„I am a ham. I've no business being rock 'n' roll. I've said it over and over again that I'm a classical composer, dishevelling my personality by dabbling in rock 'n' roll.“

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„The rock and roll business is pretty absurd, but the world of serious music is much worse.“

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„... I just know that, right now, … the biggest record selling business there is is rock and roll.“

—  Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
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„I believe I'm the best person for the job. Obviously I'm a woman, but I've never sought election on the basis of being a woman. I've always sought election as the best person for the job.“

—  Helen Clark 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand 1950
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„What I've learned over the years is that focus and singular purpose is the best approach for businesses.“

—  Barry Diller American businessman 1942
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„ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
Context: Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.

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