Susannah McCorkle - I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it.
[ Around Attack Backwards Began Few Forwards Happens Instead Just Look Messing Myself Ok Over Past Say See Something Then Thinking Until Want Went Years]
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Juliet Stevenson - The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards.
[ Backwards Ben Corn Ever Field First Influenced Know Movie Outside Ran Saw Watched]
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Edward Whymper - Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.
[ Backwards Face Future His Man Reactionary Walking]
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Douglas Wilson - I was feeling real good and real manly. Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards. So much for my career as a cowboy.
[ Backwards Career Cowboy Feeling Good Had Hat Manly Much Real Told Until Walked]
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- People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test.
[ Always Animals Backwards Coming Companions Consider Dog Down Front God Here Higher How Joke Just Kind Might Power Right See Should Spells Test These Treat Us Well]
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- Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
[ Backwards Ever Golf Noticed Spells]
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- Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
[ Backwards Beginning Between Ending Go Intimacies Often Revelations Small Talk Women]
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- Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
[ Backwards Discipline Forward Going Know Movement Never Octopus Plenty Roller Sideways Skates Talent Without]
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- Other projects later this year, but I think it's going to be a very very busy year this year with Star Wars and the re-release, so I'm sort of running about going backwards and forwards to America, Japan, Mexico. So there will be a lot of things to do.
[ America Backwards Busy Forwards Going Japan Later Lot Mexico Other Projects Re-Release Running Sort Star Things Think Very Wars Will Year]
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- I like the fact that New York looks a bit backwards, toward the Old World, rather than resolutely forwards.
[ Backwards Bit Fact Forwards Looks New Old Rather Resolutely Than Toward World York]
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- American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.
[ American Backwards Bent Culture Effective How Muslim Officials Other Over Respect Seem Sensitive Show Very Winning Worried]
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- It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
[ Backwards Memory Only Poor Sort Works]
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- In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
[ Backwards Beliefs Bent Dangerous Fact Fanatics Kill Military Over Religious Respect Some Us Very Want]
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- Dancing on 'Dancing With The Stars' really broadened my fan base. I jumped off the stage backwards one week, and so many women come up to me now and say, 'You're so brave. I can't believe you put yourself out there like that'. If that inspires some girl out there, then great, because boys aren't the only ones who get to have fun. We get to have fun too.
[ Backwards Base Because Believe Boys Brave Broadened Come Dancing Fan Fun Get Girl Great Inspires Jumped Many Now Off Ones Only Out Put Really Say Some Stage Stars Then Too Up Week Women Yourself]
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- It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen.
[ Almost Backwards Cloud Decisions Dishonest Endless Existed Facts Happen Hidden Intellectually Judge Look Made Might None Normal Speculation Were]
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- New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
[ Albany Backwards Blush Boss Corruption Could Disgrace Down Even Government High Low Make Model National New Now Performance Sometimes State Taxes Time Unfortunately Upside York]
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- The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past.
[ Ancestors Back Backwards Begins Believe Book Digging Ends Family Felt Give Going History Impression Into Past Their Tunnel Visits]
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- No matter how thoroughly a person may have learned the Greek alphabet, he will never be in a condition to repeat it backwards without further training.
[ Alphabet Backwards Condition Further Greek How Learned Matter May Never Person Repeat Thoroughly Training Will Without]
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- Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better.
[ Backwards Better Child Committed Countries Demand End Far Industrialized Leaders Less Must Our Poverty Sliding States United Wealthy While]
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- I thought it was magic to be able to catch something identically on tape and then be able to play around with it, run it backwards; I thought that was great for years.
[ Able Around Backwards Catch Great Magic Play Run Something Tape Then Thought Years]
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- Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.
[ Anybody Backwards Cannot Election Even Except Forward Go Late Must Needs Now Serving Slip Stand Still Though Together Urgent Way Win Year]
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- We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into a failed state that could become a base from which terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world.
[ Afford Afghanistan Anywhere Backwards Base Become Campaigns Could Failed Into Launched Roll See State Terrorist Which World]
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- I wanted to learn how to skate backwards and they wouldn't help me and they went off and left me on my own.
[ Backwards Help How Learn Left Off Own Skate Wanted Went]
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- In group lesson number six I think we learned how to turn backwards and then just kind of wiggle. That wasn't really skating backward, but I guess I was going in the right direction.
[ Backward Backwards Direction Going Group Guess How Just Kind Learned Lesson Number Really Right Six Skating Then Think Turn Wiggle]
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- In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that. I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor, and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19. Getting sick derailed that plan completely.
[ Ago Backwards Becoming Completely Fell Getting Got History Horses Intent Into Ph Plan Professor Sick Terms Writing Years]
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- It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards.
[ Administration Approached Backwards Basic Failure Get Going Got Kind Look Management More National Principle Reward Security Should Success Want Way]
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- Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
[ Backwards Efficient Going Means Merely More Progress Provided Technological Us]
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- The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
[ Backwards Factory Forward Knowledge Looked Looks Medieval Modern New Old Professed Storehouse University]
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- My first course came and I put down my book, and I just happened to put up my hand to scratch my head and discovered that my toupee had been blown by the wind and was folded over backwards on the top of my head!
[ Backwards Been Blown Book Came Course Discovered Down First Folded Had Hand Happened Head Just Over Put Scratch Top Toupee Up Wind]
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- It caused more problems as a young kid, because the simple process of perceiving words on a piece of paper was hard for me. Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards. They don't see things backwards.
[ Backwards Because Caused Dyslexic Hard Kid Many More Paper Perceiving Piece Problems Process See Simple Things Think Words Young]
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- The truth is everybody does it from time to time. People dial telephone numbers and they get a wrong number only to find that they've read the last two digits backwards. Everybody does it, but dyslexics have this tendency to a higher degree.
[ Backwards Degree Dial Does Everybody Find Get Higher Last Number Numbers Only Read Telephone Tendency Time Truth Two Wrong]
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- When the time comes for your brain to process the information, the second word comes up faster than the first one. So when it's in your head, all of a sudden, it comes out backwards and you think of the word backwards.
[ Backwards Brain Comes Faster First Head Information Out Process Second Sudden Than Think Time Up Word Your]
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- You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
[ Any Backwards Born Contented Expect Free Man Might Penned Rivers Run Up Well]
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- Well, I think he's right to notice that there is a difference in attitudes and even in the broadest sense of world view between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. Which is old and which is new is an interesting question, and I almost think that maybe he's got it backwards.
[ Almost Attitudes Backwards Between Broadest Difference Eastern Europe Even Got Interesting Maybe New Notice Old Question Right Sense Think View Well Western Which World]
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- It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
[ Advance Allotted Backwards Civilization Flow Headstrong Length May Possible While Will World Youth]
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- Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
[ Backwards Forward Life Lived Must Understood]
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- Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
[ Advances Back Backwards Beginning Beings Bored Boredom Created Evil Gods Goes Human Root Since Spreads Then Therefore Traced Very Were Wonder World]
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- Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
[ Backwards Down Fall Look Never Stairs]
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- That was real baseball. We weren't playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards.
[ Backwards Baseball Gave Mickey Money Mouse Playing Ran Real Us Watches Weren]
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- I took a little break - I was coming back to work and the last thing I was going to do was take a step backwards, so I knew that if I was going to take a feature it was going to have to be taking a step forward.
[ Back Backwards Break Coming Feature Forward Going Knew Last Little Step Take Taking Thing Took Work]
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- So we can't go backwards, we can only go where the evolutionary trajectory is taking us and attune our ideas about ourselves and our existence to that course.
[ Backwards Course Evolutionary Existence Go Ideas Only Our Ourselves Taking Trajectory Us Where]
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- To come up with the ending to a story and then work backwards is like tying your shoe with one hand only.
[ Backwards Come Ending Hand Only Shoe Story Then Tying Up Work Your]
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- We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder... We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.
[ Actually Advancing African Backwards Been Being Feel Going Ladder Ourselves Pride Rather Really Than Top]
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- Oil-painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?
[ Backwards Developed Go Technique Why]
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- To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to press for elections and for democratic reform.
[ Backwards Bent Contrary Democratic Elections Over Press Reform Think]
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- We know that, when it comes to technology and the economy, if you're not constantly moving forward, then - without a doubt - you're moving backwards.
[ Backwards Comes Constantly Doubt Economy Forward Know Moving Technology Then Without]
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- One curious thing about growing up is that you don't only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.
[ Backwards Come Curious Forward Grandparents Growing Lives Move Only Parents Pieces Thing Time Up Well Your]
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- A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
[ Backwards Reactionary Walking]
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- I never look backwards. I have always been an athlete. I boxed before I acted.
[ Acted Always Athlete Backwards Been Before Boxed Look Never]
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- Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive.
[ Achieve Back Backwards Clear Find Forward Get How Intuitive May Objectives Path Plan See Set Steps Take Them Trace Well Where Which Will Your]
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- I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards. I don't know what possessed me to do that, but I did.
[ Asked Backwards Brain Cat Did Diminished Guess How Know Little Many Possessed Run Show Stray Strut Tell Them Wired]
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- If you stand still there is only one way to go, and that's backwards.
[ Backwards Go Only Stand Still Way]
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- The Bishop moves diagonally forwards or backwards, to the extent of the Board.
[ Backwards Bishop Board Diagonally Extent Forwards Moves]
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- You know, I've got a confession to make myself. I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards.
[ Backwards Confession Got Just Know Make Myself Priest Really Shirt]
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- A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents.
[ Backwards Case Choice Difficult Even Expression Feels Going His However Idea Into Maverick New Past Precedents Progress Seemed Strange Though Tonality Very Way Wrong]
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- IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.
[ Backwards F1 Fact Formula Long Spelled Very Word]
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- If it came to saving the life of one priest or sacrificing the life of an entire congregation, the church would save the life of the priest. Which is backwards, of course.
[ Backwards Came Church Congregation Course Entire Life Priest Sacrificing Save Saving Which Would]
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- I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.
[ Backwards Became Century Command Companion Control Ever Familiar Few Great Insistent Leadership Leap Our Past Report Sad Since Taken Territory Uncertainty Years]
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- I'll find places to grab as I walk and talk, sometimes even walking backwards because I have more control that way. People have no idea that I'm doing this.
[ Backwards Because Control Doing Even Find Grab Idea More Places Sometimes Talk Walk Walking Way]
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- Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
[ Attempt Backwards Happier Live Lives Money More Often Order Their Things Try Want Will]
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