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"Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties, humor is the Teflon coating."

"Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water."

"I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They're always misunderstood, but they're the ones who are standing up for human rights."

"Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work."

"When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems."

"Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him."

"The funny thing is, the girls that I'm always up against for roles are pretty nice and cool, like Emma Watson. She's awesome."

"It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming."

"It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war."

"I'm an immigrant kid who came to America from India when I was very young and grew up in New York City with a single mom and really was influenced by all of those immigrant cultures bumping up against each other."

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