‘Billy Elliot’ embodies the idea that anyone can achieve anything regardless of their socio-economic background.
Many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I feared. Page 135
My forebears refused to cut the sugar cane for plantation owners, and I am recognisably a product of that background.
He barely knew I existed. I knew some of the same people he knew, but I was a girl in the background, several degrees of seperation removed.
We’re experiencing the genesis of a community where it does not matter where your roots lie, but what you believe in. We will continue to create an inclusive and sustainable spirit, spreading the word from...
We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough...
No two persons can learn something and experience it in the same way.
—Shannon L. Alder
So many deaths could be prevented if measures were implemented to expand background checks and keep individuals like John Hinckley from ever buying firearms in the first place.
I’m not a judgmental person, so I can’t comment on someone else’s background.
I operate under the assumption that people don’t notice the good in me. That’s just how things always seem to play out. I get blamed, while con-artist kids like Venus, and Camille, and Gemma get...
—Wendelin Van Draanen
I really look up to actors like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett who have a strong background in theatre.
Well, I think everything I’ve ever read contributes to the background from which I write.
One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt.
I came up from a difficult background.
In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first...
Perhaps one day, all these conflicts will end, and it won’t be because of great statesmen or churches or organisations like this one. It’ll be because people have changed. They’ll be like you, Puffin. More...
I’m not from a retail background, but I am a shopper.
Most insensible, corrupt, cheap, disrespectful young girls run after bad, rude, cocky, nonsensical boys, but a mature, educated, thoughtful, virtuos lady opts for a wise, well breed, experienced, humble, modest gentleman.
—Michael Bassey Johnson
To all my readers. I don’t need my daughter’s okay to do anything. I was a writer before she was my daughter. The CRANK books were inspired by my desire to keep others from following...
My background is degradation and sloth, mostly.
…the way people understood things had a lot to do with the way people were, how they had been shaped, what the wanted; tricks of rhetoric would not shift them.
I was raised never to carp about things and never to moan, because in vaudeville, which is my background, you just got on with it through all kinds of adversities.
Every gun sold should require a background check, period.
I’ve sung background for a couple of bands.
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