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I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find myself writing backwards for a while, until I have a solid sense of how that ending sounds and feels. You have to know what your voice sounds like at the end of the story, because it tells you how to sound when you begin.
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.
In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.
You don't need a pickup line. Just glance at a woman from across the room. Glance - don't stare.
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.
The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.
Inflation is taking up the poverty line, and poverty is not just economic but defined by way of health and education.
The bottom line is that I like my first drafts to be blind, unconscious, messy efforts; that's what gets me the best material.
As journalists, we cannot swallow the official line without question. We should challenge almost everything that dictators, presidents and officials say.
While no one railroad can completely duplicate another line, two or more may compete at particular points.
True love that lasts forever... yes, I do believe in it. My parents have been married for 40 years and my grandparents were married for 70 years. I come from a long line of true loves.
I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is 'In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.'
There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.
Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged, and passing from the direction of the foot of Great Round Top through the valley toward the front of my left.
One of the issues I kept saying to my students is you have to learn to interrupt. When you raise your hand at a meeting, by the time they get to you, the point is not germane. So the bottom line is active listening. If you are going to interrupt, you look for opportunities. You have to know what you're talking about.
People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it's a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.
For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
George C. Wallace
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
It's so hard to express yourself, because swimmers are pretty much paying attention to a black line for hours out of a day.
People always think that history proceeds in a straight line. It doesn't. Social attitudes don't change in a straight line. There's always a backlash against progressive ideas.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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