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  • Baltasar Kormakur
    Baltasar Kormakur
    Icelandic actor, theater and film director 1966-
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    For me, the source material can come from anywhere. It can be a poem, it can be a dream, it can be a movie, as long as the end part of it is interesting - that's what it's about for me.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure - tangible material prosperity in this world - is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
  • E. J. Hobsbawm
    E. J. Hobsbawm
    British historian 1917-2012
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    Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.
  • Burgess Owens
    Burgess Owens
    American football player 1951-
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    I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me, or by material wealth that I might obtain. Instead, I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good, and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.
  • Bryan Fuller
    Bryan Fuller
    American television writer and producer 1969-
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    I love actors, and I love the casting process. It's funny, like, some writers don't like actors because, I think, they are the faces of the show, and so you feel sort of secondary, but I love actors because they elevate the material; they make it better.
  • Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath
    American poet 1932-1963
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    I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.
  • Ann Veneman
    Ann Veneman
    American politician 1949-
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    I think it's important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we're confident in the safety of the food supply.
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
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    I've consciously taken on material that's a bit too much for me but not an overreach. The first movie, just about performances. 'The Town,' I learned how to work broader material, develop tension, direct bigger scenes, action sequences. 'Argo,' I experimented with film stock, widened the scope of my geography.
  • B. C. Forbes
    B. C. Forbes
    American Publisher 1880-1954
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    Ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea by itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
  • Carl Hiaasen
    Carl Hiaasen
    American writer, author and journalist 1953-
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    If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there's just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing.
  • Bruce McCulloch
    Bruce McCulloch
    Canadian actor, comedian, writer 1961-
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    In terms of the series, we worked separately, getting together in rehearsal to beat out the material.
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