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Wenn du es zulässt, tendiert deine Vergangenheit dazu, dir die Zukunft zu diktieren.
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Hoffnung ist was sehr Widerspenstiges. Eine Sucht, die man bekämpfen muss.
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Was uns in der Hölle quält, ist unser Festhalten an einer einmal gewählten Identität.
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Bestenfalls ein Bewacher. Schlimmstenfalls ein Voyeur.
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I guess my most prized pop culture possession is a signed first edition of the book 'Fight Club&...
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Mädchen kriegen Titten und vergessen, wie klug und mutig sie einmal waren. Auch Jungen haben ihre e...
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Ich mag zwar Ich sein, aber das könnte mir nun wirklich nicht passieren, DU zu sein.
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I like to open for a band as it brings on sort of a challenge and it makes things more interesting. ...
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Real smart begins when you quit quoting other people.
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My influences were Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
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We always use the last game as a motivational tool. We've come up short. We remind the kids of that ...
BILL GALLAGHER
My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning.
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BILL AHERN
Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.
RAY BRADBURY
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The first rock stars were incredibly theatrical. Little Richard and Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley - ...
JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL
We call them the 'dynamic duo' because they're both short and full of energy.
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Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the ...
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We are the masters of our own destinies we shape and mould our lives into to the circumstances surro...
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Mark Twain had a way of telling stories that shifts your consciousness away from labels.
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The bed sheers ... came from our ready-to-wear collection,
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To have the time to reminisce is one of the futures gifts. Don't think to much, don't live to fast, ...
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To have the time to reminisce is one of the futures gifts. Don't think to much, don't live to fast, ...
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It's really death by 1,000 cuts. It's just stunning hearing the stories of people trying to get ahea...
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She pulls me further down. More trapped souls reach out to us, dressed in clothes from decades past....
JULIE KOH
I came to the line and fell short every time.
GORDON KLAIBER
We're just in shock and disbelief. This is a heavy (situation) ... It's stunning. (The allegations) ...
JAMES MURPHY
Therefore, when we neglect to fear such a brittle monstrosity, we render it powerless.
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The collection has been recognized by experts in the field as one of the top ten historical architec...
DENEEN BRANNOCK
I write short stories. I write every day.
ISAIAH MUSTAFA
I am very indebted to southern writers and not just Flannery O'Connor. Also Harry Crews, Larry B...
DONALD RAY POLLOCK
We do not know if planets like those in our solar system are able to form in the highly energetic, d...
CHARLES BEICHMAN
My collections are a reflection of my personality, and the satisfaction I get from wearing my own de...
KEERTHY SURESH
The pitch to Hannah was too close to take, we have to be swinging. But, regardless of the situation,...
JODY ALLEN
A feeble dart short of its mark.
DAVID TUVILL
A feeble dart short of its mark.
VIRGIL
I've always been ambidextrous, writing short stories and novels, and I pretty much have been wri...
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I really love to resurrect pieces from my past collections and wear them to fashion week parties.
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Every time we come, it's full. It's heartbreaking.
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We came back from 5-2 and the momentum went our way but we came up just a little short. I thought we...
LARRY VIEIRA
Whoa! If I'm gonna be a doorman, I gonna be the mos sabotagin doorman ever guarded a plantation. Ooo...
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Somehow it seems wrong to photograph a blind person. It’s like stealing something valuable they do...
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People in France have a phrase: "Spirit of the Stairway." In French: Esprit de l'escalier. It means ...
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Look in the chronicles; we came in with Richard Conqueror. -The Taming of the Shrew. Induc. Sc. 1.
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It was a little tough tonight. Every time we would get in front of (Jones), they would lob it over o...
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It's the highest count by far in the past decade.
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I have been tossing around the idea of writing some non-fiction. Maybe a collection of short stories...
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The prolific Chinodya has written a number of striking books, most notably 'Dew in the Morning&#...
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I was limited by stories that came before mine.
We are so often limited by our own expectations...
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If I were at Drew, I would be very heartened. He came into a well-established organization, built on...
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Besides, I came from the eighties, a neon, hair-sprayed decade from which very little music made it ...
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Short story collections are the literary equivalent of canapés, tapas and mezze in the world of gas...
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Loyalty is what matters, and that exists now, not in the past. Loyalty must be prove every day, in e...
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We don't have anything to be ashamed of in Hawaii, but there are other places that have obviously ha...
PAUL BREWBAKER
I once knew a man named Barry. I always thought his name was short for 'Barfly'.
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We have done extremely well in the past decade with our capital and will take a somewhat more cautio...
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We think it's just a stunning, stunning building. It doubles the size of our current library.
ANNE CAMPBELL
I love Richard Thaler's 'Quasi Rational Economics.' A collection of some of his most int...
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The past decade has witnessed a sort of coming out of the closet for women's addiction.
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Debt Manager continues to set the ground rules for effectiveness and efficiency in the collections a...
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In every decade rock and roll starts to get very serious and navel gazing and kind of self serious a...
RAINN WILSON
It's interesting to see how some of the womenswear designers that we have long worked with at Ne...
NATALIE MASSENET
All the things that are in the past are in the past.
PABLO SANDOVAL
There's no sustenance in the past.
VIOLETTE LEDUC
I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are sho...
LYNN ABBEY
This new franchise is a living dynamic visual history of some of the most important artists and move...
BRIAN GRADEN
My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanni...
DAKOTA FANNING
Some of those stories in local newspapers are just as dull and boring as the stories that I get from...
TABITHA SOREN
These young ones. They do not understand. There are so few of us left who remember how destructive r...
CONNILYN COSSETTE
We can kick it from that distance. We just came up short.
GARY HEIDE
(the past sucks and the future can be outright paralyzing, but we must push through those times and ...
EMILIO ANDREAN
From depicting the past, so goes the suspicion, it is a short step to glorifying the past.
LION FEUCHTWANGER
I'd rather those conversations between Barry and myself remain private.
JEFF BORRIS
This move is vintage Jerry Jones. Signing Terrell Owens is stunning in a lot of ways, but not when y...
MACK MCLARTY
When Chuck would get some bubble gum in he would save it until Halloween to give out to the kids, .....
JEANNE MILLER
Thus, words being symbols of ideas, we can collect ideas by collecting words. The fellow who said he...
JAMES WEBB YOUNG
I'm the coach I am because of Thom Budge. I've had great mentors, and I look to Thom Budge as a ment...
MATT WILLIAMS
There's a lot of fear. Sometimes that old collection of myths and stories about what a Pagan is just...
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CHUCK PALAHNIUK
Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.
CHUCK PALAHNIUK
'At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom' by Amy Hempel showed me the lean quality of prose.
CHUCK PALAHNIUK
Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying?
CHUCK PALAHNIUK
You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless.
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The bright future is that readers are accepting more varied forms of stories.
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You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake... This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a ...
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My goal is to create a metaphor that changes our reality by charming people into considering their w...
CHUCK PALAHNIUK
Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman's rig...
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Maybe it's better just living the way you figure life is when you're a kid. Before you get too smart...
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Real smart begins when you quit quoting other people.
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My father worked for the railroad, and whenever a train crashed, we would go as a family and steal f...
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No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges ...
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Big Brother fills us all with the same crap. My guess is he was clever the same way everybody thinks...
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Sometimes you do something, and you get screwed. Sometimes it's the things you don't do, and you get...
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Every apostle or disciple, as much as they're running to follow their savior- they're running just a...
CHUCK PALAHNIUK
I think in a way, you're doomed, once you can envision something. You're sort of doomed to m...
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Think about George Orwell's three-minute hate from the novel '1984' and how that left ev...
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I get a lot of letters from women who insist that 'Fight Club' is not just a guy thing. They...
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If you flee from the things you fear, there's no resolution.
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Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things that you used to own, now they own you.
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It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that yo...
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Recycling and speed limits are bullshit, they're like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed.
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masochism is a valuable job skill
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Losing all hope is freedom
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Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get an...
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Anything you can acquire is only another thing you’ll lose.
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In a way, a lot of my humor comes from presenting things that are dramatic or shocking and then peop...
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She's not wearing makeup so her face just looks like skin.
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If you could be either God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?
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Nothing is static. Even the Mona Lisa is falling apart. Since fight club, I can wiggle half the teet...
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Maybe this is why so many serial killers work in pairs. It's nice not to feel alone in a world full ...
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Destruction is always an attractive idea. My brother and I used to spend weeks making models of citi...
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You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic m...
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I just want one person I can rescue and I want one person who needs me. Who can't live without me. I...
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I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a hot-gushing, butt-cramping, gut hosing orgasm.
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And it's funny how when somebody saves you, the first thing you want to do is save other people. All...
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