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Armenian-Canadian stage and film director and writer 1960-
As a producer, I think one of the most important decisions you make is not necessarily the material you are working on but the production apparatus that you choose to develop the project with, and that determines what funding you go to, it determines many factors.
As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord's name.
American singer-songwriter, musician and composer 1966-
But I really do have a soft spot for the solo shows. Any musician who writes and sings will tell you that's the center of it, that is it. It's almost like there's something church-like about it and you gotta go back there, if you're a songwriter that sings your material.
French film director and screenwriter 1958-
Cinema is made to film material: the body. By filming the material, the mechanical, the worker, we arrive at the spiritual.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Civilization is a disease produced by the practice of building societies with rotten material.
British Indian sculptor 1954-
Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away.
Swiss artist 1879-1940
Democracy with its semi-civilization sincerely cherishes junk. The artist's power should be spiritual. But the power of the majority is material. When these worlds meet occasionally, it is pure coincidence.
William S. Burroughs
American writer and artist 1914-1997
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
Anna Julia Cooper
American author, activist and sociologist 1858-1964
Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.
American actress, comedian, and screenwriter 1980-
Everything related to 'SNL,' that was very sudden - from the time I found out I was joining the cast to the time I could read on a blog that someone watching the show thinks I'm fat, that was about 30 days. That blog part, that could've moved a little more slowly. But hey - it's all material, right?
German author and poet 1886-1927
Everywhere, the ethical predicament of our time imposes itself with an urgency which suggests that even the question ''Have we anything to eat?'' will be answered not in material but in ethical terms.
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
Far from being a material world, this is a psychic world, which allows us to make only indirect and hypothetical inferences about the real nature of matter. The psychic, alone has immediate reality, and this includes all forms of the psychic, even the 'unreal' ideas and thoughts which refer to nothing 'external'. We may call them 'imagination' or 'delusion,' but that does not detract in any way from their effectiveness...
American writer 1878-1937
Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
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