Quotes and Sayings about Age



"It's easy to be led astray when you're so broken. People take advantage of you."
- Willie Aames
(Related: People)

"The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Weapons)

"The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Home, Men, War, Enemies, Fighting, Tragedy)

"The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Missionaries)

"I'm dense when it comes to discouragement."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Discouragement)

"That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Faith)

"I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Ideas, Editors, Fantasy, Risk, Want, Writer)

"I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Time, End, English, Language, Prose)

"The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is."
- Berenice Abbott
"The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Government, Congress, Judgment)

"I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Baby, Responsibility)

"The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Age, Education, Argument, Children, Democracy, First, School)

"When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Time, People, Opportunity, Hope, Nations, Talk, Want)

"Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Artists, Jobs, Pretty, Songs, Writing)

"I think it would be great if there were no age limit."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Age)

"Virgin Records will probably release their own package sometime next year."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Will)

"Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?"
- King Abdullah II
(Related: Age, People, Humanity, Today)

"The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work."
- Agha Hasan Abedi
(Related: Work, People, Management)

"For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Expression, First, Individuality, Restraint)

"The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Balance, Individuality, Morals, Nothing, Welfare)

"The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Poetry, Reason)

"The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Society, Ballads, Nothing, State)

"But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France, I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the plain truths contained in these pages."
- Edmond About
(Related: France)

"Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle."
- Edmond About
(Related: Life, Marriage, Battle)

"Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Actor, English, Language, Man, Now, Talk, Trying)

"CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there's a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn't work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he's a journalist and not a police agent."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Work, People, Police)

"It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Age, Country, Shakespeare)

"You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Age, Passion)

"It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Home, Marriage, Man, Risk)

"The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Years)

"And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Expectation, Language, Trying)

"I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Being, Language)

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Country, End, Lies, Mystery, Will)

"A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Lie, Emotions, Language, Moods)

"My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Father, Actor, Job, Months, School, Theater)

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Nothing)

"These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: People, Old, Walking, Windows, Years)

"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Content, Focus, Silence, Words)

"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Men, Confidence, Emotions, Man, Perceptions, Right, Spirit)

"Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life."
- Bryan Adams
(Related: Life, Consequences, Trying)

"Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old)

"There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Age, Life, Day, Man)

"Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net."
- Franklin Pierce Adams
(Related: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old, Years)

"There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause."
- George Matthew Adams
(Related: Successful, Applause, Care, Encouragement, Famous, Man, May, Woman)

"Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

"Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)

"But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Peace, Irish, Republicans)

"In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Blind, Eye, Oppression, Past, Right, Struggle)

"The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

"The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Trust, Purpose, Lies, Nothing, Press)

"There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Intelligence)

"Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Marriage, Accident, Companionship)

"We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby."
- Jack Adams
(Related: American, Fact)

"Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Age, Thought, Discipline, Value)

"Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Marriage)

"The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it."
- John Adams
(Related: Effect, Independence, Glory)

"Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

"As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children."
- John Adams
(Related: Love, Admiration, Birds, Children, Heroes)

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)

"We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Knowledge, Key)

"Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Love, Constancy, Courtship)

"The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Age, Stars, Sun, Years, Youth)

"It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Age, Censure, Folly, Man, Persecution, Weakness, World)

"Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

"Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Age, Men, Forget, Old)

"No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Artist, Singing, Want)

"Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Progress, Being, School)

"I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

"I do not want to work to correspond to an image."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Work, Want)

"Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Death, People, Progress, Humanity)

"FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Legal, Time, Community, Conviction, Day, Prejudice, Rest)

"Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Faith, Religion, Improvement)

"Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Law, Man, Woman)

"If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Meaning, Questions)

"One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Creation)

"Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Men, Ideas, Ants, Pursuit)

"When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Sense, World)

"Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Hunger, Language, Poor, Words)

"In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Age, Individuality, Question)

"History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: History, Language)

"He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Love, Harm, Past)

"By Time and Age full many things are taught."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Age, Time)

"When a man's willing and eager the god's join in."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Man)

"My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

"Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!"
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Marriage, People, Gay)

"I get offered a lot of the same type of thing... The teenage slasher movies."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Teenage)

"I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn't know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn't get any of those parts."
- Casey Affleck
"Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty."
- John Agar
(Related: Publicity, Royalty)

"I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Age, Career, Now, Profession)

"The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Work, God, Earth)

"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."
- James Agate
(Related: Time, Fools, New year)

"Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act."
- James Agate
(Related: Management, Act, Fact, Theatre)

"We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child."
- James Agee
(Related: Time, Now, Summer, Talking)

"You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition."
- James Agee
(Related: Tradition)

"This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky."
- James Agee
(Related: Open, Sky)

"The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes."
- James Agee
(Related: Confusion)

"Several tons of dynamite are set off in this picture - none of it under the right people."
- James Agee
(Related: People, Right)

"It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it."
- James Agee
(Related: Lie, Adventure, Luck, Play)

"God doesn't believe in the easy way."
- James Agee
(Related: God)

"Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Newspapers)

"All sport... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: People, Desire, Objectives)

"If we eat any food, or drink any beverage, we must recite a blessing over them before and after."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Food)

"Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Memory, Pleasure, World)

"At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Age, Work, Israel, Land)

"Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Camping, Language, Russia, School)

"People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: People, Freedom, Monuments, Visit)

"For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Countries, Rights, Observation, Reason, Relationships, Respect)

"People have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Intelligence, People, Care, World)

"I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Beauty, Hair, Trying)

"My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Power, Dreams, Mother, Courage)

"Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys."
- Mark Akenside
(Related: Trifles)

"Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Children, Songs, Word)

"I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)

"We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Faith, Money, Conscience, Salvation, Will)

"It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Actions, Language, Wrong)

"We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

"If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

"Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

"And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Father, Childhood, Fact)

"As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Time, Language, Rules, Will)

"Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Fear, Courage, Understanding)

"In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

"Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Food, Behavior, Benefits, Cooking, Musicians)

"The woman I am currently crazy about was a vegetarian for a year until I started dating her. As is the case with most vegetarians, she had never eaten properly prepared meat, only commercially packaged or otherwise abused flesh."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Dating, Woman)

"I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Love, Americans, Europe)

"We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: People, Democracy, Disease, Fight, Freedom, Poverty, Terrorism, Will, World)

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Age, Heart, Old)

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

"After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can't bring back anything to life."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Life)

"I've never tried to manipulate my image."
- Alan Alda
"Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you."
- Alan Alda
"I'm most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Home, Time, First, Months, Old)

"Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)

"There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can't find a parent who will admit that it is his child."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Ability, Will)

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Age, Heart, Old)

"Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Age, Books, Day, Now, Praise)

"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor."
- Sholom Aleichem
(Related: Life, Dream, Comedy, Fool, Poor, Tragedy)

"I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language. I was very isolated."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Time, Being, EnglEnglish, First, Friends, Language, Moon)

"None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Time, Delay, Grave, Now, Will)

"The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

"The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: People, Army, Fighting, Force)

"It would be difficult, in this day and age, to fund art that made racial slurs."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Age, Day)

"All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you're an audience member."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Americans, Want)

"I don't know how one actually would define obscenity. I'm sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Age, Living)

"Most of our funding goes to organizations and is then used to leverage the private sector."
- Jane Alexander
"There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

"I didn't want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I'd switch and run as a Republican."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Republican, Want)

"For psychological purposes the most important differences in conation are those in virtue of which the object is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Thought, Virtue)

"Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Enjoyment, Fancy, Future)

"When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

"Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Experience, Expectations, Memories)

"I really love the process, with stage, of rehearsal, you get to create a character, and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story. And in television, you don't."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Love, Character, Beginning, End, Television)

"Stage work, that's all I have in my background. Wasteland was my first TV experience. Dawson's was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Experience, Work, First)

"When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Money, Acting, College, Living, Writing)

"The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Eye, Mind, Paradox, Reality)

"Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Expectation, Letters)

"Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring."
- William Alexander
(Related: Life, Courage, Earth, Forget, Resignation, Snow, Spring)

"Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Courage)

"Often the test of courage is not to die but to live."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Courage)

"The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: History, Chivalry, Remarkable)

"The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Man, Necessity, Responsibility, Writer)

"I confront the European elite's self-image as tolerant 'while under their noses women are living like slaves."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: Women, Living, Noses, Self)

"Old age is just a record of one's whole life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Age, Life, Old)

"I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren't no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn't know about them."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: People, Man)

"Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Age, Old)

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Nothing, Will)

"Videos are more like photography. It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Photography, Trying)

"Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank."
- Alphonse Allais
(Related: Coffee, Sleep)

"Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

"Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

"With such compelling information, the question is why haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking, Information, Question)

"From the employees' standpoint, in 1935, Social Security was a big gamble. Employees would be required to participate in the program, contributing a percentage of their income for their entire adult working life."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Life, Employees, Income, Security)

"We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: War, God, People, Country, Day, Losing)

"Everything has to be well thought out - what do you really need, when can you do with less coverage."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Thought)

"It goes back to a style of moviemaking I remember seeing as a child, in movies like The Man With The Golden Arm, which I think was shot all on a sound stage."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Movies, Man, Sound, Style)

"Time management is a big part of the director's job."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Time, Management, Job)

"You have to examine a scene on the page first. Then you get into the basics of acting: Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person?"
- Debbie Allen
(Related: First, Talking)

"The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Advertising, Vice)

"We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion."
- Fred Allen
(Related: History, Time, Age, Comedy, First, Jokes, Living, Machine)

"An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Advertising, Confusion)

"A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Press, Will)

"The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: President, Today, Tomorrow)

"Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages."
- Hervey Allen
"Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits."
- Hervey Allen
(Related: Senses)

"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- James Allen
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful even if it was just vicariously."
- Joan Allen
(Related: Opportunity, Acting)

"I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Determination, Generosity, President)

"The single most important aspect of the Transition involves the selection of personnel to manage the transfer of responsibility. The law provides roughly ten weeks to accomplish this process."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Law, Responsibility)

"The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Policy, Successful, Democrats, National security)

"Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Government, People, Bureaucracy, Planning, Will)

"The Leader will be a person with the management skills to coordinate the activities of the Team, and to assure that the Team remains faithful to the objectives of the incoming President."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Leader, Management, Objectives, President, Will)

"I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Life, Perception, Environment, Fact)

"Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention."
- Rick Allen
(Related: People, Intention, Prayer)

"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

"In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows."
- Woody Allen
"In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Television)

"Marriage is the death of hope."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Death, Marriage, Hope)

"Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Food, Man)

"Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

"I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Age, Family, Conservative, End, Wonder, World, Wrong)

"When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Courage, Career, Energy, Will)

"I believe that behind both the person who weighs 400 pounds and the one who weighs 85 there is a lot of baggage, and it has nothing to do with their bodies."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Nothing)

"I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Time, Mother, Kids)

"I was so naive I didn't even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Waiting)

"I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Music, People, Management, Company, Name, Now)

"The booking agent had the audacity to take 10 percent, so we wound up with about $100 a week apiece."
- Gregg Allman
"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

"The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Comedy, Difference, Tragedy)

"The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Challenge, Film, Sense, Want)

"We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Music, People, Opportunity, Being, Cliches)

"Instrumental music can spread the international language."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Music, Language)

"You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Business, Artist, Being)

"I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Saying, Suicide, Will)

"The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Fish, Past)

"More than anyone else, Hank Aaron made me wish I wasn't a manager."
- Walt Alston
(Related: Manager)

"Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda."
- Eric Alterman
(Related: Policy, Control, Force, Foreign policy, Public, Struggle)

"We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Hope, United, Will)

"The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Life, Earth, World)

"We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Fear)

"Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

"The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Disgrace, states, United)

"I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: Change, Actors, Talk, Want)

"With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

"Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?"
- John Amery
(Related: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

"The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the names of two agents whom I personally had known and handled and had a particular feeling for."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Feeling, Names)

"The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been terribly pertinent."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: American, Effort)

"To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: People, Burden, states, United)

"You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Desperation, Man)

"There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, People, Existence, Result, Results)

"When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

"When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had gone much more into the service of a political tendency in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Country, Service)

"Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000. I wouldn't even have had to go on to do more than I already had: just the double agents' names that I gave."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Names)

"The difficulties of conducting espionage against the Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically the Agency had backed away from the task."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Difficulties)

"An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Information, Present)

"Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Trust, Betrayal)

"Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Party)

"I came into the Agency with a set of ideas and attitudes that were quite typical of people coming into the Agency at that time. You could call it liberal anti-communism."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Time, People, Ideas, Liberal)

"I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence)

"I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Names)

"I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Law, Names, Punishment)

"I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: People, Giving, Running)

"In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

"Let's say a Soviet exchange student back in the '70s would go back and tell the KGB about people and places and things that he'd seen and done and been involved with. This is not really espionage; there's no betrayal of trust."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Trust, People, Betrayal)

"No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language."
- Fisher Ames
(Related: Bible, Being, Language, Purity)

"Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image."
- William Ames
(Related: Change, God, Man, Purity, Sin)

"Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object."
- William Ames
(Related: Action, Creation)

"Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Life, People)

"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Age, People, Old, Silly)

"To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Courage)

"Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Truth, Falsehood, May, Silence)

"I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Change, Successful, Clarity, Meaning, Order, Stability, Stress)

"There are three terrible ages of childhood - 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: Childhood)

"People out there must be told about the self-loathing that follows rape and how it's the greatest breakage in divine law to mutilate themselves, as I have done."
- Tori Amos
(Related: People, Law, Self)

"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Courage, Healing)

"We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life."
- David Amram
(Related: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

"I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature."
- David Amram
(Related: Art, Music, People, Literature)

"Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village."
- David Amram
(Related: May, Portraits)

"If I can't get a mental image from the song, I won't sing it."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Song)

"I came back to do a live concert. Nobody had done that before and I know my managers were worried."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Managers)

"It's just a matter of me opening up the page and whatever is written on the page, that's what I'm here to do."
- Anthony Anderson
"If we thought it would improve our relationship, we would get married tomorrow, but as it is, nearly 7 years after we got engaged, we are content to wait."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Thought, Content, Tomorrow, Years)

"You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Manager, Opportunity)

"The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Technology, Successful, First, Will)

"It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent."
- Eugenie Anderson
(Related: People, Guest, Memories, Sharing, Words, Years)

"Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief has to develop strongly from page one. Some are more reality-based."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Obvious, Reality)

"Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using the same language I would use if I were typing: meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Language, Meaning, Years)

"Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

"My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Decision, Job)

"The thing that's characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Performance)

"Why do you have to translate and decode things? Just let the image be. It will have a special kind of reality that it won't once it's decoded."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Reality, Will)

"I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Books, Children, First, Mystery, Words)

"I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Sex, People, Dance, Teenage)

"I'm an average enough person to point to the things I've gotten to see that are awe-inspiring."
- Laurie Anderson
"I'd had my daughter when I was a teenager - I took my daughter to college with me."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Daughter, College)

"The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Open, Word)

"There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Age, Men)

"The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Play, Spiritual, Tragedy)

"Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Music, Growing up, Interest, Kids, Literature, Writing)

"That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'"
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Age, Wife, Fun, Moments, Play, Years)

"In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage."
- Robert Anderson
(Related: Marriage, Divorce, Old)

"The players make the manager, it's never the other way."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager)

"The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Respect, Rules)

"I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?"
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Boston)

"A baseball manager is a necessary evil."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Baseball, Evil)

"Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Success, Manager, Baseball, Mind, Right)

"I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Leader, Courage, Hope, America, Spirit, World)

"At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Time, People, Courage, American)

"You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Will)

"I don't have time to think about age. There are so many things to do."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Time, Age)

"The Democratic Party is on the move across the country. Voters are responding to our message of progress and fiscal responsibility."
- Joe Andrew
(Related: Progress, Country, Party, Responsibility)

"Richard Burton rang me up once and said, Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said, Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Lady, Leading)

"I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release."
- Naveen Andrews
(Related: Age, Parents, School, Trouble)

"And after I compose my programs, but it is very easy because I look to the music in a very natural way without fuss, and so I look always music, in my home, like books and books and books, choose books and you read the pages, so I do this with music, and I make programs."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Home, Books)

"No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Age, Life, Circumstances, Meaning)

"We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: People, Courage, Want)

"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, HusbHeart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)

"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Marriage, Day)

"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Love, Work, Courage, Hope)

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Consistency, Courage, Virtue, Potential, Practice)

"Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Self)

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Courage, Virtue, Nothing, Practice)

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: History, Courage, Pain)

"You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn't matter what party you're in. When you call your children and you say 'How are you?' - and what you are really asking is, 'Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?', That resonates across the state, not across party lines."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: America, Children, Job, Party, State)

"And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, Freedom, Majority, Will)

"I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs."
- Paul Anka
(Related: Talent, Songs, Teenage)

"The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Work, Being)

"I feel the whole issue has been a witchhunt from day one as part of a broader Republican political agenda."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Day, Republican)

"I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language, as if movies were literature."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Movies, Mistake, Language, Literature)

"When a French book becomes an international hit it is because of the author and not because of the language. The same goes for movies."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Movies, Language)

"When you create a movie, you create something in your image."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
"The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Art, Language)

"When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Now)

"I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Age, Profession, Thinking, Years)

"Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Intelligence, Men, God, Courage, Miracles)

"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Work, Power, Genius, Boldness, Magic, Mind, Will)

"It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Courage, Greatness)

"Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Hope, Reason, Tragedy)

"Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Death, Courage, Day, Man)

"And it seems to be today, image is a real important thing once again."
- Phil Anselmo
(Related: Today)

"It seems like if you are not painted up special way or have some tailor made outfit to put on to go out on stage... I don't know... there's too much of it out there."
- Phil Anselmo
"There it is again. Image. Once again. I get really tired of it quick."
- Phil Anselmo
(Related: Quick)

"Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Courage, Act)

"White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Men, Wages, Wives)

"Suffrage is the pivotal right."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Right)

"It's hard being a hostage in somebody else's mouth - or a character in somebody else's novel."
- David Antin
(Related: Character, Being)

"You pay your money, you take your choice. I get the audience my language attracts and I lose the ones it repels."
- David Antin
(Related: Money, Choice, Language)

"When you grow up in a family of languages, you develop a kind of casual fluency, so that languages, though differently colored, all seem transparent to experience."
- David Antin
(Related: Experience, Family)

"From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us."
- David Antin
(Related: Gods, Entertainment, Language, May)

"I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus."
- David Antin
(Related: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

"I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James."
- David Antin
(Related: Prose)

"His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Time, Conversation, Day, Evening, Living, Public, School, Struggle)

"Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it."
- Antiphanes
(Related: Age, Old)

"Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Gifts, Quarrels)

"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: End, Years)

"Sometimes because a woman is beautiful, she's not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer."
- Susan Anton
(Related: May, Woman)

"The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Beauty, Women, Morals, Pride)

"I've gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won't even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that's the end of my day."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Body, Day, End, Hate)

"The age thing really bugs me. Do people have more of a right to not like what I say because I'm 19?"
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Age, People, Bugs, Right)

"I never went to concerts when I was a kid, so I never knew if what I was doing onstage was right."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Right)

"The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Age, Country, Sense, Television)

"I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do."
- Stuart Appleby
"I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Manager, Mother, Friends, Relationships)

"I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand."
- Edward Appleton
(Related: Language, Mind, Opera)

"It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis."
- Michael Apted
(Related: History, Machines, Miracles)

"He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Money, Time, Artists, Trying)

"The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Courage, Act)

"For every issue, I send four pages of finished marginals and they select the ones they need."
- Sergio Aragones
"The reason I love comics more than anything else is that the longest story will be just a few pages. With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Love, Reason, Will)

"It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake."
- Janos Arany
(Related: Age, Truth)

"Venom was a band that strongly influenced the image and the idea behind Slayer."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Idea)

"Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds."
- Anne Archer
(Related: Business, Actors, Instinct, Managers)

"Marriage is... OK, it's rooted and grounded on love and attraction."
- Mary Archer
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away."
- Archilochus
(Related: Nature, Courage, Law, Safety, Will)

"To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Age, Authority)

"I like films to have something inside, I don't mean a message, I mean something from the soul."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Soul)

"When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe."
- Dario Argento
"Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even, know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting, women and money."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Age, Money, Women, People, Act, Fighting)

"The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Change, Faith, Language)

"High thoughts must have high language."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Thoughts, Language)

"Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Travel, Friends, Road)

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- Aristotle
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Mind, Will, World)

"Education is the best provision for old age."
- Aristotle
(Related: Age, Education, Old)

"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age."
- Aristotle
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others."
- Aristotle
(Related: Quality, Courage, First)

"Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Courage, Confidence)

"A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end."
- Aristotle
(Related: Action, Beginning, End, Tragedy)

"Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Men, Gods)

"In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech."
- Aristotle
(Related: First, Language, Persuasion, Speech, Study)

"When I become the village idiot, or at least, it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer."
- Joan Van Ark
"I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to "ER" were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Comparisons, Environment, Resentment)

"I used to watch the world as if it was a performance and I would realize that certain things that people did moved me, and certain things didn't move me, and I tried to analyze, even at that age, six and seven and eight, why I was moved by certain things they did."
- Alan Arkin
(Related: Age, People, Performance, World)

"I'm sensitive about my image of being hard to reach."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Being)

"In fact, I had a series of offers which would have brought me a lot of money to make films and package TV programs. There were people who said to me, we'll put a million dollars in your bank account tomorrow, which is a hard thing to turn down."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Money, People, Bank account, Fact, Tomorrow)

"I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Age, Love, Time, Living)

"I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Happiness, People, Feelings, Clothes, Confidence)

"All your travelling is together, you eat together, you're on stage as a band together, when you get to the sound-check the band and the crew are all together."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Sound)

"That is one of the things about going on tour, that I get to work with some really talented people and it allows me to be able to listen to them as well - and just have fun on stage."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Work, People, Fun)

"U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Government, Policy, Flexibility, Foreign policy, Importance, National security, Objectives)

"The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

"Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbAttention, Children, Faults, Help)

"Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices - in his wife."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Time, Life, Wife, First, Man)

"If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Life, Old)

"When you meet someone for the first time, that's not the whole book. That's just the first page."
- Brody Armstrong
(Related: Time, First)

"We loved Andy, so we wanted to keep him. He was in both bands, but Nerve Agents broke up."
- Brody Armstrong
"Thirty is not an age for a woman anymore."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Age, Woman)

"Life for rent means that my life isn't really my own, I only rented it for a while, but if I don't manage to buy it, to own it, then nothing of what I think is mine is really mine."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague."
- John Armstrong
(Related: Music, Grief, Joy, Pain, Poison)

"Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Hope, Ability, Children, Choice, Fight, Hell, Options)

"Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do."
- Bettina Arndt
(Related: Change, Marriage, Men, Women, Hope, Will)

"And then we've got Blades of Glory, and we've got Brothers Solomon, and I've got a script in development with this guy Chuck Martin who used to write on Arrested, and, you know, we have a few things in various stages of development."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Development, Brothers, Glory, Martin)

"Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps, on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Cause, Today, Universe)

"Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: American, Country, Living, Treasure)

"Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Language, Talk, Theory)

"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Age, Life, Men, Work, Childhood, Evening, Hard work, Labor, May, Sun)

"I think video games and that stuff should be as violent as possible, but age-appropriate. It should be realistic. When it's not realistic you run into kids running around shooting people and not realizing the consequences."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Age, People, Consequences, Games, Kids, Running)

"Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won't mean much if we don't do a great job with the basics of our business."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Job)

"I think in just about any business the low cost competitor is always going to have an advantage."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business)

"Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Time, American, Past, Years)

"The executive moves we are announcing today will strengthen American for the long-term future and reflect well on the depth of the Company's management team."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Management, American, Company, Future, Today, Will)

"I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Love, Marriage, Humor, Sense)

"Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thinking, Want)

"I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Age, Time, Women, Life)

"Look, it's to the point where kids are getting Botox. It's insane. We're not allowed to age."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Age, Kids)

"All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Language)

"But that's one of the nice things about doing a stage show, if something doesn't work out, you have the luxury of working on it over time."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Time, Work, Luxury)

"Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: People, Forget, Saying)

"One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Past, Violence, Word)

"I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Weakness)

"Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't. There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Needs)

"An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: People, Bombs)

"It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Change, Fools, Grief, Tragedy, Victims)

"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Winning, Losing)

"I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Wind)

"Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Time, Trust)

"Her name was called Lady Helena Herring and her age was 25 and she mated well with the earl."
- Daisy Ashford
(Related: Age, Lady, Name)

"On my passage thither, I discovered nothing remarkable in the features of the country."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Country, Nothing, Remarkable)

"As a teenager at high school, I felt like an outsider."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: School)

"We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage. Naturally we could not do that without pointing to Austrian's northern neighbor Germany."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Germany)

"To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor, yet it also had its disadvantages."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Actor, Honor)

"I have an engagement ring, which is my favorite accessory."
- Jules Asner
(Related: Favorite)

"One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today's kids are much more materialistic and there's a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Age, Danger, Experts, First, Interest, Kids, Today)

"We should have done more damage to the Iraqi forces before they withdrew from the Kuwaiti theater."
- Les Aspin
(Related: Theater)

"We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Quality, Act, Effort, Rights, Harm, Human rights, Lawyers, News, Publishing)

"We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Government)

"These big-package releases. There should be a cute name for them."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Cute, Name)

"Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Intelligence, Behavior, Law)

"It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Controversy, Journalism)

"My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Dream, Acting, Actor)

"Maybe you don't work for seven months a year, but you'll work again. It may be a piece of garbage, so you wear hip boots."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Work, May, Months)

"Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, Want)

"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. And to Poe... well, a great logician could be an enemy to him, what he called conventional world reason."
- John Astin
(Related: Development, Deep, Enemy, Intuition, Reason, World)

"The themes Poe used were universal and timeless. As long as the English language exists at all, we will be able to appreciate what he did. It will not age! It will not become dated!"
- John Astin
(Related: English, Language, Will)

"My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do."
- John Astin
(Related: Work, Dreams, People, Ideas, Actor, Encouragement)

"We are running ourselves into a damaged earth. But I am optimistic. I believe that we can change; we must change. As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive. The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be."
- John Astin
(Related: Change, Greatness, Earth, Humanity, Race, Running, Will)

"I started at the age of 8 and have been lucky to be still working."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Age)

"I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Force)

"I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Beer, Grace)

"In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Age, Time, Thought, People, Myth, Old)

"No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Age, Funny)

"I'm against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage."
- David Attenborough
"At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I'm safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Age, Names)

"I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them necessarily as inspiration."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Inspiration, Chicago, Production)

"War is what happens when language fails."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: War, Language)

"Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Age, Belief, Disguise)

"The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Age, Society, Money, Class, Race, Rank)

"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Love, Language)

"Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

"Now is the age of anxiety."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Age, Anxiety, Now)

"I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Birds, English, Habits, Living, Man)

"I waged war against my feelings."
- John James Audubon
(Related: War, Feelings)

"And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Beginning, Reading, Word)

"If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Management, Chance, Disaster)

"If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Earth, Managers)

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Travel, World)

"What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Anger, Love, Fear, Jealousy, Quarrels)

"My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Vision, Light, Mind)

"Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Life, Idea, Difference, Man)

"India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)

"India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Word)

"Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years."
- Ausonius
(Related: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Chance)

"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Marriage, Man, Woman)

"Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Education, Men, Books, Pen, Will)

"Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Language, Word)

"The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Life, Country, Fashion, Land, Will)

"Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns... about 25 federal agents."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Time, Machine, Weapons)

"About five, six FBI agents walked into the courthouse and arrested me. They said I was being arrested for distribution of information related to explosives over the Internet."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Being, Information, Internet)

"While I was in jail, they handcuffed me and took me to a backroom, where a detective from the FBI and a Secret Service agent were, and they interrogated me for about three or four hours."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Service)

"I started tennis around age 2."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Age, Tennis)

"My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Brother, Now, Washington)

"High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Development, Agriculture, Focus, Production, Research, Will, World)

"I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Marriage, Civil rights, Man, Woman)

"Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Leadership, Courage, Decisions, Will)

"We must be willing to courageously invest in our city."
- Alan Autry
"I like that because the fans want to see onstage what they know so well from the big screen."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Fans, Want)

"Yes, but I don't think of the Teen Angel as of an age."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Age, Teen)

"Well, we all age, but I'd been taking herbal supplements for a long time."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Time, Age)

"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Life, Courage, Lies)

"The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall, so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners. I feel that we are all experiencing the music together."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Music, Being)

"No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you, you can be deprived of coverage. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance. Seniors don't want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Medical, Drugs, Want)

"I see my job simply as helping disseminate the message of Barack Obama, working with the communications team to make sure that we're true to the ideals and the values and the programs that he wants to advance in this country. And that's the extent of my involvement."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Values, Country, Ideals, Job)

"But we are not going to stand by and go back to allowing people with preexisting conditions to be discriminated against, go back to the situation where people can be thrown off their insurance simply because they become seriously ill or you can't get on your parents' insurance after the age of 20."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Age, People, Parents)

"The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Beauty, Music, People, Musicians)

"I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don't know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn't know who they were."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: Family, People, Building)

"Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism."
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
(Related: People, Fight, Heroism, Israel, World)

"Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Experience, Difficulties, Man, Needs, Obstacles, Spiritual, Will)

"Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Nature, God, Glory, Night, Sky, Stars, Unity, Universe)

"For as long as our people are held hostage by controllable socio-economic forces, we cannot afford to be indifferent to the ravages of poverty in all its dimensions and ramifications."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: People, Poverty)

"It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Civilization, Books, Harvest)

"The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Government, Progress, Collaboration, Fact)

"The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Time, Economy)

"The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Men, Animals, Importance, Military)

"The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Wealth, Possessions)

"That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)

"Those from whose pocket the salary is drawn, and by whose appointment the officer was made, have always a right to discuss the merits of their officers, and their modes of exercising the duties they are paid to perform."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Right)

"That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Authority, England, Opinion)

"The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Country, Difficulty, Skill)

"The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Effect)

"The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort, but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Effort, Fatigue, Force)

"The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Fitness, Character, May, Office, Public)

"To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: History, Science, Knowledge, Medicine, Profession)

"There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Purpose, Ambition)

"Whenever the work is itself light, it becomes necessary, in order to economize time, to increase the velocity."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Work, Time, Light, Order)

"Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Information, Machines)

"In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Mathematics, Race)

"There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Circumstances, May)

"A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Time, Acquaintance, Promotion, Study)

"It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Education, Science, England, May, Neglect)

"The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Difference, Machine, Popular)

"Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Genius, Policy, Knowledge, Country)

"A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Power, Machine)

"Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Power, Weight)

"At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge)

"Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Errors)

"In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

"In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Economy, Machines)

"It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Ideas, Answers, Confusion, Machine, Question, Right, Will, Wrong)

"Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Criticism)

"Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending the soles of coarse shoes, called hobnails, require a particular form of the head, which is made by the stroke of a die."
- Charles Babbage
"I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Hope, Importance, Manufacturing)

"I look back on it, yeah, I'm in a much worse financial position than I was eight years ago. I'm going to have to go out at age 62 and kind of readdress some of that."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Age, Financial, Years)

"I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

"We have to preserve it and use it sustainably. And the short-term use of resources at the destruction of the long-term heritage of this country is not a policy that we can pursue."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Policy, Country, Destruction)

"We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Leaders, Romantic)

"The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Language, Nothing, Saying)

"With a growing population, there is a growing need for more water delivery and storage."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Population, Water)

"Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Life, Development, Evolution, Rest)

"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Belief, End, Ignorance, Injustice, Tragedy, World)

"It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Life, Thinking, Will)

"Basically I am just another actor who loves his work and this thing about age only exists in the media."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Age, Work, Actor, Media)

"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Beauty, Language)

"Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Ideas, Commerce, Effect)

"Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Poetry, Future, Language, Speech)

"I learned at an early age that I was given something special when I was born, and that was the gift of music."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Age, Music)

"Every night we all felt grateful to be there, stunned at the amount of people that are there, and stunned at their reactions. They go crazy; they know every lyric from eight years of age to eighty. It's unbelievable."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Age, People, Night, Years)

"It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: People, Decision, Country, Encouragement, President, Thinking)

"For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: American, English, Tradition, Years)

"Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

"The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Growth, Jobs, State, Taxes, Wage)

"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Life)

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Men, Middle age, Nurses, Old, Wives)

"Science is but an image of the truth."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Science, Truth)

"For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men, Memory, Name, Nations)

"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Beauty, Infinite)

"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Wife, Virtue, Children, Fortune)

"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Man, Old, Will, Years)

"I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Life, Anger, People, Fear, Darkness, Sadness)

"As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Effect)

"A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Encouragement, Environment)

"There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: People, Celebrity, Man, Talking)

"Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Art, Effort, Name, Play, Theory, Word)

"We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Development, Community, Moderation)

"Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Capitalism, Humanity, Liberal, Nihilism)

"I think it really holds you back having to think about your image."
- Jane Badler
"I am opposed to any individual taxes until we eliminate all of the unconstitutional agencies, and I suspect we wouldn't need a tax after that."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Tax, Taxes)

"On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Time, War, Prison)

"Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Opportunity, America, Rest, Sense, World)

"It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Nothing, Songs, Words, Writing)

"We must not let daylight in upon the magic."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Magic)

"Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Writers)

"The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: History, Civilization, First)

"Woman absent is woman dead."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Woman)

"What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Mind, Result)

"You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: May, Talk, Tyranny)

"A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Being)

"In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nations, State, World)

"A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Cure)

"A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Meeting, Nothing, Parliament)

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Life, People, Pleasure)

"Honor sinks where commerce long prevails."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Commerce, Honor)

"The real essence of work is concentrated energy."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Work, Energy)

"The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Books, Reason)

"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Books, Reason)

"A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Man, Opinions)

"A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Family, Life, Idea, Pride)

"The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Cure)

"A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mother, Wife, Fault, Man, Misfortune)

"The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mistake, Trying)

"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Civilization, Climate, Enjoyment, Luxury, Unconscious)

"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Reality, World)

"An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle."
- Walter Bagehot
"An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Exaggeration, Legends, Popular, Vices)

"An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mankind, Quiet)

"An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Money, Time, Sacrifice, Mind, Parliament)

"Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Conquest, Military, Valor, World)

"Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Government, Success, Excellence)

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Life, People, Pleasure)

"Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Car, God, Driving)

"It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Temptations, Vices)

"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Weakness)

"Life is a school of probability."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Life, School)

"Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Women, Victims)

"The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Habit, Speech)

"No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Death, Soul, English, Gentleman)

"The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Government, Mankind, Reason, World)

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, Idea, Human nature, Pain)

"Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Poverty, Want)

"Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Food, Progress, Poison)

"Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

"So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Opinions, Will, World, Wrong)

"So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Business, War, Nations)

"The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, People, Being, Human nature, Opinion, Will)

"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Art, History, Causes, Light, Rest, Shadow)

"No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Work, Meditation)

"In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Marriage, Wedding, Accusations, Criticism, Luxury, Manners, May)

"The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age - what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Age, People, Effect, Pleasure)

"Judges don't age; time decorates them."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Time, Age, Judges)

"Younger players in this music often turn out to be middle aged; it is not a young music."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Music)

"I have always been attracted to the cottage industry side of this business."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Business)

"Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter."
- Paul Bailey
(Related: Authority, Necessity, Writer)

"I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard. Now, it seems that I have been training for so long that it has become almost second nature to me."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Life, Nature, Now, Training)

"I would have thought it possible to choose delegates for these larger conferences who, even if they could not speak the principal languages, could at least understand them or could have friends seated beside them who could keep them informed on essential points."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Thought, Friends)

"I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Age, First)

"I do adore food. If I have any vice it's eating. If I was told I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I could put up with sausage and mash forever."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Food, Life, Eating, Rest, Vice)

"So I let them be responsible for there particular areas. Then by the time it gets to me that means that there is a problem. I have my eyes open and I need to know something about every department but you don't want to micro manage any particular department."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Time, Eyes, Open, Want)

"Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Civilization, Action, Drama, Pleasure)

"Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

"In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Choice, Drama, Freedom, Listening, Results, Treatment)

"No drama, however great, is entirely independent of the stage on which it is given."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama)

"What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Death, Ending, Play, Tragedy, Years)

"There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Comedy, Difference, Tragedy)

"We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its appeal by failing to encourage the best in it; but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama)

"We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Decisions, Language)

"Never let the other fellow set the agenda."
- James Baker
"But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob; it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Courage, Being, Consciousness, Mob, Right)

"In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Thought, Beginning, Encouragement, Giving, Questions, Support)

"It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear."
- Richard H. Baker
(Related: Music, Hope, Hearing, Joy, May, Now, Songs, Stars, Universe)

"I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Poetry, Lonely, World, Years)

"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Age, Children, Curiosity, Parents, Want)

"Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Poetry, Loss, Public, Will)

"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Age, Love, Fashion)

"What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Home, Americans, Right, Trees)

"To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Courage, Perseverance, Conviction, Force)

"I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really - it's so boring."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Time, Success, Failure, Disappointment, Rest)

"I think - there's always going to be a percentage of people who maybe aren't as good as others."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: People)

"My dream became bigger and bigger. And the box got bigger than the message, than the Gospel."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Dream)

"Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea faring ones."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Age, Time, Animals, Land, Ocean, Sea)

"Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: American, Fantasy, Kids)

"I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Animation, First, Problems, Saying, Today)

"Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Music, Actions, Emotions)

"Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Action, Animation, Hell, Jazz, Talking, Will, Writers)

"The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Age, Business, Retirement)

"I was very much in my room with my marionette stage, you know, creating these incredibly boring things that I felt were so fascinating, and forcing my relatives to come, and charging money for them to see my little productions."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Money, Relatives)

"Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Change, Faith, Courage, Principles)

"Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Technology, Age, Being, Revolution)

"You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Age, Change, Actors, Years)

"Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: World)

"To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Time, Country)

"Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: State)

"Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Truth, Control, Language, Universe)

"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Life, Europe, Limits, Possibilities, Sense, Tragedy, Word)

"It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Age, World)

"All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Art, Life, Politics, Religion, Knowledge, Development, Self)

"In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation that our study has given of the parallelism between individual and racial thought of the Self, that in the history of psychology we discern the great profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: History, Time, Thought, May, Psychology, Race, Self, Study)

"The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Fact, Thinking, Tradition)

"A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)

"You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think. I'm focused on the youth of America. I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores. Because that's the message in the media."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Time, People, America, Kids, Man, Media, Worry, Youth)

"No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions I didn't manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should've done. I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is, Can I manage that each and every day?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: Challenge, Day, Disappointment)

"My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

"When it comes to films, people often don't differentiate between the message of a bad central character and the message of the film itself. They are two separate things."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Character, Film)

"I never want to turn something down because I'm afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Idea, Fact, Want)

"Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden."
- George Ball
(Related: Garden, Struggle, Wonder)

"We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin."
- Hugo Ball
(Related: Age, Heart, Libraries)

"The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?"
- Hugo Ball
(Related: Paradise, Language)

"Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Age, Life, Work, Crime, Desire, Discrimination, Living, Worth, Wrong)

"The public impression is that the government, industry or the highest bidder can buy a scientist to add credibility to any message. That crucial quality of impartiality is being lost."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Government, Quality, Impression, Being, Credibility, Public)

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Age, Lie)

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Faith, Life, Optimism)

"Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Science, Technology)

"The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Car, Dreams, American, Assassination, Vietnam, World)

"It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest."
- Robert D. Ballard
(Related: Quiet, Rest, Sea)

"Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Nature, Disease)

"Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Truth, Courage, Cowardice, Falsehood)

"Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together, and one would then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Fact)

"Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

"Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible."
- Balthus
(Related: Chaos, Emotions, Order, Painting)

"Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really."
- Balthus
(Related: Language, Painting)

"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Marriage, Soul, Immortality)

"What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?"
- Honore De Balzac
"Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Marriage, Familiarity)

"Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Men, Nature, Ideas, Cure, Human nature, Will)

"Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Soul, Virtue, Infinite, Justice, Law)

"Melanie is more of a disciplinarian with the little girl than me, probably because it's my first baby. She gets everything easy from Papa. I am more weak. She takes advantage of me."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Baby, First)

"Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Justification, Service)

"Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Experience, Actions, Reality)

"I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor."
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Americans, Fight)

"We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?"
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Journalism)

"That's one reason why it's pretty worthless, I can't totally buy it, if you think about it, it's things like the Phil Spector records. On one level they were rebellion, on another level they were keeping the teenager in his place."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Pretty, Reason, Rebellion)

"When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: America, Kids, Will)

"In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: First, Running, Tradition)

"You have got to have an agent. It's a business. But I think there is a way to be artful and commercial at the same time."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Time, Business)

"But really, it was reading that led me to writing. And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Age, Art, People, American, Reading, Writing)

"For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Work, Living, Writer, Writers)

"I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Thought, Control, Career, Paris, Style)

"Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Body, Problems)

"From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Time, Talk)

"Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Courage, Despair, Difficulties, Neglect, Sight)

"My family actually lived in the same village for about 400 years. They had great stability until the last century. People lived and intermarried in small villages."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Family, People, Stability, Years)

"I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Age, Music, Acting, Career, Running)

"I've always been very impatient. At age 10 I frankly found life boring, and I can remember age 9 having the awful thought, as it seems now looking back on it, A war! That should liven things up a bit!"
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Age, Life, Thought, Now)

"If I were a Palestinian of the right age, I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations."
- Ehud Barak
(Related: Age, Right)

"Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Career, Friends, Television)

"My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Marriage, Years)

"My biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into. Middle-aged men ask me when we're going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Men, Cartoons, Fans, Quest)

"I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Age, Family, Idea)

"The passage of time is simply an illusion created by our brains."
- Julian Barbour
(Related: Time, Illusion)

"The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way."
- William Barclay
(Related: Life, Men, God, Tragedy, World)

"Percentages are why I am rich."
- Brigitte Bardot
"What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Age, Lady, Old)

"Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Age)

"Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?"
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Marriage)

"I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Society, Marriage)

"I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Age, Health, Poor, Pretty)

"I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Language, Shakespeare, Theatre)

"I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Work, Husband, Teenagers)

"We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Consulting, Economy)

"I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Strategy, Months, Past, Software, Want)

"There are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage."
- Joel Barlow
(Related: Being)

"But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political process was to sully oneself to such a degree that whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Trouble, Worth)

"Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set. I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Age)

"If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor."
- Christiaan Barnard
(Related: Work, Poor)

"An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Mind)

"As I've explained to my wife many times, you have to kill your wife or mistress to get on the front page of the papers."
- Julian Barnes
(Related: Wife)

"It's a tragedy, but with your support and your help we will wage this fight and we're going to win it."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Fight, Help, Support, Tragedy, Wage, Will)

"The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Love, First, Sight)

"It is time for dead languages to be quiet."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Time, Quiet)

"The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: People, Difference, Ships)

"That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Death, Life, Mistake, Kings)

"Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Fear, Management, Events, Sleep)

"Old age is the verdict of life."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Age, Life, Old)

"I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one with mirrors that I used on stage all the time."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Time, Guitar)

"When I'm out on the stage, it gives me this rush and anything that's on my mind and everything I'm going through is forgotten about."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Mind)

"People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy."
- John Barrow
(Related: People, Financial, Act)

"The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Religion, Age, Gender)

"The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Time, People, Management, Democrats)

"The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Age, Sex, Eye, Information, Security)

"Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Advice, Old)

"I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Children, College, Parents)

"There's people that are just in awe of what you do, and then there are people who just think it's garbage. And I think there are people who are just uncomfortable seeing someone have fun with their job."
- Todd Barry
(Related: People, Fun, Job)

"I mean, I've always had scattered interests, but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that."
- Todd Barry
"I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom, so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide you wanted to be a comic, and on Monday, you could be on stage."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy)

"I mean, I guess I realized subconsciously that this is what I should be doing before I realized it, consciously. Verbally, I don't think I had committed to it, even though I was driving everywhere, every night, just trying to get on stage."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Driving, Night, Trying)

"I got access to a private tour of the zoo. I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend."
- Todd Barry
"Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Marriage)

"The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Actors)

"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difficulties, Forget, Past)

"Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difference)

"This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them."
- Lionel Barrymore
(Related: Age, Movies, Insincerity, Misfortune)

"Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it's the ultimate example of too much information."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Example, Information)

"The photographic image... is a message without a code."
- Roland Barthes
"What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Passion, Public)

"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Knowledge, Formula, Mythology, World)

"To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Love, Language)

"Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Power, Forget, Language, Legislation, Speech)

"Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Desire, Language, Words)

"Some studies show that women can be better money managers than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework. Men tend to take more risks without the research."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Men, Money, Women, Conservative, Managers, Research)

"The average trade of an individual is in the thousands of shares, whereas the institutional trade can be in the millions of shares. Clearly, the bigger the order, the bigger the move in the stock."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Order, Trade)

"I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Money, Wisdom, Manager, Risk)

"As a reporter, I approach every situation knowing that everyone has his or her own agenda. It's not a bad thing; it's just a fact."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Fact)

"No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man."
- Bernard Barton
(Related: Age, Sex, Man, Modesty, Necessity, Rank)

"What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Liberty, Will, World)

"Not eating breakfast is the worst thing you can do, that's really the take-home message for teenage girls."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Eating, Girls, Teenage)

"No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Age, Sex, Man, Modesty, Necessity, Rank)

"It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Life)

"A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise, must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise the great powers with which they are invested."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Education, People, Exercise, Jury, State)

"Writing can sometimes be exploitative. I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect the privacy of the subject. If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem."
- John Barton
(Related: Order, Privacy, Respect, Writing)

"An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive."
- John Barton
(Related: Poetry)

"I have always been very obsessed with time. Time's passage makes us all very vulnerable and because we all experience it in our own way, it can make us feel very alone."
- John Barton
(Related: Experience, Time)

"I have become intrigued with the combining of seemingly unrelated ideas or images, or the drawing upon the many, sometimes dissimilar, meanings a word might have."
- John Barton
(Related: Ideas, Word)

"The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Syndrome Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy."
- Billy Barty
(Related: Hair, Name)

"Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Age, Experience, Time, Energy, Man)

"If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Time, Being, Fortune, Right, Sense, Wrong, Yield)

"To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Age, Old, Years)

"When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: News)

"You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Government, Capitalism, Communism, Living, Struggle, Talk)

"The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Life, Job, Self, Woman)

"Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
"Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Artists, Mediocrity, Project, Stupidity)

"Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Mind, Tragedy)

"If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Age, Civilization)

"There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"We should be proud that our Prophet came into the world with the message of Islam to change it for the better, and not for the worse, or to keep things as they are."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Change, Islam, World)

"Press coverage has been difficult for him. I did not set out to ensnare him with a child."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Press)

"Each story we approach in the same way, with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Determination, Curiosity, Interest)

"State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Age, Government, Financial, Children, State, Support)

"These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, College, Living, State)

"I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Age, Business)

"The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Battle, Blood, First, Wounds)

"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

"I have always tried to work according to what affects me, to a script that I like because it touches me in some way, without deliberately pursuing a commercial career or a particular image."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Work, Career)

"I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage."
- Kathy Bates
(Related: Experience, Being, Environment)

"Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets his wings."
- Kathy Bates
(Related: Time)

"Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Language)

"If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Time, Stress)

"I am not a member of the CIA or any other intelligence agency."
- James R. Bath
(Related: Intelligence)

"The administration's attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba - not less."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Selling, Open)

"To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Language, Practice)

"Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Religion, Language, Liberty, Man)

"At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Women, Dancing, Faces)

"Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

"If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, Infidelity, Language)

"Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Innocence, Language, Pleasure)

"I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: American, Children, Crime, Will)

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."
- L. Frank Baum
(Related: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

"Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Art, Marriage, Insincerity, Understanding)

"Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism."
- Michael Bay
(Related: American, Heroism, Tragedy)

"One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity and that we can be trusted with their money."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Money, People, Party, Prosperity)

"I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

"In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods."
- Stephen Bayley
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

"I'm a fair manager, put it that way. I like to be fair with the players, but there's a time for discipline."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Time, Manager, Discipline)

"I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Language)

"But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Work, Being)

"By overhauling current rules and speeding the entry of competitors in the market, we encourage competition and provide our constituents with new choices and cheaper bills."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Choices, Competition, Rules)

"And I also serve on a caucus that addresses financial literacy for young people in this country. And it is so hypocritical that we want to talk to these kids about how to better manage their money when we are not doing a good job with our Nation's resources."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Money, People, Financial, Country, Job, Kids, Nation, Talk, Want)

"I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15, so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue. I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Daughters, Internet, Safety, Schools, Talk, Teenagers)

"Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Houses, Protection)

"Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American electorate is engaged and informed."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: American, Democracy)

"I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Time, Work, Character, Thoughts, Day, End, Excess, Leisure, Perspective)

"I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around."
- James Beard
(Related: Cannibalism, Practice)

"No language is rude that can boast polite writers."
- Aubrey Beardsley
(Related: Language, Writers)

"I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Criticism, Dress, Woman)

"I must say also that it's never worked to my disadvantage that I have long, blond hair."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Hair)

"I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: People)

"Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It's an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Hollywood, Talk, Tea)

"In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame."
- James Beattie
(Related: Age, Blame, Man, Praise)

"He thought as a sage, though he felt like a man."
- James Beattie
(Related: Thought, Man)

"It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Republican, Vote)

"Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Marriage, Talent, Genius, Acting)

"To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California - mightily."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: People, Being, Taxes)

"But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Republican, Right, Sound)

"What is an adult? A child blown up by age."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Age)

"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)

"It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Time, Decision, Alcohol, Drinking, First, Kids, Parents)

"According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Months, Research, Teenage, Will)

"But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: History, Work, Act, Civil liberties, Nation, Years)

"According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Age, Abuse, Alcohol, First)

"One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Age, Eyes, Giving, Trying)

"It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't really suddenly give someone gray hair."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Age, Character, Hair)

"I had long hair when I was a teenager."
- Beck
(Related: Hair)

"The message that I gave on the - on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don't believe that you can't do it. Everybody wants - everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I'm not talking politics."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Politics, Power, Right, Talking, Today)

"Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Coffee, Elderly)

"I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Infinite, Light, Shadows)

"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Age, Disaster, Thinking)

"The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Day)

"In one century, we've added 28 years to our average life span - a change so rapid that our brains couldn't possibly have evolved to accommodate it."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Change, Life, Years)

"Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered an enormous wave of solidarity."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Solidarity)

"When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Death, Life, Action, Living, News, Word)

"I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

"Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had."
- David Beckham
(Related: Manager)

"I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Age, Heart, America, Song, Sound, Will, Writing)

"The average Englishman has no idea of the dynamism in the music scene here."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Music, Idea)

"I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Love, Acting, Theatre)

"Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Principles)

"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wisdom, Old, Past, Result, Trees)

"It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Success)

"Let's be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios. The situation in Iraq is still salvageable."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Extreme, Iraq)

"Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Blind, Enemies, Eye, President)

"I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, Being)

"I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?"
- Paul Begala
(Related: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

"Skin is made in large measure of a protein called collagen."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Measure, Skin)

"Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Age, History, Key, Understanding)

"One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Age, Love, Living, Right, Worth)

"Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Age, Life, Worth)

"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Money, Language, Nations, Sense)

"You can cage the singer but not the song."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Song)

"Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth."
- Adrian Belew
"I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Age, Guitar, Play, Songs)

"Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Age, School)

"I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!"
- Catherine Bell
(Related: People, Character, Girls, Kids, Letters, Pretty, Teenagers, Want)

"I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Complaint, Corruption, Delay, Ethics, Republican)

"I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Courage, Fool, Thinking, Trying)

"So many people are accustomed to written information that you really have to have a few more bells and whistles in this day and age."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Age, People, Bells, Day, Information)

"Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Mistake, Class, Leisure, Wage)

"Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Age, Genius, Worship)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm an awful driver. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There's a lot of road rage and a lot of times it's directed at something I've done on the road."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Lie, Road)

"I'd do pretty much anything to get back on stage. I'd like to develop a new musical. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard that they're developing John Waters' Cry-Baby because that is so amazing and super and wonderful and I wish that I could be involved. But it's not the right time and I understand that. But I hear things like that and I get that little tingle in my stomach."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Heart, Pretty, Right)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm an awful driver. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There's a lot of road rage and a lot of times it's directed at something I've done on the road."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Lie, Road)

"I'd do pretty much anything to get back on stage. I'd like to develop a new musical. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard that they're developing John Waters' Cry-Baby because that is so amazing and super and wonderful and I wish that I could be involved. But it's not the right time and I understand that. But I hear things like that and I get that little tingle in my stomach."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Heart, Pretty, Right)

"There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on... we had some good times."
- William Bell
(Related: Brothers, College, Kids)

"Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed; it's the same fervour that drives me."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Age, Life, Motivation, Now, Old, Years)

"With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Government, Countries, Freedom, Help)

"When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Country, Open, Struggle)

"I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria. I only recently saw the place where they were born, near the city of Marrakech."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Age, Son, Poor)

"It's estimated that there may be two hundred and fifty million children in the world engaged in some form of exploitative child labour."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Children, May, World)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Family, Life, Man, Rest)

"Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: History, Life, Effect, Language, Nationalism, Question, Religious)

"Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Movies, Deep, Now, Play, Teenagers)

"After a while in marriage, it doesn't work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Love, Work, Marriage, Hate, Wrong)

"When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that's going on from the images because the images are so strong."
- Monica Bellucci
"When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Time, People, Divorce, Tragedy)

"A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Work, People)

"Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: English, Language, Nothing)

"I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Being, Career, Film)

"In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: People, Encouraging, Actor, Being)

"A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Fiction, Play)

"America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Time, America, Land, Nation)

"We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Work, Prose)

"The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Past)

"We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Change, Society, Values, Capitalism)

"The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being)

"Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being, Culture, Man, Old, Sin, Wonder)

"Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, Investment)

"Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

"If you are only doing what you are getting paid for, and doing it no better than the average employee, then your pay is most likely right where it should be."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Right)

"A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Dream, Goals, Future)

"We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Balance, Debt, Grandparents, Nothing, Waste)

"I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude."
- Richard Rodney Bennett
(Related: Science, Games, Schools)

"The world has fundamentally changed. It fundamentally changed when the Berlin Wall came down and the 'evil empire' ceased to exist. We are engaged around the world whether we like it or not."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: World)

"Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Marriage, Society, People, Creation)

"I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: War, Fact, Serenity, Terrorism)

"We appropriately compared the lifestyle to that of drug addiction and alcoholism - lifestyles that one would be encouraged to seek help to leave - never encouraged to stay in."
- Stephen Bennett
(Related: Addiction, Help)

"They probably realized our interview would do more damage to their pro-"gay" piece - rather than help it."
- Stephen Bennett
(Related: Help)

"Our common language is English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language."
- William Bennett
(Related: Children, English, Language)

"The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader, Eye)

"Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Leaders, Managers, Right)

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Music, Dance, Leaders)

"The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader, Perspective)

"The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader)

"The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader)

"Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led."
- Warren G. Bennis
"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Age, Mind)

"As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Mystery, Pilgrimage, Sense, World)

"When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Age, Life, March)

"The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Age, Knowledge, Perfection)

"Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas."
- Eric Bentley
(Related: Age, Ideas, Language, Principles)

"A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it's far enough away so that you really understand it. There is real life in this movie, but it hovers just an inch above reality."
- Wes Bentley
(Related: Life, Reality, Reflection)

"In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Age, People, America, Being, Care, Children, Old, Parents)

"Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

"Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or... So everybody understands the hours."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Actor, Writer)

"To us marriage is first, everything else is second."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Marriage, First)

"Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Action, Actors, Kids, Running, Space)

"Even my agents say, We don't know what this business is anymore."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Business)

"The average European does not seem to feel free until he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others."
- Bernard Berenson
"On stage, the audience watches from a fixed viewpoint and the director cannot retake something he doesn't like. It has to work straight through."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Work)

"In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Music, Film, Opera)

"Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Effort, Public, Scientists)

"Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage."
- Jose Bergaman
(Related: Cause, Drinking, Spirits, Spiritual)

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Business, Focus, Key)

"Wal-Mart hires average people but squeezes above average performance and results out of them."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: People, Performance, Results)

"At Wal-Mart, if you couldn't explain an idea or a concept in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered the new idea too complicated to implement."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Idea)

"I was getting offers. I had just turned them down. Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54, people were still offering me film roles."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Age, People, Film)

"Memory is the first casualty of middle age, if I remember correctly."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Age, First, Memory, Middle age)

"Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Age, Middle age, Self)

"At an age when most actresses are being phased out, I am being phased in - with a vengeance."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Age, Being, Vengeance)

"The electroencephalogram represents a continuous curve with continuous oscillations in which... one can distinguish larger first order waves with an average duration of 90 milliseconds and smaller second order waves of an average duration of 35 milliseconds."
- Hans Berger
(Related: First, Order)

"Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does."
- John Berger
(Related: Imitation, Painting)

"One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man."
- John Berger
(Related: Home, Language, Man)

"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time."
- John Berger
(Related: Experience, Time)

"Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored."
- John Berger
(Related: Dogs, Self)

"There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Values, Churches, Community, Religious, Vocabulary)

"Our institute's agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Change, Work, Values, Beliefs, Culture, Study)

"My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly."
- Philip E. Berger
(Related: Ability, Confidence, Conservative, Focus)

"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages."
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Related: Nature, Men, Apples, Arrogance, Sun)

"I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images."
- Ingmar Bergman
"There are advantages to being a star though - you can always get a table in a full restaurant."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Being)

"Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Marriage, Reason)

"I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Life, Acting)

"There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Language, Nothing, Philosophy)

"When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Action, Perception, Beginning, Body, Sense, State)

"And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Body)

"I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they transmit movement to it."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Influence)

"In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Art, Attitude, Eye, Man)

"War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Courage, Spirit)

"The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters. Not only did they create a team, they were the generals working with the soldiers."
- Steven Berkoff
(Related: Actor, Actors, Soldiers)

"The mainstream is generally garbage. Look at the heavily subsidized theaters."
- Steven Berkoff
"I'm happy with the way everyone presents themselves onstage."
- Daisy Berkowitz
"As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm, dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing no organic material at all, so as to be independent of both these conditions, would be increasingly felt."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Life, Space)

"Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Anticipation, Memory, Present)

"Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise... not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Cleverness, Clients, Job)

"No matter how skillful you are, you can't invent a product advantage that doesn't exist. And if you do, and it's just a gimmick, it's going to fall apart anyway."
- William Bernbach
"Advertising doesn't create a product advantage. It can only convey it."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Advertising)

"Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Action, Thoughts, Actor)

"In daytime, they're doing 50-60 pages a day, whereas nighttime, you do seven or eight."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Day)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"The average user doesn't give a damn what happens, as long as (1) it works and (2) it's fast."
- Daniel J. Bernstein
"It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Faith, Religion, Country, Years)

"I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Marriage, Men, Luck, Relationships)

"I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Care, Film, Office, Post)

"No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Religion, Atheism, News, Philosophy, World)

"I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Ideas, Belief, Control, Mind, Practice, Right)

"At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Opportunity, Enthusiasm, Giving, Instinct, Profession)

"The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Business, Attention)

"We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

"Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Love, Children, Disappointment, Discouragement)

"My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good."
- Gary Bettman
(Related: Being, Fans, Kids, Will)

"This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Time, Genius, Fish)

"The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Genius)

"It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Experience, Will)

"But there's so much kludge, so much terrible stuff, we are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet. That's where we are. We don't get our hair caught in it, but that's the level of primitiveness of where we are. We're in 1908."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Hair, Internet, Machine)

"Writers let themselves be enticed by the language."
- Peter Bichsel
(Related: Language, Writers)

"The Beliebers have done some pretty crazy stuff. Last week, the night before I was due to do a show in Germany, four girls went into a dumpster so they could sneak into the building. They climbed in and hid. When the guys working on the truck started getting the garbage they found them straight away. It was crazy."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Building, Germany, Girls, Night, Pretty)

"I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Positive, Mind)

"I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person, it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college, and just become a better person."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: People, Character, College, Now, Poverty, Want)

"Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Machine)

"Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Machine)

"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Principles, Public)

"Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Marriage, Insanity)

"Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Marriage, Community, State)

"Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Wealth, Consideration, Praise)

"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Experience, Errors, Light, Youth)

"Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Controversy, Promise)

"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Life, Folly, Remorse, Sin, Youth)

"Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Financial)

"Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Kitchen, Man)

"Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Devil, Invention)

"Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)

"Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Courage, Film, Force, Heroism)

"Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Marriage, Fathers, Founding, states)

"Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Marriage, First, Man, State, Woman)

"No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Age, Marriage, Congress, Constitution, Majority)

"Right now, too many women who reach retirement age find themselves widowed or single, relying on their Social Security check for over half of their income."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Age, Women, Income, Now, Retirement, Right, Security)

"As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Change, Technology, Children, Grandparents, Internet, Strangers, Talk)

"But once I went for it, left my inhibitions aside and saw its eventual success, it made me much more comfortable and eager THIS time around to take it to a whole new level."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Time, Success)

"But then, I just decided to get off my lazy butt and take advantage of the L.A. weather."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Weather)

"I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Chance, Fighting, Language)

"I do prefer the stage. It's really the granddaddy of them all."
- Theodore Bikel
"Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Age, Being, Country, Language, Risk)

"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Art, Language, Past)

"In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: History, Art, Language, Painting, Play, Song, World)

"We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Age, Study)

"On the stage you're there, it's live. There's a beginning, a middle, an end. When something is funny you hear it right away."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Funny, Beginning, End, Right)

"The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days - an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Time, Day, First)

"Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart. A rider's route covered three stations, with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles - a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Beginning, Horses)

"My debut upon the world's stage occurred on February 26, 1845, in the State of Iowa."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: February, State, World)

"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there."
- Josh Billings
"There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them."
- Josh Billings
(Related: People, Trouble)

"Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage. For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment; it's better than motherhood."
- Victoria Billings
(Related: Fulfillment, Motherhood, Woman)

"There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Life, Manager, Disaster, First, Night, Opera)

"But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Age, Europe, Woman)

"I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Past, Present, Risk)

"I would say I'm humanly engaged."
- Juliette Binoche
"I'm not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image."
- Juliette Binoche
"I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Life, Thought, Being, Tragedy)