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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements.
  • James Madison
    James Madison
    American statesman, President 1751-1836
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    The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    English poet 1806-1861
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    At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
  • Arthur Murphy
    Arthur Murphy
    Irish writer 1727-1805
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    Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
  • Antoine Lavoisier
    Antoine Lavoisier
    French nobleman and chemist 1743-1794
    Antoine Lavoisier
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    I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.
  • Alejo Carpentier
    Alejo Carpentier
    Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist 1904-1980
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    I studied harmony and composition in a very spontaneous manner.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
    Alexander Herzen
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    Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men.
  • Alfred de Vigny
    Alfred de Vigny
    French poet 1797-1863
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    One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact.
  • Arthur Laffer
    Arthur Laffer
    American economist and author 1940-
    Arthur Laffer
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    People can change the volume, the location and the composition of their income, and they can do so in response to changes in government policies.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Prudence operates on life in the same manner as rule of composition; it produces vigilance rather than elevation; rather prevents loss than procures advantage; and often miscarriages, but seldom reaches either power or honor.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
    American entrepreneur, and author
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    Stress on fast growing companies comes from a lot of different places. The one that is often the largest, and creates the most second-order issues, is the composition of the leadership team. More specifically, it's specific people on the leadership who don't have the scale experience their role requires at a particular moment in time.
  • Caleb Deschanel
    Caleb Deschanel
    American cinematographer and director 1944-
    Caleb Deschanel
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    The great photographers of life - like Diane Arbus and Walker Evans and Robert Frank - all must have had some special quality: a personality of nurturing and non-judgment that frees the subjects to reveal their most intimate reality. It really is what makes a great photographer, every bit as much as understanding composition and lighting.
  • Arnold Newman
    Arnold Newman
    American photographer 1918-2006
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    There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that's impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.
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