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When I was right out of college, I felt competitive with some of the guys in my class over career stuff. It's funny now to think about it - that a friend getting a job or something had anything to do with me... I think that my relationship with my wife has played a pivotal role in the chilling out of Aaron. open_in_new

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My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with other writers. In many ways, I know George Eliot better than I know my husband. open_in_new

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It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect. open_in_new

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My wife and I do not argue. We communicate. We talk. But we've never fought in our entire relationship. open_in_new

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I have developed my most meaningful relationships online. None of them live within driving distance. None of them are about my own age. open_in_new

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When it comes to relationships, I think I'm pretty experienced - you'd be surprised. open_in_new

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It's always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people's feelings. open_in_new

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Adam Mansbach - Graffiti has an interesting relationship to the broader world of hip-hop: It's part of the culture, but also in a weird way a stepchild of the culture.

Graffiti has an interesting relationship to the broader world of hip-hop: It's part of the culture, but also in a weird way a stepchild of the culture. open_in_new

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We have peace with Israel. We're actually the last man standing. So there is going to be immense pressure and people asking, 'Why are we having this relationship when it's not benefiting anybody?' Obviously, my answer is you always benefit from peace. open_in_new

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Our fans want us to be happy and if that means being married or having a girlfriend, they are okay with that. Of course, in this industry it is a bit harder to have normal relationships, but it is possible. open_in_new

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Some people are selfish in all of their relationships. Those people are called sociopaths. open_in_new

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From a relationship perspective, givers build deeper and broader connections. open_in_new

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Takers believe in a zero-sum world, and they end up creating one where bosses, colleagues and clients don't trust them. Givers build deeper and broader relationships - people are rooting for them instead of gunning for them. open_in_new

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One of the signs of a bad coworker is a pattern of persistent undermining - intentionally hindering a colleague's success, reputation, or relationships. open_in_new

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Whenever I visited China in the past, the relationships always felt superficial; there was no time where I felt those moments of conflict and delight that make you feel close to another person. But since I started touring there in 2004, I would always collaborate with local musicians, and that opened up a new level of intimacy. open_in_new

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It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter. open_in_new

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The thing that I think a lot of guys need to know how to do is not take your mother's advice about honesty being the best policy. Listen to your cool, drunk uncle who tells you to lie. Those are the relationships that last. open_in_new

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I have crushes on women all the time. I don't have intimate relationships with them, but I find women beautiful. open_in_new

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I haven't had many relationships. open_in_new

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I'm so happy to be in a committed relationship. open_in_new

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Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe. open_in_new

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I have always wanted to make a series of films which would be like an 'emotional history' that conveys what it feels like to live through history as an experience rather than a grand story. It would be about the relationship between the tiny fragments and moments of personal experience, and the continual backdrop of big events. open_in_new

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As well as our relationship with Afghanistan, I am researching the legacy of other European empires - in Africa. We think of those empires as history, but actually, they still haunt our everyday lives in the strangest of ways. open_in_new

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As we get more transparent with data sets about infrastructure and systems management, I have a feeling we'll see big changes in how we think about complexity and our relationship to our actions. open_in_new

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When I was a senior in college, I attended an inspiring conference at West Point called the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, which paired political science majors with cadets in the hopes of building future civilian-military relationships. open_in_new

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Any time you end a relationship, and everyone has ended plenty in their life, it's always a tough thing and hard to get over. open_in_new

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A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. open_in_new

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Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship. open_in_new

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Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures. open_in_new

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I think we learn from medicine everywhere that it is, at its heart, a human endeavor, requiring good science but also a limitless curiosity and interest in your fellow human being, and that the physician-patient relationship is key; all else follows from it. open_in_new

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After the 9/11 incidents, Islam has become a big question mark among westerners, especially Americans. The mass media constantly raise the issue of relationship between Islam and terrorism. open_in_new

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I think film and television - particularly film - you are very isolated as a writer. If you're lucky, you have a good relationship with the director. Then you do make that development and come on set and be part of something. But ultimately, your work is kind of done by the time you come on set. open_in_new

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I don't think any relationship responds well to pressure. open_in_new

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A lot of my emotional issues come from dealing with the opposite sex. I've come to terms with the fact that I'll be retired before I can finally enter into a healthy relationship. open_in_new

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I think one of the great things about 'Bridesmaids' is that it's a big studio comedy, but all of the relationships in it are so grounded that you're watching a real movie. open_in_new

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If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don't know what I'll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch. open_in_new

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The only relationships I wish to honour and keep are with my family and my dear loved ones. open_in_new

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Generally, as a composer, it's perceived as an employer-employee relationship. open_in_new

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I didn't lose weight for my career or a relationship - I did it to be happy and, as Oprah says, to live my best life. open_in_new

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Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe. open_in_new

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Women are thought to be more social, more interested in relationships and connections, better at multi-tasking. open_in_new

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I don't want to be Batman. Let Val Kilmer do it. I just want to be Uncle Batman. I have this whole 'warm relationship' plot in my mind. In the final scenes, the new Batmobile breaks down, the new Batman's stranded on the side of the road. We grab our old Batmobile, pick him up and drive away. open_in_new

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The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it. open_in_new

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I don't know really. I've always been interested in the small picture instead of the big one, and I've always been interested in relationship pictures. open_in_new

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Obviously, in dealing with a relationship, sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that. And I don't know, I've always been intrigued by those emotions. open_in_new

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I have a difficult relationship with jazz. My parents really love it, and I went to a school where jazz was considered the best thing ever, so I had to leave it be for a long time. But now I'm rediscovering it. I'm approaching jazz in a different way. open_in_new

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It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me! open_in_new

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As far as I can see there are no problems with people in our band as far as the relationships go anyway. open_in_new

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Shoemakers and tanners form a symbiotic relationship out of necessity. One provides the leather while the other whips it into a glorious creation. open_in_new

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Secondly, love and relationships are complicated. No one could ever get it right in a four-line sentence. open_in_new

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Doing Saturday Night Live definitely affects my relationship with my girlfriend and with my family, because you feel so much pressure to do well that night. But I think everyone's grown to accept that and so they give me my space at the show. open_in_new

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I'm 31 now. I think I'm beginning to understand what life is, what romance is, and what a relationship means. open_in_new

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The way I see it is that love can put an end to this bureaucracy people go through in their relationships. But it can't blind you to the fact that maybe there are bombs, there are problems and the ozone layer is depleting. open_in_new

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This week, the world gathers in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic games. This is the extraordinary moment China has been dreaming of for 100 years. People have been longing for this moment, because it symbolises a turning point in China's relationship with the outside world. open_in_new

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I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron's invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships between a city and its architecture. open_in_new

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I know what it takes to move cities forward. It's not about rhetoric and great speaking, but it takes relationships. open_in_new

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So many people grew up in the church, and you can have an awesome upbringing, but I made a personal conviction; I made a personal decision when I was very young. I enjoy going to church without my parents. On Sunday mornings, I want to go. Bible studies on Wednesdays... I have a relationship - not just through my parents. open_in_new

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'The Distance' is the most visceral for me because I was in a long-distance relationship for two years, and that wears on you for sure, whether you're in the industry or not, traveling and trying to get to that other person. open_in_new

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I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll. open_in_new

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When I first started drawing the earliest incarnation of 'Optic Nerve,' I hadn't even been on a date; I hadn't had a romantic relationship of any kind yet, so in a way, I was almost writing science fiction. open_in_new

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On a very basic, concrete level, there have been times when my work, regardless of the content, has harmed relationships because I made that work such a primary priority in my life. open_in_new

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I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent. open_in_new

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I'm not sure it's a better music world of appreciation and performance. I think the listener is a different guy, and listening is something he does in passing, with other stuff going on. There's less care and understanding of the relationship between the song and the listener. open_in_new

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I'm a Buckeye at heart. I spend more time giving concerts in Ohio than I do in any other state - perhaps more time than I spend performing anywhere else in the world. I have a great relationship with the people of Ohio, and it's great to be near the OSU when I come to Columbus. open_in_new

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Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it's always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That's been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments. open_in_new

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So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. open_in_new

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Trauma happens in relationships, so it can only be healed in relationships. Art can't provide healing. It can be cathartic and therapeutic but a relationship is a three-part journey. open_in_new

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I get angry at myself for staying in relationships way too long. open_in_new

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My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man. open_in_new

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There's a continuity between what I care about in any form: I care about it in my music, in article-writing, in how I dress, in how I live, in my relationships, in how I navigate paparazzi, how I decorate my home. There's such a continuity between everything that I don't really care what form it shows up in. open_in_new

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When someone says that I'm angry it's actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships, which is part of why I'd write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman. open_in_new

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I have often been struck by the fact that most parents who are experiencing positive and rewarding relationships with their pre-adolescent children are, nevertheless, waiting apprehensively and bracing themselves for the stormy adolescent period. open_in_new

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Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It's an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to thinking that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a loveable idiot. And often that means having a little bit of a sense of humour about their flaws. open_in_new

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I learnt to stop fantasising about the perfect job or the perfect relationship because that can actually be an excuse for not living. open_in_new

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The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can't accept that. open_in_new

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Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death? All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day. open_in_new

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Since the beginning of the 20th century, the public's relationship to art has been weakened by a profound institutional reluctance to address the question of what art is for. This is a question that has, quite unfairly, come to feel impatient, illegitimate, and a little impudent. open_in_new

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I think we are defined as human beings through our families, no matter what kind of family - through our relationships with parents, brothers and sisters. open_in_new

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My father had a difficult relationship with success, maybe because he never obtained it. But he was very wise about it because he observed how you can become rotten fruit once you get power. open_in_new

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Happy relationships are boring. We all want them in our own life. But I don't want to watch them on TV. open_in_new

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Well, here's the thing with relationships on 'True Blood': Once they happen then you have to throw a monkey-wrench into them, because to have people be happy is not that exciting. open_in_new

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The person I liked the best was Gerald R. Ford. He was the most decent man in politics I ever had any relationships with. open_in_new

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I'm really connected to people, and my relationships with people are paramount, so I write about relationships, particularly strong female ones. In my family, there were six girls born in five years. We were best friends. And my parents raised all of us as first-class citizens. open_in_new

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My sister is raised to know her value and to know that she stands behind no man. You know, when she gets a husband, you stand side by side, equal partnership. You stand behind no one cause you have to lift each other up. You can't do that if you're 30 percent of the value in your relationship or the household. open_in_new

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In the commercial world, you have this problem that the amount of research you can do in a company is based on how well your current business is going, whereas there actually should be an inverse relationship: when things are going worse, you should do more research. open_in_new

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Unfortunately, we are a society that does look down on divorce when, ironically, there are more single divorced people in the world right now. So, the fact of the matter is that it's a reality, and more people should obviously embrace wanting to change, wanting to move on from a relationship that just no longer works for them. open_in_new

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I do believe in 'forever' in terms of relationships. There's something really amazing about being with someone for a long time and really knowing each other in that way. They end up becoming your closest friend. open_in_new

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I have a love-hate relationship with white silk. open_in_new

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I've developed a theory that there's an inverse relationship between money and imagination. That if you've got lots of imagination then you don't really need much money, and if you've got lots of money then you won't bother with much imagination. open_in_new

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I was kind of a selfish child, who always wanted things his way, and I've kind of taken that over into my relationship with the world. open_in_new

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The more the relationships of the nitrogen-rich substances to the cell nucleus were recognized, the more the question of the arrangement of the nitrogen and carbon atoms in the molecule came to stand out. open_in_new

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One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that's not always the case. open_in_new

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I want a permanent relationship, and I might feel inclined to reject anything which of its nature could not be permanent. open_in_new

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People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection. open_in_new

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I really don't know what it's like in 'Twilight,' but I know in the young-adult genre, there are these cold, aloof guys. If you start thinking that's the ideal guy when you're 13, by the time you're 25, you're going to have had some seriously bad relationships. open_in_new

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It's amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that's hot. Where there's a lot of knives. You're trusting your well-being with someone you've never before met or known. open_in_new

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If you want to have a relationship, at some point you have to let yourself get caught. That's what I did. I got caught. open_in_new

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If you want to have a relationship, at some point you have to let yourself get caught. open_in_new

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I don't like talking about my relationships. open_in_new

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When I was a teenager, if you'd asked me, I would have said I was in a relationship with New York City. It was my first real love. open_in_new

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