Quotes by sharp-edged

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  • Bobby Keys
    Bobby Keys
    American saxophonist 1943-2014
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    John Lennon, who was a good friend of mine, he had one of the best senses of humor of any human being. And Keith Richards, fantastic sense of humor. They were smart, sharp. They had their own thoughts on matters.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents.
    Source: Public papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
    Kahlil Gibran
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    March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
  • Bruno Mars
    Bruno Mars
    American singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer 1985-
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    My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you'll see you had to be sharp onstage.
  • Antonia Fraser
    Antonia Fraser
    British author of history, novels, biographies and detective 1932-
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    My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild.
  • Bret Easton Ellis
    Bret Easton Ellis
    American author, screenwriter, short-story writer, and director 1964-
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    My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone.
    Source: American Psycho (2014) 302
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Oil painting and color, said Michelangelo, are for women and the lazy. His sharp-edged Apollonian style is the only way to beat back mother nature.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
    Bernard M. Baruch
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    Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
  • Calista Flockhart
    Calista Flockhart
    American actress 1964-
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    Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It's a double-edged sword.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
    Audre Lorde
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    Somedays, if bitterness were a whetstone, I could be sharp as grief.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
    American economist 1953-
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    The crisis and recession have led to very low interest rates, it is true, but these events have also destroyed jobs, hamstrung economic growth and led to sharp declines in the values of many homes and businesses.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
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