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    The melody is generally what the piece is all about.

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    The Medicare Part D prescription drug bill, which might be the most corrupt piece of legislation in history, was a huge giveaway of taxpayer funds to the big pharmaceutical companies.

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    The message of music was also the first thing what I learned from my first teacher. She was an organist too and she was very devoted to what she played, so she had a respect for every piece and she felt that she is not allowed to add something of her own.

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    The mind has been likened to a piece of paper that has been folded. Ever afterwards it has a tendency to fold in the same crease-unless we make a new crease or fold, when it will follow the last lines.

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    The minute you finish a piece of writing it doesn't belong to you, you don't write it any more, it belongs to you, the reader, the listener, the audience. So the less you know about whether or not this is me talking about my life or this is me talking about your life, I think the better. Then it can belong to you and it can live outside of the moment in which it was conceived.

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    The miser puts his gold pieces into a coffer; but as soon as the coffer is closed, it is as if it were empty.

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    The moment one begins to solder right and wrong together, one's conscience becomes like a piece of plated goods.

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    The moon people do not eat by swallowing food but by smelling it. Their money is poetry - actual poems, written out on pieces of paper whose value is determined by the worth of the poem itself.

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    The more we learn about life, the less plausible is any evolutionary theory that relies on blind, undirected, piece-by-piece change.

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    The most amazing moments are when something horrible is about to happen or has just happened. The iceberg falling into the ocean. That aching moment. You can see the pieces, you can see how they fit together, but you can't put them back together.

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    The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.

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    The most efficient way to memorise a piece is to use the one which proceeds in an error free manner

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    The most peerless piece of earth, I think, that e' er the sun shone bright on.

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    The most important thing in a piece of music is to seduce people to the point where they start searching.

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    The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature.

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    Then his heart, now broken into a thousand pieces, slowly began to turn to ice.

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    Then I came in twice a week - for my own enjoyment as well as to be a guide. And then we started to apply some of the splinters of the ideas back into the piece.

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    The nicest constitutions of government are often like the finest pieces of clock-work, which, depending on so many motions, are therefore more subject to be out of order.

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    Then on the other piece of paper, list all the people you know who are taking more than they're adding. Include people from the past.

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    The Northern onslaught upon slavery was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states.

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    The number one worst piece of horsemanship on earth is violence.

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    The only reason I would stay away from a period piece is because sometimes the women are painted in a very stereotypical weakling, wallflower way - that's something I don't want to do. I want to show strength in the women I play, and a journey of some sort.

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    The one place I've seen something really come together is in editing. Sometimes you can save pieces in a way that you're really shocked.

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    The one thing you can rely on is if you get disturbed halfway through a painting and it looks a bit naff, then someone will preserve that piece, remove it and a few months later it'll be paraded round Sotheby's by people wearing white gloves.

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    The only thing that can break a piece of Valentine candy is another piece of Valentine candy.

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    The Patriot Act is the most egregious piece of legislation to ever leave Congress since the Alien and Sedition Acts, John Ashcroft and every member of Congress who voted for it should be indicted.

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    The other day someone left a piece of plasticine in my dressing room. I didn't know what to make of it.

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    The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the Gospels that were composed as a unity.

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    The pay window will be: you can choose how and when you see, whether you see it on Comcast or Warner's Cable delivery system or Sky in the UK or you can buy it through Apple, or you might even buy it directly from the studio's site. Who knows? But that will be it. You'll go to the cinema and you'll find a way of digitally interacting with the piece; you'll either buy it or rent it or whatever.

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    The pencil sharpener is about as far as I have ever got in operating a complicated piece of machinery with any success.

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    The plane as an object has been a huge effort to make. It is a sculpture, a technological invention, a piece of aviation culture. But really, it only exists to be inserted into a variety of landscapes, to be a catalyst, to offset them.

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    The piano is really the featured instrument of a 10-piece chamber orchestra. The construction is the harmonic language.

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    The pieces all fit together. Yet everything was falling apart.

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    The point of making records for me isn't to hear 300 songs in 50 minutes; it's to hear the 50-minute piece of music.

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    The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.

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    The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern . . . this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.

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    The plain, unvarnished truth is that public education is a shoddy, fraudulent piece of goods sold t to the public at an astronomical price. It's time the American consumer knew the extent of the fraud which is victimizing millions of children each year.

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    The piece of music is nothing without the act of interpretation. That is the only way it can live, and it's a totally abstract thing.

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    The poster child of Web 2.0 is Flickr.com. Personalization is a key piece of Web 2.0.

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    The prima ballerinas who taught me were far more scary than Gordon Ramsay. They'd scream at me and pull my legs and arms, so after them Gordon was a piece of cake.

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    The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you're not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt.

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    The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.

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    The problem was that I'd never worn a bikini before. My dad doesn't allow them. He thinks even one-pieces show too much skin and constantly suggests that Jane and I wear wet suits.

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    The question is, why are politicians so eager to be president? What is it about the job that makes it worth revealing, on national television, that you have the ethical standards of a slime-coated piece of industrial waste?

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    The process of editing is what I enjoy most - putting the pieces together and making sense out of them.

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    There are always different influences each season. It could be a person, it could be a piece of furniture; it depends on what I'm obsessing about.

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    There are bills being discussed to raise the amount that Members of Congress pay in to their benefits and I support these pieces of legislation.

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    There are a variety of techniques for breaking software down into pieces and making software development more efficient. Many of these techniques have been sort of... and everybody got excited about but very little benefit was actually derived once the thing was put into practice.

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    There are moments in your life when the big pieces slide and shift. Sometimes the big changes dong happen gradually but all at once. That's how it was for us. That was the day we discovered that friends can do things for you that your parents can't.

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    There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.