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There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson Walt Disney Charlie Chaplin people who understand the joy of the imagination.

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We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes some work in breweries.

According to the U.S. Census the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.

A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work and it seems to improve the prognosis.

What people don't understand about Sarah Palin is that she is a rancher's wife. From Alberta down to Texas I've known women like that: good common sense bright and vilified by city people.

Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform and when they take off the uniform we care for them when they are veterans.

I tend to go for women with common sense. Being down to earth stands out more than looks.

The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.

Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing primal anxiety that often afflicts women.

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.

You know it's sort of common wisdom among New York publishers that short story collections don't make money.

Even by common wisdom there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me they are mental constructs in my own brain.

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Moreover war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.

I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war.

The mother's battle for her child with sickness with poverty with war with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle waged in love and in the passion for survival.

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity every crack in the common front against fascism.

All truth in the long run is only common sense clarified.

When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth or in affectation.

Above all I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling I have found is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.