Quotes and Sayings about Fact



"Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Earth, Isolation, Justice, Satisfaction, Violence)

"But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it's not enough."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Accomplishment, Duty, Fact, May, Security, Today)

"And so I think that if the person has the funds, the network, and the equipment to do this, and also the experience, which is the key factor, then they can be quite deadly."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Experience, Key, Network)

"As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Fact, Man, Old, Preparation)

"I had no idea I could make it this far. And the fact that they told me I made it this far and that America is going to vote for me, I freaked out."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Idea, America, Fact, Vote)

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

"I think that the very fact that CBS fought and fought and fought in Texas, in New York."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Fact)

"So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Facts, Freedom, Principles, Speech)

"It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Facts, Judges, Law, Lawyers, Losing)

"To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Life, Past, Satisfaction)

"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Art, Ideas, Communication, Photography)

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

"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: People, Fact, Job, President, Want)

"Politics are a very unsatisfactory game."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Politics)

"Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Power, Energy, Facts)

"Practical politics consists in ignoring facts."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Politics, Facts)

"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Facts, Ignorance, Nothing)

"We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby."
- Jack Adams
(Related: American, Fact)

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

"If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Exercise, Fact)

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams
(Related: Facts, May, State, Wishes)

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
- John Adams
(Related: Society, Abuse, Party, Words)

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

"You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Life, People, Fact)

"To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Morality, Authority, Fact, Obvious, Religious)

"In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: Intelligence, God, Fact, Man, Stupidity)

"When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Life, Censorship, Fact, Military, Press, Right, Struggle)

"If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Desire, Lust, Pleasure, Self, Wrong)

"The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Idea, Facts)

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

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

"Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act."
- James Agate
(Related: Management, Act, Fact, Theatre)

"The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Work)

"I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Money, God, People, Company, Hearing, Religious, Spiritual)

"I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Fact, Film, Reading, Theatre)

"We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Fact, Want, Weapons)

"Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Fact, Information, May, Now)

"The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Disaster, Fact, Iraq)

"The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?"
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

"A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Truth, Fact, Fiction, Play)

"Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Truth, Fact, Reality, Will, Writer, Writers)

"And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Father, Childhood, Fact)

"In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Perception, Fact)

"When does she do all this thinking? We're together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We've been married 48 years."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Time, Facts, Feeling, Thinking, Years)

"The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

"I made my choice to be in Ferrari. It is not easy because it is important for a man to have satisfaction. And for me to get the satisfaction I want means getting results."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Choice, Man, Results, Satisfaction, Want)

"It is more difficult to designate this form of conation on its practical side by a satisfactory name."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Name)

"When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

"Combine that with the fact that we only had one week to get everything taken care of and to get to know one another, whereas most shows get two weeks. It looked like we would never have a chance."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: Care, Chance, Fact)

"It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies."
- David Allan
(Related: Truth, Gain, Hurt, Lies, Satisfaction)

"These are facts, these are not imaginary things."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Facts)

"The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

"Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Women, Fact, Jury, Leaders)

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

"The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot."
- James Allen
(Related: Fact)

"To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Fact, Name, Parents)

"That's why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Experience, Being, Fact, Rest, World)

"But there is something to the fact that we don't see games on the West Coast, or we don't see games on the East Coast, and stuff like that. It's so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Fact, Games)

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

"I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Life, Perception, Environment, Fact)

"Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Men, Church, Christ, Contradiction, Fact, Spirit, Spiritual, Theory)

"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

"Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: God, People, Feminism, Satisfaction)

"In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Government, Men, Women, Gods, Fact)

"The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Battle, Fact, Now, Will)

"The simple fact is this: they are foreigners inside a country which has rejected them. Therefore, these foreigners wherever they go or travel they will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Travel, Country, Fact, Foreigners, Will)

"The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play better than ordinary players at all."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Fact, Play)

"In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

"The facts of life are very stubborn things."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: Life, Facts)

"It desirable to add one or two facts bearing on the domestic political aspects of the problem."
- Dillon Anderson
(Related: Facts)

"Layers are not difficult for me. You have the luxury of takes, so if you feel like, say, you did not take in the fact that your aunt is across the way in one take, you do it again and try to add that piece."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Fact, Luxury)

"Look there are going to be, there are already adjustment processes in place but the point is that you'll actually make them work and get satisfactory outcomes if there's decent burden sharing along the way. If there's, if you like a proper transitional assistance."
- John Anderson
(Related: Work, Burden, Sharing)

"One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans... was to come to terms with was the fact that, hey, we may not be the center of the universe."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Fact, May, Universe)

"None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Nature, Quality, Character, Fact, Skin)

"The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Fact, First, Months)

"Collecting is my joy; it gives me great satisfaction."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Joy, Satisfaction)

"The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

"There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Truth, Difference, Facts, World)

"For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Truth, Fact, Man, Present)

"The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Movies, Fact, World)

"The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?"
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: History, Romance, Truth, Lovers, Satisfaction)

"In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Education, Sex, America, Culture, Disease, Fact, Folk)

"I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That's probably why I had so many bad relationships."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Fact, Relationships)

"If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Death, Power, Heresy, Reason)

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

"Yeah, yeah I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band. The biggest one is that we're Satan worshippers, but next to that just the fact that we're normal."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Fact, Satan)

"It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading."
- Mary Archer
(Related: Balance, Fact, Reading)

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

"Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Character, Man, Satisfaction)

"I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Fact, Film, Pretty)

"In fact, I had a series of offers which would have brought me a lot of money to make films and package TV programs. There were people who said to me, we'll put a million dollars in your bank account tomorrow, which is a hard thing to turn down."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Money, People, Bank account, Fact, Tomorrow)

"Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani - even if it's a fake. I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: People, Fact, Popular, World)

"I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Time, Fact)

"When we speak the word "life," it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Life, Fact, Word)

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

"The fact is, it was a big show. We were a part of that show. Everybody watches for different reasons. There were some people who were tuning in that day to see what was going on with other characters."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: People, Day, Fact)

"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Society, Change, Decision, Today, Will, World)

"No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Enemy, Harm)

"It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: Fact, Weight)

"The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

"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)

"In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes."
- David Attenborough
(Related: History, Fact, Old, Opinion, Opinions)

"I prefer fact to fiction."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Fact, Fiction)

"I love the fact that it's not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Love, Science, Fact, Fiction)

"One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Hell)

"It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"Though my books are written from a historical perspective, I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Books, Fact, Perspective)

"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Work, Artist, Completion)

"The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way... style."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Work, Fact, Style, Unity, Will)

"It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Truth, Fact, Opinion, Perspective)

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

"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

"All of the factors that make up a quality city - safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. - emanate from a strong educational premise."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Quality, Jobs)

"In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

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

"The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: Business, Music, People, Fact, Rest)

"The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Government, Progress, Collaboration, Fact)

"I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Authority, Events, Facts, Historians, Living)

"The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Time, Economy)

"The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Country, Difficulty, Skill)

"I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Hope, Importance, Manufacturing)

"It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Fact, Living, Wilderness)

"Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Effect, Persecution)

"In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Fact, Security)

"Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce. Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Time, American, Driving, Exploitation, Jobs, Manufacturing)

"The fact that the internet is so active; people can now speak to me indirectly."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: People, Fact, Internet, Now)

"In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Development, Act, Community)

"In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Fact, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Argument, Arguments, Fire, Man, Mind)

"All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Science, People, Knowledge, Fact, Mathematics, Obvious)

"I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

"In fact it's quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Now)

"I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Fun, Stress)

"I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Business, Fact)

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

"When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Advice, Facts)

"Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

"Maybe I was 7 - I probably am exaggerating a little - and immediately was plunged into the fact that there was an official place to put your fantasies. Up until then I didn't know what I would do with them all. It was very exciting for me, and I began very, very early on."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Fact)

"But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Movies, People, Fact, Magic, Television, Trying)

"Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: People, Actor, Career, Facts, Trouble)

"Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Americans, Disease, Fact, Homosexuality, Journey)

"The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Fact, Thinking, Tradition)

"My organs are too powerful... I manufacture blood and fat too rapidly."
- Robert Baldwin
(Related: Blood)

"I never want to turn something down because I'm afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Idea, Fact, Want)

"There are not the same factual shows anymore - children's TV has become much more trivial."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Children)

"I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Love, Work, Fact)

"Don't confuse facts with reality."
- Robert D. Ballard
(Related: Facts, Reality)

"If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together, and one would then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Fact)

"If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, God, Being, Fact, Wishes, World)

"The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Fact, Passion)

"Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Equality, Power, Earth, Fact, May, Right)

"You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack. It's not just Hip Hop but Black people, Latino people and all people are under attack for different things."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: People, Fact)

"There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Negative, Job, Satisfaction)

"In fact I think now we've reached a point now, where the powers that be really have sort of vested interest in all of us being stoned out as much as possible all the time so we don't know what's going on, and we don't care."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Time, Being, Care, Fact, Interest, Now)

"I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!"
- Iain Banks
(Related: Awards, Fact, Nothing)

"I've had lots of replies, we're into the double figures now. And the overall standard is very good. In fact I've been feeling a little guilty, because I haven't replied to anyone yet - it is something I will be doing."
- Peter Banks
(Related: Fact, Feeling, Now, Will)

"You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don't keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Blood, Fact, Pain, Running)

"The great charm and comfort of the system is, that its affects are palpable within a week of trial, which creates a natural stimulus to persevere for few weeks more, when the fact becomes established beyond question."
- William Banting
(Related: Charm, Comfort, Fact, Question)

"There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks, which my family and I could see from the third floor bathroom window of our homes!"
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: Family, Facts)

"The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates other scientists' thoughts."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Thoughts, Facts, Scientists)

"Even such an obvious idea as to observe an animal with vertigo or to rotate an animal did not occur to him, in spite of the fact that he conducted numerous vertigo experiments with human subjects and made frequent use of animal experiments."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Idea, Fact, Obvious, Vertigo)

"I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Day, Fact, Light, Will)

"Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Dreams, Fact)

"Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country. California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world, and California has better gun laws than many states, although California's need to be improved."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Country, Facts, Law, Laws, Rest, states, World)

"If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation; water pistols are, but not real guns."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Safety, Water)

"There is zero debate about whether the world is getting warmer. That is a fact, a measured fact. There is some debate, although not much anymore, about what's causing the world to get warmer. And the consensus, by far is that it's us."
- Peter Barnes
(Related: Debate, Fact, World)

"But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Education, Quality, Class, Fact, May, Needs, School, Students)

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

"That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)

"Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Accidents, Gravity)

"Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Chance, Fact, Reading)

"It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Fact, Will)

"It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Body, Fact, Will)

"In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Fact, Man, Right)

"I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Faces, Fact, News)

"News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Fact, Influence, Information, May, News, Talk)

"A lot of people love Oreos. So their manufacturer is making money. That means more dividends for shareholders."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Love, Money, People)

"As a reporter, I approach every situation knowing that everyone has his or her own agenda. It's not a bad thing; it's just a fact."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Fact)

"The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be, if only for the fact that our lives have become busier: jobs, children, and the like."
- John Barton
(Related: Children, Community, Fact, Jobs, Poets)

"We are comfortable with the fact that we cannot know personally what happened in the world before we were born, yet we are uncomfortable with the notion that we will stop engaging with time at some point in the future."
- John Barton
(Related: Time, Fact, Future, Will, World)

"If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Facts, Judgment, Right)

"Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Facts, Man, Opinion, Right, Wrong)

"I don't like things that can be reproduced. Wood isn't important in itself but rather in the fact that objects made in it are unique, simple, unpretentious."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Fact, Wood)

"I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Father, Fact, Painting)

"This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Life, People, Reason)

"I don't think his life has been in any way disfigured by the film. The film did disclose some difficult facts."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Life, Facts, Film)

"China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Computers, Performance, American, Machine, Tools)

"But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Technology, Community, Fact, Incompetence, May, Treason)

"Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Men, Life, Fact, First, Laws, Liberty, Property)

"Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Crime, Fact)

"A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Comedy)

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

"The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Trust, Fact, Pretty, Security, Today, Will)

"France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Poetry, Fact, France, Horror, Will, Writers)

"Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Appetite, Satisfaction)

"A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Negative, Jealousy, Judgment, Praise, Satisfaction)

"In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies and found out there were a bunch of young folks that there were a bunch of young folks that he had been able to recruit on his own."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Fact, Race, State)

"In fact, 80 percent of our domestic job growth comes from the small- and medium-sized business community."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Growth, Community, Fact, Job)

"When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Inferiority, Fact)

"All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Power, Fact, Idols, Man, May, Will)

"I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly."
- Jeff Beck
(Related: Care, Fact, Job, Rules, Song)

"In the final analysis, terror is also another proof of the fact that the superpower is not really a superpower. It was vulnerable."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Fact, Proof, Terror)

"If it was about lying under oath - we actually know that Clinton certainly was deceptive, as most people would be about their sex lives - but, in fact, he did not lie."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Sex, Lie, People, Fact, Lying)

"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)

"A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible for about 25 percent of the outcome; the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts."
- Melvin Belli
(Related: Performance, Facts)

"In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Work, Fact)

"Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

"Change is good. And in fact unavoidable."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Change, Fact)

"The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Work, Act, Fact)

"The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Women, Church, Constitution, Fact, Now, Right)

"Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: "Isn't that that Bening woman?""
- Annette Bening
(Related: Love, People, Fact, Now, Old, Right, Woman)

"The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Life, Power, Facts, Present)

"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Soul, Artist, Artists, Fact, Living, Moments)

"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)

"As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter."
- Bruce Bennett
(Related: Work, Clients, Satisfaction, Want)

"I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: War, Fact, Serenity, Terrorism)

"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Leadership, People, Fact, Myth, Nonsense)

"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Employees, Future, Man, Will)

"Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Fact, Taste)

"With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Time, Discovery, Excitement, Facts)

"The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Time, Fact, Heaven, Man)

"The fact is, my parents loved me, and I wanted to be worthy of their love. I wanted to make them proud."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Love, Fact, Parents)

"I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed."
- Shelley Berkley
(Related: Life, Decisions, Fact)

"Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

"As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Numbers, Routine, Service, Workers)

"A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Idea, Fact, Nothing, Proof)

"Our job is to bring the dead facts to life."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Life, Facts, Job)

"There are few performers who would have had the audacity to even bring up the fact that they had been poorly reviewed."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: Fact)

"I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts. As a matter of fact, it is not male parts, but male brains that I prefer."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Fact)

"The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: America, Fathers, Founding)

"So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960's, part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Drama, End, Fact, Result)

"Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Faith, Life, First, Nothing, Service)

"People's backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors."
- John Betjeman
(Related: People, Gardens, Houses, Public)

"All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Fact, Giving, Name)

"There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war."
- Ernest Bevin
(Related: War, Facts, Folk, Man, Protection)

"They've gone to great length to disguise the fact that I'm not in the band, even sending out a photo to promoters with my picture in it which then winds up in some of the ads on the flyers."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Disguise, Fact)

"Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: God, Fact, Sabbath, World)

"Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Work, Artist, Body, Fact, Theatre)

"While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Nature, Trust, Day, Facts, Formula, Future, Will)

"The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Facts)

"We know that so many of the conditions and diseases that we associate with ageing can often be prevented or in fact their onset delayed if we just took preventative steps earlier in our lives."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Ageing, Fact)

"It is a fact that governments tend to put in place policies and strategies in response to current scenarios."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Fact)

"The fact is that America relies on Amtrak to move people."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: People, America, Fact)

"You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor."
- Frank Black
(Related: Being, Musicians, Writer)

"In fact, I'll be taking a lot of Cathy Gale with me. I expect that was why I was chosen for the part."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Fact)

"The fact of the matter is that they are entitled to request a recount. We're entitled to give them a recount."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Fact)

"We aim to express the passion of our members in something actionable that we can all in fact do."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Fact, Passion)

"What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped off."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, Fact)

"Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Health, Men, Women, Care, Fact, Woman, Years)

"Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops."
- John Blair
(Related: People, Destruction, Fact, Numbers, Police, Talking)

"For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Fact, Reason)

"In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear the sounds of the world outside."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Home, Fact, Quiet, World)

"I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre - the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Work, Drama, Fact, Theatre)

"If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Action, Impatience, Military, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

"The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines."
- Marc Bloch
(Related: Facts)

"In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Fact, Mind, Psychology, Shakespeare, Vocabulary)

"A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Change, Being, Chance, Fact, Global warming, Property, Years)

"The attack on Clinton on terrorism is entirely politically inspired by the right-wing of the Republicans, and has no basis in fact whatsoever."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Fact, Republicans, Right, Terrorism)

"But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Party, President, Stars, State, Want)

"Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Thought, Baseball, Fact, Fame, Years)

"Yet it looks as if the thing we use to solve our problems with is the source of our problems. It's like going to the doctor and having him make you ill. In fact, in 20% of medical cases we do apparently have that going on. But in the case of thought, its far over 20%."
- David Bohm
(Related: Medical, Thought, Fact, Problems)

"The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Truth, Fact, Falsehood, May)

"When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Poetry, Atoms, Facts, Language)

"When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Books, Fact, Numbers, Reading, Will, Words)

"The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine."
- Edward Bok
(Related: Fact, Giving, states, United)

"I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Computer, Facts, Mind, Theory, Will)

"From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Time, War, African, End, Fact, Participation, states)

"The fact remains; chauvinism is prevailing."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Fact)

"Women movements would form among the factory workers, a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Women, Old, Workers)

"I am certain more emergency supplemental bills will be needed before this process is concluded. In fact, there is a point I have repeated several times recently which keeps the enormity of this situation in perspective."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Fact, Perspective, Will)

"Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: History, People, Country, Disaster, Fact, Writing)

"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)

"Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Country, Day, Events, First, Public, Satisfaction, Will)

"I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't."
- Debby Boone
(Related: Dad, Fact, Fame, Wonder)

"In fact - statistically, as you know - people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy."
- Pat Boone
(Related: People, Democrats, Fact, Liberal, Media, Party, Philosophy, Research)

"It is quite true - in fact, obvious on the surface - that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Fact, Liberal, Majority, Obvious)

"The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Experience, America, American, Fact, Mankind, Surprises, World)

"The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Life, Success, Failure, Choices, Fact, Key, Leading, Responsibility)

"The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Work, Fact, Future, Past, Writers)

"The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Reason, Universe)

"Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)

"Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, Fact, Leaders, Population, World)

"Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Work, Day, Future, Lawyers, Teachers, Workers)

"I think that the balance needs to be restored, and I would note that in the camp in which I am in, one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry, the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Balance, Internet, Libraries, Media, Needs)

"I want this book to be facts, to be important, to be history."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: History, Facts, Want)

"In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink."
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Related: Biography, Fact, Facts, Fiction, Writing)

"Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Experience, Fact)

"Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Decisions, Facts)

"I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed, worked and separated without America taking them to its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part."
- David Bowie
(Related: Heart, America, Existence, Fact)

"Since 1980, we've used reconciliation 22 times, and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times. So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your option but you cannot change these facts. They're in the Congressional Record."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Change, Earth, Facts, Friends, Republican, Republicans)

"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Dream, Eyes, Wonder, World)

"Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare well and come into real contact with his mind, are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: People, Fact, Mind, Shakespeare)

"In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Idea, Drama, Facts, Famous, Theories, Tragedy, Will)

"Shakespeare's idea of the tragic fact is larger than this idea and goes beyond it; but it includes it, and it is worth while to observe the identity of the two in a certain point which is often ignored."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Idea, Fact, Identity, Shakespeare, Worth)

"My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Mother, Job)

"The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Fact)

"We were discussing civilization and the fact that young men among the Greeks at that time were idiots and uneducated, so the men had emotional and friendly relationships with members of their own sex."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Men, Time, Sex, Civilization, Fact, Idiots, Relationships)

"Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents, for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that, when they examine the facts about it, every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Trust, Facts, Nation, Project, Will)

"Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Lie, America, Facts, Succeed)

"At times one feels that what is being said in the West is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind, stupid terrorism."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Muslim, Being, Blind, Fact, Terrorism)

"What again I tell my people is that no matter how much you know, it's never enough. You will always discover, after the fact, that you've missed something."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: People, Fact, Will)

"The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Comfort, Desire, Nothing, Space, Spiritual, World)

"So, I kind of rather was hoping that people thought it would have a nice mixture of different topics and it also takes in the fact that I've had two children recently."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Thought, People, Children, Fact)

"It's difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you."
- Russell Brand
(Related: Idea, Fact, Oneness, Self, Universe, World)

"I do not overlook the fact that the appearance of these new, free nations in the European political community not only celebrates the return of the prodigal son but also creates new sources of friction here and there."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Son, Appearance, Community, Fact, Nations)

"I come from a large family so you can count on the fact that I'm going to have more kids."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Family, Fact, Kids)

"The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Class, Diversity, Fact, Interest)

"The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: War, Country, Fact, Iraq, Saying)

"To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Doubt, Facts, Now, Present, Study, Writer)

"Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Progress)

"But we made a decision based on the fact that we have been up there a long time and that we feel that the seniority is important to the people of Louisiana."
- John Breaux
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Fact)

"Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Society, Communication)

"While it's very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there, because there's no really good polling, the fact of the matter is that in all the polls I've seen the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free and are pleased that the coalition freed them."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Fact, Majority, Measure, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Fact, Today, Years)

"The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he's described by Doyle as a man without a heart - all brain... and that's very difficult to play, or even indicate."
- Jeremy Brett
(Related: Heart, Fact, Man, Play)

"There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Challenge, Expectation, Satisfaction)

"Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Information, Judgment, Skill)

"Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Facts, Independence, Law)

"The factory that my grandmother had put under the house to produce these green men to come get me."
- Todd Bridges
(Related: Men)

"Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war."
- John Bright
(Related: War, American, Fact, Trade, Trifle, Years)

"I. cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander of every poor Tory partisan who assails me, and I should not have noticed you but for the fact that you are a member of the House of Commons."
- John Bright
(Related: Fact, Folly, Poor, Slander)

"In fact, I think for a lot of writers, it's so hard to be read."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Fact, Writers)

"I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools, they don't really have the stomach for the fight."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Fact, Fight, Kids, Leaders, Republicans, Schools)

"I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Love, People, Boston, Chicago, Fact, Land)

"People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening."
- David Brinkley
(Related: Time, People, Fact, Illusion, Nothing, World)

"There are people who must spend huge amounts of time composing these online diatribes against me, all about how disgusting and terrible I am and how no one should ever read my books, and it's not enough for them to hate me, they can't stand the fact that ANYONE likes me!"
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Time, People, Books, Fact, Hate)

"You get to a point where the factual adjudication doesn't matter because there are all these other outlets that are far less responsible, all talking about the ad, some of which have a political reason for promoting it."
- David Brock
(Related: Reason, Talking)

"Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Life, Wealth, Creation, Formula, Satisfaction)

"Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things."
- Big Bill Broonzy
(Related: People, Fact, Lawyers, Now, Talk)

"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Trust, Facts)

"The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Men, Sex, Cooking, Examination, Fact, Jokes, Propaganda, Results, Will)

"I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal, if he really understands the cost of not giving it up. In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically cutting our energy consumption, we're actually raising our standard of living."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Fact, Giving, Living, May, Will)

"Until four years ago, in fact, I was absolutely in love with the atom."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Love, Fact, Years)

"The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful force for conservation and, as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left than it was growing while I was there! It must be doing something right."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Conservation, Fact, Force, Right)

"The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Future, Killing, Now, Order, Project, Risk)

"Take ice. Ice is fascinating to me. Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an agricultural product to being manufactured."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Being, World)

"There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn't feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Burden, Facts)

"I think everybody knows that on November 7th more people voted for Al Gore than George Bush, a fact that has been documented time and time again."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Time, People, Fact)

"Drugs have played no significant factor in my life."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Life, Drugs)

"Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Work, Living, Satisfaction, Writing)

"I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck. It's so important to be prepared to receive it, but it is a major factor. There's no question."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Luck, Question)

"I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the fact why I'm so neat today as opposed to a few years ago. I never knew that the weight made that much difference."
- James Brown
(Related: Difference, Fact, Today, Weight, Years)

"I can't see myself leaving the club I grew up supporting... it's one of those things, the money's great but I still get paid reasonably well from the Lions and at the end of the day I think job satisfaction is the No.1 priority and I just love it up here."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Love, Money, Day, End, Job, Satisfaction)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"Being a full time coach doesn't mean that we practice more than other teams. In fact we have strict regulations about the length of our practices and playing season. The academic schedule here means that I rarely have a full team at any one practice!"
- Tony Brown
(Related: Time, Being, Coach, Fact, Practice)

"None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly. The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively studied and it really is time to act."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Time, Act, Constitution, Fact)

"You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Government, Power, Fact, Giving)

"It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Religion, Suicide)

"I thought that in general we in the United States were too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might alter what had been for a long time, as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian policies in respect to the rest of the world."
- David Bruce
(Related: Time, Thought, Fact, Respect, Rest, states, United, World)

"But what I think my emphasis is, is on the fact that I like music a lot."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Music, Fact)

"We are also in the process of defining how best to work together with food and other companies to address diet and physical activity factors in order to prevent chronic diseases."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Diet, Food, Work, Order)

"Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Alcohol, Risk, Smoking)

"Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Strategy, Development, Prevention, Risk, World)

"Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves."
- Jerome Bruner
(Related: Facts, Relationships)

"I chose faces and figures as my subject matter simply due to the fact that the human form is already beautiful art."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Art, Faces, Fact)

"Not to mention the fact that of course terrorists hate freedom. I think they do hate. But believe me, I don't think they sit there abstractly hating freedom."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Fact, Freedom, Hate)

"Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned, yes. But it should not be translated defacto into a policy of support for a really increasingly brutal repression, colonial settlements and a new wall."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Policy, Repression, Support, Terrorism)

"The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: People, Rights, Want)

"Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Power, God, Expectation, Fact, Honor, Promises, Today, Will, World)

"I like the fact that we have all the teams in the tournament. When I first got here as an assistant, not everyone made the tournament and I think as a coach, you look at it from a job security standpoint, I think that hurt when you didn't have everybody in the tournament."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Coach, Fact, First, Hurt, Job, Security)

"I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Being, Feeling, Satisfaction)

"I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: American, Capitalism)

"I've always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Body, Chance, Dancing, Facts, Myths)

"Then there's going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I'm going back to film it next week. It's a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Character, Blind, Fact, Film, Internet, Project, Will)

"This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Fear, Duty, Effort, Fact, Germany, Russia, Worth)

"Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Life, Strength, Existence, Fact, Lies)

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: Imagination, People, Chance, Fact, Freedom, Lies, Mystery, Trying)

"Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, Science, Truth, Knowledge, Facts, Laws)

"The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Life, Women, Abortion, Fact, Freedom)

"A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point - finality of judgment."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Effect, Judgment, Poverty)

"The fact remains that most of us are anesthetized to the true cost and true value of long term care insurance."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Care, Fact, Value)

"Facts are to the mind what food is to the body."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Food, Body, Facts, Mind)

"I don't use composers. I research music the way I research the photographs or the facts in my scripts."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, Composers, Facts, Research)

"To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Imagination, Facts)

"Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Travel, Man, Present, Space, State)

"Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Facts, Paranoia)

"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Values, Facts)

"Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Money, Fact, Old, Woman)

"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Change, Artists, Fact, Legislators, Mind)

"I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences."
- LeVar Burton
(Related: People, Fact, Generations, Interest)

"On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Being, Cinema, Fact)

"I like the fact that New York looks a bit backwards, toward the Old World, rather than resolutely forwards."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Fact, Old, World)

"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Knowledge, Fact, Smile, Spiritual)

"With Animal Factory you'd think that because it's mostly interiors, you could shoot it anywhere. So we shot this in Philadelphia, and we had the cooperation of the prison system."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Cooperation, Prison)

"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Success, Family, People, Fact, Friends, Sight, Strangers, Will)

"And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Americans, Fact, Tax, Income, Jobs)

"In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That's what I'm really fortunate to be able to do."
- Laura Bush
(Related: People, Country, Difference, Fact, Meeting, Neighbors, Privilege, Traveling)

"I mean, the part you don't like, I mean, that's the only part. That's the part no one likes, and that is the criticisms, and the unfair criticisms, I might add, of my husband. But that's also just a fact of life in politics."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Life, Politics, HusbFact)

"To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Science, Fact, May, Spirit)

"A belief may be larger than a fact."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Belief, Fact, May)

"In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you: the hope and despair you all live with every day."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Hope, Day, Despair, Fact, Help, Nothing)

"I started singing for The Phantom in January, and we started filming in October and I sang all the way through to the next June. In fact, I was singing for about two months before I even knew I had the role."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Fact, June, Months, October, Singing)

"Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Enjoyment, Satisfaction)

"As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

"A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you're communicating what you think you're communicating. It's so easy as a young writer to think you're been very clear when in fact you haven't."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Fact, Writer)

"I was raised Baptist, and I like the fact that I got my conscience installed early."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Conscience, Fact)

"Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Words)

"For Europe, the fall of Communism has to be taken into account, and the fact that in the fight against Communism the recovery of Europe's Christian roots was the driving force."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Christian, Communism, Driving, Europe, Fact, Fight, Force)

"That's possible, and in fact the legislation, the politics should graduate the advantages towards those who have children and give less to those who don't have children."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Politics, Children, Fact, Legislation)

"As a matter of fact, when compression technology came along, we thought the future in 1996 was about voice. We got it wrong. It is about voice, video, and data, and that is what we have today on these cell phones."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Technology, Thought, Fact, Future, Today, Voice, Wrong)

"In fact, it is often times a detriment for the Government to preemptively legislate on an issue before we can either define it or grasp its impact."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Government, Fact)

"The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch."
- George Byron
(Related: Power, Wife, Heart, Common sense, Fact)

"I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships."
- James Caan
(Related: Family, People, Fact, Man, Play, Relationships, World)

"There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Memory, Satisfaction, Temptation)

"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot."
- John Cage
(Related: Time, Fact, May, Silence, Space)

"The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Fact)

"Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure."
- John Cale
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Successful, Fact, Will)

"The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Fact, Harm, Reason, Security)

"That's driven by any number of factors, the most prominent of which have been the combat experience of two major campaigns - one in Afghanistan and the other in Iraq - and the ongoing demands of the global war on terrorism."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Experience, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terrorism)

"I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society."
- John Cameron
(Related: Society, Satisfaction)

"The fact that Eddie Vedder likes to play 3 hour plus shows a night, I have to be ready for that."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Fact, Night, Play)

"Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Religion, Facts, Metaphors, Trouble)

"The tires were scorching hot, in fact I burned my fingers on one."
- Malcolm Campbell
(Related: Fact)

"In fact, I don't read newspapers any longer."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Fact, Newspapers)

"Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Women, Fact, Independence, Romantic, Today)

"I think it goes back to the fact that the evangelical community often does not have a biblical vision of God."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: God, Vision, Community, Fact)

"To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Fact, Famous)

"The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Fact, Mind, Nihilism, Suffering, World)

"You then get into a period a few years ago, where a lot of external factors that we didn't have anything to do with did hit, and some of them at the same time... devaluations, weak economies, you name it, in various parts of the world."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Time, Name, World, Years)

"The fact of the matter is, most of our orders are not supersized. Less than five per cent are supersized - that's never mentioned. The whole issue has been supersized itself."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Fact)

"But, on balance, we seized the marketplace. We've got a great infrastructure. And yes it's struggling in some areas because of some external factors and some internal factors."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Balance)

"But, as we've seen over the last several months, the people in this country are very dissatisfied with the direction that this administration is taking this country. And what we heard last night was absolutely the ignoring of that fact. It was: We're going to continue with this agenda. In fact, we're going to double down on healthcare."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Country, Direction, Fact, Healthcare, Months, Night)

"But the fact is, it's illegal for the Administration to spend North west taxpayers' money to develop this rate hike proposal, just so it can turn around and raise their energy rates."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Money, Energy, Fact)

"I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: America, First)

"One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Principles, Satisfaction)

"Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Work, Men, Women, Machines, Race, World)

"It will be said, however, that protection tends to destroy commerce, the civilizer of mankind. Directly the reverse, however, is the fact."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Commerce, Fact, Mankind, Protection, Will)

"Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established."
- George Carlin
(Related: Example, Fact, Right, Trying)

"For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?"
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Truth, Creation, Fact)

"I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: God, Devil, Fact, Facts, Theory)

"What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation)

"There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Successful, Fact, May, Passion, Perfection, Will)

"I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation, Tyranny, World)

"We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Death, Fact, Struggle)

"Well, I always run the risk of falling on my face, which has in fact happened."
- Marcel Carne
(Related: Fact, Risk)

"The general fact of surplus value, namely that the workmen does not get the full value of his labours, and that he is taken advantage of by the capitalist, is obvious."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Fact, Obvious, Value)

"That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Learning, Now, Plants, Will)

"There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Spirit)

"There are people who said he killed over a hundred men. Historical fact doesn't corroborate one hundred men."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Men, People, Fact)

"There's a great argument about how many men he actually killed. People would tell stories and then as we all know as stories get told over and over again, they get embellished, facts get changed, elaborated upon, exaggerated."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Men, People, Argument, Facts)

"I don't think that there are very many good writers who don't live without a sense of tension. If they haven't got one immediately available to them, then they usually manage to manufacture it in their private lives."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Sense, Tension, Writers)

"I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Deep, Satisfaction)

"Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

"I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I'm quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Impression, Being, Fact, School)

"To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Heart, Eye, Fact, Meaning)

"The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Facts, Force, Laws, Physics, Reality)

"It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate."
- David Caruso
(Related: Movies, People, Fact)

"I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born, a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools, and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead whenever I am in their company."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Blood, Company, Fact, Fools, Hatred)

"In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Fact, Fool, Man, Witty)

"I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered."
- Ed Case
(Related: Being, Fact, Homosexuality, Public, Reality, Schools, Value)

"There are no road signs to help navigate. And, in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we're supposed to be on."
- Steve Case
(Related: Fact, Help, Road)

"Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Development, Abortion, Facts, Focus, Public, Want)

"Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact."
- Willa Cather
(Related: People, Fact, Word)

"The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Fact)

"There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Engineering, Fact, Ideology)

"Yet in all those cases I finally steeled myself to seize the opportunity, and find a way to muddle through and eventually conclude that I had, in fact, chosen the right path, as risky as it seemed at the time."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Fact, Right)

"Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?"
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Life, Earth, Succeed)

"I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Wife, Thought, Idea, Fear, Fact, Woman)

"In fact, if they didn't let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent's jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn't commute I didn't want the role."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Fact, School, Want)

"Art is basically made by dissatisfied people who are willing to find some means to relieve the dissatisfaction."
- John Chamberlain
(Related: Art, People)

"My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Brother, Inspiration, Fact, Old, Road, Years)

"It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Communism, Crisis, Fact, Popular, Solution, World)

"A man is not primarily a witness against something. That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Fact, Man)

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
- Chanakya
(Related: Work, Successful, Answers, Questions, Results, Will)

"I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something."
- Harry Chapin
(Related: Fact, Want)

"The facts will speak for themselves. Credit them or not, but read!"
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Credit, Facts, Will)

"The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Age, Lie, Progress, Fact, Man, Reason, World)

"Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Love, Fact, World)

"The fact of the matter is, you don't give up what's natural. Anything I've fantasized about, I've done."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Fact)

"When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Government, Time, Machine)

"Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Death, Travel, Fact, Immortality, Illusion, Lovers)

"You may have read that I went to M.I.T. In 1982 I filled out a Who's Who survey with joking responses, and they never bothered to check the facts."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Facts, May)

"The fact was, Ford kept stumbling around. I didn't want him in the White House. I wanted Carter in, and I had a forum of 20 million people watching."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: People, Fact, Want)

"The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Facts, Jury, Law, Right)

"In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Beliefs, Fact, Fanatics, Military, Religious, Respect, Want)

"Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Faith, Fact, Spirit)

"Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Power, Control, Decision, Fact, Iraq, Today)

"We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Fact, Will)

"When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, America, News, Satisfaction, Sense)

"I think those who invest in mutual funds want someone else to do the thinking for them. But the fact that they can move the money around the family of mutual funds just through a phone call lets them feel that they can play tycoons."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Family, Money, Fact, Play, Thinking, Want)

"Now, I'm not suggesting we're going to wait 40 years or even four years, but I think we have to put in perspective the fact that we've come quite a distance. We have quite a distance to come - go, as well."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Fact, Now, Perspective, Years)

"Well, I'm not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness was not where it should be. We've known for 20 years about this hurricane, this possibility of this kind of hurricane."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Possibility, Fact, Planning, Years)

"We've done it in intelligence sharing and certain elements of security. There were parts of the department, in fact, that worked very well in Katrina, like the Coast Guard and TSA."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Intelligence, Fact, Security, Sharing)

"And here where the fact that we've given over half a billion dollars to New York really plays a role, because New York has already made a lot of investments in the kinds of things which you'd expect to have as basic security."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Fact, Security)

"Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Fact, Light, Names)

"How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Facts, Light, Man, Police, Wrong)

"Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Men, Fact, Man)

"In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Truth, Fact, Proof, Want)

"I go to make art as who I am as a person. The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Fact, Play, Woman)

"I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out."
- Lee Child
(Related: Work, Fact)

"I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun."
- Lee Child
(Related: Communication, Community, Fact, Fun, Now)

"Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time."
- Eduardo Chillida
(Related: Time, Present, Space)

"In fact, Tibet is one of the most popular European tourist attraction of asia."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Fact, Popular)

"The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Business, Balance, Fact, Fiction, Income, Reality)

"Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Business, Being, Congress, Manufacturing, Sales, states, United)

"Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Quality, Growth, Discontent, Fact, Liberal, Privilege)

"The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Happiness, Father, Son, God, Christ, Deep, Fact, Trying, Want)

"Therefore we have to go over the fact that all human beings are afraid by what is new. It is our work to convince them that they will enjoy it, and even if they don't, to allow us just for 14 days to create that work of art."
- Christo
(Related: Art, Work, Fact, Will)

"Both sides were supposed to release all their prisoners, those were unconditional. There was some prisoner release that took place but it's not been satisfactory."
- Warren Christopher
"There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000, but to our parents, the determining factor was the quality of the public school system."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Quality, Parents, Public, School)

"I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Fact)

"The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Life, Fact, Meaning, Reason)

"Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of loss of security because it's all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing, enjoying doing it on my own in the first place."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Fact, First, Loss, Obscurity, Security, Sense)

"The issue in Web accessibility is the fact that blind and visually-impaired people need the single biggest boost to achieve equivalence, since the real-world Web is a visual medium."
- Joe Clark
(Related: People, Blind, Fact)

"I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift."
- Septima Clark
(Related: Belief, Chaos, Fact, Thinking)

"There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Fact, Flags)

"Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Life, Day, Fact, Proof, Space, Will, Wit)

"I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Change, Facts, Opposition, Party, Saying, Years)

"I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been out of office for eight years. I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to make quicker progress back into power."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Power, Progress, Conservative, Fact, Office, Party, Want, Years)

"Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Age, Life, Dreams, Earth, Facts, Inheritance, May, Ownership, Years)

"It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Art, Men, Fact)

"Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)

"I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Love, Work, Dreams, Opportunity, College, Fact, Kids, Trying)

"But I got a guy on third, I was in a jam the other day in a game, all those situations, when you need a strikeout there, in big spots. But we are very aware of that fact, that these guys put the ball in play."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Day, Fact, Play)

"A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: American, Dignity, Fact, Honor, Labor, Lies, Sentiment)

"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)

"Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Finance, Money, Business, America, Banks, Corporations, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Now, Right, Today)

"I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Policy, Fact)

"I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Faces, Fact, First, Learning, Portraits)

"We have stabilized our economy. We took over a very sick economy, and we were hemorrhaging 750,000 jobs a month. We have stopped the hemorrhaging. In fact, we had 140,000 job growth last month. And that's what I call progress."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Progress, Growth, Economy, Fact, Job, Jobs)

"I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Being, Fact, Gay)

"I am no party man in this matter in any degree; and if I have any objection to the motion it is this, that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country, it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing and agricultural distress."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Country, Man, Manufacturing, Party)

"It was fairly obvious to anyone who studied the situation that China was dumping bedroom furniture in the U.S. to the detriment of our American workers and manufacturers to gain market access and share."
- Howard Coble
(Related: American, Gain, Obvious, Workers)

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

"And I thought I would just share with you what science says today about silicone breast implants. If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't. In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone breast implants are detrimental and, in fact, they make you healthier."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Science, Thought, Fact, Today)

"The earmark favor factory needs to be boarded up and demolished, not turned over to new management that may or may not have a better eye for earmarks with 'merit.'"
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Management, Eye, May, Needs)

"I'm a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Life, Fact, Preparation)

"I always admired Stanley Kubrick for the fact that he managed to beat the system somehow. I think he kind of had it all figured out."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Fact)

"In my experience, men are not necessarily less sensitive or compassionate than women are, and women are not necessarily any less aggressive or competitive than men are - as a matter of fact, often they are more so!"
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Men, Women, Experience, Fact)

"I don't like books, they're all fact, no heart."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Heart, Books, Fact)

"In order to maintain an untenable position, you have to be actively ignorant. One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts, I'm going with the truth.'"
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Truth, Facts, Order)

"Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Perception, Argument, Country, Facts, Opinion, Word)

"We must stifle the voice of hatred and faction."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Hatred, Voice)

"I like the fact that this kind of family has been seen in a movie a million times: teenage kids, the family is a bit strained and they don't have enough money, but in the background the guy used to be a Gene Simmons type."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Family, Money, Fact, Kids, Teenage)

"No not pigeon holed me as an actor, or as a character, or as to what I could do - but what I would do... and the fact is the things you don't do are almost as important as as the things that you do."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Character, Actor, Fact)

"It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Decisions, Facts)

"General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Facts, Principles)

"Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream - but create!"
- Robert Collier
(Related: Work, Thought, Dream, Fact, Mind, Profit)

"I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Books, Fact, Popular)

"The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn't know that when we began the process."
- James Collins
(Related: People, Fact, First, Writing)

"Music is always occurring. It is just a matter of marketing, attention, and many other factors, that determines whether people will hear these songs or not."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Music, People, Attention, Marketing, Songs, Will)

"The script was just the best I'd read in a long time and I love the humor, which I wasn't expecting, and I like the fact that my six year old daughter can see the show without being, you know, protected from it."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Love, Time, Humor, Daughter, Being, Fact, Old)

"The fact that this is getting released, and people are just now hearing it, kind of tickles me. This is just awesome that the media is excited to talk to me and find out what's happening."
- Jessi Colter
(Related: People, Fact, Hearing, Media, Now, Talk)

"He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage."
- George Combe
(Related: Power, Facts, Goodness)

"We used to speak familiarly of an agent, now do more, who was accustomed to manufacture evidence, and to invent facts in his cases, or at least to alter the aspects of facts to such an extent that they might fairly be viewed as new."
- George Combe
(Related: Facts, Now)

"The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion."
- Henry Steele Commager
(Related: Society, Purpose, Censorship, Discretion, End, Fact)

"The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts - even widely known ones - that were outside their limited field of vision."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: War, Vision, Facts, Scientists, states, United)

"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
- Confucius
(Related: Men, Ability, Fact, Limitations, Man)

"Show me a better man. Name one and I am answered; but do not point, as a disqualification, to the very facts which make this man fit beyond all others."
- Roscoe Conkling
(Related: Facts, Man, Name)

"Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries to manufacture sentiment in his favor, without intrigue or effort on his part, Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt."
- Roscoe Conkling
(Related: Effort, Sentiment)

"We all agree that manufacturers have a right to ensure that fake goods are not marketed in their names and that their own goods are not marketed under fake names."
- John Conyers
(Related: Names, Right)

"There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens."
- John Conyers
(Related: Crisis, Fact, Laws, Nation, President)

"QuickBooks - the very fact that we could even dream to make something in the business arena, and that it would then succeed - was a total revolution to me."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Dream, Fact, Revolution, Succeed)

"Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Hollywood, Mythology, Popular)

"The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Society, People, Facts)

"The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Time, Control, Energy, Fact, Rivalry)

"Logic and fact keep interfering with the easy flow of conversation."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Conversation, Fact, Logic)

"The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Temple, Blame, Man, Praise)

"A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Suffering, World)

"I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Habit, Job, Pride, Satisfaction)

"When I first started editing GQ, it gave the impression of being, and in fact was, a gay magazine. There were female models in it and there were women on the cover, but the boys were always much, much more beautiful than the girls."
- Art Cooper
(Related: Women, Impression, Being, Boys, Fact, First, Gay, Girls)

"The tests which showed that this was the only rifle which had the markings which were shown on the bullets; the fact that a man was seen by several witnesses, not identified, but seen in the window with the general description of what he looked like."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Fact, Man, Tests)

"The police had already found the cartridges and the rifles and the bag in the Texas School Depository and within a half an hour, those facts were known."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Facts, Police, School)

"The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Intelligence, Leadership, Church, Cause, Facts, Investigation)

"I would like that to be known; these facts are in the summary which I think is a very good one."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Facts)

"If you look at body fat, it seems to increase with age, even though your weight does not. That's a physiological fact of aging, they say. Heck it is. It is an adaptive effect of aging."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Age, Body, Effect, Fact, Weight)

"The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth, Fact, Moon, Shadow)

"I want to manufacture a feud."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Want)

"Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions. In fact, that's all it is about is opinions."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Art, Fact, Opinions)

"It's very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he's creating, the fact that he's experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we're in a brotherhood of some kind... we're in it together."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Artist, Brotherhood, Creation, Fact, Joy)

"I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things."
- Alan Coren
(Related: Fool, Wonder)

"Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century - they combine Art and business!"
- Roger Corman
(Related: Art, Fact)

"He who allows me to rule is in fact my master."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Fact)

"My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Attention, Facts, Habits, Reading, School)

"There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Life, Wife, Children, Fact, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are."
- John Cornyn
(Related: People, Countries, Fact, Intentions, Now, states, United, World)

"And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment, if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages in Nevada are underwater, then stay the course. Vote for Harry Reid."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Home, Fact, Unemployment, Vote)

"No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Family, Fact, Poverty, Wage)

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, American, Being, Chance, Comfort, Fact, Right)

"The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Victory, Competition, Satisfaction)

"The financial report makes it very clear that if we got into honest budgeting today, that in fact we would find ourselves with a much larger deficit than we have today."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Financial, Fact, Today)

"Should we attempt border security first, which I believe we should, we still need to face the fact that comprehensive reform is necessary. This must include a guest worker program and dealing with the 11 million people who are here today that are contributing to our economy."
- Jim Costa
(Related: People, Economy, Fact, First, Guest, Reform, Security, Today)

"As a matter of fact, if you do not take into account, as Congressman Ross just stated, the Social Security surplus, our fiscal deficit, ladies and gentlemen, is over $700 billion today."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Fact, Ladies, Gentlemen, Security, Today)

"I fully appreciate the fact that George W. Bush won 49% of my district."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Fact)

"You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Opportunity, Fact, Reputation, Summer)

"Since 2000, we have lost 2.7 million manufacturing jobs, of which 500,000 jobs were in high-tech industries such as telecommunications and electronics."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Jobs, Manufacturing)

"The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Fact, Grave, Old, Republican)

"In fact Sarah Palin has created more jobs than Obama has. She created eleven jobs fact-checking at the AP just for the Palin autobiography."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Autobiography, Fact, Jobs)

"If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Feeling, Oil)

"Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common except for the fact they've been told they have lots in common."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Americans, Fact, Nothing)

"Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Time, Optimism, Pessimism, Deals, Facts, Waste)

"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Life, Hope, Energy, Fact, Sense)

"Where is the indignation about the fact that the US and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world?"
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Being, Fact, Force, World)

"However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Day, Fact, World)

"It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Technology, People, Books, Communication, Fact, Information, Television)

"I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Fact, Memory)

"The other guys drink, but they don't drink anywhere near what I used to. And I think they're slightly respectful of the fact that I'm off it, so it's not a problem."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Fact)

"Interdependence is a fact, it's not an opinion."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Fact, Opinion)

"It's the company itself, but most of these mutual fund companies, the guy who runs the company is just a fact totem and the guy who runs the money is the power. But we really don't know who they are."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, Power, Company, Fact)

"Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis - the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38."
- David Crane
(Related: Age, People, College, Computer, Events, Fact, Opponents, Tennis)

"The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Failure, Fact, Folk)

"I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Mom, Work, Luxury, Satisfaction, Self)

"It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight."
- Martin Van Creveld
(Related: War, People, End, Fact, Fight, May, Order)

"Moreover the incorporation requires the same components needed for protein synthesis, and is inhibited by the same inhibitors. Thus the system is most unlikely to be a complete artefact and is very probably closely related to genuine protein synthesis."
- Francis Crick
"We ask the great masses of India to be patient a short time longer, while the cause of freedom is being fought out, not because we want to delay, but because the hard facts of war make a complete change impossible at the moment."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Change, Time, War, Being, Cause, Delay, Facts, Freedom, Want)

"It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Boredom, Effect, Facts, Freedom, Repetition, Result, Tolerance)

"The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional."
- James Cromwell
(Related: Attitude, Animals, Pets)

"We are Englishmen; that is one good fact."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Fact)

"I'm just observing the world. I was born into it, like you were, and then I found out there were some really disturbing aspects to being alive, like the fact that you weren't going to be alive forever - that bothered me."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Being, Fact, World)

"For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self-conscious mind cannot imagine non-existence. It's impossible to do."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Body, Existence, Fact, First, Mind, Mortality, Reality, Self)

"I like the fact you can spend two hours setting up a scene that will only last a couple of seconds. And I like just sitting around and dozing between scenes!"
- Mackenzie Crook
(Related: Fact, Will)

"The great unity which true science seeks is found only by beginning with our knowledge of God, and coming down from Him along the stream of causation to every fact and event that affects us."
- Howard Crosby
(Related: Science, God, Knowledge, Beginning, Fact, Unity)

"The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them."
- Samuel McChord Crothers
(Related: Facts, Trouble)

"Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Art, Nature, Wisdom, Fact)

"If I don't get the goose-bump factor when I'm reading it than I can't do it."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Reading)

"The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: People, Fact, Hell, Intolerance, Religious, Satisfaction)

"Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Life, Faces, Facts)

"Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Fact, Horror, Public)

"Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Nature, Morality, People, Facts, Fighting, Manners)

"Johnny Depp is so special that he is like a Martian. In fact, that's what I call him, Martian."
- Penelope Cruz
(Related: Fact)

"And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Related: Happiness, Fact, Unhappiness)

"I do not find the supposed scientific consensus among my colleagues. Curiously, it is a feature of man-made global warming that every fact confirms it: rising temperatures or decreasing temperatures. No matter what the weather, some model of global warming offers a watertight explanation."
- Javier Cuadros
(Related: Fact, Global warming, Man, Weather)

"I'm doing naughty things, I'm drinking too much, I'm going to clubs. It really didn't matter to me, other than the fact that some parents wouldn't let their kids hang out with me."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Drinking, Fact, Kids, Parents)

"The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Fact, School)

"I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Acting, Corruption, Integrity, Legislators, Public)

"The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Ethics, Key)

"Any time you stop looking at evil as a black and white thing, it's helpful. So the fact that there won't be any obligatory Islamic terrorist stereotypes in movies any more, that'd be helpful."
- John Cusack
(Related: Movies, Time, Evil, Fact)

"Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Facts, Gentlemen, Opinions, Principles, Question)

"All through my school life I was appalled by the fact that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys, and sometimes very severely."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Life, Boys, Fact, School)

"There has been loss of steel manufacturing. Those people need jobs. Where you have to build the third airport is where people are. So you're right; if his site isn't playable, then our site is right next to it."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Jobs, Loss, Manufacturing, Right)

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Satisfaction)

"I know without our fans and the devotion of our fans we wouldn't be here. I don't mean to put them down, but I'm just stating a fact that it is hard to play to people that see you all the time and it takes a lot of fun out of it in some ways."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Time, People, Devotion, Fact, Fans, Fun, Play)

"The fact is that the economy is really posed for the kind of recovery that people can see and understand."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: People, Economy, Fact)

"Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see this as an opportunity to defeat the United States, we have to be - and every Democratic candidate, even those who opposed us going in, now say we just simply can't cut and run."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Fact, Now, states, United, World)

"I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Lie, Fact, Guitar, Play)

"I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Age, Food, Life, Sex, Fact, Kitchen)

"Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

"I loved doing Shakespeare. My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Dream, Fact, Favorite, Night, Shakespeare)

"In fact that is the struggle that most Americans - As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Americans, Country, Fact, Struggle, World)

"And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States, from 1915 to 1934."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Fact, states, United, Years)

"To me, length is an artificial and arbitrary factor in a film."
- Frank Darabont
(Related: Film)

"I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Fact, Focus, School, Wood)

"In fact, some reviewers have said that as they got into the story they forgot that the protagonist is a black woman. They were moved by the story - by the people as a whole - and not by the little things."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: People, Fact, Woman)

"I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: America, Discovery, Fact, Play, School, Writing)

"I can't tell you how hard I worked the last year. In fact, I worked so hard that I know I can't maintain that same work level in 2001, so I've got to quit something."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Work, Fact)

"In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: God, Men, Belief, Fact, Immortality, Reason, Support)

"To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Truth, Error, Fact, Service)

"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Facts, Laws, Machine, Mind)

"I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Facts, Machine)

"False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Science, Progress, Facts, Harm, Pleasure)

"In fact, I have never met anyone who didn't like Gargoyles."
- Keith David
(Related: Fact)

"Hey, I may loathe myself, but it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm Jewish."
- Larry David
(Related: Fact, May, Nothing)

"I think its really matured a lot. I like the fact that there is now more to do there than gamble, since I don't do a lot of that. The people are great. I seldom have time for vacations and when I do I prefer the beach instead of the desert."
- Doug Davidson
(Related: Time, People, Beach, Fact, Now)

"I vertically center things in tables a lot, and the fact that there is no way to control vertical positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Control, Fact)

"The demands are related to their questing of the best possible out of the people concerned. It's this going for the highest possible factor that I'm very concerned about."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: People)

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: People, Fact, Future, Past, World)

"Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible - a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory - in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Class, Day, Fact, Oil, Teaching, Water)

"So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Change, Government, Countries, Fact, Leaders, Needs)

"As an Independent, she has no party backing... Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Being, Causes, Fact, First, Party, President, Washington, Woman)

"Sometimes I go out disguised, but people still recognize me, so I find there is no point in even trying. It would be nice to get away from it, from time to time, but the fact is, there is no place on earth where I can go unrecognized."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Time, People, Earth, Fact, Trying)

"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Life, Fact, Justice, Nothing, Universe, Words, Years)

"I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women - showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Women, People, Satisfaction, Variety)

"Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Curiosity, Facts)

"We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Nature, Fact, First, Talk)

"If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers."
- Doris Day
(Related: Men, Women, Fact, Lovers)

"We must recognize the fact that many Nazis, Marxists and Fascists believe passionately in their fundamental rightness, and allow nothing to hinder them from their goal in the pursuit of their mission."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Goal, Fact, Mission, Nothing, Pursuit)

"My parents did not have a perfect marriage. It was pretty good, but it was not perfect. My marriage is not perfect. My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect. However, that does not discount the fact that the definition of marriage must be defended and protected."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Fact, Parents, Pretty)

"The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Heart, Disgrace, Fact, Human nature, Interest, Name, Now, Trifle)

"In fact, many nations currently refuse to support embryonic stem cell research of any kind."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Fact, Nations, Research, Support)

"The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like Senator Kerry."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Democrats, Fact, Iraq)

"So the - the part of the problem is not just the rhetoric. It's the fact that we - we're so polarized in what we've done to each other as parties over the last thirty years in redistricting that it's very, very hard to overcome your own constituencies and move to the middle."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Fact, Rhetoric, Years)

"An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet."
- James Dean
(Related: Life, Actor, Fact, Feet, Order)

"Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Life, Poverty)

"Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Art, Life, People, Hope, Deception, Events, Will)

"I was coming home from kindergarten - well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: Home, Years)

"The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts, even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions."
- Paul Deman
(Related: Knowledge, Facts)

"We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has little force unless matched by the other - in balance with it... The acting out of that dual respect I would name as precisely the source of our power."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Power, Act, Acting, Balance, Fact, Force, Name, Respect)

"Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Anger, Change, Determination, Affliction, Fact, Revolution)

"Seriously, though, I think I never ceased to be grateful of the fact that I am able to do a job that I really love - I never got over that."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Love, Fact, Job)

"Our bodies are at once the receiving and transmitting stations for life itself. It is the highest wisdom to recognize this fact and train our bodies to render them sensitive and responsive to nature. art and religion."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Art, Life, Religion, Wisdom, Nature, Fact)

"It is, therefore, a fact that anybody who wants to realise Truth or who wants to be humane, must follow non-violent ways of life, otherwise he will not be able to reach the Truth."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Life, Truth, Fact, Will)

"I mean, I can sit down with a guitar, and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Fact, Guitar, Songs)

"The fact that a person loves one particular person is what is important; the life lesson, whether you are homosexual or heterosexual, is that you not be promiscuous, and true to one person."
- Loretta Devine
(Related: Life, Fact)

"No government is here forever. And there are other forces - the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business - doing good for the environment."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Business, Government, Society, Environment, Fact, Force)

"Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Innovation)

"Oftentimes, in fact I think this is to my fault, I look at usually scripts as a whole. I should probably pay more attention to the character that I'm going to play and what they do."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Character, Attention, Fact, Fault, Play)

"I just love the fact that a man possesses something that a woman can never understand because we don't have the experiences of it and that a woman possesses something that the man doesn't understand because only she possesses it."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Fact, Man, Woman)

"I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Success, Time, Movies, People, Beginning, Fact, Play, Talk)

"I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Work, End, Fact, Pressure)

"May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Being, Complaint, Fact, May)

"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Fact, Mystery)

"In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district, they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work. This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Work, Employees, Fact, Summer, Years)

"There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Facts, Observation, Reflection, Result)

"It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Desire, Fact, Will)

"In fact, the element of play has an important role in my life, and I think that should be the case in the life of every artist. Our life is occupied with playing, whether we play an instrument or a role."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Life, Artist, Fact, Play)

"In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Sex, America, Fact, Obsession, World)

"Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Sex, America, Fact, Obsession, World)

"The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York, combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned, really turned me on to The Best Man."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Positive, African, Americans, Being, Fact, Man)

"Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Success, Failure, Elegance, Luxury)

"The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Existence, Facts, Limits, Question, World)

"I ought to rejoice in the fact that our principal rival has died, but I don't."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Fact)

"While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Truth, Errors, Writing)

"If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration."
- John Dingell
(Related: Trust, War, Peace, Being, Congress, Facts, Legislation, President, Question, Senate)

"If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year, they would tell that gun control was one of the major contributory factors in the loss of their seats."
- John Dingell
(Related: Control, Loss, Talk)

"As a matter of fact, even when I finished law school, I had no notion of public service then."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Fact, Law, Public, School, Service)

"And, as a matter of fact, I am the chairman of the Amadou Diallo Foundation."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Fact)

"I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance."
- Diogenes
(Related: Fact, Ignorance, Nothing)

"Being around all the great names of the game at a young age because they were my heroes; the fact this meant so much to Canada. It was just an incredible thing to be a part of."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Age, Being, Canada, Fact, Heroes, Names)

"The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Difficulty, Fact, Laws, Lies, Physics, Treatment)

"In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Work, Fact)

"To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Knowledge, Facts)

"You don't have to find out what someone's mechanical abilities are. All those factors are already a known commodity. I've seen teams win championships and have their entire team quit the next day because they weren't happy."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Day)

"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)

"The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding."
- Willie Dixon
(Related: Life, Inspiration, Facts, Feeling, Song, Understanding, Words)

"Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Humanity, Nothing, Skill)

"Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution."
- Theodosius Dobzhansky
(Related: Faith, Facts, Scientists, Solution)

"In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Life, People, Fact, Relationships, State)

"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Being, Fact, Feeling, Writing)

"I take great pride in the fact that I have lived in a Spanish-speaking country."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Country, Fact, Pride)

"I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I'm a Republican."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Business, People, Democrats, Entertainment, Fact, Majority, Republican)

"The hardware manufacturers, game designers, cable companies and computer companies and, in fact, film studios are going to ensure that this thing marches on. They know that they are going to make an enormous amount of money from it."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Money, Computer, Fact, Film, Hardware)

"Let me be clear, Mr. President, mistakes have been made in Iraq. And this operation has been far from perfect as evidenced by the fact that Zarqawi and other terrorists continue to wreak havoc throughout Iraq."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

"Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Facts, Iraq, Media)

"Your child should feel entitled to cry when you leave; crying is a natural thing for a child to do when she feels bad. The fact that your child cries when you go doesn't mean she will never like day care. It just means she wants you to stay."
- Amy Laura Dombro
(Related: Care, Day, Fact, Will)

"The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Government, People, Policy, End, Fact, Giving, Months)

"In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Faith, Democrats, Facts, Future, Generations, Light, Republicans, Security, Variety)

"Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Power, Knowledge, Facts, Learning, Literature, Sound)

"I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures, and carried with me a book of facts."
- Charles Van Doren
(Related: Facts)

"It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Life, Fact, First, Habits, Man, Nothing)

"Our people can draw on the tremendous strides made in recent years, not only in terms of advancing themselves spiritually and materially, but also in having weathered social and economic turbulence, triggered, in the main, by factors not of their own creation."
- Denzil Douglas
(Related: People, Creation, Years)

"Everyone's hip to the fact that we all do things to accentuate our looks - and it's much more accepted."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Fact)

"The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Fact, Light, Meaning, Water)

"Enclave life becomes very tense, Even when they do elect a leader, the factions remain, with the threat of splitting off."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Life, Leader)

"Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Education, State)

"If the facts are contrary to any predictions, then the hypothesis is wrong no matter how appealing."
- David Douglass
(Related: Facts, Wrong)

"Truth in science is always determined from observational facts."
- David Douglass
(Related: Science, Truth, Facts)

"There's an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they're not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child's family and often the village."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Family, Children, Fact)

"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Fact, Nothing, Obvious)

"The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Events, Fact, Results)

"Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Facts, Sense)

"Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Facts, Forget, Importance)

"A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
"Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments."
- Marie Dressler
(Related: Arguments, Fact)

"I had been impressed by the fact that biological systems were based on molecular machines and that we were learning to design and build these sorts of things."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Design, Fact, Learning, Machines)

"The other advantage is that in conventional manufacturing processes, it takes a long time for a factory to produce an amount of product equal to its own weight. With molecular machines, the time required would be something more like a minute."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Time, Machines, Manufacturing, Weight)

"If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self-replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Effort, Self, Sense, Today, World)

"The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me pretty much as one of the boys, which I take as a great compliment."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Boys, Compliment, Fact, Pretty)

"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Change, People, Fact, Learning, Now)

"Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Trust, Customer, Information, Service)

"Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Fact)

"A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it's all over baby."
- Don Drysdale
(Related: Baby, Cancer, Facts)

"I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that it would be easy to go on for years, and never write the novel at all."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Fact, Research, Years)

"The bungle tour is a bit up in the air due to the fact this at we are getting screwed by our overseas label."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Fact)

"Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Alcohol, Facts, Man, Opinion)

"A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Facts, Man)

"Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew what questions I was going to ask them, and all of my character's voice-over narration and scenes were added after the fact."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Character, Actors, Fact, Questions, Voice)

"These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation - sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Men, Women, Country, Defense, Fact, Nation, Reputation, Risk)

"Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Truth, Content, Desire, Rest, Sickness)

"Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Lie, Guilt, Punishment, Satisfaction)

"News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Change, Facts, News, World)

"While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Women, Idea, Fact, Gossip, Theory)

"Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Being, Cruelty, Fact, Indifference, Reality, Suffering)

"The fact that you are willing to say, "I do not understand, and it is fine," is the greatest understanding you could exhibit."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Fact, Understanding)

"Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: People, Fact, Old)

"There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: People, Building, Satisfaction, Tools)

"The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning, Fact)

"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Men, Hope, Enemy, Facts, Will)

"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)

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

"But the fact is, most people are not going to be rich someday."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Fact)

"But if too many countries, as has been the case, interfere too much in the internal affairs, the political situation of Afghanistan, then of course we can't hope satisfactory results."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Hope, Afghanistan, Countries, Results)

"I'm proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Fact)

"I think America right now is looking for somebody who appeals to every faction."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: America, Now, Right)

"I knew exactly what I was, and there was no hang-up with me. None whatsoever. The fact that the pigment of my skin maybe being lighter brown than other people of my race, maybe some of them, but you know our race has all colors."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: People, Being, Colors, Fact, Race, Skin)

"As a matter of fact they'd blacken us down. I guess there's a reason that according to what the Caucasian wanted us to look like. He wanted us to look-if we were Black, then he had his idea of what we look like."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Idea, Fact, Reason)

"As years go by, chances of winning here are getting slimmer. That's just a matter of fact. It does get tougher, but it's possible, there's a tiny little chance."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Winning, Chance, Fact, Years)

"An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Fact)

"I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Fact, Weapons)

"I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Intelligence, Fact, Infinite, Laws, World)

"People expect us to be different, but we're not. We're very similar people, and it's because we're so similar and close to each other that we make each other laugh - in fact we make each other laugh more than we make anyone else laugh."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: People, Fact)

"Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game."
- Blake Edwards
(Related: Science, Facts, Investigation, Nothing)

"But when you see personal artifacts relating to - by genealogy at least - a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Being, Living, Slavery)

"The more facts you tell, the more you sell. An advertisement's chance for success invariably increases as the number of pertinent merchandise facts included in the advertisement increases."
- Charles Edwards
(Related: Success, Chance, Facts)

"The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials."
- John Edwards
(Related: Business, Financial, Company, Enemies, Facts, Information, Investigation, President, states, United, Vice)

"Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: God, Arguments, Facts)

"Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Science, Faith, Fact, Laws)

"It is only the Somalis themselves - and I don't hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here - they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Time, Conflict, Fact, Fighting, Leaders, Old, Political leaders, Resolution)

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

"In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Fact)

"Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Order, Variety)

"The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Science, Facts)

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Change, Facts, Theory)

"In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: War, Effort)

"Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Benefits, Causes, Creation, Globalization, Job, Manufacturing, Productivity, Unemployment)

"In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: Truth, Facts)

"That still has to be there. And so, it's kind of an interesting question you brought up. Because, on the one hand, yeah, it'd be lovely. I certainly don't see that happening. In fact, I see the opposite happening."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Fact, Question)

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fact, Giving, Man, Nothing)

"All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Character, Facts, Public)

"The fact that that's the difference between Mexicans and Cubans is pronounced. It's so immediately recognizable, the way a Cuban speaks, the way a Cuban moves the hands."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Difference, Fact)

"I love the fact that it starts from there, and you don't know where it's gonna go. Wait long enough - love will find you. Everything's a surprise. When you think you've got it all figured out... as Emerson said, the dice of God are always loaded."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Love, God, Fact, Will)

"Yeah, getting the company that would help advertise and cross promote the movie on the release was an important factor for New Line, so we went out to a lot of different companies."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Company, Help)

"Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which, if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social construction to fragments."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Fact, Neglect, Socialism, Will)

"The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder when you're 10 years old, and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent, my mother in my case."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Time, Mother, Truth, Fact, Hate, Murder, Old, Years)

"The fact is that when it comes to judgment as to what should be secret and what should not be secret, Julian Assange's judgment has been pretty good so far."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Fact, Judgment, Pretty)

"All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Nature, God, Fact, Language, Reason, Value, Word)

"Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story, you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat. There's a pressure that exists in your profession. I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn't exist."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Fact, Pressure, Profession)

"The fact is, Bush's war policy has failed. It's failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?"
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: War, Policy, Fact)

"I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: America, Fact, Name, Nothing)

"Cause and effect are two sides of one fact."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Cause, Effect, Fact)

"Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Thought, Appearance, Fact, Morals)

"Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Science, Fact)

"A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Facts, Man)

"Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Fact, Spiritual, Symbol)

"It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Inspiration, Circumstances, Fact, Passion)

"When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap."
- Eminem
(Related: Fact, Friends, Mind, Rap, Trying)

"She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on."
- Michael Ende
(Related: Fear, Day, Fact, Past)

"Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S. and their employees are doing remarkable work."
- John Engler
(Related: Work, Employees, Remarkable)

"Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products."
- John Engler
(Related: Americans, Building)

"Manufacturers account for nearly 60 percent of all industrial research and development."
- John Engler
(Related: Development, Research)

"Just the fact that I'm in the game is great. I'm just blessed to be working. I got a plan, but I'm humble and I try to be humble."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Fact)

"Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him."
- Erik H. Erikson
(Related: Family, Control, Babies, Baby, Being, Fact)

"There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it. I know for a fact that it's getting better and better."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Fact, Veterans)

"Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures."
- Evan Esar
(Related: Science, Facts)

"Fact is we went on to do other things. But we still wanted to do our success like rock'n'roll stars."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Success, Fact, Stars)

"Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts."
- Hans Eysenck
(Related: Science, Politics, Business, Diplomacy, Facts, Tact)

"If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I've had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: People, Career, Fact, School, Soccer)

"The fact that the games were so close was a tribute to the level of skill in the World Cup."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Fact, Games, Skill, Tribute, World)

"I've watched those shows my whole life - being on one is like a dream. It's hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I've known my whole life."
- Edie Falco
(Related: Life, Dream, Balance, Being, Fact)

"As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women's mental health: employment improves it."
- Susan Faludi
(Related: Women, Fact, Scientists)

"In fact, it seems to me that making strategic alliances across national borders in order to treat HIV among the world's poor is one of the last great hopes of solidarity across a widening divide."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Fact, Order, Poor, Solidarity, World)

"At the same time, it is obvious that clinicians in Haiti are faced with different, and, in fact, greater, challenges when attempting to treat complications of HIV disease."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Time, Disease, Fact, Obvious)

"The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

"The particular ballet was not so important as the fact that I was physically healthy, and capable of getting out there and dancing as often as possible."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Ballet, Dancing, Fact)

"In fact, ballet companies did not exist in the Midwest when I was a child."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Ballet, Fact)

"But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I'm always moving around."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Love, Music, Motivation, Fact)

"In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Building, Fact, Tools)

"I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Sports, Women, Discrimination, Fact, Today, World)

"As an actor we're just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors."
- Chow Yun Fat
(Related: Actor, Workers)

"Because when we think about the real facts: 44 million Americans without health insurance, millions without jobs, a 50-year high on mortgage foreclosures, an historic high the third year in a row on personal bankruptcies."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Health, Americans, Jobs)

"Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Truth, Facts)

"Global warming is real. It is happening today. It is being charted by our satellites. It is being charted by our scientists. It is being charted by those of us in this body, and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Action, Being, Body, Fact, Global warming, Key, Scientists, Today)

"Our climate is changing. The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution. People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much. In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic. It impacts species. It kills some. It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean. It does a number of things."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Climate, Earth, Fact, Revolution, Ocean)

"What the UN inspectors can do is demonstrate to the world, help the Iraqi government demonstrate to the world that the Iraqis are cooperatively disarming if that is in fact what the Iraqi government decides to do."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Fact, Help, World)

"An increase in the relative price of products from the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America will also make those products less attractive to American consumers."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: America, American, Wage, Will)

"I expected to get drafted. I knew that I wouldn't get drafted on that first day due to the fact that not a lot of people had the opportunity to see me play much."
- Nick Ferguson
(Related: People, Opportunity, Day, Fact, First, Play)

"They were looking for a stable, but we didn't have one. In fact, we weren't very stable ourselves."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Fact)

"As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Creation, Exhaustion, Expression)

"I am certainly not arguing for the de facto autonomy of the individual work, even though there is much to be said for making the attempt to see it in that light as one facet of the reception process."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Work, Light)

"And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Fact, Tax, Military, Tax cuts, Worry)

"I like the fact that music is more abstract."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Music, Fact)

"What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Development, Facts, Humanity)

"I have always made an effort to render every detail of my reality with the greatest accuracy; but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation of historical facts was an exact one."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Accuracy, Attention, Detail, Effort, Facts, Reality)

"If you have never been amazed by the very fact that you exist, you are squandering the greatest fact of all."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: Fact)

"I admire Ginsberg as a poet, despite the fact that he seems not to know when he is being good and when he is bad. But he will last, or at least those poems will last."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Being, Fact, Poems, Will)

"I can't deny the fact that you like me! You like me!"
- Sally Field
(Related: Fact)

"I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!"
- Sally Field
(Related: Time, Career, Fact, First, Now, Respect, Right)

"Number one, I absolutely love making chocolate chip cookies. I mean, it's fun. It's exciting. Beyond the fact that I love making them, I love eating them."
- Debbi Fields
(Related: Love, Eating, Fact, Fun)

"Pork was in 1971, and I stopped hanging out at The Factory by like 1973."
- Harvey Fierstein
"When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on."
- Luis Figo
(Related: Change, Decision, Country, Language, Spain)

"I feel very strongly that it is vital for us to constantly keep in mind the fact that the Jewish problem is but a phase of the world problem."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Fact, Mind, World)

"I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it's making money or not. I can just tell by the way it's being run and by the spirit of the workers."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Money, Being, Spirit, Workers)

"One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Age, People, Fact)

"We owe our success to them, and also to the fact that, as the saying goes, two "Eds" are better than one."
- Edmond H. Fischer
(Related: Success, Fact, Saying)

"Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Science, Facts, Literature)

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."
- Martin Henry Fischer
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Facts, Lies)

"I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: Arguments, Fact, Now)

"Do I believe in the supernatural? Oh yes, certainly. I can't believe, I can't accept that you die and that's the end. Physically maybe it is a fact. But there's something about the mind that's more than that."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: End, Fact, Mind, Supernatural)

"You look at the fact that for millions of years species on earth have been developing and we've been knocking them off at like a hundred a day."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Day, Earth, Fact, Years)

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Happiness, Life, Defeat, Pleasure, Struggle)

"Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: English, Language, Living, Satisfaction, Words)

"Well, maybe so, although I don't think I am particularly gifted in languages. In fact, oddly enough, it may have something to do with my being slow at languages."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Being, Fact, May)

"In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make use of the Latin element in our vocabulary."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Eloquence, English, Fact, Vocabulary, Will)

"Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question. Maybe he needs discouragement. In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement, the most discouragement possible."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Discouragement, Encouragement, Fact, Needs, Open, Question)

"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Facts, Theories)

"One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find."
- Dan Flavin
(Related: Art, Fact, Light, Open, Will)

"I'm quite looking forward to the fact that people know me as Richard rather than Craig."
- Richard Fleeshman
(Related: People, Fact)

"So if I could just go back now to something which I am sure we should cover here regarding our original scenario: we have, in fact, four ways - four major potential lines of research."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Fact, Now, Potential, Research)

"Scientists are really very conscious of the fact that they stand on the shoulders of an enormous tree of preceding workers and that their own contribution is not so enormous."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Fact, Scientists, Workers)

"If you assume that it was a valid experiment, then its disintegration reveals a very substantial part of what has been found since then, including the fact that you can get heat generation at high temperature."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Fact)

"We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: People, Opportunity, Fact, Tax, Income, Kentucky, Will)

"Life had stopped for her a long time ago. She was so out of touch with her feelings that she had no joy in her life and no concept of the fact that she could be wrong. She delivered her care of her insane patients in a killing manner, but she was convinced she was right."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Life, Time, Feelings, Care, Fact, Joy, Killing, Right, Wrong)

"I'm a sexually liberated woman that earned that liberation. I am very proud of the fact that I feel comfortable in certain forums discussing sex."
- Gennifer Flowers
(Related: Sex, Fact, Woman)

"People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don't factor in the basic element that they're humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: People)

"I work hard at that, but the fact that there are a lot of good songs means there are also a lot of really bad songs I've written that you never hear."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Work, Fact, Songs)

"Most of my stories have some basis in fact."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Fact)

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

"There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Being, Credit, First, Satisfaction)

"The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Bargain, Satisfaction)

"Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Facts, Fiction, Old)

"I firmly believe that as voters come to learn more and more about John Kerry and learn more and more about his message that they're going to want a President who is willing to address the fact that we didn't have a post-war plan in Iraq."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Post, President, Want)

"Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known."
- Richard Ford
(Related: Life, Facts, Mystery)

"The fact that people didn't know I was British did work for quite a while."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Work, People, Fact)

"Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Accomplishment, Fact, Poison, Russia, World)

"The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Love, Civilization, Fact, Public, Tolerance)

"The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Food, Facts, Sleep)

"The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Art, Work, Existence, Fact)

"Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?"
- Garrett Fort
(Related: Fact, Superstition, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"We are told that the first part of the process is to select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants, which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to the fact from my own observation."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Fact, First, Observation, Plants)

"The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Fact, Influence, Obvious)

"The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: People, American, Fact, Public, states)

"And finally, let me just say it is a fact that not every city can dedicate resources to terrorism."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Fact, Terrorism)

"There aren't many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don't speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself - people were curious about what I was doing."
- John Foster
(Related: People, American, Fact, Film, Trying)

"Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space."
- Leon Foucault
(Related: Fact, Moments, Sense, Space)

"What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Art, Life, Society, Fact)

"China is crippling our manufacturing economy and eliminating our jobs by illegally flooding our markets."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Economy, Jobs, Manufacturing)

"The first misconception is that embryonic stem cell research is not legal. The fact is, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal. Research on embryonic stem cells has taken place for years."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Legal, Fact, First, Research, Years)

"I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen."
- Jonathan Frakes
(Related: Time, Virtue, Fact)

"From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Darkness, Direction, Fact, First, Light, Memories, Myth)

"Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Imagination, Writing, Years)

"Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Work, Laziness, May, Satisfaction)

"The fact that they're a congressionally chartered group should no more incline people to give to that group than the fact that it's National Pickle Month should make them eat more pickles."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Fact)

"While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Experience, April, Creation, Fact, Job, Jobs)

"Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the fact that there is new technology that's continually trying to erode that."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Technology, Fact, Film, Key, Trying)

"To some lawyers, all facts are created equal."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Facts, Lawyers)

"I was unwise enough to actually mention this in public a few times, and in fact to point out that there were two versions of the book now. One of them had somebody else's name on the cover, one had my name on the cover."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Fact, Name, Now, Public)

"I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Life, Work, Father, Company, Satisfaction, Workers)

"I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Life, Wife, Career, Satisfaction)

"I don't linger on the fact that Dawn Fraser was a great swimmer 40 years ago. That was in the past. I did break 41 world records, but I don't live on that today."
- Dawn Fraser
(Related: Dawn, Fact, Past, Today, World, Years)

"I deal in facts."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Facts)

"With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Time, Fear, Cancer, First)

"Most of the time it's the role. Sometimes it's the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It's the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I'm saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Movies, Time, Work, Fact, Saying)

"The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Actors, Artists, Fact, Nothing, Reason, Writers)

"There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Truth, Being, Fact)

"Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Religion, Strength, Fact, Illusion)

"What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Happiness, Needs, Satisfaction, Sense)

"We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Life, Civilization, Pressure, Satisfaction)

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

"I don't like to produce albums. I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact, because I'm an obsessed mixer and I can't leave it alone."
- David Friedman
(Related: Fact, Hate)

"The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Fact)

"A lot of that momentum comes from the fact that Linux is free."
- Nat Friedman
(Related: Fact, Linux)

"The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Fact, Language)

"Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Faces, Facts, Now, Security, Stability, Support)

"From slavery to segregation, we remember that America did not always live up to its ideals. In fact, we often fell far short of them. But we also learned that fundamental to our national character is the drive to live out the true meaning of our creed."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Character, America, Fact, Ideals, Meaning, Slavery)

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Effort, Greed, Satisfaction)

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Love, Existence)

"I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Kiss, Fact, Gay, Woman)

"The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Metaphor, Sheep)

"I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them."
- Carlos Fuentes
(Related: Experience, Books, Writer)

"What we are doing in fact is recovering and progressing and sustaining the recovery of our democracy."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Democracy, Fact)

"In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the expense of the suffering of the hostages."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Fact, Suffering)

"And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: People, Banks, Panama)

"The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources: capital deepening and total factor productivity growth, or TFP growth."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Growth, Productivity, Theory)

"In fact, the recent increase in intra-firm trading enables businesses to shift their activities across borders smoothly, thereby strengthening the response of economic activity to exchange rate movements in the long run."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Fact)

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

"Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Fact, Man, Radical, Woman)

"Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Art, Life, Fact, Symbol)

"Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Earth, Fact, Now)

"Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Facts, Right, Will, Wrong)

"The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday."
- Dennis Gabor
(Related: Technology, Needs, Problems, Today, Wishes, Yesterday)

"In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it."
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Related: History, Fact)

"I think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Music, Nature, Work, People, Performance, Fact)

"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Facts, Shadow, Will)

"The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Culture, Speech)

"Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Beauty, Facts, First, Will)

"Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: People, Cards, Fact, states, United)

"Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy; for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a prophecy is a long way off."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Fact, Melancholy, Prophecy, Youth)

"I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful."
- Vincent Gallo
(Related: Ideas, Lonely, Satisfaction)

"I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer."
- James Galway
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Victory, Effort, Lies, Satisfaction)

"I like the fact that Jack is always wearing a tie except when he's on a mission. I do like it when I get out there and dress up, or dress down, a little bit."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Dress, Fact, Mission)

"I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Successful, Books, Fact)

"My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Discipline, Laziness)

"I see little alteration at Lyons since I formerly passed through it. Its manufactories are, nevertheless, flourishing, though less improvement than could be expected is visible in the external aspect of the place."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Improvement)

"The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Law, Service)

"Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Conflict, Iraq)

"Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Work, Building, Hard work, Testing)

"The fact is that we take music very seriously."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Music, Fact)

"I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Conviction, Defense, Satisfaction, State)

"All the charges you enumerate have been made with one purpose in mind-to place our office on the defensive and make us waste valuable time answering allegations that have no basis in fact."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Time, Purpose, Fact, Mind, Office, Waste)

"I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Dreams, Chance, Fact)

"If Poindexter made a comment to me like that, it would have been in the context of once the authorized program is approved there would be no point in having any of these private benefactors any longer."
- Robert M. Gates
"In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?"
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: History, Men, Friend, Events, Now, Satisfaction, Solitude, Temptation)

"The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Arithmetic, Numbers)

"You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Satisfaction)

"I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them."
- John White Geary
(Related: Time, Facts)

"If there's ever a place where you can't argue that you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit, it is surely in anthropology."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Anthropology, Facts)

"Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Lie, Crisis, Responsibility, states, United, Years)

"Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Divorce, Fact)

"Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: People, Facts, Giving)

"Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Fact)

"In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Americans, Fact, Israel, March, Suicide)

"As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Art, Conversation, Jazz, Satisfaction)

"The fact that you had disruptions in the peace process was not only in Rwanda. We had the same problem in Cambodia, we had the same problem in Mozambique, we had the same problem in Salvador."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Peace, Fact)

"Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Facts)

"In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Thought, People, Fact, Loneliness, Now, Past, Reason, Talk)

"It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Life, Now, Quest, Will)

"We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Life, Now, Quest, Will)

"To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Satisfaction)

"It is wonderful... Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special."
- Frank Gifford
(Related: Fact, Football)

"You know, even I have had work or ideas come through me from a source that I honestly cannot identify. And what is that thing? And how are we to relate to it in a way that will not make us lose our minds, but, in fact, might actually keep us sane?"
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: Work, Ideas, Fact, Will)

"I feel like there is just as much violent programming in other countries and there is not the same incidence of factors. I think there are other factors contributing to violence in this country and not the media."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Countries, Country, Media, Programming, Violence)

"The differences between the sexes are the single most important fact of human society."
- George Gilder
(Related: Society, Fact, Sexes)

"I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies."
- Brendan Gill
(Related: Butterflies, Facts, Weight, Will)

"We have the fact we sell out every week to 67,500 and hopefully 75,000 in the future. We have a lot of assets."
- David Gill
(Related: Fact, Future)

"The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Committee, Fact, Party, Past, President, Republican, Years)

"People used to think we just faked all that stuff... it was all written, rehearsed. The fact that it looks as cobbled together as it does is just that we weren't very good."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: People, Fact)

"The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States, our government has lived beyond its means."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Government, Fact, Founding, states, United)

"The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Men, Women, Society, Wealth, Horses, Labor)

"A concept is stronger than a fact."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Fact)

"If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Fact, Now, Presidency)

"The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Love, Burden, Solitude, Weight, World)

"The fact to which we have got to cling, as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal decent person and yet be fully alive."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Fact)

"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Life, Error, Fact, Mistakes)

"I think one of the nicest things that we created as a generation was just the fact that we could say, 'Hey, I don't like white people.'"
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: People, Fact)

"The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart - if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart - of the media torrent. Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Heart, Desire, Media)

"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)

"The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as "steroids.""
- Malcolm Gladwell
(Related: Baseball, Example, Fact, Media, Talking, Will)

"Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Life, Facts, Fish, Giving)

"The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Facts, Opinion)

"We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Focus, Schools, Thinking)

"In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Life, Time, Dream, Fear, Baby, Children, Fact, Want)

"Every day of my life I walk with the idea that I am black, no matter how successful I am. And our success is tempered by that; you're successful in this way given the fact you are black, and most blacks don't get to that point."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Life, Success, Idea, Successful, Day, Fact)

"If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism - about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Environmental, Example, Fact, Kids, Racism, Talk)

"In open range fires it is about picking a spot and hoping it is the right location. At the head of the fire you have to worry about wind and humidity and a number of other factors."
- John Glover
(Related: Fire, Open, Right, Wind, Worry)

"And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect."
- Seth Godin
(Related: Change, Money, Politics, People, Force, Numbers, Will, World)

"What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Greed, Pollution, Responsibility)

"And in fact I don't believe there is such a thing as a definitive picture of something. The land is a living, breathing thing and light changes its character every second of every day. That's why I love it so much."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Love, Character, Day, Fact, Land, Light, Living)

"Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fact, Wishes)

"I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: Fact)

"As soon as you sit down to write about something you are pressing your nose deeper into the sewer of facts."
- Theo Van Gogh
(Related: Facts)

"It's an important fact of life, war."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: War, Life, Fact)

"To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Body, Fact, Prostitution, Woman)

"I learned everything from that show, so it's just a wonderful memory to me. A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show... I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing!"
- Selena Gomez
(Related: Time, People, Fact, Manners, Memory)

"I have fully cooperated with the investigation and before the grand jury, and I'm quite confident at the end of the day that we'll know what facts are in this particular case."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Day, End, Facts, Investigation, Jury)

"This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Americans, Energy, Fact, Independence, Priorities, Rank, Security, Sense, states, United)

"The facts are always less than what really happened."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Facts)

"I think anybody who has been in the theater, prefers it. Television is a... factory. You turn out things on a revolving assembly line. You don't have time to perfect anything in television."
- Gale Gordon
(Related: Time, Television, Theater)

"Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts."
- Ruth Gordon
(Related: Circumstances, Facts)

"When I was a teenager I loved acting, but I really just loved it for myself. I didn't like the fact that anyone else saw the work I was doing."
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(Related: Work, Acting, Fact)

"When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler."
- Al Gore
(Related: Facts, Law)

"Globalization is a fact of economic life."
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(Related: Life, Fact, Globalization)

"What does it mean with regard to tactics, this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone: that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?"
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Class, Europe, Fact, Help)

"You know, at 35 or at 38 or 40 you really start to see what your body could look like if you just don't do anything all winter long. So that's another motivating factor, our vanity."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Body, Vanity, Winter)

"That may be a factor because we are the older show; we have been on the air for a while. Is it our day? Is it time to hang it up? But it seems that the show still continues, and we still enjoy being here. And that's a very important element."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Time, Being, Day, May)

"Road racing at the moment because it's still so new to me. I like the fact that they are longer and teamwork is important. I guess the same is true for track, it's just that I have used track this year as a training device to improve my sprinting in road racing."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Teamwork, Fact, Racing, Road, Training)

"There is a lot of things to weigh up when a transfer happens, and money is a big factor."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Money)

"This will result in wells that will make a substantial improvement in the recovery factor just because they are absolutely in the proper place within the reservoir for the purposes of drainage."
- Andrew Gould
(Related: Improvement, Result, Will)

"In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Time, Science, Possibility, Apples, Merit, Physics, Tomorrow)

"Two elements are needed to form a truth - a fact and an abstraction."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Truth, Fact)

"For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Country, Earth, Order, Sense, Writing)

"I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: Fact, Language, Respect, Universe)

"If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage."
- Katharine Graham
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Public)

"Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex."
- Katharine Graham
(Related: Power, Sex, Fact)