Quotes and Sayings about Ego



"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)

"I'm one of seven kids. That'll keep your ego in check."
- Amy Adams
(Related: Ego, Kids)

"Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Modernity)

"Intelligence is a moral category."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Intelligence)

"Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Ego, Embarrassment, Nothing, Reflection, Self, Today)

"You know, there are many alter egos and Gorillaz is a collective of alter egos, really. I think anyone who gets involved in it has to sort of accept that nothing is really as it seems."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Nothing)

"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)

"I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Ego, Poker)

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

"No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me."
- Aldrich Ames
"The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, Father, Son, Property)

"As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Power, Nature, Sex, Production, Woman)

"There are so many things to take into account - your ambition, your ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Ambition, Ego, Press)

"The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!"
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Feeling, Trees)

"Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Autobiography, Ego, Self)

"I think President Obama is a committed, practicing nonideologue. He's consumed by neither tactics nor ideology. He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about process and categorizations."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Ideology, President)

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

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

"In retrospect I realize that the threat was about ego rather than the validity of the music."
- David Baker
(Related: Music, Ego, Validity)

"Let them police themselves, and then it goes another step past them to my coaches and there a coach that is responsible for a different area and different category on the field."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Coach, Coaches, Past, Police)

"The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Challenge, Emotion, Facts, Negotiation)

"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)

"Stegosaurus was common only on well drained, dry soil."
- Robert T. Bakker
"We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Home, Foolishness, Media, Understanding, Want)

"A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Work, Ego)

"A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Mom, Beer, Ego, Favorite, First)

"Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything."
- Dave Barry
"Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Information)

"There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Energy, Explanations, Prose, Tension, Wrong)

"Money is always transitively valued. More money is supposedly always better than less money."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Money)

"Number is different from quantity."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity)

"Numbers are the product of counting. Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer and the next."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Numbers)

"Members of weakly religious families get, of course, no religious training from any source outside the family."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Family, Religious, Training)

"Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Education, Nature, People, Nothing)

"Rather, for all objects and experiences, there is a quantity that has optimum value. Above that quantity, the variable becomes toxic. To fall below that value is to be deprived."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity, Value)

"Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Art, Religion, Science, Commerce, Sleep)

"Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology for those instances in which some neuron C is fired only by a combination of neurons A and B."
- Gregory Bateson
"To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Time)

"Logic is a poor model of cause and effect."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Cause, Effect, Logic, Poor)

"Logic can often be reversed, but the effect does not precede the cause."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Cause, Effect, Logic)

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

"It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: History, Change, Future, Man, Nonsense)

"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)

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

"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: War, Fear, Fact)

"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Learning, Parents)

"It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Life, Years)

"It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity)

"But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?"
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Nature, Heart, Question)

"All experience is subjective."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Experience)

"A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Answers, Difficulty)

"We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Future, Present, Will)

"Everything for me becomes allegory."
- Charles Baudelaire
"This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bizarre, Chicago, Fun, Hell, Wonder)

"I don't like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I'm away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Bed, Fun)

"This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bizarre, Chicago, Fun, Hell, Wonder)

"I don't like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I'm away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Bed, Fun)

"If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Egotism, Interest, Living, Self)

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

"Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat."
- Ernest Bevin
(Related: People)

"Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Egotism, Pen)

"Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me."
- Ambrose Bierce
"An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Taste)

"If you're working out in front of a mirror and watching your muscles grow, your ego has reached a point where it is now eating itself. That's why I believe there should be a psychiatrist at every health club, so that when they see you doing this, they will take you away for a little chat."
- Lewis Black
(Related: Health, Eating, Ego, Now, Will)

"Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of course it is unimaginable. We are right to be in the Middle East, and we are right to treat this as the war it is."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, President, Resolution, Right)

"Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Strength, Spirits)

"While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Progress, Action, Formula, states, United)

"And I like asking questions, to keep learning; people with big egos might not want to look unsure."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: People, Learning, Questions, Want)

"My performances have finally caught up with my ego."
- Ato Boldon
(Related: Ego)

"Everyone has egos, and you want to come out on top. You have to pick yourself up and go at it again."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Want)

"Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Cure, Egotism, Name, Self, Sensibility)

"Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)

"Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Ego, Self)

"Let us return, however, to the League of Nations. To create an organization which is in a position to protect peace in this world of conflicting interests and egotistic wills is a frighteningly difficult task."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Peace, Nations, World)

"I am viewed as the Negro who has gone outside of the categories assigned to me."
- Anthony Braxton
"This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate."
- David Brooks
(Related: Death, Causes, Hate, Horror, Negotiation, Reason, Want)

"My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Life, Love, Basketball, Day, Ego, End, Games, Job)

"Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Experience, Power, Control, Community, Ego, Media, Police)

"And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into."
- Dave Brubeck
(Related: Time, Ideas)

"The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into or follow negotiations between his own government and that of the country to which he is accredited."
- David Bruce
(Related: Government, Country)

"There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Marriage, Career, Reason)

"Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leaders, Play)

"Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leadership, People, Conscience, Nation)

"In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Life, Advice, Leaders)

"Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leadership, Politics, Management, Ethics)

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

"Well in the book Carrie was my alter ego. In real life, Sarah Jessica and I don't look anything alike. But people do say that we sound alike. Sarah Jessica is an adorable girl and she is very funny."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Funny, Life, People, Ego, Sound)

"From doing A Moon for the Misbegotten, I've learned that nobody's love can save anybody else. There are people who want to die, and nothing or nobody will stop them. The only one who can save you is yourself."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Love, People, Moon, Nothing, Want, Will)

"A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Choice)

"Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee."
- James Cameron
(Related: Sister, Friends, Name, Now)

"Like I'm in San Diego today and this is my hometown so I've got a lot of my friends coming and I definitely want to put on the best show that I can."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Friends, Today, Want)

"And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B, not a big director."
- Claudia Cardinale
(Related: Italy)

"I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: Goal, Hope, Career, Past, Want)

"Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Egotism, Faults)

"I love playing ego and insecurity combined."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Love, Ego, Insecurity)

"People who truly love us can be divided into two categories: those who understand us, and those who forgive us our worst sins. Rarely do you find someone capable of both."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Love, People)

"The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind."
- Anne Cassidy
(Related: Truth, Ability, Babies, Choices, Mind, Trying)

"The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Countries, Nations, Protection)

"After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you're married you have to cut through that."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Difference, Ego, Opinion, Years)

"Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Positive, Canada, Climate, Countries, Help, Investment, states, Trade, United, World)

"The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Artist, Ego, Man, Nothing)

"Flattery is the infantry of negotiation."
- Lord Chandos
(Related: Flattery, Negotiation)

"Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Soul, Injury, Revenge)

"In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: America, Country, Months)

"Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego."
- John Cheever
(Related: Ego, Promises, Writers, Writing)

"One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Cosmos, Ego, May, Self)

"And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified."
- Christo
(Related: Idea, Detail, Now, Project, Years)

"The more we try to rest ourselves from our Egos, the deeper we sink into it."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Rest)

"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Birthday, Family, Son, Career, Children, Party, Thinking, Writing)

"With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Women, Being, Ego, Fools, Question, Reputation, Right, Temperament)

"Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Government, Health, Authority, Care, Democrats, Giving, Reform)

"Treaties of peace, made after war, are entrusted to individuals to negotiate and carry out."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Peace, War)

"I am appreciative of the Bush administration's commitment to fair trade by looking at the facts in this case and ruling affirmatively for the implementation of quotas in this specific category."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Commitment, Facts, Trade)

"The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Being, Ego, Excitement, Feeling, Woman)

"I was on this bridge overlooking the carpet... I think it went all the way back to Oregon."
- Steven Cojocaru
"That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Approval, Criticism, Opposition)

"But I think Barry Sonnenfeld let his ego go out of control. He told me in a meeting that he had to do something to make it his film."
- Robert Conrad
(Related: Control, Ego, Film, Meeting)

"All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Family, Care, World)

"Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village. Now, of course, I'm a wealthy man."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Man, Now, Old, Years)

"My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother - I don't know what happened to her."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Mother, Father, Service)

"You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went."
- Gregory Corso
"They, that unnamed "they," they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Nothing)

"The other guy I dug a lot was Burroughs because he was a smart man already; he learned it through the druggie pool - the street scene of an old aristocratic kind of man."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Man, Old)

"The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Society, Crime)

"Now the Tombs, like the name says, are so horrible that they had to close it down. Today it doesn't exist and people go in the electric chair and all that."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: People, Name, Now, Today)

"My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side."
- Gregory Corso
"The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Fight)

"I was what? - twelve years old - and I was thrown in the cells with these people, so I learned fast."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: People, Old, Years)

"I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them - they came from 1910, 1920, 1930."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: People, Prison)

"I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Man, Old, Parents, Years)

"I just trust people and they sense everything's gonna be alright."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Trust, People, Sense)

"Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Food, Pretty)

"My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: War, Home, Father, Thought, Navy, World, World war)

"I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism, fatalism, and conservatism."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Optimism, Conservatism, Sense, Word)

"There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: People, Ego, Jobs)

"Gentlemen, start your egos."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: Gentlemen)

"In my younger years my dedication may have expressed itself egotistically."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: Dedication, May, Years)

"In my opinion, it is not in our interest to have complicated negotiations with a region, and then have to follow it up with 535 negotiations at home. I have experienced recounts, and it is better to vote once."
- William M. Daley
(Related: Home, Interest, Opinion, Vote)

"None of my characters seem to have had sex yet - I haven't written about that. And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon - the school shootings."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Sex, School, Want)

"Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!"
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: People, Want)

"San Diego walked away with just a scratch."
- Susan Davis
"There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Business, Family, Women, Values, Congress, Fishermen, Service)

"Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Enemy, Iraq, National security, Resolution, Troops)

"In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon's fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Diversity, Nation, Years)

"A timeline for bringing U.S. troops home that is negotiated with the Iraqi government would also boost the Iraqi government's legitimacy and claim to self-rule, and force the Iraqi government to take responsibility for itself and its citizens."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Force, Responsibility, Self, Troops)

"I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Success, Ego)

"We wish to be citizens of the United States or citizens of Puerto Rico. In either case, with all the inherent rights of a natural sovereignty."
- Jose de Diego
(Related: Rights, states, United)

"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Opportunity)

"When you've been driving in the top category for 10 years, you're obviously not a kid any more. You know, I'm married now and I've got two kids. That let's you know you're getting older."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Driving, Kids, Now, Years)

"We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend."
- Betty Dodson
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Girlfriend, Ego, Man, Sensitivity)

"Drugs, alcohol and ego. They are a bad mix."
- Don Dokken
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Ego)

"I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it."
- Hugh Downs
(Related: Attention, Being, Ego, Investment)

"A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: People, Creation, Earth, Ego, Expression, Universe, Want)

"Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe."
- John Gregory Dunne
(Related: Job, Labor, Writing)

"The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages."
- Will Durant
(Related: Ego, Machine, Man, Mind, Will)

"I think we have to get beyond the idea that we have to categorize people."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Idea)

"I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film, some are inherently social, and I think that any film which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest social unit in our society - and in a sense it is a question of scope."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family, Society, Deals, Film, Question, Sense)

"Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that."
- Atom Egoyan
"I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Expectation, Film, Trying, Will)

"Though I am still very vulnerable to audiences - and it happens all the time - where for some reason the energy doesn't connect and, since the film is very personal, obviously I am made to feel very vulnerable by that."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Time, Audiences, Energy, Film, Reason)

"These sorts of things can happen, identities can be switched, the emotional implications are something that he has not been trained to feel. His whole life has been about separating himself from these sorts of actions."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Life, Actions)

"These are very subtle things, of course, and I don't expect everyone to pick them up consciously, but I think that there is something there that you must be able to feel, there is an energy at work that I must trust my audience will be able to pick up at some level."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Trust, Work, Energy, Will)

"There is a certain moment in the film when the son is in the nursing home and he goes to the television and turns it off because he sees himself in the image."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Home, Son, Film, Television)

"The whole film is about people being convinced that they can reduce themselves to their archetypes."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: People, Being, Film)

"The programme has ended, something has finished, and he has a sense of something having finished its course, and then all of a sudden he turns away and this other thing has just finished its course, this other person."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Sense)

"The film camera's ability to physically move through space, not zoom through space - every time we have a video camera the movement is through zoom; every time we have a film camera it is a physical movement."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Time, Ability, Film, Space)

"The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Father, Being, Complexity, Folly)

"That's a very odd notion because it involves seeing money up there on the screen - if something cost $5 million to make, they want to see that $5 million up there."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Money, Want)

"When you make a film like this, you must have the highest expectations of your audience. Having worked in situations where we have the lowest expectations of our audience."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Expectations, Film)

"Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Dream, American, Career, Now, Production, Right)

"When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose one of the things that has to be in your mind when you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Mind, Writing)

"My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act, we're able to transcend and give a response to desecration."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Act, Parents)

"It was very important that it be done in such a way that it be executed with complete conviction. If I had done it both ways, if I was trying to cover myself in case it didn't work, then it would have been to no purpose."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Purpose, Conviction, Trying)

"It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me, I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant concern in shooting one of those things is production values - or as they would say, seeing it all up there on screen."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Values, Concern, Mystery, Production)

"It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Sense, Television)

"I've just been very, very lucky with the film having been introduced in the right way."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Film, Right)

"I wanted to make sure that the environment of the shooting itself was not that controlled, and the way to go about that course was to work with as small a crew as possible."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Environment)

"I think the situation in Toronto is such that there are funding organizations which make it easy for a film to raise more money than it needs and very often that works against a film."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Money, Film, Needs)

"I suppose I had these concerns but I really felt that I had to keep my scope very, very concentrated."
- Atom Egoyan
"I mean, if you are directing actors to do one thing and then directing them to do something else entirely because the one thing you wanted them to do may not work, then you are just shattering their confidence in the project."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Actors, Confidence, May, Project)

"I have always felt that this story is universal. When I began to understand the details of the history, I felt that the most compelling aspect was not what happened, but what continues to happen and how it is denied."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: History)

"As a producer, I think one of the most important decisions you make is not necessarily the material you are working on but the production apparatus that you choose to develop the project with, and that determines what funding you go to, it determines many factors."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Decisions, Production, Project)

"That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Dad, Advice, Film, Irony, Language)

"Working on the themes I was interested in, through the context of a particular family, was a very economical way of dealing with a lot of the issues I was concerned with."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family)

"You are traveling and see these people shooting the entire experience of going through a city, and maybe in the back of their minds they sustain the illusion that they will edit it all, but I don't think that's it."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Experience, People, Illusion, Traveling, Will)

"You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it's really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the Armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Denial, Genocide, Talk)

"When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family, Development, Existence, Film, Planning)

"Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Man, President)

"A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two."
- Will Eisner
(Related: Art, Belief, Ego, Key, Literary, Necessity, Thinking)

"I hope everybody will go back to the negotiating table. I've always said this is the only way forward."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Hope, Will)

"The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief."
- George Eliot
(Related: Belief, Sincerity, Theories)

"There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fire, Jealousy, Needs, Passion)

"I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967."
- R. Lee Ermey
"Over the past decade, prescribing information has grown more and more complex, more and more dense and more difficult to negotiate."
- Andrew von Eschenbach
(Related: Information, Past)

"You mentioned the Free Trade Agreement and yes I can't tell you how pleased we are that Morocco is one of the countries that our country is going to begin negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Agreement, Countries, Country, Trade)

"Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money."
- John Fahey
(Related: Money, Fame, Fortune)

"War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: War, Failure, Poor)

"I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of the past because the masses are tired."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Ego, Leaders, Past, Will)

"I don't think I'm egotistical as much as I'm taking responsibility for what I'm putting out there."
- Jon Favreau
(Related: Responsibility)

"The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Past, Questioning, Years)

"I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Children, School, Schools, Years)

"I like the moment when I break a man's ego."
- Bobby Fischer
(Related: Ego, Man)

"It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Greatness, Fact, Irish, Will)

"If I have enough ego to say I'm a writer, a director, a producer, and an actor, I should have the energy and the knowledge to write a scene for this great actor named Henry Fonda and direct him in it and have it work."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Actor, Ego, Energy, Writer)

"I'm not fond of any of my films in an intimate way, but Gregory's Girl would be number 4 on my list."
- Bill Forsyth
"The ego is not master in its own house."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Ego)

"Where id was, there ego shall be."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Ego)

"Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Ego, Fact)

"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Ego, Freedom)

"Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Children, Needs)

"If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Love, Egotism)

"The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Work, Disease, Egotism)

"The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Ego, Goodness, Nonsense, Pursuit, Temptation)

"Oregon is the only state in the union that facilitates suicide."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: State, Suicide)

"Negotiating means getting the best of your opponent."
- Marvin Gaye
"Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying."
- Christian Furchtegott Gellert
(Related: Dying, Will)

"The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Work, Disease, Egotism)

"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)

"I have a huge ego and a huge inferiority complex at the same time."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Time, Inferiority, Ego)

"The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)

"Mastery passes often for egotism."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Egotism)

"To have a little recognition, that is very nice, you dig. It is good for the ego, for the psyche."
- Dexter Gordon
(Related: Ego)

"I was a bit worried coming back to the Premiership from America, but I have been pleased with my form, and the interest I have received has been good for my ego. I have no worries about my fitness, and I am really looking forward to the season starting now."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Fitness, America, Ego, Interest, Now)

"Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Egotism, Evil, Ignorance, Man, Selfishness, Will)

"If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Love, Men, Egotism)

"We need to take advantage of the opportunity we have now to create a vision and become great."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Opportunity, Vision, Now)

"One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Education, Quality, Tools)

"There is just no reason why the richest nation in the world can't provide health care to all its people."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Health, People, Care, Nation, Reason, World)

"Truly, the challenges we face are not Democratic challenges or Republican challenges. In fact, they are not political challenges at all; they are fiscal challenges, and educational challenges, and the challenges of figuring out how to take care of each other."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Care, Fact, Republican)

"We all leave personal legacies for the people we know and love."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Love, People)

"We are thinking ahead to long-term care, aware that many folks don't plan ahead and won't be ready. We want to see to it that people will have choices."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: People, Care, Choices, Thinking, Want, Will)

"We can seize this time and do it our way and in the process be proud of ourselves and prosper as well."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Time)

"When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Design, Time, Work, Potential, School, Schools, Students)

"We must work to help all families and all communities realize their dream of a better future."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Work, Dream, Future, Help)

"We've established a Washington State Academy of Sciences that will enable us to make decisions based on science about what is right for our state, meaning the quality of our lives will get better."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Science, Quality, Decisions, Meaning, Right, State, Washington, Will)

"It's our responsibility to pass on what we inherited, not to squander it, but to build on it."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Responsibility)

"We may disagree on some things, but we can do so without being disagreeable."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Being, May)

"Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Education, Careers, Poverty)

"It was very constraining, much more than I ever would have thought, to run for governor."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Thought)

"Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Appreciation, Countries, Fighting, Iraq, Military, Terrorism)

"It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Children, Future, Generations)

"It is time for us to turn a corner and come together, put our differences behind us and focus on the future."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Time, Focus, Future)

"In the field of health care, we are giving people access to insurance who have not had it before."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Health, People, Care, Giving)

"I'm free. I'm free to say what I feel."
- Christine Gregoire
"I will never be able to create a budget from scratch with the amount of time that I have, but my instructions remain the same: Give me a budget that has no new revenue."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Time, Will)

"I want to work on respecting individuals' dignity. Equal rights, that's where my heart is. That means equal rights and benefits, and that's what we need."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Work, Heart, Benefits, Dignity, Rights, Want)

"I couldn't do that as attorney general. Why? Because they are my clients. You can't say they're not doing what they ought to be doing when you are the attorney general."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Clients)

"Education is the foundation upon which we build our future."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Education, Future)

"Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Education, People, Opportunity, Hope, World)

"It's been said that government doesn't create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Business, Government, Environment, Jobs)

"Kings are in the moral order what monsters are in the natural."
- Henri Gregoire
(Related: Kings, Order)

"Everybody is somebody, so you don't have to introduce anybody."
- Vartan Gregorian
"Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity."
- Vartan Gregorian
(Related: Humanity, Libraries, Stupidity)

"Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family."
- Vartan Gregorian
(Related: Family, Dignity, Honor)

"If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Control, Alcohol, Drugs)

"Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Delight, Loss, Possession)

"Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Being, Medicine, Race)

"You know why Madison Avenue advertising has never done well in Harlem? We're the only ones who know what it means to be Brand X."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Advertising)

"When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: God, Mother, Father)

"When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Army, Navy)

"We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: History, Victory, Books)

"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)

"Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Marriage, Beginning, Promises)

"Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Hell, Liberal)

"In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Chicago, Country, Duty, Right, Voting)

"And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Love, War, Dance)

"In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: America, Country, Faults, Sun)

"I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp - just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Man, Martin)

"If it wasn't for Abe Lincoln, I'd still be on the open market."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Open)

"I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Home, Hate, School, Shame)

"I wouldn't mind paying taxes - if I knew they were going to a friendly country."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Country, Mind, Taxes)

"I'm not a comic. I'm a humorist."
- Dick Gregory
"I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Santa claus)

"My boyhood saw Greek islands floating over Harvard Square."
- Horace Gregory
(Related: Islands)

"It is the old battle, between those who use a toothbrush and those who don't."
- Lady Gregory
(Related: Battle, Old)

"Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth."
- Lady Gregory
(Related: Punishment, Saying)

"He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds."
- Saint Gregory
(Related: Deeds, Words)

"I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile."
- Pope Gregory VII
(Related: Justice)

"It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law."
- Pope Gregory VII
(Related: God, Church, Blind, Custom, Discretion, Eye, Help, Law, Spirit)

"I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies... we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Body, Children, Emotion, Intellect, Mind)

"An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego."
- Alec Guinness
(Related: Actor, Appearance, Ego, Intellect, Judgment, Personality)

"I have often felt bad that I am not great at any one thing. Like just a super super singer. Or the Gregory Hines of something."
- Jasmine Guy
"Historically, terrorism falls in a category different from crimes that concern a criminal court judge."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Concern, Court, Terrorism)

"It's very clearly stated in the film: You make your own choices, and what you're always fighting is ego."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Choices, Ego, Fighting)

"And it's a question of how far we're willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Ego, Order, Question, World)

"Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Time, People, Culture, Ego, Needs, Saying)

"I'm not in front of the camera, they are. I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible. They've got to take control; I can't act it out."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Control, Act, Confidence, Ego)

"We've talked to the Europeans about it. It's clear if those negotiations fail, then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next step is to take the matter to the U.N. Security Council."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: Security)

"I'm very accessible. I don't get into this ego thing."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Ego)

"When it is working, you completely go into another place, you're tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That's what it's all about."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Ego, Self)

"I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star, just an actress. Forget it. I'm a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it."
- Valerie Harper
(Related: Ego, Forget, Saying)

"Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Superiority, Egotism, Intolerance)

"Brian and I got cast out of that show into Trapper John, M. D."
- Gregory Harrison
"I didn't feel compromised as an actor, and allowed other people's fingerprints all over that aspect."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: People, Actor)

"7th Heaven is quite a hit for them now, and they are hoping to appeal to a very similar audience with our show; skewed slightly older I guess, since it's a 9:00 to 10:00 show."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Heaven, Now)

"I have four kids; three girls and a boy. The oldest girl is 13, and has her own social life now, so there's a bit of begrudging cooperation there. It's tough."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Life, Cooperation, Girls, Kids, Now)

"I have a big family and had to move them all from the coast of Oregon to New York three times for the workshops and for the actual production itself, which had about a four month development rehearsal schedule."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Family, Development, Production)

"I had done a lot of plays, particularly at my own theater in LA, and it was the first time in my theatrical life where I didn't feel that my role was also to keep everybody else working hard."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Life, Time, First, Theater)

"I directed an episode of Touched by an Angel a couple of months ago, and I will be doing more of that. I just like to keep a bit of variety going; it keeps things interesting."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Months, Variety, Will)

"Honestly, when I got to Hollywood I was trying to sell my songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Hollywood, Songs, Trying)

"But we were doing plays and movies which I had nothing to do with other than being a producer, and I don't have that kind of interest or time any more."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Movies, Time, Being, Interest, Nothing)

"But I can't wait to watch the Tonys this Sunday. I'm really glad Broadway is doing so well this year, especially with its straight plays. It's been a wonderful year."
- Gregory Harrison
"But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Music, Compromise, Friends, Songs, Worth)

"Actually I have been singing since I was a kid."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Singing)

"And that's the mistake that was made with Steel Pier. Roger was caught between a rock and hard place. It would have cost a couple of million dollars more to take it to Boston or someplace first. So we opened about a month too early."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Mistake, Boston, First)

"I got a series with the WB next year. We start shooting in July. It's going to be called Safe Harbor, and it's an hour show. It's a Spelling show and will follow 7th Heaven."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Heaven, July, Spelling, Will)

"Suddenly Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus, and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series, where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Old)

"What I ended up doing was becoming an actor who didn't mind doing other people's words."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: People, Actor, Mind, Words)

"Then when I got to Hollywood, the first musical I did was Festival in 1977."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: First, Hollywood)

"So I got interested in singing and I have always used my voice. Not professionally as much, but around the living room, the campfire, that kind of thing."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Living, Singing, Voice)

"It was the first time that I was on Broadway, and I got to run as fast as I could to keep up. And I loved it!"
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Time, First)

"I learned to play guitar at a young age and converted poems and stuff that I had written to songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Age, Guitar, Play, Poems, Songs)

"I have kept a part of Catalina Productions going, through which I develop a few projects just for me."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Projects)

"I have to own something before I can say it, and I have to own it before I can sing it as well, emotionally. I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Acting, Singing)

"I have to be very careful about how often I drag my family to places. They need some stability in their lives."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Family, Stability)

"I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Love, Strength, Actor, Circumstances, Saying, Voice)

"Well, I want to do The Music Man. I think it's an amazing opportunity, but I think that they are probably looking at major movie stars right now, and I don't blame them."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Blame, Man, Now, Right, Stars, Want)

"Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there'd be battles of egos."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: Film)

"Every action is seen to fall into one of three main categories, guarding, hitting, or moving. Here, then, are the elements of combat, whether in war or pugilism."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: War, Action)

"I hate acting when I see it. I don't want to feel it, I don't want to see it, I want to be taken away with the story - I don't want the actor's ego in front of me. That's what I try to live when I do the work."
- Rutger Hauer
(Related: Work, Acting, Actor, Ego, Hate, Want)

"We also had good software in the key categories and more focus on the gameplaying capability, so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Effort, Focus, Key, Marketing, Software)

"As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Consciousness, Ego)

"I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken."
- Eric Heiden
"It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Business, Profession)

"Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, they will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER!"
- Omar Torrijos Herrera
(Related: canal, Panama, Will)

"The level of taxation is driven by spending. Less spending leads to lower taxes."
- Gregory D. Hess
(Related: Taxation, Taxes)

"Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Letters, Literature)

"I can tell you categorically that we at 60 Minutes did not pay Michael Jackson one cent."
- Don Hewitt
"I've been arguing this for months. This is not our war. This is not a war we should be in. Australia's better spending its time negotiating with North Korea."
- John Hewson
(Related: Time, War, Months)

"I think that between the egos of the actors and the wrestlers in this country we are taking away from the truly dedicated and informed people who should be getting their voice heard."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: People, Actors, Country, Voice)

"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)

"Egotism: The art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see."
- George V. Higgins
(Related: Art)

"You know the first time I sat in the chair I felt anything but up, it was very emotional for me. I had a chair in my hotel room, a chair at rehearsal, and I was trying to spend as much time as I could in the chair."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Time, First, Trying)

"Once I got to be about twenty-five, I got interested in the music of the time. I started smokin' dope, I started drinking, I started slowing down and trying to find myself. I didn't want to work in nightclubs."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Music, Work, Time, Drinking, Trying, Want)

"They told me that the hotels had maybe two rooms set up for people with disabilities, but if they got there too late, and didn't get one of these rooms, they couldn't take a shower. The room wasn't hooked up for them, or maybe the sink was too high."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: People)

"I can remember feeling very angry, and saying no! I can do it myself! From that point of view it was very emotional for me to get myself to the point to sit in the chair and be "up"."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Feeling, Saying)

"My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Anger, Dream, Character, Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Now, Years)

"It would be like the films I've seen where wardens would decide to be in a jail cell for a week, to get a sense of what it would be like to be a prisoner."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Sense)

"It turned out to be exactly that, but more challenging emotionally. I looked at it in a more physical way, having to act in a chair and move around. But it really was more emotionally challenging."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Act)

"I wanted to make a movie, because the whole life of the movies appealed to me. You work hard for three or four months, then you don't work at all for a couple of months."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Life, Movies, Work, Months)

"I think everybody at some point - especially if they've been working their whole lives - should take time out and think about what they've done."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Time)

"I read the script, and I knew it was a good part. It was written for a white actor. That's what I'm up against - I have to try to make roles happen for me that aren't written black."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Actor)

"I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to get work."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Work)

"I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Parents, Talk)

"They were very generous with me. Everybody was willing to talk about their particular accident, what they had to deal with and how they got back in touch with their competitors' spirit."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Accident, Spirit, Talk)

"The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Leader, Genius, Ability, Opponents)

"If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Power, People, Ego, Questioning, Understanding)

"I fell through a crack for years. Historically, I am a nothing because I fit in no category. I can only be me."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Nothing, Years)

"Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Legal, Medical, Abuse)

"It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat."
- Richard Hofstadter
(Related: History, Intellectuals, states, United)

"That is where consensus-building begins-with the idea that you have your own truth, but that the negotiator on the other side of the table has his own truth as well."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Truth, Idea)

"If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth, that you know nothing but the truth and that is final, you will get nothing."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Truth, Negotiation, Nothing, Saying, Will)

"I'm truly worried about the country's direction. I can tell you this categorically, we've got the weakest president and the weakest governor in the history of my 50 years of public service."
- Fritz Hollings
(Related: History, Country, Direction, President, Public, Service, Years)

"Apology is only egotism wrong side out."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Apology, Egotism, Wrong)

"It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Act, Ego, Past, Self, Want)

"I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."
- Rogers Hornsby
(Related: Time, Help, Sound)

"I'm not crazy about arenas just because I can sell them out. It doesn't do anything for my ego at all. I want to play places where people don't have to sit in the nosebleed seats and wonder what the hell is going on."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: People, Ego, Hell, Play, Want, Wonder)

"And, so yeah, I'll always want to work in independent films because you're not forced into a category or a formula."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Work, Formula, Want)

"Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations and place them in relation to one another, we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world."
- Ruth Hubbard
(Related: Sensations, Tradition, Words, World)

"You have people who can't act and they get all these parts. Paris Hilton falls into her own category. She's made a career out of it."
- Kate Hudson
(Related: People, Act, Career, Paris)

"I had the trade minister in China sit down as we were preparing for trade negotiations. He said, 'Please don't let people in the United States lose their confidence because when you lose your confidence, the rest of the world suffers'."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: People, Confidence, Rest, states, Trade, United, World)

"I get pretty terrified, to be honest, when I'm on tour. You really have to muster a lot of ego to go our there, which I find rather draining."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Ego, Pretty)

"In 1974, the modeling world changed. Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the first exclusive contract in modeling history."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: History, First, World)

"The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: God, Ego, Freedom)

"Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Ego, Evolution, Self)

"A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Deed, Ego, Man, May, Understanding, Wrong)

"The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Ego)

"The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

"We were playing a small club in San Diego and the power had gone out in the building. Eddie had a lighter and kept us lit backstage. We became very good friends and spent a lot of time together including hearing Eddie sing in some of the bands he was in at the time."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Power, Time, Building, Friends, Hearing)

"In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Cards, Destiny, Influence, Play, World)

"All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won't die anymore; I'm not sure how much we will be able to win, but I'm certain that we won't loose anything that we have now."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: People, Now, Struggle, Will, Years)

"The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia... but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: People, Muslim, Community, Injustice)

"Our goal: the Islamization of Muslims. Our methods: to believe and to struggle."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Struggle)

"We Bosniaks would for sure fight for integrity of Bosnia."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Fight, Integrity)

"As far as the sovereignty of Bosnia-Hercegovina is concerned we agreed to have limited sovereignty for a limited time and that is clear from the Dayton Agreement."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Time, Agreement)

"Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those "others". Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Nationalism, Nations, Now, Racism, State)

"I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: God, Truth, People, Destiny, Help, Lies, May, Pretty, Ugly, Will)

"No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Dreams, Government, Right, Surrender)

"Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Attention, Giving)

"'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories."
- William James
(Related: Life, Experience, Name, Reflection)

"And this fear that US models are replacing everything else now spills over from the sphere of culture into our two remaining categories: for this process is clearly, at one level, the result of economic domination - of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Fear, American, Culture, Now, Result)

"You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists!"
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Thought, Idea, Awards, Energy, Interest, Jazz)

"If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Politicians)

"I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Language, Parents, Writers)

"Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Manager)

"The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Control, Ego, Spirit, Voice)

"Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually right and doing what seems right, then your ego is interfering with your decision."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Decision, Ego, Right, Struggle)

"If you check your ego at the door when it comes to comedy, you've got a pretty good shot at making a great movie that you can commit yourself to, you can jump off the proverbial cliff with, and have a great time, and the audiences respond to that."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Time, Audiences, Comedy, Ego, Pretty)

"I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: World)

"Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman came to see our show, We all had a drink before they set off on their travels, and we kept in touch."
- Kelly Jones
"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)

"Let's all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short-term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous to the American idea. And these are principles which are not negotiable."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Idea, American, Country, Principles)

"The Company of Wolves doesn't belong in any category, so it's difficult to prepare an audience for it. It's not a horror film, it's not a fantasy film, it's not a children's film - so what is it?"
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Children, Company, Fantasy, Film, Horror)

"Nations have their ego, just like individuals."
- James Joyce
(Related: Ego, Nations)

"There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently. There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang, which has been stopped for seven years."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Successful, Military, Negotiation, Talk, Years)

"One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Work, State, Years)

"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Life, Accidents)

"A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Action, Purpose)

"I think there are a number of bishops - and I put Cardinal Mahony in that category - who listen too much to his lawyer and not enough to his heart."
- Frank Keating
(Related: Heart)

"Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Time)

"Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Men, Women, Children)

"Shyness is just egoism out of its depth."
- Penelope Keith
(Related: Shyness)

"The white man's blood and bones have begotten this bronze race, and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities, tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance of the highest order of human animals."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Animals, Blood, Inheritance, Man, Order, Race)

"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Fear)

"Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego."
- William Kennedy
(Related: Work, Music, Ego, Literature, Self, Sense)

"The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen."
- Ellen Key
(Related: History, Women, Affirmation, Right, Self)

"Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Information)

"In the years just before... during the Carter years, the Soviets regularly violated, if you will, both the spirit and theletter of arms control agreements, I think, that they had negotiated during the period of detente."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Control, Spirit, Will, Years)

"If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation - and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Negotiation, Want)

"Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Life, Humor, Key, Laughter, Loss)

"On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and - over the years - have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Identity, Projects, University, Want, Years)

"It was 100 percent music. There was no ego involved, no attitudes, no black and white, it was pure music."
- Lee Konitz
(Related: Music, Ego)

"But now sustainability is such a political category that it's getting more and more difficult to think about it in a serious way. Sustainability has become an ornament."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Now)

"During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Negotiation, Will)

"I've had to work very hard, and I don't really have a category or fit into any niche, so each time I come out with a new record, it's like, I'm a new guy."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Time, Work)

"In the very beginning we were a real tight family but now it's different. You know, toward the end, we had separate limos, stuff like that. It's hard to get six giant egos in the same place."
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Related: Family, Beginning, End, Now)

"I learned so much from other actors and they definitely didn't treat me like some sex bomb or bimbo. I felt fully accepted in the regular movie world. I didn't feel categorised."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Sex, Actors, World)

"In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution, respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Government, Life, Conservatism, Constitution, Respect, Responsibility)

"I feel uncomfortable with the term public art, because I'm not sure what it means. If it means what I think it does, then I don't do it. I'm not crazy about categories."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Art, Public)

"Even though we want huge individual egos, our collective ego is unbelievable."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Ego, Want)

"The power to shape Oregon's future remains where it has always been - in our collective hands."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Power, Future)

"As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific, I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon what they want and need most - an era of hope, change, and economic renewal."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Change, People, Hope, Sun, Want, Will)

"A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Economy, Environment)

"My son - and what's a song? A thing begot within a pair of minutes, thereabout, a lump bred up in darkness."
- Thomas Kyd
(Related: Son, Darkness, Song)

"When you allegorize, you're gonna get everybody saved somehow."
- Tim LaHaye
"The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Lie, Hope, Lies, Right)

"Well I don't want to talk about myself, that's so rude and egotistical."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Talk, Want)

"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
- Frank Leahy
(Related: Egotism, Pain, Stupidity)

"One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period, often just single, small bones, a tooth, a sliver of the skull. Categorizing these pieces can be very difficult."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Forget)

"The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he's going to be."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Self)

"Genre categories are irrelevant. I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: Vote)

"An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent."
- Tom Lehrer
(Related: Talent, Ego)

"Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife's life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Life, Wife, Ego, Racing, Self, Years)

"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)

"If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it."
- John Lennon
(Related: Art, Music, Being, Respect)

"Ego is good."
- Thomas Leonard
(Related: Ego)

"This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Control, Value, Worth)

"More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom's got to be the one who stays home, not dad."
- James Levine
(Related: Dad, Home, Mom, Negotiation)

"In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Committee, Corporations, Wage)

"The Red Sox are the local scapegoats. It's hard enough to play baseball without being the local scapegoat too."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Baseball, Being, Play)

"It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Wisdom, Rest)

"Sometimes it's said that psychiatrists are doctors who are frightened by the sight of blood. I might have fallen into that category."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Blood, Doctors, Sight)

"Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Strength, Egotism, Forget, May, Self, Selfishness, Weakness)

"The developing countries must be able to take a more active part in trade negotiations, through technical assistance and support from the developed countries."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Countries, Support, Trade)

"Some nights, I was so good that I could have become an egotist."
- Ted Lindsay
"V is like a mythical situation. It's an allegory for what could happen. V has philosophies within it that actually warn against things like that happening."
- David Lloyd
"I think anybody would have to be with out common sense to think there weren't aliens. There are billions of planets, and I am convinced Earth is not the only one that's inhabited. It would be quite an ego trip to think that. I think about it all the time."
- Sabrina Lloyd
(Related: Time, Common sense, Earth, Ego)

"Ned made a tremendous rattling, at which Bullet took fright, broke his bridle, and dashed off in grand style; and would have stopped all farther negotiations by going home in disgust, had not a traveller arrested him and brought him back; but Kit did not move."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: Home, Disgust, Style)

"Usually I'll go to San Diego to hang out with my parents if I want to unwind."
- Mario Lopez
(Related: Parents, Want)

"Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way."
- Chris Lowe
(Related: Arrogance, Ego, Stupidity, Will)

"If Bill was all id, Hillary is all superego."
- Rich Lowry
"Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Ego, Lying)

"Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get his ego through the door."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Ego)

"My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Birthday, April, Present)

"The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Ego)

"The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Love, Children)

"Let's face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?"
- Bill Maher
(Related: God, Ego, Worship)

"An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers."
- Naguib Mahfouz
"Usually people like to categorise artists. With my films, I categorise people: if I know which one of my movies you like, I can tell which kind of a person you are."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Movies, People, Artists)

"Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Men, Freedom)

"I tend to not want to put labels or categories on the music, only because people come with preconceived ideas about what they're going to hear, or won't come for this reason."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Music, People, Ideas, Reason, Want)

"My ego is controlled enough that I don't have to be the focus."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Ego, Focus)

"Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics."
- Preston Manning
(Related: Legal, Society, People, Gender, Language, Race)

"God makes me play well. That is why I always make the sign of a cross when I walk out on to the pitch. I feel I would be betraying him if I didn't."
- Diego Maradona
(Related: God, Play)

"The problem is that they are all stars at Madrid. You need someone to carry the water to the well."
- Diego Maradona
(Related: Stars, Water)

"When you actually meet the devil and he offers you a deal most artists eventually negotiate."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Artists, Devil)

"Show business is one of the few businesses that the devil will actually agree to own just a portion of your soul because he knows if you have a performer's ego you were probably working for him all along."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Business, Soul, Devil, Ego, Will)

"I am not saying we are categorizing Ellen White in the biblical context of a false prophet."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Saying)

"We said in our 21st Century Party paper there are 61 mosaic groups, which the market research people use as different socio-economic categories and half of our members come from just five of those groups and that is very narrow - too narrow."
- Francis Maude
(Related: People, Party, Research)

"The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Success, People, Idea, Self)

"No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Soul, Christian)

"I've learned that in order to achieve what I wanted, it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Work, Order, Sense)

"The way you have bipartisan negotiations, you sit down across the table, as we did with Ted Kennedy, as I've done with many other members, and you say, 'OK, here's what I want, here's what you want. We'll adhere to your principles, but we'll make concessions.'"
- John McCain
(Related: Principles, Want)

"This activist loves Oregon more than he loves life."
- Tom McCall
(Related: Life)

"At awards time, The Exorcist was nominated in 11 categories, everybody but the janitor was up for an Oscar. There was no category for what I did."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Time, Awards)

"I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Politics, Country, Republicans, Right, Trying)

"And so we were asleep there in San Diego. And our pilot called us. And his brother was on one of the other planes. And when he was leaving the airport, he saw in his rear view mirror that there was an explosion."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Brother)

"And the two planes that were taking the band and crew that we had taken out to San Diego were flying out after the show. And so I was never supposed to be on that plane."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Flying)

"I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity. I'm not a clubber."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Dance, Weekend)

"A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that's fine, but they should do something else first, so they've got something to fall back on. It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Work, Actor, Children, First, Parents, Want)

"As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Love, Sex, Theatre, Want)

"At school there was no acting to be had other than school plays which I did now and again."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Acting, Now, School)

"Conservative's the last thing I am."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Conservative)

"From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife, and then three years of drama school in London."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Acting, Drama, London, School, Theatre, Years)

"I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: London)

"I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Love, Baby, Children, Woman)

"I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Scotland)

"Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre, which was quite nearby where I lived. And I worked there for about six or seven months, as part of the stage crew."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Months, School, Theatre)

"The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Movies, Appetite, Old, Romantic)

"So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood, although I'll make films there if they're good scripts."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Hollywood, Trying)

"Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Needs)

"No, no I'm not, no, but I just think... when people are naked it tells you a lot about their relationships."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: People, Relationships)

"Mainly I was able to perform with music - I played the French horn, I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band. So I think it was a way to show off."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Music)

"It's not my job to try and alter the director's style - he's in charge, and I'll always give him my trust."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Trust, Job, Style)

"Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: People, Thinking, Worry)

"If you're suddenly doing something you don't want to do for four years, just so you've got something to fall back on, by the time you come out you don't have that 16-year-old drive any more and you'll spend your life doing something you never wanted to do in the first place."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Life, Time, First, Want, Years)

"I've never been one who agonizes over my work."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Work)

"I left it for seven years before going back on stage. I know now not to leave it so long."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Now, Years)

"I've done nudity in lots of things before. It's something that's never particularly bothered me."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Nudity)

"I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: First)

"I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages."
- Ewan McGregor
"I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers and pull out my real light saber."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Light)

"I'm just into making quality stuff if I can, with interesting people and good scripts. But it's very important that it's about something and that it says something. Otherwise, I don't know what the point is, really."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Quality, People)

"I'm fiercely proud to be Scottish."
- Ewan McGregor
"I was nine years old when I made up my mind that that was what I definitely wanted to do."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Mind, Old, Years)

"It's important, that spirit of youth, and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Spirit, Youth)

"I love acting and don't find it to be very hard. I recognize when I've nailed it, and I can be very proud of myself."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Love, Acting)

"I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Work, Certainty, Parents)

"I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Music, School)

"I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Now, Play, Want)

"I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we'd only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you'd build on the one you'd done."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Grave)

"I'm sure it's not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, 'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Business, Actor, Actors, Fun, Want)

"Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Democracy, Heaven, Santa claus)

"My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work."
- Gregor Mendel
(Related: Work, Results, Will, World)

"The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted."
- Gregor Mendel
(Related: Fitness, Purpose, Plants, Value)

"Either we're going to solve this by realistic negotiation or there will be blood on the border."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Blood, Negotiation, Will)

"As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos."
- Nicholas Meyer
(Related: Control, Weather, Words, Writer)

"The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not."
- George Michael
(Related: Business, Ego, Self, Vanity)

"To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood."
- Myriam Miedzian
(Related: War, Action, Doubt, Military)

"Egotism is not a good quality. It's not something to be admired or even tolerated. It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director."
- John Milius
(Related: Quality, Egotism)

"As they say, one thing led to another, and, ultimately, the British and Irish governments asked me to serve as chairman of the peace negotiations, which ironically began six years ago this week."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Peace, Irish, Years)

"True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise."
- Moliere
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)

"I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?"
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: God, Future, Ignorance, Man)

"I have worked really hard to defy categorization, to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way."
- Rick Moody
"In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Character, Ego, Perceptions)

"The data which is used to date for making the conclusions and predictions on global warming are so rough and primitive, compared to what's needed, and so unreliable that they are not even worth mentioning by respectful scientists."
- Gregory W. Moore
(Related: Global warming, Scientists, Worth)

"Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Love, Honor)

"I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Poetry, Work, Reason)

"You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Deep)

"For me, I have no political ego in this thing with respect to any other leader and what they might feel is appropriate or necessary in what they're going to try to do... We need everybody on the front lines."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Leader, Ego, Respect)

"I think they do have to get it right in Sierra Leone. There has to be something in there now to establish confidence, to stabilize the situation, and then to move to some sort of political negotiations."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Confidence, Now, Right)

"No one ever talks about the moment you found that you were white. Or the moment you found out you were black. That's a profound revelation. The minute you find that out, something happens. You have to renegotiate everything."
- Toni Morrison
"I was a scapegoat. The media had to put responsibility on somebody, and I was chosen. They felt free to say that because someone was thin they were anorexic, which is ridiculous."
- Kate Moss
(Related: Media, Responsibility)

"I own and operate a ferocious ego."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Ego)

"We are no longer going to ask for the land, but we are going to take it without negotiating."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Land)

"What we're doing is making sure that we have a safe and secure border region from San Diego all the way to Brownsville. And that means manpower, it means technology, it means infrastructure, it means interior enforcement. All, you know, kind of layered in appropriate ways, and making sure, like I said before, the border is safe and secure."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology)

"The ones who were negotiating are now on the front line of this intifada, because they found that the negotiations didn't give them the minimum of their rights."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Rights, Now)

"In America, music is more tightly categorized."
- Ednita Nazario
(Related: Music, America)

"War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers."
- Scott Nearing
(Related: War, Building)

"We negotiated with the Honduran government the establishment of a regional military training center, for training central American forces, but the primary motivation for doing that was to be able to bolster the quality, improve the quality of the El Salvadoran fighting forces."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Government, Quality, Motivation, American, Fighting, Military, Training)

"We don't point a pistol at our own forehead. That is not the way to conduct negotiations."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
"Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Soul)

"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Ego)

"Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Negotiation)

"It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Successful, Man, Poor)

"There is no such thing as a harmless truth."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Truth)

"The right man, in the right place, at the right time, can steal millions."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Time, Man, Right)

"Never underestimate the value of cold cash."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Value)

"Grief, and an estate, is joy understood."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Grief, Joy)

"Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Mother, Past)

"All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: World)

"A liberal is a man who is right most of the time, but he's right too soon."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Time, Liberal, Man, Right)

"If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Family, Friends, Want)

"I don't think you should categorize yourself as an artist."
- Laura Nyro
(Related: Artist)

"After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical imperative for us to declare that we renounced war forever in a central article of the new Constitution."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: War, Constitution, End, World, World war)

"A lot of things that I can't get into the room for, even just to be seen, is because they're just saying 'No. they're not casting non-white.' You're lumped into a category with people who are just not white."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: People, Saying)

"But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere."
- Origen
(Related: Change, Wisdom, Quality, Son, God, Being, Glory)

"I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Music, Sea)

"There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle... There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Leadership, Battle, Opposition, Surrender)

"Your memorabilia becomes more significant. It does put you in a different category."
- Jim Palmer
"The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph's farther to the northward."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Independence)

"It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me."
- Andy Partridge
(Related: Car, Guitar, Pain, Play)

"There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Science, Name)

"Popstars really draws you in. It's fascinating. It's interesting to watch people thrown together in that kind of a situation. Even if the egos weren't involved and they weren't trying to be world famous. It's the Real World, only better."
- Scott Patterson
(Related: People, Famous, Trying, World)

"Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Death, War, Humanity, Pain, Question)

"I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Irish)

"Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Faith, Life, Strength, Balance, Perspective, Sense)

"I never liked the name Eldred. Since nobody knew me in New York, I just changed to my middle name."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Name)

"I don't lecture and I don't grind any axes. I just want to entertain."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Want)

"What did I do in high school? I grew from 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 2 inches."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Feet, School)

"Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember?"
- Gregory Peck
(Related: People)

"There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Acquaintance, Man)

"My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Vision, America, Feeling, Reflection, Today)

"Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it's you, and I think that's what the audience is really interested in... you, how you're going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Character, Makeup, Obstacles, Writer)

"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
"It's not about ego. Really. If it was ego, I'd be telling you about my awesome... oh, never mind."
- Bruce Perens
(Related: Ego, Mind)

"There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Rest)

"It's nice that people want to compliment you in some superficial way, but I've never considered that that's how I might be categorized. I guess it's better than being called ugly."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: People, Being, Compliment, Ugly, Want)

"The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: World)

"When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven, and directors are scared of that."
- Michael Pitt
(Related: Actors, Ego)

"Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness."
- Max Planck
(Related: Consciousness, Ego)

"Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Ego)

"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Ego)

"Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Ego)

"I can't stand being around anal people, especially anal people with big egos."
- Laura Prepon
(Related: People, Being)

"I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and, thank God, that's where they are."
- John Prescott
(Related: God)

"I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature. If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy, it can be developed in synthetic terms."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Work, Nature, Fantasy)

"I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Dreams, Cinema, Reality)

"Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Poetry, Content, Expression, Man, Religious)

"It's just too egotistical to think that we are the only lifeform in the universe."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: Universe)

"Not to sound egomaniac or anything, but just to get under people's skin like that, and for them to believe in you and believe strongly enough to write... it's flattering and it helps you during the day."
- Glenn Quinn
(Related: People, Day, Skin, Sound)

"I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher, I'm not a politician, I'm in another category."
- Sun Ra
"I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Peace, Leader, People, Purpose, Israel, Living, State)

"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)

"Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Business)

"We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Goal, Dictatorship, Ego)

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
- Robert Redford
(Related: Defense, Environment, National security)

"I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Art, Artists, Ego)

"I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Artist, Want)

"If I were to categorize what I sing, I have many different influences, and a lot of them are from back in time."
- Haley Reinhart
(Related: Time)

"We tried our best for the longest time to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the matter, and at each step, we were thwarted by those that said, No, we will not turn the boy over to his father."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Time, Father, Resolution, Will)

"Fragile egos are put on the line every day."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Day)

"It is high time that the international community tell Saddam Hussein and his regime that this is not an issue of negotiation with the U.N. about obligations that they undertook in 1991."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Time, Community, Negotiation)

"If there's such a thing as somebody having nine lives, I guess I'm somewhat in that category."
- Ron Rice
"We would have been happy if we could have assigned just three categories, large, medium, and small; the point is, we wanted to avoid personal judgments. It actually turned out to be quite a finely tuned scale."
- Charles Francis Richter
"Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!"
- Pat Riley
(Related: Ego, Problems, Solution, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman's body and of female sexuality."
- Diego Rivera
(Related: Body, Sexuality, Woman)

"July 13, 1954 was the most tragic day of my life. I had lost my beloved Frida forever. To late now I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida."
- Diego Rivera
(Related: Life, Love, Day, July, Now)

"I did not know it then, but Frida had already become the most important fact in my life. And would continue to be, up to the moment she died, 27 years later."
- Diego Rivera
(Related: Life, Fact, Years)

"If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait."
- Diego Rivera
(Related: Hurt, Obvious, Woman)

"I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category. I don't look like a blue blood. I don't look like a criminal. I don't look like anything."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Blood)

"I think maybe Mr. Sinise and Mr. Bacon have slightly bigger egos than I do."
- Eric Roberts
"If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Expectations)

"I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Romance)

"There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism, in its modern sense."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Sense, Word)

"The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Interest, May)

"But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that his ideals are only his ideals, frees him from their domination. He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Knowledge, Ideals, Interest)

"But egoism is more than this. It is the realization by the individual that he is above all institutions and all formulas; that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them his own by accepting them."
- John Buchanan Robinson
"In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Altruism, Idealism)

"They wanted to jump on their own bandwagon. Bobby Charlton had never made it as a manager. Bobby Moore hadn't either. I think they never stopped trying to put me in the same category. That was the road they went down with me."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Manager, Road, Trying)

"Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested, did hunger strikes, protests. It never hurt his career to be outspoken."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Career, Hunger, Hurt)

"History: the category of human phenomena which tends to catastrophe."
- Jules Romains
"The orbs have probably sold better through catalogs because they can be categorized unlike at most stores."
- David Rose
"As a small company our fastest way to market was going to be by working with other retailers that were known for pioneering new technologies and categories."
- David Rose
(Related: Company)

"Miscellaneous is always the largest category."
- Joel Rosenberg
(Related: Miscellaneous)

"It was important to have a similar energy in my performance. To make the character too different would have just been about my ego because it didn't need to be drastically different."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Character, Performance, Ego, Energy)

"But so long as we can keep this crew of fantastic people together and can continue to make real breakthrough films in this category, as well as characters that stay true to what we've done in this first film, I'd be more than happy to be a part of it."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: People, Film, First)

"Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Government, People, President, Reason, Will)

"Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It's tough on the ego."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Body, Ego, Hair, Old)

"That's the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there's no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego's reaction."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Attention, Ego, Spiritual, Trying)

"I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, 'If you're not laughing, then you're not getting it.'"
- David O. Russell
(Related: Experience, Ego, Spiritual, Will, Zen)

"That's what takes people out of the fight half the time. They get hit and half the reaction is your ego is saying, 'I cannot believe that person just lit me up - how humiliating.'"
- David O. Russell
(Related: Time, People, Ego, Fight, Saying)

"But in the old days, visual artists used to fall into two distinct categories: those of us who created images with cameras and those of us who applied stuff onto other stuff, with brushes or other tools."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Artists, Old, Tools)

"Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it."
- George Santayana
(Related: Egotism, Intolerance)

"No important national language, at least in the Occidental world, has complete regularity of grammatical structure, nor is there a single logical category which is adequately and consistently handled in terms of linguistic symbolism."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Language, World)

"I believe that the purpose for which I and my fellow soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them, and that, had this been done, the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Change, War, Purpose, Negotiation, Now, Soldiers)

"Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations."
- Ferdinand de Saussure
(Related: Memory, Speech, Words)

"My mother is a very strange woman... She doesn't understand me in the least and doesn't love me much either. If she had either love or understanding she would be prepared to make sacrifices."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Love, Mother, Understanding, Woman)

"Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Art)

"To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Life, Artist, Crime, Murder)

"I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Father, Sadness)

"I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?"
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Art, Nature, Artists)

"I believe in the immortality of all creatures."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Immortality)

"I am so rich that I must give myself away."
- Egon Schiele
"Everything is dead while it lives."
- Egon Schiele
"At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Body, Flowers, Impulses, Joy, Mountains, Plants, Present, Suffering, Trees, Water)

"All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Joy, United, Vitality, Will)

"A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Truth)

"I try not to have too much of an ego. I'll do anything."
- Rob Schneider
(Related: Ego)

"An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly restricting egoism will perish."
- Erwin Schrodinger
(Related: states, Will)

"For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice."
- Erwin Schrodinger
(Related: Virtue, Community, Vice)

"When you kill somebody in the movies, it matters, whereas in literature it can be allegorical."
- Barbet Schroeder
(Related: Movies, Literature)

"Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Goals, Ego, Problems, Solution)

"Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table."
- George Schultz
(Related: Power, Shadow)

"You can set up whatever negotiations or structure you want, but until the Palestinians are willing to accept the fact, as the majority of Israelis do, that there should be two states between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, we won't have peace."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Peace, Fact, Majority, states, Want)

"First of all, I think the Saudis are deeply concerned about the collapse of negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the resumption of conflict."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Conflict, First)

"Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego, so how do you go from having loads of fame to working at 7-11? You can't do it!"
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Ego, Fame)

"Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends."
- Giorgos Seferis
(Related: Action, Cunning, Man, Pride, Will)

"The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth."
- Andres Segovia
"You know what I think? If I am tired now, I don't mind, because I have eternity to rest."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Eternity, Mind, Now, Rest)

"Whoever heard of an electric violin, electric cello or, for that matter, an electric singer?"
- Andres Segovia
"When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Composers, Guitar, Writing)

"The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Music, Advice, Flowers, Giving, Islands, Ocean, Students, Study, Trees)

"Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Music, Poetry, Heart, Body, Guitar, Support)

"I've had three wives and three guitars. I still play the guitars."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Play, Wives)

"Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: God, Guitar, Man, Order)

"The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Guitar, Voice)

"When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work."
- Andres Segovia
(Related: Work, Building)

"Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday, the first of the month, at this port of San Diego, truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous."
- Junipero Serra
(Related: God, Day, Famous, First, Reason, Yesterday)

"I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category, and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: People)

"Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Trust, Eye)

"If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed."
- Lal Bahadur Shastri
(Related: Ideas, Aggression, Force, State, Succeed, Want, Will)

"It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven't written about Oregon yet, although I've been there 20 years - possibly I'm almost due."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Time, Years)

"That is someone who follows the teachings of the nonviolent Jesus and takes the gospel personally, and then pays the price. I fall into that category."
- Martin Sheen
"Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine."
- John Shirley
(Related: Nature, People, Artists, Writers)

"We ask them to remove the missiles deployed against Taiwan, give up their military threat, and instead let us together open the door to cross-Strait peaceful and stable dialogue and negotiations."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Military, Open)

"A man must be strong in that profession, he must have vigor of body and mind, yet I am all out of breath if I walk up a hill; I have not the heart to crush even a fly."
- Gregorio M. Sierra
(Related: Heart, Body, Man, Mind, Profession)

"How can you expect a man to be brave when he meets with nothing in life but misfortune?"
- Gregorio M. Sierra
(Related: Life, Man, Misfortune, Nothing)

"Every paleontologist knows that most new species, genera, and families, and that nearly all categories above the level of family appear in the record suddenly and are not led up to by known, gradual, completely continuous transitional sequences."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Family)

"Darwin (1859) recognized the fact that paleontology then seemed to provide evidence against rather for evolution in general or the gradual origin of taxonomic categories in particular."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Evolution, Fact)

"Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing."
- Mike Simpson
(Related: Trust, Deals, Grudges, Reputation)

"The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Ego, Fun, Prizes, Public, Satisfaction)

"You can't go to a negotiating table pointing a gun, but you've got to keep it over your shoulder."
- Joe Slovo
"I fed my ego, but not my soul."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Soul, Ego)

"If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Character, Egotism, Possession, Race)

"I hate to be categorized."
- Martin C. Smith
(Related: Hate)

"But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Common sense, Custom, Facts, Myth, Philosophy, Religious, Ritual)

"Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Artists)

"Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Ideas, Expression, May, Now, Present, Today)

"In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State."
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn
(Related: Lie, Country, State)

"Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs and weapons of mass destruction."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: War, Bombs, Destruction, Enemy, Weapons)

"The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: State, Welfare)

"I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Ego)

"Domestic discretionary spending on education and health care and the environment has been growing at 2 to 3 percent a year. He says we have to rein it in, but he ignores the spending category that is the big spike in the budget."
- John Spratt
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Environment)

"I am a professional performer and I only appear on TV for entertainment or for philanthropic organizations, and I consider this a very serious matter that doesn't fit into either category."
- Lionel Stander
(Related: Entertainment)

"Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity."
- Barbara Stanwyck
(Related: Egotism)

"Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: People, Decision, Poor)

"It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Love, Men, Success, Quality, Failure, Honesty, Egotism, Feeling, First, Generosity, Greed, Kindness, Self, Understanding)

"It's learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy - whether it's for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Quality, Enjoyment, Learning)

"I have to say that it was a very strange experience when, later in life, I represented Byron Scott and was negotiating with West - whose picture I used to have over my bed! That took some getting used to."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Experience, Life)

"I'd like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared - it's an everyday part of life."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Life)

"We're all negotiators."
- Leigh Steinberg
"The whole concept of negotiating is intimidating to many people."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: People)

"It has no enforceable standards to stop a union from conspiring with employers to keep another stronger union out or from negotiating contracts with lower pay and standards that members of another union have spent a lifetime establishing."
- Andy Stern
"I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Mother, Father, Duty)

"If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Sex, People, Egotism, Forget)

"The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show, especially when they're renegotiating contracts."
- Patrick Stewart
"I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food."
- Michael Stipe
(Related: Food, Age, Day, Sexuality)

"The rise of National Socialism is the protest of a people against a State that denies the right to work."
- Gregor Strasser
(Related: Work, People, Protest, Right, Socialism, State)

"If the machinery for distribution in the present economic system of the world is incapable of properly distributing the productive wealth of nations, then that system is false and must be altered."
- Gregor Strasser
(Related: Wealth, Nations, Present, World)

"The important part of the present development is the anti-capitalist sentiment that is permeating our people."
- Gregor Strasser
(Related: People, Development, Present, Sentiment)

"There's no road map on how to raise a family: it's always an enormous negotiation."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Negotiation, Road)

"To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: People, Strength, Ego, Open)

"It took a long time to get out of my contract. The producers thought I was negotiating for more money."
- Sherry Stringfield
(Related: Money, Time, Thought)

"It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were."
- Avrum Stroll
(Related: Answers, Present, Tradition)

"As far as big egos, there are definitely guys out there that just think God only knows what about themselves."
- Ethan Suplee
(Related: God)

"Vietnam was a lie but at least there was a political agenda. It was the domino theory. Iraq is about nothing but George Bush's ego laced with imperialist ambitions. And it was helped by your government."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Government, Lie, Ego, Iraq, Nothing, Theory, Vietnam)

"We may ascertain the worth of the human race, since for its sake God's Only-begotten Son became man, and thereby ennobled the nature that he took upon him."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Nature, Son, God, Man, May, Race, Worth)

"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)

"Because someone stole Gregory Peck's star on Hollywood Blvd., I have hired a Brink's guard to protect my star!"
- Rip Taylor
(Related: Hollywood)

"If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more."
- John Templeton
(Related: Opportunity, Will)

"I'm not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories. Either something works, or it doesn't."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Art, Music, Dance)

"My egotistical concern was less that I would fail to relate to my classmates than that they would know nothing of my uniquely tortured life's course and, thus, me."
- John Thorn
(Related: Life, Concern, Nothing)

"Each has its lesson; for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves."
- Henry Timrod
(Related: Dreams, Truth, Gods, Deep, Secrets)

"However, even during the preparations for action, we laid our plans in such a manner that should there be progress through diplomatic negotiation, we would be well prepared to cancel operations at the latest moment that communication technology would have permitted."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Technology, Progress, Action, Communication, Negotiation)

"Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations, the military and economic pressures would only force Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Success, Time, Possibility, Crisis, Force, Military)

"Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?"
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Pity, Remorse)

"My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Desire, Direction, Ego)

"If my ego was out of whack and I believed I could carry anything off, that would be a stupid risk. But so far there's been no reason not to try anything."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Ego, Reason, Risk)

"In September, I left the show. We were going through discussions and negotiations, and I had been on the show for about 11 years, and there were some things that I was asking for that I didn't feel were the moon or the stars."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: Moon, Stars, Years)

"To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Thought, Rights, Human rights)

"And it turned out that the Roberts Commission did not fully utilize the information available and that it came to conclusions which were I think quite short sighted and, indeed, in some cases, scapegoated individuals."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Information)

"Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Power, Development, America, Energy, Jobs, Wind)

"I am maintaining my schedule of commuting to Washington, D.C. each week from Oregon so that I can spend my weekends and days when we are not in session traveling to communities throughout my district."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Traveling, Washington)

"I've experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Family, Government, Work, People, First, Youth)

"As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green, not black."
- Greg Walden
"With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Development, Energy, Focus, Nation, Oil, World)

"The foregoing considerations lead us to the very important conclusion, that matter is essentially force, and nothing but force; that matter, as popularly understood, does not exist, and is, in fact, philosophically inconceivable."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Fact, Force, Nothing)

"The left and right are not religious categories. They're often not even value categories."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Religious, Right, Value)

"By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America, everything stood on a new and more respectable footing, both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Time, War, America, Friends, Independence)

"One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category."
- Faye Wattleton
(Related: Society, Women)

"The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Attention, Ego, Focus, Nothing)

"The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile."
- Alan Watts
(Related: People)

"It is probably very necessary to present your ego at some point."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Ego, Present)

"Sanctions and negotiations can be very ineffective, and indeed foolish, unless the people you are talking with and negotiating with and trying to reach agreements with are people who can be trusted to keep their word."
- Caspar Weinberger
(Related: People, Talking, Trying, Word)

"I don't want the giant ego. I don't want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Ego, Singing, Want)

"There is not many tenors in the male category and that makes me stick out."
- Bryan White
"What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It's not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher."
- Ken Wilber
(Related: Ego, First, Spirit, Spiritual)

"If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days."
- Robin Williams
(Related: Women, World)

"Furthermore, there is no good ethical or economic reason for asking workmen and current producers to forego all economic gain in order to increase the purchasing power of all the wealth accumulated in past years."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Power, Wealth, Gain, Order, Past, Reason, Years)

"There is a class system in acting just like in anything else. Black females fall in a category below black male actors."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Acting, Actors, Class)

"Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No."
- Harold Wilson
(Related: Acceptance, Will, Wind)

"Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Time, Blame, Ego, Fiction)

"There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors, but basically you've got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen. That's why you get rhetoric."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Actors, Rhetoric, Writers)

"When we came then to the 1967 negotiations we had the problem of one market between two countries fully under the control of the American companies that owned the facilities on both sides of the border."
- Leonard Woodcock
(Related: Control, American, Countries)

"I don't think I ever worked harder at any match during my career to get runs as I did then, nor did I ever have to face in one game such consistently fast bowlers as the Australian pair, Gregory and McDonald."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Career)

"Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I'd put myself in the latter category. But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Time, People, Leaders, Right)

"Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache."
- Philip Wylie
(Related: Blessings)

"There is only so much negotiating and maneuvering that can be done while the aircraft is under siege in mid-air. Therefore, the best way to put a stop to hijacking is by having high levels of security implemented by qualified and trained personnel both on the ground and in the air."
- Isaac Yeffet
(Related: Security)

"The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians."
- Boris Yeltsin
"Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised."
- Shoshana Zuboff
(Related: Experience, Awareness, Old, Question, World)

"I think it's too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: America, Man, Villainy)