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Twelve-step promotes spirituality, not religion. It gives a practical, day-to-day spirituality that tells me what I can and cannot control. There is room to be imperfect and to be someone who struggles to find God.
And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk.
Ray Stannard Baker
I did a lot of work with myself over the course of being pregnant and the first few months of being pregnant. It's nice, the pace of being pregnant; it gives you a long time to not just germinate a baby but germinate the mother that you're gonna be.
If I can create some space that people haven't experienced before and if it stays with them or gives them a dream for the future, that's the kind of structure I seek to create.
In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.
Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
I had gone through a near-death experience, and that gives you an insight into how fleeting life is, and what's important.
Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us.
Everybody's under God's planet, and God is the Almighty, the Beginning, the End, the Alpha, the Omega. He's Big Daddy. He gives out these little soldiers and sons and angels and saints to help everybody else get through to him. I'm not the 'Jesus-only or you're going to Hell' kind of guy.
Eating constitutes the greatest obstacle to self-control; it gives rise to indolence.
I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Sometimes a scene may be about one thing, and it may end up still being about that, but the emotionality of it comes from somewhere else, or the humor of it comes from somewhere else, and it gives it that real-life quality.
New York gives us a wide colour palette to cook from. We have cuisines from around the world, and that lets us pick and choose.
I don't feel uncomfortable in America, but every once in a while, I'm reminded that people don't see me the way I see me. It doesn't change my life, but it gives me a consciousness about it.
Any writer who gives a reader a pleasurable experience is doing every other writer a favor because it will make the reader want to read other books. I am all for it.
S. E. Hinton
That's what film can do in a way that TV and other long-form storytelling can't. It gives you this very immersive moment.
J. C. Chandor
In business, the market gives you feedback in real time. Your sales figures tell you what's working, what isn't, and how you need to change. If you don't listen to the feedback, you go belly up. In philanthropy, there is no market.
London gives birth to amazing talent but is rubbish at helping maintain it.
If Ron Dellums running for mayor gives you hope, then let's get on with it.
Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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