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Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.
I'm the kind of parent who asks my kids questions like, 'What would be your ideal thing to do in the summer?'
Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal.
The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.
In ideal form of social control is an atomised collection of individuals focused on their own narrow concern, lacking the kinds of organisations in which they can gain information, develop and articulate their thoughts, and act constructively to achieve common ends.
Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.
I'm not one of those writers who insist they don't read reviews and don't care much about them. I do read them, and I do care about them, and they're not always what you want them to be in an ideal world.
I believe that ideal character in its perfection is potentially in every man who is born into the world.
George Edward Woodberry
An aging writer has the not insignificant satisfaction of a shelf of books behind him that, as they wait for their ideal readers to discover them, will outlast him for a while.
I am often asked which of my films has come closest to my own ideal of performance, and I always answer, 'Educating Rita.'
Sweet potatoes are ideal for lazy days: just bake, then mash and mix with yogurt, butter or olive oil.
Thousands of years of human history have shown that the ideal setting for children to grow up is with a mother and a father committed to one another, living together, and sharing the responsibility of raising their children.
The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other.
James A. Garfield
We have no right to pick out all that is noblest and fairest in man, to project these qualities into space, and to call them God. We only thus create an ideal figure, a purified, ennobled, 'magnified' Man.
My ideal citizen is the self-employed, homeschooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit.
The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance, to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally.
He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
A woman can be very beautiful and an ideal model and she will photograph incredibly well, but she'll appear in film and it won't work. What works is some fusion of physical beauty with some mental field or whatever you call it. I don't know.
With humor, it's so subjective that trying to think of what the ideal reader would think would drive you crazy.
In our post-Freudian world, it is no longer a goal to become people of character who live out a God-ordained ideal of selfhood.
Open government is, within limits, an ideal that we all share. U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed it when he took office in January 2009.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
James Lane Allen
Today, among little girls especially, princesses and the romanticised ideal they represent - finding the man of your dreams - have a limited shelf life.
Learning in a face-to-face human community, as humans have evolved to do over hundreds of thousands of years, may always be the ideal - especially in an endeavor that is as relationship-driven as business.
A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
Pir Vilayat Khan
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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