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Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. - Conceits and Caprices.


J. Petit-senn

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I work with really hard-working people who are really good at what they do.
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I believe in anything that will engage the audience and make the story more effective.
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I don't think I have a signature.
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I love the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Midi is my hobby.
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To me the interesting main character is never the one without flaws.
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I think you have a passion and an obsession for something when it's not necessarily ubiquitous.
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Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
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There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.
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I get a lot of letters that say, 'I'm a normal, down-to-earth girl. I love to cook, and I lo...
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I never want to let a day go by without having done something to get a little better.
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It's a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling.
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I'm a fast writer.
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I hate to look at the stuff I've written and consider what it means or why I do it.
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The goal is always to do B material in an A fashion.
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I feel like this: Whatever is in your path and in your heart, you need to do.
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Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
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I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
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When I play a solo I'm just expressing that moment. It can go horribly wrong easily enough.
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Generally my songs are just some riffs slung together as an excuse for a guitar solo.
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When we get the final hardware, the performance is just going to skyrocket.
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I had a lot of resistance, and not just to fame. I was always conscious of not changing.
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I feel like the reason people feel like they know me is because I'm giving you myself in the mus...
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I'm a super-duper over-analyzer. You mix that with self-doubt and pressure, and that's never...
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