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I very much dislike writing about myself or my work, and when pressed for autobiographical material can only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.


Shirley Jackson

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When facts give way to faith, then and only then do you unlock the possibilities within.
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When facts give way to faith, then and only then have you unlocked the possibilities within!
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I am laughably aggressive, and the rest of the band is very laid back, so we mix well.
SHIRLEY MANSON
We have committed to the endowments, which is saving, we've committed to capital, which is investmen...
SHIRLEY MCCLELLAN
I think all of us were a bit surprised when gas went to $14 (per thousand cubic feet) yesterday, ......
SHIRLEY MCCLELLAN
I worry about the youth of today,
SHIRLEY MACLAINE
Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late....
SHIRLEY MACLAINE
I don't do that designer stuff.
SHIRLEY MACLAINE
I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
There are hazards in anything one does but there are greater hazards in doing nothing.
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS
Dennis was already struggling with her knee. It keeps swelling up on her. When she came off the floo...
SHIRLEY WALKER
She seems very benign and wholesome, ... but underneath lurks an incredible toughness and powerful d...
SHIRLEY MANSON
I'm a fan of Jerome Kern and Gershwin. That's my kind of music.
SHIRLEY JONES
Most of the people in Ghana wouldn't know me as an actress. They'd know me for my work at th...
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
As Good As It Gets.
SHIRLEY KNIGHT
You know you're about as forthcoming as a mime.
SHIRLEY JUMP
They have gone to people fighting illness, experiencing a death in the family, going through a divor...
SHIRLEY LETNER
Many people consider me an old friend.
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Our representative democracy is not working because the Congress that is supposed to represent the v...
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
The honor is overpaid, When he that did the act is commentator.
JAMES SHIRLEY
A life lived outside of one's giftedness is a complete and utter travesty. It deprives the world of ...
SHIRLEY HOUSTON
I think Marty was really surprised. He had been complaining all day that nobody had called about his...
SHIRLEY JONES
That's nothing. That doesn't even make a dent in the library.
KATHY SHIRLEY
These people work astonishingly long hours. With BlackBerries and cell phones, you don't have any pr...
CRAIG SHIRLEY
Shirley Temple opens doors for Shirley Temple Black.
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
My campaign has already contributed, and I look forward, if there is money remaining, to continue to...
SHIRLEY FRANKLIN
It feels like you've lost someone in your family real close to you, and they're never coming back.
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS
(President) Kennedy didn't send us to space because it was neat, but to flex our technological muscl...
DONNA SHIRLEY
At the end of the day, though, the band members have to be strong. It's down to the individuals ...
SHIRLEY MANSON
We might not have the latest set of heads or the latest pump, but we have good stuff. Just not an ab...
SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY
We just are not a good free-throw shooting team, and we're not very big. So we didn't make it easy o...
GARY SHIRLEY
Because of that, the prices have been extremely high. It's safe to say that prices are much higher t...
MARK SHIRLEY
That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman,...
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
I don't really see where I fit into that group, but I'm very flattered. I think, though, all of us w...
SHIRLEY MANSON
My son was not a pedophile. He'd be alive today.
SHIRLEY TURNER
The rhythm of life is intricate but orderly, tenacious but fragile. To keep that in mind is to bui...
SHIRLEY HUFSTEDLER
I want history to remember me... not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency ...
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years.
SHIRLEY BASSEY
Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office...
SHIRLEY MACLAINE
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he a...
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
SHIRLEY MACLAINE