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For things to have value in man's world, they are given the role of commodities. Among man's oldest and most constant commodity is woman. Ana Castillo | novelist
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I sometimes lie, especially about personal things, because what does it matter? I am a kind of minute commodity, my name is no longer my own. River Phoenix | actor
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For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power. Omar Bongo | politician
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I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them. Sting | musician
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Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility. Lyn Nofziger |
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You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table. Adlai E. Stevenson | politician
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Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure, has become very largely a commodity, and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that it is a social requirement, too. Jan Morris | writer
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Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies. Fred W. Friendly | producer
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A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today. Christopher Lasch | historian
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If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Hunter S. Thompson | journalist
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Well-building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight. Henry Wotton | author
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Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion. Daniel J. Boorstin | historian
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If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me - although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment. Tim Robbins | actor
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Music is not a commodity, it's a resource. Michelle Shocked | musician
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You see I don't like to be really too commercial about things but in this business you've just got to be commercial otherwise the films don't make money and you don't make films and as a long as a commodity is selling it's silly to kill it dead. Peter Cushing | actor
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