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As a woman, I'm expected to want everything to be nice and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I don't design nice buildings - I don't like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality.

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Nothing in life is promised. Each day is a valuable opportunity to play an

Nothing in life is promised. Each day is a valuable opportunity to play an important role in this world. Treat each moment like it's the performance of a lifetime; approach every show like it's your first, respect it as if you've invested years, appreciat
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Be kind, don't judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, t

Be kind, don't judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.
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Some people are like thorns. But you have to let them be thorns, because th

Some people are like thorns. But you have to let them be thorns, because thorns can't turn into petals. The trick is not letting them prick you; never let a thorn prick you!
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Supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray used to deliberately hire for inexperien

Supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray used to deliberately hire for inexperience because it brought him people who "do not usually know what's supposed to be impossible.
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It's often your deepest pain that brings out the best of out of you

It's often your deepest pain that brings out the best of out of you
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The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like, I will probably never g

The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like, I will probably never get struck by lightning, or win a Nobel Prize, or become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands, or contract terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you
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My deceased grandmother on my mom's side was a real fairy godmother, who li

My deceased grandmother on my mom's side was a real fairy godmother, who lived to be 102 and who I always feel is looking after me.
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The amazing feeling that triggers the fountain of words that flow in my bel

The amazing feeling that triggers the fountain of words that flow in my belly.
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But fairytales were, at best, dirty mirrors whose warped and pitted surface

But fairytales were, at best, dirty mirrors whose warped and pitted surfaces reflected a highly distorted view of the truth, quite different from reality.
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They don't fit you?" V asked his roommate."Not the point. No offense, but t

They don't fit you?" V asked his roommate."Not the point. No offense, but these are wicked Village People." Butch held his heavy arms out and turned in a circle, his bare chest catching the light. "I mean, come on.""They're for fighting, not fashion.""So
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Living in this skin is hard and painful, most of the times, because I never

Living in this skin is hard and painful, most of the times, because I never volunteered to take this on. The daily sacrifice of heart over mind,the forever ongoing task of explaining this and that,and why I don’t want to look like this and be like thatbut
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If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are

If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death.
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