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Foods Too

The best we can do, to paraphrase Pollan, is to eat whole foods, mostly plants, and not too much.

- A. J. Jacobs

Some Inequalities

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Through However

Music is the only passion I shamelessly indulge in. However, for recreation I enjoy watching movies. 'Wizard of Oz' was the first film I ever saw, followed by the 'Bond' movies. I also watch a lot of World cinema through DVDs mostly brought by one of my best friends who's now based in Toronto.

- A. R. Rahman

Thought Back

My music is mostly for the music. And it gives the liberty to do anything which I want. And nobody limits me to one genre of music. But I learn from life and I try to give back to life, in a way, whether it's the thought of the song or whether it's the approach to the arrangement or anything.

- A. R. Rahman

Telling Favourable

I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle - telling children that virtue will be rewarded, when in fact it is mostly simply the fact of being the central character that ensures a favourable outcome. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables.

- A. S. Byatt

Education Subject

Minister and writer Barbara Kaufmann has addressed the subject of guerrilla decontextualization on both the 'Voices Compassionate Education' website and on 'Inner Michael', where she offers the kind of insights into the spiritual aspects of Michael Jackson's creative artistry that mainstream media mostly ignores.

- Aberjhani

Film Pretty

Juilliard definitely emphasizes the theater. They don't train - at all really - for film acting. It's mostly process-oriented, pretty much for the stage.

- Adam Driver

Work Communist

The main difference between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution was that the former was mostly the work of Communist party members and others who wanted to bring about 'socialism with a human face.'

- Adam Michnik

Doing I Think

Nothing surprises me on 'Happy Endings,' because the show - I think one of the awesome things about the show is that it's so open to doing anything. We could do a genre episode. We have the green light to do whatever we want. Mostly because no one's watching.

- Adam Pally

Broadway Upper

The biggest audience for Off Broadway is mostly coming in on a train - either Upper East Siders or Metro-North. I go to the theater, and everyone around me is over 50. How interested will they be in my kind of work?

- Adam Rapp

Big Projects

Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That's OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.

- Adam Savage

Rewarding Very

One of the most gratifying, rewarding things is when people come up, and they tell you how the show influenced their lives in a very positive way. When I do these things like Comic Con, I get people who are lawyers, judges, plumbers, carpenters, and entire families, and it's mostly for 'Batman.' But now, amazingly, it's also for 'Family Guy.'

- Adam West

Doing Worrying

Mostly, I avoid worrying since the time spent doing it could be spent more constructively.

- Adora Svitak

Cave Go

Mostly I sit alone in a room and cry and do my job - so when they let me out of my cave to go on tour, I really listen to my readers.

- Adriana Trigiani

Half Everybody

Most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.

- Al Pacino

Half Everybody

In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.

- Al Pacino

Always Commercial

I have always made commercial music. The people who vote for the Grammy nominees are mostly in their 40s and have other jobs or are musicians themselves. They like music that they can relate to - they like commercial music.

- Al Walser

Think Based

In the '80s, I was putting out an album virtually every year, I think mostly based on fear - that if I didn't, people would soon forget about me.

- Al Yankovic

Stupid Aesthetic

Actors aren't stupid, mostly, and if there's a sensibility and an aesthetic that a director's going for, if you're aware of that too, you can do things to help that.

- Alan Cumming

Love Art

I love art; I collect mostly modern art.

- Alan Patricof

Always Been

It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.

- Alan Thicke

Wrote Class Clown

I wasn't a class clown, I just found at an early age that I was able to make people laugh. So I mostly wrote funny stuff instead of writing what I was supposed to be writing.

- Alan Zweibel

New Well Known

I make up new lyrics to well-known lullabies. Mostly because I don't actually know a lot of the lyrics.

- Alanis Morissette

Work More

I work on fittings, mostly. You know, I sketch less and less in my work. I sketch for the show sometimes, but then it becomes more conceptual. But when I don't sketch, it becomes more pragmatic.

- Alber Elbaz

Love I Love

I love and respect women. I work mostly with women.

- Alber Elbaz

Default Trailer

Trailer home borrowers, mostly near the bottom of the economic ladder, often default on their loans.

- Alex Berenson

Constant Switching

My workouts are mostly interval-based, so I'm never running at a constant speed. I'm always switching it up because I don't want my body getting used to one thing in particular.

- Alex Morgan

Read Hosts

Conservatives don't want to read good, smart books. They mostly want to read Fox and talk radio hosts writing about presidents.

- Alex Pareene

Think Explosive

The Right likes to think that intellectuals and academics like Allan Bloom and Dinesh D'Souza spurred the explosive growth of movement conservatism in the 1980s and 1990s, when it was actually mostly Rush Limbaugh.

- Alex Pareene

Some Go Home

I wish I had some interesting stories about living in L.A., but mostly I just do my work and then go home.

- Alex Pettyfer

Been Though

Movies began as a communal experience. Even though we now watch them as DVD's, sometimes alone on our computers, mostly in the history of cinema it has been a communal experience.

- Alison Owen

Like Wear

I'm drawn to what I'm drawn to. I wear jeans and loafers everyday, mostly casual, but when I really turn it on, I like a classic, simple look.

- Allison Williams

Think Itself

I do mostly comedy, and it tends to be a subtler comedy. But I think that probably lends itself well to commercials.

- Allyn Rachel

Love Very

My father worked for the Foreign Office, so he was away a lot of the time. We were a very volatile family. There was a lot of love and a lot of conflict. The conflict kicked in mostly during my adolescence.

- Amanda Donohoe

Comedy Television

I am a stage actor. I do mostly improv comedy. The only national television stuff is 'Archer' and' Frisky Dingo.'

- Amber Nash

History Which

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

- Ambrose Bierce

Play Been

Mostly, my flying has been solo, but the preparation for it wasn't. Without my husband's help and encouragement, I could not have attempted what I have. Ours has been a contented and reasonable partnership, he with his solo jobs and I with mine. But always with work and play together, conducted under a satisfactory system of dual control.

- Amelia Earhart

Work About

My work is mostly about longing, human relationships, science and children - and a little bit about ghosts and reincarnation.

- Amy Gerstler

Think I Think

I think what I mostly realize is just that life is unpredictable. So don't be afraid, but just enjoy the day you're in. Really make the most of it.

- Amy Grant

Butcher Everybody

The building in the Bronx where I grew up was filled with mostly Holocaust survivors. My two best friends' parents both survived the camps. Everyone in my grandparents' building had tattoos. I'd go shopping with my grandparents, and the butcher, the baker, everybody in the whole neighborhood had tattoos.

- Amy Heckerling

Nature Area

I live in the rural area of North Georgia, so for me, those are these best days. It has little to do with humans and mostly to do with nature and what surrounds me.

- Amy Ray

Memory Gender

I read academic books on courtesan culture at the turn-of-the century in Shanghai such as Gail Hershatter's 'The Gender of Memory'. The diaries were mostly in the form of letters from courtesans to a lover who had disappeared or taken their savings.

- Amy Tan

Appropriate Our

The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles.

- Anatole Broyard

Istanbul Date

Marseilles, Barcelona, Trieste, Istanbul - each romances the Mediterranean in its own fashion, mostly by embracing the sea in sweeping C-shaped bays that date back to antiquity.

- Andre Aciman

Through Very

When I sing, I think mostly about the music. But I know that, through singing, my body shows everything that I am. I am a very passionate man and I suffer a lot and have a lot of joy also. In my opinion, it is very important for me to find this stimulus and motivation for singing.

- Andrea Bocelli

American I Think

I'm not one of these people who say how much better American drama is than English. I find it mostly too American, except for The Sopranos, which I think is the best thing.

- Andrew Davies

Half Stumble

I read books all the time. I'm just half looking for something to do; I mostly just read for pleasure. Occasionally I stumble across something that could be a movie, but I don't put a book down just because I don't see a movie in it, either.

- Andrew Dominik

Student Year

I actually started working in Chicago while I was still a student; I did the Chicago premiere of 'The History Boys' at the end of my junior year. I had come to Chicago for Northwestern University. I didn't quite know about the theater community, and what I did know was mostly the improv.

- Alex Weisman

Straightforward

At first, teaching was more or less a straightforward way of making a living and having access to institutional resources while writing - aka libraries. And that was not inconsiderable. But it didn't in any way touch the writing. Maybe it would push the writing aside sometimes, but mostly it was fine.

- Alexander Chee

Joan Literary

My literary heroes were mostly women writers and thinkers - Joy Williams, Joan Didion, Anne Sexton, June Jordan, Sarah Schulman, Audre Lorde, Cherrie Moraga, Christa Wolf - and much of this writing was political as well as literary.

- Alexander Chee

Business Usual

Pose a political threat to Business As Usual, and sooner or later, mostly sooner, someone will try to kill you.

- Alexander Cockburn

Films Knew

I knew the name; I knew who Leatherface was. But I hadn't seen any of the films, mostly because I'm a scaredy-cat.

- Alexandra Daddario

Music Classical

I listen mostly to classical music.

- Alexandra Fuller

Other Movie

Mostly, I would like people to ask other writers about the craft of their writing so we could learn from one another. We ask movie directors why they chose to use certain lights and angles and speeds of film, but most of the time, we ignore the craft of a writer.

- Alexandra Fuller

Internal Films

I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist.

- Alice Hoffman

Woman Beginning

Naturally, my stories are about women - I'm a woman. I don't know what the term is for men who write mostly about men. I'm not always sure what is meant by 'feminist.' In the beginning, I used to say, 'Well, of course I'm a feminist.' But if it means that I follow a kind of feminist theory, or know anything about it, then I'm not.

- Alice Munro

Belong Bags

Webs are made mostly of spaces. They break easily. They barely exist. They belong to the category of half-things: mist, smoke, shrouds, ghosts, membranes, retinas or rags; and they quickly fill up with un-things: old legs and wings and heads and hollow abdomens and body bags of wasps.

- Alice Oswald

Church Pew

I went to church irregularly and was mostly reading comics in the pew.

- Alice Sebold

Deal Weigh

From the beginning, I've had to juggle and weigh the silly things people say - and I've learnt that they're meaningless, and they're mostly inaccurate. So I don't worry about it, because there's nothin' for me to deal with.

- Alicia Keys

Game Inadequate

When I first started getting into the business, a young woman in a music game that was mostly men, I did feel inadequate.

- Alicia Keys

Father Book

But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father.

- Alison Bechdel

Some Read

Mostly it was Mad magazine. And I did read a lot of - I had a subscription when I was little, but I also had access to some old collections, the little paperbacks of the really good stuff.

- Alison Bechdel

Audience Been

Where I have come unstuck sometimes has mostly been to do with the stories not being quite right or not connecting with a contemporary audience.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Material Things Had

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.

- Andrew Shue

Fish Eat

I eat mostly vegetables and fish.

- Andrew Tan

Next Keyboards

I've got four or five records in my head at a time that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next - since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.

- Andy Summers

Means Which

These days I'm mostly familiar with two parts of L.A.: one is movie culture, and the other is Asian culture. The Westside is work, and the Eastside is Chinese - which means my friends.

- Ang Lee

College Give

I wrote 'The Hate U Give' as a short story while I was in college at a mostly white school in conservative Mississippi.

- Angie Thomas

Doing Bible

I am doing a lot of work for my church, taking an evangelism class, doing a lot of reading - mostly the Bible and things that coordinate with the Bible and go with the evangelism class.

- Angus T. Jones

My Life Very

I was a teacher most of my life, which I loved. I had a very happy working life, and when I retired, I thought I must do something, and I've always read a lot of fiction - you learn so much from fiction. My sentimental education came mostly from fiction, I should say, so I thought I'd try.

- Anita Brookner

Six Jewish

My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life.

- Anita Diament

Trust Very

I think to be afraid is very important. It's to save your life, too. And over the years, each of us, and all my colleagues, we developed certain antennas. I can't really say why I don't want to go right or left. It's a feeling, and I trust mostly my feelings.

- Anja Niedringhaus

Over Spent

In my adult life, I had spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family - my brother at 30, my daughter at 5.

- Ann Hood

Fiction Next

When I first started writing, I did mostly short fiction, and I'd work on a short story and get near to being done and have no idea what I'd work on next, and then I'd panic.

- Ann Leckie

College Back

When I was in college, I worked at a state hospital that was a dumping ground for all manner of the criminally insane and 'mental defectives' as they called them back then. It was a horrible place, like Arkham, mostly in terms of total neglect of the inmates, so I wanted to write an Arkham story.

- Ann Nocenti

Like Over

I mostly wear hats or put scarves over my head because I like to have a low profile when I go out.

- Ann-Margret

Had Appliances

My grandmother was divorced, and she had 10 children herself. She never finished high school. She started selling lace on the side of the road and then grew that into a multimillion-dollar business - a retail store selling mostly furniture and appliances.

- Ann-Marie Campbell

Week Books

I finish two books a week, mostly nonfiction.

- Ann-Marie Campbell

Think Kind

I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

- Anna Quindlen

Design Think

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

- Anna Quindlen

Year Church

My mother was a not-too-devoted atheist. She went to Episcopal church on Christmas Eve every year, and that was mostly it.

- Anne Lamott

People Telling

Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims.

- Anne McCaffrey

Conservative Been

Reality has been so politicized such that people truly believe, mostly, that there are two versions of reality: a conservative and a liberal version. In my mind, there's only one version of reality and then those who lie about it. Much as in a court of law.

- Anohni

Mind Think

I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.

- Anthony Doerr

Big Using

Big data is mostly about taking numbers and using those numbers to make predictions about the future. The bigger the data set you have, the more accurate the predictions about the future will be.

- Anthony Goldbloom

Audience Before

Before I published anything, I dreamed of publication, but I didn't actually write for it. I imagined that writing for an audience was something for fancier people. I aspired, but mostly I wrote for myself. I wrote because it made me happy.

- Ariel Gore

Love Game

We don't really have favorite positions. Its mostly just playing the game that we love.

- Ashley Olsen

Gun Movie

'Scary Movie' was a different type of comedy than I'm used to. I've mostly done sitcoms, so working with David Zucker, who wrote the film and who directed the last two 'Scary Movie's and 'Airplane' and 'Naked Gun,' was a lot of help.

- Ashley Tisdale

Doing Think

One of the things about being on Twitter, for me, is mostly about just being on the pulse of what people are interested in, what people are doing and what people are looking for. I look at entertainment projects and storytelling, and I really try to think about what people want.

- Ashton Kutcher

Play Joe

I mostly play old period songs, as they suit a ukulele more. I bought it when I saw the tribute concert to George Harrison. Joe Brown came on and sang 'I'll See You In My Dreams,' and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

- Charles Dance

Over Banks

The Great Bailout is mostly over for the banks. But for those troubled behemoths of the nation's housing bust, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the lifeline from Washington just keeps getting longer.

- Charles Duhigg

Other Been

I usually point out that most loss of life and property has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures, mostly of brick and other masonry.

- Charles Francis Richter

Leader Became

'Thunderbolts' I was mostly attracted to because I really wanted to write Punisher and Elektra and Deadpool, who are characters I have always really enjoyed. But the funny thing is that over time, I came to really like Red Leader; he became one of my favorite guys in the book. Sometimes characters surprise you.

- Charles Soule

Play Records

Mostly I play with records. I play with my friend Bill Evans.

- Charlie Haden

Always Been

I'm always on duty, so I tend to wear suits. I've got double-breasted and single-breasted, mostly dark blues and grays. I'm obsessed with them, and I always have been.

- Charlie Siem

Doing I Think

When I rehearse, it ends up doing more harm than good. I think I work a little bit better when it's right off the bat. Mostly, I try to wrap my head around a role as much as I can without rehearsing and then kind of make it as fresh as possible on the day.

- Charlie Tahan

Work Very

Writing is part intuition and part trial and error, but mostly it's very hard work.

- Cheryl Strayed

I Am Brought

I am a Hindu, brought up mostly in India.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Read South

I read mostly Irish, African, Japanese, South American, and African writers. You can count on Scandinavian literature for a certain kind of darkness, a modern mythic style.

- Chris Abani

Career Bit

I have made a career of creating characters who fight school authority and chomp at the bit to get out into the 'real' world and live their lives, mostly because that's the kind of teenager I was.

- Chris Crutcher