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  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
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    I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble - some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves - but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
  • Anthony Holden
    Anthony Holden
    English writer, broadcaster and critic
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    I decided he'd changed so much that a whole new book was required and that book actually I can say so was the first to say that the marriage was in trouble and the Prince didn't like at all and my book was being serialized in the Sunday Times over five weeks.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
    Source: Letter to Cassandra (24-12-1798) in Austen - Letters
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    I don't think necessity is the mother of invention — invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
    Source: An Autobiography (1977) part III, sect. 2
  • Bryan Adams
    Bryan Adams
    Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist 1959-
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    I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    I had tried to go to college, and I didn't really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus - I just looked different and acted different, so I left school.
  • Dwight L. Moody
    Dwight L. Moody
    American evangelist 1837-1899
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    I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    I have no advice to give to young actors. To young, struggling actresses, my advice is to keep struggling. If you struggle long enough, you will never get in trouble and if you never get in trouble, you will never be much of an actress.
    Source: Variety, June 1941
  • I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends. They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
  • Broderick Crawford
    Broderick Crawford
    American actor 1911-1986
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    I only go to mass when somebody asks me, but when I get in trouble I call for a priest.
  • Adam Clayton
    Adam Clayton
    Irish musician 1960-
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    I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.
  • Tom Lehrer
    Tom Lehrer
    American musician, satirist, and mathematician 1928-
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    I wish people that have trouble communicating would just shut up!
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
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