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  • Carolyn See
    Carolyn See
    American writer 1934-2016
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    'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
  • Bill Veeck
    Bill Veeck
    American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter 1914-
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    After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
    American politician 1947-
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    Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
  • Brendon Burchard
    Brendon Burchard
    American author 1977-
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    Even if you overcome a tremendous challenge and feel the personal victory, it's simply not powerful enough. It may activate your left brain, which says, 'I have achieved,' but it will not activate your more social right brain, which desperately desires to say, 'Look, Ma, I did it!'
  • Demi Moore
    Demi Moore
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    For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
    American politician 1947-
    Bobby Scott
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    Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
  • How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.
  • Ann Druyan
    Ann Druyan
    American writer 1949-
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    I guess I so desperately want to see us put this planet right. It's so horrifying to me that a fifth of us are starving every night, and that forty thousand children die every single day.
  • Bryce Courtenay
    Bryce Courtenay
    South African-Australian advertising director and novelist 1933-2012
    Bryce Courtenay
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    I was born illegitimately and almost immediately, as I understand it, placed in an orphanage. So my very earliest memories were in an orphanage. It was the tag end of the Great Depression when I was born. People were desperately poor.
  • Caroline Leavitt
    Caroline Leavitt
    American novelist
    Caroline Leavitt
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    Literature can allow us to experience the best side of humankind, where instead of giving up, we struggle desperately in the ruins for love, connection and hope.
  • Ardal O'Hanlon
    Ardal O'Hanlon
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    Marriage is when two people are joined together to become one desperately boring person.
  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    American writer and filmmaker 1946-
    Oliver Stone
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    Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another. This painting here. I bought it 10 years ago for 60 thousand dollars. I could sell it today for 600. The illusion has become real and the more real it becomes, the more desperately they want it.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    American author of children's books 1947-2013
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    My criteria for what makes a book an official 'favorite,' is based almost entirely on how desperately I don't want the story to end.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
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    My mother left Hungary as a refugee, and she is not nostalgic for the life that she had back in Hungary, and yet Cubans certainly want the economic opportunity in the United States, but they're desperately homesick for the culture that they left behind.
  • Bethany McLean
    Bethany McLean
    American journalist 1970-
    Bethany McLean
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    Proponents of privatization argued that cities and states needed private capital to fund all the upgrades that our decaying infrastructure so desperately needed.
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