One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
I grew my beard out a little bit just to show that, indeed, I am a man.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments.
Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.
When I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
I grew up in Brooklyn.
Well, I grew up in a tough neighborhood.
I grew up all over Idaho - I was born in Emmett, a very small town.
Quite frankly, I've always listened to the black side of the radio dial. Where I grew up, there was a lot of it and there was a lot of live music around.
I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.
And he gave it for his opinion, "that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up. Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems.
I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
I grew up in an abusive home and was told on a daily basis by my father that I would never amount to anything and that I looked like a boy.
We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.
I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.
I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.
I grew up in a house with very few books.
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