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  • A good cup of Earl Grey tea - you can't beat it. -- Antonia Thomas
  • Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet. -- Zig Ziglar
  • One person I've always wanted to work with who would be an amazing guest star would be James Earl Jones. -- Nancy McKeon
  • I really think that it's better to retire, in Uncle Earl's terms, when you still have some snap left in your garters. -- Russell B. Long
  • Listening back to your speaking voice for the first time, unless you're James Earl Jones, it's a quite distressing process for most people. -- Philip Selway
  • My most powerful memory was hearing Earl Scruggs on 'The Beverly Hillbillies' as a 5 or 6 year old. That sound just blew me away, shook my head up. -- Bela Fleck
  • Right now my favorite TV show - because it's too close to home - is 'My Name Is Earl.' That show kills me. There's some funny stuff in there. -- Rodney Atkins
  • Also I'm a part of the people that I've worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of Atlanta, who gave me my first baseball broadcasting job. -- Ernie Harwell
  • I had been inspired by an organ player named Earl Grant, who played organ and piano together. My mom took me to see him. So I went home, put my piano and organ together, too. -- Billy Preston
  • The trailblazers are my role models in this industry: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, and Billy Dee Williams. I keep their pictures in my trailer and try to measure to their standards every time I act. -- Brian J. White
  • The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter. -- Michael Gove
  • The movie I've seen a million times - wait, that's not possible - my favorite movie of all times is 'The Empire Strikes Back,' directed by Irvin Kershner, executive-produced by the great George Lucas and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones. -- Donald Faison
  • I have a company called Earl Campbell Foods. I got into the meat business in 1991. -- Earl Campbell
  • Most people say, 'Well, Earl, you sing the blues,' or however they want to categorize it. I just sing songs. -- Earl King
  • Sometimes I pay for it, With the way I walk now, the things I did to my body wasn't supposed to be done. At 48 years old, it is saying, 'Hey, Earl, remember what you did to me?'. -- Earl Campbell
  • When I hold you, you will be the Duchess of Earl. -- Gene Chandler
  • The trouble with Earl Barrett is that he's one paced .... Zooommmmm. -- Joe Royle
  • A good cup of Earl Grey tea - you cant beat it. -- Antonia Thomas
  • I'm inspired by Earl Sweatshirt. He's a really honest writer, and he's unusually intelligent. -- Erykah Badu
  • The only thing Earl (Weaver) knows about big-league pitching is that he couldn't hit it. -- Jim Palmer
  • Earl gave me his version of what happened and asked me not to suspend the umpires. -- Lee MacPhail
  • My finger picking is sort of a cross between Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, and total incompetence. -- Jimmy Page
  • The opportunity to carry water every night to James Earl Jones on stage is a dream come true. -- John Larroquette
  • Thank God that I am not over 75 so that James Earl Jones knows who the hell I am. -- Linda Lavin
  • From the waist down, Earl Campbell has the biggest legs I have ever seen on a running back. -- John Madden
  • I shall not say why and how I became, at the age of fifteen, the mistress of the Earl of Craven. -- Harriette Wilson
  • I don't feel old. Okay, maybe I do when I get in a conversation with Earl Thomas, who was born in 1989. -- Matt Hasselbeck
  • One hundred only, Lord Earl. But judge us not by our number. Rather, watch the numbers of dead we leave behind. -- David Gemmell
  • Who knows but we may count among our intellectual chickens Like them an Earl of Thackeray and p'raps a Duke of Dickens -- W.S. Gilbert
  • His ruby red rimmed moist eyes were two glasses of cranberry. He wore a cashmere sweater the color of Earl Grey tea... -- Brandi L. Bates
  • You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed. -- Rush Limbaugh
  • Peter swept aside Yogi Tea and Harmony Herbal Blend, though he hesitated a second over the chamomile. .... But no. Violent death demanded Earl Grey. -- Louise Penny
  • What do you mean, a ghost? The Honorable James Augustus Peregrine Pympoole-Bothame, heir to the fourteenth Earl of Hardsdale, is taking no insults from young girls! -- Kerstin Gier
  • I try to do as much as I can. I probably knew more about Earl Mills than anybody on earth besides people who actually knew him. -- Brent Spiner
  • I am the Earl of Ravensmoor. And you are? (Sparhawk) Totally freaking out. (Taryn) Tis a most peculiar name, milady. Are you by chance Welsh? (Sparhawk) -- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Yep. And I noticed how slowly he went down each time, too. (When asked if he noticed how slowly Earl Campbell got up after each play.) -- Bum Phillips
  • Anthony imagined a time before all that - a time when people sipped Earl Grey tea on a breeze cooled veranda and looked out upon endless countryside. -- Alan Gibbons
  • Your men are brave men, And you have won. I can live with that, Earl of Bronze a poor man would I be if I could not. -- David Gemmell
  • Earl Nightingale never let a day go by that he didn`t learn something new and, in turn, pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion. -- Steve King
  • You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, but Earl Blackwell finally died, and I was on his blacklist every year for being the worst dressed person. -- Meryl Streep
  • At least once a week, Dinsy was amused by the indignant sputtering of someone who had just spooned dill weed, not sugar, into a cup of Earl Grey tea. -- Ellen Klages
  • I'm really into rooibos tea with goat's milk and a little bit of honey. I also drink dandelion tea, Earl Grey, and sometimes a green tea. I'm very into tea. -- Miranda Kerr
  • Seeing an Earl as an owl on a mantelpiece, and having part of one's face removed by a cat, both on the same morning, can temporarily undermine the self-control of any man. -- Mervyn Peake
  • [To Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, on his return from self-imposed exile, occasioned by the embarrassing flatulence he had experienced in the presence of the Queen:] My Lord, I had forgot the fart. -- Elizabeth I
  • My favourite pudding is a toss-up between cheesecake - proper, New York cheesecake - and apple crumble and custard. Custard is very important, or dark chocolate mousse. Tea: probably Earl Grey, splash of milk. -- Tom Hiddleston
  • My voice dropped when I was 14. And when I was 14, I might have weighed 75 pounds. So you can imagine how strange that must have been: like James Earl Jones speaking through a sock puppet. --
  • Underneath this little stone Lies Robert Earl of Huntington; No other archer was so good - And people called him Robin Hood. Such outlaws as he and his men Will England never see again. -- Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Being from New York, I wonder why am I inspired by bluegrass and Earl Scruggs? But when I look at the whole history of the banjo, I feel really good about it, including the Earl Scruggs part. -- Bela Fleck
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  • My mother went to demonstrations. I remember her going to a big demonstration for Earl Brower and she came home crying and said the Communists were very mean and booed their people. I remember feeling sad at her feeling sad. -- Grace Paley
  • I was first introduced to August Wilson in the 80s when Charles Dutton did Ma Rainey and James Earl Jones and Courtney Vance did Fences. I've long considered August Wilson to be one of the five greatest playwrights in American history. -- Denzel Washington
  • I used to always pull my jersey out of my pants. Earl Tatum was like that, too. I was just more comfortable. There were no rules then. They didn't make you tuck your jerseys in and it was just comfortable for me. -- Bo Ellis
  • I've done a number of these My Name is Earl shows. I play Earl's father. It's a half-hour comedy. And I'll be doing some more of those. I have a movie coming out that I did with Misha Barton, called Don't Fade Away. -- Beau Bridges
  • I relate to that - he inspires me across the board. His music inspires me and reminds me to maintain honesty in the things that I do, to have an absence of fear. Listening to Earl Sweatshirt's music is like therapy to me. -- Erykah Badu
  • For me certainly Earl Campbell and Tony Dorsett come to mind, and Roger Staubach. I've grown up here in Dallas watching Roger and his playing career and to be in the same fraternity as Roger Staubach is/was a huge deal for me. -- Tim Brown
  • Alyssa tried to lift her chin. She was going to do the one thing she loved again- something that reminded her of her mother; something dear to her. So what if she felt this undeniable attraction toward the dark-haired man. Correction. Earl.So what, indeed. -- Nicole Castro
  • And then Earl Scruggs comes along and transforms the banjo into a virtuosic modern instrument. For the first time, the Southern banjo style becomes the identity of the banjo, and everything from before is wiped off of people's consciousness by the power of that explosion. -- Bela Fleck
  • The essence of the ludicrous consists in surprise,--in unexpected terms of feeling and explosions of thought,--often bringing dissimilar things together with a shock; as when some wit called Boyle, the celebrated philosopher, the father of chemistry and brother of the Earl of Cork. -- Edwin Percy Whipple
  • [The World Series] introduced me for the first time to a team with a lot of black players. Detroit had about three of them: I think it was Willie Horton, Gates Brown, and Earl Wilson - might have been one or two more in '68. -- Michael Eric Dyson
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  • It is remarkable that almost all speakers and writers feel it to be incumbent on them, sooner or later, to prove or acknowledge the personality of God. Some Earl of Bridgewater, thinking it better late than never, has provided for it in his will. It is a sad mistake. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • I think Earl Scruggs playing propelled bluegrass and Bill Monroe's music to the level that - where we're all still talking about it. -- Earl Scruggs
  • It's made a lot of people richer from hearing Earl Scruggs. And I just think we're all very lucky to have him in the world. -- Earl Scruggs
  • Earl Scruggs is the guy who really made that leap with using three fingers in a rotating fashion to create this fast rippling sound that had never been heard before. -- Earl Scruggs
  • How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule? - Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury -- Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury
  • He [Earl Scruggs] was really cool because he was very quiet, and he wouldn't say much, but then he would come out with a quip that was like so perfect and so brilliant, very smart. -- Earl Scruggs
  • Earl Scruggs wears two finger picks and a thumb pick, and by alternating them, he can play about as fast as he wants. So it's this action. You know, you couldn't move one finger that fast, but all three, it's pretty easy, and it's kind of an incredible leap. -- Earl Scruggs
  • Her name was called Lady Helena Herring and her age was 25 and she mated well with the earl. -- Daisy Ashford
  • I have an occasionally recurring stutter, but not when in character on stage in a play. Odd. James Earl Jones has the same pattern; he stutters in everyday life but not when acting. Preparation requires an actor's concentration to make the words belong to another person, which is its own sort of trance. -- John Casey
  • My very first role was with James Earl Jones on 'Gabriel's Fire' on TV. He drove a Chevy Citation, which is the exact same car that I bought from a guy in San Francisco called Sandy Boone. I showed up on set, and James Earl Jones was driving the car I had bought from Sandy for $250. -- Leland Orser
  • I've done a lot of Shakespeare onstage, and I'm not convinced that the Earl of Oxford was the author of all those works, but I am convinced that the Stratfordian William Shakespeare was not. My feeling is that it was an amalgamation of many writers, in the same way that most films are a collaborative endeavor. -- Rhys Ifans
  • I would get records by Earl Scruggs... I would tune my banjo down and I'd pick out the songs note by note. Learned how to play that way. I persevered. There was a book written by Pete Seeger, who showed you some basic strumming and some basic picking... And I kind of worked out my own style of playing. -- Steve Martin
  • There was all this talk when Obama got elected about how we were living in a postracial world. But we're not. Until we get to the point where James Earl Jones can play, say, George Washington, race matters. You wouldn't put a white actor in blackface to play Othello. You shouldn't have a white actor in what amounts to yellowface to play Asian. -- David Henry Hwang
  • She filed the image away as an excellent and insulting question to ask the earl at an utterly inappropriate future moment. -- Gail Carriger
  • Ooo," said Alexia, fascinated, "it shrinks back down again. The books didn't detail that occurrence." The earl laughed. "You must show me these books of yours. -- Gail Carriger
  • Please, Lord Maccon, use one of the cups. My delicate sensibilities." The earl actually snorted. "My dear Miss Tarabotti, if you possessed any such things, you certainly have never shown them to me. -- Gail Carriger
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