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A lot of what acting is paying attention.
I would have been very happy just working from job to job, paying my rent one movie at a time. I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself.
From paying off friends' tax bills to rescuing stray dogs and stuffing £20 notes into the hands of homeless people, I can't get rid of my money fast enough.
I've been accused of not really paying attention to a sentence unless my name comes up in it twice.
Paying your employees well is not only the right thing to do but it makes for good business.
It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them.
Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline.
On everything I do I'm always taking someone's money, whether it's a movie studio or a record label. Somebody's paying for it, and I'm always respectful of that. But I'm never going to compromise.
It's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally.
In market research I did at Microsoft Corp. in the early 1990s, I estimated that the 'Wall Street Journal' took in about 75 cents per copy from subscribers, $1.25 at the newsstand and a whopping $5 per copy from ads. The ad revenue let them run a far bigger newsroom than subscribers were paying for.
Paying more heed to the lessons of the past might teach us to be a little more cautious about some of the political decisions taken today.
Not graduating high school on time leads to fewer chances of attending college and obtaining good paying jobs, and creates instead higher chances of incarceration and unemployment.
When you put an album out, you can't do any material from the album if people are paying to see you.
But MTV relishes its vestigial role as a star maker, so every year it puts all its clout into making the VMAs the biggest, splashiest, loudest show-biz extravaganza of the year, honoring all this music for existing, after a year of paying barely any attention to it.
We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps.
Environmental concern is a little like dieting or paying off credit-card debt - an episodically terrific idea that burns brightly and then seems to fade when we realize there's a reason we need to diet or pay down our debt. The reason is that it's really, really hard, and too many of us in too many spheres of life choose the easy over the hard.
I trained as a journalist in America where paying sources is frowned upon. Now I work in the U.K. where there is a more flexible attitude.
I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today.
Quite often I can be in a bookshop, standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham, yet no one recognises me. I often say I'm a famous author in a country where no one reads.
People really are our most important resource, and people who don't realize that and choose not to live that way, choose not to lead that way, are paying a price for that in many of our companies, many of our organizations.
I was quite naughty at school. I was always in the back of the class messing about with the Bunsen burner rather than paying attention.
My dad was rubbish at all other aspects of his financial life, but he's pretty good at paying the rent.
I think as an American society, when we're paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don't want to see sad things at the movies.
It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you've won.
Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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