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  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
  • A professional whose job it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
  • John Irving
    John Irving
    American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter 1942-
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    A writer's job is to imagine everything so personally that the fiction is as vivid as memories.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012)
  • Billy Ocean
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    And you realise you're doing a public service in making people happy - as a musician you can give people something a doctor, a lawyer, a politician cannot give them that. It's not scientific. It's spiritual - a good feeling. And although you don't know them personally, the audience are like your friends.
  • Pat Riley
    Pat Riley
    American basketball coach 1945-
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    Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
  • Bennett Miller
    Bennett Miller
    American film director 1966-
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    For me, personally, the value of a film is not determined by a review, but the health of the film is.
  • Andrei Sakharov
    Andrei Sakharov
    Russian nuclear physicist, dissident and activist 1921-1989
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    For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me.
  • Ann Druyan
    Ann Druyan
    American writer 1949-
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    For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    God doesn't want us to pile up impressive phrases. He doesn't want us to use words without thinking about their meaning. He wants us to talk to him as to a friend or father - authentically, reverently, personally, earnestly.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret Thatcher
    British prime minister (1979-1990) 1925-
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    I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
  • Jonathan Franzen
    Jonathan Franzen
    American novelist and essayist 1959-
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    I don't personally like the e-readers they've come up with so far. I don't fetishize books, but I do like that they're solid and unchanging.
    Source: De correcties (2010)
  • Lorrie Moore
    Lorrie Moore
    American writer 1957-
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    I love plays. Even bad ones. I like the fact that actual live, breathing people are standing before you in tense situations that you are not personally responsible for.
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
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    I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
    Source: Margret Mead: Some personal views (1979) p. 249
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