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" A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. "
" A great danger, or at least a great temptation, for many writers is to become too autobiographical in their approach to their fiction. A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best. "
" All actors know that the real adrenaline rush is in doing theatre. There is an immediate connect, and a role in a play, for an actor, is the biggest temptation. "
" All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it. "
" All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot. "
Henry Ward Beecher
" A lot of times, I'll resist the temptation to visually define a movie until, one, I really understand just what the movie's about, and two, until I start talking to my cinematographer. "
" A lot of times, you're interacting with people for whom you're one of the very few veterans that they've met or had a lot of interactions with, and there's a temptation for you to feel like you can pontificate about what the experience was or what it meant, and that leads to a lot of nonsense. "
" Anyone who is interested in the psychology of children will have observed that whereas one child will resist temptation or seduction, another will easily yield to it. There are children who will hardly oppose any resistance to the invitation of an unknown person to follow him; others who react in an opposite way in the same circumstances. "
" A priest encounters temptation every day, and some of that desire is very natural. "
" As for writing about temptation, there's no drama without temptation, and no novel without drama. "
" At 'GQ,' there was never a temptation to pander or preach to the choir because I had no concept of who the reader was or what that reader might want. "
John Jeremiah Sullivan
" Believe it or not, when you fast in the Spirit, God makes you more equipped to deal with hunger, irritability, and temptation. "
" By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world. "
" Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you. "
" Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty. "
" Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. "
" Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. "
" Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory. "
Frederick William Faber
" Every time I say 'no' to a small temptation, I strengthen my will to say 'no' to a greater one. "
" For any filmmaker who has just released a film and who is experiencing some measure of success, the temptation can be great to respond to every screening request that comes in. "
" I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science. "
" I am lucky, I don't have aches and pains. I do Pilates regularly, which is a series of stretching exercises, and I recommend it to anyone of my age because the temptation is not to exercise when you get older. Well, you should. "
" I am persuaded that in the case of elected officials, the overwhelming temptation is to conclude that it is more important for your constituents that you be reelected than that you deal honestly with them. "
James L. Buckley
" I can resist everything except temptation. "
" Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves. "
" I'd never say no to surgery in the future, because I feel like, as I get older, I'm going to face temptation more. "
" I do not have a merchandise line. I don't sell knives or apparel. Though I have been approached to endorse various products from liquor to airlines to automobiles to pharmaceuticals dozens of times, I have managed to resist the temptation. "
" If priests were allowed to marry, if this would be an optional thing, and if he could have wife and children, he would certainly have less temptation to satisfy certain sexual impulses with minors. "
" If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted. "
" I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. "
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