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'Steve Jobs' is my seventh movie. I believe, if you added them up, I don't think there is more than a total of 10 minutes that takes place in a person's home. They're all in offices, courtrooms, laboratories, things like that.
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Believe
Home
I Believe
Jobs
Like
Minutes
More
Movie
Offices
Person
Place
Seventh
Steve
The wealthy don't have any sense of humor. It's not like the English, where the theater is perhaps the one place where they have a sense of humor about themselves.
About
Any
English
Humor
Like
Perhaps
Place
Sense
Sense Of Humor
Theater
Themselves
Wealthy
Where
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
Controls
Fear
Good
Heart
Keep
Must
Place
Times
Watchful
Everything I hated about L.A. I'm beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that.
About
Beginning
Behind
Car
Crave
Everything
Gate
Get
Hate
Hated
Interaction
Live
Minimal
Place
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
Ambitious
Another
Give
Hate
Hatred
Instinctive
Like
Meet
Men
Place
Poetry
Progress
Road
Same
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
After
Best
Books
Collection
Days
Done
Get
Knowledge
Manner
Place
Professors
True
University
Us
Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.
Day
Every
Every Day
Judgment
Last
Place
Takes
Wait
The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom, as we were taken on countless theatre visits and trips to places of interest.
About
Bits
Classroom
Countless
Days
Interest
Most
Outside
Place
Places
Remember
School
School Days
Taken
Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
Dig
Find
Place
Planet
Responsibility
Take
Your
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
Best
Dig
Find
Garden
God
Him
Place
You
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Biggest
Biggest Problem
Communication
Illusion
Place
Problem
Single
Taken
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Hallowed
Justice
Place
A statesman who confines himself to popular legislation - or, for the matter of that, a playwright who confines himself to popular plays - is like a blind man's dog who goes wherever the blind man pulls him, on the ground that both of them want to go to the same place.
Blind
Blind Man
Both
Confines
Dog
Go
Goes
Ground
Him
Himself
Legislation
Like
Man
Matter
People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together.
Fame
Get
Hollywood
I Think
Intrigued
Only
People
Place
Power
Think
Three
Together
Wealth
Where
Paris enjoys a high reputation for the style of its public edifices, and, while there is a very great deal to condemn, compared with other capitals, I think it is entitled to a distinguished place in this particular.
Compared
Condemn
Deal
Distinguished
Entitled
Great
Great Deal
High
I Think
Other
Paris
Particular
Place
Public
If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so.
Better
Better Place
Going
Grandchildren
Make
Our
Place
Who
Will
Women
World
The fact that I am a writer comes from the experience of being cut away from my roots and living in Venezuela, where I couldn't find a place for myself, for years and years.
Am
Away
Being
Cut
Experience
Fact
Find
I Am
Living
Myself
Place
Roots
Venezuela
Where
It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
Common
Does
Genius
Grows
Life
Never
Place
Privilege
Rest
Us
I am an American citizen and it is my home now. I like the U.S.A., which is not a place too many people have liked since Bush. The U.S. has a young population, and everything can change within a year.
Am
American
American Citizen
Bush
Change
Citizen
Everything
Home
I Am
Like
Liked
Many
Now
People
Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.
Against
Fascism
Never
Place
Revolution
Took
Men's memoirs are about answers; women's memoirs are about questions. Most male authors want to look good in their memoirs and have a place in posterity, while most women know that posterity is what happens when you no longer care. Women want to connect with others here and now; they couldn't care less about legacy!
About
Answers
Authors
Care
Connect
Good
Happens
Here
Know
Legacy
Less
Longer
Look
Male
If I manage to write something that I consider good and valuable in a particular place, that spot automatically has a special aura for me. In Albania, there are two cities where I have written the majority of my work: Gjirokaster, my home city, and Tirana.
Albania
Aura
Automatically
Cities
City
Consider
Good
Home
Majority
Manage
Me
Particular
Place
Something
I like historical fiction. I fell in love with New Orleans the first time I visited it. And I wanted to place a story in New Orleans.
Fell
Fiction
First
First Time
Historical
Historical Fiction
Like
Love
New
New Orleans
Orleans
Place
Story
Time
People need religion. It's a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place.
Crucial
Moral
Need
Nothing
People
Place
Religion
Role
Take
Tradition
Vehicle
The world starts to exist, for Americans, when we are in conflict with a place. And then all of a sudden, Afghanistan pops up on the TV screen and it becomes a place. And it exists for three weeks, and then it disappears into thin air.
Afghanistan
Air
American
Becomes
Conflict
Disappears
Exist
Exists
Place
Pops
Screen
Starts
Sudden
Then
I'm living in California but I have a place that is mine in Chile and I belong there. I am no longer an exile.
Am
Belong
California
Chile
Exile
I Am
Living
Longer
Mine
Place
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
Living
Nation
People
Place
Same
I have always thought that the place where you sleep or the place you share with your partner should be separate from the place where you write. The domestic rituals and details somehow kill the imagination. They kill the demon in me.
Always
Demon
Details
Domestic
Imagination
Me
Partner
Place
Rituals
Separate
Share
Should
Sleep
Somehow
Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
Beliefs
Birth
Consequences
Customs
Fixed
Form
Morals
Most
Our
Place
Thoughts
Us
If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting, you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place. I wouldn't know where to send a student to study.
Came
Know
Painting
Place
Send
Some
Someplace
Student
Study
Suggest
Up
Want
Wanted
Where
On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom.
Bosom
Concealed
Detain
Filled
First
Further
Gold
Hoped
Me
Neck
Nothing
Place
Pockets
Purse
You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up. He was at his peak then. He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in, and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor.
Appeal
Away
Could
Dying
Get
Governor
Half
He
Hear
Him
His
Literally
Mile
Naturally
I'll take any life in which I can make choices and have agency, and America is not a bad place for all that.
Agency
America
Any
Bad
Choices
I can
Life
Make
Place
Take
Which
I know Juffure was a British trading post and my portrait of the village bears no resemblance to the way it was. But the portrait I gave was true of nearly all the other villages in Gambia. I, we, need a place called Eden. My people need Pilgrim's Rock.
Bears
British
Eden
Gave
Know
Nearly
Need
Other
People
Pilgrim
Place
Portrait
Post
Resemblance
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
Atonement
Behalf
Crime
Demand
Direct
Forgiveness
Grant
His
Interest
Party
Place
Society
Take
Unique
I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell... their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ.
Give
Head
Heart
Human
Human race
Inefficient
Opinion
Organ
Place
Race
Right
Right place
Thoroughly
You
I wrote my first play at the age of 10, 55 years ago, and I've always found it a fantastic relief to imagine I know what things would be like from the point of view of other individuals and to send out signals from where I actually am not. Playwrights never need to write from the place where they are.
Actually
Age
Always
Am
Fantastic
First
Found
Imagine
Individuals
Know
Like
Need
Never
Other
My father cared about the world he lived in, and so he admitted his confusion about his place in America because he didn't want me to make the same mistake in my life.
About
Admitted
America
Because
Cared
Confusion
Father
He
His
Life
Lived
Make
Me
Mistake
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
Control
Difficulty
Enable
First
Framing
Governed
Government
Great
Itself
Lies
Men
Must
Next
Oblige
The local community is very important in one's life; the feelings of identification with a place and people.
Community
Feelings
Identification
Important
Life
Local
Local community
People
Place
Very
New York is a wonderful place to be up, an awful place to be down.
Awful
Down
New
New york
Place
Up
Wonderful
Wonderful place
York
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place.
Any
Get
Grace
Means
Place
Possible
Wealth
There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
Bad
Bruised
Certain
Change
Comfort
Even
Found
New
New place
Often
Place
Position
Relief
Shift
I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
Am
Any
Bound
Climbed
Day
Ground
Healing
Heat
I am
My own
Own
Place
Planted
Public
Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
Abide
Accidents
Angel
Breath
Dominant
Entire
Habits
Memory
Name
Once
Own
Place
Seen
Spirit
Some of the stories I admire seem to zero in on one particular time and place. There isn't a rule about this. But there's a tidy sense about many stories I read. In my own work, I tend to cover a lot of time and to jump back and forward in time, and sometimes the way I do this is not very straightforward.
About
Admire
Back
Cover
Forward
Jump
Lot
Many
My own
Own
Particular
Place
Read
Rule
In those early days, the important thing was the happy ending. I did not tolerate unhappy endings - for my heroines, anyway. And later on, I began to read things like 'Wuthering Heights,' and very, very unhappy endings would take place, so I changed my ideas completely and went in for the tragic, which I enjoyed.
Anyway
Began
Changed
Days
Did
Early
Early days
Ending
Endings
Enjoyed
Happy
Happy ending
Heights
Heroines
One is lucky to be born in a place where no one is doing it, because then you can say, 'Well, obviously I can write better than everyone else in high school.' You have no idea of the competition.
Because
Better
Born
Competition
Doing
Else
Everyone
Everyone else
High
High school
I can
Idea
Lucky
No idea
I see myself in all the people in the world who are suffering and who are very badly treated and who are often made to feel that they have no place on this Earth.
Badly
Earth
Feel
I see
Made
Myself
Often
People
Place
See
Suffering
Treated
Very
Who
Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it's a good place that we're all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.
Abundant
Beautiful
Care
Earth
Good
Good place
Know
Life
Life is beautiful
Place
Take
Take care
You