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In real life, people are integrated into society. That's what happens in my books as well. Minor characters don't just walk in and spout lines, they interact and have an effect on the events. It's not an isolated universe.
Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.
I always considered myself a minor writer. My province is small, and I try to explore it very, very thoroughly.
I was a scholarship minor public school day boy at Ardingly College and later Whitgift School. Then, straight into work as a journalist - a wonderful thing for a writer.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.
To be fair to the Inquisition, they only used confessions extracted after the torture had ended, which let them claim that admissions had been freely given; the fact that the torture would have started again if they hadn't confessed was a minor detail.
My life has always somehow been played out in a minor key, unresolved. Art somehow resolves things for me.
If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.
TV producers want ratings and are willing to do nearly anything to get them. They gin up artificial conflicts and create an urgency for even the most minor of economic data points.
We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.
When you play with the best in the world, it is important that you not lose focus. You must be fully focused. Even a minor error could result in a massive defeat.
When nobody read, dyslexia wasn't a problem. When most people had to hunt, a minor genetic variation in your ability to focus attention was hardly a problem, and may even have been an advantage. When most people have to make it through high school, the same variation can become a genuinely life-altering disease.
At my growing years of 18 to 21 years old in the Minor Leagues, I dreamed of being a Philadelphia Phillie.
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity.
A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.
I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
I've never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building.
I would always contend that talent is an element, but over the long run, ultimately, a minor part of it all; it is mostly hard work.
In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.
Things are going very smoothly. As expected, there are some minor glitches, and the eight minutes that it took us to get to orbit, we trained months and months for, and didn't have to use any of that preparation, other than being aware and ready.
There was a minor burst of macho nuttiness after 'Jaws' came out, in which people would go off in shark tournaments and come back holding the bloody heads of these animals and say, 'Look what I did.' But they've been doing that for hundreds of thousands of years anyway.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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