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It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I write about violence as naturally as Jane Austen wrote about manners. Violence shapes and obsesses our society, and if we do not stop being violent we have no future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man shapes himself through decision that shape his environment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some actors have opportunities and shapes given to them. Not me.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
When you're an actress you're supposed to be playing real people, and real people come in all shapes and sizes, so that made me really angry.More [07/02/2006 12:07:00]
“I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.”More [09/13/2006 12:09:00]
I am strongly feminist, and I'm interested in current affairs, and on an international level-it's important to realise what's going on in the rest of the world, and the importance of where we're from in how it shapes us and our views.More [09/18/2006 12:09:00]
Neal Oliver: [In the scene Ray is showing Neal cards in qiuck succession and he has to say what suit they are] So did I pass?
Ray: No! *shows him the cards* But few people do.
Neal Oliver: Black hearts? Red spades? Come on, that's like cheating.
Ray: Ah, experience has conditioned you into thinking that all hearts are red and all spades are black because their shapes are similar. It's easier for your mind to interpret them based on that past experience instead of being open to the idea they could be different. We see what we expect to see, not necessarily what's really there. Children who have never played cards always pass this test. Makes you wonder how many other things are right in front of you - sights, sounds, smells that you can't experience because you've been conditioned not to. The good news is, if we do the test again, you'll pass. Once you're aware that there can be black hearts and red spades you'll be able to perceive them. Our brain's wiring is like the interstate highway system. It's easier to go from one well-traveled place to another. But the places in between, off the highway, even though they're there, most people zip right past them.
Neal Oliver: Well, that's a cool trick, but there aren't any card games with red spades and black hearts.
Ray: Well, how would you know?More [06/24/2007 12:06:00]
[introduction to "The Rite of Spring"]

When Igor Stravinsky wrote his ballet, "The Rite of Spring", his purpose was, in his own words, "to express primitive life." So Walt Disney and his fellow artists have take him at the word. Instead of presenting the ballet in its original form as a simple series of tribal dances, they have visualized it as a pageant as the story of the growth of life on Earth. And that story, as you're going to see it, isn't the product of anybody's imagination. It's a coldly accurate reproduction of what science thinks went on during the first few billion years of this planet's existence. Science, not art, wrote the scenario of this picture. According to science, the first living things here were single-celled organisms, tiny little white or green blobs of nothing in particular that lived under the water. And then, as the ages passed, the oceans began to swarm with all kinds of marine creatures. Finally, after about a billion years, certain fish, more ambitious than the rest, crawled up on land and became the first amphibians. And then several hundred million years ago, nature went off on another task and produced the dinosaurs. Now, the name "dinosaur" comes from two Greek words meaning "terrible lizard", and they were certainly that. They came in all shapes and sizes, from little crawling horrors about the size of a chicken to hundred-ton nightmares. They were not very bright. Even the biggest of them had only the brain of a pigeon. They lived in the air and the water as well as on land. As a rule, they were vegetarians, rather amiable and easy to get along with. However, there were bullies and gangsters among them. The worst of the lot, a brute named Tyrannosaurus Rex was probably the meanest killer that ever roamed the earth. The dinosaurs were lords of creation for about 200 million years. And then... well, we don't exactly know what happened. Some scientists think that great droughts and earthquakes turned the whole world into a gigantic dustbowl. In any case, the dinosaurs were wiped out. That is where our story ends. Where it begins is at a time infinitely far back when there was no life at all on earth, nothing but clouds of steam, boiling seas and exploding volcanoes. So now imagine yourselves out in space billions and billions of years ago looking down on this lonely, tormented little planet spinning through an empty sea of nothingness.

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Pete Krumbein:
Throughout the ages, man has sought to look behind the veil that hides him from tomorrow. And through the ages, certain men have looked into the polished crystal... and seen. Is it some quality of the crystal itself, or does the gazer merely use it to turn his gaze inward? Who knows? But visions come. Slowly shifting their forms... visions come. Wait. The shifting shapes begin to clear. I see fields of grass... rolling hills... and a boy. A boy is running barefoot through the hills. A dog is with him. A... DOG... is... with... him.

Stanton Carlisle:
Yes... go on... his name was Jib. Go on!

Pete Krumbein:
[Choked laughter] Humph. See how easy it is to *hook* 'em!

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There is war in this forest. Not a war that has been fought, or one that will be, but any war. And the enemies who struggle here do not exist, unless we call them into being. This forest, then, and all that happens now is outside history. Only the unchanging shapes of fear -- and doubt -- and death -- are from our world. These soldiers that you see keep our language and our time, but have no other country but the mind.

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Power is tearing human minds apart and putting them back together in new shapes of your own choosing.

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[about the balloons he just bought] These blow up into funny shapes and all?

Well no... unless round is funny.

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I got me some baby grub, baby wipes, diapers, them disposable kind. I also got a package of balloons.

They blow up into funny shapes and all?

No, just circular.

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Dr. Forrester:
Afternoon, Joel. Hello, robot super-pals. If you have a moment, and I assume you do, Frank and I would like to demonstrate an amazing new fitness product. It's called the Square Master. You see, the Square Master allows you to maximize your human potential because Square Master uses one of nature's most perfect shapes for your perfect shape. How does it work? Frank? Square Master allows you to utilize complicated principles of inertia and mass. Simply, efficiently, naturally. How? By using nature's perfectly-balanced muscle-resistant: gravity. That's right, for a beginning anaerobic workout, start with hands on the outside of the square. Then, when you're ready, go inside the square. Put your feet on the square. Sit on the square and simulate rowing. As your workout improves, you can link two squares together to form a rectangle. Now you're really working out. And for full aerobic conditioning, work on your Shemp area.

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Its been three days and my mind is clearer, my sperm count is up and I'm able to recognise simple shapes and patterns.

Dad, you just said that three minutes ago.

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Billy Ray Smith:
The day began like a thousand other Arizona days. That was... until the cloud came. It began on the horizon. Shadows of dust moving at great speed. And then the pounding of hoofs on the hard ground. As the whirlwind got closer, you could see into the dust. The shapes of horses and then the riders. Riders with guns on both hips and bandoleers across their chests. They rode hard. They rode with a purpose. As they approached the town, they reined back on their horses. The dust around them settled and you could see their faces. Faces weathered by the Mexican sun. Faces marked by violence.

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Herself, Author of 'Pornography and Silence':
Hustler magazine, which is a pornographic magazine, had a Valentine's Day issue in February. There's a glossy red cover, and there's a woman on the cover and she's wearing chains. She's semi-nude of course, she wearing chains and one of those collars around her neck, and she has glasses in the shapes of hearts. Pornography reveals itself, its real purpose, you know, there you have the heart imprisoned, the heart on its knees, you know, and if necessary the heart rendered silent.

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Steve Jobs:
I don't want you to think of this as just a film - some process of converting electrons and magnetic impulses into shapes and figures and sounds - no. Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing. That's how you have to think of this.

Ridley Scott:
Well, Steven, right now I'm a touch more worried about getting light on the actress, do you know what I mean?

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In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.More [07/27/2009 12:07:00]
And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.More [08/02/2009 12:08:00]
Every second is mapped out and he has this total childish fascination with color and shapes and sequences.More [07/19/2011 12:07:02]
Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory.More [07/21/2011 02:07:11]
To this day, I don't know what shapes a Hollywood career.More [07/27/2011 04:07:08]
Public opinion shapes our destinies and guides the progress of human affairs.More [08/02/2011 01:08:25]
Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light.More [08/03/2011 12:08:38]
Everything shapes you to be the person you are today. Sometimes hard lessons pay off dividends.More [08/10/2011 03:08:57]
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.More [08/31/2011 09:08:53]
My dresses are for women of all different shapes and sizes. Actually, the one I tried on yesterday was the one Jennifer wore. And who'd have thought I'd be the same size as Jennifer Lopez!More [10/12/2011 10:10:22]
There is an idea, the basis of an internal structure, expanded and split into different shapes or groups of sound constantly changing in shape, direction, and speed, attracted and repulsed by various forces.More [10/18/2011 02:10:14]
We come in many different shapes and sizes, and we need to support each other and our differences. Our beauty is in our differences.More [01/31/2012 06:01:22]
We learned to put discipline in the haircuts by using actual geometry, actual architectural shapes and bone structure. The cut had to be perfect and layered beautifully, so that when a woman shook it, it just fell back in.More [05/27/2012 09:05:03]
Uh yeah the writing process, we all get in a room together, it's a democracy so everybody comes with their ideas and (it can be) a good thing and sometimes a bad thing because we are all trying to get our ideas across and we all have votes and when (majority rules) that's what shapes the song.More [08/01/2012 06:08:16]
I actually got a chance to see the museum and it's incredible, ... The way they built it and the shapes and all the plans. I'm just happy to be a part of it.More [11/13/2012 06:11:32]
I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality, and living alone shapes the personality too.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One of the basic things about a string is that it can vibrate in many different shapes or forms, which gives music its beauty.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You have to be the best of whatever you are, but successful, cool actresses come in all shapes and sizes.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I just really like fun, cool, interesting, quirky girls. And sometimes you find that in 6'2 model bodies and sometimes they're short and brunette. All shapes and sizes - it's really about the personality. That sounds cliche, but it's so freaking true!More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Real shapes and real patterns are things you would observe in nature, like the marks on the back of a cobra's hood or the markings on a fish or a lizard. Imaginary shapes are just that, symbols that come to a person in dreams or reveries and are charged with meaning.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I have a Christian worldview and so it shapes the way that I view issues. I don't apologize for that, and I don't think people of faith ought to shrink away from being in the public arena.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I'm terrified of being too famous. What I'm really afraid of is that the audiences will go into the theater and not be able to forget that it's me, that fame will stand in the way of my acting. I want to keep being able to change into different shapes and different personalities.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction. It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction, urban future and it's why I've never re-visited that area because I feel I've done it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Crime shapes how we think about the world it shapes social decisions that we make it shapes our base of knowledge. But we don't talk about it intelligently.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Shapes that contain no inner components of positive/negative relationships will function better with other shapes of the same nature.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their relationship with the divine other, God or the gods, and with the human other, the stranger.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; there in they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber stamps.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Technological change defines the horizon of our material world as it shapes the limiting conditions of what is possible and what is barely imaginable. It erodes ... assumptions about the nature of our reality, the “pattern” in which we dwell, and lays open new choices.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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