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I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
These days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up. Television became the new religion a long time back and the media has taken over.
Well, Mozart is extraordinary not only in that he became virtuoso along the lines of his father, but that he had that compositional gift, that melodic gift. By the time he was four, he was doing piano concertos with harmony in the background.
What once was an expression of who I was - acting - also became my hiding place.
When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums, and we'd talk about life. Those times helped shape who I became.
I became enamored with photography when I was about 13 or 14 years old. I've been at it ever since. I studied seriously in the '70s.
I became a war hero before going on to critical acclaim as a professional victim.
When I became political and Communist, it was because they were the only people I had ever met who fought the color bar in their lives.
Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.
But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
I have to write and play. If I became an electrician tomorrow, I'd still come home at night and write songs.
I was good at math and science, and I got lots of degrees in lots of things, but in a parallel universe, I probably became a chef.
I'm always thirsty when I wake up, so I guzzle a bottle of Smart water before I scramble tofu with onions, peppers and spinach and top it with salsa. I've been a vegetarian for years, but I recently became vegan.
I was a trial lawyer. At the same time, I was a teacher. I taught about the political and social content of film for American University. Then I left and became a teacher at the University of California at Santa Cruz. I taught about the political and social content of film, but I also taught a course in law for undergraduates.
I think when I was younger, I wanted to be a star, until I became a star, and then it's a lot of work. It's work to be a star. I don't enjoy the stardom part. I only enjoy the creative process.
When I was a kid, phone calls were a premium commodity; only the very coolest kids had a phone line of their own, and long-distance phone calls were made after eleven, when the rates went down, unless you were flamboyant with your spending. Then phone calls became as cheap as dirt and as constant as rain, and I was on the phone all the time.
Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith. And because the Democratic Party was taken over by the aggressive secular guys, they became hostile not just to conservative Catholics and evangelical Christians, but Orthodox Jews and Muslims and Mormons.
Being the 8th out of 10 kids, and being the one that stayed in trouble, I sort of became a momma's boy.
The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program.
With me and basketball, it became part of me.
Like most ghetto kids I knew it was important to be 'somebody' so I became a good soccer player, because excelling at a sport seemed to make you special.
I wanted to be an empowered woman, and I became an empowered woman. And now I want to empower every woman. And I do it through my clothes, I do it through my words, I do it through my money, I do it through everything.
Diane von Furstenberg
My mom had a job, and she also took care of us, and she also took care of Dad - I always saw her pulling triple duty, doing more than I ever felt like she needed to. I made a promise to myself that it would be more of a team effort in my family someday. And because of that, I became more independent.
I feel I am a role model to many, not just for my designs, but also for the fact that I started my own company with the help of my two friends. I became a success story, and people relate to that.
When I read Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros as a freshman at Rutgers, it all clicked - that writing was all I wanted to do. It became my calling.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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