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So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream
by Ben Vereen

So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream
and if your dream should come my way one day then we
will dance upon the boards of life.
- Ben Vereen

The death of my daughter is a subject I talk about
briefly because there is nothing more tragic.
- Ben Vereen

I love sharing my story.
It's endlessly healing.
- Ben Vereen

As I laid in the hospital bed I started thinking that I had a show to do.
I was hoping the Doctor would put me together so I could do the show.
- Ben Vereen

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Nine years after I had my own accident,
I find that in trying to go back to doing those things
that I used to do just doesn't fit.
Everything seems to just fall apart.
I don't know why but I think it is because I am this new creature.
- Ben Vereen

Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen
in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction.
We seek the miracle.
We seek the parting of the seas, the moving of the mountains.
But no, it's a quiet thing.
At least for me it was.
- Ben Vereen

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller


 

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend
on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing.
It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by
the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
- Meg Whitman

I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of
drastic and reckless career shift!
- Nigel Dennis

I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion,
which I hated.
I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would
have written more songs of my own,
but I didn't.
- Connie Francis

Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged
to have large spiritual adventures.
- Robertson Davies

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really,
really looked out for me and really encouraged all that.
And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
- William Joyce

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try
out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant.
To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
- Donna Rice

I think the reason working-class people don't write
books is because they are encouraged to believe that
only certain people are permitted to write books.
- Len Deighton

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players...
they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
- Arsene Wenger

My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother.
She took me to a different church every Sunday,
and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
- Esther Williams

The public made me and then encouraged me for many years,
and my future even now depends upon it.
- Placido Domingo

My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me.
They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys,
the way some American parents do.
- Nastassja Kinski

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented -
and unprecedentedly profitable -
effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
- L. Neil Smith

I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car.
- Albert Wynn

When women are encouraged to be competitive,
too many of them become disagreeable.
- Benjamin Spock

Sometimes because a woman is beautiful,
she's not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer.
- Susan Anton

In any case, Ives encouraged me to go into music even
though he himself had such a hard time being a composer.
- Elliott Carter

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's
also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired
of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
- Alexander Payne

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people;
everywhere governments have forced and are forcing
Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
- Arthur Keith

I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved
with their public lands and forests.
We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
- Robert Towne

I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged,
because I put myself in position to win a major,
which is all even Tiger says he tries to do.
- Stuart Appleby

We appropriately compared the lifestyle to that of
drug addiction and alcoholism -
lifestyles that one would be encouraged to seek help to leave -
never encouraged to stay in.
- Stephen Bennett

I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms
as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go
anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults.
- William Joyce

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has
really not just sparked an interest,
but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
- LeVar Burton

My parents really encouraged me.
- Randy Castillo

It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut
the training and go straight to fame and fortune,
and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
- Lesley Garrett

Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past,
or what is thought to have happened in the past,
but the only proof of it is in the future.
- Sydney Carter

I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who
took an interest in me and presented me with a key
to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted.
- Frederick Reines

The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that
"Popery" when encouraged by government has always been
dangerous to the liberties of the people.
- Lord George Gordon

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians
encouraged such treaties,
and toward the end of the nineteenth century their
number had increased considerably.
- Ludwig Quidde

Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting.
He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do.
It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years.
- Ben Stiller

Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves.
- Jerome Bruner

My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do.
- Charles Kuralt

I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent,
by my father.
- Carlisle Floyd

My parents encouraged thought.
You'll get through life better if you learn how to think.
- Holly Near

You don't say to a university professor who is immersed
in a particular subject that they should get a life.
They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
- Magnus Magnusson

Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short
term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress;
I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now.
- John W. Snow

Everyone is encouraged to see their lives,
the world through the eyes of the rich.
- Richard Linklater

I played with dolls until I was 15.
My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15,
so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls,
the better.
- Linda Evans

You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged
by those who listen to you,
and those who come to applaud you.
And to me, those people are very important.
- Miriam Makeba

I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize.
- Bob Edwards

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

You're encouraged to pitch your own story.
That way, you'll have more control over what you do.
- Rob Corddry

Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by,
and is necessary for, civilization.
- Arthur Keith

My attitude toward graduate students was different,
I must say.
I used graduate students as colleagues:
I gave them the best problems to work on,
and I encouraged them.
- Frank Press

I'm somebody who deserves to be supported and encouraged
to continue my work because I have a lot to give.
- Steve Guttenberg

That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for
my first passion which was the motorcycle,
and in spite of the danger it could represent,
they encouraged me.
- Jacky Ickx

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord,
will run even faster if encouraged.
- Ovid

On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover,
an obvious sign he also had some himself.
- Pierre Salinger

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith

We are all encouraged that Bush appears,
really for the first time in his experience on the
stage of presidential politics,
relaxed.
His comfort is our comfort.
- John Dean

When I entered college, I wasn't sure what I was going to do.
My advisor happened to be from the theater department,
and he encouraged me to take some classes there,
which I did.
- David Selby

In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself
instead of being instructed.
- Robert Powell

Yeah, that came out of a reading.
It was great.
It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out
the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk.
- John Leguizamo

I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in
high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama.
That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.
- Sela Ward

The fact that the great scientist believed in flying
machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
- Wilbur Wright

Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged
responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing
a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
- Paul Berg

I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet.
- Philip Levine

I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised,
by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal
attack on the Danish embassy in Syria,
which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged,
by the Syrian regime.
- Timothy Garton Ash

I am encouraged by the news today that United States
special operations personnel found,
identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq.
Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Religion can make it worse.
Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to
believe in a transcendent reality,
and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching,
to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
- Mary Douglas

In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the 8 hours
when we stop killing each other and gratutious over
eating is encouraged so that the starving and other
people in the world can die!
- Lloyd Kaufman

I was never confident about finishing a book,
but friends encouraged me.
When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a
publisher right away and became an instant bestseller.
One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read.
- Jackie Collins

Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the
other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights,
and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable
acts of cruelty and violence.
- Linda Chavez

Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up.
I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born,
but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability
and drive and remained in school.
- Gwen Moore


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