Quotes and Sayings about Being



"I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Being, Fantasy, Writer)

"'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'"
- John Abbott
(Related: Being, Man, Questions)

"Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Peace, Being, Promise, Succeed, World)

"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)

"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)

"I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

"Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Change, Business, Being, Day, Environment)

"There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

"Thousands across America are glued to their web cast to hear this. And actually, I've never met one human being who said that they had seen one of those."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: America, Being)

"While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it."
- Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
(Related: Being, Country, Ethics, Needs)

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

"Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country."
- John Acton
(Related: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

"Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will."
- John Acton
(Related: Being, Conscience, Duty, Free will, Liberty, Safety, Sin)

"When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!"
- Amy Adams
(Related: Nature, Time, Being, First, Hair, Personality)

"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Being, Sense)

"I like getting married, but I don't like being married."
- Don Adams
(Related: Being)

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Experience, Ability, Remarkable)

"Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Feeling, Proof, Winter)

"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)

"At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other."
- Will Adams
(Related: Time, People, Being, Boats, Harm, Understanding)

"There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Being)

"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Being, Garden, Songs, Value)

"Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Music, Being, Nonsense, Nothing)

"After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity."
- George Ade
(Related: Being, Posterity)

"It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

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

"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)

"But no one frees himself from being in love in three days."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Being)

"I believe that when you work on yourself, you are attracted by different, more positive beings."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Work, Positive)

"I have no fear of being less beautiful, I've always been afraid of not being beautiful."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Fear, Being)

"You protect your being when you love yourself better. That's the secret."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Being)

"Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Being, Nothing, Nothingness)

"The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

"To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

"Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Being, Sense)

"I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family."
- Steven Adler
(Related: Family, God, Being, Support)

"The human is indissolubly linked with imitation: a human being only becomes human at all by imitating other human beings."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Being)

"The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Power, Being, Man, Rules)

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

"I just feel like sometimes I'm a force to be dealt with. My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused. It's not easy being me."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Being, Force)

"Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Movies, Being, President, states, United)

"There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Being, Poor, Romantic)

"My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Mom, Being, Choices, Conversation, Danger, Listening, Open)

"Being number two sucks."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Being)

"It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: People, Being, Fans)

"So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?"
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Being, Film)

"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 have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember being so young but it's also good to know you grew up!"
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Positive, Being)

"We're not earthly beings any more... we're cosmic beings."
- Eden Ahbez
"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)

"As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment."
- Kamal Ahmed
(Related: Being, Queen, Speech, Worry)

"I'm being trained to shake the bon-bon appropriately."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Being)

"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Work, Quality, Trying, 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)

"Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: Religion, Truth, Islam, Muslim, Being, Duty, Obligation)

"For the third season, we do a sit around on one episode where we were in character and then we commented on one episode just being ourselves, so - not really. I was comfortable, though. I wasn't nervous."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: Character, Being)

"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)

"Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Music, Travel, Being, World)

"From early on, everything I did was calculated to being elected to Congress."
- Carl Albert
(Related: Being, Congress)

"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)

"I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

"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)

"No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

"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)

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

"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)

"The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Anger, Being, Weapons)

"My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Concern)

"Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

"An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Thought, Being, First, Future)

"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)

"I was only 11 when we filmed the pilot. The idea of a rapper being a star on a sitcom just wasn't heard of."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Idea, Being)

"Being on Disney, a lot of young people look up to me."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: People, Being, Disney)

"You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you."
- Charles M. Allen
(Related: Being, Friends, Trying, Years)

"It's so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Home, Being, Congress, Help, Woman, Worth)

"A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Life, Being, Celebrity)

"A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era."
- Ivan Allen
(Related: Being, Civil rights)

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings."
- James Allen
(Related: Happiness, Health, Being, Man, Prosperity, Result)

"That's why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Experience, Being, Fact, Rest, World)

"The possible is constantly being redefined, and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Being, Care, Humanity)

"I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

"If we had loads of money as a family, things would be different and they'd come to visit more and I'd get to spend more time here. But I'm laying down roots in America so when I'm there, just being at home, it's harder to break away from that."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Money, Time, Family, Home, America, Being, Visit)

"But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Being, Chance, Focus, Irony)

"It's very important to me that people who are actual chefs and other professionals in the culinary world, understand that I'm not, and have never held myself out as being, like a CIA trained chef."
- Ted Allen
(Related: People, Being, professionals, World)

"I think being funny is not anyone's first choice."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Funny, Being, Choice, First)

"The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Talent, Being)

"I have bad reflexes. I was once run over by a car being pushed by two guys."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Car, Being)

"Winning is the science of being totally prepared."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Science, Winning, Being)

"But you know, I still had a dream of being able to go back home and tour."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Home, Dream, Being)

"Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Being)

"I do some concerts. At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London, which is Pizza Express."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Being, London, Play)

"There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Being, Horses, School)

"I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Life, Strength, Being, Cinema, Loneliness, Reality)

"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)

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

"I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don't get any patients."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Being, Writer)

"'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)

"Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Life, Society, Development, Being, Identity, Man, Ocean, Self, Water)

"A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Religion, People, Ethics, Meaning)

"I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it's about work, and that's refreshing in this town."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Love, Work, Thought, Being, Commitment, Day, Ego)

"Having my son, I mean, I feel already that it makes me a better actress. Just the feeling and the love that expands in my being is more than I ever thought possible."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Love, Son, Thought, Being, Feeling)

"Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You're expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Car, Being, Clothes, Kids, Popular, Right, School, Trying)

"The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Successful, Being, English, Writer)

"Our first record didn't come out on vinyl, so I think that might have had something to do with actually being in a position to make sure that it came out in vinyl this time. It sounds way better."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Time, Being, First)

"That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization."
- John Amery
(Related: Civilization, Being, Crime)

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

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

"This subsistence, or manner of being of God is his one essence so far as it has personal properties."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Being)

"So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Being, Living, Self)

"Order is a great person's need and their true well being."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Being, Order)

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

"Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Poetry)

"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)

"Our responsibility as privileged human beings is to pay back for the opportunities we've received."
- Kathryn Anastos
(Related: Responsibility)

"My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety."
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Related: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

"Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Time, Work, Friend, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Nothing, Service)

"I have a real problem with stillness. With just stopping and being quiet."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Being, Quiet)

"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)

"Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!"
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

"Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."
- Hans Christian Anderson
(Related: Being)

"I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton."
- Ian Anderson
(Related: Being, Mind)

"I don't know the taxpayer has perhaps much of an understanding of just how much wealth has been and is being and can be created that flows through the economy and just how many jobs depend upon it."
- John Anderson
(Related: Wealth, Being, Economy, Jobs, Understanding)

"I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process."
- John Anderson
(Related: Science, Quality, Being, Confidence, Saying, Sound, Will)

"Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate. We don't normally think up words, translate how to spell them and then move our fingers up and down over this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same letters appear on a screen."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Letters, Words)

"There's nothing glamorous about being dead."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"It's great being blonde - with such low expectations it's easy to impress."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Being, Expectations)

"Being away from her is torturous and I'd much prefer to be with her. So I just try to get out of here as soon as I can. I make sure I do my job real well and fast."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Being, Job)

"Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Work, Change, Father, Baby, Being, Living, Reason, Want)

"The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Being)

"I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Time, Father, Being)

"Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control."
- Virginia C. Andrews
(Related: Fear, Control, Being, Children, Deep)

"So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Reality)

"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)

"In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Time, Body, Order, Spiritual, Spirituality)

"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)

"There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Life, Being)

"I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Home, Being)

"I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Love, Being, Butterflies, Effect, Feeling)

"If I look at it, it's about being able to get lost in New York, to explore the city, to have more personal stories about New York, although some could also take place in Paris."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Being, Paris)

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

"The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Being, Nations, states, United, World, Worth)

"The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Happiness, Being)

"My success? Being born the son of Moses Annenberg."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Success, Son, Being)

"I have made a public statement about me and Ralph by being seen with him. I don't need to make any other. You can live the way you want."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Being, Public, Want)

"A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Genius, Being, Obvious)

"I like being infamous. I think it is safe being a cult."
- Adam Ant
(Related: Being)

"I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Hope, Being, EnglFantasy, Light, Obvious, Trouble, Waiting, Writers)

"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: People, Being, Risk)

"I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

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

"When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I'd already written. And I didn't want to be an actor."
- David Antin
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, Play, Reading, Want)

"When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Being, Difference, Film, Mind, Result)

"Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Being, Hollywood, Nothing, Talking)

"It's difficult to see yourself up on screen without being a critic."
- Devon Aoki
(Related: Being)

"I don't have a big thing about leaving my mark or being historic."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Being)

"Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting."
- Joyce Appleby
(Related: Sanity, Sense, Worth)

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

"I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Family, Love, Music, Being, Christmas, Snow)

"For me being the youngest, there was never ever anything that was an issue to cause rivalry between me and my sisters."
- Nicole Appleton
(Related: Being, Cause, Rivalry, Sisters)

"Being a mum has made me a lot more responsible, it's not just me anymore. But it's also brought me the most joy ever!"
- Nicole Appleton
(Related: Being, Joy)

"The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Life, Actions, Being, Direction)

"Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Love, Being, Hatred, Nothing)

"Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Being, Myths, Philosophy, Poets, Wonder)

"On the first movie we got good reviews, but we were still dealing with genre stuff. It's going away. Judge the movie - is it a good one or a bad one? We know we made a great movie and it's being judged for just being a good film."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Being, Film, First)

"No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Life, Being, Books, Literature, Metaphors, Reading, Understanding)

"The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)

"We go on a lot in this country about offences being caused by drugs. The truth is just as many offences are caused by drink. And that should be taken into account."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Truth, Being, Country, Drugs)

"I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Attitude, Prison)

"But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Mistakes, Prison, Regret, Remarkable, Years)

"I learnt a lot about myself, I learnt a lot about other people and the problems they have. If I was lucky enough to live to a hundred, how I will feel about two per cent of my life being that way, I don't know."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, People, Being, Problems, Will)

"Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Being, Man, Speech)

"I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Time, Being, Compromise, Luxury)

"I'd take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there's always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Power, Being, Day, Fire)

"It was a natural process, because when we go to the ring we are human beings, but once you feel the punches and the competition that's when the beast comes out and takes hold of us."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Competition)

"I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Being, Country, Now, President)

"Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it."
- Aristotle
(Related: Wisdom, Being, Choice, Excellence, Lying, Man, Reason, State)

"I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Being, Law)

"You're going through the horror of it, you're going through the isolation of it but you're being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Being, Horror, Isolation)

"I know that if I can't move people, then I have no business being an actor."
- Alan Arkin
(Related: Business, People, Actor, Being)

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

"I think we have erred on the side of being too conservative so far, to tell you the truth."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Truth, Being, Conservative)

"I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people, including other musicians."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: People, Being, Influence, Musicians)

"Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Thought, Being, First)

"I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Being, Want)

"I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am today."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Thought, Being, Today)

"If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands, you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Being, End, Hate, Questions, Saying)

"It's all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible. Choices suck, they are inherently limiting."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Being, Choices)

"I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Being, Woman)

"I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don't see things clearly as long as you're still involved."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Time, Being, End)

"Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Now)

"I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Nature, Soul, Being, Deep, Moon)

"Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Being, Flying, Machines)

"I am still in shock and awe at being fired."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: Being)

"To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Happiness, Being, Proof, Sense)

"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)

"I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Beach, Being, Water)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

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

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

"I look at myself objectively and in a way I see myself as a commodity. Your name becomes somehow outside yourself. Now, when I'm at home being Mrs. Scarfe, that's when I'm most myself."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Home, Being, Name, Now)

"Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Acting, Being, End, Silly)

"I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Business, Music, Being)

"What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Control, Negative, Being)

"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)

"The only thing I like about being an actress is acting."
- Elizabeth Ashley
(Related: Acting, Being)

"Some people talk about screen kisses being strange or uncomfortable. But I think that I got along with Anna well enough that it just happened; it was a fun day of shooting."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: People, Being, Day, Fun, Kisses, Talk)

"Being a villain is great, even though I've only gotten to do it a few times."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Being)

"Instead of being on teams at school, I was preparing for auditions."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Being, School)

"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Being, Night, Sound)

"When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Society, American, Being)

"When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Being, Day, Prison, Reading)

"In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic."
- Julian Assange
(Related: History, Being)

"You love what you do, you are cursed with it, and then you get known for being cursed with it."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Love, Being)

"I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie. I never had fun in one of them."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Idea, Being, Fun, Hollywood)

"We all agree that its fit to be as Happy as we can, and we need no Instructor to teach us this Knowledge, 'tis born with us, and is inseparable from our Being, but we very much need to be Inform'd what is the true Way to Happiness."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Happiness, Knowledge, Being)

"We ought as much as we can to endeavour the Perfecting of our Beings, and that we be as happy as possibly we may."
- Mary Astell
(Related: May)

"For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Love, Being, Pleasure)

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

"One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Appreciation, Being, Giving, Nothing)

"Guns are evil! And very little good comes from the availability of a bullet designed to kill human beings!"
- Mackenzie Astin
"When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Being, Coffee, Golf, Television)

"There was a combination of not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, but also really not wanting to be stuck in Lord of the Rings for the rest of my life, and being desperate to kind of make sure that I could do something else with my life."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Life, Being, Rest)

"Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Fear, Being)

"I don't even know what the odds are for one kid or one team to make it here. Obviously, being from Canada this is their Stanley Cup - they made it. It's hard enough to get here and it's hard enough to advance."
- John Atkinson
(Related: Being, Canada)

"Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I promise you new muscles in days!"
- Charles Atlas
(Related: Being, Promise)

"Being in touch with the natural world is crucial."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Being, World)

"And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Being, Care, Freedom)

"I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them."
- Clement Attlee
(Related: Being, Nations, Old, Wine)

"Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Mother, Being)

"And my father, being a good Swiss puritan, always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor, I shouldn't just be an actor, I should know about the whole process."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Father, Actor, Being)

"I have been in danger of being drowned twice."
- John Aubrey
(Related: Being, Danger)

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

"No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Actions, Being, Class, Games)

"Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Being, Desire, First, Humility)

"Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Forgiveness, Being)

"Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Being, Company, Destruction, Difficulty, First, May, Post, Wood)

"Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture."
- Ken Auletta
(Related: Being, Will)

"Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, Reason, United, World, Youth)

"Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Women, Being, Girls, Man, Will)

"I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Life, Being, Practice)

"Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Nature, Being, Human nature)

"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Women, Argument, Being, Matrimony, Poor)

"To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, Enjoyment, State)

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, May, Opinion, Pride, Vanity, Words)

"Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Love, Being, Now)

"You have to protect it too, you can't let just any stupid person take it and do something demoralizing with it. At the same time, I don't believe in being so rigid about controlling what happens either."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Time, Being)

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

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

"We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody."
- David Axelrod
(Related: God, Being, Flying)

"You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Victory, Being, End, Example, Nation, State, Will)

"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)

"Only a certain number of people go to a store over the period of a year. When a person sees my record on the shelf, it eliminates someone else's record from being sold. It's about continuing to try to find new ways to sell records."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: People, Being)

"It's a wonderful feeling just being in this creative motif."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Being, Feeling)

"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)

"There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Being, Fighting, Negotiation, Terrorism, Want)

"With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: History, Ideas, Being, Body, March, Present)

"To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

"Yet Aristotle's excellence of substance, so far from being associated with the grand style, is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Being, Excellence, Jargon, Style)

"None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Accident, Being, Popular, Security)

"It's not so much the amount of tax we pay - it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without our knowing what's going on."
- Andrew J. Bacevich
(Related: Being, Tax, Sense)

"The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Medical, Science, Thought, Failure, Being, Causes, Nothing, Reason, Results)

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

"Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Truth, Being)

"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Power, Work, Being, May)

"You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Power, Work, Being, May)

"Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Being, Obligation)

"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)

"So, it ended up being what you have there, seven songs brand new and ten live songs which is a good mix."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Being, Songs)

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

"The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Soul, Being, Body, Night, Possession, Rest, Shadows, Sleep)

"Man is an imagining being."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Being, Man)

"Much of my work has come from being lazy."
- John Backus
(Related: Work, Being)

"Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Character, Being, Goodness, Man, Mind)

"There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Being, Singing)

"I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Family, Being)

"Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Control, Being, Compromise, Rights)

"What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Work, Society, Talent, Being)

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

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

"I wouldn't want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don't think it works in other music, other kinds of playing."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Music, Being, Want)

"In fact it's quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Now)

"Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters."
- Beryl Bainbridge
(Related: Being, Children)

"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)

"I never have reservations about doing anything as long as I'm being paid."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Being)

"Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Being)

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

"The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Being, Tourists)

"I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Thought, Being, Detail)

"What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Ideas, Animation, Being, Emotion, Emotions, Energy)

"I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom)

"Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

"I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Being)

"And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Change, Time, Being)

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

"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Education, Society, Being, Paradox)

"Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: People, Hope, Race)

"If you're treated a certain way you become a certain kind of person. If certain things are described to you as being real they're real for you whether they're real or not."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Being)

"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)

"The paradox of education is precisely this; that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Education, Society, Being, Paradox)

"The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: History, Development, Being, Meaning, Psychology, Self)

"I have a fear of being boring."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Fear, Being)

"And being as I'm somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Love, Movies, Being, Entertainment)

"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)

"I can't even picture being without rock 'n'roll."
- Hank Ballard
(Related: Being)

"Rock 'n' roll is good for the soul, for the well being, for the psyche, for your everything. I love it."
- Hank Ballard
(Related: Love, Soul, Being)

"We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Being, Innovation, Reality, World)

"I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: History, Financial, Growth, Being, Company, Months, Results, Years)

"The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being, because they surpass all the limits of essences and are coextensive with Being."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Being, Limits)

"If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, God, Being, Fact, Wishes, World)

"But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Death, Life, God, Being, Existence)

"I think we can allow the therapeutic uses of nuclear transplant technology, which we call cloning, without running the danger of actually having live human beings born."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Technology, Danger, Running)

"There is actually a fair amount of money being put behind science today."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Money, Science, Being, Today)

"Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?"
- Honore De Balzac
"But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Positive, Being, Infinite, Poor, Reason, Sentiment)

"I'd never had so much pleasure with another human being."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"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)

"In fact I think now we've reached a point now, where the powers that be really have sort of vested interest in all of us being stoned out as much as possible all the time so we don't know what's going on, and we don't care."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Time, Being, Care, Fact, Interest, Now)

"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Life, Beginning, Being, Harmony)

"When I was in college I was accused of being a goody two-shoes. But every goody two-shoes has a bad side."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Being, College)

"I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Ideas, Being, Meeting, Planning)

"I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men might profit equally by a similar course to mine; but, constitutions not being all alike, a different course of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so tormenting an affliction."
- William Banting
(Related: Affliction, Being, May, Profit, Treatment)

"I'd much rather be famous for being a fabulous bitch than being, She does that nice wife really well."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Wife, Being, Famous)

"There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Being, First, Job, Law, Man, Years)

"I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Time, Being)

"Money never prevented anyone from being happy or unhappy."
- Eddie Barclay
(Related: Money, Being)

"I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Being, Spain)

"What does it mean, being a woman?"
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Being, Woman)

"I leave before being left. I decide."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Being)

"I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can't take a step without being questioned and surrounded."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Life, Being, Woman)

"I never 'say' anything in my work. I invent a world. Let others decide what is being 'said'."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Work, Being, World)

"I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it."
- Carl Barks
(Related: World, Writing, Years)

"Well, another market is being created now out of Internet technology."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Technology, Being, Internet, Now)

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

"I have been watching and drawing the surface of Mars. It is wonderfully full of detail. There is certainly no question about there being mountains and large greatly elevated plateaus."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Being, Detail, Mountains, Question)

"There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Mother, People, Being, Hell, Woman)

"I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. I think I must have been Adolf Hitler in a past life."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Life, Being, Earth, Hate, Kids, Past, Worship)

"Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture, Art, Being, Emotion, Environment)

"Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Beauty, Life, Being)

"My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop."
- Gina Barreca
(Related: Being, Body, Longing)

"Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Strength, Being, Passion)

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

"Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Being, Ireland, Sheep)

"I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn't married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn't gay? I knew I was lucky."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Being, Gay, Man)

"Some venues are better run than others. Sometimes it's just maddening to deal with full dinners being served in front of your face. You can have a good or bad show anywhere."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Being)

"I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Funny, People, Act, Being, Comedy, Variety)

"I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: People, Being, Mind, Want)

"The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!"
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Policy, Being, Ending, Trouble)

"This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: People, Fear, Being, Information, Result)

"The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight."
- John Barton
(Related: Hope, Being, Draft, First, Interest, Will)

"Try being my size and going into a public restroom."
- Billy Barty
(Related: Being, Public)

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

"It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Dance, Being, Company, Now, Years)

"You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Family, Work, Being)

"Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Being, Intellect, Opinion, Privilege)

"Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Music, Emotions)

"You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Fear, Being, Mind, Protest, Radical, Right, Weakness, World)

"Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Money, Being, Calculations, Leaders, Oil, Right, Worry)

"He was very concerned about his children potentially being kidnapped or attached, and that's why they were covered up. When he went to Berlin zoo, there were 200 photographers."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Being, Children)

"I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Business, Time, Actors, Being, Day, Favorite)

"We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

"In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Humanity, Moments, Nations, State)

"The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Change, Being, Man, Memory, Nothing)

"To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: God, Being, Existence, Harmony)

"The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Men, Being)

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

"Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Food)

"God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: God, Being, Order)

"In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Aristocracy, Being, Danger, Ethics, Glory, Literature)

"The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Being)

"Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Being, Modernity)

"The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Being, Privilege, Wishes)

"Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Being, Modernity)

"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Poetry, Music, Dance, Being, Dancing, Merit)

"The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Artist, Being, Study, Terror)

"There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create."
- Charles Baudelaire
"The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Being, Pleasure, Present)

"It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Poetry, Time, Virtue, Being, Wine)

"Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

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

"It's great that I get accused of not being politically correct. People need to take themselves less seriously. This world is so screwed up as it is, we've all got to relax a bit more."
- Michael Bay
(Related: People, Being, Relax, World)

"Young people are being elected for School Boards all over the country."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: People, Being, Country, School)

"I think that it's important if you run for President that you have to make those important decisions. And your father, if he can help, probably, he helps just by being your father without getting intimately involved."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Father, Being, Decisions, Help, President)

"I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Time, Being, Chance, Defeat, Right, Senate)

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

"Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Patriotism, Financial, Being, Circumstances, Country, Military, Right)

"Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Men, Children, Mothers, Nation, Responsibility)

"There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Thought, Being, First, Invention, Wit)

"There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Thought, Being, First, Invention)

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

"Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don't understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Character, Being, Writer)

"But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Work, Artist, Being)

"Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Success, Work)

"I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Actor, Being, Intention, Pretty)

"Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

"I feel that these stories are being written to articulate certain confusions and disappointments, and I do mean to shake up the reader, and I do hope they're on target."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Hope, Being, Disappointments)

"It's interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Life, Being)

"I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.'"
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Actor, Being, Friends, Office, President, Public)

"To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California - mightily."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: People, Being, Taxes)

"Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Motivation, Act, Actors, Being, Children)

"I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Fear, Being)

"Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Being, Holiday, May, Rejection, Retirement)

"Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Society, Inferiority, Superiority, Being, Man, Woman)

"To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Being)

"In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Fear, Being, Feeling, Homosexuality, Man, Obligation, Restraint, Woman)

"Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Being, Man, Woman)

"Partly I resented being perceived as weak because I was a girl."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Being)

"And I've come to the place where I believe that there's no way to solve these problems, these issues - there's nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace, unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. And that's a pretty tall order."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: God, Peace, Being, Nothing, Order, Pretty, Problems, Self, Will)

"I don't believe that there are no spiritual beings around us. I don't know what to call them, I don't know how they work. But I know they're there."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Work, Spiritual)

"Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Beauty, Being, Eye, Feeling, May, Mind)

"For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Basketball, Being, Example, Play)

"Being at a club that supported me meant a lot."
- David Beckham
(Related: Being)

"We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soul mates."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Soul, Thought, Being, Day, Party, Soul mates)

"People should realize women aren't just whores or virgins, I want to see women who are real human beings."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Women, People, Want)

"Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!"
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Successful, Being)

"Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: People, Being, Poker)

"Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Art, Happiness, Power, Being, Lies)

"It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen, rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Life, Being, Instinct, Right)

"It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, American, Being, Democrats, Right, Vietnam)

"But I think what happened was that Clinton knew how to fight back. And the way he fought back was on the issues - being tough in staying on the things that mattered to people in their lives."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, Being, Fight)

"I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, Being)

"Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth. But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened, and our view of the world is again being shaken."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Being, Now, World)

"The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Business, Being, Pretty, Woman)

"I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number?"
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Old, School)

"I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Being, Right)

"I'm a geek who loves fashion. There's been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that's under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Fashion, Word)

"I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number?"
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Old, School)

"I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Being, Right)

"I'm a geek who loves fashion. There's been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that's under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Fashion, Word)

"It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won't be easy."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: War, Being, Country, Obvious, State)

"The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Dream, Actions, Being, Children, Laws, Needs)

"Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Being, Children, Law, Opinions)

"I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Travel, Life, Being, Difference, Fulfillment)

"There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Life, Longing)

"I know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: People, Being)

"Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

"We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: People, Being)

"I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Being, Career, Film)

"In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: People, Encouraging, Actor, Being)

"It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Money, Artist, Being, Fame, Motive)

"Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Life, Being, Sorrow)

"Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Being, Cinema, Content, Film, Pretty)

"Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Business, Being, Film, Hollywood, Thinking, Today)

"Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Government, Religion, Being, Day, Open, Opinions, Will, World)

"Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Being, Countries, Imprisonment, Murder, World)

"I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Home, Life, Love, Acting, Chaos, Children)

"I am really looking forward as I get older and older, to being less and less nice."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Being)

"Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Soul, Acting, Being, Famous)

"I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that's true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul, hopefully. So being able to do that in a way is terrifying, and in another way, truly liberating. And I like that about it."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Soul, Acting, Being, Hearing, Right)

"The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being)

"Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being, Culture, Man, Old, Sin, Wonder)

"Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: HusbAttention, Being, Husbands, Job)

"To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"Not being in tune with your customers is like living in an alternate reality; the way you think your customers feel about your product is not always the same as what your customers really think about your product."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Living, Reality)

"Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, May, Thinking, Want)

"Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, People, Greatness, Being, Day, Living, Potential)

"Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Enthusiasm, Being, Building)

"Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Communication)

"Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families."
- Jill Bennett
(Related: Change, People, Perception, Being, Gay)

"Lohan and I talk about just things that happen. It's Lindsay. She's great. I went from not knowing who she was to not being able to get rid of her because she's everywhere. She's on everything."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: Being, Talk)

"Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Choices, Freedom, Result)

"I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Thought, Control, Being, End, Influence, Man, President)

"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Dance, Being, Environment)

"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Being, Boys, Duty, Emotions, Opinions, Worth)

"Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Government, Being, Secrecy)

"In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Age, People, America, Being, Care, Children, Old, Parents)

"You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Success, Work, Being)

"I don't care about being a star. I can do a supporting role; I don't have to be a lead."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Being, Care)

"Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Being, Nothing, Popularity, World)

"When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Men, Being, Culture, Growing up, Man)

"Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Medical, Being, Research, Today)

"The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Being, Man)

"Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Women, Mistake, Answers, Being, Man, Question, Today, Woman)

"I remember being in tears at the hospital after Chloe was born, at the thought that someday she would have to leave home."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Home, Thought, Being, Tears)

"It's not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Women, Life, Being, Hollywood, Risk)

"I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Being, Fathers, Speech)

"I got the role I loved the most at a point in my career when most women are being phased out."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Women, Being, Career)

"I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Financial, Boys, Commitment, Relationships)

"But when I disappeared, it sort of pissed me off, that guys get to go on being sexual until they're seventy or eighty, and we disappear at forty-five or fifty."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Being)

"I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Time, Friend, Being, Obsession, Quiet)

"At an age when most actresses are being phased out, I am being phased in - with a vengeance."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Age, Being, Vengeance)

"Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress."
- John Berger
(Related: Being, Dress, Nudity)

"Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion."
- John Berger
(Related: Being, Emotion, Envy, Glamour)

"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form."
- John Berger
(Related: Autobiography, Being, Sense)

"Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural."
- John Berger
(Related: Thought, Being, Compassion, Necessity, Order, Supernatural, World)

"It's no fun to have HIV even though it's viewed as a chronic, controllable disease. It means being wedded to the health system."
- Phil Berger
(Related: Health, Being, Disease, Fun)

"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages."
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Related: Nature, Men, Apples, Arrogance, Sun)

"I love playing football, being out on the pitch with a ball, and I will be a little sad when that ends."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Love, Being, Football, Will)

"Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying."
- Ingmar Bergman
(Related: Being, Difference, Worth)

"There are advantages to being a star though - you can always get a table in a full restaurant."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Being)

"Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Time, Being, Open)

"From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God."
- George Berkeley
(Related: God, Ideas, Act, Being, Existence, Mind, Reason)

"In London, nobody comments on what you wear - they think that's not important to you or your state of well-being."
- Steven Berkoff
(Related: London, State)

"The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Success, Being)

"Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Ideas, Being)

"All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Thought, Control, Values, Denial, Will)

"In Mexico you have death very close. That's true for all human beings because it's a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Death, Life)

"The present aristocracy of western culture, at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world, is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Aristocracy, Being, Country, Culture, Present, World)

"There's nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Day, Lying, Nothing)

"I don't remember ever being full of dislike and hatred for people, like some kids I've come across now."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: People, Being, Hatred, Kids, Now)

"A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Tax, Girls, Income, School, University)

"Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead, almost. I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane. It gets boring."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Drinking, Memory)

"He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Anger, Actor, Being, Feeling, Living, Sense, Will, Word)

"I saw the excitement, going to different places, being able to explore emotion in a healthy way."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Being, Emotion, Excitement)

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: God, Act, Being, June, Spring)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We're still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Love, People, May, Struggle, Will)

"There's a place in me that can really relate to being the underdog."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Being)

"While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Work, Being)

"I know I'm only one human being and I'm only making one tiny contribution and it's nothing more than that."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"I remember being young in the 1960s... we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Change, Dream, Hope, Being, Future, Sense, Today, World, Youth)

"I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn't at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can't get to the right answer here."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Love, Care, Help, Right, Suffering, Trying)

"For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Being, Clothes, Day, End, First, Grace, Reason, Respect, Rest)

"The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Being, Drama, Job, School, Years)

"There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Peace, Being)

"My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good."
- Gary Bettman
(Related: Being, Fans, Kids, Will)

"Some people can get away with being very sexy to men and not looking like a complete cow, but I didn't think I was in a position where people knew me well enough."
- Sophie Ellis Bextor
(Related: Men, People, Being)

"I've had a few gigs where things have got out of hand and there has been a huge crush with my fans. They are important and I don't want them being hurt. They are a mad crowd."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Being, Fans, Hurt, Want)

"I love being someone I'm not for a period of time. I love every minute of being in someone else's skin."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Love, Time, Being, Skin)

"Being someone I'm not for a period of time and loving every minute of being in someone else's skin."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Time, Being, Skin)

"Being Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn't just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would. I thought, 'This is going to be huge for me!' And it really wasn't at all."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Thought, Being, Open, Woman)

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Failure, Being, Enemies, First, Man)

"Something about being projected on a 70 foot screen makes you more attractive and appealing to the opposite sex, which is pretty scary."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Sex, Being, Pretty)

"I know for certain of only one commandment, one obligation, that God imposes upon us, and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: God, Obligation)

"Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Age, Being, Country, Language, Risk)

"No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Being, Doubt, Unity)

"I'm exceedingly proud of being an actor, but I never recommend it to anyone."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Actor, Being)

"Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude."
- Steven Biko
(Related: Attitude, Being, Reflection)

"Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being."
- Steven Biko
(Related: Being, Fight, Road)

"The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a spy for two or three days, and had watched him closely."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Being)

"We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules - without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Being, Borrowing, Rules)

"I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Home, Being, Horror)

"There is no such thing as being too independent."
- Victoria Billings
(Related: Being)

"My next adventure will be being in a car with Mischa at the wheel."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Car, Adventure, Being, Will)

"Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Being, Famous, Illusion, May, Sense)

"But I've never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It's seen from the outside that we're being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it's not about that."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Being)

"I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Change, Life, Experience, Acting, Being, Freedom, Limits, Prison)

"I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Actor, Being)

"I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Life, Thought, Being, Tragedy)

"For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts."
- Thora Birch
(Related: Romance, Decision, Act, Being, Help, Support, Want, Wrong)

"Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid, most kids aren't gonna like it, really, because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Being, Kids, Talk)

"Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Leadership, Being, Respect)

"Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Daughter, Being)

"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Being, Laws)

"I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Love, Time, Being, Garden)

"Being around people with whom you feel a connection, on many levels, not just a professional one, is very relaxing. Your ears are more open to someone who is not a cantankerous bastard."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: People, Being, Connection, Open)

"There's something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Family, Society, People, Being)

"I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer."
- Bjork
(Related: Love, Being)

"The Peking man was a thinking being, standing erect, dating to the beginning of the Ice Age."
- Davidson Black
(Related: Age, Dating, Beginning, Being, Man, Thinking)

"You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor."
- Frank Black
(Related: Being, Musicians, Writer)

"Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Music, Creativity, Being, England, Girls, Musicians)

"My webmaster lives in Munich and is a very dear friend of mine. He is doing a great job on the site and it is constantly being updated and always will."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Friend, Being, Job, Will)

"The sexes in each species of being... are always true equivalents - equals but not identical."
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell
(Related: Being, Sexes)

"People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, Being, Credit)

"Part of protecting our homeland means being less dependent on foreign countries for our energy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Being, Countries, Energy)

"Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Food, Health, Home, Children, Commitment, Community, Eating, Habits, School)

"Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before."
- Bonnie Blair
(Related: Winning, Being, First)

"Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Affectation, Being, End)

"I'm a human being, I'm not a machine. I'm 72. I'm dyslexic."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Being, Machine)

"I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Education, Work, Thought, Being, Martin, World)

"Yet, the Universe is real enough to the conscious beings in it, which are as unreal as it is itself."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Universe)

"It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)

"But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Consciousness, First, Reflection, Spiritual, World)

"Does being a feminist mean that I believe that I'm as good as any man? Yes."
- Yasmine Bleeth
(Related: Being, Man)

"It's the same as any role and I find that you can't lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Life, Being)

"Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Being, Job)

"In our passage from the Cape of Good Hope the winds were mostly from the westward with very boisterous weather: but one great advantage that this season of the year has over the summer months is in being free from fogs."
- William Bligh
(Related: Hope, Being, Months, Summer)

"On the night of the 1st of September we observed for the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood. Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry, and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses."
- William Bligh
(Related: Time, Being, First, Land, Night)

"The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities, which are human beings."
- Marc Bloch
(Related: Order, Profession)

"But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I'm told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society... but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Society, Heart, Being, End, Solitude)

"If life isn't about human beings and living in harmony, then I don't know what it's about."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Life, Harmony, Living)

"I missed my home - like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country - culturally it feels right and that is what I miss."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Family, Home, Being, Country, Friends, Right)

"The process of making a movie is what I love. I thrive on that. It's an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Adventure, Being)

"Some of his own closeness to nature, his great love for human beings, was passed on by Whitman to all of us who knew and loved him."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Love, Nature)

"I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us, the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Beauty, Nature)

"I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Being, Gay, Open, Sexuality)

"An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism, once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings. Only a bit more so!"
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Liberalism)

"For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved, will always be the only one for her or him."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Being, Will)

"What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions."
- William Blum
(Related: Actions, Justification, Leaders)

"A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Change, Being, Chance, Fact, Global warming, Property, Years)

"Being branded number one restaurant in the world is actually very humbling."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Being, World)

"But presidents matter. That's one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Being)

"When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being close to St James Park which is also good for me because it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!"
- David Blunkett
(Related: Being, London)

"Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being."
- David Blunkett
(Related: People, Citizenship, Confidence, Identity, Sense)

"And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadn't taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Time, Thought, Action, Being, Prevention)

"But any perception of this application being speeded up requires me to take responsibility."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Perception, Being, Responsibility)

"Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day - the description was, 'Never shot. Dropped once."
- Roy Blunt
(Related: Army, Being, Day)

"They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!"
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, Being, Fault, Living, Prison)

"It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions."
- Robert Bly
(Related: Being, Calamity, Obsessions)

"Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Being, Communication, Film, Television, Understanding, Words)

"The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult."
- John Boehner
(Related: Being, Force, Freedom, Job, Police, Training)

"As a public official and being so highly visible, I have a responsibility to make it very clear that those people who will have cancer at one point in their lives will be able to function."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: People, Being, Cancer, Public, Responsibility, Will)

"The world intrudes in my brain daily. Since my brain is dripping with all kinds of stuff that's out there in the world, that I can't seem to be able to shut out, it has to end up being in my work as well."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Work, Being, End, World)

"I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen. I thought I was doing the best I could. I thought I was being idealistic."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Thought, Being)

"A new kind of mind thus beings to come into being which is based on the development of a common meaning that is constantly transforming in the process of the dialogue."
- David Bohm
(Related: Development, Being, Meaning, Mind)

"No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Being, Thinking)

"We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Being, Chance, Feeling, Question, Theory)

"One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Life, Progress, Will)

"An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Values, Being, Conflict, Open)

"I get up in the morning, do my e-mail, I check my e-mails all day. I'll go online and I'll buy my books at Amazon.com, but I don't want to buy all of them because I want to go to Duttons and I want to buy books from another human being."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Being, Books, Day, Want)

"Dr. King is so inspiring, so impressive, so moving as a human being."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Being, Inspiring)

"My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Bed, Being, Favorite, First)

"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Home, Work, Mother, Being, Hurt, Occupation, Summer)

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Being, Defeat)

"What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Being, Question, Shakespeare)

"Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Being, Drama, Now, Theatre)

"All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Society, Being, Community, Competition, Now, Objectives)

"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Battle, Being, Conflict, Iraq, National security, Service)

"As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Experience, Being, Years)

"We must remember that politics is more than a power game. The core of politics in my view is to serve our citizens, to serve our fellow human beings."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Politics, Power)

"If we dare to come closer to our fellow human beings, we will be able to see and understand them better."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Will)

"An instructor once told me that when there's resistence in your body, it's only because of the resistence in your mind. It's about getting inside the pose. Being the breath."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Being, Body, Mind)

"But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: People, Being, End, Europe, Nations, United)

"This is what you work for, putting all the other crap that you hear aside. Just being able to participate in a World Series is pretty much everything. But you do want to win!"
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Work, Being, Pretty, Want, World)

"Help is even being offered from across the ocean, as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to offer financial and material support to the American people."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: People, Financial, American, Being, Countries, Help, Ocean, Support)

"Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist."
- Bono
(Related: Brother, Church, Being, Conscience, Meaning, World)

"Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Time, Attention, Being, Complexity, Energy, Justification, Waste)

"We're all complex human beings, and if some of that complexity shows through, I think it's advantageous for the movie."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Complexity)

"Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe mankind started is quite amazing."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Being, Mankind, Scientists)

"No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful."
- George Boole
(Related: Impression, Being, May)

"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Being, Will)

"I would be happy at a piano bar, singing. I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be."
- Debby Boone
(Related: Home, Being, Singing, Want)

"When actors are being defensive and defending their position, that is when you get less than good acting."
- John Boorman
(Related: Acting, Actors, Being)

"It's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film."
- John Boorman
(Related: People, Being, Film, Manipulation)

"There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important."
- John Boorman
(Related: Nature, Being, Romantic)

"If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: War, Being, Defense, Drugs, Freedom, Present, Support)

"I'm quite into the idea of engineering being beautiful."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Idea, Being, Engineering)

"I've never seen America as being one place, but I think the record industry people I've spoken to - although they will acknowledge that the cities are completely different from each other - I think they still handle it as being one territory."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Being, Cities, Will)

"I think doing more live stuff's made us feel a certain way about that particular point. I quite like small clubs. I don't really like playing in big clubs, and I think I'm really into the idea of a few people being together."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, Idea, Being)

"The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Equality, Purpose, Being, Law, Separation)

"Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy."
- Robert Bork
(Related: American, Being, Democracy, Mercy)

"Democracy was being saved from Communism by getting rid of democracy."
- Juan Bosch
(Related: Being, Communism, Democracy)

"Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Business, Family, Father, HusbBeing)

"Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: Life, Being, First)

"Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Sports, Being, Cricket, Growing up, Profession, Soccer, Trials)

"During this time I had the singular good fortune of being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein. Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded no decisively new result."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Time, Being, Fortune, Result)

"There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final."
- Phyllis Bottome
(Related: Mistake, Being, Nothing)

"The first legislation that I produced relating to the Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from being used for anything other than research and scientific and educational communication."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Being, Communication, First, Internet, Law, Legislation, Research)

"I don't know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Being, Coach)

"My company is known for being funny as well as moving. You get a bit of everything in these shows. I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Experience, Funny, People, Being, Company)

"Things are simple, it is us human beings that make it difficult."
- Caprice Bourret
"It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration."
- James Bovard
(Related: Being, Concern, Conservative)

"It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them."
- James Bovard
(Related: Change, Politics, People, Positive, Virtue, Being, Burden, Positive thinking)

"Living with a saint is more grueling than being one."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Being, Living)

"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Politics, Being, Merit)

"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Being, Wit, Witty)

"Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Nature, Being, Eyes, Tears)

"That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Women, Being, Fiction)

"I guess I'm not that aware of such a big fan base. I have a few core people who write me no matter what I'm doing, but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door!"
- Julie Bowen
(Related: People, Being, Mail)

"I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way."
- David Bowie
(Related: Artist, Being)

"I believe that I understand gangs better than others. Because they're formed out of necessity. They're formed by people to keep from being suppressed."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: People, Being, Necessity)

"A performance art piece is unprecedented. It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility of never being done before."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Performance, Possibility, Being)

"I hate love. Hate being in love. I never want it to happen to me again."
- Muriel Box
(Related: Love, Being, Hate, Want)

"That's the great thing about being an actor, you get to try out lots of things for your roles."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Actor, Being)

"It's very frustrating not being on the air."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Being)

"But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content."
- Anne Boyd
(Related: Beauty, Fear, Being, Content, Scotland)

"Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Answers, Being, Fighting, Open)

"By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God. Being with God in a deliberate way."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: God, Being, Prayer)

"I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear. Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit - as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Being, Example, Sermons, Theatre)

"Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being needs to include my freedom to explore who I am both spiritually and sexually. Not just to explore - but to practice."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Being, Freedom, Integrity, Needs, Practice)

"I am told that I had a bad temper, and remember being banished to the back hall until civility returned."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Being, Temper)

"I love huge movies. Not sure I am the guy to make them, but you can rely on me being there watching them."
- Danny Boyle
(Related: Love, Movies, Being)

"Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Being, Chicago, Growing up, Irish)

"I had never watched a law show prior to being cast on The Practice."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Being, Law, Practice)

"I thought I was going to be a lot more freaked out by being naked onstage. I think on film I would have been more freaked out, because film is less forgiving. But onstage it's lit so beautifully. It would make my mother look good."
- Lorraine Bracco
(Related: Mother, Thought, Being, Film)

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Being)

"With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Being, Danger, Humanity, Weapons, World)

"I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me. It's about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Family, Being, Golf, Name, Nothing)

"We're going to see fugitives and felons, eventually, being able to get guns much more easily."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Being)

"Being in love, and I'm not an expert in this, I've lived it as much as anyone has, but I've not dissected it."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Love, Being)

"I have a feeling that being in love sometimes means the projection of your desires onto another person. The important thing is that you like the other person, respect the other person and want to raise children with the other person."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Love, Being, Children, Feeling, Respect, Want)

"You can keep yourself alive. That's the magic of being an actor."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Actor, Being, Magic)

"Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Being, Job)

"At times one feels that what is being said in the West is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind, stupid terrorism."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Muslim, Being, Blind, Fact, Terrorism)

"A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere; therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Money, Food, Afghanistan, Being, Neighbors, Weapons, Will)

"There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Being, Bravery, Country, Employees)

"Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem."
- John Braine
(Related: Being, Writer)

"Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Business, God, Being, Desire, World)

"Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing to please and glorify the Divine Being, to be in every respect conformed to him, and in that way to enjoy him."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Love, Being, Desire, Longing, Respect)

"I love being objected to. It worries me, but I love being objected to."
- Stan Brakhage
(Related: Love, Being)

"I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad."
- Michelle Branch
(Related: Home, Love, Animals, Bed, Being, Cats, Job, Now, Road)

"Being gifted needs courage."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Courage, Being, Needs)

"I don't like being told someone's interpretation of something that I do."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Being)

"Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Balloons, Being, First, Flying, World)

"I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Being, Order)

"They're mutually incompatible I feel; being a wise thief and a wise father."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Father, Being)

"I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Women, People, Being, Civil rights, Now, Open)

"And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Being, Problems, Woman)

"Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Heart, Being, Day, Giving, Grace)

"Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Being)

"We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Fear, Being)

"Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a... legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great."
- Jordana Brewster
(Related: Being)

"You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts, but the law that affects people, the trials that affect human beings are by and large in the state courts."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: People, Law, State, Trials, Will)

"Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn't get serious with people. They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it. You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown."
- Fanny Brice
(Related: Funny, People, Being, Want)

"Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don't know if it's a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Being, Joy)

"I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!"
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: God, Being, Now, Thinking, Years)

"There's a lot to be said about what's happening to our ocean, big companies polluting it with their oil and all the raw garbage that's being spilled in there."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Being, Ocean, Oil)

"I'm foremost an actor. I feel embarrassed being compared to the guys who really work at it. I fake it, I make believe I know all about it, which is what you're supposed to do as an actor."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Work, Actor, Being)

"The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting."
- Alan Brien
(Related: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)

"A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Being, Cities, Parliament, Population)

"Human beings like variety, and they also like partnership... these are scientific values we can point to."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Values, Partnership, Variety)

"I see the effects of sexual and gender liberation all around me, just like you do, but I don't have a sense of being in the majority."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Being, Gender, Majority, Sense)

"Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Accomplishment, Being, Sense)

"In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens."
- David Brin
(Related: America, Being, Enemy, Glory, Nurses, Rest, Terror, Violence)

"Fortunately, human beings are remarkably diverse models to work from."
- David Brin
(Related: Work)

"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: Successful, Being, Difference, Want, World)

"Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty."
- David Brinkley
(Related: Being, Pretty)

"This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Sex, Being, Liquor, Old)

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Being, Pride)

"Being ill like this combines shock - this time I will die - with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Time, Being, Pain, Will)

"I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it - well, it is dangerous - but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Work, Being, Pressure)

"It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Action, Will)

"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Action, Tranquility, Will)

"You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Life, Strength, Being, Living, Right)

"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Action, Will)

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Being, Will)

"Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Religion, Society, God, Being, Support)

"Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Women, Being, Blame, Fault)

"All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Gods, Being, Fortune)

"You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Love, People, Being, Public)

"What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history."
- Avery Brooks
(Related: History, Being, Feeling, Thinking)

"I'd love to play a villain in a movie, the kind of bad guy you would never think of me being able to play. Like most people, I have a darker side I'd like to explore onscreen."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Love, People, Being, Play)

"As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Music, Baseball, Being, Play)

"Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Being, Boys, Day, Giving, Job, Trying)

"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Talent, People, Ability, Being, Living, Names, Skin, Writer)

"I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Business, Being)

"No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

"We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: People, Being, Circumstances, Problems, Trying)

"Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Life, Being, Compliment)

"Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Being, Buying, Credit, Day)

"Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Being, Hurt, Risk, Will)

"Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers."
- James Broughton
(Related: Poetry, Being, Books, Poems, Today, Years)

"Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing."
- James Broughton
(Related: Being, Illusion, Nothing, Silence, Song)

"Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect."
- James Broughton
(Related: Being, Denmark, France, Respect)

"Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Being, Free speech, Moments)

"The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from beasts."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Love, Ability)

"When people say, 'You're not being realistic,' they're just trying to tag some thoughts that they can't otherwise handle."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, Trying)

"We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Being)

"I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Being, Communication, Earth, Hate, Television)

"Take ice. Ice is fascinating to me. Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an agricultural product to being manufactured."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Being, World)

"I like being in control of making all the major decisions pertaining to my projects. That's something that you don't get to do in a group. Everything has to be voted on - every minor decision."
- Bobby Brown
(Related: Control, Decision, Being, Decisions, Projects)

"Loving is doing anything for them, thinking about them constantly and being able to spend your whole life with that person. Liking somebody is just like, 'Okay, I like them because of this, this and this, but I don't knkow if I am ready to be in love with them'."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Life, Love, Being, Thinking)

"With fame, you can't trust everybody. You can't depend on them being there for you as a person. They will only be there because of what you've got you as a person. They will only be there because of what you've got and what you can bring to their life. It's not a relationship-it's a leech."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Trust, Life, Being, Fame, Will)

"There have been a couple of jobs I've done without thinking, without being engaged, and they just stink."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Being, Jobs, Thinking)

"I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Artists, Being, Sharing, Thinking)

"We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Work, Being, Duty, Future, Saying)

"The privilege of being at the university for four years is something I'll always treasure."
- Hank Brown
(Related: Being, Privilege, Treasure, University, Years)

"The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live. I don't have no down time."
- James Brown
(Related: Time, Being)

"I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son. Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people."
- James Brown
(Related: Son, People, Being)

"While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Business, Thought, Being, Famous, Justice)

"They played so good it was frightening. And I, of course, being young, was in awe of everything that was going on and rightly so. I mean, it was too good to believe."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Being)

"Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Being)

"Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon. The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Music, Business, Being, Man, Reality, Writing)

"Too many people get lost in the game of having a good time and being naive about things."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Time, People, Being)

"I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Being, Trying)

"Being a full time coach doesn't mean that we practice more than other teams. In fact we have strict regulations about the length of our practices and playing season. The academic schedule here means that I rarely have a full team at any one practice!"
- Tony Brown
(Related: Time, Being, Coach, Fact, Practice)

"The thing about being in America is when you are driving with the sun on your back, there's hip hop. I never used to be into hip hop, but there's hip hop in the food, soul food, there's hip hop in the cars."
- Vanessa Brown
(Related: Food, Soul, America, Being, Driving, Sun)

"When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: Change, Time, Mother, Thought, Being, Rights, Name)

"Industrial opportunities are going to stem more from the biological sciences than from chemistry and physics. I see biology as being the greatest area of scientific breakthroughs in the next generation."
- George E. Brown, Jr.
(Related: Being, Physics)

"White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Business, Life, Being, Choice, Man)

"The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Beginning, Being, End)

"When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Being, Friends, World)

"The difference between being able to understand something and inventing it in the first place... is called genius."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Genius, Being, Difference, First)

"I didn't write any music at all, and then, I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying that there were two kinds of musicians: the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Music, Being, Saying)

"Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers, Bill Stewart at the head of the pack."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Being)

"I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Being, Challenge, Play)

"I do remember the whole thing as being very argumentative, hot blooded... a permanent state of friction between Jon and Chris, Chris and me, me and Jon."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Being, State)

"Non-proliferation will only work if all states are willing to cooperate, and that will only happen if all feel they are being treated fairly."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Being, states, Will)

"We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Fear, Being, Dying)

"The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Society, Fear, Being)

"There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Life, Being, Events, Man, Pain)

"All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Men, Being, Hatred, Spring)

"There's been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that's simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we've won when I score 10."
- Kobe Bryant
(Related: Being, Games, Talk)

"I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone, a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like a cross between an oboe and a viola, but louder."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Being, Writing)

"Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can't get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb."
- Yul Brynner
(Related: Being, Dumb, Girls, Want)

"I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Artist, Being, Fun)

"I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Talent, Being, Gifts, Light, Spiritual)

"Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

"God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings."
- Martin Buber
(Related: God, Quality, Being, Man)

"There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Being, Conflict, Man, Principles, Speech)

"The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings."
- Martin Buber
(Related: World)

"For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Nature, Soul, Being, Conflict, Man, Silence, Sin)

"The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world, and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Work, Strategy, Being, Coach, World)

"We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Being)

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Thoughts, Being, Mind, Succeed, Will)

"I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Faith, Life, Angels, Earth, Heaven, Kindness, Wonder)

"With me being form the South, I wanted to make this album like a G Unit."
- Young Buck
(Related: Being)

"When Stevie and I joined the band, we were in the midst of breaking up, as were John and Christine. By the time Rumours was being recorded, things got worse in terms of psychology and drug use. It was a large exercise in denial - in order for me to get work done."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Time, Work, Being, Denial, Exercise, Order, Psychology)

"You know, I was never totally thrilled with being a Fleetwood Mac member, but surprisingly, I was having such a good time reuniting with John, Mick, and Stevie."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Time, Being)

"Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Being, Night, Painting)

"The work that must be done for each woman to reconnect with her psyche and to give herself a chance to live her own life is essentially the same. The realization of the equality of all races, the equality of all beings is essential."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Equality, Life, Work, Chance, Woman)

"There's a lot of maintenance that goes into being a professional singer."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Being)

"What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Finance, Being, Conservative)

"I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Being, Feeling, Satisfaction)

"You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was - uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn't know it."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Time, People, Being, October, Talk)

"I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Worry, Years)

"It's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Love, Being)

"Shields were generally made of wood, covered with leather, or some similar substance. To secure them, in some sort, from being cut through by the sword, they were surrounded with a hoop of metal."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Being, Wood)

"It's not about weight, it's about fitness, and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat, because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Fitness, Being, Body, Weight)

"It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Power, Being, Land, Neighbors, Right, Yield)

"I've enjoyed it, I have seen it once at the premiere in London and it was very nice to be invited there. But I do want to see it again now. I want to sit and watch it as a fan rather than being there at the premiere with all the lights and such."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Being, London, Now, Want)

"I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Mom, Being)

"I think every human being has a level of melancholy in life and in general."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Life, Being, Melancholy)

"There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Time, Being, Duty, Fancy, Luck, Name)

"What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Equality, Women, Architecture, Being, Reality)

"I never really thought about being an actress or being anything like that. I was always a bit scared as well because of the thing about models becoming an actress and all that."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Thought, Being)

"The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)

"It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders, with whatever authority I could muster, that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender terms were being complied with and that living conditions for the POWs were being immediately improved."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Authority, Being, Commanders, Living, Surrender)

"A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Men, Being, Fun)

"Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Being, Day, Public)

"Having Down syndrome is like being born normal. I am just like you and you are just like me. We are all born in different ways, that is the way I can describe it. I have a normal life."
- Chris Burke
(Related: Life, Being)

"At the end. First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood and then go to New York later. But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Thought, Being, End, First, Hollywood, Youth)

"Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Policy, Being, Circumstances, Departure, Justice, Lies, Suspicion)

"Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Idea, Possibility, Authority, Being, Creation, Sense)

"We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Business, Time, Being, Children, Problems, Thinking)

"I naturally wanted to be saved, so when I came home I told my mom I wanted to be confirmed. That's the way I related to it, being raised an Episcopalian. I went to Dallas and got confirmed."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Home, Mom, Being)

"I love being a single mom. But it's definitely different when you're dating."
- Brooke Burns
(Related: Dating, Love, Mom, Being)

"The way I work, the interview never becomes larger than the person being interviewed."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Work, Being)

"I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Work, Performance, Being, Expectations, Film, Years)

"Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Impression, Survival, Being, Past, Question, Will)

"If you get through the primary and you work very hard for three months and you're not successful, you go back to being normal. The only thing that changes your life forever is if you win."
- Max Burns
(Related: Life, Work, Successful, Being, Months)

"As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Being, Giving, Luxury, Writer)

"I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Being, Childhood)

"The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Life, Work, Being, Future, Literature, Study, Writer, Writing)

"Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Acting, Being, Man)

"Once you get into your stride, the camera becomes like another person in the room. It's like being in a very small theatre where there is no getting away with anything because the audience is centimetres away from you."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: Being, Theatre)

"What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Being)

"I think you know what you're up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions - you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom."
- Amanda Burton
(Related: Being, Emotions, End)

"Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child."
- Amanda Burton
(Related: Actor, Being)

"Personally, I would say the 'master' of this whole thing is fate... Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it's up to them to avoid being used."
- Cliff Burton
(Related: Being, Fate)

"Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Being, Freedom, Jazz, Musicians, Want)

"I think being a little nuts is helpful."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Being)

"There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: People, Being, Irony)

"On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Being, Cinema, Fact)

"I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance between light and dark."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Work, Balance, Being, Light)

"This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Conservative, Liberal)

"We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Being, Force)

"Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Life, Being, Day, Tomorrow, Will)

"In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films - I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Beginning, Being, Film, Question)

"There has got to be more to life than being a really, really, ridiculously good actor."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Life, Actor, Being)

"If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Problems)

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Family, Being)

"What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?"
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Being, Wrong)

"The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Mistake, Being, Nation, Will, World)

"Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Faith, Being, President, Will)

"Clothes are such a strong part of who a human being is."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Being, Clothes)

"Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It's when you make your best friends - I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Time, Teen, Heart, Being, Friends, Girls, Talk, Will)

"Me, I'd prefer to have a good reputation rather than getting press for being scandalous, getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Being, Press, Public, Reputation)

"To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Work, Being, First, Rest)

"All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Being, Culture)

"The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music, it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully. From the first second that I walked on to perform."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Music, Being, First)

"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Being, Body, Christ)

"Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Being, Interest, Self)

"However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Art, Time, People, Friend, Being, Destiny, Silence)

"Most of us don't have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: People, Possibility, Being, Noses, Worry, Writing)

"No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we'll do what we've always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: People, Future, Humanity, Past, Possibilities, Will)

"I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Experience, Time, Family, Being, Feeling, Research, Writing)

"If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Success, Being)

"Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Being, Injustice)

"From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Mistake, Being, Right)

"People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Care, Taste)

"Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Society, Being, Rights, Human rights)

"I don't like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I'm a teen actress and therefore I'm competing against Hilary Duff. We're different people like everyone else."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: Teen, People, Being, Class)

"We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Men, Being, Germany, Italy, Law, Laws, Majority, Motives, Nation)

"I'd like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit."
- David Byrne
(Related: Being)

"I thought to myself, there's a man who gave up his life to serve others - to touch people in that way is probably the greatest thing you can do as a human being."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Being, Man)

"I'm not a very gregarious person. I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place, which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Business, Attention, Being, Public)

"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Being, Democracy, Vote)

"Being an actor is mostly about rejection and being out of work. It was a fast lesson in all of that stuff."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, Rejection)

"I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Being, Trying)

"We have learned that peace and well-being are indivisible and that our peace and well-being cannot be purchased at the price of peace or the well-being of any other country."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Country)

"I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?"
- George Byron
(Related: Being, Future)

"What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little."
- Lord Byron
(Related: People, Being, Care, Fame, Nothing)

"Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, Being)

"I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Appetite, Being)

"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Being, Man)

"Now my drug is writing or acting, being creative."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Acting, Being, Now, Writing)

"I liked being in the spotlight."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Being)

"I never planned on being a plumber."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Being)

"The moment you say, 'Please, give me a reason for this', then you are being impossible and temperamental."
- Montserrat Caballe
(Related: Being, Reason)

"Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Poetry, Being, Man, Rebellion)

"The degree of leverage now being reversed is staggering, and the underlying global imbalances - notably between the savers and the spenders - will require long and painful adjustment."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Being, Now, Will)

"A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Being)

"It's fear of being afraid that frightens me more than anything else."
- Jerome Cady
(Related: Fear, Being)

"Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Hollywood)

"There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: Death, Funny, Being)

"My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Motivation, Being, Difference, Running, Senate)

"The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Actor, Being, Research, Years)

"My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Being, Relatives, Writer)

"In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Being, Fortune, Living, Sleep)

"What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance."
- John Cale
(Related: Being, Freedom)

"Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Women, Being)

"That is really not much different from the search engines that are being constructed today for users throughout the entire world to allow them to search through databases to access the information that they require."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Being, Information, Today, World)

"The users are not going to be in the position of accepting what's been collected; they're going to be in the position of being able to demand collection."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Being)

"These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: People, Being, Cunning, Intellect, Quick, Understanding)

"I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football."
- James Cameron
(Related: Being, Environment, Football)

"When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Power, Creativity, Being, Worth)

"I was being foolish. An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist. The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: God, Truth, Being)

"Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Time, People, Being, Depression)

"There is still a lot of misinformation being spread about higher education funding arrangements under the new Act. The students page on my website sets out the main points in the Act."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Education, Act, Being, Students)

"There is a lot of good quality music being made and from this tour and the touring we've been doing over the 10 years there has definitely been a big pickup in people showing up, especially in girls 18-24."
- John Campbell
(Related: Music, Quality, People, Being, Girls, Years)

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Being, Meaning)

"Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life, Being, Meaning)

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Being, Privilege)

"We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Being, Forget, Value)

"Some of you may have been hoping that today I would speak about Lucien Bouchard's latest economic theories. But I have decided to spare him for the time being: after all, he is a man."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Time, Man, May, Theories, Today)

"I am tired of being in an industry that doesn't appreciate me."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Being)

"I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Truth, People, Being, Trying, Want)

"Ballet is completely unnatural to the body, just being turned-out... it's not the way your body is supposed to function, so you actually train your body to be a different structure than you were born with."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Ballet, Being, Body)

"You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Character, Ability, Acting, Being, Body, Company)

"Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Being, Guitar)

"I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition to being a university professor."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Being, University)

"Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Friend, Being, Martyrs)

"Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Act, Being, Innocence, Nostalgia, Rebellion)

"The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Fear, Being, Darkness)

"Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Being, Fun)

"I have become down-hearted, I have become discouraged, I have become depressed. I'm just like you. I'm a human being and I have my problems."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Being, Problems)

"Being born again means you have a new concept of yourself."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Being)

"McDonald's is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Being, Old, Pretty, Sales, Years)

"I think we have a great track record on being relevant, on identifying consumer trends, needs and wants."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Being, Needs)

"Even as a footballer, I was always being creative."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Being)

"Now the proposal is yet again another $150 billion before we start to think about a freeze. But $150 billion spent on more government programs; monies being created to direct and what kind of jobs that Washington thinks ought to be created. Come on. I mean there is a government that can help, and the government can also hurt."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Government, Being, Help, Hurt, Jobs, Now, Washington)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture."
- Robert Capa
(Related: War, Being, Drinks, Freedom, Girls)

"It was a great thing to be a human being. It was something tremendous. Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing in me like bees in a hive. Gentlemen, it was a great thing."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Bees, Being, Gentlemen, Sensations)

"I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out. And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: People, Character, Aggression, Being, Kids, School)

"Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Art, Being, Difference, Fun, Writing)

"My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it."
- Al Capp
(Related: Work, Being, Day, Fish)

"I know it is the fans that are responsible for me being here. I've always tried in each and every broadcast to serve the fans to the best of my ability."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Ability, Being, Fans)

"I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Money, Being, Career, Writing)

"It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Being, Causes, Class, Luxury, Middle class)

"The only one who is alive today and still being talked about is Pierre Cardin."
- Pierre Cardin
(Related: Being, Today)

"Being in space, I'm really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I'm with."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Being, Space)

"I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part."
- George Carey
(Related: Christian, Being, Play)

"I don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: People, Being, Mind)

"As human beings we do change, grow, adapt, perhaps even learn and become wiser."
- Wendy Carlos
(Related: Change)

"On his own okay, Bush has authorized eavesdropping on as many as a thousand people over the past three years, with some of those intercepts being purely domestic, the New York Times reported."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: People, Being, Past, Years)

"The Greatest Generation got to save old tires, dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar. The Richest Generation is being asked to shop."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Victory, Being, Garden, Old)

"The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Thought, Ability, Consciousness, Forget, Thinking)

"No one knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart... it comes from being alive."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Thought, Heart, Being)

"It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: People, Ideas, Being, Challenge)

"I am not insecure about being a journalist."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Being)

"I have gone from being a 21-year-old with wide eyes to a 24-year-old woman. With success comes a lot of responsibility and power."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Power, Success, Being, Eyes, Responsibility, Woman)

"But my mom was a pianist, and she taught piano out of her house. I was just so excited, being a little kid and having all these other kids come to my house twice a week. I thought it was a big party."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Thought, Being, Kids, Party)

"The script will point you in certain directions and I go the opposite if I can. I try do do one thing and tell a different story with my eyes. I believe what's more interesting is always what's not being said."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Being, Eyes, Will)

"No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Giving, Man, World)

"Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Culture)

"Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Laughter, Reason)

"Let each become all that he was created capable of being."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being)

"If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Music, Nature, Heart, Being, Deep, Will)

"I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn't know that.Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Time, People, Being, Public, Right)

"Robert Moses wasn't elected to anything. We're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected. He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Power, Being, Democracy, Years)

"When I was first starting out, and I was less established, I was really concerned about being typecast."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Being, First)

"Sometimes decisions get made and it ends up being God doing for you what you couldn't do for yourself."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: God, Being, Decisions)

"The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks."
- Humphrey Carpenter
(Related: Being, Learning, Magic, Writer)

"I'm just afraid I'm gonna miss it all... being married... being a mother."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Mother, Being)

"I think that every new record is a chance to... I think what it is for me is my heart and soul at that moment in time... I've always felt that just being able to make a record is a privilege."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Soul, Heart, Being, Chance, Privilege)

"I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century."
- Alejo Carpentier
(Related: Music, Being, End, Popular, Result, World)

"I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that's the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: Being, Key, Mankind, Reason)

"Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: Friend, Being, Job, Loss)

"I can't wait to get out. It's been much too long, I don't like being home. I'd rather play. This tour is going to be really big. We're gonna have the biggest show we can have. It's gonna be different not like the old KISS shows."
- Eric Carr
(Related: Home, Kiss, Being, Old, Play)

"Because you know how you say I've got to really get down and really do some training and then of course, you never do or you do it for a couple of weeks and slough it back off again but I'm being forced to do something that I really want to do and I loved it."
- David Carradine
(Related: Being, Training, Want)

"But I love to be outdoors. I prefer being outdoors to, you know, being inside."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Love, Being)

"In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know."
- John Le Carre
(Related: War, Perception, Being, Crisis, Public, Reality, Zone)

"Yes, you must have the courage of being free."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Courage, Being)

"The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Money, Being, Danger, Self, Thinking)

"You know, I live a monastic lifestyle. No, I do. I do live in extremes, basically. I go back and forth. Once every six months, I'll have a day where I eat more chocolate than has ever been consumed by a human being."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Being, Day, Extremes, Months)

"I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Desperation, Learning)

"That's the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they'd be like, 'Yeah, big deal. I'd eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.'"
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Money, Being, Trouble)

"Either you're the one erasing or you're the one being erased."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Being)

"I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Funny, Being, Parents, Support)

"If I had never ventured beyond being a stand-up comic, then I would be sitting in my house today working on my Leonardo DiCaprio impression."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Impression, Being, Today)

"I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk, I'm not happy. If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Being, Career, Risk)

"People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Motivation, People, Desperation)

"I didn't plan on being a comedian. I didn't plan on getting married and I didn't plan on having kids, but I did all those things."
- Rodney Carrington
(Related: Being, Kids)

"I think the thing to remember, though, the next time you hear someone who is really certain that he is on the side of the angels, is that the idea of angels was created by human beings, who are famous for being frequently untrustworthy and occasional."
- Jon Carroll
(Related: Time, Idea, Angels, Being, Famous)

"Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: "Are your ready?""
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Success, Time, Talent, Being, Question, Right, Will)

"My favorite thing about being famous... it's not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It's still pretty tough."
- Aaron Carter
(Related: Being, Famous, Favorite, Pretty, Road)

"Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Computers, Being, Children, First, Learning, Parents)

"In any case, Ives encouraged me to go into music even though he himself had such a hard time being a composer."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, Time, Being)

"It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Being, Sleep)

"It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Being, Challenge, Makeup)

"I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I'm quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Impression, Being, Fact, School)

"I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Death, Being, Kids)

"We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Being, Poor, Preparation, Quantity)

"Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle."
- Nell Carter
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Medicine)

"I don't believe in being mean to anyone. I'm a really peaceful person. That's something I get from my family."
- Nick Carter
(Related: Family, Being)

"I think here in America the space programme was such an enticing thing to be going on, that the thought of a family being able to go into space and live up there was really kind of mind-bending at the time."
- Angela Cartwright
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, America, Being, Mind, Space)

"I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn't really comfortable with it."
- David Caruso
(Related: Actor, Being)

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Being, Will)

"Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop, in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Being)

"When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession."
- James Carville
(Related: Being, Famous, Profession)

"God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Nature, God, Character, Being, Nothing, Universe)

"Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Education, Heart, Character, Being, Nothing, Temperament)

"The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Nature, Power, Balance, Man)

"The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Being, Comparisons, Existence, Memory, Mind, Order)

"I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered."
- Ed Case
(Related: Being, Fact, Homosexuality, Public, Reality, Schools, Value)

"Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet was becoming a mainstream phenomenon, it was equally clear that a lot of people were being left out and could be left behind."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Being, Internet, Years)

"Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel."
- M. Kathleen Casey
(Related: Being, Burden, May)

"Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity will we respect? For whose well-being will we, as a people, assume responsibility?"
- Robert Casey
(Related: People, Dignity, Rights, Respect, Responsibility, Will)

"Being in the studio is like painting, you know, you can really take your time, and try different things, and kind of go deep into it."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Time, Being, Deep, Painting)

"The new record started out being about loss, but it's morphed into being about how relationships go on even though one person is not in a body anymore."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Being, Body, Loss, Relationships)

"I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

"The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality: it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever; it also applies to all territories, whatever their economic or political regime."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Discrimination)

"The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die."
- Carlos Castaneda
(Related: Being)

"The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Humor, Time, People, Being, Freedom, Writers)

"There are things coming from me that I felt I wanted to talk about. My search for my own blend of spirituality, my acknowledgement of my sexuality, my being the single mother of a young man."
- Ana Castillo
(Related: Mother, Being, Man, Sexuality, Spirituality, Talk)

"Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn - a first step, if you will."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Dream, Goal, Being, First, Meeting, State, Students, Teachers, University, Will)

"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Power, Church, Being, Eyes, Faces, Healing, Miracles, Perceptions, Rest)

"A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of the men being six feet high."
- George Catlin
(Related: Men, Being, Dress, Feet)

"The first professional play I ever saw was The Importance Of Being Earnest, and I just fell in love."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Love, Being, First, Importance, Play)

"Really rejoice in being yourself. Have your own drumbeat."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Being)

"And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Being, Court, Duty, Living, Reputation, Understanding, Wit)

"My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all, is not less valiant than they were, although his skill in the discipline of war was not so much, not being bred therein."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: War, Father, Brother, Discipline, Being, Care, Heir, Skill)

"In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Thought, Being, Help, Spirit, Suffering)

"Now being upon the haunches (as he necessarily must be in this case) is it impossible but he must be light in hand, because no horse can be rightly upon his haunches without being so."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Being, Light, Now)

"Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience."
- Arthur Cayley
(Related: Experience, Being, Geometry, Space)

"We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Friend, Being, Forget, Intellectuals, Will, Word)

"To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Being)

"The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Being, Depression)

"My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?"
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

"We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Being, Freedom, Obvious)

"Human beings are not meant to lose their anonymity and privacy."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Privacy)

"We have such a good time working together. It makes such a difference going to work every day for 14 hours and being able to hang out and have a good time."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Time, Work, Being, Day, Difference)

"I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they're necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that's dangerous and they'll boomerang."
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Feelings, Being, Hurt, Lies)

"You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Being, Stars)

"At first it was a bit daunting, but once I started to do it, the more I got into it, the more I started enjoying it and being able to say things lyrically that I would normally have to say musically."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Being, First)

"Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith)

"It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Art, Successful, Being, Fortune, Pursuit)

"Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: People, Being, Celebrity)

"In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Character, Being, Eyes)

"When you write something it has to hit the level that you accept as being good."
- Will Champion
(Related: Being)

"Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution."
- Chanakya
(Related: Thought, Being, Execution)