Quotes and Sayings about Interest



"So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who's really going to administer this stuff."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Money, Land, Worth)

"Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Ideas, Land, Old)

"So there's always been this clash between what is the public good - that which belongs to all of us in common - and what can be exploited for a private interest."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Interest, Public)

"Capturing any member of any terrorist cell or any insurgent cell that we may happen to come across is always very, very valuable, and the thing that interests me is that in most instances after a time people talk and they tell us what they know."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Time, People, May, Talk)

"I'm just having a wonderful time. It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable with this material and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I did MacBeth."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Time)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger, I don't know if you'd call him a great actor, but he's amazing in terms of his presence, and he is interesting enough that you want to watch him."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Actor, Want)

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

"When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: History, Ideas, Leading, Spirits)

"We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Humanity, Nothing)

"The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your body and get interested in someone else's."
- Goodman Ace
(Related: Body, Cure, Forget)

"What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Life, People, Acting, Meeting)

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

"When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Eye, Meaning, Word)

"The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Trust, Purpose, Lies, Nothing, Press)

"Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Patriotism, Hope, Affection, Interest, Nation)

"If I were to retire, I would keep my family's interest in the company the same and say, Don't sell."
- Sheldon Adelson
(Related: Family, Company, Interest)

"It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

"I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)

"I don't think of it at the moment, but the roles that interest me are those of young people."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: People, Interest)

"An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Life, Desire, Gain, Possession, World)

"In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown."
- Felix Adler
(Related: People, Civilization, Wealth, Attention, Country, Labor)

"Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Consideration, Custom, Force, Interest, Meeting, Public)

"I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Choice, Interest, Man, Woman)

"He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, Ideology, Interest, Risk)

"I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Dating, Life, Actor, Clothes)

"Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Time, Life, Interest, Relationships)

"Turns out, I couldn't catch them - or even get close to them. I realized that sharks are amazing, beautiful animals who have absolutely no interest in checking me out."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Animals, Interest)

"Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: American, Harmony)

"America is interested in re-arranging the region as it sees fit."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: America)

"When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Americans)

"More and more, cultural groups are cross-pollinating, and we're getting much more interesting art as a result."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Art, Result)

"I went to the Academy and studied with Stuck who was then a big man. But didn't interest me. I didn't know that before me there was Kandinsky and Klee who had also studied with Stuck. He had a good name at that time."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Time, Interest, Man, Name)

"We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

"Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: American, Rights, Human rights, Principles)

"It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Life, Impression, Interest, Trying)

"It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit it."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Men, Credit, Interest, News)

"It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Music, Character, American, Living, Moods)

"Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Evolution, Man)

"I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don't find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges."
- William Albert Allard
"You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you."
- Charles M. Allen
(Related: Being, Friends, Trying, Years)

"While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith."
- Ethan Allen
(Related: Nature, Interest, Law, Order, Reason, Tyranny, Will)

"These days, it's really been uninteresting except when disasters occur."
- James Van Allen
(Related: Disasters)

"The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Science, Technology, Feeling, Museums)

"Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Failure, Harm, Hesitation, Indecision, Interest, Office, State, Will)

"Yes, of course that's true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I'd pretty much lost interest in playing drums."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Accident, Interest, Irony, Pretty)

"I am much more interested in the process than results."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Results)

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

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

"Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Women, Problems, Reason, Talk, Want)

"As long as ugly people are not on TV, you should only ever have interesting people on TV."
- Marc Almond
(Related: People, Ugly)

"I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Music, Style, Wonder, World)

"I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport - and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Day, Fans, Formula, Spain)

"Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Music, Musicians, Songs, Will)

"There's something interesting about playing live; you're in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial."
- Herb Alpert
"I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Ego, Poker)

"History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: History, Victory, Conflict, Economics, Ethics, Force)

"It is up to you to decide that this has lasted long enough, that our boys are dying to serve no British interest but for the interests of a small clique of utterly unscrupulous men."
- John Amery
(Related: Men, Boys, Dying, Interest)

"Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?"
- John Amery
(Related: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

"It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests."
- John Amery
(Related: Thought, People, Acting, England, London, Russia)

"When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

"No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me."
- Aldrich Ames
"The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling highly developed countries and having the benefit of their economies so that they can run their own inefficient empire."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Countries)

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

"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Age, People, Old, Silly)

"To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

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

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

"And what's interesting about the hybrids taking off is you've now introduced electric motors to the automobile industry. It's the first radical change in automobile technology in 100 years."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Change, Technology, First, Now, Radical, Years)

"And it's interesting, when you look at the predictions made during the peak of the boom in the 1990s, about e-commerce, or internet traffic, or broadband adoption, or internet advertising, they were all right - they were just wrong in time."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Time, Adoption, Advertising, Internet, Right, Wrong)

"The great secret behind classified projects is that most of them are so utterly boring and uninteresting that James Bond wouldn't even take a second look at them."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Projects)

"I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Job, Jobs, Research, Restaurants, Writer)

"Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Music, Growing up, Interest, Kids, Literature, Writing)

"I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Airplanes, Astronomy, Aviation, Force, Interest, Physics, University, Washington)

"My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Work, Consequences)

"The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Interest)

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

"We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves."
- Ethel Percy Andrus
(Related: Happiness, Attention, Interest)

"I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Career, Singing)

"The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Happiness, Being)

"Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Work, Money, People, Interest)

"It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Enthusiasm, Interest, Will)

"The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Experience, Acting, Play)

"They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Fans, Interest, Questions)

"The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: People, Countries, Questions)

"I've never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see."
- Michael Apted
"I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Politics, Interest, Now, Writing)

"I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven't captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!"
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Cricket, England)

"I'm very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I'm interested in their lives and their problems."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Man, Problems, Woman)

"When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Beauty, Money, Thought, Heart, Interest)

"But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we're doing something that people are really interested in."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: People, Boxing, Hell, News, Reason, World)

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

"Casting ethnic characters is a very hard thing to do, but it's important. It's also interesting."
- Darren Aronofsky
"I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: People, Hope, Chess, Events, Future, Profession, states, United)

"I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera."
- Robert Ashley
(Related: Opera, Television, Theatre)

"I think it is important that you care about the characters, and you are not just waiting for the next action sequence but have a vested interested in what happens to them."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Action, Care, Waiting)

"When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget."
- Henry F. Ashurst
(Related: People, Forget, Voting)

"I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me."
- Leon Askin
(Related: American, Military)

"The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Mother, Entertainment, Interest, Theatre)

"What I will learn over the years will be of benefit and interest to me personally but, as far as the program is concerned, I'm the mouthpiece of the viewers as well."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Interest, Will, Years)

"One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today's kids are much more materialistic and there's a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Age, Danger, Experts, First, Interest, Kids, Today)

"It's interesting that instead of having to get tighter and more restricted for a collaboration, strangely enough, from the beginning, we've actually been more confident that we could handle this."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Beginning, Collaboration)

"Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore."
- Chet Atkins
"And what's interesting about him as a comic character is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Character)

"It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Interest, Responsibility)

"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Life, Beauty, Excitement, Interest, Living, World, Worth)

"Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

"Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

"I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies."
- Bille August
(Related: Movies, Film, Television)

"The male sex still constitute in many ways the most obstinate vested interest one can find."
- Francis Aungier
(Related: Sex, Interest)

"Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Nature, Being, Human nature)

"You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just one person encountering the book, it's not an audience, it's one to one."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Books)

"I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Food, Poetry, Money, Work, Poets)

"The truth is that as we move forward, if one side says we can't raise any taxes on anybody or any interest, and the other side says we can't cut anything, we're obviously not going to make progress on this. And our interest is in making progress on this."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Truth, Progress, Interest, Taxes)

"Pakistan has not recognized Israel... any such decision would be taken in supreme national interests after due consultation of the parliament."
- Shaukat Aziz
(Related: Decision, Israel, Parliament)

"Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Love, Life, Peace, Man, Past, State, World)

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

"Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Happiness, Humility, Interest, Needs, Self, Will)

"They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: God, Time, Want)

"Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Man)

"They don't have the edge that I need. I'm not interested in reliving 1988."
- Sebastian Bach
"I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Politics)

"Sometimes it's literally just a feeling that you get that somebody is more interested than someone else; and they may both say they're interested, but you get a feeling."
- John Badham
(Related: Feeling, May)

"Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Truth, Evil, Pressure)

"A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Truth, Development, Creation, Humanity, Interest, Order)

"A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Family, Life, Idea, Pride)

"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Reality, World)

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

"But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Action, Drama, Interest, Pleasure)

"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)

"One of the points in which I was especially interested was the Jim Crow regulations, that is, the system of separation of the races in street cars and railroad trains."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Separation)

"I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York, which helped my interest."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: American, Chance, Interest)

"He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Muslim, Interest)

"Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Desire, Interest, May)

"I am not interested in slickness for the sake of slickness."
- Ralph Bakshi
"Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested in doing anyone else's work."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Work)

"Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Faith, Success, Liberty, Reason, Will)

"God, I'd love to do a big commercial movie that made a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Love, Money, God)

"There is a great interest in comparative religion and a desire to understand faiths other than our own and even to experiment with exotic cults."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Religion, Desire, Interest)

"A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Fear, Community, Destiny, Sense, Weapons)

"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)

"There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

"I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: People, Actor, Behavior, Leaders, Want)

"I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Acting, Interest)

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

"The interesting thing about a movie is the movie."
- Christian Bale
"A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Desire, Responsibility, Trying, Want)

"Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation."
- George Ball
(Related: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

"Women's Lib? Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't interest me one bit. I've been so liberated it hurts."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Women, Interest)

"I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Soul, Fear, Future, Nothing)

"Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Sadness, Word, World)

"The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred."
- George Bancroft
(Related: First, Ignorance, Interest)

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

"I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like, what happened in England where all these kids that all of a sudden can't afford the ticket prices."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: England, Kids)

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

"It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Baby, Want, Years)

"The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued."
- William Banting
(Related: May, Merit, Pleasure, Weight)

"I am convinced that people with such wounds will be quite ready to co-operate in a safe and painless experiment in the interests of humanity as a whole."
- Robert Barany
(Related: People, Humanity, Will, Wounds)

"I am really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don't enjoy it even now."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Cinema, Now, Years)

"Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Ethics, Order, Self, Will)

"Candidates don't have to deal with reality. They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Reality, Talk, World)

"Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Business, Interest, State)

"Jackass: The Movie is great. I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy, which I'm really interested in. Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Body, Comedy, Gravity, Tradition)

"An interesting thing happened in 1989, right as I was graduating: the stock market crashed and really changed the landscape of the art world in New York. It made the kind of work I was doing interesting to galleries that wouldn't have normally been interested in it."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Art, Work, Right, World)

"With the increased cost of gasoline, it doesn't appear that we're going to see a slowing of interest in mass transit. I think it's going to continue to grow."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: Interest)

"A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Force, Open, Past)

"Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Society, Interest, Public)

"I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller, but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller. I guess I was just less interesting than I am now, if I am interesting at all."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Now, Trying, Vocabulary)

"I mean, I've always had scattered interests, but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that."
- Todd Barry
"Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, End)

"You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Love, Day)

"Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Movies, Example, Past, Summer)

"It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Work, Performance, Building, Collaboration, Joy)

"The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight."
- John Barton
(Related: Hope, Being, Draft, First, Interest, Will)

"You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Government, Capitalism, Communism, Living, Struggle, Talk)

"I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Dance, Interest)

"It's what's left in life, to work with interesting people."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Work, Life, People)

"Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested in renewing the world through the vehicle of art."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Art, World)

"There is no such thing as several Romanias, but only politicians who divide Romania depending on the interests of their parties and their clout."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Politicians)

"Each story we approach in the same way, with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Determination, Curiosity, Interest)

"There is, however, a change going on in the world. There's far more interest in drawing now than there has been in a long, long time. Schools are beginning to teach drawing again in a serious and meaningful way."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Change, Time, Beginning, Interest, Now, Schools, World)

"In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli. There's no mediocrity accepted."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Food, America, Mediocrity)

"It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Life, Time, Country, Deep, First, Interest, Land, Now, Years)

"Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Information)

"Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Self, Voice)

"But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

"It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: Time, Ideas, Circumstances, Leading, Literary, Motives, Writer)

"It's what you've been a part of for so long. I don't think I can watch a game without an interest in who wins."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Interest)

"What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That's the only time that those characters become interesting to watch."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Time, Evil, Potential, Wickedness)

"006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Friendship, Character, Film, Journey, Wrong)

"Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I'm not sure he's the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn't the woman."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Character, Man, May, Woman)

"It's interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Life, Being)

"Organized labor, if they're doing a responsible job, is going to organize the pooling of small amounts of money to protect the interests of the people who are not rich."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Job, Labor)

"Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: People, Blind, Interest, Quick)

"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)

"Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way."
- Beck
"Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications."
- Gary Becker
(Related: Behavior, Yield)

"I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan."
- James Van Der Beek
(Related: Love, Celebrity, Hollywood, Past, Walking)

"Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside. Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it's important."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: Clothes)

"There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Success, Failure)

"I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Power, Truth, People, Will)

"Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Being, Children, Law, Opinions)

"It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Lie, Nation)

"Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring."
- Hilaire Belloc
"To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach."
- Ludwig Bemelmans
(Related: Life, Father, France, Interest, Nothing)

"I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Talent, People, Example, Voice)

"I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Home, Life, Love, Acting, Chaos, Children)

"Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Interest, Opinions, Public)

"If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Egotism, Interest, Living, Self)

"Show interest in all people, not just those from whom you want something. Making people feel important and good about themselves is just the right thing to do."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Interest, Right, Want)

"Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Money, Success, Wealth)

"Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Leadership, Development, American, Concern, Interest, Will)

"All the best stories are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Reality)

"It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Community, Interest, Talk, Understanding)

"I'd really been interested in opera when I was about 16, and I really like staging them."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Opera)

"But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Events, Plants)

"It's always an interesting sort of adventures that gets someone into a movie."
- Peter Berg
"Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Society)

"In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Sex, People, Football, France, Italy, Media, Right, Spain)

"I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's sixth husband. I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Husband)

"If I, taking care of everyone's interests, also take care of my own, you can't talk about a conflict of interest."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Care, Conflict, Interest, Talk)

"Achieving price stability is not only important in itself, it is also central to attaining the Federal Reserve's other mandate objectives of maximum sustainable employment and moderate long-term interest rates."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Interest, Objectives, Stability)

"I'm sort of an experimenter; I thought it'd be interesting to play around and see what's there."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Thought, Play)

"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)

"I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Sound, Want)

"A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Revolution)

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

"I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Politics, Interest, Morals)

"I would say that one of the things that we are proud of is that we are attracting very interesting guest stars. One is Tyne Daly, who has done a wonderful job."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Guest, Job, Stars)

"I'm not going to give up doing interesting things. I'm going to do it as long as I possibly can and hopefully have longevity in this business."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Business, Longevity)

"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Principles, Public)

"Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me."
- Ambrose Bierce
"An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Taste)

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

"As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Government, Artist, Interest)

"It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Development, Belief, Interest)

"Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Man)

"I like travelling and if I have to come to Hollywood to make a movie I will, but otherwise I'd never move there. It's very much an industry town and that doesn't really interest me."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Hollywood, Interest, Will)

"If there are similarities, it's simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I'd be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more."
- Brad Bird
(Related: People, Thoughts)

"That's not the part of the story that I'm interested in, anyway. The part that I'm interested in is all the personal stuff. I tried to base the powers on family archetypes."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Family)

"It's the irrational things that interest me."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Interest)

"I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Energy, Interest, Vitality, Want)

"I'm a very nurturing kind of person and a sort of a homemaker. I'm just interested in things remaining fresh."
- Jacqueline Bisset
"We all lose our looks eventually. Better develop your character and interest in life."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Life, Character, Interest)

"Marriage has just never interested me."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Marriage)

"Now that rock is turning 50, it's become classical in itself. It's interesting to see that development."
- Bjork
(Related: Development, Now)

"I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in."
- Bjork
"I'm not going to talk like I know about politics, because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson for people who aren't normally interested in politics."
- Bjork
(Related: Politics, People, Talk)

"I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Guitar, Hearing, Interest)

"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 public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Rights, Nothing, Protection, Public)

"When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Interest, Songs, Writing)

"My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that."
- Nina Blackwood
(Related: Interest, Passion, Reading)

"What is interesting in this is the exchange of music that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba, I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Music)

"In those days the big U.S. labels didn't have any particular interest in the Latin market."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Interest)

"It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Germany)

"I didn't do drugs, I never did do drugs. Never. I don't have any story of drugs, you know, to speak of. Never did drugs, never was interested in drugs and then I wasn't interested in the people around the drugs."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, Drugs)

"The bottom line is these techniques have hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security."
- Dennis C. Blair
(Related: Hurt, National security, World)

"The Exorcist has been a very interesting cross to bear."
- Linda Blair
"I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Americans, EnglEurope, Help, Interest, Party, Will)

"Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette."
- Bill Blass
(Related: Women, Glamour)

"What we have to do is to find a solution that the interests of the national teams are respecting the interests of the clubs. And also the clubs they shall respect the interests and the aspirations of national teams."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Aspirations, Respect, Solution)

"The source of wealth is from individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: History, Wealth, Football, Interest)

"Horror does not interest me, and so I know little of its practicioners, old or current."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Horror, Interest, Old)

"I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Age, Manager, Day)

"I think that's what makes life interesting - the evolution of getting older, and it's kinda fascinating to me, the whole process."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Life, Evolution)

"I remember seeing some little wrinkles in my early 30s and thinking they were interesting. But you know the horror of it is that the screen image has to be perfect."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Horror, Thinking)

"I am interested in the art. I'm a professional woman."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Art, Woman)

"I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Career, Right, Trying)

"I'm always amazed at anyone's interest in what I have to say."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Interest)

"My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Religion, Mother, Dance, Day, Interest, Sun, Woman)

"Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Balance, Community, Country, Gentleman, Planning, Pressure, Result)

"After September 11, when the United States took action to overthrow the Taliban, our interests and Iran's aligned, and we were able to coordinate quietly but effectively."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, states, United)

"In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Men, Environment, Living, Past, Words)

"We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Men, Diversity, Man)

"Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: American, Healthcare, President, Saying)

"So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Politics, Countries, Interest)

"We thought about it, what we want to tell, and I didn't want to move it directly into the Nazi times. I thought it's much more interesting to see how BloodRayne became BloodRayne."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Thought, Want)

"Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests."
- John Bolton
(Related: Diplomacy, End)

"There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Men, Fear, Interest)

"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Fight, Rights, Man, Will)

"Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Men, Fear, Interest, Self, Self interest)

"I'm interested in the real world."
- Edward Bond
(Related: World)

"I'm not interested in an imaginary world."
- Edward Bond
(Related: World)

"For the vast majority of places in America, there is no way you can build a security system such as we have here because of the high priority this rates in terms of terrorist interests."
- Kit Bond
(Related: America, Majority, Security)

"Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Countries, Dignity, Poor)

"The resources of our continent attract, more than ever, the interests of rich countries."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries)

"Not everybody likes or understands a drum solo, so I like to bring in effects and sounds to keep their interest."
- John Bonham
(Related: Interest)

"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)

"When I heard about the first Tomb Raider, I was very interested and I would have liked to have directed that. When I was approached for the second film, I was delighted."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Film, First)

"The bad guys are not typical; they are not just bad, they are interesting. They might be good or bad."
- Jan de Bont
"Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Soul, Curiosity, Influence, Man)

"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing.""
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Experience, People, Adventure)

"We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: God, Responsibility, World)

"Our live set's become increasingly complex recently; we've been doing stuff that's been vastly too much information for most people to deal with and I think it's quite interesting watching how people behave in those situations, under those circumstances."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, Circumstances, Information)

"So we should preserve it. I don't think that digital storage is necessarily a good thing, but I definitely think that digital manipulation is interesting."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Manipulation)

"We could spend time together during the day and just kind of talk and enjoy each other and enjoy the moment. But it was interesting we both knew that once you walk through the gates of that stadium, then it was on, the game was on."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: Time, Day, Talk)

"Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

"Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Sports, Being, Cricket, Growing up, Profession, Soccer, Trials)

"I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Love, Marriage, Society, Sex)

"Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers. But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Writers)

"People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Lie, People, Now, Politicians, Public, Right)

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

"Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in."
- David Bowie
(Related: Songs)

"I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way."
- David Bowie
(Related: Artist, Being)

"The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Death, People, American, Day, Interest, Kids, Legislation)

"So when you go up against the Far Right you go up against the big financial special interests like the Halliburtons of the world, the big oil companies, the big energy companies who work so hard to rip us off."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Work, Financial, Energy, Oil, Right, World)

"It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Women, Society, Interest, Office, Right, Vote)

"They've also asked me now to start on another series that we're gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it's not science fiction, it's more in the Mystery and Crime division and that's another area I'm very interested in."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Science, Crime, Earth, Fiction, Mystery, Now)

"Her death contributed to my later interest in studying biochemistry, an interest that has not been fulfilled in the sense that my accomplishments remain more at the basic than the applied level."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Death, Accomplishments, Interest, Sense)

"My experience of ships is that on them one makes an interesting discovery about the world. One finds one can do without it completely."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Experience, Discovery, Ships, World)

"There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Interest)

"It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Nature, Change, Sympathy, Economy, Help, May)

"My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Love, Husband, Reason)

"You are dealing with people who have taken the responsibility of killing their own because they think that they are right, they think that they are serving the interests of their people. They not going to give that up easily, just because you've shown up."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: People, Killing, Responsibility, Right)

"Again, with two small children it's incredibly hard to commit yourself to anything because you're just getting interested in it and someone comes along and goes I want Thomas The Tank Engine on, and screams the place down until you put it on."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Children, Want)

"The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest. It was impossible to have boxes enough of them."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: War, Interest, Soldiers)

"I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

"I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Being, Order)

"As long as the problem of world reconstruction remains the center of interest for all nations, blocs having similar attitudes will form and operate even within the League itself."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Interest, Nations, Will, World)

"A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Equality, Humanity, Interest, Nations, Service)

"Let us return, however, to the League of Nations. To create an organization which is in a position to protect peace in this world of conflicting interests and egotistic wills is a frighteningly difficult task."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Peace, Nations, World)

"If the story's interesting and it's a compelling script, I'd be thrilled to be a part of it."
- Andre Braugher
"The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Class, Diversity, Fact, Interest)

"Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Men, Women, African, Americans)

"I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Experience, Music, Discipline, Intentions, Study)

"The word music is a convenient way to talk about what I'm interested in, but actually, in some ways, it's a limitation."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Music, Talk, Word)

"Sex and obscenity are not synonymous. Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Sex, Deals, Interest)

"Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Life, Sex, Force, Interest, Mankind, Motive)

"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)

"I also became interested in chemistry and gradually accumulated enough test tubes and other glassware to do chemical experiments, using small quantities of chemicals purchased from a pharmacy supply house."
- Sydney Brenner
"During this period, I became interested in how the new techniques of cloning and sequencing DNA could influence the study of genetics and I was an early and active proponent of the Human Genome Sequencing Project."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Genetics, Influence, Project, Study)

"Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Interest, News, Public, Television)

"If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Impatience, Interest, Man, News, Profit, Public, Tears)

"It won't make for a quiet life but it will make for an interesting paper vastly more significant because it is doing something only a daily paper can do."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Life, Quiet, Will)

"I mean those people who are interested in good government will certainly contribute in order to make certain there's some counter-balance to those whose interests in good government is less."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Government, People, Order, Will)

"The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Power, Goal, America, World)

"The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Government, Rights, Human rights)

"A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: History, Battle, Conservation, Country, Heroism, Justice, Right, Troops)

"I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: History, Americans, Country, Native Americans)

"So that would be a classic mixed message to young women: you should look a certain way that's going to destroy your reproductive system and your sexual appetite, but at the same time, you should be interested in sex!"
- Susie Bright
(Related: Time, Appetite)

"Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests, which means the union bosses' interests, not the members."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Bosses, Defense, Interest)

"I think the Iraq War is not particularly tailored to American interests."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: War, American, Iraq)

"But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens."
- David Brin
(Related: Challenge)

"I find humans tremendously interesting."
- David Brin
"I've been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media."
- David Brock
(Related: Conservative, Media)

"If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Fiction, Reality, Word, Writer)

"It's interesting because you feel on the one hand, we understand people from what the say, and in another sense, you'd think that you'd be able to convey more through dialogue."
- Adrien Brody
(Related: People, Sense)

"Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: People, Journalism)

"What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere - it is an art form in itself."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Art, Self)

"I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd want to see a film about me."
- Albert Brooks
(Related: Film, Want)

"The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Money, Success, People, Ability, Contrast)

"America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams."
- David Brooks
(Related: Dreams, Politics, America, Aspirations, Culture, Democracy, Personality)

"My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Now, Years)

"The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Success, Failure)

"What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest."
- Earl Browder
(Related: War, Calamity, Consideration, Conviction, Interest, Theory, World, Years)

"When you live in a place, you're not just taking from it, you're contributing to it. In America I would never be able to make myself a person who could contribute. I wasn't interested in that society; I was interested in this society."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: Society, America)

"The whole schizophrenia angle interested me. When I first started working on it, I thought I would play up that angle more than I ended up doing. The religious aspect of the story was also a draw."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Thought, First, Play, Religious)

"You kind of hope that the events themselves are interesting. I think that's what you have to hope for, that on a broad level it's an interesting story."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Hope, Events)

"I'd begun reading Crumb shortly before that, and other underground stuff, so that was an influence to some degree. Of course the Marvel and DC comics, they had been my main interests in my teenage years."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Influence, Reading, Teenage, Years)

"When I was a teenager, 'Playboy' was the most interesting magazine in the world, and not just for the playmates. I liked the interviews and the stories, and all that, but nowadays most of the stuff in there doesn't interest me."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Interest, World)

"I think politics is important. It's how we run our society. I think it should be natural to have an interest in the subject, and I almost don't understand why some people don't."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Politics, Society, People, Interest)

"My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Interest)

"Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one, and many of my friends are writers. I know what it's like to write. I'm interested in the creative process. I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside, and what we have bubbling away inside us."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Friends, Interest, Writers)

"Pension reform can be hard to talk about. In the long run, reform now means fewer demands for layoffs and less draconian measures in the future. It's in the best interest of all Californians to fix this system now."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Future, Interest, Now, Reform, Talk)

"I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem."
- Jim Brown
(Related: Time, Work, People, Perception, Perceptions, Trying)

"In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait."
- Les Brown
(Related: Business, People, Audiences, Commerce, Day, Television)

"The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places."
- Louise Brown
(Related: People, Books, Hearing, Importance, Influence, Reading, Result)

"This year, we are going to take our government out of the hands of corporate special interests and put it back into the hands of Ohio families - where it belongs."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Government, Corporate)

"This drug coverage program was clearly designed by Republicans in Congress to serve the interests of the drug and insurance industries. America's seniors were an afterthought."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: America, Congress, Republicans)

"I was interested in science before I even knew what science was."
- George E. Brown, Jr.
(Related: Science)

"When you have nothing important or interesting to say, don't let anyone persuade you to say it."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Nothing)

"I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Birthday, Father, Guitar, Interest, Play)

"Well all the big companies are really panicked by the internet thing and all that, and sales went down, although sales have gone up again in this country a bit and also the big companies, because they're so big, they need big sales really so they're not really interested."
- Jack Bruce
(Related: Country, Internet, Sales)

"Condemnatory conservatism isn't anything I'm interested in."
- David Brudnoy
(Related: Conservatism)

"I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: God)

"When Philip Glass asked me if I would be interested in doing a new recording of Jesus' Blood he assumed that I would do something similar to the first version and wanted to know what other pieces would be on the same CD."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Blood, First)

"The project which we developed, however, was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician, especially on a project for radio."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Project, Sound)

"I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Science, Trying, Writing)

"The first and most important is to emphasize the enduring nature of the alliance relationship particularly with Europe which does share our values and interests even if it disagrees with us on specific policies."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Nature, Values, Alliance, Europe, First)

"Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours. It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Opera)

"They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Interest, Lies, May, Public, Understanding)

"Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Act, Freedom, Media, Mind, Public, Reform, Self, Speech)

"I felt Brighton was a perfect ending to a really interesting career."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Career, Ending)

"On the robot kit, I can choose very boring parts or I can choose exciting and interesting parts. That is a reflection of my personality and the kinds of things I am interested in."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Personality, Reflection)

"When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Ignorance, Pretty, Results)

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

"I have lots of interests, but it's true that dancing is a very full-time job."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Dancing, Job)

"At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Science, Challenge, Interest, Opera, Television)

"My first review for the TV movie The Bionic Showdown said I was as interesting as a bus ride."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: First)

"It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Choice, Influence, Risk, Sea)

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

"For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Policy, Dignity, Independence)

"I'm very interested in charities. I help a lot of different charities."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Help)

"The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Banks, Community, Connection, Reality)

"If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Acting, Laws, Limits, states)

"There can be no assumption that today's majority is "right" and the Amish and others like them are "wrong." A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Life, Rights, Majority, Today)

"However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Values, Interest, Privilege, Public)

"To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Art, Renunciation)

"To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life."
- Gelett Burgess
(Related: Life, Interest, Nonsense)

"The mass media in the days of newspapers and television it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it."
- Guy Burgess
(Related: Time, Media, Newspapers, Television)

"Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Commanders, Freedom, Military)

"Actually, I think it's interesting that when I put the weight on, I was already with him. I don't know, maybe I felt safe. And he likes me like this. He likes me whatever size I am."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Weight)

"If you're interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you're better off and you'll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Job, Living, Theatre)

"It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Wealth, Interest, World)

"Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it's more difficult to publish a literary novel in the lower ranges. In other words, you almost have to hit a home run. You can hit a triple, maybe, but nobody's interested in a single."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Home, Success, Literary, Today, Words, Writers)

"My interesting diet tips are eat early and don't nosh between meals. I mean, I can pack it away."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Diet)

"I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian - I'm just not interested in that argument."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Argument, Judaism)

"To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!"
- Frances Burney
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Opinion)

"I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War."
- Ken Burns
(Related: War, America, Country, states, Understanding, United, Want)

"I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Movies, Truth, Drama, Hollywood, Past)

"Marriage is overdone. As long as there are people, people are going to find it interesting."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Marriage, People)

"I think politics can no longer be assigned to parliamentary activity and it probably never could be. But politics with a small p and the history of trade union movement really interests me."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: History, Politics, Trade)

"The interesting thing about doing a play is to find a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were doing it for the first time."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Time, First, Play)

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

"Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Music, Interest, Learning)

"Performing written music, even when I've written it, is not very interesting to me."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Music)

"I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance between light and dark."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Work, Balance, Being, Light)

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

"I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Afghanistan, Interest, Iraq, Liberty, Nation)

"I'm just not political. I have opinions, but there's nothing about the process that has ever interested me. I'm 22, and this is the first interview I've ever done in my life."
- Jenna Bush
(Related: Life, First, Nothing, Opinions)

"There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Love, Americans, Desire, Doubt, Freedom, Oppression, Right, Self)

"I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years, and have a nice life. Inane things don't interest me."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Life, Interest, Years)

"The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Heart, Affection, Appetite, Self, Sense)

"The private interest of the individual would not be sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone; therefore the appetites and passions are placed within as a guard and further security, without which it would not be taken due care of."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Care, Interest, Security, Self)

"Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Being, Interest, Self)

"Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest, and likewise to contribute to the good of others."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Interest, Man, Public)

"On the other hand, I was very much interested in the way people behaved, the human dance, how they seemed to move around each other. I wanted to play around with that."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: People, Dance, Play)

"So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Science, Astronomy, Fantasy, Fiction, First, Interest)

"No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Science, Fiction, Interest, Writing)

"Opinions have vested interests just as men have."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Men, Opinions)

"We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Money, Time, People, Atoms, Interest)

"The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Care, Evil, Youth)

"People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it's interesting. It's like picking who you want to win for the Oscars and not seeing the movie."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: People, Want)

"I get a script and it's really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It's paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: End)

"Architecture theory is very interesting."
- David Byrne
(Related: Architecture, Theory)

"Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Friendship, Life, Self)

"It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Power, People, Germany, Interest, Military, Struggle, World)

"We intend to continue our interest in the affairs of Europe and of the world."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Europe, Interest, World)

"The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest - find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: Fashion, Quest, Wilderness)

"As the director of an opera, it is my responsibility to unify the style of the particular performance, but one can certainly approach the piece from different points of view. That's what makes it interesting and keeps it alive."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Performance, Opera, Responsibility, Style)

"I'm not that interested in people."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: People)

"If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it."
- John Cale
(Related: People, Will)

"The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Government, People, Majority)

"A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Government, Power, People, Banks)

"90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Happiness, Singing)

"I'm interested in everthing but passionate about nothing."
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Nothing)

"I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue."
- David Cameron
(Related: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

"I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things."
- James Cameron
(Related: Love, Technology, Father, Engineering, Interest, Respect, Trying)

"We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea."
- John Cameron
(Related: Idea, Company, Tools)

"Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society."
- John Cameron
(Related: Society, Help, Physics)

"If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them."
- John Cameron
(Related: People, Medicine, Physics)

"I'd be interested to read Gull's paper on it, and I wish Alan would put it in somewhere. It gives him a relevance to our times, which he doesn't otherwise have. Gull, I mean, not Alan."
- Eddie Campbell
"Dave Sim said in his latest thing of his, 'when you're on the right track, you'll know it, but until you get there, you have to believe you're on the right track'. Interesting little conundrum. It's not easy."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Right)

"I find the most interesting and most daring scripts tend to be for independent films."
- Neve Campbell
"I don't know how anyone could vote Republican. It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Interest, Obvious, Republican, Vote)

"A publisher should always be on the receiving end. He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous, letting the author take center stage."
- Cass Canfield
(Related: End, Interest)

"I would like to host a show, something like travel or cooking or something like that, something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching a couple television shows."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Travel, Cooking, Television)

"Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

"But I tell you, I would really be interested if there was a partner we could take in, that could put them over here on the side, that would allow us full leverage and access down the road."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Road)

"Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Football, Play)

"The pressure of special interests, the demands of special sections of the state, the needs of friends, all must be subordinated to the good of the people as a whole."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: People, Friends, Needs, Pressure, State)

"I simply cannot see how denying chemotherapy treatment for Palestinian children increases Israel's security or advances U.S. national interests."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Children, Israel, Security, Treatment)

"It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested. Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Fans, Spring, Training)

"And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Time, Canada, First, states, Traveling, United)

"It is near thirty years since He made it sure; and since that time, though there has fallen out much sin, yet I was never out of an assurance of mine interest, nor long out of sight of His presence."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Time, Interest, Sight, Sin, Years)

"I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, People, Blood, Christ, Interest, Liberty, May, Quiet, Reward, Treachery)

"I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories."
- George Carlin
(Related: People, Disease, Memories, Old)

"Unless you know a lot more about something than I do, I am not really that interested. I have too much information already."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Information)

"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 really only interested in new information, not freelance opinion. I don't really care what you think off the top of your head."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Care, Information, Opinion)

"We met in Cracker. I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Makeup)

"The script will point you in certain directions and I go the opposite if I can. I try do do one thing and tell a different story with my eyes. I believe what's more interesting is always what's not being said."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Being, Eyes, Will)

"The darker the character, the more interesting."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Character)

"Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don't have to take it home with you at night. It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Home, Acting, Night, Space, Therapy, World)

"Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Life, Enthusiasm, Today)

"You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Business, People, Months, Trying, Years)

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: People, Friends, Months, Trying, Years)

"I don't mind playing the same character, but if it's not well done, then I'm not interested."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Character, Mind)

"Life is very interesting if you make mistakes."
- Georges Carpentier
(Related: Life, Mistakes)

"I think among the retired FBI agents there are some who would not like to see him come back, but I think the people running the FBI now are interested in catching him."
- Howie Carr
(Related: People, Now, Running)

"I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Desperation, Learning)

"Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Desperation, Learning)

"I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Work, Memories, Now, Will, Writing)

"I write about what interests me. It's very dangerous when you try to satisfy an audience."
- Jonathan Carroll
"It was only later on that I became more interested in older music."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music)

"These wealthy people were very interested in contemporary music. They wanted to help diffuse it and get it to be known to other people."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, People, Help)

"It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Decisions, Interest)

"My only interest in women's clothes is what's underneath them."
- Lynda Carter
(Related: Women, Clothes, Interest)

"Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Photography)

"The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Interest, Reality, Want)

"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)

"From a relatively early age I got interested in business."
- Steve Case
(Related: Age, Business)

"Nowadays people seem to switch schools, either because they have to, and certain schools only serve certain grades, or because they move to a different place or have some particular interest, but I was in the same school for 13 years."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Interest, School, Schools, Years)

"My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things."
- Steve Case
(Related: Father, Brothers, Building, Expectation, Lawyers)

"It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team."
- Steve Case
(Related: Interest, Passion, Perspective, Right)

"For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Audiences, Kids, Play, Years)

"The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: Day, Living, May, Present, Waiting, Will)

"But be that as it may, I think it is more respectful to you that I should speak to you upon and do my best to interest you in the subject which has occupied me, and in which I am myself most interested."
- Arthur Cayley
(Related: Interest, May)

"The study of music was a family interest."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Family, Music, Interest, Study)

"I like to take pictures of lots of things: people-such as my nephews, my dogs, and just interesting objects that I see. For instance, I might take a picture of flowers by the side of the road, an old sign or a fence."
- Lacey Chabert
(Related: People, Dogs, Flowers, Old, Road)

"It is unusual for Joe to be that way, but that's what interested me."
- Michael Chabon
"It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: People, Actors, Habits, Wrong)

"Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Love)

"Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Science, Computer, Consciousness, Mathematics, Physics)

"Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Love, Work, Consciousness, Psychology)

"I'm more interested in seeing what the material tells me than in imposing my will on it."
- John Chamberlain
(Related: Will)

"Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Men, Day, Enemy, Interest, March, Rumors)

"Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please."
- Robert Chambers
(Related: Books)

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
- Chanakya
(Related: Friendship, Truth, Self)

"It was clear that the special interest groups in California really wanted the Chinese to be shut out of the country, because that was where the racial tension was the greatest."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Country, Interest, Tension)

"After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book."
- Iris Chang
(Related: First, Style, Writing)

"It would be interesting if this sitcom works, so I could be doing one thing all the time instead of going back and forth between all this different media which I sort of thrive on, I'm a bit of a moving target in that way."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Time, Media)

"The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Thought, Books, Interest, Man, Mind)

"Our real interest starts with our neighbors... the future is about regional economies."
- Jean Charest
(Related: Future, Interest, Neighbors)

"Anyone who's a great kisser I'm always interested in."
- Cher
"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)

"Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, Hate, Interest, Politicians, Sentiment)

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, Being)

"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Earth)

"To me the work is so much more interesting, the parts that don't require you just to take your shirt off."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Work)

"The most interesting thing was looking out the window and taking photographs of different places on Earth."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Earth)

"I'm Chinese-American, of course, and so it's very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia, to do so."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Nation, Russia, states, United)

"Technology is the fashion of the '90s. It affects everyone, and everyone is interested in it - either from fear of being left behind or because they have a real need to use technology."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Technology, Fear, Being, Fashion)

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

"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it."
- Julia Child
"Like my colleagues, I did about 10 to 15 town hall meetings on this issue; and what I found is people came with a sincere interest to learn, a sincere interest to cut through the rhetoric and understand how this Medicare bill impacts them in their daily lives."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: People, Interest, Meetings, Rhetoric)

"Kung fu and soccer are the two things that I was most interested in as a child."
- Stephen Chow
(Related: Soccer)

"I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Religion, Women, Work, First, Religious, University)

"At first the ancient images of the Goddess did not interest me."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: First, Interest)

"I am very much aware of the visual side of things. I do a lot of photography. I often take Polaroids of things that strike me as visually interesting, just to remember them and perhaps use later."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Photography)

"The busier you are, the more interesting you are. The more you're off doing your thing and loving your job and your life, that's fascinating."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Life, Job)

"I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Interest, Quiet)

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Husband, Woman)

"I am not going to make any commitments to the teachers union to do anything until they do something that's other than in their own self- interest. And everything they have done so far is in their self-interests, and that's it."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Interest, Self, Teachers)

"Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Happiness, Absence, Suffering, World)

"Altman works in such an interesting way, letting things occur in the film even if he didn't particularly plan them."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Film)

"The stakes are very high for us in Haiti. We have many important interests there. Perhaps the most important to me is our interest in the promotion of democracy in this hemisphere."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Democracy, Interest, Promotion)

"We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: People, Boats, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Interest, states, United)

"We see considerable strain in Russia, and that's obviously a matter of concern to us. It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to continue on the reform path."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Concern, Reform, Russia, Self)

"I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

"Bill Gates finds people in Russia to hire them to Microsoft. That's the Russian interest in this process."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: People, Interest, Russia)

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students."
- John Ciardi
(Related: College, Interest, Students, University)

"In this business, my business, I get to meet all kinds of incredible people, fascinating people, glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people. And you meet them and you go 'interesting, interesting, interesting'. They're interesting, but not very many people stop you in your tracks."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Business, People)

"I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Being, Drugs, Woman, Wonder)

"I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: People, Man, Names, Old)

"We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Interest, Misfortune)

"We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Hope, Meeting)

"I can't think of anything specific growing up that pointed me toward NASA at all. I was interested in the Moon landings just about the same as everyone else of my generation. But I never really thought about being an astronaut or working in space myself."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Thought, Being, Growing up, Moon, Space)

"There are definitely people who are stuck in the '60s and there are definitely people who think I am and it's just not true. I was performing for a long time before the '60s and I'll be doing exciting interesting things for along time to come."
- Petula Clark
(Related: Time, People)

"Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to read the Holy Scriptures."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Duty, Interest)

"I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: God)

"I'm currently in an interesting correspondence with a nun about forgiveness."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Forgiveness)

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

"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Birthday, Family, Son, Career, Children, Party, Thinking, Writing)

"What bugs me is that movies don't reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don't treasure women as they get older."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Movies, Women, Bugs, Treasure)

"San Francisco is an interesting place. It's always been such a nice culturally diverse environment, which it still is, but there's a lot of money there now and a lot of dot com's so it's a little different than it used to be."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Money, Environment, Now)

"What interests me is what children go through while growing up."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Growing up)

"When a kid can understand that a word can mean two things, there's some real thinking going on. They have a vested interest in finding out what a word means, because it's the punch line to a joke."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Interest, Thinking, Word)

"The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting."
- John Cleese
(Related: Idea)

"A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed - I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: Life, Man)

"A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, Success, Intelligence, Morality, People, Interest, Justice)

"The resultant tales from life are stirring reader interest, survivor passions and unease among Britons."
- Francis X. Clines
(Related: Life, Interest)

"A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Hope, Self)

"As I listened, it occurred to me that interest in and affection for the animals that share the planet with us may be a more unifying force than any other."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Affection, Animals, Force, Interest, May)

"I don't think the tabloids find me very interesting."
- Glenn Close
"Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Environmental, Policy, Balance, Earth, Needs)

"I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: Fire, Interest, Losing)

"A wartime Minister of Information is compelled, in the national interest, to such continuous acts of duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig."
- Claud Cockburn
(Related: Hair, Information, Interest)

"It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?"
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Music, America, Fans, Parents)

"It's only a drawback in the States, where most people seem to have no real interest in other countries and the notion of a novel which might offer insight into life in the UK doesn't seem to appeal very widely."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Life, People, Countries, Interest, states)

"I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or... you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Work, People, Arguments, Questions, Years)

"People that have been interested in our work for awhile... those are the last people you want to disappoint."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Work, People, Want)

"Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Change, Legal, Heart, Animals, Rights, Interest)

"It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Life, Sports, Being, Exercise, Risk)

"The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Life, Cause, Environment, Ignorance, Self, Violence)

"We have to be willing to give up all the injustices of the past that did exist - and that do exist right now. When we become interested in liberation, we then become interested in that which transcends time."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Time, Now, Past, Right)

"The method of exposition which philosophers have adopted leads many to suppose that they are simply inquiries, that they have no interest in the conclusions at which they arrive, and that their primary concern is to follow their premises to their logical conclusions."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Concern, Interest)

"Skating has always been a major area of interest to me."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Interest)

"I worked with my coach to develop some new spiral variations to make my program more interesting. Each one is different and you'll have to wait until January to see them."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Coach)

"My initial interest, just prior to my work on cytokines, was on cell-mediated immunity and delayed hypersensitivity, mostly with respect to the cells that populated these reactions."
- Stanley Cohen
(Related: Work, Interest, Respect)

"Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Love, Apathy, Interest, Persecution, Tolerance)

"I appreciated and respected kids who asked questions. They didn't do it to get attention, but because they were interested. Kids who didn't want to look dumb seemed like scared little rabbits."
- Henry Cole
(Related: Attention, Dumb, Kids, Questions, Want)

"Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time; the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were interested in and that was not my specialty."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Time, People, Conflict, Interest, Public)

"But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that the public was suddenly interested, and as a professor at a public university I felt a responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Public, Responsibility, Sense, University, World)

"The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Horses, Racing)

"It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)

"For to change the norms, the very foci of attention, of a cultural system is a difficult task - far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Change, Attention)

"So, through playing with Cop I realized that there is a potentially interested audience out in the world."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: World)

"When I recorded Contra la Puerta, I never really thought out doing the material live. Mostly because I haven't really seen any electronic music performed live in an interesting way."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Music, Thought)

"America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome international students at our colleges, universities, and high schools. Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps to keep our economy competitive."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: America, Economy, Interest, Schools, Students, World)

"I've had those people very interested in my writing. Since I think of myself as a composer, I feel really good. I've had lots of guys call me up. I've gotten two or three commissions to write things. I've written lots of movie scores."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: People, Writing)

"I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: People, Baby, Books, Want, Writing)

"Ideas are all around me. If I wasn't interested in them myself, I don't think anyone else would be either."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Ideas)

"Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Change, Time, Enthusiasm, Being, Books, Want)

"To be honest, producing records interests me less at the moment and I really don't want to get involved in album projects that are going to take up a lot of time."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Time, Projects, Want)

"If Miles Davis hadn't died it would have been interesting to do an album with him, but there wasn't much else that would have got me into the studio... although Herbie Hancock has just been in touch about doing something and that would be an interesting combination."
- Phil Collins
"I'm just trying to do things that are interesting for me."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Trying)

"I'm not trying necessarily to become a movie star; that wouldn't be bad but that's not the aim. I'm just trying to do interesting things and go into areas where I've not been before."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Trying)

"I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Brother, Guitar, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

"Don't try to start a career in LA, unless money is all you're interested in."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Money, Career)

"The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Genius, End, Interest, May, Posterity)

"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Age, Excess, Interest, Years, Youth)

"I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: People, Sensibility, Songs, Writing)

"We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Travel, Charity, Coaching)

"It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Technology, Inheritance, Judgment, Laws, Myth, Production)

"After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Policy, Interest, Labor)

"We knew that there was a certain kind of interest in Whale among a genre crowd."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Interest)

"It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Actors, Living)

"The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later."
- Confucius
(Related: Success, Difficulty, First, Interest, Man)

"What is overriding that and most important is that readers generally are interested in a good character. They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him, but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Character, Chance)

"I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Character, Care, Interest)

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

"The message here was not about indeterminacy, nor about immediacy, but about the control of sounds right there in your environment, and the process of composition as long-term growth of interests within that sound complex."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: Control, Growth, Environment, Right, Sound)

"I am very interested in the Universe - I am specialising in the Universe and all that surrounds it."
- Peter Cook
(Related: Universe)

"I have no interest whatsoever in being a high-fashion model, nor is it possible."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: Being, Interest)

"Having this interest here in the Redskins is the chief hobby of my life."
- Jack K. Cooke
(Related: Life, Interest)

"The novel avoids the sublime and seeks out the interesting."
- Mason Cooley
"If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Art, Crime, Law)

"One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: God, Needs)

"When I was a young man, I had a mentor on women and he said when you meet a woman that you think you like, don't ask her for a drink. Take her out for a bowl of soup. Because a woman who can enjoy a bowl of soup is bound to be more interesting."
- Art Cooper
(Related: Women, Man, Woman)

"As a rule it usually takes three or four readings for me to be interested in a script, and if I'm interested I'll read it three or four times before I make a strong decision."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Decision)

"The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Business, Life, Control, Consulting, Rest, World)

"But really I'm not terribly interested in what I eat."
- Jilly Cooper
"If you need to put your money in a safe and secure place and you want it to earn interest, Treasury bonds are safer than putting it in any bank as a deposit or putting it anywhere else, because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Faith, Government, Money, Credit, Interest, states, United, Want)

"I am very proud to come back, to speak on the disinterested effort we have made and I believe that, with all due respect, that the decisions we made, when we turned our final report over to President Johnson, will stand in history."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: History, Decisions, Effort, President, Respect, Will)

"I thought I wanted to be a playwright because I was interested in stories and telling stories."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Thought)

"I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Work, Father, Brother, Literature, Theater)

"Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room."
- Alan Coren
(Related: People, Television)

"Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest."
- Irwin Corey
(Related: Marriage, Bank account, Interest)

"Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Travel, Language, Learning)

"I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Interest, Presidency)

"I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering?"
- Andrea Corr
(Related: People, Hate, Pain, Suffering, World)

"Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Peace, Justice, Parents, Quiet)

"The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Truth, Justice, Parents, Quiet, Want)

"I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, Care)

"The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

"Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Moments, Rest)

"I know there's a great deal of speculation, and while I appreciate the interest, kind of, my contract ends in May and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do. I'm fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to think long and hard about."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Interest, May, Trying)

"But, you know, they don't enjoy the dinner hour together. It's just not as much of a ritual at night and it's interesting. I think the ritual is taking place perhaps more in the morning."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Night, Ritual)

"The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor."
- Tom Courtenay
(Related: Business, Actor, Film, Stars)

"It's interesting actually, what's gone on with that footage, and also what happened with the footage from the war in Afghanistan, is that our news reporting is pretty much along the lines of pornography now."
- Alex Cox
(Related: War, Afghanistan, News, Now, Pornography, Pretty)

"Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Time, Film, State, Style)

"The song came out to be a gem, just came out to be a really, really interesting rendition of it."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Song)

"From beginning to end it's about keeping the energy and the intensity of the story and not doing too much and not doing too little, but just enough so people stay interested and stay involved in the characters."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Beginning, End, Energy)

"The only other thing that interested me as a kid was being a bricklayer. So if I hadn't become an actress, I would probably be a bricklayer."
- Nikki Cox
(Related: Being)

"I much prefer playing the bad guys. I think they are always the most interesting characters. I liken it to painting: if you're playing the good guy, you get three colors: red, white and blue. But if you're the bad guy, you get the whole palette."
- Ronny Cox
"And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Poetry, Fancy, Now, Office, Present, Symbol, Writing)

"Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Home, Men, Party, Want)

"The judge gave Michael permission to issue a statement. I think Jackson went way outside the bounds of the judge's intent. It will be interesting to see what the judge does tomorrow in court."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Court, Tomorrow, Will)

"I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book. It will be very interesting to see what they have to say, but I don't know anything about the Rochas."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Rumors, Will, Writing)

"Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Nations, Suffering, Tragedy)

"Seriously, we are in the midst of the convergence of voice and data and that is challenging the infrastructure of the telephone companies. There are huge commercial interests in the basic technology, but even more so in content delivery and control of content."
- Steve Crocker
(Related: Technology, Control, Content, Voice)

"The interest which lay behind Federalism was that of well-to-do citizens in a stable political and social order, and this interest aroused them to favor and to seek some form of political organization which was capable of protecting their property and promoting its interest."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Interest, Order, Property)

"The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Faith, Constitution, Expression, Rights, Interest)

"While at Chicago my interest in the new field of particle physics was stimulated by a course given by Gell- Mann, who was developing his ideas about Strangeness at the time."
- James Cronin
(Related: Time, Ideas, Chicago, Interest, Physics)

"I love surfing more than cricket, more interesting and you meet great people."
- Hansie Cronje
(Related: Love, People, Cricket)

"It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly."
- George Crook
(Related: Life, Present, Property, Protection, Troops)

"It's interesting when I jog, how much the music makes a difference. You can pretty much count on the Foo Fighters to get your heart rate up."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Music, Heart, Difference, Pretty)

"I become more seasoned, it's less interesting to try and compete in the pop market."
- Sheryl Crow
"I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, People, Countries, Interest)

"As interesting as that music can occasionally be, I don't think it really replaces the other."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music)

"Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Composers, Spiritual)

"I have always had an abiding interest in that type of female anatomy."
- Robert Crumb
(Related: Interest)

"Commuting from New York to Hollywood to do this show gets more interesting every week. Before I used to think the country was just New York on one end and Los Angeles on the other, with sand and mountains in the middle."
- Bill Cullen
(Related: Country, End, Hollywood, Mountains)

"It's really rare for film directors to be that interested in things other than themselves."
- Alan Cumming
(Related: Film)

"Looking back I find it hard to believe that I could forge a career in anything other than football but I didn't do too badly in my final exams and there were a few business-related courses that interested me."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Business, Career, Football)

"I was told that I had to give grades to the students, which I wasn't particularly interested in doing."
- Merce Cunningham
(Related: Students)

"In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Science)

"I'm easy. Put me in an interesting location with good people and I'm there."
- Jane Curtin
(Related: People)

"So, once I get writing I really try and put five to eight hours a day in my room with a guitar to really try and come up with stuff that feels interesting enough to me to keep it."
- Catie Curtis
(Related: Day, Guitar, Writing)

"Now all of a sudden I'm so less interested in pretending to be a lot of other people, and much more interested in being me."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: People, Being, Now)

"The more you expose yourself as a celebrity, the less interesting you are to watch in your work, because if you're putting yourself out there all the time, you're not holding anything back."
- John Cusack
(Related: Time, Work, Celebrity)

"I was never interested in being an overly public person."
- John Cusack
(Related: Being, Public)

"I think the more you expose yourself as a celebrity, the less interesting you are to watch in your work, because if you're putting yourself out there all the time, you're not holding anything back."
- John Cusack
(Related: Time, Work, Celebrity)

"If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Investigation, Reason, Right)

"It's amazing to me that people have any interest in such a low-level sex scandal. If I were sleeping with a congressman, maybe, but I'm a nobody and the people I'm writing about are nobodies."
- Jessica Cutler
(Related: Sex, People, Interest, Scandal, Writing)

"In my opinion, it is not in our interest to have complicated negotiations with a region, and then have to follow it up with 535 negotiations at home. I have experienced recounts, and it is better to vote once."
- William M. Daley
(Related: Home, Interest, Opinion, Vote)

"This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it."
- John Dalton
(Related: Doubt, Interest, Will)

"I'm interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one. And I want to become a very good one!"
- Tyne Daly
(Related: Ladies, Old, Want)

"I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: "I won't do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me.""
- Matt Damon
(Related: Now)

"There's no one actor in particular that I want to model my career after, except for the people who have been able to keep their career varied and who choose things that interest them. That opportunity is all I really want."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: People, Opportunity, Actor, Career, Interest, Want)

"If you've been told all your life that you're good-looking, people just flock around you and you never really have to try or have to learn an interesting craft, skill or hobby - or even have depth."
- Brittany Daniel
(Related: Life, People, Skill)

"A man is as old as his arteries and his interests. If he permits his economic, religious, or social arteries to harden, or loses interest in whatever concerns mankind... he will need only six feet of earth."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Earth, Feet, Interest, Man, Mankind, Old, Religious, Will)

"But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"It was in high school that I first became interested in acting. We put on lots of plays."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Acting, First, School)

"More and more people are able to access information - thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are interested you can find things. Which is different than even 20 years ago."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Goodness, Information, Internet, Years)

"Someone has said that nations have interests, they don't have friends, and you see that over and over in U.S. policy."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Policy, Friends, Nations)

"I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Family, Life, Successful, Being)

"That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Americans, Law, Question)

"I'm real bent on dialogue. I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along with 20 years as a criminal lawyer, it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Pretty, Years)

"It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: People, Reading, Want)

"Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Age, Family, Actor, Man, Old)

"We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Finance, Politics, Reform)

"I'm very interested in my new kitchen equipment shop. I've started it with two friends."
- Elizabeth David
(Related: Friends, Kitchen)

"I wanted to make a living, but I really was not interested in money at all. I was interested in being a great comedian."
- Larry David
(Related: Money, Being, Living)

"I don't think anyone really is interested in reading about my emotional state. It's not even interesting to me."
- Larry David
(Related: Reading, State)

"You can always improve on something, the technology is different today, but I would leave it well alone. If there was something that was incomplete, that might be interesting... because I do that on my website."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Technology, Today)

"It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system."
- Gavyn Davies
(Related: Failure, Future, Question, World)

"I'm very interested, for instance, in music in education - getting young people not only to listen to, but participate in the music that I write. I consider this one of the most vital aspects of my work."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Education, Music, Work, People)

"I have - I have more than an interesting task in piloting Wales into our new democracy, without wanting to exercise draconian powers on behalf of anybody else - I can assure of that."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Democracy, Exercise)

"I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Women, Boys, Famous)

"When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Movies, Daughter, Act, Choices, Friends, Kids, Play, Sons)

"This dapper little mouse that wore such cute clothes and said such interesting things, yeah. I thought it was a great idea to have a mouse like that in your family, so now I get to see what it was like."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Family, Thought, Idea, Clothes, Cute, Mouse, Now)

"I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Government, People, Building, Conservation, Energy, Plants)

"It has pleased and interested me to see how I could get along under difficult circumstances and with so much discomfort but as I say I was not sent out here to improve my temper or my health or to make me more content with my good things in the East."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Health, Circumstances, Content, Temper)

"I went out to the Derby on Wednesday and think it is the most interesting thing I ever saw over here."
- Richard H. Davis
"The idea is to bring art to people who might never really interact with it. It's for all citizens, and it's about making the city more interesting and more visually significant."
- Susan Davis
(Related: Art, People, Idea)

"A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Actor)

"When we meet, I'm interested and I'm curious about what he's doing because he's burning a number from a client. And I'm like, 'Who is this?' and my girlfriend's like, 'That's a drug dealer. Stay away from him.'"
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Girlfriend)

"It's almost like, it's often the bad recording quality of things which makes them interesting."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Quality)

"Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Ants, First)

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

"If a State has reliable scientific information that demonstrates that a warning is needed for a particular food, then in the interest of public health, it should share that information with the FDA and petition for a new national standard."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Food, Health, Information, Interest, Public, State)

"I've always written, all my life, and when I was very young I developed an interest in poetry."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Poetry, Life, Interest)

"I had become interested in economics, an interest that was transformed into a lifetime dedication when I met with the mathematical theory of general economic equilibrium."
- Gerard Debreu
(Related: Dedication, Economics, Interest, Theory)

"In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests."
- Gerard Debreu
(Related: Measure, Theory)

"Once publishers got interested in it, it was a year in developing, and it was launched, I think, in 1960. But Willie Lumpkin didn't last long - it only last a little better than a year, maybe a year and a half."
- Dan DeCarlo
"The U.S. must renounce any U.S. interest in constructing permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Interest, Iraq, Military)

"Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one."
- Len Deighton
(Related: First, Writers)

"The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Design, Selling, Care, Customer, Linux, Windows)

"The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Job, Laws)

"For a long time I was interested in being a social worker. In a lot of ways I feel that that's all my music is, trying to help people."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Music, Time, People, Being, Help, Trying)

"By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry."
- Jack Dempsey
(Related: Forget, Past, Worry)

"Bjork is a very original, interesting person. I like her very much."
- Catherine Deneuve
"People expect a lot more from someone they think looks interesting. It's a burden."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: People, Burden)

"I like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Love, Actors, Film, Interest, Play, Today)

"I think anything that has to do with sexuality makes people very interested."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: People, Sexuality)

"I think most organizations have an interest in key recovery, at least with respect to stored data."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Interest, Key, Respect)

"With those people, I'm very far apart, because I believe that government access to communications and stored records is valuable when done under tightly controlled conditions which protect legitimate privacy interests."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Government, People, Privacy)

"It's still about the women. It's not called Desperate Plumber. People are more interested in cat fights."
- James Denton
(Related: Women, People)

"I love David Caruso. I know it's not cool, but I do. I watch CSI: Miami. I think he's interesting."
- James Denton
(Related: Love)

"The only gossip I'm interested in is things from the Weekly World News - 'Woman's bra bursts, 11 injured'. That kind of thing."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Gossip, News, World)

"I'm interested in flawed protagonists. I was raised on them."
- Laura Dern
"If my musical tastes are continuing to grow up, and I am not really too interested in the music that my kids listen to, then I assume that the audience is doing the same."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Music, Kids)

"It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state."
- Alan Dershowitz
(Related: Leadership, Being, State)

"I'm very interested to see how this new painting will go - I know I want it big and stark, and as I said, I follow the muse, and that's when it always works perfectly for me."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Painting, Want, Will)

"Every problem that is interesting is also soluble."
- David Deutsch
"What I would have liked to do on that show was play a secretary of state who has huge personal business interests throughout the world. That, to me, seems to be more in synch with reality."
- William Devane
(Related: Business, Play, Reality, State, World)

"The same issue is happening on a show like Everybody Loves Raymond now, which is in its eighth year and struggling to come up with good stories. It'll be interesting to see how they do. The bottom line is, it starts with the writers and ends with the writers."
- William Devane
(Related: Now, Writers)

"One American said that the most interesting thing about Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in the name of Jesus Christ. And they do!"
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: People, American, Christ, Hate, Ireland, Name)

"Sometimes, when you have someone behind the counter who's supposed to assist you and help you out, just being completely bored and uninterested - sometimes it's a little bit frustrating, you know?"
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Being, Help)

"I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book... and I began putting more work into environmental history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Environmental, History, Time, Work, First, Interest, Now, Years)

"I've always been interested in a lot of things, and a lot of things at the same time, and I always tried to explain them to myself. I ask a lot of questions."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Time, Questions)

"Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Interest, Writer, Writing)

"A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Conflict, Interest, Now)

"I don't like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would!"
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Being, Famous, Interest)

"What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials, with the historic preservation people, with the tribe, the local community, the port of Port Angeles, and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: People, Community, Interest, State, Washington)

"The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Genius, Action, Freedom, Interest)

"It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?"
- Vin Diesel
(Related: People, Challenge, Emotions)

"Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Man, Tenderness)

"The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Someone's got to be interested in how I feel, just because I'm here and I'm real."
- Ani DiFranco
"The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Computer, Question)

"The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: History, Past, Present)

"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do."
- Walt Disney
"It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Chance, Entertainment)

"Interested listeners have only to hear the recording to find out if those guys, who go to such pains to undervalue my work, are right. All people have to do is listen to realize it is a beautiful record."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Work, People, Right)

"If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Music, Money, Building, Old)

"I think that this misses out on some of the interesting narrative realities, which is that it actually doesn't work very well, that eliminating diversity is actually a really good way to make a species and its individuals less robust."
- Cory Doctorow
(Related: Work, Diversity)

"The terrorists know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts. They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Iraq)

"Iraq is the central battleground in the war on terror. The terrorists certainly know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts there. They know that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: War, Iraq, Terror)

"Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Court)

"I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Idea, Corporate, News, Television)

"They were all interested in what I was going to do, because I'd never worked in televsion before."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
"If you try to go beyond your interests just for the sake of pretensions or wealth, your art becomes less legitimate."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Art, Wealth)

"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)

"Nuclear arms is pretty scary because that could end the world. I'm more interested in that stuff than I am Bill Clinton. I mean, I think Bill Clinton is a good president."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: End, President, Pretty, World)

"This country needs to get a backbone and stand up for its economic interest."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Country, Interest, Needs)

"When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country's interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Men, Women, American, Country, Fight, Interest, Obligation, Question, Safety)

"We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: People, First, Interest, Sight, Strangers, Word)

"It was an interesting way to come across in my first big role. To work with Robert DeNiro was very exciting."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Work, First)

"The externals are important but I'm not interested in superficiality."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Superficiality)

"For years, I had heard about the lack of interest in literature in the U.S. and I had complained about it. I failed to understand how people could fail to be moved by art."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Art, People, Interest, Literature, Years)

"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)

"Ironically I think this is what sparked my interest in and passion for the NOAH, which is capable of creating all these old weird and wonderful sounds."
- Geoff Downes
(Related: Interest, Old, Passion)

"Season number seven! It's been so exciting for us. When we first began, we were like the little train that could... and we did! We're terribly excited! It will be an interesting season for us, I think."
- Roma Downey
(Related: First, Will)

"I think Elaine would go out with anyone if they showed interest in her. She's nuts. The woman's nuts."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Interest, Woman)

"The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves."
- Marcel Duchamp
(Related: Artists, Man)

"I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products."
- Marcel Duchamp
(Related: Ideas)

"It's really the sound of the voices, the sound of the words, the sound of the sound that we're interested in."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Sound, Words)

"We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Admiration, Now, Right, Years)

"I went there and helped him shuffle pictures of people, and one of the agents asked me if I was interested in acting. Of course, I was a little bit interested in it; I'm sure that's part of the reason I moved to L.A. even though I never admitted it to myself."
- Josh Duhamel
(Related: People, Acting, Reason)

"Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests."
- David Duke
(Related: Government, Goal, American, Media, Race, Separation)

"Jewish people have put the interests of race over the interests of the American people... Jews are filled with more hatred and rage for our race, for our heritage, for our blood than perhaps you can imagine."
- David Duke
(Related: People, American, Blood, Hatred, Race)

"Since Star Wars, that film's success led to bigger budgets, more hardware, that the great movies like the ones I did, which were studio movies, are now independent movies. They range from half a million to several million, and a lot of those have very interesting roles."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: Movies, Success, Budgets, Film, Hardware, Now)

"It's interesting as one grows older to keep in touch with the cutting edge."
- Faye Dunaway
"I mean, I was always interested in people like Lenny Bruce, people who are breaking the old rules and making new ones."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: People, Old, Rules)

"My work has been much more Caribbean and eclectic. I am interested in people, and where they come from happens to have fallen within an area of Africa."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Work, People)

"I had certain physical limitations that made me change the choreography for myself or made me more interested in choreography only rather than dancing. I have never been a person who wanted to just dance. I have always been interested in developing for other people."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Change, People, Dance, Dancing, Limitations)

"I've always been schizophrenic; I've never been interested in limiting myself."
- Griffin Dunne
"But at the same time, never having final cut before, I really learned an interesting thing for any studio executive who is reading this: that if a director has final cut, it's actually easier and more interesting to listen to notes."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Time, Reading)

"The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers."
- Will Durant
(Related: Life, Answers, Being, Day, Questions, Will, Wonders, World)

"The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Happiness, Help, Interest, Trying, Utopia, Woman)

"I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings where all published and attracted a great deal of interest. I exhibited one of them and it was sold."
- John Dyer
(Related: First, Interest)

"It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?"
- Jakob Dylan
(Related: People, Song)

"I think what's always been interesting to me than the science and the criminality with this job is what happens to your persona, your disposition, after day in and day out dealing with life and death."
- George Eads
(Related: Death, Life, Science, Day, Job)

"I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course."
- George Eads
(Related: Travel, Family, Action)

"To be honest with you, I get a little fed up with actors who act crazy to make themselves more interesting."
- George Eads
(Related: Act, Actors)

"I am not interested in women just because they're women. I am interested, however, in seeing that they are no longer classed with children and minors."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Women, Children)

"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)

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

"Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Change, Ideas, Perception, Accuracy, Example, Interest)

"Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Politics, Old, Years)

"All over the web there are some very good critics and it's become for people who are interested. It's become a very good way to get to reviews and involve yourself in discussions."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People)

"I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews. Most celebrities are devoid of interest."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Celebrity, Interest)

"It can be rebuilt if other countries with selfish interests will not meddle, as has been done in the past."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Countries, Past, Will)

"If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: People, Successful, Interest)

"Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: People, Hope, Giving, Goodness, Now, Right)

"People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: People, Act, Credit, Vote)

"It's all very boring to say that we get along great and all that and sometimes we mock up come aggravation to make it interesting but the truth of it is that we get along so well we've never had an argument."
- Dave Edmunds
(Related: Truth, Argument)

"In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Women, Civil rights, College, News, World)

"There's nothing remotely interesting to me about marketing music as a product."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Music, Marketing, Nothing)

"To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Enthusiasm, Interest)

"I don't have any structured grand plan; I just intend to keep writing about the things that interest me-some of which change, some of which don't."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Change, Interest, Writing)

"Working on the themes I was interested in, through the context of a particular family, was a very economical way of dealing with a lot of the issues I was concerned with."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family)

"I promised her an interesting life and good food, and the rest is history."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: History, Life, Food, Rest)

"Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Concern, Fate, Forget, Interest, Man)

"Look, I don't have a Facebook page because I have little interest in hearing myself talk about myself any further than I already do in interviews or putting any more about myself online than there already is. But if I wasn't in this position, I'm sure I would use it every day."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Day, Hearing, Interest, Talk)

"Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It's a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation. I'm also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Acting, College, Drama, Interest, School, Theater)

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

"Playing in front of an audience was just such a turn-on for me, and you have 200 people in the audience and it's like doing live theater. And filming something that goes to millions of people several weeks later, it's an interesting dynamic."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Theater)

"An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry."
- George Eliot
(Related: Peace, Interest)

"Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: People, Harm, Interest, Want, World)

"There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Money, Music, Art, Interest, Will)

"Maybe our young people are not as vacuous as we would like to lead ourselves to believe - that all they're interested in is hairdos and looking at other beautiful people. Maybe they're interested in learning something."
- David James Elliott
(Related: People, Learning)

"We're talking to New Line. They've got a couple projects they're interested in me doing and I'm having meetings at MGM. There's a lot of available projects."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Meetings, Projects, Talking)

"Chris Columbus was really interesting to watch how he works with children."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Children, Columbus)

"I expect the audience to come up to my level. I am not interested in compromising my music to make it palatable to an assumed sub-standard mass."
- Don Ellis
(Related: Music)

"When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Politics, Father, President, World)

"Not until, years later, I found my true interest in life did I discover that I could master a subject, no matter how difficult, if it helped me in what I wanted to do."
- Lincoln Ellsworth
(Related: Life, Interest, Years)

"We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that's all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Act)

"When it comes to federal elections law, Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules, and everyone else lives by a very different set."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Delay, Elections, Friends, Law, Rules)

"I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Interest, Study)

"The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Being, Ugliness)

"There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Crime, Driving, Interest, Necessity, Right, Ugly)

"The proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Freedom, Order, State)

"I try to get them working. My older son is 10 and he's pretty interested. We had a dinner party the other night and he helped a lot. He helped peel asparagus; he hung out. It was great."
- Todd English
(Related: Son, Night, Party, Pretty)

"Most of those melodies are me trying to find out what notes fit, and then hitting ones that don't fit in a very interesting way."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Trying)

"One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Knowledge, Results)

"When I started making my own records, I had this idea of drowning out the singer and putting the rest in the foreground. It was the background that interested me."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Idea, Rest)

"For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Time, World)

"I think generally playing live is a crap idea. So much of stage work is the presentation of personality, and I've never been interested in that."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Work, Idea, Personality)

"I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Song)

"I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Women)

"Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life."
- Epicurus
(Related: Life, Man, Misfortune, Reason)

"Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Food)

"I stick my neck out for nobody. I'm the only cause I'm interested in."
- Julius J. Epstein
(Related: Cause)

"Experiments were not attempted at that time, we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway, and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Time, Artist, Feeling, Usefulness)

"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
- Elliott Erwitt
(Related: Art, Observation, Photography)

"But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Education, Choice, Engineering, Law, School)

"Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Work, Baseball, Schools, Umpire)

"Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can."
- Chris Evert
(Related: Life, Goals, Excellence)

"I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing."
- Cliff Fadiman
"Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep."
- Cliff Fadiman
(Related: Mind)

"Make the important interesting."
- James Fallows
"This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me. It's only really done to make money."
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Money, Success, Idea, Interest, Trying)

"I think the most difficult thing had been scaling the infrastructure. Trying to support the response we had received from our users and the number of people that were interested in using the software."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: People, Software, Support, Trying)

"I was interested in implements of mass destruction - from an academic point of view."
- Dan Farmer
(Related: Destruction)

"Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Goals, Betrayal, May)

"I liked Latin, I like languages, I liked all the myths, and the Roman tales that we were required to translate in Latin, and all these interesting people who were never quite what they thought they would be or seemed to be."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Thought, People, Myths)

"You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

"What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don't want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Comfort, Want, Zone)

"There's no point in swanning through and being cool as a breeze in every scene. It's not really that interesting. Even if you're a superhero."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Being)

"What is true of Mr. Mill's influence on the women's-suffrage question is true also of the other political movements in which he took an active interest."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Women, Influence, Interest, Question)

"The best roles have risks... and those are the parts I'm interested in."
- Brendan Fehr
"Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)

"The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others."
- Morton Feldman
"I'd like to meet a lovely man who shares my interests. On the other hand, I possibly will not. It's part of the hand you're dealt. It's a challenge-and I'm not atypical."
- Barbara Feldon
(Related: Challenge, Man, Will)

"Unless the trade deficit shrinks, the combination of the trade deficit and the interest and dividend payments to foreigners will grow ever more rapidly."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Foreigners, Interest, Trade, Will)

"There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading. I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Books, Environment, Fishing, Reading)

"You say a line and you wait for them to laugh, then you say another line and you wait... It felt weird to me. But it's interesting and the energy is almost like theatre, I suppose, with all the people there."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: People, Energy, Theatre)

"You are always flattered when big clubs are interested in you."
- Rio Ferdinand
"Critics? How do they happen? I know how it happened to me. I would send a poem or story to a magazine and they would say this doesn't suit our needs precisely but on the other hand you sound interesting. Would you be interested in doing a review?"
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Needs, Sound)

"My father assigned me to keep his scrapbooks. At first I was interested in reading only his rave notices, but I got interested in reading what the critics were saying about whether the play was good or not."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Father, First, Play, Reading, Saying)

"A songwriter should have friends who are similarly interested; should move about in the milieu of work he has chosen for himself."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Work, Friends)

"I was only interested in my scene, and I had to go through thousands and thousands of other scenes. I got my scene and I read it many, many, many, many, many times. That was my research."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Research)

"The world is full of more interesting things than my voice."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Voice, World)

"You make sure that there's a structure that's interesting for them to play on top of, then do temp versions and try it on the film. By the time the players come to the recording session, I've found what works. So I'm not wasting their time."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Time, Film, Play)

"Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident, I drifted into film."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Accident, Drama, Film)

"There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference."
- Luis Figo
(Related: England, Interest, Italy, Play, Spain)

"I never did buy things on credit, I always paid for 'em, because I can't see much difference in paying for something and just waiting a week and pay interest on it; that looks foolish to me."
- Howard Finster
(Related: Credit, Difference, Interest, Waiting)

"People over 30 are interested in sex too, but they get real movies about it."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Movies, Sex, People)

"Teens aren't just interested in getting laid. I won't believe that's all they're interested in. I have four younger sisters and they're sick of being shown how they're supposed to react in bed."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Bed, Being, Sisters)

"I think that London is very much like that. I find there's humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it's a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive."
- Colin Firth
(Related: People, London)

"The participation in European elections was always not very exciting. People are very interested in European issues, but they don't see the person who is representing Europe."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: People, Elections, Europe, Participation)

"We have every interest in seeing that the military use of nuclear power will be contained."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Power, Interest, Military, Will)

"There are differences in the world community. But we have a common interest in a strong multilateral system."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Community, Interest, World)

"We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Interest, Russia, states, United)

"In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests. It offers a stance that is defensive, cowardly and likely to be ineffective."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: Education)

"I don't want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I'm not interested in doing that anymore."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Thought, Want)

"Until you know that life is interesting - and find it so - you haven't found your soul."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Life, Soul)

"I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Day, Doubt, Evil, Interest, Letters)

"The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value."
- Irving Fisher
(Related: Income, Interest)

"I don't know what happens if they get bin Laden. I'm much more interested in what happens if they don't get bin Laden."
- Robert Fisk
"Anyone can use these sites - companies and colleges, teachers and students, young and old all make use of networking sites to connect with people electronically to share pictures, information, course work, and common interests."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Work, People, Information, Old, Students, Teachers)

"Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough."
- Gustave Flaubert
"I had all the normal interests - I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Love, Music, Basketball, Literature, School, Theater)

"I was interested in what was really going on in Salem at that time, and I resolved to investigate this seemingly unorthodox treatment of the people and the period."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Time, People, Treatment)

"The Communists were interested in getting into key positions as union officers, statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Cause, Revolution, Key, Order)

"But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Events, Revolution)

"I began composing works which were imitative of the music I was being told about. I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Music, Being)

"Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Music, Countries, Culture, Europe, Literature, Trade, United)

"Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Airplanes, Military, Value)

"Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching."
- Bridget Fonda
(Related: People, Evening, Nudity)

"I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Poetry, Prose, Writing)

"There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it."
- Thomas Foran
(Related: Evil, Kids)

"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)

"I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream, obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they are among the most interesting that I have ever seen."
- Edward Forbes
(Related: Now)

"My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Morality, Commitment, Future, Israel, Security, Self)

"What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: People, Luck)

"I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn't want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Life, People, Day, Job, Want)

"I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"It doesn't interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don't want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don't take myself seriously."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Business, Interest, Want)

"I have relationships with people I'm working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn't make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Experience, People, Focus, Interest, May, Relationships)

"It's interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can't, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about."
- Richard Ford
(Related: Dream)

"All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Thought, Performance, Actor, Language, Play)

"America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Life, America, Will)

"The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Business, People, Authority, Decisions)

"There is another interesting paradox here: by immersing ourselves in what we love, we find ourselves. We do not lose ourselves. One does not lose one's identity by falling in love."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Love, Identity, Paradox)

"The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Fact, Influence, Obvious)

"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: War, Experience, Fear, Being, Solitude)

"Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate the work of great directors early on. As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting arty films in Los Angeles."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Work, Mother)

"And, of course, supernatural elements just make a story more interesting."
- John Foster
(Related: Supernatural)

"We will continue to be a big contributor to NATO and our interests will be more secure."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Will)

"We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th-century country. We are there so the people of Britain and our global interests are not threatened."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Education, People, Policy, Afghanistan, Country)

"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)

"I think that I'm so psychotic and so mentally ill that if I could tap into that I could do something really interesting."
- Megan Fox
"People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, Kids, School, Writing)

"There is an abundance of misinformation, exaggeration, and blatant lies being spread by interest groups regarding the prospects for embryonic stem cell research."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Abundance, Being, Exaggeration, Interest, Lies, Research)

"Well, there's much more time to do a weekly show, and much more coverage - as it turns out, it was all preparation for the stuff I'm doing now - but it was interesting to see how much time was spent on how little airtime, compared to knocking out a show a day on the soaps."
- Jonathan Frakes
(Related: Time, Day, Now, Preparation)

"Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear."
- Anatole France
(Related: Men, Women, Clothes)

"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)

"I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Legal, Victory, Interest, Questions, Struggle, Years)

"The thing that interests me least about the radio business is the radio business. But I've had to learn a little bit about it. It's not rocket science: You get ratings, that's good."
- Al Franken
(Related: Business)

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Knowledge, Interest, Investment)

"We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: People, Circumstances, Heaven, Improvement, Information, Leisure, Man, Respect)

"I am not interested in considering another TV series. This one was a wonderful experience which will be hard to top, and It's caused me to turn down several good film opportunities because of the schedule."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Experience, Film, Will)

"If you're interested in how people behave, if you're interested in the way they talk about themselves, the way the conceive of themselves, it's very hard to ignore drugs nowadays, because that is so much part of the conversation."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: People, Conversation, Drugs, Talk)

"I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Fiction)

"I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: People, Evil)

"I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Life, Wife, Career, Satisfaction)

"I have never acted he has never been cast in a romantic lead or has been cast opposite a female love interest in any movie he starred in."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Love, Interest, Romantic)

"Give me something interesting to play and I'm happy."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Play)

"I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that's, of course, wonderful. I'm really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: People, Actors)

"When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Music, School, Theater)

"Since the model he so faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture... it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Interest)

"I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, End, Painting, Wrong)

"And, since the model he faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture, since the picture is going to be there on its own, it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Interest)

"I'm interested in villainy."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Villainy)

"Technique is of less interest than character and story."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Character, Interest)

"I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Behavior, Examination, Film, Options)

"It's an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well."
- David Friedman
(Related: Cause, Crisis, Songs)

"While it was a very interesting period in my life, I was happy to get back to more direct contact with students in the classroom and in my research projects."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Life, Classroom, Projects, Research, Students)

"The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Civilization, Order, Self, Theory, World)

"Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest?"
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Self)

"People became more interested in my love life than in me, and that has a certain effect. You start to feel very empty and worth nothing, you start to become a piece in a board game you never wanted to play."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Life, Love, People, Effect, Nothing, Play, Worth)

"The perception of the audience is the interesting part. If the audience doesn't hear what is going on, is it going on or not?"
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Perception)

"There are always things to examine. What's great is not feeling that I have to refuse any of them. Maybe no good from a PR perspective, but from the point of view of everyday life, it keeps things interesting."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Life, Feeling, Perspective)

"I am co-counsel and as co-counsel I have the right to represent myself, speak for myself and conduct myself and my trial by myself in my best interests in order of due process."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Order, Right)

"I'm not interested in forcing my music on people, and that's what the whole music industry nowadays is based on is forcing stations to play it, forcing people to listen to it."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Music, People, Play)

"To do a really good interview, you have to be truly interested in the person."
- Daisy Fuentes
"I was also interested in formulating the path of chemical reactions."
- Kenichi Fukui
"However, in spite of the general perception that monetary policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation, a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Policy, Perception, Interest)

"When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Encouraging, Disorder, Law, May)

"As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Conservative, Interest, Law, states, United)

"If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Party, Want)

"Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well."
- Nelly Furtado
(Related: Brazil, Interest)

"I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds."
- Nelly Furtado
(Related: First, Kids, Open, School)

"Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Marriage)

"I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Music, Artist, Interest, Want)

"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Beauty, Pursuit)

"I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a special interest group of journalists that support me."
- Vincent Gallo
(Related: Gay, Interest, Support)

"I came to declare that I am a friend to Arabs, at a time when it is not easy to be friend to Arabs, because nowadays those who have ambitions and interests would not befriend Arab."
- George Galloway
(Related: Time, Friend)

"I'm an actor... I do a job and I go home. Why are you interested in me? You don't ask a truck driver about his job."
- James Gandolfini
(Related: Home, Actor, Job)

"I just don't think I'm that interesting. I don't think what I have to say is that interesting. To hear me go blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I mean, who... cares?"
- James Gandolfini
"I think that most people who write about music just want to fill some paper. They're not really interested in getting to the heart of something. Otherwise, they wouldn't write what they write."
- Tim Gane
(Related: Music, People, Heart, Want)

"I have no interest in directing. I've no talent for it."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Talent, Interest)

"My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Music, Acting, Community, First, Interest, Theatre)

"Becoming a producer enables you to empower yourself, to make the film that you want to make. I have desires to make movies - I have movies I'm developing, and things that I'm interested in."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Movies, Film, Want)

"I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like some music and you don't like others. There's something about it that you like. Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it's fundamentally emotional."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Music, Reason)

"Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Appearance, Manners, Remarkable)

"At the time it seemed like a natural development of my interest in what was going on around me in society."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Society, Time, Development, Interest)

"I've always been this insane. Isn't that interesting?"
- Teri Garr
"This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Difficulty, Right, Solution, Theory)

"And given that there's been probably a ten-fold amount of information about terrorism through the media than there has about climate change; I think that's quite an interesting statistic."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Information, Media, Terrorism)

"Climate change is also clearly a matter of huge interest and concern for the scientific community."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Community, Concern, Interest)

"It would certainly be interesting to know what the CIA knew about Oswald six weeks before the assassination, but the contents of this particular message never reached the Warren Commission and remain a complete mystery."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Assassination, Mystery)

"I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Conviction, Defense, Satisfaction, State)

"Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Life)

"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."
- Bill Gates
(Related: People, Communication)

"No nation has friends only interests."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Friends, Nation)

"As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Life, Day, France, Interest, Service, Trials)

"I have an interest in spirituality, and it opens up so many different areas of Indian life."
- Francois Gautier
(Related: Life, Interest, Spirituality)

"And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically."
- Peter Gay
(Related: History, Interest, Understanding)

"What interests me, and has always interested me, has been modernism."
- Peter Gay
"Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration."
- John White Geary
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Authority, Consideration)

"I would say that Bob Dylan is as interested in money as any person I've known in my life. That's just the truth."
- David Geffen
(Related: Money, Life, Truth)

"Ultimately, I want to have a good career and do interesting work."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Work, Career, Want)

"Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That's the most interesting thing out this business, you get to keep reinventing yourself."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Business, Actor, Being, Chance, Play, Project, Reinventing, Silly)

"As with anything, you need to keep your creative juices flowing and keep the character interesting."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Character)

"My mother and father were fantastic, very active. I find it difficult to say this, but I'm quite a loving person and I've always been loving to my friends. In the long run, that pays off. I'm very interested in other people, and if you are, they're interested in you."
- Boy George
(Related: Mother, Father, People, Friends)

"I've just got into the convention circuit in the last couple of years and it's great to see all these people who are still interested in the show. It's so gratifying to hear that so many people enjoyed the work that Erin and I have done."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Work, People, Years)

"The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother's love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Love, Mother, Compassion, Symbol)

"Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show."
- David Gerrold
(Related: Life, Bizarre)

"As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing."
- Carlos Ghosn
(Related: Boss, Company, Racing)

"Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Life, Now, Reality, Rest)

"The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Performance)

"Boot Camp was great and very interesting. You got to use live rounds of ammunition and got to do a lot of crawling around with live rounds flying around you, so you really had to learn to keep your ass down - everything down for that matter."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Flying)

"Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all."
- Andre Gide
(Related: God, Men, Man)

"I wasn't ever interested in marrying someone else's career or bank account."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Bank account, Career)

"You know I was curious - I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Mystery)

"Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns."
- George Gilder
(Related: People, Television)

"I think that what I'm interested with is the creative side of music-making, rather than all the travelling."
- Michael Giles
(Related: Music)

"So I didn't have anything to do with picking the songs, but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting, so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Thought, Collaboration, Songs)

"And so it was interesting for me to find myself very enamored of a Republican president, but Ronald Reagan was someone I thought captured the spirit of America."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Thought, America, President, Republican, Spirit)

"You get trapped by stories. Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Truth, Control, Being, Reputation)

"It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it, but adults have more trouble. This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Time, Kids, Problems, Trouble)

"I was getting frustrated with America. It's interesting how as simple a thing as, like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: America, Hair, World)

"Usually bad guys are much more fun to play and much more interesting to watch."
- John Gilpin
(Related: Fun, Play)

"Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Idea, Interest, Philosophy, Punk)

"English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time, so it will be interesting to see how managers cope with the squads they have until it re-opens."
- David Ginola
(Related: Time, English, First, Football, Managers, Will)

"I kept an interested eye on the transfer window in England, which opened and closed last month, and the lack of frantic activity just goes to show the current financial state of the game right now."
- David Ginola
(Related: Financial, EnglEye, Now, Right, State)

"But you can make good radio, interesting radio, great radio even, without an urgent question, a burning issue at stake."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Question)

"Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about."
- William Glasser
(Related: Being, Conversation, Profession, Students, Talk, Teachers)

"Music was around in my family in two ways. My mother would occasionally sing to me, but I was mostly stimulated by the classical music my father had left behind. I had an ear for music, I suppose, so that's what began my interest in music."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Family, Music, Mother, Father, Interest)

"I have a great interest in a number of things, perhaps too many. I admire people who seem to concentrate on only one fixed discipline to the exclusion of almost everything else."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: People, Discipline, Interest)

"As I grew up, I was interested in other areas, too, especially literature. It became a major love of mine. Later, it became a difficult choice for me as to whether to major in music or literature. It wasn't until my 30s that I began a profession in music."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Love, Music, Choice, Literature, Profession)

"I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection of what is considered the right thing by this culture. Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: Culture, Reflection, Right)

"But there's a difference between having artistic interests and being psychotic. That's more than a fine line of differentiation, and I do see that a bit too much."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: Being, Difference)

"There's more depth to Lionel. What I am finding so interesting about playing him is there's all these different layers. I prefer playing Lionel because he's a human being."
- John Glover
(Related: Being)

"The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all. Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest."
- Seth Godin
(Related: Interest, Internet)

"I have always loved reading, so was interested in the literary world, and took many literary portraits."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Literary, Portraits, Reading, World)

"Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Mother, Father, American, Artist, Children, Germany, London, Photography, Schools, Training, World)

"I did grow up with a really big interest in math and science; I liked it."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Science, Interest)

"There's a lot of interest from the medical community on how things develop in microgravity, and the hope, later, that is expected to apply to what the changes are in humans as well."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Medical, Hope, Community, Interest)

"Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Will)

"Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Thinking)

"It's nice to play a character that has a soulful, dependent, close relationship. It must mean my character is interesting in some way."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: Character, Play)

"Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Time, Mother, Thought, Fiction, Living, Reading, Writing)

"Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested - for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: People, Baby, Colors, Day, Will)

"Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Friendship, Love, Commerce)

"The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation. The opening of the stone was far more interesting than the drawing that I had done on it."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: First, Spirit)

"Not being able to touch is sometimes as interesting as being able to touch."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Being)

"I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Fire)

"I don't want to do an action movie, because I've acted in them, and they're so boring to do, because they're so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be?"
- Tony Goldwyn
(Related: Action, Want)

"But there has also been a notable increase in recent years of these applications by a much wider slice of psychotherapists - far greater interest than ever before."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Interest, Years)

"It is impossible for capitalists and laborers to have common interests."
- Samuel Gompers
"This is a very highly charged investigation. People are very interested in this, and we've got a prosecutor, a very well respected prosecutor who's been looking at this issue, this investigation for a long time."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Time, People, Investigation)