I intend, before the endgame looms,..

I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod. Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, 'If wet, in the library.' Who could say that this is bad?

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My brothers and I grew up in a time where talking, storytelling, telling jokes was sometimes all you had. It wasn't like today, with so many options and portability.
Brothers
Grew
Had
Jokes
Like
Many
Options
Sometimes
Storytelling
Talking
Telling
Time
Today
Up
While I was doing 'The Newsroom,' I always had the news on on different networks on different TVs around my house and around my office.
Always
Around
Different
Doing
Had
House
Networks
News
Newsroom
Office
While
I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I've thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don't have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A.
About
After
Could
Differently
Done
Had
Lived
Lot
Luck
Many
Money
Myself
Never
Other
I can't complain that I've had a public all through my writing life, but people don't quite know what I've written. People don't read you too closely. Perhaps, after I've died, they'll look at my stuff, and read it through, and find there's more in it. That may be wrong, but that's what I comfort myself with.
After
Closely
Comfort
Complain
Died
Find
Had
Know
Life
Look
May
More
Myself
People
Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.
After
Always
Continent
Cuban
Daily
European
Faith
Final
Five
Had
Impose
Less
Music
Our
As a lifelong Democrat, I never thought I'd lead an effort to defend the symbol of the Republican Party. But when I saw the cruelty that Ringling inflicts on elephants every day across the country, I had to speak up.
Across
Country
Cruelty
Day
Defend
Democrat
Effort
Elephants
Every
Every Day
Had
Lead
Lifelong
Never
I had breathed in the atmosphere created by Henri Christophe, the monarch of incredible aims, much more surprising than all the kings invented by the surrealists.
Aims
Atmosphere
Breathed
Created
Had
Incredible
Invented
Kings
Monarch
More
Much
Surprising
Than
When you lack a certain vitality in the film business, there's no hiding it. It's like you've had your limb chopped off. How do you hide the fact that you're missing an arm?
Arm
Business
Certain
Chopped
Fact
Film
Film Business
Had
Hide
Hiding
How
Lack
Like
Limb
Everybody had posters in their room; everybody had the four symbols of Zeppelin on the wall and all that.
Everybody
Four
Had
Posters
Room
Symbols
Wall
Zeppelin
Twitter and Tumblr and Vine and Instagram and Facebook and Myspace, all these things are social media tools that we were all told we had to have, and what we're realizing is that, no you don't! No you don't.
Facebook
Had
Instagram
Media
Myspace
Realizing
Social
Social Media
Things
Tools
Tumblr
Twitter
Vine
Were
I've had a relatively charmed life. I loved to be out in the city. New York was my town. I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're a great New Yorker. You've given your time and money to so many New York charities. You're a great supporter of the arts. I like some of your movies - and some of your movies suck, actually.'
Actually
Arts
Charities
Charmed
City
Come
Given
Great
Had
Life
Like
Loved
Many
Me
I had a lot of survival jobs. One was for the Witty Ditty singing-telegram company. I was in the red-and-white stripes with the straw boater hat and kazoo. Balloons. Even when you're sleeping on a friend's couch, you have to pay some kind of rent.
Balloons
Company
Couch
Even
Friend
Had
Hat
Jobs
Kind
Lot
Pay
Rent
Sleeping
Some
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Back
Condemned
Dreadful
Fall
Futile
Gods
Had
Hopeless
Labor
More
Mountain
Own
Punishment
Reason
With 'The Social Network,' I got into it at first because frankly I thought there was a cool courtroom drama to be had with the intellectual properties. And then what further drew me in was that the most extraordinary social networking device ever created was created by the world's most antisocial person. I liked that story.
Antisocial
Because
Cool
Courtroom
Created
Device
Drama
Drew
Ever
Extraordinary
First
Frankly
Further
Got
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
Always
Believe
Blow
Cheers
Divine
Everything
Evils
Experience
Fair
Fate
Fears
Flood
Force
Friends
The harshest thing I can say is I was married to someone for whom all dissent was abuse. If you had your own opinion, you were abusive.
Abuse
Dissent
Had
I Can
Married
Opinion
Own
Say
Someone
Thing
Were
Whom
You
Your
I had a marriage that I came to in the same way everybody else comes to a marriage. We all take chances when we get married.
Came
Chances
Else
Everybody
Everybody Else
Get
Get Married
Had
I Came
Marriage
Married
Same
Take
Way
I didn't even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford - apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn't out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I'd left university.
Academic
Achievement
After
Apart
Architecture
Began
Certainly
Clear
Education
Even
Fact
Fallen
Go
Great
We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
Children
Dickens
Had
Humanity
Me
Never
Off
Put
Quite
Soon
Took
Were
I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Airplane
Birds
Choose
Had
Rather
Realized
Than
Would
I've had enough publicity for 15 lives.
Enough
Had
Had Enough
Lives
Publicity
Most of the people that I deal with are human. So I've had a lot of experience with that.
Deal
Experience
Had
Human
Lot
Most
People
The construction of an airplane is simple compared with the evolutionary achievement of a bird. If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Achievement
Airplane
Bird
Birds
Choose
Compared
Construction
Evolutionary
Had
Rather
Simple
Than
Would
About forty miles away from Paris, I began to see the old trench flares they were sending up at Le Bourget. I knew then I had made it, and as I approached the field with all its lights, it was a simple matter to circle once and then pick a spot sufficiently far away from the crowd to land O.K.
About
Away
Began
Circle
Crowd
Far
Far Away
Field
Forty
Had
Knew
Land
Lights
Made
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
Better
Had
Heart
Human
Human Heart
Strings
If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Airplane
Birds
Choose
Had
Rather
Than
Would
I had four sandwiches when I left New York. I only ate one and a half during the whole trip and drank a little water. I don't suppose I had time to eat any more because, you know, it surprised me how short a distance it is to Europe.
Any
Ate
Because
Distance
Drank
Eat
Europe
Four
Had
Half
How
Know
Left
Little
I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family.
Closely
Family
Fortune
Good
Good Fortune
Had
Happy
Having
Knit
He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favor of two.
Eye
Favor
Had
He
Popular
Prejudice
Runs
Two
Diplomacy in a sense is the opposite of writing. You have to disperse yourself so much: the lady who comes in crying because she's had a fight with the secretary; exports and imports; students in trouble; thumbtacks for the embassy.
Because
Crying
Diplomacy
Embassy
Exports
Fight
Had
Imports
Lady
Much
Opposite
Secretary
Sense
She
We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.
Artists
Express
Family
Father
First
First One
Had
Hands
Miner
Miners
Mother
Myself
Our
Paper
I've loved every minute I've spent in television. And I've had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I've done four shows, and only one of them was the 'West Wing.'
Done
Every
Failure
Four
Had
Loved
Measured
Minute
More
Much
Only
Shows
Spent
Success
I do not diminish the incredible symbolic importance of a black man getting elected president. But my euphoria was a smart guy getting elected president. Maybe for the first time in my lifetime we had elected one of the thousand smartest Americans president.
American
Black
Diminish
Elected
Euphoria
First
First Time
Getting
Guy
Had
Importance
Incredible
Lifetime
Man
Everybody I've ever worked with - 99.9 percent of the time, I've had a successful or very agreeable experience with.
Agreeable
Ever
Everybody
Experience
Had
Percent
Successful
Time
Very
Worked
I have all of the Apple products. Everything I've ever written, I've written on a Mac. My first computer, my roommates and I chipped in, and we got that first Macintosh - 128K. It had as much memory as a greeting card that plays music.
Apple
Card
Computer
Ever
Everything
First
Got
Greeting
Had
Mac
Macintosh
Memory
Much
Music
I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing.
Had
I Think
Just
Like
Lot
Nothing
People
Think
Who
I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing. We had to amuse ourselves, so we had to become amusing.
Amuse
Amusing
Become
Had
I Think
Just
Like
Lot
Nothing
Ourselves
People
Think
Who
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
Ability
Experience
Had
His
Maxims
Petrified
Practical
Quotations
Some
Spite
If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted.
Been
Build
Climbing
Had
Permitted
Possible
Tower
Without
Would
I didn't even start playing the piano until I was about 13 or 14. I guess I must have had a little talent or whatever-you-call-it, but I practised regularly, and that's what counts.
About
Counts
Even
Guess
Had
Little
Must
Piano
Playing
Regularly
Start
Talent
Until
This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
Arrogance
Boy
Clear
Doubting
Had
Ideas
Noble
Nothing
Quest
Searching
Still
Too
Where
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.
Against
Always
Been
Circumstance
Greater
Had
Less
Remains
Strong
True
Us
Would
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
Distinct
Had
Harold
Him
Ideas
Impressions
Like
Many
Rest
Saved
Trouble
Us
Which
You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.
Always
Feels
First
Had
Learnt
Lost
Something
You
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
Childhood
Early
Early Childhood
Exercising
Faculty
Had
Mean
Men
Necessity
Neglect
Since
Some
Some Men
Were
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
Before
Had
He
Journalist
Never
Think
Time
Twice
Veteran
Writes
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Crow
Had
He
Hear
Him
Like
Risen
Sun
Thought
Who
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
Believe
Fables
Frame
Had
Legend
Mind
Rather
Than
Universal
Without
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
Beat
Die
Grass
Grow
Had
Hearing
Heart
Human
Human Life
Keen
Life
Like
Ordinary
Other
It took me three weeks to write the 'Rhapsody in Blue.' I had always wanted to write something blue and Paul Whiteman inspired.
Always
Blue
Had
Inspired
Me
Paul
Something
Three
Took
Wanted
Weeks
Write