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The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
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.
Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.
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.
I believe that ideal character in its perfection is potentially in every man who is born into the world.
George Edward Woodberry
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other.
James A. Garfield
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.
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.
My ideal citizen is the self-employed, homeschooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit.
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.
Within the narrow confines of Permanent Washington - the journalists, lobbyists, and congressional lifers who are the city's avatars of centrism and continuity - Ford is considered the beau ideal of American leadership.
A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
Pir Vilayat Khan
Too often we forget that an ideal partner is someone who enhances an already full existence.
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
With humor, it's so subjective that trying to think of what the ideal reader would think would drive you crazy.
When you think of all the things that are made from oil or in the chemical industry, if in the future we could find cells to replace most of those processes, the ideal way would be to do it by direct design.
In an ideal world, an individual's institutional power would be correlated perfectly with his or her value-add. In practice, this is seldom the case.
The circus itself is my personal ideal entertainment venue.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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