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When you see the political parties squabble, if a baby is not allowed to be born, all the other issues do not come into play.
At parties, I'll start talking and notice everyone is looking at me and feel dumb and say, 'Forget it,' and then start eating things.
I'm not going out to parties every night.
I've always been resistant to parties and schmoozing.
But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.
Well, we have theatrical parties. It's not me singing. People like to get up and jam on the piano.
Indeed, when all parties campaign effectively the overall effect is to push up voting rates, as you see in tight marginal seats or close general elections. That must be good for democracy.
When I was 20, 21 years old, I had just got married. Put yourself in my wife's shoes. All of these fans all across the world would have Donny Osmond burning - record-burning parties. They would put my albums and burn them.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown committed to John Major's spending envelopes in 1997. No-one said that Tony Blair and John Major were identical. This happens quite often that parties actually, despite all the sound and fury, agree on the overall need to make sure that we live within our means as a country.
I wish more people knew that the only one of the three main parties where not a single MP flipped from one property to the next, and not a single MP avoided capital-gains tax, where every single London MP did not claim a penny of second-home allowance, was the Liberal Democrats.
Voters tell politicians what they want through the ballot box. Constantly second-guessing them by speculating whether the parties should gang up on each other misses the point.
It was at one of the parties at our house that The Rat Pack got started.
I don't like parties. I prefer something more intimate, just for the closest people.
I like to go to parties if I know who's going to be there, and if it's people I want to be with. I don't just go to go. And I always drive myself, because I hate being stuck places - there's nothing worse that going out and then being stuck!
Miami is just really fun whenever I go there. It's like this post-apocalyptic Barbie world: everything is pink, and there're palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in crazy sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It's a very weird place.
I live my life outside of the glitz and glamour of the red carpet events, and so you'll never see me there. I'm never at parties.
People in New York love having roof parties.
I didn't come to Hollywood to get on magazine covers or start my Porsche collection or to enjoy that kind of lifestyle, to go to the right parties and meet the right people.
Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere - the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.
Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life.
In real life I avoid all parties altogether, but on paper I can mingle with the best of them.
We live a life that is often spent in crowds - parties, festivals and first nights - so it's nice to avoid them.
Palestinians don't really believe in a state of Israel. They, unlike a majority of Israelis, who have come to the conclusion that they can live with a two-state solution to be determined by the parties, the majority of Palestinians are still very reluctant, and they need to be pushed to get there.
My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called 'New Faces of 1937.' My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds, and she did a few movies, and she was really a great singer, and when she married my dad and started to have a family, she sang at parties.
I never go to these showbiz parties. I avoid them with a 10-inch pole.
And political parties, overanxious for vote catching, become tolerant to intolerant groups.
Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.
Other kids would sneak out of the house to go to parties and do untoward things. I was sneaking out to do standup downtown. It paid off.
Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
All parties without exception, when they seek for power, are varieties of absolutism.
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