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I love being at home now, improving my cooking. I've got a really bad memory, so my first attempts were a disaster - I'd forget what ingredients to put in. But I do a lasagna that's a crowd-pleaser, and a good lemon drizzle cake, which I take to my mom's for the Sunday roast to fatten the family up. Katy B

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet. Saint Augustine

Across the country, people are willing to tighten their belts and sacrifice. The president should ask the oil industry to do the same. John Salazar

We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong. Bono

I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships - things like forgiveness and compassion. Andrea Thompson

Losing a child is probably the singular most horrible thing. Laura Schlessinger

My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people. John Henrik Clarke

I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now. Jean-Bertrand Aristide

The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives, and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it. Ernst Mach

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Francis Bacon

When I was in college, I had the good fortune to have Joyce Carol Oates as my writing teacher. She told me that I could take an aspect of myself, and from that one bit of personality, I can create a character. This is what I have done, particularly in my novels. Jonathan Ames

I can get a dance party started pretty much anywhere and anytime. Claire Danes

Largely this is a class thing - writers tend to be cosseted little middle-class kiddies who think that the world owes them a royalty cheque. But just doing it - being in your room for years on end, locked in your head, alone with invented ghosts - it weakens and softens the body. And I know I can't just live in my head. Tony Parsons

I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell. Robert Quine

I'd love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I'm 58 now. So I have to play her father. Amitabh Bachchan

When a gust of wind hits a broken bone, you feel it. Shia LaBeouf

Digitization is certainly challenging the old ways of doing things, whether that's in publishing or politics. But it's not the end. In many ways, it is just the beginning. Heather Brooke

I'm a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative. Betty White

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house. Anthony Anderson