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#1. I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#2. Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies - and it is free, and it is fast. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#3. A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#4. I would like to visit the factory that makes train horns, and ask them how they are able to arrive at that chord of eternal mournfulness. Is it deliberately sad? Are the horns saying, Be careful, stay away from this train or it will run you over and then people will grieve, and their grief will be as the inconsolable wail of this horn through the night? The out-of-tuneness of the triad is part of its beauty. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#5. My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I'd hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#6. I've never been a fast reader. I'm fickle; I don't finish books I start; I put a book aside for five, ten years and then take it up again. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#7. I have never felt brutalized as an actor. Many actors do, some times, but I've never had that experience. If I'm not happy with the balance, I just won't work with that person again. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#8. The Pop-Tarts page is often aflutter. Pop-Tarts, it says as of today (February 8, 2008), were discontinued in Australia in 2005. Maybe that's true. Before that it said that Pop-Tarts were discontinued in Korea. Before that Australia. Several days ago it said: "Pop-Tarts is german for Little Iced Pastry O' Germany." Other things I learned from earlier versions: More than two trillion Pop-Tarts are sold each year. George Washington invented them. They were developed in the early 1960s in China. Popular flavors are "frosted strawberry, frosted brown sugar cinnamon, and semen." Pop-Tarts are a "flat Cookie." No: "Pop-Tarts are a flat Pastry, KEVIN MCCORMICK is a FRIGGIN LOSER notto mention a queer inch." No: "A Pop-Tart is a flat condom." Once last fall the whole page was replaced with "NIPPLES AND BROCCOLI!!!!! #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#9. I hadn't played any music since freshman year of college, more than thirty years ago, so I had to relearn everything. I started writing songs. Some were dance and trance songs (I listen to them a lot while I'm writing), and some were love songs, because that after all is what music is about - dancing and trancing and love and love's setbacks. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#10. wondering whether #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#11. If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#12. concerning whose #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#13. canoe is the most graceful, the most sensitive, the most inexplicable contrivance of man. With its paddle you may dip up stars along quiet shores or steal into the very harbor of dreams. I #Quote by Meredith Nicholson
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#14. Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
Nicholson quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#15. There's a famous quote regarding Polanski. Perhaps Jack Nicholson said it, perhaps someone else, but it goes, "Polanski is the five-foot Pole I wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole." So, yes, the world seems to despise him. I, however, love his work. It's so much funnier and well-constructed than the pompous stuff of Kubrick. Polanski balances between camp and horror in much the same way Billy Wilder did. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Nicholson quotes by William Nicholson
#16. He accepted what each moment brough him, and never troubled himself with matters that were outside his control. #Quote by William Nicholson
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#17. I hate giving advice, because people won't take it. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#18. If you're going to write, write one poem all your life, let nobody read it, and then burn it. This is very young thinking, I confess, but it is the seminal part of my life. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#19. He [Castro] is a genius. We spoke about everything. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#20. I've always had lots of friends who share my perspective - I guess you could say that I'm a guy who aggressively pursues his happiness. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#21. I was never really a character actor - I was a leading man who was always cast as a character. I wanted to be Jack Nicholson or Jean Gabin. #Quote by Robert Shaw
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#22. For a long time, I was afraid to be alone. I had to learn how to be alone. And there are still times when I think, Uh-oh! I gotta talk to somebody here or I'm gonna go crazy! But I like to be alone. Now I do. I really do. There's a big luxury in solitude. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#23. I want my kids to have a deep, inner feeling that it's alright to be happy, that you don't have to be constantly manufacturing problems that you don't really have. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#24. There was a lot of maneuvering on the part of the Roosevelt administration to get the stars aligned so that that attack would happen. There's just no question about that; you don't even have to look at the decoding of diplomatic cables or anything else. FDR's own admiral thought it was a bad idea to have the fleet confined in one place way out in the middle of the Pacific. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#25. I respect the social graces enormously. How to pass the food. Don't yell from one room to another. Don't go through a closed door without a knock. Open the doors for the ladies. All these millions of simple household behaviors make for a better life. We can't live in constant rebellion against our parents - it's just silly. I'm very well mannered. It's not an abstract thing. It's a shared language of expectations. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#26. A lot of people measure a man by what he's got. I've decided to measure myself by what I can give up. #Quote by Geoff Nicholson
Nicholson quotes by Douglas Adams
#27. Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner. #Quote by Douglas Adams
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#28. Just because you're perfectionist doesn't mean you're perfect. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#29. I blush easily. I have difficulty meeting people's eye, difficulty with public speaking, the normal afflictions of the shy, but not to a paralysing degree. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#30. There is this notion that the lives of the comfortable-off middle class don't merit being treated seriously and with compassion. #Quote by William Nicholson
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#31. I certainly felt I had an idea of World War II, and it's probably the idea that many people share: there was this insane aggressor, and there was really only one way to proceed in resisting him. What I didn't realize is that there were many voices belonging to reasonable, interesting, complicated people who had a different way of interpreting the possible responses to the Hitlerian menace. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
Nicholson quotes by Stephen King
#32. So what he supposed to do? Grab Bobbie's ax and make like Jack Nicholson in The Shinning? He could see it. Smash, crash, bash: Heeeeeeere's GARDENER! #Quote by Stephen King
Nicholson quotes by Ray Wise
#33. I'm a big fan of all the great movie devils, from Walter Huston to Ray Walston to Al Pacino to Jack Nicholson. #Quote by Ray Wise
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#34. I don't know if this is a true statistic, but I heard somewhere that there are three times as many single women over forty as single men. That's what we got from the women's movement. The chickens have come home to roost. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#35. With comedy, you have to do it right. In a drama, there's a lot of different ways to succeed in a moment. But comedy comes from reality. You can't try to be funny. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#36. There is love and there is sorrow, but the gain outweighs the loss, if you will make it so. #Quote by Virginia Nicholson
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#37. Children give your life a resonance that it can't have without them. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
Nicholson quotes by Tim Burton
#38. Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who's very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real. #Quote by Tim Burton
Nicholson quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#39. The myth of writer as, like, Asperger-style misanthrope, or, like, the Jack Nicholson, 'As Good As It Gets' - it just doesn't work, because writers, in order to write good characters, need to understand people. You need to understand your audience. You need to have so much empathy you could almost encourage empathy in others. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
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#40. Updike was the first to take the penile sensorium under the wing of elaborate metaphorical prose. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#41. The job of the novel is to be true to the confusion, but not so confusing that you turn the reader off. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#42. If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#43. I've always thought of myself as shy. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#44. There's something paralyzing about being a writer that you have to escape. I don't want to think of myself as a guy who's written a bunch of books. The 26 letters distance us from our own hesitations and they make us sound as if we know what we're doing. We know grammar, we know prose, but actually we're all just struggling in the dark, really. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#45. I'm Irish. I think about death all the time. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#46. I look for a director with a script he likes a lot, but I'm probably after the directors more than anything. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#47. Take caution in your tone, commander. I'm a fair man, but this
heat is making me absolutely crazy. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#48. Anyway, she sings like a mad tropical bird, and it's just a fondue of molten wanting and grieving and the sadness of the large naked swinging breasts and soft olive skin and everything that you wish you could remember and feel and know. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#49. Then on your tombstone, where you only get a little bit of space to sum up your life, some wax-faced creep chisels a set of meaningless numbers instead of poetry or a secret love or the name of your favorite candy.
In the end, all you get is a few words. #Quote by Scott Nicholson
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#50. 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is a movie that I just find flawless. Jack Nicholson ... I just saw 'The Shining' again the other day; he's so brilliant. He's such a brilliant actor, just unbelievable. #Quote by Michael Biehn
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#51. I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue - a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren't libelous or otherwise illegal. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#52. You can call me Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#53. Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#54. Freedom in every sense but primarily political sense, a rise in repression that stems from a repression of sexuality. It's AIDS, it's herpes, it's this, it's that. Ask any saloon owner what's happened to social life in America and they'll tell you it's a different world and these people are strongly misinformed by the media, peer pressure. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
Nicholson quotes by Susan   Mallery
#55. Zane Nicholson believed in listening to his gut. At nine fifty-five that morning, it was telling him that today wasn't going to be a good day.
He glanced out the window at the rolling hills that made up the Nicholson Ranch and wondered if being a farmer would have been easier. Crops didn't break through fences in the night and wander away. Crops didn't try to be born breech. He could be growing corn. Or wheat. Wheat was patriotic. All those amber waves.
He turned his attention back to his paperwork and shook his head. Who was he kidding? He was a fifth generation rancher. The closest he would come to farming was the vegetable garden the ranch cook grew out behind the bunkhouse. #Quote by Susan Mallery
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#56. I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC. These are huts built out of mammoth bones. These buildings were beautifully made, from the bones of the body into shelter. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#57. basement concrete #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#58. There's probably no one who understands Method acting better academically than I do, or actually uses it more in his work. But it's funny - nobody really sees that. It's perception versus reality, I suppose. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#59. Perforation! Shout it out! The deliberate punctuated weakening of paper and cardboard so that it will tear along an intended path, leaving a row of fine-haired pills or tuftlets on each new edge! It is a staggering conception, showing an age-transforming feel for the unique properties of pulped wood fiber. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#60. And I'll flip through the newest issue, walking back from my blue mailbox, hunting for the poem he chose over mine, and it'll be the same thing as always. The prose will have pulled back, and the poem will be there, cavorting, saying, I'm a poem, I'm a poem. No, you're not! You're an impostor, you're a toy train of pretend stanzas of chopped garbage. Just like my poem was. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
Nicholson quotes by Ben Nicholson
#61. I feel most strongly about Jerusalem, because architects ultimately have to address that city. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#62. I'm an actress and I want to act, and I'm a mom and I want to be with my kids, and it's trying to find a way to do both. #Quote by Julianne Nicholson
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#63. Always try in interviews to avoid the cliches about the problems of public life. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#64. There are maybe 100 actors I look up to, but my first two favourite actors were Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson. #Quote by Paul Dano
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#65. I'd prefer if people had no impressions of me. As a kid, I had to tell my own family, "Please, just don't talk about me!" Because they always got it wrong. Always. I just didn't want them to tell anyone anything about me. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#66. When I was first painting the Monopoly guy I received a criticism. People said, "You're just painting cartoon characters, anyone can do that," but I'm actually a very skilled artist. That's why I released a Jack Nicholson portrait right after that that was very detailed in the face to show my skills. #Quote by Alec Monopoly
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#67. Many good poets are really essayists who write very short essays. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#68. environmental movement #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#69. I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#70. Just as the people who lived through the Second World War thought different things on different days, I think everybody who goes through that period carefully now thinks different things on different days. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#71. Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#72. Believe it or not, I supported Richard Nixon on the issue of presidential privilege. How could anyone conceive of being the president of the United States and think that every single thing that you say or do can become a part of the public record? It just seems so stupid to me. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#73. Each decision - to kill, to sign a petition, to write a letter, to make a speech, to attack, to lie, to surrender - was made at some point in somebody's day. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#74. Maybe the Kindle was the Bowflex of bookishness: something expensive that, when you commit to it, forces you to do more of whatever it is you think you should be doing more of. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#75. I usually don't get too bogged down with my personal problems because that's a one-way street if you get yourself into a negative frame of mind and only see the dark side of life. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#76. I've worked with Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro and Tom Hanks. I've worked with some really good directors: Woody Allen, Paul Schrader ... I've really worked with a lot of people. But I'm intimidated by them, and I'm always thinking, "Oh, my God, he's not going to like me, and I'm going to get fired,". #Quote by Kurt Fuller
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#77. dark-gray cylinder, #Quote by Nicholson Baker
Nicholson quotes by Christopher Titus
#78. When I was seven, I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with my mom. When Jack Nicholson was strapped to the table getting electroshock treatment, my mom burst into tears. She said it reminded her of her life, and I was stunned, because I didn't know my mom had been nominated for an Oscar. #Quote by Christopher Titus
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#79. We read to know that we are not alone. #Quote by William Nicholson
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#80. I have mainly been interested in acting. I think it's a great job, a fine way to live your life. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#81. Some TV shows are like really good novels in that there are enough episodes that you start to have your own feelings about how the characters should act. When the scriptwriters go slightly wrong, when they make the character make a left turn that he or she wouldn't do, you know enough about the characters to say, "No, that's not what she would do there. That's wrong." You can actually argue with a TV show in a way that you can't do as much with movie - you inhabit a TV show in the way you inhabit a novel. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#82. I'm fairly well off. I can't poor-mouth that away from people's sensibilities about me, which is something I worry about as an actor. But it would be real stupid of me to do something for the money. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#83. I just know that sameness, repetition, and conceptualizing are the acting craft's adversaries, and it seems more intelligent to start off within a framework where those things are, to some degree, taken out of your hands. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#84. And now I'm back outside again sitting in the white plastic chair looking at the dew on the gas cap of my car. A fly wants to bit me on the ankle. The mosquitoes are all asleep. They're just not out at this hour. Only one biting fly. And a mourning dove, who blows through his thumbs to make that sound. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#85. It's time for bed. And here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to get in bed, and I don't have anyone to sleep with now, so what I do is I sleep with my books. And I know that's kind of weird and solitary and pathetic. But if you think about it, it's very cozy. Over a period of four, five, six, seven, nine, twenty nights of sleeping, you've taken all these books to bed with you, and you fall asleep, and the books are there.
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Some of the books are thick, and some are thin, some of the books are in hardcover and some in paperback. Sometimes they get rolled up with the pillows and the blankets. And I never make the bed. So it's like a stew of books. The bed is the liquid medium. It's a Campbell's Chunky Soup of books. The bed you eat with a fork. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#86. There were also the razor marks on her wrists and forearms, half a dozen per arm, not very deep, not very convincing really, just a lame, hapless attempt at hurting herself. There hadn't even been that much blood and nobody at the hospital had been at all surprised. These scars, for some reason, he didn't mind. Maybe they even appealed to him. They showed that she was weak and in need of him. #Quote by Geoff Nicholson
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#87. If you want your freedom, you have to be willing to work hard to exercise it. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#88. Imagine. Create. Write. #Quote by Donna Nicholson
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#89. I wrote about World War II because I didn't understand it. I think that's the reason that historians are drawn to any subject - there's something about it that doesn't make sense. I wanted to work my way through what happened slowly, and look at everything in the order in which it took place. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#90. Onstage, of course, you have the luxury of rehearsal and discovery and time and comfort, which then turns into terror when you actually have to put it in front of people. #Quote by Julianne Nicholson
Nicholson quotes by William Nicholson
#91. I am as I am. The world is as it is. Whether I am content with that has very little to do with it. #Quote by William Nicholson
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#92. In the midst of aches in the joints, anxiety over the payment of bills, concern for the safety of those you love, envy of the rich, fear of robbers, dog-weariness at the end of a long day, and the unacceptable slipping away of youth, there does occasionally appear, like a ray of light piercing the clouds, a moment of joy. Perhaps you have entered the house and sat down before removing your boots. A friend has pressed a drink into your hands, and is telling you the latest news. You see from his face that he's glad you've come in; and you are glad too. Glad to be sitting down, glad of the warming glow of the dirnk, glad of your friend's furrowed brow and eager speech. For this moment, nothing more is required. It is in its way unimprovable. This is what I mean by the Great Enough. #Quote by William Nicholson
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#93. I really practiced hard and got to a certain level of technical proficiency. I overcame some of my limitations. I was a hard-working, dedicated bassoonist, but I have to say I'm not a natural musician. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#94. It's hard to make a living at independent films, at least in my experience. It can be hard to be really creatively fulfilled in some television. Between the two, I get a bit of both. #Quote by Julianne Nicholson
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#95. I'm a good friend. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#96. I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#97. OK, the director makes the movie. But some movies can't get made without someone like me in them. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#98. Zane Nicholson might not be big on conversation, but the man obviously knew his way around the bedroom…not to mention her body. #Quote by Susan Mallery
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#99. I don't do all that well in the writerly world. I'm happier being outside the flow. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#100. There are always struggles in writing. Anyone who denies this is either lying to themselves or you. Or they're not faithful to their audience. #Quote by Phoenix Elvis Nicholson
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#101. Will the time ever come when I am not so completely dependent on thoughts I first had in childhood to furnish the feedstock for my comparisons and analogies and sense of the parallel rhythms of microhistory? Will I reach a point where there will be a good chance, I mean a more than fifty-fifty chance, that any random idea popping back into the foreground of my consciousness will be an idea that first came to me when I was an adult, rather than one I had repeatedly as a child? #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#102. You float like a feather," sings Radiohead, "In a beautiful world." I've listened several times to the Radiohead songs, because it was nice of Raymond to say he heard a bit of them in what I sang. I'm not sure I hear it myself, but I am pleased and touched. Sometimes that's what you need, just a quick casual word of knowledgeable encouragement. Radiohead reminds me a little of the songs in Garden State soundtrack. Now, that's a soundtrack. They were all songs that Zach Braff liked, so he put them in his movie. And there's that beautiful moment near the beginning where Natalie Portman hands him the headphones and she watches him listen to the song and she smiles her huge, innocent Natalie Portman smile. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#103. My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#104. I really loved 'Witches of Eastwick', the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson and Cher. #Quote by Madchen Amick
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#105. I'm suspicious of full-replacement programs - that is, pronouncements that one way of doing something will entirely supplant another, and that in fact we have to hurry the replacement along. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#106. The less people know about me, the easier my job is. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#107. Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#108. I'm a scamp. I don't deny it. I like myself. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#109. I'm often called obsessive, but I don't think I am any more than anyone else. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#110. Here comes Johnny! #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#111. What I feel bad about is not having published very much in the last few years. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#112. The sun isow behind the grey-green trees. And all the farm grows quiet by degrees. Among their many lessons this is best: the animals know when and how to rest! #Quote by William Nicholson
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#113. Footnotes are the finer-suckered surfaces that allow testicular paragraphs to hold fast to the wider reality of the library. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#114. No animal likes to be pecked on the anus by a duck. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#115. When you leave a job, one of the hardest decisions you have to make on cleaning out your desk is what to do with the coffinlike cardboard tray holding 958 fresh-smelling business cards. You can't throw them out - they and the nameplate and a few sample payroll stubs are proof to yourself that you once showed up at that building every day and solved complicated, utterly absorbing problems there; unfortunately, the problems themselves, though they once obsessed you, and kept you working late night after night, and made you talk in your sleep, turn out to have been hollow: two weeks after your last day that already have contracted into inert pellets one-fiftieth of their former size; you find yourself unable to create the sense of what was really at stake, for it seems to have been the Hungarian 5/2 rhythm of the lived workweek alone that kept each fascinating crisis inflated to its full interdepartmental complexity. But coterminously, while the problems you were paid to solve collapse, the nod of the security guard, his sign-in book, the escalator ride, the things on your desk, the site of colleagues' offices, their faces seen from characteristic angles, the features of the corporate bathroom, all miraculously expand: and in this way what was central and what was incidental end up exactly reversed. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#116. I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum means to express the most complex ideas. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#117. Engineering, I think you can pick up. [A data scientist's] curiosity is built-in #Quote by Scott Nicholson
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#118. Notes of joy have a special STP solvent in them that dissolves all the gluey engine deposits of heartache. War and woe don't have anything like the range and reach that notes of joy do. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#119. Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and relatives, despite all the waste of ceremony and fakery and the fact that out of an hour of conversation you may have only five minutes in which the old entente reappears, are the only real means for foreign ideas to enter your brain. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#120. What separates man from divine Reality is the slightest of barriers: God is infinitely close to man, but man is infinitely far from God. The barrier is, for man, a mountain; he stands before a mountain which he must remove with his own hands. He digs away the earth, but in vain; the mountain remains. Man, however, goes on digging, in the name of God. And the mountain vanishes. It was never there. #Quote by Reynold Alleyne Nicholson
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#121. Unbelievable! I said, What would I be doing walking the streets at night as a stuffed olive- gate-crashing cocktail parties? #Quote by Louise Rennison
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#122. Women
a mistake, or did He do it to us on purpose? #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#123. You can't handle the truth! #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#124. One's head is finite. You pour more and more things into it - surnames, chronologies, affiliations - and it packs them away in its tunnels, and eventually you find that you have a book about something that you publish. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#125. Acting is everybody's favorite second job. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#126. There is one thing I know about creative conflict: once my argument is exhausted, I am not going to be unhappy whether it moves in my direction or away. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#127. I'm the age where we didn't have television as kids. So when I saw my nieces and nephews watching Howdy Doody, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, and so forth, I thought the world had gone mad. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#128. Gandhi was such an important figure to the pacifists of the '30s, and he was such an extraordinary embodiment of nonviolence, that I thought it was necessary to have him in there. When he would say something about the war, it was to some extent news - and he was sure to have a response that was different from that of other world leaders. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#129. I sincerely hope I'll never fathom you. You're mystical, serene, intriguing; you enclose such charm within you. The lustre of your presence bewitches me. I like the unreality of your mind; the whole thing is very splendid and voluptuous and absurd. It is not mere words on paper, Mrs. Nicholson, it is both my mind and heart addressing you. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
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#130. Cashier." Turnover #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#131. I am closer to the pacifist side, in that I think that the British response to German aggression, which was to try to starve the Continent into a state of revolt and to terrorize German civilians with bombing raids, was part of the total catastrophe. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#132. I really like the way that Jack Nicholson [acts] in particular works. I like the fact that he takes enormous risks. He's an enormously disciplined actor who seems to be totally capable of dealing with the business as a business and yet drop it totally when he's working. #Quote by Tim Curry
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#133. I'm a New Wave baby, so I got very stimulated by foreign film. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#134. The Royal Navy had not built its magnificent reputation over the centuries by avoiding battle. #Quote by Arthur Nicholson
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#135. But the people I admire have always been people like Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon. #Quote by Evan Jones
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#136. People never gave away their hearts, however willing or desperate or lonely they were. Hearts always had to be taken. By force or trickery. Love was murder, the infliction of death by cardiac theft, and the alternative was even worse. #Quote by Scott Nicholson
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#137. The corruption of the American soul is consumerism. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#138. I managed lots of clubs. I had more clubs than Jack Nicholson #Quote by Bobby Gould
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#139. I have a really beautiful mother. She is close to 60, and to this day doesn't wear a speck of make up or dye her hair, and everyone who meets her is completely dazzled by her. She seriously glows. #Quote by Julianne Nicholson
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#140. All my tips and tricks and woes and worries are gong to come tumbling out before you. I'm going to divulge them. What a juicy work that is, 'divulge.' Truth opening its petals. Truth smells like Chinese food and sweat. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#141. What does "poet laureate" mean? Nothing. It means a person with laurel branches twined around his head. Which is not something people do much now. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#142. For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#143. I think human beings have a basic instinct to be free and explore their world in their own way. I've always been driven to look at life as something which we should try to plunge into rather than sit back. You have to be able to have fun and keep creating a sense of excitement to how you approach the world. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#144. I prefer reading e-books on a high resolution LCD screen - like the iPod Touch's - although the pixel density could and should be much higher. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#145. What's somewhat puzzling is that Churchill himself knew what the reaction would be to any sort of aerial attack on cities, because in 1938 he said that in a future war British cities would be attacked by bombing, and that the response would be that all men would want to join the fight because they would be so incensed by this cowardly manner of attack. Which is a very natural response: when something drops on you from the air and blows up a bunch of buildings and kills people in their sleep, the reaction is going to be rage, confusion, and a search for something to destroy in retaliation. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#146. The kind of painting which I find exciting is not necessarily representational or non-representational, but it is musical and architectural ... Whether this visual relationship is slightly more or slightly less abstract is, for me, beside the point. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#147. But spending your life concentrating on death is like watching a whole movie and thinking only about the credits that are going to roll at the end. It's a mistake of emphasis. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#148. I can't hit on women in public any more. I didn't decide this; it just doesn't feel right at my age. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#149. You are more thoughtful because you don't act as quickly anymore. When I turned 70 it was the first time I felt young for my age. Fifty dropped on me like a ton of bricks - there is something about that number - but when 70 came along I felt good about it. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#150. I think the Greeks invented sports as an antidote to philosophy. In sports there are absolute rules. It's not, What about this? What about that? Either you're safe or you're out. It's ten yards or it's not. It's in the hoop or out of the hoop. It's certain. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#151. I'm not a huge scary movie kind of guy; like, I don't do slasher movies, because I'm really squeamish. But if I had to pick a favorite, it would definitely be 'The Shining' with Jack Nicholson. Not only is that a scary movie, it's just a flat out classic. #Quote by Brendan Robinson
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#152. As it happened, the first three major advances in my life - and I will list all the advances here -

1. shoe-tying
2. pulling up on Xs
3. steadying hand against sneaker when tying
4. brushing tongue as well as teeth
5. putting on deodorant after I was fully dressed
6. discovering that sweeping was fun
7. ordering a rubber stamp with my address on it to make billpaying more efficient
8. deciding that brain cells ought to die

- have to do with shoe-tying, but I don't think that this fact is very unusual. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#153. Some artists are normal people who just happen to make things because we can't figure out how in the hell to communicate with people. #Quote by Scott Nicholson
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#154. Not if you know the secret,' he countered, leaning closer. There was a slight Jack Nicholson vibe to all this. I drew back, faintly alarmed. 'It's simple. If you want a well-behaved goshawk, you just have to do one thing. Give 'em the opportunity to kill things. Kill as much as possible. Murder sorts them out.' And he grinned. #Quote by Helen Macdonald
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#155. I began to think that the finest modern writer was the screen actor. This was in the spirit of the Fifties where a very antiliterary literature was emerging - Kenneth Patchen and others. I kind of believed what Nietzsche said, that nothing not written in your blood is worth reading; it's just more pollution of the airwaves. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#156. At 55 I said the probability is I won't have another relationship. I just didn't want to start another family. Between my own bizarre criteria and taste and the fact that I'm not available for many things I thought it was unlikely. Once you know the science about it, I don't think anybody should consider being committed to a real eternal relationship until you're through something called the infatuation circle. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#157. I love the company of people. I always have and always will, it comes with my family. But earlier in life I might have got a little nervous if I was alone for a day or two in a row. I might think, "Where are they?" Now, I just go on doing naturally what I do. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#158. When they say I'm a great actor, I close my ears because it's not good for you to think that way. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#159. When it's over for a woman, it's over. You're not getting an appeal. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#160. I met Jack Nicholson when I was about 10 at a party of my uncle's, and it wasn't so much that I knew his films because I was small, but he wore sunglasses inside at night and I thought that must mean he was very important and was suitably star struck by his charismatic presence. #Quote by Emilia Fox
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#161. She slapped Kestrel's face. Without thinking twice, Kestrel slapped her back, as hard as she could. The young woman burst into tears. The servant saw this, aghast.
"Baby!" She exclaimed. "Oh, my poor baby!"
"You've been kind to me," said Kestrel, "and you're very beautiful, but if you hit me again I'll kill you. #Quote by William Nicholson
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#162. I believe in making all movies at their most reasonable. That I get a lot of money as an actor is because nobody else will get it if I don't. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#163. I describe Soldiers And Sisterhood as the literary equivalent of a chocolte biscuit - all the fun and and none of the calories. #Quote by Andrew Nicholson
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#164. We learn how to kiss, or to drink, talk to our buddies-all the things that you can't really teach in social studies or history-we all learn them at the movies. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#165. I certainly knew my father. He just didn't happen to be my biological father. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#166. A well-off plastic surgeon can suffer just as much as an Irish lad who has been abused or whatever. #Quote by William Nicholson
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#167. Though simple, the trick was something that struck me as useful right now. Thus, the 'when I was little' nostalgia was misleading: it turned something that I was taking seriously as an adult into something soupier, less precise, more falsely exotic, than it really was. Why should we need lots of nostalgia to license any pleasure taken in the discoveries we carry over from childhood, when it is now so clearly an adult pleasure? I decided that from now on I wouldn't get that faraway look when describing things that excited me now, regardless of whether they had first been childhood enthusiasms or not. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#168. For an actor, style comes last. You first have to implement the whole thing, but your style comes from the subconscious, which is the best part an actor brings to his work. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#169. Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#170. The camera photographs what's there. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#171. suppressed hysteria. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#172. I see man more as an instrument or an agent more than anything else. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#173. That's what I like about the movie business: you're always in contact with wonderful and interesting people. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#174. She didn't know the going price of cattle on the hoof, or the per acre value of land in this part of the country, but from what she could tell, no Nicholson was ever going to die poor. #Quote by Susan Mallery
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#175. You can tell it's a poem because it's swimming in a little gel pack of white space. That shows it's a poem. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#176. We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#177. I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#178. On the birth of his son after having had two daughters: I finally got it right. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#179. I'm not an expert, but I want to be. #Quote by Ben Nicholson
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#180. Having kids is the most innately positive thing that anyone can do. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#181. Any chance you might sit on my face?'
'Carnal Knowledge'
'That's the stuff.'
'No, I mean 'Carnal Knowledge, the movie. Jack Nicholson says that to Ann Margret when they first meet. She's a skater.'
'Well, is there?'
'Are you always this direct? #Quote by Linda Banana
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#182. There are short parts that I as an actor am very right for. Or I just like the part. Or you need someone like me for the movie. By that I don't mean at the box office, I mean in the execution of the material. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#183. I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#184. I'm an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30's. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#185. With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60.
-Jack Nicholson #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#186. I know I can act. There aren't too many other jobs I know how to do. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#187. Once I got started acting I loved it. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#188. And of course to work with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and work with a wonderful, beautiful script directed by Nancy Meyers, it was really for me a dream come true. #Quote by Keanu Reeves
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#189. I ate a vendor's hot dog with sauerkraut (a combination whose tastiness still makes me tremble), walking fast in order to save as much of the twenty minutes of my lunch hour I had left for reading. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#190. Will you dance for me? Let your breasts roam for a moment
I need to see how they dance.'
'Okay.' She danced, and as she danced, she tried to think of the most delicious salads she could imagine
with artichokes and sundried tomato and blue cheese dressing, and beets, lots of beets. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#191. Well, who's real? The living or the dead? #Quote by Scott Nicholson
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#192. Lars is played by Ryan Gosling, the Prince of Tics, whose idea of acting is to wait a few beats before reacting to other people's remarks, as if acting were merely a matter of adhering to the seven-second delay rule. Jack Nicholson has made a career out of doing this sort of thing, as did Paul Newman, as did Marlon Brando (who the other two learned it from), but they didn't do it all the time and they were more fun to look at ... Lars And The Real Girl joins a number of other recent films in the category of motion pictures where the director doesn't know that his protagonist is unsympathetic. #Quote by Joe Queenan
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#193. I have a lot of vanity. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#194. What's the first image that comes to mind when you think of a mental hospital? Jack Nicholson in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' right? We need to change that perception, and places like this one are doing that. #Quote by Deborah Norville
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#195. Abelardo, my manager, emerged from a stall. "What do you think, Howie?" he said; it was his standard greeting - one I was fond of.
"Abe, I don't know what to think," I said; my standard response. #Quote by Nicholson Baker
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#196. Teddy looked at him directly for the first time.
Are you a poet?' he asked.
A poet?' Nicholson said. 'Lord, no. Alas, no. Why do you ask?'
I don't know. Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.' "
- Teddy and Nicholson in "Teddy" (Nine Stories) #Quote by J.D. Salinger
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#197. We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We're in a race against time, until we run out of money. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#198. You have to do every movie one at a time. Trilogy is contrary to this ideology. My nightmare is to wake up and find myself the host of a TV series. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
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#199. Why should I be honored? Don't I have enough attention, comfort and power already? #Quote by William Nicholson
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#200. Because of the way the business is structured, I have sometimes turned down scripts that I might otherwise have accepted had I known who was directing them. #Quote by Jack Nicholson

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