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My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory - with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, 'Give and Take,' was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss.
But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
There are three major issues now that are becoming important, not only for cities, but for all mankind: Mobility, sustainability - which is linked to mobility - and social diversity.
If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don't think there's anything that could stop me becoming President of the United States.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.
I've always had a huge fear of dying or becoming ill. The thing I'm most afraid of, though, is being alone, which I think a lot of performers fear. It's why we seek the limelight - so we're not alone, were adored. We're loved, so people want to be around us. The fear of being alone drives my life.
Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
That's the biggest gift I can give anybody: 'Wake up, be aware of who you are, what you're doing and what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming ill.'
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
The fact that you can love something that you've lost is all the incentive you need to love again, as opposed to becoming comfortably numb.
I embraced, I think, the process of becoming No. 1 of the world, which was long and difficult, but it's sweeter in the end.
If readers, young and old, would take even a moment to reflect on our rapidly shifting culture and ideology, I would be happy. Many leaders of the older generation dismiss emerging culture. Those leaders are at risk of becoming a feeble voice-piece without followers. Most of the younger generation is going deaf to the truth.
Since becoming mayor in 2009, Julian has worked tirelessly to pursue policies that honor the aspirations of the people he represents. I'm proud that my brother has achieved his dreams, but I'm even more proud of the work he's done to help others achieve theirs.
Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?
My big break was becoming the spokesperson for Texas Instruments. Casting directors really started giving me a chance to read for projects.
There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.
Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.
Portland is quickly becoming one of those lovely, lush Third World countries where kinda-rich people retire with their money.
There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.
I think I'm becoming a psychologist in explaining the Republican Party. It's the only way you can explain 'em. It's psychological.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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