Quotes and Sayings about End



"On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: End, Giants)

"There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Freedom, Independence, Will, World)

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

"As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain."
- Cleveland Abbe
(Related: End, Influence, Man, Needs, Population)

"It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth."
- Cleveland Abbe
(Related: Life, Friends, Usefulness, Youth)

"If the end does not justify the means - what can?"
- Edward Abbey
(Related: End)

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Government, Country)

"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Friend, Man)

"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Idea, Defense, Needs, Wilderness)

"Neophyte writers tend to believe that there is something magical about ideas and that if they can just get a hold of a good one, then their futures are ensured."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Ideas, Writers)

"The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Money, Work, Publishing, Wrong)

"I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Time, End, English, Language, Prose)

"You can't defend the indefensible - anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical."
- Diane Abbott
(Related: Self)

"The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Age, Education, Argument, Children, Democracy, First, School)

"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Time, Children, Disease, End, Labor, Poverty, Treatment, Will)

"Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: People, Successful, Friend)

"Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Friends, Play)

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

"I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
"My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Movies, Mother)

"I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, End)

"The game has basically not changed since I ended my career."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Career)

"The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Poetry, Reason)

"The first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: First, Literary)

"That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently; but, as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar, so the invention itself has been."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Poetry, Invention, Needs)

"Certainly our goal is to leave Iraq, but we can't leave Iraq with our forces until we know that the Iraqi security forces are capable and efficient enough to defend the sovereignty of the nation."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Goal, Iraq, Nation, Security)

"If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Men, Children, Fight, Kids, Strangers, Want)

"There is one confrontation scene toward the end of the picture. In the middle of the scene, I thought, That's Sean Connery! I don't know how else to describe Sean Connery. I still feel that way."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Thought, End)

"They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Business)

"As a result, I've been portrayed as a cynical barbarian preying on the very clients I was charged to defend."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Clients, Result)

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

"I think that in the end, a talk show is a very different animal."
- Dan Abrams
(Related: End, Talk)

"The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail?"
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Day, Defense, Effect, End, Law, Question)

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

"Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather."
- Floyd Abrams
"I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail to defend confidential sources. Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this. But I can't say that's the norm."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Will)

"When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: America, First, Freedom, Law, Living, Memory, Press)

"It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: People, First, Rights, Speech, Want)

"I try to do that in this book without preaching - to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: First, Rights, Preaching)

"My only friends were boys, and I was just one more of them."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Boys, Friends)

"I really wanted to work and become independent."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Work)

"I would have answered your letter sooner, but you didn't send one."
- Goodman Ace
"They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Habit, Leaders)

"The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured."
- Dean Acheson
"I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Father, Example)

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Life, End, Want)

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Country, End, Lies, Mystery, Will)

"I was in preschool and a girl actually kissed me on the cheek. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what it meant, so I instantly grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. And, then I got suspended."
- Jensen Ackles
"When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Friends, School)

"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition."
- John Acton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- John Acton
(Related: Power)

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

"Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end."
- Lord Acton
(Related: End, Liberty)

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Power)

"The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Authority, Country, Duty, Man, Right, Spirit, State)

"There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Men, Error)

"I've got too many of my friends that retired and went home and got on a rocking chair, and about a year and a half later, I'm always going to the cemetery."
- Red Adair
(Related: Home, Friends)

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

"I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards."
- Amy Adams
(Related: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

"I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl."
- Amy Adams
(Related: Work, End, Work ethic)

"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Love, Thought, Reality, Spirit)

"Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Truth, Myths, World)

"One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."
- Brooks Adams
(Related: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

"Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down."
- Charles Adams
(Related: Expediency, Greed, Taxation, Taxes)

"No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Related: Success, Greatness, Excellence)

"No one ever attains success by simply doing what is required of him."
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Related: Success)

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

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: May)

"It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

"I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Tax)

"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: End)

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

"The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Agreement, Rights, London)

"But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Peace, Irish, Republicans)

"In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Blind, Eye, Oppression, Past, Right, Struggle)

"The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

"The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Men, Power, Effect, Killing, Publicity, Self)

"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

"A friend in power is a friend lost."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Power, Friend)

"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Nature, Knowledge, Beginning, End, Human nature)

"Friends are born, not made."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Friends)

"One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: Friend)

"On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor."
- Jack Adams
(Related: Chicago, December, End, Force, Islands)

"The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it."
- John Adams
(Related: Effect, Independence, Glory)

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)

"The happiness of society is the end of government."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Happiness, Society, End)

"Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write."
- John Adams
(Related: Knowledge)

"Where annual elections end where slavery begins."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Elections, End, Slavery)

"Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Life, Failure, Day, Fighting, Satisfaction)

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

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Constitution, Country, Duty, Freedom, Worth)

"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Life, First, Rights, Liberty, Property)

"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Act, End, Kindness)

"One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead."
- Scott Adams
"Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Cause, Company, Information, Problems)

"If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it's done."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Trouble, Unix)

"In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature."
- Will Adams
(Related: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

"It's just that if you're not disruptive everything seems to be repeated endlessly - not so much the good things but the bland things - the ordinary things - the weaker things get repeated- the stronger things get suppressed and held down and hidden."
- Robert Adamson
"There's one of my new poems actually - is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas."
- Robert Adamson
(Related: Poetry, Example, Poems)

"The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself."
- Jane Addams
"Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Result)

"Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friend, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

"The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Friendship, Enjoyment)

"The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Man, Question, Will, Yield)

"If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Experience, Life, Brother, Genius, Friend, Hope, Perseverance, Caution, Succeed)

"Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Wonder)

"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Health, Body, Cheerfulness, Mind)

"A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Talent, Eloquence, Man, Modesty)

"True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Conversation, Enjoyment, First, Self)

"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!"
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Love, Pain, Treasure)

"A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative."
- George Ade
(Related: Time, Friend, May)

"No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Artist, Singing, Want)

"I don't want to be involved in endless media gossip."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Gossip, Media, Want)

"Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Passion, Pleasure, Violence)

"We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Measure)

"Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening, May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its political independence."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Time, People, Country, Evening, Independence, May)

"Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Friendship, Leisure)

"Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Friendship, Love, Mother, Example)

"The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

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

"It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Experience, History, Self)

"The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Burden, Credit, Name)

"In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: End, Nothing)

"The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Ability, Actions, Country, Present)

"For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Trust, Disease, Friends, Tyranny)

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

"If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Friends, Oil, Opponents)

"God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Man)

"Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Friend, Fortune)

"We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Life, Prosperity)

"It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Men, Friend, Character, Envy, Honor)

"Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Life, End, Man, Prosperity)

"My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

"The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over."
- Aesop
(Related: Force, Wind)

"A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him."
- Aesop
(Related: Friend, Enemy, Man)

"He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own."
- Aesop
(Related: End, Principles, Will)

"Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, Right, Want)

"There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mom, Deep, Nothing, Parents, Trying)

"Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Experience, Life, Divorce, End, Reality, World)

"I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Death, Fish, Friends)

"It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it's easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Day, End, Pretty)

"I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Answers, Day, Fighting, Question)

"The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Goal, Medicine, Problems, Research, Training)

"Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Boyfriend, Career, Now, Pretty, Right)

"What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending... we gotta let ourselves be."
- Christina Aguilera
"It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Work, Dream, Friends, Hard work, Will)

"I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Girls, School, Talk)

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

"Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: People, Identity, Present)

"The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

"Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Friendship, Future, Will)

"For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Countries, Rights, Observation, Reason, Relationships, Respect)

"I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know - I need to know - my beginnings and my ends. I don't have to be in control of it, but I need to know what's going on."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Control, Beginnings)

"All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by."
- Conrad Aiken
(Related: Ending, Now, Will, Youth)

"Money is a never-ending problem."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Money)

"We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Time, Work)

"A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Health, Pain, Suffering)

"I am just like 99% of my friends in France, who say on their resume they can speak fluent English. In reality, they can't even count up to three."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: English, France, Friends, Reality)

"I have been a goof my whole life. I wasn't really the popular girl in school and didn't have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Life, Popular, School)

"Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Anger, Friend, Murder, Passion)

"I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Memory, Monument)

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

"He might be my boyfriend. He might not be my boyfriend."
- Lauren Alaina
(Related: Boyfriend)

"Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

"When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: War, End, Will)

"Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers."
- Jessica Alba
(Related: Wife, End)

"When you're doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it's a very different way of doing business than in London. You can't sign them in the usual way because they'd end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Business, Defeat, End, London)

"Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Time, Democracy, End, Want)

"I think Kandinsky and I were very near friends."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Friends)

"When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Government, Job, Obligation, Teaching, Years)

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

"One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance."
- King Albert II
(Related: Vision, Duty, Independence)

"But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices."
- King Albert II
(Related: Duty, May, Will)

"In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands, and in 1981, the first Big Black record - the first thing I did that was an actual record."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Chicago, First, Friends)

"There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios, but this is mostly for the special effects it allows, not for sound quality. These special effects soon fall out of fashion, and I don't think this trend will define studios permanently."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Quality, Fashion, Sound, Will)

"This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: Dying, End, Man, Sun)

"Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Money, Building, Destruction, Weapons)

"Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Friends, World)

"A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Students)

"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Eyes, Influence, Self, Spirit, Will)

"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Books, Friends)

""Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Friend, Vocabulary, Word)

"A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Friend, Defense, Treasure)

"Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)

"We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way."
- Buzz Aldrin
(Related: Eyes, Trying, World)

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

"When I go back to France now I spend all the my time with press and sponsors. I do not have a lot of time to spend at home with my family."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Family, Home, Time, France, Now, Press)

"You tend to think that there is a big gap between F1 and everything else. F1 is where all the fantastic drivers are, so you just don't know how good you are until you get there."
- Jean Alesi
"If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Men, Children)

"I began to think, The endowment has had a bad reputation in the last few years, and that's unfair."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Reputation, Years)

"We do all the appropriating. They do not do any of it down at the White House. They send a budget up here, and we don't have to pay any attention it to at all. We do what we want to do."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Attention, Want)

"Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Friends, Shakespeare, Teachers)

"When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Paris, states, University)

"I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Failure, African, Leaders)

"I didn't want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I'd switch and run as a Republican."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Republican, Want)

"I absolutely intend to return every penny given to me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Leaders)

"Mental life is indeed practical through and through. It begins in practice and it ends in practice."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Life, Practice)

"I just don't want to end up on something that bores the hell out of me. Otherwise, I'll fake a knee injury and get out of there."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: End, Hell, Injury, Want)

"I really love the process, with stage, of rehearsal, you get to create a character, and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story. And in television, you don't."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Love, Character, Beginning, End, Television)

"If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler."
- Alfonso X
(Related: Creation)

"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Friendship, Meaning, School)

"Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Choice, College, Parents, School)

"I had short hair for a while, but I ended up loving it."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Hair)

"Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter."
- William Allan
(Related: Money, Father, Learning, Will)

"When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

"We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Marketing)

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

"That's the only way I can control my movie. If you shoot everything, then everything is liable to end up in the movie. If you have a vision, you don't have to cover every scene."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Control, Vision, End)

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

"Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Failure, Church, First)

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

"Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded."
- Hervey Allen
(Related: Facts, Legends)

"Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void."
- Hervey Allen
"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth."
- James Allen
(Related: Truth, Errors, Man)

"I certainly do get at the end of my rope at times. We all do."
- Joan Allen
(Related: End)

"Eventually you love people - friends or lovers - because of their flaws."
- Karen Allen
(Related: Love, People, Flaws, Friends, Lovers)

"I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

"I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Determination, Generosity, President)

"Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: First, Friends, Reward, Will)

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

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

"At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Day, End, Obvious, Songs)

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

"I like to have friends in the kitchen and make a big mess and use every pot in the kitchen."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Friends, Kitchen)

"Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Women, End, Want)

"Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words "large" or "size" with "rear end." Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Trust, End, Woman, Words)

"Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

"Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Conservation, Energy, Independence)

"We are spending $1 billion a week in Iraq."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Iraq)

"What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Country, Debt, Friends, Interest, Republican)

"I tended to place my wife under a pedestal."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Wife)

"Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply,' but not in those words."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Words)

"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies."
- Woody Allen
(Related: America, Crime, Office)

"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Education, School, Teachers)

"The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Athletes, Crowds, Obscurity)

"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

"All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

"Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Pornography)

"Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

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

"I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Age, Family, Conservative, End, Wonder, World, Wrong)

"We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Life, Quality, Want, World)

"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Fear, Abuse)

"I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Peace, Women, Promise, Prosperity)

"I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Time, Mother, Kids)

"It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Life, Sister, Friends, Parents)

"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)

"There's a lot of terrible things goin' on all the time, but you gotta try and have some fun in the end."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Time, End, Fun)

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

"Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I've been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It's a nice little club. It's just about the right size for me, about 150 people."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Work, People, Night, Play, Right, Years)

"The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Feeling, Sky)

"So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting."
- June Allyson
(Related: Music, Friend, Husbands, Study, Talk, Wives)

"Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert."
- June Allyson
(Related: Music, Wealth, Excitement, Film, Fun)

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

"The 1980s really ended for me in 1992 with the film Kika."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Film)

"I think it's a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Change, Time, Maturity)

"These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Project)

"I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways."
- Steve Almond
(Related: Time, Children, Production)

"Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: People, American, End, Now)

"Fans tend to get too excited by streaks of either kind and I think the press does too. There should be a happy medium."
- Walt Alston
(Related: Fans, Press)

"Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda."
- Eric Alterman
(Related: Policy, Control, Force, Foreign policy, Public, Struggle)

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

"I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: End, Events, Living)

"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)

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

"The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: End, United, Want)

"The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Wife, HusbFriends)

"In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Development, Hinduism, Conscience, Reason, Thinking)

"When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Church, Custom, Rome, Scandal, Want)

"Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Friends, Washington)

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

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

"It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat."
- John Amery
(Related: Giving, Integrity, Proof, World)

"When I got the money, the whole burden descended on me, and the realization of what I had done. And it led me then to make the further step, a change of loyalties."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Change, Money, Burden)

"When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had gone much more into the service of a political tendency in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Country, Service)

"Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Fear, Consistency, Anxiety)

"Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents. Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds, tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Party)

"Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all longing by all believers."
- William Ames
(Related: End, Longing, World)

"Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Control, Energy, Europe, Weapons)

"Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Life, People)

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

"Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Survival, Humanity, Self)

"There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: End)

"He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Faith, Church, Sense)

"That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Change, Poetry, Friends, Today)

"Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Songs)

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

"We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life."
- David Amram
(Related: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

"That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music."
- David Amram
(Related: Music, Poetry, Ability)

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

"Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Friendship, Time, Trust, People)

"Even my closest friend said I was finished, but I think I may be a little different from the others."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Friend, May)

"Actually, recording the Suite Chic album was so much fun and while working on this new album, people that I've worked with from Suite Chic has lend their voice."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: People, Fun, Voice)

"May God permit us both to return to a free and independent Poland."
- Wladyslaw Anders
(Related: God, May)

"Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Fun, Hollywood, Want)

"The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Technology, Successful, First, Will)

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

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

"I think she definitely has. I think, um, her and Mulder's relationship has become more equal. And, I think she has become stronger and more independent over the seasons."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Seasons)

"I think we're tremendously different than the series, if they were to tune in to the series after seeing the movie they might be disappointed. That there was, you know, that they might have some kind of adverse reaction."
- Gillian Anderson
"It's so funny, because right now I'm very tired and my brains a little dead, I tend to get very focused and serious. So, I'm probably coming off a lot more like Scully right now."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Funny, Now, Right)

"To re-live these characters would be wonderful, because I know when the show ends it will be huge mourning process."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Mourning, Will)

"Well they have an input into policy but in the end governments are elected to put together policy but the good thing about the Wentworth Group is that you know you've got 11 pretty capable people with a lot of good ideas."
- John Anderson
(Related: People, Policy, Ideas, End, Pretty)

"We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time."
- John Anderson
(Related: Time, Trust, Chance, Confidence, Right)

"People forget that a huge proportion of our jobs still depend on agricultural production in Australia so of course there are exports. That's easily overlooked."
- John Anderson
(Related: People, Forget, Jobs, Production)

"But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it."
- John Anderson
(Related: Design, Environmental, Time, End, Now, Objectives)

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

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

"Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

"I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Positive)

"I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Home, Science, Time, Work, Day, Fiction, Night, Reading, Research)

"People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They're not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There's just regret."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Regret, Word)

"If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end of the moon as we know it."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: End, Moon)

"My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Sister, Son, Daughter, Now, School)

"My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Dad, Parents, Smoking)

"Dr. Phil was very helpful and caring. I believe he helped all of us there and watching how to better relate, understand, and communicate with our families and loved ones. Dr. Phil recommended reading my new book."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Caring, Reading)

"A real estate closer. Oh, what's that? I'm a real estate opener. What is a real estate closer? You mean at the end where you've got to sign all those papers?"
- Louie Anderson
(Related: End)

"Prayer begins where human capacity ends."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Prayer)

"My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Work, Buying, Relaxation, Shops, Therapy)

"Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Friends, Light, Nothing)

"You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Character, Credibility, Will)

"Shanks and I tend to have a lot of fun. And, oh, any of The Simpsons' episodes are my favorites too."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Fun)

"People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Beauty, People, Intellect, Word)

"Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle."
- Marc Andreessen
(Related: Technology, Adoption)

"Elvis and I continued to be friends, and I saw him once or twice a year. But he was a troubled person."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Friends)

"Believe me, you lose more than a gallon of fluids during a race. You could lose between six and 10 pounds during a race, depending on hot it is."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: Race)

"Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Funny, Friends, Queen, Question)

"Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives."
- Ivo Andric
(Related: Fear, Hope, Space)

"What can and doesn't have to be always, at the end, surrenders to something that has to be."
- Ivo Andric
(Related: End)

"I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Ladies, Imitation, Tradition, Traditions)

"Yes, it must be something that goes very well with my voice, let's say something that I understand that this would be good communication with the others, and I don't pretend for instance, to look for music that would be something that doesn't go with my personality."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Communication, Personality, Voice)

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

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Travel, Idea, Bigotry, Friends, May, Worry)

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Burden, Future, Past, Prejudice, Present)

"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Ignorance)

"At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Life, Choice, Surrender)

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Talent, Children, Ignorance)

"Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: America, Legends, Mythology)

"And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, Freedom, Majority, Will)

"And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, God, Country, First, Protection)

"They keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job, because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: People, Benefits, Job, Unemployment)

"You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a 'goddess circle'."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Girlfriends)

"We're all with Friends until Friends dies. If one of us goes, we all go. One of us wouldn't leave. It wouldn't be the show it is without each of us."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Friends)

"In a man, I look for a friend, someone who's equal, with whom I'm comfortable."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Friend, Man)

"Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Family, People, Friend, Friends, Nothing)

"The thing is to be able to outlast the trends."
- Paul Anka
"Canada is a good country to be from. It has a gentler slower pace - it lends perspective."
- Paul Anka
(Related: Canada, Country, Perspective)

"Everything is temporary. Everything is bound to end."
- Keren Ann
(Related: End)

"I spend a lot of time writing in New York."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Time, Writing)

"Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Peace, African, Leaders, Troops)

"More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: History, Destiny, Friends, Nations, United)

"I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)

"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Equality, Development, Goal, Building, Challenge, Gender, Gender equality, Meeting, Poverty)

"We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Nature, Time, Globalization, Internet, Support)

"I feel the whole issue has been a witchhunt from day one as part of a broader Republican political agenda."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Day, Republican)

"God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: God, Strength, Fight, Surrender, Temptations)

"Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Kids, Public, School, World)

"It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Financial, Cause)

"I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Compromise, Independence)

"Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Family, Women, Life, Children, Friends, Jobs, Victims)

"I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Family, Life, Hollywood, Regret)

"Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there's nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Time, Nothing, Taste)

"I don't believe in expending energy on something you can't do anything about. If there was some easy way of fixing things, I'd probably do it."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Energy)

"People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence."
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: Life, People, Achievement, Independence)

"That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary."
- Piers Anthony
"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Man, Protection, Woman)

"If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

"Independence is happiness."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Happiness, Independence)

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

"I tended to emphasize the secular, the casual, the colloquial, the vernacular against the sacred."
- David Antin
"The czar was always sending us commands - you shall not do this and you shall not do that - till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Tribute)

"There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Truth, People, Friend, Enemy, Temper)

"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: End, Years)

"I think that the pendulum will swing back to the other side one day."
- Susan Anton
(Related: Day, Will)

"The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Life, Drama, Wail)

"That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Truth, Friend, Woman)

"Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Experience)

"The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him."
- Aharon Appelfeld
(Related: People, Biography, Deep, End, Israel, Metaphor, Writing)

"I've gone through stages where I hate my body so much that I won't even wear shorts and a bra in my house because if I pass a mirror, that's the end of my day."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Body, Day, End, Hate)

"I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I've tried to keep the corruption minimal."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Development, Corruption, Want)

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

"I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Manager, Mother, Friends, Relationships)

"The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?"
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Time, Money, People, Animals, Holidays, Killing, Options, Want)

"So I do tend to do documentaries where I can move in and out of them."
- Michael Apted
"He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Money, Time, Artists, Trying)

"Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship, Science, Justice)

"The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Courage, Act)

"Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

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

"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)

"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship)

"By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Men, Nature, Liberty)

"Listen, people like Brian Bendis did great things for comic readers, great things for comic readers."
- Avi Arad
(Related: People)

"We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!"
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Blood, Will)

"At the end of the '60s, I was trying to enter the world of comics."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: End, Trying, World)

"For every issue, I send four pages of finished marginals and they select the ones they need."
- Sergio Aragones
"When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in how the story is going to develop and you spend more time daydreaming on that particular subject."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Time)

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

"If the gag is complicated, you spend more time thinking about the way you're drawing it."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse."
- Diane Arbus
"It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: End, Paris)

"At the end of my trial, I was rather hoping the judge would send me to Australia for the rest of my life."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, End, Rest)

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

"But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Education, Diaries, End, Prison)

"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Forgiveness, Action, Freedom, Key)

"The Third World is not a reality but an ideology."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Ideology, Reality, World)

"The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Truth, Efficiency, Lying, Trouble, Wishes)

"The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Happiness, Men, Desire, End, Living, Sense)

"There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Thoughts, Thinking)

"These are the fifties, you know. The disgusting, posturing fifties."
- Hannah Arendt
"This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes."
- Hannah Arendt
"To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Age, Authority)

"Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Content, Fidelity, Loyalty, Mind)

"Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Act, Tyranny)

"War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: War, Luxury, Nations)

"We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Life, Abundance)

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

"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Truth, People, Evil)

"Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Crime, Discovery, Guilt, Nothing)

"Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Nothing, Senses, Words)

"In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Death, Living, Order)

"Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Life, People, Culture, Entertainment, World)

"It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Contention, Country, Nothing, Traditions)

"Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Successful, Freedom, Man, Necessity)

"No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

"It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Reality, Road)

"The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Certainty, Laws)

"Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Action, Name)

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."
- Hannah Arendt
"Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Peace, Delight, Desire, Mind)

"Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Girls)

"Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Death, Life)

"Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Growth, Day, Existence, Freedom, May, Proof)

"Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Crime, Evil, Radical)

"Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Mob, Propaganda)

"Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Thought, Beginning, End, Theories, Tradition)

"Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Love, Experience, Mistake, People, Poets)

"Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Jeopardy, Opposites, Rules, Violence)

"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Future, Promises)

"Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Lying)

"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Error, Meaning)

"The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Leader, Error)

"The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Authority, Day, Defiance, May, Religious, World)

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

"The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Revolution, Reputation, Violence)

"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Conservative, Day, Revolution, Radical, Will)

"No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Time, Crime, First, Punishment)

"I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship."
- Pietro Aretino
(Related: Friendship, Wisdom, Misers, Treasure)

"Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies."
- Asia Argento
(Related: Movies, Action, Years)

"To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Money, Content, Film, Pressure)

"When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money, who's making the most who can get the most, me, me me... and in the end it screws up the person and the sport."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Money, End, Play)

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

"There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture. And that is not always a virtue."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Virtue, Culture, Today, World)

"Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Religion, Culture)

"The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

"Hunger knows no friend but its feeder."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Friend, Hunger)

"Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)

"Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Eyes, Open, Will)

"Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Travel, Friends, Road)

"The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friend, Man, Wishes, Wishing)

"The end of labor is to gain leisure."
- Aristotle
(Related: End, Gain, Labor, Leisure)

"Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Men, Excellence)

"No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world."
- Aristotle
(Related: Existence, World)

"Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends."
- Aristotle
(Related: Truth, Friends, Honor, Piety)

"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
- Aristotle
(Related: Beauty)

"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Work, Quick, Wishing)

"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friends)

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
- Aristotle
(Related: Happiness)

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Soul, Friend)

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Power, Survival, Awareness, Contemplation, Value)

"Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics."
- Aristotle
(Related: Politics, Science, End, Man)

"A friend to all is a friend to none."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friend)

"For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first."
- Aristotle
(Related: Love, Truth, First, Friends, Honor, Piety)

"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Soul)

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

"He who hath many friends hath none."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friends)

"A true friend is one soul in two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Soul, Friend)

"A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end."
- Aristotle
(Related: Action, Beginning, End, Tragedy)

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

"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friends, Misfortune)

"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friend, Man, Wishes, Wishing)

"In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Comfort, Deeds, Friends, Old, Poverty, Weakness)

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

"We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: People, Fear, Reason, Want)

"Inspiration doesn't really work like that - you're not looking out for it. Inspiration is something that tends to capture you rather than you capture it."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Work, Inspiration)

"Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Thoughts, Day, Friends, Sound)

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision."
- Dick Armey
(Related: People, Children, Politicians)

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

"I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Peace, Environment, Military, Road)

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

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

"Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy. And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Democracy, Friends, states, United)

"As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Legends, Memories)

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

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

"I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: End)

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

"This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride, namely, that none should account himself better before God than others, though perhaps adorned with greater gifts, and endowments."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Truth, Gifts, Pride, Spiritual)

"But as a result of that, there was, once the show ended, there was this talk for sort of four, five months about what was going to happen, and if we were going to move to Showtime, and if we were going to be bought by ABC or whatever."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Months, Result, Talk)

"But since day one, we've always been kinda up against it. So at the end, it's not surprising that we were kind of led along for so many months and didn't know what the fate of the show was gonna be. It was... in a weird way, just kind of that was the way it's always been."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Day, End, Fate, Months)

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

"When a system is considered in two different states, the difference in volume or in any other property, between the two states, depends solely upon those states themselves and not upon the manner in which the system may pass from one state to the other."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Difference, May, Property, State, states)

"Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Nature, Science, Actions, Man, Order, State)

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

"In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: First, Order, Senses)

"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Music, Friendship, People, Act, Communication)

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

"Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Death, Friends)

"Birth control that really works - every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids."
- Roseanne Barr Arnold
(Related: Control, Bed, Birth control, Kids, Night)

"It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'"
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Death, Life, God, Thought, Friend, Dying, Old)

"At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a DV camera and just do a small film. But then the hunger comes back."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: End, Film, Hunger)

"I couldn't sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Night, Office, Sleep)

"I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Life, Blame, Choices, End, Passion, Road, Wrong)

"I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Death, End, Passion, Trying, Want)

"Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation."
- Jean Arp
(Related: Life, Contemplation, Day, Humanity, Machines, Meditation, Silence, Will)

"This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Family, Friendship, Loss, Support, Will)

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

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

"The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Money, People, Evil, Public, Value)

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

"In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Time, Books, Chivalry, End, Fathers, Man, Nothing, Reading)

"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, "Make me feel important." Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Life, Sales, Succeed, Will)

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

"It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Idea, Crime, Help)

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

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

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

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

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

"Paul and I don't see that much of each other these days, but I certainly still regard him as a friend."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Friend)

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

"We remained at our encampment of this day until the morning of the 7th, when we descended ten miles lower down and encamped on a spot of ground where several thousand Indians had wintered during the past season."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Day, Past)

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

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

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

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

"Why would people spend good money to have my pants?"
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Money, People)

"So it wasn't actually that bad, it took a couple of weeks to sort of get used to uh, you know, standing around and pretending to have ice shoot out of your hand, but once you got used to that it uh, it was actually not that hard."
- Shawn Ashmore
"I just got Kill Bill: Vol. 2. I've watched it like eight times in the past two months. I just love the scene at the end between David Carradine and Uma Thurman."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Love, End, Months, Past)

"Above and beyond having the social life, to have a core group of people that you work with and spend time with and learn how to work with is a nice thing."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Time, Work, Life, People)

"No designer has really wowed me yet, I'm into other people's recommendations when it comes to fashion."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: People, Fashion)

"No man is fit to be a Senator... unless he is willing to surrender his political life for great principle."
- Henry F. Ashurst
(Related: Life, Man, Surrender)

"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: God, Ignorance, Surrender, Today)

"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Life, Afterlife, Boredom, Heaven, Hell)

"Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Dream, December, End, Theater, Washington)

"At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Life, End, Fame)

"Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation."
- Roberto Assagioli
(Related: Forgiveness, Life, Resentment)

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

"What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Life, War, Quality, Iraq, Perceptions)

"Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Hope, Effort, Information, Question, Reform, World)

"We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod ... to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role. On the other hand, I get undue credit."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Work, Credit, Criticism)

"We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Legal, Information, Mail, News, Public, Talking)

"It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Acting, Profession)

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

"We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Grief, May, Pain, Sin)

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

"God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, God, End)

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

"If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.'"
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, God, Nothing, Reason)

"That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Self, Value)

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

"I haven't gone to college yet and I intend to in a few years."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: College, Years)

"I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Life, Friend, Play, Rest, Want)

"I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice."
- Michael Aston
(Related: Attitude, Cause, Children, Liberal, Voice)

"Let's not pretend that abortion isn't about the mass slaughter of innocents."
- Michael Aston
(Related: Abortion)

"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
- Athenaeus
(Related: Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

"Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Day, First, Labor)

"But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Quiet)

"I mean I can do it when I'm very relaxed, and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Friends)

"I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Character, Care, Fun)

"And what's interesting about him as a comic character is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Character)

"A penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation."
- James Atlas
(Related: Dignity, Reputation)

"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Animals, Environment, Plants)

"I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Car, Conscience, Driving, Fact, Hate)

"I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Life, End)

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Day, End, Spring)

"The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Answers, Literature, Questions)

"And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Business, Actors, End, Friends, Theater)

"The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men."
- John Aubrey
(Related: Men, Historians, Religious)

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

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

"The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Eye, Repetition)

"A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Work, People, America, Man, Office)

"All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Addiction)

"Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Friends, Opinion, Taste)

"God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: God)

"Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Nature, Years)

"To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende."
- Erich Auerbach
(Related: History, Historians)

"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Clouds, First, Humility, Will)

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

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Work, God)

"I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Friend, Want)

"If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Friend, Friends, Gain, Strangers, Will)

"Journalists prize independence - not teamwork."
- Ken Auletta
(Related: Teamwork, Independence)

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Quality, Virtue, Care)

"She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Life, God, Gods, Eternity, Mind, Present, Spirit)

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Benevolence, Man)

"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Business, Money, May)

"Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Fashion, Man, Satisfaction, Will, Woman)

"If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next."
- Jane Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Heart, Charm, Tenderness)

"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
- Jane Austen
"No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Admiration, Man, Woman)

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

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

"Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Beginning, End, Moon)

"Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures, and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Credit)

"I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Marriage, Civil rights, Man, Woman)

"I'll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Public, Safety)

"We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Fear)

"They look for the top note to end every song. They don't know what they are singing about. There is no style."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: End, Singing, Song, Style)

"I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Time, Idea, Colors, Emotion, Excitement, Relationships)

"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Surrender, Will)

"O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Soul, Praise, Tongue)

"Even if you don't like a concert of mine, please, please applaud at the end anyway."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: End)

"A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Luck)

"I usually only play with very close friends."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Friends, Play)

"It is wonderful to see how happy all my friends in the LA Philharmonic are in their new home."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Home, Friends)

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

"Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Applause, End, Silence)

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

"But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

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

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

"Most musicians count at the beginning, and never count and talk to their musicians after that. They only talk to them at the end of the song. But I would count with them and talk."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Beginning, End, Musicians, Song, Talk)

"Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence. We will fight this danger for the sake of independence of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels."
- Shaukat Aziz
(Related: Danger, Defeat, Fight, Independence, Terrorism, Will)

"We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Community, Country, Destruction, Law, Luxury, Weapons)

"Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Change, Life, Nature, End, Man)

"The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Technology, Books, Humanity, Information, Reason, Word)

"Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

"Our approach to economic development must be modern, focused and in tune with the global trend."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Development)

"The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort, but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Effort, Fatigue, Force)

"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Ideas, Answers, Confusion, Machine, Question, Right, Will, Wrong)

"Some kinds of nails, such as those used for defending the soles of coarse shoes, called hobnails, require a particular form of the head, which is made by the stroke of a die."
- Charles Babbage
"Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Life, Act, Rivers)

"They haul you up there for, you know, week after week in this kind of star chamber proceeding. Then at the end of it they say, well, we found nothing, but now it's time for special counsel."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Time, End, Nothing, Now)

"The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Science, Theology, Today)

"The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Revolution)

"There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

"Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans gave tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Tax, Jobs, Republicans, Tax cuts)

"Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Americans, Day, Independence)

"American families be warned, if the White House doesn't send your jobs overseas, they'll send your kids."
- Joe Baca
(Related: American, Jobs, Kids)

"The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner."
- Joe Baca
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Employees, Rights)

"I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it 'content.'"
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Health, Friends)

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, God, Soul, End, Glory)

"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Belief, End, Ignorance, Injustice, Tragedy, World)

"True love stories never have endings."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Love)

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly."
- Richard Bach
(Related: End, World)

"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."
- Richard Bach
(Related: First, Friends, Will, Years)

"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"
- Richard Bach
(Related: Love, Friends, Want)

"Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Friends, Meeting, Moments)

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness, Friend)

"If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness)

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

"They have had such a crazy life living with me as their dad. Not crazy but different from their friends."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Life, Dad, Friends, Living)

"Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos, then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending 250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see."
- Sebastian Bach
"Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Ideas, Commerce, Effect)

"You don't need a uniform color: We used a mixture of brick red, browns and grays, and then threw in seashells, branches and various types of rock, so our walls ended up looking like cave paintings!"
- Randy Bachman
"If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election!"
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: End, Medicine, Want)

"After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, History, Money, Country, Debt, Washington)

"By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Home, Encouraging, Burden, Welfare, Will, Workers)

"For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: American, English, Tradition, Years)

"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Friends, Loss, Man)

"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Friendship)

"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

"I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Mind)

"Friends are thieves of time."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Time, Friends)

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Content, End, Man, Will)

"The worst solitude is to have no real friendships."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Solitude)

"There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Friend, Difference, Man, Self)

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Action, End)

"Critics can be your most important friend. I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad, it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Friend, Criticism)

"Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: People, Acting, Therapy)

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

"I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Experience, People, Failure, Holidays, Learning, Wounds)

"To get a hold on boys you must be their friend."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Friend, Boys)

"Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Success, Example, Training)

"Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament."
- John Badham
(Related: End, Fishing)

"On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Time, War, Prison)

"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)

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

"If you laid all our laws end to end, there would be no end."
- Bugs Baer
(Related: End, Laws)

"You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Despair, End, May)

"In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nations, State, World)

"A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Cure)

"An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Exaggeration, Legends, Popular, Vices)

"One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Happiness)

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

"It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"People really do spend a lot of money on their pets - sometimes more then themselves."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Money, People, Pets)

"Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Time, Detail, End, Problems, Questions)

"I would have thought it possible to choose delegates for these larger conferences who, even if they could not speak the principal languages, could at least understand them or could have friends seated beside them who could keep them informed on essential points."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Thought, Friends)

"Those youngsters go out there and set a record and clinch the pole position. But what do you do if you wreck your car. That record doesn't spend too well."
- Buck Baker
(Related: Car)

"I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Father, End, Income, University)

"Acted drama requires surrender of one's self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama, Play, Self, Surrender)

"No drama, however great, is entirely independent of the stage on which it is given."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama)

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

"What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Death, Ending, Play, Tragedy, Years)

"In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Character, Ending, Today)

"There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Comedy, Difference, Tragedy)

"I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Travel, Visit, Washington, Will)

"Never let the other fellow set the agenda."
- James Baker
"By the end of the 1970s Britain was in a mess."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: End)

"Money tends to make people suspicious, if there's any money floating around."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Money, People)

"The Mozilla Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization."
- Mitchell Baker
"Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Power, Life, Friend)

"An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Information, Misleading, Wrong)

"People didn't stop spending money, they just spent it on things that complement their PCs."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Money, People)

"I would like to have the original ending to my Lord of the Rings instead of the one they released. In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Victory, Deep, Ending)

"Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Art, Animation, Will)

"I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Thought, Rights)

"My good films were independent and my bad films were not."
- Ralph Bakshi
"Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

"To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Dignity, Instinct, Vitality)

"The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

"The future will be determined in part by happenings that it is impossible to foresee; it will also be influenced by trends that are now existent and observable."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Future, Now, Will)

"In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Feeling, Forget, Mankind, Religious, Spiritual, Thinking, World)

"To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Business, Choices, Integrity)

"The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Soul, Possibility, Conquest, Question, Surrender)

"The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Failure, End, Living)

"Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Truth, Control, Language, Universe)

"It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Country, Mind)

"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, War, Battle, End, Growing up)

"The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Progress, Dependence, Race, Reason)

"War would end if the dead could return."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: War, End)

"In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Politics, Research, Scientists)

"Nuclear apocalypse - who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Actors)

"There have been many times when you spend a number of months and the finished product is not what you wanted to see. And 'Batman Begins' was what I wanted to see."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Months)

"In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Doubt, Interest, Romantic)

"I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway."
- Christian Bale
"I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn't have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, People, Attitude, End, Living, Theory)

"I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Idea, First)

"But I learned that there's a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there's not much else that can really get to ya."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Character, Embarrassment)

"We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that, in the end, grinds to a halt."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: End, Europe, Machine)

"The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)

"The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Peace, War, Europe, Generations, Liberty, Post, Prosperity, World, World war)

"Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Cooperation, Countries, Europe, Evil, Order, Terrorism)

"Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

"Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted. Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom and other values in mind."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Values, Day, Freedom, Mind)

"Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Experience, Values, Mission)

"Freedom is a universal value."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Freedom, Value)

"Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden."
- George Ball
(Related: Garden, Struggle, Wonder)

"Until 1956, America treated Israel not much differently from other friendly states."
- George Ball
(Related: America, Israel, states)

"We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin."
- Hugo Ball
(Related: Age, Heart, Libraries)

"We have taken a giant step forward in correcting some of the misconceptions people have about the church. I think that we've made a lot of friends."
- M. Russell Ballard
(Related: People, Church, Friends)

"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Education, Mother, Character, Children, Word)

"Everything in the world exists to end up in a book."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: End, World)

"The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: People, Effect, Opinion, Opinions, Oppression)

"Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Happiness, Friend, Virtue, Enemy, Right, Suspicion, Wrong)

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

"Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish."
- Balthus
(Related: Painting, Pleasure)

"Study lends a kind of enchantment to all our surroundings."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Study)

"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Business, Life, Fortune, Friends, Man)

"Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Destiny, Old, Temper, Woman)

"Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Friendship, Belief, Nothing)

"What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?"
- Honore De Balzac
"Those who spend too fast never grow rich."
- Honore De Balzac
"A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Life, Mother, Now)

"A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Artists, Force)

"Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Marriage, Familiarity)

"Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, End)

"The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Dream, Failure, Friends)

"Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Truth, Amusement, Neighbors)

"Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Justification, Service)

"I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor."
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Americans, Fight)

"I can't tell a lie - not even when I hear one."
- John Kendrick Bangs
(Related: Lie)

"Pandemonium did not reign; it poured."
- John Kendrick Bangs
"I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: First, Talk)

"Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Practice, Vices)

"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)

"I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Work, Career, Loyalty)

"But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, People, Right)

"Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

"It was all a back-handed blessing, and my friends were the ones who kept the faith, read my work, and urged me to submit it to publishers (by sending it out for me - they would not hear no for an answer."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Faith, Work, Friends)

"It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Time, Reality, Solitude, Years)

"The United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War."
- Russell Banks
(Related: War, End, states, United)

"Chimpanzees are endangered. Severely."
- Russell Banks
"I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Home, Life, Kids, Reading, Weekend)

"I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Restaurants)

"I had had an extroverted personality with a lot of friends, but when I lost the weight and grew so tall, I withdrew within myself."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Friends, Personality, Weight)

"It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise."
- William Banting
(Related: Friend, Appetite, Exercise, Old, Weight)

"My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change."
- William Banting
(Related: Change, Medical, Friends, Now, Proof, Remarkable)

"Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth."
- William Banting
(Related: Experience, Life, Enemies, Man, Youth)

"Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Career, Friends, Television)

"When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; when man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die!"
- Anna Letitia Barbauld
(Related: Friend, Man)

"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward."
- Margaret Fairless Barber
(Related: Eye)

"Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Business, Friends)

"Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Choice)

"When I became governor, spending actually increased 28 percent my first term. Revenue increased 42 percent my first term without raising anybody's taxes. We did it because we had more taxpayers with more taxable income. That's how you get the revenue up. We did that without raising anybody's taxes."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: First, Income, Taxes)

"I have a record as governor. I have a record of cutting spending. And I talked yesterday not only about we ought to cut spending, I talked about how we've cut spending in Mississippi and how if you did the same things in the federal government, you would save tens of billions of dollars a year."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Government, Yesterday)

"But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth's sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Time, Truth, Dream, Friends, Gain)

"These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Dawn, Evening, Flowers, Night, Waking, Will)

"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory."
- William Barclay
(Related: Ability, Endurance, Glory)

"I will work with a director who has good material because at the end of the day, that's what counts."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Work, Day, End, Will)

"And the whole Oscar thing, that is just surreal: you spend months and months doing promotion, and then come back to reality with this golden thing in your hands. You put it in the office and then you just have to look at it sitting on the shelf. And, after about two weeks, you go: 'What is that doing there?'"
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Months, Office, Promotion, Reality)

"There are many types of silence. There is a silence before the note, there is a silence at the end and there is a silence in the middle."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: End, Silence)

"I'll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there's no substitute for experience. I don't care how much natural talent you may have... In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Experience, Talent, Care, Living, May, Surprises)

"We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that, so we started playing it. It's not that it was really hard, well, it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina. But it was something that just happened."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Play, Skill)

"Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too."
- Travis Barker
"I used to have friends come on tour and work as my drum tech, but they get bummed out when I have to tell them what to do. This time I'm just going to fly them out and let them hang. It's all good."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Time, Work, Friends)

"People tend to remember my performances, not me."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: People)

"Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: End, Light)

"I've tended to work at fast-growing companies that improve the way business gets done."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Work)

"In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: First)

"Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership; and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests."
- Chester Irving Barnard
(Related: Leadership, Quality, Morality, Endurance)

"I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it."
- Christiaan Barnard
(Related: Medical, Life)

"The work to me is everything, and I would throw every rule overboard and send them to the bottom of the sea tomorrow, if I felt there were a more excellent way."
- Thomas John Barnardo
(Related: Work, Sea, Tomorrow)

"What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?"
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Time, Endurance, Ruin)

"Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Time, End, Past, Planning, Youth)

"The First Amendment rejects red tape, cover-up and double-speak."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: First)

"The time has come to end social promotion in our schools."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Time, End, Promotion, Schools)

"Somebody like Mailer brings to that role everything that he stands for. The types of characters that I gravitate towards, the types of icons, tend to have a heavy physicality in that way."
- Matthew Barney
"He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Heart, Friend, Grief, Help, Sleep, Sorrow, Will)

"We love to be with our family and friends and I can tell you that lots of eating will be involved."
- Julia Barr
(Related: Family, Love, Eating, Friends, Will)

"I figure if my kids are alive at the end of the day, I've done my job."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Day, End, Job, Kids)

"At the end of the day, we need a leader who thinks with his head but leads with his heart."
- Gresham Barrett
(Related: Leader, Heart, Day, End)

"So we all got basically what we wanted, and as far as the women are concerned, he figured that 30 good women could handle a crew of 300 anyway. So that's how we ended up with our crew."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Women)

"Then, all of a sudden, here I am in the Press Room in the White House and walking in with the guards, who handed me three little pieces of paper asking me to send pictures to the guards at the White House."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Press, Walking)

"I'd like to be rich. I'd like a lot of money to put into my physicals and to buy food for all my friends."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Food, Money, Friends)

"I do tend to take lines from other lines I like, and then write around them."
- Syd Barrett
"Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so mean and silly a practice should expect commendation, or that any should afford regard thereto; the which it is so far from meriting, that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Abhorrence, Contempt, Practice, Silly)

"That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Power, God, Sense, Will)

"That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Truth, Conscience, Fact, Justice)

"He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Friend, Want, Will)

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

"The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Religion, People, Religious, Risk, Writing)

"We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Company, Electricity)

"The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species."
- Dave Barry
"It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Art, Money, Experts, Public)

"My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Chess, End)

"There was a beautiful time in the beginning when I just did it and didn't analyze the consequences, but I think that time ends in everyone's work."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Time, Work, Beginning, Consequences)

"I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Friend, Cartoons, Sleep)

"I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Life, Time, Birds, Reading)

"In life it wasn't what you know, but who you know. I had people who were trying to buy teams and had they bought the teams, I would have gotten to coach because they wanted me to coach. But the people who have the teams hire their friends."
- Rick Barry
(Related: Life, People, Coach, Friends, Trying)

"I'd rather send out a mass email then hang posters all over the place."
- Todd Barry
"I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy, Traveling, World)

"If I'm at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape, I tend to go nuts."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Brothers, Party)

"I had some friends that tried it down there, and I went to a couple of open mics, and I just kind of got this... this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Friends, Open)

"I did end up doing substitute teaching, but there's not a lot of teaching involved in that."
- Todd Barry
(Related: End, Teaching)

"I mean, I've had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I've never even thought about, and they're right."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Thought, Error, Logic, Right)

"Anyone who bombs is my friend."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Friend, Bombs)

"I got access to a private tour of the zoo. I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend."
- Todd Barry
"There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Risk)

"Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, End)

"I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, Success, Power, Fame, Fortune, Friends, Job, Want)

"I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, Detail, End, Regret)

"The best time to make friends is before you need them."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Time, Friends)

"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difficulties, Forget, Past)

"Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?"
- John Barrymore
(Related: Money, End)

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

"I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Power, Blame, Guilt)

"Some studies show that women can be better money managers than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework. Men tend to take more risks without the research."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Men, Money, Women, Conservative, Managers, Research)

"A lot of people love Oreos. So their manufacturer is making money. That means more dividends for shareholders."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Love, Money, People)

"As a reporter, I approach every situation knowing that everyone has his or her own agenda. It's not a bad thing; it's just a fact."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Fact)

"I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution."
- Roscoe Bartlett
(Related: Government, Constitution, Taxes, Voting, Will)

"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Consequences)

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Circumstance, Nothing)

"I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?"
- Clara Barton
(Related: Wonder)

"A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest. I have never mended that hole in my sleeve."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Body, Rest, Right)

"I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective."
- Joe Barton
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Friends, Now, Perspective)

"The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields."
- Joe Barton
(Related: Men, Women, Birthday, Act, American, Democracy, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

"The point of an experiment is not to arrive at a predetermined end point, to prove or disprove anything, but to deliver a poem that reveals much about the process taken."
- John Barton
(Related: End)

"My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don't want our lives to end."
- John Barton
(Related: Poetry, Time, End, Moments, Obsession, Want)

"A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate."
- John Barton
(Related: Literary, Writer)

"My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view."
- William Bartram
(Related: Progress, Elegance, Order)

"Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Books, Friends, Old, Pleasure, Service)

"I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Mother, People, Party, Russia)

"I have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don't hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Friends)

"The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends. Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: People, Friends)

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

"Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Affectation, End, Routine)

"I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Work, Artists, Hair, Portraits, Woman)

"There is no such thing as several Romanias, but only politicians who divide Romania depending on the interests of their parties and their clout."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Politicians)

"There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."
- Saint Basil
(Related: Love, Friendship, Courtesy, Deed, Deeds, Kindness, Man, Plants)

"Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Related: Thought, People, Famous, Feeling, Heroes, Romantic)

"Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, Crime, Difficulty, Living, Parents, Poverty)

"These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, College, Living, State)

"As the war on terrorism spreads and prolongs, the fruits of ending the threat of terrorism around the world will be tempered with a whole new series of problems to be addressed and resolved."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: War, Ending, Problems, Terrorism, Will, World)

"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Government, Fiction)

"Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: God, Liberty, Property, Right)

"They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Competition, End, Will)

"The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Food, Passion, Population)

"When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Poetry, College, Day, Friends, Hair, Writing)

"I'm in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven't had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I've been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Business, People, Friends, Gay, Living)

"Will Arnett is one of the funniest guys I know. He has seen it all and done it all and come out the other end pretty savvy and pretty strong."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: End, Pretty, Will)

"I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner, with my big fat face."
- Jason Bateman
"No film should try to follow a trend, and do what film people think the public wants. There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants."
- Alan Bates
(Related: People, Film, Public)

"The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Manners, Reputation)

"They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Friendship, Animals, Possession)

"It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls."
- Katharine Lee Bates
(Related: Time)

"Some day Love shall claim his own Some day Right ascend his throne, Some day hidden Truth be known; Some day - some sweet day."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Love, Truth, Day, Right)

"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)

"The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Death, Ending, Meaning)

"There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be, which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Love, Dream, Baby, End, May)

"As President, I will end once and for all the use of taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: End, President, Will)

"The dissolution of the Party - we will not let such a tremendous, big, and glorious party be so easily crashed: this would then be the moment, when we would begin to fight on all fronts."
- Otto Bauer
(Related: Fight, Party, Will)

"I'm working on just finding a boyfriend right now."
- Kylie Bax
(Related: Boyfriend, Now, Right)

"If we can send a man to the moon, then why don't we send a woman?"
- Kylie Bax
(Related: Man, Moon, Woman)

"In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Success, Popular, Sense, Treatment)

"You may know God, but not comprehend Him."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: God, May)

"Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: Time, Nothing)

"In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies and found out there were a bunch of young folks that there were a bunch of young folks that he had been able to recruit on his own."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Fact, Race, State)

"One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity and that we can be trusted with their money."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Money, People, Party, Prosperity)

"And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Thought, People, Enthusiasm, End, Loss, World)

"To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

"I've had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn't really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Work, Movies, Difference)

"You automatically are trusting because not only is the person a friend, they are so incredibly gifted that you know someone is going to be able to hit the ball back to you across the net."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Friend)

"I'm just talking specifically of women's friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Men, Women, Act, Fighting, Talking)

"I think that in some ways everybody is like Roger. Everybody thinks that when their friends have a problem, that they know the answer and that it's much easier to analyze the problems of other people than your own."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: People, Friends, Problems)

"I said, wouldn't it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn't it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Fight)

"It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)

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

"I think everything depends on money."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Money)

"Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing. But the IRS has no control over tax information once it's been sent to India or another country."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Control, Country, Tax, Information, Preparation)

"Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Houses, Protection)

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

"I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Time, Work, Character, Thoughts, Day, End, Excess, Leisure, Perspective)

"I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Limits)

"006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Friendship, Character, Film, Journey, Wrong)

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)

"We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future."
- Daniel Carter Beard
(Related: Men, Future)

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
- Melody Beattie
(Related: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

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

"But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Republican, Right, Sound)

"Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Friend, Man, Right)

"I've found that when you roll up your sleeves and join people in their daily work, they tend to open up quite a bit and let you know what they really think about the issues facing our country and what kind of job they think the government is doing."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Government, Work, People, Country, Job, Open)

"As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: People, Hope, End, Forget, Freedom, Suffering, Tyranny, Will)

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Friendship, Love, Compassion, Value)

"Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Truth, Duty, Guilt, Reward, Sense)

"Politics calls for robust debate and criticism, but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs."
- Kim Beazley
(Related: Politics, Criticism, Debate)

"Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Experience, Failure, Disease, End, Result)

"The Smithsonian museums are among this country's most endearing treasures and I look forward to helping maintain and enhance their coveted works of art."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Art, Country, Museums)

"It's definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Men, Fun, Gender, Thinking)

"That's all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid, something about my gender identity that I haven't figured out yet. And that's one of the things I'm hoping to dissect and investigate in this memoir project."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Gender, Identity, Project)

"Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Hair)

"I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow's boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren't any men in it, so they'd be forced to identify with the women."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Boyfriend, Mail)

"We all know what the problems are: it's tax and spend. One party will tax and spend, the other party won't tax but will spend. It's both of them together."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Tax, Party, Problems, Will)

"You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Time, End)

"I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you're Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter. We all know the country's in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country's in trouble."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Country, May, Republican, Trouble)

"'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Government, Name, Party, Republican)

"It's not just spending, it's not just taxes, it's not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties. It is in the Republicans and the Democrats."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Corruption, Democrats, Republicans, Taxes)

"If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it."
- Martha Beck
(Related: End, Isolation, Want)

"We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Life, Awareness, Present, Questions, World)

"The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Idea, Cooperation, Identity, Problems, Surrender)

"It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Opportunity, Career, Friends, Lies, World)

"Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: World)

"We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Country, End, England, Italy, Luxury, Play, Right, Spain, Winter)

"Girls had never been important. I'd had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn't love, because my first love was tennis."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Love, Girlfriend, First, First love, Girls, Tennis)

"Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types of punishment because they are more efficient. With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State."
- Gary Becker
(Related: Imprisonment, Punishment, State)

"I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends."
- Walter Becker
(Related: Jazz, Old, World)

"Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Thought, Earth, End, First, Sea)

"All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Beginning, End, Words)

"I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Humor, Friend, Gold, Man, Sense)

"Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Thought, Chicago, Friends)

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

"The first year with the success that we had and let me point out that the time frame changes depending on which decade you look at it. In the seventies acts were kind of expected to do an album a year. If you look at the Beatles they were doing three a year."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Success, Time, First)

"You see, I have many friends in the Hindi film industry."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Film, Friends)

"As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, People, Common sense, Liberty)

"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Faults, Friends, Man)

"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Birds, Nothing)

"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Shadows, World)

"Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Heart, Indifference, Needs, Oil)

"It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

"Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friends, May)

"Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, End)

"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Friends, Today)

"Friends applaud, the comedy is over."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Comedy, Friends)

"Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?"
- Ludwig van Beethoven
"Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Mankind, World)

"Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Virtue, Children, Gold)

"Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Experience, Money, Virtue, Children)

"I'm a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation Bible School with my fundamentalist friends."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Love, Bible, Friends, School, Vacation)

"I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Time, People, American, National security, Will)

"I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Food, Men, Society, Women, Beer, Irreverence, Old, Summer, Winter)

"Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Sister, May, Sons)

"All publicity is good, except an obituary notice."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Publicity)

"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Day)

"The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Money, Sex, Difference)

"I am a daylight atheist."
- Brendan Behan
"I am a drinker with writing problems."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Problems, Writing)

"When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Death, Absence)

"What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Men, Difference, Hell, Right)

"The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Love, World)

"The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Bible, Old)

"Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Pretty, Shakespeare)

"Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: People, Irish, Nationality)

"One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough."
- Brendan Behan
"I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse."
- Brendan Behan
"It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Irish, Respect)

"It is a good deed to forget a poor joke."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Deed, Forget, Poor)

"If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Irish)

"I wish I'd been a mixed infant."
- Brendan Behan
"I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Death, Absence, Court)

"I say myself no depressed words just depressed minds."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Words)

"New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment... a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Spiritual)

"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Publicity)

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

"Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there's the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it's a good thing for society."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Hope, Projects)

"I think the most that I've learned has been, how do I put this? The innate goodness inside of all of us."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: Goodness)

"So that's my main role right now and really the politics also includes going out and communicating to the world why Apache is a good thing, why companies should be involved in it, and why individuals should be involved in it too."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: Politics, Now, Right, World)

"And, I think that is actually appropriate because I'm really not the world's best programmer, I think it's a good thing that I'm not touching the code."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: World)

"That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Life, Friend)

"Sometimes you can press a little bit and you're trying to do too much and you're trying too hard. You want to win so bad and you want to help the team so badly that you end up trying too much instead of letting the play come to you."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: End, Help, Play, Press, Trying, Want)

"It takes two guys on a team to do very well in the end and be successful."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Successful, End)

"I just have a lot of respect for Terry and his family. He played without a mask, and his life was tragically ended. And it just means a lot to me to be up there with him and the other greats that have played that long."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Life, Family, Respect)

"The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Men, Success, Successful, End, Result)

"Probably right at the end of JAG, I would love to have a child or two. I ultimately want to have two kids."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Love, End, Kids, Right, Want)

"I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

"Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism."
- Daniel Bell
(Related: Home, America, Europe, Land)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm more of a homebody. I'm constantly asked: 'Why don't we see you out?' But that's not what drives me. I prefer to have people over - which I do a lot, because I bought a house that's way too big for me, and four of my friends live there."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: People, Friends)

"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

"I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Thought, Day, Eating, Nothing)

"I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Act, Caring, Day, Deep, Friends, May)

"I'm an awful driver. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There's a lot of road rage and a lot of times it's directed at something I've done on the road."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Lie, Road)

"I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It's not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bed, First, Friends, Fun, Now, Sleep)

"I'm more of a homebody. I'm constantly asked: 'Why don't we see you out?' But that's not what drives me. I prefer to have people over - which I do a lot, because I bought a house that's way too big for me, and four of my friends live there."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: People, Friends)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm an awful driver. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There's a lot of road rage and a lot of times it's directed at something I've done on the road."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Lie, Road)

"There are so few strong roles for women, especially young women. And Veronica is very serious but also very likable. She's a lone wolf, and it appeals to people that she isn't rich and doesn't have a lot of friends. No posse. She's just like you, like most of us."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, People, Friends)

"There are so few strong roles for women, especially young women. And Veronica is very serious but also very likable. She's a lone wolf, and it appeals to people that she isn't rich and doesn't have a lot of friends. No posse. She's just like you, like most of us."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, People, Friends)

"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

"I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Thought, Day, Eating, Nothing)

"I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It's not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bed, First, Friends, Fun, Now, Sleep)

"I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Act, Caring, Day, Deep, Friends, May)

"When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes."
- William Bell
(Related: Military, Road, School)

"Peace does not include a vendetta; there will be neither winners nor losers."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Peace, Will)

"I think tremendous change has taken place since the World Summit for Children in 1990."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Change, Children, World)

"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Family, Life, Man, Rest)

"For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose's view, that this has to happen, there's nothing I can do about it."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: Building, End, Film, Nothing)

"A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible for about 25 percent of the outcome; the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts."
- Melvin Belli
(Related: Performance, Facts)

"Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Friends, Tea)

"When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Friendship, Men, Loneliness, Open, Space, World)

"From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Love, Winning, Beginning, First, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Quiet, Worth)

"Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Psychoanalysis, Unconscious)

"Conquered people tend to be witty."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: People, Witty)

"Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Love, Men, Company, Goodness)

"When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Life, Friends, Pleasure)

"Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship - two of life's major assets."
- Eleanor Robson Belmont
(Related: Friendship, Work, Life)

"But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Actions, Trying, Voice)

"Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline."
- Peter Benchley
(Related: Love, Time, Discipline, Order, Solitude, Writing)

"For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Time, Evil, Nation, Reputation, Waiting, Windows)