Quotes and Sayings about Connection



"Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Connection, Facts, Law)

"Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: People, Connection, Crowds)

"Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, Connection, Reason)

"It's almost a responsibility for all the people of the United Kingdom, regardless of race, color or creed, and an understanding that you have an individual connection with each and every one."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: People, Connection, Race, Responsibility, Understanding, United)

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

"Some of them profess to be well acquainted with all the principal waters of the Columbia, with which they assured me these waters had no connection short of the ocean."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Connection, Ocean)

"I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Soul, Connection, Jazz, Play)

"One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Connection, Past)

"I have a need to make these sorts of connections literal sometimes, and a vehicle often helps to do that. I have a relationship to car culture. It isn't really about loving cars. It's sort of about needing them."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Car, Culture)

"I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Connection, Irish, Religious, School, Years)

"Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Connection, Loneliness, Proof)

"My view was that the campaign had been a sacred thing, that it had been a real compact, because I was there and I saw the connection that Clinton made with people, and the connection that they made with him."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, Connection)

"The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Imagination, Body, Company, Mind)

"Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: God, Connection, Spirituality)

"Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Enthusiasm, Connection, Repentance, Youth)

"My favorite albumn ever is Jeff Buckley's GRACE. I feel a weird unexplainable connection to him."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Connection, Favorite, Grace)

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

"When we compile a petition, we often have members go to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person. This way they can experience a real connection with the staff."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Experience, Connection)

"In The Name of the King is the right title. To be honest, I don't know who had the final idea for the title but I liked it and it has a strong connection to the movie's story."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Idea, Connection, Name, Right)

"Both of my parents would say they were atheists, so where I inherited my connection to God I don't know. But it's natural. No Bible, no Torah, just the love religion."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Love, Religion, God, Bible, Connection, Parents)

"There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Expression, Now, World)

"This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: Authority, Connection, Cooperation, Formula, Nations)

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Family, Friends, Relationships)

"Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Connection, Fantasy, Writing)

"Without solid connections between homicides, we may have the reverse problem of believing three local murders are the work of one serial killer when they may actually be the work of three!"
- Pat Brown
(Related: Work, May)

"Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)

"I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word "fair" in connection with income tax policies."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Connection, Tax, Income, Word)

"The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Banks, Community, Connection, Reality)

"Connection is what one is after in probably most media, but certainly in film, which is an immersive medium."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Connection, Film, Media)

"It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Time, Connection, Learning, Parents, Play)

"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Family, Friends, Relationships)

"However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

"Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world."
- Vincent Canby
(Related: Curiosity, Fiction, World)

"I'm not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the church."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Religion, Experience, Faith, God, Church, Connection, Reason, Spiritual)

"As attorney general, I've had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point."
- Ben Chandler
(Related: Connection, Day, Kentucky, Public, Years)

"Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Songs, Trying)

"Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation affirming my connection to the earth body."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Birds, Body, Connection, Earth, Meditation)

"Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Soul, Body, Connection, Evil)

"I don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer."
- Gerald Clarke
(Related: People, Connection, Crime, Deep, Mind, Writing)

"If the prime minister really believes it, he must be the only person left who thinks that the recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Policy, Bombs, Connection, Iraq, London)

"There's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq."
- George Clooney
(Related: Connection, Iraq)

"I have friends who've tried suicide many times and haven't succeeded. I myself made an attempt, so I had a connection with that sort of group of people who have tried suicide at one time in their lives."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Time, People, Connection, Friends, Suicide)

"We made connections between the monsters created by war and the monsters he created, the typical outcast that Whale was attracted to, and the monster in himself, that's inside all of us."
- Bill Condon
(Related: War)

"I wanted to make connections between Whale's past and present."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Past, Present)

"A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Connection, Meaning)

"Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions."
- Thomas Couture
(Related: Colors, Connection, Originality)

"I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Time, Connection, Fans, Mind, Pretty, Question, Writing)

"Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)

"This is not the first time that Mexican authorities have handed over an Arab from a country with known Al Qaeda connections to a local sheriff across the border. FBI picks them up and disappears."
- John Culberson
(Related: Time, Country, First)

"My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect."
- George Cuvier
(Related: History, Animals, Earth, First, Importance, Land, Respect, Theory, Will)

"What I needed was a connection to life that was real and lasting."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Life, Connection)

"In terms of the idea of long-term occupation - I have been reading a little bit more about this period - and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq. So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Idea, Iraq, Occupation, Reading)

"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)

"I'm not really much of a shopper. I have to say that I'd definitely prefer good sex. What makes good sex? Oh my god. I think you need to feel free and you have to really trust the other person. And you have to have that strange, mysterious chemical connection."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Trust, Sex, God, Connection)

"I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there, so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood, and they promised me work and so on."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Work, Hollywood, Newspapers)

"There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Technology, People, Fear, Connection, Sense)

"I try to trace the connection between the characters and that way a story or plot emerges."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Connection)

"Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Men, Women, Love, Day, End, Office, Passion)

"I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Time, Connection, Fish, Fishing, Mind, Thinking, Water)

"All this technology for connection and what we really only know more about is how anonymous we are in the grand scheme of things."
- Heather Donahue
(Related: Technology, Connection)

"But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Art, Poetry, Connection, Song, Words)

"Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete, I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Work, Connection, Passion)

"What is more important is that Foreign Service Officers understand business, about the needs of U.S. business and how to help U.S. companies make the right connections abroad."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Help, Needs, Right, Service)

"The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Life, End, Will)

"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Quality, People, Ideas, Key)

"The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Family, Connection, Nothing)

"Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is of less importance than the reverse, namely, that this connection with the complications and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Life, Connection, Fact, Importance, Memory)

"But I can tell you that the issue, on one side, boils down to money - a lot of money. And it boils down to people and their connections with this money, and that's the portion that, even with this book, has not been mentioned to this day."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Money, People, Day)

"There is a very intimate connection between hypnotic phenomena and religion."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Religion, Connection)

"The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Connection, Machine)

"The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Connection, Machine, Will, World)

"The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Government, Time, Connection, Machines, states, United)

"All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to port are vital connections to the only force which can balance our trade deficit: export. We must keep doing what we do best if we are going to get America out of the red."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: America, Balance, Force, Trade)

"Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Work, Cancer, Connection, Environment, Job)

"It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security."
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Life, Connection, Newspapers, Security)

"Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Life, History, Connection, Future, Past, Present)

"Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Connection, Discouragement, Trouble)

"These sites have torn down the geographical divide that once prevented long distance social relationships from forming, allowing instant communication and connections to take place and a virtual second life to take hold for its users."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Life, Communication, Relationships)

"There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction."
- Ken Follet
(Related: Connection, Fiction)

"Nonsense and beauty have close connections."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Beauty, Nonsense)

"I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn't being made."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Movies, Being, Connection)

"I don't know how much influence we really had, because we never put our pictures on the albums or anything and we never really promoted the Talking Heads connection, because we wanted to keep it separate from Talking Heads."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Connection, Influence, Talking)

"The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Character, Ambition, Bed, Connection, Psychoanalysis)

"We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Connection, World)

"The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Peace, Being, Connection, Mind, Purity)

"When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Buddhism, Connection, Karma, Past)

"In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: Women, Truth, Failure, Aggression, Care, Connection, Lies, Responsibility, Voice)

"It took us two years to get our first real gig. That was a big dream. We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting on a lot of our own shows. We were trying to get our actual music across, trying to make a connection there."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Music, Dream, Connection, First, Trying, Years)

"In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Nature, Connection)

"Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down."
- Natalie Goldberg
(Related: Lie, Earth, Nothing, State, Stress)

"I have walked around the same streets so many times, and then seen a place that had been hidden to me. I now know the sites in a way that makes me think I could have made better use of the connections between place and snowball."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Now)

"I think what we ought to be focusing on is that we are on path for the release of 75,000 pages of documents in connection with John Roberts' work in the White House, as in the counselor's office and as his time working as an assistant in the office of the attorney general."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Time, Work, Connection, Office)

"I'd just recorded it in Mariah Carey's studio. THey thought the song was perfect for Nina, because she's so shy, so it was nice to have that connection with Nina in the song. It was special."
- Delta Goodrem
(Related: Thought, Connection, Song)

"There's the soundtrack to The French Connection II'I think It's my favorite soundtrack. It hasn't been released. I actually had to go and get the film and just make a recording of it to get the music."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Music, Connection, Favorite, Film)

"The motif of death plays an important role the human psyche in connection with archetypal and karmic material."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Connection)

"Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them. I have a connection, but there is no truer connection than an artists and their own song."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: People, Artists, Connection, Song, Songs)

"Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation."
- Ernst Haeckel
(Related: Science, Action, Connection, Heredity, Laws, Opinion)

"The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Equality, Goal, Connection, Freedom, Justice, Security)

"I wonder what kind of lives they will have built for themselves when they turn 45 and can't really have any connection with people because they are so used to fleeting sexual."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: People, Connection, Will, Wonder)

"But I am just as appalled that my experience, knowledge, dedication and service relative to defending the United States against biological warfare has been turned against me in connection with the search for the anthrax killer."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Connection, Dedication, Service, states, United)

"It's great fun if you get a good piece of writing and you can pretend to be someone else, tell a story that needs to be told, make some kind of connection. I've always fancied myself as a leading man, but I really doubt whether anyone else sees me that way."
- Colin Hay
(Related: Connection, Doubt, Fun, Leading, Man, Needs, Writing)

"But in film you always watch situations or stories that you really have no relation to. A lot of times just because there's no personal connection doesn't mean you can't connect with the film or the characters in the film."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Connection, Film)

"Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Science, Connection, Opinion, Vitality)

"Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you."
- Augustine of Hippo
(Related: Time, Accidents, Attention, Circumstances, Connection)

"I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Time, Nature, Control, Connection, Fate, May, Want, World)

"With the coming of radio as a mass medium, suddenly the world changed. It became about, 'can this leader project emotional connection through the way he speaks on the radio?' And the anxiety about whether he could do that, we've inherited."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Leader, Anxiety, Connection, Project, World)

"The mere dates of my existence do not interest me, except in one connection. When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer; when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: War, Connection, Existence, Interest, Old)

"Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self."
- Ted Hughes
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Connection, Fishing, Living, Meditation, Self, World)

"History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Facts, Sense)

"But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection between the society in which we live and the social reasons which make monsters out of some people."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Society, People, Connection)

"Well, your premise is correct, that we have to first guard against those who have an affiliation with terrorists and a connection, and so we have watch lists and systems that can make that connection."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Connection, First)

"When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Addiction, America, Appearance, Connection, Global warming, Oil, President, Public, Talking, Yesterday)

"Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Life, Habit, Performance, Connection, Consciousness, Habits)

"And I don't want to begin something, I don't want to write that first sentence until all the important connections in the novel are known to me. As if the story has already taken place, and it's my responsibility to put it in the right order to tell it to you."
- John Irving
(Related: First, Order, Responsibility, Right, Want)

"My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Dad, People, Childhood, Memories)

"If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Connection, First, Songs)

"There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Blind, Circumstance, Connection, Majority)

"Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?"
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: Family, Animals, Behavior, Growing up, Question)

"Knowing what I do now, I don't know if I'd ever have the balls to go to film school, with no connections and no knowledge of the business side at all."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Business, Knowledge, Film, School)

"I have gone through a period of seeking to understand what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: God)

"It is essential for politicians to make a connection with us, as Franklin Roosevelt did, as Teddy Roosevelt did, as John F. Kennedy did, as Ronald Reagan did."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Connection, Politicians)

"I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection with my parents after their deaths."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Connection, Parents)

"Well, I think that there is a connection between being a lawyer and a doctor and an actor. They kind of, in some ways, have the same appeal, I suppose."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Actor, Being, Connection)

"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."
- John Paul Jones
(Related: Connection, Harm)

"If I can make a connection, one connection, to any one listener in the world, I consider that successful."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Successful, Connection, World)

"I learned again that the mind-body-spirit connection has to be in balance."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Balance, Connection, Mind)

"Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Age, Thinking, Today)

"Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Marriage, Connection, Custom, Tradition, Traditions, Weather, Wind)

"I have never seen a connection between cinematic violence towards women and actual violence towards women in society."
- Richard King
(Related: Society, Women, Connection, Violence)

"Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways. But the good artists who follow after genius - and I count myself among these - have to restore the lost connection once more."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Genius, Artists, Connection)

"Not exclusively, but the bulk of our local economy should be covered by local currencies, which is more efficient than having global currencies which lose connection with reality in the markets, shops and communities of the people."
- David Korten
(Related: People, Connection, Economy, Reality, Shops)

"Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Death, Connection)

"Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Nature, Connection, Drugs, Sense, Television)

"Why on earth do we want closer connection with England? We have little in common with English people except our language. We are fast becoming an entirely different people."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: People, Connection, Earth, EnglEnglish, Language, Want)

"We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Hope, Connection, Light, Man, Walking, Will)

"A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts."
- Brandon Lee
(Related: Life, Dad, Connection, Sense)

"The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I can identify emotionally with a character. If I make that connection, everything else is just working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting those through practice and research."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: Life, Character, Circumstances, Connection, First, Practice, Research)

"In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: Movies, Development, Character, Connection, Film, Horror, Value)

"Although the Internet makes it seem as if you have a direct connection to the securities market, you don't. Lines may clog; systems may break; orders may back-up."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Connection, Internet, May)

"A leader who loses his connection to his people soon loses the ability to lead them."
- Robert Ley
(Related: Leader, People, Ability, Connection)

"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Peace, Conflict, Connection, Democracy, Environment, Rights, Human rights, May, Obvious, Today)

"In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Experience, Faith, Feelings, Authority, Connection)

"I met Donald Trump in '85. I ran into him several times throughout the years. We knew we had this connection, but it wasn't appropriate timing. So we'd spend a lot of time on the telephone. By '88, I knew I truly loved this guy."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Time, Connection, Years)

"I actually then went on to direct an after-school special where one of the characters was deaf. They hired me without even knowing I had any connection to the community."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Community, Connection)

"And, in fact, there is a connection, the people who designed this here program and who implement it are the same people who are overseeing and helping in the interrogations of detainees in places like Guantanamo."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: People, Connection, Fact)

"It's too simplistic to advance the notion of the autonomy of art as a reason for turning away from the public. You can have autonomy and simultaneously have connections with the social and political world."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Art, Public, Reason, World)

"There's so much importance in honoring your everyday hero. It doesn't take money. It doesn't take connections. What matters is that people get involved. Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be, everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Food, Money, People, Control, Being, Importance, May, Needs, Passion, Self)

"Since far fewer people are recruited to serve in a voluntary military, the connection between America and its military is increasingly tenuous and less personal."
- John McHugh
(Related: People, America, Connection, Military)

"Talking about the show reminds you of things that you went through. So it's fun. When the show was on, I couldn't have handled it. I didn't want that direct connection."
- Colm Meaney
(Related: Connection, Fun, Talking, Want)

"Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Success, Career, Communication, Connection, Key)

"Your connections might get you in the door, but it won't keep you there. And if you haven't prepared, you'll suck."
- Vic Mignogna
"There are three basic approaches to AI: Case-based, rule-based, and connectionist reasoning."
- Marvin Minsky
"There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Poetry, Connection, Poets, Prose)

"The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property."
- John Moody
(Related: History, Control, Financial, Connection, Property)

"The close relationship between railroad expansion and the genera development and prosperity of the country is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads."
- John Moody
(Related: Development, Connection, Country, Prosperity)

"I know Dr. Kennedy and I know Coral Ridge Ministries. I have no connection."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Connection)

"A poem in form still has to have voice, gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection, as any poetry does."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Connection, Discovery, Sense, Voice)

"So, the point was to be able to have a medium that would record all the connections and all the structures and all the thoughts that paper could not. Since the computer could hold any structure in any form, this was the way to go."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Thoughts, Computer)

"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)

"If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Connection)

"Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Life, Dreams, Action, Connection, Unconscious)

"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)

"This meeting was like many of the meetings that I would go to over the course of two years. The only way I can describe it is that, well, the president is like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection."
- Paul O'Neill
(Related: People, Blind, Connection, Man, Meeting, Meetings, President, Years)

"Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing - it's a rhetorical thing, where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Connection, Now, Want)

"What we're always looking for is weird social issues and weird connections to make. Luckily for them, there's no shortage of material."
- Trey Parker
"The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Connection, Misfortune, Prosperity, Weather)

"Finally, as the digestive canal is a complex system, a series of separate chemical laboratories, I cut the connections between them in order to investigate the course of phenomena in each particular laboratory; thus I resolved the digestive canal into several separate parts."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: canal, Order)

"George M. is where I met my dear friend Joel Grey. We connected at rehearsal one day during a five-minute break. We were both looking out the same window and we knew in five minutes that we'd made a connection."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Friend, Connection, Day)

"People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions, often because they haven't given much thought to the connections."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Thought, People, Today)

"The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Nature, American, Constitution, Example, Human nature)

"The biggest compliment to me is that guys really approach me and they have a connection with me, so there must be something I'm doing that is authentic, otherwise they wouldn't connect with me so strongly. It's a real compliment."
- Jeremy Piven
(Related: Compliment, Connection)

"But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Home, Computer, Connection, Pretty)

"Of course the case of the Christian Church planted among the nations must differ, in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Church, Connection, Nations, Religious)

"I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Love, Connection, First, Problems, Sight, Want)

"The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Women, Force)

"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Discipline, Connection, Freedom)

"I've made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Being, Connection, Man, Television)

"Beneath words and logic are emotional connections that largely direct how we use our words and logic."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Logic, Words)

"Burleigh, absolutely; and a lot about Elizabeth. I mean I found when I play Henry V a lot of connections with the hidden history of the connection between Francis Bacon and Elizabeth."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: History, Connection, Play)

"More immediately, I'm currently working on another Dracula in which there will be connections with ancient Egypt. That's about as far as I want to go in commenting on current work."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Work, Want, Will)

"Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Faith, Understanding)

"The cholera most forcibly teaches us our mutual connection. Nothing shows more powerfully the duty of every man to look after the needs of others."
- Titus Salt
(Related: Connection, Duty, Man, Needs, Nothing)

"When I accepted the commission, I had something of an epiphany in the research I did about the agency, actually the science of espionage. I realized there is a connection between the sciences and the invisible forces of man."
- James Sanborn
(Related: Science, Connection, Man, Research)

"My connection with the Reich Ministers was of a purely official nature and was very infrequent."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Nature, Connection)

"In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another, and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly these connections showed, and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms."
- Ferdinand de Saussure
(Related: Fact, Wonder)

"A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement."
- Erwin Schrodinger
(Related: Meaning, Observation, Physics, Preparation)

"All around the world one heard or read that there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda."
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: Connection, World)

"I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it's just as much about loneliness."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: People, Being, Connection, Investigation, Loneliness)

"In 1988, King Hussein of Jordan said that it doesn't take any connection any more to those territories, and he would like to split from those territories. So according to the international law, it doesn't belong to anyone."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Connection, Law)

"I didn't have a lot of independent film connections. It really took until the digital film revolution came along that I realized that I could do it myself."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Film, Revolution)

"I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Authorship, Connection, Production, Will)

"These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas - and new connections between ideas - lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness."
- Dave Sim
(Related: Ideas, Darkness, Perceptions, Reality)

"I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth."
- Carly Simon
(Related: Time, Truth, Connection)

"Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Angels, Fire, Man, Spirits)

"If, then, faith widens the connections, it elevates the man."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Faith, Man)

"In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Connection, Environment, Fact, Land)

"I think these days an SF connection would be a boost to other books; I'm sure more people have read my two little detective puzzles because of the SF connection."
- John Sladek
(Related: People, Books, Connection)

"I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: People, Career, Chance, Help, Trying)

"Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Connection, Language, Laughter)

"I just feel a connection with Marilyn Monroe. I just love her. I just completely feel what she went through."
- Anna Nicole Smith
(Related: Love, Connection)

"I get excited about what the Holy Spirit is doing now through all the people he is refining and raising up all over this planet. I love connections and relationship and networking but it must be led by the Spirit."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: Love, People, Now, Spirit)

"There has been talk in Europe about American hegemony being somehow based upon the use of the dollar in the world. I just don't see that connection at all."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: American, Being, Connection, Europe, Talk, World)

"Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good, because that's what acting and performing is all about - being free. It gives you a better connection to the audience."
- Brett Somers
(Related: Acting, Being, Connection)

"The best part about being a stand-up is the connection with the audience. There's nothing more gratifying then when you can make 300 people applaud and stand up - because that's all you."
- Aries Spears
(Related: People, Being, Connection, Nothing)

"You can go from doing something quite silly to something dead serious in the blink of an eye, and if you're making those connections with your audience then they're going to go right along with it."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Eye, Right, Silly)

"The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Connection, Existence, Faults, Mystery)

"Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Love, Music, Connection, Lady, Harmony, Hunger)

"Masses of girls identified with Bella in a really profound way, for want of a better word. The connection that I've seen people have - I've seen it physically. It's the characters they're flipping for."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: People, Connection, Girls, Want, Word)

"The connection between education and a healthy economy is critical."
- Ted Strickland
(Related: Education, Connection, Economy)

"I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that there's not always a connection between the actors. They may be technically proficient, but they're not surprising each other. I'm thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising."
- Lusia Strus
(Related: Actors, Choices, Connection, May, Theatre)

"Yet, upon the whole, the space I traversed is unlikely to become the haunt of civilized man, or will only become so in isolated spots, as a chain of connection to a more fertile country; if such a country exist to the westward."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Connection, Country, Man, Space, Will)

"Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Men, Financial, Connection, Fraud, Greed, Selfishness)

"Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Economy, Internet, Jobs, Labor)

"My own personal connection with God was not in a religious sense, so I wasn't really thinking in that way when I got the role and when I started doing it."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: God, Connection, Religious, Sense, Thinking)

"For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships."
- Deborah Tannen
(Related: Women, Conversation, Language, Relationships)

"Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history."
- Allen Tate
(Related: History, Art, Connection, Fact)

"I think the industry finally gets it. They've lost the connection with the American public, and they've got to rebuild the trust with the American public."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Trust, American, Connection, Public)

"I think people are isolated because of the nature of human consciousness, and they like it when they feel the connection between themselves and someone else."
- James Taylor
(Related: Nature, People, Connection, Consciousness)

"There was one man who was interested in the color of music, the connection between light and music, and that was Einstein."
- Leon Theremin
(Related: Music, Connection, Light, Man)

"But what Web services suggest is that the connection is always there between an application that is resident somewhere in the cloud, and a user who is somewhere on the other end of a connection."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Connection, End)

"So ensuring the integrity of the data and integrity and validity of the connection is a very important element in any company's strategy that is moving towards a Web service paradigm."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Strategy, Company, Connection, Integrity, Service, Validity)

"The dog, on the other hand, has few or no ideas because his brain acts in coarse fashion and because there are few connections with each single process."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Ideas, Fashion)

"There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Imagination, Ideas, Class, Connection, Deep)

"No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Connection, Iraq)

"We will have to give up the hope that, if we try hard, we somehow will always do right by our children. The connection is imperfect. We will sometimes do wrong."
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Hope, Children, Connection, Right, Will, Wrong)

"We certainly cannot have any further political connection with the Whigs of the South; they have rendered such connection impossible. An impassable gulf separates us, and must here-after separate us."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Connection)

"There is only one issue: man's lack of experience in feeling his Divine self and his innate connection with the Divine. All other issues stem from this."
- Lindsay Wagner
(Related: Experience, Connection, Feeling, Man, Self)

"When I severe my connections with the A.I.A. I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride and I am sure within your knowledge of my character."
- Ralph Thomas Walker
(Related: Knowledge, Character, Pride, Respect, Self, Self respect)

"Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: War, Hope, American, Effort)

"I don't know if I ever really considered making a connection with the audience."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Connection)

"Intuition makes much of it; I mean by this the faculty of seeing a connection between things that in appearance are completely different; it does not fail to lead us astray quite often."
- Andre Weil
(Related: Appearance, Connection, Intuition)

"I can play a man who's despicable. But I'll still look inside him to find a point of connection. If I can find that kernel, audiences will relate to me."
- Forest Whitaker
(Related: Audiences, Connection, Man, Play, Will)

"As an actor, I've always wanted to do characters that would help me find my connection with others and connect all of us together. You always want the energy of the character, the spirit of the person, to enter you. I've been doing this for 26 years and some of the things I've done are always with me."
- Forest Whitaker
(Related: Character, Actor, Connection, Energy, Help, Spirit, Want, Years)

"When you feel a connection, a gut connection, a heart connection, it's a very special thing. What's familiar to everyone is watching people falling in love; it doesn't happen on screen that often. People fall in lust, then they're suddenly together."
- Alfre Woodard
(Related: Love, People, Heart, Connection, Lust)

"I believe in that connection between freedom and the city."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Connection, Freedom)

"The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: War, Clothes, Connection, Dress, Soldiers)

"Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Connection, May, Taste)

"Skype is for any individual who has a broadband Internet connection."
- Niklas Zennstrom
(Related: Connection, Internet)

"With our work at Kazaa, we began seeing growing broadband connections and more powerful computers and more streaming multimedia, and we saw that the traditional way of communicating by phone no longer made a lot of sense."
- Niklas Zennstrom
(Related: Computers, Work, Sense)