You take a really sleepy man, Esmé, and he always stands a chance of again becoming a man with all his fac — with all his f-a-c-u-l-t-i-e-s intact.
J. D. Salinger
When I look around at Broadway and the West End, theatre is becoming an exclusive club.
This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn't settle well with me at all.
Becoming a writer is not a 'career decision' like becoming a doctor or a policeman. You don't choose it so much as get chosen, and once you accept the fact that you're not fit for anything else, you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days.
If we are not prepared to think for ourselves, and to make the effort to learn how to do this well, we will always be in danger of becoming slaves to the ideas and values of others due to our own ignorance.
Democracy is a process, not a static condition. It is becoming, rather than being. It can be easily lost, but is never finally won.
William H. Hastie
I created something that became a phenomenon without becoming a prisoner to it.
Throughout it all, I loved her as much as I always had, and I found myself aching for those simpler times of the past. I knew what was happening, of course. As we were drifting apart, I was becoming more desperate to save what we once had shared; like a vicious circle, however, my desperation made us drift apart even further.
People need to start becoming more aware of what's going on and doing something to fix it.
Panic! at the Disco
The UK now boasts the highest level of broadband availability in the G8. We are now building on those efforts in becoming the first operator in the UK to commit to a national service which is capable of broadband speeds of up to 8Mbps. Our approach in getting the most out of ADSL technology means we get higher speeds to a national footprint as quickly as possible, making sure the opportunities are not just restricted to urban centers or those providers which operate their own networks.
A Flock of Seagulls
You need to motivate yourself, no matter what-definitely when things are bad, but also when things are good. Or else, you risk becoming complacent.
We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed.