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I was brought up by a Marxist rationalist stepfather, so I don’t believe in the supernatural or religion or horoscopes, and the absolute nature of death is quite helpful for me. My husband was there, then he wasn’t.
The gruesomeness of ‘Death Line’ was an absolute necessity for me to bring up the political content of the film. I wanted to show how devastating class distinction could be.
It’s your body and your life and you have an absolute right to do with it as you choose.
Filtering can be a very good thing when it comes to human relationships and familial harmony. Yeah, filtering is often an absolute necessity.
The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.
Look at the decisions I’ve made in my life personally. To paint the picture intentionally that I don’t believe in, that I’m not a supporter of, that I’m not an advocate of early childhood education is a mistruth. It’s an absolute and outright lie, and to continue to perpetuate it is irresponsible.
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
I listened to classic rock and roll, and punk rock. ‘Goon Squad‘ provides a pretty accurate playlist of my teenage years, though it leaves out ‘The Who,’ which was my absolute favorite band.
My personal favorite person we worked with in the U.K. is Cathy Dennis, who is absolutely incredible. She wrote ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ for Kylie Minogue and ‘Toxic‘ for Britney Spears, so she‘s one of my absolute favorite pop writers.
Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.
Subjectivism is not an absolute principle; it is a necessary but not sufficient condition for sound methodology.
Most writers flinch at the thought of being completely honest about themselves. So absolute honesty is what marks the true modern.
The best thing America can do to put the Middle East on a path that leads to more democracy, less terrorism, human rights and economic growth is to get the hell out of there while showing an absolute crystal clear determination to defend American interests with force whenever they are threatened.
To survive in a profession like this, you have to have absolute discipline and commitment, and I did not quite have it for musical theater.
As far as a glass ceiling, I feel that all you can do is give it your absolute best with whatever gifts the universe has given you. And if you make it in some way that other people can recognize, that’s fine. But even if you don’t quote-unquote make it, you’re fine if you’ve given it your whole heart and soul.
I’m a massive fan of Brit Art in general and Damien Hirst in particular. I think he’s an absolute genius and should be celebrated in every way.
My absolute dream would be to play for Manchester United and help them reach the goals they have.
Working in a sugar mill is absolute misery for very little money.
Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
I’m looking forward to the new adventure. Playing in the Premier League was always my dream, and I’m definitely going to relish this opportunity and give my absolute everything for this club.
My father, obviously, and my mother were inspirations. My uncle, Frank Harper, he was an absolute mentor for me.
War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation.
If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.
My life at home gives me absolute joy. Having so much time there with the family has just been incredible. My life has changed and I work less, but I was never really one to work too much.
I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels.
This is an absolute turning point in the story of our country because I think if we go on with being enmeshed in the E.U., it will continue to erode our democracy. That is something that worries me.
I’ve been looking for my absolute favorite beauty product for a long time because my skin becomes dry and oily relatively fast. I haven‘t found the right one, but I’m not giving up!
My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.
I’m a mathematician. I can trade in facts about false positives and absolute truths about accuracy and statistics with complete confidence.
We reduced the size of our front page code by about 50%, and by using absolute positioning, we are able to display important parts of the page before other parts may have fully loaded yet.
I think the absolute worst job I ever had – not because it was a terrible job, just because I was just so bad at it – was when I worked at a scenic factory in Chicago.
Carl Pendleton’s the absolute best. He’s everything you want in a student-athlete.
What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers.
I am a great believer that you should record more than you need and then use the absolute best.
Being in the profession of acting, I definitely have to be a people’s person and socialise when it’s an absolute necessity.
Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
I learn from Larry Ellison every day. I’ve said this before: how is it to work with someone who thinks out of the box? Larry doesn’t see the walls at all; he does not see the box. He is an absolute, true visionary. And to be honest, I always find myself in a box! I’m comfy in my box. I’ve furnished it; it’s lovely.
Looking back as an historian, I find myself having great respect for Ronald Reagan‘s consistency: his absolute conviction that the Soviet Union – the only competing world empire at the time – was bound to collapse!
The fact that we walked away from the Middle East, as distasteful as it was for us to stay involved and prevent wars, based on our long involvement there, we have helped to create and provide a foundation. Obviously for ISIS and also for the absolute barbarianism and human catastrophe that Assad impacted on his people.
When I represent Team GB, I never give less than 100 per cent. It is an absolute honour.
But, in each case, as a filmmaker who’s been given sizable budgets with which to work, I feel a responsibility to the audience to be shooting with the absolute highest quality technology that I can and make the film in a way that I want.
The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
I never thought of punk rock as the absolute act of rebellion for the sake of rebellion. There’s a lot of that in there, but for me I think punk rock was always about questioning things and making decisions for yourself, which is a great message to pass on to your kids.
Working with Jim Carrey is an absolute gas. I have never laughed so hard for so long. Had he been on-board for the sequel of Dumb & Dumber, I would’ve jumped on, with no hesitation.
It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man, born red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man.
Strengthening our critical strategic alliance with Israel is in U.S. security interests and the absolute right thing to do for our closest friend in a very dangerous part of the world.
I definitely feel like kids do look up to me as a potential role model. It’s an honor, but it can also be a burden. I may be on TV, but I’m also a teenager. I don’t get it right every time. But I always do my absolute best to stay above board in every way. My fans inspire me to be a better person.
Every tournament that I go to, I’ll prepare my absolute best to play my best golf. And if my best golf is a Top-10, then so be it.
I never set out to beat the world. I just set out to do my absolute best.
The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.
The subject of human rights in China confounds absolute pronouncements.
Any government, that is its own judge of, and determines authoritatively for the people, what are its own powers over the people, is an absolute government of course. It has all the powers that it chooses to exercise. There is no other or at least no more accurate definition of a despotism than this.
I don’t like to leave anything unfinished. I have an absolute need to see that every phone call is returned, every letter answered.
Had I considered over the course of time the moments where maybe I was the first woman to do this or that, it would have scared the absolute daylights out of me.
It’s an absolute honor to be taking part in the pageant for the Diamond Jubilee. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and will be a moment in history that will always be remembered. I’m really looking forward to being out on the river with friends and family. To mark this historic moment will be extremely special.
The American Museum of Natural History is my son’s absolute favorite place in the world! So we really, really, really love New York.
I am an absolute clean freak and scrub things constantly; I am an over-perfectionist.
Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary, passionate indifference is necessary in order for you not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.
As a company commander you have absolute definitions: the mission, the people.
May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best – out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters.
I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what’s evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We’re less sure about what is good. There’s sort of good, good enough, could be better – but absolute good is a little harder to define.
I prefer to like the people I invest in, but it’s not an absolute necessity, as long as they have a good mind and I know they’ll do whatever it takes to be successful.
In rock stardom there’s an absolute economic upside to self-destruction.
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
The unreliable narrator is an odd concept. The way I see it, we’re all unreliable narrators of our lives who usually have absolute trust in our self-told stories. Any truth is, after all, just a matter of perspective.
The rhythm of relations of color and size makes the absolute appear in the relativity of time and space.
I believe the path to a long career is to keep the audience guessing. Daniel Day Lewis is my absolute hero from that point of view. I literally will pay to see anything he does because I know it’s going to be something different than I have already seen.
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
For the broadcast business to be successful, viewers need to be not merely interested in our political melodramas, they have to be in an absolute state about them – emotionally invested in the outcome and frightened not to watch what happens next.
Officiating is trying to do your absolute best with what you’ve got.
The quest of the absolute leads into the four-dimensional world.
This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based. All tactics that are not based on this are false, and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat.
Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.
I did an audiobook for ‘Rough Crossings,’ which I thought was one of the best books I had published. But it was an absolute embarrassment to read it. All these horrible mucked-up bits of syntax, over-the-top adjectives. I found myself editing it while reading. Alert listeners will notice the difference.
The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.
I began life as an absolute monarchist – on condition, of course, that I be that monarch.
The great attraction to ‘American Gangster‘ is these two great characters who are absolute paradoxes within their own sphere.
When you’re starting a company, almost anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and it will probably look like and feel like you made the absolute wrong decision to start the company. If you’re not absolutely determined to solve a problem or see something through, it might not make sense to keep going.
If you look at all the serious scientists in the world, there is no big disagreement on the basics of this… it would be absolute lunacy to act as if climate change is not occurring.
I’m a policeman on television but an absolute wuss in real life.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected.
You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I’d buy a new album I’d invariably hate it the first time I heard it ’cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn’t grasp what they’d done, and I’d hate myself for that.
I have stage fright every single concert I’ve ever done. I have at least four or five minutes of it. It’s absolute living hell.
Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and I found that out when I was Attorney General in Massachusetts.
It’s been an absolute rollercoaster. The things I’ve done, I didn’t even dream of doing or achieving.
The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones – maybe only the stones – understood.
A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order to invigorate our downtown and, simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness that we can get things done.
Ignoring all prejudices of caste, creed, class, color, sex, or race, a swami follows the precepts of human brotherhood. His goal is absolute unity with Spirit.
I am an absolute geek, without doubt.
So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.
Democracy is extremely complex; it is extremely concrete. It’s about constantly choosing, finding, developing practical options within the common good. Constantly searching for how to express in a practical way the common good, not in some grand way, some grand and absolute way, but in a very comfortable way.
Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.
Singing is the rawest thing. Having been naked in films or naked in photo shoots, it’s nothing compared to singing. It’s absolute nakedness. You are stripped bare! It’s very strange. Acting seems much easier, in fact, because you are putting on a costume – whereas here, you are taking everything off.
Well, I have an interest in power. I have an interest in people who find themselves in the position to exercise absolute power.
Often I hear people say they do not have time to read. That’s absolute nonsense. In the one year during which I kept that kind of record, I read twenty-five books while waiting for people. In offices, applying for jobs, waiting to see a dentist, waiting in a restaurant for friends, many such places.
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
I can’t really say enough about Chris Potter. He is one of the greatest musicians I have ever known, and every second I have been on the band stand with him has been an absolute pleasure.
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
I change so many houses and places where I live; I change them like I change socks. I don’t have this absolute, kind of, how you say, attachment. My brother, if he just has to go to holiday to sleep in different bed, for him it is a disaster. I can sleep under this table or in a five-star hotel; I don’t care.
I maintain the importance of an absolute prohibition against torture, while acknowledging that even absolute prohibitions can sometimes be broken. If that is a contradiction, it is a contradiction that ethics has to embrace, or else it becomes like glass: hard, clear, but fatally inflexible.
‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ and ‘Used Cars’ were absolute failures at the box office. Complete disasters. I learned some sad news: it’s not an automatic thing that, if you make a good movie, everyone wants to see it.
Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute.
I’m an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name the temperature to which it was actually cooked to the degree if I’m, you know, really on my game.
I was an absolute maniac, a terrible husband and father.
I love strong encryption. It protects us in so many ways from bad people. But it takes us to a place – absolute privacy – that we have not been to before.
The U.S. prosecution service is eating at the soul of the American republic. It is an absolute danger to everyone.
Our rights are not absolute. Our rights can be curtailed in the interest of public safety.
‘Green’ cannot be allowed to become an excuse for stealth taxes. And nor should ‘green taxes’ be about punishment. Instead, they should represent a switch of emphasis. So if domestic flights are taxed, it should be on the absolute condition that the money is ploughed into improving the alternatives, such as trains.
When you’re at your absolute, most exhausted… That’s when you have to be at the top of your game.
To be a true star, you need to find that balance in between shining the light on the professional wrestling aspect, of being the absolute best in the ring, but also being the best character and finding that balance in between them.
The relationship between God and his people was always the one having absolute primacy, the one that had basically to determine all human relationships, whether those within the covenanted community itself or those between the covenanted community and the outside world.
Literally every department of state government has gone through, or is in a period of, chaos. Not just fiscal chaos, but certainly as we saw in the Department of Children and Family Services and State Fair Agency and many of Walker‘s departments, there is absolute chaos.
There is no world of absolute, complete privacy or a world of complete national security.
Perhaps this is one of the last remaining strands of my Catholic upbringing, but to me the word ‘worship‘ means absolute unquestioning affirmation of the authority of the deity. I’ll not have that in my life. If you are wise, neither will you.
Death is an absolute marvel.
Makeup is where my career is going, but I would love to also indulge in music. It’s still one of my absolute favorite things in the world.
We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.
My absolute favorite growing up was ‘Super Friends.’ The assemblage of so many mighty heroes in one place was, to me, mind-blowing. It was Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and then sometimes Hawkman and some other, lesser heroes.
Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler might be the most talented man I’ve ever worked with. He comes in, he’s cool as a cucumber, and then all of a sudden, as soon as the camera comes on, it was a dream. It was an absolute dream come true to spar and share the same airspace with a guy I’ve respected for a long, long time.
I have cellulite – and had it even when I was at my absolute thinnest. I’m never not going to have cellulite. People need to just accept that it’s there and maybe dress accordingly or use body makeup to cope with it.
With my research, I really need absolute confirmation of what actually happened, direct physical connections to the past.
I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments.
All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles.
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle – absolute busyness – then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy – and without consciousness.
I feel like modern country is deliberately dumbing down the human race. They’re deliberately making people take glory in being uneducated and racist, and it’s just sad. I think it’s absolute mind control.
I always dreamt that, but I never thought I will be here one day playing my 100th game for South Africa. It’s an absolute honour and privilege, being given the opportunity by the lovely people from South Africa.
My second play, The Birthday Party, I wrote in 1958 – or 1957. It was totally destroyed by the critics of the day, who called it an absolute load of rubbish.
The right of absolute and irresponsible dominion is the right of property, and the right of property is the right of absolute, irresponsible dominion. The two are identical; the one necessarily implying the other.
Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Going to school was an absolute terror for me for, like, a decade.
I still have a stammer that I can control by not opening a sentence with a hard consonant, or by concentrating for a moment, breathing softly down. Growing up, the ‘Our Father‘ was lovely, made for me, the ‘Hail Mary’ was gorgeous, and ‘Glory Be to the Father’ was an absolute nightmare.
You could argue that Barack Obama faced in ’08 a situation as bad as any president since the Great Depression. What Obama inherited from the Bush administration, we all remember, was just an absolute global catastrophe.
Evil wants you to think that its power is absolute, endless. It wants to so make you quake and quiver that all you’ll do is fall down and worship it.
Thierry Henry, without a doubt – he’s an absolute legend.
The life and liberty and property and happiness of the common man throughout the world are at the absolute mercy of a few persons whom he has never seen, involved in complicated quarrels that he has never heard of.
This is part of the core media strategy out of Trump’s White House: to use federal troops to bolster his sagging poll data. And it is an absolute abuse of federal law enforcement officials.
I don’t think you should write a book until you tell the absolute truth. You can’t do that until you’re 85, and I don’t want to live that long. I’ve always prided myself on knowing when to get off, and I hope it works out that way.
To make it in Formula 1, which is the absolute pinnacle, is incredibly tough no matter what your gender.
Toni Collette has been a huge influence. She was my absolute number one idol, and then I got ‘United States of Tara.’ I was pinching myself. I couldn’t believe the first day I was on set, and I got pages of dialogue of real stuff to do with her.
The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post, it turned into a different movie.
I wanted to have absolute control over my music – from the chords and the voicings of the songs to the arrangements and the production.
With all my clients I work with, they all have their absolute specialness about them.
I am a tea connoisseur and my idea of absolute heaven is a tea shop.
Chiral receptor sites in the human body interact only with drug molecules having the proper absolute configuration, resulting in marked differences in the pharmacological activities of enantiomers.
The future is too interesting and dangerous to be entrusted to any predictable, reliable agency. We need all the fallibility we can get. Most of all, we need to preserve the absolute unpredictability and total improbability of our connected minds. That way we can keep open all the options, as we have in the past.
I grew up in a wood cabin on Puget Sound in Manchester, Wash. My family taught me to appreciate the arts and the outdoors, and I still yearn for the absolute silence I experienced there when I was young.
Robert Redford was an absolute blast to work with – a very smart, very charismatic man.
I’ve had to work hard all my life, and I will never, ever ask a fan or reader to pay for something I’ve rushed. It’s not fair to them, and I will never give them anything except my absolute best.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.
To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts – absolute gifts – which have not been acquired by one’s own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.
Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.
The Constitution gives the Congress absolute authority within the District of Columbia on any legislative issues whatsoever.
There is no such thing as absolute proof. There is only evidence.
I don’t think that ‘Legend’ was the absolute greatest show on television.
I think ‘Videodrome’ was an absolute philosophical masterpiece.
It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
There were certain things that grabbed my interest, such as photosynthesis, such as us living off plants and plants living off us. You look at everything in that light – so if I’m looking at ice cubes, I might start thinking about absolute zero, or Fahrenheit and Celsius. There’s so much that can make me think about science.
In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.
The idea of eternity lives in all of us. We thirst to live in a belief which raises our small personality to a higher coherence – a coherence which is human and yet superhuman, absolute and yet steadily growing and developing, ideal and yet real.
Golf is the absolute worst place for me to be because I am the exact opposite of everything that a golfer should encompass, should be, and I’m not.
What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that’s just not what the founders intended.
The absolute worst thing that you ever can do, in my opinion, in bringing science to the general public, is be condescending or judgmental. It is so opposite to the way science needs to be brought forth.
What I would say is that in its first iteration, Extinction Rebellion is really about democracy, by calling in for these new democratic forms for people to have their power. And frankly, in many countries of the world, democracy is in just absolute shambles.
It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
But I find the best things I do, I do when I’m trying to avoid doing something else I’m supposed to be doing. You know, you’re working on something. You get bugged, or you lose your enthusiasm or something. So you turn to something else with an absolute vengeance.
A young dog‘s faith is absolute… Dogs are notorious for hope. Dogs believe that this morning, this very morning, may begin a day of fascination, easily grander than any day in the past.
My dad had the greatest admiration for MacArthur when they were working together in Washington before the Philippines. And Dad used to talk with absolute awe about MacArthur’s brain.
I was a stock broker once. I think there is an absolute place for market investments. But they should never be the basis of one’s retirement. They should be an additional piece on top of a basic, secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.
My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.
We don’t regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute.
Death surrenders us totally to God: it makes us enter into him; we must, in return, surrender ourselves to death with absolute love and self-abandonment since, when death comes, all we can do is to surrender ourselves completely to the domination and guidance of God.
I believe the absolute majority of Hongkongers have never felt that Hong Kong independence is a viable option.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
As a PC gaming enthusiast, a significant chunk of my time and money was spent building and upgrading my rig, always in pursuit of a better gaming experience. At some point, I decided to take a look past my three 3D monitors and figure out what the absolute best theoretical gaming setup would be.
You must push everything to the absolute limit or else life will be boring. People will be boring.
Any acting is a stretch of the imagination. That’s your job. Acting is truth in imaginary circumstances. Acting with green screen or a motion capture stage, you’re striving for absolute truth in absolutely imaginary circumstances.
You are only an actor if you absolutely love it and can not do anything else. Starving for your art is great in your 20s, but it’s not so great at 35. It has to be absolute love. You can’t worry about being a movie star or anything else. Just love. That’s it.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.
We didn’t know anything about Judy Murray until we met her, but once we got to know her, we found she was an absolute scream.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
Richie’ is so special to me. It’s because this was the first Tamil film that I had auditioned for. I did not know the language well. I was an absolute newcomer. But I had the determination to speak in Tamil, as it was a very good role and I didn’t want to let it go.
It’s much better to have rules that we can actually live within. And absolute prohibitions, generally, are not the kind of rules that countries would live within.
‘Satra Ko Shaadi Hai’ is a very sweet film. It was the first film that I shot. I play a shy small town boy in it, which is an absolute contrast to what I played in ‘Sanam Teri Kasam.’
The average religious person has their beliefs, but they’re not trying to get people fired who don’t have their beliefs. But zealots do do that. It’s not enough for them to believe it; they can’t tolerate other people who don’t believe what they believe, and they have this absolute certainty that they’re right.
For many of us, football is both a source of frustration and absolute euphoria.
It’s not that I don’t experience absolute sadness, which is very unentertaining, but I think – when I’m being really honest about myself – I think there’s, like, a really performative streak in my personality.
When I write about working-class people, I do so in ways that reveal them at their absolute, magnificent worst.
I certainly used to wish that I was skinny, lighter-skinned, with long, pretty hair. But only because I used to get made fun of for being the absolute opposite. I didn’t see all of that stuff as the American Dream. I just wanted to look normal. Now that I’m older, I really do feel like I am a beautiful girl.
Creation is absolute, 100 percent scientific proof that there was a Creator.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.
The absolute low point for me in more than 30 years of professional life was the Brexit vote.
I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.
Architecture is the beginning of something because it’s – if you’re not involved in first principles, if you’re not involved in the absolute, the beginning of that generative process, it’s cake decoration.
My worst habit is my untidiness. It bewilders my family, the degree to which I can create absolute chaos around me.
Behind closed doors they had what were legendary battles I hear but when the doors opened there was absolute unity. Not a crack could be found. No separation whatsoever. They were locked together for the good of the community.
The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man’s increasing obligation to man; a vivid sense of our absolute dependence on one another.
The first Elizabeth film was an absolute travesty historically. It really was sloppy. Things like ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and ‘The Tudors,’ people’s perception is distorted because of these. It matters to me as a historian, because I spend my life trying to get it right.
I don’t know if there is a personal identity. We all imagine that we are absolute individuals. But when we begin to look for where this individuality resides, it’s very difficult to find.
Growing up, my parents treated my brother and me with absolute equality.
Reading – the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
I had absolute freedom to create things on my own and in silence. No rush, the artificial rush by media. Certainly no rush to grow up. We had plenty of boyhood, plenty of girlhood.
The great myth that many social scientists want to encourage is that there is an incompatibility between modern technology and traditional religion. This is absolute nonsense. If anything, it’s the reverse.
I have absolute faith in the correctness of my course.
We are now physically, politically, and economically one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible.
I don’t think I have spiritual beliefs in the structured sense – but I believe in the absolute necessity of spirit and a healthy spiritual life. It grew inside me by itself, which is surely the very nature of spirit, and instinctively I protected and nourished it. I also absorbed spirituality by osmosis.
Do you know what absolute happiness is? For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning – these little pieces of innocence – to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it.
It is my absolute belief that Indians have unlimited talent. I have no doubt about our capabilities.
In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.
When people say ‘What are underground comics?’ I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved… we didn’t have anyone standing over us.
The United States emerged from the Cold War with unprecedented absolute and relative power. It was truly first among unequals.
The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.
Privacy is a right, but as in any democratic society, it is not an absolute right.
48 frames per second is something you have to get used to. I’ve got absolute belief and faith in 48 frames… it’s something that could have ramifications for the entire industry. ‘The Hobbit‘ really is the test of that.
Madonna is completely down-to-earth. She’s an absolute professional.
I’m a firm believer in absolute honesty.
I’m so glad that we have had so many consequential rallies and parades which have now educated people and made them stand up for the third gender and give them the absolute place in our society that they deserve. There should have never been a division in the first place, though.
If some modern-day David Brock wanted to defect from the conservative movement and write a tell-all focused solely on the financial chicanery of the entire right-wing nonprofit/think tank/publishing sphere, I would read the absolute heck out of it.
The personal ego already has a strong element of dysfunction, but the collective ego is, frequently, even more dysfunctional, to the point of absolute insanity.
The thing I find about the movie industry is that 99 percent of the people are absolute scum. They’re horrible people, they really are. Very nasty killer rabbits who hate movies. But the other 1 percent are really the greatest, most wonderful people in the world.
No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.
I’m a schizophrenic mix of wannabe glamourpuss and absolute slob, and my style is very much magistrate-meets-barmaid.
Business must go on reiterating its absolute commitment to embedding human rights in all it does, driving industry change through collaboration with governments, international organizations, and each other.
Capitalism can never pursue deterritorialization to the absolute. What deterritorialization there is within capitalism is always balanced by a compensatory lockdown onto nation, culture, and race. Hence the ‘Steampunk’ quality of capitalism, where the most ancient traditions can co-exist with the ultramodern.
Historically, absolute IQ scores have risen substantially as we’ve changed our environment so that more people go to school longer.
Ford is such an answered prayer and an absolute blessing.
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite.
‘Deadwood’ was a magical experience. It was an absolute culmination of everything I’ve ever wanted to do as an actor as an artist, and I was enormously proud to have been involved with it.
But I have to say I’m incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there’s not many races where I’ve honestly left the track feeling that we’ve executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class.
A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?
The thing with computer-generated imagery is that it’s an incredibly powerful tool for making better visual effects. But I believe in an absolute difference between animation and photography.
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
Historically, Islam was hijacked about 20 or 30 years after the Prophet and interpreted in such a way that the ruler has absolute power and is accountable only to God. That, of course, was a very convenient interpretation for whoever was the ruler.
It’s quite rare that you find something that you can quite literally have an absolute ball doing, as well as the tough stuff and the difficult stuff and the pain.
The absolute key difference between television and radio is the ability of radio to communicate. With television you can watch the screen and your mind can be anywhere. On radio it requires a certain amount of discipline from the listener to follow what’s being said.
People own their own bodies and have the absolute right to put anything they want into it.
No other country in the world gives protection like that, but it is not absolute protection. People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits, and in those cases I think they ought to win.
I find it an absolute pleasure to read travel guides, especially the Michelin guides, and their description of places I know I’ll probably never visit. I spend a large part of my life reading descriptions of restaurants.
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.
For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It’s not negotiable.
What I like about the jokes, to me it’s a lot of logic, no matter how crazy they are. It has to make absolute sense, or it won’t be funny.
This whole golf thing was so left field for us, as Polynesians, but he had a lot of knowledge about sports in general. My dad was a genius, really. He was an absolute genius.
In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known – that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
We’re completely confused about the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction. To me, the moment you compose, you’re fictionalising; the moment you remember, you’re dreaming. It’s ludicrous that we have to pretend that non-fiction has to be real in some absolute sense.
Bob Rock taught me a lot. His friendship has taught me a lot about what you should expect from a recording session and, more importantly, how you shouldn’t expect anything less than absolute joyousness. You should feel great. You should feel 14 to be doing it. It’s true and it’s rare.
My feeling is, when you are writing an essay, you don’t make anything up. This may be a very Protestant notion, and I’m aware of the fact that memory is fallible, that if I had access to films or some absolute documentary evidence of what happened, it might look different; we get confused and fuzzy.
The natural enmity between leaver and left is like the absolute, immediate and always shifting hostility between driver and pedestrian.
In our development, as we grow throughout our lives, the structure of our beliefs becomes very complicated, and we make it even more complicated because we make the assumption that what we believe is the absolute truth.
True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
I think being a writer is being heavily attuned to the absolute absurdity of things you take for granted, and I think that having actual parents who lived through the Cultural Revolution who are also interested in literature, they’re also very attuned to those moments.
In this miraculous, beautiful universe of ours, where it’s an absolute miracle that our eyes and ears can witness it all, we somehow have bought into this lie that the highest plane of existence is whether we put an R or a D on our voter registration card. That’s insanity.
The idea that public safety, the safety of the innocent, is an absolute which trumps every other consideration, is tacitly abandoned in the way we live.
Also, I had read a book called She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, written by a professor who had gone through transgender surgery, but it took this person well into his thirties to come to terms with the absolute necessity of having to do it.
It doesn’t really matter to me what the rest of country is doing. I’m not caught up in trying to make a record that sounds like everybody else. That, to me, is a record label‘s absolute biggest downfall.
I don’t mind playing absolute bastards… I just don’t want to play the grouch.
Believe it or not, one of the things I try to do around here is try to look for opportunities to work with people across the aisle. I know that’s not the common narrative. But the truth is if you want to get anything done, that’s an absolute requirement.
I love inventing interesting people and then pushing them to their absolute limits – and usually those absolute limits involve homicidal faeries, werewolves, or some other paranormal menace.
People assume I’m fearless. A lot of the things I deal with are pretty scary. Fear makes you pay attention – it’s about absolute concentration.
I am a very firm believer in Cody Rhodes. I think he is fantastic, an absolute superstar. Unbelievable in the ring, great timing, great pacing – he’s in great physical conditioning, can cut a heck of a promo, and just an all-around good guy.
The neighborhood I grew up in had this fence that surrounds the watershed. And if you go on the other side of that fence, there’s nothing until the North Pole and down to Siberia. It’s the absolute cutoff point between man and nature.
‘Hell is for Children’ is amazing to do every night and ‘Promises in the Dark’ and ‘Love Is a Battlefied,’ of course, but my absolute favorite would be ‘Heartbreaker.’ It’s the one that started everything, so it has a very special place in my heart. And it still rocks every night! It’s so fun to do.
One cannot prescribe to anyone whether he should follow an ethic of absolute ends or an ethic of responsibility.
I was always obsessed with other performers doing their thing, and Britney ‘Live in Las Vegas’ from 2001 is my absolute favorite tour DVD of all time.
I have a taste for a kind of melancholy and for being an absolute victim of love.
See, one of the greatest things about living in the United States is that we have the absolute freedom to say whatever we want about our government, while being protected against government retaliation.
The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it’s Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
When I was at school, you couldn’t draw and be into football, too. If you were into art, then you were seen as an absolute pansy, and there was no way you’d be admitted to the guys’ world of football.
My story was that I was egotistical, arrogant, and an absolute jerk to everyone who brags about everything – and I will – but I’ve been very fortunate to take everything and learn from it.
There has to be absolute trust between the tiger and its master, but its master must be the master – there must be no mistake about that.
Suicide was such a formative band for me, so influential in the development of my taste. They’re one of those bands that operated in absolute isolation for so long that they developed a completely unique world view.
Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.
It’s an absolute disgrace that there isn’t a books programme on the BBC.
It was a melting pot in Las Vegas. You got every age level, every ethnic background, every social aura – it was an absolute Americana audience… people who were there to celebrate occasions; people who were there to gamble; people who were there because they were awed by the whole Vegas operation. Tourists.
More often than not, the most effective leaders have been shaped by teaching successfully in high needs classrooms. Because of their experience, they know that it is possible for low-income children to achieve on an absolute scale and understand what we need to do to allow them to fulfill their potential.
Certain of Poe’s tales possess an almost absolute perfection of artistic form which makes them veritable beacon-lights in the province of the short story.
Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
Given my absolute druthers, I would certainly like to see that every part of my body is used for spare parts for science.
Fidelity and allegiance sworn to the King is only such a fidelity and obedience as is due to him by the law of the land; for were that faith and allegiance more than what the law requires, we would swear ourselves slaves and the King absolute; whereas, by the law, we are free men, notwithstanding those oaths.
I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
The combination of lentils with rice or bulgur is the absolute height of Levantine comfort food. I could eat it every day.
I’m just a Tottenham fan living the dream, basically. To play for Tottenham it was always an absolute dream to have all the kits.
Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions of this statement and death.
If you’re doing a prison show, HBO is the absolute best place in the world to be doing that because you’re not going to have to do all that, you know, ‘Prison Break’ stuff where you can’t really behave and speak like people do in a maximum-security prison.
So I think as a biologist I would like us to focus on this planet and finding solutions to sustaining humanity, to improving people’s lives globally, but doing our absolute utmost to preserve as much biodiversity as we can, knowing that we have already been responsible for the loss of thousands of species.
It took me six years to get close to Picasso. I learnt a lot from him, and he was an absolute genius. He almost became my grandfather at the time. It was like he was a magician or something.
It was been an absolute joy being in ‘The Vagina Monologues‘ for so many years. I think the play is truly special.
Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically absolute popular government, but it assuredly cannot mean anything less.
The consumer is the absolute king in everything you do.
The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence.
It is absolute poverty that you could end, but I think relative poverty is a whole other issue.
Oh my gosh, if I could be on ’30 Rock’, my life would be made. That is my favorite show. My absolute favorite show.
What makes a narcissistic mother so scary? Her absolute power and controlling influence. A narcissistic mother is your only ‘friend,’ at least until you’re old enough to go to school.
Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it’s what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.
Infosys is an absolute meritocracy. Even in a meritocracy, other things being equal, you have to give opportunity to the more experienced candidate.
If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that.
These measures may not constitute an absolute guarantee of peace, but, in my opinion, they constitute the greatest preventive measures ever adopted by nations.
There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America.
I’m not someone who wears shades all the time and ducks into a darkened car in case I’m recognized – that would be absolute misery.
My most memorable WrestleMania ever was my first: at WrestleMania 14 in Boston against The Undertaker. That was a huge high point in my career and an absolute highlight of my career.
Some song ideas absolutely require a kind of rigid discipline, and others require absolute chaotic abandon. The form is only valid if you know how to un-form it. I don’t mean to sound like an intellectual here!
What we are going to do is continue to grow our content spend on original programming, both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of our total spending, because it’s been working. It’s been helping grow the brand; and more importantly, it’s been driving viewing hours relative to how else we would spend the money.
When I was growing up, ‘Butch and Sundance‘ was my absolute favorite film.
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
I’m sure some people have an absolute grasp of where they are in their careers. I just don’t think about it that much.
Every moment there is creation, every moment destruction. There is no absolute creation, no absolute destruction. Both are movement, and that is eternal.
We have a very good relationship with Renault. They treat us with absolute parity to the works team, and there is a very good collaboration between Renault engineers and Red Bull Racing engineers.
I’m so suspicious of our own understanding of the past. I just think that your mind plays absolute tricks on you and fools you every minute of every day. And so when you’re talking about the past, you’re talking about something that never happened. At least it didn’t happen the way you think it happened.
When it comes to meat, change is almost always cast as an absolute. You are a vegetarian or you are not.
I had been brought up in the law and had this sort of instinct that international law operates and was there to protect principles and not to be the plaything of power and might – which I now know, of course, to be an absolute nonsense. International law should be spelled l-o-r-e.
Do what you think is right, because one damn thing is an absolute, certainly: We come and go. Politicians are a dime a dozen.
Any reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions so that there will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class.
I used to think that each phase of life was the end. But now that my view on life is more or less fixed, I believe that change is a great thing. In fact, it’s the only real absolute in the world.
I do have faith. I don’t have faith that a God exists, nor do I have faith that one does not; I have absolute faith that I do not know, cannot know, am only human, am an infinitesimal creature packed onto a cramped planet crowded with seven billion bodies, and as many yearning hearts, and as many questioning minds.
Absolute space, that is to say, the mark to which it would be necessary to refer the earth to know whether it really moves, has no objective existence.
‘The Last Starfighter’ was the first movie I did in the U.S. It was an absolute joy to be a part of it. ‘Night of the Comet‘ was a labor of love. Truly a collaborative effort. I am eternally grateful for the experiences.
A Hamilton-Vettel combination, on paper, would look very attractive to any team. However, what you have to look at is the dynamics of any partnership like that and it’s difficult to see how two sportsmen at the absolute top of their game could work in harmony under one roof.
Social media is the devil. Absolute devil. Oh, my God. It’s the worst thing ever.