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    Middle class people, the bourgeoisie, they are also feeling frightened at the moment. Some fear losing their fortunes; some go bankrupt; some are thinking about suicide. They don't know if they will retain the beautiful house that they bought, or what will happen to the five family cars.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    After many years of thinking, reading and writing and looking, I came to believe that there are two basic, essential values which are indispensable for humane, decent, dignified life: one is freedom, and the other is security.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    The Bible provides unity without imposing uniformity, without prohibiting change; it is a standing invitation to thinking and to take responsibilities.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    I haven't found it to be particularly enjoyable... ninety percent of the time when I go on dates, I'm thinking, 'I could be reading my book instead.'
    — Zosia Mamet
    tags: time  thinking  reading  book 
    For a thinking man is where Wisdom is at home.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: men  thinking  wisdom 
    When I got a little bit older I wanted to play piano - that's all I wanted to do. I remember learning how to play a blues progression on the xylophone in music class and thinking "This is the greatest thing I've ever learned."
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: music  thinking  learning 
    I don't know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, 'I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.' That's a very good way to keep women down.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I know a lot of people that have had fake Twitters... actors and musicians that I know. It's sort of a problem. There are all these people that sign up thinking that they're getting somebody's real thoughts when it's just some guy.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    When you look cakey, or you have too much on, and you actually see the makeup, the makeup isn't doing its job. When you use the makeup in a way where the people aren't thinking about the makeup, and they're looking at you, that's what we want.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: people  job  thinking 
    Be confident, and just do it. It's all about not questioning what everyone else is thinking, since they're probably looking to others to know what is or isn't cool.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: thinking 
    I think film writing, you're thinking in pictures, and stage writing, you're thinking in dialogue. In film writing, it's also, you only get so many words, so everything has to earn its place in a really economical way. I think for stage writing, you have more leeway.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: film  thinking  writing 
    I just went through my childhood attic with my sister. I'm not an expert, and I don't mean to put myself in that category, but thinking about Malcolm Gladwell and the 10,000 hours, I was like, Here are my 10,000 hours!
    — Zoe Kazan
    It's hard to resist the magical thinking that the work habits of great writers are the key to their greatness.
    — Zoë Heller
    tags: work  greatness  key  thinking 
    The people don't run the system; the people are victims of the system. The people choose the leaders thinking that they will help them. But when they turn around, there is no help.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: people  help  leader  thinking  victim 
    When you meet silent and inscrutable people, don't tell them what you are thinking. When you meet irritable and self-serving people, be careful what you say.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: people  thinking 
    When I watch a movie for the first few times I'm usually thinking about where I was in a given scene, who was next to me, what we were doing etc. But after I've gotten through all of this, when I'm really watching the film itself, then I get moved.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: time  movie  film  thinking 
    Every day when I'm thinking about something or want to do something, I say, "Hey, can we shoot some stuff?" or "Hey, can you come with me to the grocery store?" or "Hey, can you..." Just so I can share my personality and who I am, and also use it as a platform to do bigger, more important things.
    — Zendaya
    The price point and the quality are very rare. I don't want people thinking, "I got the look for less." I want them thinking, "I got the look!"
    — Zendaya
    tags: people  thinking  quality 
    It doesn't matter how much you flirt the whole day, at night you'll always end up thinking about the one you truly love.
    — Zayn Malik
    tags: night  thinking 
    It's both a blessing and a curse. It's great having that goal and never settling, but at the same time I am rarely satisfied with things. I usually walk off stage thinking I can do better next time, it has to be more, more, more. Sometimes you have to just sit down and be like, "I'm in New York right now doing what I love." Look at all these things - I won a EMA last week.
    — Zara Larsson
    tags: time  blessing  right  thinking  goal 
    People often ask me if I consider myself to be an architect, fashion designer, or artist. I'm an architect. The paintings I've done are very important to me, but they were part of a process of thinking and developing.
    — Zaha Hadid
    The razor-sharp line of division that exists between political ideologies in our own country in the United States, I think it's clear that these movements are forming - and one is more forward thinking and more embracing and more inclusive. The other is less tolerant and more judgemental and more fear-driven and fear-based. I think, you know, over the next generation, we're going to see which way we turn as a civilisation.
    — Zachary Quinto
    What resonates with people is that it feels like you actually are thinking of them.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: people  thinking 
    A lot of people, especially Christians, want to put you in this box of being a Christian actor, and I don't believe in it. You do yourself and everyone else a big disservice when you start thinking about it as "Christian art." That's why most Christian art is bad. They don't put a premium on the "art."
    — Zachary Levi
    I was raised by all women. I had no men in my life; it was my mom, my sister, and my grandmother. I've never identified as a man. I've always either felt like a boy or something else. I feel really uncomfortable thinking that, technically, I'm supposed to be a man, because I don't feel like one.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: men  women  boys  thinking 
    I remember as a child listening to comedic musicals and thinking they were a real riot. I had pretty questionable taste in comedy.
    — Zach Woods
    If it happens that I score 50 goals, it'll be awesome. Any player in the league would like 50. But I don't keep thinking every day that I have to score in order to reach 50 goals .
    — Zach Parise
    tags: thinking  goal 
    I was just thinking how unfortunate it'd be to be a fat girl named Candy.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: girls  thinking 
    I write one step at a time, always finishing off the part I'm working on before even thinking about the next part. I need to hear it all together before deciding what goes next. I even mix before moving on...in other words, I write by recording.
    — Zach Condon
    tags: time  thinking  write 
    Now that 'Scrubs' is over, people seem to feel more comfortable telling me that I was a total douche to them for the past 8 years. And the whole time I'm thinking, 'Who ARE you?'
    — Zach Braff
    tags: time  people  past  thinking  year 
    Of course I don't use my A-material, it doesn't matter if they think I'm funny or not because they won't be thinking anything pretty soon anyways, if you caych my drift.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: funny  thinking 
    The rules of the game must be constantly updated to keep up with the expanding technology. Otherwise we overkill the classic climbs and delude ourselves into thinking we are better climbers than the pioneers.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    Now you know you're going to have to play music for the label, you know you're going to have to get an opinion from the manager. Now, I'm so much more conscious and it bothers me. I try to find my way back to writing without being too analytical or not thinking about whether this is good or is it bad.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    We do not accept the Western way of thinking that there are two ways of life. At the same time, the police (here) are not chasing gays. In Africa, sexuality is something very private, even for heterosexuals. Heterosexuals are not parading! But gays want to behave like exhibitionists.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: time  sexuality  gay  africa  thinking 
    I really got consumed with the idea of how people who are deemed crazy or insane often have a firmer grasp on reality than normal people. The average person goes through life thinking it will go on forever.
    — Youth Lagoon
    A mixtape is for the street, it's something you without necessarily thinking about it, because you have to stay in the game. It's like writing an e-mail saying hello to your friends.
    — Young Thug
    To be honest, I think about the clubs when I write. But I should probably start thinking about stadiums, because the songs sound even better there - and bigger.
    — Young Jeezy
    tags: song  thinking  write 
    I've found that the only way to make theatre that gets the audience thinking is when I feel uncomfortable making it.
    — Young Jean Lee
    tags: thinking 
    What you want to acquire, you should dare to acquire by any means. What you want to see, even though it is with difficulty, you should see. You should not let it pass, thinking there will be another chance to see it or acquire it. It is quite unusual to have a second chance to materialize your desire.
    — Yosa Buson
    tags: desires  chance  thinking 
    I don't want to worry anymore thinking about the future. Mi Rae... 'Mi' meaning not yet. 'Rae' meaning coming. Why should I decide on the present, thinking about the future that's not here yet? I won't do that anymore.
    — Yoon Mi-rae
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