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Why would I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I'd rather be out playing.
If I feel that I'm not able to do my best work - whether that's my own fault or as a result of an editorial situation - then I need to stop doing it. I would rather not do something than do it badly or ineffectively. It's the only way I can live with myself and do right by the fans in the long haul.
J. Michael Straczynski
I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy.
First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
B. C. Forbes
I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
D. H. Lawrence
I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
I cannot live a life where I'm deprived. I'd much rather be five, 10 pounds heavier. With my luck, I'll get myself to that perfect goal weight, and I'll get hit by a bus. Then I'll be like... looking at myself from some afterlife going, 'You idiot. You could have had that agnolotti, dummy.'
People get up, they go to work, they have their lives, but you'll never see the headlines say, 'Six billion people got along rather well today.' You'll have the headline about the 30 people who shot each other.
If we think we have ours and don't owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans.
Marian Wright Edelman
If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing.
Find fault with thyself rather than with others.
Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.
I've found the best way is to not be scared of the attention but to be grateful for it and open to it. It makes my days better rather than being annoyed that people want my attention.
I have been celibate for about six or seven months, I think. I would rather just make out and kiss someone instead of sex. I'm single. I said I would be single for a year and I am.
If one looks at the map of the world, it's difficult to find Iraq, and one would think it rather easy to subdue such a small country.
I'd rather play in the major leagues and have some bad games than play consistently good ball in the minors.
Contrary to popular assumptions, the Bible is not a record of the blessed good, but rather the blessed bad. That's not a typo. The Bible is a record of the blessed bad. The Bible is not a witness to the best people making it up to God; it's a witness to God making it down to the worst people.
My father is an intellectual and physical man, which is a rather unusual combination. He's great. As he brought up me and my brothers and sisters, he ingrained in us that your appearance is not your responsibility, other than that you should not be a slob.
Most wars are not fought over shortages of resources such as food and water, but rather over conquest, revenge, and ideology.
To me, the world's rather beautiful if you look at it. Especially nature.
I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth.
I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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