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I like Beryl Bainbridge a great deal, and she is a writer who absolutely demands to be read a second, third, and fourth time. I admire her great courage in leaving so much unsaid and asking the reader to really engage her brain.Monica Ali

Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence.Louis Althusser

Fiction demands structures and recognizable shapes. Big surprises only draw attention to the writer's hand.Steven Amsterdam

Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.Thomas Aquinas

Running fills a need so we make fewer demands on others. Running reveals the roots of negative thinking, so the weeds can be pulled. Running reconnects the soul to the source, inspiring hope and creativity.Kristin Armstrong

Indian actors, because of the format of our stories, need to be good actors, and be able to perform emotional sequences, do a bit of comedy, dance and singing, action, because all of this forms just one film. In many ways I'd say there are greater demands on Indian actors than there are on Hollywood.Amitabh Bachchan

We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money.Fredrik Bajer

Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.Albert Bandura

Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for artificiality of the masses all over the world.Lionel Barrymore

But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.Melissa Bean

Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.Simone de Beauvoir

If directors, actors and writers have the ability to drop their alpha-male egos, you will always get better work. In terms of my own demands, I actually want fewer lines. If I can lose a line and do it with my face, I'd rather do that.Max Beesley

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect.Luciano Berio

Private-sector firms are increasingly active in the prison industry and they and the militantly unionized correctional officers, almost all unskilled labor, constantly lead public demands for more criminal statutes and more draconian penalties.Conrad Black

The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past.Matt Blunt

America demands invention and innovation to succeed.Kit Bond

It's always an enormous pressure when you do a sequel. The demands are so high, and it's expensive.Jan de Bont

A long-running TV series is a beast in that it demands you stick to one character over a long haul.Grant Bowler

Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.Rory Bremner

Our democratic values also include - and our national security demands - open and transparent government. Some information obviously needs to be protected. And since his first days in office, President Obama has worked to strike the proper balance between the security the American people deserve and the openness our democratic society expects.John O. Brennan