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#1. As a singer, you can't hear what's coming out of your throat; you're only hearing it from the inside, so you need a trusted person who knows how your voice works. It's like a car. You take it to the same mechanic because they know it inside out, and every time you get it back, it works fantastic. - Author: Stephen Costello
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#2. When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age, they would say we can become cops or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? - Author: Frank Costello
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#3. There are some nights when you've spent so long analysing things that all that's left to do is get drunk. - Author: Jane Costello
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#4. Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#5. Other kids are brought up nice and sent to Harvard and Yale. Me? I was brought up like a mushroom. - Author: Frank Costello
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#6. Those days she was just a beautiful girl, now she's framed and hung up. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#7. You've got a chemistry class; I want a piece of your mind;
You don't know what you started when you mixed it up with mine ... - Author: Elvis Costello
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#8. Living a very long time would be a very scary thing. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#9. Nothing happened. Nothing continued to happen. More Nothing. The Return of Nothing. Son of Nothing. Nothing Rides Again. Nothing and Abbot and Costello meet the Wolfman ... - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#10. A basic premise of restorative practices is that the increasingly inappropriate behavior in schools is a direct consequence of the overall loss of connectedness in our society. By fostering inclusion, community, accountability, responsibility, support, nurturing and cooperation, circles restore these qualities to a community or classroom and facilitate the development of character. As a consequence of fostering relationships and a sense of belonging, academic performance, too, flourishes. - Author: Bob Costello
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#11. As for music, my tastes are eclectic. Elvis Costello is my all-time favorite. I listen to a lot of jazz, primarily the great female vocalists, and I am very fond of the late cabaret singer Nancy Lamott. - Author: Laura Lippman
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#12. Our system of government is one of checks and balances. It requires compromise.. compromise between the Executive and the Parliament, compromise between one House and another, compromise between the States and the Commonwealth and compromise between groups of persons with legitimate interests and other groups with other legitimate interests. There is room for compromise.. indeed demand for it.. in a system of checks and balances. - Author: Peter Costello
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#13. During the Cold War of the 1950s, American spies were issued eyeglasses with thick, clunky frames. If captured, they were trained to casually chew the curved earpieces, where fatal doses of cyanide were cast inside the plastic. It's these same horn-rimmed suicide glasses, the wrangler says, that inspired the look of Buddy Holly and Elvis Costello. All those young hipsters wearing death on their nose. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#14. I could say it was the nights when I was lonely
and you were the only one who'd talk.
I could tell you that I like your sensitivity,
when you know it's the way that you walk. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#15. Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#16. Well there's a line that you must toe and it'll soon be time to go but it's darker than you know in those Complicated Shadows - Author: Elvis Costello
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#17. This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#18. There are five things to write songs about: I'm leaving you. You're leaving me. I want you. You don't want me. I believe in something. Five subjects, and 12 notes. For all that, we musicians do pretty well. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#19. We've confused the cost of lifestyle with the cost of living. We've lost our perspective. - Author: Tim Costello
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#20. Your skin isn't paper, don't cut it. Do what I did, find something you love, and let that make you bleed - Author: Ashley Costello
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#21. Dealing with sketch comedy and buddy teams like Abbott and Costello, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby - I just loved buddy comedies. - Author: Drake Bell
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#22. Oh, I know that she's disgusted,
cause she's feeling so abused.
She gets tired of the lust,
but it's so hard to refuse. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#23. Smokey Robinson writes the heartfelt songs, whereas it was my job to write the songs about weakness and failure in love. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#24. People are going to see both of us and think it's an Abbott and Costello kind of thing. It's not an easy switch. It's not an easy transition from TV to film. - Author: Ray Romano
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#25. In addition to the clean coal provisions, the energy conference agreement contains provisions instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#26. The stuff I write I'm very proud of, but I'm smart enough to know I'll never get on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' next to Elvis Costello. - Author: Dan Hill
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#27. I have always felt that the great lottery of life is unfair. The fact is that I was thrown up on the stage of life called Australia. You don't choose where you are thrown on to this stage. So universal health, universal education, of course plenty of food and clean water. - Author: Tim Costello
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#28. Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#29. I just got into it like a lot of people through the rock 'n' roll bands in the late '60s that turned to country music, like The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, but particularly through The Byrds because of Gram Parsons, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman (with their 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo). They kind of introduced English kids to Merle Haggard and George Jones and the Louvins (brothers Charlie and Ira). - Author: Elvis Costello
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#30. The way you look I understand how you were not impressed, but I heard you let that little friend of mine take off your party dress. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#31. Falling in love instantly is just not possible. You have to let someone grow on you - Author: Jane Costello
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#32. Dear Hewitt Costello, Equerry, were daylighted with our outing and are looking backwards to our unearly summers - Author: James Joyce
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#33. 'Content' is a word that has never sat well with me. Like 'maturity'. They are two words I've never liked. I think they imply some sort of decay. A settling. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#34. I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I've tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#35. You do have to be a bit careful with your voice. It is an instrument. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#36. I've been here all the time; I could be putting out as many albums as Costello, y'know what I mean? - Author: Shane MacGowan
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#37. I can write orchestrations, but I can't sight-read music and play at the same time. I don't have enough facility. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#38. Train service is particularly vital for the students and employees of Southern Illinois University. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#39. My mum was a big fan of E.L.O. and Elvis Costello. She used to play that, consistently, all the time when we were kids. And my dad, he would claim to be a singer ... You know, he loves singing, and he used to sing a lot when he was a kid and at parties and stuff like that. So I come from a very party-musical family. - Author: James Vincent McMorrow
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#40. My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#41. It's a petty thing, but I wouldn't join the Scouts when I was a kid, 'cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I'm just not a royalist. I think it's idiotic, a hereditary principle. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#42. [Commercial radio] is owned by one or two corporations now, and they're not in the music business. They're in the advertising business ... So let's not kid ourselves. If you want to hear music, go buy a guitar. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#43. That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted. (Last words.) - Author: Lou Costello
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#44. The ending of partition was inevitable because Ireland was one nation by history and tradition , by facts of race, geography, and economy - Author: Seamus Costello
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#45. So Meyer Lansky was Hyman Roth? Was Marlon Brando Frank Costello? The confusion was compounded when quite serious newspapers started incorporating Godfather comparisons into their reporting on organized crime. - Author: Robert Lacey
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#46. You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it's just going to be an obscurity. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#47. No one gives it to you. You have to take it. - Author: Frank Costello
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#48. But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#49. I'm a working travelling musician, but just on a bigger scale. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#50. But you know, the longer you listen to this abortion debate, the more you hear this phrase "sanctity of life". You've heard that. Sanctity of life. You believe in it? Personally, I think it's a bunch of shit. Well, I mean, life is sacred? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death. Has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians all taking turns killing each other 'cause God told them it was a good idea. The sword of God, the blood of the land, vengeance is mine. Millions of dead motherfuckers. Millions of dead motherfuckers all because they gave the wrong answer to the God question. "You believe in God?" "No." Boom. Dead. "You believe in God?" "Yes." "You believe in my God? "No." Boom. Dead. "My God has a bigger dick than your God!" Thousands of years. Thousands of years, and all the best wars, too. The bloodiest, most brutal wars fought, all based on religious hatred. Which is fine with me. Hey, any time a bunch of holy people want to kill each other I'm a happy guy.

But don't be giving me all this shit about the sanctity of life. I mean, even if there were such a thing, I don't think it's something you can blame on God. No, you know where the sanctity of life came from? We made it up. You know why? 'Cause we're alive. Self-interest. Living people have a strong interest in promoting the idea that somehow life is sacred. You don't see Abbott and Costello running around, talking about th - Author: George Carlin
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#51. Live your life,Imogen.Suck every bit of happiness out of it.You deserve it.We all do. - Author: Jane Costello
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#52. Some people can't physically hear things. A kid that listens to Metallica or something can't hear that, because he's filled himself up with this stuff, he physically can't hear a banjo or a harp or something. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#53. Serious music usually doesn't pay. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#54. Don't get smart or sarcastic
He snaps back just like elastic
Spare us the theatrics and the verbal gymnastics
We break wise guys just like matchsticks - Author: Elvis Costello
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#55. I'm goin' to take a little trip, down paradise's endless shores. They say that travel broadens the mind, till you can't get your head out of doors. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#56. It was a real party of swells. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#57. When you work with new people, I think that it throws all of the matters into relief, because you have to explain yourself every time. It's like crossing a new border. They want to see your documents. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#58. The Internet is overrated. It's much smaller an innovation than people think it is. I don't think it's changed the way anybody makes music. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#59. And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#60. You find actually over the years that you get attributed with a lot of things you didn't do and you don't get reported on a lot of things you did do and I must say, when I read some of these things I wonder where the journalists get them from. They generally speak to somebody who's spoken to somebody who was down the back of a pub who heard the barman say, and gradually finds its way into magazines or articles but no, that's not the case. - Author: Peter Costello
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#61. You'll never be alone in the bone orchard. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#62. I get very frustrated by this term 'genre exercise.' I mean, what exactly is that? Genre is not really relevant when you are writing a song; hopefully you are doing it to explore something, to create something, and I don't agree that any of my albums are genre exercises. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#63. Well, I used to be disgusted.
Now I try to be amused. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#64. My earliest childhood memories are of watching Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. I remember not liking Frankenstein then and going, "Who is this bald guy?" But I love it now. - Author: Quentin Tarantino
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#65. I would love to hang out with Elvis Costello, to see what he's up to because he seems so fascinating to me. - Author: Patrick Stump
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#66. I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#67. Nonsense prevails, modesty fails Grace and virtue turn into stupidity While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise And our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts They still think they're the gods of antiquity If something you missed didn't even exist It was just an ideal is it such a surprise? - Author: Elvis Costello
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#68. I'm not going to get too sentimental, like those other sticker valentines, 'cause I don't know if you are loving some body. I only know it isn't mine. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#69. The theme of exile is attractive to me, because it's sort of like the family business. Not just music, but travel. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#70. And I'm up while the dawn is breaking, even though my heart is aching. I should be drinking a toast to absent friends instead of these comedians. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#71. As I'm lying there at my funeral I would hope to hear somebody say, Look, he's still moving! - Author: Peter Costello
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#72. Songs are more powerful than books. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#73. I could promise that I'll always be true to you, but we may not live to be so old. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#74. Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#75. Abbott and Costello were huge for me as a very young person. - Author: Tim Heidecker
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#76. A lot of people had to die for me to be me. - Author: Frank Costello
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#77. This is not the kind of country where you would feel comfortable if you were opposed to democracy, parliamentary law, independent courts and so I would say to people who don't feel comfortable with those values there might be other countries where they'd feel more comfortable with their own values or beliefs - Author: Peter Costello
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#78. I knew I was in trouble, but I thought I was in hell. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#79. I started with rock n' roll and ... then you start to take it apart like a child with a toy and you see there's blues and there's country ... Then you go back from country into American music ... and you end up in Scotland and Ireland eventually. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#80. I was always a fan of the old-style comics. I loved vaudeville. I loved Milton Berle, Dick Shawn, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Charlie Callas, all those guys. Hilarious. I love the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope movies, and Abbott & Costello. My television influences were 'Monty Python's Flying Circus,' 'Benny Hill,' and 'Hee Haw.' - Author: Larry The Cable Guy
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#81. There was not a lot of rock n' roll in the house. Our parents didn't think it was very groovy, and I tend to agree with them. If you grew up with Charlie Parker, Bill Haley wasn't very hip. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#82. And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#83. Don't tell me you don't know what love is When you're old enough to know better. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#84. We would all prefer to see much further ahead. We want the road map and to know the short cuts. But usually we only have enough light for the next step. To get anywhere we must take that. - Author: Tim Costello
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#85. I auditioned for 'West Side Story' and got the part of Tony, but wasn't allowed to do it. They needed me to play trumpet. But I was glad, in the end, because I learned a lot about playing that score. - Author: Stephen Costello
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#86. Funny, now I can see, how looks can be deceiving. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#87. Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#88. Life for me is about movement. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#89. You know in politics you are dealing in the realm of choices. You don't always have clear-cut decision between a thoroughly principled position and a thoroughly unprincipled one. You're making snap decisions with paucity of information, generally trying to do the best that you can, but you will make errors, and sometimes it's a decision between a bad and a worse alternative. It has to be done, because we need to order our society, and of politics it can literally be said: Bad job, but someone's got to do it. - Author: Peter Costello
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#90. Your mind is made up but your mouth is undone. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#91. And I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#92. Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#93. Christine O'Donnell: I think especially in such an unstable economic environment, what people criticized him for in 2008 his consistency , the fact that he was so strong , and I think people will find that appealing going into the 2012. Carol Costello: Well, some people say Mitt Romney isn't the most consistent candidate, because he's changed his minds about big, important issues over the years. Christine O'Donnell: You know, that's one of the things that I like about him because he's been consistent since he changed his mind. - Author: Christine O'Donnell
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#94. Oh, well, that's not bad, I suppose. I mean, I'd prefer devastatingly sophisticated - but almost endearing is more than I could have hoped for under the circumstances. - Author: Jane Costello
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#95. In the tiny torn up pieces of his mind he's irresistible too. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#96. The only two things that motivate me and that matter to me are revenge
and guilt. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#97. because I am the king of this world. That's right, Costello.' He stood once again, 'I was once the master and lord supreme of this dominion. These people are my people. The lonely virgins living in their moms' basement who never read a conspiracy theory they didn't believe, and who never saw a corpse within 25 miles of the Beltway that died of natural causes - they are,' and here McNamara raised his arms aloft, in the manner of a TV Evangelist, to mimic a Southern preachers accent, 'my people. - Author: Sam Bourne
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#98. We're all gonna die, let's act accordingly. - Author: Frank Costello
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#99. There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#100. You swore you wouldn't shout. If it's not your punch, then it's your pout. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#101. The wages of sin are an expensive infection. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#102. I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#103. There are a few things that I regret, but nothing that I need to forget. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#104. I've had an unusual life. A life far removed from most people's experience. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#105. I took my better nature out, drowned it in a babbling stream/took the blossom of my youth and blew it all to smithereens. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#106. Certain songs have been written years apart, but they have a natural continuity to my mind. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#107. The people with the most resources are the federal government. If you can invade a country halfway across the world in a matter of days, you can surely come to the aid of your own citizens in a shorter order of time. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#108. What have I done, Obie?"

Obie flung his hand in the air, the gesture encompassing all the rotten things that had occur under Archie's command, at Archie's direction. The ruined kids, the capsized hopes. Renault last fall and poor Tubs Casper and all the others including even the faculty. Like Brother Eugene.

"You know what you've done, Archie. I don't need to draw up a list-"

"You blame me for everything, right, Obie? You and Carter and all the others. Archie Costello, the bad guy. The villain. Archie, the bastard. Trinity would be such a beautiful place without Archie Costello. Right, Obie? But it's not me, Obie, it's not me...."

"Not you?" Obie cried, fury gathering in his throat, his chest, his guts. "What the hell do you mean, not you? This could have been a beautiful place to be, Archie. A beautiful time for all of us. Christ, who else, if not you?"

"Do you really want to know who?"

"Okay, who then?" Impatient with his crap, the old Archie crap.

"It's you, Obie. You and Carter and Bunting and Leon and everybody. But especially you, Obie. Nobody forced you to do anything, buddy. Nobody made you join the Vigils. Nobody twisted your arm to make you secretary of the Vigils. Nobody pain you to keep a notebook with all that crap about the students, all their weaknesses, soft points. The notebook made your job easier, didn't it, Obie? And what was your job? Finding the victims. You found them, Obie. Yo - Author: Robert Cormier
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#109. My grandfather and my father disagreed about music, not least of all because my dad wanted to improvise. It wasn't just that he wanted to play different music; it was just that he came off the dots. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#110. Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#111. My dad's father was a White Star Line trumpet player in the '20s. It shaped the way that I think about music. My grandfather was classically trained, military trained. He was an orphan who ended up in the Military School of Music in Kneller Hall. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#112. You must hold on to the sort of finger-painting aspect of music. That's something I learned, particularly from listening to Neil Young. Tom Waits is another one, because Tom's music is incredibly sophisticated and beautifully arranged, but he's using a toolbox that's unlike anybody else's. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#113. When somebody like Elvis Costello comes along, anybody can make a good record with him. - Author: Nick Lowe
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#114. Clowntime is over Time to take cover While others just talk and talk Somebody's watching where the others don't walk. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#115. Women hear rhythm differently than men. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#116. What happens with 'Mad Men,' it's like an Elvis Costello album; I'll watch it, and then I immediately have to watch it again. AMC will play it back-to-back. I have a tendency to yell at it when my wife's not around because if she catches me yelling at 'Mad Men,' then it gets weird. - Author: Michael Weatherly
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#117. I mistrust these people in music industry who can be everybody. This is where technology dictates to them. I mistrust that, that in somehow the chips capture the soul of a player, that's patent nonsense. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#118. I wanna bite the hand that feeds me. I wanna bite that hand so badly. I want to make them wish they'd never seen me. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#119. But if I've done something wrong there's no "ifs" and "buts"
Cause I love you just as much as I hate your guts - Author: Elvis Costello
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#120. Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes against humanity because it is an effort to systematically wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#121. Was it a millionaire who said, "Imagine no possessions"? - Author: Elvis Costello
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#122. Then I became an altar boy because of the solemn face, but I got thrown out at fourteen for laughing, because the priest used to mumble everything except the church plate takings. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#123. There's so many people to see. So many people to check up on and add to your collection. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#124. I find humming is very useful. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#125. I really thought twice about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when that came in. I always was of a mind that it's an inherently stupid idea to put something like that in a glass case. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#126. I think Australians are rightly suspicious of people who will try and use religion for another end. I don't think that's right and I don't think it should be done, but I think it should inform values, and it does. - Author: Peter Costello
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#127. Music journalists love Elvis Costello and hate me because they look like Elvis Costello - Author: David Lee Roth
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#128. When I first did 'Moby,' I didn't realize how taxing it would be. I was climbing fifty feet up in the air and climbing down. Literally, it's so busy, you feel you're on a ship. You're always moving; you're constantly adding clothes or taking them off, and there are many people on stage all the time! - Author: Stephen Costello
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#129. It's what's on the record not what labels on it. You know, that's like getting a box of cornflakes and eating the cardboard. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#130. You're drinking vintage Elvis Presley wine. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#131. Almost 70 percent of U.S. ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the Illinois waterway system. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#132. Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#133. I grew up on Jerry Lewis and Abbot and Costello, the Marx Brothers. - Author: Drake Bell
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#134. While some people are certainly seeing economic benefits, many others are unemployed, underemployed, without health insurance and struggling to make ends meet. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#135. Theres a bunch of Elvis Costello records that made all the difference between feeling like a total freak and feeling like ... only a freak. A freak among other freaks - Author: Elliott Smith
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#136. Life without chocolate is just an existence - Author: Sue Costello
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#137. Good manners and bad breath will get you nowhere. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#138. I've never felt British. I'm just not interested in national identity. I don't know why. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#139. I wish you luck with a capital "F". - Author: Elvis Costello
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#140. Somebody should clip Sting around the head and tell him to stop using that ridiculous Jamaican accent. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#141. We didn't know anything about comedy duos - Abbot and Costello, Martin and Lewis - we didn't know anything about that. Kim Fields showed us a tape of Martin and Lewis and their old shows and they come through the curtain so we started doing research on them. - Author: Kel Mitchell
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#142. I never look for music by genre. I look for an artist who puts a dependable trademark on things. Like Elvis Costello - he's a great songwriter who presents his songs in a number of contexts. I feel the same about my own music. - Author: Todd Rundgren
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#143. You can't live in the past, and I don't. I'm not nostalgic about my own work at all. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#144. Why can't a man stand alone? Must he be burdened by all that he's taught to consider his own? His skin and his station, his kin and his crown, his flag and his nation They just weigh him down - Author: Elvis Costello
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#145. I'd be very suspicious of anybody that seems to have to move to the next level of expression. I distrust that: now I'm writing a book, now I'm being an actor. It should be a natural thing. I think it's a natural thing for you to act. But I think that people that feel that, because they've written one maybe quite beautiful love song that equips them to play Romeo, is probably misguided. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#146. History repeats the old conceits - Author: Elvis Costello
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#147. Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#148. I was watching while you're dancing away,
our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#149. There are some things you can't cover up with lipstick and powder. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#150. Cause somewhere in the Quizling Clinic, there's a shorthand typist taking seconds over minutes. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#151. People think it is all about country music, and I know a lot of country music has come out of there, but like Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dillon was recorded there. A lot of great records; R&B records, jazz records. It's a lot of great players and great studios. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#152. People speak with enormous pomposity and arrogance about music. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#153. S you check your effects, check your reflection,
I'm so affected in the face of your affection - Author: Elvis Costello
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#154. In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#155. My tastes range all over the place, from vocal standards to Motown to 70s funk & soul to 80s pop to film scores to artists like R.E.M., Ben Folds, Prince, Annie Lennox, the Police, Elvis Costello, Cat Stevens, the Ditty Bops, local bands that friends of mine are in, and the list goes on ... I have no single favorite genre or artist. - Author: Stephanie D'Abruzzo
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#156. Theres so many fish in the sea That only rise up in the sweat and smoke like mercury - Author: Elvis Costello
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#157. Why'd you have to say that there's always someone who can do it better than I can And don't you think that I know that walkin' on water won't make me a miracle man - Author: Elvis Costello
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#158. Music is more like water than a rhinoceros. It doesn't charge madly down one path. It runs away in every direction. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#159. They say you better listen to the voice of reason But they don't give you any choice 'cause they think that it's treason. So you had better do as you are told. You better listen to the radio. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#160. As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#161. What the use of having ignorance if you can't show it? - Author: Lou Costello
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#162. I think when I was younger I was not very good at writing love songs that didn't have a twist. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#163. [Commercial] radio is absolutely the enemy of music. They are my sworn and mortal enemy, and I will have nothing to do with them. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#164. Don't wear your heart on your sleeve when your remarks are off the cuff. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#165. People become so deeply attached to the sound of one period that they blow a fuse when you move on. I've heard people complain bitterly about recordings they haven't even heard. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#166. No use wishing now for any other sin. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#167. Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#168. A husband is what's left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed. - Author: Lou Costello
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#169. Rand, Huxley, Orwell, and Bradbury foresaw much of today's dystopian world: its spiritual and moral emptiness, its culture of consumerism, its flat-souled Last Manishness, its debasement of language, its doublethink, its illiteracy, and its bovine tolerance of authoritarian indignities. But they did not foresee the most serious and catastrophic of today's problems: the eminent destruction of whites, and western culture.

None of them thought to deal with race at all. Why is this? Probably for the simple reason that it never occurred to any of them that whites might take slave morality so far as to actually will their own destruction. As always, the truth is stranger than fiction. - Author: Jef Costello
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#170. The radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools tryin' to anesthetize the way that you feel. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#171. I've worked hard, every single day since I left school. I think I have a Protestant work ethic. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#172. Before becoming an Australian you will be asked to subscribe to certain values. If you have strong objections to those values, don't come to Australia. - Author: Peter Costello
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#173. The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#174. Oh, I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#175. There's a girl in this dress,
there's always a girl in distress. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#176. If I am frightened then I can hide it
If I am crying, I'll call it laughter
If I am haunted, I'll call it my imaginary friend
If I am bleeding I'll call it wine
But if you leave me then I am broken
And if I'm broken then only death remains - Author: Elvis Costello
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#177. There's no justice in this world. - Author: Frank Costello
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#178. Well, T Bone's had a remarkable career as a producer since the time that we first worked together. He was dividing his time between recording and producing when we first met, and touring. We toured together and we were great friends. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#179. Ultimately we have got to co-operate for our common destiny. - Author: Tim Costello
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#180. Now a 'funnyman' can get a laugh before opening his mouth - looking funny. Lou Costello was one of your great funnymen. Harry Langdon, Larry Semon; they were all funnymen - they looked funny. W.C. Fields was never a comedian. Slim Summerville was a comedian, yet looked funny. Now if you have both attributes, you are in good shape. - Author: Milton Berle
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#181. Maintaining clean, safe water remains one of our greatest national and global challenges and responsibilities. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#182. Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#183. It gets boring at home. How many reruns of Abbott and Costello movies can a guy watch on TV? - Author: Bud Abbott
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#184. At 5 years old, I saw 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,' and I was so scared when Costello sat himself down in the lap of the monster, not realizing where he was. My friends teased me. They were older, 8 years old. And my goal was to become a mad scientist and get back at them. And here I am, mad as hell! - Author: Leonard Susskind
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#185. Every day, hundreds of thousands of men and women protect and serve, often putting their own lives at risk. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#186. She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#187. She's no angel.
He's no saint. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#188. She laughs and looks out the window and I think for a minute that she's going to start to cry. I'm standing by the door and I look over at the Elvis Costello poster, at his eyes, watching her, watching us, and I try to get her away from it, so I tell her to come over here, sit down, and she thinks I want to hug her or something and she comes over to me and puts her arms around my back and says something like 'I think we've all lost some sort of feeling. - Author: Bret Easton Ellis
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#189. The United States transportation system is the envy of the world. - Author: Jerry Costello
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#190. The long arm of the law slides up the outskirts of town. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#191. Critics like Elvis Costello because critics are like Elvis Costello. - Author: David Lee Roth
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#192. For me everything had changed and yet looking around, very little had. - Author: Michael Costello
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#193. If you want to save, put money into superannuation, you will never find a better savings vehicle. - Author: Peter Costello
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#194. Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#195. He's got a mind like a sewer and a heart like a fridge. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#196. You start out imitating your heroes, and the way you fuck up becomes your style. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#197. Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#198. Happiness isn't a fortune in a cookie. It's deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#199. I'm not even sure what I want, but that's not the point - it's that I want it now. - Author: Elvis Costello
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#200. We're all just animals. That's all we are, and everything else is just an elaborate justification of our instincts. That's where music comes from. And romantic poetry. And bad novels. - Author: Elvis Costello
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