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If you can find the line between sympathetic and creepy, you have reached a very funny area. Jason Segel, actor
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They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be. Imran Khan, athlete
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Life isn't black and white. It's a million gray areas, don't you find? Ridley Scott, director
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Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress. We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move. Colin Powell, statesman
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In every thriller written about Washington, particularly after 9/11, there are good guys and there are bad guys, and there's no gray area at all. David Baldacci, novelist
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A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. George William Curtis, author
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Most of the monsters... are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own. Laurell K. Hamilton, writer
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I had no doubts I could go to the pole. I may not be as strong, but I make up for physical strength in other areas, like steadiness and not panicking under stress. Ann Bancroft, explorer
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I live in the rural area of North Georgia, so for me, those are these best days. It has little to do with humans and mostly to do with nature and what surrounds me. Amy Ray, musician
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One of the areas I have a little less confidence in is giving any kind of a speech. Danica Patrick, celebrity
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Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage. Frederick Buechner, clergyman
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Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too. Meryl Streep, actress
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I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. Zig Ziglar, author
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I do like the ocean wave, actually. I'm born under the sign of Cancer - the sign of the crab - so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such - although not the wide-open and deep seas. Anjelica Huston, actress
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It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling. Aaron Sorkin, producer
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I don't know really, it doesn't feel like it has changed to me but I think to have to move with the times. Try out different areas and not get stuck in 1978. Jo Brand, comedian
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The neuroscience area - which is absolutely in its infancy - is much more important than genetics. Leon Kass, educator
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The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area. James Larkin, activist
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I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area. Anne Sullivan, educator
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International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn't go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief. Joseph Stiglitz, economist
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Britain should be the world's number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area. Gordon Brown, politician
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I've never seen oil slicks covering such a large area in the Gulf of Mexico. John Amos, actor
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We are a coalition government, and that limits our options in some ways. Privatization happens to be one such area. Manmohan Singh, statesman
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Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island. They had the house next to Bob Hope's. I've been going down there all my life, to that whole area. Mike Love, musician
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We have been so pleased with the response to our unique schools in the Nashville area, and we are confident that other areas will embrace our concept, as well. Scott Thompson, comedian
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We've advanced in the construction of a true free-trade area across South America... What's needed now is less rhetoric and more action. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, politician
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The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend, but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly. Especially if they live in an area where there are high housing and gas prices, like California. Alice Rivlin, economist
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Some think that by preparing to deal with crises you make them more likely. I think the wiser judgment is the contrary. In this area at least, if you want peace or stability, it's better to prepare for war or instability. Timothy Geithner, public servant
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I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don't return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn't want that to happen, would you. Andy Rooney, journalist
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Well, the oil, the oil spot, if you will, is a, is a term in counterinsurgency literature that connotes a peaceful area, secure area. So what you're trying to do is to always extend that, to push that out. David Petraeus, soldier
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And the people who live in the southern part of my state do not have a secure environment. To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say, 'Warning. You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area.' John McCain, politician
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These days, government employees are better off in almost every area: pay, benefits, time off, and security, on top of working fewer hours. They can thrive even in a down economy. Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher
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Everything TSA does is reactionary - first they ban the box cutters, then of course you have to take your shoes off, then you have to take the liquids out, now we have to be patted down in our private areas because of the diaper bomber. John Mica, politician
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But in my heart of hearts, this is the kind of thing... this is what everyone is struggling with in their lives - relationships and family. To me, it's always an interesting area to mine. I'm drawn to it. Mark Ruffalo, actor
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I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy area, reality often beats down those ambitions as you get older. But with me that never really happened. James McAvoy, actor
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I'm a true native of the Bay Area. Jon Huntsman, Jr., politician
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This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area. Rick Perry, politician
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What we're also doing is helping police forces in terms of issues like procurement and IT, so that savings can be made in those areas which I think is the sort of thing that everybody is going to want us to be doing. Theresa May, politician
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Protectionism has to be avoided. Protectionism is not only on goods but also in the area of services. Financial protectionism is also bad and should be avoided. Manmohan Singh, statesman
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When I first started, it was really an innocent response to the needs of women in rural areas. When we started planting trees to meet their needs, there was nothing beyond that. I did not see all the issues that I have to come to deal with. Wangari Maathai, activist
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It had not yet been named Silicon Valley, but you had the defense industry, you had Hewlett-Packard. But you also had the counter-culture, the Bay Area. That entire brew came together in Steve Jobs. Erik Qualman, author
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I have always loved the Bay Area. I spent a lot of time in the Bay Area. I started my career there. That's a huge part of the excitement for me. Chili Davis, athlete
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For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself. That's the area I excel in. That's where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better. Ann Bancroft, explorer
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The scrum and the tackle are the two really contentious areas of the game. If you get those two aspects right, most rugby matches will work in your favour. Alan Lewis, athlete
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I find that I've tried to become a better hockey player every year and not just hold on. At the same time, I've also made it a point to increase or grow in some other area of my life. If I were just playing hockey, I would probably be done with the sport. Angela Ruggiero, athlete
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I think my strongest suit is comedy. I certainly have limits in other areas. Emma Caulfield, actress
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If you go from a structure where you have the support and that partner and that construction of a family and that's broken apart, I think that's probably a lot harder than always being a single mom and having the father being a support in another area. Bridget Moynahan, actress
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Big companies have always needed and cooperated in areas where it made sense. Larry Page, businessman
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My general rule is that if everyone knew how to cook fresh produce from their local area, and Monday to Thursday within 20 minutes, you know, there's millions of recipes out there to be had. Jamie Oliver, chef
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I don't remember my parents together, ever: my father was much older, and really only interested in collecting magazines and bathroom suites; we were the only family in the area to have a bathroom suite on the lawn. Paula Yates, entertainer
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Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time. Jamie Dimon, businessman
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People don't want to believe that technology is broken. Pharmaceuticals, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology - all these areas where the progress has been a lot more limited than people think. And the question is why. Peter Thiel, businessman
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My mom still lives in Denver and some of my brothers are still in the area, so I still have strong ties there. Terrell Davis, athlete
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Bin Laden was 200 miles away from the area where all of these drone strikes were taking out his key leaders, he was able to indulge in his hobbies... and he was making occasional video tapes and audio tapes to the wider world. Peter L. Bergen, journalist
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I never felt hard done by and never wanted for anything, but I grew up in a wealthy area where I saw people being handed things on a plate. So it made me want to earn some money and be able to buy things for myself. Holly Valance, musician
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I like rural areas. Will Oldham, musician
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I love general history. That's all I read really. I don't read novels, I read history. I love it. I live in an area that's really rich in Civil War history. I live in Kentucky on a farm. A lot of revolution, a lot of military history I love. Steve Zahn, actor
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Playing in New England and the Boston area, the fans are so passionate about their sports if you don't play well, they'll let you know so I know it's not something that they take lightly. Drew Bledsoe, athlete
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In motorsports we work in the grey areas a lot. You're trying to find where the holes are in the rule book. Danica Patrick, celebrity
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When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. John F. Kennedy, president
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We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. Martha Graham, dancer
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To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good. Barbra Streisand, actress
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Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas. The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen. Dick Armey, politician
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Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world. Etty Hillesum, lawyer
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I didn't say I wouldn't go into ghetto areas. I've been in many of them and to some extent I would say this; if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all. Spiro T. Agnew, politician
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Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words "large" or "size" with "rear end." Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me. Tim Allen, comedian
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Fair use is always going to be a gray area, and it should be. We need to allow for things we can't see yet. Robin Gross, lawyer
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The tax code is not the only area where the administration is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear. Dennis Kucinich, politician
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Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area. Janeane Garofalo, comedian
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Meth is a major problem not only in our urban areas, but in most of the rural areas of Colorado. No region has been immune from this scourge and it is getting larger. Ken Salazar, politician
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Many health care providers, particularly physicians in rural and urban areas, are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates. Ron Wyden, politician
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Whole areas of knowledge and information have been defined into nonexistence because the system cannot know, understand, control, or measure them. Anne Wilson Schaef, author
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It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers. Gordon Moore, businessman
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I've never made a film that I didn't believe in, you know? However the picture turns out, I've always given everything to it. That's kind of how I approach life. I can't help it. There's no part-way with me on anything in any area of my life. Tom Cruise, actor
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This is an area you always need to address when you're dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness - which there isn't in other horror characters. Richard Roxburgh, actor
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It's a combination of targeting higher paying jobs in these growth areas and fostering closer cooperation with higher education; a rising tide that lifts all boats. John Hoeven, politician
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I've always been a strong supporter of environmental protection and initiatives in that area. But I'm willing to set priorities. If we have to make reductions in one place, we'll have to-in order to increase another place, I'm willing to do that. Judd Gregg, politician
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There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former. Max Baucus, politician
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We don't want crimes committed in New Mexico falling through the cracks. This legislation ensures that there is no area of our state where crimes can be committed without consequence. Pete Domenici, politician
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A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy. Rod Blagojevich, politician
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They told me I'd never probably see the front-line area. Jessica Lynch, soldier
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I had to focus on some personal areas in my life with the little bit of privacy that I have. Mario Vazquez, celebrity
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I used to be in the real estate business, and I have three areas of interest: Chickamauga Lock, Chickamauga Lock, and Chickamauga Lock. Zack Wamp, politician
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If we rationalize our problems when He points them out, we will spend less and less time meditating because we won't want to face God in that area of our lives. Charles Stanley, clergyman
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Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy. Nick Nolte, actor
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Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What kind of bra will you be wearing today, honey?' That was always the area of big decision - from the neck to the navel. Donna Reed, actress
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Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession. Joan Allen, actress
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I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can, because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me. Richard Thompson, musician
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Old men do it better. We're not so sensitive in certain areas. Robert Plant, musician
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IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments. John Patrick, playwright
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People get caught up in asking whether Americans should be going here or there. What it boils down to is the call of the Lord. If the Lord has called you to a specific area, that's where you are going to see the fruit. Michael Scott,
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But it seemed to me that the American way of doing things was to obliterate a complete area, without really knowing exactly what was there and where they were. Peter Scott, artist
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When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves. Ed Smith,
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The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result. Francis Schaeffer, theologian
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All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus Loci, or the place where my spirit resides. Judith Anderson, actress
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Industrial opportunities are going to stem more from the biological sciences than from chemistry and physics. I see biology as being the greatest area of scientific breakthroughs in the next generation. George E. Brown, Jr., politician
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By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas. Nicholas Sparks, author
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For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation. Kim Campbell, politician
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It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our income security problems simply because the roles of the federal and provincial governments in the area of skills training have been clarified. Kim Campbell, politician
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A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous. Carl Andre, artist
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If I am pushed I will push back, that is the way I am. I am very British. We don't like to be pushed around. When the chips are down we might have to step into grey areas. Damon Hill, athlete
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With gas prices nationally, and especially in our area, increasingly on the rise, it is more crucial then ever that we take steps to diversify our energy sources and reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Mary Bono, politician
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The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement, explain American development. Frederick Jackson Turner, historian
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I'm not eager to jump into marriage again. I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare. Lisa Marie Presley, musician
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My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain. Diane Abbott, politician
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We enjoy change and freshness, and disco was only one area we've delved into. Barry Gibb, musician
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The States which form the northern border of the United States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast include an area several times larger than France and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare. John Moody, businessman
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Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy. Stephen Harper, politician
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Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field. Dusty Baker, athlete
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So I let them be responsible for there particular areas. Then by the time it gets to me that means that there is a problem. I have my eyes open and I need to know something about every department but you don't want to micro manage any particular department. Dusty Baker, athlete
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By shading off, as I have done, the portion of the area of the diagram according to the individual age, every one may see how much of life is consumed, and what is left. Warren De la Rue, scientist
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The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere. Jared Diamond, author
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I have found two Roman sites in the area that I live in. Bill Wyman, musician
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When you're on a long running series, you reach a very rarefied, high oxygen area and after a while to keep a show on the air they have to make some very drastic changes. Joan Van Ark, actress
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The most dangerous area where our laws are not being faithfully executed are the laws designed to protect Americans against the millions of aliens who enter our country illegally every year. Phyllis Schlafly, lawyer
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If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic, political and social. William Weld, politician
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I think transportation and corrections are not the first two areas that I would go looking for massive change. William Weld, politician
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I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well. William Weld, politician
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Also, an area that interests me - and it will probably take years to state what I mean - is the period of the rise of democracy, with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th. Fiona Shaw, actress
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I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking about the latest rock group, which I'm sure is exciting to some people, but it neglects a huge area of music. George Crumb, composer
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The use of methamphetamines has become pervasive in our country, and especially in rural areas. Collin C. Peterson, politician
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Personally, I've found one of the more stimulating ways of playing in recent times has been to kind of move outside the free improvised area and work with people who are probably improvisers but they have a particular way of working. Derek Bailey, musician
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Personally, I've found that the kind of thing that I like is going into somebody else's area and not playing their music but doing whatever I do in their area. Derek Bailey, musician
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No, Queer Eye has a book coming out before mine, in the Spring of 2004, in which each of us has a section and we do a brief overview of our subject area. Ted Allen, entertainer
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We have spent quite a bit of time considering a good space game, and I can't really say anything at this point, but we are definitely still interested in that area. Will Wright, scientist
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With Stewart International Airport located here, the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area. Sue Kelly, politician
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I do not support abortion rights. Although what I would support in this vexed area is not clear to me. Stanley Fish, writer
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We have had actually a decline in government service overall, but the growth is in high-tech areas, specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments. Alexis Herman, public servant
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I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people. Dirk Benedict, actor
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Always think that in any area of the arts, you get maybe ten percent of people who are creative, original... and the rest are generally following on, copying. Hugh Hopper, musician
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Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors. Bill Forsyth, director
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And as you said, everyone contributed; certain areas of material came from certain individuals. Billy Sherwood, musician
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I stay way from that area, and there's only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death. Peter Steele, musician
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I'm sure they're investigating everyone who was in the area. Richard Jewell, celebrity
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The growth of Stewart Airport creates new jobs for area residents, brings new business and new travelers to the region, and brings new convenient travel options to those of us living in the Hudson Valley. Sue Kelly, politician
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With our next generation hardware, polygon rendering will probably be an area we'll get more heavily into. Trip Hawkins, businessman
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In an area where nothing was known, medicine had to draw on social lore. Virginia Johnson, psychologist
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I think unleashing 3,000 smart bombs against the city of Baghdad in the first several days of the war... to me, if those were unleashed against the San Francisco Bay Area, I would call that an act of extreme terrorism. Pete Stark, politician
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Molecular collision dynamics has been a wonderful area of research for all practitioners. This is especially true for those who were following the footsteps of pioneers and leaders of the field twenty years ago. Yuan T. Lee, scientist
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We need to remind our core supporters that we have not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas. John Redwood, politician
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We, to some degree, are like what we are because we inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans. One of them that's so striking is the whole area of politics. Donald Kagan, historian
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I often concentrate on the eyes and lips, they are great indicators of mood and feeling, and I find that I can project character into my portraits by bringing the viewer's attention to these areas. Robert Ryan, actor
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Also, in a funny way, if you have been happily married there are no unresolved areas, nothing to prove to yourself after the other dies. Nigella Lawson, journalist
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So when people go to the park this summer, they are not going to have the same quality of a visit. There is not going to be a ranger out on the trail to tell them about the important cultural and historic areas within the Olympic National Park. Norm Dicks, politician
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In my own area, Hood Canal, we are working with the USGS on dealing with this oxygenation problem. Norm Dicks, politician
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The thing about coming back to the Bay Area, it's like coming home for me. Richard Serra, sculptor
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I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama, on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe. Ruben Blades, musician
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Well, the security business has been growing. I think security is one of those areas where it's to some degree not linear but maybe exponential growth. Sanjay Kumar, businessman
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If one area I felt it was a tough election was I couldn't see my young son and I couldn't see my wife a lot, but apart from that for her also it was an experience. Imran Khan, athlete
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As you look at the flow of Muslim fundamentalism, or fundamentalism in various areas and various religions, they all play on the people who have very little. James Wolfensohn, businessman
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