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A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery. View Quote
Orlando Bloom

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A book comes and says, 'Write me.' My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate. View Quote
Madeleine L'Engle

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A car to pick me up every day, a chair with my name on it, everybody being very polite... what can you do except sit back and watch it all, try to take it all in? View Quote
Charles Dance

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A career path is rarely a path at all. A more interesting life is usual a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It is almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you. View Quote
Tom Freston

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A changeling is one child substituted for another. I couldn't find anything more apt. We had to kind of fight that supernatural element in the publicity, and I offered to try and find another title, but Clint liked it, and it stayed. View Quote
J. Michael Straczynski

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A conductor can't be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much. View Quote
Anthony Hopkins

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A couple days before the stunts, if I'm doing something particularly dangerous, I will go over every worst-case scenario in my head, like this could happen, this could happen, this could happen, this could happen. I try to think about that to where it's ingrained in me. View Quote
Johnny Knoxville

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A couple of months ago, I was down in Florida for the Food and Wine Festival. And this journalist grabbed me and said, 'How does it feel to be a TV guy? You're no longer in the restaurant business.' And I laughed. I asked him, 'How long do you think it takes me to do a season?' He said, 'Well, 200 days.' And I was like, '200 days? Try 20!' View Quote
Tom Colicchio

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A doctor once told me that with crying you aren't sure what its derivation is. If someone comes at you with a knife, you don't cry: you scream, you try to run. When it's over and you're OK, that's when you cry. View Quote
Bill Viola

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A few years ago my goal was to try and get the goddamned album made, which put me in a real bad frame of mind. View Quote
Kylie Minogue

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A friend of mine - a cameraman at MTV - lost a lot of weight from cycling, and I thought I'd try it, too, thinking whenever you look at a cyclist they all look super-skinny, so hey, why not? But then it turned into such a psychologically satisfying thing. View Quote
Carson Daly

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A good interviewer is able to ferret out what the applicant is really passionate about. Ask them what they do for fun, what they're reading, try and find out if they have a life outside of work. View Quote
Nolan Bushnell

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A good leader doesn't try to do everything himself, he's willing to let other people make mistakes, as well as make good things. I think as early as possible, you need to find people to work with you to share the burden. Don't feel that you're the only person who has the answers. View Quote
Richard Branson

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A government should not function based on the pressures of some or others. It should try to adapt a mix of measures that fits every context and generates the appropriate steps forward. View Quote
Laura Chinchilla

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A great deal of my battle, as an actor, is to whittle away the things that make me self-conscious and try to trick myself into not being self-conscious. So, it's always a challenge, whether I'm lying in a hospital bed or flying around with a rocket pack on my back, or what have you. On the best of days, it's a challenge for me. View Quote
Billy Campbell

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A great poet, a great singer, a dancer who is moving totally in his commitment, automatically becomes celibate. He has no discipline for it. Sex is superfluous energy; sex is a safety valve. When you have too much in you and you cannot do anything with it, the nature has made a safety valve; you can throw it out. You can release it, otherwise you will go mad or burst -- explode. And if you try to suppress it, then too you will go mad, because suppressing it won't help. It needs a transformation, and that transformation comes from total commitment. A warrior, if he is really a warrior -- an impeccable warrior, will be beyond sex. His whole energy is moving. View Quote
Osho

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A guy came to the shop every day. A lot of guys put the foam like stuff that forms to you, kinda like the Indy car guys run. He fitted it up and it felt real good, so we're going to try to run it. View Quote
Sterling Marlin

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A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us. View Quote
Rowan Williams

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A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but I like them. It looks like cunning, but you try to get extra things from them all the time, by stealth, by making them feel confident, so they trust you and you can push a bit. View Quote
Danny Boyle

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A lot of people think if you just had more process and more compliance, checks and double checks and so forth, you could create a better result in the world. Well, Berkshire has had practically no process. We had hardly any internal auditing until they forced it on us. We just try to operate in a seamless web of deserved trust and be careful whom we trust. View Quote
Charlie Munger

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A lot of people think, 'I'll give acting or poetry or filmmaking a try. And if it doesn't work out I'll go get a law degree, do something else that's more practical.' For me I went the reverse way. I lived the back-up plan. View Quote
Brit Marling

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A lot of people when they try to sing Skid Row songs, they're screaming and yelling too much. It's more singing than screaming. View Quote
Sebastian Bach

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A lot of these movies, they're really enjoyable to see. Really, it's like smoking crack or something, you walk out and you feel diminished by it. It's eye candy, just violence and sex. Definitely lots of sex, people making out or showing their tits, which is always fun, but it wasn't what I wanted to do with my life. I tried it, I tried doing this Angelina Jolie movie, a popcorn movie, the first movie I did that's about nothing. And I didn't like it, because I do ultimately feel there's enough crap like this. It's so much more fun and harder and more challenging to try to make something that's entertaining but isn't wasting your time. View Quote
Ethan Hawke

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A lot of time you write out of some unconscious place. I try to trust what is coming and where it wants to take me. View Quote
Sue Monk Kidd

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A lot of times when I sit down with the other comics and try to talk theory, they say I'm being too serious. View Quote
Joel Hodgson

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A lot of times, I'm traveling or have appointments, so I don't get to work out every day, but I try to get to the gym as much as I can. View Quote
Brody Jenner

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A lot of times, when I record with a group, I'll stay after class for another hour or two and go, 'Let me try a bunch of things I was thinking of, as you were doing that.' View Quote
Hank Azaria

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A lot of women say that they want to get to feeling about themselves the way I feel, because when I'm on a roll, I'm hot, I'm really good. I try to tell them, I don't have a fix. View Quote
Delta Burke

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A lot of women seem to think the way to ingratiate themselves is to put down other women or backstab. That's the quickest way to be eliminated from my life - try that with me, and you're out. View Quote
Gabrielle Union

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A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. View Quote
Earl Weaver

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A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world. View Quote
Alan Watts

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A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge. View Quote
Richard Leakey

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A part of me wants to sort of try and sound cool and feed this myth that I'm some sort of glamorous lothario, but I was raised by women - my mother and her mother and my aunts - and as a result, most of my friends have always been women. View Quote
Moby

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A perfect storm is in the making: financial uncertainty, economic downturn, government cuts, rising unemployment and a future that looks less clear the more we try to fathom it. View Quote
Jonathan Sacks

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A performance is only as good as the audience you are playing to. A lot of times you feed off of the audience, and we always try to give them all we've got and sometimes you don't get a lot back, but we've never been dead whenever we've performed. View Quote
Kelly Jones

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A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction. View Quote
Graham Greene

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A plant-based diet has actually simplified my life in so many ways. For breakfast, I try to get my first serving of fruits and nuts for fuel. I'm completely addicted to coconut water for the electrolytes and hydration. View Quote
Michelle Forbes

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A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death. View Quote
Robert Benchley

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A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That's how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint. View Quote
Edward James Olmos

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A song that sounds simple is just not that easy to write. One of the objectives of this record was to try and write melodies that continue to resonate. View Quote
Sheryl Crow

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A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system. A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system. View Quote
W. Edwards Deming

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A teenager usually wants to try to get people to notice him in some way, to feel like someone gives a damn. Me, all that attention, I just wanted to fade into the background. Be invisible. Disappear. View Quote
Christian Bale

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A wingnut is someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum - the professional partisans, the unhinged activists and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They're the people who always try to divide rather than unite us. View Quote
John Avlon

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A woman asking 'Am I good? Am I satisfied?' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be. View Quote
Barbara Cartland

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About four days a week, I do pretty good at having a morning prayer time. But even at that, it's a rambling sort of thing. What I have learned to do better is to try to keep my mind turned toward God and ear inclined toward God throughout the day, and I think I'm doing better at that ,but I've got a long way to go. View Quote
Max Lucado

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About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead. View Quote
Edsger Dijkstra

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About wearing a corset on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl : I had a Scarlett O'Hara thing, she gets her waist down to 18 and a half inches--so I thought I would try that. For five minutes, it's fantastic--you have this tiny waist and fantastic cleavage, but oxygen deprivation is a big problem! View Quote
Keira Knightley

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Accept who you are and try and make the best of that. View Quote
Randy Jackson

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Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man. View Quote
J. B. Priestley

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Acting found me. I thought maybe I should try to find it again. We'll see. View Quote
Macaulay Culkin

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Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That's why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there's a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it's really not bad. View Quote
John Corbett

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Acting is kind of difficult to intellectualize - it's a far more visceral experience. It's really hard to be able to think about and then employ these kind of esoteric notions of this person's backstory and try to weave it in somehow. It's just kind of impossible. View Quote
Jesse Eisenberg

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Acting is something I love. It's a great craft that I have a lot of respect for. But I don't think it's any greater challenge than teaching 8-year-olds or any other career. In my life, I try not to make it more important than it is and I just hope that rubs off on the people around me. View Quote
Hugh Jackman

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Acting isn't that hard, really. I mean, I think that people make a big deal about it, but you just kind of try to say your lines naturally. View Quote
Ryan Gosling

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Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should not try to displace what is best left to civil society. View Quote
Paul Ryan

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Actors write movies all the time - but you try fiction and you're an asshole. Everyone wants to try new things, or almost everyone. View Quote
Ethan Hawke

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Actors, I think, are all the same. Both Korean actors and American actors are all very sensitive people, and they are all curious to know what the director thinks of them and how they are evaluated, and they try to satisfy the director. And they like it if you listen carefully to their opinions and accept them. View Quote
Park Chan-wook

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Actresses are nightmares. I don't hang out with any of them. That's a problem with my profession. I try not to be like an actress. View Quote
Gina Gershon

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Actually, I wanted to get it over with. Further on in the season, I'll try, for the record. View Quote
Asafa Powell

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Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation. View Quote
Mike Krzyzewski

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After 17' is a song I wrote when my first daughter went to college, so that's kind of where I'm at in that part of my life. If you listen to that song and knew anything about me, you'd say, 'Oh yeah, he wrote that about his daughter,' but I try not to write them that they are so specific that they wouldn't apply to anybody that has a child. View Quote
Alan Jackson

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After about a year or so, I was in L.A.; I'd decided to try to get a band together out there. View Quote
Stephen Stills

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After all, we are not French and never can be, and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface. View Quote
Edward Hopper

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After this interview, I'm going to immigration to try to sort out my Green Card, just like any other normal person. View Quote
Emily Blunt

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After Titanic it would have been completely foolish for me to go and try and top that. I'm an English girl, I've always loved England, I've never felt the desire to leave it for any particular reason. And whilst I'm ambitious and care very much about what I do, I'm not competitive. I also don't want to act every day of my life. ... So it was important to me after Titanic to just remind myself of why it was that I was acting in the first place, which is of course because I love it. View Quote
Kate Winslet

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After using four different languages on an album, it's tough to decide which one I'm gonna actually learn to speak. I always study the lyric, make sure I know what I'm singing, and try to get the pronunciation as perfect as possible. View Quote
Josh Groban

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After we shot the first 'Twilight,' we organized our own wrap party. We really didn't know what this was going to be. Something like that can come at you unexpectedly, and you just have to try your best to deal with it. View Quote
Anna Kendrick

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After you have practiced for a while, you will realize that it is not possible to make rapid, extraordinary progress. Even though you try very hard, the progress you make is always little by little. It is not like going out in a shower in which you know when you get wet. In a fog, you do not know you are getting wet, but as you keep walking you get wet little by little. If your mind has ideas of progress, you may say, Oh, this pace is terrible! But actually it is not. When you get wet in a fog it is very difficult to dry yourself. So there is no need to worry about progress. View Quote
Shunryu Suzuki

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Again, like I said, we're not trying to censor anyone. If you think drugs are cool, fine. Make that movie. We are not going to stop you, or try to stop you, but we would encourage other people to be a bit more responsible about their portrayal of drug usage. View Quote
Gerald McRaney

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Airplanes were invented by natural selection. Now you can say that intelligent design designs our airplanes of today, but there was no intelligent design really designing those early airplanes. There were probably at least 30,000 different things tried, and when they crash and kill the pilot, don't try that again. View Quote
Burt Rutan

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