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Life is unfair. I got nothing but the best. Jean Marais

The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I would say that to put architecture in the chain of history, to be able to interpret and understand why we are where we are, is quite crucial. Rafael Moneo

We are losing our living systems, social systems, cultural systems, governing systems, stability, and our constitutional health, and we're surrendering it all at the same time. Paul Hawken

When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age. Tim McGraw

No one likes doing chores. In happiness surveys, housework is ranked down there with commuting as activities that people enjoy the least. Maybe that's why figuring out who does which chores usually prompts, at best, tense discussion in a household and, at worst, outright fighting. Emily Oster

I don't look like a model, but you have to work with what you got. Karyn Parsons

Many defense experts have predicted that we face no greater threat from a single country than from Iran. Cathy McMorris

The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence. Don DeLillo

Losing has nothing to do with geography. Chuck Noll

In various European countries, it is increasingly common for young men to live with their parents into their 30s and even longer. Why not? In the welfare state, there is no shame in doing so. Dennis Prager

The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people. Adolf Loos

I think L.A.'s terrific. You fly an hour and a half and you're in the mountains in three feet of powder. I also think it's a much better city if you're working as an actor. If you're not working and you don't see your dreams coming true, there can be a lot of heartache. Scott Patterson

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. John Leonard

Climate change could produce a lot of misery and waste without necessarily leading to large-scale armed conflict, which depends more on ideology and bad governance than on resource scarcity. Steven Pinker

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten. Mary Catherine Bateson

GN'R was five guys who were all into different things. I liked pop and disco, Izzy was into New York rock, Slash loved Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, Axl was into Genesis and Elton John, and Duff was a punk rocker. We all blended that stuff together. Steven Adler

There are a lot of authors in the world, so it's difficult to find a unique niche to present your take on things. That is always a challenge for any author. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Theology is not only about understanding the world; it is about mending the world. Miroslav Volf

I was a bartender for a long time, so I know how to make drinks, but I'm more likely to offer them than to have them. I think this is one of the reasons why I get to live longer than my great-grandmother did, and why I get to produce more writing than she did, and why my marriage isn't in dire straits. Elizabeth Gilbert