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The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags - they're gonna cough.

Comedy is a way to make sense of chaos. It's a way of dealing with things that are overwhelming that threaten you it's a way to survive and get closer to the truth.

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel.

I'm equally guilty of using technology - I Twitter I text people I chat. But I think there's something strangely insidious about it that it makes us think we're closer when in fact we're not seeing each other we're not connecting.

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.

Of the two I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.

If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad and yet potentially joyous state of America.

Romantic music really stirs my soul. And of course I love Chinese music it makes me feel closer to home.

Such an arrangement would provide Taiwan and China with a forum for dialogue whereby they may forge closer ties based on mutual understanding and respect leading to permanent peace in the Taiwan Strait.

Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.

The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.

We've certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We're doing a better job planning. We're closer - more closely aligned with the Department of Defense. These things would be positive things if we were to have another attack.

I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels.

I'm on the board of directors for Peace Now which works tirelessly between the Palestinians and the Israelis to create peace in the Middle East and we've never been closer.

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.

All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.

There are a lot of conservative people a lot of moderate people Republicans Democrats in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.

I can tell you one thing Iran is closer to developing nuclear weapons today than it was a week ago or a month ago or a year ago. It's just moving on with its efforts.

I guess maybe I try to make movies that are closer to real life than are many Hollywood movies. But I still try to stay within a commercial narrative a contemporary American vernacular.

I never thought my marriage could be stronger or I could be closer to Bill. We prayed on our own but now we prayed together and you'll never know how much that means until you do it.

Aren't we at the point where the closer we get to chaos the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats? This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship.

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services.

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.