Quotes and Sayings about Events
"We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Business, Events)
"Johns Hopkins introduced me to two defining events in my life: commitment to biomedical research and meeting my future wife, Mary."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Wife, Commitment, Events, Future, Meeting, Research)
"My intention was to enroll at McGill University but an unexpected series of events led me to study physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Technology, Events, Intention, Physics, Study, University)
"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)
"Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Time, Health, Thoughts, Day, Events, Moods, Sight)
"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)
"Evil events from evil causes spring."
(Related: Causes, Events, Evil, Spring)
"Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Ideas, Cartoons, Enjoyment, Events, Relaxation)
"I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: People, Hope, Chess, Events, Future, Profession, states, United)
"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Strength, Events, Mind, Will)
"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Time, Events, Sight, Will)
"I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Authority, Events, Facts, Historians, Living)
"There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Events, Mistakes, Order)
"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Life, Events)
"I come to Fashion Week events in New York City twice a year."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Events, Fashion)
"Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Events, Humanity, Misfortune, Pleasure, Reason, Rest, World)
"We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Act, Cause, Events, Influence, Study)
"I don't know that I believe in the supernatural, but I do believe in miracles, and our time together was filled with the events of magical unlikelihood."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Time, Events, Miracles, Supernatural)
"Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Fear, Management, Events, Sleep)
"News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Fact, Influence, Information, May, News, Talk)
"But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Events, Plants)
"You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events."
- John Berger
"A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings."
- Henri Bergson
"Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Thought, Confusion, Events, Fashion, Help, Obvious)
"It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning."
- Claude Bernard
"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Events, Fools, Soldiers)
"A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: God, Events)
"The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Men, Nature, Science, Difficulty, Materialism, Spirits)
"If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Events, Past, Shadows)
"History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical."
- Marc Bloch
(Related: History, Science, Change, Events, Spring)
"I have always been honest about my recollection of events."
- David Blunkett
"I did not in late November start the plethora of linking my private life with public events again."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Life, Events, Public)
"It is our task to inquire into the causes that have brought about the observed differentiation, and to investigate the sequence of events that have led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Life, Causes, Events)
"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either."
(Related: Awareness, Body, Evil, Mind)
"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)
"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: History, People, Events, Past)
"The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Events, Misery, Poor, Reflection)
"Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Country, Day, Events, First, Public, Satisfaction, Will)
"Rossi was the first to describe another system working with valves in parallel; it has the advantage that it can easily be extended to coincidences between more than two events, and is therefore predominantly used today."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Events, First, Today)
"And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Sports, Events)
"The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Anarchy, Chaos, Consequences, Country, Events, World)
"I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Dreams, Events, Importance, Man, Memory, Waking)
"I rope steers in team roping events. There's a header and a heeler on a roping team, and I'm the heeler."
- Wilford Brimley
"One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people are going to be involved even in heroic events."
- David Brin
(Related: People, Events, Rules)
"So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Mother, Autobiography, Events, Revolution)
"What we have to do is put this in a coherent form for them at the end of the day, and on the big events, give them the kind of context that they deserve."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Day, End, Events)
"You kind of hope that the events themselves are interesting. I think that's what you have to hope for, that on a broad level it's an interesting story."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Hope, Events)
"You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles - events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Knowledge, Events, Explanations, May, Miracles)
"There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Life, Being, Events, Man, Pain)
"Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Events, Man)
"I cite these events because I think they underline two very disturbing phenomena - the loss of U.S. international credibility, the growing U.S. international isolation."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Credibility, Events, Isolation, Loss)
"It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Money, Countries, Events, Public, Punishment)
"We not only interpret the character of events... we may also interpret our interpretations."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Character, Events, May)
"I believe, however, that impending events will call us and we must respond but where, with whom, and how?"
- John Burns
(Related: Events, Will)
"For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way."
- John Burns
(Related: Time, Action, Events)
"How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Life, Dream, Events, Man, Memory, Trifles)
"Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Being, Injustice)
"Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Fear, Hearing)
"In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: War, Causes, Events, Importance, Result)
"Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives."
- Vincent Canby
(Related: Experience, Events, Feeling, Fiction, Importance, Living)
"Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Politics, Culture, Events)
"I want to thank the efforts of the American Public Health Association and its 200-plus partners who have organized events around the Nation that serve to raise everyone's awareness of the need to improve public health."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Health, American, Awareness, Events, Nation, Public, Want)
"Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Work, Women, Community, Events, Fun)
"You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: Love, Hate)
"I have been blessed to see visions of eternity; and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee, have been revealed to me."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Eternity, Events, Future, Visions)
"Well, I'm Buddhist, Ray, and so part of my Buddhism has allowed me to look a little more deeply at people and the events in my life that created me. And I think a lot of that Buddhism comes out in the world view in this novel."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Life, People, Buddhism, Buddhist, Events, World)
"All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise."
"At all events, arbitration is more rational, just, and humane than the resort to the sword."
- Richard Cobden
"True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Habit, Realism)
"You know why I don't like that camera? Because it prevents me from seeing you!"
- Arthur Cohn
"The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: American, Consequences, Events, Revolution)
"Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Cowardice, Suicide)
"Events are called inevitable only after they have occurred."
- Mason Cooley
"A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast."
- Peter Cooper
(Related: History, Accident, Events, Reason, Result)
"Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth, Nothing, Now)
"Life always kills you in the end, but first it prevents you from getting what you want."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Life, End, First, Want)
"Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis - the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38."
- David Crane
(Related: Age, People, College, Computer, Events, Fact, Opponents, Tennis)
"The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering the world and witnessing great events, having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders, appealed to me greatly. It was a very glamorous life in those days."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Life, Idea, Being, Events, Leaders, World)
"Music really becomes the soundtrack to the major events to your life."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Life, Music, Events)
"In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Health, Work, Events, Healthcare, Minority, Needs)
"It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)
"I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Life, People, Being, Crowds, Events, Public, Risk, Worth)
"When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, Will)
"Although this is a fictitious story the history is real. You don't want to re-write history but you certainly want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can."
- James D'arcy
(Related: History, Events, Want)
"The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Day, Events)
"Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule."
- Jefferson Davis
(Related: History, Events, Majority)
"Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Art, Life, People, Hope, Deception, Events, Will)
"The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: People, Growth, Right, Thinking)
"My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Life, Events)
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Men, Age, Genius, Events, Present)
"The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Events, Fact, Results)
"Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Being, Events, Famous, Restaurants)
"Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Men, Greatness, Events, Man, Poets)
"It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence."
- John Dryden
(Related: Events, Fortune, Madness, Nothing, Prudence)
"We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries."
- Will Durant
(Related: People, Americans, Earth, Events)
"We didn't have a TV in the living room and all my friends thought we were kind of weird. When they'd come over, my mom wanted to talk to them about current events."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Mom, Thought, Events, Friends, Living, Talk)
"Take events in your life seriously, take work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously, or you'll become affected, pompous and boring."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Life, Work, Events)
"The constant flux and caprice of mental events do not admit of the establishment of stable experimental conditions."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
"Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings but the acts of a subject."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
"Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Events, Memory, Today)
"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once."
- Albert Einstein
"People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: People, Events, Nothing)
"It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Quality, Actors, Events)
"Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The personal appearances and red carpet events are very glitzy, but it's a bit false."
"I told the record company I didn't feel the need to be at red-carpet events. I wanted a career. But I wanted to keep myself intact as a person."
(Related: Career, Company, Events)
"The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Artists, Events, Names)
"Now very often events are set up for photographers... The weddings are orchestrated about the photographers taking the picture, because if it hasn't been photographed it doesn't really exist."
- Elliott Erwitt
(Related: Events, Now, Weddings)
"Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account."
(Related: Being, Events, Will)
"I seem to have been everywhere in the last 30 years, maybe not in the epicenter but flying around the periphery of extraordinary events and equally extraordinary people."
- Rupert Everett
(Related: People, Events, Flying, Years)
"Rock 'n' roll... but I also like sporting events a lot. I love Mike Piazza."
- Angie Everhart
(Related: Love, Events)
"The events of childhood do not pass, but repeat themselves like seasons of the year."
- Eleanor Farjeon
(Related: Childhood, Events, Seasons)
"Naturally enough, I couldn't have foreseen the vast sea change which has come upon that scene as a result of German reunification and associated events."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Change, Events, Result, Sea)
"A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal."
- Will Ferrell
(Related: People, Childhood, Comedy, Events, Pretty)
"An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Being, Day, Events, Past, Present, Problems, Wishing, Words)
"What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff's officer, or whatever."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Events, Plants, Trees, Words)
"But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Events, Revolution)
"I began demonstrating against serious culture. In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me, because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Culture, Events, Hindsight)
"It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Events, Limits, Open, Talk)
"I like to create imaginary characters and events around a real historical situation. I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn't happen, but it might have."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Events, Want)
"Naturally, the reader has access only to the events I show and the way I show them, but as has been said, there's generally a good deal of ambiguity in that presentation."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Ambiguity, Events)
"We all know that any thing which retards in any way the free circulation of the sap, also prevents to a certain extent the formation of wood and leaves."
- Robert Fortune
"But while we can never predict where events will take us or the unavoidable bills we will have to pay as a consequence, we must confront the ghastly truth of Labour's legacy."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Truth, Events, Will)
"That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future."
- Anatole France
(Related: Events, Future, Man)
"The SS, as such, behaved no more criminally than any other social groups would behave when taking part in political events."
- Hans Frank
"I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me."
- Hans Frank
(Related: American, Army, Events)
"One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape... it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Art, Life, Heart, Emotions, Events, Mind, Tongue)
"The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Wisdom, Ideas, Enemy, Events, March)
"Headlines twice the size of the events."
- John Galsworthy
"I love to deal with doctrines and events. The contests of men about men I greatly dislike."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Love, Men, Events)
"In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?"
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: History, Men, Friend, Events, Now, Satisfaction, Solitude, Temptation)
"Essentially and most simply put, plot is what the characters do to deal with the situation they are in. It is a logical sequence of events that grow from an initial incident that alters the status quo of the characters."
- Elizabeth George
"Since the events of September 11, we've rightfully changed our military strategy so we're now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Strategy, Events, Fight, Harm, Military, Now, Waiting)
"I don't think events in your life affect your music."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Life, Music, Events)
"The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Circumstances, Events)
"The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Detail, Events)
"Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Happiness, Memory, Nothing)
"I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Difference, Events, Living, Years)
"I presumed the president was being truthful until a series of events undercut that confidence."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Being, Confidence, Events, President)
"The point is, the political reporters are the ones who no longer understand the ritual they are covering. They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that."
- William Greider
(Related: Drama, Events, Now, Ritual)
"The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Science, Time, Events)
"I stopped playing in Jr. events when I was 12 and played women's."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Women, Events)
"If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute a caesura in world history, it must be able to stand comparison to other events of world historical impact."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: History, Events, Terror, World)
"Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Ability, Events)
"I think people enjoyed LA Law so much, because it was the first show that delved into current events through the prism of the law."
- Harry Hamlin
(Related: People, Events, First, Law)
"The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Decision, Events, Mind, Office, Years)
"Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Canada, Events, Influence)
"I've been lucky to broadcast some great events and to broadcast the exploits of some great players."
- Ernie Harwell
"I especially object to having my character assassinated by reference to events from my past which bear absolutely no relationship to the question of who the anthrax killer is."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Character, Events, Past, Question)
"None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Events, Population, Right, Spirit)
"The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: History, Science, Events, May, Order)
"It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Causes, Events, Facts, Limits, World)
"There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Poetry, Destiny, Misfortune, Old, Sorrow, Woman)
"Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Events, Help, Pressure)
"Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Events, Fun, March)
"There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Events, Invention, Obligation, Writer)
"My life has never been easy. It's like all the major events of my life have always been difficult."
- Florence Henderson
(Related: Life, Events)
"It's rare that I actually have a story in my head. I have events or 'what's the next move?' Like, Maggie, 'where's she going to go in this story, where's she going to end up?' Then the story has to fill in the in-between, and that comes as I'm starting it."
- Jaime Hernandez
(Related: End, Events)
"I loved that it was about human relationships and then it was a mystery without falling into the trap of a thriller per se, because it pulled you in through people rather than through events or effects."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: People, Events, Mystery, Relationships)
"Nothing prevents us from being and remaining the exponents of a united humanity, when we have a country of our own. To fulfill this mission we do not have to remain literally planted among the nations who hate and despise us."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Being, Country, Hate, Humanity, Mission, Nations, Nothing, United)
"Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: End, Events, Example, Shakespeare, Stability)
"Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents."
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: Events, Force)
"For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: American, Country, Events, Grief)
"The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Society, Values, Events)
"I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Life, Being)
"Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Dream, Events, May)
"We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Values, Actions, Beliefs, Events)
"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Events, Unhappiness)
"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Events, May, Past)
"But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Life, People, Achievement, Growth, Perception, Unity, World)
"The state of my poor boy's health prevents me from leaving home for a night."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Health, Home, Night, Poor, State)
"Which suggests something about media and war: it's not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them. There is a third element: what the public is ready to accept, what the public wants to know."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Events, Media, Public)
"Of course, if this season turns out to be terrible for me - if I get injured again and this prevents me from reaching a satisfying level, then I could change my decision again. But at this moment, it absolutely feels like the right thing for me to continue through 2003."
- Laurent Jalabert
(Related: Change, Decision, Right)
"Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done."
- William James
(Related: Work, Character, Events, Fact, Feeling, Individuality, World)
"Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: People, Bible, Events, May, Play, Prophecy)
"Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook form noting the passages we're going to cover and the chronology of the biblical events, and his commentaries on those things he's read and written."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
"I often find that having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else. Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea."
- Jasper Johns
"The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Events, Investigation, Reality)
"Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds, you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Events, Mythology, Race)
"Big shows are more like events and small shows are more like traditional gigs."
- Kelly Jones
"I thought it was possible that O.J. could have done something. It crossed my mind. I was thinking about the events of everything and going, Why did I hear that? I was going, No, it can't be, and just all that stuff was adding up."
- Kato Kaelin
(Related: Thought, Events, Mind, Thinking)
"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Change, History, Work, Greatness, Events, Will)
"I always liked co-ed events best so we have two men and two women on each team."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Men, Women, Events)
"The events in the square, of course, made a deep impression on me and many other parents."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Impression, Deep, Events, Parents)
"Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Goal, Audiences, Events, Feeling, Help, Laughter, Pain)
"The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Sports, Eating, Events, Exercise)
"Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Government, Friend, Consequences, Country, Events, Liberty, Result)
"I do have a library of events I can talk about and I always expect to find a different point of view on it so even if I talk about the same event in the same town it's fresh."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Events, Talk)
"One gets into a strange psychological, almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing line which probably prevents the mind's eye from observing and noticing things in a normal way."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Eye, Mind, State)
"I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: History, Biography, Circumstances, Events, Film)
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Life, Purpose, Blessings, Events, Mistakes, Silence)
"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Blessings, Events, Mistakes)
"I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details before I begin writing the book."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Work, Events, Writing)
"I am both stunned and appalled that Pat Robertson would claim to know the mind of God concerning whether particular events... were the judgments of God."
- Richard Land
(Related: God, Events, Mind)
"Consult duty not events."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Duty, Events)
"The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Events, Mankind, Reading, World)
"That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Sports, Difference, Events, Golf)
"The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Events, News, Propaganda)
"To say it another way, thinking, however abstract, originates in an embodied subjectivity, at once overdetermined and permeable to contingent events."
- Teresa de Lauretis
(Related: Events, Thinking)
"So, in the course of events, I had an opportunity to come in contact with Colin Matthews, through the Rex Foundation sponsoring recordings of various music that was being recorded over there."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Being, Events)
"The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change."
- Edward Levi
(Related: Change, Accidents, Cause, Emotions, Events, Reason)
"One might call habit a moral friction: something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Habit, Mind)
"We are very near the final climactic events that end with the Second Coming of Christ."
- Hal Lindsey
(Related: Christ, End, Events)
"It was a show where you were given a quote out of current events and you had to identify who said it. I was reading eight newspapers a day and had compiled a file of about 300 quotes. I really had to do my research. The White House press didn't have to bone up on any of it."
- June Lockhart
(Related: Day, Events, Newspapers, Press, Quotes, Reading, Research)
"Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future."
- Walter Lord
(Related: Events, Future)
"I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Men, Circumstances, Events, Force, Tradition)
"Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death - the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events."
- Thomas Lynch
(Related: Death, Love, Sex, Events, Grief)
"Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!"
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Events, May, Reform, Voice)
"The quality of my life has changed dramatically - not the events - but the way I handle them and my priorities and my sense of drama."
- Ali MacGraw
(Related: Life, Quality, Drama, Events, Priorities, Sense)
"Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Poetry, Feelings, Events, Journalism, World)
"Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Home, Work, Events)
"Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Funny, Children, Events, Jokes, Words, Writing)
"It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Legal, Success, Knowledge, Events, Law, Popular, Possession, World)
"True valor, on virtue founded strong, meets all events alike."
- David Mallet
(Related: Virtue, Events, Valor)
"You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Home, Events)
"The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened. It is emotionally true, but the events, the plotting, the narrative, isn't true of my life, though I've experienced most of the emotions experienced by the characters in the play."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Life, Emotions, Events, Play)
"I have been able to travel all over the country and see many places that I probably never would have visited. I have also participated in many charity events for worthy causes."
- Rob Mariano
(Related: Travel, Causes, Charity, Country, Events)
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Power, Day, Events, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)
"History is the story of events, with praise or blame."
- Cotton Mather
(Related: History, Blame, Events, Praise)
"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Habit, Effect, Excess, Moderation)
"If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Men, Desire, Events, Open)
"I think my recognizability ebbs and flows. I don't lead a particularly celebrity lifestyle or anything like that. I don't go to showbiz parties or red-carpet events, so it all depends on whether I've got a film out. I've not been very visible in the last year or so and as a result hardly anyone stops me in the street."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Celebrity, Events, Film, Result)
"The events with Henry III happened, obviously the way it happened, liberties were taken."
- Catherine McCormack
"Yes, it's a prequel. It tells the story about how the girls were born with superpowers, but they weren't necessarily heroes at the beginning of this movie, so the movie is about the events that happen in their life to make them decide to be heroes."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Life, Beginning, Events, Girls, Heroes)
"The wonderful thing about television is the immediate impact of pictures of current events."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Events, Television)
"Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Christ, Easter, Events, First)
"Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it."
- Bryant H. McGill
"We do have our finger on the pulse of the marketplace, if for no other reasons than having all these live events and listening to our audience all the time."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Time, Events, Listening)
"Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future."
- George Herbert Mead
(Related: Experience, Events, Future, Past, Present)
"And for the city's birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic - the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Birthday, Boston, Events, Neighbors, Support, Will)
"To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Effect, Events, Hell, Light)
"Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Happiness, Events, Mind, Tides)
"There's not a whole lot of events out there on television, especially in the years between Olympic Games."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Events, Games, Television, Years)
"Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Being, Desire)
"Not being able to govern events, I govern myself."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Being, Events)
"The severity of the laws prevents their execution."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Execution, Laws)
"Pictures can and do make a difference. Strong images of historical events do have an impact on society. They can help with change."
- Charles Moore
(Related: Change, Society, Difference, Events, Help)
"To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life."
- Thomas More
(Related: Life, Events)
"Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Events, Fiction, Intimacy)
"Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Humor, Events, Road, Spiritual, Will)
"The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms."
- Dick Morris
(Related: War, Negative, Beginning, End, Events, Iraq, Network, News)
"The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading events of modern times."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Events, Leading)
"Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action - what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired - as opposed to the human experience of having done those things."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Experience, History, People, Action, Events, Space)
"Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Life, African, Community, Crisis, Events)
"Events are not a matter of chance."
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Related: Chance, Events)
"Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Trust, God, Opportunity, Cause, Duty, Events, Justice, Now)
"There is a certain logic to events that pushes you along a certain path. You go along the path that feels the most true, and most according to the principles that are guiding you, and that's the way the decisions are made."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Decisions, Events, Logic, Principles)
"All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Nature, Truth, Being, Events, Human nature)
"I'm like a decathlete who does all of the events he's used to, but is being forced by certain circumstances to focus on three events, and being forced to focus on events that he wasn't that interested in, and also weren't his strongest events."
- Michael Nyman
(Related: Being, Circumstances, Events, Focus)
"The decathlon includes ten separate events and they all matter. You can't work on just one of them."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Work, Events)
"Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Power, Ability, Attention, Authority, Events, Influence)
"I have always thought that the rapid economic development of South Africa would in the long run prove to be incompatible with the government's racial policies, and recent events have tended to confirm my opinion."
- Harry Oppenheimer
(Related: Government, Thought, Development, Events, Opinion)
"I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure."
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Blame, Credit, Events)
"It's probably fair to say that Obama's ideas were too big for America's appetite. It would have been nice had he made a few incremental repairs to the economy and left the transformative events for a less stressful time."
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Time, Ideas, America, Appetite, Economy, Events)
"I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: American, Benefits, Jobs, Legislation, Support, Will)
"A nobler example, because a less personal one, of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race."
- James Payn
(Related: Accomplishment, Example, Poverty, Race)
"I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic events that took place in Red Lake."
- Collin C. Peterson
"Events like this mean we can give something back to the people that support us, and hopefully everyone will have a great day and we can put on a good show for them."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: People, Day, Events, Support, Will)
"It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other."
(Related: Soul, Astronomy, Events, World)
"There is a time when we must firmly choose the course which we will follow or the endless drift of events will make the decision for us."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Time, Decision, Events, Will)
"Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Nature, Habit, First)
"We have gotten away from this double aspect of either putting the character back into historical events or of making a historical event of his very life."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: Life, Character, Events)
"Often what we do is open our house for various charity events. I don't seat according to protocol. I don't invite people because of who they are in the administration or their positions of power. The few who do come, are there because I like them."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Power, People, Charity, Events, Open)
"A fat stomach sticks out too far. It prevents you from looking down and seeing what is going on around you."
- Norman Reilly Raine
"And now the sequence of events in no particular order."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Events, Now, Order)
"The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Faith, Time, God, Christian, Choice, Events, Man)
"I was sent there by the Free Congress Committee, headed by Paul Weyrich. Fred Smith and I were sent down as observers, with reporters' credentials, so we could witness the events."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Committee, Congress, Events)
"The thing is helicopters are different from airplanes An airplane by it's nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or incompetent piloting, it will fly."
- Harry Reasoner
(Related: Nature, Airplanes, Events, Will)
"The sixth sense is at the core of our experiences. It is what makes experiences out of events."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Events, Sense)
"You give up your childhood. You miss proms and games and high-school events, and people say it's awful... I say it was a good trade. You miss something but I think I gained more than I lost."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: People, Childhood, Events, Games, Trade)
"Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Events, Journey, Memories, Past)
"They played Boston. They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them backstage even though I was underage."
- Jonathan Richman
(Related: Boston, Events, Party, Tea)
"By moving them vertically, a representative mean curve could be formed, and individual events were then characterized by individual logarithmic differences from the standard curve."
- Charles Francis Richter
"Back in 1983, the United States government approved the release of the first genetically modified organism. In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Food, Government, First, states, United)
"We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Act, Events, Future, Will)
"You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Environment, Events, Meaning, Today, Tomorrow)
"It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Beliefs, Events)
"Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Events, Meaning)
"Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Desire, Nothing)
"By a museum, I assume you mean an institution dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and the aftermath. If that is done with sensitivity, I think it would be most appropriate."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Events, Sensitivity)
"Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path, which is good because it prevents VD."
- Joe Rogan
"Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: Events, Past)
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: People, Ideas, Events)
"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Americans, Destiny, Events, Generations)
"One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable."
- Salman Rushdie
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Living, Possessions)
"The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Absence, Cause, Events, Justice, May, Oppression)
"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."
- George Santayana
(Related: History, People, Events, Lies)
"Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world."
- George Santayana
(Related: Music, Feelings, Events, Giving, World)
"A second type of direct evidence is formed by statements, whether as formal legends or personal information, regarding the age or relative sequence of events in tribal history made by the natives themselves."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Age, History, Events, Information, Legends)
"News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Events, News, Weather)
"News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Entertainment, Events, News)
"In real life, events seem much less dramatic."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Life, Events)
"And as a result, I guess I'm just kind of a rubberneck. I'm kind of a - someone who likes to see things and likes to see these events and talk to the people who make them happen. But I don't think journalists are as important as the people they cover."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: People, Events, Result, Talk)
"I had an idea in the beginning to do a book about some of the events that I had covered, just various stories that I've covered. Reporters spend a lot of time telling each other tales about how they covered stories, and that's what this book started out to be."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Time, Idea, Beginning, Events)
"National Standards was not a narrative of past events but was leftwing revisionism and Political Correctness."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Events, Past)
"The events of the day's march are now becoming so dreary and dispiriting that one longs to forget them when we camp; it is an effort even to record them in a diary."
- Robert Falcon Scott
(Related: Day, Effort, Events, Forget, March, Now)
"I'm not really into clubbing, I like to go to parties after events, and those do end up at clubs or bars. But in my free time I go grocery shopping or to the gym, or I talk on the phone."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Time, End, Events, Talk)
"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage."
- William Shakespeare
"I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses."
- Yitzhak Shamir
(Related: Leadership, Power, Society, People, Events, Opinion, Persuasion, Will)
"It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Control, Events)
"In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Change, Conservative, Contrast, Events, Intellect, Mind, Order)
"Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: History, Men, Events, Past, World, Years)
"We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Faith, Events, Past, Present)
"I have spent time discussing the American political system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats, and they have repeatedly expressed their country's desire to avoid confrontation with China."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Time, American, Country, Desire, Events)
"For the first week of the Sian events I was a first aid worker in the streets of Sian."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Events, First)
"Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought, if possible, to forgive, but at all events to forget at once."
- Horace Smith
(Related: Advice, Events, Forget, Man)
"History is a facsimile of events held together by finally biographical information."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: History, Events, Information)
"The Highlander was a documentary, and events happened in real time."
- Dana Snyder
(Related: Time, Events)
"What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities."
- Dorothee Solle
(Related: Life, Events, Possibilities, Waiting)
"There's a series of children's books called A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl. I hope to start directing it."
- Barry Sonnenfeld
(Related: Hope, Books, Children, Events)
"In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe all that appeared to me most important and interesting among the events and the scenes that came under my notice during my sojourn in the interior of Africa."
- John H. Speke
"All things being equal, if we could simulate the same scenario, he has a lot more difficult task. He's elected to swim six individual events, as opposed to what I elected to do, which was four."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Being, Events)
"Anything that prevents you from being friendly, a good neighbour, is a terror tactic."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Being, Terror)
"The French are the wittiest, the most charming, and up to the present, at all events, the least musical race on Earth."
(Related: Earth, Events, Present, Race)
"We are busy planning the launch of the channel. I am busy planning all kinds of events that go on the channel without me. I have started producing a sound for the channel."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Events, Planning, Sound)
"The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Religion, People, Muslim, Events, Hatred, Horror, Names, Nothing, Shame)
"The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they're going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Legal, Court, Events, Golf, Man, Martin, Right)
"No, what is important is neither linearity or non-linearity, but the change, the degree of change from something that doesn't move to other events with different tempos in particular."
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Related: Change, Events)
"Events tend to recur in cycles."
- W. Clement Stone
"There were mornings in the make-up trailer where I'd have fits of laughter because of the extraordinary daily events of the shoot. Sometimes, it was all too much to believe. But the wildest things happened."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Events, Laughter)
"Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Authority, Events, Question, Questioning)
"Nothing in the reporting of a nation's history could so mislead the younger generation as to represent great events in such a way that they appear to have happened as a matter of course."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: History, Events, Nation, Nothing)
"I've done a lot of Super Bowls and appeared in a lot of big, big events and places and the Masters and what have you, but there was nothing as intimidating as speaking with Billy Graham."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Events, Nothing)
"It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Day, Economy, Events, Now, Today)
"It was but then, when you're, one of the great poisonous events that have infected us all who were in South Africa is that the idea of difference is drip fed into your veins. It's that that you fight."
- Janet Suzman
(Related: Idea, Difference, Events, Fight)
"The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself."
- Thomas Szasz
"Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Beginning, Events, Open)
"When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events - collaborations with designers, choreographers, and directors - because we thought traditional rock concerts were boring."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Thought, Events)
"I spent another six years in Europe covering sporting events such as the Tour de France."
- John Tesh
(Related: Europe, Events, France, Years)
"Human language... prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand."
- Lewis Thomas
"If I haven't made myself clear, this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century."
- John Thorn
"Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Nature, Power, Ideas, Ability, Events, Intellect, Learning)
"A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Events, President, Will)
"No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time - the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Time, War, Civil rights, Depression, Events, Spring, Vietnam, World, World war)
"A proper family diary with everyone's events and parties in it really helps organise the household."
- Anthea Turner
(Related: Family, Events)
"I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin."
- Anne Tyler
"Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11, up to and including the catastrophe that occurred. And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments of what's going on now and deal with these current events."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Concern, Events, Goodness, Now)
"I just try not to subscribe to the ways of celebrity. I'm not a celebrity, I'm a working actor. A lot of the events - the parties and the premieres that people go to to get noticed - I'm just not into. I'll hang out with my friends, go see punk shows, read at home. At the same time, I have a production company, which is a lot of work."
- Milo Ventimiglia
(Related: Work, Home, Time, People, Actor, Celebrity, Company, Events, Friends, Production, Punk)
"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Events, Nerves, Quiet, Trifles)
"What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Civilization, Values, Events)
"I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts, wanted something fuller - some grouping, some adaptation to his capacity and experience, of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Experience, Events, Facts, First, Longing, Man, Sight)
"And for all my rampant technological optimism, sometimes I think I'd be more comfortable if I were regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove... instead of twenty."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Optimism, Events, Years)
"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Policy, Events, Foreign policy, Rights, states, United)
"But I am not political in the current events sense, and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, Events, Sense)
"But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, Events, Word)
"I do not read newspapers. I do not watch television. I am not interested in current events, although I will occasionally discuss them if other people want to discuss them."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: People, Events, Newspapers, Television, Want, Will)
"Before this address to my countrymen is closed, I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us, the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Events, Mind)
"I want affection and tenderness desperately, but there's something in me that prevents me from handing it out."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Affection, Tenderness, Want)
"The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation."
- Eudora Welty
(Related: Time, Events, Order)
"Writing Part of the Scenery has been a very different experience. I have been reminded of people and events, real and imaginary which have been part of my life. This book is a celebration of the land which means so much to me."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Events, Land, Writing)
"Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Sports, Events, Gold, News, World)
"I am one of the 11.5% of New Yorkers who remain traumatized by the events of September 11."
- Lanford Wilson
"I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Work, Charity, Events, Museums, Open, Photography)
"I outline fairly extensively because I'm usually dealing with real events. I don't need to give myself as much information as I used to, but I still like to have two pages of outline for every projected 100 pages of manuscript."
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Related: Events, Information)
"When the venture has been made of dealing with historical events and characters, it always seems fair towards the reader to avow what liberties have been taken, and how much of the sketch is founded on history."
- Charlotte Mary Yonge
(Related: History, Events)
"There is something universal in the theme of a man trying to save his family in the midst of the most terrible circumstances. It is not limited to Sierra Leone. This story could apply to any number of places where ordinary people have been caught up in political events beyond their control."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Family, People, Control, Circumstances, Events, Man, Trying)