Quotes and Sayings about Art



"Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art."
- Alvar Aalto
(Related: Architecture, Art, Life, Building, Nothing, Possibilities, Problems)

"Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together."
- Alvar Aalto
(Related: Art, Life, Building, Harmony, Thinking)

"God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart, Building, Children, Patience)

"There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don't deserve that kind of grace. I don't deserve that break."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart, Grace)

"They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food."
- Willie Aames
(Related: Food, Wife, Heart, Daughter, Fear, Day, Eating)

"This is not what I would have chosen. But I have a heart to be obedient."
- Willie Aames
(Related: Heart)

"Pray for your mate. Ask God to soften your heart and show you ways to be a better spouse."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart)

"We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution, the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of the occupation that started in 1967."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Vision, Ending, Occupation, President, Solution, State)

"No state on earth can afford to allow several authorities to co-exist next to one another."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Earth, State)

"I have started that which the country will not willingly let die."
- Cleveland Abbe
(Related: Country, Will)

"No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Time, Draft)

"When I have an idea, it goes from vague, cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Idea, Words)

"Ideas aren't magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Ideas)

"Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past."
- Berenice Abbott
(Related: Past, Photography, Present)

"The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Emotions, Mind, World)

"Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Earth, Isolation, Justice, Satisfaction, Violence)

"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)

"If they're singing about heartbreak, they've lived it."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Heartbreak, Singing)

"Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Art, Talent)

"The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Feet)

"For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need your help."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Family, Help, Will)

"I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Time, People, Basketball, Being, Court)

"Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Work, Preparation)

"When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Fans, Ugly)

"Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay."
- Sam Abell
(Related: Desire, Photography)

"There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Experience, Ability, Destiny, Man, Unity)

"The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Interest, Nations, Value, World)

"By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Art, Society, Poetry, Needs)

"No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word; he knows that it is on the spoken word, and the spoken word only, that his art is founded."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Art, Will, Word)

"Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Poetry, Work, Creation, Mind, Poets, Production)

"You may be assured that we won't ever let your words die. Like the words of our Master, Jesus Christ, they will live in our minds and our hearts and in the souls of black men and white men, brown men and yellow men as long as time shall last."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Men, Time, Christ, May, Will, Words)

"It's clear to me now that we've got to reach out to the Arab Sunni community in particular in an effort to cause some moderate political activity to take place so they join the future of Iraq."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Cause, Community, Effort, Future, Iraq, Now)

"It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America."
- John Abizaid
(Related: People, America, Authority, Blame, states, United, World)

"But the truth of the matter is that there is there is an opportunity for them to participate in the economic and political future of the country and certainly in the security life of the country."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Life, Truth, Opportunity, Country, Future, Security)

"It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot."
- Edmond About
(Related: Men, Country, Information, Opinions, Question, states)

"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)

"Whenever there were parties, I wasn't invited because I began to be like that character. In a way, that contributed to the success of the performance."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Success, Character, Performance)

"I acted my heart out."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Heart)

"I love parties. I love a good time."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Love, Time)

"I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: Hearing, May, Sound)

"If I read the articles about me, and I didn't know me, I would think I was Satan."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Satan)

"I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: History, Legal)

"I'm a car singer, in fact sometimes I pretend to take my dog out for a walk, and I'll just drive him around and start singin'."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Car, Fact)

"There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Decision, Circumstances, First, Interest)

"The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, Thought, Court, Respect)

"So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Facts, Freedom, Principles, Speech)

"It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Law, Press, Public, Right, Years)

"When something startlingly new comes up, young people, especially, seize it. You can't complain about that. I think its heyday has passed, but it's had an effect and will continue to have an effect."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: People, Effect, Will)

"The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Survival, Humanity, Will)

"When I said I was going to audition for a film, I got a hearty laugh from all my family."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Family, Film)

"They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Habit, Leaders)

"Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Democracy, Years)

"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Art, Effort, Man, Order, Reality)

"Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Negotiation, Sense)

"Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Sense)

"If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Art, Past, Present)

"I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Dreams, People, Writing)

"I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

"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)

"When we started, we knew the show was going to be hit or miss, and we needed to find a core audience to really make us survive. And I think we've been able to do that."
- Jensen Ackles
"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Money, Artist)

"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Class, Danger)

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Democracy, Elections, Evil, Force, Fraud, Majority, Party, Tyranny)

"Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to."
- Arthur Adamov
(Related: Misery, Want)

"Things always happen in series."
- Arthur Adamov
"Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all."
- Arthur Adamov
(Related: Pleasure)

"The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis."
- Arthur Adamov
(Related: Neurosis)

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Attention, Care, Ladies, Laws, Rebellion, Voice, Will)

"Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Mother, Thought, Knowledge, Daughters)

"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!"
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Soul)

"In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Ability, Chance, Eye, Feeling, Mind, Practice, Sense, Sight, Will)

"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Art, Ideas, Communication, Photography)

"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

"In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished."
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Related: Heart, Columbus, Fire, Old, World)

"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Information)

"There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Country, Trouble)

"Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Effect, Talking, Trees, Will)

"We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Ending, Independence, Unity)

"Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

"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)

"Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

"I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: Art, Politics, Literature)

"Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Business, Advertising, Earth, Man, Reason)

"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Attitude, Voice)

"If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Exercise, Fact)

"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."
- John Adams
(Related: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
- John Adams
(Related: Society, Abuse, Party, Words)

"A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man."
- John Adams
(Related: Heart, Desire, Man)

"The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

"My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Heart, Friend, Running, Today)

"The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

"Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Earth, Liberty, Mankind, Religious)

"Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart."
- Scott Adams
(Related: People, Difference, Profit)

"Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Success, Successful, Failure, Goal)

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Art, Creativity, Mistakes)

"If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?"
- Scott Adams
(Related: Time, People, Questions)

"Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience."
- Will Adams
(Related: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

"Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary."
- Will Adams
(Related: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

"So I departed and was free from imprisonment."
- Will Adams
(Related: Imprisonment)

"If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised."
- Will Adams
(Related: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

"Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that."
- Robert Adamson
(Related: Poetry, Writing, Years)

"To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Amusement, Man, Pleasure)

"If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Heart, Laughter, Man, May, Mirth)

"Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Wisdom, Men, Animals, Lies, Sons)

"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)

"The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: Art, Politics)

"All parts of the human body get tired eventually - except the tongue."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: Body, Tongue)

"My job is to get to the heart of a story, to find out what's really going on; to get it verified and, then, to get it out to as many people as possible as fast as."
- Kate Adie
(Related: People, Heart, Job)

"I've never been one to sit around and eat my heart out. Life's too short."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Life, Heart)

"But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

"That's when we was makin this video stuff. They went all over the place makin it. And they was wantin to know, at the college, how I got started playin and how do I do everything - you know, all that."
- Hasil Adkins
(Related: College)

"The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Art, Experience, Power, Potential)

"That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Change, Heart, Conformity, Contradiction, Laws, Man, Needs, Order)

"Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Experience, Perceptions)

"Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Earth, Justice)

"We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Truth, Heart, End, May, Motive, Will)

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Art, Life, Soul)

"The task of art today is to bring chaos into order."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Art, Chaos, Order, Today)

"Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)

"Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Art, Folk)

"Every work of art is an uncommitted crime."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Art, Work, Crime)

"Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Art, Right)

"I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection on the part of all the Thai people."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: People, Affection)

"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

"In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Trust, Heart, Friend, Poison)

"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

"What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Blood, Earth)

"There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Heart, Fear)

"When a match has equal partners then I fear not."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Fear)

"Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Gods, Pain)

"A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety."
- Aesop
(Related: Peace, Anxiety)

"Rumors about me? Calista Flockhart, Pam Anderson, and Matt Damon. That's who I'm dating."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Dating, Rumors)

"I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Home, Animals, Environment, Space)

"They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

"My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Family, Love)

"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
"It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought."
- Scipio Africanus
(Related: Thought, Fool)

"Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart."
- John Agar
(Related: America, First, Man)

"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)

"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)

"I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Buying, Credit)

"Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Change, People, America, Credit, Now, states, United)

"Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there's no doubt about that."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Doubt, Italy, Party)

"The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Italy, Party)

"I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: God, Heart, Virtue, Pen)

"The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was founded and directed by Tom Pollard, an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Enthusiasm, Energy, Remarkable)

"I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Art, History, Love, Movies, Friends, Museums, Reading, Relaxation, Writing)

"Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Successful, Being, Company, Film, Talk)

"I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Fact, Film, Reading, Theatre)

"The things that I've done that have totally been remembered, they've always started with the same kind of engine, they've always started with someone saying 'I have to make this film - I'm going to make this film whatever the odds'."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Film, Saying)

"We're not earthly beings any more... we're cosmic beings."
- Eden Ahbez
"The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I'm always at home - yea, I'm always at Om."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Home, Heart, Earth, Garden, Mind, Sky)

"Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Now)

"I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Being, Earth, Heaven, Rain, Wind)

"For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Culture, World, Years)

"For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian."
- Ama Ata Aidoo
(Related: African, Artist, Corruption, Fight, Literature)

"There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Art, Profanity, Respect)

"Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Opportunity)

"It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Financial, Credit, Debt, Decisions, May)

"This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)

"I am very proud to be a part of the Livestrong Foundation. I am maybe only a member but I give everything I can to be sure that people understand that cancer is a disease for everybody - not only in France, in Europe, in Asia, it is all over the world. We must fight together, we must make something to fight the cancer, we must Livestrong."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: People, Cancer, Disease, Europe, Fight, France, World)

"Those are my favorite kind of parts to do, just being a goofball and seeing how far you can go with something until you're just way out of line."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Being, Favorite)

"I don't really have an issue with showing certain parts of my body. I'd rather not, but it's not a big deal. Growing up in Sweden, it's natural over there."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Body, Growing up)

"Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Art, Soul, Body, Resolution, Weakness)

"Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Life, Heart, Maxims, Prudence, Words)

"Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Death, Heart, Concern, Will, Woman)

"Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996."
- Todd Akin
(Related: People, Democracy, Elections)

"I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, 'Scotty, are you ready to win?'. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn't pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He's my best friend."
- Lauren Alaina
(Related: Heart, Friend, Beginning)

"When Lebanon started its resistance it was a small and divided country."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Country)

"I started doing stand-up in college."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: College)

"I started out with comedy in college, but had my major in Recreation Administration - which meant I wasn't going to get a real job - so I started doing a little standup."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: College, Comedy, Job, Recreation)

"If DreamWorks and Disney need that name to sell the cartoon and get people in the seats, that's what they need. It's not fair, but there's plenty of other work for us to do."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: Work, People, Disney, Name)

"Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be."
- Jessica Alba
(Related: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

"The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Being, Enjoyment, Listening, Man, Wrong)

"The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?"
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

"The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Lie, People, Cartoons)

"I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Art, Music, Hope, Celebrity, Will)

"I'm not really one of those people who believes that if you're a musician you can just leave that behind and start getting into politics."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Politics, People)

"More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we're getting much more interesting art as a result."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Art, Result)

"I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion."
- Isaac Albeniz
(Related: Beauty, Art, Emotion, Want)

"Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, People, Philosophy, Word)

"I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Development, Artists, School, Teachers, Training)

"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)

"In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Perception, Fact)

"It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Science, Soul, Appreciation, Behavior, Energy, Fashion, Now, Today)

"My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Father, Nonsense, Parents, Theatre)

"Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Heart, Contrast, Painting)

"The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Expression)

"Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Historians)

"In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god."
- Josef Albers
(Related: God, Artist, Italy, Now)

"Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Science, Art)

"Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole."
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Related: Change, Harmony)

"It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think his medium is limiting him, and I think we all recognize this."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Artist)

"I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Being, Delusion, Job)

"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)

"You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: Ocean)

"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)

"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)

"Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart."
- Alan Alda
"I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?"
- Alan Alda
(Related: Actor, Being, Leading, Now, Theater)

"I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Being, Identity, Writer)

"Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Creativity, Solution)

"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)

"True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Art)

"Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Art, Chess)

"Experience has taught me that you have to improve all the time-little bit by little bit-and not keeping starting everything from new."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Experience, Time)

"It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Heart, Apology, Being, Evil, Sin, Will)

"Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once - come as you are."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Heart, Christ)

"God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: God, Earth)

"I paint because I love to cut mats."
- Arthur Alexander
(Related: Love)

"The International Brigades and the British volunteers were, numerically, only a small part of the Republican forces, but nearly all had accepted the need for organization and order in civilian life."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Life, Order, Republican)

"Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts."
- Christopher Alexander
(Related: Work, People, Help, Relationships)

"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)

"Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Business, World)

"What we do is look for high standards of excellence in the arts."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Excellence)

"No one's conception of art is going to be acceptable to everybody."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art)

"The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Work, Job, Pleasure, Years)

"I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Work)

"But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an aunt and uncle in Queens, so in my heart I was a New Yorker."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Heart, Grandparents)

"The goal with a big piece of social legislation is to have a bipartisan result, so the country will accept it."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Goal, Country, Legislation, Result, Will)

"King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Heroes)

"All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Trying, Writers)

"Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Perception, May)

"Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Dance, America)

"The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal, part of your being yearns, not for a doctor, but for a medicine man."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Being, Difficulty, Man, Medicine)

"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)

"All art is exploitation."
- Sherman Alexie
(Related: Art, Exploitation)

"All I owe the world is my art."
- Sherman Alexie
(Related: Art, World)

"I am just a person who is human, down to earth enjoying life... whatever god blesses you with. Enjoying life for me is just normal."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: Life, God, Earth)

"Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

"They decided to let immigrants in and I am an immigrant. They gave us a chance to participate in this country's life and I took it."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: Life, Chance, Country)

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Earth, Service)

"Working with Bill Cosby was incredible. I was lucky to be a part of that."
- Tatyana Ali
"Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Choice, College, Parents, School)

"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"Nature is the art of God."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Men, Envy, Fire, Pride)

"A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case. The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation - is to the rule of law."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Law, Obligation)

"Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime."
- Alphonse Allais
(Related: Military, Mortality, Statistics)

"We sat around and I fed them barbecue and whiskey. And pretty soon everyone started to compete with each other on the guitars. It seemed the more everyone drank and ate, the more everyone got into it."
- Gary Allan
(Related: Pretty)

"Radio interoperability is essential for our police, fire, and emergency medical service departments to communicate with each other in times of emergency."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Medical, Fire, Police, Service)

"During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Education, Committee, Consideration, Democrats, Republicans)

"I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children's lives in my congressional district."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Positive, Children)

"Head Start is designed to ensure that all children - regardless of their family's income, race, or ethnic background - are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Family, Children, Income, Race)

"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)

"You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper."
- William Albert Allard
(Related: Tools)

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

"In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue."
- Ethan Allen
(Related: Science, Learning, Miracles, World)

"The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

"It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Love, Achievement, Goals, Dependence, World)

"You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Heart, Hollywood, Sincerity)

"Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Act, Employees)

"I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed."
- George Allen
(Related: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

"Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: Family, Class, School, Years)

"Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested."
- Hervey Allen
(Related: Civilization, Aristocracy)

"In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized."
- Hervey Allen
(Related: First)

"No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it."
- James Allen
(Related: Heart, Man, Temptation)

"The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Life, Heart, Vision, Mind, Will)

"At a pool party, with everybody around, a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it."
- Krista Allen
(Related: Sex, Party)

"It really lasted the whole game, because I was really untouchable, unstoppable that game. But it was heightened on one particular play, and that was the longest run where everything completely slowed down. My awareness was so keen, it was so heightened, it was really amazing."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Awareness, Play)

"A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year."
- Marty Allen
(Related: Time, Economics, Study)

"If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path."
- Marty Allen
(Related: Money, Girls, Man)

"Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting."
- Peter Allen
(Related: Forgiveness, Funny)

"At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Art, Time, Artists, Teachers, Theory, University)

"My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Father, Knowledge, Care, Concern, First, Office)

"'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Congress, Friends, Party, President, Pressure)

"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)

"In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Inaction, Inefficiency, Party, President)

"Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976, Ronald Reagan a year prior. The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992, lingered in naming its team, and as a result, took almost a year to staff its ranks."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Planning, Result, Summer)

"Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just feel that the repetition works against me and I start thinking too far ahead during a show."
- Rick Allen
(Related: People, Practice, Repetition, Thinking)

"Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Heart, Enemy, Songs, Thinking)

"I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Idea, Cooking, Curiosity, Guest, Understanding, World)

"I've leased the apartment; my partner is going to come out here. But we're keeping our house in Chicago because real estate is a really good investment and also because it is just crammed with full of stuff!"
- Ted Allen
(Related: Chicago, Investment)

"I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations."
- Ted Allen
(Related: People, Humility, Learning, Respect)

"I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Time, America, Attention, Detail)

"I'm in a loft and the kitchen is in the very center of the apartment. The whole place revolves around it."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Kitchen)

"Thom is one of those wonderful people to cook for because he absolutely loves it, just loves it. He loves to eat and drink and he'd be a great guest at any dinner party."
- Ted Allen
(Related: People, Guest, Party)

"In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Winter, World, Worship)

"If the parties get too close together they lose their identities, if they get too far apart you're not going to get a whole lot done because you almost always need to have some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything."
- Tom Allen
"Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, American, Care, Entrepreneurs, Internet)

"Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Life, Art, Television)

"Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Body, Fun, Man, Mind)

"Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't use that ability as best we can."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Ability, Earth, World)

"Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Work, Positive, Day)

"Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Heart, Fate, Questions, Rules)

"You'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Eye, Fun)

"I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Birthday, Party)

"I don't like psychiatry. I don't believe it works. I believe psychiatrists are neurotic or psychotic, for the most part."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Psychiatry)

"I sort of feel sorry for the next man who gets me. I may just kill him with passion. He'd better be strong and have a good heart!"
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Man, May, Passion)

"Death is a very important part of life."
- GG Allin
(Related: Death, Life)

"I've sold my records outta shopping carts on the street."
- GG Allin
"I have been an "Official" all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity."
- William Allingham
(Related: Life, Gravity, Trifles)

"She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away."
- William Allingham
(Related: Heart, Song)

"The blues is the foundation, and it's got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock 'n' roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Jazz)

"Well, I first started going to Europe in the late '70s."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Europe, First)

"Then I started listenin' a lot to classical composers. Piano works. Just to see what they were doin'. That sort of put me in a different groove to try to blend all that in."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Composers)

"I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people's tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known."
- Mose Allison
(Related: People)

"Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Success, Art, Artists, Praise)

"I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can't get paid to be smart."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Dumb)

"The way to a man's heart is through his chest."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Heart, Man)

"Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Luck)

"Never judge a work of art by its defects."
- Washington Allston
(Related: Art, Work)

"The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Emotion, Film, First, Tenderness)

"After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Success, Mother, Perception, Awards)

"I don't enjoy being a celebrity, I don't want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame... i'd actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!"
- Marc Almond
(Related: Being, Celebrity, Fame, 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)

"The weird thing was that Soft Cell was supposed to have come and gone before I started the album."
- Marc Almond
"For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Time, Thought, Destiny, Job, Now)

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

"I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Car, Selling, Artist, Song)

"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)

"They are sick in their minds. They say they brought 65 tanks into center of city. I say to you this talk is not true. This is part of their sick mind."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Mind, Talk)

"When we were making the law, when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Law, Literature, Mathematics, Writing)

"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Time, Dying, Man, Needs, Sleep, Wrong)

"Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Company, Country, states, United)

"Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Goal, Machine, Programming, Will)

"Microsoft has a monopoly over the desktop operating systems."
- Stewart Alsop
"The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Life, Earth, World)

"'m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Being, Day, Honor, News, Tradition)

"We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Mistake, Revolution, World)

"I think I need a little break. I've got a two-year old. I'll be part of The Leisure Class for a while."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Class, Leisure, Old)

"We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Country, Existence, Today)

"Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Government, Job, Party, Vietnam)

"The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we're on our way."
- Gil Amelio
(Related: Growth, Direction, Key, Right)

"It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Politics, Causes)

"Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Party, Years)

"It's great that people are basically spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take 'em to some cool places."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: People, Vacation, World)

"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)

"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 Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?"
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Failure, Victory, Help, Information, Play)

"By the late '70s I had come to question the point of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the CIA's overall charter."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Question)

"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)

"The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin."
- William Ames
(Related: Corruption, Sin)

"Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Eternity, Nothing)

"Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Blessings, Christ, Participation)

"The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal."
- William Ames
(Related: Fitness, Goodness, Now, Perfection)

"The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, Father, Son, Property)

"Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Soul, Body, First, Grace, Man, Obedience, Will)

"A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration."
- Edmondo De Amicis
(Related: Inspiration, Woman)

"There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: America, Dictators, Military)

"Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Intelligence, Heart, Man)

"Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Time, Love, Haste, Journey)

"Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Art, Life, Virtue, Authority, Eloquence, Maxim)

"To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

"Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Childhood, Heaven)

"It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Life, Sense, Will, Writer)

"Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Style)

"You cannot combine being a movie star with not being a movie star."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Being)

"Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Money, Meaning, Weapons)

"Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Money, Strength, Addiction, Evil, Fiction, Mind)

"Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun."
- Martin Amis
"Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Art, Lie, Will)

"The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Poetry, Risk)

"I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Nature, Poetry)

"It was an ongoing struggle to say no, I don't want to be a part of the perpetuation of this stereotype."
- John Amos
(Related: Struggle, Want)

"Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin."
- Tori Amos
(Related: People, Wounds)

"Many people lock a part of themselves away. It's a bit sacred."
- Tori Amos
(Related: People)

"For the most part, pianos are female to me. Sometimes they're dykes, and they're always good fun."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Fun)

"Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture."
- David Amram
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Artist)

"We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings."
- David Amram
(Related: Art)

"The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery, and Lower Bohemia was all of us."
- David Amram
(Related: Art, People)

"In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about."
- David Amram
(Related: Church, Temple, Jazz, Meeting, Musicians, Quiet)

"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)

"I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era."
- David Amram
(Related: People, Creativity, Energy, Spirit, Today)

"When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously."
- David Amram
(Related: Time, Being, Listening)

"If I don't think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Ideas)

"For the most part, I don't care about what everyone else is doing, or what is popular."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Care, Popular)

"I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Talent, School, University)

"If you respect the art and you have some talent about you, I'm on your team."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Art, Talent, Respect)

"Leo couldn't deliver Mr. Martin Scorsese his Oscar with 'The Aviator', but I will go on record to say I will do so in 'The Departed'."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Martin, Will)

"The situation in America is when it starts moving there, all the bands from England move over to America and work from there, so that they're available all the time for everyone that wants them in person."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Time, Work, America, England)

"I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Identity, Mission, Photography, Sense)

"Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge."
- Carl D. Anderson
(Related: Negative, Positive, Majority)

"Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden."
- Carl D. Anderson
(Related: Home, Heart)

"The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party."
- Clive Anderson
(Related: Elections, Liberal, Party)

"No, my degree was history, not the practice of art! I can't draw to save my life you know."
- Emma Anderson
(Related: Life, History, Practice)

"I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Change, Life, People, Regret, Relationships, Want)

"I mean the whole thing about meditation and yoga is about connecting to the higher part of yourself, and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Living, Meditation, Yoga)

"After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

"I'm not Hollywood. I'm a Quarter Rat. I belong here."
- Harry Anderson
(Related: Hollywood)

"Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim."
- Ian Anderson
"I know when I started I would have been happy to sound like the Beatles or Joe Tex or whoever. You want to sound like most bands, you want to sound like their records and that's how you learn your chops."
- Jon Anderson
(Related: Sound, Want)

"There is nothing enduring in life for a woman except what she builds in a man's heart."
- Judith Anderson
(Related: Life, Heart, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most evil people in the book - he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Evil, Mind, Running, Sense)

"There is grand romance in The Lord of the Rings. It's an important part of epic literature."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Romance, Literature)

"Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, Performance, Joy, Words)

"Writers want to summarize: What does this mean? What did we learn from this? That's a very 19th-century way of thinking about art, because it assumes that it should make our lives better or teach us something."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, Thinking, Want, Writers)

"At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, School, Theater, Thinking)

"As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful more than the one that's true."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artist)

"A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It's so easy to get into that rut of production."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artists, Production, Style)

"I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Money, Art)

"I think artists who are attracted to working on the Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Work, Artists, Will)

"I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make something and tries to be an artist - I'm happy to see the work."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Work, Artist)

"I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artist, First, Woman)

"Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem."
- Lindsay Anderson
(Related: Art, Experience)

"There is no cure for emphysema, but you can start treating it and have a better quality of life."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Life, Quality, Cure)

"My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire, but it didn't deter her."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mom, Fire, First, Smoking)

"You're rejected 10 to 20 times for every part you are going to get."
- Loni Anderson
"I started acting when I was 10, doing musical theater. I was a brunette at that time. I was always cast in all the exotic parts."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Time, Acting, Theater)

"I have a very warm spot in my heart for Vegas."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Heart)

"I started a big part of my career in Vegas."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Career)

"I'm an American before any party preference."
- Lynn Anderson
(Related: American, Party)

"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: God, Grace)

"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might."
- Marian Anderson
"There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the make the first move - and he, in turn, waits for you."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: First, Right, Waiting)

"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)

"If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Art, Heart, May, Practice, Right, Will)

"It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Life, Children, Man)

"I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

"I have also testified repeatedly and published some articles in favor of Small Science."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Science)

"The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Ability, Laws, Universe)

"The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Interest)

"They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Life, People, Conservation, Name, Trying, World)

"Oh, who am I trying to kid? It's a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. It's nuts. You know, I can't be a part of it."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Trying)

"The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play."
- Robert Anderson
(Related: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)

"Good seasons start with good beginnings."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Beginnings, Seasons)

"When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Design, Experience, People, Body, Building, Space, Will)

"Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone's heart; know that you're really loved."
- Carlos Drummond de Andrade
(Related: Heart)

"Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Life, Time, Art, Work, Artist)

"I mean, art for art's sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one's needs."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Art, Needs)

"It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Time, Artist, Environment, Living)

"My art springs from my desire to have things in the world which would otherwise never be there."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Art, Desire, World)

"My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Art, Life, Politics, Will)

"CART is one of the safest racing series in the world."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: Racing, World)

"If CART continues on, it's just going to drag all of open-wheel racing down."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: Open, Racing)

"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)

"When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Mind, Question)

"All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Love, Time)

"If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Love)

"I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Love, Career, Singing)

"Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are trying to do everything so that there will not be war on Earth. This is what every Soviet man wants."
- Yuri Andropov
(Related: War, Earth, Man, Trying, Will)

"I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Career, Singing)

"But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don't like very much."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Career)

"What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)

"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Anger, Heart, Past, Present)

"The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Moments, Will)

"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)

"Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Heart, Being, Right, Will, Writer)

"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: People, Heart, Idea)

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Heart, Care, Will)

"Some very famous directors have started in the mail room, which is just getting inside the studio, getting to know people, getting to know the routine."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: People, Famous, Mail, Routine)

"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)

"I think that, you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party, people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party, but it really isn't."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: People, Party, Talking, Tea, Want)

"Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Heart, Want)

"This is a business. Be smart. Choose wisely."
- John Aniston
(Related: Business)

"If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?"
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, First, Nations, United, Will, World)

"I have never participated directly or indirectly in any business related to the United Nations."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Business, Nations, United)

"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)

"Today's cinema is a global art form, it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France, representing no more than 4% of the world's total."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Art, Movies, Cinema, France, Today, World)

"The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Art, Language)

"My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

"I know my own heart to be entirely English."
- Princess Anne
(Related: Heart, English)

"Carter's done a lot more good since he's been out of the White House than when he was in it."
- Walter Annenberg
"People who think about art as an investment are pathetic."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Art, People, Investment)

"I shall participate, I shall contribute, and in so doing, I will be the gainer."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Will)

"Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Life, Participation, Play, Training, Will)

"The thing about doing anything artificial to your hair is that you have to look after it. So you're always vulnerable to the weather and time."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Time, Hair, Weather)

"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)

"The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Experience, Acting, Play)

"I do find acting cathartic."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Acting)

"Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Art, Life)

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

"We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike."
- David Ansen
(Related: Love, Understanding, Value)

"A gold book, fastened together in the shape of a book by wires of the same metal, had been dug up in the northern part of the state of New York, and along with the book an enormous pair of gold spectacles!"
- Charles Anthon
(Related: Gold, State)

"When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Fantasy, Writing)

"Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Work, Anticipation, Writing)

"I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Writing)

"Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Day, Earth, Right, Will)

"I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Earth, Independence, Living, Security, Sense)

"My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path."
- David Antin
(Related: Thinking)

"I reserve the right to tell shaggy dog stories or even common jokes as part of what I'm doing. I don't give a damn if half the audience walks out."
- David Antin
(Related: Jokes, Right)

"I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It's hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do."
- David Antin
(Related: Poetry, Thought)

"I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker."
- David Antin
(Related: Poems)

"You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Heart, Children)

"No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother."
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: Mother, Heart, Terror)

"I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Space, Want)

"I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

"Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Men, Nature, Artists, Poets)

"Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Men, Artists, Want)

"I hate artists who are not of their time."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Time, Artists, Hate)

"I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Love, Men, Want)

"For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality, because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Time, Right, Sexuality)

"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 think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Business, People, Opportunity, Name)

"I was from the bush, watching Greg Norman on TV, but it was a world away."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: World)

"Getting through the nights is the toughest part. Being alone. Not having her there to talk to."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Being, Talk)

"I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: People, Depression)

"I don't know where 12 months has gone."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Months)

"I don't remember too many rounds where you get shots given to you. Usually, ones are taken away."
- Stuart Appleby
"I had to do something special coming in. I didn't do it, so I had to do it in the playoff. Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Dream, Winning)

"I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Drugs, Giving, Thinking)

"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
"The Masters is a very important tournament. You don't want to jeopardize your chances. The sponsors understand that."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Want)

"We all say, 'You don't have to run around playing all these tournaments and trying to conquer the world like Dr. Evil.'"
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Evil, Trying, World)

"If a cow walked into this room, I'd probably walk out. I could milk it, but my dad never forced me to do a lot of chores like that, mostly because he loved doing it himself."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Dad)

"Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it."
- Michael Apted
(Related: History, Country, English)

"When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Time, Fortune, Want)

"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)

"We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Knowledge, May)

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship, Earth, Nothing)

"The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Work, Lie, Artist, Excellence, Will)

"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Art, God, Knowledge, Cause)

"Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

"It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Life, Christ, Man, Pity, Self, Suffering, Woman)

"Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Humor, Heart)

"When you get to know me, I don't despair - I just get up, clean up, and start again."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Despair)

"Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Palestine, World)

"When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in how the story is going to develop and you spend more time daydreaming on that particular subject."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Time)

"Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Design, Character, Solution)

"We just bought a new house, so my wife's been doing all the moving and other stuff, so I would like to go home and just sit and enjoy all that for a couple months before I gotta start playing again."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Home, Wife, Months)

"All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies."
- John Arbuthnot
(Related: Lies)

"Once a guy starts wearing silk pajamas it's hard to get up early."
- Eddie Arcaro
"If I feel the part is right, and I know that the producers and the director want me, I'd go for broke. Always."
- Anne Archer
(Related: Right, Want)

"Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Love, Earth)

"I do greatly admire Australian artists."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Artists)

"I've loved art for more than 30 years."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Art, Years)

"The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Earth)

"A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart."
- Pietro Aretino
(Related: Heart, Cowardice, Mind)

"Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will."
- Dario Argento
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Audiences, Film, Will)

"When I was five. That's when I started to love film."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Love, Film)

"I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Heart, Strength, Balance, Mind, Right)

"I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours, go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring partners because I'm a big believer in that how you train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Fight, Opponents, Will)

"When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Beauty, Money, Thought, Heart, Interest)

"Let each man exercise the art he knows."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Art, Exercise, Man)

"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular."
- Aristotle
(Related: History, Poetry)

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Appearance)

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts."
- Aristotle
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Life, Children, Living)

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Habit, Virtue, Act, Excellence, Training)

"Friendship is essentially a partnership."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Partnership)

"Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Thought, Action, Choice, Reason)

"He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Reason)

"It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Lies, Poets)

"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Quality, Acting)

"Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Lies, Poets)

"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)

"I didn't even know Michele before we started the show but we became great friends, and still are."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Friends)

"I had been doing plays in New York and on a whim we packed up and moved West, I started doing commercials and plays and guest star spots on TV and one thing led to another and I got Knots Landing."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Guest, Whim)

"They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon. Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Women, Country, Woman)

"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 feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble."
- Adam Arkin
"I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Fact, Film, Pretty)

"I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Lie, Network, News, Past, Play, Understanding, Will)

"In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was - nor am I now."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: News, Now, Past)

"I love to go on tour and perform. I love all the parts of the process."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Love)

"My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Mother, Songs, Writing)

"I call it small government, grass-roots activism: The Tea Party activists are a part of it, FreedomWorks is part of it. FreedomWorks is the longest-standing, most active organization within this movement."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Government, Party, Tea)

"Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Mistake, America, Birds, Now, Party, Right, Tea)

"The Democratic Party has pretty much abandoned all the things that they cherish."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Party, Pretty)

"This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Home, Men, Wife, Heart, Absence)

"Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to make a better article."
- Philip Armour
"I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Art, Love, School)

"I don't like LA. The majority just seem to be so artificial. Look at how they worship everything they think is fashionable. Isn't it sick?"
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Majority, Worship)

"There are some forms of religion that are bad, just as there's bad cooking or bad art or bad sex, you have bad religion too."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Art, Religion, Sex, Cooking)

"Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Heart, Winning, Right)

"Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Circumstance, First)

"If that's there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Technology, Will)

"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Men, Peace, Earth, First, July, Mankind, Moon)

"I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Waste)

"I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Running, Waste)

"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Earth, Eye, Pretty)

"I put up my thumb and it blotted out the planet Earth."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Earth)

"It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Earth)

"Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Senate)

"I had started calling her Lucy shortly after we met; I didn't like the name Lucille. That's how our television show was called I Love Lucy, not Lucille."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Love, Name, Television)

"But since the world, which thou art to strive against, is not without thee, but within thee, it follows, that it is also to be conquered not without, but within thee."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Art, World)

"It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)

"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)

"My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don't know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Film, First, canal)

"Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Boredom, Entertainment, Senses, Variety)

"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)

"The rehabilitation of order as a universal principle, however, suggested at the same time that orderliness by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Nature, Time, Man, Order)

"Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Man, Order, State, World)

"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 foreign accent was a promise, and indeed, all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences, the arts, and other areas. What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Country, Promise)

"The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Culture, Existence, Reflection, Style)

"Although, I am proud of all my Symphonies as they all have something special to say, my particular favourite is the Fifth. As the great Mahler expert Donald Mitchell said that if Mahler had written another Symphony, it would have been my Fifth!"
- Malcolm Arnold
"France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: France)

"Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Son, Earth, Mind, Stars, Sun)

"Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Cancer, Fighting, Mortality, Parents)

"I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Art, Music, Dance, Film, Trying)

"Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb."
- Jean Arp
(Related: Art, Mother, Man)

"At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Love, Travel, American, Pretty)

"Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Philosophy, Service)

"I grew up in a hippie commune so I have a real hippie part of me."
- Patricia Arquette
"It's so hard to be a mother and to also want to practice your art."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Art, Mother, Practice, Want)

"Art is such an important part of our culture."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Art, Culture)

"Criticism really used to hurt me. Most of these critics are usually frustrated artists, and they criticise other people's art because they can't do it themselves. It's a really disgusting job. They must feel horrible inside."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Art, People, Artists, Criticism, Hurt, Job)

"Fortunately, we have a lot of really smart women in the business."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Business, Women)

"I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Love, Music, Artists, Musicians)

"I think the most important thing for an artist is to not worry about what anybody else thinks. You just have to do what comes from your heart and your being and put it out there-that's true in any of the arts."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Heart, Artist, Being, Worry)

"In 1963 and later papers, I pointed out that the special market characteristics of medical care and medical insurance could be explained by reference to differences in information among the parties involved."
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow
(Related: Medical, Care, Information)

"It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental change."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Change, Truth, Needs)

"Those who live, live off the dead."
- Antonin Artaud
"So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Causes, Despair, Man, Right)

"Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Culture, Fatigue)

"No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Hell)

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

"Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Culture, Fatigue, Founding)

"Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Men, Hell, World)

"I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Time, Conversation, Obsession, Suicide, Visit, Want, Years)

"It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Time, Work, Absence, Opium, Order, Present)

"There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Life, Genius, People, Idea, Solution)

"We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Men, Literature, Want)

"When we speak the word "life," it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Life, Fact, Word)

"Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Poetry, Poets, Reading, Worth)

"I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Work, Life, People, Respect, Want)

"My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

"I can't imagine working without and audience."
- Bea Arthur
"PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Success, Victory, Animals, Fight, Kindness, Respect, Will, World)

"Making lasting gifts for animals in our estate plans is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to ensure animals have the strongest possible voice for their protection."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Animals, Gifts, Protection, Voice)

"Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Encouraging, Animals, Choices, Cruelty, Day, Fighting)

"I'm not playing a role. I'm being myself, whatever the hell that is."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Being, Hell)

"I'd never even been to Wrigley Field. I never even enjoyed baseball that much, but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely, and they all sang with me!"
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Baseball, Being)

"I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Women, Pressure, Public)

"I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Actors, Being, Comedy)

"You know, I spend most of my life turning things down. There's a lot of crap out there."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Life)

"I feel I'm an actress who sings a bit."
- Bea Arthur
"No fruit. No veggie."
- Bea Arthur
"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)

"After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Business, Time, Being)

"I really cut my teeth on off-off-off Broadway shows."
- Bea Arthur
"Lucy was lovely."
- Bea Arthur
"The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Money, People, Evil, Public, Value)

"Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Men, May)

"I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Business, Life, May, President, states, United)

"I am satisfied that all politicians were meant to be journalists and all journalists meant to be politicians."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: Politicians)

"Help the man-in-the-street make sense of the bewildering."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: Help, Man, Sense)

"For ultimately, the only way to win wars, is to prevent them occurring in the first place."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: First)

"For he who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: Health, Hope)

"Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: Battle, Cause, Conviction, Service, Will)

"You know the problem, we don't want to believe what we know."
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Related: Want)

"One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know."
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Related: Change, Fish, Fishing, Now, Sea, Today, Want, Will)

"The least learned, for the most part, have been always most ready to write."
- Roger Ascham
"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)

"That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Balance, Communication, Fight, Fire, Free speech, Question, Respect, World)

"The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Survival, Key, Liberty, World)

"To be in Florence is to reflect on Europe's intricate diversity - and its lost creativity."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Creativity, Diversity, Europe)

"Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Obsession, states, United)

"Nuclear proliferation - the proliferation of WMDs altogether - is one of the greatest dangers of our time."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Time)

"No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Men, Women, African, Country, Europe, Population)

"I love this country, but the union jack leaves me cold."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Love, Country)

"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)

"Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

"Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans - though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Religious)

"But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Violence)

"After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates - but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Being, Difficulty, Europe, Saying, Turkey)

"A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Policy, Cure, Democracy, Foreign policy, Terrorism)

"All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference. I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Difference, Justice, Meaning, Want)

"The FBI has long been a part of the security for the nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Banks, Nation, Security)

"It was a superb agreement to end a war, but a very bad agreement to make a state. From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and try to build a modern democratic state, for which I have tried to lay the foundations."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Agreement, Company, End, Now, State)

"What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Politics, Future, Liberal, Party, Will)

"The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Attitude)

"You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Equality, History, Life)

"When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Happiness)

"When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: America, College)

"We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Friendship, Dignity, Enemy)

"We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Love, Men, Power, Women, Education, Laws, Old, Respect)

"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)

"A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Decisions)

"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Appearance, Clothes, Man, Manners)

"Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone."
- Arthur Ashe
"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Living)

"I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Love, People, Want)

"I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Care, Deep)

"I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Accomplishments, Tennis, Want)

"I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Thought, Fun)

"I have always drawn strength from being close to home."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Home, Strength, Being)

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Heroism)

"I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Hope)

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

"I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: May, Now, Walking)

"If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life)

"If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?"
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Court)

"Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Work, Being, Tennis)

"Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Democrats, Play, Republicans)

"My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Identity, Potential, Race)

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Success, Key, Preparation, Self)

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
- Arthur Ashe
"Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Success, Journey)

"There is a syndrome in sports called "paralysis by analysis.""
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Sports)

"I played a lot of character parts in school."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, School)

"Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Ideas, Cartoons, Enjoyment, Events, Relaxation)

"The fact is, it was a big show. We were a part of that show. Everybody watches for different reasons. There were some people who were tuning in that day to see what was going on with other characters."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: People, Day, Fact)

"It ended up being a very good thing, because they finally started writing for the character, and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose. I learned from the experience and then moved on."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Experience, Work, Character, Purpose, Being, Writing)

"I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Imagination, Ability)

"In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes."
- Elizabeth Ashley
(Related: Romance)

"Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood."
- Elizabeth Ashley
(Related: Heart, Absence, Blood)

"His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Heart, Positive, Opinion, Prison, Tenacity)

"He actually came up to me and we started speaking. And from that conversation we were able to come to a meeting of the minds and it seemed as if it was clear to me that he wanted to do similar things to what I wanted to do."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Conversation, Meeting)

"I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Example, Talking, Years)

"I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera."
- Robert Ashley
(Related: Opera, Television, Theatre)

"After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Men, April, Departure, Land)

"Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)

"They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt, stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring, I would endanger the lives of my whole party."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Party, Spring, Winter)

"Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Government, Sincerity)

"These mountains appear to be almost entirely composed of stratas of rock of various colours (mostly red) and are partially covered with a dwarfish growth of pine and cedar, which are the only species of timber to be seen."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Growth, Mountains)

"The only very rugged part of the route is in crossing the Big Horn mountain, which is about 30 miles wide."
- William Henry Ashley
"The principal or highest part of the mountain having changed its direction to east and west, I ascended it in such manner as to leave its most elevated ranges to the south and travelled north west over a very rough and broken country generally covered with snow."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Country, Direction, Snow)

"The real excitement and big deal for me started when I got cast in the first X-Men, which was sort of a fluke."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Excitement, First)

"I think Ian McKellen made it all happen, because he used to throw dinner parties and invite everyone over."
- Shawn Ashmore
"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Computer)

"Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Change, Father, Party)

"1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Art, Science, Parents, Reason, Titles)

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare."
- Ed Asner
(Related: Joy, Kids)

"I like smart, funny, self-deprecating men."
- Jules Asner
(Related: Men, Funny, Self)

"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)

"That was not part of the U.N. resolution; it was not part of the mandate to go on to Baghdad and, frankly, if we had gone into Baghdad and pushed Saddam Hussein off, we would have inherited an even bigger mess than the mess we inherited with the refugee problem."
- Les Aspin
(Related: Resolution)

"I would be very happy to see 3.5 billion humans wiped out from the face of the earth within the next 150 or 200 years and I am quite prepared to go myself with this majority... let us all look forward to the day when the catastrophe strikes us down!"
- John Aspinall
(Related: Day, Earth, Majority, Years)

"The basic story for the opener is that word came through the bar that someone got knifed and killed up on the Moon Walk. It turns out to be one of the quarter regulars that everybody knows, including Maestro and Bone."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Moon, Word)

"New Orleans life is such a night life. The thing that comes up very often is that our day essentially doesn't start until midnight or 2 in the morning."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Life, Day, Midnight)

"We're kidding on that. One of the things I insisted upon when we went into this project was that we are full partners, going fifty-fifty, both on the money and on the say of what's going on with the books."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Money, Books, Project)

"The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Corruption, Police)

"That's a problem. I mean, like any sort of growing startup organization, we are sort of overwhelmed by our growth. And that means we're getting enormous quantity of whistleblower disclosures of a very high caliber, but don't have enough people to actually process and vet this information."
- Julian Assange
(Related: People, Growth, Information, Quantity)

"As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Time, Media, Prison)

"I've got the best deal on Earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?"
- Armand Assante
(Related: Earth, Sin)

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
- Francis of Assisi
"While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Peace, Heart)

"To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd to me a generous undertaking; for tho' it may be secure, 'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party."
- Mary Astell
(Related: May, Party)

"Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Love, Action, World)

"Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing, there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Mind)

"Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Love, Women, United)

"That Man indeed can never be good at heart, who is full of himself and his own Endowments."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Heart, Man)

"It is not the Head but the Heart that is the Seat of Atheism."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Heart, Atheism)

"People are smarter than you might think."
- John Astin
(Related: People)

"The feedback that I get from my association with Gomez is heartwarming. It is very difficult for me to take anything but a positive view of the Gomez phenomenon."
- John Astin
(Related: Positive)

"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)

"United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?"
- John Astin
(Related: Idea, Artists, Songs, United)

"I still have not given up the idea of becoming a journalist, but at 17 I decided to follow my heart and stay in Los Angeles with my girlfriend as opposed to going to Johns Hopkins."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Heart, Idea, Girlfriend)

"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)

"It is tough to say what has influenced me the most because I know that Mozart makes me think better, but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good!"
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Feeling)

"It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: Fact, Weight)

"The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed at once and the success of the experiment published at large to the universe as a new star."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: Success, Earth, Universe)

"Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone."
- Mary Astor
(Related: Innocence, Questions)

"A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence."
- Kemal Ataturk
(Related: Art, Artists, Existence, Nation)

"I'm really a romantic at heart."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Heart, Romantic)

"You know, they just don't make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it's sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past."
- Tom Atkins
(Related: People, Giants, Past, Stars)

"I don't much enjoy Back and Forth. I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities, but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did."
- Rowan Atkinson
"In TV, and in particular in commercials, you don't really need to explain very much at all - you just say he's a spy and he's a little bit theatrical and overblown and smug and he's not very good at his job."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Job)

"Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Government, Television)

"What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Art, America, Now)

"I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul."
- Lee Atwater
(Related: Society, Soul, Heart, American, Spiritual, Will)

"I've always loved movies, art and clothes."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Art, Movies, Clothes)

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Art, Dream, Society, Popular)

"I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Artist, Sense)

"The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford."
- John Aubrey
(Related: Journey)

"Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Life, Heart, Ugly, Will)

"What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Food, Entertainment, Media, Popular)

"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Earth, Help)

"A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Music, Poetry)

"Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art)

"Art is born of humiliation."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art)

"Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Exploitation, Relationships)

"All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Work, Idea, Act, Artist, Sense, Will)

"'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.'"
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Nature, Science, Wooing)

"It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

"Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Travel, Artist)

"To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Art, Time, Death, Study)

"In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests."
- John James Audubon
"I feel fully decided that we should all go to Europe together and to work as if an established Partnership for Life consisting of Husband Wife and Children."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Life, Work, Wife, HusbChildren, Europe, Partnership)

"I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read, and that is still true."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Writing)

"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)

"I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Ideas, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Public)

"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Work, Artist, Completion)

"I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts."
- Bille August
(Related: Finance, Money, Film, Television)

"Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Earth, Water)

"A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Business, Artist)

"Most projects start out slowly - and then sort of taper off."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Projects)

"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)

"Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Soul, Heart, Feeling, Man, Play)

"Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Art)

"Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Quiet)

"There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Humility)

"O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Spirit)

"It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Cause, Martyr, Punishment)

"God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God, Son, Earth, Sin, Suffering)

"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Art, Dancing, Living, Wrestling)

"When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Art, Life, Man, Measure)

"What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Beauty, Nothing, Praise)

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Love, People, Heart, Fate)

"Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving."
- Joseph Auslander
(Related: Men, Peace, Living, Thanksgiving, World)

"An artist cannot do anything slovenly."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Artist)

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Heart, Charm, Tenderness)

"It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not."
- Paul Auster
(Related: End, Night, Voice, Wrong)

"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Nature, Soul, Heart, Body, Garden, Glory, Sun)

"They had been monitoring the site for a very long time, and at times, I received over 100 hits from the Department of Defense on the website, so I wasn't the slightest bit surprised."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Time, Defense)

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

"My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Driving, Force, Mind)

"I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Goal, Order, Public, Support)

"You don't need a city charter to know that education is the foundation of any community."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Education, Community)

"Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray's Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me sing."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: People)

"When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Play)

"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable."
- Richard Avedon
(Related: Art, Control)

"Just advertising departments with legs and high heels."
- Richard Avedon
(Related: Advertising)

"Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Family, Successful, End, Waiting)

"If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama's governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Consistency, Vision, President, Running, Sense, Today)

"What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Time, Soul, African, Culture, Oppression, Slavery, Years)

"Some people really trip on success or popularity. My friends would talk to me about that, about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what I tripped on? I started buying property."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Success, People, Buying, Friends, Popularity, Property, Talk)

"Artists don't always know. Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit. I was wrong every time!"
- Roy Ayers
(Related: People, Artists, Song, Wrong)

"Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Life, Love, Music, Health, People, Heart, Being, Gifts, Play)

"Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Artists, Company, Production)

"I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are. I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that. Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Work, Artist, Artists, Being)

"A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Artists, Words)

"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)

"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)

"Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Love, Life, Peace, Man, Past, State, World)

"Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Values, Ideals, Illusion, World)

"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 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 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 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)

"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)

"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
"Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: American)

"We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of time working with the President and handing him statistics and showing him what we were doing as we went along and kind of saying to him, you know, this is really important."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Time, President, Saying, Statistics)

"The humanitarian would, of course, have us meddle in foreign affairs as part of his program of world service."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Service, World)

"The ultimate binding element in the medieval order was subordination to the divine will and its earthly representatives, notably the pope."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Order, Will)

"No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place."
- Isaac Babel
(Related: Heart, Force, Right)

"American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Society, Failure, American, Authority, Democracy)

"Head Start is especially important to Latino children. Latino children make up more than one-third, 34 percent, of all those eligible for the program."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Children)

"Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Education, Adolescence, School)

"Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Success, Ability, America, Children, Future, Will)

"The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Business, Ability, America, Nation, Service)

"The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Goal, Chance, Children, Nation)

"Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future."
- Joe Baca
(Related: History, War, Winning, Future, Nation, World, World war)

"In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Divorce, Hollywood, Party, Publicity)

"You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Now)

"My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school."
- Jillian Bach
(Related: Education, Acting, Advice, First, Liberal, School, Want)

"I think, being an actor, it's just a relief every time you get a part."
- Jillian Bach
(Related: Time, Actor, Being)

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Earth, Mission)

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Earth, Mission)

"If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats."
- Richard Bach
(Related: People, Being, Practice, Will)

"You know what I'm doing starting 1st November? Jesus Christ Superstar."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Christ)

"Being a cover artist is not like being a real artist. That's just copying what someone else did."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Artist, Being)

"Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos, then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending 250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see."
- Sebastian Bach
"I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

"Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: May)

"The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Music, Work, Son, Community, Dying, Folk, Projects)

"To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Earth, Example, Want)

"Generally, you are held to a sound and that becomes your sound. That gets branded as your sound, and all the copycats start with it because the labels are looking for that sound."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Sound)

"I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Car, Time, First, Night, Project, Songs, Tears)

"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Art, Fashion, Living)

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Beauty)

"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Experience, Travel, Education)

"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Art, Life, Soul, Winning, Evil)

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Artist, Job, Mystery)

"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)

"I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Artist, Celebrity, Struggle, Voice)

"I don't have to do the lead. If I dig a part, I'll do it."
- Kevin Bacon
"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)

"Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Party, Support)

"A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim."
- Robert Baden-Powell
"We were all flying around up and down the coast near Dunkirk looking for enemy aircraft which seemed also to be milling around with no particular cohesion."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Enemy, Flying)

"Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Truth, Evil, Pressure)

"I think if you're half-hearted you shouldn't go into acting."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Acting)

"I just feel passionately about a few things and particularly about helping artists get off the ground."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Artists)

"And that might have led to other shows but you know what LA is like. I was in my early 30s and it wasn't going to get easier. You know, that's when you start to wonder if you might have to get lots of plastic surgery."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Wonder)

"War doesn't need more participants. It needs fewer participants."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: War, Needs)

"And I figured out that the reason I couldn't get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Day, Mind, Now, Reason)

"I love putting the music together. It's like art."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Art, Love, Music)

"I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Rules)

"I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Play)

"I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Sense, Word)

"Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Art, Work, Life, Nothing)

"What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview, but I don't like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else, in the wrong context in their own article about you."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Words, Writers, Wrong)

"Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Heart, Favorite, Mind, Want)

"I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Art, People, Compromise, Hurt, Respect, Want)

"I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I'll be doing albums during this time."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Time, Art)

"Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Religion, Self, Symbol, Words)

"I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Work, Artist, Will, World)

"Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Buying)

"She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Diet, Food)

"Lefty Grove could throw a lamb chop past a wolf."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Past)

"It was as helpful as throwing a drowning man both ends of the rope."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Man)

"His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Office, Sleep)

"A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source."
- Arthur Baer
"A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Smiles)

"If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs."
- Arthur Baer
"A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure."
- Arthur Baer
(Related: Blood, Pressure)

"There was larceny in his heart, but his legs were honest."
- Bugs Baer
(Related: Heart)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Art, Compromise, Name, Theatre)

"Personally, I've found one of the more stimulating ways of playing in recent times has been to kind of move outside the free improvised area and work with people who are probably improvisers but they have a particular way of working."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Work, People)

"You can't serve up hearts like cherries jubilee."
- Leonard Bailey
"No beast has ever conquered the earth; and the natural world has never been conquered by muscular force."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Earth, Force, World)

"My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Life, Time, Dreams, Earth, Fulfillment, Meaning, Privilege)

"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)

"A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Love, Ambition, Blessings, Earth, Man)

"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Deeds, Years)

"Art is man's nature; nature is God's art."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Art, Nature, God, Man)

"What men call accident is God's own part."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Men, God, Accident)

"Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Art, First, Simplicity)

"The sole equality on earth is death."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Death, Equality, Earth)

"A willing heart adds feather to the heel."
- Joanna Baillie
(Related: Heart)

"It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant. A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is the most important partner."
- Beryl Bainbridge
(Related: Man, Will, Woman)

"I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Dance, Ballet)

"Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Time, Detail, End, Problems, Questions)

"On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

"A sign that a peace association is going adrift is its exclusion of other political parties, with whom it could collaborate effectively on most of the problems besetting the cause of peace."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Cause, Problems)

"We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Art, Science, War, Detail)

"We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Money, Achievement, Denmark, Effort, Population)

"The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Attention, Opinion, Preparation)

"Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history."
- Anita Baker
(Related: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

"I can't re-define music every week!"
- Arthur Baker
(Related: Music)

"I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'."
- Arthur Baker
(Related: Being, Fortune, Rap, Thinking)

"One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Fear, Violence)

"I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Business, Fact)

"I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don't know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious."
- David Baker
"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)

"In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Character, Ending, Today)

"The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains."
- Josephine Baker
(Related: Life, Love)

"So all the system was running down and collapsing. Mrs. Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975, and she clearly wanted to strike out and do something different."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Leader, Conservative, February, Party, Running)

"I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just got offered the part of R2 by chance."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Chance, Holiday)

"There's the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we're extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Life, People, Difference, Internet)

"People notice it and they help you participate and see your work included in this project and when we ship our browser, you and millions of other people get to see the fruits of your efforts."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Work, People, Help, Project)

"Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Technology, People, Artists)

"Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Power, Life, Friend)

"I no longer want to live in an apartment furnished with forklifts and backhoes."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Want)

"The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta, I saw the conductor - all conductors are white - ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther back in order to make a place for a white man. I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Car, Men, Time, First, Man, Order, Woman)

"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)

"You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Heart, Light)

"Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Direction, Sound)

"As I see with Lori's testimony, you say what good could come out of all these abortions and all what she's been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women, a mentoring Bible."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Women, Bible)

"The impact of the magazine was very strong. As I said, it portrayed dinosaurs as part of the geological history, part of the story of life on earth. It struck that paleontology was the career for me."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Life, History, Career, Earth)

"Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Art, Animation, Will)

"As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Artist, Want)

"Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Art, Animation, Cartoons)

"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)

"Look what Disney's done to their animation department. There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!"
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Animation, Disney)

"Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm going to say."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: History, World)

"A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Boss, Earth, Heaven)

"The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Earth, First, Heaven, Theology, Tyranny, Will)

"The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Heart, Intellect, Man)

"I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family, Chicago, Production, Years)

"We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Act, Cause, Events, Influence, Study)

"The future will be determined in part by happenings that it is impossible to foresee; it will also be influenced by trends that are now existent and observable."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Future, Now, Will)

"Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Change, People, Living, Thinking)

"Why go somewhere else and start up all over again?"
- John Baldacci
"There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

"I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Drama)

"I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I'm lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Hope, Fans, Party, Will)

"Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Judges, Party, Washington)

"Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Fun, Play)

"You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it."
- Faith Baldwin
(Related: Heart, Brotherhood, Mind)

"Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Heart, Purity)

"Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Heart, Will)

"If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Father, Son, Earth, Fathers, Glory, Sons)

"Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Life, Time, Day, Earth, Sun, Will)

"The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Men, Artist, Being, State)

"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 the first place, Descartes stands for the most explicit and uncompromising dualism between mind and matter."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: First, Mind)

"I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Church, Help, Mind, Old, Years)

"It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That's partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they've done before."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Waiting)

"We are starting off with our own different characters and our own laws and everything, looking at Bruce Wayne and how he came to be the person that he was and how he comes to be this man that jumps around in the Bat suit."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Laws, Man)

"All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Time, Giving, Obligation, Will)

"Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Nothing)

"It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Truth, Enthusiasm, World)

"I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Thought, Man, Promise, Promises)

"Enthusiasm moves the world."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Enthusiasm, World)

"I never forgive, but I always forget."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Forget)

"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Biography, Enemy)

"The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Class, Talking, Years)

"He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Art, Reading)

"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)

"That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Experience, Books, Children, School)

"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)

"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Being)

"Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Time, Computers, Help, Reality, Will)

"I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Science, Books, Earth, Ridicule, Wrong)

"Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Golf, Moon)

"Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Work, Leaders)

"Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, Time, History, God, Possibility, Appearance, Man)

"I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art."
- Balthus
(Related: Art, People)

"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Art, Detail, Devotion, Motherhood, Self)

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Forgiveness, Mother, Heart, Deep, Will)

"Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Equality, Heart, Exercise, Play)

"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Art, History, Religion, Romance, Humanity, Passion)

"Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Destiny, Old, Temper, Woman)

"Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Friendship, Belief, Nothing)

"What is art? Nature concentrated."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Nature, Art)

"True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Heart, Infinite)

"All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Art, History, Religion, Humanity, Passion)

"Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Equality, Power, Earth, Fact, May, Right)

"A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Artists, Force)

"Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Love, Heart, Instinct, Nothing, Will)

"Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, End)

"Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

"How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Music, Act, Culture, Talk)

"When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Culture, Rap, Talk)

"If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Politics, Artist, Mind, Racism, Today, World, Wrong)

"There's a lot of people over time who have brought out all these funky records that everybody has started jumping on like a catch phrase... When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Time, People)

"There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but - the content of the role itself - I find there are many roles."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Work, Content, May, Want)

"I like going everywhere. And I love starting new things."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Love)

"I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Artist, Being, Film, Poker, Risk)

"The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Art, Mistake, First)

"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)

"Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Art, Time, Work, Eternity, Faces, Future)

"As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Society, People, Conscience, Drugs, Radical)

"I don't see that there are any particular changes in popular music."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Music, Popular)

"I mean it's easier to be in a demonstration if it's a trip that's one of the reasons why the whole thing fell apart in 1971, because it wasn't a trip any longer."
- Lester Bangs
"And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also come up with something that is not only original and creative and artistic, but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that, or something that's like basically good."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Words)

"My heart is as pure as the driven slush."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Heart)

"I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late start without me."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Love)

"It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

"Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

"I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Secrets)

"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)

"That save from Pele's header was the best I ever made. I didn't have any idea how famous it would become - to start with, I didn't even realise I'd made it at all."
- Gordon Banks
(Related: Idea, Famous)

"Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Technology, Society, Possibilities, State)

"As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Time, Thought, Play, Writer)

"I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese."
- Iain Banks
(Related: American, Future)

"Through writing, through that process, they realize that they become more intelligent, and more honest and more imaginative than they can be in any other part of their life."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Life, Writing)

"Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Act, Community, Play)

"The United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War."
- Russell Banks
(Related: War, End, states, United)

"If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Life, Work, Discipline, Attention, Writing)

"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)

"I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Talent, Thought, Artist, Literature, Reading)

"I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial, but it really grows out of my having invented myself as a listener so that I could hear her voice."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Self, Voice, Want)

"People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Hope, Acting, Career, Years)

"A smart model is a good model."
- Tyra Banks
"In addressing you I feel that I am not so much speaking to the representatives of diverse States of Europe and America as to the exponents of principles and hopes that are common to us all, and without which our life on earth would be a life without horizon or prospect."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Life, America, Earth, Europe, Principles, states)

"We have to admit that, notwithstanding all the efforts in which governments and peoples have participated, no corresponding change has been wrought in the aspect of the world's armaments."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Change, World)

"You have indeed done much since the new century began to give shape and substance to the growing, the insistent desire that war may be banished from the earth."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: War, Desire, Earth, May)

"Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Life, EnglExpectation, Luxury, Parents)

"It's a question of spreading the available energy, aerobic and anaerobic, evenly over four minutes. If you run one part too fast, you pay a price. If you run another part more slowly your overall time is slower."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Time, Energy, Question)

"For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn."
- William Banting
(Related: Food, Diet, Life, Argument, Will, Youth)

"Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: Art, Thought, Existence, Understanding)

"Really, can anyone drink several martinis at lunch?"
- Christine Baranski
"Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Work, Successful, Character, Cartoons, Hard work)

"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)

"After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with, I started submitting them to the magazines."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Cartoons)

"Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television, but we both got our start and built the first phase of our partnership in the movies."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Movies, First, Partnership, Television)

"Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Business, Friends)

"I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories. They didn't much like it."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Idea, Bible, Cartoons, First)

"I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Life, Dream, Cartoons)