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The problem with politicians getting to know the issues in indigenous townships is that we tend to suffer from what Aboriginal people call the 'seagull syndrome' - we fly in, scratch around and fly out.Tony Abbott

They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit.Chinua Achebe

I don't have anything to hide but what happens is the media tend to beat up what I say.Christina Aguilera

I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.Alan Alda

You tend to think that there is a big gap between F1 and everything else. F1 is where all the fantastic drivers are, so you just don't know how good you are until you get there.Jean Alesi

I think the people who cast films tend to think of me in regard to strong women with integrity and a lot of it has been very good.Joan Allen

I'm hard to pin down. I tend to look different in films.Joan Allen

These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.Marc Almond

American journalists tend to treat inequality as a fact of life. But it needn't be.Eric Alterman

Novelists tend to go off at 70, and I'm in a funk about it, I've got myself into a real paranoid funk about it, how the talent dies before the body.Martin Amis

I think we tend to be kind of ahistorical, and think that life as we are living it in the moment is all we know.Kurt Andersen

As a songwriter, you tend to develop your own style, your own technique, based around what it is you're trying to write and perform, in terms of your own music. So a way of evolving a guitar style as a songwriter is much easier, I think, than developing a true style of your own just from listening to music or playing other people's music.Ian Anderson

I don't think people really do listen. We plug into music, and we have short attention spans. We tend to download individual tracks from iTunes rather than a whole album. We buy music DVDs and watch them once, and then they disappear into a drawer, or we loan them to a friend, and we never watch it again.Ian Anderson

Older teens tend to write to me and say, 'Thank you for not writing down to teenagers.'Matthew Tobin Anderson

Shanks and I tend to have a lot of fun. And, oh, any of The Simpsons' episodes are my favorites too.Richard Dean Anderson

If there's been a crisis in a market, you don't tend to have a new crisis in that market until the people who went through the last crisis aren't in the system anymore.Marc Andreessen

People tend to think of the web as a way to get information or perhaps as a place to carry out e-commerce. But really, the web is about accessing applications.Marc Andreessen

People tend to think of the web as a way to get information or perhaps as a place to carry out ecommerce. But really, the web is about accessing applications. Think of each website as an application, and every single click, every single interaction with that site, is an opportunity to be on the very latest version of that application.Marc Andreessen

I never felt at home in London, because people were constantly telling me I didn't belong here, so after a while, you tend to believe that.Naveen Andrews

When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess.Maya Angelou