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The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical.
But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
I love Bob Dylan. Who doesn't? He tapped into some kind of vein and it keeps on keeping on. There's nobody like him. He's unique, and just... way out cool.
Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow.
For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction.
In a world where irony reigns, where you have to separate, protect and laugh at anything that is honest or has an emotional charge, I bet for catharsis. I like to invest emotionally in things. And catharsis, when it touches the emotional vein, can open the doors of even those who protect themselves.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
If I close my eyes and think of Hollywood, all I see is one big varicose vein.
When we are truly aware of our spiritual glory, a varicose vein or two is not that big a deal.
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
I have all kinds of chest injuries; I tore my vein during 'Rocky II' and had 60 stitches. If you've seen 'Rocky Balboa,' you'll know how bad they look.
I love to take actors to a place where they open a vein. That's the job. The key is that I make it safe for them to open the vein.
I have worked with this red all over the world - in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia - a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another.
I'm definitely a singer-songwriter. I'm somewhere in the vein between Elliott Smith and Jack Johnson.
'The Host' is very much in the same vein as 'Twilight', and there's clearly a huge fan base out there. But I can't imagine myself being as huge as Robert Pattinson. I'm not sure I could handle that level of fame.
It's time to start really writing some stuff, and I really wanted to write some stuff in the vein of the original Misfits, and this was really the first step in that direction.
Somebody said writing is easy, you just sit down at your typewriter and open a vein. It depends on the book. Some, I have to do quite a lot of research, which I like. Others are much closer to me.
Anne Rivers Siddons
I felt it was really, really important, not just in the vein of feminist erasure or whatever but also just as an artist that I honored my work.
Sometimes in churches somebody will discover a particular vein of spirituality and seek to recruit others into it, or assume a superior position because they have found certain techniques - but no one actually wants to become like them.
You get used to working with one choreographer. You kind of get stuck in that vein and you work your way out of it, picking up someone else's style, their flavor. It takes a bit of time.
Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it's always community based and for the most part nonprofit. Most bands don't ever come within a mile of profit - clearly these people are not playing music to make money.
I don't think 'Cocktail' was a perfect critical success, but it touched a vein in our culture.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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