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Available Clash

I hope to have more than one main weapon. I have the Phenomenal Forearm as we're calling it now, the Calf Crusher - the Styles Clash is still available. I like to have a lot of alternative moves to hit people with, and whatever seems to work is what I'll go with.

- A.J. Styles

Afraid Main Thing

The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.

- Aaron Carter

Voice Sound

My main influence is Kool G Rap and Cam'ron, pretty much. If you were to mix those two people up, I wish that would be me... This is my voice. I sound like nobody; I sound like me.

- Action Bronson

Run Your

I actually run a non-profit where one of the main objectives is to branch out and get a new audience for the theater. Just because the writing is so good and nothing is more effective than seeing something live and happening right in front of your face, so I definitely want to continue to pursue that.

- Adam Driver

Trust Use

I believe the main solution is to gain the trust of Europe and America and to remove their concerns over the peaceful nature of our nuclear industry and to assure them that there will never be a diversion to military use.

- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Quantum Ingredient

The main ingredient of the first quantum revolution, wave-particle duality, has led to inventions such as the transistor and the laser that are at the root of the information society.

- Alain Aspect

Protection Put

I don't think any business has to give up legal protections in order to simplify. The main consideration is that whatever protection, rights and remedies a corporation wants, they should be put in terms that are understandable to the consumer.

- Alan Siegel

Hydrogen Splitting

The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen, a hydrogen supplier, a hydrogen donor, and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen.

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Prepared Been

This is how I define grace: you're on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That's where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I'm prepared.

- Alex Rodriguez

Thought South

Most of the Amazon basin is as flat as a pancake and laced with extravagantly meandering waterways. One school of thought holds that more than 145 million years ago, when Africa and South America were joined, the Amazon's main stem was connected to the Niger River and actually flowed in the opposite direction, toward the Pacific Ocean.

- Alex Shoumatoff

BBC Hut

I exist as an annexe of the BBC. I'm down the road a bit from the main building, in a little hut.

- Alexei Sayle

Boredom Main Thing

The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child.

- Alia Shawkat

My Life Seven

My mother, I suppose, is still a main figure in my life because her life was so sad and unfair, and she so brave, but also because she was determined to make me into the Sunday-school-recitation little girl I was, from the age of seven or so, fighting not to be.

- Alice Munro

Last Length

The main factors in terms of how tiring a season can be are governed by the number of races and the length of time between the first and the last.

- Allan McNish

Girlfriend His

My main ambition as a teenager was to somehow resurrect the dark-minded writer Franz Kafka and become his girlfriend.

- Amy Gerstler

Texting Other

Who would know but ten years ago that kids would be texting each other all the time, that that would be one of their main forms of communication.

- Amy Klobuchar

Entertainment Modes

Allowing alternative narrative modes in popular entertainment may seem obvious, yet when you turn a pilot into the people upstairs and the main character isn't after what she wants by the top of page two, you get treated as if you've failed at writing.

- Andrea Seigel

Reason Own

I've really hung in there with my BlackBerry. The main reason I like it better than an iPhone is that I can type better. I saw Rachel Zoe using a white one and I was jealous. The risk, of course, is that it could look like a Lady BIC. I've just learned to own it though.

- Andy Cohen

Excellence I Think

But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.

- Andy Hertzfeld

TV Saturday

I used to stay up at night and sneak into the TV room, past my parents, who were asleep, to watch Saturday Night's 'Main Event.' That's how I started watching SNL. On accident.

- Andy Samberg

Interest Cultivating

My main interest is in cultivating my company.

- Anna D. Shapiro

Political Need

We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena.

- Anna Lindh

News About

You are your main news platform, so no publication has as much power as you do about posting about yourself.

- Ansel Elgort

Some Laureate

One of my main decisions when accepting the job of Children's Laureate was that I must continue working on picture books. If I don't write and illustrate for some time, then I begin to question who I am.

- Anthony Browne

Cop Operas

Our main character is Klem Ristovych, the most senior detective in the MCPD. Klem's a dinosaur, the oldest cop working the Fuse, and nobody can believe she hasn't retired yet. Hell, she can hardly believe it herself. But what else is she going to do? Sit at home and watch soap operas all day? She'd throw herself out of an airlock first.

- Antony Johnston

Thought American

My friends once told me I remind them of the main character from the American comedy series 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' I thought they must mean a sunny, affable girl-next-door, but instead I was confronted with Larry David! Crabby, moody, perversely neurotic Larry David. And the thing is, my friends were right.

- Anushka Sharma

Hit Became

When 'Main Rahoon' released, it became a hit with the youth.

- Armaan Malik

Freedom Main Thing

The main thing I believe in is freedom.

- Charles Evers

Exercise Very

To be honest, for me, my main workout is when I'm on stage. Even though I make pop music, I don't think I perform in the classic 'pop star' sort of way. I'm very active on stage; I always end up dripping in sweat afterwards. It's always like a full-on, wild performance, so that's pretty much like my exercise, I would say.

- Charli XCX

Project About

The main problem was a pacing problem. I had wanted the project to be about 20-30 issues, and I should have written it out as a full script beforehand.

- Chester Brown

Love Seen

I was inspired to become an actor from theater I'd seen, so I assumed I'd do a lot of theater. But when I left Guidhall, the first thing I did was a short film - I played the main character. And I loved it. I love working on camera. I love the smallness of it and the detail and the routine of it.

- Chloe Pirrie

Voice Instrument

My main horn is a hybrid of a flugelhorn a coronet and a trumpet, but that's really because, for me, each instrument to me had a different voice, and I liked them all, but I didn't like any one of them singularly.

- Christian Scott

Switzerland Plane

My main place is in Switzerland, but I live on a plane, really.

- Christopher Lambert

Questions Importance

Women's propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women's class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.

- Clara Zetkin

Education Father

My parents lived a modest life, and their main concern was the education of their children. My father was a self-taught man but had a great intellectual curiosity, not only for biblical and talmudic texts, but also for philosophy, psychoanalysis and history.

- Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Work Eat

My main recollection is of the work I had to do in order to eat.

- Clifton Fadiman

Sponsors Been

Oakley and Burton have been my main sponsors since '87. I've been riding for both of them.

- Craig Kelly

Little Things Stupid

First, there was 2 Stupid Dogs. Then, Dexter's Laboratory. And now, Powerpuff Girls. There were a lot of little things in between, but those were the main ones.

- Craig McCracken

Reason I Think

I think the main reason is that people binge watch because they can. We're like dogs, really. If we like something, we tend to gorge ourselves on it until there's no more left. And as bingeing becomes possible and commonplace, it's only natural that shows should start to take it into account.

- D. B. Weiss

Small About

Dishonesty is all about the small acts we can take and then think, 'No, this not real cheating.' So if you think that the main mechanism is rationalization, then what you come up with, and that's what we find, is that we're basically trying to balance feeling good about ourselves.

- Dan Ariely

Reading Main Thing

One of the great joys in life is reading, yet it's the main thing people say they don't have time to do.

- Dana Perino

Connection Issue

Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue.

- Daniel Berrigan

Your Internal

Fridges can be modified to nudge their internal thermostats up and down just a little in response to the main's frequency in such a way that, without ever jeopardising the temperature of your butter, they tend to take power at times that help the grid.

- David J. C. MacKay

Empathy Same Thing

The main tenet of design thinking is empathy for the people you're trying to design for. Leadership is exactly the same thing - building empathy for the people that you're entrusted to help.

- David M. Kelley

Main Thing About

I'm not sure if a writer should talk about themes. Themes arrive out of the deeper structure and concerns, but to me, the main thing is getting it down right, writing about specific characters in specific predicaments, and finding a way to be true to the story itself, not only in the first burst of draft but in the revision, too.

- David Means

Father Political

My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher.

- David Soul

Religious Northern

There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace.

- David Trimble

Technique Been

You have to figure out what's important and keep the main points, though I will swing a little outside the box. It affords me the freedom to find out who the character is, and it's been a positive technique for me. I'm not saying everyone should change words, but if you can do it with confidence, you may nail it.

- Dawn Olivieri

Challenges I Think

I think one of the main challenges that the World Bank faces is creating an organizational structure that doesn't get in the way of its staff. We have fantastic staff. People told me as I was coming into the organization that the greatest asset of the World Bank Group is its staff, and I think there's no question that that's the case.

- Jim Yong Kim

Got Around

With everything else that would swirl around me when I got involved in it, tennis was my main concern.

- Jimmy Connors

Inside Very

My first two books, I was very close to my main character, stuck inside their head. And then with 'Arrogance,' I broke into many different voices. I introduce many different characters, and that helped me to develop a confidence to move between different characters, between different voices.

- Joanna Scott

Racial Through

Abdias do Nascimento was the first writer who gave me racial consciousness. It was through his books and writings that I first took in the real weight of race in our society. He was the main influence on me because in my family, race was never an issue.

- Joaquim Barbosa

Deal Laying

Our main deal is pastured livestock. So we have beef cattle, pigs, turkeys, laying chickens, meat chickens, rabbit, lamb and ducks - egg-layer ducks.

- Joel Salatin

Strong Had

My mother had an incredibly strong accent - although I couldn't hear it - and she was the main person there, so I'll have learnt to speak English from her.

- John Key

Confidence Deep

My main job is to live with deep contentment, joy, and confidence in my everyday experience of life with God. Everything else is job number two.

- John Ortberg

Use Crucial

Don't set pen to paper until you know your main characters inside out. Create files detailing their appearances, likes, dislikes, and personal background. You may not use all the information, but it is a crucial step in planning your story.

- Jojo Moyes

Critical Developing

One of the main focuses of my training sessions is to help individuals find their unique voices in the learning process. We all have our strengths, our weaknesses, our styles of learning, our personalities. Developing introspective sensitivity to these issues is critical to long-term success.

- Joshua Waitzkin

Listening Past

I would suggest that our listening is the main way that we experience the flow of time from past to future.

- Julian Treasure

Tell Objective

As a writer, my main objective is to tell the story urgently - as if whispering it into one ear - and to know the characters intimately.

- Julianna Baggott

Play About

I always just sit down at the piano and make the main hook - what I want the track to be about melodically - and then I'll build everything else around that. But growing up, I did not play any instruments.

- Avicii

War Here

Every action is seen to fall into one of three main categories, guarding, hitting, or moving. Here, then, are the elements of combat, whether in war or pugilism.

- B. H. Liddell Hart

Vegetables Through

The more people get advised to eat vegetables, the less it seems they wish to eat them. And it is quite a natural response. So I've said that the main way that we get to like food is through being exposed to them, but there's a second condition. We have to be exposed to them without feeling any sense of coercion.

- Bee Wilson

Book Before

In general, the main themes emerge early for each book, even before the storyline and characters, as I research the time and place I want to draw upon. Having said that, every single book so far has offered me surprises en route, and these include motifs that come forward as I am writing.

- Guy Gavriel Kay

About Developments

Democracy is not the end point of mankind. There may be developments in many different directions in the coming centuries. Democracy has only existed for about 200 years. It started out with the American Declaration of Independence. The Americans got their ideas from the Europeans, in the main from the French, the Dutch and the British.

- Helmut Schmidt

Love About

I'm quite sure Shakespeare enjoyed writing Iago much more than he did writing Othello. If you write about someone you love, what the hell are you supposed to say about that person? It's much better to have something between you and your main character that grates.

- Henning Mankell

Superiority Which

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.

- Henri Bergson

Words Unite

One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal.

- Henri Nouwen

Next Line

The main environmental challenge of the 21st century is poverty. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, it's hard to consider the environment 100 years down the line.

- Bjorn Lomborg

Wanted Main Thing

The main thing I wanted was to manage.

- Bobby Cox

Enough Show

One of the main pitfalls of any theoretically 'niche' show is that you spend too much time on the 'niche' and not enough time on the 'show.'

- Brad Falchuk

Business Real

It's real easy in a lot of businesses for your head to swell up, and you become somebody else. So that's one of my main goals in the business - to continue to be me.

- Brantley Gilbert

Had Several

In writing 'William Shakespeare's Star Wars,' I had the freedom to go beyond the original script and add asides, soliloquys and even new scenes. The main characters all get a soliloquy or two - or in Luke's case, several.

- Ian Doescher

Goal Most

My main goal is to become the most successful weightlifter in history.

- Ilya Ilyin

Christianity Types

Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.

- Irving Babbitt

Dead Been

Television broadcasts have, in the main, been more suggestive, less specific, more distant in their images than the print press: often you knew that lump was a dead body only because a chattering reporter told you it was.

- Bruce Jackson

Rock Touring

My main professional experience is touring in a rock band.

- Bryce Dessner

Them Finite

There are 15 main theories in physics, and we know all of them. If there weren't a finite number of theories, there would not be a point to physics.

- Ivar Giaever

Monkey Everybody

One of my main problems with music is that the basic formula is always the same: verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, verse, chorus, chorus, chorus, end. One of the bands that changed that was The Beatles. If you listen to 'Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey.' It's three verses, bridge, end.

- Buzz Osborne

Show About

One of my favorite things about 'Star Trek' wasn't just the overt banter but the humor in that show about the relationships between the main characters and their reactions to the situations they would face; there was a lot of comedy in that show without ever breaking its reality.

- J. J. Abrams

Global Bin

Afghanistan is where much of the al Qaeda journey began. It is the main site where Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and their cohort rose to prominence fighting the Soviets in the 1980s. Afghan territory holds special significance to the group, which is committed to retaking it and re-establishing it as the base of a global movement.

- Jack Keane

Constitutional Part

In 2010, the Spanish constitutional court annulled a large part of the Catalan statute of autonomy negotiated between Catalonia and the previous prime minister, Jose Luis Zapatero. This demolished one of the main agreements achieved during the Spanish transition to democracy - Catalonia's recovery of self-governance.

- Carles Puigdemont

Where Most

My main base is Monaco, and that's where I live most of the time.

- Caroline Wozniacki

Voice Next

When I was 17, my main goal was to be in a band and travel the world. I ended up getting to do that with my old band Hey Monday. I got to see the world and learn how to tour, and the next thing I knew, I was on 'The Voice.' So it was just a crazy, crazy ride.

- Cassadee Pope

Singing Martina

I grew up singing a lot of Martina McBride, Shania and LeAnn Rimes, and because of my age, those were my main influences.

- Cassadee Pope

Reason Cut

I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob first but it kept falling all over my face. Then it was off, short. The main reason it was long was because my mother cut it short when I was little and I was trying to make up for that.

- Cathy Freeman

Often Main Street

I am often reminded that the wellspring of Vermont liberty flows from Main Street, not State Street.

- James H. Douglas, Jr.

Holiday Body

Writers tend to write stories as a kind of holiday between novels, or as preliminary steps towards a novel. Stories just don't often make up a writer's main body of work, and that's not because they don't see the market for it.

- James Lasdun

Own Our

Our people can draw on the tremendous strides made in recent years, not only in terms of advancing themselves spiritually and materially, but also in having weathered social and economic turbulence, triggered, in the main, by factors not of their own creation.

- Denzil Douglas

Effort Other

One of the main uses of a home is to stay in it, when one is too weak and spiritless for conforming, without effort, to the ways of other houses.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Miserable Downright

In the main, ghosts are said to be forlorn and generally miserable, if not downright depressed. The jolly ghost is rare.

- Dick Cavett

Celebrity Hardcore

My mother is a hardcore actor's actor. She's not a celebrity. She really isn't... And so her main concern was that I not fall into the auditioning-is-my-life syndrome.

- Dinah Manoff

Art Artist

Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.

- Don Miguel Ruiz

Voice Another

Whatever you perceive, you always make a story with yourself as the main character, and that dictates your life. Then when you read 'The Four Agreements', you hear another voice beneath the story, the voice that comes from your integrity, your spirit.

- Don Miguel Ruiz

Your Everybody

The same way that you are the main character of your story, you are only a secondary character in everybody else's story.

- Don Miguel Ruiz

Protect Detriment

My main concern is to protect people from detriment.

- Jean-Claude Juncker

Brought 1930s

It's strange because even in the vaudeville days, ventriloquists were never the main attraction. They were the guys brought out to stand in front of the curtain while sets were being changed. Ventriloquism wasn't even celebrated as an art until Edgar Bergen came along in the 1930s.

- Jeff Dunham

Young Generations

The byproduct of the main thrust to protect the biodiversity of a given place is that you get especially young people out to the parks, because it will be future generations that will have to value these landscapes and these ecosystems and make sure that nobody is changing the law.

- Douglas Tompkins

Anything Consumed

On the Internet, news is consumed a la carte. If someone shows up on the main page of a website and doesn't see anything of interest, they leave. This negatively impacts ad revenues. The solution on the Internet is to pack news websites full of things that will draw people in, regardless of whether they are news or not.

- Drew Curtis

Irrelevant About

One of the main things I know about O.J. Simpson is that he is a compulsive talker. So if I were to ask him one question, I would get 45 minutes on the history of the case. It would be irrelevant what I would ask him - he would just start talking.

- Jeffrey Toobin

Doing Main Thing

Simply, if you're working with good material, then it's right there, and you don't have to try so hard as an actor; you don't have to do so much. Just let the material sit inside you and let it come out. Just say the words. That was the main thing that I learned from doing Aaron Sorkin's work - say the words, and everything else will happen.

- Dule Hill