My brain… cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’… I think that’s almost worse than death.
Well I think the media has a very powerful influence on almost anything and everything we do because the general public gets their perception of what is going on in things they don’t have immediate...
You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it’s some weird coloured embossed stuff.
Almost everyone wears rubber on their feet these days, but there was a time when it was considered cheap. Luxury shoes had leather soles, which were rigid and heavy.
If you take my stuff apart, you’ll find my choruses of repetitions are picked up almost verbatim from Kurt Vonnegut, and my distanced fracture quality is all from Amy Hempel, who’s probably my favourite writer.
In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.
One does not expect to be comfortable in prison. As a matter of fact, one’s mental suffering is so much greater than any common physical distress that the latter is almost forgotten.
‘Henry V’ is a great deal more than almost any other hell-bent-for-armor movie that you’ve seen.
New York City is home to so many people from so many places and the uniqueness of it is that you never feel a foreigner. English is almost hardly ever heard in the subway. In...
Almost every officer is going to put their life on the line at some point in their career.
Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
When you do reality, you have to be pretty careful. You have to almost monitor yourself to make sure that you don’t get yourself in situations that you shouldn’t.
When I was young, people were almost identified solely by the kind of music they liked. People fell into categories of who liked what.
It’s interesting – I think superheroes get much more unfair derision. There are so many good superhero books being done. Science fiction is almost more reputable, I guess, at least a step up from poor...
I think one thing with Sweden is that in some way the Swedish society is a very good society, almost perfect on the surface. That is something that makes the writers forced to see what...
Robotics has been around forever, and it’s been the next big thing forever, and it is so exciting and compelling that it’s easy to get carried away. People almost always do, and that’s one of...
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
It would almost be sinful to say that I regretted doing ‘Charlie’s Angels’ because it did so much for my career.
Elton John can be a master of the sleight of hand. The arrangements make it seem like there are substantial melodies underneath the tracks – but almost nothing demands repeated listenings. Similarly, he always sounds...
You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
I like the idea of being caught between things, always being a bit of an outsider, having an outside eye on things – almost like a Shakespearean fool.
When I was writing my column, I would almost always be recognized when I was in a restaurant, even if I was reviewing it and had booked under a fake name, so free stuff would...
What I’ve become convinced makes a writer are the days you hate it, the days you’d rather stick those pencils in your eyes. Sometimes I almost punish myself – if I’m not going be able...
Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a...
I regard affirmative action as pernicious – a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women.
Nowadays, the process of growth and development almost never seems to manage to create this subtle balance between the importance of the individual parts, and the coherence of the environment as a whole. One or...
Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.
It did occur to me that certainly African-Americans are not underserved in picture books, but those books are almost all about specifically black experiences.
I consider social skills a bit like learning a language. I’ve been practising it for so long over so many years I’ve almost lost my accent.
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
—John Henry Newman
It is almost impossible to imagine that any one could be so insensible to the high morality of Mr. Mill’s character as to suggest to him any course of conduct that was not entirely upright...
Almost every person over 45, and definitely those who have ever smoked, should have a spirometry test.
The Mormons’ passage from bugbears of the Republican Party to its stalwarts may be analogized to a similar move among middle-class white Southerners, to whom the Republican Party was anathema until the 1970s and ’80s,...
Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
My brother was a fantastic cheerleader for my development as a musician. He was almost 10 years older than me and would really push me to develop as a songwriter.
Above Coblentz almost every mountain has a ruin and a legend. One feels everywhere the spirit of the past, and its stirring recollections come back upon the mind with irresistible force.
Mangalore, the coastal Indian town where I lived until I was almost 16, is now a booming city of malls and call-centres. But, in the 1980s, it was a provincial town in a socialist country.
People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It’s almost maddening.
When I first read the story ‘Guts’ in workshop – my fellow writers that I’ve been meeting with for almost 20 years – they laughed; they didn’t have any kind of shock reaction.
As a European I had fit in almost seamlessly in New York for the last 25 years, but in Oklahoma I stood out like a sore thumb.
Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers?
Reading Poe was like a near-death experience, the kind that makes you feel fragile and free in its wake. I felt almost as though I’d scared myself alive.
No rendering can really simulate the way the light bounces off the bronze panel. From some angles, it’s almost a mirror, and from others it’s a matte surface.
I had this roommate in college who would get up almost 2 hours before class to do hair and makeup. That’s not for me.
Faulkner was almost oriental. I never got into Faulkner.
While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state, his support is soft. He is seen as honest, sincere, just, and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong, intelligent,...
Almost a century has passed since Japan first entered the world community by concluding a treaty of amity with the United States of America in 1854.
I’m a huge, huge fan of almost everything British. I love ‘The Office’ – I was a faithful follower of that show before the American version.
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