If you have a good ear for dialogue, you just can't help thinking about the way people talk. You're drawn to it. And the obsessive interest in it forces you to develop it. You almost can't help yourself.
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On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England's account.
I'd far rather talk about players. They are the people who make things happen.
Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the average American citizen access to the best social program there is - a steady job.
J. D. Hayworth