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    I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
    — Winona Ryder
    tags: time  year 
     
    I'm 44 years old. So, it's really great to watch younger generations getting their opportunities, and being there to support them in that.
    — Winona Ryder
    Life's short, so if you're going to spend months doing something, it's gotta be pretty special... But I'm very happy to enter my Baby Jane years, and hopefully segue into the Ruth Gordon years.
    — Winona Ryder
    tags: year 
     
    The military is the largest polluter in the country, and so you have a lot of military waste contaminating reservations - as, for example, on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, where 5,000 sheep died in some kind of experimental military nerve gas test 10 years ago. Many of our communities are dealing with that kind of waste, and an absence of political will to clean them up.
    — Winona LaDuke
    The years of imprisonment hardened me ... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn't be blunted as they have been in my case. When it happens every day of your life, when that pain becomes a way of life ... there is no longer anything I can fear. There is nothing the government has not done to me. There isn't any pain I haven't known.
    — Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
    A few years ago the idea that extreme poverty was harmful was on the fringes of the economic and political debate. But having made the case we are now seeing an emerging consensus among business leaders, economic leaders, political leaders and even faith leaders.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    I have loved hosting over the years, simply because I love working with people. It's the perfect job.
    — Wink Martindale
    tags: people  job  year 
     
    I give it as my fixed opinion, that but for our graduated cadets, the war between the United States and Mexico might, and probably would have lasted some four or five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than victories falling to our share; whereas, in less than two campaigns, we conquered a great country and a peace without the loss of a single battle or skirmish.
    — Winfield Scott
    tags: peace  loss  victory  battle  opinion  war  year 
     
    My favorite English teacher in high school showed me 'Brazil' when I was 15 and it blew my mind. It's one of those movies that's revealed itself in different ways as I've gone back to it over the years.
    — Win Butler
    tags: gone  movie  school  mind  year 
     
    Years ago, in order to stay sane, I had to really make an effort not to think about how people view us. There's just so much noise, positive and negative, and not much good comes out of thinking about it.
    — Win Butler
    I think of hip hop as a mass media, radio, MTV thing. It's been extremely relevant over the last 10 years and rock music is just not anymore-a tear rolls down my cheek as I say that.
    — Win Butler
    tags: tears  music  media  year 
     
    For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies, and that we had to protect it.
    — Wim Wenders
    tags: culture  movie  year 
     
    In fact, it is amazing how much European films - Italian, French, German and English - have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years.
    — Wim Wenders
    tags: facts  film  year 
     
    After the last shovel of dirt was patted in place, I sat down and let my mind drift back through the years. I thought of the old K. C. Baking Powder can, and the first time I saw my pups in the box at the depot. I thought of the fifty dollars, the nickels and dimes, and the fishermen and blackberry patches. I looked at his grave and, with tears in my eyes, I voiced these words: "You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over.
    — Wilson Rawls
    tags: time  thoughts  friends  eyes  tears  mind  year  worth 
     
    It's strange indeed how memories can lie dormant in a man's mind for so many years. Yet those memories can be awakened and brought forth fresh and new, just by something you've seen, or something you've heard, or the sight of an old familiar face.
    — Wilson Rawls
    tags: memory  lies  mind  year 
     
    When I was 10 years old, we'd pick out a cow and boom! They'd hit it in the head with a hammer, lift it up by the back legs, and skin it in front of us. Then I'd take the head home and make soup
    — Wilmer Valderrama
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    I know black women in Tennessee who have worked all their lives, from the time they were twelve years old to the day they died. These women don't listen to the women's liberation rhetoric because they know that it's nothing but a bunch of white women who had certain life-styles and who want to change those life-styles.
    — Wilma Rudolph
    tags: time  women  live  black  year 
     
    I had a series of childhood illnesses... scarlet fever.... pneumonia.... Polio. I walked with braces until I was at least nine years old. My life wasn't like the average person who grew up and decided to enter the world of sports.
    — Wilma Rudolph
    Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life.
    — Wilma Rudolph
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    A significant number of people believe tribal people still live and dress as they did 300 years ago. During my tenure as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, national news agencies requesting interviews sometimes asked if they could film a tribal dance or if I would wear traditional tribal clothing for the interview. I doubt they asked the president of the United States to dress like a pilgrim for an interview.
    — Wilma Mankiller
    tags: people  live  believe  doubt  film  dance  year 
     
    Well, my life hasn't really changed... I've been homeschooled for a long time. So that helped a lot because of shooting and stuff. But, I have had friends who I've been friends with for years and years and they are my true friends, you know?
    — Willow Shields
    tags: time  friends  true  year 
     
    The colder the weather, the bigger the gunGot to rock a lot of clothes if you tryina hide oneIn June it's .22's, February it's fifthsBut all year round, it's 616.
    — Willie the Kid
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    I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian.
    — Willie Stargell
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    You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots.
    — Willie Stargell
    tags: games  year 
     
    Changes in solar activity have influenced what has been called the "conveyor-belt" circulation of the great Atlantic Ocean currents over the past 240 years.
    — Willie Soon
    tags: past  ocean  year 
     
    My sister played the piano. She's two years older than me, and I always wanted to play something. So my grandmother got the guitar for me, and showed me a couple of chords to start off. And then I got me a book. Next thing you know, I was playing along with sister.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: book  year 
     
    At 82, Nelson (who wrote the song "On the Road Again," among a thousand or more others) is the elder statesman of country music, a steadying and powerful voice in the industry and on environmental issues, and he's still on the road much of the year. The music keeps calling.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: powerful  song  music  year 
     
    (Songwriting) It's a gift. It all comes from somewhere. I started out really young, when I was four, five, six, writing poems, before I could play an instrument. I was writing about things when I was eight or 10 years old that I hadn't lived long enough to experience.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: young  experience  gift  writing  poem  year 
     
    The first time I got onstage was when I was about 5 years old. It was at a church social, and I had a poem to recite.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: time  church  poem  year 
     
    The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so.
    — Willie Morris
    tags: past  military  year 
     
    It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
    — Willie Morris
    tags: experience  year 
     
    I came across a photograph of him not long ago... his black face, the long snout sniffing at something in the air, his tail straight and pointing, his eyes flashing in some momentary excitement. Looking at a faded photograph taken more than forty years before, even as a grown man, I would admit I still missed him.
    — Willie Morris
    tags: men  eyes  black  year 
     
    It doesn't seem like it's been 50 years. I don't even feel like I'm 50 years old yet, though I've had all these knee and back operations.
    — Willie McCovey
    tags: year 
     
    When I got to professional ball I used to play 150 games every year. It depends on how many games there was.
    — Willie Mays
    tags: games  year 
     
    I'm a very lucky guy. I had so many people help me over the years that I never had many problems. If I had a problem, I could sit down with someone and they would explain the problem to me, and the problem become like a baseball game
    — Willie Mays
    tags: people  problem  help  games  baseball  year 
     
    The media character-assassinated me and perceived me as this monster. When you look at my record ... I jumped a taxi as a 21-year-old, which I'm sorry for, and I urinated twice in public. That's in 11 years of football. I've never assaulted women and never been done for drink driving. My conscience is clear.
    — Willie Mason
    I hadn't been exposed to music except in church. They used to have me singing a solo when I was five years old.
    — Willie Dixon
    tags: music  church  year 
     
    I started running away when I was five years old. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized what I really wanted was somebody to come after me when I was running away.
    — Willie Aames
    tags: adult  running  year 
     
    I spent six years in Bible study because I needed to get grounded. People really need to spend time in the Bible getting to know the God they claim to love.
    — Willie Aames
    tags: time  people  god  bible  year 
     
    I remember my father had a sermon he used to preach when we were in Florida, in which he gave a reference to the Southern Cross-about the stars, the colors, in the Southern Cross, which thrilled me very much. I must have been around 5 years old. ... Now, it turns out that the Southern Cross itself does have one red star, together with three blue ones.
    — William Wilson Morgan
    tags: star  father  year 
     
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