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Sometimes I'd hear things on other people's records and I say I wanted it on my records, but Leslie Kong said, no, it wasn't right and that it wasn't my style.


Desmond Dekker

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MATTHEW DESMOND
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
DESMOND TUTU
Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female.
DESMOND MORRIS
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
DESMOND TUTU
I wonder whether they have rum and Coke in Heaven? Maybe it's too mundane a pleasure, but I hope so ...
DESMOND TUTU
The city is not a concrete jungle. It is a human zoo.
DESMOND MORRIS
We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.
DESMOND TUTU
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of i...
DESMOND TUTU
Arguably, the families most at need of housing assistance are systematically denied it because they&...
MATTHEW DESMOND
Moms that get evicted are depressed and have higher rates of depressive symptoms two years later. Th...
MATTHEW DESMOND
There are 193 living species of monkeys and apes. 192 of them are covered with hair. The exception i...
DESMOND MORRIS
God is not upset that Gandhi was not a Christian, because God is not a Christian! All of God's c...
DESMOND TUTU
Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - par...
DESMOND TUTU
Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death
DESMOND MORRIS
What is so brilliant about the gadgets is their simplicity.
DESMOND LLEWELYN
Europe became rich because it exploited Africa; and the Africans know that.
DESMOND TUTU
These days, there are sheriff squads whose full-time job is to carry out eviction and foreclosure or...
MATTHEW DESMOND
I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape
DESMOND MORRIS
I think what's very disturbing about the present crisis is that there are a number of things going o...
DESMOND LACHMAN
My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense does not a...
DESMOND TUTU
Children are a wonderful gift . . . They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of thi...
DESMOND TUTU
If you have someone who is paying 88 percent of her income on rent, and we have laws that allow a la...
MATTHEW DESMOND
Just strictly from a business standpoint, kids are a liability to landlords, and they actually provo...
MATTHEW DESMOND
The minute you got the Nobel Peace Prize, things that I said yesterday, with nobody paying too much ...
DESMOND TUTU
I think I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted it to sound like a dry martini.
PAUL DESMOND
I felt a responsibility to all other newsletter publishers.
PAUL DESMOND
What we're seeing is that even in high poverty neighborhoods, the average cost of renting is qui...
MATTHEW DESMOND
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respec...
DESMOND TUTU
God is patient with us to become the God's children he wants us to be but you really can see him...
DESMOND TUTU
I hate to admit this, but I've never actually hit anyone. I don't even kill wasps or spiders...
RICHARD DESMOND
The worry is the shortage of dollars. The market is watching their reserves position.
DESMOND SOON
It's very difficult to project yourself on a statewide basis when you can't deal with 19 legislators...
DESMOND RYAN
The main thing we didn't want was to let those guys settle into isolation situations.
DESMOND MASON
Some people looked really messed up. There were rivers of blood.
DESMOND EDWARDS
Kyle played good. He played good for his first game.
DESMOND CLARK
[Of course, the previous staff claimed the tight end would play a more prominent role in the offense...
DESMOND CLARK
The players develop a very strong sense of ownership of the team because they have to put their own ...
DESMOND STAHL
The last time we bought these bonds, they've been quite a positive exposure.
DESMOND SOON
Actors never retire, they just get less and less work.
DESMOND LLEWELYN
There's just a huge amount of money sloshing around looking for a place to go.
DESMOND LACHMAN