Quotes and Sayings about Key



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

"I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Leadership, Key)

"But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Building, Cooperation, Focus, Key, Security, Will)

"I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people."
- John Abizaid
(Related: People, Control, Iraq, Key, Military, Needs, Understanding)

"Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Help, Key, Metaphors, Perceptions)

"My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Day, Key, Public)

"Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

"We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Knowledge, Key)

"Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Key, Mind)

"We sat around and I fed them barbecue and whiskey. And pretty soon everyone started to compete with each other on the guitars. It seemed the more everyone drank and ate, the more everyone got into it."
- Gary Allan
(Related: Pretty)

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we're on our way."
- Gil Amelio
(Related: Growth, Direction, Key, Right)

"I played djembe, percussion, keyboards and I sang."
- Jeff Ament
"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)

"Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate. We don't normally think up words, translate how to spell them and then move our fingers up and down over this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same letters appear on a screen."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Letters, Words)

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
- Mario Andretti
(Related: Success, Motivation, Determination, Goal, Commitment, Desire, Excellence, Key, Pursuit, Will)

"King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Debt, EnglFrance, Heaven)

"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Forgiveness, Action, Freedom, Key)

"The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Survival, Key, Liberty, World)

"After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates - but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Being, Difficulty, Europe, Saying, Turkey)

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Success, Key, Preparation, Self)

"Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious."
- Daisy Ashford
"Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Key, Mind, Sense, Spirituality)

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

"The key to truly rebuilding our central city on a vital and sustainable foundation is people."
- Alan Autry
(Related: People, Key)

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Time, Key, Play, Right, Will)

"I can't drink whiskey like I used to back then, that's for sure."
- Sebastian Bach
"It does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo. I don't know what it's like any more to be anonymous."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Old)

"The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: People, Control, Careers, Key, Living)

"The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Key, Questions, World)

"Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?"
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Life, Society, Time, Key, Mystery, Suicide)

"Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Thought, Enjoyment, Key, Miser, World)

"I'm not altogether sure what I'm going to do for that. I think it will be a lot more low key than the other two I've done. Dare I say it, a bit more relaxing."
- Peter Banks
(Related: Key, Will)

"And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Desire, Reading)

"What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star. But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Character, Disney, Mouse, Symbol)

"I can't deny that some customers and prospects think it's the key to our future. But it's not. We're certainly supportive of the Dept. of Justice and the 20 states that have brought this action."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Action, Future, Justice, Key, states)

"Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen; but birds are not numerous in desart forests; they draw near to the habitations of men, as I have constantly observed in all my travels."
- William Bartram
(Related: Men, Birds, Turkeys)

"The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Anger, Poor, Trouble)

"Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Age, History, Key, Understanding)

"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Success, Key, Preparation)

"The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Man)

"Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Life, Key)

"In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Key, Sales)

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Business, Focus, Key)

"The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability to maintain the highest standards while at the same time getting things done with lockstep execution."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Time, Ability, Execution, Key)

"Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Sex, Civilization, Sex appeal)

"Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

"It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Nature, People, Human nature, Key, Skill, Writer)

"The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Life, Artist, Feeling, Key, Mystery, Right, Will, World)

"When you're dealing with monkeys, you've got to expect some wrenches."
- Alvah Bessie
"My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good."
- Gary Bettman
(Related: Being, Fans, Kids, Will)

"We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Money, Investment, Liquor)

"In the first place, you must pay great attention to the key note."
- William Billings
(Related: Attention, First, Key)

"The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Government, War, Key, Terrorism)

"A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'"
- Lewis Black
(Related: Father, People, Company, Sons, Space)

"Simplicity is the key."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Key, Simplicity)

"You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Church, Jazz)

"A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Music, Name)

"Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Art, People, America, American, Countries, Jazz, World)

"Music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Life, Music)

"Music washes away the dust of every day life."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Life, Music, Day)

"What ever truth drops on it eventually grinds to a powder."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Truth)

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Authority, Influence, Key, Today)

"When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key."
- Carla Bley
(Related: France, Key, Traveling)

"Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the National Security Council, pushed constantly for the Principals Committee, which is the key national security group of top officials to take up the issue of terrorism."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Committee, Key, National security, Terrorism)

"Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Future, Key, Memories, Past)

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

"To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy."
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Comedy, Key, Silence)

"I think he came to the front door and rang the bell, and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key; so I think she must have been down stairs."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Key, Stairs)

"Happy Days was about a family... although the show was shot in the 70s, it was about a family in the 50s. I realized that kids were watching their parents grow up and the parents were watching themselves grow up. That was the key to the success of our show."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Family, Success, Key, Kids, Parents)

"What's happened is that an incessant, an insidious insurgency has repeatedly attacked the key infrastructure targets, reducing outputs."
- Stuart Bowen
(Related: Key)

"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Key)

"To put me through school my morn had to work, so I was a latchkey kid."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Work, School)

"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Love, Key, Word)

"You never monkey with the truth."
- Ben Bradlee
(Related: Truth)

"If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Trust, Home, Children, Consequences, Kids)

"No one is out to get you. It's just that... people are monkeys."
- Stan Brakhage
(Related: People)

"I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Business, Feeling)

"I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: America, Confidence, Key, Needs, Spiritual, Tomorrow)

"The moment I saw the model and heard about the complementing base pairs I realized that it was the key to understanding all the problems in biology we had found intractable - it was the birth of molecular biology."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Key, Problems, Understanding)

"This identity, this mind, this particular cast of speech, is nearly over."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Identity, Mind, Speech)

"In New York one lives in the moment rather more than Socrates advised, so that at a party or alone in your room it will always be difficult to guess at the long term worth of anything."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Party, Will, Worth)

"It bothers me that I won't live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Sister, Adoption, End, Saying, Years)

"It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Church, Earth, Light, Universe)

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

"Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Literary, Reputation)

"Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: End, Memory, Prayer)

"So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Mother, Autobiography, Events, Revolution)

"True stories, autobiographical stories, like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account, before the birth of some of the people in the tale."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: People)

"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)

"I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Life, Contentment, Moments, World)

"Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Public)

"But death's acquisitive instincts will win."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Will)

"Almost the first thing I did when I became ill was to buy a truly good television set."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: First, Television)

"I can't change the past, and I don't think I would. I don't expect to be understood. I like what I've written, the stories and two novels. If I had to give up what I've written in order to be clear of this disease, I wouldn't do it."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Change, Disease, Order, Past)

"Being ill like this combines shock - this time I will die - with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Time, Being, Pain, Will)

"I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it - well, it is dangerous - but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Work, Being, Pressure)

"Death and I are head to head in a total collision, pure and mutual distaste."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death)

"God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: God, Death, Disease)

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

"I feel sorry for the man who marries you... because everyone thinks you're sweet and you're not."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Man)

"I have thousands of opinions still - but that is down from millions - and, as always, I know nothing."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Nothing, Opinions)

"I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Life, Accomplishment, Intellect, Nonsense)

"I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Time, Adolescence, First, Sleep)

"I think everybody has a bent, and the key is to follow that bent. So much human wastage comes from people who are doing things with their lives that they really aren't happy with."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: People, Key)

"The key to winning is poise under stress."
- Paul Brown
(Related: Winning, Key, Stress)

"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Happiness, Memory)

"I mean if I'm in the middle of a field with my keyboard and some headphones and I feel inspired to write something, I'll just write something really beautiful and mellow."
- Vanessa Brown
"The program should know if someone is at the keyboard or joystick or if it is just sitting there idle. It should know if someone is proficient in its use or a novice."
- Bill Budge
"Moderation is the key so I work certain amount of time and then I take a certain amount of time off."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Time, Work, Key, Moderation)

"Places I've lived since then had to have some kind of uniqueness and character about them. And logically Key West, and then Down Island. So, all of that stuff sort of had it's roots in New Orleans and went crazy."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Character, Key, Uniqueness)

"A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman - bonded together for life - always have been, and always will be, the key to such families."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Family, Life, Children, Key, Man, Succeed, Will, Woman)

"When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band."
- Brooke Burke
"The key to why things change is the key to everything."
- James E. Burke
(Related: Change, Key)

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."
- George Burns
(Related: Key, Longevity, Stress, Tension, Worry)

"Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Truth, Acting, Key, Voice)

"Communication is the key, and it's one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Actors, Communication, Forget, Key, Talk)

"The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Work, Science)

"Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Famous, Yankee)

"The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke."
- Al Capp
(Related: Public)

"God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: God, Cause, Environment, Free will, Result)

"The commerce of India does not grow, nor does that of Portugal, or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase, as has been shown in the case of Spain, and can now be shown in that of Germany."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Commerce, Countries, Germany, Now, Spain, Turkey)

"But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Wealth, Fate, Gold, Key)

"Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town."
- George Carlin
(Related: Cause)

"Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we're going to solve that riddle, but they could also be helpful on Iraq, which is why it's important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Iraq, Key)

"Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better."
- John Carmack
(Related: Work, Success, Goal, Eyes, Hard work, Key)

"Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Parenting, Drugs, Key, Kids, Parents)

"The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just... normal people."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: People, Mouse)

"I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that's the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: Being, Key, Mankind, Reason)

"When turkeys mate they think of swans."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Swans, Turkeys)

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Education, Freedom, Key)

"So you have to force yourself out of a comfort zone and really try to figure out what are the key ingredients, the key skill sets, the key perspectives that are necessary, and then figure out a way to attract the very best people to fill those particular roles."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Comfort, Force, Key, Skill, Zone)

"The key to change... is to let go of fear."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Change, Fear, Key)

"In California, of all places, entertainment is the key to a vibrant economy. If we do not develop young adults capable of entering that world, the financial base of this state is sure to suffer and impact all of us."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Financial, Economy, Entertainment, Key, State, World)

"Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door; it's building your own."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Success, Building, Key)

"Optimism is the key."
- Will Champion
(Related: Optimism, Key)

"I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents."
- Prince Charles
(Related: Parents)

"Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Men)

"From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Graduation, Being, Chance, Key, Public, Schools, Succeed, World)

"Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Pretty)

"The greatest hockey player who ever lived: Bobby Orr, and I love him."
- Donald Stewart Cherry
(Related: Love)

"The key is to keep improving. I'm not there yet. I know I have to keep trying to improve and keep trying to get faster."
- Tyler Christopher
(Related: Key, Trying)

"I'm very much in favor of focused responsibility, and so in the main areas that I'm worried about, I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Key, Responsibility)

"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)

"Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room."
- Winston Churchill
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Effort, Key, Potential)

"The word spiritual, not the word religious, is the key."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Key, Religious, Spiritual, Word)

"You may keep Turkey on the map of Europe, you may call the country by the name of Turkey if you like, but do not think you can keep up the Mahommedan rule in the country."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Country, Europe, May, Name, Turkey)

"I went on and was still able to play some good hockey."
- Paul Coffey
(Related: Play)

"I got a kick out of having a big bankroll in my pocket. Even if I only made a couple hundred dollars, I'd always keep it in fives and tens so it'd look big."
- Mickey Cohen
"I started rooting - you know, sticking up joints - with some older guys. By now I had gotten a taste of what the racket world really was - the glamour, the way they dressed, the way they always had a pocketful of money."
- Mickey Cohen
(Related: Money, Glamour, Now, Taste, World)

"I didn't kill anyone that didn't deserve killing in the first place."
- Mickey Cohen
(Related: First, Killing)

"The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints."
- John Coleman
(Related: America, Tax, Key, Laws, Now, State, Washington)

"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)

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."
- Confucius
(Related: Desire, Excellence, Potential, Succeed, Will)

"I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections."
- William Congreve
"At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn't much of a future in it."
- Tim Conway
(Related: First, Future, Horses)

"There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out front and was the key instrument."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Key, Space, Voice)

"Yes, my mother was a singer, and my father played piano and keyboards. They were in a band together, though they also had regular jobs because they had kids and stuff like that."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Mother, Father, Jobs, Kids)

"I used to play the piano in the band, and so there's some horrendous scenes of me playing the keyboards."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Play)

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Success, Failure, Key, Trying)

"Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise. Most people can't handle a structureless life."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Life, Time, People, Disguise)

"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Nature, Man, Trying)

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Key, Priorities)

"He doesn't make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there's a lot of production going on. I think that's the key and that's the magic, it's making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they're on the dance floor."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Dance, Key, Magic, Production)

"I never used to drink water. I am drinking six liters of water every day now. That's the key."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Day, Drinking, Key, Now, Water)

"A deck of cards is built like the purest of hierarchies, with every card a master to those below it, a lackey to those above it."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Cards)

"It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)

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

"I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Love, People)

"I can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Play)

"And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Time, People, Country, Philosophy)

"We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Key, President, Support)

"Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Power, Courage, Revolution, Key)

"Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Heart, Key, Smile)

"I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Fight, Night)

"I think the key to being a journalist is getting your subject to feel comfortable enough to talk about stuff they want to talk about and the stuff they like and don't like, and still feel comfortable about it."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Being, Key, Talk, Want)

"The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Spirit)

"An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Men, American)

"It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Perseverance, Key, Potential)

"When you are making a record and if you spend too much time over it, you have to record it a tone lower or cut the tones lower because you can't reach some of the notes, I find this. But when you go on stage, you have to put the key up and it really changes the whole thing."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Time, Key)

"When I wrote the song, I had the sea near Bombay in mind. We stayed at a hotel by the sea, and the fishermen come up at five in the morning and they were all chanting. And we went on the beach and we got chased by a mad dog - big as a donkey."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Beach, Fishermen, Mind, Sea, Song)

"The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Life, Key)

"Don't sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys."
- Dorothy Salisbury Davis
(Related: Soul)

"Mr. Rickey, I'll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: People)

"I won twenty-eight games in thirty-five and I couldn't believe my eyes when the Cards sent me a contract with a cut in salary. Mr Rickey said I deserved a cut because I didn't win thirty games."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: Cards, Eyes, Games)

"Sometimes it's more difficult to do very simple, low-key films."
- Catherine Deneuve
"I think most organizations have an interest in key recovery, at least with respect to stored data."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Interest, Key, Respect)

"I favor strategies that encourage industry to include some sort of key recovery capability in their systems which would also address user requirements for access."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Key)

"To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness."
- John Dewey
(Related: Happiness, Opportunity, Key)

"I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Work, Hard work, Key, Luck)

"A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, 'Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.'"
- Bill Dickey
(Related: Baseball, Day, Job, Mind, Want)

"I don't recall your name but you sure were a sucker for a high inside curve."
- Bill Dickey
(Related: Name)

"I like to have my hand on every single plate that goes out. It's really a good feeling when someone compliments your meal, and you had everything to do with making it. It's very rewarding."
- Bill Dickey
(Related: Compliments, Feeling)

"I loved to make a great defensive play, I'd rather do that than hit a home run."
- Bill Dickey
(Related: Home, Play)

"She was the Judy Garland of American poetry."
- James Dickey
(Related: Poetry, American)

"You are bound, my hunch is, to make it just fine."
- James Dickey
"William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time."
- James Dickey
(Related: Time, Editors)

"To say that its wrong to feel this way is not the point; you do feel it. All you see is a flash of fire and, depending on your altitude, you don't even see that sometimes."
- James Dickey
(Related: Fire, Wrong)

"To have guilt you've got to earn guilt, but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have. And that's what The Firebombing is about."
- James Dickey
(Related: Guilt)

"To be precise and reckless: that is the consummation devoutly to be wished."
- James Dickey
"There ain't nothin' to dyin', really. You just get tired. You kind of drift away."
- James Dickey
"The true feeling of sex is that of a deep intimacy, but above all of a deep complicity."
- James Dickey
(Related: Sex, Deep, Feeling, Intimacy)

"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning."
- James Dickey
(Related: Rain)

"I want you to hear a new version of Dueling Banjos. Anyone else is welcome."
- James Dickey
(Related: Want)

"I want you all to stand; will you do that for me, please?"
- James Dickey
(Related: Want, Will)

"I want a fever, in poetry: a fever, and tranquillity."
- James Dickey
(Related: Want)

"I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that."
- James Dickey
(Related: Poetry, Harm, Honor, Poets)

"He can't imagine the result of the mission because he never saw it."
- James Dickey
(Related: Mission, Result)

"Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind. Maybe that's the worst sentence of all, to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel."
- James Dickey
(Related: Being, Feeling, Mind, State)

"So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it."
- James Dickey
(Related: War, Being, Destruction)

"The New York Quarterly is an amazing, intelligent, crazy, creative, strange, and indispensable magazine."
- James Dickey
"To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education."
- John S. Dickey
(Related: Education, Power, Competence, Direction)

"The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience."
- John S. Dickey
(Related: Education, Men, Competence, Conscience, End)

"There is no more vulnerable human combination than an undergraduate."
- John Sloan Dickey
"I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Technology, Importance, Key, Public)

"People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Experience, People, Winning, Career, Regret)

"Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Business, Time, Brother, Disaster, Hollywood, Mind, Mouse, Right, Years)

"Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end."
- Walt Disney
(Related: End, Independence, Mouse, Symbol)

"When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Mouse, Popularity)

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Love, Mouse, Woman)

"Well, after I had the heart attack, it was a very simple choice. What the doctor told me I did and I did it religiously. I ate nothing but lean turkey breast or chicken breast or a piece of fish that was very lean. I mean I stayed away from everything."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Heart, Choice, Fish, Nothing, Turkey)

"So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Guitar, Song)

"Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Truth, Acting, Key, Voice)

"The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be - and when they're not, we cry."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Trust, People, Key, Want)

"You know, nobody eats in England. Three or four pints of English beer a night fills you. I can't say I'm very impressed with the food in America. it's all sort of bland. Like turkey sandwiches."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Food, America, Beer, EnglEnglish, Night, Turkey)

"Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities."
- Lord Dunsany
(Related: Effect, Logic)

"I don't let guys do hickeys. That's like a dog marking his territory or something."
- Eliza Dushku
"The president is here, strong and firm as a monkey's tail."
- Jean Claude Duvalier
(Related: President)

"Many a treasure besides Ali Baba's is unlocked with a verbal key."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Key, Treasure)

"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Quality, People, Ideas, Key)

"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
- George Eastman
(Related: Love, Key, Light, Photography, Will, Worth)

"And the separatist terrorist organization, PKK, had easy access to Turkey to, inside Turkey."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Turkey)

"But thanks to the efforts, the initiative of the United States and of the several countries from the world, from Europe, including Turkey, it ended within a few weeks."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Countries, Europe, states, Turkey, United, World)

"If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Army, Books)

"The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Attention, Key, Light, Self, Students)

"A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two."
- Will Eisner
(Related: Art, Belief, Ego, Key, Literary, Necessity, Thinking)

"All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."
- George Eliot
(Related: Key)

"When we try to write a pop song, we go for standard pop arrangements, even to the point where we will go to the key change at the end, which is really cheesy."
- Joe Elliott
(Related: Change, End, Key, Song, Will)

"I got bored with the old way - it came too easy. I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out."
- Don Ellis
(Related: Key, Now, Old, Play)

"A key U.S. initiative in this trade war must be to develop reliable trading partners in the world."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: War, Key, Trade, World)

"There's a clip where he had someone miming me running around from keyboard to keyboard. Oh dear, I am sure a lot of people didn't know what he was going on about."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: People, Running)

"As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Work, Cure)

"Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism."
- Eminem
(Related: Music, Key, Racism, Rap)

"Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics. It has more of a cache than chicken. Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way."
- Todd English
(Related: Turkey)

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
- Epictetus
(Related: People, Company, Key)

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Life, Success, Key, Spiritual)

"It's all about the script. Reality is key to me and less cutesy."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Key, Reality)

"Canadians send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford."
- Jamie Farr
(Related: Beginning)

"I think that's the key to being a director: to be able to get the shot and move on quickly."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Being, Key)

"The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Work, Food, Tools)

"I love hockey, and I don't love it for any other reason than when I get out there and play, I enjoy it."
- Brendan Fehr
(Related: Love, Play, Reason)

"Global warming is real. It is happening today. It is being charted by our satellites. It is being charted by our scientists. It is being charted by those of us in this body, and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Action, Being, Body, Fact, Global warming, Key, Scientists, Today)

"One of the key issues will be personal honour vs. the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Consequences, Key, Will)

"The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi government making the crucial decision that because of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Work, Decision, Iraq, Key, Pressure)

"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
- W. C. Fields
"Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?"
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Death)

"But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Key, Right, Songs, Voice, Yesterday)

"I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Honesty)

"I love to cook. I make an award-winning turkey chili."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Love, Turkey)

"There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might see."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Key)

"We can even sing off key, but if it's produced properly it can be a hit."
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: Key)

"I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Being, Key, Language)

"It was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible!"
- Tim Flock
(Related: Time, Circumstances, Old)

"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)

"If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Vision, Future, Genocide, Leaders, Turkey)

"It's not only hockey, it's every sport. You know, it's a big event."
- Peter Forsberg
"It's only 60,000. It's not a big town. It's a big hockey town. Everybody plays hockey when you grow up."
- Peter Forsberg
"I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Acting, Ambition, First, Growing up, Writer)

"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)

"Historically the director has been the key creative element in a film and we must maintain that. We must protect that, in spite of the fact that there is new technology that's continually trying to erode that."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Technology, Fact, Film, Key, Trying)

"As long as I know what key the solo is in, I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything. I just play without thinking."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Key, Mind, Play, Thinking)

"Young people are the key to this election."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: People, Key)

"The key to your universe is that you can choose."
- Frederick Carl Frieseke
(Related: Key, Universe)

"The increased global linkages promote economic growth in the world through two key mechanisms: the division of labor and the international spillovers of knowledge."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Key, Labor, World)

"Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Day, Key, Night)

"I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Mouse)

"Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Guests, Mouse, Sisters)

"My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Soul, Heart, Friend, Mouse)

"Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Family, Children, Mouse, Problems, Today)

"Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Life, Fame, Mouse)

"The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s, was designed to attract children to movie theaters."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Children, Mouse)

"I've always been into guitars... we want to put keyboards on, but keyboard players don't look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John."
- Noel Gallagher
(Related: Want)

"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Evening, Key, Prayer)

"I feel very strongly when there's no chance for me to find a key to a piece."
- Jan Garbarek
(Related: Chance, Key)

"You have to react to what's around you in the moment, whatever the music is. Just think of it as some place you have to enter and you need to find the key."
- Jan Garbarek
(Related: Music, Key)

"If you feel you have the right key, you try to make some phrase or sound that will fit."
- Jan Garbarek
(Related: Key, Right, Sound, Will)

"In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Mind, Pen, Writing, Yearning)

"When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Home, First, Friends)

"I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back."
- Judy Garland
"Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Key, Productivity, Result)

"I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there. These can't be the only notes in the world, there's got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys."
- Marvin Gaye
(Related: Music, Hope, Study, World)

"The North African mule talks always of his mother's brother, the horse, but never of his father, the donkey, in favor of others supposedly more reputable."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Mother, Father, Brother, African)

"Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Humor, Mom, Being, Key, Sense, Woman)

"I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Mouse)

"A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: People, African, Attention, Discrimination, Europe, Genocide, Problems, Turkey, World)

"As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Fun, Key)

"When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Inspirational, Play)

"With The Key, it was, I had gone through a divorce and losing my father, and just kinda really reminiscing about how much I loved the traditional side of country music, so I made a record that was really traditional from start to finish."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Music, Father, Country, Country music, Divorce, Key, Losing)

"The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Beauty, Dad, Life, Mom, Ballet, Baseball, Golf, Key, May, Writing)

"When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Action, Rights, Name, Now, Want)

"I've grown up with my audience; they're my age or older. Not a lot of kids are coming to see me."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Age, Kids)

"If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks, I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Now)

"If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Food, People, Will)

"If you're not on a major label today, you're not gonna get played. They've got the market sewed up."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Today)

"It's like Branson. When I went to Branson there was only 4 acts in there. Now, you can't count 'em. There's so many theatres now, that only the strong will survive."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Now, Will)

"It's the same with the ballplayers. Babe Ruth spent a lot, too and the ballplayers make a lot more money now."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money, Now)

"My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Failure, Beach, Months, Open, Years)

"So I'm trying to spread myself to the point to where I can do the night shows and not have to worry about the matinees, and do one or two matinees down through the year."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Night, Trying, Worry)

"I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do know how to count."
- Mickey Gilley
"Well, I got people that help me with the restaurant. I don't have to be at the restaurant 24 hours a day."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Day, Help)

"I try to stay ahead of things, if you know what I mean. I take the money I make and reinvest it."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money)

"There used to be a lot of acts, which was good, because people don't want to see the same act every night. But, you don't want too many acts, you don't want to over-saturate it."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Act, Night, Want)

"All I want to do is do my shows and play golf."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Golf, Play, Want)

"A lost of people recognize me and maybe will ask for an autograph, but it's nothing like if Elvis would've done something like that, 'cause he's so popular, or maybe The Beatles 'cause they stirred up a lot of action."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Action, Nothing, Popular, Will)

"I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Evening, Hiring, Potential, Theater, Will)

"All I have to concentrate on is my performing."
- Mickey Gilley
"I have the restaurant, too. I serve Southwest, barbecue."
- Mickey Gilley
"All my money was made doing the dates and selling products when I was out there on the road."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money, Selling, Road)

"Back then I thought if you cut a record, you were automatically a star."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Thought)

"'Cause I can make more money going in and doing my recordings and selling them through my entities that I have, rather than going to a record co. and them release a record and pay me 5 percent of what they make off it."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money, Selling)

"I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Being, Famous, Name, Popular, Word)

"I had a few stocks, but stocks took a dive. I never sell my stocks."
- Mickey Gilley
"I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money, Songs)

"I had some airline stock, but the airlines tanked. I didn't have a lot of money in them, though."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money)

"I don't own everything, I do have a partner."
- Mickey Gilley
"A record co. is just a vehicle for public appearances."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Public)

"If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Choice, First, Key)

"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Key, Patience)

"But I think it's very key that there's a plan for Haiti. And we have to begin to - as progressives and people who are concerned about Haiti and have been concerned about Haiti, we have to begin to build some sort of consensus, a movement around the Haiti that the Haitians envision."
- Danny Glover
(Related: People, Key)

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
- Joseph Goebbels
(Related: Government, Play, Press)

"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys."
- James Goldsmith
"Some people think my father was a spy, because of working for that government agency in Vietnam, but he can't find his car keys, much less keep a national secret."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Car, Government, Father, People, Vietnam)

"Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Speech)

"We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes into it to create this ghost repetition melody."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Repetition)

"The rest of the band were basically friends, So it was me following them around and begging them to let me be in their band for two or three years. And they finally let me in on the harmonica, actually, and then the keyboards, and finally the guitar."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Friends, Guitar, Rest, Years)

"The traditions of a nation are very important and the anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days of our nation should always be revered."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Key, Nation, Traditions)

"The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings - indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Abortion, Key, Public, Sentiment)

"I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you."
- Wayne Gretzky
(Related: Baby, Care)

"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."
- Wayne Gretzky
"I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach."
- Wayne Gretzky
(Related: Coach)

"Las Vegas without Wayne Newton is like Disneyland without Mickey Mouse."
- Merv Griffin
(Related: Mouse)

"Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Work, Poetry, Life, Literature)

"For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Life, Certainty, Culture, Key, Meaning, Study, Understanding)

"Time made me change. I gradually woke up to the realization that this is who I am, an author, a public figure, and I couldn't just hide in my study, tapping away at the keyboard and pretend that I didn't have a role to play beyond stringing words together."
- David Guterson
(Related: Time, Change, Play, Public, Study, Words)

"I think Secretary's funny, it is about sex, and there's a lot of sex in it, sex is the key, but you're talking about a lot of other complicated things."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Funny, Sex, Key, Talking)

"So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato, which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown. I did this in the hope of discovering, through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Hope, Causes, Key, Study, Understanding)

"So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Invention, Key, Mission, Pride)

"We all have these tendencies in us that could go this way or that. I think that's the real key in writing. To look at a character without judgment."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Character, Judgment, Key, Writing)

"But there is no withdrawal, but with tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did , I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco - oh my god."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: God, People, Alcohol, Turkey)

"I play keyboards and sing. I've written a couple of songs too."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Play, Songs)

"Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Hope, Beer, Fact, Help, Will)

"The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville, some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song. Up until then there hadn't been any such thing."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Compliment, Day, Song)

"My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Sacrifice, Character, Interest, Key)

"A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Health, Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Fighting, Holiday, Key, Pressure)

"Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature."
- David Hare
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Key)

"I had a hard time with that hockey. I hadn't grown up skating, so that was my biggest challenge. We worked on it and worked on it. But then when we first shot it, it was so hard for me."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Time, Challenge, First)

"Poland, of course, was the key country. I remember Stalin telling me that the plains of Poland were the invasion route of Europe to Russia and always had been, and therefore he had to control Poland."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Control, Country, Europe, Key, Russia)

"Our variety is one of the key reasons our customers love us. We continue to provide all of the menu items they love, while also offering new items to try."
- Kenny Harrison
(Related: Love, Key, Variety)

"There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Work, Internet, Now, Shakespeare, Theory)

"I thought the '60s was the most exciting time and the most vital music, and we were really together as one mind then. Then afterwards, the songs and the bad drugs, that took its toll."
- Mickey Hart
(Related: Time, Music, Thought, Drugs, Mind, Songs)

"Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that's what we are."
- Mickey Hart
(Related: Life, Blood, Machine)

"There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it."
- Mickey Hart
(Related: Music, Soul, Nothing)

"What is the best music is impossible to define. Just because it's played by a virtuoso player, doesn't mean it's great music. It might not reflect the soul of a people, which is really my criteria for great music."
- Mickey Hart
(Related: Music, Soul, People)

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Universe)

"We also had good software in the key categories and more focus on the gameplaying capability, so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Effort, Focus, Key, Marketing, Software)

"North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Key, Military, Nation)

"It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Famous)

"Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Love, Marriage, Job, Key, Satisfaction, Years)

"Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images."
- John Hench
(Related: Children, Mouse, Skill)

"Mickey is one of the prime examples: Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export. It was deja vu. They gave him a local name and he's been accepted everywhere he goes."
- John Hench
(Related: American, Being, Name)

"I don't want to be one of those great players who never made it to the Series."
- Rickey Henderson
(Related: Want)

"I like playing for Oakland, they have a very colorful uniform."
- Rickey Henderson
"If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game."
- Rickey Henderson
(Related: Baseball)

"Lou Brock was a great base stealer but today I am the greatest."
- Rickey Henderson
(Related: Today)

"You have to keep running. I always believed I was going to be safe."
- Rickey Henderson
(Related: Running)

"Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Imagination, Science, Fiction, Key, Rest)

"I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Pet)

"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Life, Control, Management, Being, Day, Expectations, Living, Stress)

"Well, Detroit Institute is kind of a key - probably the largest permanent collection of puppets in the US."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Key)

"If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him."
- George Herbert
"Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night."
- George Herbert
(Related: Day, Key, Night, Prayer)

"People who work on the user interface side need to have empathy as a key characteristic. But if you are writing device drivers you don't really need to understand humans so well."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Work, People, Empathy, Key, Writing)

"History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: History, Politics, Religion, Fashion, Key)

"The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: Money, Key, Now, Rules, Today, Want, World)

"I think it's just a lack of ability, we're incapable of writing hits."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Ability, Writing)

"Aww, come on man, I can barely handle 6 strings."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Man)

"We've always had a dark atmosphere to our performances, so it sort of developed along those ways."
- Kenny Hickey
"We are all atheists."
- Kenny Hickey
"Everything is a battle with this band."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Battle)

"Yeah, I kinda still get nervous sometimes now."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Now)

"I look at is as one single entity. I dehumanize the audience. This way, I don't get nervous, you know?"
- Kenny Hickey
"I'm a recovering alcoholic so I should be home."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Home)

"It wasn't so much of a controlled effort to end up as part of the Goth scene."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Effort, End)

"Also there's two sides of it, I mean, a band like us, at our level and the way we have to promote ourselves and usually radio just completely turns their back on us, at the same time I think Mp3s help promote us somewhat, spreading the word about the album and stuff."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Time, Help, Word)

"I hate crowds of people pretending to be happy on one night of the year, where they get drunk and obnoxious by the end of the night."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: People, Crowds, End, Hate, Night)

"It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Race)

"Yes, I've kissed a lot of guys. I like to kiss, but that's it. I don't go home with anyone. I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey, Brigitte Bardot."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Home, Kiss, Animals, Baby, Sleep)

"Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players. And horseback riders."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Baseball, Now, Right, Tennis)

"While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Graduation, Commitment, Focus, Key, Measure, Reform, School)

"The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual discontinuity much more easily than they'll accept jumps in the sound. If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually."
- Paul Hirsch
(Related: Audiences, Key, Sense, Sound, Will)

"As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species - that means all known and recorded information - is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Information, Memory, Years)

"Children are the keys of paradise."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Children, Paradise)

"The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Society, People, Key, Want)

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Happiness, Love, Key)

"Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Life, Clocks, Key)

"The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Men, Religion, Women, Key, Mothers, World)

"If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win."
- John W. Holt, Jr.
(Related: Competition, Key, Mistakes)

"Neither an ox nor a donkey is able to stop the progress of socialism."
- Erich Honecker
(Related: Progress, Socialism)

"There's no leader of this band, and there never will be. That's the key. You can't control how the public perceives you-people see rock'n'roll bands as the guitar player and the singer."
- Shannon Hoon
(Related: Leader, Control, Guitar, Key, Public, Will)

"Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Truth, Citizenship, Key, Law, Years)

"A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges itself by its best intentions, and judges its opponents - America chief among them - by their worst deeds."
- David Horowitz
(Related: America, Deeds, Intentions, Judges, Key, Opponents)

"I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them."
- Vladimir Horowitz
(Related: Soldiers)

"The key to heaven's gate cannot be duplicated."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Heaven, Key)

"No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys."
- Douglas Horton
"Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity."
- Jean Houston
(Related: Creativity, Key, Meaning, Sense, Senses, Windows, World)

"I've been number two in films for donkey's years."
- Trevor Howard
(Related: Years)

"All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity."
- Gordie Howe
(Related: English, Profanity)

"Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: Society, Diversity, Key, Today, World)

"We all kind of grew up together with Art Blakey because we all were young and he gave us a chance to write. We had to write something that was good and to sit up with a great guy like Art Blakey and watch him."
- Freddie Hubbard
(Related: Art, Chance)

"A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Kitchen, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"Confidence is key. Sometimes, you need to look like you're confident even when you're not."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Confidence, Key)

"The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys, the most playful animal in existence."
- William Henry Hudson
(Related: Existence)

"A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Soul, Machine, Tools, Will)

"Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here - nobody. I coach kids' hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Coach, Kids)

"My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Expertise, Job, Years)

"If you're going to play hockey now, you have to be able to play. If you have the ability to fight and play, you're an unbelievable commodity. But if you can only fight, there might be six of those guys left in the league, and I can guarantee they're going fast."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Ability, Fight, Now, Play)

"Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they're too tough to cry."
- Brett Hull
"Canadian hockey fans... They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Time, Fans, Play)

"You can't get big in hockey. You need to be pliable... they've even taken fighting out of the game, so there's no more of those big huge guys who just fight."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Fight, Fighting)

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Success, Positive, Day, End, Key, Parents)

"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)

"A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made in any part of the United States, but in Turkey it takes as many days."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Journey, states, Turkey, United)

"It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: College, Credit, Expression, Seriousness)

"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Wisdom, Crime, Man, Mankind, Medicine, Open, Suffering)

"In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Family, First, Musicians)

"Crikey means gee whiz, wow!"
- Steve Irwin
"Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Education)

"As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Money, Women, Office, Vote)

"The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Being, Country, Diplomacy, Key, Law, Safety)

"The key fact missed most often by social scientists utilizing documentary films for data, is this: documentary films are not found or reported things; they're made things."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Fact, Key, Scientists)

"My goal was to play in the NHL, because that is the best hockey in the world."
- Jaromir Jagr
(Related: Goal, Play, World)

"Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there."
- Henry James
(Related: Life, Cats)

"Sometimes I just hit the keyboard in a way I'd like the rhythm of the tracks to sound."
- Richard D. James
(Related: Sound)

"Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Success, Business, Education, Positive, Football, Key, Positive thinking)

"Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching."
- Ferguson Jenkins
(Related: Attitude)

"I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Guitar, Play, Sound)

"And you have a record company behind it, this is a key too, you need people to fight for your records, at least a little bit. So if you have a great song, it's catchy, and you've got a little bit of help, I think that's all you need. But there hasn't been that in music."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Music, People, Company, Fight, Help, Key, Song)

"We all talk to ourselves. A major key to success exists in what we say to ourselves, which helps to shape our attitude and mindset."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Success, Attitude, Key, Talk)

"My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables, a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man, I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That's the key I may be up early, but I'm in bed early too."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Diet, Bed, Fish, Key, Man, May, Rest)

"Can I throw harder than Joe Wood? Listen mister, no man alive can throw any harder than Smokey Joe Wood."
- Walter Johnson
(Related: Man, Wood)

"Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Life, Key, Mistakes, Pain, Right, Suffering, Windows)

"Well, directing is doing the key drawings, not the key animation, mind you."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Animation, Key, Mind)

"Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I'm out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it."
- Davy Jones
(Related: People, Actor, Boys, Now, Racing)

"To remain relevant though, I think making great records is the key."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: Key)

"As for the music business itself, the key things have not changed that much. It operates like any business and money still keeps things moving."
- Tom Jones
(Related: Business, Money, Music, Key)

"Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Education, Empowerment, Key)

"I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard."
- Bill Joy
"To heal from the inside out is the key."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Key)

"Having an aim is the key to achieving your best."
- Henry J. Kaiser
(Related: Key)

"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Mother, Father, Corruption, Country, Difference, Key, Nation)

"I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown. I thought my chances were fairly good, but I tried to stay low key about it, not too high and not too low. That was the way I played, too."
- Al Kaline
(Related: Thought, Key)

"Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free; that for the moment you are not under lock and key: you have simply been granted a reprieve."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Fact, Liberty)

"We have developed overlays for the keys of the cash registers with the help of the Braille Institute, so that blind crew members can take orders and help our guests."
- Carl Karcher
(Related: Blind, Guests, Help)

"I had also done a little disc jockeying."
- Casey Kasem
"I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Opportunity, Comedy, Production)

"An ignorant person with a bad character is like an unarmed robber, but a learned person with a blog is a robber fully armed."
- Mickey Kaus
(Related: Character)

"I know I have the mental capacity of a thousand bloggers, but because of that, my obligation to serve God is also that of a thousand bloggers."
- Mickey Kaus
(Related: God, Obligation)

"I mean, I could just go round and use session musicians for every song, but I don't find that helps when it comes to setting up a band for live. Derrick has been with me for donkey's years."
- Jay Kay
(Related: Musicians, Song, Years)

"My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way."
- Jay Kay
(Related: Work, Guitar, Machine, Scotland, Songs, Sound, Voice)

"I used to love watching him as a player, so it is a joy to play alongside him. I might take the mickey out of him, but deep down I have so much admiration for him."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Love, Admiration, Deep, Joy, Play)

"What fascinated me mostly about Mickey Cohen was that he, in his later years, hired someone to help him to comprehend literature, to help him to read better, to understand words better."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Help, Literature, Words, Years)

"Everything is difficult, and everything worthwhile is difficult. A certain need, a need not unlike Mickey had: to know, to understand, and I had that need to understand and to know."
- Harvey Keitel
"I don't practice, but I am still officially in paediatrics. I keep in touch with journals, and I have a very good data bank of medical information and there is a key thing for a writer knowing where to go. I know where to go to get the information that I need."
- Jonathan Kellerman
(Related: Medical, Information, Key, Practice, Writer)

"The key to this collaboration - which we undertook after much deliberation - was to stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form (the novella)."
- Jonathan Kellerman
(Related: Collaboration, Key)

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Fitness, Body)

"The key battleground in the war on terrorism, therefore, is in the minds of the American public."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: War, American, Key, Public, Terrorism)

"Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, Genocide, Resolution, Rest, Turkey, World, Wrong)

"I remember Michael dribbling at the top of the key. Everybody knew to just get the hell out of his way."
- Steve Kerr
(Related: Hell, Key)

"I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas - but I did too!"
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Brothers, Christmas)

"No more turkey, but I'd like some more of the bread it ate."
- Hank Ketcham
(Related: Turkey)

"Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Duty, Fidelity, Liberty, Observation)

"The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Art, World)

"The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen."
- Ellen Key
(Related: History, Women, Affirmation, Right, Self)

"Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Effect, Pain, Punishment, Shame)

"The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Future, Light, Present)

"When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Imagination)

"Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Education, Dignity, Liberal, Skill)

"At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Experience, Life, Roses)

"Art, that great undogmatized church."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Art, Church)

"Everything, everything in war is barbaric... But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Men, War, Being)

"Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Legal, Love, Marriage)

"He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Character, Christian, Country, Eyes, Name, Nation, Unworthy, Will, World)

"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: God, Darkness, Direction, Promise, Service, Will, Word)

"Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Blood, Footsteps, Grave, Pollution, Terror)

"Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?"
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Heart, Country, Song)

"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind."
- Thomas Hewitt Key
(Related: Mind)

"Our first responsibility is not to ourselves. Our first responsibility is to our country and to our God."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: God, Country, First, Responsibility)

"When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Impression, Control, Children, Culture, Effect, Entertainment, Freedom, Media)

"We need to get rid of the 16th amendment, and return to the original system that funds government with a variety of tariffs and duties."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Government, Variety)

"We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Government, Borrowing, Credit, Tax, Limits)

"The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Time, Battle, Slavery, Stars, Symbol)

"It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Family, Marriage, Time, Truth, Military, Radical)

"I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: God, Abortion, Care, Principles, Will)

"I don't think that has to be our choice... This party was born in principle. This party will die if it doesn't stand by its decision of principle."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Decision, Choice, Party, Will)

"Christ would not vote for Barack Obama, because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Christ, Vote)

"Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Power, People, Bureaucracy, Clients)

"One individual doesn't really accept the pro-life position of the party, and the other... says he supports it and takes a position that is logically inconsistent."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Party)

"The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Government, Excise, Tax, Income, Sales, Taxes, Years)

"There is no harm in being sometimes wrong - especially if one is promptly found out."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Being, Harm, Wrong)

"Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Love, Men, Money, Creation, Security)

"Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Successful)

"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Wealth, Inflation)

"The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems - the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Life, Religion, Heart, Behavior, Creation, Day, Problems, Will)

"The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: War, Success, Capitalism)

"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Ideas, Difficulty, Lies, Old)

"The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Power, Ideas, Errors, May)

"The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Time, Defeat, Future, Ignorance, Investment)

"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Mind, Nothing, states)

"Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Misleading)

"The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Money, Being, Future, Importance, Present)

"Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Americans, Opinion)

"Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: President)

"By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Government, Wealth, Inflation)

"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Men, Belief, Capitalism, Will)

"Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent."
- John Maynard Keynes
"For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Gods, Years)

"I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Conservative, Man, Nothing, Past, Present)

"I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Government, Work)

"If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Thought, People, Dentists)

"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Pursuit, Reward, Taxes)

"In the long run we are all dead."
- John Maynard Keynes
"A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: History, Mind, Opinion, Study)

"It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Ideas, Evil)

"It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Progress, Possibility)

"Ideas shape the course of history."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: History, Ideas)

"Stevie Wonder's records introduced me to '70s soul when I was 12 or 13."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Soul, Wonder)

"I'm very happy with my body."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Body)

"I've always been strong-minded, but I wonder."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Wonder)

"If I didn't love it, I would not record it."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love)

"If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Want)

"It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Music, Inspiration, Songs)

"My mom is definitely my rock."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Mom)

"My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Mother, Reading, Theater)

"Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Trying)

"When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Music, Time, Day)

"Sometimes I've gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: People)

"The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Awards, Day, Want)

"I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick, t like my body."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Body)

"Simplicity makes me happy."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Simplicity)

"Once people see this 'Unplugged,' I just want them to feel the spontaneity, to feel passionate... I want you to see another side of me, that's free, and feel where my head is, where whatever happens, happens. I want you to feel inspired."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: People, Spontaneity, Want)

"But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Dying, First, Play)

"Soul music is timeless."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Music, Soul)

"A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Eyes, Favorite, First, Key, Name, Play, Songs)

"Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones' classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Horses, Right, Style)

"I'm a very caring person."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Caring)

"And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Boxing, Confidence, Fun)

"A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided, and I feel like it's such a colorful world."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Opportunity, Film, Talk, World)

"I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: People, Poor, Reflection)

"I feel like B sides are always better, no matter whose record it is."
- Alicia Keys
"I love my own music."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Music)

"I love the written word so much, I know it's gonna flow naturally."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Word)

"I'd rather not have anything than be a liar."
- Alicia Keys
"I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to New Kids on the Block."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Kids, Listening)

"I really like to live my life in a low-key fashion."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Life, Fashion)

"I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things. That's just not what my life is."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Life)

"I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn't me."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Music, People, Hate)

"I lived with my mom in a really small apartment. My bedroom was like in the living room. That's why I still love to sleep on couches now."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Mom, Living, Now, Sleep)

"I have always believed that one should not be scared of losing, I think that really is the key."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Key, Losing)

"There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see."
- Omar Khayyam
"Kobe enjoys that situation. Stepping up and making the big basket or being involved in a key play."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Being, Key, Play)

"God, George Bush makes me want to slash my wrists. He's so embarrassing I have to leave the room when he's on the news. What a monkey."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: God, News, Want)

"The key to any successful plan is buy-in from the public, and what this process has demonstrated is the importance of including citizens in formulating a consensus plan that preserves our beautiful refuge."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Successful, Importance, Key, Public)

"I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Music, Clothes)

"That's the key: get the constitution in place. Get rule of law in place, capital will come, electricity will follow."
- Steve King
(Related: Constitution, Electricity, Law, Will)

"The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions - even parading without a permit!"
- David Kirk
(Related: Truth, Actions, Poor, Theatre)

"Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Life, Humor, Key, Laughter, Loss)

"The key is not the will to win... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Key, Will)

"There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success."
- Philip Knight
(Related: Life, Peace, Success, Work, Business, Battle, Chaos, Conflict, Key)

"Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Eternity, Scientists)

"And I think it's a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don't have a grand piano... and to try to win people over that way. It's really hard."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: People, Challenge)

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Earth, Key, Lies, Open, World)

"I believe that this is the key, the principle itself is the key to conservatism. Because in many ways if you do not have a principled base you do not have policy and if you do not have policy in many ways you do not have an ideology."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Policy, Conservatism, Ideology, Key)

"That's another thing, we made up games. We didn't have equipment. When it snowed, we would play slow motion tackle football. We would play hockey, but we wouldn't skate. We just made things up. I loved doing that."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Football, Games, Play)

"Americans are big boys. You can talk them into almost anything. Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of whiskey and be a nice guy."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Americans, Boys, Talk)

"I try to use all of my senses when describing a setting, and try to think of everything that would impact a character in any given scene."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Character, Senses)

"If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: War, People, Idea, Ethics, Rules)

"It makes sense for people who are good at fighting to go out and do it-because if they're good at it, that means the fewest number of other people die."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: People, Fighting, Sense)

"Magic, like technology, is a tool."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Technology, Magic)

"These are my friends, my family. It would be hell on earth to spend the rest of my life leading them into situations where some of them are going to get killed... but it would be worse watching someone well-meaning but incompetent or untrained double those deaths."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Life, Family, Earth, Friends, Hell, Leading, Rest)

"I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details before I begin writing the book."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Work, Events, Writing)

"Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Change, Strength, Energy, Flexibility, Focus, Key, Rest)

"I only eat fish - no chicken, no turkey, just fish. I get all my protein from fish and egg whites."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Fish, Turkey)

"I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Courtesy, Gold, Key, Man, Visit)

"Whiskey will always be a part of my life."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Life, Will)

"I can't find my car keys in the morning. Trying to get out of my house is a nightmare. "Where's my wallet? Where are my keys? I have to go find a missing person.""
- Anthony LaPaglia
(Related: Car, Trying)

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Change, Giving)

"I don't want to sound facetious, but humour is the key to the soul. You know what I mean?"
- Martin Lawrence
(Related: Soul, Key, Sound, Want)

"When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu way of life similar to that of the British at the time the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Life, Time, Father, England, Years)

"South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: End)

"The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics."
- Louis Leakey
"The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Now, Years)

"The majority of people in Angola were not provided with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate, very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: People, Majority)

"The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Age, Time, Purpose, Beds, First, Potential, Study)

"There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Art)

"We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai."
- Louis Leakey
"Sometime during the many millions of years that have elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence, some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: America, Existence, Years)

"Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Example, Magic, Man, Religious)

"To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer indefinitely is something I would never condone."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Life, May, Order)

"I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks."
- Louis Leakey
"Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult."
- Louis Leakey
"At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Years)

"Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not easy people to argue with, and I was not popular because of my criticism of the colonial service in Kenya."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: People, Criticism, Popular, Service)

"The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done."
- Louis Leakey
"I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early Pleistocene in England."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Time, England, Tools)

"I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Europe, Mind, Open, Present, Question)

"I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile's neck just behind the head, thus killing it. If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Killing, Water)

"I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front of me and put my foot on it to cross over. At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!"
- Louis Leakey
"Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price."
- Louis Leakey
"Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it."
- Louis Leakey
"Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could be saved through proper care and nursing."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Animals, Care, Sleep)

"I had never passed a single school exam, and clearly never would."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: School)

"The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Money, First, Tools)

"She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some possible threat or irregularity, and then continues to the north. This motion, so intensely human, transcends time."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Time)

"Now this really is something to put on the mantelpiece."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Now)

"No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Information, Yield)

"I never felt interpretation was my job."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Job)

"I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found."
- Mary Leakey
"Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Curiosity)

"I'd rather be in a tent than in a house."
- Mary Leakey
"Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to work with. It is a life-long task."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Science, Work, Life, Discovery)

"The problem is that during the 1980s, a decade of heavy poaching, the elephants retreated to safer areas. And now people have moved into the corridors once used by the elephants."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: People, Now)

"The land is not in the least bit fertile and yet the cattle herds grow larger and larger. A cow represents capital investment here."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Investment, Land)

"The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Being)

"Scientific innovations continually provide us with new means of analyzing the finds."
- Richard Leakey
"For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Life, Circumstances, First, Water)

"Sadly, I am not able to take part in the fieldwork myself so much anymore, as both of my legs were amputated following an airplane crash twelve years ago."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Years)

"To investigate the history of man's development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: History, Development, Man)

"Primates need good nutrition, to begin with. Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Insects, Plants)

"It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya, which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Control)

"I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa."
- Richard Leakey
"I can't think of any other region in the world which is such a vast source of fossils."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: World)

"Elephants can live to an age of up to 70 or 80 years and they have a good memory. It could be they come across an area that is experiencing a drought. Then they continue on their path and run into people."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Age, People, Memory, Years)

"Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya and we didn't have any noteworthy problem with it. The problem that we have is not that there are now more elephants."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Now)

"Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Anarchy, Military, Police)

"A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Knowledge, Scientists)

"I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized human remains of at least a thousand different specimens in South and East Africa, more or less complete at that. I think this is where the prelude to human history was primarily played out."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: History)

"One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period, often just single, small bones, a tooth, a sliver of the skull. Categorizing these pieces can be very difficult."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Forget)

"We are concerned that, in a few years time, this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils, the like of which can be found nowhere else in the world, could be completely destroyed."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Time, Wealth, Discovery, World, Years)

"We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Hope, Connection, Light, Man, Walking, Will)

"We think that groups of between 30 and 40 early men would have settled in an area measuring a hundred square kilometers."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Men)

"Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch, I wouldn't like to say. Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west, but Africa was definitely the place."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: African)

"Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Being, Fact, News, Talk)

"That was real baseball. We weren't playing for money. They gave us Mickey Mouse watches that ran backwards."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Money, Baseball, Mouse)

"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Life, First, Immortality, Key, Living, Worth)

"So, I really don't consider myself a fabulous keyboard player."
- Geddy Lee
"I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Love, Sense, Word, Writing)

"With the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn them in order to perform them properly."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Technology, Help, Order)

"Whiskey - I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Reason)

"I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it."
- Robert E. Lee
"Every day is a great day for hockey."
- Mario Lemeiux
(Related: Day)

"For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player."
- Mario Lemeiux
"Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back, especially my son who loves the game of hockey - he was a big reason for me coming back."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Family, Son, Reason)

"Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Beginning, Day, Want)

"Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns."
- John Leonard
(Related: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Machine, Tension)

"People on the streets are ready for hockey."
- Eric Lindros
(Related: People)

"I watch a lot of hockey. There are some good hockey players and there are some awfully stupid hockey players."
- Ted Lindsay
"By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six."
- Ted Lindsay
"A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Family, Manager, Attitude, Resentment, Rumors)

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

"There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Mother, Key, Want, Woman)

"But the question is a matter of the survival and the teaching. That's what our work comes down to. No matter where we key into it, it's the same work, just different pieces of ourselves doing it."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Work, Survival, Key, Question, Teaching)

"I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Truth, Being, Feeling, Gay, Hell, Key, Light, Lonely)

"Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Environmental, Performance, Benefits, Country, Energy, Independence, Key)

"In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It's a chance to remember what the world is really like."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Birds, Chance, Trees, World)

"Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys from time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Time, God, Doubt, Living)

"Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life."
- Connie Mack
(Related: Life, Men, Baseball, Humanity, Nations, Pursuit)

"You must find the note, the correct key, for your story. If you find it, everything will work. If you do not, everything will stick out like elbows."
- Louis Malle
(Related: Work, Key, Will)

"The "self-image" is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Change, Behavior, Key, Personality, Self)

"For the next approximately three years, I have got Nathan to take care of. I know that once he graduates from high school, he will be off doing whatever it is he is going to be doing - probably playing ice hockey."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Care, School, Will, Years)

"I do not mind having written the song at all. I just wish that I had written it in a different key, as the high d is hard to play. I am glad that I wrote something that brought joy to millions of people."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: People, Joy, Key, Mind, Play, Song)

"Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Time, Games, Play, School, Today)

"My views are just about the same as Casey's."
- Mickey Mantle
"Roger Maris was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Man)

"Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'"
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Home, Time, Trying)

"Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Ability, Body)

"The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game."
- Mickey Mantle
"When I hit a home run I usually didn't care where it went. So long as it was a home run was all that mattered."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Home, Care)

"To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Play, Yankee, Years)

"Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Life, Baseball, Fun, Nothing)

"It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Life)

"Hitting the ball was easy. Running around the bases was the tough part."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Running)

"You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth."
- Mickey Mantle
"The only thing I can do is play baseball. I have to play ball. It's the only thing I know."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Baseball, Play)

"He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Lie, Golf)

"A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Courage)

"I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Manager, Ability)

"As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Baseball, Credit, Years)

"It was all I lived for, to play baseball."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Baseball, Play)

"Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: People, Heroes, Question)

"I always loved the game, but when my legs weren't hurting it was a lot easier to love."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Love)

"I don't care who you are, you hear those boos."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Care)

"I guess you could say I'm what this country is all about."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Country)

"I'll play baseball for the Army or fight for it, whatever they want me to do."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Army, Baseball, Fight, Play, Want)

"If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Care)

"After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Home, Habit, Running)

"I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I'm good. I think I'm a very poor piano player."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: People, First, Jazz, Poor)

"My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round."
- Cindy Margolis
(Related: Love, Favorite, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Songs)

"There were times I used to go to parties when I was, you know, like 15-, 16-years-old, and I'd always bring my guitar, and all my friends would be like, sing one of the Smokey songs. And everything I sang was his music, and I could sound just like him."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Friends, Guitar, Songs, Sound)

"In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov in what human rights groups are calling a massacre."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Rights, Human rights, President)

"The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel."
- Ed Markey
(Related: American, Chance)

"The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Dreams, Education, Quality, Opportunity, Decision, Skin)

"That's the premise of the Saudi Arabians. He's holding the president's hand with one. In the other hand, he's got his hand in the pocket of American consumers."
- Ed Markey
(Related: American, President)

"Scientists at MIT and engineering schools all across America say that they could improve the fuel economy standards for the existing set of vehicles by 10 miles per gallon using existing technology, without compromising safety or comfort at all."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Technology, America, Comfort, Economy, Engineering, Safety, Schools, Scientists)

"People really feel that, when they go to the gas pump now, that the oil cartel is holding them by the legs and tipping them upside down and shaking money out of their pockets."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Money, People, Now, Oil)

"Our nation's security, economy, and place on the world stage depends on the success our educational system."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Success, Economy, Nation, Security, World)

"Last year in a historic move, the state of New York passed the very first cigarette fire safety standard."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Fire, First, Safety, State)

"The war against terrorism is a war against those who engage in torture."
- Ed Markey
(Related: War, Terrorism)

"It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Cause, Causes, Leading, Nation, Smoking)

"The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Leadership, Congress, Economy, President, Republican, Years)

"If we fight our enemy using the same inhumane and morally bankrupt techniques that we are trying to stop, we will simply become what we have beheld."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Enemy, Fight, Trying, Will)

"Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Education, Children, Future, Population)

"Detroit is saying that the hydrogen vehicle is the vehicle of the future. But it's 15 years from now."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Future, Now, Saying, Years)

"Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Future, Investment)

"First responders will be on the frontlines if there is a terrorist attack in our communities, and we must provide them with the tools they need to do their difficult jobs."
- Ed Markey
(Related: First, Jobs, Tools, Will)

"Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Hope, Language, Word)

"Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with the United States military and the CIA."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Military, states, United)

"We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Life, Hope, Future, Vote)

"The falsification of scientific data or analysis is always a serious matter."
- Ed Markey
"The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Abuse, Being, Conscience, Treatment)

"However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Commitment, Racism, Reality)

"Well, as you know, General Motors does not make hybrids. Ford only made 4,000 hybrids last year."
- Ed Markey
"We know that al Qaeda is seeking radioactive materials and technology to launch a devastating attack, and that hundreds of radioactive sources have been lost or stolen in the U.S. and around the world."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Technology, World)

"We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Fire, Losing, Risk)

"The segregated schools of today are arguably no more equal than the segregated schools of the past."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Past, Schools, Today)

"The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Work, People, Congress, Country, Rights, Party, Protection, Republican)

"You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient automobile made from overseas."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Months)

"The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Faith, Acceptance, Direction, Patience, World)

"A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Strength, Hardship, Key, Spiritual, Word)

"Defense to me is the key to playing baseball."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Baseball, Defense, Key)

"People don't realize you're blowing over changes, time changes, harmony, different keys. I mark a point in my solo where it's got to peak at point D I go to A, B, C D then I'm home."
- James McBride
(Related: Home, Time, People, Harmony)

"Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Age, Eye)

"We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Church, Being, Court, Independence, Politicians, Separation, State, Theory)

"In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders: Gerry Ford, Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty. We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Men, Time, Honesty, Ethics)

"My wife and I have spent half our lives, half our adult lives, trying to save special parts of California."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Wife, Trying)

"The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Finance, Money, America, Party, Republican)

"The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971, everyone was now an environmentalist. They had seen a new force, college students, who favored the environment."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: College, Congress, Environment, Force, Now, Result, Students)

"Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn't know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Time, Achievement, Day, Earth, Environment, Students, Trying)

"I get a lot of letters. Not only from children but from adults, too. Almost every week, every month, clippings come in from some part of the world where ducks are crossing the street."
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: Children, Letters, World)

"I lived with them in my studio in New York. And of course if I were doing that book today or even ten years, fifteen years later, I would have gone to where the wild ducks were and where I could study them - I would have gone to the country somewhere."
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: Country, Study, Today, Years)

"It was more exciting to get that first book published, I think."
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: First)

"That was the - It was an exciting time because it was as though I was sort of tied up in a paper bag or in a gunny sack with a rope around the neck of it, and all of a sudden with the acceptance of that first book everything sort of spilled out!"
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: Time, Acceptance, First)

"Because its hard to realize now that that was the end of the great depression, you know. All of a sudden all of this is in front of me and I'm solvent, you know. I'm making some money and I know where my next meal is coming from, and I have a new pair of shoes and that's it."
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: Money, Depression, End, Now)

"I love Bill Clinton. I think we should make him king. I'm talking the red robe, the turkey leg - everything."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Love, Talking, Turkey)

"Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste."
- Tug McGraw
(Related: Women, Irish, Waste)

"But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: American, Americans, Faces, Fact, Key, Land, Service)

"Most of the stuff I learned to play, I learned in high school. I had a band in high school, a jazz-fusion thing, and I was the keyboard player. I was interested in how the instruments worked and the theory behind playing with them."
- Brian McKnight
(Related: Jazz, Play, School, Theory)

"At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds."
- John McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Key, Musicians, Play, Risk, Romantic)

"The key, of course, is to stay away from the losing years."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Key, Losing, Years)

"I love to play in the different keys like B or F sharp, or keys that most people don't play in, because they have a better resonance or something. I'm really not fond of F and C. I just stay away from those if I can."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Love, People, Play)

"To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis Robertson as one's supervisor, and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat."
- James Meade
(Related: Reading)

"If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Education, History, Quality, Dream, American, Decisions, Key)

"People don't know where to place me. Terry Gilliam used me as a quirky cop in 'Twelve Monkeys', and then he hired me again to be an effeminate hotel clerk in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Another time, I was shooting this indie film 'The Souler Opposite' and six days a week, I'm playing this big puppy dog, then I come to the 'NYPD Blue' set and become this scumbag."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Time, People, Film)

"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Art, Science, Democracy, Running)

"For me, certain shots or scenes are keys in the movie."
- Sam Mendes
"One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Attention, Key, Learning, Options, Schools)

"For this to make sense, of course, it would have to be a fair financial deal for us. But I think this could be the occasion for us to build a true partnership in content. And we're especially interested because interactive services are a key field for us."
- Jean-Marie Messier
(Related: Financial, Content, Key, Partnership, Sense)

"There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s there that we played six finals, three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10 months a year for a long time there."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Time, Canada, Months)

"Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Career, End, Pretty)

"I think now what you're seeing is guys that are in the peaks of their careers anywhere from 27 to 35 years old, seems to be when they play their best hockey."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Careers, Now, Old, Play, Years)

"I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Mind)

"When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Key, Perfection, Want)

"Listening is the key to everything good in music."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Music, Key, Listening)

"Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Success, Career, Communication, Connection, Key)

"People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it's scary. And the bear because it's intense, but the monkey makes people laugh."
- Lorne Michaels
(Related: People)

"Usually when I wielded a hockey stick, it meant somebody was going to get hurt. This is just a friendly match."
- Stan Mikita
(Related: Hurt)

"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Success, People, Fear, Successful, Willpower, Apathy, Doubt, Key)

"Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity."
- John Milton
(Related: Death, Eternity, Key)

"Our financial services and insurance cluster is one of Delaware's key economic drivers in the state."
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Related: Financial, Key, State)

"I say 20 words in English. I say money, money, money, and I say hot dog! I say yes, no and I say money, money, money and I say turkey sandwich and I say grape juice."
- Carmen Miranda
(Related: Money, English, Turkey, Words)

"It's a disappointment to lose key players. On the other hand it creates an opportunity to play other players."
- Tom Moody
(Related: Opportunity, Disappointment, Key, Play)

"Well, the future of the Internet is... Reality."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Future, Internet, Reality)

"There are, believe it or not, good politicians."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Politicians)

"There's a flipside to this; if you as an individual have the right to live on your own terms, you must have the right to both succeed and fail on them."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Right, Succeed)

"There's no way for me to know, but my best guess, as it must be for everyone, is that other people are pretty much like me."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: People, Pretty)

"Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Actors, Memories, Writers)

"We are reinventing the world. We've set the ball spinning with little concern for where and how it's going to stop."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Concern, Reinventing, World)

"The welfare system in the United States is vile."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: states, United, Welfare)

"What the power structure is afraid of is that we're going to learn to recognize the truth when we hear it."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Power, Truth)

"Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Writers)

"You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Information)

"You want to balance the budget in this country? We change the salary structure for Congress and the President. Every year they don't balance the budget, we don't pay them."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Change, Balance, Congress, Country, President, Want)

"The universe is not fair and it is never going to be fair."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Universe)

"To write well you must be willing to go naked into the world."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: World)

"Police do not belong in war zones."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: War, Police)

"The reason Ronald Reagan gets slammed for having so badly exacerbated the problem of deficit spending is that he so plainly deserves it."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Reason)

"The most interesting thing about the idea of money is that it makes it possible to measure something in previous ages we couldn't be sure about, and that something is power."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Money, Power, Idea, Measure)

"There is virtually nothing I wouldn't be willing to do, to try and make sure that children have a fair shake in life."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Life, Children, Nothing)

"So, we, as human beings, live in a very imprecise world. A world where our perceptions of reality are far more important than actual reality."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Perceptions, Reality, World)

"An attempt to write nothing but characterization will soon bog down; I for one don't want to have somebody tell me about someone else."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Nothing, Want, Will)

"Plot and character are virtually the same thing."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Character)

"Our species is on the verge of changes that will fundamentally alter what it means to be human... and we are the people driving that change."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Change, People, Driving, Will)

"It's your body and your life and you have an absolute right to do with it as you choose."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Life, Body, Right)

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

"It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Happiness, Intellect, Nothing, Obvious, Saying, State, Worth)

"If there is a substantial difference between a gay couple and a childless heterosexual couple, I'm unable to see it."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Difference, Gay)

"If a liberal political philosophy stands for anything, and I am no longer sure it does, then it must mean that we are committed to the leveling of the playing field for everyone."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Liberal, Philosophy)

"I'm a liberal where children are concerned, a libertarian where adults are concerned - and thinking very seriously about running for the House of Representatives, for whatever that's worth."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Children, Liberal, Running, Thinking, Worth)

"It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Science, Fiction, World, Writing)

"The federal debt in this country is principally of Republican design."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Design, Country, Debt, Republican)

"As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Government, Conservative)

"Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Example, Fiction, Poets, Writing)

"Large audiences did not suit my low-key approach."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Audiences)

"I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Death, Happiness, God, Opportunity, Key, Learning)

"The other side of it is that, despite all that, people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives."
- Paul Muldoon
(Related: Poetry, People, Key, Moments)

"I've said for a long time, clearly the - a, a critical key to success in the region is going to be Pakistan and our relationship with Pakistan, which was one that was broken in the late '80s and which we've worked hard to restore."
- Michael Mullen
(Related: Success, Time, Key)

"The collective conscience of a hundred musicians is no light burden. Think for a moment of what it would mean to a pianist if by some miracle every key of his instrument should suddenly become a living thing."
- Charles Munch
(Related: Burden, Conscience, Key, Light, Living, Musicians)

"The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Doctrine, Fascism, State)

"Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Movies, Music, Time, Party, Play)

"In terms of soccer, it wasn't really a thing that girls did. In England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and stuff like that in athletics. It's to each their own, really."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: England, Girls, Soccer)

"Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Basketball, Canada, Popular)

"I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You'd go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Cards, Games, Play, School)

"I think the key is for women not to set any limits."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Women, Key, Limits)

"I can't play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can't do the key changes."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Key, Play, Songs)

"If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?"
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Fear, Performance, Key)

"My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals, including the smaller species of monkeys, had failed, as had those of my predecessors, for reasons which I can easily supply today."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Animals, First, Today)

"In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Poetry, Age, Key, Prose, Television)

"For me context is the key - from that comes the understanding of everything."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Key, Understanding)

"The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time. Winning one week at a time. Never look back and never look ahead."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Time, Winning, Key)

"The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s."
- Alex North
(Related: Society, Countries, Culture, states, Turkey, United)

"The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes."
- Robert Novak
(Related: Clothes, Old, Party, Republican, Running)

"If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed - like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Geese, Turkeys, Want, Will)

"A key issue in developmental biology at that time was the problem of how cells underwent differentiation, with most workers concentrating on explanations in terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Time, Explanations, Key, Workers)

"Education is the key. But it's the kind of education that we teach that is the key. We don't have it."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Education, Key)

"In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future."
- John Olver
(Related: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

"I don't want my kids going through what I went through - police stopping you, searching you and all that malarkey."
- John O'Neill
(Related: Kids, Police, Want)

"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Graduation, Success, Ceremony, Key, Students)

"You could put on monkeys jumping up and down and get bigger numbers than MSNBC."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Numbers)

"Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Work, Empowerment, End, Key, Open)

"Owning a home is a keystone of wealth... both financial affluence and emotional security."
- Suze Orman
(Related: Home, Financial, Wealth, Security)

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Car, Government, Money, Power, Boys, Giving, Teenage)

"The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching - not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values - are sinking in."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Life, Values, Kids, Smile, Teaching, Will)

"Hockey is a tough game."
- Bobby Orr
"Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: God, Sports, Growing up, School, Trouble)

"The most important thing for small businesses is getting the economy back on its feet. That - the key driver of small business activity is demand for their product, and that is what we are trying to do, getting the economy back on its feet. That's far more important than other factors."
- Peter Orszag
(Related: Business, Economy, Feet, Key, Trying)

"Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Education, Success, Life, Key, Students, Teachers)

"If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey. He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Media, Today)

"The key to online play really is multi-table tournaments."
- Tim Page
(Related: Key, Play)

"Maybe the higher echelons of my range aren't as easily accessible, but that's OK; you change the key."
- Elaine Paige
(Related: Change, Key)

"I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Love, Mom, Difference)

"I see Turkey's future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Being, Countries, Europe, Future, Turkey)

"There's been quite a clear upswing in nationalist sentiments. Everyone is talking about it, in Turkey as well."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Talking, Turkey)

"The secularists in Turkey haven't underestimated religion, they just made the mistake of believing they could control it with the power of the army alone."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Power, Religion, Mistake, Control, Army, Turkey)

"I wish I could remember where I put things. I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Life)

"We made this really dumb decision to put on the cover nothing from South Park but just a real life photo of a piece of pooh dressed up like Mr. Hankey, and a lot of people didn't, they didn't even know what it was."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Life, People, Decision, Dumb, Nothing)

"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Heart, Discipline, Confidence, Key, Loyalty, Mind, Pride)

"Suprisingly, one of the most complex pieces of code is the code to determine where a note is in the staff. Finale stores notes as relative scale positions in the current key."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Key)

"But with carefully chosen keyboard macros to activate it, Mass Copy is quick, convenient, and powerful. Most users who have mastered it depend heavily on it. That certainly includes me."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Quick)

"I think getting drunk is the key to flying comfortably. A couple of bloody marys or several glasses of champagne, and suddenly it's like you're on a roller coaster."
- Amanda Peet
(Related: Flying, Key)

"The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Business, Successful, Progress, Cooperation)

"The key to sitcom success is miserable people. If you see a happy couple, it's just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Success, People, Key)

"I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Act, Attention, Key, Stress)

"When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask 'em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time."
- Rachel Perry
(Related: Time, Sex, Balance, Favorite)

"Action is the foundational key to all success."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Success, Action, Key)

"Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Life, Key, Years)

"One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more. Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking."
- Mary Pipher
(Related: Children, Parents, Reason, Talking)

"In corn, I think I've found the key to the American food chain. If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald's meal, virtually all the carbon in it - and what we eat is mostly carbon - comes from corn."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Food, American, Key)

"I think we Southerners have talked a fair amount of malarkey about the mystique of being Southern."
- Reynolds Price
(Related: Being)

"Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease, and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys. It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life."
- Adelaide Anne Procter
(Related: Life, Day, Echo)

"After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: EnglEnglish, Name, Years)

"Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He sought me out because he was a fan. I was thinking he had confused me with someone else."
- Ted Rall
(Related: American, Meeting, Thinking)

"I have been playing a lot of keyboards, especially in the last five or six years. I suppose it gives you more scope than the guitar, although it does tend to make you write a different way."
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: Guitar, Years)

"But I find that the keyboard is the complete instrument you know?"
- Mick Ralphs
"Reducing trade barriers with this key ally will go a long way toward increasing market access for American farmers, manufacturers and service providers."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: American, Key, Service, Trade, Will)

"Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it, you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your script there's no point to your story. Story is the key."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Emotions, Key)

"Smokey and The Bandit was just a lark. All we did was run up and down those Georgia roads wrecking cars and having the time of our life."
- Jerry Reed
(Related: Life, Time)

"I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that."
- Della Reese
"On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage... You start to think that you're Tom Jones."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Night)

"I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Mouse)

"I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who took an interest in me and presented me with a key to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Science, Work, Interest, Key)

"But with lots of good ideas, implementation is the key, and so we need to keep our eye on the ball as we go forward and make sure that people honor their pledges in terms of financial commitments, and that we actually use this money so that it makes a real difference."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Money, People, Ideas, Financial, Difference, Eye, Honor, Key)

"I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Music, People, Guitar)

"I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Sports, America, Baseball, Basketball, Culture, Football, Soccer)

"I would be surprised if there weren't some owners who didn't want to get a deal done right now and get back to playing hockey."
- Luke Richardson
(Related: Now, Right, Want)

"Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Love, Key, Will)

"How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Time, Leisure)

"Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Devil, Leisure)

"Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Trade)

"Thou shalt not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must."
- Branch Rickey
"Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Devil, Thinking)

"The man with the ball is responsible for what happens to the ball."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Man)

"The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: History, Race)

"Problems are the price you pay for progress."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Progress, Problems)

"Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Baseball, First, Rules, Spirit)

"Never surrender opportunity for security."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Opportunity, Security, Surrender)

"Luck is the residue of design."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Design, Luck)

"All I had was natural ability."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Ability)

"I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Courage, Failure, Strength, Children, Fault, Respect, Want)

"A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Chance, Will)

"It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Honor)

"Baseball is a game of inches."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Baseball)

"Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Change, People, Ideas, Baseball, Numbers, Years)

"Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Day)

"Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Sports, Truth, Baseball, Prejudice)

"I don't care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day, I'd want to do my job better than the fellow next to me. I'd want to be the best at whatever I do."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Care, Day, Job, Want)

"If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Effort, Joy, Pursuit, Zest)

"A full mind is an empty bat."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Mind)

"The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging. We should be collecting emails as we used to collect telephone numbers and using them to better communicate our message to key voters."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Influence, Key, Numbers)

"Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Love, Knowledge)

"It's not easy to strap yourself down to a desk and bash on a keyboard when you know you can direct lots of films, because directing films is fun and interactive and gregarious. Writing isn't."
- Guy Ritchie
(Related: Fun, Writing)

"Even though there are some great keyboard players on the album, there are a number of songs with no keyboard on them and the backing is all guitar oriented. This is first time I've ever done this actually."
- Lee Ritenour
(Related: Time, First, Guitar, Songs)

"I think a lot of the time these days people are so concerned about having the right camera and the right film and the right lenses and all the special effects that go along with it, even the computer, that they're missing the key element."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Time, People, Computer, Film, Key, Right)

"People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Money, Happiness, People, Key)

"My goals are to hit .300, score 100 runs, and stay injury-prone."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Goals, Injury)

"What was the name of that dog on 'Rin Tin Tin'?"
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Name)

"We'll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Mistakes, Right)

"These guys are so old they're eligible for meals on wheels."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Old)

"Pitching is 80% of the game and the other half is hitting and fielding."
- Mickey Rivers
"Me and George and Billy are two of a kind."
- Mickey Rivers
"It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Today, Walking)

"I felt alone out there, like I was on a desert island. I felt like Gilligan."
- Mickey Rivers
"I don't get upset over things I can control, because if I can control them there's no sense in getting upset. And I don't get upset over things I can't control, because if I can't control them there's no sense in getting upset."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Control, Sense)

"He's so ugly. When you walked by him, your pants wrinkle. He made fly balls curve foul."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Ugly)

"He's so ugly he should have to wear an oxygen mask."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Ugly)

"He was lost out there. He was the lost Mohegan."
- Mickey Rivers
"The first thing you do when you get out to center field is put up your finger and check the wind chill factor."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: First, Wind)

"The only thing you're taking out of here is your spirit and your soul, so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves, because we're all spiritual creatures."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Soul, Spirit, Spiritual)

"You know what, I'm probably one of the most blessed people there's ever been, and I thank God for it."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: God, People)

"One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Family, Myth)

"Originally I was not writing songs for myself."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Songs, Writing)

"People still look at Michael Jackson as being a Motown artist."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: People, Artist, Being)

"So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that's exactly how I approached it - only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Inspirational, Music, God, Words)

"Songwriting is my gift from God."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: God)

"That's because we did not set out to make black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Music, Quality)

"There are very few courses around Detroit I haven't played."
- Smokey Robinson
"There's so many wonderful gospel people out there, and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: People, Want)

"We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Temptation, Victims)

"We're very physical creatures, and we worry about how we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Spiritual, Worry)

"Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Artist)

"When you write a song, a song has longevity."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Longevity, Song)

"In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Inspirational, Fact)

"You know what, life is full of temptations."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Life, Temptations)

"When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I'm a flattered man, it's a blessing to me."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Man, Songs)

"I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Song, Want)

"And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: People, Songs)

"As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Dreams, Life)

"As human beings, we're very materialistic and have all this stuff - furs and cars and diamonds and money."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Money)

"Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Life, Doctors, Drugs, Lawyers, School, Teenagers)

"My mother was a churchgoing lady, so I always heard about God at home."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Home, Mother, God, Lady)

"Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Inspirational, Music, God, Songs)

"Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism, and I was there from the very first day."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Artist, Day, First)

"I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: History, Music, Being)

"I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Artists, Songs)

"I left Motown because of the regime of people who were there."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: People)

"I played golf all over Detroit."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Golf)

"I really haven't strayed too far, musically, from my roots."
- Smokey Robinson
"I've been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: God, Faith, Churches, Hospitals, Talk, Years)

"Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life because those are my roots."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Life, Will)

"Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Potential, Song, Want)

"When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Blame)

"I like ice hockey, but it's a frustrating game to watch. It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Time, Eyes)

"A lot of people have asked me how short I am. Since my last divorce, I think I'm about $100,000 short."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: People, Divorce)

"Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Work, Day)

"I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Women)

"I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Years)

"I'm the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Marriage, Concern, Man, May, World)

"When I say I do, the justice of the peace replies, 'I know, I know...'"
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Peace, Justice)

"You always pass failure on your way to success."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Success, Failure)

"The turkey has a destiny which ends on San Martino's day."
- Waverley Lewis Root
(Related: Day, Destiny, Turkey)

"I'm a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four."
- Joel Rosenberg
(Related: Women, Man, Sleep, Want)

"There is one good thing about Marx: he was not a Keynesian."
- Murray Rothbard
"I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film. I never told anybody that."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Aspirations, Film)

"A lot of the stuff I am now seeing is edgy, raw kinda material."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Now)

"All I am hoping for is to be able to work - I think my best work is still ahead of me - I think all that I have been through in the last several years have only made me a better, more interesting actor."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Work, Actor, Years)

"Comeback is a good word, man."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Man, Word)

"I did think for many, many years that because of my ability I could beat the system. And I was wrong."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Ability, Wrong, Years)

"I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn't get a job."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Acting, Europe, Fighting, Job, Years)

"I had a lot of anger inside me and that came out at times that were not particularly advantageous to me career-wise."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Anger, Career)

"A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Time, Awards, Being, Compromise, Therapy, Today, Will)

"I never look backwards. I have always been an athlete. I boxed before I acted."
- Mickey Rourke
"All that prosthetic makeup drains you. By the time it's lunch, you're done."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Time, Makeup)

"I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration. When the bell rings it's like when the little red light goes on over the camera. And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second take because I'm right there."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: First, Focus, Light, Right)

"I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Balance, Nothing)

"It was either therapy or die."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Therapy)

"It was the most fun I've ever had on a movie. It was one of the happiest times in my life. I was living in New York, and I really enjoyed acting at the time. Also, it's funny because that was also the time when I went downhill."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Funny, Time, Life, Acting, Living)

"It's the formulaic studio movies the make money, and when they do, the actors in them are automatically movie stars."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Movies, Money, Actors, Stars)

"What I've got to do now is let them judge me for who I am as an actor and not for my notoriety."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Actor, Now)

"Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Movies, Mistake, People, Years)

"I had some things I had to fix. It took me 14 years to do it. But it was never really fun back in the day to work with directors who were a lot older and were like authoritarian and talking to you like that."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Work, Day, Fun, Talking, Years)

"I always knew I'd accomplish something very special - like robbing a bank perhaps."
- Mickey Rourke
"Most turkeys taste better the day after, my mother's tasted better the day before."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Mother, Day, Taste, Turkeys)

"That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too."
- Angela Ruggiero
(Related: Women, Basketball, Chance, Girls, Gold, Now, Soccer)

"Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life, and I think they cannot understand its terms, but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Life, Culture, Dying, Quarrel)

"Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Poetry, Experience)

"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Atoms, Universe)

"Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest.The blessing is in the seed."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Beginnings)

"The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Poetry, Spirit)

"The journey is my home."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Home, Journey)

"Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Poems, Will)

"If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Poetry, Day, Hunger, World)

"I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Sacrifice, Choice, Rest, Talk)

"I hear the singing of the lives of women. They clear mystery, the offering, and pride."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Women, Mystery, Pride, Singing)

"Exchange is creation."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Creation)

"However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Life, May, Now)

"A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Art, Work, Artist, Consciousness, Emotions)

"In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Free speech, Poems, Poets, Writing)

"Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered key aspects of the issue."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Key)

"Most films I've worked on have had large casts, but they've been wonderful people. I think the monkey in Pirates of the Caribbean is the most temperamental costar I've had. It would throw tantrums like you wouldn't believe."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: People)

"Once this key conflict is eased, it will have a huge impact on the world. It will take time to find a solution. It's similar to the situation between East and the West at the time of my flight."
- Mathias Rust
(Related: Time, Conflict, Key, Solution, Will, World)

"I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco."
- Babe Ruth
(Related: Beer, First, Wine)

"The key is in remaining just aloof enough from a painting so that you know when to stop."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Key, Painting)

"When you think of hockey, when you think of Canada, you think of Wayne Gretzky."
- Joe Sakic
(Related: Canada)

"Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Balance, Democracy, Key)

"On the stage, you alone hold the key, and on the night you have to trust that the director has inspired you enough to take the material and run with it."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Trust, Key, Night)

"All the children had to wear a gas mask in case of a gas attack by the Germans. They tried to make the masks like Mickey Mouse faces so the children would like them. But I didn't. They had big ears on them."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: Children, Faces, Mouse)

"The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Truth, Christmas, Culture, Economy, Football, Holidays, Meaning, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"The key to education is the experience of beauty."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Beauty, Education, Experience, Key)

"Location is the key to most businesses, and the entrepreneurs typically build their reputation at a particular spot."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Entrepreneurs, Key, Reputation)

"This is the key to time management - to see the value of every moment."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Time, Management, Key, Value)

"This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key."
- Sally Schneider
(Related: Work, People, Help, Key, Mystery, Understanding)

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Happiness, Love, Success, Successful, Key, Will)

"The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Successful, Church, Environment, Key, Missionaries, Will)

"Do what you haven't done is the key, I think."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Key)

"When I was a kid, I remember playing hockey outside and whenever you did, you thought about playing for Finland vs. Sweden. That's just the way it was."
- Teemu Selanne
(Related: Thought)

"We've played with a lot of confidence and that's been the key so far. Hopefully, we can take more confidence into the playoffs."
- Teemu Selanne
(Related: Confidence, Key)

"I think we have played like a playoff team for some time. We can still do better. The key thing right now is to look forward, not behind you."
- Teemu Selanne
(Related: Time, Key, Now, Right)

"That's the key to success, isn't it? It has to be fun."
- Monica Seles
(Related: Success, Fun, Key)

"Music is the key to the female heart."
- Johann G. Seume
(Related: Music, Heart, Key)

"Most previous immigrants came to the United States to become Americans, with no intention of returning home. They relinquished their ties with their homeland. English was their key to prosperity, and they worked hard to master it."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Home, Americans, English, Intention, Key, Prosperity, states, United)

"I'm kind of a one-note at a time, one finger keyboard player."
- Matt Sharp
(Related: Time)

"It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres. We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Argument, Commitment, Day)

"I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right. I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants running around in donkey clothes."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Clothes, Party, Right, Running)

"On acoustic guitar I tend to stay in the key of D for some reason. On electric guitar I keep basic: C, G, D, and A. The key of D minor is also real good for me."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Guitar, Key, Reason)

"The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Strength, Heroes, Key, Tragedy)

"The key word about The West Wing is show. It is not a reality show. It has nothing to do with reality."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Key, Nothing, Reality, Word)

"I love going into the centre of London because people don't give a monkey's about you or who you are. You can be in a restaurant and no one notices you or if they do they won't show it."
- Teddy Sheringham
(Related: Love, People, London)

"So in one sense you don't have the classic keyboard player in Yes."
- Billy Sherwood
(Related: Sense)

"Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country, but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical crop to Illinois farmers."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Country, Key)

"My boyfriend calls me 'princess', but I think of myself more along the lines of 'monkey' and 'retard'."
- Alicia Silverstone
(Related: Boyfriend)

"Frank's audience doesn't care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Care)

"If love is the treasure, laughter is the key."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Love, Key, Laughter, Treasure)

"Playing along with records is key. And as far as equipment goes it has gotten so much more affordable and the drum sets are of great quality. I play Pearl; their Export Series is great for a beginner."
- Chad Smith
(Related: Quality, Key, Play)

"But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: America, Rights, Turkey)

"To say, that Capt. Ingraham violated the rights of Turkey, is nonsense."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: Rights, Nonsense, Turkey)

"I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: God, Religion, Earth, Man, Mormon)

"The key is, if you're not monkeying around with the script, then everything usually goes pretty well."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Key, Pretty)

"The views of the European Union are fully reflected in this text, particularly the key objective of the EU, namely vigorously to address the disarmament of Iraq and to do so within the framework of the UN Security Council."
- Javier Solana
(Related: Iraq, Key, Security)

"Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money just to do one big picture."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: Money, News)