Driving a stock car does not..

Driving a stock car does not require much handling ability, at least not as compared to Grand Prix racing, because the tracks are simple banked ovals and there is almost no shifting of gears. So, qualifying becomes a test of raw nerve - of how fast a man is willing to take a curve.

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The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don't. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don't speak in dialogue. Their lives don't unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Alike
Almost
Almost Nothing
Arc
Because
Character
Dialogue
Each
Form
Know
Like
Lives
Look
Narrative
There's almost no popular music I listen to now. I'll hear it because it's everywhere... Music is ubiquitous now.
Almost
Because
Everywhere
Hear
Listen
Music
Now
Popular
Popular Music
Ubiquitous
The rules are all in a sixty-four-page pamphlet by Aristotle called 'Poetics.' It was written almost three thousand years ago, but I promise you, if something is wrong with what you're writing, you've probably broken one of Aristotle's rules.
Almost
Aristotle
Broken
Pamphlet
Promise
Rules
Something
Thousand
Thousand Years
Three
Writing
Written
Wrong
Years
I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, 'Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.' And when my wife showed up, He was like, 'You recognize her now?'
Almost
End
God
Going
He
Her
Here
I Remember
Lifetime
Like
Look
Lot
Me
Meet
Zegna has the perfect weight fabric. There are a lot of designers who make clothes that are a little too heavy. They feel heavy. They almost feel like a coat.
Almost
Clothes
Coat
Designers
Fabric
Feel
Heavy
Like
Little
Lot
Make
Perfect
Too
Weight
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Almost
Always
Evil
Good
Good Intentions
Harm
Ignorance
Intentions
Lack
May
Much
Understanding
World
It's almost as easy to stand up as it is to sit down.
Almost
Down
Easy
Sit
Stand
Stand Up
Up
We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings.
About
Almost
Almost Nothing
Animals
Children
Community
Develop
Hunt
Intellectual
Intellectual Life
Know
Life
Million
Million Years
There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce.
Almost
Also
Black
Blackness
Blazing
Darkness
Depth
Direction
Endless
Every
Exists
Extension
Fierce
Immortal
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Almost
Also
Arranged
Away
Blow
Disaster
Faces
Get
Going
Ignorance
Later
Might
Mixture
No-One
It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
Adrenaline
Almost
Badly
Could
Doing
Feel
Fly
Greatest
Like
Plane
Shot
Wanted
Without
You
You even called me stupid in your verse, and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend.
Agreeing
Almost
Even
Expert
Friend
Involved
Me
Quite
Stupid
Stupidity
Verse
Where
You
Your
There's basically an element of fiction in everything you remember. Imagination and memory are almost the same brain processes. When I write fiction, I know that I'm using a bunch of lies that I've made up to create some form of truth. When I write a memoir, I'm using true elements to create something that will always be somehow fictionalized.
Almost
Always
Basically
Brain
Bunch
Create
Element
Elements
Everything
Fiction
Form
I Write
Imagination
Know
I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it's almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn't say that because I haven't been everywhere-and I'm very fond of Perth too!
Almost
Always
Australia
Because
Been
City
Favorite
Fond
Going
Make
Melbourne
Point
Say
Several
I never said I wanted a 'happy' life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
Almost
Become
Being
Bring
Case
Even
Every
Exposed
Forced
Forward
Happy
Happy Life
Hidden
How
In 2011, I announced that I was going to retire, and my agent panicked. So she says: 'No, no, no. You have to write a book with your husband.' My husband is a writer of crime novels. His name is William Gordon. And so I had to accommodate to his style because that's what he writes. So we decided we'd give it a try. Well, we almost divorced.
Accommodate
Agent
Almost
Announced
Because
Book
Crime
Decided
Divorced
Give
Going
Gordon
Had
He
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
Almost
Compromise
Expedient
Good
Makes
Often
Party
Politics
Poor
Roof
Statesmanship
Sure
Temporary
Umbrella
In my office in Florida I have, I think, 30 manuscript piles around the room. Some are screenplays or comic books or graphic novels. Some are almost done. Some I'm rewriting. If I'm working with a co-writer, they'll usually write the first draft. And then I write subsequent drafts.
Almost
Around
Books
Comic
Comic Books
Done
Draft
Drafts
First
Florida
Graphic
Graphic Novels
I Think
I Write
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
Almost
Anywhere
Discovered
Getting
Go
Life
Really
Want
Ways
You
Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.
Almost
Artist
Connected
Dozen
Even
Every
Fact
Idea
Interesting
Living
Majority
Making
Making a living
Making money
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Accepts
Agreeable
Almost
Boredom
Excessive
Finds
Freedom
He
His
Liberty
Merely
Painful
Philosophically
Pleasure
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Almost
Beings
Capacity
Granted
Human
Human beings
Infinite
Most
Taking
Taking things for granted
Things
The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.
Almost
Cruelty
Impulse
Love
Many
Mischievous
More
Much
People
Sexual
Violent
He was always - I like to say of Malcolm - he was just simply electrical. Everything he did almost was dramatic, and it wasn't that he was trying to be: it was just the nature of him.
Almost
Always
Did
Dramatic
Electrical
Everything
He
Him
Just
Like
Malcolm
Nature
Say
Simply
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.
Almost
Almost all
Barter
Begin
Both
Both parties
Continue
Exploitation
Forms
Goods
Mental
Most
Mutual
Our
I'm almost completely without family and it's a very odd feeling in life. I have no children.
Almost
Children
Family
Feeling
Life
Odd
Very
Without
That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.
Almost
Artifice
Assertion
Fact
Him
Life
Literal
Most
Natural
Objects
Poetry
Rhetorical
Sense
Then
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
Almost
Continually
Days
Example
Fact
Fools
In fact
Left
Men
Old
Old men
Praise
Some
Themselves
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Almost
Create
Disadvantage
Every
Irresistible
Minds
Obstacles
Seem
Solitary
Some
Themselves
Thousand
Through
Up
When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable.
Almost
American
Difficulties
Finding
First
Landed
Making
Must
Seemed
Settlers
Shelter
Shores
Unbearable
Well
To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.
Almost
Black
Despair
Enough
Entirely
Essential
Future
Hatred
Her
Make
Me
More
Mother
Our
I love us so incredibly, insanely deeply; it's almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.
Almost
Deeply
I love
Incredibly
Love
Ourselves
See
Unbearable
Us
I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there's a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they're not the same, ever again.
About
Again
Almost
Because
Change
Dire
Ever
How
I can
Just
Life
Real
Same
Same time
After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve.
After
Almost
East
Fighting
History
Mania
Playing
Reading
See
Serve
Soldiers
Then
Years
There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.
Absolutely
Almost
Believes
Certain
Entering
Every
He
One thing
Professor
Relative
Says
Student
Thing
Truth
I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.
Almost
Anybody
Anything
Beautiful
Does
Dream
Expects
I wonder
Instead
Like
Opera
Oxford
People
Place
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
Absolutely
Almost
Certain
Fear
Impervious
Our
Uncertainty
Whether
Worth
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
Almost
Almost everything
Everything
Eyes
Fix
Make
Perfection
Speed
Towards
You
Your
Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
Accommodate
Almost
Christianity
Essence
Every
Perversion
Prejudices
World
Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.
Almost
Bloody
Effort
Even
Every
Forms
Highest
Ideas
Imagination
Modern
Much
Our
Particular
Present
Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered.
Almost
Down
Exception
Fate
Fountain
Gentle
Heavy
Hideous
Idiot
Inhabitants
Metal
Offered
Our
Planet
Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I'm going to paint until I paint it, so it's almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can't help but know what he's going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation.
Activity
Almost
Art
Automatic
Because
Degree
Demands
Differs
Going
Hand
He
Help
Know
Like
Israel of the coastal plain, where eight out of ten Israeli Jews live far removed from the occupied territories, from the fiery Jerusalem, from the religious and nationalistic conflicts, is unknown to the outside world, almost unknown to itself.
Almost
Coastal
Conflicts
Eight
Far
Fiery
Israel
Israeli
Itself
Jerusalem
Jews
Live
Occupied
Out
I have almost never written about my experience as a soldier on the battlefield, because I tried, and I found that it is beyond my capacity to describe the battlefield. The battlefield consists mostly of smells, and it is very difficult to describe smells in words - very difficult indeed.
About
Almost
Battlefield
Because
Beyond
Capacity
Consists
Describe
Difficult
Experience
Found
I tried
Indeed
Mostly
A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.
Acting
Almost
Blunt
Causes
Combined
Exertion
Force
Former
Mind
Multitude
Now
Powers
Reduce
Savage
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Almost
Almost all
Being
Extremes
Fear
Himself
Leads
Meaning
Modern
Pushed
Reserve
Sense
Sometimes
Strip
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
Almost
Dangerous
Exciting
Many
Once
Only
Politics
Quite
Times
War
You
When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
Almost
Almost everything
Claimed
Everything
Happens
Right
War
Winning
Wise
You
My mother said I was a clingy kid until I was about four. I also remember that from the age of eight she and I fought almost every day.
About
Age
Almost
Almost every day
Also
Day
Eight
Every
Every day
Fought
Four
Kid
Mother
Remember
I'm open to reading almost anything - fiction, nonfiction - as long as I know from the first sentence or two that this is a voice I want to listen to for a good long while. It has much to do with imagery and language, a particular perspective, the assured knowledge of the particular universe the writer has created.
Almost
Almost anything
Anything
Assured
Created
Fiction
First
Good
Imagery
Know
Knowledge
Language
Listen
Long