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A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.
I often work by avoidance.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
At some point, life starts to pass you by and becomes about avoidance. I want to stay clear from that situation, because I don't like that.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
John Maynard Keynes
To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
I'm always aware of writing around things I can't do, and I've come to think that that's actually what 'style' is - an avoidance of your deficiencies.
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.
Job's avoidance of rebellion against God has nothing to do with God being good or wise or anything like that; it's strictly because God is so powerful, and you don't fight something when you are so much weaker than that which you would fight.
George C. Williams
The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family. I had a very good time as a child, but I was also - I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest, that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things, and a great acceptance of whatever is happening.
Unmarried couples should get married - that's an excellent tax avoidance measure, if a bit drastic.
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