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English philosopher 1632-1704
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
American singer and songwriter 1935-
All my songs were solo voices. Just me singing. In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick. Just singing straight with not too much background.
American singer-songwriter and actress 1981-
Aretha Franklin was a teenage mom, a musician who came from an incredibly Christian background, but there was a lot of love, which is really inspiring in a feminist way.
American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
Astronauts working for the government will always need to be either pilots or mission specialists. Those who want to be pilots should have military experience - ideally, a test pilot background.
American actress, comedian, director and producer 1961-
Because I've been so blessed with a background in nursing and spent so much time with patients at a really intimate, vulnerable time in their lives, the one lesson I've learned is that you never turn down a challenge where you can keep your creative integrity and your heart and soul and your sense of self.
American bass guitarist 1955-
Engineering producers who don't play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there's a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
American actor, writer, musician, and producer 1979-
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you're a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that's pretty cool.
American journalist and author 1929-
I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
American novelist and short story writer 1941-
I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
Nigerian-born British novelist 1944-2017
I usually make sure that my stories are from Africa or my own background so as to highlight the cultural background at the same time as telling the story.
British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint. I was programmed to be a novelist or a playwright. But I'm not.
American businesswoman and political 1954-
If someone believes they are limited by their gender, race or background, they will become more limited.
American academic and social critic 1947-
In the beginning was nature. The background from which and against our ideas of God were formed, nature remains the supreme moral problem. We cannot hope to understand sex and gender until we clarify our attitude toward nature. Sex is a subset to nature. Sex is the natural in man.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990) Opening sentence, p. 1
American anarchist 1869-1940
In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.
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