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#1. I was just thinking about my own natural way of one-night stands: always wanting to be more attached to something. I'm not very good at detaching myself. - Author: Sampha
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#2. The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it ... If you're convinced that cooking is drudgery, you're never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen. - Author: James Beard
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#3. Arrogance can be obnoxious when it's not earned. But if you're good at something and you know it, then it's fake and a waste of time to pretend that you're not. - Author: Samantha Young
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#4. Grace is that ability; to face adversity and be at ease, to enter into the suffering world and help others without losing yourself in the process. It is to be true to your most essential nature, and produce something good from that. To have grace is as close as we may come to perfection. - Author: Christopher Daniel Mechling
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#5. At its best New Wave/punk represents a fundamental and age-old Utopian dream: that if you give people the license to be as outrageous as they want in absolutely any fashion they can dream up, they'll be creative about it, and do something good besides. - Author: Lester Bangs
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#6. I lay in bed and thought about how easy it was to hurt a person. It didn't have to be physical. All you had to do was take a good hard kick at something they cared about. - Author: Jack Ketchum
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#7. It's fun to pretend you're good at something you know you wouldn't be good at in real life. - Author: Ben Whishaw
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#8. It doesn't pay to be good at something unless you are the absolute best at it. - Author: Josh Lieb
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#9. I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time. I looked like an idiot up there. I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at. - Author: William Hung
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#10. I don't see any reason to quit playing. I'll be doing this at least till I get to a hundred and something. You know, I ain't got far to go. But I'm still going to be playing, as long as I have good ideas, and can play as I do. - Author: Claude Williams
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#11. I do not think an enormous permanent underclass is a very good thing to have if you're attempting to operate something that at least pretends sometimes to be a democracy. - Author: William Gibson
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#12. I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it's been something that I've always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at. - Author: Aasif Mandvi
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#13. What I've learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you'll find that you put the time in. You won't just ask somebody if it's a good idea, you'll go figure out if it's a good idea. - Author: Mark Cuban
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#14. Be good at something. It makes you valuable. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome. - Author: Randy Pausch
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#15. My definition of stupid is wasting your opportunity to be yourself because I think everybody has a uniqueness and everybody's good at something. - Author: Pink
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#16. I know from my own experience that great films and great actors can have a really big influence on you. There is a place for art in the world, and if you're lucky enough to be good at something and to keep being given work, it's not such a bad thing. - Author: Sally Hawkins
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#17. Every woman treats me that way, Reese. I'm not a person to them. I'm just ... a good time or something vile to be avoided at all costs. And then you came along and you ... you hugged me. You are the first person who sees me, Mason, not sex for sale. - Author: Linda Kage
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#18. I've figured out in the course of my life that the one thing I'm good at doing is writing books, and it would be crazy to trade that in for something else. - Author: Francis Fukuyama
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#19. Nobody's all good or bad, and nobody's all light or dark. Every human being has so many different aspects and facets to them. And there can be something noble and something really dark and dangerous going on in a person all at the same time. - Author: Anna Gunn
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#20. I wanted more than anything to be something I will never be - feminine, and feminine in the worst way. Submissive. Dependent. Soft spoken. Coquettish. I was no good at all at any of it, no good at being a girl; on the other hand, I am not half bad at being a woman. - Author: Nora Ephron
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#21. I always wanted to be good at something, to be somebody. The minute I got into my first play, which was called 'Excuse My Dust' - I was 17 at the time - I knew that this was what I'd been looking for. - Author: Geraldine Page
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#22. Isn't it okay to just be a good person and be who you are and not have to be great at something? - Author: Michele Weber Hurwitz
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#23. I'm good at what I do, but I wouldn't be so bold and arrogant as to say something disrespectful about, say, Eminem. He's talented and he's good at what he does. - Author: LL Cool J
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#24. May be its a good idea to write something about you in my book ... At least then, there will be a place where we will meet everyday ... and be together forever! - Author: Anamika Mishra
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#25. I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that's scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather's always bad) then I might be interested. - Author: David Naughton
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#26. I think the best way to find out about something is to try to do it to the max. A lot of people take up a hobby or sport and then find an excuse not to carry on with it. Once I start something, I won't stop until I'm as good at it as I'll ever be. - Author: Bruce Dickinson
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#27. I'm very, very thirsty for knowledge. Just because I'm good at something and have found success doesn't mean I'm done. I'm not even close to being done. I don't know if I ever will be done learning. - Author: Jennifer Lawrence
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#28. We have to live with the certainty that we'll get old and that it won't look nice or be good or feel happy. And tell ourselves that it's nowt hat matters: to build something, now, at any price, using all our strength. - Author: Muriel Barbery
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#29. Do the thing you're good at. Not many people are lucky enough to be so good at something. - Author: John Green
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#30. If you think you're good people, and if you are, how would you know? Is it something you always knew? Or was it something you found? Some people are naturally good at it [ ... ]. Is it worth trying to be something you're not? Just because it's right? - Author: Jen Wang
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#31. It's really important to find something you really enjoy - something you can focus on and be good at. - Author: Mackenzie Rosman
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#32. I knew I wanted to direct since I was a kid. That was something I was always fascinated by and wanted to experience and see if I would be any good at it. - Author: Fred Savage
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#33. I don't see how a woman in documentary photography could have children. I think it's a very difficult thing to do to raise a family, and I have enormous respect for people who do it. I'd hate to do something like that and not be good at it. - Author: Mary Ellen Mark
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#34. I have no doubts that it will be a major sport-in the United States. I'm probably not going to live to see that day because Americans are a little afraid of getting interested in something at which they're not very good. - Author: Lamar Hunt
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#35. My mother sent me lithograph years ago at the height of my television success. It said, 'When your cup runneth over, watcheth out.' I never got over it. There's something so cosmic to be inferred in that. Not necessarily anything bad, and not necessarily anything good. - Author: Peter Scolari
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#36. Maybe a good goal would be to just at least always try to create something good. Like something that is connected to love in some way. Like the [musical] equivalent of ... you can make a decision to be kind. You can make a decision to greet people kindly and make jokes with people and connect. - Author: Joanna Newsom
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#37. I got a lot of problems, but I'm really good at intuiting what I need to do to be happy with whatever I create. I know when to stop myself, I know when to start, I know when to leave something alone. I guess I just kind of indulge that completely, and so I just take my time. - Author: Fiona Apple
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#38. I think we filmed a lot of the recording and it would be nice to do something with it but you know, videos are tricky because we know how to make albums but I'm not very good at video editing . - Author: Jess Margera
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#39. For you will be dead much longer than you will be alive. And you will have all that time to remember everything that was your life, even if no one else does. So you had better find something worth remembering and just leave it at that. - Author: Matthew Good
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#40. I'm blessed to be able to work at something that I'm good at, and that I love. It's not something I take for granted. - Author: Emmylou Harris
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#41. You have a great God who loves you and cares about you. Be full of hope that something good can happen to you. God is a master at new beginnings. He loves fresh beginnings, He makes all things new. - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#42. I didn't try to be everything but finally found something I am good at. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#43. Find what you're good at. whatever it is, and become excellent at it. Excellence isn't magic - it's habit, the by product of doing something over and over and striving to be the best at it. Simply figure out what your passion is, and resolve to make excellence your habit. - Author: Lauren Rowe
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#44. You have something you want to do. Something you like to do. Something you're good at. Why don't we start with that? Why don't you let that be the entire plan for now? - Author: Laura Dave
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#45. You looked at me like you saw something good. You made me remember everything I loved about you, before I'd fallen. And how could I ever damn such a beautiful creature? I couldn't. That look made me want to be a better man, for you - Author: Jillian Peery
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#46. I'm more open to give things a go, but what I'm not good at yet is holding back. If something is daft or rubbish, I just go, I can't be doing it. - Author: Karl Pilkington
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#47. When the phone rings at 2.15am in the morning it's unlikely to be heralding something pleasant. What chance is there of its being good news? None. Only someone bad would ring at such an hour. Or someone with bad news. - Author: Ben Elton
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#48. I really think that I don't mind people sleeping during my films, because I know that some very good films might prepare you for sleeping or falling asleep or snoozing. It's not to be taken badly at all. This is something I really mean. - Author: Abbas Kiarostami
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#49. I am afraid much of my existence is going to be more or less alone, and I might as well go into training for it. It comes on me at night mostly, in little waves of panic, that constrict something in my stomach. But don't you think it is good to fight these things? - Author: Elaine Steinbeck
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#50. When I was eight, I would look at the cover of the 'Ghost Rider' comic book in my little home in Long Beach, California, and I couldn't get my head around how something that scary could also be good. To me it was my first philosophical awakening - 'How is this possible, this duality?' - Author: Nicolas Cage
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#51. We're not good at propping up old carcasses. We want to be on top of what's vital at any particular time, and not just hold onto something because it has a name. - Author: Greg Ginn
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#52. At the heart of anything good there should be a kernel of something undefinable, and if you can define it, or claim to be able to define it, then, in a sense, you've missed the point. - Author: John Peel
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#53. Nothing thrills me more than to be good at something. It's very rewarding, and I feel grateful and blessed, and I never take it for granted. - Author: Jane Elliot
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#54. Every single important thing we do is something we didn't use to be good at, and in fact, might be something we used to fear. - Author: Seth Godin
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#55. Never underestimate the power of being popular in pop culture. You have to be able to do something. You can have a good seat at the restaurant, but you still have to pay for the meal. Fame is important, but to be rich is more important. - Author: Gene Simmons
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#56. It's not easy to kill; it's not supposed to be. If it is, then there's something wrong with you. But sometimes good people have to do unpleasant things just so we can come home at night to our kids. - Author: Skip Coryell
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#57. I think a good novel can be a doorstop to despair. I also think the real bravery comes with those who prepared to go through that door and look at the world in all its grime and torment, and still find something of value, no matter how small. - Author: Colum McCann
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#58. I didn't take up shorthand with any idea of becoming a professional at it. It merely appeared to me to be a good thing to know - something that might come in handy. - Author: Charles M. Schwab
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#59. As frustrating as it gets, at times, and as frustrating as it is, at times, I don't think I've ever considered doing something else, or not wanted to do it anymore. To me, it's just the greatest job. It's a good fit for who I am and what I want to be. - Author: Ronald D. Moore
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#60. I always wanted to be famous because I thought that if I couldn't be good [at something], I'd be famous. I was never really good. I was just something different and I got to be famous for being different. - Author: Cher
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#61. Every time I get scared or feel like I'm not going to be good enough at something, I say that mantra to myself. "Pretend you're good at it." - Author: Jenny Lawson
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#62. It's weird to be very good at something and not necessarily to want to do it. - Author: Domhnall Gleeson
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#63. When I was 12, all I wanted was to be good at school, and to do something admirable, something you can't take away from me because I'm not popular or beautiful enough. - Author: Diane Lane
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#64. Whenever I was called a gourmet, I suspected I was being accused of something at least slightly unpleasant. But that was before I heard the term "foodie." I am still not sure that a gourmet is a good thing to be, but it must be better than a foodie. - Author: Mark Kurlansky
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#65. I run - and not so that I'll be skinny and look good, either. I run so that when something that wants to kill me is chasing me, I'll be good at running. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#66. The Men at Work thing is always there, it's always going to be there. It's not something I consciously think that much about anymore. The thing that stays with you is the songs, which is a good thing for me, because the songs are the things that stand the test of time. - Author: Colin Hay
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#67. You're not going to be immediately good at anything you do. You wouldn't quit on the first day of your new job, so why quit on the first try at doing something else? - Author: Jennifer Megan Varnadore
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#68. I think for anyone to become good at something, they have to fail a lot too. And they have to be completely unafraid to fail or they'll never make it to the next level. - Author: Amy Schumer
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#69. I'd rather watch a character be good at something and be challenged - there's more to play in that. - Author: Melissa McCarthy
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#70. Yes, to be a good parent, you have to sacrifice, but this is not a requirement of parenting, it is a requirement of being good at something. - Author: Robert Breault
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#71. To his surprise he ... discovered that it was possible to be good at what you had little interest in, just as it had been possible to be bad at something ... that you cared about a great deal. - Author: Richard Russo
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#72. I want to inspire people to be better, to do better, to dance better, and I want to help to grow this next generation. That's something that's really, really important to me, and I just want to be freaking good at everything I do. - Author: Vivian Nixon
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#73. Robert De Niro's sort of like a surfer: he doesn't really force anything. So if he catches the wave, or something spills out - to watch a guy be a force at what he does. He has a good worth ethic. - Author: Paul Dano
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#74. Being able to hear an opinion. And then how to apply that opinion is something I am learning and working with every day. What can be tricky is how to differentiate a good suggestion that you should apply to your work [from] someone's personal taste at their opinionated best. - Author: Tori Amos
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#75. A lot of the players are very complimentary about each other; they embrace at the end of matches because the level of the tennis has been so good. I think that's something that tennis has got to be proud of. - Author: Andy Murray
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#76. I felt like I was never going to be a great writer. I felt like I was going to be a good writer at best. I wanted to be great at something. - Author: Gene Weingarten
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#77. She is so totally absorbed in a vocation - both a gift and a mastering passion - that she has no time to be absorbed with the self's worries about itself. And that is the moral of the story: You can pursue happiness by wearing a torn jersey. You can catch it by being good at something you love. - Author: George Will
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#78. I know a lot of celebrities who are perfectly happy to put their name to something and then leave it at that because the money is good, but I need to have complete control over how something is going to look if my name is going to be attached to it. - Author: Heidi Klum
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#79. It is popularly known that it takes one thousand hours to master something, anything. But what you and I are looking for is not the high end mastery but we just want to be good at it, enough to see us through our daily lives. This is where the 21 day rule comes in. - Author: Angelina Talpa
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#80. We are savages insides. We all want to be the chosen, the beloved, the esteemed. There isn't a person reading this who hasn't at one point or another had that why not me? voice pop into the interior mix when something good has happened to someone else. - Author: Cheryl Strayed
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#81. Ratbert (as lab rat, to scientist): Doc, we have to talk. Every day you feed me over a hundred pounds of macaroni and cheese. At first I thought you were just being a good host. But lately I've been thinking it could be something far more sinister. - Author: Scott Adams
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#82. A great strategy for success in life is to become good at something, anything, and let that feeling propel you to new and better victories. Success can be habit-forming. Pick - Author: Scott Adams
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#83. To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. - Author: Henry Van Dyke
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#84. Needless to say, the fact that he actually spoke to me at all practically caused me to pass out. And then the fact that he was actually saying something that sounded like it might be a prelude to asking me out - well, I nearly threw up. I mean it. I felt really sick, but in a good way. - Author: Meg Cabot
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#85. You never want to be the one who everyone is going to bust jokes on. The only way to prevent that is to be good at something. - Author: Marshawn Lynch
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#86. Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#87. To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good. - Author: Barbara De Angelis
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#88. There was something strange in my sensations, indescribably new and incredibly sweet. I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be tenfold more wicked and the thought delighted me like wine. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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#89. The only thing I wouldn't like to do is to play roles as a musician. I'm not sure that I would be comfortable doing that, and I'm not sure I'd be very good at it. I think I would be better served, and would be a better partner, if I was in something outside of myself. - Author: Larry Mullen Jr.
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#90. Success is feeling good about the work you do throughout the long, unheralded journey that May or may not wind up at the launch pad. You can't view training solely as a stepping stone to something loftier. It's got to be an end in itself. - Author: Chris Hadfield
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#91. I'd never been much good at finding openings in conversations here. I treated them like stuffing envelopes- the moment a gap appeared, I was worried I'd insert the wrong thing and it would sealed and delivered. Or I'd insert something too large to fit through the post, and it would not be accepted - Author: Alice Pung
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#92. I had a good experience in college, but I don't think interdisciplinary education is something that's stressed very much at all. It's generally considered to be something of a bad idea. - Author: Peter Thiel
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#93. But it's been a wonderful change. I've found myself. I am stronger than I have ever been. I am painting, and I'm good at it. I have goals and desires. That's a positive change. Not something to be afraid of. - Author: M.J. Rose
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#94. I always feel like if someone has stage fright, I really try and say, "Listen, these people want you to succeed, they want to have a good evening. They want to see something really great. They don't want to see something crappy. They don't. They want to be at something really special." - Author: Laurie Anderson
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#95. What I can tell them is the way you become an Olympic champion is to start working now. I tell them why it's always worth it to put the time and effort into something you want to be good at. - Author: Rafer Johnson
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#96. Sometimes you can be good at something that you still find really hard. Sometimes, to be good at something, you just need to keep showing the fuck up. - Author: Junot Diaz
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#97. I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at. I do what I do and that's it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#98. I approach the heptathlon and life in the same way in that I not only want to be good at what I am doing, but I want it to mean something. - Author: Shelia Burrell
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#99. I want to direct. It's something that I know I'll be really good at. - Author: Gedde Watanabe
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#100. I grew up in a family that played golf, and my brother was much better than me, so I kind of put that aside. I had to be good at something other than golf. - Author: Nicolas Ghesquiere
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