Quotes and Sayings about Fun



"We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city."
- Alvar Aalto
(Related: Work)

"Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Fitness, Dancing, Exercise, Forget, Fun)

"I will never forget my humble beginnings as a Laker Girl. It was probably one of the most fun jobs I ever had."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Beginnings, Forget, Fun, Jobs, Will)

"Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Work, Preparation)

"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)

"I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that's one of my fun things."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Love, Music, Computer, Fun)

"John Updike is always fun. And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon. And Harold Bloom, another former student."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Fun, Students)

"The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws."
- John Adams
(Related: Law, Laws, Support)

"In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment."
- George Ade
(Related: Country, Entertainment, Popular)

"It's funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don't know that I'm a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don't know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Funny, People, Dance)

"I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Hope, Feeling, Fun, May, Woman)

"If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny?"
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Funny, Humor)

"It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize, because it not only recognizes discoveries, but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Science, Honor, Remarkable, Usefulness)

"I auditioned just for fun."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Fun)

"In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Life, Business, Effort)

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

"New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Life, Cancer, Drugs, Fight, Medicine, Promise, Research)

"Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Fun, Girls, Man)

"I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It's fun."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Love, People, Court, Fun, World)

"It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Character, Actor, Defeat, Fun, Want)

"It would be difficult, in this day and age, to fund art that made racial slurs."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Age, Day)

"Most of our funding goes to organizations and is then used to leverage the private sector."
- Jane Alexander
"I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Funny, Character, Pain)

"The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Funny, Humor, Sense)

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Truth, World)

"The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Advertising, Vice)

"I have always advocated for funding and programs that increase our productivity and competitiveness."
- George Allen
(Related: Productivity)

"I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Answers, May, Question, Universe, World)

"Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting."
- Peter Allen
(Related: Forgiveness, Funny)

"But it's funny that now I'm in such a happy situation, I look more objectively at my own past and see what others have seen for a long time and I'm just so glad I've been able to get to this point."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Funny, Time, Now, Past)

"My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house, but I really like contemporary spaces too, so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you can do contemporary things."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Chicago, Fun, Old, Space)

"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

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

"To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

"Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Policy, Research)

"I think being funny is not anyone's first choice."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Funny, Being, Choice, First)

"Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Body, Fun, Man, Mind)

"Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Time, Fun, Rest)

"You'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Eye, Fun)

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

"It's as much fun as it ever was, you know, once I get there. Gettin' there is a little harder."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Fun)

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

"Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects - they are funnier than her other qualities."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Love, Mother, Want)

"He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Music, Order, Play)

"I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times."
- Mukesh Ambani
(Related: Life, Belief, Growth)

"What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Conflict, Discrimination, Rights, Inequality, Liberty, Order, Reform)

"The idea is that we're doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Time, Experience, Idea, Fun, Joy, May)

"We played one warm-up gig at this bar that was kinda like that bar in 'The Blues Brothers' with the chicken wire. This place called The Brick House, in Housatonic. I really can't believe we're going to play for people in New York City. I'm terrified, but it's a small enough room. But it's really just supposed to be for the fun of it."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: People, Brothers, Fun, Play)

"In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer."
- John Amery
(Related: Men, Act, Constitution, Laws)

"For the most part, pianos are female to me. Sometimes they're dykes, and they're always good fun."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Fun)

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

"I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Family, Funny)

"I'm not a comedian. I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Funny, Actor)

"They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Freedom, Fun, Play)

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

"It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Funny, Action, Trying)

"It's so funny that people specify that year because in a way it was the biggest battle for me health wise."
- Brady Anderson
(Related: Funny, Health, People, Battle)

"Information of fundamental importance to the general problem of atomic structure has resulted from systematic studies of the cosmic radiation carried out by the Wilson cloud-chamber method."
- Carl D. Anderson
(Related: Importance, Information)

"It's so funny, because right now I'm very tired and my brains a little dead, I tend to get very focused and serious. So, I'm probably coming off a lot more like Scully right now."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Funny, Now, Right)

"Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S. government won't fund stem cell research, but believe me, Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Government, First, President, Research, Will)

"You have to be funny about it and honest about it. You can't leave yourself out of that mix. You have to be honest enough to say, I'm that messed-up one in the family."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Family, Funny)

"If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)

"Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Father, Brother)

"The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Ability, Laws, Universe)

"That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'"
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Age, Wife, Fun, Moments, Play, Years)

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

"You give us the pitching some of these clubs have and no one could touch us, but God has a way of not arranging that, because it's not as much fun."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: God, Fun)

"There is a role and function for beauty in our time."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Beauty, Time)

"I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Men, Women, People, Fashion, Freedom)

"I didn't see Dr. No for a year, but I liked it when I saw it. It was a fun movie. I don't like the Bond movies now. I hate special effects."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Movies, Fun, Hate, Now)

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

"It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority."
- Phil Angelides
(Related: Authority)

"I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It's kind of based on how I am."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Funny, Thought, Idea)

"That's what I hate about a lot of comedies, when you're hitting a line or making it funny."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Funny, Hate)

"My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

"What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Excess, Fun, Poor)

"Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Fiction, First, Fun, Potential)

"I'm not sure what theory is, unless it's the pursuit of fundamental questions."
- David Antin
(Related: Pursuit, Questions, Theory)

"Sometimes interviews are fun and good conversations, but stuff like photo shoots and appearances at places where you have to meet a lot of people - I was never really made for this kind of stuff."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: People, Fun)

"It's my first presenting role so I'll be nervous, but it's going to be great fun. I can't wait to sample the food and meet the celebrities. Hopefully I can inject some of my own glamour."
- Nicole Appleton
(Related: Food, First, Fun, Glamour)

"The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Genius, Ideas, Years)

"First and foremost, it was fun. Everybody involved with it made you feel like they were an important contributor to the process. We were made to feel valued."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: First, Fun)

"That is one of the things about going on tour, that I get to work with some really talented people and it allows me to be able to listen to them as well - and just have fun on stage."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Work, People, Fun)

"A punk concert isn't fun without a pit."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Fun, Punk)

"It's not important to how the band functions or to what we do. That's just many people's opinions on what they see. A lot of people project stuff on you, but that's okay."
- Brody Armstrong
(Related: People, Opinions, Project)

"Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

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

"Most shows, you really have to force it. And everybody's nervous, and the network is nervous, and they've all got their notepads out, and they're all going to give notes on what they think is funny, and everybody's trying to spin their jokes, and this was so - the script was so good that we didn't have to really do anything, and it made it so easy for us to do well."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Funny, Force, Jokes, Network, Trying)

"Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function. A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers, the body of an animal, or a machine, can work only if it is in physical order."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Work, Body, Machine, Order)

"It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental change."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Change, Truth, Needs)

"I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Thought, Fun)

"I enjoy the crafts on the show enormously, too, when we have experts in showing how to make things. You watch them thinking you'll go home and do the things yourself, which is fun. Some I have done myself later on."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Home, Experts, Fun, Thinking)

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

"It's a rare thing to find somebody you can work with, work off of, and have fun with."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Work, Fun)

"Some people talk about screen kisses being strange or uncomfortable. But I think that I got along with Anna well enough that it just happened; it was a fun day of shooting."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: People, Being, Day, Fun, Kisses, Talk)

"I think it's more fun to play a hero with an edge."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Fun, Play)

"I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Eating)

"When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Society, American, Being)

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Funny, Science)

"I like smart, funny, self-deprecating men."
- Jules Asner
(Related: Men, Funny, Self)

"I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie. I never had fun in one of them."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Idea, Being, Fun, Hollywood)

"I got things like the lotus position long before anybody else did, or at least in the mainstream. But I had fun. I guess my legs are pretty flexible, so I used to get a kick out of doing things like that. I would get into a full lotus with my legs and then roll around."
- John Astin
(Related: Fun, Pretty)

"I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you're making airline reservations."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Fun, Names)

"When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Mother, Brother, Fun, Old, Visit, Years)

"No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Age, Funny)

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

"The fundamental issue is the moral issue."
- David Attenborough
"At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Poetry, Deep, Fun, Jazz, Literature, Question, Space)

"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Beauty, Perception, Beginning, Correction, Dress, Fun, Hair, Joy)

"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)

"Every city across the country that has successfully renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education system as its fundamental key to success."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Education, Success, Country, Key)

"I will lobby tirelessly in cooperation with other mayors around the country to insure that federal funding for our recently added police officers continues."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Cooperation, Country, Police, Will)

"They weren't great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Time, Fun)

"Let's make some funny pictures."
- Tex Avery
(Related: Funny)

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

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread funding for federal job training services."
- Joe Baca
(Related: America, Job, Neglect, Training, Workers)

"The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Dreams, Poetry)

"It would be fun to have someone in the White House who has worked in the private sector... and someone who understands that wealth creation is a good thing and they want more of it. Wealth is good."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Wealth, Creation, Fun, Want)

"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)

"I would say invisibility would be sort of a fun power to have just to see what it was like to move through the world and not be looked at."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Power, Fun, World)

"I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Movies, Actor, Fun, Hiring, Pretty, Talk, Want)

"I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Car, Dreams, Action, Fun)

"I would do it today because the thing that appealed to me was not necessarily the mechanics of the robot, but it was his personality and how funny and charming he was."
- John Badham
(Related: Funny, Personality, Today)

"I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It's fun to see what they'll say it is."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Love, Music, Fun)

"I skate now for fun and to keep myself in shape."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Fun, 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)

"Of course, it's hard to support full-time programmers, so we do get funds from a set of companies that are interested in the health of the Mozilla project and so are willing to support the people working for the Foundation as well."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Health, People, Project, Support)

"I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Funny, Experience, Darkness, Fans, Feeling, Trying)

"Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

"I'm like a fungus; you can't get rid of me."
- Adam Baldwin
"Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Fun, Play)

"The one thing that disturbs me about Alec is that people don't realize that he's really funny."
- Daniel Baldwin
(Related: Funny, People)

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

"Don't get me wrong, there are sometimes if I go and see a really funny comedy, that I wished I had smoked a joint. I'll be honest with you. That's the truth."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Funny, Truth, Comedy, Wrong)

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

"There are two ways to go about it. You can take a compass and draw a perfect circle and make two perfect eyes as neat as can be. Or you can do it freehand and have some fun with it. Like I did. Give it character."
- Harvey Ball
(Related: Character, Eyes, Fun)

"I'm not funny. What I am is brave."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Funny)

"If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Oceans, Years)

"Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, Time, History, God, Possibility, Appearance, Man)

"The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, God, Christian, Trinity, Unity)

"There's a lot of people over time who have brought out all these funky records that everybody has started jumping on like a catch phrase... When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Time, People)

"When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do."
- Adrienne Barbeau
(Related: Life, Hope, Chance, Film, Fun, Living, Smile)

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

"The decision is 'trust fund' versus 'no more Medicaid' - and that shouldn't be a tough decision."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Decision)

"There is a vast difference between games and play. Play is played for fun, but games are deadly serious and you do not play them to enjoy yourself."
- Maurice Baring
(Related: Difference, Fun, Games, Play)

"The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future."
- Joel A. Barker
(Related: Successful, Future, Past, Prophecy, Visions, Will)

"Our people are excited about building solutions, and it's rewarding to see how much fun Netscape employees have doing something they think is relevant and important."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Building, Employees, Fun)

"The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Censorship, Internet)

"We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges, we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training, and we added some formula funding."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Hope, Formula, Names, Schools, Training)

"You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Funny, Actors, First, Years)

"You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Funny, People, Talk)

"I think young people should have a lot of fun. But I never seem to have any."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: People, Fun)

"Getting used to the studio and everything was fun, we freaked about alot. I was working very hard then."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Fun)

"It was hard to make fun of him because he seemed to have so much fun making fun of himself."
- James Barron
(Related: Fun)

"Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Fun, Trees)

"Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Now, Scientists)

"I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Funny, Women, People, Conversation, Talking, Trying, Waiting)

"I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Funny, People)

"They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly."
- Rick Barry
"I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Funny, People, Act, Being, Comedy, Variety)

"There's people that are just in awe of what you do, and then there are people who just think it's garbage. And I think there are people who are just uncomfortable seeing someone have fun with their job."
- Todd Barry
(Related: People, Fun, Job)

"Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difference)

"Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two. And a significant portion of the production costs of the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Investment, Production, Will)

"I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Life, Fun, Pretty)

"Will Arnett is one of the funniest guys I know. He has seen it all and done it all and come out the other end pretty savvy and pretty strong."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: End, Pretty, Will)

"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)

"To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Heart, Lonely)

"Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Irony, Literary)

"Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?"
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Nature)

"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Funny, Children, Nothing, Revenge, Sarcastic, World)

"As President, I will end once and for all the use of taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: End, President, Will)

"I allow a lot of room for improvisation and funny stuff. I always feel planned."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Funny)

"But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Government, People, Babies, School, Vote)

"On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box - the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: London, Result)

"Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, Cancer, Cure, Fun)

"Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Experience, Failure, Disease, End, Result)

"I hate to say it but I think it has become very obvious that our system for devising trade agreements, so very important to this country's functioning around the world, has not only broken, but it has broken completely."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Country, Hate, Obvious, Trade, World)

"It's definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Men, Fun, Gender, Thinking)

"In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit. But it was more me making fun of myself, since I'm not technically a rapper, whatever that means."
- Beck
(Related: Fun, Past, Rap)

"You can get rich making fun of me. I know. I've made lots of money making fun of me."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Money, Fun)

"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothing, Unhappiness, World)

"What's David's role? David looks good, that's what David does. David looks good, and I'm the funny one, that's what I hear constantly. But I keep telling him that looks fade."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Funny)

"A lot of funny stuff happens in Canada."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Funny, Canada)

"I don't think the show would be funny to you if you didn't already have a base of information."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Funny, Information)

"When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Men, Conservative, Nation)

"This gets back to the fundamental lesson of political survival that Bill Clinton taught me, which is if you make it about the American people's lives instead of your life, you're going to be okay."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Life, People, Survival, American)

"I'm a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation Bible School with my fundamentalist friends."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Love, Bible, Friends, School, Vacation)

"Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Act)

"As can be seen even by this limited number of examples proteins carry out amazingly diverse functions."
- Michael Behe
"It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Life, Science)

"In order to say that some function is understood, every relevant step in the process must be elucidated."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Order)

"In Darwin's time all of biology was a black box: not only the cell, or the eye, or digestion, or immunity, but every biological structure and function because, ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, Eye)

"By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Causes)

"If I could be in any band, I think it would have to be the Beatles. That would have been a lot of fun."
- Jason Behr
(Related: Fun)

"If you're playing basketball with someone who's better than you, you have to get better or else it's no fun."
- Jason Behr
(Related: Basketball, Fun)

"The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face - that's always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who's new."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: People, Fun, Guest, Play, Will)

"I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Emotion, Will)

"Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Open, Questions, Reason)

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

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

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

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Funny, Tomorrow)

"I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It's not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bed, First, Friends, Fun, Now, Sleep)

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

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

"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

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

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Funny, Tomorrow)

"I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It's not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bed, First, Friends, Fun, Now, Sleep)

"Corporate partners help UNICEF fund our programmes for children, advocate with us on their behalf, or facilitate our work through logistical, technical, research or supply support."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Work, Children, Corporate, Help, Research, Support)

"I'd taken three years off to live as a normal person, so this was my first time back into it, and it was kind of shocking, but then it was fun."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: Time, First, Fun, Years)

"The drawing and the crafting of the story are fun, but it's the overall meaning that matters to me. It might escape some people who just want to read a comic, and that's fine. The overall meaning is what matters."
- Brian M. Bendis
(Related: People, Fun, Meaning, Want)

"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Faith, Attitude, Church, Teaching, Today, Wind)

"It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments - and that's what matters."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Name, Publicity, World)

"Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Reality)

"People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, People)

"The world has fundamentally changed. It fundamentally changed when the Berlin Wall came down and the 'evil empire' ceased to exist. We are engaged around the world whether we like it or not."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: World)

"When I first started I was always known as The Girl on the Sitcom with the Funny Voice."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Funny, First, Voice)

"It's funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Funny)

"You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Fun, Universe)

"In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Finance, Government)

"That work led to the emergence of the recombinant DNA technology thereby providing a major tool for analyzing mammalian gene structure and function and formed the basis for me receiving the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Technology, Work)

"Some people seem to gravitate from one fundamentalism to another, from some kind of secular fundamentalism into a religious fundamentalism or the other way around, which is not very helpful."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: People, Religious)

"It's no fun to have HIV even though it's viewed as a chronic, controllable disease. It means being wedded to the health system."
- Phil Berger
(Related: Health, Being, Disease, Fun)

"I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Family, Funny, Time, Drugs, Man)

"The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Freedom, Imprisonment, Metaphor, Rest, Sense)

"While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up. As soon as that smile comes out, you know that, hey, we're having fun."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Fun, May, Smile, Will)

"We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Independence, Loss, May, Originality, Research, Workers, Years)

"I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences... essential to that institution's ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Ability, Committee, Objectives, Will)

"Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Art, Science, Advertising, Persuasion)

"They sent me some tapes of the original Mole and I thought it was pretty intriguing. I'm sort of an experimenter; I thought it'd be interesting to play around and see what's there. It was fun. Turned out to be good."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Thought, Fun, Play, Pretty)

"The most important function of a bibliographic entry is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work."
- Daniel J. Bernstein
(Related: Work, Help)

"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: People, Funerals)

"You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: People, Funerals)

"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Funny, Law, Republican, Republicans, Slavery)

"Yeah, it's fun to be somebody you're not, to bring a character to life."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Life, Character, Fun)

"Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must - must - redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Wealth, Care, Healthcare)

"The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Sex, Acting, Fun, Talk, Talking, Trouble)

"General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Credibility, Needs, Participation, Respect, Right, Vote)

"Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world - and so normal and funny with it. If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I'd like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy - a mixture of the two would be hot."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Funny, Girls, Want, World, Years)

"Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery."
- Ambrose Bierce
"On the stage you're there, it's live. There's a beginning, a middle, an end. When something is funny you hear it right away."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Funny, Beginning, End, Right)

"Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Fools, Fun, Living, Profit, World)

"Y'know what? This is what I go by: It doesn't matter how good-looking a guy is, it just depends on his personality. If a guy can make you laugh and make fun of you, then that's what would win me over. So, yeah."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Fun, Personality)

"When a guy can make fun of you, thats attractive. Who knew that teasing could have so much power over women!"
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Power, Fun)

"It's great playing someone who is not like me at all. I'm really a nice girl, so it's fun to be a bitch, then come home and be myself again. When I meet people now, they're surprised that I'm a good person."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Home, People, Fun, Now)

"We are similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Old, Present)

"The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Education, Leadership, Country, states, United, World)

"Well what's funny is, again, people say they believed what was going on, but again, Bob's hands are about three times bigger than his feet. So these are very caricatured."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Funny, People, Feet)

"I don't know why people keep banging on about the '60s. I came from a conventional family and I didn't go off with different people - I rather wish I had now, seeing all the fun everyone else was having."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Family, People, Fun, Now)

"Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Men, American, Fun, Golf, Wives)

"Community care is a fundamental, an essential, an enduring part of our aged care system."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Care, Community)

"However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Force, Inflation, President, Will)

"As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Service)

"It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get rid of the conservatives, but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end."
- Bjork
(Related: Funny, End, Hippies)

"The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London."
- James W. Black
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, College, Independence, London, Research)

"Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Republican, Republicans, Security)

"I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk."
- Ritchie Blackmore
"What the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Nature, Court, Interest)

"The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications, it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Fraud, Measure)

"That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Constitution, English, Wrong)

"I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Priorities, Schools, Want, Will)

"Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Chance, Civil rights, Giving, Privilege, Public)

"Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth."
- William Blake
(Related: Happiness, Love, Fun, Mirth)

"Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Education, Job, Poverty, Solution)

"As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Change, Body, Man, Universe)

"When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.'"
- Yasmine Bleeth
(Related: Fun, Girlfriends, Girls, Old)

"My favorite show is America's Funniest Home Videos. People will get hit on the head and I feel bad cause I'm laughing my head off!"
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Home, People, America, Cause, Favorite, Will)

"I am a very open, social, friendly person, and when it comes to people approaching me and asking for an autograph, I am totally cool with doing any of that. It's a lot of fun."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: People, Fun, Open)

"If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction."
- Arthur Bloch
(Related: Will)

"The process of putting the DVD and the CD together was great fun, because it provided a good excuse for the four of us to make time to get together again. I am especially pleased with the end result of these two projects."
- Dave Blood
(Related: Time, End, Fun, Projects, Result)

"The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Age, Reason, University)

"I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?"
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Funny, Clothes, Dress, Months)

"You know, if you look back in the 1930s, the money went to infrastructure. The bridges, the municipal buildings, the roads, those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure. This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone, started out with a $500 rebate check, remember. That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Money)

"We all must recognize that homeland security funds should be allocated by threat and no other reason."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Reason, Security)

"It's no fun to protest on an empty stomach."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Fun, Protest)

"And I think the more money you put in people's hands, the more they will spend And if they don't spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Money, People, Banks, Jobs, Will)

"I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Government, Children, Day, Despair, Faces, Forget, Parents, State, Victims)

"It's more fun to watch without joining in."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fun)

"And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director, who was actually waging his own private war against the Clinton Administration."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: War)

"Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Education, Accomplishment, Act)

"We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, People, Running, Trying)

"If you look at the game and everything, it's not quite like looking at an animated film, because that's total character. This, this is really movement, but it's got funny little things if you look for the humor. They're actually getting to the character."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Funny, Humor, Character, Film)

"Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions."
- John Boehner
(Related: Health, Mistake, Care, Democrats, Vote)

"In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful."
- Leo Bogart
(Related: Successful, Advertising, Fun, Opinion)

"As a public official and being so highly visible, I have a responsibility to make it very clear that those people who will have cancer at one point in their lives will be able to function."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: People, Being, Cancer, Public, Responsibility, Will)

"I've always seen myself as sort of this funky, eclectic artist."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Artist)

"I'm definitely not ready to move into something else. I'm having so much fun."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Fun)

"This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Help, Mind, Thinking)

"A corporation is organized as a system - it has this department, that department, that department... they don't have any meaning separately; they only can function together. And also the body is a system. Society is a system in some sense. And so on."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Body, Meaning, Sense)

"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision."
- David Boies
(Related: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

"If you're not having fun it's not worth doing."
- Tommy Bolin
(Related: Fun, Worth)

"So to me, Texas Hold 'em puts me to sleep. At least when you play stud, you can be funny as you deal. Somebody some day is going to come up with a Stud show that's going to work."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Funny, Work, Day, Play, Sleep)

"When I was a kid, there was no distinction between a movie about old people or young people. It was either funny or not. It was either entertaining or not. It was either exciting or not. It was either thrilling or not."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Funny, People, Old)

"I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Courage, Dignity, May, State)

"It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Time, Control, Care, Chance, Economy, Jobs, Needs)

"If each of us is to feel that he or she is valued, this calls for more than public funding."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Public)

"This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

"As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both."
- Bono
(Related: Change, Chance, Fun, Want, World)

"Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

"Arnold has succeeded at every level, and I believe he is the only person that can unite the people of this state and lead California from its current dysfunctional condition to the bright future that all residents long for."
- Mary Bono
(Related: People, Future, State)

"Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Forgiveness, Heart, Act, Will)

"Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Nature, Delight, Wonders)

"Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Technology, Knowledge, Fun, Information)

"The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Change, Congress, Constitution, Court, Meaning, Promises)

"There may be something good in silence. It's a brand new thing. You can hear the funniest little discussions, if you keep turning the volume down. Shut yourself up, and listen out loud."
- Wes Borland
(Related: May, Silence)

"Television and film acting is really fun because you are working with other people and you are not completely responsible for the outcome of the project."
- Alex Borstein
(Related: People, Acting, Film, Fun, Project, Television)

"I hope that the institution will succeed in maximizing students' potential in the same way. I will give all of my stock to this institution. It will own the Bose Corporation and be funded by the Bose Corporation."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Hope, Potential, Students, Succeed, Will)

"I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

"That's the funniest thing about portraying certain things on screen, sitting next to your parents and they get to see this glimpse of me kissing another guy."
- Kate Bosworth
(Related: Kissing, Parents)

"The one that was most fun was That's My Bush; the part that I did for Comedy Central. That was a hoot. That was more fun that one should be allowed to have."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Comedy, Fun)

"It seemed to be inadmissible to give in on such a fundamental point. This would have meant that any one who would have wanted to be a terrorist could gain eventually their freedom thanks to another kidnapping."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: Freedom, Gain)

"My company is known for being funny as well as moving. You get a bit of everything in these shows. I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Experience, Funny, People, Being, Company)

"I haven't really had that many opportunities to play "lead" so I guess I jumped at the chance. I have also never done any "sci-fi" projects and thought it might be fun."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Thought, Chance, Fun, Play, Projects)

"With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we can expect from this president'."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Balance, Rights, Past, President)

"I had a great run on Babylon 5. It was a lot of fun."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Fun)

"The party currently is about fund-raising and occasionally blasting out ads."
- Wes Boyd
(Related: Party)

"If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Family, Society, Cancer, Living, Losing, Research, Support, Will)

"I still sweat bullets if I go on The Tonight Show, but I tell myself, You can either have fun tonight or you can be shy and miserable. You ask my friends or anyone I work with now - nobody would say I was shy."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Work, Friends, Fun, Now)

"Sometimes there's one person in the audience laughing hysterically, and it's so much fun. You end up playing the entire play to them."
- Lorraine Bracco
(Related: End, Fun, Play)

"But I have fun with the fright, work with it. You have to - that's your timing, that beat of excitement. And when I go on stage, it's just like taking a step into heaven. Poof, you know? Poof - and there I am."
- Eddie Bracken
(Related: Work, Excitement, Fun, Heaven)

"Working with Sturges was like working with a guy who wanted to have a party all the time. He was very serious about his work, but in between shots, he was fun and we would play games."
- Eddie Bracken
(Related: Time, Work, Fun, Games, Party, Play)

"We were right about the slush fund. But Sloan did not testify about it to the Grand Jury."
- Ben Bradlee
(Related: Jury, Right)

"But you know, I always said that no one else on my block was on the radio, and it was fun."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Fun)

"I had never been out covering a story, but boy, was that fun."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Fun)

"I had a lot of fun in Cambodia, much more so in Cambodia than Vietnam."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Fun, Vietnam)

"There again, that is a fundamental principle: no two situations are alike."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
"Iraq is a country that has been invaded. It's not a failing state that you want to help. It's a country that was functioning good or bad, with a horrible dictator, but you have invaded."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Country, Help, Iraq, State, Want)

"I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there's none of that hopefully."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Death, Funny, People, Children, Effort, Parents)

"Who do I like? I am a big fan of French and Saunders - not that that they are particularly stand-up I have to say, but I think they have been great for women and they are of themselves just incredibly funny whether they are male or female."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Funny, Women)

"The thing I thought about doing it was it's Comic Relief and you've got to be funny. So although I did try to sing properly it obviously has hilarious results when you can't sing."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Funny, Thought, Results)

"Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Men, Women, Fear, Free speech, Injury, Oppression, Witches)

"But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Beauty, Life, Existence, First, Old, Years)

"Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it's fun to be able to deliver it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Love, People, Idea, Competition, Fun)

"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Business, Exercise, Fun)

"And you know, I've had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Fun, Will)

"Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life."
- Fernand Braudel
(Related: History, Life, Difficulties, May, Paradoxes, Respect, Unity)

"But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)

"Our struggle is to identify the sources of revenue and the means to obtain the funds.Without funds, all the planning and research studies can't help us."
- John Breaux
(Related: Help, Planning, Research, Struggle)

"The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets... They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Death, Life, People, Consequences, Decisions, Difference)

"It was nice to make things right, and I went to prom and actually had a good time in the TV world - the real world wasn't so much fun."
- Nicholas Brendon
(Related: Time, Fun, Right, World)

"Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness embodied in the due process clause."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Confession)

"So that's when I saw the DNA model for the first time, in the Cavendish, and that's when I saw that this was it. And in a flash you just knew that this was very fundamental."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Time, First)

"In my second year, after moving to the Medical School, I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology. I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Medical, School)

"The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Work, First, Night)

"The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Saying)

"Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn't get serious with people. They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it. You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown."
- Fanny Brice
(Related: Funny, People, Being, Want)

"Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Dad, Work, Fun, Play)

"The problem with the designated driver programme, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: End, Fun, Job, Night, Wrong)

"I love the part of Hector as it takes me back to playing eccentric parts. He is a funny character, which is fine by me as I've been playing for laughs for decades now! It's lovely to get a laugh; it's the best thing in the world!"
- Richard Briers
(Related: Funny, Love, Character)

"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)

"The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Funny, Fantasy, Nothing, Religious, School)

"Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases."
- David Brin
(Related: Science, Islam, Fiction, Right)

"Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy... in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature."
- David Brin
(Related: Nature, Opportunity, Fun)

"The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were."
- David Brinkley
(Related: News)

"Boys, baseball is a game where you gotta have fun. You do that by winning."
- Dave Bristol
(Related: Winning, Baseball, Boys, Fun)

"In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny - an experience I've never had in America!"
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Experience, Funny, Thought, First)

"It's funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you."
- Jim Broadbent
(Related: Funny, English, Film, Help, Old)

"It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Darkness, Loss)

"I awake with a not entirely sickened knowledge that I am merely young again and in a funny way at peace, an observer who is aware of time's chariot, aware that some metamorphosis has occurred."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Funny, Peace, Time, Knowledge)

"It's funny how a chubby kid can just be having fun, and people call it entertainment!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Funny, People)

"It would have been fun to have played Tim Robbins' role in Bull Durham."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Fun)

"Just keep taking chances and having fun."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Fun)

"I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Christmas, Fun, Will)

"I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny."
- James L. Brooks
(Related: Funny, Comedy, Value)

"The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another."
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Related: Chance)

"I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Humor, Love, Fun, Sense)

"Whitney and I have fun reading the newspaper sometimes. You'd be amazed at the places they say I've been."
- Bobby Brown
(Related: Fun, Reading)

"Having the right people around you all the time is important. I do take the acting seriously. But this is all fun. I look at it like smoke and mirrors. I still think it's a dream, but I ain't pinching myself yet."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Time, People, Dream, Acting, Fun, Right)

"Follow your dreams. Just make sure to have fun too."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Dreams, Fun)

"I would have had fun doing just about anything."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Fun)

"We are also ignoring and underfunding high speed rail which is one of the best ways to move citizens and improve congestion on our highways."
- Corrine Brown
"Without the funding Amtrak needs to keep operating, we will soon see people that rely on Amtrak to get them to work each day, waiting for a train that isn't coming."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Work, People, Day, Needs, Waiting, Will)

"As a Member of the CBC, I will fight tooth and nail to increase funding for programs, such as Ryan White, that were flat funded in the President's budget."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Fight, President, Will)

"Transportation funding is a win-win for everyone involved."
- Corrine Brown
"Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public services and jeopardizing more American jobs."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: American, Jobs, Public)

"Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the "given" material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control."
- Earle Brown
(Related: Music, Control, Beginning)

"Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally.That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Change, Power, Technology, Opportunity, Ability, Community, First, Sense, World)

"I don't just want to be successful I want to have fun."
- Julie Brown
(Related: Successful, Fun, Want)

"Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Being)

"I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Age, Memory)

"The music is fun and all that, but first and foremost it is a business, it's about money."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Money, Music, Business, First, Fun)

"A rich man's joke is always funny."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Funny, Man)

"I just wanted to have fun for myself - I felt I had a lot to say, and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a place to express my ideas. The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Ideas, Fun, Perceptions)

"The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle."
- George E. Brown, Jr.
(Related: Majority, Politicians)

"Doing shows is always a side of skating that I've loved, it's the performing. I get to do that without the pressure, it's always fun between the skaters and the preparation, the show is always so much fun."
- Kurt Browning
(Related: Fun, Preparation, Pressure)

"It's funny how most activists are pacifists."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Funny)

"It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Funny, Goals, Chance, Protest)

"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)

"In recognising the global problem posed by osteoporosis, WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention and control of osteoporosis, focusing on three major functions: prevention, management and surveillance."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Strategy, Control, Management, Prevention)

"The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent."
- Robert Brustein
(Related: Talent, Theater)

"I can remember loving to recruit. I knew I was going to do my best. But traveling and recruiting doesn't appeal to me any more. It's not as much fun as it used to be."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Fun, Traveling)

"The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Winning, Fun, Losing, Years)

"I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Artist, Being, Fun)

"I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country."
- Jack Buck
(Related: Funny, Country, Now, Trying)

"Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Life, Thought, Party)

"It's nice because working in England I'm know for working in television and theater when you get a chance to come out, it is quite fun to be out from behind the mask. You need to let people know who you are."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: People, Chance, EnglFun, Television, Theater)

"It was like two different photographers, and shot in three different locations and it was really fun to do. There were 12 beautiful girls in it. It was great."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Fun, Girls)

"A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Men, Being, Fun)

"To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Act, Right, Teaching)

"Especially today, given the tight fiscal situation that many States and localities face, the use of transportation facilities that pay for themselves without additional Federal funding is essential."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: states, Today)

"One time we did have 300 acres in watermelons. That was fun."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Time, Fun)

"I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything, but that's me and I can do it to me. I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Humor, Fun)

"Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Men, Circumstances, End, Reality)

"Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Fun)

"Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, Ideas, Fun, Spirit)

"Fun without sell gets nowhere but sell without fun tends to become obnoxious."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Fun)

"Increased funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is a priority for the Bush Administration, and I am pleased that many families in North Carolina will benefit from this increase."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Will)

"I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral."
- John Burroughs
(Related: History, Feeling)

"Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning."
- William Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, Virtue)

"A functioning police state needs no police."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Needs, Police, State)

"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, War, Purpose, Victory, Conflict)

"There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions."
- LeVar Burton
"While different people may approach opportunities in different ways, we need to base decisions on a fundamental set of values as we chart our course of action."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: People, Action, Values, Decisions, May)

"I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all."
- Steve Burton
(Related: Comedy, First, Fun)

"If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Fun, Ignorance)

"So, for example, a country was into recession right after I was sworn in, a dot-com bust had taken place. Then the attacks of September the 11th, and then of course the great financial meltdown in the -the fundamental question facing any presidency is how do you deal with the hand you're dealt?"
- George W. Bush
(Related: Financial, Country, Example, Presidency, Question, Right)

"Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Education, Liberal)

"I mean, it's fun for us to talk about issues. You know, there's no one issue we spend a lot of time on probably, because he gets to do that all day with somebody else who's a lot more expert at issues than I am."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Time, Day, Fun, Talk)

"They're great girls. They're very funny, they're very smart, they're fun to be with. They're very lively, as I think people can tell. And you know, they're very confident girls."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Funny, People, Girls)

"I own four copies of Robin WIlliams's Live on Broadway comedy special for HBO. One in Wilmington, one in L.A., one in my trailer, and one at my parents' house. I can watch it over and over again and it never gets old. He is the funniest, wittiest man on the planet!"
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Comedy, Man, Old, Parents)

"I get to experiment with a lot of looks with my character so that's really fun for me. It's like getting to paint a new canvas everyday."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Character, Fun)

"I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Family, Funny, Home, End, Friends)

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

"I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Fun, Training)

"Funnily enough, when I originally went in for my screen test, that set was already built."
- Gerard Butler
"I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic."
- Judith Butler
"Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Anthropology, Astronomy, Fun, Research)

"It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue, Vice)

"The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue, Vice)

"Put no inscription over the grave, except the date of my birth and my death; and, wherever I am buried, let the funeral be perfectly private, with as few persons attending, and as little show and expense as possible."
- Isaac Butt
(Related: Death, Grave)

"Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Man)

"The family has a social function and so it should be sustained."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family)

"Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Society, Being, Rights, Human rights)

"On the other hand, I think that the family, the traditional family, has a fundamental social role, because it's there that children are born and the investment in children is the greatest investment a country can make. The benefits of this investment go to everyone."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Benefits, Children, Country, Investment)

"Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Faith, Benefits, Healthcare, Nation, Veterans)

"Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Family, Military, Now, Protest, states, United, Will, Worry)

"I really enjoyed doing the voice of Nose Marie on the cartoon series Pound Puppies. Fun, FUN cast."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Fun, Voice)

"Some of those STINKIN' press people just had to make fun of my decision in joining the show. They also made fun of other choices in my life that I was proud of then and still am now!!!"
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Life, People, Decision, Choices, Fun, Press)

"The funnier the material, the funnier I could make it."
- Ruth Buzzi
"That jam was so much fun that by the end of the tour, we just jammed on all of the songs."
- Charlie Byrd
(Related: End, Fun, Songs)

"Frank Lloyd Wright... his things were beautiful but not very functional."
- David Byrne
"I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Devil, Fun)

"The British are so funny. It's like they can't believe I lived in Hackney. 'You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in 'Ackney?' But Hackney's fantastic. I'm serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Funny, Artists, Beach, Diversity, Want)

"The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Control, Failure, Agreement, Economy)

"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)

"To me, theater is the mecca; if you really love to act, that's where it's the most fun, by a long shot."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Love, Act, Fun, Theater)

"I'm just trying to play my best and have fun."
- Miguel Cabrera
(Related: Fun, Play, Trying)

"Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Life, Work, Forget, Fun, Play)

"Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: Fun)

"I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every Sailor and I had fun doing it. Mother didn't really approve of it, through."
- James Cagney
(Related: Mother, Fun)

"There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: Death, Funny, Being)

"I did this film for less money than it costs to stay in this hotel. We shot it in 20 days. We couldn't screw up takes for fun because we didn't have enough film."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Money, Film, Fun)

"When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Accusations, Battle, Fun)

"Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves."
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, Fun, Today, Workers)

"I started at Pillsbury as a manager in one of their analysis functions, then worked my way up the corporate ladder to become vice president. Moving to Burger King was an important moment in my career."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Manager, Career, Corporate, President, Vice)

"Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Funny, Movies, Silly)

"Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Fun)

"The office has oversight of people who do analysis and oversight of people who do operations, but it is not charged with doing either. That is an important point to make. Those functions are performed by the CIA, DIA and other agencies."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: People, Office)

"In my last band, Soundgarden, I had a couple of different drummers sit in on some stuff and it was fun for me to kind of take a break and watch the band."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Fun)

"There is still a lot of misinformation being spread about higher education funding arrangements under the new Act. The students page on my website sets out the main points in the Act."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Education, Act, Being, Students)

"I'm gonna perform on one of the nights. Good clean fun; we're not going to jail. For the record."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Fun)

"Ballet is completely unnatural to the body, just being turned-out... it's not the way your body is supposed to function, so you actually train your body to be a different structure than you were born with."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Ballet, Being, Body)

"Scream was great for what it was. For a horror film, it was intelligent, it was funny, it took a laugh at itself."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Funny, Film, Horror)

"You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Character, Ability, Acting, Being, Body, Company)

"There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge."
- Patrick Campbell
(Related: Love, Heart, Courage)

"I contend that Bush would be a lot more moderate if there weren't some fundamentalists breathing down his neck every time he wants to establish the state of Israel, every time he wants to do justice for the Palestinian people."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Time, People, Israel, Justice, State)

"There's a great deal of child left in me and acting is fun. It's a make believe thing."
- David Canary
(Related: Acting, Fun)

"To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They're all great to be around."
- David Canary
(Related: Work, Funny, People, Act, Living)

"It's fun playing two roles. The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions. Stuart is childlike and sensitive. Adam is ruthless, outrageous. He's flamboyant. He does the unexpected."
- David Canary
(Related: Emotions, Fun)

"Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Being, Fun)

"It's just something that's sort of funny, sort of not."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Funny)

"It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Art, Music, People, Conversation, Fun, Song, Songs)

"A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers."
- Eddie Cantor
(Related: Wedding, Flowers)

"It's all about the fungibility and money. If Planned Parenthood accesses hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money and they use that for other purposes, then they can use other dollars to fund abortion."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Money, Abortion, Parenthood)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"I really liked working with Sean Paul; he is a very attractive guy, very hot. He was fun; the chemistry was really great, it was great to be in the moment."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Fun)

"Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Art, Being, Difference, Fun, Writing)

"We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Chance, Now, State)

"But, you know, I just want to play well and have fun playing well."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Fun, Play, Want)

"I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life. I look at baseball as a game. It's something where people can go out, enjoy and have fun. Nothing more."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Life, People, Baseball, Fun, Nothing)

"Working is hard and distracts from having fun."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Fun)

"But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Change, Life, Work, Love, Fun, Now, Teaching, Writing)

"House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Democrats, Republicans, Security, Years)

"Nothing's funny about someone who's successful."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Funny, Successful, Nothing)

"The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Thought, Ability, Consciousness, Forget, Thinking)

"Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington. He is smart, funny, and interesting."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Funny, People, Washington)

"I am always drawn to men that are funny. I do not know why. But I am always drawn to people that are struggling with parts of themselves... But it's like in the end, there has to be confidence."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Men, Funny, People, Confidence, End)

"The secret of life is to have no fear; it's the only way to function."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Life, Fear)

"Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they're built upon racism."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Country, Racism)

"Preserving and protecting the state tobacco settlement funds is the nation's Governors highest priority."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Nation, State)

"In 2003, this House voted to kill a Democratic amendment to add $250 million for port security grants; then again, in 2005, against a Democratic proposal calling for an additional $400 million in funding for port security."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Security)

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: People, Fun, Succeed)

"This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Funny, Job, Play, Project, Summer)

"Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something."
- Liz Carpenter
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Want)

"Reporters used to be blue-collar; at the Globe now, it's practically required that you have a trust fund."
- Howie Carr
(Related: Trust, Now)

"I don't need to convince anybody that I know kung fu, but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act, without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk."
- David Carradine
(Related: Funny, Act, Needs)

"Tarantino is the coolest damn guy; he's just so much fun to work with. He might be the best director I've ever worked with. He just seems to know how to do it and he knows how to make you feel good about it. He's having so much fun you start having fun. You can't help it."
- David Carradine
(Related: Work, Fun, Help)

"I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Funny, Play)

"I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Funny, Being, Parents, Support)

"Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts. But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts? What would women do then with these things that serve one function once or twice in a lifetime, and the rest of the time are just in the way?"
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Complaining, Rest)

"It's always fun to walk down the street with or behind a really beautiful woman, for no reason other than to see how the world reacts to them."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Fun, Reason, Woman, World)

"I am accusing him of stealing my best material, he was a very funny man."
- Frank Carson
(Related: Funny, Man)

"The show was written just for us. We all thought we were the prettiest and the funniest."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Thought)

"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)

"Although important nuclear physics work was to go on in laboratories such as ours had become - and we had to cut down to a lower energy group - it was not fundamentally opening up new insights on the structure of matter. That required you to be in a higher league."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Work, Energy, Physics)

"I was interested in nuclei originally with my deuteron photo work because that was one of the fundamental forces, and the measurement was basic to new science."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Science, Work)

"We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs, and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane, and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie, you know?"
- Dana Carvey
(Related: Funny, Life, Idea, College, Now, Pretty, Silly)

"There are so many little places I want to play, sometimes weird places I think would be fun to play... a bar that's half full."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Fun, Play, Want)

"I do think actually in this case the government does get credit for funding some of the basic research."
- Steve Case
(Related: Government, Credit, Research)

"My strong personal view, which I believe is shared by millions of Americans, is that our party should make a strong statement in its platform that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which should be protected."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Americans, Party, Right)

"I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

"As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Character, Beginning, Rights, Human rights)

"It's the cushiest job, but some lines are so funny that I crack up."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Funny, Job)

"There is an underlying, fundamental reliance on the Internet, which continues to grow in the number of users, country penetration and both fixed and wireless broadband access."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Country, Internet)

"It's more fun if you can control things like lighting and make special effects in the darkroom."
- Lacey Chabert
(Related: Control, Fun)

"It was fun. That was something I came to fairly late."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Fun)

"I think that as is true in this industry, everything gets blown out of proportion because it's more fun for people to read about. It's even more fun to read about if the stories get wilder and wilder."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: People, Fun)

"Things are still in early stages, but one can imagine that as we build up and systematize our theories of these associations, and try to boil them down to their core, the result might point us toward the sort of fundamental principles I advocate."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Principles, Result, Theories)

"Over a long period of time, living as if you were someone else is no fun."
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Time, Fun, Living)

"Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Society, Travel, Control, Deep)

"If I talk about something I either talk about it or I DO it... the minute I talk about it it's lost all it's drive and all it's fun."
- Carol Channing
(Related: Fun, Talk)

"It's funny, I had dinner with my dear friend John Spencer last night and I'm not in the first episode, but he's at the beginning of it and he was telling me about it and I thought this sounds very hot because I think this is definitely the last year of West Wing."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Funny, Thought, Friend, Beginning, First, Night)

"With Clinton, there's no question that I would have made fun of his out-and-out lying. But he's also a good friend."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Friend, Fun, Lying, Question)

"Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Work, Women, Community, Events, Fun)

"I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Men, American, Friends, Fun, Games, Old, Recreation, Soccer, Weekend)

"You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life - whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Life, Sports, Excitement, Fun, Want)

"I don't think that a mutual fund that invests exclusively in biotech start-ups or invests exclusively in companies in Thailand offers any great safety or diversification."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Safety)

"The best argument for mutual funds is that they offer safety and diversification. But they don't necessarily offer safety and diversification."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Argument, Safety)

"The mutual fund industry and small investors are very relentless and very unforgiving if people don't perform."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People)

"There were two qualities about the mutual funds of the 1920s that made them extremely speculative. One was that they were heavily leveraged. Two, mutual funds were allowed to invest in other mutual funds."
- Ron Chernow
"We really haven't had very much experience with people funding their retirement out of the stock market, and we don't know, frankly, how it would work under every scenario."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Experience, Work, People, Retirement)

"What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Managers, Numbers, Quiet, Tyranny, Universe)

"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)

"Mutual fund managers are trapped in this rather deadly vicious circle: the more successful they are, the more money flows into their mutual fund. Then, it is more difficult for them to beat the market averages or even to match their own past performance."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Money, Successful, Performance, Managers, Past)

"Mutual funds give people the sense that they're investing with the big boys and that they're really not at a disadvantage entering the stock market."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Boys, Sense)

"Mutual funds have historically offered safety and diversification. And they spare you the responsibility of picking individual stocks."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Responsibility, Safety)

"It was fun while it lasted, but it never seemed real to me. I could not believe I was in Van Halen."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Fun)

"I love the idea of a beautiful neighborhood that represents the very best of American values, but also as a fun backdrop to some darker, deliciously sneaky things going on in people's lives."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Love, Idea, People, Values, American, Fun)

"It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Funny, Man, Religious)

"This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Film, Fun, Horror)

"I had to audition for the part of Jnior, and I wanted the role terribly because I knew it was a great character. This guy is a wonderful, funny, mean old guy."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Funny, Character, Old)

"The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Anger, Funny, Father, Son, Fire, Temperament)

"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)

"The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I've written things with people, some of which I liked and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What's the fun of that?"
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Music, People, Ideas, Fun, Trying)

"Some people think its just fun and games and others don't know how much I pushed to get here. They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out."
- Chingy
(Related: Music, People, Fun, Games, Listening)

"The funny thing about making this record and being away from the girls and on my own in LA is that it allowed me to reflect on how much we've accomplished."
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: Funny, Being, Girls)

"The funny thing is, Dennis Miller got me back into comedy."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Funny, Comedy)

"The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Values, Behavior)

"I think it's great that they are getting funding, but it's just too easy. They don't have to work for it. We did it because we had pride, because we loved it."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Work, Pride)

"Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Life, Money, Athletes, Job, Pride, School, Today)

"It would be fun to do a reunion show. I hope we do it some day, but it better be soon. We're all getting on."
- William Christopher
(Related: Hope, Day, Fun)

"Private property is a very fundamental and very long-term institution."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Property)

"I enjoy doing press for something that I like, and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Fun, Press)

"But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny - funny is transcendent - it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Funny, People, Will, Word)

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Attention, Body, Criticism, May, Pain, State)

"Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!"
- John Ciardi
(Related: Fun, Mankind)

"The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Wisdom, Evil)

"At boarding school you had to wear your name across your chest and your back, and obviously I had a pretty funny name. It wasn't Brown or Smith or Hughes."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Funny, Name, Pretty, School)

"You never came home for lunch: you just stayed doing, playing, having fun, surfing, running round."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Home, Fun, Running)

"So long as man is protected by madness - he functions - and flourishes."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Madness, Man)

"Tolerance - the function of an extinguished ardor - tolerance cannot seduce the young."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Tolerance)

"It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches - legislative, executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document."
- J. Reuben Clark
(Related: Genius, Dependence, Independence)

"There are some very significant changes in the way the fluids are distributed in our body, the way our heart functions initially, and as well as our bone and muscle."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Heart, Body)

"We trained for a lot more malfunctions than any ever happen."
- Laurel Clark
"I have a computer screen near my seat where I monitor the overall health of the vehicle and pick up any problems that might be occurring early on or once we see any kind of a malfunction or anything unusual that's happening, we can look at the data and figure out what that is."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Health, Computer, Problems)

"I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Leadership, Football, Fun, Want)

"The whole business of getting famous was good fun, but it was a long time ago."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Business, Time, Famous, Fun)

"You promised to take care of me and not to turn your back on me. How is it possible that you never wrote to me even once and you never came back to see me? Do you think that it is fun for me to spend months, even years, without any news, without any hope!"
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Care, Fun, Months, News, Years)

"Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Funny, Kids, Questions, Words)

"I've been very fortunate. I feel very thankful. I've been able to come home and do some fun things and make it exciting for people here at home."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Home, People, Fun)

"I don't bat an eye at stuff like that. I've had my share of wins. If I worried about the games I should have won, it would probably drive me crazy. It was a fun game to pitch in."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Eye, Fun, Games)

"A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Experience, Belief, Actions, Reflection, Will)

"In my opinion, the president is right to address future funding, even though Social Security will show a surplus through 2018 and will not run out of funds until 2042."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Future, Opinion, President, Right, Security, Will)

"I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Mother, Needs, Problems, Public, Schools)

"The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Science, Being, Congress, Leaders, Party, President, Students)

"A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Defense)

"We wouldn't have done it if we didn't think we could have fun with it."
- Ethan Coen
(Related: Fun)

"I guess there's a certain amount of poking fun at certain characters, but that's because there is something amusing about them or about the way they behave, so I guess you can say that that's poking fun at the character. But the character is your own invention, so who cares?"
- Joel Coen
(Related: Character, Fun, Invention)

"I've never really understood that. It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow-that to me is kind of inexplicable."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Funny, People, Inexplicable)

"It's a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers, and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize, maybe this becomes harder to do as you get older. That's sort of a cautionary thing. I hope it doesn't happen to me."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Funny, Hope, Careers)

"Hurried and worried until we're buried, and there's no curtain call, Lifes a very funny proposition after all."
- George M. Cohan
(Related: Funny)

"And although I like to relax and have fun, my passion is my work."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Work, Fun, Passion, Relax)

"Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Technology, Goals, Evil, Help, Laws, Succeed)

"My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Age, Father, Complexity, Programming, School)

"A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Sympathy, Philosophy, Present, Will)

"That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Progress, Fun, Mankind, Mind)

"Trust funds can never be a substitute for a fund of trust."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Trust)

"Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant."
- Jim Cole
(Related: Love, Eye, Fun, Games)

"I work with Sally and I can see Sally doing that. She is very aggressive. Very fun loving and charming... and pushy in a very competitive way and a very healthy way and a very good actress."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Work, Fun)

"But movies as much as anything developed what I thought was right and wrong, what was honorable, what wasn't, what was funny what wasn't... what had some depth to it, what didn't."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Funny, Movies, Thought, Right, Wrong)

"But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Funny, Humor, Character, Weekend)

"I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: People, Being, Chance, Fun)

"A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Learning)

"I'd propose that each central-city child should have an entitlement from the state to attend any school in the metropolitan area outside his own district - with per pupil funds going with him."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: School, State)

"Dancing on 'Dancing With The Stars' really broadened my fan base. I jumped off the stage backwards one week, and so many women come up to me now and say, 'You're so brave. I can't believe you put yourself out there like that'. If that inspires some girl out there, then great, because boys aren't the only ones who get to have fun. We get to have fun too."
- Monique Coleman
(Related: Women, Boys, Dancing, Fun, Now, Stars)

"Every night is a joy; you get an hour and a half of all these hits. It's a lot of fun."
- Phil Collen
(Related: Fun, Joy, Night)

"Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can't stop."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Fun, Prose, Writing)

"I can't come on like a parent to these kids, if I do, I won't be able to have fun working with them. The good news is they all have parents. The younger ones, their parents by law have to be on set."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Fun, Kids, Law, News, Parents)

"If kids come to educators and teachers from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important."
- Barbara Colorose
(Related: Job, Kids, Teachers)

"When you become a mom you just learn how to function sleep deprived and you do get used to it. I came back to work when Finley was three months old and the first few months were rough. Then somehow you learn to exist on no sleep and now when he does upon occasion sleep through the night, which is like a full six hours, you're pretty sure he's suffocating. So you don't sleep anyway."
- Holly Marie Combs
(Related: Mom, Work, First, Months, Night, Now, Old, Pretty, Sleep)

"The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, People, Agriculture, Crisis, Energy, Production)

"Time is not a great healer. It is an indifferent and perfunctory one. Sometimes it does not heal at all. And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary."
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Related: Time, Healing)

"Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Congress, Democracy, Fathers, Founding, Majority, Will)

"I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Decision, Congress)

"I think it would be fun to write about movies again."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Movies, Fun)

"I've chosen not to live in Hollywood, and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York. It's how I like to live. I'd rather hang out with my kids and family when I'm not working. Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Family, Idea, Fun, Hollywood, Kids, Night)

"It's funny looking at yourself. You know how it is when you look back at old pictures? It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Age, Funny, Old, Talking, Walking)

"There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Government, People, Scotland, Wrong, Years)

"I sat in at every club in New York City, jamming with musicians, because it felt right - and because it felt right and we were having fun - the people dancing and sipping their drinks in the clubs felt it too and it made them smile."
- Ray Conniff
(Related: People, Dancing, Drinks, Fun, Musicians, Right, Smile)

"The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Books, Writer)

"The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Writer)

"Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Imagination, Science, Artist, Myth, Today)

"Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Work, Battle, Fun, Tennis)

"We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life and burned them to the ground. We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Life, People, Fun, Mistakes)

"Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way-which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Funny, Want, Writers)

"Actors say they do their own stunts for the integrity of the film but I did them because they looked like a lot of fun."
- Steve Coogan
(Related: Actors, Film, Fun, Integrity)

"I can always get better. A lot of my ex-girlfriends don't think I'm funny."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Funny)

"If you use tact you can say anything, then make it funny."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Funny, Tact)

"Technology is similarly just a catalyst at times for fundamental forces already present."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Technology, Present)

"Mutual funds were created to make investing easy, so consumers wouldn't have to be burdened with picking individual stocks."
- Scott Cook
"Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Government, Churches, Freedom, Wrong)

"Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Friends, Funerals, Old)

"Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Art, Fun, Lying)

"I finished the movie a month ago in downtown Los Angeles. I had a lot of fun doing it."
- Coolio
(Related: Fun)

"I get letters from readers who say that they have always hated reading, but somebody suggested one of my books, they actually finished the book and enjoyed it, and they're going on to read another book. I'm thrilled that they have figured out that reading is fun."
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Related: Books, Fun, Letters, Reading)

"That's like making fun of a maniac because his brain isn't completely right, because he isn't in the norm."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Fun, Right)

"For sheer sexiness, a man must be beautiful. Funny. yes. Clever, no."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Funny, Man)

"While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans, current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly deposit their refund into more than one account."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Rules)

"Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Art, Man, Mind, Pleasure, Vices)

"To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Architecture, Order)

"Sometimes we have to actually say, I think you're really funny, but none of your jokes are going to make it on the air. So just answer my questions. Seriously."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Funny, Jokes, Questions)

"I remember interviewing someone I actually felt bad for, and therefore didn't want to take an ironic stance against him. It actually turned out to be a really funny piece."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Funny, Want)

"I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for not being more strict about fundamentals, which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Being, Blame, Day, Feet, Identity)

"I certainly remember building model rockets. It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Building, Fun, Open, Wonder)

"It's fun. I sit down every day and tell stories. Some folk would kill to get that chance."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Chance, Day, Folk, Fun)

"Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Wife, Now)

"There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Funny, Humor, God, Hope, Future, Sense)

"The Crime Victims Fund is distributed to service providers who assist millions of crime victims annually throughout our communities in a host of ways. It is paid for by fines levied on criminals, not taxpayers."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Crime, Service, Victims)

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

"Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Life, Effort, Example, Joy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don't want to fight it. They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: War, Fight, Liberals, states, United, Want)

"There's nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap. It's a total turn-off."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Funny, Being, Cure, Nothing)

"I beg. I call. I badger. I cajole. Part of the secret is everyone has fun and that's really motivating."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Fun)

"They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you're conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece."
- Katie Couric
(Related: People, Impression, Fun, News, Reading)

"Work is much more fun than fun."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Work, Fun)

"I've always been switching around the show to accommodate the audience, and you know it really makes it a lot more fun for me and keeps it fresh so that I'm not complacent with the same show every night and with every audience."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Fun, Night)

"I found out a long time ago that if I didn't have a good story for a song, I could just make one up! Now it seems over half the stories in my show are made up. The funny thing is, those seem to be the ones that resonate the most with the audiences."
- Ronny Cox
(Related: Funny, Time, Audiences, Now, Song)

"I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where she started but I didn't know if she was still popular there. I hope people understand we aren't making fun of Kylie."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: People, Hope, Fun, Popular)

"I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he's hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Funny)

"I urge calm and sensitivity to the fundamental civil liberties of our country."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Civil liberties, Country, Sensitivity)

"There's accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they've been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they're going to continue to be so."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: People, Wealth)

"The corporate killer downsizing is directly responsive to what the mutual funds have wanted."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Corporate)

"The mutual fund industry provided the money for Intel and Motorola and Hewlett-Packard to crush the competitors."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money)

"There are tons of people who are late to trends by nature and adopt a trend after it's no longer in fashion. They exist in mutual funds. They exist in clothes. They exist in cars. They exist in lifestyles."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Nature, People, Clothes, Fashion)

"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)

"I think you'll do as well as most professionals. Most professionals don't beat the market. Let's not over-rate my industry. But if you have time, you can be in good mutual funds that have good records."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Time, professionals)

"I invest in funds myself even though I run my own fund for my daughters."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Daughters)

"I was a little hesitant at taking the job at Atari. I had never programmed for a living and I worried it might get boring (building circuits seemed more fun). But I would probably still be in the video game business."
- David Crane
(Related: Business, Job, Living)

"I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people."
- Phil Crane
(Related: Government, People, First, Rights, Privacy, Respect, Security)

"The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Basketball, Body, Machine, Play)

"I enjoy Augusta. I enjoy its challenges. There's no other golf course like this anywhere. Its greens and its challenges on and around the greens are just super, super tough. So the greens are fun to play in sort of a morbid way."
- Ben Crenshaw
(Related: Fun, Golf, Play)

"I loved being a judge, and sometimes I miss the power of the gavel, but this is a lot more fun."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Power, Being, Fun)

"Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Funny, Life, Grave)

"Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Nature, Free speech)

"The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio film is that it wouldn't actually be fun for me. It wouldn't be exciting."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Film, Fun)

"It's good fun, yes, but when we play, we take it seriously and want to do well."
- Hansie Cronje
(Related: Fun, Play, Want)

"I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this."
- David Crosby
(Related: God, Hope, Fun)

"I'll think of the idea and then I'll write something down, then within that there will be a joke or two which is the original thing which I thought was funny."
- David Cross
(Related: Funny, Thought, Idea, Will)

"It's not about trying to be funny all the time. It's more of a document that hopefully is funny."
- David Cross
(Related: Funny, Time, Trying)

"I love doing stuff with Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin. We give the stage to good bands and funny people."
- David Cross
(Related: Funny, Love, People)

"I love Tinkle, it's really the most fun I've had in years."
- David Cross
(Related: Love, Fun, Years)

"People don't realize that I'm really funny and I'm an excellent bridge player."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Funny, People)

"I wish I was having as much fun as the press reports said I had."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Fun, Press)

"Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film, you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form. The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots."
- John Crowley
(Related: Work, Film, Theatre, Thinking)

"I can't be funny if my feet don't feel right."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: Funny, Feet, Right)

"From the first time I saw Sid Caesar be funny I knew that's what I had to do."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: Funny, Time, First)

"When I worked on Altar Boys, they wanted to see us having fun. The four of us would have fun on set and steal each other's lines, and mess with the director."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Boys, Fun)

"Um, musicians are funnier you know, than actors on the whole."
- Tim Curry
(Related: Actors, Musicians)

"The bishops will govern the Church, the priests will do all the work and the deacons will have all the fun."
- Richard Cardinal Cushing
(Related: Work, Church, Fun, Will)

"When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt."
- Clive Cussler
(Related: Time, Advertising, First, Fun, Heroes, Water, Writing)

"I know, it was a little bit out of control, but hey. It was all fun."
- Elisha Cuthbert
(Related: Control, Fun)

"I always feel like I'm missing out on something, that someone is having more fun than I am, so I take measures to make sure that is impossible."
- Jessica Cutler
(Related: Fun)

"As soon as I step on that stage, nothing matters. I don't think of it as work. It's just so much fun."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Work, Fun, Nothing)

"There's nothing more fun than being out on stage and getting the vibe from the crowd. There's nothing like being on a set where you are there to make other people happy and to make them laugh. That's the best job in the world."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: People, Being, Fun, Job, Nothing, World)

"I think Hannah gets nervous just like any other person would. She's like a dork, personally. She's just really, really fun."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Fun)

"I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie. Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself, 'Man, you were so honest - can't you have some fun? Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie, I'll be punished."
- Willem Dafoe
(Related: Lie, Christ, Fun, Lying)

"I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Funny, People, Feeling, Insecurity, Laughter, Now)

"We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is, today in America, and we have to accept it."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: America, Fun, Today)

"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Power, First, Taste)

"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)

"It was really fun being in Tara's trailer, working on my lines. Tara is such an amazing actress. She's so good at what she does. I learned a lot from watching her."
- Carson Daly
(Related: Being, Fun)

"I still believe that the mission of Business 2.0 is very strong, very fundamental, and we're really at the beginning of where they're going to take us."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Beginning, Mission)

"We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball. The biggest thing is when people look at our team, they can see that we're having a lot of fun."
- Johnny Damon
(Related: People, Baseball, Being, Fun)

"Bond is part of the system. He's an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It'll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally they're just very different things."
- Matt Damon
(Related: People, Killing)

"Specifically, we talked about making the character of the prince not so charming, at least in the beginning, and I'm playing around with the preconceptions attached to a character. That's really what intrigued me as well because I thought it would be fun to do it."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Thought, Character, Beginning, Fun)

"See, to me, rock'n'roll doesn't have any point. It's just fun. It has a million different angles and they're all valid. But I think rock might be a world issue."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Fun, World)

"It's better when you have your wife with you, more fun."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Wife, Fun)

"I was trying to spend it as quickly as possible. Because I'm so lazy, all that money created a block. I was flying around the world, staying at fancy hotels, having fun and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible, so I could get on with some more work."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Money, Work, Fancy, Flying, Fun, Trying, World)

"I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have it be fun so I decided to stop. I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record, I was just kinda quitting."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Music, Fun, Play, Quitting)

"The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Funny, Music, Now, Thinking, Writing)

"If freedom's best friends cannot unify around a realistic, actionable program of fundamental change, one that attracts and persuades a broad majority of our fellow citizens, big change will not come."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Change, Freedom, Friends, Majority, Will)

"The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Funny, People, Books)

"I made the choice long ago to write about real life. And life is both serious and funny."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Funny, Life, Choice)

"But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we perceive, in this doctrine, the fundamental truth of the gospel - that truth which gives to redemption its character, and to all other truths their real power."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Power, Truth, Character, Doctrine)

"There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Work, History, Drama, Fiction, Fun, Responsibility, Sense)

"Writing is hard work, but a lot of fun, too. It allows me to live out some of my fantasies."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Work, Fun, Hard work, Writing)

"A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny, his whole personage is funny."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Funny, Being, Body, Mind)

"Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: People, Church, Funerals, May)

"Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds."
- Rene Daumal
(Related: Experience, Gold, Value, Words)

"But Gargoyles, bar none, is the most fun I've ever had in life."
- Keith David
(Related: Life, Fun)

"What has been happening more lately - of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go - you know, I say something, and it's a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you're not there."
- Keith David
(Related: Funny, Work, Business, People, Talk, Voice, Will)

"If you tell the truth about how you're feeling, it becomes funny."
- Larry David
(Related: Funny, Truth, Feeling)

"Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: People, Fun, Now, Old, School, Writing)

"I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster still funded by the licence fee... and the licence fee is more durable than many people in the commercial sector believe."
- Gavyn Davies
(Related: People, Public, Service, Want)

"To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Men, Society, Women)

"I played this character twice in live action, and now I've become an animated character. It was actually fun to see myself drawn - I've never been a drawn character before."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Action, Character, Fun, Now)

"I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics, and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It's funny."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Funny, Reading, Tongue, Wrong)

"I met the Colonel when Elvis was recording some song I'd written for one of his movies. Elvis was just having fun with the gang and all the Memphis boys and Colonel Parker was sitting over here in like a theater seat."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Movies, Boys, Fun, Song, Theater)

"Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Father, Proof, Research, Television, Treatment)

"As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Christian, Culture, Idealism, Lies, Morals, Tradition)

"It was funny actually because that was still during the time we were dating. He would get all these calls because supposedly before we broke up, we had already broken up in the trades, in the rags or whatever."
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Funny, Time, Dating)

"If you don't go to other men funerals they won't go to yours."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Men, Funerals)

"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)

"I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Faith, Brother, Sympathy, Brothers, Meeting, Reason)

"I think the first things that are relevant are that things should work well; they should function."
- Robin Day
(Related: Work, First)

"The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Fun, Law, Writing)

"Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Leisure, Nothing)

"People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: Funny, People)

"I've been dating younger men since my 20s, When I was 29, I dated someone 21... younger men are just more fun. I like their energy. I've always been kind of young for my age."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Age, Dating, Men, Energy, Fun)

"The State Energy Program, it provides grants to States and directs funding to State energy offices. The States use these grants to address their energy priorities, program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Energy, Priorities, State, states)

"Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to do each other favours."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Society, American)

"Sometimes I get a little manic and you can't stop me. I'm all over the place. I have fun."
- Dom DeLuise
(Related: Fun)

"Writing, overall, has never been what I'd call fun. It's fulfilling. It doesn't come real easy for me."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Fun, Writing)

"Making the record was tons of fun, the most fun I've ever had."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Fun)

"The thing that's great about those guys at Miramax is the Weinstein brothers. They are the two funniest guys I've ever met in my life."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Life, Brothers)

"Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was."
- Judi Dench
(Related: First, Years)

"The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men, but the mystery story line is pretty cool. It's got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny."
- James Denton
(Related: Funny, Women, People, Mystery, Pretty, Will)

"Last year, I was on Threat Matrix. We were on Thursday against Friends and Survivor; so this year it's fun to know people are watching, and to know that all of your hard work is not sort of wasted."
- James Denton
(Related: Work, People, Friends, Fun, Hard work)

"It slows down grocery shopping, because so many women at the store watch the show. I always end up talking to two or three people every time I go to Ralphs. It's fun."
- James Denton
(Related: Time, Women, People, End, Fun, Talking)

"And of course Marc Cherry heightens it and makes it hilarious. But there's so many universal themes in the show, and he made it so funny. We knew he was onto something if he could keep it up and, thankfully, he did."
- James Denton
(Related: Funny)

"It's really fun to act like a bimbo. But it's fun to act like a bimbo only when people know that you really aren't one."
- Laura Dern
(Related: People, Act, Fun)

"In the early ages, I believe not much thought was given to what man is and what his real functions should be, and what is the real purpose of his life."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Life, Thought, Purpose, Man)

"Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Change, Time, Travel, Day, May, World)

"I don't know. I think it's funny! I think it's funny! I go, what? It's so absurd. I'm alone."
- Danny DeVito
"I'm shooting in Brooklyn, we've got all kinds of crap going on, and I'm all alone now in a big hotel suite that you can't believe the size of it and a thing sticks in my foot and I just think it's the funniest thing that's ever happened to me."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Now)

"What you do with it and things like that, but I basically chose this after I read it because I thought it was different and funny and unique and dark - things that I like to do."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Funny, Thought)

"It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Work, Fun, Road)

"Well, you know, I feel like it's about a lot of things. The reason that I made it was because I thought it was really funny and unique and just a different genre."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Funny, Thought, Reason)

"My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: Life)

"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open."
- James Dewar
(Related: Open)

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."
- Thomas R. Dewar
(Related: Open)

"It's funny because I think it also goes very well with the show. It has this reputation as being this love city where everyone goes to get married, but when you get there, it's very corny and tacky."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Funny, Love, Being, Reputation)

"We're kind of the comic relief of this movie because most of the stories are very dark. And that's why these plays were so great, because it's such a dark, dark universe that it becomes funny because it's just too pathetic."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Funny, Universe)

"I'd rather spend my leisure time doing what some people call my work and I call my fun."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Time, Work, People, Fun, Leisure)

"I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural and not always think that there's a sexual element going on. For me, flirting with a man means making fun of myself and trying to open myself and be very unpretentious."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Feeling, Flirting, Fun, Man, Open, Trying)

"I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Business, Accident, Career, End, Fun, Now)

"I don't believe you should make fun of anyone but yourself."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Fun)

"I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Acting, Being, Fun, Punk)

"I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Funny, Attention, Being, School)

"I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Care, Consequences, Friends, Fun, Now, Rest, Want)

"Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Music, Fun)

"I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Mistake, Queen)

"This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Approval, Housekeeping)

"When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game."
- Joe DiMaggio
(Related: Baseball, Fun)

"I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one's intensity is funny."
- Jim Dine
(Related: Funny, Being, Obsession)

"Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Love, Children, Fun, Students)

"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)

"There's nothing funnier than the human animal."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Nothing)

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Fun)

"We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Family, Idea, Children, Fun, Parents)

"After guest appearances, I got the offer to do the show as the successor of Arthur Schwartz. It's so much fun."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Fun, Guest)

"I never thought I'd live this long. It sounds funny because I still think of myself as a kid."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Funny, Thought)

"Entrenched bureaucracies are always opposed to fundamental changes."
- Christopher Dodd
"I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Experience, Friends, Fun, Man, Maturity, May, School, Trying, Words)

"I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home. It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show."
- Jason Dohring
(Related: Funny, Home, Heart, Writing)

"I love the creating part of taking on a character. It is fun to be another person and create what it would be like to be that person."
- Jason Dohring
(Related: Love, Character, Fun)

"The idea of running around and screaming about Jason Voorhees trying to kill you was fun."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Idea, Fun, Running, Trying)

"For the past 10 years, people have been making fun of the eighties. Why are we bringing them back?"
- Lexa Doig
(Related: People, Fun, Past, Years)

"The truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn't because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but because I thought it was fun. I found it exciting. It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Business, Truth, Thought, Fun, Importance, Understanding)

"The most fun you can possibly have as an actor is to walk that line between what's real and what's interesting."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Actor, Fun)

"I liked getting the best villain award. I thought that was funny."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Funny, Thought)

"The recent 'panic' to control greenhouse gas emissions and billions of dollars being dedicated for the task has me deeply concerned that US, and other countries are spending precious global funds to stop global warming, when it is primarily being driven by natural forcing mechanisms."
- Diane Douglas
(Related: Control, Being, Countries, Global warming)

"I love sketch comedy. My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks. That would be my fantasy. I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Funny, Love, Goal, Brooks, Comedy, Day, Fantasy, Night, Thinking)

"If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Funny, Leadership, Thought, People, Piety, Religious, Want)

"For an actor, it's great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Love, Actor, Audiences, Fun, Hate, Play)

"I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Poetry, Interest)

"But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can't forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn't work."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Funny, Work, Kiss, Forget)

"I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It's a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Funny, People, Boys, Wonder)

"I loved it, it's such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Son, People, Friends, Fun, Talking, Trying)

"If you're not having fun - I don't care what you're doing - don't do it. Move on. Find something else, life's too short."
- Jerry Doyle
(Related: Life, Care, Fun)

"I remember watching Gilda Radner when I was a kid and everyone thought she was so funny and no one ever said that she was a funny woman, she was just funny."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Funny, Thought, Woman)

"The Yale group was doing the Harold. So by our senior year we were trying to do the Harold. Again, we had no idea what we were doing. We had one guy in the group who was pretty experimental; he would kind of push us to do weird things. It was really fun, a great experience."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Experience, Idea, Fun, Pretty, Trying)

"If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene, if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or taking something in a weird direction, try it."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Funny, Direction, Ruin)

"And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Funny, Grief, Joy, Lies)

"I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Wisdom, Funny, Writers)

"To take an analogy: if we say that a democratic government is the best kind of government, we mean that it most completely fulfills the highest function of a government - the realisation of the will of the people."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Government, People, Will)

"One of the fundamental questions of today's world is undoubtedly the question of equitable globalisation."
- Janez Drnovsek
(Related: Question, Questions, Today, World)

"I have an older sister named Haley and she wanted to be an actress. So I wanted to be an actress. It's really funny the way that some people don't give kids enough credit for like really being driven, and really wanting to do things so badly."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Funny, Sister, People, Being, Credit, Kids)

"My friend had a funny remark; he told me everybody has something - some people have a big butt, some people are insecure and at least you know what it is, even if it's a lump on your head. I know I have a lump on my head."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Funny, People, Friend)

"The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Body, Pain, Right)

"The whole experience of working on this movie was so fun, and I had more fun working on that than I've had on anything else. I had more fun working than on my days off."
- Josh Duhamel
(Related: Experience, Fun)

"I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Nature, Funny)

"The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Power, Giving, Responsibility)

"I never thought I was funny, but I enjoy being funny."
- Nora Dunn
(Related: Funny, Thought, Being)

"When I'm with my friends I'm funny, but I don't feel like I'm a funny clown."
- Nora Dunn
(Related: Funny, Friends)

"You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you're in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don't fall in love with people because they're fun. It just happens."
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Love, Time, Life, People, Control, Fun)

"Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them."
- Christopher Durang
(Related: Funny, Balance, Care, Parents, Play)

"Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there."
- Sanjay Dutt
(Related: Food, People, Crowds, Fun, Old, Problems)

"I like horror movies, they're fun. It was the most fun I've had on a movie set."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: Movies, Fun, Horror)

"Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire."
- John Dyer
(Related: Freedom, Fun, Painting, Want)

"One of the most fun inventions of my lifetime is the Mini."
- James Dyson
(Related: Fun, Inventions)

"The writers are writing human beings, and they're writing about the human condition and how difficult it is to function in that condition. I think it's one of the charms of the show, the idea of redemption and working towards becoming better people, for everybody involved."
- George Dzundza
(Related: People, Idea, Writers, Writing)

"I have a Lab, it's fun to hang out and hike with the dog, people come up to him, and pet him, it's fun."
- George Eads
(Related: Pet, People, Fun)

"Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?"
- Charles Eames
(Related: Pleasure)

"Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Flying, Fun, Worth)

"The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Home, Love, Appreciation, Companionship, May, Understanding)

"I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Sports, Entertainment, Example, Football)

"I wish I had a funny story."
- Leslie Easterbrook
(Related: Funny)

"That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Power, Duty, Office)

"Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Agitation, Fight, Indifference, Nothing, Right)

"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Artist, Consciousness)

"We are supposed to enjoy the good stuff now, while we can, with the people we love. Life has a funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Funny, Life, Love, People, Now, Teaching)

"When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Funny, Government, Actions, Rights, Human rights)

"It's funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy, and when we finally get a religion in the White House that's causing a lot of conflicts, and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people, it's in the Bush Administration."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Funny, Religion, People)

"Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, Past, Years)

"I've a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Fancy)

"Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Policy, Purpose, Office, Problems, Public, Public policy, Service, Today)

"The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Body)

"I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Life, Day, Fun)

"We have never been strictly political, only strictly funny."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Funny)

"We had so much fun in Ghana and they are really lovely people."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: People, Fun)

"The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing, and we laugh at our own jokes."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Fun, Jokes, Writing)

"I think that we're foolhardy to not be engaging in federal funding of stem-cell research in the most aggressive way we possibly can."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Research)

"I probably had the most fun recording For Richer For Poorer in Nashville."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Fun)

"I don't know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we've been talking, I think that's really fun."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Love, Time, People, First, Fun, Right, Sight, Talk, Talking)

"One time I went into a restroom and a girl followed me in. I signed an autograph for her in the sink. It was pretty funny because she was in a guy's restroom and she wasn't embarrassed at all."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Funny, Time, Pretty)

"I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I'm still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Movies, Music, Disney)

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

"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)

"There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?"
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Fear, Purpose, English, Fun)

"We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Government, Obligation, Safety)

"Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Science, Ideas, Language, May)

"Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny."
- Will Eisner
(Related: Funny, Humor, Society, Thought, People, Day, Irish)

"Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Security, Trying, Weapons)

"There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: Discovery, Rules)

"I don't want people to come and see our gig because of the magnificent things I'm doing with my hips, but it's their evening, you know. They have to have fun. I'm a little bit naive."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: People, Evening, Fun, Want)

"Other people's perspective, just seeing the sexy image, might be that I take my sexuality very seriously. But I really don't. I like being sexy. It's fun, and I have had a nice little career off it."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: People, Being, Career, Fun, Perspective, Sexuality)

"I like creating these rhythmic patterns. These interlocking rhythmic things are really fun."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Fun)

"It's such a pleasurable experience to look back, and all of the fun I had just comes rushing back."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Experience, Fun)

"I just think that it's such a good show and timeless and still very funny, and that just makes me happy to have that whole first season in one concentrated space for people to enjoy so that it's not hit and miss trying to find it in syndication always."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Funny, People, First, Space, Trying)

"I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Fun, Pleasure, Television)

"Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar."
- George Eliot
(Related: History, Past, Rome)

"Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night."
- George Eliot
(Related: Effect, Faces, Night, Silence, Sound, Voice)

"I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out."
- George Eliot
(Related: Home, Women, Bachelors, Husbands)

"The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it."
- T. S. Eliot
"As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Life, Poetry, Time, Career, May, Nothing, Value)

"I got to meet Mark Hamill. He signed some Star Wars posters for us. I saw the fight scenes he had. He was really into making fun of himself and Star Wars."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Fight, Fun)

"Waterworld was the best time of my life. It was physically demanding, but it was fun. I mean, you're in Hawaii for nine months shooting on the water every day."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Time, Life, Day, Fun, Months, Water)

"You have to understand the tone of the movie, because if it's supposed to be funny, it can be funny violent like the Home Alone stuff, but you have to really understand the tone of what you're doing and make the action work for that and for the character."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Funny, Home, Work, Action, Character)

"Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect, many functions in our social life."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Life, Effect)

"The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Family, Life, Being, Consideration)

"We do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount and, on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs."
- Doug Elmendorf
(Related: Health, Care, Legislation, Responsibility)

"Yeah, it's funny, working on a show with as large a cast as we have here, your work gets sort of compartmentalized. There's still about half the cast that I've never had a scene with but I have missed working with Terry."
- Michael Emerson
(Related: Work, Funny)

"I've played villains on stage - you know, the Iagos and so on - but I think of myself as a funny person. I mostly did comedies before I did TV work."
- Michael Emerson
(Related: Funny, Work)

"I'm not trying to find another thing that's wrong with me, but I'm such a nice person, and I have a couple of drinks and I'm really good fun and then I'm really not fun."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Drinks, Fun, Trying, Wrong)

"As you look around the country there are still a significant number of states where their whole school debate is over school funding and we've been focused on the quality debate for most of the '90s."
- John Engler
(Related: Quality, Country, Debate, School, states)

"There's immense fun to be had as long as you can sort of sneak it past DC. I have been told on occasion that I need to have more respect for these characters."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Fun, Past, Respect)

"Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men."
- Quintus Ennius
(Related: Men, Mourning)

"Nearly all the things I do that are of any merit at all start off just being good fun, and I think I'm sort of building up to doing something else quite soon."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Being, Building, Fun, Merit)

"I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Technology, People, Amusement, Fun, Machines)

"I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Learning, Trouble)

"This band makes sure that we have whole sections of stuff that are free form so that they don't know what we are doing next, that is the fun part of playing. You are playing something that you haven't ever played before."
- John Entwistle
(Related: Fun)

"I'm humble enough to wait and just chill. I'm having fun just working with these good people, man."
- Mike Epps
(Related: People, Fun, Man)

"Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Envy, Fun)

"I know from the middle distance I give off the look of being prolific, which is a funny compliment to receive."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Funny, Being, Compliment)

"Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Success, Folly, Fun, Party, Present, Woman)

"No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Learning)

"There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Revolution)

"When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Money, War, People, Help, Trouble)

"It's been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Truth, Fun, Pretty)

"I recognized that teaching and research institutions vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists also in management functions."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Management, Research, Scientists, Teaching)

"I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Time)

"It was a hard job, but it was a lot of fun and I'll always be grateful to Ponch. He was a part of me."
- Erik Estrada
(Related: Fun, Job)

"I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Experience, Music, People, Play, Rivers, School, Schools)

"When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Battle)

"They are always telling us that Carolina Blue is not a color, that it is really Columbia blue or sky blue. But there is no bad blood amongst the teammates. All of our kidding is in good fun."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Blood, Fun, Sky)

"Leno, Conan. They are both really funny. They really know how to land one."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Funny, Land)

"And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists, these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying the Jewish nation, driving her into the Mediterranean, conquering the world."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Driving, Nation, Radical, World)

"I don't think religious groups should be allowed to apply for federal funds to start new ministries they have not been doing before the funding was available."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Religious)

"I believe that all of us are born heterosexual, physically created with a plumbing that's heterosexual, and created with the instincts and desires that are basically, fundamentally, heterosexual."
- Jerry Falwell
"In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Funny, Want)

"Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Love, Funny, Daughters, Play)

"The British have slang words, as we do, but it was fun."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Fun, Slang, Words)

"Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Movies, Thought, Fun, Man, Quick)

"I can think of some things that would be fun, but I'm living my dreams."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Dreams, Fun, Living)

"In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the audience about what they find funny."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Funny, Comedy)

"Nine out of 10 times these guys will hit it-they'll be on something incredibly funny, but one out of 10, two out of 10, they'll fall flat on their faces. That's what makes them great actors: they take those chances, they don't play it safe."
- Peter Farrelly
(Related: Funny, Faces, Play, Will)

"It's fun leading this offense. I don't think we've hit our peak."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Fun, Leading)

"The party now is having my kids laugh and my wife laugh and my teammates. I want them to see me have fun and put it in a different way."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Wife, Fun, Kids, Now, Party, Want)

"Acting is the most fun. I like to do it and it's great that I can still do that, but you know, you don't really have a lot of control over things, so it's real hit or miss."
- Jon Favreau
(Related: Control, Acting, Fun)

"Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age."
- William Feather
(Related: Age, Children, Example, Fun, Middle age)

"One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute."
- William Feather
(Related: Funny, Time)

"Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work."
- William Feather
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work)

"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Americans, Right)

"It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Government, Hope, Americans, Research, Will)

"It's funny; I actually made poorer decisions when I sobered up then when I was screwed up."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: Funny, Decisions)

"The only way that we can reduce our financial dependence on the inflow of funds from the rest of the world is to reduce our trade deficit."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Financial, Dependence, Rest, Trade, World)

"I went to see every angler on the bank to see how they were doing, to try to give them a few tips or whatever. But yeah, we had a lot of fun. It was definitely a good time and we're definitely going to do it again next year."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Time, Fun)

"I honestly believe that advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on."
- Jerry Della Femina
(Related: Advertising, Clothes, Fun)

"I loved working on Of Mice and Men. It was a wonderful group of people. John Malkovich is to me one of the best actors around right now-and a lot of fun to work with."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Work, Men, People, Actors, Fun, Now, Right)

"The fundamental point in fabricating a chain reacting machine is of course to see to it that each fission produces a certain number of neutrons and some of these neutrons will again produce fission."
- Enrico Fermi
(Related: Machine, Will)

"All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead."
- Will Ferrell
(Related: Funny, People, Hope, Comedy)

"I have only been funny about seventy four per cent of the time. Yes I think that is right. Seventy-four per cent of the time."
- Will Ferrell
(Related: Funny, Time, Right)

"James Caan told me at the end of filming 'Elf' that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny - and I never was."
- Will Ferrell
(Related: Funny, End, Film, Waiting)

"It's funny how sometimes how the public some people think I was born like this. That I maybe I sleep and I do big muscle, but its a lot of work to look like this and to be in this kind of condition."
- Lou Ferrigno
(Related: Funny, Work, People, Public, Sleep)

"It's funny to be a critic."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Funny)

"Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can't identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn't yet historical."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Funny, People)

"I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Funny)

"The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Men, Compliment, World)

"Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Men, Compliment, Now, Reality, World)

"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)

"It's easier to make fun of a first lady than for a first lady to have fun. The scrutiny is ferocious."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: First, Fun, Lady)

"It's a lot of fun to play someone you don't normally think of yourself as."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Fun, Play)

"Mean people are no fun."
- Thom Filicia
(Related: People, Fun)

"We have seen that, in another unfunded mandate, the so-called No Child Left Behind Act, which created tougher standards, and we all support that, but Congress did not provide the money to attract and hire the best teachers."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Money, Act, Congress, Support, Teachers)

"When I'm watching somebody act, it's a behavior editorial function - I look at someone act, and I might say, 'I don't believe him when he says that.' I don't know why I don't believe him, probably because the people that I've met, they don't act like that when they say stuff like that and mean it."
- David Fincher
(Related: People, Act, Behavior)

"I like playing accents, and doing things like that, it was fun. It was fun."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Fun)

"I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Honesty)

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Art, Change, Faith, Society, Help, World)

"The manic end of is a lot of fun."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: End, Fun)

"Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: Fun)

"When I go on stage man I just want people to have fun, I don't want people to think about their problems, I want people to get energy and nutrition and food from that so they can go back into the real world and work on their problems."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Food, Work, People, Energy, Fun, Man, Problems, Want, World)

"It's funny. Some people remember that a lot more than I do. I remember certain parts of it, and if everybody who mentioned that to me had been to the game who said they were at the game, there'd be 800,000 people at that game, I think."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Funny, People)

"I always looked up there, because I remember a time when the only things on the walls in Fenway were the Jimmy Fund sign and the retired numbers. Never in a million years did you think you'd ever be up there with those guys."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Time, Numbers, Years)

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Ideas, Ability, First, Mind)

"Telephones are a virtual necessity - not a luxury - and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: American, Tax, Luxury, Necessity)

"Stan and I funded the first phase of the work ourselves. It was secret."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Work, First)

"I think that the character that I'm playing now is so fundamentally different than Ally that I haven't I haven't felt like I had to worry about it at all. But I definitely wanted to make a different choice."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Character, Choice, Now, Worry)

"It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Family, Funny, Time, People, Growing up, Name)

"A lot of the tabloid stories are written so well, they're very clever and very funny. But you have to focus on what's really important and not read them - don't dive into it and don't get caught up in it."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Funny, Focus)

"It's nice to have a situation where you can make it fun."
- Doug Flutie
(Related: Fun)

"It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: American, Fun)

"I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature - publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Nature, Virtue, Public, Schools, Spiritual)

"The research is the easiest. The outline is the most fun. The first draft is the hardest, because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out. The rewrite is very satisfying."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Draft, First, Fun, Research, Word)

"I wouldn't be interested in just doing a show that's mapped out and choreographed with a set list. That would've been boring so long ago it just wouldn't be any fun."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Fun)

"It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Fun)

"There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Life, Money, Power, People, Control, Result, Will)

"Bikes and planes aren't about going fast or having fun; they're toys, but serious ones."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Fun)

"Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Charity, Crime, Cure, Poverty, Punishment, Wrong)

"Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes."
- John Ford
(Related: Art, People, Eyes, Mystery)

"But duets are a lot of fun, I'd love to do another one."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Love, Fun)

"When you are very little tennis should be fun, it should be a game."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Fun, Tennis)

"The imaginary world has always been the most fun place for me to be."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Fun, World)

"Memories are doing funny things to us."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Funny, Memories)

"A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany, for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that, while militarily impotent, is industrially active."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Peace, Germany, Rest)

"If these assets were set up as a revolving fund with which Japan could import raw materials for its industries, Japanese exports could again enter the channels of world trade-and Japanese workers would have employment and something to eat."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Trade, Workers, World)

"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Men, Art, Right, Wrong)

"We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, People, National security, Responsibility, Safety)

"In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Power)

"If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Age, Power, Knowledge, Reason, Repression, Sexuality, Will)

"You know, it's funny... when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz. Now when you're not making money, people think that you're a good jazz musician."
- Pete Fountain
(Related: Funny, Money, People, Jazz, Now)

"I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Money, Fear, Christian, Greed, Hell)

"I'm smart and I can be really funny and interesting and I can go toe-to-toe with anybody in a conversation."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Funny, Conversation)

"Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can't get anything done. I'm happy with the fundraising but upset we don't have time to talk and meet with people."
- Terry Fox
(Related: Time, People, Privacy, Talk)

"If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'"
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Feeling, Royalty, State, World)

"It was a fun ride. I've enjoyed my time on the ice and I've enjoyed more and more people getting interested in the game of hockey."
- Ron Francis
(Related: Time, People, Fun)

"As a kid growing up in the little city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, I dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, but never did I expect it to be as much fun as it turned out to be."
- Ron Francis
(Related: Day, Fun, Growing up)

"Acting is an art form and you want to take roles that are challenged and it's more of a challenge I think to play dark characters. Not that I want to always play those, but it is a challenge and challenges are rewarding and fun."
- James Franco
(Related: Art, Acting, Challenge, Fun, Play, Want)

"The regulation of medicine has been a State function."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Medicine, State)

"It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Education, People, Party, Proof, Republican, Right)

"We wanted the language to feel fresh, fun, and rock solid."
- James Frank
(Related: Fun, Language)

"And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it."
- Al Franken
(Related: Funny, People, Being, Information)

"Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings."
- Miles Franklin
(Related: Needs)

"I wrote two plotted books, got some of the fundamentals of storytelling down, then... it's sort of like taking the training wheels off, trying to write a book that's fun in the same way without relying on quite such mechanical or external beats."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Books, Fun, Training, Trying)

"I hate that word dysfunction."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Hate, Word)

"But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Funny, Being, Popular)

"Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Women, Class, Fun, Woman)

"I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Funny, Comedy)

"Elizabeth Hurley and I had a lot of fun together. She's a very beautiful, confident woman."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Fun, Woman)

"The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Excitement)

"Violence is not funny."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Funny, Violence)

"I really think that sex always looks kind of funny in a movie."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Funny, Sex)

"It's fun to see a lot of the crowd become embarrassed. You're kind of watching them almost wanting to not watch the screen, but they have to because it's so compelling!"
- Will Friedle
(Related: Fun)

"We're first on executions. We're 49th in funding public education. We're in a race with Mississippi for the bottom, and we're winning."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Education, Winning, First, Public, Race)

"The lessons that it teaches are fundamentally the lessons that all great battles teach That even the most carefully prepared plans often go wrong. That lucky breaks are very important."
- Otto Friedrich
(Related: Wrong)

"Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain, forget your vocabulary."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Mother, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Forget, Pain, Sleep, Vocabulary)

"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)

"All of the candidates agree that the Democratic Party needs to undergo fundamental reforms."
- Martin Frost
(Related: Needs, Party)

"It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Funny, Earth, Man, Worry)

"I thought that I was going to have to pay them to do what I wanted to do, that was how much fun I was having. You're 20 years old and you're hanging out with rock stars and going to fabulous parties, and then you talk about it!"
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Thought, Fun, Old, Stars, Talk, Years)

"Well-functioning financial systems are important in achieving sustained economic growth. They play a crucial role in channeling household savings into the corporate sector and allocating investment funds among firms."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Financial, Growth, Corporate, Investment, Play)

"There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Country, Military, Public, Tradition)

"There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Country, Military, Public, Tradition)

"The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Women, Genius, Spiritual)

"I think Democrats often hold the unconstrained vision, and Republicans focus more on the Rule of Law."
- John Fund
(Related: Vision, Democrats, Focus, Law, Republicans)

"Rhetoric is cheap, evidence comes more dearly."
- John Fund
(Related: Rhetoric)

"That the decision is taken away from the voters, and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts."
- John Fund
(Related: Decision, Lawyers)

"Given that Mr. Kerry is clearly exaggerating what happened to minority voters in the 2000 election in Florida, maybe we should wait for him to provide evidence of what he is alleging in 2004."
- John Fund
(Related: Minority)

"Dick Clark really didn't make rock 'n roll safe for America, as many people think."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: People, America)

"I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person, a kid at heart."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Heart, Disney)

"I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into believing that Mr. Disney was something other than a kind, caring man."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Caring, Disney, Man)

"I was not prepared to live as a single parent."
- Annette Funicello
"I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Mouse)

"I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Father, Thought, Disney)

"I always considered myself a dancer before anything else."
- Annette Funicello
"In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Men, Women, states, United)

"For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Disability)

"Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Learning)

"At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: American, Beginning)

"As I travel across the country speaking about MS, perhaps I can offer others comfort and hope."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Travel, Hope, Comfort, Country)

"As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Family, Career, Hardship, Trouble)

"Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Animation, Children, Television)

"Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Growing up, Public)

"The Lord has been with me throughout my life. He's never let me down."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Life)

"When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Change, Life)

"Whatever dreams I have wished have come true."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Dreams)

"Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Ambition, Career, Tenacity)

"Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Experience, Listening, Television, Today, Years)

"To some, the '50s were a decade marked by the banal, the predictable."
- Annette Funicello
"Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Impression, Being, Disney, Now)

"In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Birthday, Fame, Hollywood, Present)

"The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Thought, Failure, Divorce)

"Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Guests, Mouse, Sisters)

"Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Mother, Being)

"My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Soul, Heart, Friend, Mouse)

"MS is not really a degenerative illness. It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Illness)

"Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Deep, Disney)

"Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Life, Disney, Film, Scouting)

"Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Family, Children, Mouse, Problems, Today)

"Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Life, Fame, Mouse)

"The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s, was designed to attract children to movie theaters."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Children, Mouse)

"I believe the world to be a muffin pan, and there certainly are a lot of muffins here."
- Aaron Funk
(Related: World)

"Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: People, Books, Feeling)

"A library book, I imagine, is a happy book."
- Cornelia Funke
"And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: English, Example, Names)

"And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider."
- Cornelia Funke
"Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Books, Children, Earth)

"Yes, I always imagined living in other places."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Living)

"And my father always took me to the library. We were both book addicts."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Father)

"There are not so many mythical creatures from Inkheart."
- Cornelia Funke
"Every German child learns to speak English in school."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: English, School)

"Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Books)

"My son always says I like very weird music."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Music, Son)

"My grandmother told stories; she was very good at that."
- Cornelia Funke
"My daughter, Anna, is almost 15, and my son, Ben, is almost 10."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Son, Daughter)