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Born: 1931-04-21
Profession: Celebrity
Nation: English
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Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger.

Tags: Sure, Target, Trigger

Secular humanists suspect there is something more gloriously human about resisting the religious impulse; about accepting the cold truth, even if that truth is only that the universe is as indifferent to us as we are to it.

Tags: Human, Truth, Universe

It's this upside-down world that we live in where we afford political correctness to the most intolerant group of individuals on the planet.

Tags: Group, Planet, Political

A good football team plays offense and defense. You have to be aggressive and disrupt.

Tags: Football, Good, Team

A major theme in all my books is that the CIA is not only the first line of defense but they should also be the first line of offense.

Tags: Books, Defense, Line

Anybody who knew me growing up calls me Vinny.

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I have been blessed to have the same editor and work for a great publishing house.

Tags: Blessed, Great, Work

I just look at what's going on in the world.

Tags: Big, Free, Try

I'm a bit of a Libertarian.

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It's what every writer needs: a daybed.

Tags: Needs, Writer

My doctors warned me repeatedly that if you don't stay positive, you don't do well.

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No matter how bad you think you have it, there's always - always somebody who's got it way, way worse.

Tags: Bad, Matter, Somebody

One of the most talented writers out there is Brian Haig.

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There's a lot more to publishing a book than writing it and slapping a cover on it.

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When I give a lot of speeches, they're always on the fly. I mean, I know what I'm going to say roughly, but I do not - will not read.

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And when I go around and talk to schools, what I tell the kids are, first of all, you have to accept each other's differences. Some of you are going to be a crappy football player, some of you are going to be a great mathematician. Whatever it is, accept each other's differences and help prop each other up.

Tags: Football, Great, Help

I have such bad memories, sitting in the back of a classroom, being told, you know, everybody is going to read a paragraph, and skipping ahead to my paragraph and being mortified and trying to read it enough times so that I wouldn't stutter and stammer, getting called on, even in high school.

Tags: Bad, School, Trying

I think the more avenues that open up when people want to publish, the better. Some of the authors that want to jump ship from the traditional houses and go on their own, you know what? Good luck. It's going to be a lot tougher than you think.

Tags: Good, Luck, Open

Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition of another person's taste, and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator.

Tags: Another, Art, Work

I have a picture of an ideal consciousness.

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I'm actually a great fan of lucidity.

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I'm trying to assemble materials for a different mode of life.

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Rock became an incredible commercial success, people just became bored with serious music, and it was forgotten.

Tags: Music, Rock, Success
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When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music.

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When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it's self-defeating.

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Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism, not so much because I thought it was false, I just decided there was nothing utopian about it.

Tags: Away, False, Thought

At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did.

Tags: Music, Time, Work

I began composing works which were imitative of the music I was being told about. I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.

Tags: Interested, Music, Works

I began demonstrating against serious culture. In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me, because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.

Tags: Against, Culture, Serious

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time.

Tags: Learned, Music, Time

In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.

Tags: Painting, Problem, Turn

The whole drive of western culture, the part of it which is serious, is towards an extreme objectification. It's carried to the point where the human subject is treated almost as if it's dirt in the works of a watch.

Tags: Human, Serious, Whole

When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?

Tags: Famous, Insecure, Time