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  • Bobby Bowden
    Bobby Bowden
    American football coach 1929-
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    People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity.
  • Bjornstjerne Bjornson
    Bjornstjerne Bjornson
    Norwegian writer 1832-1910
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    Shakespeare's plays were a great Teutonic Valhalla with brilliant sunshine at times and violent tempests at others. The world to him was a battlefield, but his sense of poetic justice, his sublime faith in life and its infinite resources, guided the battles.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
  • Ashleigh Brilliant
    Ashleigh Brilliant
    American author and cartoonist 1933-
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    Some of my troubles are so familiar, I know them by their first names.
  • Ashleigh Brilliant
    Ashleigh Brilliant
    American author and cartoonist 1933-
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    Sometimes the only way you can win is to stay out of the game.
  • Baz Luhrmann
    Baz Luhrmann
    Australian director, writer, and producer 1962-
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    Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it's that mix of people, it's that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality.
  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
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    The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    English writer and columnist 1950-
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    The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability.
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali
    Spanish painter 1904 - 1989
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    The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
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    The disappointing second novel is measured against the brilliant first novel - often no novel lives up to the first. Literary improvement seems like an unfair expectation.
  • M. Beerbohm
    M. Beerbohm
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    The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end.
  • Ashleigh Brilliant
    Ashleigh Brilliant
    American author and cartoonist 1933-
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    The entire universe will eventually disintegrate but by then I hope to be in a safer place.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.
  • Friedrich Melchior Grimm
    Friedrich Melchior Grimm
    German-born French-language journalist, art critic and diplomat 1723-1807
    Friedrich Melchior Grimm
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    The greatest men have not always the best heads; many indiscretions may be pardoned to a brilliant and ardent imagination. The prudence and discretion of a cold heart are not worth half so much as the follies of an ardent mind.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    The post-war publish or perish tyranny must end. The profession has become obsessed with quantity rather than quality. One brilliant article should outweigh one mediocre book.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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