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I grew up in Los Angeles in a Quaker family, and for me being Quaker was a political calling rather than a religious one.
Generally a chef's book is like a calling card or a portfolio to display their personal work.
I still don't know if I'm good enough or if it's a calling or a vocation or something, but the talent part is out. My desire to do it is undoubted. I just love doing this.
I felt uncomfortable calling myself a writer until I started with 'The New Yorker,' and then I was like, 'Okay, now you can call yourself that.'
I can't watch myself in interviews. I feel like I look like a wreck. My mom is always calling me and going, 'Stop fidgeting,' and it's like, 'You have no idea what it's like, Mom.'
I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I thought people would think I only wanted to be an actor because my dad was, rather than because I had an innate calling.
Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire.
Wanted: a man who is larger than his calling, who considers it a low estimate of his occupation to value it merely as a means of getting a living.
Orison Swett Marden
Being a father or a mother is not only a great challenge, it is a divine calling. It is an effort requiring consecration.
James E. Faust
I just live my life. I go where I feel God is calling me.
For one thing, before the 20th century, there were plenty of genocides. We tend to forget about them, partly because they weren't as well documented and partly because, until recently, people didn't care. We used euphemisms like 'sackings' and 'sieges' instead of calling them 'genocides.'
The Senate voted 59 to 39 in favor of an amendment I offered to the Budget Resolution calling on the Fed to tell the American people who they loaned $2.2 trillion to and how much each bank received.
One of my favorite activities as a priesthood leader is visiting members of the Church in their homes. I especially enjoy calling upon and talking with members who commonly are described as 'less active.'
David A. Bednar
In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.
I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old - and I know that we are ready.
Calling a young artist 'great' these days can give one the heebie-jeebies: The word has been denatured in the past decade.
Since the very beginning, Emeril's had a sense of humor about me calling him names and poking fun at him.
The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.
I'm not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy.
Calling Rand Paul 'the most interesting man in politics' is an invitation to an argument - but one we suspect he'd love to have.
I have been up to my head just with calling people, I call about 50 to 100 people a day.
Calling out people for not voting, what experts term 'public shaming,' can prod someone to cast a ballot.
People with the strongest and healthiest sense of calling are not obsessed with their calling. They are preoccupied with the Caller.
I'm a very basic dresser. I'm not interested in calling too much attention to myself. I like to look cool without being too noticeable.
I treat my wife very differently than I treat my chums and my pals. I wouldn't worry about calling them on Valentine's Day, opening the door for them, or making sure they were OK.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If music be the food of love, play on.
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