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I've never been much for self-revelation. In two decades of public life, I always approached the limelight with extreme caution. Not that I kept my personal life off-limits; rather, the personal life I put on display was a blend of fact and fiction.
There's nothing sexy about doing a nude scene. It's rather uncomfortable. I like dressing up rather than dressing down.
Come rain or shine I walk short distances rather than taking my car.
But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down.
For too long people have backed companies on hope value rather than solid products coming out. Now we are coming out the other side.
Many of my books are written from a female perspective. I rather enjoy the take that women have on the world, and certainly I enjoy the conversations that women have.
Alexander McCall Smith
In London we give ourselves a pat on the back, rightly, for not killing one another, for our prejudice being subtle rather than lethal.
I love home. I'd rather be at home than anywhere else.
I hate the fact that so much of our life is computerised rather than mechanised.
If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
I would rather be a fairly happy wife and mother.
I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals.
I'd rather stay out of the limelight until I've done something I feel proud of.
Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it's changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water's edge.
My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
I'd rather write one good book than ten mediocre ones.
As we watch TV or films, there are no organic transitions, only edits. The idea of A becoming B, rather than A jumping to B, has become foreign.
I would rather see the United States respected than loved by other nations.
Henry Cabot Lodge
I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me.
This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not advisable to remain in one academic environment, and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal.
'Comic book' has come to mean a specific genre, not a story form, in people's minds. So someone will call 'Die Hard' a 'comic-book movie,' when it has nothing to do with comic books. I'd rather have comics be the vehicle by which stories are told.
We're constantly told that all cultures are equal, and that every belief system is as good as the next. And it led to a kind of - and generally, that America was to be known for its flaws rather than its virtues.
I'd rather go by bus.
You've got to work. You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
I would rather do three or four small parts every year as opposed to some of the lower-hanging fruit that might get my name above the title.
In 2001, Congress passed much needed tax relief to allow Americans to keep more of their hard earned money and spend it as they see fit - rather than how the federal government sees fit.
Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
I always believe it's better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.
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