To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
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A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
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Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
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I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
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Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
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Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
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The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
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Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
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There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.
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Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
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Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
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Ustinov, Peter

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