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Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
I would very much like to be one of those writers who have something really clear in their head to say, and throughout their life they promote this idea in their works.
The way to build a complex system that works is to build it from very simple systems that work.
The most deeply personal of my works are the non-fiction works, the autobiographical works, because there, I'm talking about myself very directly.
I wanted to be a film student again, as a man in my 60s. To go someplace alone and see what you can cook up, with non-existent budgets. I didn't want to be surrounded by comforts and colleagues, which you have when when you're a big time director. I wanted to write personal works.
Francis Ford Coppola
In industries where a lot of competitors are selling the same product - mangoes, gasoline, DVD players - price is the easiest way to distinguish yourself. The hope is that if you cut prices enough you can increase your market share, and even your profits. But this works only if your competitors won't, or can't, follow suit.
I hope to be remembered for writing books about social justice that also have enough aesthetic value to endure as works of literature.
What is al Qaeda? It's an open source religious political movement that works off the global supply chain.
I like doing accents. One of my friends works in hotel reservations and I'll ring her up and complain about the suite. Sometimes I get her.
I am more and more convinced that literature is made up of works, genres, schools, discussions, problems, collective work in order to solve certain problems.
The way Hollywood works, you're never sure if their first thought is to make a great film and honor the material or just another business property.
What I respect in people more than anything is work ethic. And Justin Timberlake's got that. He works his tail off, and he knows his stuff.
I feel a real responsibility to my community and so right now there has been this bizarre myth in our community how our vote doesn't count. I'm trying to get out there and re-educate on how the government works and break that myth and talk about the importance of being involved.
Jada Pinkett Smith
I always find that when I do something that I like, from my heart, then it works.
When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are.
No-one works for money alone and tapping into what people want from their careers and what they have to offer is essential.
Yoga changed my body 100 percent. It tones everything and leans you out. Dancer's pose is amazing. It works every muscle!
I'm most impressed by the Russian writers, so I love reading the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Another author who has informed the way I think is the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal.
Looking back, it puzzles me that my parents decided to stay in Shanghai when they must have known that war was imminent. But the cotton works were my father's responsibility, and duty then counted for something.
J. G. Ballard
In the Old Testament, we are continually told that our good works are not enough, that God has made a provision. This provision is pointed to at every place in the Old Testament.
The biblical method of change begins in the heart of man with the Gospel. It transforms the mind of man and gradually works its way out. And it builds a nation from the bottom up.
It's the way the business works, you're not just an actor, you're a diplomat and a publicist and a politician, and there are certain expectations.
Everything for me is visual. That's just how my head works.
Terror works like a musical composition, so many instruments, all in tune, playing perfectly together to create their desired effect. Sorrow and horror and fear.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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