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Able Quotes

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.
Dialogue
Film
Good
Good film
Script
Should
Without
I think theatre must be an event, an experience, not compete with cinema. When people are able to download stories on Netflix, you need to give them a good reason to jump into the car and drive two hours. It has to be something you can only see in the theatre, and it has to be worth it.
Car
Cinema
Compete
Download
Drive
Event
Experience
Give
Good
Good reason
Hours
I think
Jump
When I went into the conservatory at 17, then I was able to open up and accept everything about myself and show my feminine side as well as my masculine.
About
Accept
Conservatory
Everything
Feminine
Masculine
Myself
Open
Show
Side
Then
Up
Well
I was able to sit at Lincoln's side and see how he thought and how he acted, and how he felt about what was going on around him. I felt the pressures that were on him. You can see what people were writing to him, how they were nudging him.
About
Acted
Around
Felt
Going
He
Him
How
Lincoln
People
Pressures
See
Side
To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool.
Damn
Fool
Gullible
He
Imaginative
Imbecile
Liar
Man
Must
Naive
Passionate
Play
Poet
He lives out in Orchard Park. I mean, to be able to sit on the bench so patiently, for whatever part, and to be able to get up and do something, with such heroic competencies would be great.
Bench
Competence
Get
Great
He
Heroic
Lives
Mean
Out
Park
Part
Patiently
Sit
The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.
Always
Bed
Bristol
Channel
Comfort
Draw
Great
Guide
House
Imaginary
Line
Our
Over
In the World Wars, people were perfectly able to shoot other people just because they belonged to the wrong country, without ever asking what their opinions were. Faith too is like that.
Asking
Because
Belonged
Country
Ever
Faith
Just
Just because
Like
Opinions
Other
People
Perfectly
You might not be able to operate your own Learjet and have an unlimited expense account, but if you have a reasonable expectation for a print-based product, whether it's a newspaper or a magazine, you can certainly exist.
Account
Certainly
Exist
Expectation
Expense
Magazine
Might
Newspaper
Operate
Own
Product
Reasonable
Unlimited
And that's actually the brunt of what we do is, people going straight from their workplace, straight from home, straight into the classroom and working directly with the students. So then we're able to work with thousands and thousands more students.
Actually
Brunt
Classroom
Directly
Going
Home
More
People
Straight
Students
Then
Thousands
Work
It's wonderful being an author and having so many kids enjoying my books. That's always been my dream job, and I feel very lucky to be able to do it.
Always
Author
Been
Being
Books
Dream
Enjoying
Feel
Having
I feel
Job
Kids
Lucky
I have more ideas than I'll ever be able to write in five lifetimes.
Ever
Five
Ideas
Lifetimes
More
Than
Write
In many ways, a song-writing partnership is like a marriage. Apart from just liking each other, a lyricist and a composer should be able to spend long periods of time together - around the clock if need be - without getting on each other's nerves. Their goals, outlooks, and basic philosophies should be similar.
Apart
Around
Basic
Clock
Composer
Each
Getting
Goals
Just
Like
Liking
Long
Long periods
I didn't think that college math was for me. I didn't think I'd be able to hack it. And that perception of math not being for girls, not being for girls who see themselves as socially well adjusted has got to change.
Adjusted
Being
Change
College
Girl
Got
Hack
Math
Me
Perception
See
Socially
Themselves
Check the price
for your project
Anybody who has something sensible or worthwhile to say should be able to say it calmly and soberly, relying on the words themselves to convey his meaning, without resorting to yelling.
Anybody
Calmly
Convey
His
Meaning
Relying
Say
Sensible
Should
Something
Themselves
Who
Without
I often will write a scene from three different points of view to find out which has the most tension and which way I'm able to conceal the information I'm trying to conceal. And that is, at the end of the day, what writing suspense is all about.
About
Conceal
Day
Different
End
End of the day
Find
Information
Most
Often
Out
Points
Scene
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
Been
Call
Differentiate
Doormat
Express
Feminism
Feminist
Find
Know
Me
Myself
Never
Only
There have been only rare moments in history where individual histories were able to run their course without wars or revolutions.
Been
Course
Histories
History
Individual
Moments
Only
Rare
Revolutions
Run
Wars
Were
Where
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
Act
Am
Anything
Begin
Beginning
I am
Should
Simply
Skip
Tremendous
Violence
One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.
Control
Experiences
Informed
Intelligent
Manipulate
Mind
Should
Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.
After
Alone
Been
Day
Depends
Every
Every day
Having
Precisely
Room
Sit
Volume
Writer
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Life
Only
Own
Spend
Success
Way
Your
If I'm in a political argument, I think I can, with reasonable accuracy and without boasting, put the other person's side of the case at least as well as they could. One has to be able to say that in any well-conducted argument.
Accuracy
Any
Argument
Boasting
Case
Could
I can
I think
Least
Other
Person
Political
Put
A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.
Book
Day
Down
Dusk
Get
Go
Good
Good day
Good time
I can
Just
Maybe
Me
Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
Attention
Being
Full
Give
Half
Half the time
Much
Poetry
Prose
Say
Seeming
Time
Twice
The hidden child wants to be able to participate and to co-create in art, rather than being simply an admiring viewer.
Admiring
Art
Being
Child
Hidden
Participate
Rather
Simply
Than
Viewer
Wants
I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like 'Letterman' and 'The View,' and I've heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven't felt any negativity toward me or my music.
About
Any
Being
Bluegrass
Feel
Feel good
Felt
Good
Heard
I feel
Letterman
Like
Me
Many writers can't make a living. So to be able to teach how to write is valuable to them. But I don't really know about its value to the student. I don't mean it's useless. But I wouldn't have wanted anyone to teach me how to write.
About
Anyone
How
Know
Living
Make
Many
Me
Mean
Really
Student
Teach
Them
As far as expense, I think if 'Twilight' does well enough, then we should be able to do the big expensive stuff for the sequels. I mean, we have to have werewolves, there's no way around it. They have to be there.
Around
As far as
Big
Does
Enough
Expense
Expensive
Far
I think
Mean
Sequels
Should
Stuff
Nobody just leaves medical school, especially given it's fiercely competitive to get in. But I had a sister who was a doctor, another who was a pharmacist, a brother who was an engineer. So my parents already had sensible children who would be able to make an actual living, and I think they felt comfortable sacrificing their one strange child.
Actual
Another
Brother
Child
Children
Comfortable
Competitive
Doctor
Engineer
Felt
Fiercely
Get
Given
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
Another
Degree
Dishonesty
Entitled
Exact
Expect
Knowing
Men
Trust
I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world, and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able.
All my heart
Am
Bestow
Gift
Heart
I am
I wish
Lovable
May
Most
Much
Prince
Wish
Our democratic richness arrives when we're able to comprehend our collective humanity accurately.
Accurately
Collective
Comprehend
Democratic
Humanity
Our
Richness
I can't stand being late. I try to be professional. I try not to let people down. But people let me down. That's why I don't rely on anyone to call me. That's why I have clocks as well as people. I have to be able to call myself; it's the only way to be sure.
Anyone
Being
Call
Clocks
Down
Late
Me
Myself
Only
People
Rely
Stand
Sure
Is the modern social pattern of unending change and movement the cause of two modern diseases, insecurity and dissatisfaction? How lucky Thomas Hood was to be able to write, 'I remember, I remember the house where I was born.' I don't even know what mine looked like!
Born
Cause
Change
Diseases
Dissatisfaction
Even
Hood
House
How
I remember
I was born
Insecurity
Know
For death is not the worst, but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that.
Death
Die
Even
Wants
Worst
The poem is the literary form of the 21st century. It's able to connect young people in a deep way to language... it's language as play.
Century
Connect
Deep
Form
Language
Literary
People
Play
Poem
Way
Young
Young people
I was very afraid that I wouldn't be able to do this job well. And the time never came back.
Afraid
Back
Came
Job
Never
Time
Very
Well
Tell me who is able to keep his bed chaste, or which goddess is able to live with one god alone?
Alone
Bed
God
Goddess
His
Keep
Live
Me
Tell
Which
Who
I shall always be able to come up with new fantasies. As long as there are people walking around in the street, as long as I have books to read and windows to look out of, I'm not going to use them up.
Always
Around
Books
Come
Fantasies
Going
Long
Look
New
Out
People
Read
Shall
Science fiction isn't just thinking about the world out there. It's also thinking about how that world might be - a particularly important exercise for those who are oppressed, because if they're going to change the world we live in, they - and all of us - have to be able to think about a world that works differently.
About
Also
Because
Change
Change the world
Differently
Exercise
Fiction
Going
How
Important
Just
Live
God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?
Allow
Any
Destroy
Enslave
Estates
Fit
God
Israel
License
Make
Our
People
Please
Certainly, poverty and economic decline have a lot to do with the so-called rage of Islam. You've got all these young men in countries which are economically in bad shape. The idea that they might be able to make a good living and get married and have a family, a decent life, seems very remote to a lot of people in a lot of the world.
Bad
Certainly
Countries
Decent
Decline
Economic
Economically
Family
Get
Get married
Good
Good living
Got
The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.
Anything
Busy
Cambridge
Educating
Men
Oxford
Teach
Them
Too
Young
Young men
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
Culture
Enough
First
Hand
Just
Look
Man
Second
Second-hand
Should
Suspicion
It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.
Any
Bad
Chronicle
Day
Days
Die
Down
Gently
Good
Grow
He
His
Like
I am certainly not a good Muslim. But I am able now to say that I am Muslim; in fact it is a source of happiness to say that I am now inside, and a part of the community whose values have always been closest to my heart.
Always
Am
Been
Certainly
Closest
Community
Fact
Good
Happiness
Heart
I am
In fact
Inside
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
Against
Be happy
Death
Fight
Happy
Heads
Ignorance
Men
Misery
Taken
Them
Think
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Alone
Being
Derive
Men
Miseries
Quiet
Room
Sit
I'm all for poetry catching up with technology, and just as there are iTunes, I think we should have iPoems. I mean, people should be able to walk around with their earbuds in and listening to poems on their iPod.
Around
Catching
I think
Ipod
Itunes
Just
Listening
Mean
Mean people
People
Poems
Poetry
Should
I had one request when I started doing the plays. My prayer was, 'God, let me do well enough to be able to take care of my mother.' I was able to do that 'til the day she died because of my audience.
Audience
Because
Care
Day
Died
Doing
Enough
God
Had
Me
Mother
Plays
Prayer
I haven't read a book in a very, very long time because, when I'm writing, I don't like to see other people's work. I don't want to see something great and not be able to use it, and I don't want to have any subconscious influences.
Any
Because
Book
Great
Influences
Like
Long
Long time
Other
People
Read
See
Something
What I've been able to do with my character, Madea, and the other characters, with the jokes, is use it as an anesthetic to get to the heart and soul of real issues. And what I've found on stage over the years is that, while making people laugh, I can drop in pearls of wisdom.
Been
Character
Characters
Drop
Found
Get
Heart
Heart and soul
I can
Issues
Jokes
Laugh
Making
If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.
Any
Asked
Been
Certainly
Definition
Give
Had
He
Infinity
Meaning
Might
Philosopher
Produced
Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
Although
Been
Boat
Feel
Get
Like
Might
Philippines
Place
Prison
Sense
Swift
Talk
You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything.
Anything
Coming
Feel
Got
Minded
Otherwise
Out
Sell
Selling
Success
Things
Way
You
As a playwright, you can cover a lot of waterfront without being able to hold your own against an expert in any of those areas. I have no illusions about that.
About
Against
Any
Area
Being
Cover
Expert
Hold
Illusions
Lot
Own
Playwright
Those
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
Ages
Been
House
Illusion
Lords
Never
Power
Prerogative
Responsibility
Subscribe
Throughout
Which
Without
If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.
Before
Children
Deal
Give
Life
Our
Puts
Self-love
Sound
Them
Whatever
Will
I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness.
About
Accept
Alone
Children
Feel
How
Lives
Make
Need
Quiet
Thought
Times
For a guy who believes in hope, Obama doesn't seem to be able to spread much of it around. How can he? We know too much now about the hollowness of institutions and the frailty of their leaders.
About
Around
Believes
Frailty
Guy
He
Hope
How
Institutions
Know
Leaders
Much
Now
To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'
First
I love
I love you
Love
Love you
Must
Say
You
A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.
Certain
Everything
He
Lost
Mad
Man
Nothing
Strong
Use
Young
Young man
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
Abyss
Cross
Disastrous
Discovery
Gain
Important
Moon
Most
Only
Ourselves
Rest
Sailing
Separates
I'm certainly afraid of not being able to write for some reason. I guess I've had spells of not necessarily writer's block, but something like that. I find that pretty terrifying.
Afraid
Being
Block
Certainly
Find
Guess
Had
Like
Necessarily
Pretty
Reason
Some
Something
The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea.
Being
Consists
Idea
Make
Out
Something
Task
Writer
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
As far as
Far
Farther
Get
Go
See
You
When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history, which has not been discovered before.
Also
Been
Before
Began
Did
Discovered
Fascinating
History
Met
People
Some
Travel
Uncovered
As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
Accurately
After
Animal
Before
Bone
Both
Contemplation
Correctly
Could
Describe
Incidents
Link
Observer
You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it.
Field
Find
How
Keep
Learning
Other
Out
People
Practicing
Study
Ultimately
Working
Would
I feel angry that I can't be hypnotized. I'm not putting it down, and I'm not saying that it doesn't exist. I have talked to a great many people who are very good at it, but so far nobody has ever been able to hypnotize me.
Angry
Been
Down
Ever
Exist
Far
Feel
Good
Great
I feel
Many
Me
Nobody
I just believe that young people need to be able to learn how to write in their own voice. Just like a musician, you pride yourself on having your own distinct sound.
Believe
Distinct
Having
How
Just
Learn
Like
Musician
Need
Own
People
Pride
Sound
I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
Asylum
Conversation
Cut
Each
Every
Had
Hang
His
Insane
Know
Made
Me
Morning
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Failures
God
Making
Mistake
Must
Successes
Tell
Without
Since woman's rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle.
Battle
Better
Come
Fight
Her
Own
Rights
Since
Up
Woman
Young
Young woman
I enjoy the Web site a lot and I like being able to talk to my readers. I've always had a very close relationship with them.
Always
Being
Close
Close relationship
Enjoy
Had
Like
Lot
Readers
Relationship
Site
Talk
Them
Stephen King in many respects is a wonderful writer. He has made a contribution. People in the future will be able to pick up Stephen King's books and learn a lot about who we were by reading those books.
About
Books
Contribution
Future
He
King
Learn
Lot
Made
Many
Many respects
People
Pick
We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.
Aggression
Agree
Calmly
Dialogue
Engage
Enter
Era
Fear
Must
New
New world
Only
Other
Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
Banning
Bliss
Books
Discuss
Ideas
Ignorance
Kids
Lethal
Only
Shows
Stupid
Suppress
Talk
We would like doctors to listen, but the fact is, we better be ready to be able to talk to them. You're going to have to be an active participant in that conversation, so I'd say the American people are going to need ways of stepping up to the conversation.
Active
American
American people
Better
Conversation
Doctors
Fact
Going
Like
Listen
Need
Participant
People
I never learnt Hebrew because my health was fragile, and it was thought that learning Hebrew would be an added burden. I regret it, because I would like to be able to join in fully. Not that I am a believer, but I would like to be.
Added
Am
Because
Believer
Burden
Fragile
Fully
Health
Hebrew
I am
Join
Learning
Learnt
They are able because they think they are able.
Because
Think
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
About
Cares
Counts
Knows
Little
Man
Very
Woman
World
Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things.
Been
Causes
Happy
Has-been
Learn
Man
Things
Who
If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?
Bad
Bad things
Barbarians
Blame
Destroyed
Then
Things
Who
Will
I wish I'd been better able to resist the sense of obligation to write some of the poems I did. It's in the nature of commissioned work to be written too much from the side of your mind that knows what it's doing, which dries up the poetry.
Been
Better
Commissioned
Did
Doing
I wish
Knows
Mind
Much
Nature
Obligation
Poems
Poetry
What Shakespeare was able to do in English he would certainly not have done in French.
Certainly
Done
English
French
He
Shakespeare
Would
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
Art
Chance
Come
Could
Earth
Fabric
Foolish
Heaven
Make
More
Oyster
Rare
Skill
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Being
Between
Committed
Differentiate
Education
Even
How
How much
Know
Memory
Much
You
Sometimes I write quickly, sometimes I spend several weeks on a single poem. I would really love for readers not to be able to guess which of the poems took so much work!
Guess
I write
Love
Much
Poem
Poems
Quickly
Readers
Really
Several
Single
Sometimes
Spend
I just feel very lucky to be able to write fiction because I think, otherwise, I would have had to spend a fortune on a psychiatrist - and I still wouldn't get 1/100th of what I get writing fiction.
Because
Feel
Fiction
Fortune
Get
Had
I think
Just
Lucky
Otherwise
Psychiatrist
Spend
Still
I would still like to have that luxury, to be able to just sit and draw for hours and hours and hours. In a way, that's what I do as a writer.
Draw
Hours
Hours and hours
Just
Like
Luxury
Sit
Still
Way
Would
Writer
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Ability
Achievement
Brilliant
Marry
Me
Most
Persuade
Wife
A reader ought to be able to hold it and become familiar with its organized contents and make it a mind's manageable companion.
Become
Companion
Contents
Familiar
Hold
Make
Manageable
Mind
Organized
Ought
Reader
Most serious writers refuse to make themselves available to the things that technology is doing. I've never been able to understand this sort of fear.
Available
Been
Doing
Fear
Make
Most
Never
Refuse
Serious
Sort
Technology
Themselves
Things
Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.
Adjective
Equal
Left
Pick
Pocket
Skill
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
Best
Better
Doubt
Foolishly
Love
No doubt
Than
To love
Wisely
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
Animal
Badly
Beyond
Cousins
Creation
Depict
Devil
Distant
Doubt
Enslaved
Feathers
Form
Formulate
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
Across
Aid
Custom
Find
Prejudice
Room
Should
Way
Without
It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able to do nothing else.
Better
Else
Neither
Nor
Nothing
Read
Than
Write
My dream scenario would be that you could go into a bookshop, examine copies of every book in print that they're able to offer, then for a fee have them produce in a minute or two a beautiful finished copy in a dust jacket that you would pay for and take home.
Beautiful
Book
Copies
Copy
Could
Dream
Dust
Every
Examine
Fee
Finished
Go
Home
I was afraid to watch 'Blade Runner' in the theater because I was afraid the movie would be better than what I myself had been able to imagine. In a way, I was right to be afraid, because even the first few minutes were better.
Afraid
Because
Been
Better
Blade
Blade runner
Even
Few
First
Had
Imagine
Minutes
Movie
There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.
Child
Everything
Expresses
Loudly
Love
More
Silence
Than
Tongue
Which
Shakespeare is practically our only link with the classic and the past. The future of education has much to do with whether we will be able to cling to him or not.
Classic
Cling
Education
Future
Him
Link
Much
Only
Our
Past
Practically
Shakespeare
Whether
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
Answers
Because
Consideration
Easy
Educated
He
Knows
Obstinate
Others
Person
Preferred
Resist
Who
At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God.
Above
Beasts
Been
Certain
City
Distance
Evolution
God
Had
Higher
Him
Himself
His
But the main things about a man are his eyes and his feet. He should be able to see the world and go after it.
About
After
Eyes
Feet
Go
He
His
Main
Man
See
Should
Things
World
Fiction is able to encompass books that are bleak and which dwell on the manifold and terrible problems of our times. But I don't think that all books need to have that particular focus.
Bleak
Books
Dwell
Encompass
Fiction
Focus
Need
Our
Particular
Problems
Terrible
Think
Times
A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace.
Day
Dream
Dreary
Gloom
Happy
Hours
Infected
Light
Lost
May
Neither
Our
Recover
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Aware
Be happy
Become
Fright
Happy
Oneself
Without
To the best of my knowledge and of my effort, every lineage statement within 'Roots' is from either my African or American families' carefully preserved oral history, much of which I have been able conventionally to corroborate with documents.
African
American
American families
Been
Best
Carefully
Documents
Effort
Either
Every
Families
History
Knowledge
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Attractions
Bully
Cheat
Feeling
Fulfills
Great
More
Nation
Our
Patriotism
Person
Profoundly
Vicariously
An actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
Actor
Create
Hand
His
Palm
Should
Universe
In all my life, I have never been free. I have never been able to do anything with freedom, except in the field of my writing.
All My Life
Anything
Been
Except
Field
Free
Freedom
Life
My Life
Never
Writing
I wanted to be able to support myself without begging for handouts from the state. All of the writers I knew when I was a student were all getting grants from the Scottish Arts Council.
Arts
Begging
Council
Getting
Grants
Knew
Myself
Scottish
State
Student
Support
Wanted
Were
I think e-books are terrific in their own right. I love being able to get on a plane and basically carry around seven books and it weigh 10 ounces.
Around
Basically
Being
Books
Carry
Get
I Love
I Think
Love
Own
Plane
Right
Seven
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Before
Being
Never
Productivity
Things
Were
You
I have a lot of respect for people who are great at ad-libbing and for writers and directors who are able to create a scene in which that works. Judd Apatow is fantastic at it. But as an audience member, I like the sound of something that's been written - I like it to sound written.
Audience
Audience Member
Been
Create
Directors
Fantastic
Great
Like
Lot
Member
People
Respect
Scene
Conscious of not being able to separate myself from my time, I have decided to become part of it.
Become
Being
Conscious
Decided
My Time
Myself
Part
Separate
Time
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.
Been
Being
Freedom
Grew
Light
Never
Pleasure
Renounce
Up
Which
Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.
City
Houses
Make
Men
Nay
Nor
Opportunity
Stones
Use
Walls
Well
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Another
Either
Gets
Getting
Got
Guarantee
He
Legs
Like
Make
Natural
Pay
Person
The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.
Being
He
Himself
Others
Poet
Privilege
Wishes
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.
Action
Address
Ado
Adventurous
Always
Any
Audience
Back
Being
Boy
Break
Doing
Find
Being able to stay home with my children is what I prefer.
Being
Children
Home
Prefer
Stay
Full-blooded romantic love I wouldn't be able to write about.
About
Love
Romantic
Romantic Love
Write
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.
Abstract
Alone
Being
Boat
Certain
Elicit
Emotion
Express
Freedom
Idea
Jackson
Latitude
Man
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
Country
Justice
Like
Love
Should
Still
To Love

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