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Unless the work of art has wholly exhausted its maker's attention, it fails. This is why works of great significance are demanding and why they are infinitely rewarding.
The nature of show business is people within the business feel that if someone else fails, they move up a notch.
Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly... in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
F. L. Lucas
We're very good at telling what happens and showing people while it happens... But sometimes television fails to take the time to say 'Why did it happen? What does it mean?' - To step back a little bit.
Nothing fails like failure.
You shouldn't be trying to create a system where no bank fails, but you should be creating one that catches a bank and allows it to fail without impacting the financial markets.
Love never ends or fails. Love never ends. Everything must be based on love - the relation between two friends, my ministry, my service; the church services in every field must be based on love. Why? Because God is Love.
Pope Theodoros II
Of course it can be said of jails, too, that they try - by punishing the troublesome - to deter others. No doubt, in certain instances this deterrence actually works. But generally speaking it fails conspicuously.
In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
John J. Sirica
I still feel that a movie has to attempt to say something - even if it fails miserably. But I've sort of given up on believing that I'm going to change the world with every film I choose to act in.
I think when you're doing a lead role, there is so much more pressure. If you fail, not only do you fail, but everybody else fails, too. As opposed to when it's a supporting role and it's only you that sucked.
No company fails in communist China, because they're all partly owned by the government.
If another euro country fails, so does Slovakia. Our economy is 80% open and if the citizens of Spain and Portugal have no money to buy cars made here in Slovakia then that will be bad for us. Everything is connected.
It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone.
Edmond H. Fischer
If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.
When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.
'To Kill A Mockingbird' is one of my favourite novels, my mum brought me up reading it, and it never fails to move me.
In Washington, the accepted method for passing along information about how the government fails to meet real-world needs is to leak it.
It never fails to astonish me how cheaply a politician can be bought.
Bailing out every bank that fails makes the system riskier, not safer.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I feel like you can't get an audience to like your character if she's actually cool, but you can if she's trying to be cool and sometimes fails.
Not even a superpower can hold onto its economic sovereignty if it fails to get its fiscal house in order, and no one needs a well-regulated international economic order more than the United States.
The brutalization of humans by other humans never fails to get to me in some angry-making way. It shot up in me like an explosion.
'Robopocalypse' explores the intertwined fates of regular people who face a future filled with murderous machines. It follows them as humanity foments the robot uprising, fails to recognize the coming storm, and then is rocked to the core by methodical, crippling attacks.
Daniel H. Wilson
I talk fast because I'm asthmatic, and I'm desperately hoping the words get out before my breath fails.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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