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As a culture, we are not comfortable with mortality. We do not accept it the way other cultures do. We cling to youth, and we don't want to die. It's like, 'Well, too bad, we do.' J. G. Ballard

The more you try to pin a word down, the more you realize that it has its own cape, sword and little hat. Roy Blount, Jr.

The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find. Freda Adler

Cotton is my life. Billy Baldwin

The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates for life in the solar system; what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork. Walter Lang

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt

From every ancient source, we have testimony to Cleopatra's irresistible charm, as Plutarch has it, to her ability to speak many languages including, as he puts it, the language of flattery and essentially, to be able to turn people to her will - really a great political genius, in that respect. Stacy Schiff

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness. Faith Baldwin

When you start out on a project as an actor, you know, you approach the character from the standpoint of maybe writing a list - even if it's a mental list that you make - of the adjectives that the character has or that character possesses. Omari Hardwick

Women will change the corporation more than we expect. Anita Borg

Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies. Whittaker Chambers

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods. Elbert Hubbard

One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines. Emile Zola

There's nothing nicer than coming back to your village, where people like my mum's friends take the mick out of me. I prefer that to the craziness of Hollywood. Jeremy Irvine

The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn't been able to keep up. Andrew Bernstein

Email helps me keep in touch with my family. I wouldn't know what my extended family was doing every day if we weren't emailing each other. Mark Batterson

Happiness does not consist in self-love. Joseph Butler

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question. Emily Greene Balch

If you're going to be an entertainer, entertain thoroughly. If you're going to make a scary movie, scare people well. Andrew Bryniarski

That taught me one lesson which is that you're naive to believe that bands can change the world. Bands are very naive to think that just if their audience thinks that they can change the world, that they can. That was quite a lesson for my career, really. Billy Bragg