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With everything that's thrown at you, whether it be problems at home, problems at work - whatever - basically, if you remain positive, you can see your way out of that. Sean Paul, musician
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Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love, and so they're not discerning about whether it looks great or it's a great story or anything. Don Bluth, animator
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Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be. Bob Dylan, musician
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All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama, leader
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English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men. Germaine Greer, activist
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Basically, there's not enough sex in movies, that's it. I'm trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not. Zoe Saldana, actress
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Basically, I was a freak show. This kid with this big old voice. I was a travelling freak. Joss Stone, musician
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Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next. Doug Coupland, author
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Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic. Keith Haring, artist
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Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice. Bodhidharma, leader
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I am alone, some people help me, but, basically, I can do what I want. Sergei Bubka, athlete
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Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats. Woody Allen, director
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Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels. Frank Sinatra, musician
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The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. Dave Barry, journalist
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I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families. Steve Kerr, athlete
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I'm basically a gift-giver. Christie Hefner, businessman
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Basically, the start of my thinking process is: 'OK, if you didn't have to worry about re-election, what would you be doing?' That's kind of how I'm starting to think. Ray Nagin,
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I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort. Armie Hammer, actor
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I like to write a joke without any fat on it.The shorter the better. I cater for people with ADD, basically. Jimmy Carr, comedian
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Basically, you're selling a world as an actor, right? I mean it's like any sales person: if you believe in your product, you know your product, you sell it a lot better. Paul Walker, actor
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My mum was Labour-voting, but wanted us to know we were important. Basically, everyone's equal, but you, my children, are a bit better. Martin Freeman, actor
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So basically, I don't know what I'm talking about. But maybe I do. Jenny McCarthy, model
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UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity. Dennis Ritchie, scientist
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Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial. Bodhidharma, leader
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All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I'd like them to say, Carol's basically a short Bill Bradley. Or, Carol's kind of like Al Gore in a skirt. Carol Moseley Braun, politician
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This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.' David Bonior, politician
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I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read. They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught. Jackie Collins, author
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There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically instruments of whoever their clients are, and they pride themselves on their professional craft. Cass Sunstein, lawyer
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One of the things we worry about when we cut the tax on gasoline is that it basically stimulates additional use. Edward Lazear,
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Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I've allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom. Bernadette Devlin, politician
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You know, I live a monastic lifestyle. No, I do. I do live in extremes, basically. I go back and forth. Once every six months, I'll have a day where I eat more chocolate than has ever been consumed by a human being. Jim Carrey, comedian
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Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people. Doug Coupland, author
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Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments. Ann Coulter, journalist
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As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth. Richard Posner, judge
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And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this: Republicans understand when we were in charge, we got fired in '06. We spent too much money. We defied the trust that the people had put in us. And we know that there is a better way. Eric Cantor, politician
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Did you ever see Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke? That's what happens if you really smoke weed and make a movie. You get two guys and no plot and it's basically like, 'Yeah! Let's drive a van made of weed!' And that's pretty much the movie. James Franco, actor
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These wrestlers aren't organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There's a lot of drama there. Darren Aronofsky, director
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I think what makes compelling fiction or cinema is when you're basically taking the most intense moments of experience and you're creating a song or a narrative out of it. David O. Russell, director
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I'm actually the last person to ask about school. I kinda ducked out at 12, before all that stuff might have happened. I left school after sixth grade and was basically home-schooled after that. Emma Stone, actress
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Let's stop talking about new taxes and start talking about creating new taxpayers, which basically means jobs. Marco Rubio, politician
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When I came up with the character of Wicket for 'Return Of The Jedi', which was my first film, I was a kid of 11 years old, and I basically was playing a very young Ewok. Warwick Davis, actor
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The only thing they really get to pick is the single. But I get to pick the producer, the songs on the record, the final masters, the artwork. Basically, I hand them a record. Regina Spektor, musician
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Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them. Steve Jobs, businessman
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I don't want reporters to talk to me because I'm a revolutionary and if it got out that I'm basically friendly with Obama it would hurt Obama. Dinesh D'Souza, author
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Basically, I'm more confident in my whole game. Reggie Lewis, athlete
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I think you need to have a tax system that basically is flat, fair and simple. And - that you can put on a post card. I mean, even Timothy Geithner could do this one and get it on time. Rick Perry, politician
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I am basically turning football players into sprinters for a while. When we first talked about it, I didn't know how my expertise could be used. Ato Boldon, athlete
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About four or five weeks after it was publicly announced I was no longer breastfeeding, I got a letter from the NHS saying they were being supportive of me, but basically, they were very disappointed I'd stopped. Denise Van Outen, actress
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I spent four months in Prague in these blue rooms reacting to nothing and you basically place your faith in the hands of the director and the special effects co-coordinator and you keep your fingers crossed and hope that the creatures look really scary. Edward Burns, actor
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Ruby Wax has basically ruined my career. You'll see when you watch the programme. I get more intimate with Ruby than I've ever been with another woman. Carol Vorderman, entertainer
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This almost never happens, but what is really relaxing is just being in this house all by myself, sitting quietly and watching TV. But I basically never get that chance. Chris O'Donnell, actor
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It is kind of hard to figure out who you are when you've lost your job at age 13, when that was basically how you identified yourself. Jodi Sweetin, actress
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Apart from Scottish traditional music, I wasn't really influenced by any kind of music. I just basically followed my own instincts. Evelyn Glennie, musician
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I'm just basically telling a story of my life. Jose Canseco, athlete
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I stopped thinking about it after trying to figure out what are the lessons learned, and there are so many. After I had basically sorted that out, I figured it's time to really look at the future and not at the past. Kalpana Chawla, astronaut
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I left school with basically nothing, I was a special needs kid. I did feel as though my school had let me down. Jamie Oliver, chef
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A big part of my decision is not made about whether I'm able to coach in the NHL or if I'm ready to step up and take that challenge. Basically, it's about my family, it's about my children, and this is where my decision is going to have to be made. Patrick Roy, athlete
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I have my moments - usually twice every album - when I basically lose it. Chris Martin, musician
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My parents have basically just taught me the rules of the stage and everything since I was eight. Haley Reinhart, musician
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I was a hot-dog stand lady, I was an orphan housemother, I was a waitress 3 or 4 times. All of those jobs did not have good bosses. They basically told you what to do, when to do and when to hop. And I just didn't like that very much. Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman
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I believe we are in a world where innovation in stuff was outlawed. It was basically outlawed in the last 40 years - part of it was environmentalism, part of it was risk aversion. Peter Thiel, businessman
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The thing about playing gods, whether you're playing Thor and Loki or Greco Roman gods or Indian gods or characters in any mythology, the reason that gods were invented was because they were basically larger versions of ourselves. Tom Hiddleston, actor
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Basically, I'm living the life of an actress in L.A. And I've recently had some pretty good fortune. Olivia Munn, actress
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I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it's exactly how I want it to be. Amy Lee, musician
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Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes. It's about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit. Alan Shearer, athlete
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I'm competitive. I like to compete, and that's basically what the decathlon lets me do. Bryan Clay, athlete
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Basically, as a leader, I try not to make any mistakes, because there's a lot of people watching even though you don't think so. Rau'Shee Warren, athlete
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But then I hit my 20s and only made two albums, and now I live in a ski resort as a ski bum basically. Vanessa Mae, musician
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What I'm doing is basically the same as Bob Dylan did with folk songs and Woody Guthrie songs, the same as folk music's always done. I'm not going to sing about ploughing, but I'll write a song that sounds like it should be about ploughing. Justin Townes Earle, musician
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I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me - and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge. Blake Shelton, musician
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There's just kind of a sweetness about Canadians. Americans are a little more pushy, I mean, in a way that I enjoy - they're basically pushy because of their enthusiasm - we're a lot clumsier than other people. Neko Case, musician
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I think driving in New York is a great experience. A lot more racing techniques go into it than anyplace else I've ever driven. There basically are no lanes. Jeff Gordon, athlete
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My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. Nora Ephron, author
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Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down. Natalie Goldberg, author
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The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers. Ralph Nader, lawyer
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I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs. Alyssa Milano, actress
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The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness. Lawrence Summers, economist
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Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. Stephen Covey, businessman
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Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff, he called Bush evil, the Great Satan, called him a war monger. Basically, the same thing you heard at last night's Democratic debate. Jay Leno, comedian
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I'd have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously. Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup. Rebecca Romijn, actress
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Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing. Ronald Reagan, president
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Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. Larry Page, businessman
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The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're a long, long ways from that. Larry Page, businessman
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I think it's very important that whatever you're trying to make or sell, or teach has to be basically good. A bad product and you know what? You won't be here in ten years. Martha Stewart, entertainer
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During the day I force myself to at least eat some salads rather than rubbish, and a steak in the evening. In fact, I eat to basically satisfy my hunger. I hardly have the time to appreciate a meal, and I'm everything, but a gourmet. Milla Jovovich, model
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I've literally, in my entire life I've had two guys come up to me and ask me out. Other than that I have had to go and try to like spend time with them, or sort of start the conversation, basically like spell it out in a Sharpie, like, you know? Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress
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Modeling is basically 'Buy more stuff! Don't you want some more stuff? It will make you look ten years younger and men will like you!' If I'd wanted to be a salesperson, I would have got a job selling. Uma Thurman, actress
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The president feels not only do we need to change these rogue regimes, but even our friendly allies, who really basically have, sort of, benign dictatorships, need to get with the program if they want to have long-term security and prosperity from terrorism. Mitch McConnell, politician
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Basically we just created our own label, but again we just did it to document our own music and create our own thing, so the major labels were just always out of our picture, we're not interested. Ian MacKaye, musician
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I'm just basically spillin' out my emotions to the world. 'Cause rap is about emotion. And I want you to feel what I'm feelin', 'cause that's what it's all about. Ludacris, musician
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You know, the country is basically peaceful. Paul Bremer, statesman
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Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea. Yoshio Taniguchi, architect
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I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y'know, just see where roads lead. Frank Black, musician
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My father was a waiter basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they're stupid, that that would be a stupid move. Alfred Molina, actor
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My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period. Tony Iommi, musician
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Basically I am just another actor who loves his work and this thing about age only exists in the media. Amitabh Bachchan, actor
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First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect. Kathy Najimy, actress
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I've done a lot of basketball drills, not a whole lot of competitive stuff. I have basically been in the gym everyday working on my game, working on the time off that I've had from the game, just getting myself prepared mentally and physically for the season. Grant Hill, baksetball player
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I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That's what I like the most. Jerry Goldsmith, composer
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I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways. Steve Almond, writer
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Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures and how much can we explore without becoming something else. William Petersen, actor
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Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy. Thomas Jane, actor
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Basically, I'm a really bad interviewer. I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored. Once you meet them you thing, 'really, what an ordinary person'. Graham Norton, celebrity
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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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I made a decision back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween, I would have my name above the title in order to basically brand these movies my own. John Carpenter, director
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Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins. Harry Bridges, activist
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Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library. Michelle Rodriguez, actress
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I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings. Chuck Close, artist
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One of my favorite songs from the album is a song called 'For Better or Worse,' and it's basically about unconditional love, which is, I'd say, an ongoing theme in my personal life. Debbie Gibson, musician
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Basically the school system sets you up with what it wants to set you up with. They're really good at it. I think they're too good. Problem is, what they're doing is conditioning kids to merely accept the culture at hand. But the rebels won't accept it. Jack Bowman, actor
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Basically, I use hammer-ons and pull-offs. Stanley Jordan, musician
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A lot of other things come along with Chapter 11, which basically end up in a lot of pain. Rick Wagoner, businessman
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This is the way I look at sex scenes: I have basically been doing them for a living for years. Trying to seduce an audience is the basis of rock 'n roll, and if I may say so, I'm pretty good at it. Jon Bon Jovi, musician
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We do this basically for ourselves. People appreciate it, which is cool, but I think they appreciate that we're doing it for ourselves. We're doing it our way, and how people like it is not up to us. We like it. James Hetfield, musician
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People watch movies - and it's vague ideas, it's vague notions, but people pick up on these things, that they are supposed to think certain ways or that they're not supposed to think, basically, and they don't. Crispin Glover, actor
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But I would say basically, I would just like to be remembered for what I did on the field. Steve Carlton, athlete
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I think if we're going to have to landfill trash, and I think we basically have to, we might as well get the upside for it and dedicate that upside to improving the environment in so many different ways. Ed Rendell, politician
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Basically I say a few prayers before a game and let that direct me, not superstitions. Brian McBride, athlete
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The great thing about catchers is that they do a lot of different things, and they're basically overlooked. Roger Angell, writer
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I'd like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that's basically becoming limited. Russell Means, activist
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Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow. Toru Takemitsu, composer
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I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune. Roma Downey, actress
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I'm certainly getting a lot more mail... that's basically it. Sam Mendes, director
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Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition of another person's taste, and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator. Henry Flynt, artist
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As far as a cocktail, I do like good wines, basically with meals, and good champagnes. Bobby Sherman, musician
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If you look around at the people in show business today they are basically the people who didn't give up. Brent Spiner, actor
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On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off. Cynthia Weil, musician
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My lyrics come from my experiences growing up in life, trying to find out and express who I am. That's basically it. I'm not trying to be a prophet or anything like that. I'm just reflecting on life. Sean Paul, musician
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I am prepared to work hard enough to win. It's basically up to me. James P. Moran, politician
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I'm basically for the whole year just traveling with three suitcases. Paige Davis, actress
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I basically was a precocious little kid. Michael Ironside, actor
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Basically I am a private individual who has concerns about his country and who has resources that give me the privilege - and responsibility - to do something to help my country if I can. Richard Scaife, businessman
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I think this, I think basically I'm not interested in people following my work or making work like my work. Richard Serra, sculptor
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Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking, without being overly heavy-handed about it. Richard Serra, sculptor
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I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies - unless I'm doing a guest star or something - and occasionally I try to get back into television. Robert Englund, actor
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Basically, the actor's job is to pay attention to the script. Joe Morton, actor
  • actor

Film and television is just a different technique in terms of how to approach the camera but basically the job is the same; but what you learn as a craft in theater, you can then learn to translate that into any mediums. Joe Morton, actor
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I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication. Kevin J. Anderson, writer
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We can't control it, and we've basically quit trying. People are going to talk, and people are going to lie. Nick Lachey, musician
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I've been doing these conventions for 20 years, and we used to at least have debates about issues. Nothing is happening basically at this convention, other than speeches. Susan Estrich, journalist
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I put on such a good show, the story is outrageous, and people don't want to hear that I'm basically a reasonable human being. As long as it continues to get me print, I'll continue to perform in an exuberant manner. James Ellroy, writer
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I've basically got an album full of singles. Coolio, musician
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Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them. Joe Cocker, musician
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That is basically me, and although I have done many things in my life - conducting, playing piano, and so on - what is fundamental is my being a composer. Morton Gould, musician
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Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive. Kevin Mitnick, businessman
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For Oakley, I'm basically a media vehicle for them to promote the product. For me, it's both, I get a salary from them, but I also get great products so it just kind of works, continues on. Craig Kelly, athlete
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We're looking to have the ability to come in and be able to capitalize on the marketing in order to grow the top-line. We basically leverage what has worked with our other successful acquisitions - investment in marketing, retention and student services. John Larson, politician
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Directors, like actors, get typecast. And because I've had great success with comedy and horror and TV shows, that's basically what I'm kind of offered. John Landis, actor
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Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained to do is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we've been very successful. John Perkins, economist
  • american

These were big ones. Those companies would then go in and build an electrical system or ports or highways, and these would basically serve just a few of the very wealthiest families in those countries. John Perkins, economist
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