Quotes and Sayings about Class



"Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Time, Musicians, Perfection, Want)

"I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Forget, Night, School)

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

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

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

"It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts, and I made a lot of money for it."
- Don Adams
(Related: Money)

"The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and of inequality are over and gone forever."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Inequality)

"Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men."
- Herbert Baxter Adams
(Related: Men, Work, Ambition, Class, Motive, Spirit, Students, Will)

"A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class."
- Jack Adams
(Related: Class, First)

"I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

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

"But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Ideas, Class, Contemplation, Reflection)

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

"I never did go back to acting class. I was too busy working."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Acting, Class)

"Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside."
- Dorothy Allison
(Related: Class, Gender, Race, Sexuality)

"One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt."
- Dorothy Allison
(Related: Class, Contempt)

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

"My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Jazz)

"All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Jazz)

"All my movies are difficult to classify because they are very eclectic in mixing genres."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Movies)

"For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Guitar, Old, Play, Song, Songs)

"My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Songs, Want)

"I like to listen to classical music... I like mainline jazz."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Music, Jazz)

"Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Class, Country, Man)

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

"I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: People, Opportunity, Country, Talking)

"Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Poetry, Class, First, Poems, Reading, Teaching)

"Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics."
- David Amram
(Related: Politics, Knowledge, Authority, Literature, World, Writing)

"The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Projects)

"I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Work, Chance, Lovers, May, Today)

"The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes."
- Aristotle
(Related: Control, Class, Community, Middle class)

"Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that's what I really like."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Music, Romantic)

"Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

"We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter."
- Julian Assange
(Related: History, War, Civilization)

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

"I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Fiction, Shame)

"Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Body, Class, Dress, Trying)

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

"In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Class, Perspective, Prayer, Sense, World)

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

"We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Life, Action, Class, Pain, Pleasure)

"There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Gardening, Nature, Class, Humility)

"This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

"The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Health, Life, People, Ability, American, Building, Care, College, Country, Fact, Future, Job, Jobs, Kids, Right, Will)

"We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class, Want)

"These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you'll find that there's mostly working-class people."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: People, Kids, Literary, Rest)

"England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: Education, Class, England)

"Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Christianity, Lust)

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

"The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Brotherhood, Class, Country)

"I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Dance, Ballet)

"There's the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we're extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Life, People, Difference, Internet)

"A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Government, Law, Mob)

"Objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Work)

"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Work)

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

"I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

"The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Class, Talking, Years)

"The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Men, Class, Rights, Measure)

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

"There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn't be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers - and you can buy guns without background checks."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Time, Internet, Newspapers, Sales)

"But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Education, Quality, Class, Fact, May, Needs, School, Students)

"Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Causes, Class, Force, Physics)

"If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Class)

"Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Class, Race)

"I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I'm too classy to bring that up."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Experience, Celebrity)

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

"I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He's one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Love, Music, Composers, Opera)

"I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Dance, Interest)

"I'm a very determined businesswoman... I've got lots of things to do, and I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Time)

"I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press, a new primer or encyclopedia. This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Cooking, Press, Will)

"It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: First, Importance, Living)

"I've been taking art classes for a couple of years; I love to draw."
- Meredith Baxter
(Related: Art, Love, Years)

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

"There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Wealth, Future, Literature, Will)

"Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Character, Confidence, Favorite, Fight, Prejudice, Will)

"When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Photography, Project, Teaching)

"Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Children, Classroom, Common sense, Focus, Teachers)

"The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Time, First, Taste)

"It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: End, Songs)

"The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Guests, Mankind)

"Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Mistake, Class, Leisure, Wage)

"Comfort came in with the middle classes."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Comfort)

"I'm not a risk taker. I don't do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Mystery, Risk)

"I'm not a risk taker. I don't do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Mystery, Risk)

"In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Travel, America, Children, Class, First)

"I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Talent, People, Example, Voice)

"Oh, honey, I'm from Oklahoma! This is who I am - middle-class all the way!"
- Annette Bening
"Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have."
- Alan Bennett
"By then, I was making the slow transition from classical biochemistry to molecular biology and becoming increasingly preoccupied with how genes act and how proteins are made."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Act)

"Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Eyes, Flattery, Imitation)

"Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Arguments, Class, Crowds, Hatred, Liberty, Nation, Passion)

"I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first because it's such a cult classic. I'd seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: First)

"The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Knowledge, Ignorance, Name)

"The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: History, Accident, Heroism)

"Now that rock is turning 50, it's become classical in itself. It's interesting to see that development."
- Bjork
(Related: Development, Now)

"In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions."
- James W. Black
(Related: Principles, Teaching)

"I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Discipline)

"I like leaping around on stage as long as it's done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Class)

"We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!"
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Life, Class, Dignity, Question, Right, Style)

"The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Wealth)

"Poverty is everyone's problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Age, Poor, Poverty, Race, Religious)

"The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Awards, England)

"I was the lead in two musicals, and I took dance classes."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Dance)

"There is a degree of wretchedness and want among the lower class of people which is not anywhere so common as among the Spanish and Portuguese settlements."
- William Bligh
(Related: People, Class, Want)

"If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, Spirit)

"Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Cinema, Earth, Fantasy, Film, First, Journey, Will)

"The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Children, Class, Mothers, Nothing, Workers)

"At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Progress, Religious, Sincerity)

"I'm saddened to see that everyone's pitched out the baby with the bath, in that we say that it can't be one or the other, it could be both. I mean, just because we listen to classical music doesn't mean that we can't listen to jazz."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Music, Baby, Jazz)

"We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Men, Diversity, Man)

"But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Government, Action, Democracy, Energy, Result)

"The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie."
- Louise Bogan
(Related: Class, Order)

"Here you have a new technology, and if that technology is going to work, you must allow people to provide central indexes of the data. It's just like a newspaper that publishes classified ads."
- David Boies
(Related: Technology, Work, People)

"A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
"Most people would rather stay home and watch Casablanca for the fourth time or the 10th time on Turner Classic Movies than go see Matrix 12 or whatever the hell the flavor of the month is."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Home, Movies, Time, People, Hell)

"The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time, Church, President)

"The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Religion, Science, Atheism, Religious, Superstition)

"Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends."
- James Bovard
(Related: Power, People, Class, Friends, Politicians)

"We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Government, Class, President)

"My upbringing was very straightforward suburban working class upbringing."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Class)

"I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I'd worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: People, Class, Variety, Years)

"The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Class, Diversity, Fact, Interest)

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Education, Childhood, Public, School)

"Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Decision, Class, Congress, Respect)

"As I've said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: America, Class, Now, Right)

"So that would be a classic mixed message to young women: you should look a certain way that's going to destroy your reproductive system and your sexual appetite, but at the same time, you should be interested in sex!"
- Susie Bright
(Related: Time, Appetite)

"My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Work, Mother, Dance, Country, Hollywood, Singing)

"Whatever I do, I hope it's quality, I hope it's something that's class."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Quality, Hope, Class)

"Alan Moore does have a sheen of class. He's a smart guy, and I'm sure there was a metaphoric level, I'm not denying that, but let's face it. the main reason he was doing a super-hero comic was because he was working for a super-hero comic book company."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Class, Company, Reason)

"I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn't afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it's cool if she's a tomboy."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Time, Basketball, Care, Girls, Needs, Play)

"There's no such thing as second class citizenship. That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Citizenship, Class)

"They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle class or you're lower class."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Class, Middle class, Saying)

"Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Class, Luxury)

"And understand: class differences will not save you."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Class, Will)

"There is no such thing as a black middle class."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Class, Middle class)

"The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them - and for my daughters, too."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Women, Optimism, Battle, Daughters, Feminism, Passion, Worry)

"I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies."
- Vanessa Brown
(Related: Love, Movies, Music, War, Film)

"Remember, social progress only happens when those in society's privileged classes choose to give up their status."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Society, Progress)

"So I have the classic amateur's technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes."
- Bill Bruford
"I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from the figure drawing classes I once instructed."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Quick)

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Character, Winning, Care, Class, Pride)

"It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball."
- Jack Buck
(Related: Politics, Baseball, Class, Play)

"I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Privilege, Racism)

"The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Thought, Class, Company, Desire, Majority)

"If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: People, Class, End, Middle class, Taxes)

"The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Power, Society, First, Land, Neighbors, Protection)

"I think it's useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Experience, Life, Dance, Idea)

"I do take class because I still dance, and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Time, Dance, Ballet, Class)

"In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Science, Literature)

"I think it's better when you're natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they've been trained with certain skills or techniques. I'm like, whatever."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: People, Want)

"Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, Science, Truth, Knowledge, Facts, Laws)

"For no continuity of social act is possible without a corresponding social status and the many different kinds of act required in an industrial state, with its high degree of specialization, make for corresponding classification of status."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Act, State)

"You gotta do it with class and integrity. If not, you're gonna drag yourself through the mud."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Class, Integrity)

"Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Work, Care, Classroom, Compassion, Duty, Future, Montana, Sense, Teachers)

"A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Act, Authority, Class, Revolution, Violence)

"We're novices. We have friends now who are part of the freshman class who in some cases have run for Congress two and three times before they won their seat."
- Max Burns
(Related: Class, Congress, Friends, Now)

"Race and class are rendered distinct analytically only to produce the realization that the analysis of the one cannot proceed without the other. A different dynamic it seems to me is at work in the critique of new sexuality studies."
- Judith Butler
(Related: Work, Class, Race, Sexuality)

"Third, for people who aren't doing it already, take classes - they're worthwhile. Workshops or classes - a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Work, People, Day)

"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)

"Things are not quite what they seem always. Don't start me on class, otherwise you'll get a four-hour lecture."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Class)

"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Saying)

"Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Nature, People, Boldness, Confidence, Nation)

"There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"Classifying the stars has helped materially in all studies of the structure of the universe."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Stars, Universe)

"Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class."
- Al Capone
(Related: Capitalism, Class)

"The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Career, Writer)

"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)

"I was up late last night yapping about the elections on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing in my daughter's kindergarten class."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Daughter, Class, Elections, Night)

"There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Money, Class, Nothing)

"There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: World)

"Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Legal, Action, Class, Needs, Right)

"Morgan Freeman is so class. He's so cool. He's so scary."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Class)

"All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark."
- Helena Bonham Carter
"Within the last three years the amount of classified materials has doubled to 15.6 million decisions to classify documents."
- Hodding Carter
(Related: Decisions, Years)

"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)

"Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Age, Middle age, Old)

"I remember an article, I can't recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Money, War, Class, Now)

"In fact, if they didn't let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent's jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn't commute I didn't want the role."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Fact, School, Want)

"Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners."
- Nicolas De Chamfort
(Related: Society, Appetite)

"From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Class, Feet)

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
- Coco Chanel
"There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?"
- Iris Chang
(Related: America, Boston, Cities, Class, Country)

"Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren't as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Time, Class, Country, states, United)

"The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Men, Class, First, Honor, Labor, Respect, Solidarity)

"I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Attitude, School)

"I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Mistake, Old, Research, Want, Years)

"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Democracy, Giving, Tradition, Walking)

"I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation."
- Lee Child
(Related: Job, Television)

"The incognito of lower class employment is an effective cloak for any dagger one might wish to hide."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Class)

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Home, Church, Children, Day, School, Scripture, Study, Years)

"I've often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic."
- William Christopher
(Related: Life, People, Actor, Being, Class, First, Magic, Play, Profession)

"The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship."
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Related: Ability, Chance, Class, Insult, Service, Woman)

"The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Classroom, World)

"If any of you have seen my shows, you know that I don't skimp on them and the same is true for the gym. We spend what it takes to make a globally first-class gym."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: First)

"In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything."
- Tom Clancy
"Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes; but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Loyalty, May, Socialism, State)

"The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Life, Baseball, Body, Classroom, Pretty, Quick)

"I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany."
- David Clennon
(Related: Class, Climate, Country, Germany, Saying)

"The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Work, People, Countries, Danger, Information, National security, Problems, states, United)

"When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s, the middle class was destroyed, which led directly to the rise of the Nazis."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Class, Germany, Inflation, Middle class)

"In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: History, Class, Revolution, Middle class)

"I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Childhood, Divorce)

"Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order. The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all."
- Frances Power Cobbe
(Related: Work, Class, Old, Order, Race)

"The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Class, Labor, Taxation)

"Of the five House Calendars, the Private Calendar is the one to which all Private Bills are referred. Private Bills deal with specific individuals, corporations, institutions, and so forth, as distinguished from public bills which deal with classes only."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Corporations, Public)

"If there ever was a poet for the working class Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard would be my nomination."
- David Allan Coe
(Related: Class)

"You're doing it to make the character as specific as possible, so that it's a specific individual that you're talking about, not that whole class of people."
- Joel Coen
(Related: People, Character, Class, Talking)

"My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Age, Father, Complexity, Programming, School)

"I've gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground."
- Marvin Cohen
"I skate about 15 to 20 hours a week and also incorporate a lot of off-ice training. I take ballet and Pilates classes and lift weights with my physical therapist when I'm not on the ice."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Ballet, Training)

"I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity."
- Arthur Cohn
(Related: Wisdom, Experience, Integrity, Marketing)

"I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy, but more modern. Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has been doing it in his own way."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Will)

"Partisan politics has no place in the classroom."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Politics, Classroom)

"It's not proper for a professor to go before a class and promote one party or another. That's not academic scholarship."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Class, Party)

"And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class."
- David Coleman
(Related: Class)

"The higher the social class of other students the higher any given student's achievement."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Class, Students)

"A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Learning)

"Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Schools, Students, Teaching)

"Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Class, Effect, Students)

"It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Opportunity, Class, College, Curriculum, School, Will)

"Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz, and then classical."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: First, Jazz, Years)

"We have to get away from the class warfare and recognize that we are growing jobs by helping small business."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Business, Class, Jobs)

"There's no reason for Gillette to be world class on the web, but there's every reason for Gillette to be world class in producing billions of high powered razor blades at low cost."
- James Collins
(Related: Class, Reason, World)

"I'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Sister, Class, English, First, School, Writing)

"I can't remember much about the early flights, except that it was ages before we got into First Class."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Class, First)

"I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Time, Mistake, Devil)

"The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental)

"There's no question that Whale's movies are classics. They were wonderful, and successful."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Movies, Successful, Question)

"Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Apathy, Breeding, Class, Crime, May, Middle class)

"The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Artist, Leisure)

"Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Family, Nature, Language, Man, Quarrel)

"Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Country, Dependence, Feeling, Pity)

"The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Government, People, Rights, states, United)

"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Cause, Class, Freedom, Humanity, Party, Race)

"In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Christian, Job)

"Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Love, Music, People, Culture, Jazz, Minority, Popular)

"Sharon went on to play classical but we actually went into totally different instruments which was lucky for the band because otherwise we'd all be playing the same thing!!"
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Play)

"Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Men)

"Sport must be accessible to working class youth."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Class, Youth)

"I'll go through life either first class or third, but never in second."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Life, Class, First)

"I think differently, I think it's about reaching everybody on every different plane and every different level, and if I could remix the song and do a dance remix, that's great. If I could do a classical version, that'll be great too. It's all just about expression."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Dance, Expression, Song)

"One in four children being victimized? That's about seven children in every classroom. That's a significant proportion of the population."
- Wendy Craig
(Related: Being, Children, Classroom, Population)

"Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Civilization, Beginning, Class, Destruction, Force)

"You have a class of investors and you have a class of speculators. The speculators historically haven't been big enough to cause the investors to doubt the long-term vision of stock."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Vision, Cause, Class, Doubt)

"I want to buy them, because historically these have been great engines of enrichment for the middle class, 'historically' meaning now for a good ten years."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Class, Meaning, Middle class, Now, Want, Years)

"It's the classic story form. All staying equal, or proving equal, or being equal, this will all continue, and the next time around, we'll move on to see what happened to Harry after he dove in the river, or who his friend John really was, and so on."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Time, Friend, Being, Will)

"For simplicity one can think of the + class as having one extra base at some point or other in the genetic message and the - class as having one too few."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Class, Simplicity)

"My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University."
- James Cronin
(Related: Mother, Father, Class, University)

"Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from, what your class is - those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Class, Country, Identity)

"I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, People, Countries, Interest)

"I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Class, Students)

"My dance classes were open to anybody, my only stipulation was that they had to come to the class every day."
- Merce Cunningham
(Related: Dance, Class, Day, Open)

"The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes."
- Charlotte Curtis
"I think the state has some serious problems. Just look at the layoffs going on across the state, not just in Chicago. It affects the middle class. It pushes people down."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Chicago, Class, Middle class, Problems, State)

"Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Museums, Surrealism)

"Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Kids, Nations, Potential, Results, states, Teachers)

"We are cutting things kids like-music, art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school. This country can't survive without you kids. It's all about you kids."
- Tony Danza
(Related: Art, Country, Kids, School)

"So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what's going to happen."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Song, Writing)

"In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year."
- Larry David
(Related: Acting, Army, Duty, Obligation, Service, Years)

"Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Diet, Work, God, People, Books, Nothing, Reading)

"Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible - a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory - in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Class, Day, Fact, Oil, Teaching, Water)

"What I think is different today is the lack of political connection between the black middle class and the increasing numbers of black people who are more impoverished than ever before."
- Angela Davis
(Related: People, Class, Connection, Middle class, Numbers, Today)

"And I guess what I would say is that we can't think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can't necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Strategy, Class)

"The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances."
- David Davis
(Related: War, Men, Peace, People, Circumstances, Constitution, Law, Protection, states, United)

"We were very rich culturally. One Sunday each month, we would do this thing called Chamber Pots at somebody's house. A classical music group would come over and we'd have dinner. There were thirty people - parents and kids - and we'd sit on the floor and listen to this beautiful music."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Music, People, Kids, Parents)

"But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Experience, History, Science, Ideas, Appreciation, Rest, Thinking, Wonder)

"This freedom of political discussion on the highest level is something which Western civilization has in common with that of classical antiquity, but with no other."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Civilization, Freedom)

"For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Men, Nature, Blood, Class, Culture, Human nature, Humanism, Humanity, Language, Limitations)

"While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free."
- Eugene V. Debs
(Related: Soul, Class, Prison)

"I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that's sung."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Music, Soul, Listening)

"I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books."
- Len Deighton
(Related: People, Books, Reason)

"I was always talking in weird voices from the time I was two. I guess I just found a way to keep doing it! I did get a degree in theater and took some voice-over classes... but most of it is just the same stuff I was doing as a kid!"
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Time, Talking, Theater, Voice)

"That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Bizarre, Cinema, Film, Romantic)

"I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors, so all of my training has been on stage with different directors. That was a pretty good school room."
- James Denton
(Related: Actors, Pretty, School, Theatre, Training)

"I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Love, Music, Jazz, World)

"I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Publishing)

"We're uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It's classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Science)

"I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Attention, Class, School)

"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Children, Waste)

"To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Class, Community, Tax)

"It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction."
- Cory Doctorow
(Related: Science, Fiction, Writing)

"I began acting at age eight, but if you don't stay on your game then people pass on you. Being on a show, it's a little easy to get comfortable, so I'm trying to get back on it. I'm taking some acting classes and watching movies, and I'm just trying to stay up with other actors."
- Jason Dohring
(Related: Age, Movies, People, Acting, Actors, Being, Trying)

"Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: People, Idea, Successful, Animals, Cats, Class, Cows, Old, Want)

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Society, Class, Ignorance, Justice, Poverty, Property, Will)

"I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It's a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Funny, People, Boys, Wonder)

"Though I'm not religious in the classical sense I did partake in Passover."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Religious, Sense)

"We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Art, Order, Result, Words)

"I can set up shop anywhere. I've got my oils, I've got my yoga mat and I'm good to go. I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Cities, Yoga)

"Why is this government so insensitive to the concerns of the middle-class people?"
- Gilles Duceppe
(Related: Government, People)

"The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class."
- Louis Dudek
(Related: Art, Class, First)

"I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD, not designed for performance."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Performance)

"I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Singing, Voice, Years)

"It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Class, First, Job)

"I've been working on this feature script for Master Class, a play by Terrence McNally that won a lot of Tonys."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: Class, Play)

"I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Family, Knowledge, Class, Religious, Students, Traditions)

"The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Class, Order, Reading, Running, Years)

"Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Food)

"It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Life, Time, Comfort, Man)

"There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what's in store for the loser."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Victory, Class, Freedom, Tyranny)

"Parineeta is a classic love story."
- Sanjay Dutt
(Related: Love)

"Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Conviction, Discrimination, Genocide)

"Erotica is simply high-class pornography; better produced, better conceived, better executed, better packaged, designed for a better class of consumer."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Class, Pornography)

"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Design, Class)

"I am not interested in women just because they're women. I am interested, however, in seeing that they are no longer classed with children and minors."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Women, Children)

"Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Art, Chance, Romantic)

"We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Class)

"Class is often invisible in America in the movies, and usually not the subject of the film."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, America, Class, Film)

"I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Americans, Class)

"Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: People, Class, Middle class, Running)

"I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Love, Thought, Class)

"Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Society, America, Class, Gender, Help, Race)

"The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Class, Hurt)

"I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Class)

"And that's actually the brunt of what we do is, people going straight from their workplace, straight from home, straight into the classroom and working directly with the students. So then we're able to work with thousands and thousands more students."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Home, People, Classroom, Students)

"I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Universe)

"I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that's put into your head. You are never thin enough."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Attitude, Ballet, School)

"I think that's one of the things that has always put me in kind of an odd niche. It's that all of my understanding of orchestral music is via film, not via classical music like it's supposed to be. To me it's the same, it doesn't make any difference."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Music, Difference, Film, Understanding)

"I would have to say I might do some stuff, but it's the film that's appealing. I was raised on film. My musical experience is all via film, it's not from classical music."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Experience, Music, Film)

"I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Politics, Religion, Literature)

"I'm getting a wider circle of fans now. More women, more middle class people."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Women, People, Class, Fans, Middle class, Now)

"A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush's shovel."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class)

"When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Age, Education, Classroom, College, Result, Years)

"I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Love, Music, Country, Country music, Jazz, Pretty)

"I've been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever."
- Michael Emerson
(Related: Dreams)

"A middle class is so important to a society that its value cannot be overestimated."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Society, Class, Middle class, Value)

"The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Class, Nothing, State)

"All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: History, Development, Class)

"I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms."
- John Engler
(Related: Teaching)

"I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium. We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love."
- Todd English
(Related: Love, Fish, Houses, Old, Trying, Want)

"I tend to listen to the classical composers: Rachmaninov, Satie."
- Enya
"The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Society, Class, Defeat, May, Nation, Newspapers, Style)

"I'd love to learn to cook. I think the ladies like a guy who can cook. Also, there are lots of available ladies at cooking classes. Can you tell I'm single?"
- Will Estes
(Related: Love, Cooking, Ladies)

"In our tabulation of psychoanalytic results, we have classed those who stopped treatment together with those not improved. This appears to be reasonable; a patient who fails to finish his treatment, and is not improved, is surely a therapeutic failure."
- Hans Eysenck
(Related: Failure, Results, Treatment)

"When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before."
- Cliff Fadiman
"When you read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before."
- Clifton Fadiman
"When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
"I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head."
- John Fahey
(Related: Music, Guitar, Listening, Trying)

"The admirals of his majesty's fleet are classed into three squadrons, viz. the red, the white, and the blue."
- William Falconer
"I recommend the same therapies for all humans with HIV. There is no reason to believe that physiologic responses to therapy will vary across lines of class, culture, race or nationality."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Class, Culture, Nationality, Race, Reason, Therapy, Will)

"I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Business, Grammar, Hollywood, School)

"On the other hand, I think it is wonderful for everyone to take ballet classes, at any age. It gives you a discipline, it gives you a place to go. It gives you some control in your life."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Life, Age, Control, Discipline, Ballet)

"Of course, in the art class, I was the model."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Art, Class)

"I could work out a lot of my emotions by going to class and dancing."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Work, Class, Dancing, Emotions)

"There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: American, Class, Clothes, Culture, Want)

"I came from a real working-class show business family."
- Sally Field
(Related: Business, Family)

"In a way, the history of jazz's development is a small mirror of classical music's development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: History, Music, Development, End, Jazz, Living, Now)

"I play piano and trumpet. I studied classical guitar."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Thought, People, American, Being, Challenge, Classroom, Grave, Man, President)

"In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me."
- Colin Firth
(Related: America, Class, Middle class)

"Any idea can be brought into the classroom if the point is to inquire into its structure, history, influence and so forth. But no idea belongs in the classroom if the point of introducing it is to recruit your students for the political agenda it may be thought to imply."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: History, Thought, Idea, Classroom, Influence, May, Students)

"At one point in college I was so shy that I'd drop out of a class if asked to speak in front of other people."
- Joe Flanigan
(Related: People, Class, College)

"I think you know that I classify science as British science, American science, and everybody else."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Science, American)

"If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class."
- Ray Floyd
(Related: Travel, Class, First, Play)

"When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Music, Artists)

"In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Oil, Painting, Radical)

"At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Work, Music, Time, People, Class, Dignity, Listening, Musicians, Treatment)

"I met Kevin when I was 19, at a Second City workshop. We were paired up together in the first class I went to. By the end of the class we formed our improv group, and over the next three years we performed leading up to the formation of The Kids in the Hall."
- Dave Foley
(Related: Class, End, First, Kids, Leading, Years)

"For me, college wasn't a breeze. I had 8 o'clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I'd troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God!"
- Henry Fonda
(Related: College)

"I was born in Montreal and came from a lower-middle-class family."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Family)

"Well, you have your regular classes, like three hours every other day, three times a week. You get twice a week to have an ice practice. Once a week you have weight lifting. It was great."
- Peter Forsberg
(Related: Day, Practice, Weight)

"Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Letters, Personality, Tests, Writer)

"One marvels why the middle classes still insist on so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Children)

"These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Gardens, May)

"The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Fact, Influence, Obvious)

"I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Music, Actions, Basketball, Hobbies, Listening, Play, Sense)

"If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Age, Power, Knowledge, Reason, Repression, Sexuality, Will)

"I'm convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class America a lot of what they need to know."
- Redd Foxx
(Related: Son, America)

"I think all great actors - and I don't classify myself as one of them, incidentally - but I think all great actors listen well and I've learned that from a lot of the very good actors with whom I've worked - to really listen to what people say."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: People, Actors)

"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Mankind)

"Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Women, Class, Fun, Woman)

"While it was a very interesting period in my life, I was happy to get back to more direct contact with students in the classroom and in my research projects."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Life, Classroom, Projects, Research, Students)

"Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Society, Class, Smile)

"The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class."
- Paul Fussell
(Related: Sports, Body, Class)

"If you are not being bullied all I would say - cause I like to talk about the other side of it as well - is you know, be someone that nurtures, and if there's someone in your class that maybe doesn't have a lot of friends, be the person that sits with them in the cafeteria sometimes; be the bigger person."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Being, Cause, Class, Friends, Talk)

"I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Rules, Writing)

"Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
"You get used to being lazy doing films, but classical theatre's going to finish me off."
- Michael Gambon
(Related: Being, Theatre)

"To become a classical ballerina, you have to move to New York when you're 12 or 11 and that becomes your life. I just wanted to be good in my company in Charleston and I wanted it to always be part of my life."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Life, Company)

"I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person-as the people in this room will attest."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Funny, People, Class, Will)

"This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Difficulty, Right, Solution, Theory)

"As far as I was concerned the important thing was that the music was getting the attention as well as me so it was always a great way to get more of the public to connect with classical music, and opera particularly."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, Attention, Opera, Public)

"What people really should be able to be confident in is that the standards of music- making that classically trained musicians present is elite, it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, People, Artists, Musicians, Present)

"Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews, who is a classically trained soprano herself."
- Lesley Garrett
"One of the problems that we face through the media attention that these artists receive is that there has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical music being elite and being for an elitist group."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, Artists, Attention, Being, Media, Opera, Problems, Talk)

"There is but one way left to save a classic; to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation."
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset
(Related: Salvation)

"I was born in Paris in 1950. I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early."
- Francois Gautier
(Related: Education, Paris)

"Kristin Brown looks as though she could have been mailed first-class to New York for about a dollar and a half."
- William E. Geist
(Related: First)

"This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place. The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is always accompanied by such a process."
- Susan George
(Related: Class, Middle class, Poor)

"I'd always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction, something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which I consider to be the classic science fiction film."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Science, Day, Earth, Fiction, Film, Reality)

"Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Music, Father, Talent, Thought, Encouraging, Parents, Sun)

"You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Encouraging, Brotherhood, Class, Hatred, Man)

"Rwanda was considered a second-class operation; because it was a small country, we had been able to maintain a kind of status quo. They were negotiating, they'd accepted the new peace project, so we were under the impression that everything would be solved easily."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Peace, Impression, Country, Project)

"If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses, if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts, then I'm for it."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Class, Tax, Middle class, Tax cuts)

"I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times."
- David Ginola
(Related: Money, Heroes, Memories, Night, Now)

"All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Will, World)

"When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Music, Folk, Today)

"My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Dad, Music, Age, Listening, Old, Years)

"Music was around in my family in two ways. My mother would occasionally sing to me, but I was mostly stimulated by the classical music my father had left behind. I had an ear for music, I suppose, so that's what began my interest in music."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Family, Music, Mother, Father, Interest)

"I was terrified of being a teacher. To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling. Imagine! Standing in front of people!"
- John Glover
(Related: Being, Classroom, Responsibility)

"We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn't classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Music, Direction, Play, Song, Trying, Will)

"What does it mean with regard to tactics, this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone: that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?"
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Class, Europe, Fact, Help)

"Because in Russia you were able to triumph with the help of a large class of poor peasants, you represent things in such a way, as if we in Western Europe are also going to have that help."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Class, Europe, Help, Poor, Russia)

"There was a second problem that was still not a technical problem... the project became classified. I couldn't work on it after having gone to all that trouble. I was considered a security risk, so I could not get a clearance."
- Gordon Gould
(Related: Work, Project, Risk, Security, Trouble)

"I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half."
- Jack Gould
(Related: Class)

"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."
- Jay Gould
(Related: Class)

"In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Time, Science, Possibility, Apples, Merit, Physics, Tomorrow)

"I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch "Singin' in the Rain" and "White Christmas" - those kind of movies."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: Mom, Movies)

"A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Leadership, Public)

"For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity."
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Related: Success, Class, Entrepreneurs, Middle class, Productivity, Prosperity, World)

"Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas."
- Gunther Grass
(Related: Life, Cause, Class, Melancholy, Mind, Privilege, Production, State, Wage)

"I take it for granted that you do not wish to hear an echo from the pulpit nor from the theological class-room."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Class, Echo)

"There is a class, moreover, by whom all these scientific theories, and more are held as ascertained facts, and as the basis of philosophical inferences which strike at the root of theistic beliefs."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Beliefs, Class, Facts, Theories)

"Our present nuclear fusion reactors are classified by the methods used to support the nuclear fusion reaction, which takes place at a temperature much hotter than the surface of the Sun."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Present, Sun, Support)

"We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature."
- Adolph Green
(Related: Nature, Class, Folk, Middle class)

"Actually, I've had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much."
- Benny Green
(Related: Love, Music, Listening, Training)

"I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around."
- Eva Green
(Related: Music, Politics, Living)

"Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers."
- Brian Greene
(Related: Composers, Mathematicians, Rules)

"If members of the security apparatus could, with impunity, keep from those elected by the people that which they're entitled to know - or worse, feed false information - those who could control the classified data could be the real decision makers."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: People, Control, Decision, Information, Security)

"I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it."
- Colin Greenwood
"I'm going to have classical piano lessons next."
- Colin Greenwood
"Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Evolution)

"We thought I was going to be a great athlete, and we were wrong, and I thought I was going to be a great entertainer, and that wasn't it either. I'm going to be an American Citizen. First class."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Thought, American, Class, First, Wrong)

"The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes."
- William Greider
(Related: Authority, Washington)

"A Socrates in every classroom."
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Related: Classroom)

"And since Italy was involved in the space station as well as signed an agreement with NASA. And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Possibility, Agreement, Class, Italy, Mission, Space)

"And then I graduate two years later, in 1998, with my class. And, since then I've been here in Houston for training basically. And I was very happy to be assigned to this mission."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Class, Houston, Mission, Training, Years)

"I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Being, Class, Improvement, Result, Students, Writing)

"When I went to college I took a creative writing class and decided in a week to be a writer."
- David Guterson
(Related: Class, College, Writer, Writing)

"I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes, but I wasn't a religion major really."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Religion, English, Literature)

"The clever, albeit fragile, coalition against terrorism brought together by the U.S. government might be able to advance the transition from classical international law to a cosmopolitan order."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Government, Law, Order, Terrorism)

"Obviously classical music tends to be stuff that is usually at least a hundred years old."
- Steve Hackett
(Related: Music, Old, Years)

"I make films about working class people."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: People, Class)

"Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is so classified by the State Department. I happen to think Iran is too. Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Iraq, State)

"It's flattering to make a picture which becomes a classic within 10 years; it's not so flattering, however, when people get the impression it's the only picture you've ever made."
- Robert Hamer
(Related: People, Impression, Years)

"I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Class, Games, Gold)

"We don't have a full black community in Boston. Our people are scattered. There's a middle class where I live in Highland Park but it's not like a piece of Washington or Chicago."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: People, Boston, Chicago, Class, Community, Middle class, Washington)

"The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes."
- Jack Hanna
(Related: Experience, Classroom, Eyes, Learning, World)

"Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens."
- John Marshall Harlan
(Related: Constitution)

"But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law, there is in this country no superior, dominant, ruling class of citizens. There is no caste here."
- John Marshall Harlan
(Related: Class, Constitution, Country, Eye, Law)

"Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Music, Listening, Now, Right)

"If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Inspiration, Jazz, Punk)

"I'm painfully middle class."
- Valerie Harper
(Related: Class, Middle class)

"I've been taking a trapeze class for the last couple of years. I'm working on my double back flip right now."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Class, Now, Right, Years)

"We played in bars and other such establishments and anywhere where people would listen. Sometimes they did, and sometimes not. The outfits we wore were classics of the 50's."
- Phil Harris
(Related: People)

"Lou and I met while we were in high school in our senior year. We were in many of the same classes together and quite a few times we went over to his house to hang out."
- Phil Harris
(Related: School)

"Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years, and a more miserable class of Negro slaves."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Class, Wages, Years)

"You get on TV and you become more of a star and it makes it real hard to go back to school and sit in a classroom, put your hand up if you have a question or something."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Classroom, Question, School)

"Even at Westchester High in West LA, I was class clown."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Class)

"I'm a comedian first. I've learned how to act. I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned. I didn't take classes or anything. I don't need no classroom."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: Life, Act, Classroom, First)

"I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Time, Work, Want, Will)

"Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Education, Fool, May)

"I kinda go for the Jane Eyre type of film. I am fascinated by classics."
- Tippi Hedren
(Related: Film)

"The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone."
- Robert Heilbroner
(Related: Government, Capitalism, Class, Cure)

"Starting out in a beginner class and really understanding the fundamentals of yoga is really important."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Class, Understanding, Yoga)

"I had had a classical education prior to that."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Education)

"We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too... obviously... a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Music, Light, Programming)

"The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Christmas, Class, Night, Poor, School, Woman, Writing)

"Then, when I was a senior in high school, I was kind of bereft and she put me in an acting class."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Acting, Class, School)

"What I loved about the acting class was that you got to think all day long about a person that wasn't you, and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted, what they dreamed."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Acting, Class, Day)

"In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and get your alignment in to pass the class."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Lie, Class)

"I took anatomy classes. I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists. I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Medical, Doctors, Libraries)

"I have never learned to read or write music so I am not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned. I am completely unable to play like them because I never learned classical music, I just developed my own crazy style!"
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Music, Play)

"My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do, so I wanted to get a classical background and voice."
- Shuler Hensley
(Related: Mom, Idea, Ballet, Training, Voice)

"I knew from a young age that I could sing and it was impressed upon me that if I got a classically trained education in voice, it would serve as a foundation for whatever I chose to do."
- Shuler Hensley
(Related: Age, Education, Voice)

"My purpose is to have American Jews look away from the success story with which they've cheered themselves up, and to have them remember the classical tradition, whatever it is."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Success, Purpose, American, Tradition)

"Look, the hard-line Jewish position is based, to this day, on the idea that the Palestinian Arabs somehow or other will either accept third-class status, or they will pick up and go away. Now, this isn't happening."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Idea, Day, Now, Will)

"Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis Island, and the candy store in the Bronx."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: American, Culture)

"We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would like a return to class-based politics."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Politics, People, Class)

"Joanna points her camera at a section of society unused to having cameras pointed at it. But I don't know about categorizing them in terms of class; I'm a bit wary of that. My dad is the son of a shipbuilder."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Dad, Society, Son, Class)

"Reba is very, very close to everyone around her. She's a classy lady."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Lady)

"It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: People, Belief, Class, Man, May)

"I'm the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I'm a victim again. A result."
- James Hillman
(Related: Class, Economics, Gender, Race, Result)

"Right now, America's middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: America, Class, Middle class, Needs, Now, Right)

"We need to work together, on a bipartisan basis, to create new jobs, increase job training, enact real and substantive middle class tax relief, and reward companies that create jobs at home."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Home, Work, Class, Tax, Job, Jobs, Middle class, Reward, Training)

"Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Men, Class, Deep, Fact, Sin, Solution, World)

"People have a hard time making me dress up to look like a classy gal."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Time, People, Dress)

"You can't put those guys like Marciano or anyone else in with today's class of fighters."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Class, Today)

"I made a living out of being a class clown."
- Shannon Hoon
(Related: Being, Class, Living)

"After my grandfather's plane took enemy fire, he was denied permission to land at the first available airstrip. In that classic British bureaucratic way, they said he had to go back to your own airbase in the Midlands. They crashed between the coast and the airfield."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Enemy, Fire, First, Land)

"You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Class)

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Men, Class, Extreme, states)

"Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Music, Thinking, Will)

"My first real kiss came when I was 10, and it was in an acting class. I had to do a scene from a movie where someone gets kissed under a tree, and I did not want to do it! But my acting partner wanted me to feel comfortable, so he bought a picnic basket with all these snacks. He made such an effort - and it was cute."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Kiss, Acting, Class, Cute, Effort, First, Want)

"Animals of all classes, old and young, shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them."
- William Henry Hudson
(Related: Fear, Animals, Old)

"The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 - only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Time, Americans, Class, Company, Disaster, Middle class, Rules)

"It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Americans, Exaggeration)

"Increasingly, staying in the middle class - let alone aspiring to become middle class - is becoming a game of chance."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Chance, Class, Middle class)

"MSNBC got some very good people. They've got a good-looking set. All They're first-class. Somewhere along the way, they kind of lost their identity as a news channel, and they started doing a lot of other sort of magazine-type programming."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, First, Identity, News, Programming)

"Before the arrival of the Credit Union, people who were from the poor background or a working class background couldn't borrow from banks."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Banks, Class, Credit, Poor)

"In working class districts, you had several families living together in the one house, and it was very difficult to get a house, because the politicians who controlled housing were doing so in a very discriminatory fashion."
- John Hume
(Related: Class, Fashion, Living, Politicians)

"I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad, because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Food, Class, Interest, Laws)

"A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Family, Education, Time, Class, Liberal, Man, Nation, Prison, Race)

"No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Class, Influence, Party, Poison)

"I do not think our priorities are misplaced when we are looking at creating a whole new class of children from these gay marriages who could end up completely dependent on the State, on the taxpayers - the American people."
- James Inhofe
(Related: People, American, Children, Class, End, Gay, Priorities, State)

"Mr. Luskin also says that Rove did not knowingly disclose classified information and did not tell any reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the C.I.A."
- Michael Isikoff
(Related: Information)

"Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Growth, Children, Classroom, Learning)

"I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all."
- Burl Ives
(Related: Being, Class, Interest, Man, Teachers)

"You can't rise as a class. You have to rise individually. It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: People, Civil rights, Class)

"I'm only going to be running the Pro Class this season, that way I can focus on the Pro Championship."
- Ben Jackson
(Related: Class, Focus, Running)

"I've been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around."
- Samuel L. Jackson
"You have to get through the Hamlet hoop as a young actor. Your classical qualifications are based on the quality of your Hamlet. And then, as an older actor, you have to get through the Lear hoop. And I'm approaching the Lear hoop."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Quality, Actor)

"I would like to be as fit as I've always been. I've been blessed with good health, I've been blessed with stamina. Particularly for those great classical roles, you need an Olympian stamina. I, fortunately, have that."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Health)

"Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Beauty, Old)

"I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status. I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Gender, Want)

"Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited, classified and explained except in the light of the tasks which they perform in language."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Language, Light, Speech)

"It is once again the vexing problem of identity within variety; without a solution to this disturbing problem there can be no system, no classification."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Identity, Solution, Variety)

"Many fail to realize this great recording industry was built by so-called jazz artists. And at the other end of the spectrum, a base in European classical music as well."
- Ahmad Jamal
(Related: Music, Artists, End, Jazz)

"The late development of mass industrial organization in the United States has both stimulated and retarded the political development of the American working class."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Development, American, Class, states, United)

"As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Class, Marxism, Popular, Struggle, Study, Will)

"After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Government, War, Class, Resentment, World, World war)

"Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women."
- Henry James
(Related: Men, Women, People, Class, Devotion, Infatuation, Superstition)

"I really wasn't a class clown."
- Kevin James
(Related: Class)

"I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit."
- Kevin James
(Related: Class, College, Public, Public speaking)

"I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Ability, Shakespeare)

"I didn't go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Variety, World)

"Rap records don't make you feel good no more. Six months after release, it can't come back as a classic."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Months, Rap)

"A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Class, Deep, Party)

"Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana's economy in total."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Time, Economy, Fishermen, Harm, Living, Oysters)

"When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Education, Music)

"Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Science, Scientists, Thinking)

"What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch?"
- Lara St. John
(Related: Music, Life, Energy, Passion, Popular, Sensuality)

"But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: American, Desire, Voice)

"The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Soul, Battle, Being, First, Intellect, Learning, Right, Today)

"Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Music, People, Church, Class, Teaching)

"My musical background is like almost every non classical musician in the world. One day a special record was heard and that was it. I was hooked, started trying to play various instruments and was off to bar land to become a rock star. What else?"
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Day, Land, Play, Trying, World)

"Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business."
- Philip Johnson
(Related: Business, Clients, Pretty, Projects, Want)

"Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Men, Literary, Quotation, World)

"I don't consider myself a goody-goody, but I like to be perceived as classy."
- Kristen Johnston
"When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: History, Dance, Acting, American, Army, Speech, Theater, Years)

"So in my sophomore year, I took a senior anatomy class. I thought anatomy - being the thing that I should be most interested in - and if I could hack, as we called it, a senior class, I would continue. I didn't hack the senior class."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Thought, Being, Class)

"I would like to feel that I have a range and that it's not just a matter of being a comic actor or a serious actor, because those are really artificial classifications, I think."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Actor, Being)

"I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Class, Freedom, Will)

"If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!"
- Mother Jones
(Related: Freedom, Want, Will)

"It's easy to get next to music theory, especially between your peers and music classes and so forth. You just pay attention. I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music was just about reminding you what to play."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Music, Attention, Play, Theory)

"I would not say that George Bush doesn't care about people at all. I think that his loyalties are to the upper class."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: People, Care, Class)

"There is still the feeling that women's writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a less category of knowledge."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Women, Knowledge, Class, Feeling, Writing)

"This led me to understand that trade unionism, the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could, and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Change, Progress, Trade)

"The working classes were becoming more and more sharply aware of the complex causes of international malaise."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Causes)

"At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Idea, Attention, Competition, Danger, Existence, Trade)

"I went to a Catholic high school and it seemed like every time I drew something for a class project, it either got thrown away by the teacher or something."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Time, Class, Project, School)

"My childhood is completely... when I look back, it was '50s in New York, upper-middle class, it was completely idyllic and golden and wonderful - sweet in every way."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Childhood, Class)

"It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people's democratic order and the power of the working class."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Anger, Power, People, Class, Country, Order)

"A market where chief executive officers make 262 times that of the average worker and 821 times that of the minimum-wage worker is not a market that is working well. And it is surely not working well enough to build a solid middle class."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Class, Middle class)

"First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Time, Control, First)

"I was not what you'd call a first-class actor, but I did all right."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Actor, First, Right)

"I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Art, Class)

"The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight; that the clever man achieves his ends without violence; that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought."
- John Keegan
(Related: Battle, Fight, Man, Violence)

"My friends always said that I should be a comedienne - I was named my class clown."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Class, Friends)

"I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Music, Irish, Listening)

"But I do not admit the comparison between your slaves and even the lowest class of European free labourers, for the former are allowed the exercise of no faculties but those which they enjoy in common with the brutes that perish."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Class, Exercise)

"My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer. I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics."
- William Kempe
(Related: Actor, Ballet, Shakespeare, Theatre, Years)

"Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Focus, Promises, Washington)

"Too many vital education dollars that should be spent in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Bureaucracy, Classroom)

"No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: People, Addiction)

"If we do not provide education for every single American, we are consigning those without an education to second-class status."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Education, American)

"For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Age, Children, College, Students, Today)

"People are always saying that I must have been the class clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the class clown; I was a class clown's writer."
- Tom Kenny
(Related: People, Class, Saying, Writer)

"Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Class, Democrats, Middle class)

"When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Music, Time, Day)

"Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones' classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Horses, Right, Style)

"At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other."
- Imran Khan
(Related: People, Class, Law)

"However, there is no assurance that we can produce world class players so soon. Only time can tell."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Time, Class, World)

"Yes, I tried to change the classical style in a way that people who don't understand it can enjoy."
- Nusrat F. A. Khan
(Related: Change, People, Style)

"In his day, the audience was well aware of the music, of the classical beat."
- Nusrat F. A. Khan
(Related: Music, Day)

"I also like Western classical music and jazz."
- Nusrat F. A. Khan
(Related: Music, Jazz)

"I once said, "We will bury you," and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Class, Trouble, Will)

"I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Fear, Drama, Evil, Formula, Horror)

"Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Wealth, Afghanistan, Bureaucracy, Class, First, Iraq)

"The hierarchy of class in London was rigid. It was like a religion. It still is to a certain extent."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Religion, Class, London)

"Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Values, Being, College, Military)

"I was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn't the class clown at all."
- Greg Kinnear
(Related: Class, Quiet)

"A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing about how wealth is created."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: War, People, Wealth, Class, Doctrine, Nothing, Poverty, Solution)

"In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today."
- Lincoln Kirstein
(Related: Dance, Anarchy, Authority, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Liberal, Necessity, Order, Today)

"Now the Kids Classic is one of the major fund-raisers for Children's Hospital. Since we started seven years ago, we've raised more than $1 million for the hospital."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Children, Kids, Now, Years)

"My son has been a class clown and it sort of ran in the family."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Family, Son, Class)

"I was a class clown."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Class)

"I think our voters have made it clear. Unless someone can demonstrate to me that having larger class sizes is better than having smaller class sizes, I'm not going to support it."
- Ron Klein
(Related: Class, Support)

"There happened to be guitar classes at the college, and there was a guitar teacher there with whom I used to play. In addition, I also would go out into country schools and teach little kids basic guitar and singing a few times a week."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: College, Country, Guitar, Kids, Play, Schools, Singing)

"Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her - her mike placement, her grace, her style and her class."
- Beyonce Knowles
(Related: Inspiration, Class, Grace, Style)

"Exeter was, I suspect, more crucial in my life than in the lives of most members of my class, and conceivably, than in the lives of almost anyone else who ever attended the school."
- John Knowles
(Related: Life, Class, School)

"In those days I was terrible at athletics and never made a team, but quite easily led my class in academics."
- William Standish Knowles
(Related: Class)

"I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Family, War, Class, End, Middle class, World, World war, Years)

"I listen to classical music very much. There's a lot of jazz that I don't enjoy listening to."
- Lee Konitz
(Related: Music, Jazz, Listening)

"If you have a kid who goes to kindergarten and doesn't know what a circle is, doesn't know what red and green are, and doesn't know what right and left are, by the time he learns those things, the rest of the class is far ahead of him."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Time, Class, Rest, Right)

"Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Class, First, Kids, Teachers)

"I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics."
- Harvey Korman
"It wasn't a class system where I was the better guy and he was the second-rate guy. That was his role and my role was to play the solos. But he took great pride in his technique as a rhythm guitarist."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Class, Play, Pride)

"Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Power, Heart, Attitude, Class, Confusion, Hate, Will)

"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Time, Work, Help, Retirement, School, Trying, University)

"Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting."
- Swoosie Kurtz
(Related: Acting, Class)

"Children learn and remember at least as much from the context of the classroom as from the content of the coursework."
- Lawrence Kutner
(Related: Children, Classroom, Content)

"People consider Black Star a great album, and I think it's a classic album. But the fact is, both me and Mos Def have made better albums since Black Star."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: People, Fact)

"Now my dad is with me, traveling with me and a big part of this whole thing is I like to mix it up a little bit, you know. Who gets to take their father on a private jet across the country and stay in first class hotels? So we're enjoying it, but I'd stop if it's not possible."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Dad, Father, Class, Country, First, Now, Traveling)

"I translated Beatles songs for my English class."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Class, English, Songs)

"Growing up in New England, being schooled and classically trained, it needed to shake, it needed to evolve."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Being, England, Growing up)

"My heart's in really great shape thanks to spinning classes."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Heart)

"We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Society, Class, Culture, Nation)

"The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Successful, Example, Research)

"I walked out of class one day and I never went back."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Class, Day)

"Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Life, Class)

"Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class, are rated by ability."
- Franklin Knight Lane
(Related: Men, Ability, Class)

"It seems we will continue to have problems with this classification and it may be because it comes under the heading of creation rather than preservation."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Creation, May, Problems, Will)

"If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class suburb of Dallas or Detroit, then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Country)

"The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland."
- James Larkin
(Related: Determination, Enthusiasm, Goal, Class, Ireland, Irish, Press)

"Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body."
- James Larkin
(Related: Growth, Body, Cancer, Class, Humanity, Will)

"I strongly support tax relief for the middle class."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Class, Tax, Middle class, Support)

"Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Opportunity, Class, Congress, Favors, Tax, Middle class)

"We need a positive economic agenda that invests in the innovation and growth that will create jobs for middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Leader, Growth, Positive, America, Class, Innovation, Jobs, Middle class, Will, World)

"Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Entertainment, Light, Literature, Propaganda, Question, Writing)

"Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Advertising, Economics, Force, Want)

"I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female."
- Queen Latifah
(Related: Age, People, African)

"I am classified as an idol in Hong Kong and in Asia."
- Andy Lau
"People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams."
- Ralph Lauren
(Related: Dreams, People, Money, Class, Clothes)

"There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Men)

"I was probably the one who tattled on the class clown. To get in good with the teachers."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Class, Teachers)

"I was a very, very serious child... I was valedictorian of my kindergarten and eighth-grade class."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Class)

"I'm incredibly boring; I had a very happy childhood. I never starved, nor did I have a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm one of those terribly middle-of-the-road, British middle class, South London gents."
- Jude Law
(Related: Childhood, Class, London, Middle class)

"Of course, the whole Andy Kaufman angle was classic. I'm real proud of that. I mean that is something people are still talking about 20 years later, making movies about and that sort of thing. I mean not a day goes by that someone doesn't mention Andy Kaufman to me."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Movies, People, Day, Talking, Years)

"Judging from what looks like the popularity of this classic wrestling show is that the people like what they have grown to know and love here in Memphis."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Love, People, Popularity, Wrestling)

"You can be in an acting class all you want, but you don't fully learn until you get off that stage and in front of a camera."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Acting, Class, Want)

"The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Music, Class, Literature, Medicine)

"I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Thought, Character, Film, First)

"I played classical as a kid."
- John Legend
"I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Theatre, Training, Value)

"Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Imagination, Shakespeare, Training)

"You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'"
- Abe Lemons
(Related: Medical, Class, School)

"Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Causes, Despair, Evil, Struggle)

"The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: History, Class, Consciousness, Countries, Effort, Trade)

"Make no mistake: The organization of the working class must be both economic and political. The capitalist is organized upon both lines. You must attack him on both."
- Daniel De Leon
(Related: Class)

"Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a breath of fresh air for the sport."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Class, Nothing)

"An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him."
- Alan Jay Lerner
"Actually, the year anniversary of what you just heard, my son Grahame and I are going to be in a play together, and I'm acting for the first time in front of an audience that doesn't consist of a high school drama class."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Time, Son, Acting, Class, Drama, First, Play, School)

"Until now, until I actually got into law class, I just never thought of it as being an interest for me, but it's really funny because now that I'm in law, I'm like 'Wow, I could be a lawyer."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Funny, Thought, Being, Class, Interest, Law, Now)

"When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: People, Artists, Battle, Civil rights, Class, Hippies, Middle class, Poor)

"Science is the systematic classification of experience."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Experience, Science)

"The ruling class is smarter than you, and they're more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Class, Forget)

"The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: Class, Middle class)

"In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: History, Class, Expression, Opposites, Struggle)

"Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Peace, Class, Democracy, Nations, Solidarity)

"Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Class, Pursuit, Struggle)

"I loved school. I studied like crazy. I was a Class A nerd."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Class, School)

"I was probably the first kid in my high school to go to Yale. I applied almost as a lark. Then, when I got there, I was the dumbest person in your class."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Class, First, School)

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Time, Class, Mothers, Workers)

"We were really interested in music from all over the world. We realized that what we were doing was very close to contemporary classical music because of the lack of tonality in the guitar- the fact that I play guitar the way I play."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Music, Fact, Guitar, Play, World)

"I had this idea for a while to do mix this Al Green vibe with a samba thing. I tried to do that in many different ways. Peter added his own modern notion of funk and his own deep background in classical music."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Music, Idea, Deep)

"The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Class, Mind)

"Because - Bobby Lewis said this once to us in class, the better you get, the less credit you'll get. Because the better you are, the more it looks like walking and talking and everybody thinks they can walk and talk."
- James Lipton
(Related: Class, Credit, Talk, Talking, Walking)

"Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros."
- Rebecca Lobo
(Related: Athletes, Classroom, College, Focus, Reason)

"The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich."
- James Loeb
(Related: Time, Attention, Day, Enjoyment, Literature, Past, Schools, Teaching)

"There has always been a tendency to classify children almost as a distinct species."
- Hugh Lofting
(Related: Children)

"The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class."
- Jack London
(Related: God, Mother, Class)

"I come from an everyday middle class family in India. The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls."
- Lavrenti Lopes
(Related: Family, Cinema, Class, Film, Middle class, Television)

"Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Religion, Class, Difficulty, Geography, Race)

"I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Want)

"In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Science, Literature)

"Al Gore's performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Study)

"I have no doubt that there are great people about though... the thing of it is, nothing to this day moves me like classical music (Debussy, Vaughn Williams)."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Music, People, Day, Doubt, Nothing)

"Dinah had all the class."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Class)

"My mother should have been Jewish. She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother, Class, Guilt)

"The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Actors, Class, Community, Ignorance, Lies)

"I should think just about every young writer - which I was at the time - would be influenced by HPL. As an American writer of weird fiction, he was at the top of the class."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Time, American, Class, Fiction, Writer)

"A well-rounded performer will listen to all kinds of music. I like classical, Middle Eastern, and rock a lot."
- Patti LuPone
(Related: Music, Will)

"The type of music I like to sing is really those classic songs, those Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, classics."
- Jacob Lusk
(Related: Music, Songs)

"Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Class, Grave, Necessity)

"The working classes in every country only learn to fight in the course of their struggles."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Country, Fight)

"I am pleased to be considered a 'denier' in this cause if this puts me in the class with those who defied prevailing 'scientific consensus' that the earth was flat and that the earth was the not the center of the universe."
- William Lyons
(Related: Cause, Class, Earth, Universe)

"The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Decision, Class, Will)

"Even now it is no longer composed of the traditional political class, but of a composite layer of corporate leaders, high-level administrators, and the heads of the major professional, labor, political, and religious organisations."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Class, Corporate, Labor, Leaders, Now, Religious)

"Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty. It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those errors and pointed them out."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Day, Errors, Fight, Marxism)

"The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the significance of the Darwinian theory, pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty. Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features, is not free from some serious errors."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Errors, Marxism, Theory)

"Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Music, People, World)

"In these confused times, the role of classical music is at the very core of the struggle to reassert cultural and ethical values that have always characterized our country and for which we have traditionally been honored and respected outside our shores."
- Lorin Maazel
(Related: Music, Values, Country, Struggle)

"To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Class, Country, May, Population)

"When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Books, Classroom, Nothing, Teachers)

"Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces and classics of the world, to the great and ancient and accepted things; and I am here introducing a short, small story of my own which appeared in The Evening News about ten months ago."
- Arthur Machen
(Related: Evening, Months, News, World)

"Afternoon classes - that evil invention!"
- John Gresham Machen
(Related: Evil)

"Universal literacy was a 20th-century goal. Before then, reading and writing were skills largely confined to a small, highly educated class of professional people."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: People, Goal, Class, Reading, Writing)

"Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Growth, Building, Marxism)

"Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble."
- John Madden
(Related: Class, Self)

"The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy."
- James Madison
(Related: Food, Class, May)

"Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes."
- James Madison
(Related: Leisure, Reading)

"I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Doubt, Laws, Misery, Property, Will)

"Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Class)

"We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Change, Pregnancy, Woman)

"Alimony is the curse of the writing class."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Class, Writing)

"The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample, and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned, were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely distant from one another."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Class, Nation, World)

"I used to want to be a children's writer, because I would have all these great ideas when I was little, and I'd write them and draw them, and turn them into class."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Ideas, Children, Class, Want, Writer)

"The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Mankind)

"Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Life, Television, Today)

"I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Class, Film, Hollywood, Kids)

"Regardless of how me or this man right here or anybody else in this business get, when we walk on an airplane in first-class looking like this, we're gonna get searched."
- Method Man
(Related: Business, First, Man, Right)

"You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven development of class militancy and class consciousness."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Development, Class, Consciousness, Order, Potential)

"You can have relatively high levels of class consciousness with a lower level of class militancy than one would have expected."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Class, Consciousness)

"We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Experience, Class, Struggle, Years)

"There is a process of social and of political differentiation going on in the real working class all the time."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Time, Class)

"There are no conditions in which we subordinate the interests of the class as a whole to the interests of any sect, any chapel, any separate organization."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Class)

"The only conclusion you can draw from the real historical movement is that by and large, in day-to-day life, what Lenin called trade union consciousness dominates the working class. I would call it elementary class consciousness of the working class."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Life, Class, Consciousness, Day, Trade)

"The more workers you have in your organization, the better you are implanted in the working class, the more likely you are to come up with the concrete problems of the class."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Class, Problems, Workers)

"The conclusion you can draw from these characteristics is that you have an uneven development of class activity and an uneven development of class consciousness in the working class."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Development, Class, Consciousness)

"Otherwise we get off the track and we do not fulfil the historical role which we want to fulfil: to help the masses, the exploited and the oppressed of the world, build a classless society, a world socialist federation."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Society, Help, Want, World)

"On the contrary, history generally confirms that the more conscious and the better you are organized in vanguard organizations, the more constructively you operate in the mass organizations of the working class."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: History, Class)

"Furthermore, there is absolutely no contradiction between the separate organizations of revolutionary vanguard militants and their participation in the mass organizations of the working class."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Class, Contradiction, Participation)

"Not with the Rochester Philharmonic, but I formed my own orchestra, made up of musicians from the Eastman School, where I'm on the faculty now, direct the Jazz Ensemble and teach improvisation classes."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Jazz, Musicians, Now, School)

"They put me in the drama class, and that's the path I've taken."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Class, Drama)

"After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on, a student in my statistical mechanics class brought to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes."
- Rudolph A. Marcus
(Related: Attention, Class, Study)

"They told me that they are starting a classic label, and wanted me to be the first artist. So I signed, and am producing myself, and writing my own music, but I'm their first artist on their classic label. And I have creative control."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Control, Artist, First, Writing)

"I'm thinking about learning a few new things - like taking classical guitar lessons - and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock."
- Mick Mars
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Thinking)

"Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Life, Performance, Jazz, Quest, Right, Trouble)

"Through first-class education, a generation marches down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Education, Confidence, First, Future, Road)

"The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Progress, Hope, Ignorance, May, Poverty, Support)

"It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Character, Class, First)

"There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Class, Middle class)

"We created a show and a scenario for college students where they can take what they learn in class every day and apply it to the real world."
- Ross Martin
(Related: Class, College, Day, Students, World)

"The progression of emancipation of any class usually, if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Class)

"For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Work, Class, Europe, Kitchen)

"I was born and raised in a suburb of Paris by a working-class family."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Family, Paris)

"Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!"
- Karl Marx
(Related: Countries, Revolution, Nothing, World)

"The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Age, Ideas, Class)

"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Class, Years)

"The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Time, Society, Ideas, Class, Force)

"The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History, Class)

"Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Love, Motivation, Values, Needs, Reality, Self, Theory)

"I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: People, Chicago, Growing up, Hearing, Speech)

"In our daily lives as programmers, we process text strings a lot. So I tried to work hard on text processing, namely the string class and regular expressions. Regular expressions are built into the language and are very tuned up for use."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Work, Class, Language)

"I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species - often having reached species rank, and occasionally classified even as a separate genus - occurred at a peripheral location, indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Population, Rank)

"I didn't say I was that smart, I said I went to class and I enjoyed what I was doing."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Class)

"My sympathies have always been for working-class people."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: People)

"My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Life, Class, Earth, Job, Space, Students, Teaching, Will)

"So that what you tend to see is someone like a Rush Limbaugh, he's the classic case because he's the most successful, he didn't sort of like come out of his mother's womb with the highest ratings in the country."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Mother, Successful, Country)

"I'm sure those rumors are spread, but it's just ah - we're really good friend. We've been since day one in Hollywood. In class, we've been together in school. We've gotten really close, but I don't know about the more than friends stuff."
- Scotty McCreery
(Related: Friend, Class, Day, Friends, Hollywood, Rumors, School)

"No, I don't run all the way. I'm not like an Olympic class runner."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Class)

"But beyond the hysteria of phantom death panels, where is the abomination? Show me the provisions that will hurt consumers, because if you think a $110 billion a year tax break for working-class Americans to buy private health insurance is a government takeover, I welcome the debate."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Death, Government, Health, Americans, Debate, Tax, Hurt, Will)

"It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor. There's always a depression in the theatre."
- Frances McDormand
(Related: Actor, Debt, Depression, Theatre)

"I like hard rock, and classic rock, and even metal."
- Frances McDormand
"Seriously though, my father was the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Home, Music, Time, Father, African, American, First, Jazz, Opera)

"I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer."
- John McGahern
(Related: People, Christianity, Church, Class, Middle class, World)

"The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Health, People, Care, Class, Country, Middle class, Poor, Safety)

"Let us walk into the conference room as equals and not second class citizens."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Class)

"I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes."
- Al McGuire
(Related: People, Country, Doctors, Question, Training)

"Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class."
- Al McGuire
(Related: Class, Country, Doctors)

"Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder, due to their looks and their class background. But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group."
- Jim McKay
(Related: Class, Kids)

"Actually I've never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts."
- Nancy McKeon
(Related: Career, Training)

"The most essential thing for us was to get the business model right, then put the world-class technology under it to support it. At Merrill, that meant not doing what people expected."
- John McKinley
(Related: Business, Technology, People, Right, Support, World)

"Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Classroom, Eloquence, Today)

"I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."
- Alexander McQueen
(Related: Idea, Fashion, Luxury, Rules, Style)

"Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Age, Religion, Sex, People, Opportunity, Being, Children, Class)

"I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Government, American, Class, Giving, Middle class, Poor, Want)

"The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in Florida to make sure that the State pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, Class, Limits, State)

"I took acting classes in college, and once I graduated, I decided to give acting a shot when I couldn't really think of anything else to do. It took me a couple of years to get an agent, and my first big break was The Fanelli Boys, which was a sitcom on NBC. Then I did a few television movies."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Movies, Acting, Boys, College, First, Television, Years)

"Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind."
- James H. Meredith
(Related: Citizenship, Civil rights, Nothing)

"The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Work, Classroom, Learning)

"My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Time, Brother, Talent)

"Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Government, Talent, People, Idea, Ability, Class, Country, Responsibility, Want)

"Look, there is a sort of old view about class which is a very simplistic view that we have got the working class, the middle class and the upper class, I think it is more complicated than that."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Class, Middle class, Old)

"You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated - I mean that I was just vilified for - are now looked at as classics."
- John Milius
(Related: Movies, Now)

"President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education."
- George Miller
(Related: Education, Children, Class, First, Passion, President)

"Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Enemy, Man, Race)

"Being a Christian, I'm eager to introduce people to Jesus. I just don't think I should do it in the science classroom."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Science, People, Christian, Being, Classroom)

"I had some of the students in my finance class actually do some empirical work on capital structures, to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data, but we couldn't see any."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Finance, Work, Class, Obvious, Students)

"I was an anorexic, beer drinking, class cutting, doodling, shoplifting, skater chick that was into nature, art class, and the beach."
- Rebecca Miller
(Related: Art, Nature, Beach, Beer, Class, Drinking)

"Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Money, Class, Enemy, Friends)

"Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject."
- A. A. Milne
"It was like a classic thing with Emma. So I walked in and I slammed the door and everything fell off the wall on the set. It was my second or third scene and I was so embarrassed and scared and so nervous about what everyone would say, but everyone just packed up laughing."
- Dannii Minogue
"I was always the class clown."
- Kel Mitchell
(Related: Class)

"I was the class clown so I was used to performing and fooling around in front of my friends."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Class, Friends)

"The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men."
- Susanna Moodie
(Related: Education, Men, Training, Want)

"I certainly did feel inferior. Because of class. Because of strength. Because of height. I guess if I'd been able to hit somebody in the nose, I wouldn't have been a comic."
- Dudley Moore
(Related: Strength, Class)

"Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents."
- Roger Moore
(Related: Home, Love, Children, Classroom, Generosity, Manners, Parents, Will)

"If you don't look like the ruling class, bring your inhaler."
- Esai Morales
(Related: Class)

"One of the most difficult speeches to prepare is an address to a graduation class, which is why I don't often do them."
- Jerry Moran
(Related: Graduation, Class)

"The reason there weren't any, I am surmising, is that a lot of Latin kids, Latino kids, in those days didn't have the money to take those kind of classes."
- Rita Moreno
(Related: Money, Kids, Reason)

"I feel that man-hating is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Act, Class, Man, Right)

"The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Idea, Burden, Class, Tax, Party, Rhetoric, Support, Tax cuts)

"Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: War, People, Class, Country)

"Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Money, People, Inheritance, Network, Old)

"These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with."
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Ideals)

"I'd like to think that the notion of inspiration will transcend cultural things that are going on. There's something classic about this movie that I'm hoping reaches kids."
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Inspiration, Kids, Will)

"The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Children, Fault, Succeed)

"Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete."
- Edwin Moses
(Related: Class, Parents, World)

"They make revolutionary propaganda because they know the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully."
- Johann Most
(Related: Class, Propaganda)

"Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Class, Racism, Sexism)

"The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Class, Middle class, Now, Poor, Population)

"The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Class, Middle class, Population)

"My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Father, American)

"I came from a small town and at school in one class there was me, a member from Depeche Mode and someone who went on to join The Cure. That was all in one class of 30 kids."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Class, Cure, Kids, School)

"Leaking of classified material is a concern."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Concern)

"St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Life, Night, World)

"I think anybody in our - in the, in the national security apparatus has, has got to take full cognizance of their responsibility for the safeguarding of classified information."
- Michael Mullen
(Related: Information, National security, Responsibility)

"Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like to maybe sometime take one. But I would feel like I was learning someone else's technique. I like mine."
- Frankie Muniz
(Related: Acting, Learning)

"I took business classes as a back up but I made movies all the time. I would get my classes done in two days and then spend the rest of the time making my movies."
- Dennis Muren
(Related: Business, Movies, Time, Rest)

"I wanted to give people - which is fairly bizarre considering my whole life is contemporary dance really - I wanted to give people a really fulfilling sense that they had seen a white classical ballet - in a very pure form."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Life, People, Dance, Ballet, Bizarre, Sense)

"I never read a single book as a child. I did not read as a child. I worked on the farm. I had books in the classroom, but that was it. I never read a single book outside of the classroom."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Books, Classroom)

"And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Experience, Thought, Fun, Kids, Silly, Want)

"Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Class)

"I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Adversity, Pretty, Right)

"White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people."
- Holly Near
(Related: Men, People, Journey)

"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Business, Work, Class, Middle class)

"If I'm not in shape, it feels like something is wrong. If I haven't been able to get to class for a while or I've been sick, I don't feel complete. It doesn't feel like the electricity is making its connections."
- Bebe Neuwirth
(Related: Class, Electricity, Wrong)

"Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which men will never have to cope."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Men, Class, Problems, Will)

"Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have been turned into second-class citizens by a government that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Government, God, Americans, Being, Existence)

"I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that."
- Randy Newman
(Related: Genius, Idea, Earth)

"I am not doing something that it is experimental music in relation to classical music."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Music)

"In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Class, Right, School)

"It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Birthday, Dad, Mom, People, Guitar, Song, Songs)

"I think Hollywood has a class system. The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum."
- Robert De Niro
(Related: Truth, Actors, Class, Hollywood, Running)

"We've got very large freshman class, it's historic in its size, so there's people that are extremely diverse in their backgrounds and their viewpoints. I think that we're going to see a conservative group of people coming together, focused on some real ideals that are going to be extremely important."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: People, Class, Conservative, Ideals)

"I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Leadership, Trust, Goals, Class, Economy)

"In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms."
- Chuck Norris
(Related: Change, Control, America, Kids, Now, Schools, Teachers)

"I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Life, Attitude, Fire, Guitar, Spirit, Waking)

"I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater, or the contemporary theater, or musical theater, or the thing that we call opera."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Feeling, Opera, Theater)

"We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Class, Middle class, Mind, Republicans)

"I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class, Taxes, Will)

"In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Society, Americans, December, Tax, Tax cuts, Worth)

"In the absence of sound oversight,responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Financial, Absence, Environment, Harm, Sound)

"It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Family, Health, Work, Labor, Retirement, Security, Today, Wage)

"I grew up between the two world wars and received a rather solid general education, the kind middle class children enjoyed in a country whose educational system had its roots dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Dating, Education, Children, Class, Country, Middle class, World)

"Although reading the classics in Latin in school may be not as fulfilling as it would be at a more mature age, few scientists can afford the time for such diversion later in life."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Life, Time, Age, May, Reading, School, Scientists)

"Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Anger, Family, Money, Fire, Growing up)

"I got obsessed with classical music, I got obsessed with Chopin, with playing the piano."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Music)

"We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose."
- George Orwell
(Related: Class, May, Middle class, Nothing, Will)

"War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Country, Profit)

"Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism."
- George Orwell
(Related: Patriotism, Class, Hatred)

"I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment."
- George Orwell
(Related: Education, Doubt, Punishment)

"Soon afterwards I studied the inversion of sugar in the light of these considerations and immediately found that this classical reaction, too, was determined quantitatively by the same property of the acids, as was of course to be expected from the previous results."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Light, Property, Results)

"Lee was such a fine, high-class boy. If my son killed the president he would have said so. That's the way he was brought up."
- Marguerite Oswald
(Related: Son, President)

"I loved doing My Favorite Year, which was great fun, and The Ruling Class, which I made with all my chums."
- Peter O'Toole
(Related: Class, Favorite, Fun)

"Children are already accustomed to a world that moves faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher in front of a classroom can do."
- Major Owens
(Related: Children, Classroom, World)

"We can not wait until we have enough trained people willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom."
- Major Owens
(Related: Work, People, Classroom, Order, Teachers)

"We can close the gap and improve what happens in the classroom by using educational technology that is the same high quality everywhere."
- Major Owens
(Related: Technology, Quality, Classroom)

"I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: People, Blame, Class, Confidence, Losing)

"Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Lawyers, Party, Poor)

"The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal."
- Satchel Paige
(Related: Change, Baseball, Class)

"There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Act, Mind, Reflection, Thinking)

"I'm sure there are a few things in my CD collection that might surprise people. I like classical music, the blues, and I'm a big fan of alternative rock."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Music, People)

"My parents couldn't afford a full time drama school, but I basically just did every class I could do, and followed every drama interest I could. When I was 15 or 16 I did drama courses."
- Christopher Parker
(Related: Time, Class, Drama, Interest, Parents, School)

"I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen."
- Rosa Parks
(Related: Being)

"Working-class Americans have waited too long, close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage. This has been the second longest period without a pay raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Americans, Fact, First, Law, Wage)

"I was the classic midfield organiser who could also score goals."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Goals)

"It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Age, Music, People, Opera)

"It is quite extraordinary how very various are the opinions entertained on this point, and, before sifting them, one must be careful in the first place to eliminate from our inquiry the cases of that considerable class of persons who pinch themselves."
- James Payn
(Related: Class, First, Opinions)

"Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological distinction between God and creative world that is necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them to be of different substances, with particular attributes predicated of each."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: God, World)

"I'm not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in."
- Gregory Peck
"Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Education, Health, Technology, Beginning, Care, Classroom, Climate, Creation, Energy, First, Innovation, Job, May, President, Re)

"We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class!"
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Fighting, Past)

"My parents were determined to move into the middle class."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Class, Middle class, Parents)

"That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Music, Work, Ability)

"I look at raising funds for The Perlman Music Program as a challenge and as a way to provide opportunities for people who care about the future of classical music."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Music, People, Care, Challenge, Future)

"Americans sometimes say to me that they have no class system themselves. All human beings have class systems. It can be based on a different thing in a different country, but the thing about breeding is, you can't buy it. You can't buy class."
- Anne Perry
(Related: Americans, Breeding, Class, Country)

"According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year's ninth grade class."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Class, College, Curriculum, First, School, State, Study)

"I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Forget)

"My classmates would copulate with anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Reason)

"We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Class)

"Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates."
- John Pilger
(Related: Mission, Public, Sense, Service)

"There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain."
- Plato
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Gain, Honor, Lovers)

"Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class."
- Plato
(Related: Happiness, Class, State)

"The working class is my home country, and my future is linked with the proletariat."
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Home, Class, Country, Future)

"Realistically, I think we are not prepared to go home until we do get more teachers and lower class sizes."
- John Podesta
(Related: Home, Class, Teachers)

"I've said this before, that, when you're in school and you're the class clown, men are really good at making fun at other people and women are really good at making fun of themselves."
- Amy Poehler
(Related: Men, Women, People, Class, Fun, School)

"Sometimes in my class I have people come in and do monologues inspired by people they know and I always find that to be useful to do specifics about somebody and then you're actually doing a character and not doing some random old lady or something."
- Amy Poehler
(Related: People, Character, Class, Lady, Old)

"My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Father, Class, Man, Poor, Possession, Race)

"Yes, I was a parish priest for five years. I was a curate in a large working class parish in Bristol and the Vicar of a village in Kent."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Class, Years)

"I think it's very important to maintain the classical Christian distinction between the Creator and creation."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Christian, Creation)

"There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Leadership, America, Civil rights, Class, Conservative, Middle class, Party, Republican)

"Moderates shouldn't be nervous about Newt because he has a vision, he's laid it forward. He's fundamentally leading us in the way that middle class Americans want to go."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Vision, Americans, Class, Leading, Middle class, Want)

"At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics. On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book."
- John Pople
(Related: Age, Class, End, Interest, Mathematics)

"I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Dream, Dancing)

"I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: School)

"In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Class, Computer, Writing)

"Film, therefore, is part of society, not distant from it, easy to experience for people regardless of class."
- Mark Poster
(Related: Experience, Society, People, Class, Film)

"Somebody's always getting me to come lecture to their writing class, and I don't talk about writing at all, I talk about the business of making a living at this racket."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Business, Class, Living, Talk, Writing)

"What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation."
- Lawrence Clark Powell
(Related: Quality, Being)

"Classical music's ability to translate emotional themes is fantastic."
- Alan Price
(Related: Music, Ability)

"I started thinking about my relationship with my students; I'm this guy who comes in from book - and movie - land and descends on angel wings into their classroom."
- Richard Price
(Related: Classroom, Land, Students, Thinking)

"Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets."
- Gerald Priestland
(Related: Secrets)

"I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: Love, Music, Brother, Being, Environment, World)

"I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: Guitar)

"One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: Fiction)

"The best real-estate investments with the highest yields are in working-class neighborhoods, because fancy properties are overpriced."
- Jane Bryant Quinn
(Related: Fancy)

"It is only in the fundamentalist religions that women are relegated to second class. Radical Evangelicals, Muslims, and Jews all have the same view of women."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Women, Class, Radical)

"The Social-Democratic Federation took part in all the political and economic struggles of the English working class; it took pains to bring Socialist views home to them, not only through agitation and propaganda, but also by actions."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Home, Actions, Agitation, Class, English, Propaganda)

"Without Socialism the working class is a heterogeneous mixture of different categories, some of which have independent, varying interests, sometimes opposed to each other."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Class, Socialism)

"The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Class, Medicine, Physicians)

"Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it's an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: People, Opportunity, Progress, Class, Economy, Want, World)

"My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia. I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs."
- Johnny Ramone
(Related: Favorite, Russia, Songs)

"Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Class, Future, Middle class, Nation, Past)

"Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Government, Country, State, states, Theater, United)

"Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within."
- A. Philip Randolph
(Related: Class, Nation, Race, Salvation)

"I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war, and in particular my generation's part in it. We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class. How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?"
- Simon Raven
(Related: Age, War, Class, Man, Years)

"It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don't come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Age, Religion, Church, Country, Prohibition, State)

"My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Cities, Class, Middle class, Play, Population)

"I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Music)

"At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Age, Music, Poetry, Listening, Youth)

"The workstation-class machines built by Sun and others opened up new worlds for hackers."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Machines, Sun)

"But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Being, Day, President, School)

"I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Music, Balance, Chaos, Order)

"He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Life, Character, Darkness, Discovery, Journey, Temptations)

"I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities."
- Ad Reinhardt
(Related: Art, History, Now, Painting)

"I love classic rock, rock and roll, that's the top notch. I love soul - bluesy music as well."
- Haley Reinhart
(Related: Love, Music, Soul)

"Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Home, Athletes, Media, World)

"I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!"
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Acting, Parents, Skill)

"I'm not a really good classical guitarist by any means, but what I learned from this is a way of working very slowly on solo pieces and I enjoyed working on these pieces of John's. They were not written for solo guitar but a lot of them were easy to adapt."
- Marc Ribot
(Related: Guitar)

"If then the prosperity of the commercial classes, will most certainly lead to accumulation of capital, and the encouragement of productive industry; these can by no means be so surely obtained as by a fall in the price of corn."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Encouragement, Prosperity, Will)

"If the demand for home commodities should be diminished, because of the fall of rent on the part of the landlords, it will be increased in a far greater degree by the increased opulence of the commercial classes."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Home, Will)

"It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class, that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit, rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Class, Profit, Quantity, Wages)

"To be beyond any existing classification has always pleased me."
- Boyd Rice
"They're simply following what was laid down in front and they play the same thing. So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Being, Challenge, Play)

"Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?"
- Beah Richards
(Related: Education, People, Being, Class, Help, Humanity, Race)

"I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class."
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Society, Class)

"I have been taking classes and I'm familiar with stage, but I'm not as familiar with acting on camera."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Acting)

"Somebody referred to me as a ringleader, which I wouldn't have classed myself as, but anyway, there you go."
- Miranda Richardson
"I absolutely love Oscar. So classic. So timeless."
- Nicole Richie
(Related: Love)

"Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Expression, Language, Meaning)

"The astronauts who came in with me in my astronaut class - my class had 29 men and 6 women - those men were all very used to working with women."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Men, Women, Class)

"What's different here is that we have now technologies that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding. That's what makes it both powerful and exciting."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Life, Science, Breeding, Now)

"The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a larger school employee pay raise. Our focus should be on making sure our children come first."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Children, First, Focus, Opponents, School)

"In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Time, Budgets, Children, Choices, Future, Priorities)

"There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Life, Right)

"I used a baritone guitar with a very unusual tuning that became the body of the composition, while the classical guitar is on top of it with the main rhythm part."
- Lee Ritenour
(Related: Body, Guitar)

"I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: History, Acting, Anthropology, Class, Philosophy, Psychology)

"This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the rights of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: People, America, Being, Fighting, Rights, states, United)

"In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, American, Class, Danger, Deep, Desire, Fact, Land, Leaders, Propaganda)

"If he can hit, he can hit. I don't care if he came from Class Z league."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Care, Class)

"The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time."
- Jackie Robinson
(Related: Time, American, Citizenship, First, Right)

"Prior to Elephant I'd taken about six years of acting classes in Portland, but there's not a huge market there. The only thing we have is commercial stuff, and that didn't really appeal to me. So this is really a dream come true."
- John Robinson
(Related: Dream, Acting, Years)

"Widows are divided into two classes; the bereaved and the relieved."
- Victor Robinson
(Related: Widows)

"I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Car, Dad, Mom, Money, Class, Middle class)

"I enjoy talking to my football men and my chemistry classes and I feel sure that they are quite interested in what I have to say."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Men, Football, Talking)

"For five years I've felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse. But all the other girls get paid more than I do."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Girls, Years)

"Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Class, College, School)

"Karl Malone's too high-class for a bum like me."
- Dennis Rodman
"Nevada has a world-class economy. It will only build a world-class culture with world-class research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Culture, Economy, Research, Will, World)

"Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That's what classical music is, real European music."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Music, American, Europe)

"Productivity is going to be a critical issue. And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom. It involves reexamining the learning experience and restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Experience, Time, Classroom, Learning, Productivity)

"If you asked anybody in my family, they would have very stridently proclaimed themselves middle class. My mother and father were separated, so he doesn't count."
- Dave Van Ronk
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Class, Middle class)

"One of my earliest memories... I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner when I was seven or eight years old. And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing."
- Dave Van Ronk
(Related: Classroom, Memories, Old, Years)

"No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Government, People, Class, Consciousness, Help)

"A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Art, Love, Music, Decision, Attention, Hearing)

"The great classics that, as a professional you don't get to do, you do as a student, when you don't know any better."
- Marion Ross
"I was somewhat out of place among my classmates; I could not be as bohemian as they were."
- Erno Rubik
"Pianists call me a composer, composers call me a pianist. The classicists think me a futurist, and the futurists call me a reactionary."
- Anton Rubinstein
(Related: Composers)

"Never has the political class or the mainstream media that covers them been more out of touch with the American people than they are today."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: People, American, Class, Media, Today)

"I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn't mine."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Ballet, Class)

"I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Attitude, Being, Country, England, Sheep, Value, Years)

"Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Life, God, Evolution, Laws, Man, Religious)

"Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people's tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Family, Work, People, Race)

"Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Time, Books)

"All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Time, Books)

"I was frustrated because I couldn't get going, as I was trying to figure out how to make films. I had various jobs, I taught a SAT class, I was a bartender, I had a day job at an office and was making short films."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Class, Day, Job, Jobs, Office, Trying)

"The report of this made me exceedingly angry, for I could not see why information which a middle-class woman could get from her doctor should be withheld from a poorer woman who might need it far more."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Information, Woman)

"We have never yet had a labor Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Government, Power, Act, Labor)

"If there's an enduring theme in my work, it's probably the effects of class on American life."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Life, Work, American, Class)

"Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity?"
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Causes, Class, Income, Poverty, Prosperity, Want)

"I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Night, Stars, Students, Sun)

"There was this whole middle time that only Chris Rock came out of, you know, 10 years ago it was Chris and a few other people, but that's about it. Chris is in a class of his own; I don't see another comedian who I put in high regard as him."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Time, People, Class, Years)

"One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: History, Absence, Facts, Fiction, Literary, Literature, Name, Prose)

"Between Scott on the earlier side and Dickens and Thackeray on the other, there was an immense production of novels, illustrated by not a few names which should rank high in the second class, while some would promote more than one of them to the first."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Class, First, Names, Production, Rank)

"Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it."
- Zoe Saldana
(Related: Life, Art, Character, Acting, Ballet, Being, Body, Grace, Mind)

"Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Knowledge, Class, Students, Training)

"I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature."
- Victor Salva
(Related: Heart, Desire, Horror, Illusion, Popular, Will)

"I'm a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Family, England)

"I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Class, Ethics, Morals, Right, Saying, Wrong)

"People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom."
- George Sanders
(Related: People, Wealth, Boredom, Class)

"After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Class, Examination, First, Result, Teachers, University)

"Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Women, Care, Children, Class, Fashion, Man, Support, Wage, Woman, Workers)

"There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections of an entire class of models, which of course they were not."
- Thomas J. Sargent
(Related: Class, Danger, Opponents, Tests)

"You want to do something, you want to have the bravery to do something original. And there will always be people who are like, the classicists who are like, 'No, but it's got to have this.' In life, there are people like that attached to every single thing that there is. These are the same people that are like, still playing vinyl."
- Peter Sarsgaard
(Related: Life, People, Bravery, Want, Will)

"Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Age, History, Poetry, Circumstances, Class, Nation, Race)

"The controversies between the proletariat and the middle class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each getting to know and understand the other."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Class, Middle class)

"Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Time, Actors, Forget, Now, Reading, School, Writers)

"I love to unwind and watch movies, especially those from the classic black-and-white era."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Love, Movies)

"Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake is likely to get you nowhere, but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car. Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class, but increasing them on the 'rich' is likely to result in an economic burnout."
- Terry Savage
(Related: Car, Burnout, Class, Driving, Middle class, Result, Taxes, Will)

"Learn at least two classic ballroom dances, at least one of them Latin."
- Marilyn vos Savant
"I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Guitar, Jazz, Voice)

"It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which classical national economy has hitherto taught, not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Life, Contrast, Economy)

"In contrast, traditional classical music starts from an abstract musical schema. This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage, when it is performed."
- Pierre Schaeffer
(Related: Music, Contrast, Sound)

"To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts; to the second, the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Class, First)

"The style of the Bible in general is singularly adapted to men of every class and grade of culture, affording the child the simple nourishment for its religious wants, and the profoundest thinker inexhaustible matter of study."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Men, Bible, Class, Culture, Religious, Study, Style)

"We can no longer apply the classic criteria to clearly determine whether and when we should use military force. We are waging war in Afghanistan, for example, but it's an asymmetrical war where the enemies are criminals instead of soldiers."
- Otto Schily
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Enemies, Example, Force, Military, Soldiers)

"Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Freedom, Journalism, Press, State)

"Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Education, Sex, Sales)

"The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of the theory of evolution in the classroom."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Classroom, Criticism, Evolution, Theory)

"The difference between religion and morality lies simply in the classical division of things into the divine and the human, if one only interprets this correctly."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Religion, Morality, Difference, Lies)

"All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Now, Purity)

"A classical work doesn't ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Work, Desire)

"I can't talk fellowship to you who are gathered here. Too much blood has been spilled. I know from my experience it is up to the working people to save themselves. The only way they can save themselves is by a strong working-class movement."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Experience, People, Blood, Talk)

"Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Expression, Personality, Style)

"I could have had class. I could have been a contender."
- Budd Schulberg
(Related: Class)

"After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold, there were all kinds of young musicians, talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: War, Revolution, Jazz, Musicians)

"We're going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Sacrifice, People, Class, Democrats, Middle class, Order, Pain, Republicans, Want)

"We certainly could have voted on making the middle-class tax cuts and tax cuts for working families permanent had the Republicans not insisted that the only way they would support those tax breaks is if we also added $700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. That's what was really disturbing."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Americans, Tax, Republicans, Support, Tax cuts)

"The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: America, Class, Jobs, Loss, Luck, Middle class, Months, Republican)

"President Obama is making the tough decisions to get our country going in the right direction, has taken our economy from job losses to 15 straight months of job gains, cut taxes 26 times, and focused like a laser on getting the middle class back on its feet while those campaigning to replace him have failed to show they can lead on these issues."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Class, Country, Decisions, Direction, Economy, Feet, Job, Middle class, Months, President, Right, Taxes)

"Democrats don't relate to middle-class people."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, Democrats)

"But I don't think the Democratic Party is at eye level with the middle class."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Class, Eye, Middle class, Party)

"We need to make sure middle-class people are able to pay the bills. We need to make sure that poor people don't starve. Those are values, too."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, Values, Poor)

"Let me say this, to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little tiny, yes, porky amendments - the American people really don't care."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, American, Care, Class)

"For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people."
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Related: Time, Life, People, Class, Identity, May)

"Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals."
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz
(Related: Women, Athletes, Class, First)

"Jews are not part of a European ruling class imposed on helpless natives, but are caught up in a tragedy in which two peoples are struggling for the same piece of land."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Class, Land, Tragedy)

"Under Hitler it was the entrepreneurial and professional classes who were the first victims of Nazi boycotts and exclusion. Today it is Israel, the most powerful symbol of Jewish national resurgence in two millennia."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: First, Israel, Symbol, Today, Victims)

"There's a high school in Camden, New Jersey, I call the Jill Scott School. It's the Camden Creative Arts High School. Those teachers and kids are so passionate about what they do, and 98 percent of the senior class went on to college."
- Jill Scott
(Related: Class, College, Kids, School, Teachers)

"We come from a tough, working class background, so we're very tight."
- Tony Scott
(Related: Class)

"My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Mother, Father, Writer)

"Kermit was the Everyman, the original Tom Hanks, but I have a special place in my heart for Fozzie Bear. The classic borderline hacky entertainer."
- Jason Segel
(Related: Heart)

"My management tells me, Don't be optimistic, because it's the young people's world now. They want to hear what they want to hear, and you're a classic rocker. I don't know if you're gonna get the play."
- Bob Seger
(Related: People, Management, Now, Play, Want, World)

"When I entered college, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did."
- David Selby
(Related: College, Theater)

"Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt, because I left with three classes to go in the business school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Business, Day, Guilt, School)

"I'm a classic example of all humorists - only funny when I'm working."
- Peter Sellers
(Related: Funny, Example)

"There are only two classes - first class and no class."
- David O. Selznick
(Related: Class, First)

"With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues."
- Brian Setzer
(Related: Music, Cats, First, Songs)

"I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy, but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops."
- Doc Severinsen
(Related: Focus, Jazz, Play)

"Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style. Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation."
- Doc Severinsen
(Related: Jazz, Musicians, Play, Style)

"The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Conceit, states)

"When I teach and meet a class for the first time, you realize that there are people there that have exceptional abilities or have the potential to do exceptional things and you never know who those people are. My job is to provide the best information I can."
- John Sexton
(Related: Time, People, Class, First, Information, Job, Potential)

"And friends of mine that had photography class in high school would develop the film and make prints and I'd take them back to the track and give 'em away or try and sell them. Much to my parents' dismay, I majored in photography in college."
- John Sexton
(Related: Class, College, Film, Friends, Parents, Photography, School)

"If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard."
- Ernest Shackleton
(Related: Strength, Class, First, Will)

"I bring other constituencies - I also have ties to minority communities. And obviously, to the world of world-class research universities. So I can bring some constituencies that I'm used to working with."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Minority, Research, World)

"Every year, I am reminded of the kids who aren't in the freshman class and aren't graduating. I remember every single one of them. That is the worst of times for me, to see the future snuffed out."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Class, Future, Kids)

"Barack Obama is a truly flabbergasting President. And in a good way - not the way some of his predecessors were. He's not flabberghastly. He's not the student who wears a button that says, 'Smartest kid in class,' but clearly he is, at least when surrounded by the White House press corps."
- Tom Shale
(Related: Class, President, Press)

"I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury."
- William Shatner
(Related: Reading)

"I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Morality)

"Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Marriage)

"Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Soul, Class, Earth, Independence, Middle class)

"A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational and class inequality and conflict."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Class, Conflict, Inequality, Labor)

"I'm a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music."
- Billy Sheehan
(Related: Music)

"What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Dad, Money, Care, Childhood, Job, Pretty, Relatives)

"I race in two or three classic races a year and I may carry on for 10 more years or I may stop tomorrow."
- Barry Sheene
(Related: May, Race, Tomorrow, Years)

"There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Arguments, Labor, Will, Words)

"In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Men, War, Class, Country, Fight)

"So in one sense you don't have the classic keyboard player in Yes."
- Billy Sherwood
(Related: Sense)

"At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Success, Work, Pleasure)

"On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Poetry, People, America, Friends, July, Language, Now, Poems, Tongue, Writing)

"We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education."
- Nigel Short
(Related: Education, Population)

"The higher the classification of secrecy, the quicker you will report it."
- George P. Shultz
(Related: Secrecy, Will)

"Those early sketches looked too cartoony; I really wanted to do detailed drawings - I was taking anatomy classes - but unfortunately I wasn't able to do it because of the time element."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Time)

"You know, people want to honor me, and on the one hand I just don't want to be a poster child; but on the other, I want to do something classy and great - something where the residuals will go to the cause."
- Carly Simon
(Related: People, Cause, Honor, Want, Will)

"My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything."
- Carly Simon
(Related: Mother, Father)

"Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Music, People, Jazz)

"I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Music, Excellence, Freedom, Now, Years)

"When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Music, People, Choices)

"To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music."
- Nina Simone
(Related: Music, People, Jazz, Play)

"You don't have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Class, Economy, Productivity, Will, Workers)

"One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Children, Class, Middle class, Nation, School)

"We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Class, Middle class, Wages, Want, Workers)

"I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I'm not whining and moaning inside as much."
- Ione Skye
(Related: Life, Perception, Class, Now)

"Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Countries, Reality, Struggle)