrick O'Brian
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#6. The light played across the planes of his strong hands and forearms, allowing her to note the minuscule shifting of muscles signaling his next move. His shapely fingers moved with practical ease, and he unclasped the belt. The kilt dropped. - Author: Angela Quarles
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#7. Rehnquist was just reflecting his shifting role, from outsider to the institutional embodiment of the Court. - Author: Jeffrey Toobin
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#8. God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you're able to pay off your house. That's God shifting things in your favor. - Author: Joel Osteen
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#9. I'm used to shifting languages because my father used to speak to us, to my brother and I, he used to speak in English. He wanted us to be quite fluent in English, especially when he was trying to correct our behavior; he would do that in English. - Author: J.M.G. Le Clezio
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#10. The voices would not stop. They were a torment, Her past became a kaleidoscope of shifting images that kept racing through her mind. - Author: Sidney Sheldon
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#11. When you think about it, caring for patients is 99 percent information and 1 percent intervention, so it's clear that with or without genomics, the paradigm is shifting. Bioinformatics brings a cutting edge capacity to healthcare. - Author: Christopher G. Chute
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#12. What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting, winds of change keep ripping away? - Author: Jonathan Larson
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#13. The Industrial Revolution caused a centuries-long shift in power to the West; globalization is now shifting the balance again. - Author: Dennis C. Blair
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#14. In Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice that the world keeps shifting so quickly under her feet that she has to keep running just to keep her position. This is our predicament with cancer: we are forced to keep running merely to keep still. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#15. Veganism must be the baseline if we are to have any hope of shifting the paradigm away from animals as things and toward animals as nonhuman persons. - Author: Gary L. Francione
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#16. My jealousy is a living thing. Shifting, changing, growing. Like my rage and my mother's regret. - Author: Katja Millay
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#17. Miles was still mourning the loss of his Romantic Plan. 'There was going to be champagne, and oysters, and you'
he held out both hands as though shifting a piece of furniture
'were going to be sitting there, and I was going to get down on one knee, and ... and ... - Author: Lauren Willig
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#18. Yes, she doesn't really look like either of us, does she? Perhaps she's a girl who's fallen madly in love with me and persists in following me wherever I go."
"My talent is shape-shifting, Will, not acting," said Tessa, and at that Jem laughed out loud. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#19. I saw everyone, a shifting sea of discomfort and sadness, each person carrying his own pain, each telling her own stories, no story more or less tragic or triumphant than any other. - Author: Jennifer Brown
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#20. Outrage steamed her brain. "I've waited three days... Do you know what day it is?"
He gave a one-sided shrug, his massive shoulder muscles shifting. "Who has time to check the calendar when people are shooting at you and snakes are biting you in the ass? - Author: Dana Marton
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#21. It's silly for me to raise expectations too much, but I think I'm right on the basic trend, which is shifting power to consumers. - Author: Steve Case
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#22. My creative process isn't a long one, so I could have started a song 10 years ago and then finish it 10 years later. It's all just about pushing around words and melodies, for me. The material is kind of shape-shifting. - Author: Antony Hegarty
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#23. We still have the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building, but it just seems like part of the nature of New York, that it's always shifting. - Author: Richard Hell
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#24. I am stuck with my passion for the objective world, for the constantly shifting shades of meaning to the events of my life, to the states of being of the people I paint, and to the persistent need to get it right. - Author: Burton Silverman
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#25. From the Israeli perspective, the fear is that if pressure is off of Iran, Israel would be left having to accept the balance of power in the region significantly shifting toward Iran. It's not an existential threat, but it would definitely be a problem for Israel. - Author: Trita Parsi
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#26. They are a brilliant device for shape-shifting as we can slip into the skin of authors from other times, other cultural backgrounds, brilliant minds who give us a new perspective on life and the world - something we all need from time to time. - Cornelia Funke - Author: Jen Campbell
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#27. What do I want from a book? Something protean, something always on-the-move-or-make - shape-shifting, semantically-and-syntactically-shifting. - Author: Joshua Cohen
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#28. The shifting sands of the world ... show how much the surrealists were drawn towards an interrogation of what reality actually is. Unlike fabulists of whatever hue, there is a materiality in surrealist writing that resolutely keeps it, one might say, 'down to earth'. - Author: Michael Richardson
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#29. After two stories, I blew out my light. The night was clear. My ceiling was the sky and an eyelash of the moon. By shifting from side to side, I made my hammock swing me into sleep. - Author: Gail Carson Levine
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#30. Do you know how there are moments when the world moves so slowly you can feel your bones shifting, your mind tumbling? When you think that no matter what happens to you for the rest of your life, you will remember every last detail of that one minute forever? - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#31. And so in my mind's eye these coastal forms merge and blend in a shifting, kaleidoscopic pattern in which there is no finality, no ultimate and fixed reality - earth becoming fluid as the sea itself. - Author: Rachel Carson
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#32. In the boundless ocean of mind innumerable currents and tides shift with the shifting emotion of each several soul. - Author: F.W.H. Myers
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#33. The map of what we call reality is an ever-shifting mosaic of ideas. - Author: Marcelo Gleiser
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#34. I admire David De Gea. I cannot remember anyone coming into Manchester United and being criticised the way he was. He was the subject of every debate in the media. You haven't seen De Gea defend himself in the media or shifting the blame elsewhere. He just gets on with it. - Author: Peter Schmeichel
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#35. She shrugged one shoulder, shifting the fabric of her shirt to drop over the other one, exposing her shoulder. He was thirteen again. That was the only excuse for why that completely innocent slip of skin had him harder than Kevlar. - Author: Jeanette Murray
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#36. We change people's lives, at the risk of our own. We change countries, governments, history, gravity. After gravity, culture is the thing that holds humanity in place, in an otherwise constantly shifting and, let's face it, tiny outcrop in the middle of an infinity of nowhere. - Author: Cate Blanchett
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#37. Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers. - Author: Arianna Huffington
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#38. The Watch is a powerful tale, courageous both in concept and creation: an ancient tale made modern, passed through different narrators in extraordinary shape-shifting prose that makes this not just an important novel, but a remarkable read. - Author: Aminatta Forna
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#39. No place is the same because everything is shifting always. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#40. Al pulled me into him, and numb, I felt his arm curve possessively about my waist. "Too late," he whispered, his breath shifting the hair about my ear, and we jumped. - Author: Kim Harrison
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#41. We live in a world of shifting values. The family is falling apart. Parents failing in what they ought to do. - Author: Gordon B. Hinckley
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#42. Audiences are shifting. Platforms are shifting. Ages are shifting. It's better to be in charge of change than to have to react to change. - Author: Roger Ailes
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#43. Look, getting bitten doesn't make you into a monster. It just makes you a wolf. You are what you are. When you're a wolf, or when you're shifting, you don't have human inhibitions, so if you're naturally angry or violent, you get worse. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#44. You refuse to allow your life to be driven by the shifting winds of circumstance. - Author: Wayne McDill
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#45. Shifting in the hospital bed had blown her closet door wide open. - Author: Ilona Andrews
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#46. I'm starting to judge success by the time I have for myself, the time I spend with family and friends. My priorities aren't amending; they're shifting. - Author: Brendan Fraser
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#47. To punish someone for your own mistakes or for the consequences of your own actions, to harm another by shifting blame that is rightly yours; this is a wretched and cowardly sin. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#48. It's really interesting with art-movies too, but art especially - to see how your attitude toward artists and works and your level of appreciation of them is always shifting and changing over the years. - Author: Richard Hell
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#49. We might be shifting away from a Eurocentric view of the United States into something that's much more multicultural, multinational, and Chinese food is just one slice of that. - Author: Jennifer Lee
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#50. All of us create our own versions of an event, of our lives, even, not because we're liars, necessarily, but because we can only see and understand the truth from our own viewpoint, and a shifting viewpoint at that. - Author: Deb Caletti
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#51. Don't be carried away by the current of the situation. Focus on the essentials, take action on the best alternative are the ways of shifting from reactive to proactive mindset. - Author: Amit Ray
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#52. Imagine: If shifting from one universe to another is like moving up or down to parallel layers, overlapping with one universe, then going to another timeline is like taking a jump to the left.'
'Or a step to the right,' Jena said wryly. - Author: E.C. Myers
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#53. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage. - Author: Tom Morello
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#54. You're not built for riding, either," Horace added. "I'd say more saddle sore than homesick."
Svenal sighed ruefully, shifting his buttocks for the twentieth time to find a more comfortable spot.
"It's true," he said. "I've been discovering parts of my backside I never knew existed. - Author: John Flanagan
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#55. My career keeps shifting; I keep doing the next thing and it keeps growing. - Author: David Friedman
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#56. Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it ... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. - Author: Henrik Ibsen
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#57. Having a soft major is nowhere near the career death sentence that so many make it out to be. The world is changing, and the U.S. economy with it. Our economy is shifting to a service- and information-based economy, and soft majors are already becoming more and more valuable. - Author: Tucker Max
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#58. Things were not as they seemed. The known world was shifting, reforming. Everything he'd taken as a given, a fact, as real and unquestioned, had fallen away. But - Author: Louise Penny
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#59. I was lost in a vast, storm-tossed sea of shifting rhythmic complexities. - Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
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#60. As a kid it's adorable to have a gap in your teeth. But then, because of the shifting in my mouth, I started whistling through it, and as a 32-year-old woman, whistling while you speak in sort of annoying. - Author: Mindy Kaling
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#61. I prefer working out of strict continuity, because no normal human being can have a firm grip on the constantly shifting bardo-like territory of a comics universe, where entire histories can be erased by a strong enough super-sneeze. - Author: Grant Morrison
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#62. No nation can survive without passing its heritage, language and, yes, faith to the next generation. A country must be built on something substantial and if the cultural elitists think it can be built on 'diversity,' that is a foundation of shifting sand. - Author: Cal Thomas
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#63. According to all the experts, it's time for me to talk about what I'm going through ... I can't. I'd need a new alphabet, one made of falling, of tectonic plates shifting, of the deep devouring dark. - Author: Jandy Nelson
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#64. There's one thing that I like about Rome that was stated by Napoleon: that from sublime to pathetic is only one step away. And in Rome there's a constant shifting between sublime and pathetic. - Author: Paolo Sorrentino
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#65. We must be those who build on the rock-solid foundation of mind-engaging process, rather than on the shifting sands of 'what this verse means to me' subjectivity. - Author: Jen Wilkin
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#66. It's all just so fraught when you're writing and then going through the editorial process. It feels like this shape-shifting thing. When it's done, and you can't change a single word, it's a totally different thing. I was surprised by what that thing was. - Author: Danielle Dutton
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#67. Talent, and genius as well, is like a grain of pearl sand shifting about in the creative mind. A valued tormentor. - Author: Truman Capote
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#68. In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#69. Real freedom is not a matter of the shifting of advantage from one sex to the other or from one class to another. Real freedom means the disappearance of advantage, and primarily of economic advantage. - Author: Suzanne La Follette
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#70. In the end, science offers us the only way out of politics. And if we allow science to become politicized, then we are lost. We will enter the Internet version of the dark ages, an era of shifting fears and wild prejudices, transmitted to people who don't know any better. - Author: Michael Crichton
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#71. The fault lines are shifting from the boundaries of nations into the web of our societies and the streets of our cities. And, terrorism and extremism are a global force that are larger than their changing names, groups, territories and targets. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#72. There are some things you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you've carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand. - Author: Julie Bowe
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#73. They say you can never step into the same river twice. And maybe that's how it was for Papi now, memories shifting and re-forming soundlessly beneath him while the rest of us sat on the shore and watched. - Author: Sarah Ockler
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#74. Global warming could be solved by shifting three to four per cent of global GDP to pay for it. - Author: Ken Livingstone
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#75. Fire-wood makes you warm three times; first collecting it, secondly shifting it and third when you burn it. - Author: Ray Mears
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#76. But my heart isn't simple or straightforward. It's a complicated mess of wants and needs, boys and girls: soft, rough, and everything in between, an ever-shifting precipice from which to fall. - Author: Tess Sharpe
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#77. The toughest thing for a homeschooler is the same as for a school teacher - shifting from a weak tea vision of math being grinding calculations to a rich frothy mug of math as an active way of thinking. - Author: John Golden
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#78. Everyone is so estranged; no one is rooted. That's what I like to write about more than anything else. Everything being so mixed up. Racially mixed up, people moving from place to place, everything shifting. - Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
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#79. Humanism ... is not a single hypothesis or theorem, and it dwells on no new facts. It is rather a slow shifting in the philosophic perspective, making things appear as from a new centre of interest or point of sight. - Author: William James
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#80. I am on the cusp of change and the curve is shifting fast. - Author: Audre Lorde
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#81. It is unwise to make something permanent when the whole world is shifting. There may be a time when this symbol means something treacherous and terrible, rather than something noble and literate. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#82. The affairs of this world are so shifting and depend on so many accidents, that it is hard to form any judgment concerning the future; nay, we see from experience that the forecasts even of the wise almost always turn out false. - Author: Francesco Guicciardini
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#83. Revolution is indeed a violent process. But if it is to result only in a change of dictatorship, in a shifting of names and political personalities, then it is hardly worth while. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#84. I was aware too how strange adults were, how theirs lives were vaster than they wanted anyone to realize, that they actually stretched on and on like deserts, dry and desolate, with an unpredictable, shifting sea of dunes. - Author: Marisha Pessl
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#85. In the ambiguity and shifting playing field of adult life, I often wish I could just fill in a dot and have someone say "Yes" and hand me a chicken leg, or "No" and slap me with an old fish. - Author: Rob Delaney
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#86. The sun shined and winked through wind-rustled leaves to paint the roadway with an ever-shifting mosaic of light and shadows. - Author: Stackpole, Michael A.
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#87. I want to promise you / permanence, my constant orbit, but even continents / are revisions. I am only your diving bell in water / hemmed by shifting plates. - Author: Robin Beth Schaer
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#88. Bear it in mind that tomorrow must also have its own brand of assignments. Shifting today's work to tomorrow is an inevitable step towards massing up difficult tasks for yourself, whose risk of leading into failure is high. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#89. He could dismiss several schools of philosophy by shifting slightly in his chair or toting his whisky glass. - Author: Dylan Moran
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#90. Pop is the most competitive form of music there is. You are always fighting to be adopted and accepted by the masses, and it's always shifting. - Author: Will.i.am
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#91. Nothing is too difficult unless you decide to keep shifting it to tomorrow till you can't do it any longer. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#92. The thing about animation is that it's a constantly changing process. They talk in terms of sequences - so there's like thirty different sequences in a movie and at anytime those were shifting or being taken out or being replaced. - Author: Jonathan M. Goldstein
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#93. Where only a fool would build a house on shifting sand, the same goes for those who would build their lives on a lie - eventually, it is going to crumble. - Author: Maggi Myers
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#94. She had lived her whole life on shifting quicksand, where reason and the intellect were not to be trusted, where only faith was valid, and blind faith was sacred. She, herself, had enforced mindless conformity to that empty evil. - Author: Terry Goodkind
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#95. All history is defined by shifting modes of reality and time and how things change. That's what I love about cinema. It changes in the moment. - Author: Ira Sachs
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#96. Humanity hadn't changed, but it had. The venality and the nobility, the cruelty and the grace. They were all still there. It was just the particulars he felt shifting away from under him. - Author: James S.A. Corey
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#97. That is death - shifting from "is" to "was. - Author: Veronica Roth
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#98. You must not lose confidence in God because you lost confidence in your pastor. If our confidence in God had to depend upon our confidence in any human person, we would be on shifting sand. - Author: Francis Schaeffer
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#99. Mitt Romney - he had a Rock Hudson thing going, shoeblack hair and a well-hung resume, but even for a shameless, position-shifting phony he seemed a trifle insincere. - Author: James Wolcott
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#100. A strange stillness had settled over him, as well, a waiting. The earth was shifting beneath him, and he had the hideous suspicion that his entire life was about to change if he didn't get out of there, now. Away from the unexpected, undeniable lure of the dowdy young woman in front of him. - Author: Anne Stuart
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