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What I learned as an actor was the only way you could really do August Wilson's work, you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,... Otherwise it was impossible.
Charles S. Dutton
Science sometimes falls short when trying to fathom the depths of our essence - and our inspiration comes from that essence.
Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
Willard Van Orman Quine
I grew up with a lot of fairy tales. And they had an essence of darkness to them.
The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.
It's not written in the Constitution or anything else.... Congress, just out of the clear blue sky, said the airwaves belong to the people, which means, in essence, that it belongs to Congress.
Good acting comes from finding the essence of a character.
As to the mental essence, we find it in infants devoid of every mental form.
The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions.
And there is a difference between the essence of a Sacrament and its use.
The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.
The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise.
Charles Sanders Peirce
The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know, the second, is to find out who will tell you.
It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to show what he was meant to become.
Anna Garlin Spencer
The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.
It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity.
The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored in the divine order of things.
Franz von Papen
Man would be otherwise. That is the essence of the specifically human.
The essence of religion consists in the feeling of an absolute dependence.
Love is the essence of life; love touches all of our work. Love never leaves us. It clings to us, and we cling to it.
The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.
Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
Listening is the essence of anything.
The industrial revolution in the new century is, in essence, a scientific and technological revolution, and breaking through the cutting edge is a shortcut to the building of an economic giant.
When I was in the California legislature in the '80s, the organic growers, who were sort of the small hippie farmers in those days, brought it to my attention that there were no regulations on organic labeling. In essence, anybody could just grow a thing any way they wanted and put 'organic' on it.
I get to show the reader the essence of the book without giving anything away.
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