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There are no living beings who exert more power over others, pound for pound, than tiny babies and extremely thin moguls.
Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound.
When I was in my teens, I was very, very keen on being the author of a book. What the book was was secondary. I wanted it to be in hardback. I didn't care how thick or thin it was, and I didn't actually care what it was about.
When cutting staff at the Pentagon, don't eliminate the thin layer that assures civilian control.
I know the pain of somebody who's too thin and the pain of somebody that people say is too big.
In the world of acting, many are thin but few are talented.
I've always been a thin girl. I'm not going to be fat, ever. Let's get that straight. Whitney is not going to be fat, ever. Okay?
Any people whose lives are about the way they look, whether it's fat or thin, are in a dangerous area.
The world starts to exist, for Americans, when we are in conflict with a place. And then all of a sudden, Afghanistan pops up on the TV screen and it becomes a place. And it exists for three weeks, and then it disappears into thin air.
Americans like fat books and thin women.
I don't think I'm unusual in preferring my laptop to be thin and light.
I think clothes hang beautifully on thin women.
You size up someone physically in less than one second - too tall, too short, too fat, too thin, too old, too young, too stuffy, too scruffy.
A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. That's baseball.
Big women do themselves a disservice when they attempt to become the Righteous Fat (the Righteous Thin are bad enough, all that running around and sweating, somehow believing it means anything).
Well, at least I'm not too thin. I eat.
Helena Bonham Carter
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
The biggest change in my life is that I now have to apologize for being thin.
Corporations hope that the right concept will turn things around overnight. This is what you might call the crash-diet approach: starve yourself for a few days and you'll be thin for life.
Some women are naturally thin. But there needs to be an appreciation for a variety of types of women because we don't all come in one package. We're not pre-destined to all be a size six.
I'm vain. My arms are thin, but I'm vain about loose flesh. And so I'm careful that what I wear will show off my best parts, which are my waist and my butt.
If I spread myself too thin, I'm not a good actor, I'm not a good mother, and I'm just really high-strung - and everybody hates me.
On this thin, scarcely real and yet so perceptible sensation the whole world hung as on a faintly trembling axis, and this in turn rested on the two people in the room.
Time dissolves in summer anyway: days are long, weekends longer. Hours get all thin and watery when you are lost in the book you'd never otherwise have time to read. Senses are sharper - something about the moist air and bright light and fruit in season - and so memories stir and startle.
Nothing is more rewarding than to take a song, create it out of thin air and then watch it affect people.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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