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  • Clive James
    Clive James
    Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-
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    All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
  • Alexander Henry
    Alexander Henry
    American painter 1860-1894
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    All the aftermath that so frequently follows in the wake of war still confront the nation, and we now, as ever before, must hold fast to the ancient landmarks and see to it that all of these plagues that threaten so mightily shall be rendered harmless.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    All the great things have been denied and we live in an intricacy of new and local mythologies, political, economic, poetic, which are asserted with an ever-enlarging incoherence.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
    Source: The Chronicles of Narnia (1950) The Last Battle (1956), Closing lines, in Ch. 16 :
  • Buddy Rich
    Buddy Rich
    American jazz drummer and bandleader 1917-1987
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    Almost everything I've done, I've done through my own creativity. I don't think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums. I wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
    American politician and member 1948-
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    Although it was created with the best of intentions, the federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program has become one of the worst and most costly boondoggles ever foisted on the American public.
  • Brad Stone
    Brad Stone
    American journalist 1971-
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    Amazon may be the most beguiling company that ever existed, and it is just getting started. It is both missionary and mercenary... That has always been a potent combination.
  • America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
  • Bret Harte
    Bret Harte
    American short story writer and poet 1836-1902
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    And ever since then, when the clock strikes two, She walks unbidden from room to room, And the air is filled that she passes through With a subtle, sad perfume. The delicate odor of mignonette, The ghost of a dead and gone bouquet, Is all that tells of her story — yet Could she think of a sweeter way?
  • Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd
    English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-
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    And when I was young, did I ever tell you, I always wanted to get inside a book and never come out again? I loved reading so much I wanted to be a part of it, and there were some books I could have stayed in for ever.
    Source: First Light (1996) 50
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
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    Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
  • Peter de Vries
    Peter de Vries
    American writer 1910-1993
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    Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ''What's in it for me?''
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