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I think pop culture is the greatest subject matter out there - 'Other People's Lives,' as we wrote about on the last Duran Duran album. Most ideas for great songs come from real situations, something your friend said to you the night before, the girl that just left, or something traumatic in your life.
The act of seeing any film generally is you knowing more than the characters, even if it's the classic Hitchcock shot of two people talking and a bomb being under the table. Part of the pleasure of it is seeing where people go wrong, and the irony of situations.
I think where political issues invade moral situations, spiritual leaders have to speak out.
I never had a problem with social situations. A lot of times, when people are in school, they can have a little hesitancy because people are mean sometimes. I never had that problem because I never had that experience. So, I had a pretty easy transition.
Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens.
Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being.
I've been in very many situations where I've not liked the other members of the band or they have not liked me. I grew up presuming that's the way music was made. It doesn't need to be that way. It's taken me years years to find that out.
Myths are wonderful tools that we've had, oh, for eons now that help us navigate the situations we find ourselves in.
In acting, you have to pull from real-life situations, from people, to help develop a character.
When you have strong views about how to approach thinking about the law, then that view is going to lead to certain results in certain situations. And so people seem to think this predictability is based on some kind of partisan political view. But it's not.
I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry.
The thing I love most about my job is watching people age backward, becoming more lively and energetic as they free themselves from situations that are toxic to their essential selves.
Everyone wants to learn the same thing from painful situations: how to avoid repeating them.
There has long been a debate in the aid community and in Africa about how to most effectively help situations of poverty in developing nations and underprivileged communities.
I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a personal essay about what I've come to believe in.
Some situations you cause yourself.
When you look what is happening in this country with the debt, the deficit, the CBO coming out and saying once again we're going to have a trillion dollar plus deficit in 2012, the fourth straight year, and unemployment may be going back up to 8.9 or maybe nine percent by the end of the year, these are serious situations that are going.
I'm not in the business of telling people what to do. I'm much more in the business of describing things, situations and stuff like that and leaving them out there, and you can make up your minds about them.
There's a very good reason for why economics developed the way it did, and that is that in many situations, the assumption that people will exploit the opportunities available to them is very plausible, and it simplifies the analysis of how markets will behave.
One of the most important functions of jazz has been to encourage a hope for freedom, for people living in situations of intolerance or struggle.
None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.
I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!
Helena Bonham Carter
There's been moments of depression in my life, moments when I was in situations that I thought I wouldn't be able to get out of.
I'm drawn to provocative characters that find themselves in extreme situations. And I think I'm drawn to that consistently.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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