Quotes and Sayings about Extreme



"I got rid of my glasses and they changed my hair. That's really all they did. They went shopping for me, so the clothes are different too. It wasn't like Extreme Makeover where I got a nose job or anything."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Clothes, Extreme, Hair, Job)

"If we don't take effective measures now, the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: Extreme, Rights, Now)

"You've got to be extremely careful, because you could be with a great team, and you could be the product of a great team. There are some players that stand out despite the teams that they play on, and there are some players that are good because of the team that they're with."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Play)

"God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: God, Extreme, Reason)

"Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Europe, Historians)

"The first time, where Fox Mulder and Scully met, she stands up for herself. She stands right there and gives it to him and that was extremely attractive."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Time, First, Right)

"I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Washington)

"British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Actors)

"His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Time, Conversation, Day, Evening, Living, Public, School, Struggle)

"What is going on in America is extreme. The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid. And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: America, Extreme, Worship, Youth)

"I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Successful)

"Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Business, Home, People, Buying, Fun, Now)

"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)

"It's extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can't get a job on a ship unless you have seaman's paper's, and you can't get seaman's papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Job, Jobs)

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

"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Poor, Poverty)

"We got extremely lucky. It's a tough business to work with."
- Lloyd Banks
(Related: Business, Work)

"We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Variety)

"I still love to walk in the mountains or be on the sea. I like to be in nature. Sometimes I bicycle. It's important to feel good with your body. The body is extremely important. If you feel good, you have more energy in your singing."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Love, Nature, Body, Energy, Mountains, Sea, Singing)

"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)

"Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before."
- Luigi Barzini
(Related: Food, America, Public)

"The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Evil, Extremes, Radical, World)

"Texas has arguably the most extreme separation between the well off and everyday people in the United States."
- Don Baylor
(Related: People, Extreme, Separation, states, United)

"It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Writer)

"Let's be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios. The situation in Iraq is still salvageable."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Extreme, Iraq)

"This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

"While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Work, Being)

"The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business."
- John Berryman
(Related: Business, Artist, Will)

"I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Energy, Feet, Now, Temperament)

"Even with Extreme, I don't think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Choice, Extreme, Influence)

"It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Policy, Extremes, Foreign policy)

"When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Americans, England, Press)

"Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Extreme, Gifts, Legislation, Oil, Vote)

"Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today."
- David Bohm
(Related: Today)

"The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Extreme)

"The review process was conducted in an extremely bipartisan manner. Minority members of the Judiciary Committee were responsible for the invitation of 1/3 of the witnesses who appeared."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Committee, Minority)

"It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

"The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this."
- Bono
(Related: Disease, Extreme, Eye, Fact, First, Ocean, Poverty)

"Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh."
- Martin Bormann
(Related: Life, Earth, Struggle)

"Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Culture, Extreme, Simplicity)

"Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was an extremely controversial one."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Discrimination, Gender, Identity, Years)

"We're self obsessed and mad and stupid - not that other people can't be the same way - but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way. Anyway, I like them."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: People, Extremes, Self)

"I was really, because I thought it was extremely excruciating when I watched a tape of it, that my husband taped for me and I never watched it again after that."
- Jo Brand
(Related: HusbThought)

"It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Circumstances, Example, Extreme, Rights, Human rights, May)

"I will say this, - though: If it is true that fusion will put unlimited amounts of energy into our hands, then I'm worried. Our record on this score is extremely poor."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Poor, Will)

"Personally I believe that the courses we followed for some years after World War II were enlightened, surprisingly imaginative and extremely effective."
- David Bruce
(Related: War, World, World war, Years)

"From the subtle to the extreme, our culture and our values are under unrelenting attack from the media."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Values, Culture, Extreme, Media)

"Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Causes, Extremes)

"Shortly after this, I placed my command on our extreme left, to watch and fight the enemy should he make another attack, and went to Cemetary Hill for observation."
- John Buford
(Related: Enemy, Extreme, Fight, Observation)

"The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme."
- John Buford
(Related: Men, Behavior, Bravery, Extreme, July, June, Night, Zeal)

"It's my view that any conservative who loves his country has to be extremely concerned."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Conservative, Country)

"Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive."
- Alan Bullock
(Related: Certainty, Extreme, Weekend)

"English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

"The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)

"I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again and there's a certain musical virtuosity involved in it."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, Play)

"As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations; I really wanted a normal little childhood. Unfortunately, that's just not what happened."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Childhood, Extreme)

"The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Change, Environment, Inspiring)

"I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Extreme, Guilt, Worry)

"People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection, and yet be extremely miserable."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Love, People, Affection)

"I'm open to sci-fi, but I was never a diehard fan. I have no idea why it keeps following me. I'm extremely lucky, I guess; it's a lucrative venue."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Idea, Open)

"I can be extremely vulnerable. People are tough on me because they think I can handle it."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: People)

"To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, American, Duty, Extreme, Liberty, Right)

"I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Constitution, Extreme, Fate, Fathers, Forgetfulness)

"And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that. Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on, it was quite confusing acting that."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Acting, Reality)

"If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Life, People, Measure, Race, Spiritual)

"I wanted to acquire an education, work extremely hard and never deviate from my goal, to make it."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Work, Education, Goal)

"If you can work and if you're offered a job and you don't take it, you cannot continue to claim benefits. It will be extremely tough."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, Benefits, Job, Will)

"Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite."
- Frank Capra
(Related: Extreme)

"No violent extreme endures."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Extreme)

"Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later."
- John Carmack
(Related: Nature, Law, Years)

"We had problems like all families but we had a lot of love. I was extremely loved. We always felt we had each other."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Love, Problems)

"You know, I live a monastic lifestyle. No, I do. I do live in extremes, basically. I go back and forth. Once every six months, I'll have a day where I eat more chocolate than has ever been consumed by a human being."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Being, Day, Extremes, Months)

"A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Marriage, Women, Husbands, Talk, Woman)

"Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club. If the comic is doing badly it's painful, and if the comic is doing brilliantly, it's extremely painful."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Comedy, Years)

"Although I've had several major career changes, I was extremely hesitant about making some of them."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Career)

"Roseanne was incredible to work with. She was extremely bright."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Work)

"When you take something extremely broad, then it is not a work of expansion or work of compression. It's hard because you have to decide what to throw out."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Work)

"Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license."
- George Chapman
(Related: Love, Chastity, Extreme, Extremes, Hatred)

"No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Faith, People, Extreme, May, State)

"There were two qualities about the mutual funds of the 1920s that made them extremely speculative. One was that they were heavily leveraged. Two, mutual funds were allowed to invest in other mutual funds."
- Ron Chernow
"If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Finance, Time, Banks, Corporations, Investment, World)

"Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: People, Extreme, Play, Talking, Want)

"I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, Temple, Extreme, Guitar, Road)

"In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Extreme, Fate, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Suicide, Writing)

"My favorite Extreme records were the last two. I can't listen to the first one."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Extreme, Favorite, First)

"You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, People, Extreme, Will)

"Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, Acquaintance, Distrust, Reason)

"Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time... its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Time, Idea, Congress, Extreme, Meeting)

"Remember, things extremely hard to come by are not necessarily good."
- Joe Chung
"The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Fear, Being, Extremes, Meaning, Sense, Writer)

"It's such a long mission and we get to spend so much time in space... we're doing such exciting research. And I don't want to overemphasize the life science research, but as a physician the life science research that we're doing is extremely exciting."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Life, Science, Time, Mission, Research, Space, Want)

"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Men, Earth, Extreme, Nationalism, Perspective, Stars)

"I wish there was a bar I could send opposing teams to and get them hammered or something - I could tell my buddies in New York to leave their places open or something. Playing for the Yankees, guys come at you extremely hard. I have to be ready or I'll be embarrassed."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Open)

"I'm happy to say that I'm a lesbian in the world. I know there are people who don't want to be called women comedians, but I think it gives a path to the fact that we live in extremely patriarchal times."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Women, People, Comedians, Fact, Lesbian, Want, World)

"I am extremely shy. I am not happy in crowds of people."
- Glenn Close
(Related: People, Crowds)

"The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Wisdom, Extreme, Madness, Public)

"I'm extremely happy in my life. I consider myself to be very blessed."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Life)

"The flight was extremely normal... for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting."
- Pete Conrad
(Related: First)

"The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Politics, Religion, Islam, Enemy, Extreme, Intolerance, Minority, Terrorism, Tradition)

"Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Work, Congress, Economy, Leaders, Service, State, Will)

"There were some extremely good teachers there that were great artists really in their own right. It was actually very hard to concentrate on getting down to going any work being an art student especially when it's a flighty thing at best."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Art, Work, Artists, Being, Right, Teachers)

"This seems highly likely, especially as it has been shown that in several systems mutations affecting the same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map."
- Francis Crick
"In Jefferson's mind democracy was tantamount to extreme individualism."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Democracy, Extreme, Individualism, Mind)

"I also wanted to do something that I hadn't really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent and talented and understood a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Love, People)

"I love Chicago. It's such a great town, and it's got great culture and great history, and it's not as extreme as LA or New York, and it's just- it's hard for me for work, because I don't live and work in the same place and that's tough. But I'm- I love it."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Love, Work, History, Chicago, Culture, Extreme)

"Kitsch is more dangerous than it looks when taken to the extreme."
- John Cusack
(Related: Extreme)

"When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it."
- John Cusack
(Related: Politics, Death, Truth, Aesthetics, Extreme, Fascism)

"I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience. She takes her passion to its complete extreme."
- Beatrice Dalle
(Related: Character, Conscience, Extreme, Passion)

"I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating. When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees, I felt so unworthy."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Trees, Unworthy)

"The dynamic is extremely similar to Gremlins and the hero is very similar, plus the small town atmosphere. It really is in a way the third Gremlins movie."
- Joe Dante
"I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme. And that's what they end up knowing about it."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, End, Extreme, Neglect, Want)

"There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed."
- Francis Darwin
(Related: Power, Quality, Extreme, Leading, Mind)

"We humans are an extremely important manifestation of the replication bomb, because it is through us - through our brains, our symbolic culture and our technology - that the explosion may proceed to the next stage and reverberate through deep space."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Technology, Culture, Deep, May, Space)

"So when I'm working out I do things extreme."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Extreme)

"Extreme complication is contrary to art."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Art, Extreme)

"Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use of formal methods is one of the joys of life because it is so extremely rewarding."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Life, Teaching)

"The Democratic Party is a house of many mansions. It is a body which is extremely important in representing all kinds of people in all parts of the country who have very broad and very different views."
- John Dingell
(Related: People, Body, Country, Party)

"I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Time, People, Feeling, Training)

"Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can take more risks with them. It's just less of your life invested."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Life, Joy, Months)

"Our ports are a vital link in national security and it is extremely dangerous to be considering their sale to the United Arab Emirates government."
- Joe Donnelly
(Related: Government, National security, United)

"People who are extremely inside their head, like he was, are caught in a neurosis that goes round and round. Then something will hook them and take them to their end and they can't control it."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: People, Control, End, Neurosis, Will)

"Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Religion, Society, Commitment)

"I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important. He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Ability, Reading, Shakespeare, Strangers)

"People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives, and that's been very moving. We're enormously grateful to the fans of the show. They've been extremely loyal to us season after season, and they make it all worthwhile."
- Roma Downey
(Related: People, Fans)

"The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect."
- Rene Dubos
(Related: Pollution)

"Throughout the course of my life, I've been blessed to work with extremely talented people."
- George Dzundza
(Related: Work, Life, People)

"It is not easy to do something good, but it is extremely difficult to do something bad."
- Charles Eames
"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Extreme, Man, Prejudice)

"I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Extreme, Fact, Man, Prejudice)

"I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Content, Now, Right, Violence)

"I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction."
- David Eddings
(Related: Science, Extreme, Fiction, Mankind, Opinion, Popularity, Theory)

"I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Extreme, Reputation, Unworthy)

"They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Light, Play)

"I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Freedom)

"The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny."
- John Ensign
(Related: People, Belief, Act, Chance, Danger, Democracy, Extreme, Liberty, President, Tyranny, Voting, Will)

"Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Being, Parents)

"The book has many different characteristics: some are extremely old-fashioned storytelling traits, but there are also a fair number of postmodern traits, and the self-consciousness is one."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: Old, Self)

"I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well. I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that we have or what is going on in the world and you know I, I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Commerce, Economy, Will, World)

"I want to make an extremely strong appeal to those who abstained. Vote. It takes five minutes and then it's for five years."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Vote, Want, Years)

"Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Care, Extreme, Limitations, Poverty, Promise)

"I know people watch our movies and they'll see a lot of images - they call it gross-out - that they don't like, and I understand that. It's an important movie and one that's extremely well done, but the amount of violent imagery was not for me."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Movies, People)

"I was extremely greedy and lost my moral compass."
- Andrew Fastow
"Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious."
- William Feather
(Related: Cheerfulness)

"Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Virtue, Extremes, Mind, Moderation)

"I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Control, Cancer, Living)

"Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: Age, Disappointment, Extreme)

"Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other."
- Eugene Field
(Related: Thought, Ideas, Extreme)

"I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Power, Actors, Beliefs, May)

"I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: God)

"I was extremely aggressive from the start."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
"It doesn't matter whether you can or cannot achieve high temperature superconductivity or fuel cells, they will always be on the list because if you could achieve them they would be extremely valuable."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Will)

"The whole drive of western culture, the part of it which is serious, is towards an extreme objectification. It's carried to the point where the human subject is treated almost as if it's dirt in the works of a watch."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Culture, Extreme)

"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 think the director is becoming more important. To work under rushed conditions, you need to have an extremely professional director. If the director's good than the end result will be good."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Work, End, Result, Will)

"The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums, which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Importance, Plants, Trees)

"History books that contain no lies are extremely dull."
- Anatole France
(Related: History, Books, Lies)

"The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life."
- Al Franken
(Related: Life, Christian, Culture, Extreme, Global warming, Hypocrisy, Poverty, Religious, Right)

"There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Self)

"As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Character, Man, President, Will)

"Style is something that's extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and what you are and what the material calls for. It cannot be superimposed."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Style)

"I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me."
- David Friedman
(Related: Love, Sadness, Songs)

"It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality was not just some intellectual idea. It was real, and it was about the human body. To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been, I think, peculiar and wrong."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Idea, Body, Sexuality, Wrong)

"We expect that in the next years, the economy will improve. And we expect that extreme poverty will drop from 22 percent to 11 percent by the year 2000."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Economy, Extreme, Poverty, Will, Years)

"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Economics)

"Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Being, Criticism, Extreme, Freedom, Grave, Laziness, Literary)

"In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Aviation, Endurance, EnglFlying, Limits, World)

"I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Extreme)

"I have an extremely addictive personality. I'm an extremist."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Personality)

"Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing."
- Shakti Gawain
(Related: Ambition, Extreme, Nothing)

"Other effects in the show included models of the ships which were extremely expensive to make. We used to do our shots in front of a blue screen and they'd put the effects on after."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Ships)

"I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Acting)

"Suddenly a single shot on the extreme left rang out on the clear morning air, followed quickly by several others, and the whole line pushed rapidly forward through the brush."
- John Gibbon
(Related: Extreme)

"Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Beauty, Fashion, Passion, Quantity)

"These are extremely talented actors who are all putting their talents into the Lost in Space movie."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Actors, Space)

"One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Extreme)

"I don't get over the wonder of it, and 'The Last Samurai' was an extreme example of that. Every day when I went to the set, I couldn't believe what I was seeing."
- Tony Goldwyn
(Related: Day, Example, Extreme, Wonder)

"I'm not really allowed to talk about the Dead though. I think when we are at our best, we definitely do things that the Dead or no other band could do. We explore things and take things to the extreme."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Extreme, Talk)

"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Romance, Adventure, Excitement, Word)

"Autism is an extremely variable disorder."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Disorder)

"I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac."
- Temple Grandin
"When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Extremes)

"All of my activities are so pedestrian. The extreme sport I play is ping pong. And we play it hard. If any of you suckers want to step up to the table, be ready."
- Seth Green
(Related: Extreme, Play, Want)

"You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Legal, Extremes, Poor, Riot)

"The study of consciousness that can extend beyond the body is extremely important for the issue of survival, since it is this part of human personality that would be likely to survive death."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Survival, Body, Consciousness, Personality, Study)

"I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Power, History, Childhood, Revolution, News, Now, Years)

"There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Home)

"That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where outside the door is extreme poverty."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Extreme, Poverty)

"Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex systems."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Goals, Exploitation, Extreme, Terrorism, Vulnerability)

"Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Life, Environment, Extreme)

"I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Being, Extreme, Song)

"Jim Bakker is an extremely talented preacher, if he would just get it together."
- Jessica Hahn
"The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Business, Concern, Desire, Extreme, Nation)

"There's always going to be that pressure when you're in front of the camera. When you're famous it's just an extreme version of reality and there's a pressure to look a certain way."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Extreme, Famous, Pressure, Reality)

"PR is extremely important, and being able to use it in the right way means everything. You have to market your success."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Success, Being, Right)

"I think the reason why we were able to actually get it made was that we were so extremely naive - we had no experience at all here. We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent. We didn't even have a lawyer. We didn't know one soul."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Experience, Soul, Reason)

"I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Love, People, Conservative, Country, Extreme, Right)

"If there is anything worse than international warfare, is civil warfare, and the United States was destined to experience it in the extreme of bitterness."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Experience, Bitterness, Extreme, states, United)

"I am extremely proud of my service with the government and my efforts to help safeguard public health and protect our country against the scourge of offensive biological warfare."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Government, Health, Country, Help, Public, Service)

"I have had nothing to do in any way, shape or form with the mailing of these anthrax letters, and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or suggest that I have."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Letters, Nothing, Wrong)

"In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme."
- Roy Hattersley
(Related: Politics, Being, Extreme)

"Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Virtue, Extreme, Mediocrity, Vice)

"We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Power, Time, Action, Chance, Extreme, Moderation, Old, Party, Questions, Ruin)

"It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?"
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Divinity)

"Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which the world is living in extreme contradictions."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Time, Extreme, Ladies, Gentlemen, Living, Office, World)

"Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Extreme, Haste, Youth)

"Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way, I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Sex, Talk, Talking, Want)

"Country music fans are extremely supportive. Once they're with you, they're with you for life."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Life, Music, Country, Country music, Fans)

"Extreme Makeover... they help people that are uncomfortable in their own skin. They really change lives."
- Steven Hill
(Related: Change, People, Extreme, Help, Skin)

"Women are extremely important shapers of my own life."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: Life, Women)

"Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Extreme, Remedies)

"By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Life, People, Paradise, Heaven, Hell, Propaganda)

"But after that, I was extremely happy with the story and the look of the show at the beginning of season two - everything was working together. I felt like it was finished conceptually."
- Joel Hodgson
(Related: Beginning)

"Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time."
- Benjamin Hoff
(Related: Time, Music, Purpose, Actions, Court, Rituals)

"'Extremes meet', as the whiting said with its tail in its mouth."
- Thomas Hood
"Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings, as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns with an extremely intense heat."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Eating, Fire, Kings)

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

"With the fight scenes, they would take a video camera and shoot alongside the camera so we would piece it together on the computer and had an extremely rough cut of what we were doing."
- Kelly Hu
(Related: Computer, Fight)

"One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails problem that I mentioned earlier. VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes. If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin, our VAR measures are likely to be too low."
- John Hull
(Related: Extreme)

"Yes, our tree has an interesting shape. The center branches reflect the shape of the zero curve. When extreme parts of the tree are reached the branching pattern changes to accommodate the mean reversion."
- John Hull
(Related: Extreme)

"However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Virtue, Consequences, Evil, Extremes, Forget, May)

"It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Beliefs)

"My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Parents, Party, Poor)

"Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Fight, Losing)

"There are a lot of people who worked extremely hard in the election who are still organized who know how to do door to door and phone canvassing, who know how to raise money."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Money, People)

"I've always thought of myself as being extremely lucky. The idea is to keep that luck going. Headlining the Stanley was a real kick. I think it's the type of thing I could get used to."
- Donnie Iris
(Related: Thought, Idea, Being, Luck)

"I'm very aware that to reach the same level and have the same amount of success will be extremely difficult."
- Laurent Jalabert
(Related: Success, Will)

"Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Friendship, Poetry)

"Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw, a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm, a bit of a skull. But to find associated body parts is extremely rare."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Body)

"Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Enemy, Liberty, Poverty)

"I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars. Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back, but always extremely interested in how things work."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Work, Flowers, Mind, Television)

"This does make me very very careful, particularly in the second draft, to get it right, because you do feel that somebody in the future who may be extremely important for everybody, is going to have me behind them, and this is a responsibility, a huge one."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Draft, Future, May, Responsibility, Right)

"The difference today is that, in both parties, the very extreme elements control the nomination process."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: Control, Difference, Extreme, Today)

"The music of language became extremely important to me, and obvious to me. By the time I was seven I was writing myself. I was a poet."
- June Jordan
(Related: Music, Time, Language, Obvious, Writing)

"It is extremely difficult to get movies that cost more than $40 million to be made these days."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Movies)

"It's funny, though, because when I first started going to races after we met, I was extremely nervous. It's like being backstage and hoping you don't trip over something or break an amp or accidentally speak into a live microphone, so I was really hesitant."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Funny, Being, First)

"No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly."
- Juvenal
"Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Society, Future, Help)

"I was ordered not to go out to Abu Ghraib after dark early on, because Abu Ghraib was extremely dangerous."
- Janis Karpinski
"That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Time, Body, Extreme, Film, First, Style)

"And I liked this extreme character of de Sade."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Character, Extreme)

"I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying. Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it."
- John Keegan
(Related: World)

"Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: People, Artists, Hurt)

"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Cause, Evil, Extreme, Opponents)

"They wanted Bridgette to be this extremely enigmatic character. Im about the least enigmatic person on the planet, so I just thought what I did on the show was boring."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Thought, Character)

"If there's anything about the business that I love and that I'm extremely happy about, is that my career started at that time and that I met some of the greatest entertainers at that time and some are still here."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Business, Love, Time, Career)

"I think the act of condensing months or years of work down to a couple hours of entertainment is pretty wild and extremely rewarding."
- Richard King
(Related: Work, Act, Entertainment, Months, Pretty, Years)

"I am an extremely private person. I always feel that I come across as a caricature of myself whenever I do interviews."
- Mia Kirshner
"Prada is extremely directed in terms of communicating what they like and what they don't like. That is actually extremely pleasant because it clarifies very easily what you can do and what you need to do."
- Rem Koolhaas
"In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Experience, Books, End, Extreme, Solution, Violence)

"You can draw Family Guy when you're 10 years old. You don't have to get any better than that to become a professional cartoonist. The standards are extremely low."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Family, Old, Years)

"In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Idea, Example, Extreme, Healthcare, Now, Party, President, Trying)

"It became extremely important that we go and see the four heads of the governments, and the message was delivered, with the tea packets, to all these heads."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Tea)

"I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Mother, Extreme, Possessions)

"The Epistle to the Romans is an extremely important synthesis of the whole theology of St. Paul."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Theology)

"I loved playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme. And she's pretty close to my real character. Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Character, Extreme, Fact, Pretty)

"I think Christine and Chad are on the opposite extremes of the spectrum. Christine is a model victim, and Chad is a model perpetrator, and Howard is closer to the middle."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Extremes)

"I've always been extremely lucky in playing with great people who knew much more than I did. That's how I got from there to here."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: People)

"Even with the quality of players that we have, they're an extremely hard side to break down and once they get on top of you, you find it difficult to stem the flow of attacks."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Quality)

"I always go extreme ways."
- Niki Lauda
(Related: Extreme)

"I was an extremely reclusive and introverted boy."
- Robert B. Laughlin
"We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: English, Extremes, Eyes, Independence, Individuality, Merit, Study)

"I mean, our primary businesses in wholesale pipelines, utilities, retail, were all doing extremely well."
- Kenneth Lay
"If you wanted to dissect the structure of living cells, genetic analysis was an extremely powerful method, so my interest turned to that."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Interest, Living)

"I have such an extreme attitude about work, where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict, I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Work, Attitude, Extreme, Extremes, Pretty)

"I just had this notion that I wanted to do the most extreme thing I could and I also very consciously wanted to do something that was very different from Mars because we were all very close."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Extreme)

"I think everybody faces challenges in their lives. I've definitely been through it - not to the extreme that Astrid did. I try to keep some kind of identity and strength."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Strength, Extreme, Faces, Identity)

"I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Love, Sports, Extreme)

"I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Death, Life, Sex, Terror, Violence, Visions)

"In person, George W. Bush is extremely forceful. He has a restless energy when he sits in a chair, and nearly leaps out of it when making certain points."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Energy)

"Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard."
- George Lucas
"A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything."
- George Lucas
(Related: People)

"I've worked with some incredibly difficult directors but my understanding is that a lot of the best people are driven from a place of being extremely challenging and dark within their way."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: People, Being, Understanding)

"My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans."
- Susan Lucci
(Related: Mother, Father, Americans, First, Parents)

"Life is extremely complicated."
- Robert Ludlum
(Related: Life)

"I have always preferred conflict of individuals over the battle of extreme ideologies."
- Robert Ludlum
(Related: Battle, Conflict, Extreme)

"I mean, they're threatening - my career is over. You know, everything I've worked so hard. I've worked extremely hard since about 17 years old, you know, as a White House intern on up."
- Andrea Mackris
(Related: Career, Old, Years)

"Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
"With the parties at virtual parity and the ideological gulf between them never greater, the stakes of majority control of Congress are extremely high."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Control, Congress, Majority)

"I'm more of a visual person, but I think that reading's extremely important. But I'm very easily distracted. It takes certain books to really grab you in."
- Jason Marsden
(Related: Books, Reading)

"I thought some of Mrs. White's material was prophetic. I felt some of her insights were extremely helpful and I regarded her as a sister in the Lord. I wasn't out to attack Ellen White's character."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Sister, Thought, Character)

"I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Extreme, Nothing, Poverty, State)

"A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties."
- Karl Marx
(Related: First, Obvious, Sight)

"When Niki and I moved to Paris, there was also the challenge of Paris, an extremely daunting city."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Challenge, Paris)

"It's true, I had an extremely delicious life, but that was my life at home, and perhaps because I was only a child, or for whatever reasons, I found the company of others, especially other boys, quite terrifying and upsetting."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Life, Home, Boys, Company)

"I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Vision, Extreme, World, Youth)

"The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Abuse, Extreme, Military, Now, Right, Trying)

"Extremes are dangerous."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Extremes)

"That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides this drug must be given to stop transmissions, again from mother to child, which is extremely costly and must be taken into account."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Mother, Concern)

"An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Advice, Extreme, Humanity, Will)

"Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Agriculture)

"The commercial broadcasters have tremendous influence in Washington, D.C., for a couple of reasons. First, they're extremely rich and they have lots of money and they have had for a long time, so they can give money to politicians, which gets their attention."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Money, Time, Attention, First, Influence, Politicians, Washington)

"It's extremely important to have a loyal fan base and be receptive to them."
- Mike McCready
"For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It's a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is an extreme one."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: Character, Chance, Extreme, Shadow)

"I do think that it's extremely important with this character show her assuming power with a great deal of grace, and find out how to do things she won't like - the things she's called upon to do."
- Mary McDonnell
(Related: Power, Character, Grace)

"Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down."
- Frances McDormand
(Related: Car, Men, Women, Battle, Extreme, Woman)

"Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced."
- Terence McKenna
(Related: Animals, Plants, Solution)

"Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal. We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition."
- Fred Melamed
(Related: Boys, Christmas, Giving)

"I think we present extreme aspects of human behavior and hopefully get at times, messages across or bring issues to the table or as we so often say, shed light into the dark crevices of human nature."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Nature, Behavior, Extreme, Human nature, Light, Present)

"To me, nothing is more fascinating or theatrical than real life. These people are in dire situations, where something extreme has happened in their lives."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Life, People, Extreme, Nothing)

"But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy.So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Government, Power, Time, Opportunity, Economy, Extreme, Giving, states)

"When you grow up on camera and in the public eye, you feel you have to put forth this image. I just took that to the extreme and there was a lot of pressure on me."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Extreme, Eye, Pressure, Public)

"I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too."
- Wentworth Miller
"I like to hear melodies that go from one extreme to the next- saxophone to a bell to a whistle, for instance."
- Roscoe Mitchell
(Related: Extreme)

"We can also cut by heat - heat punch. And we also can cut by cold - extreme cold. When you cut with heat, it makes a mark. With cold, no mark. It depends on the fabric."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Extreme)

"If we are to fulfill the promise of this great Nation that everybody in our society has equal access to the law, obviously having the resources to have access to the law is extremely important."
- Alan Mollohan
(Related: Society, Law, Nation, Promise)

"On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed, with a number of others, I suffered extremely from the reproaches of my conscience."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Church, Conscience, Day)

"It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers."
- Gordon Moore
(Related: Careers, Excitement, School, Students, Today, Will)

"Of course I am frustrated with regard to extreme poverty, to violence that never seems to cease."
- Roger Moore
(Related: Extreme, Poverty, Violence)

"Before Watergate and Viet Nam, the American public, as a whole, believed everything it was told, and since then it doesn't believe anything, and both of those extremes hurt us because they prevent us from recognizing the truth."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Truth, American, Extremes, Hurt, Public)

"I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Father, Excess, Extreme, Personality, Poems)

"Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Being, Famous)

"That's why I do this music business thing, it's communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up."
- Steven Morrissey
(Related: Business, Music, People, Communication, Extreme)

"In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity."
- Samuel George Morton
(Related: Character, Diversity, Extreme, Humanity, Nations, Present, Race)

"Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it appears in many different forms."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Action)

"Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides."
- John Raleigh Mott
(Related: Extreme, May, Nationalism, Old, World)

"I find that the majority of the actors I've worked with are extremely sensitive people and very spontaneous people. That's why I always say I'll never date an actor, because they're in love with you one day and the next day they're not."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Love, People, Actor, Actors, Day, Majority)

"I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring."
- Mira Nair
(Related: Inspiring, Question, Want)

"Everything must be carried out in extreme sobriety."
- Gabriele Nanni
(Related: Extreme)

"I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Effect, Longevity, Songs, Thinking)

"I worked very hard on me and David's record and I'm extremely proud of the record, as most people are who were involved with it. And, it's been wonderfully received by people who like our kind of music, they think it's something special, and so do I."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Music, People)

"It is extremely important that mass media, having freed from the relics of the Cold War, served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions, the rich and the poor, countries and continents."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Peace, War, Countries, Media, Nations, Poor)

"I did, although I didn't read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Science, University)

"Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints of mathematics and logic, it never can talk only about what it's supposed to talk about but is always spreading around."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Extreme, Language, Logic, Mathematics, Remarkable, Talk)

"You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise."
- James Newman
(Related: Circumstances, Feeling, May, Present)

"I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen."
- Helmut Newton
(Related: Love, People, Extreme, Famous, Pen, Right)

"Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Age, Extreme, Nothing)

"Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Extreme)

"The chemistry of love is something which is extremely extremely unbelievable. This is something we have planned for more than two years, so I hope that we are going to start in the beginning of next year."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Love, Hope, Beginning, Years)

"It's to surprise people about something that is extremely well known. I mean human reproduction, the human body, nature and so on. To surprise them with a new technique."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Nature, People, Body)

"We sometimes freeze the specimen with liquid nitrogen, which is extremely cold, you know. This is another technique we use now - but the specimens are not alive."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Now)

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

"Well, I think any national championship is an extremely important championship to play in."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Play)

"The players have competed on the level the last 25 or 30 years are always going to be the players that compete at a high level. These guys practice hard, they work on their game, they still hit the ball extremely well."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Work, Practice, Years)

"I've really got no complaints about the way I played, just extremely frustrating with the putter and I'm sure there's a lot of other players saying the same thing except the guy who's going to win the golf tournament."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Complaints, Golf, Saying)

"I've never had a desire to be famous. Lots of actors are actually extremely shy. I have shy areas."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Actors, Desire, Famous)

"My parents were neither wealthy nor academic, but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations, both at school and university."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Aspirations, Parents, School, University)

"I think all women should learn how to strip. It's a really healthy, extremely challenging thing to do."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: Women)

"The amount of horror one used to hear about in one village could be quite extreme. But one might not have heard about all the other villages' horrors at the same time."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Time, Extreme, Horror)

"You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Love, Sympathy, People, Strength, Compassion, Support)

"The most extreme individuals and factions in Islamic countries are now more motivated than ever to kill Americans, and the number of potential terrorists has greatly expanded."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Countries, Extreme, Now, Potential)

"Because essentially Schoenberg was an extremely gifted man. And in spite of many of his theories and so on, when he really began to write music, he still was guided very much by his internal hearing, by what we call your internal ear."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Music, Hearing, Man, Theories)

"I have been extremely pleased to support the Trust's work in the Lupus Unit ever since. Personal experience also motivated me to become involved to help raise the awareness of the disease and hopefully thereby improve the speed of diagnosis."
- Elaine Paige
(Related: Experience, Work, Trust, Awareness, Disease, Help, Support)

"It hurts. Frankly, it hurts terribly. I have just lived one of the biggest loss of my career. It will be difficult to digest that moment. It is extremely hard to accept. I am disappointed."
- Tony Parker
(Related: Career, Loss, Will)

"He has selected from a group of overwhelming candidates. This candidate was nominated to the Supreme Court because of his extremely overwhelming qualifications."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Court)

"Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Politics, Growth, Extreme, Fascism, World, Zen)

"It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change what I've written about them. Generally I portray them in a good light, if they're friends."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Change, Friends, Light)

"So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It's an empire. There's no two ways about it. It's a huge empire. It's been extremely successful."
- John Perkins
(Related: Successful, Country, Debt, Interest, states, United)

"I felt guilty throughout the whole time, but I was seduced. The power of these drugs, sex, power, and money, was extremely strong for me."
- John Perkins
(Related: Power, Money, Time, Sex, Drugs)

"For people who are really talented, what you don't say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Talent, People)

"Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome."
- Anne Perry
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Mystery, Skill, Wit, Writers)

"We're going to have shortages and prices are going to go up. Gasoline is going to be extremely tight for us."
- T. Boone Pickens
"From Kelsey, I have learned among many other things the value of turning on a dime and how you can have an extremely funny and extremely poignant moment with absolutely no separation in between... and sometimes in the same moment."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Funny, Separation, Value)

"Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Identity, Personality)

"We have an extreme rightwing government in this country, although it's called the Labour government."
- John Pilger
(Related: Government, Country, Extreme)

"By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense."
- Brad Pitt
(Related: Time, Evening, Extreme, Poverty, Sense, Tomorrow, Will)

"Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty."
- Plato
(Related: Democracy, Dictatorship, Extreme, Liberty, Slavery, Tyranny)

"Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal."
- Plato
(Related: Being, Cleverness, Evil, Extreme, Ignorance, Learning)

"Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Nature, Extremes, Man)

"Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity."
- Antonio Porchia
(Related: Brevity, Extreme, Rest)

"My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics, so I'm reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Books, Computer, Facts, Reading, Teaching)

"Justice in the extreme is often unjust."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Extreme, Justice)

"I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all."
- Bonnie Raitt
(Related: Extreme)

"To grieve is something extremely difficult, we don't even know how to begin to grieve, and I don't know how you can be taught to grieve."
- Charlotte Rampling
"Most of the people I know in show business don't need anybody pushing them at all. They're extremely aggressive."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Business, People)

"I am not a tree-hugger and I don't think mine is an extreme point of view."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Extreme)

"It was extremely hard going from being a parent of one to a parent of three, because now all these instant decisions have to be made about how you balance out the time and attention between them."
- Patricia Richardson
(Related: Time, Attention, Balance, Being, Decisions, Now)

"To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Extremes, Reverie, Self)

"One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Country, Iraq, Stability, states, Troops, United, World)

"The farm women are extremely well organized and are bound to be heard from."
- Edith Rogers
(Related: Women)

"I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed."
- John Romero
(Related: People, Balance, Environment, Extreme, Right, Weapons)

"The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Countries, Country, Extreme, Politicians, Popular, Popularity, Right, Wrong)

"We are extremely attractive to page companies, because we significantly increase their user base."
- David Rose
"The second stream of material that is going to come out of this project is a programming environment and a set of programming tools where we really want to focus again on the needs of the newbie. This environment is going to have to be extremely user-friendly."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Environment, Focus, Needs, Programming, Project, Tools, Want)

"There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Truth, Moments, Opinion)

"We'll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but, you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily as eating or breathing or sleeping, is sex."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Sex, Eating, Extreme, Pretty, Violence, World)

"Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Extreme, Misery)

"Films are hard to make and I think the word indulge really leads one to believe that it's an easy sort of business and it's really extremely difficult."
- Ken Russell
(Related: Business, Word)

"Our goal is to show that you can develop a robust, safe manned space program and do it at an extremely low cost."
- Burt Rutan
(Related: Goal, Space)

"The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Crisis, Extreme, Poverty)

"Music is extremely intuitive, which acting too in a different way."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Music, Acting)

"I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause."
- Edward Said
(Related: Life, Cause)

"Just trying to get a film made which is always difficult no matter what kind of a budget you have. Not having a budget makes it even more difficult. Having nineteen days and no budget makes it extremely difficult."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Film, Trying)

"I did that all the more, if I may say so, because I was aware of the fact that there is an inclination to go to extremes in German people, and in the German character generally."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: People, Character, Extremes, Fact, May)

"Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars, a deadweight in any civil economy."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Economy, Fighting)

"So war is an extremely sad business, because the majority of people don't want to be in it."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: War, Business, People, Majority, Want)

"Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Health)

"The war in Iraq has been extremely divisive here at home, and has also divided the world community."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, Home, Community, Iraq, World)

"Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Extremes, Will)

"Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves. Some can't bear bright lights, so wherever they go they search for the dark; they turn the lights down, anything to sustain some level of comfort."
- Julian Schnabel
(Related: People, Balance, Comfort, Extremes, World)

"Not being a comic book fan, being thrown into that and seeing the extreme - it's taken very seriously. So I tried to do as much learning as I could about it so I wasn't mean or anything."
- Ashley Scott
(Related: Being, Extreme, Learning)

"Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending."
- Robert Service
(Related: Ending, Will)

"I looked over and saw this man on the extreme right aisle sort of galloping to the podium. He was tall, he was thin, and the way he was galloping it looked as though he was going someplace much more important than the podium."
- Betty Shabazz
(Related: Extreme, Man, Right)

"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Assassination, Censorship, Extreme)

"Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty."
- Arthur Sheekman
(Related: Extreme, Nothing, Poverty, State)

"Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Evil, Extreme)

"When the great history of trouble is written, my family will stand extremely high in the table of contents."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Family, History, Trouble, Will)

"We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education."
- Nigel Short
(Related: Education, Population)

"Certainly paleontologists have found samples of an extremely small fraction, only, of the earth's extinct species, and even for groups that are most readily preserved and found as fossils they can never expect to find more than a fraction."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Earth)

"After things started to happen here, my choice of material was extremely limited. It was a weird situation."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Choice)

"We have record high temperatures and record high energy prices across the country, and we've seen the dangerous effects caused by extreme temperatures in the past."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Country, Energy, Extreme, Past)

"Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially in the conditions when communication is difficult, when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out, to go."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Time, Communication, Enemy, Information)

"There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: People, Ideas)

"I'm extremely ambitious. I don't know why people are afraid to say that. I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad."
- Jada Pinkett Smith
(Related: Success, Soul, People, Devil, Want)

"I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Career)

"But the worst of all is, according to the old phrase, while the grass grows, the horse starves, but the man of money is the man for Nova Scotia. Those may do extremely well."
- Nathaniel Smith
(Related: Money, Man, May, Old)

"I became an adult in an extreme way. I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another."
- Robert Smith
(Related: Extreme, Old)

"I have prayed to God that he give me the strength to survive each day and to face those times in my life that will be extremely painful. I have put my total faith in God, and he will take care of me."
- Susan Smith
(Related: Faith, Life, God, Strength, Care, Day, Will)

"I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony, which would have been an extremely sad loss."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Music, Chicago, Loss)

"I think the main thing I remembered throughout all of filming it was just that she just was extremely self-destructive. I think everybody can relate to that a little bit. She doesn't like herself."
- Shannyn Sossamon
(Related: Self)

"In the past the publishers I've worked with have been extremely generous. And in almost every case, have been people who believed in the work rather than the sales and marketing."
- Peter Sotos
(Related: Work, People, Marketing, Past, Sales)

"I think he is an extremely accessible character. In Data there is no potential for cruelty."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: Character, Cruelty, Potential)

"First, you do a piece of material that begins and ends and has a flow; it's not chopped up as in a film, where in an extreme case you might be doing the last scene of the script the first day that you go to work, and you don't know enough about the character you're playing."
- Jean Stapleton
(Related: Work, Character, Day, Extreme, Film, First)

"I think unleashing 3,000 smart bombs against the city of Baghdad in the first several days of the war... to me, if those were unleashed against the San Francisco Bay Area, I would call that an act of extreme terrorism."
- Pete Stark
(Related: War, Act, Bombs, Extreme, First, Terrorism)

"Yes, there are times when I get extremely depressed and how I sublimate those feelings is through music."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Music, Feelings)

"Well, darkness with humor... I'm not an extremely suicidal or sad person."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Humor, Darkness)

"My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?"
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Environmental, Idea, Possibility, Amusement, Disaster)

"The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life. It's always been there. But there's also an incredible passion connected to it; it's not just a dry investigative process. I have been extremely emotional about it, and that comes out in the songs."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Life, Passion, Quest, Songs, Spiritual)

"When something really extreme happens, you have to find a way to embrace that and include it in how you think about the character. Sometimes it's not easy."
- David Ogden Stiers
(Related: Character, Extreme)

"In particular what is most important to me is the transformation of a sound by slowing it down, sometimes extremely, so that the inner of sound becomes a conceivable rhythm."
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Related: Sound)

"One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Effort, Murder, Will)

"I remember feeling that Michael was extremely sensitive when it came to that moment. Most directors are and they usually rely, at least in my experience, on the actress to take over. And Michael is a gentleman."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Experience, Feeling, Gentleman)

"How far the existence of the Academy has influenced French literature, either for good or for evil, is an extremely dubious question."
- Lytton Strachey
(Related: Evil, Existence, Literature, Question)

"Show business has been really, really good to me because I can work and take a lot of time off, and I'm extremely undisciplined person."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Business, Time, Work)

"A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life."
- August Strindberg
(Related: Life, Character, Man, Relationships)

"I know the families that I photograph extremely well, and I've known them for a very long time."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Time)

"Mount Harris is of basaltic formation, but I could not observe any columnar regularity in it, although large blocks are exposed above the ground. The rock is extremely hard and sonorous."
- Charles Sturt
"What Ottawa and Washington used to think about Turkey or Iran was not very important because we really didn't think much about either, but now what we think about them is extremely important - to ourselves and to many other peoples."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Now, Turkey, Washington)

"It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class, and to force society into an organization of only two classes, one at each social extreme."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Society, Class, Extreme, Force, Middle class)

"When I was in college there was a girls' flag football league. The girls were extremely aggressive."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: College, Football, Girls)

"I've been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I've been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity."
- Tilda Swinton
(Related: People, Extreme, Kindness, Projects, Stupidity, Trying)

"Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Extreme, Giving, Privilege, Writing)

"Extreme law is often extreme injustice."
- Terence
(Related: Extreme, Injustice, Law)

"It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience."
- Twyla Tharp
"Extreme volume in music very often disguises a lack of actually important content."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Music, Content, Extreme)

"People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Nature, People, Extremes, Human nature, Romantic, Want)

"Social Security is an extremely complicated program."
- John Thune
(Related: Security)

"Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life disappeared until he was locked inside. That is a figure quite extreme."
- Michael Tippett
(Related: Life, Extreme)

"Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater."
- Michael Tippett
(Related: Extreme, Shakespeare, Theater)

"The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Countries)

"Well, I think a lot of people only hear about the extreme, fundamentalist kind of polygamists, because they're always in the news being brought up on charges."
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: People, Being, Extreme, News)

"The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses."
- Stanley Tucci
(Related: Extreme, May, Project, Reality)

"Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Money, Extreme, Kings, Leaders, May, Principles, Socialism)

"I, also, found the opportunity to work with the actors extremely gratifying and rewarding."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actors)

"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Fate)

"As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Music, Time, May, Mind, Will)

"And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned, it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Opportunity, Disney)

"In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential - do not let your heart waver!"
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Extreme, Mind, Unity, Universe)

"I think I'm extremely vulnerable and that in some ways I seek out rejection. Never feeling like you're getting that pat on the back from dad is probably at the heart of that."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Dad, Heart, Feeling, Rejection)

"It is extremely important to know what you don't want to find."
- Leon Uris
(Related: Want)

"Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Budgets, Country, Defense, Engineering, Research, Schools, Stress, Support)

"There is no roles. No one is keeping any roles. The drummer is also answering everybody and everything. So it is a constant conversation and communication between musicians on an extremely high level with extremely valuable material, motifs, and melodies."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Communication, Conversation, Musicians)

"I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Europe, Jazz, Pretty, Years)

"What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: People, Numbers, Want)

"Finally we are a nation with some conscience. It means alliances are extremely important when they're based on a national interest. We have to have the ability to sustain our presence within those alliances."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Ability, Conscience, Interest, Nation)

"Hockey is the original extreme sport."
- Tom Ward
(Related: Extreme)

"War is usually fought over diminishing resources, particulary those that we perceive to be extremely valuable."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: War)

"The only way into truth is through one's own annihilation; through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Time, Truth, Extreme, State)

"In some extremely important ways, people are what you expect them to be, or at least they behave as you expect them to behave."
- Naomi Weisstein
(Related: People)

"I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs."
- William Weld
(Related: People, American, Hearing, Importance, Interest, Majority)

"I am extremely disappointed by the actions of the 9/11 commission."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Actions)

"It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Time, Belief, Extremes, Inequality, Potential)

"I'm always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position. Sometimes you don't see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Time, People, Circumstance, Extreme, Humanity)

"It is extremely difficult to say how long the process actually took to finally achieve my fragrance, Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Time, People, Waiting)

"I felt betrayed by him, extremely betrayed. He made me believe that if I followed a certain protocol of supplements and different drugs that I could become number 1 in the world."
- Kelli White
(Related: Drugs, World)

"Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Society, Arguments, Opinion)

"Well, some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Mathematics, Problems, Years)

"I've been extremely lucky having been in the army when I was a boy of fourteen."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Army)

"If I'm going to do anything extreme, I want it to have consequences."
- Evan R. Wood
(Related: Consequences, Extreme, Want)

"Orwell was the sort of man who was full of grievances. He was very loyal. Once he got to know you, he was extremely loyal. He hated passionately and irrationally."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Man)

"The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Heart, Progress, Competition, Extreme, Impulses, Interest, Man)

"All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Extreme, Opinions)

"Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety of circumstances that surround any given show."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Circumstances, Songs, Variety)

"It was tough to try to be serious in front of Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan with all this stuff in my face. There's never been a character that's looked this extreme."
- Rick Yune
(Related: Character, Extreme)

"I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Difficulty, Extreme, First, Theory)

"Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Life, Science, Environment, Fiction, Now, Possibilities, Research, World)

"They're not willing to admit that I've also shed blood and tears and often paid dearly for my success. This makes me feel extremely sad."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Success, Blood, Tears)