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I've worked in the prison system, on death row and maximum security. I did that work for six yea...
JOAN HALIFAX
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will.
JOAN ARC
Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lu...
JOAN ALLEN
Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that...
JOAN ALLEN
I've written what and when I want to. It's been about expressing myself. But with the degree, I had ...
JOAN ARMATRADING
Just an hour with you, and I understand why we had to meet.
JOAN ARMATRADING
Maybe some of my quest for success comes from Joan of Arc but there's no conscious part of Catholici...
JOAN ARK
What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad ...
JOAN BLADES
Reality is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
JOAN LARSEN
The nice thing about Viagra is that they are proving men can go blind on it, so you can gain weight ...
JOAN RIVERS
I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman under...
JOAN RIVERS
Where there is a will there is a way. is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by ...
JOAN RIVERS
Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top.
JOAN RIVERS
Never floss with a stranger.
JOAN RIVERS
A woman went to a plastic surgeon and asked him to make her like Bo Derek. He gave her a labotomy.
JOAN RIVERS
Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer.
JOAN RIVERS
People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, yo...
JOAN RIVERS
You make the beds, you wash the dishes, and six months later you have to start all over again
JOAN RIVERS
I think the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser.
JOAN CRAWFORD
I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next...
JOAN CRAWFORD
For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life m...
JOAN MIRO
What I will no longer accept is the mediocre life of a modest little gentleman.
JOAN MIRó
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.
JOAN MIRO
When you're on tour you definitely don't want lots of arguments. It's very important tha...
JOAN ARMATRADING
I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?
JOAN BAEZ
This gives me flash-forwards,
JOAN BAEZ