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I'm somebody who finds adversity is almost as good as encouragement. It's almost like, you close the door, and I'll find ten ways to kick it in and go around it or dig under it or something.
I met Quincy Jones in Seattle. We were kids together... liked each other when we met and have been close ever since. He wasn't writing when we met - in fact, I more or less started him off to write; voicing, harmony, and stuff like that.
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
I would live with all of my sisters if I could. We've always been very close, my sisters and me.
I spend so much time in fear of going broke, and I never have been even remotely close to going broke.
I'd like to go to another planet, which I might live long enough to accomplish. Just get on a spaceship and go. But not the moon. I don't see any flowers there. The moon is too close. I want to go further.
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.
My family's really close.
I'm happy to say that at 62, I think I've reached that point where stuff doesn't bother me as much, and my gratitude level has gone way up, especially having gone through the loss that I've had, and losing so many of the great artists that I was close to. They taught me how to see it with a grain of salt and a lot of humor and perspective.
I feel I would love to close down for a number of years in some way and just be in the country making pork pies and chutneys and never have to poke my head out of the parapet.
I'm just lucky because my kids are grown-up - I love them, very proud of them, and we are in close contact as big-time friends, but they don't need me that much now and I can actually enjoy this wonderful world of music.
'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is the best movie for a guy like me. A cerebral adventure. A moving story. A bunch of little green men.
A multitude of bees can tell the time of day, calculate the geometry of the sun's position, argue about the best location for the next swarm. Bees do a lot of close observing of other bees; maybe they know what follows stinging and do it anyway.
Once you encounter people who are really testing the limits of kindness, that's when you start to build up a shield and close yourself down.
My brands are an extension of me. They're close to me. It's not like running GM, where there's no emotional attachment.
We know about every massacre that has taken place close to the present, but the ones in the distant past are like trees falling in the forest with no one to hear them.
When I record an album I'm trying to get as close as possible to that perfect moment.
When you're really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it. But they sort of poke you in all of the right places.
When I wrote 'We Were The Mulvaneys,' I was just old enough to look back upon my own family life and the lies of certain individuals close to me, with the detachment of time. I wanted to tell the truth about secrets: How much pain they give, yet how much relief, even happiness we may feel when at last the motive for secrecy has passed.
Joyce Carol Oates
I am built close to the ground and of extravagant body.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
Childhood nutrition and healthy eating is a cause that is extremely close to my heart.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
If you ask my wife, the biggest fault is my inability around the house. She says the only thing handy about me is that I'm close by. And, I have a terrible memory. I'm bad at saying no. I often double-book. There are a lot of things.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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