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I was mainly influenced by the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and others like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash.


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IRIS MURDOCH
The Committee of 100 commissioned a survey in which they found that Asian-American candidates are th...
IRIS CHANG
The Committee of 100 commissioned a survey in which they found that Asian-American candidates are th...
IRIS CHANG
The fashion industry has done itself in by neglecting the 60- to 80-year-old market. They have the t...
IRIS APFEL
Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved
IRIS MURDOCH
I was never a fan of Chanel. I liked it on other people. Some other people. All the ladies who were ...
IRIS APFEL
I absolutely consider fashion a form of art. Of course, there is some fashion that is not art at all...
IRIS APFEL
... male company, sheer complicit male company: the complicity of males which is like, indeed is, a ...
IRIS MURDOCH
People were worried; they thought we were going to go to nuclear war when there was a conflict with ...
IRIS WEINSHALL
It's not like we're putting this on eBay.
IRIS WEINSHALL
Little Charlie was delivered by a C-section and not expected to live. I'm a widow with no children ....
IRIS TANNER
You feel it. It makes your body have a beautiful shape and it's very good for a person who doesn't l...
IRIS PARKER
It provides us with an excellent opportunity to really honor the amazing organizing efforts of the t...
IRIS NELSON
It's not a steep cut. But this budget continues the erosion that's been going on for six years.
IRIS LAV
I don't believe that private delivery systems will be anxious to take on some of the high-cost servi...
IRIS EVANS
It took the tenacity and spirit of thousands and thousands of women who worked in an unrelenting way...
IRIS NELSON
We defend ourself with descriptions and tame the world by generalizing
IRIS MURDOCH
I had a very brilliant father who was not only intellectual, but was street-smart and very curious t...
IRIS APFEL
I'd rather go to a flea market than just about anything. It's the process I like - the same ...
IRIS APFEL
I think people should express themselves more and not just buy what's in. While it can be very b...
IRIS APFEL
There's different shopping in Paris than there is at a bazaar in Istanbul, but they're all w...
IRIS APFEL
I didn't have children, but I never wanted children.
IRIS APFEL
Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
CHARLES WILLIAM DEMENT
My mother was a big influence; she was exceedingly chic, completely dressed in a completely differen...
IRIS APFEL
My look is either very baroque or very Zen - everything in between makes me itch.
IRIS APFEL
I don't happen to approve of plastic surgery. I think God put plastic surgeons on this earth for...
IRIS APFEL
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's lu...
IRIS MURDOCH
We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
IRIS MURDOCH
Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.
IRIS MURDOCH
Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
IRIS MURDOCH
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
IRIS MURDOCH
Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself.
IRIS APFEL
In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
IRIS MURDOCH