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Woman Doing

It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.

- A. N. Wilson

Depend Harry

Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.

- A. N. Wilson

One Of The Things

You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we're presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated - not nearly as black and white as we're led to believe.

- Aaron Sorkin

Voting Other

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 laid the foundation for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but it also addressed nearly every other aspect of daily life in a would-be free democratic society.

- Aberjhani

Book Wrote

The iPod was once so important to Apple that the estimable journalist Steven Levy wrote an entire book about it. And then, poof! The iPod was nearly gone.

- Adam Lashinsky

Beyond Idea

Salesforce employees are so immersed in the fervor over their offerings and their unique workplace that they are nearly incredulous to learn that few people beyond the legions of customers using Salesforce's product have the faintest idea what the company does.

- Adam Lashinsky

Next Pets

'You have chickens?' That's what nearly everyone asks next, after they find out about our family pets. They just need to make sure they heard me correctly. Perhaps it's because I don't come across to most as a rural-loving farm girl.

- Amy Robach

Deal Congressional

For nearly three years, President Obama devoted a great deal of effort to finding compromises with Congressional Republicans. That was futile, in my view, since those Republicans had made it clear from the day he was inaugurated in 2009 that their plan was to oppose everything he wanted and then paint him as a failed president.

- Andrew Rosenthal

Been Margins

In truth, Wall Street is in for a radical makeover. Fewer people, lower margins, lower risk, lower compensation - and ultimately, fewer talented people. It is likely to change the culture of an industry that for nearly a century has been the money center of the world.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Yogurt Consumed

I realized that I didn't need nearly as many calories as I'd grown accustomed to. I ate 100 to 200 calories every two hours or so, consumed healthy proteins (yogurt, lean meat, turkey jerky), and drank a gallon of water a day. And as my weight dropped, my energy soared.

- Adam Richman

Half According

According to FBI statistics for 2008, only 22 percent of murder victims were killed by strangers. More than 30 percent were slain by family members, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Nearly half of all murders were committed by friends, neighbors, and casual acquaintances.

- Alafair Burke

Two Thriller

The dedication of Don Winslow's novel 'The Cartel' is nearly two pages long: a list of journalists who were either murdered or 'disappeared' in Mexico between 2004 and 2012 - the period covered in this hugely hypnotic new thriller.

- Alan Cheuse

Great Time Awful

I'm not personally connected to the Internet, although nearly everyone that I know is, and many of them have a great time and no problems with it. And on the surface you can see that the Internet could go an awful long way to educating, enlightening, informing and connecting the world.

- Alan Moore

Broke Sweats

When I got the paperwork for Superstars, and I saw they asked what size swimsuit I wear, I had a hot flash, nearly broke into cold sweats and hired a trainer immediately.

- Ali Landry

Woman Weekends

I'm nearly always at home at the weekends; that's important for every working woman today, not just me. I don't encourage people to come in at the weekend and work; I encourage people to go home and create great families.

- Angela Ahrendts

Weight Younger

I tried a Les Paul when I was a lot younger. I tried the Les Paul, and because of the weight of the thing, it nearly dislocated my hip.

- Angus Young

Year Go

Summer nearly does me in every year. It's too hot and the light is unforgiving and the days go on way too long.

- Anne Lamott

Wait Dangers

It's a problem for him because he's got - like Edward VII had - nearly all his lifetime to wait until he becomes Monarch. What is he going to do with it? So he wants to do something positive but he always courts those dangers.

- Anthony Holden

Woke Hum

One time I nearly experienced failure was when I was acting in 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' in 1994. One day, I woke up and found that part of my face was paralysed.

- Anupam Kher

Stupid Clinics

I'd go to clinics and hear coaches say, 'You block with your helmet. You tackle with your helmet.' I'd say, 'No way! You block with your shoulder. It's a lot stronger blow, and you don't risk nearly as much. Why be stupid?'

- Ara Parseghian

Bad Up

Despotism isn't nearly as bad as it's cracked up to be.

- Arabella Weir

Small Likely

Why is it not just as likely that there were as many small general nearly at first as now, and as great a disproportion in the number of their species?

- Asa Gray

Always Mistrust

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.

- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Vertically Brakes

People ask how hard it can be sitting down for work during a 500-mile race? Well, without power steering or power brakes, holding onto 650 horses in a car that has nearly 3,000 pounds of downforce and can produce up to 4Gs vertically and laterally can be extremely tough - even sitting down.

- Charlie Kimball

Nation Also

America stands as a beacon of hope and the possibility of a better life - but it is also a nation where nearly 1 in 4 children live in poverty.

- Chris Van Hollen

Saved Almost

Acceptance speeches can make or break presidential candidacies. It was Al Gore's 2000 acceptance speech that relaunched his candidacy and nearly saved him. John Kerry's speech and overall ineffective convention nearly sank him in 2004 (though he was almost saved by the debates).

- Chuck Todd

Work Boring

Fitting in is boring. But it takes you nearly your whole life to work that out.

- Clare Balding

Play Lucky

Joss Whedon and all the writers of 'Iron Man' and 'Thor' found a way to keep Coulson saying something that keeps you guessing. I'm really lucky because a lot of people play agents and don't get nearly as much fun stuff to do.

- Clark Gregg

Entrepreneurs

With the help of personal introductions by Andrew Carnegie, diligence and an absolute burning desire to teach the world how to become successful, Napoleon Hill devoted nearly his entire adult lifetime creating practical content entrepreneurs need to become successful.

- Clay Clark

Performing Might

Performing with anthrax in the building is not nearly as difficult as performing in a home where you might get stabbed at night.

- Darrell Hammond

Belong Before

I can't measure up to Homer. His composition has survived for nearly three millennia and remains the world's most beautiful and mournful depiction of war. But the story of the Trojan War does not belong to Homer. The characters he employs were legendary long before he was born.

- David Benioff

Phone System

The Internet is not nearly as fail-safe as the phone system.

- David Filo

Happy Turned

Nearly 30,000 fans turned out to support the tribute match and provide one of the best atmospheres at the ground for ages. I was so happy to be part of it.

- David Ginola

Holiday About

Thanksgiving is America's favorite holiday because it's a time when we put aside our cares, much as the struggling Pilgrims did nearly four centuries ago, and eat a gut-busting meal without worrying about the 'out years.'

- David Ignatius

Trading Hosts

Nearly every industry in America, from carbon trading to bricklaying, hosts its own back-slapping awards night.

- David Sax

Plagiarism Senses

In many senses, creativity and 'plagiarism' are nearly indivisible.

- David Shields

Away Decade

I was Pippa on 'Home And Away' for nearly a decade.

- Debra Lawrance

Hard Used

There is hard hitting, but the hitting is not nearly as hard as it used to be.

- Jim Otto

Fact Largest

Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war.

- John Bright

My Life Became

The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers.

- John Britton

Everyone Show

Mother's Day is a welcome event in partisan times. Nearly everyone agrees that we should show mothers gratitude.

- John Dickerson

Want Food Stamps

I want to see the farm piece passed, but the nearly a trillion dollars in SNAP spending for food stamps is way too much.

- John Fleming

Line Held

For nearly a century, Republican-controlled Houses held the line on tax rates, a Republican coup de pointe to Democratic tax-increase parries.

- John Fleming

Ants Social

Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place - service - social service - the ants creed, the bees creed.

- John Galsworthy

Week Every Day

A week of sweeping fogs has passed over and given me a strange sense of exile and desolation. I walk round the island nearly every day, yet I can see nothing anywhere but a mass of wet rock, a strip of surf, and then a tumult of waves.

- John Millington Synge

United Another

Yet, in 1850 nearly all the railroads in the United States lay east of the Mississippi River, and all of them, even when they were physically mere extensions of one another, were separately owned and separately managed.

- John Moody

Game Before

Even now, I still get a bit apprehensive before a game because I am worried about whether I have done enough preparation or if something is going to catch me out. But the fear factor has gone - as it should have done by now, really, after nearly 50 years.

- John Motson

Country Everybody

The pollution they produce, market, sell, and show to billions around the world is at its core contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives than nearly 100 percent of everybody who's ever lived. And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see.

- John Ratzenberger

Doing Darkroom

I've found even after nearly 30 years of doing this, there are all kinds of new surprises that rear their heads at various times and I truly believe that 51% of the images, success takes place in the darkroom.

- John Sexton

National Economy

Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy, but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled competition and raised costs. As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage.

- John Shadegg

Bad Very

I was having these terrible back pains, and then one day in Switzerland, things got very bad. My wife Maryanna called the hotel doctor, but I don't remember any of this, I was out of it. I had an operation, and I was nearly lost.

- John Tavener

Father College

My father Tom was a workaholic who never missed a single one of my sporting events for nearly two decades, and imparted in me a sense of risk and adventure. Being the one in the middle, I had more room to drift, and after college, I left the U.S. for Chile.

- Jonathan Franklin

Almost Very

When you have those two languages - an analytic one like English and a synthetic, very sensual thing like Russian, you get almost a psychotic sense of humanity that permeates nearly everything. It can help you understand, and it can discourage you, because you see how little can be done.

- Joseph Brodsky

Evidence Caused

There is no direct evidence that nuclear weapons prevented a world war. Conversely, it is known that they nearly caused one.

- Joseph Rotblat

Code American Life

The Clinton tax increase - which was an increase in taxes primarily on upper-income people - not only made the tax code more nearly progressive, it preceded one of the most productive economic periods in American life.

- Barney Frank

Media Other

Nearly every coach I've talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don't know if that's right.

- Bear Bryant

Think Gotten

I didn't start drama school until I was 20, and I don't think I would have gotten nearly as much out of it had I gone when I was 18.

- Ben Schnetzer

Door Gotten

I didn't start drama school until I was 20, and I don't think I would have gotten nearly as much out of it had I gone when I was 18. I didn't show up there to please anyone. After I was accepted, I wrote, 'The Audition's Over' and put it on the door of my dorm.

- Ben Schnetzer

Reasons Greek

People fight today for the same fundamental reasons the Greek historian Thucydides identified nearly 2,500 years ago: fear, honor, and interest.

- H. R. McMaster

Tom Everybody

I happen to think nearly everybody - especially those one might find in the odd issue of 'People' magazine, including me - is frightfully boring, Especially me. And Tom Cruise. Tom and I are alike in only this way.

- Berkeley Breathed

Two Sufficiently

In general, exchange reactions for the lighter isotopes have equilibrium constants sufficiently different from unity, so that the ratios of concentrations of the isotopes in two compounds which are in equilibrium differ by a few per cents in nearly all cases.

- Harold Urey

Reason Which

And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser.

- Bill Bruford

Being Replaced

Imperceptibly, the developed world's manufacturing base was gradually eroding and being replaced by securitized finance that destroyed itself and nearly its economies in 2008.

- Bill Gross

Hands Which

Not only was it nearly impossible to hear because of these huge rubber ears we had to wear, but we also had these huge furry hands which were absolutely useless, especially if you had to scratch yourself.

- Helena Bonham Carter

Master Plan Part

Nearly everything I do is part of a master plan to make me the most important entertainer in the world.

- Bobby Darin

Mind Shame

There is not anything that can so suddenly flood the mind with shame as the conviction of ignorance, yet we are all ignorant of nearly everything there is to be known.

- Hilaire Belloc

Father Year

When I was 14, my mother died. My father, who had always had ulcers, came apart. He had a series of intestinal operations, and was in the hospital for nearly a year. So the four of us teenagers lived by ourselves in the apartment without a guardian.

- Bonnie Bedelia

Love Shared

How do you build a relationship when you've hardly shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you love a daughter you don't see for nearly two years? When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter?

- Boris Becker

Blood Exaggeration

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.

- Hosea Ballou

Human Being Over

Nearly every tribe and nearly every human being has gods. Belief in gods is all over the place. It's universal. It squeaks and squoozes from every pore of humanity.

- Howard Bloom

Speak Italian

Nearly all Italian officers speak French.

- Hugh Dalton

Ring Half

In the documentary 'Facing Ali,' nearly half the fighters involved required subtitles despite speaking English, their speech slurred by the physical toll of their ring lives. This was their reward for testing their furthermost physical and mental boundaries.

- Brin-Jonathan Butler

Happy Got

I got my first leopard print coat when I was 15. I nearly got beat up, but I was happy with it.

- Imelda May

Fact Astronomical

When we consider the fact that nearly three-quarters of the surface of the globe is covered by oceanic water, we begin to realise that the molecular scattering of light in liquids may possess an astronomical significance, in fact contribute in an important degree to the observed albedo of the earth.

- C. V. Raman

Commercial Method

Nearly every communication method we invent eventually conveys unwanted commercial messages.

- Jamais Cascio

My Life Been

I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired. I'm 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running.

- Cathy Freeman

Birth Birth Control

Nearly 100 years ago, when Planned Parenthood was founded, birth control was illegal.

- Cecile Richards

Young Tell

I would do nearly anything for a laugh, to tell the truth. And I'm a particular favourite with young men with earrings.

- Celia Imrie

Private Almost

There are things you do when you're writing that are so fun to do it's almost like they're private jokes that are amusing to you but no one else is going to enjoy them nearly as much and you worry you're going to have to take them out in the end.

- Chad Harbach

Conducting Used

And so, little by little, I gradually divested myself of pretty nearly all of the guest conducting I used to do, because I was at the same time working in the places like the Met, where I could work in this sort of depth.

- James Levine

Use Almost

Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use.

- James Lind

Created Jobs

It's estimated for every $1 billion we spend on road construction, nearly 48,000 jobs are created.

- Dennis Hastert

Night Dangerous

It was never physically dangerous except when I nearly fell off a horse, but it was physically arduous - especially when you were working late at night.

- Derek Jacobi

Going Stopped

I was nearly 40 when I started. I had no fear that I wasn't going to write. I knew it was just delayed. Then, my goodness, I never stopped.

- Jane Gardam

Frank Prominent

Claire Hodgson, born Clara Mae Merritt, was the daughter of a prominent Georgia attorney who had once represented Ty Cobb. She was still a teenager when she married Frank Hodgson, a gentleman caller nearly twice her age.

- Jane Leavy

See Everybody

It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy.

- Diana Wynne Jones

Taste Could

If you could taste words, most corporate websites, brochures, and sales materials would remind you of stale, soggy rice cakes: nearly calorie free, devoid of nutrition, and completely unsatisfying.

- Jason Fried

Which Similar

Elements which are similar as regards their chemical properties have atomic weights which are either of nearly the same value (eg. Pt, Ir, Os) or which increase regularly (eg. K, Ru, Cs).

- Dmitri Mendeleev

About Anything Else

Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren't so nearly universal, God knows what I'd be. A drain on the State, I shouldn't wonder.

- Donald E. Westlake

Through Hundred

Four hundred or so people lived in Knockemstiff in 1957, nearly all of them connected by blood through one godforsaken calamity or another, be it lust or necessity or just plain ignorance.

- Donald Ray Pollock

Love Show

I've seen nearly every Encores! show. I love the second acts so much because you just see desperation and inspiration in equal measure.

- Douglas Carter Beane

Joe Unquestionably

Now, as husbands go, I have to admit I did all right. Joe is unquestionably handsome, doesn't leave ragged toenail clippings scattered about the house, and has never once, in nearly five thousand days of togetherness, left the toilet seat up.

- Jenna McCarthy

Down Had

After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn't sleep for five straight nights.

- Jenny Lewis

Ice Through

I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger.

- Jeremy Clarkson

Love Nations

I loved her. I still love her, though I curse her in my sleep, so nearly one are love and hate, the two most powerful and devasting emotions that control man, nations, life.

- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Me Only

What comes from oneself, is nearly from no one. There is only me as a link.

- Eduardo Chillida

Every Day Workout

I start nearly every day with a workout.

- Jesse Metcalfe

Feel Every Day

Sexy is attitude, but fitness for me is my dance. I dance two hours nearly every day. You break into good sweat, and it doesn't even feel like exercise. Apart from that, I enjoy Pilates.

- Jiah Khan

Past Falling

I'm nearly 50. I'm past being photographed falling out of bars.

- K. D. Lang

Bad Before

I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first.

- Karl Lagerfeld