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It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution. Annie Dillard

America is a great country. I've been in the south, in the center and in the north. I like it. Americans are very good people. There's just too much air-conditioning. Mario Balotelli

We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives. Anita Borg

None of these devices address that women keep track of many people's lives, not just their own. Anita Borg

When I finished a song that I thought was good, I thought, I don't know where that came from, so I have no idea if I can do that again. I'm talking like, a hundred and fifty songs down the line. I still feel that. Trevor Rabin

It is easy to write unthinking music. George Crumb

The whole student loan thing drives me completely nuts. If it wasn't possible for 18-year-olds to sign themselves up for tens of thousands of dollars in debt in order to pay their college bills, the state governments wouldn't have found it so politically easy to cut taxpayer support for public colleges and universities. Gail Collins

I definitely gravitate towards quality genre projects and genre of any kind whether it's science fiction, horror or really anything. I'm just drawn to quality. I don't think 'Darkness Falls' is horror; there isn't any gore by any stretch of the imagination. Emma Caulfield

Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory. Emile M. Cioran

There's not enough time to be disrespecting... Life is too short. Mary J. Blige

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors. Olympia Brown

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns. Jeff Bingaman

Sigmund Freud was the apostle of disbelief. He was the one who made psychoanalysis a part of our culture, and in so doing he kicked out a flying buttress that had been essential for holding up our cathedral of faith. Tony Campolo

The federal government neither has the power to site transmission lines, nor do we build them. That's done, as people know, in their own communities. The siting decisions and the permitting is done at the local level, or by state governments if it's interstate in nature. And federal government - this is one area we have no authority. Spencer Abraham

New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine. Daniel Akaka

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. Anthony Burgess

To understand is to forgive, even oneself. Alexander Chase

I love the 'Mildred Pierce' miniseries. Ben Bass

Hubert, a speech doesn't have to be eternal to be immortal. Muriel Humphrey

Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less. Dan Lipinski