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As much as I hate his movies, Oliver Stone has an aspiration I admire, and that is that he wants his art to be part of what makes and changes public policy and cultural practice.
My aspiration is not to be loved. It is that my government be respected and credible.
I think Oprah who is the height of aspiration and inspiration recognizes something in me that is germane.
All cities are impressive in their way, because they represent the aspiration of men to lead a common life; those people who wish to live agreeable lives, and in constant intercourse with one another, will build a city as beautiful as Paris.
When I was growing up, one or two girls were beautiful, but it was not an aspiration, right?
You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.
That was my aspiration, so I was there in a seminary with just boys who were studying to be priests. Pretty rigorous schooling; we never got home, we stayed there all year.
When I started my own business, my main reason for designing clothes was that I wanted to dress rock stars and the people who went to rock concerts. It didn't go beyond that aspiration at that point.
Some actors don't mind it. Those who are pretty. They think it's nice to be looked at because they are nice to look at. I appreciate that. I'm very happy to salute that aspiration. But I don't like the way I look so I don't like being photographed. I become defensive.
The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
At a certain point in their existential experience, the oppressed feel an irresistible attraction toward the oppressor and his way of life. Sharing this way of life becomes an overpowering aspiration.
Most Americans will be horrified that President Obama is compromising our deterrent to chemical and biological attacks on this country. Our allies will also be troubled by his aspiration to eliminate U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
I have no aspiration whatsoever to be the next great leading man.
Writing was always an aspiration, but I'd kept it a secret even from myself.
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
For me, faith is more about aspiration than complacency - the smug satisfaction that other people find distasteful.
The difference between a child's aspiration and that family's situation, is the exact measurement of that family's frustrations.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
I have a secret aspiration to be considered for a part where it doesn't matter what you look like to play it.
At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.
Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries.
I am extremely privileged to serve Rhode Island in the United States Senate, and that is my only goal and aspiration.
Millions upon millions of people came here full of hope and aspiration to this extraordinary land of liberty and opportunity, and helped build the United States. So the Atlantic Ocean was absolutely critical to the story of America.
You're in a movie because you're appealing and because you represent the aspiration, the fantasy, the ideal.
I've been playing piano my whole life, but I'd never tried to understand how compositions are made, really. Try to imagine if you'd loved paintings your whole life but had never painted one. My aspiration now is just to understand.
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
What is in the Constitution is the burning desire and aspiration of all the people of Vietnam. So for the moment, we don't think about opposition parties.
Nong Duc Manh
Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it's an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome.
It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered.
The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace, stability, justice and cooperation.
Tran Duc Luong
Divine desperateness is the beginning of spiritual awakening because it gives rise to the aspiration for God-realisation.
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