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Random quotes

Fifty cents for your soul
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
Marilyn Monroe | money

No wings
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali | imagination

An image
I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.
Muhammad Ali | sport

What I fear
The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.
Twyla Tharp | change

Stumbling over the truth
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Winston Churchill | truth

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