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I dabbled a little bit in the whole music thing but I've always thought about Bernie Taupin, who is Elton John's lyricist; Elton John is the great melody and song writer but Bernie Taupin is the one who writes all the lyrics. I don't write lyrics, and I never wanted to be in the music business if I was just going to be a puppet in it. Carmen Ejogo

I worried that people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy. Lea Michele

Just as playgrounds didn't even make the priority list of most of those responding to Katrina, they all too often slip off the radar of those building our schools, designing our neighborhoods, and drafting government budgets. Darell Hammond

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. H. L. Mencken

It is a privilege for me to serve the NFL. It is the only place I have ever wanted to work. Roger Goodell

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know. Walter Benjamin

And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen. Oliver North

And, believe me; they will do everything to cover this up. Sibel Edmonds

Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got. Garth Brooks

We must never forget that it is the private sector - not government - that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner. Bill Richardson

Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats? Steven Pinker

My faith foundation works to bring about a greater respect and understanding between different faiths. We basically work with six popular religions in the world which are the three Abrahamic religions, Hinduism and Buddhism and Sikhism. Tony Blair

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness. John Buchan

'Showgirls' was a critical point in my life. I had my head handed to me. At 21 years old, I had to find my self-esteem again. It was a very hard time. Elizabeth Berkley

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality. Max Beckmann

It's extraordinary to think that if you walked into a room and said you had never heard of Hamlet, you would be regarded as a Philistine. But you could walk into the same room and say, 'I don't know what a proton is,' and people would just laugh and say, 'Why should you know?' Robert Winston

I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer. Philip Emeagwali

I like engineering, but I love the creative input. John Dykstra

Well, you know, I'm much older than I look. Marcel Carne

I definitely look at my body and I go: 'Yuck.' Louis C. K.