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#1. I think the main thing is to find something you care about. A cause. I think it starts with others. Who do you look up to? Who do you want to help? Start in your own community. - Author: Max Carver
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#2. I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure, if I had been you, I should have tried long ago to do something or other about it. Jane and Elizabeth tried to explain to her the nature of an entail. - Author: Jane Austen
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#3. It's such a stupid thing to sign a band and then demand a hit right away to instantly recoup the money. The point is, you have to do it by building your own following, and that is not necessarily done by writing instant hits. - Author: Al Jourgensen
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#4. The funny thing about directing is that you have your own opinions, but it's a collaboration. Directing is a group effort. Even though you might think something works, the smartest thing you can do as a director is try and weigh the opinions of the people around you. - Author: Chris Evans
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#5. I was taught that you didn't want to be part of the group - that it was better to do your own thing. - Author: Todd Phillips
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#6. Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#7. Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know. ... Pursue the enjoyments which are of good repute; for pleasure attended by honor is the best thing in the world, but pleasure without honor is the worst. - Author: Isocrates
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#8. I think we all do our own thing and we all have our own talents, but it's good to know that you have a family tree of success so if you need the help on your journey to success then you can look around and see it around you. - Author: Tyga
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#9. Don't we all die someday and someday comes all too soon? What will you do with your own wild, glorious chance at this thing we call life. - Author: Mary Oliver
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#10. Once you assume your right to interfere in other people's problems they become in some ways more of a worry than your own, for with your own you can at least do what you think best, but other people always show such a persistent tendency to do the wrong thing. - Author: Marion Milner
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#11. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. - Author: Oprah Winfrey
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#12. I see something between you two. I do not see it often. You have something rare and precious. You must treat your love like the most valuable thing you will ever own. Don't ever let it get away from you. You will regret it your entire life, I assure you. - Author: Andrea Laurence
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#13. Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don't live in a world all of your own. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#14. They don't actually want you to do your own thing, not unless it's their thing too. - Author: Robert Cormier
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#15. When you succeed at creating your own world, whether it's in any realm - like Tolkien was able to do - and people are able to enter that world, it's a special thing. - Author: David Selby
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#16. They tell you to do your own thing but they don't mean it. They don't want you to do your thing, not unless it happens to be their thing, too. - Author: Robert Cormier
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#17. I realized that whatever your path, whatever your calling, the most damaging thing you can do is let other voices define you and drown out your own. You've got to block them out and find that place deep inside you, shaken but still intact, and hold on to it. - Author: Katie Couric
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#18. The thing I want to know is, if you tell your brain not to do stuff ... and it keeps doing it anyway, does that mean your mind has a mind of its own? And if it does, then who's in charge here, anyway? - Author: Jane Yolen
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#19. The 'cleverness' syndrome has taken the place of melody. It's like everyone has come down with this terrible disease in jazz ... you are always expected to do your own material, which is a strange thing to do if you're a poor composer but a great player. - Author: Keith Jarrett
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#20. Knowledge is a funny thing, Auron. The more of it that's in your head, the more your head can hold. It breeds on its own. You never know what the next bit of reading is going to do, what it's going to meet up with in your head and mate. - Author: E.E. Knight
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#21. From my experience, the only thing you can do is take what's written on the page and try, through your own curiosity and investigation, to make it your own and honor what the original intent was. - Author: Colin Farrell
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#22. I loved working when I worked at commercial art and they told you what to do and how to do it and all you had to do was correct it and they'd say yes or no. The hard thing is when you have to dream up the tasteless things to do on your own. - Author: Andy Warhol
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#23. I don't want to have to start being unselfish again. The great thing about being on your own is you do what you damned well like. - Author: John Cleese
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#24. Either you participate in the community like an adult or you leave and do your own thing, - Author: Havoc Pennington
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#25. After you fail, which I have, you can either choose to crumble and retreat and become nonfunctional, which I've seen happen, or you can just become a lone wolf, forget about the cool kids and just continue to do your own thing. - Author: Diablo Cody
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#26. No matter how much you screw up your own life by the wrong decisions that you make, it's never too late to do the right thing and change your ways and you can teach old dogs new tricks. - Author: Will Ferrell
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#27. I'm bored' is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you're alive is amazing, so you don't get to say 'I'm bored. - Author: Louis C.K.
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#28. The surface below your feet is so special. It is not like a boxing ring, not like a wrestling mat, it's its own thing, and when I am there, I am floating, I am moving with total freedom, I am free. And when you know, when you just know you are going to win, like I do, there is no better feeling. - Author: Conor McGregor
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#29. But sometimes, minding your own business isn't the right thing to do. Sometimes, you need to confront the evil in the world. I tried to ignore that for too long and people got hurt. - Author: Elizabeth Hunter
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#30. If you are rigorous in your own R&D in whatever your area is, you do your own testing, and you really stress-test the thing that you do, I think that gives you a tremendous amount of inner fortitude when you come up against the monolith. - Author: Brian Koppelman
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#31. So is that it? Will I have to live the rest of my life like this? Not doing the right thing? Not saying the right words?"
"That's your choice. You can't change the past. Ah, but the future ... you own the future." The Greenman smiled. "So, you tell me ... what choice do you want to make now? - Author: Jonathan Maberry
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#32. If he knew one thing about life, it was this: look out for yourself. No one else would do it for you. If you were cheated or tricked, it was your own fault, and a lesson best learned before the world devoured you. - Author: Kelley Armstrong
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#33. Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn't that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire? - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#34. There is no such thing as chance. Everything occurs as a result of cause and effect; what you do now will create your own future. - Author: Sylvia Clare
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#35. The best and the worst thing about fashion is that anyone can do it. But because fashion can be the most unintellectual thing, you have to turn it into an intellectual exercise just for your own sanity. You have to start with a conceit. - Author: Joseph Altuzarra
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#36. You can't control what others think. The only thing you can control is yourself. Some people will look down on you for your choices in life, no matter what they are. You can't do anything about that. The only thing you can do is decide how to live your own life. And to hell with everybody else - Author: Marie Sexton
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#37. Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs. - Author: Keith Emerson
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#38. You know you are on the right spiritual track when you realize that doing the right thing is not something you should do; rather, it is something you want to do. It is even something you have to do for your own peace, and the well-being of others. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#39. I made a lot mistakes that I'm grateful for, because I won't make them again and I won't let my artists make them, or I'll tell them, 'Don't do this.' A lot of them still make them anyway, but you can't be told things when you're doing your own thing. - Author: Fred Durst
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#40. Undoubtedly, the most important thing to remember is your time is not your own. Yes, we live in a time when people believe that you can and you should do exactly what you want, but all time belongs to God. So make sure your time is first dedicated to getting His work accomplished. - Author: Monica Johnson
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#41. Do your own thing. Others own their own thing. If you copy too much, you'll find yourself in late night cocktail lounge cover band limbo. - Author: Kurt Cobain
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#42. I'm going to do the worst possible thing I could do to you and your people - what my grandfather would have done to you. "I'm going to leave you all to suffer the consequences of your own actions. - Author: Terry Goodkind
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#43. Everyone has their own sound, and if you're heard enough, folks will come to recognize it. Style however, is a different thing. Try to express your own ideas. It's much more difficult to do, but the rewards are there if you're good enough to pull it off ... - Author: Chet Atkins
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#44. Perhaps the best you could hope for was not to do the same thing to your own children. - Author: Mark Haddon
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#45. I realised that conforming didn't accomplish anything. Do your own thing. As long as you learn that, you're cool. - Author: Sandra Bullock
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#46. When you're around the kids, you feel like you act the most grown up just because you're supposed to lead. I say things, like every other parent, that reminds you of your own parents. One thing I do know about being a parent, you understand why your father was in a bad mood a lot. - Author: Adam Sandler
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#47. It's like, you can't have any fun, and if you do have fun, if you do your own thing, you're considered crazy and should be in a mental institution. Now, that's what I find creepy. I'm eccentric. I am not messed up. - Author: Crispin Glover
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#48. All people, even one's own children, come with baggage. When they're little, you have to help them carry it. But when they grow up, you have to do that difficult thing of setting their baggage down and taking up your own again. - Author: Lucille Clifton
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#49. Do not try to catch the happiness because happiness is not a thing you can catch, it is a thing you can create with your own mind only! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#50. The important thing is to concentrate upon what you can do - by yourself, upon your own initiative. - Author: Harry Browne
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#51. You always try to do your own thing. One of the things I wanted to do was to write a book that combines some of the best traits of contemporary fantasy with some of the traits of the historical novel. - Author: George R R Martin
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#52. The one thing you can do for others is the manage your own life. And do it with conviction. - Author: Tony Robbins
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#53. I think you can do your own thing as long as you're not hurting anybody else--that's been my philosophy ever since I was a little girl. - Author: Bettie Page
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#54. You have the power to pause stuff and you have the power to go to the bathroom. You can do whatever you want in your own home. It's a much more relaxed thing. It's more like a book, it seems to me. That's kind of the way I watch movies. - Author: David Fincher
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#55. Using your own time to make someone else's life better is, like, the nicest thing you can do for anybody. - Author: Karen Marie Moning
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#56. Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous. - Author: Janis Joplin
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#57. I'm not out here on the front lines trying to create clones, or consumers, or worshippers of who I am, and what I do. I'm trying to nurture the idea that you should do your own thing, which is really powerful. - Author: Mike Vallely
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#58. The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them.
It's for their own good. - Author: Sophie Kinsella
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#59. As long as you make your own decision and do thing because it feels good to you, there will always be people who agree and people who don't. - Author: Kristen Stewart
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#60. If you are connected to your own internal being, it is very hard to be screwing and destroying and hurting another human being, because you'll be feeling what they're feeling. If you're separated, it's not a hard thing to do at all. - Author: Eve Ensler
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#61. We need to have a purpose in this life. I'm pleading with you, I'm begging with you to do the right thing. And do it not for the sake of how it will impact your own lives, but only for the sake of doing the right thing. - Author: James McGreevey
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#62. Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for - Author: Oliver James
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#63. Personal branding is one thing that you just can't do well on your own. You are too close to it, - Author: Gina Bianchini
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#64. It's important in a relationship to have moments when you do your own thing. - Author: Kaley Cuoco
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#65. So your first job is to work on yourself. The greatest thing you can do for another human being is to get your own house in order and find your true spiritual heart. - Author: Ram Dass
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#66. Any person or thing of significance to you unconsciously plays a role in mirroring your own internal universe, just as you do theirs. - Author: Nebo D. Lukovich
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#67. Don't depend on a guy for your happiness. You have to live your own life and do your own thing. That's when good things come around - when you do your own thing and you're not worried about a man. It will happen in due time. - Author: Keke Palmer
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#68. To do a television show, one can be sort of spoiled. You get to have your own trailer, your own space - that sort of thing. - Author: Danielle Panabaker
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#69. I pretty much just focus on making the records - unless I'm self-releasing them; then I do my own thing. But at some point, you have to stop worrying about chains of distribution, or it takes out of your time to write. - Author: John Darnielle
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#70. The human race is where everyone is under control by other people, no one controls his own life; the best thing you can ever do is to choose somebody who controls your life with good motive. - Author: Aiden Mccoy
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#71. The worst thing you can do is say to yourself, "I want to be just like somebody else." You have to absorb knowledge from someone else, but ultimately you have to find your own voice. - Author: Yo-Yo Ma
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#72. I feel the one sensible thing you can do is try to live in a way that pleases you. If you don't hurt anybody else, what you do is your own business. - Author: Johnny Carson
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#73. You just kind of go and do your own thing. Sometimes it's really hard to compare apples and oranges, so you don't really think of it that way. You just perform to your fullest potential and hope everybody else does too. And however it works out, it works out. - Author: Jennifer Nettles
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#74. Your name is the most important thing you own. Don't ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it. - Author: Ben Hogan
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#75. Being an artist is not exactly the most universally respected, or secure thing to do with your life. It can be frightening and you can feel that you're taking a lot of risks just with your own life, and your family's security. But the rewards outweigh those things. - Author: Joan Osborne
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#76. Cutting meat out of your diet is the best thing you can do for animals and your own health. - Author: Joan Jett
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#77. You have to figure out ways to do things on your own. I do my own thing, and I don't pay much attention to what anyone else is doing. - Author: Jerry Jeff Walker
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#78. The idea that you can live off the grid and just do your own thing is a very American idea - that you should be able to do your own thing, if you want to, if you're willing to pay the price for it. I think the price has gotten higher and higher. - Author: Dana Spiotta
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#79. Is the buying-your-own-drinks thing what you use to give guys the polite brush-off, and now you're just offering me the seat because you feel sorry for me, or do I actually have a chance here? - Author: Chanel Cleeton
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#80. When your partner feels s/he has a secure base to fall back on (and doesn't feel the need to work hard to get close), and when you don't feel the need to distance yourself, you'll both be better able to look outward and do your own thing. - Author: Amir Levine
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#81. Do your own thing with love and passion. You will be happy, no matter the result of your action. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#82. I'm very flash and burn - the first thing that comes to mind is obviously the best idea, and that's because it should come out of a natural place, and if you don't do that then you're writing someone else's music, not your own. - Author: Zach Condon
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#83. I do disapprove of the modern attitude that you can't do the simplest thing, like dying or being born, in your own house. - Author: Ann Bridge
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#84. You only do exercises in art school. That's not the real thing. A little bit tells you so much. You have to find your own self. And you don't know what you are! But that's what you have to search for. - Author: Harry Callahan
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#85. You call yourself an Atheist because you don't believe in the supernatural. But one thing you do not realize is that your unbelief in the supernatural is a belief in its own nature. - Author: King Samuel Benson
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#86. I declare my belief that it is not your duty to do anything that is not to your own interest. Whenever it is unquestionably your duty to do a thing, then it will benefit you to perform that duty. - Author: E.W. Howe
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#87. There is never one absolutely right thing to do. All you can do is honor what you believe, accept the consequences of your own actions, and make the best out of what happens. - Author: Garth Nix
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#88. You can do this (this thing, where your body will cease to produce hormones and your skin, hair, muscles and bones ... basically every part of you will notice, go into withdrawals, and stage a coup). Be prepared for this mentally, and you'll own this thing. - Author: Lisa Jey Davis
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#89. Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is ... and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong. - Author: Donna Ball
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#90. Like most kids, you don't want to do what your folks want you to do. You've got your own thing. - Author: Jeff Bridges
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#91. Never do what a specialist can do better. Discover your own specialty. Do not despair if your specialty appears to be more delicate, a lesser thing. Make up in finesse what you lose in force. - Author: Jean Cocteau
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#92. I think of a band like Animal Collective where they really follow their own sound and I think that's a really important thing to do. You can find an audience if you can find your voice. - Author: Andrew Dost
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#93. When you're playing such brilliant music every day, then the last thing you ever want to do is try to write something of your own that's crude and not as good. - Author: Regina Spektor
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#94. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. - Author: Amelia Earhart
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#95. Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it. - Author: Mitch Albom
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#96. Up here [in space], you're free. Really free, for the first time in your life. All the laws and rules and prejudices they've been dumping on you all your life ... they're all down there. Up here it's a new start. You can be yourself and do your own thing ... and nobody can tell you different. - Author: Ben Bova
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#97. How do you not try to get something you want?
How do you stop caring about the thing that you care about the most?
How do you erase the other half of your own self? - Author: Jerry Spinelli
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#98. Church wants you on your place. Kneel, stand, kneel, stand. If you go for that sort of thing, I don't know what to do for you. A man makes his own way. No one gives it to you. You have to take it. 'Non serviam'. - Author: Frank Costello
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#99. The good thing about being a writer is that you don't need anything except for a laptop. You can really do your own work and if you're not manically compelled to write all the time before you do it professionally, it's probably not a business for you anyway. - Author: Thomas Lennon
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#100. I know when we were really little, my mom would say to me, "If you can, the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning, just get quiet and ask God, 'Who is Patricia?' You can feel your own nature and know who you are." - Author: Patricia Arquette
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