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Business Money

Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.

- A. A. Milne

Like Role

It's so easy to get used to playing a role. Then all of the sudden when you're tossed out of it, it's almost like you have to remember how to act again!

- A. J. Cook

College Interwoven

On the rare occasions when I spend a night in Oxford, the keeping of the hours by the clock towers in New College, and Merton, and the great booming of Tom tolling 101 times at 9 pm at Christ Church are inextricably interwoven with memories and regrets and lost joys. The sound almost sends me mad, so intense are the feelings it evokes.

- A. N. Wilson

Decide Capital

One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts... to my surprise... almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Motivation I Think

I think music, in my opinion, is not about motivation in the way it's - it's not a running base. It's art. And my whole philosophy of music is different. It's almost like cooking and serving to people, seeing them smile and enjoying the food, really.

- A. R. Rahman

Tell Other

As a little girl, I didn't like stories about little girls. I liked stories about dragons and beasts and princes and princesses and fear and terror and the Four Musketeers and almost anything other than nice little girls making moral decisions about whether to tell the teacher about what the other little girl did or did not do.

- A. S. Byatt

Next Scale

The scale of time for a politician runs between one primary and the next, and in Israel, this means two to three years because elections almost never take place once every four years as stipulated by law. The timetable for a system of research is completely different.

- Aaron Ciechanover

Big Indie

On a big film, there's almost no way you can meet everyone. On an indie, there are 30 people and no trailers to duck into.

- Aaron Paul

Outside World Them

Almost inevitably there are tensions in the picture, tensions between the outside world and the inside world. For me, a successful picture resolves these tensions without eliminating them.

- Aaron Siskind

Rules Promise

The rules are all in a sixty-four-page pamphlet by Aristotle called 'Poetics.' It was written almost three thousand years ago, but I promise you, if something is wrong with what you're writing, you've probably broken one of Aristotle's rules.

- Aaron Sorkin

Character Other

The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don't. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don't speak in dialogue. Their lives don't unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.

- Aaron Sorkin

Passionate Hours

Once I came to acting, it was almost a thing where there weren't enough hours in the day to work on stuff because I was so passionate about it.

- Aaron Tveit

Break Lives

Museums are interesting. This place where we're almost buying admission to take a break from our lives.

- Abbi Jacobson

Flight About

For one who has an interest in the body as text, airports are treasure troves of information. It seems almost un-American to enjoy delays, and perhaps enjoy is not the best word, but certainly a delayed flight, if it does nothing else, allows one the opportunity to make prolonged observations about one's fellow travelers.

- Abraham Verghese

Beautiful Emanate

The incredible cinematography makes 'A Walk to Beautiful' almost like a poem; there is a tenderness on display that seems to emanate from the camera. There is also great sensitivity to the women whose stories are being told - never did I have a sense of the subjects being exploited.

- Abraham Verghese

TV Before

I've never really broken this down before, but, in movies, you almost have no connection to fans. And if you do TV, you're kind of connected, but they know you as the TV name not your real name. If you do radio, there's more of a bond there. And then if you do a podcast it's like you're literally inside of your fans.

- Adam Carolla

Kid How

It's funny when you're a kid how you can acclimate to almost anything.

- Adam Carolla

Very Universality

My own writing has perhaps more of an American flavor than a British one, but that's because the stories I've so far written have needed it. 'Empire State,' 'Seven Wonders' and 'The Age Atomic' are all very place-centric, where the setting itself is almost a character. But there is a universality to story that isn't just limited to science fiction.

- Adam Christopher

Nature Particularly

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things - it almost becomes second nature to do so.

- Adam Garcia

Remarkably Tendency

As the First World War made painfully clear, when politicians and generals lead nations into war, they almost invariably assume swift victory, and have a remarkably enduring tendency not to foresee problems that, in hindsight, seem obvious.

- Adam Hochschild

I Think Resulted

I've always loved pinup art, and I've always enjoyed drawing women. I think it was a conscious decision that has resulted in me getting almost exclusive work on comics where the main character is female.

- Adam Hughes

News Pretty

The idea of 24-hour news, if you really step back, is pretty insane. Just even saying '24-hour news' almost has satire laced in it.

- Adam McKay

Steal Movie

You have a guy like Bernie Madoff literally steal $80 billion, you know, AIG steal hundreds of billions, Goldman Sachs. Crime has changed so much, and to really do a movie with, like, drug dealers or drug smugglers is kind of almost quaint at this point.

- Adam McKay

Indie Dollars

If you look at 'Avatar,' could you imagine if you did 'Avatar' for 50 million dollars? It would be ridiculous! You would almost be getting laughs from the audience, unless you got a real indie director to do something incredibly stylised.

- Adam McKay

Work Advanced

For many years, the work advanced but slowly. One denomination after another embarked in the undertaking; and now, American missionaries are seen in almost every land and every clime.

- Adoniram Judson

Learning Dig

You make a decision whether you just work on the script and believe in every moment and pick out every moment, or if you sit down and memorize lines. Once you really dig into a script, learning lines becomes almost second nature.

- Adria Arjona

I Think Prepared

If you are prepared to make a fool of yourself for them then you usually get that back. I think that there are points where you become so close to an actor, you know them so well, almost as well or better than their spouse. You have to know them, warts and all.

- Adrian Lyne

Date Been

When I first started drawing the earliest incarnation of 'Optic Nerve,' I hadn't even been on a date; I hadn't had a romantic relationship of any kind yet, so in a way, I was almost writing science fiction.

- Adrian Tomine

Love Been

I have been fully involved in designing my stage shows; it's important to me to do something really unique and almost off-the-wall to bring the music and the visuals together. I love design and actually went to school for a bit for graphic design, so it isn't so much 'pressure' for me; it's a way to be creative, and I really enjoy it.

- Afrojack

Hands Preservation

I believe the preservation of the home in the future lies almost entirely in the hands of men.

- Agnes Macphail

Made Readers

Readers are made by readers - it is so obvious it is almost banal to say it.

- Aidan Chambers

London Overwhelmed

When I first walked in to London, I was so overwhelmed by the village, the sheer volume of people. I was just so excited. You don't know what to expect. So the level of excitement was almost draining, just taking everything in. I was so exhausted after I swam because of all the excitement in the build-up.

- Aimee Willmott

Feet Kid

And I was the only black kid in my school for almost all of my childhood, until I was a teenager. So imagine, if you will, being 6 feet tall by third grade, so essentially being a living maypole.

- Aisha Tyler

Roles Around

The problem of sexism is getting better, but I don't know if it's getting better fast enough. We see more roles for women that don't entirely revolve around the way in which they function in a man's life, but typically those women are almost always white, and even then, there are only a few of them.

- Aja Naomi King

Next Read

My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.

- Al Capp

Been Couple

I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. 'It's a job, Al,' Guy told me. 'We work at it every day.'

- Al Franken

Frank Instance

I like, for instance, 'Serpico.' I enjoyed playing Serpico because Frank Serpico was there. He existed. He was a real life person and I could - I could embody him. I could, you know, I could work and get to know him and have him help me with the text, the script and become him. It's almost like a painter having a model to become.

- Al Pacino

Black Ed Sullivan

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.

- Al Sharpton

Think Lose

What's funny is that you can think you really value your life until you almost lose it.

- Alan Alda

American Frontiers

In 2003, I almost died of an intestinal blockage when I was on a mountain in Chile, filming a segment for 'Scientific American Frontiers.'

- Alan Alda

Come Least

Anyone I know who's almost died has come out of it, at least for a while, looking at things differently.

- Alan Alda

Fact Other

What I can't completely understand is most other people's fascination with what the famous among us do with their lips and the rest of their bodies. Why do ordinary people become the target of this curiosity simply by virtue of the fact that other people recognise their names and faces but know almost nothing else about them?

- Alan Alda

Been Based

The idea that the brain is not fully formed until you are almost 30 years old has already been introduced, and the Supreme Court already has based two rulings on it.

- Alan Alda

Activity Which

I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.

- Alan Brien

Truth Certainly

Americans do believe in progress and there is almost certainly a kernel of truth in the joke.

- Alan Dundes

Soviet Union Very

Putin probably, almost certainly, thinks that one of the great disasters of the 20th century was the demise of the Soviet Union. It's very obvious that he's trying to work its way back and maintain something similar to that sort of institution.

- Alan Greenspan

Big Best Way

In the context of general relativity, space almost is a substance. It can bend and twist and stretch, and probably the best way to think about space is to just kind of imagine a big piece of rubber that you can pull and twist and bend.

- Alan Guth

Climate Change

Human-caused climate change threatens almost every aspect of human existence.

- Alan Lowenthal

Couple Increasingly

I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that's sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless.

- Alan Moore

Love Down

I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we're assailed by the most delicious scent - jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon.

- Alan Rickman

Sure Wide

The solar system is completely wide open. Almost anywhere we go, I'm sure we would learn a lot.

- Alan Stern

Love Everybody

Breakups are a horrible thing for almost everybody I know. For someone who is a love addict, it's debilitating.

- Alanis Morissette

Doctor New

My dream is to be a doctor. I'm almost working in a laboratory, because I'm trying new techniques, new directions and fabrics, new weaving.

- Alber Elbaz

My Life Country

One of the more fatuous remarks I've heard in recent days is that 'My Life,' Clinton's autobiography, is too long and, at almost 1,000 pages, short it is not. But this man was for eight years the President of the most powerful country on earth.

- Alastair Campbell

Been Almost All

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.

- Albert Pike

Most Infinite

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

- Aldous Huxley

Listen Ubiquitous

There's almost no popular music I listen to now. I'll hear it because it's everywhere... Music is ubiquitous now.

- Alec Baldwin

Perfect Designers

Zegna has the perfect weight fabric. There are a lot of designers who make clothes that are a little too heavy. They feel heavy. They almost feel like a coat.

- Alec Baldwin

Point Of View Tell

I want the camerawork to fit the narrative and tell the story from the point of view of the character, but sometimes, to be interacting with the sensations of the story, you almost become like a ghost, you know? Like, someone that is floating, observing, not really judging what's going on.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Gift Technical

Free soloing is almost as old as climbing itself, with roots in the 19th century. Climbers are continuing to push the boundaries. There are certainly better technical climbers than me. But if I have a particular gift, it's a mental one - the ability to keep it together where others might freak out.

- Alex Honnold

Mom Got

My parents got me a $25 Kent steel-string acoustic guitar when I was around 12. The following Christmas, my parents bought me a Conora electric guitar. It looked almost like a Gretsch. It cost $59, and my mom still has it.

- Alex Lifeson

Business Big

American politicians are responsive almost solely to the interests and desires of their rich constituents and interest groups that primarily represent big business.

- Alex Pareene

Like Read

Painting is almost like a sport. It's like this action thing. When I do it, I'm really not thinking. The paintings are like a diary that I might not want to read again.

- Alison Mosshart

Student University

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.

- Allan Bloom

Paradigm Forming

Almost all the knowledge required to produce more food than eroding soil is available today - we just need to use that knowledge within a holistic paradigm - managing agriculture holistically, forming the policies that undergird it holistically.

- Allan Savory

Explain Profoundly

The problem with holistic management is it's so profoundly simple, but it's not easy. And it's profoundly simple. You're almost insulting people's intelligence to explain it twice, just about making better decisions of where you want to go in your life, bringing in environmental, social, economic issues simultaneously.

- Allan Savory

Smiling Want

When people are smiling they are most receptive to almost anything you want to teach them.

- Allen Funt

Themselves Amuse

Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything.

- Allen Klein

Year Fact

No one talked about the fact that in this year under the Obama administration you've seen the highest casualties in Afghanistan. And the fact that it took him almost 90 days to figure out what his strategy is going to be was absolutely appalling.

- Allen West

Artist Roman

Roman Polanski is one of my favorite filmmakers, and John Phillips one of my favorite songwriters. I had the honor to meet each of these men and was almost giddy to be blessed with the chance to tell each artist what his work meant has to me.

- Allison Anders

TV Pursuing

I'm pursuing film and TV, and it's exciting because I feel I can write in almost any genre now.

- Allison Schroeder

More Like

I know what I'm like when I don't have a project coming up, and that's the mode I'm almost more comfortable in. That's when I get really scrappy and creative.

- Allison Williams

Homework Cent

In 'Bunny,' I have got my dialogues - almost 80 per cent of my shots were okayed in a single take. I did put in effort and did a lot of homework.

- Allu Arjun

Heat Very

I grill almost all of my fish with the skin on because that gives you real protection at least on one side. It's a nice barrier against super high heat which tends to make a lot of fish to turn really flaky. It's very easy to overcook fish on the grill. But I still brush it with oil before I start.

- Alton Brown

Play Hundred

I just play to the people I can see. So it's almost like you are playing to the first few rows of the crowd. You can see the faces of the first hundred people, but then it becomes a blur as the crowds disappear over the hill.

- Alvin Lee

Been Use

It's been possible for years to use a PC to watch and record over-the-air television broadcasts, and unencrypted cable television tuners have been available almost as long. But for a long time, you could only watch copyright-protected channels with a cable company-leased box.

- Alex Pareene

Country Very

We are actually a very rich country with a lot of resources and the ability to do almost whatever we want. We could eliminate poverty in America by spending a fraction of what we spend on defense.

- Alex Pareene

Small Almost All

In almost all city governments in America, the small group of people who don't want change are able to block change.

- Alex Steffen

Suburbs Bit

The brutal reality is that newer, more sprawling suburbs - and especially the cheap boom-years exburbs - aren't just a bit unsustainable, they're ruinously unsustainable in almost every way, and nothing we know of will likely stop their decline, much less fix them easily.

- Alex Steffen

Small Other

It used to be that almost all innovation came from the U.S. and a small number of other developed countries. That's no longer the case, and as China and India grow, it's changing even more. Expect a lot more Chinese and Indian Nobel prizes in the future.

- Alex Tabarrok

Birthday Play

I'm in a difficult position in the sense that, preposterous as this might sound, I don't like being the centre of attention. I get up on stage every night and play songs, but I almost feel the songs are the centre of attention. I don't like opening my birthday presents in front of people, either.

- Alex Turner

Kid Early Days

Songwriters always reminded me of that kid at school who would go around with his guitar, like, 'Yeah, songwritin' man,' looking wistful. That wasn't me - those kinds of people put me off. In the early days, I'd write a bunch of lyrics and almost look at them as a sort of joke, to make the rest of the boys laugh.

- Alex Turner

Week Here

When I first moved here, I almost felt like I was obligated to hate L.A. as a New Yorker. I moved way too fast for this city. I walked everywhere, and I was lonely, too. It was a really hard time not knowing anybody, and you don't run into people the way you do in New York. You can go a week without seeing anyone.

- Alexandra Daddario

Been Accurate

Almost nothing anyone told me about Harvard has been accurate.

- Alexandra Petri

Love Very

I have a very long and beautiful love affair with Elvis Presley. I own every record he ever made, so I have about 150, almost 200 records of his. So much that I haven't even listened to all of them. I see an Elvis record that I don't have, and I'll buy it and put it in my collection.

- Alexandra Shipp

Woman Always

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

- Alexandre Dumas

Keep Person

It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.

- Alexandre Dumas

Doing Psyche

When you're doing a film, narrative is your most important tool, but it's a tool to create a cinematographic experience, to create those moments that are beyond narrative, that are almost an abstraction of that moment that hits your psyche.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Two Fact

One might almost reckon mathematically that, having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author, their history reaches us at third hand and is thus separated by two stages from the original fact.

- Alfred de Vigny

New Almost All

Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Going Blocks

Nothing is harmful to literature except censorship, and that almost never stops literature going where it wants to go either, because literature has a way of surpassing everything that blocks it and growing stronger for the exercise.

- Ali Smith

Some Another

I'm blessed in my good friends, and some of them happen to be writers, though that's almost never what our friendships are about. And every writer I've ever read, living or dead, has in one way or another helped and inspired. I have a feeling it's important not to mix the two up.

- Ali Smith

Country Which

I'm almost a feminist and believe if a girl wants to do something, she should be able to do it in the same way that a man is able to, which is sometimes a problem in our country.

- Alia Bhatt

Long Run

After a long run of almost thirty years, you get to the point where you say, 'These are my concerns.' It's not so much this is what I set out to claim - it is a kind of refrain.

- Alice McDermott

Endlessly Read

I read just endlessly, ceaselessly, almost every book, it seems!

- Alice Paul

Lucky Yard

Even with all of the things that are so awful, if you walk into your yard and stay there looking at almost anything for five minutes, you will be stunned by how marvelous life is and how incredibly lucky we are to have it.

- Alice Walker

Woman Turned

To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.

- Alice Walker

Love Ourselves

I love us so incredibly, insanely deeply; it's almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.

- Alice Walker

Life About

I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there's a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they're not the same, ever again.

- Alice Walker

Grandparents Like

My parents weren't married. It wasn't like my dad up and left. I maintained a steady relationship with my grandparents. My dad's mother is my nana, and I'm closer to her than almost anybody in this world.

- Alicia Keys