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I was always accused of being too stiff. In 1974, when I ran my first primary race for state rep, I was chief aide to the speaker of the House, I knew the issues and understood state government. But what I found out the hard way is that you can know all the ins and outs but people want to know you, your family. Jim Edgar

To the victor belong the responsibilities. Al Bernstein

The writers that I aspire to, like Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman, they'll tell you that the work gets harder, not easier. And they set that bar for us where we're always striving to do something better than the last time, whether it's the next song or just the next line. Christopher Cross

I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them. And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians, but thinking about themselves as good human beings, striving to be a great person and maybe they'll become a great musician. Charlie Haden

Accidents will happen in the best regulated families. John Dos Passos

I am a picky eater. By that I mean, I love to pick the raisins out of oatmeal raisin cookies, the chips out of chocolate chip cookies, the white side off of black and white cookies, and the vanilla center out of Oreos. Dylan Lauren

The heart forgets its sorrow and ache. James Russell Lowell

There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who wanted me to come talk to them, and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences. I can't tell you why. Jim Harrison

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists. Arnold Bennett

Calling one thing 'literature' and another 'fiction' is a way to create status where there is none. Tucker Max

If you, like, consciously think about being cool, you're not cool. If you consciously think about being, like, different or original, you ain't different or original. Junot Diaz

We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I've always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace. Dave Matthews

My mum is my best friend. Leona Lewis

When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalog ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school. Jensen Ackles

We must, I believe, start teaching our children the sanity of nonviolence much earlier. Alice Walker

There's always some amount of gradual, slow burning destruction over the course of partying. Gavin DeGraw

These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost. Norm Dicks

Art is commenting on what's going on around you in your life. Al Jourgensen

I'm mad keen on recycling because I'm worried about the next generation and where all this waste we're producing is going. It has to stop. I wash out my plastic containers and recycle envelopes, everything I possibly can. Cherie Lunghi