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Mel Gibson
I wanted to shake up the stale action-adventure genre. So I think we almost had to come up with something utterly different like this.
Mel Gibson
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Mel Gibson
The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just direction traffic.
Mel Gibson
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Mel Gibson
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
Mel Gibson
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Mel Gibson
I don't make things complicated, that's the way they get all by themselves.
Mel Gibson
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Matthew Arnold
The beginning is always today.
Matthew Arnold
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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Arthur Conan
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As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
Arthur Conan
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Jane Austen
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
Jane Austen
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His foe was folly and his weapon wit.
Anthony Hope
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People are always the start for me... animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead... these are all people to me.
Tanith Lee
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Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice, but everyone has a book in them. Yes, that old cliche.
Tanith Lee
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I just love writing. It's magical, it's somewhere else to go, it's somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting. Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world.
Tanith Lee
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The other writer who had a very important early influence on me when I was about 17 was C.S. Lewis.
Tanith Lee
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When I am fascinated by something, I like to play with it.
Tanith Lee
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I'm writing what comes into my head, or through me, or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary, exciting thing. I love it, and I'm very greedy, and I really enjoy it!
Tanith Lee
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It's very selfish when I write. I'm not aware, ever, of writing for another person; I'm not even really aware of writing for myself.
Tanith Lee
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I never know where I am going, though. That is part of what makes it so wonderful. And after all, who does?
Tanith Lee
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As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories, many her own invention. She, too, tended to reverse the norm.
Tanith Lee
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At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer.
Tanith Lee
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Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
Anthony Sampson
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You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising.
Norman Douglas
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Jane Austen
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Jane Austen
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Cameron Diaz
Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image.
Cameron Diaz
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The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
J. B. Priestley
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