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There are people who say, 'Oh this guy is quite thick.' I think the reason is that, increasingly, I don't mind being simple in terms of literary expression. Others say, 'No, no, no. He went to Cambridge. He got a good degree. He must be Einstein.'
Alain de Botton
The degree of notoriety I have is fine and easy. There's nothing hysterical about it.
I get as much fan mail today and sign as many autographs as I did when I played. It's mind-boggling to a certain degree.
Human nature doesn't change. When enough people are comfortable enough financially, there is going to be human nature that wants to spend more money on better quality and, to some degree, status symbols as well.
Probably a concern to either a major or minor degree with most actors if they're really motivated to kind of make a significant difference in the business is the 'pigeon-holing' thing.
I try to get a degree of realism in my music.
I started working with friends of mine and that, to some degree, continues.
My degree was in opera.
I still have energy and some degree of youth, which is what a filmmaker needs.
Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don't do everything we might please - we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility.
It's hard to be happy when you are facing 120 to 140 degree temperatures and nothing seems to be moving in a direction that you think or they think or you've been told it's supposed to be moving in.
I have a psychology degree, but I was a real theater rat.
Finding your place as an artist is the hardest thing. You come out of college with what feels like a Mickey Mouse degree that qualifies you for nothing in the real world.
I think my father had a certain degree of insecurity and need to achieve.
Even if you look at the 'Paranormal Activity' movies, at the end of the movie things get really crazy and nutty, but they all start in a very mundane situation that people can relate to, and that's also to some degree what we tried to do in 'Chernobyl Diaries.'
As a director, we work ridiculously hard on every detail, and we do everything to the billionth degree, and mostly people notice nothing.
I actually think to some degree that people are down for longer shows with an acoustic show.
The barrier to entry, to being a model, is not hard work. You don't need a degree. You don't need to win an award. It's just about how you look.
I wasn't going to be an actor. I was going to be a lawyer. I came from a family just above working class, just below middle class, a great family of wonderful values. The idea of me having a chance for a law degree was enticing. Enticing to me but also very enticing to my family.
The family's dream was to see me receive a high degree abroad and to return to become a university professor - on the door to my study room, a sign was placed reading 'Dr. Ahmed,' even though I was still far from becoming a doctor.
I could have a degree in music and come on the show, and Simon could still say 'You stink'.
Apart from finding a first job, college graduates seem to adapt more easily than those with only a high school degree as the economy evolves and labor-market needs change.
The only thing that I was equipped for with my very mediocre college Arts degree was to get a job in teaching.
My undergraduate degree is in business, so I'm trying to get a bit of a background before I go in.
I was a pretty delinquent little kid. My folks and I didn't get along, so I basically moved out... put myself through high school and then college by working. I'm only a half-year short of a degree in history.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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