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Justice is merely incidental to law and order.
J. Edgar Hoover
Starbucks was founded around the experience and the environment of their stores. Starbucks was about a space with comfortable chairs, lots of power outlets, tables and desks at which we could work and the option to spend as much time in their stores as we wanted without any pressure to buy. The coffee was incidental.
I tell my employees that we're in the service business, and it's incidental that we fly airplanes.
It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection.
Football was always a deal we made with ourselves. We adopted it for its brutality, which was embedded in a context that happened to be perfectly suited to television and to gambling, but which we could convince ourselves was only incidental to our enjoyment because it was only incidental to the game itself.
My death is incidental, and I worry very much about my loved ones and, you know, would like to make it as easy as possible for them. Or wish I could will away whatever, you know, the sadness they will feel when I die. But for me, nothing. The world goes on.
A man is not primarily a witness against something. That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.
Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you'll hardly have time to think about food.
I don't start with the characters. I start with the series of events that will provide the conflict and how it can be resolved. Characters are incidental.
Writing is incidental to my primary objective, which is spinning a good yarn. I view myself as a storyteller more than a writer. The story - and hence the extensive research that goes into each one of my books - is much more important than the words that I use to narrate it.
It's the millenium, motives are incidental.
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