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  • Harry Mathews
    Harry Mathews
    American writer 1930-2017
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    Syntax and vocabulary are overwhelming constraints - the rules that run us. Language is using us to talk -we think we're using the language, but language is doing the thinking, we're its slavish agents.
  • Bob Shacochis
    Bob Shacochis
    American writer 1951-
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    A whole bunch of agents and editors looked at my stories, and they all said, in effect, 'You're a pretty good writer and you should probably get these published; when you grow up and write a novel, get in touch.'
  • Bernard Cornwell
    Bernard Cornwell
    British author of historical novels 1944-
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    Agents will read unpublished work because they might make money, and that's their job. It isn't mine.
  • Augusten Burroughs
    Augusten Burroughs
    American writer 1965-
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    As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.
  • Stephen B. Leacock
    Stephen B. Leacock
    Canadian humorist and economist 1869-1944
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    I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
  • A. R. Ammons
    A. R. Ammons
    American poet 1926-2001
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    I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
  • Luckless is the country in which the symbols of procreation are the objects of shame, while the agents of destruction are honored! And yet you call that member your pudendum, or shameful part, as if there were anything more glorious than creating life, or anything more atrocious than taking it away.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    Masterful politicians and effective agents of change tend to succeed by singling out and making salient some aspect of a nation's self-understanding, sparking a sense of recognition - and ultimately moving voters in their favor. Obama made it into an art form.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing... they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
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    Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.
  • Ann Beattie
    Ann Beattie
    American novelist 1947-
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    Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It's an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
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    My biggest regret is that my mother didn't see me walk on to that London Palladium stage, being the star she always wanted me to be. But I always say that when she reached Heaven, she had a word with a few agents.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    English actor 1976-
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    My first agent dissuaded me from calling myself 'Cumberbatch.' I had six months of not very productive time with her, so I changed agents. The new one said, 'Why aren't you using your family name? It's a real attention-grabber.' I worried, 'How much is it going to cost to put my name in lights?' But then I decided that's not my problem.
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