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I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.
If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don't take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
As tennis players, we work and we sacrifice many things. To lose, that's not a happy thing - I mean sure, I was disappointed. You have to come back strong. But to win the last point in a grand slam tournament, that's the most beautiful and most satisfying feeling you can get as a tennis player. It's worth it.
I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition.
But I had two very special people who helped to take my style to the next level. Thank God for my first MC Cowboy and my first student Grand Wizard Theodore, and to go out after creating this art form and finding everyone jamming to it - that too was pretty scary.
Who knows who will be on board? A couple of spies, for sure. At least one grand duke; a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express.
War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
I've a grand memory for forgetting.
Robert Louis Stevenson
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
What is obnoxious about the motives of politicians - whatever those motives may be - is that politicians must announce their motives as visionary and grand.
P. J. O'Rourke
When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else. So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
Bryant H. McGill
Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.
Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.
Give us that grand word 'woman' once again, and let's have done with 'lady'; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.
My first year on 'SNL', I made $90,000 dollars. And I bought a red Corvette for $45,000 dollars. I'm thinking, 'I've got 45 grand left!' Taxes didn't even come into my equation. At the end of the first year of making 90 grand I was 25, 30 in the hole. We live in this baller, spend-money culture.
Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons.
I don't have a grand master plan, but I try to be thoughtful when I can and also silly. It's part of the fun.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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