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There's not enough time to be disrespecting... Life is too short. Mary J. Blige

Hurried and worried until we're buried, and there's no curtain call, Lifes a very funny proposition after all. George M. Cohan

Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior, more so that we recognize or acknowledge. Philip Zimbardo

The most potentially transformative impact of social media is its ability to encourage brands to marry profit and purpose. The reason brands participate is that such outreach earns those companies social currency enabling them to start or participate in conversations that connect them to consumers in meaningful ways. Simon Mainwaring

When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we're 'well-placed to weather the storm', I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. Daniel Hannan

Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can't stop looking at the pinstripes. Frank Abagnale

If I could have anyone on speed dial it would be George Clooney. He seems like a cool guy who would give good advice. Adam Garcia

The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already. Edward Abbey

The electronic spectrum is the only natural resource in which there's no such thing as private property rights. You can't own a piece of the spectrum. Adrian Cronauer

Salads was a big indicator of that - there was a huge market out there for it. And why not tap it? Some of the things we are doing now around the globe are responding to customers. It's not because some guy sued you. Jim Cantalupo

That is who Barack Obama is - a person of admirable character - and that is who he has remained for me over these last four years. I have not agreed with his every decision, but never once have I seen him break his cool, lose his composure, or abandon his insightful perspective - even during the most serious and/or absurd national disasters. Elizabeth Gilbert

Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest. Jeffrey Archer

Producing is nothing more than bringing all the elements together, connecting people. Brion James

When we read, we are doing more than delectating words on a page stories, characters, images, notions. We are communing with the mind of the author. Martin Amis

Too many brands treat social media as a one way, broadcast channel, rather than a two-way dialogue through which emotional storytelling can be transferred. Simon Mainwaring

Health economists have estimated that an injection of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care, and $50 million in preventative care, is required to provide services at the same level as for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians. Malcolm Fraser

Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia. The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but it's also the language of the Hindus. Ismail Merchant

Somebody would think I was trying to get favored treatment because my ancestors had the name Moon. And that's a joke. Buzz Aldrin

There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm, and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need. Jo Bonner

And most importantly perhaps, children can learn about their rights, share their knowledge with the children of other nations, identify problems with them and establish how they might work together to address them. Carol Bellamy