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Merle Haggard

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My music comes from country music. Merle Haggard is God, and I do believe that. I'm not too tune...
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All things under heaven are now in God's supervision for all eternity! Alleluia! Amen!
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There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.
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I felt as strong when I came out of the game as I did when I went in.
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There is only one true aristocracy . . . and that is the aristocracy of passionate souls!
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Only when I came to America did I think of myself as British.
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When I came to America, I told my dad I wanted to be an actress.
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Whene'er with haggard eyes I view This dungeon that I'm rotting in, I think of those companion...
GEORGE CANNING
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I believe in me more than anything in this world.
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When I first came out I wanted to play more than I did. I wasn't used to it at all.
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I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America. I wanted to photograph.
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I have more influence now than when I had the power.
GOUGH WHITLAM
I always heard that immigrants had a really hard life when they came to America.
SOFIA VERGARA
I think I'm in shock and awe more than anybody else right now.
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IAN MCINTYRE
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You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.
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I believe in full freedom for Christians of all denominations.
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I believe in the freedom of God's sons and daughters.
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I believe in America. I'm one of those silly flag wavers.
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We see this in prison more often than in churches. I believe you guys in here totally rely on God.
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I see this as an opportunity. We had some crummy trees in our right of ways.
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I was a redhead when I first came to America.
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Beauty is the first test; there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
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Nobody said it was going to be easy, and nobody was right.
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I'm more worried now than I was before I came here,
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He was an asshole, so I hit him.
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One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
MERLE SHAIN
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He wouldn't be seen as a Dukakis or a Kennedy, but it doesn't go that far. They've never heard of hi...
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A lot of (residents) have never been out of the state. All they know is working on a farm.
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It's the men behind who make the man ahead.
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How can anyone prove they're not insane to people that are?
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People told us stories of allergies or divorce.
DANIELLE MERLE
The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving...
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I'm going to get out of here,' she said.
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I like to stretch myself and push the envelope, so anything that's new or different or not of my...
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[We reached] the high end of our target margin range of 3.5 to 4 percent reinforces the fact that we...
MERLE GILMORE
Who ask
don't get
who don't ask
don't want
who don't want
don't get
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It's not political ? it's authentically spiritual renewal.
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It's not political -- it's authentically spiritual renewal.
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It's the men behind who "make" the man ahead.
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She froze because she was not able to believe what happened.
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My father and brothers were coal miners.
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So,' he said. 'What do you think of it?'
She twisted towards the fire and watched the flames be...
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Only one person Saturday had the courage to admit that he was leaving his cat because of bird flu.
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We need to involve everybody. We will need to use all of our resources.
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Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.
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...For like a rugged tree you are hard and sound at the core.
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