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  • Carlton Cuse
    Carlton Cuse
    American screenwriter, producer, and director 1959-
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    'Lost' is about a bunch of people stranded on an island. It's compelling, but kind of tiny. But what sustains you are the characters.
  • Anderson Cooper
    Anderson Cooper
    American television journalist 1967-
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    A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.
  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    American actress 1884-1970
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    An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ
    American feminist historian and author 1945-
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    Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.
    Source: Laughter of Aphrodite: reflections on a journey to the goddess (1987)
  • Bill de Blasio
    Bill de Blasio
    American politician 1961-
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    Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. Living up there in 1967 - the Impossible Dream season - that moment was incredibly compelling. I just naturally gravitated to the team. Nineteen seventy-five was arguably the greatest World Series of all time.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
    American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
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    History or custom or social utility or some compelling sense of justice or sometimes perhaps a semi-intuitive apprehension of the pervading spirit of our law must come to the rescue of the anxious judge and tell him where to go.
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
    Armenian-Canadian stage and film director and writer 1960-
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    I have always felt that this story is universal. When I began to understand the details of the history, I felt that the most compelling aspect was not what happened, but what continues to happen and how it is denied.
  • Bruce Greenwood
    Bruce Greenwood
    Canadian actor and producer 1956-
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    If you don't pay attention and if your imagination isn't pretty much engaged, you're going to miss things and you're going to miss opportunities for it to be as compelling and as creepy as it can be.
  • Andrei Sakharov
    Andrei Sakharov
    Russian nuclear physicist, dissident and activist 1921-1989
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    In and after 1964 when I began to concern myself with the biological issues, and particularly from 1967 onwards, the extent of the problems over which I felt uneasy increased to such a point that in 1968 I felt a compelling urge to make my views public.
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon
    Bernice Johnson Reagon
    American composer, scholar, and social activist 1942-
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    It makes sense that whatever the topic is, it's more compelling if you can provide the audience with a range of perspectives, and you can cross disciplines. And you don't have to control what people take out of it.
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams
    American landscape photographer and environmentalist 1902-1984
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    Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
    English dramatist and writer 1685-1750
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    Reason gains all men, by compelling none.
    Mercy was always Heaven's distinguished mark:
    And he, who bears it not, has no friend there.
    Source: Alzira (1736) Act I, Sc. 1
  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
    English dramatist and writer 1685-1750
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    Reason gains all people by compelling none.
  • Edmund White
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    The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence: sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
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