Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
Truman Capote

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Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.
Bill Shankly

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Are you unselfish? That is the question. If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple.
Swami Sivananda

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In this process of self-knowledge, right thinking comes into being; and right thinking frees the mind from craving. The freedom from craving is virtue.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

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You have to have a very compelling goal for the company. If you put yourself in the shoes of someone who's talented at a world level, they have to believe that there's potential for a great outcome and believe in the leader of the company, that you're the right guy to work with. That can be a difficult thing, especially if you're trying to attract people from other companies.
Elon Musk

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A man who would meditate must understand himself. Without knowing yourself, you cannot go far. However much you may attempt to go far, you can go only so far as your own projection; and your own projection is very near, is very close, and does not lead you anywhere.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

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I don't mind a little Sturm und Drang. When I was doing 'Riding in Cars With Boys,' I wouldn't smile at anybody, because my character, Bev, was angry at the world. I'm the opposite. Inside my head I'd be like, God, I'll explain to you at the end of shooting that I'm not this person.
Drew Barrymore

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When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'no' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs

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It is the ego which raises such difficulties, creating obstacles and then suffering from the perplexity of apparent paradoxes. Find out who makes the enquiries and the Self will be found.
Ramana Maharshi

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No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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