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My dad put up a great hoop in our front yard in our driveway. I was in Oreg

My dad put up a great hoop in our front yard in our driveway. I was in Oregon, so I had to be out there in the rain. We didn't always have a gym to go to.
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Growing up in Georgia, my dad was a farmer and we worked in agriculture, so

Growing up in Georgia, my dad was a farmer and we worked in agriculture, so we were always looking up at the sky, checking if rain was in the forecast. That always set the tone for the mood in my household, whether we had rain coming in or not - we knew t
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The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So

The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So I opened the door and I saw her there and I said, 'Mother, don't just stand there in the rain. Go home.'
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We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are freed of the burd

We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are freed of the burdens of ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease. And we shall all be hard-pressed to escape the deadly rain of nuclear fall-out should catastrophe overtake us.
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Life is about choices. Some we regret, some were proud of. Some will haunt

Life is about choices. Some we regret, some were proud of. Some will haunt us forever. 'Black Rain' was very much about choices. The message - we are what we chose to be.
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Into each life some rain must fall.

Into each life some rain must fall.
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Obviously, movies, you're often on location, out in the rain or the sun, in

Obviously, movies, you're often on location, out in the rain or the sun, in a real place where the trees and the cars are real. But when you're on stage, as an actor you're imagining the environment that you're in.
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Sense the blessings of the earth in the perfect arc of a ripe tangerine, th

Sense the blessings of the earth in the perfect arc of a ripe tangerine, the taste of warm, fresh bread, the circling flight of birds, the lavender color of the sky shining in a late afternoon rain puddle, the million times we pass other beings in our car
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Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn't rain.

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn't rain.
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Certain emotions just take you to the notes - being furious, heroic, sad, e

Certain emotions just take you to the notes - being furious, heroic, sad, erotic, when rain comes.
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For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of b

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.
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I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by

I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder.
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