Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.
My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic.
I've just finished my next collection, Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
A collection makes its own demands. Many artists have been collectors. I think of it rather as an illness. I felt it was using up too much energy.
A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area. And so it went with many country towns around Australia.
Oh, yeah, I love DVD's. I don't have what you'd call an extensive collection, maybe a couple of hundred or so. But I have something on almost all the time.
I have a good collection of cookery books. This is not so much because I like cooking, but because I like eating.
There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs, so it rewrites what a song is. They may only want 10 seconds of something, or they may only want this particular song, or they want this group of songs. It becomes much more user-controlled.
The users are not going to be in the position of accepting what's been collected; they're going to be in the position of being able to demand collection.
My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books, which was then a very new imprint.
We must remember that North Carolina is more than a collection of regions and people. We are one state, one people, one family, bound by a common concern for each other.
Strats are my favorite electric guitars, and I've got quite a collection.
Europe is a collection of free countries.
My father's record collection was all country. That's how I was exposed to it.
I also plan to release a ballads collection.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men...
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and, when this election is over, I am going to open a museum and put them on display.
But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city against suburb, region against region, individual against individual. Each seeking to satisfy private wants.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
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