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To be 64 is appalling, so what does it matter being 65?

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I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
About
Accepted
Being
Century
Commission
Conquering
Cuban
End
End Result
Everywhere
Genres
Gladly
Hand
Heard
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Always
Because
Been
Being
Career
Commit
Family
Given
Go
Has-Been
Just
Life
Marriage
More
You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
About
Alive
Basic
Because
Being
Compose
Down
Feelings
Feels
Form
Live
Most
Now
Permanent
I don't need to be married to Georgia O'Keeffe or Lillian Hellman, but I like being with a woman I can look up to.
Being
Georgia
I Can
Like
Look
Married
Need
Up
Woman
There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.
Against
Anarchy
Because
Being
Creating
Deaths
Die
Disorder
Entire
Frightful
Makes
Making
Me
Means
It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Being
Combination
Dumb
Life
Super
Unpredictable
You
When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points - 'Make sure you stay away from this,' and 'Don't say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,' and that kind of thing.
Away
Because
Being
Bullet
Come
Context
Get
Get Together
Individual
Kind
Make
Movie
Our
Out
Not all paintings are abstract; they're not all Jackson Pollock. There's value in a photograph of a man alone on a boat at sea, and there is value in painting of a man alone on a boat at sea. In the painting, the painting has more freedom to express an idea, more latitude in being able to elicit certain emotion.
Able
Abstract
Alone
Being
Boat
Certain
Elicit
Emotion
Express
Freedom
Idea
Jackson
Latitude
Man
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups... but they're coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Avoiding
Being
Combination
Coming
Could
Dumb
Headed
I Wish
Life
Some
Super
Tell
Trick
Unpredictable
Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never.
Being
Between
Choose
Forgotten
Friend
Martyrs
Mocked
My Friend
Never
Understood
Used
Sometimes, particularly in summers in New York, I have tried to write in shorts or with no shirt on and found myself unable to do so, the reason being, I take it, that writing, even of the most impersonal sort, is for me a divestment, a striptease, even, so that if I start off undressed, I have nowhere to go.
Being
Even
Found
Go
Impersonal
Me
Most
Myself
New
New York
Nowhere
Off
Particularly
Reason
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Act
Appeal
Being
Essence
Every
Expresses
Innocence
Nostalgia
Rebellion
When we were doing 'The West Wing,' the hardest thing about doing 'The West Wing' was being compared to yourself. You go out there and want every episode to be as good as your best episode. I wrote 88 episodes of 'The West Wing,' and when you do that, one of them is going to be your 88th best, so your 88th best better be pretty good.
About
Being
Best
Better
Compared
Doing
Episode
Episodes
Every
Go
Going
Good
Hardest
Hardest Thing
I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!
Being
Consider
Good
Idiot
Language
Myself
Pretty
Pretty Good
Speak
Status
Up
Wind
You
Being able to stay home with my children is what I prefer.
Able
Being
Children
Home
Prefer
Stay
I always like to break out and address the audience. In 'The History Boys', for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.
Able
Action
Address
Ado
Adventurous
Always
Any
Audience
Back
Being
Boy
Break
Doing
Find
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
Also
Beauty
Being
Clothed
Derive
Due
Essential
Only
Pleasure
Present
Quality
Representation
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Additional
Arms
Being
Being Human
Dance
Dancing
Everything
Hidden
Human
Legs
Merit
Music
Mysterious
Palpable
One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it any better.
Any
Being
Better
Child
Does
Make
Stops
Telling
Trouble
The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.
Artist
Beauty
Before
Being
Cries
Defeated
Duel
Study
Terror
Which
The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
Assume
Being
Duty
Find
First
Functional
Human
Human Being
Job
More
Real
Real Job
Relationship
Right
The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.
Being
First
Me
Poem
Realized
Simply
Sound
The possibility of being as free with the camera as we are with the pen is a fantastic prospect for the creative life of the 21st century.
Being
Camera
Century
Creative
Creative Life
Fantastic
Free
Life
Pen
Possibility
Prospect
The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.
Able
Being
He
Himself
Others
Poet
Privilege
Wishes
It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
Being
Drunk
Drunken
Escape
Hour
Poetry
Slaves
Time
Virtue
Wine
Wish
You
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
Art
Being
Contingent
Eternal
Fleeting
Half
Modernity
One Half
Other
Transient
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
Above
Being
Below
Common
Common People
Complaint
Fact
May
Often
People
Rise
Station
Take
Uncommon
The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things.
Astonishing
Because
Being
Believe
Crowd
He
Immense
Makes
Priest
Things
We hunger to understand, so we invent myths about how we imagine the world is constructed - and they're, of course, based upon what we know, which is ourselves and other animals. So we make up stories about how the world was hatched from a cosmic egg or created after the mating of cosmic deities or by some fiat of a powerful being.
About
After
Animals
Based
Being
Constructed
Cosmic
Course
Created
Egg
Fiat
Hatched
How
Hunger
Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
Being
Every
Everything
Luxury
Must
Paid
Starting
World
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.
Aristocracy
Being
Danger
Ethics
Glory
Literature
Subtle
Us
Well
When will government cease being a nuisance to everybody?
Being
Cease
Everybody
Government
Nuisance
Will
God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist.
Being
Even
Exist
God
Need
Only
Order
Reign
Who
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
Art
Being
Changing
Constantly
Contingent
Despised
Element
Eternal
Fugitive
Half
Make
Make Up
Modernity
Must
I have two children who died before reaching 30, so who am I to complain about being alive?
About
Alive
Am
Before
Being
Children
Complain
Died
Reaching
Two
Who
Who Am I
After my death, the molecules of my being will return to the earth and the sky. They came from the stars. I am of the stars.
After
Am
Being
Came
Death
Earth
I Am
Molecules
Return
Sky
Stars
Will
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.
Able
Been
Being
Freedom
Grew
Light
Never
Pleasure
Renounce
Up
Which
Conscious of not being able to separate myself from my time, I have decided to become part of it.
Able
Become
Being
Conscious
Decided
My Time
Myself
Part
Separate
Time
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
About
Being
Bother
Cure
Happy
Leisure
Miserable
Occupation
Secret
The Secret Of
Whether
You
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
Being
Food
Long
Mouth
Questions
Solved
Time
You
Your
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
Appearance
Being
Exactly
Fact
Gives
Infinite
Life
Our
Task
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
Being
Busy
Character
Deity
Goodness
Greatest
Man
Mind
Mischievous
Thing
Virtues
Without
Wretched
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
Art
Being
Former
Given
Hand
Latter
Made
Men
Nature
Only
Right
Right Hand
Us
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
Being
Beings
Between
Common
Each
Each Individual
Exists
Hence
Human
Human Being
Human Beings
Individual
Individual Human
Same
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
Avoid
Being
Enough
Happy
Leisure
Miserable
Only
Way
Whether
Wonder
You
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Able
Before
Being
Never
Productivity
Things
Were
You
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.
Balance
Being
Better
Knowing
Maxim
May
Me
Moving
Old
People
Remind
Rest
Since
Sins
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
Advantage
Baseball
Being
Cricket
Ended
Great
Great Advantage
Over
Sooner
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
Being
Captivated
Case
Common
Enough
His
Ideal
Man
Nearly
Opposite
Suddenly
Woman
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
Always
Asked
Being
Between
Down
Enough
Fifty
Hardest
Seventy
Them
Things
Turn
Years
You