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I consider writing practice a true Zen practice because it all comes back at you. You can't fool anyone because it's on the page.
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world's top teams any more.
That wasn't a bad price for a first book. My agent upped it as much as possible. I was 27 and had nothing behind me. I was working like a fool to earn a living and pay for my apartment.
The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.
Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
I try not to kid myself. You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous.
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
You fool around with different pitches playing catch, but it's not the same when you've got to face some guy with a bat in his hand.
Only a genius can play a fool.
Music is the one part of the entertainment business where you can't fool anybody into buying a record.
You can fool a person into going to see a movie with a good trailer.
In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
Alain de Botton
Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business.
But when I did think about it and looked at the whole package - the producers behind the show, the writers, the cast I would be working with - I would have been a fool to turn it down just because the role for me was another gay role.
I'm not scared to look like a complete fool in front of people. It's just not one of my insecurities.
I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool.
A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.
I'm a fool for a good role in a creative piece where there are really such talented writers and wonderful actors.
I am the fool, and must be the sufferer, if it be not of God.
One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear.
J. B. Morton
Communism was something so hideous that you had to be an exceptional conformist or a fool not to see the evil around you.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.
Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger - because when you do, you find out you can do it.
Both my grandmothers had upright pianos, and I just knew how to play since I was a child. Nobody taught me. I sounded like a grown-up, and then I learned how to read music. I played so well by ear I could fool the teacher to believe I could play the notes. She'd make the mistake of playing the song once, and I could play it.
Youth makes you brave, I suppose. When you're young, you make a fool of yourself all the time. Because of all the rejections and the criticism you get all the time, there has to be a drive there.
People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can't win, and when he brings out the line-up card.
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