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I was born on a plantation, and things weren't so good. We didn't have any money. I never thought of the word 'poor' 'til I got to be a man, but when you live in a house that you can always peek out of and see what kind of day it is, you're not doing so well. And your rest room is not inside the house.
B. B. King
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
I too hope in this short reign to be a man of peace.
Pope Benedict XVI
Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
If you're losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
When I would be myself, I was being big-headed. I was being egotistical. I was a megalomaniac, when it really was just having not to be a monkey for a few hours a day. And fulfilling the need to be a man.
My philosophy is if you're a man at night, you gotta be a man in the morning.
Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man. Just stop calling.
If I stay in here until I am 100 years olds, I will still be a man.
I don't understand why James Bond has to be a man all the time. When Pierce Brosnan retires, why not one of us?
Sarah Michelle Gellar
If I'd learned nothing else, it was this: If you want to be a great writer, be a man. If you can't be a man, write like one.
A man should be rugged like Steve McQueen; the way he stands, like he's ready for something. Or he should be a man of the world like Dean Martin.
The way to be a man if you're a little boy is to be willing to throw your weight around.
She didn't break his heart, but I feel like a man is supposed to be a man, he ain't supposed to be all involved in that. That's why she got sisters and friend for. Just show up with the ring and act right.
Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
My poems are political in the deeper sense of the word. Political means to live in your time, to be a man of your time.
The early influences, in many ways, were in Baltimore. I was passing open windows where there might be a radio playing something funky. In the summertime, sometimes there'd be a man sitting on a step, playing an acoustic guitar, playing some kind of folk blues. The seed had been planted.
I can't be a man. But I can embrace the head of a man, the intelligence of a man, the spirit of a man.
My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.
I remember seeing the first Astaire-Rogers musical on television, and I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It dawned on me that you don't have to wear a cowboy hat to be a man.
Why be a man when you can be a success?
Everyone thinks of God as a man - you can't help it - Santa Claus was a man, therefore God has to be a man.
It's upsetting to be a man in our society.
I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.
When I was born, there was a very isolated idea of what it meant to be a man or a woman, and you belonged to one gender or the other.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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