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Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.

After this I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper.

The media thinks that you have to make science sexy and concentrate on themes such as rivalry and the human issues.

More generally I made an effort to leave out things that weren't relevant to the main narrative themes of the book namely that there were two sides to Steve Jobs: the romantic poetic countercultural rebel on one side and the serious businessperson on the other.

But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen.

The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters relationships and themes it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find the accidents of what you stumble across.

A lot of the themes of my movies the actual stories come from tabloid stories.

Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener use his or her imagination and to give a little of the lessons I've learned in my own life.

And of course Marc Cherry heightens it and makes it hilarious. But there's so many universal themes in the show and he made it so funny. We knew he was onto something if he could keep it up and thankfully he did.

American movies and music deliver themes of freedom innocence and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions.

You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea. Travel is very inspirational - but it's in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family.

People don't think their dreams amount to much but when I ask them to examine them for common themes they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value.

All stories interest me and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice loyalty violence death political and social issues freedom.

Rather like Batman I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong good and bad and justice.

In my books the technology that I choose to talk about has to serve the themes. What that means is that I end up having to cut out a lot of cool technology that would be really fun to describe and play with but which would just confuse everybody. So in 'Amped ' I focus on neural implants.

The fact that we are I don't know how many millions of people yet communication complete communication is completely impossible between two of those people is to me one of the biggest tragic themes in the world.

I did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John for Britney Spears' 27th birthday and for the 'Circus' album she put out - the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings.

I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes not at all.

French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture like Roman design it looks to the community.

Shakespeare is all big themes like the most amazing love or the most scary war.

Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age my hobby became thinking and finding connections.