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    All the real things in Russia are done in the villages.

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    An English village could never be mistaken for an American one: the outline against the sky differs; a thatched cottage makes a very wavy line on the blue above.

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    As a woman who grew up in a village in India, I've spent my whole life fighting tradition. There's no way that I want to be a traditional Indian housewife.

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    Because in the feudal system of that period at least 80% of people lived in villages, so it's very simple to get a cross-section of society in a single village. You get the microcosm of the social macrocosm.

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    A pedestrian seems in this country to be a sort of beast of passage - stared at, pitied, suspected and shunned by everyone who meets him ... Every passing coachman called out to me: "Do you want to ride on the outside?" If I met only a farm worker on a horse he would say to me companionably "Warm walking sir," and when I passed through a village the old women in their bewilderment would let out a "God Almighty!

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    Dignity and majesty have I seen but once, as it stood in chains, at midnight, in a dungeon in an obscure village of Missouri.

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    Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a manchild was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte.

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    Any well-established village in New England or the northern Middle West could afford a town drunkard, a town atheist, and a few Democrats.

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    During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village.

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    Few of the great tragedies of history were created by the village idiot, and many by the village genius.

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    First in violence, deepest in dirt, lawless, unlovely, ill-smelling, irreverent, new; an overgrown gawk of a - village, the "tough" among cities, a spectacle for the nation.

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    Geographically, Afghanistan is a good place for the terrorists, because it's surrounded by mountains, and there are lots of villages inside mountains, so it's easy for them to hide themselves, or to recruit the people. Whatever they want to do they will do.

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    I am restless. I don't mind leaving this comfortable, static life. I could live a year on my own in a remote village.

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    Give up a member to save a family, a family to save a village, a village to save a country, and the country to save yourself.

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    His sister had been sent down to the village to ask Mistress Garlick the witch how you stopped spelling recommendation.

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    I come from a very small rural village in northern Germany, and being an actor never even seemed like a possibility. I thought you would have to live in a big city, or be discovered somewhere, or be born into an artistic family, which I certainly wasn't.

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    If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.

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    I could never muster the courage to speak to girls in my college in Pune. Most of them were Parsis and spoke English. I came from a village and could barely converse in English.

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    If Henry Miller often sounded like a village idiot, it is because, like Whitman, he was the rest of the village as well.

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    I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing

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    I dont see a lot of movies that portray the East Village as well as I think they can.

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    I feel Polish. More specifically, I feel like I'm from the tiny village in the Northeast of Poland where I have a house and where I love to spend time. But I don't work there. I cut wood.

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    If we want Swaraj to be built on non-violence, we will have to give the villages their proper place.

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    If we have to build the nation we have to start from the villages. I will present a complete blueprint of "Sānsad Adharsh Grām Yojana" where each MP, must establish model villages in their constituencies.

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    If we want to impart education best suited to the needs of the villagers, we should take the vidyapith to the villages.

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    If you go to most third world countries, the older woman dispenses advice to the arguing couple while other members of the family, or even the village, sit around and listen. It is no big deal.

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    I'm doing a collaborative project with another artist, Mary Hamill. My project is to gather the oral history of war widows, starting with the women of my village, Kop Nymit.

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    Imagine the first Burmese "giraffe woman"; she was probably a local icon in her village in the way she put the rings around her neck to sell her craft. Then she became a celebrity, so all of the wannabes started following her in that uncomfortable and unhealthy trend. But is that so different from Pamela Anderson? I don't think so.

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    I live in the East Village, and occasionally people will recognize me there. When I'm in Williamsburg, I always get recognized. Midtown, not so much.

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    I'm every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am.

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    I'm grateful for a lot of things. One is not being a drunk wreck. Or losing all four limbs in some ridiculous East Village bus accident that I was so destined for.

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    Information and images bump against each other every day in massive quantities, and the resonance of this interfacing is like the babble of a village or tavern gossip session.

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    India's way is not Europe's. India is not Calcutta and Bombay. India lives in her seven hundred thousand villages.

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    Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.

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    I saw the comics in the East Village Other, and they weren't superhero comics, they were all about hippies and all about things hippies were interested in. And there was one page in particular, a full page strip called "Gentle's Trip Out" signed "Panzika", and it was totally, totally psychedelic, and really, I don't know if it made any sense at all but it looked so great, and I thought, "This is what I want to do, this is my big influence," and it was.

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    ...in the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in the streets or villages...in the woods we return to reason and faith.

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    I suppose, I hoped, by setting a particularly brutal ancient rite in the present and in my own village to shock the story's readers with a graphic dramatization of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives.

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    It is my conviction that highways and I-ways have similar importance these days. My effort is to connect all 600,000 villages with optical fiber networks in the next five years.

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    It is a city of villages, closely connected, each village dedicated to a different way of life.

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    I went to this tattoo parlor in the East Village and I got an outline of a violin on my lower back. They call them tramp stamps now.

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    I rode with four street-clothes cops in the East Village. I spent six weeks riding with them every day - in street clothes, with a vest underneath.

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    I think part of picking where you live in New York is accepting who you are. Really looking at yourself and going, 'Yeah, I'm not cool enough for the West Village.'

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    I want to build a treehouse village connected by bridges in the woods by my house so my friends have a place to stay.

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    My idea of village SWARAJ is that is a complete republic, independent of its neighbors for its own vital wants, and yet interdependent for many others which dependence is a necessity.

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    New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.

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    Now if you are condemned to life on welfare, I'm not so sure that being in a bigger welfare village is that much better than being in a smaller welfare village.

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    Now some folks say that we should be glad for what we have. Tell me, would you be happy in Village Ghetto Land?

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    My only worry about tweeting and modern technology is how it has crept into even the darkest corners of the absolute global village we live in.

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    No sophistry, no jugglery in figures can explain away the evidence that the skeletons in many villages present to the naked eye.

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    Now that Hillary [Clinton] has won Pennsylvania, it will take a village to help Obama escape from the suffocating embrace of his rival. Certainly Howard Dean will be of no use steering her to the exit. It’s like Micronesia telling Russia to denuke.