Quotes and Sayings about Kings



"I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men - that they never mature and are always just boys."
- Krista Allen
(Related: Love, Men, Sports, Women, Boys, Makeup)

"It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: End)

"Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Love, Sex)

"Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Action, Virtue, Criticism, First, Self)

"Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Man, Trying)

"One of the great benefits of organised religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there's nobody there to forgive them."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Religion, Benefits)

"Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Incompetence, Journalism, Laziness)

"It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Writing)

"I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pate than any other."
- Kingsley Amis
"His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Night)

"He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Faith, Church, Sense)

"He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again."
- Kingsley Amis
"No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Life, People, Children, Wonder)

"I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

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

"Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!"
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Brothers, Enemies, Kings, Sons)

"That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Death, Life, Mistake, Kings)

"It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: First, Importance, Living)

"In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, War, Newspapers, Vietnam)

"We have to make it clear that one, two or even three BNP MEPs elected to Brussels will have very little effect on the workings of the Parliament and the Commission."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Effect, Parliament, Will)

"Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Death, Kings)

"In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Reality)

"Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Father, Kings, Limits)

"Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Policy, Kings, Will)

"Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Faith, Force, Kings, Persuasion, World)

"'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'"
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Time, Kings, Ships, Talk)

"Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Kings)

"Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?"
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Heart, Cunning, Machines, Man)

"The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image."
- Charles W. Chesnutt
(Related: Heart, Despair, Mystery, Reflection, Universe)

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Time, Children, Christmas)

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

"As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Men, Kings, May)

"When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws and the liberties, which formed a part of our heritage as Britons."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: America, Europe, Kings, Laws)

"Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe."
- Charles Davenport
(Related: People, Custom, Kings, Law)

"I was born in St. Andrew's and raised in Kingston then I attended the Alpha Boy's school."
- Desmond Dekker
(Related: School)

"This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Love, Fate, Hate, Kings, May, Old, Treason)

"His hands would plait the priest's guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Kings)

"Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one."
- Diogenes
(Related: Kings, Man)

"The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Day, Kings, Present)

"War is the trade of Kings."
- John Dryden
(Related: War, Kings, Trade)

"And love is love in beggars and in kings."
- Edward Dyer
(Related: Love, Kings)

"I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Kings)

"It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go, I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, all the great actors that I've worked with... Sir Ben Kingsley."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Actors, Now)

"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Friendship, Kings, World)

"Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides."
- Euripides
(Related: Chance)

"In a few years there will be only five kings in the world the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards."
- King Farouk
(Related: Cards, England, Kings, Will, World, Years)

"And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended."
- Ferdowsi
(Related: God, Men, Deeds, Kings, May, Now, Rest)

"Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves - the areas set aside in law for African occupation - as early as 1959 and 1960."
- Ruth First
(Related: Policy, African, Law, Occupation, Study)

"As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: People)

"Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them."
- Charles James Fox
(Related: Kings, Popular)

"Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Men, Earth, Judges, Kings, May)

"The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beginnings)

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Beauty, Truth, Kings, Today, Yesterday)

"Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings."
- Frederick The Great
(Related: Arguments, Forget, Rights, Kings)

"We can certainly go further than cats, but why should it be that our brains are somehow so suited to the universe that our brains will be able to understand the deepest workings?"
- Brian Greene
(Related: Cats, Universe, Will)

"Kings are in the moral order what monsters are in the natural."
- Henri Gregoire
(Related: Kings, Order)

"The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too."
- George Grove
(Related: Music, College, Folk, Kids, Parents)

"The most glorious thing about working in the collaborative art is when you have somebody like Susan Kingsley or Kathy Bates who are better than your play."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Art, Play)

"In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep."
- Robert Herrick
(Related: Kings, Moderation, Sheep, Skin)

"Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger, to give the best advice to kings."
- Robert Herrick
(Related: Advice, Danger, Kings)

"So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech."
- Hesiod
(Related: People, Evil, Justice, Kings, Speech, Will)

"And there was huge numbers of UFOs around my parents home in Kingston."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Home, Numbers, Parents)

"It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Failure, Expression)

"Missouri remains a low tax, efficiently run state, according to all prominent national rankings."
- Bob Holden
(Related: Tax, State)

"Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings."
- Horace
(Related: Death, Kings, Poor)

"Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings."
- Horace
(Related: Death, Kings, Man, Poor)

"Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings, as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns with an extremely intense heat."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Eating, Fire, Kings)

"The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings."
- Qin Shi Huangdi
(Related: Existence, Kings, Reason)

"The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: People, Kings)

"It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: End, France, Kings)

"It seems strange that almost no other traces of the strong vikings are found in America."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: America)

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History, Angels, Kings, Man, Question)

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: First, Self)

"I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label. I think it has a great vibe and has great songs. I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: Kings, Party, Right, Songs)

"The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: People, Heart, Existence, Kings, Nation, Reason, World)

"Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Acting, Magic)

"John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: London, Songs)

"It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Actor, Being, Celebrity, Charity, Voice)

"In England, it's now Sir Ben. Mister has just disappeared. It's not even on my passport anymore. They've taken Mister away from me."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: England, Now)

"In cinema, the leading player is the director."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Cinema, Leading)

"If your best friend has stolen your girlfriend, it does become life and death."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Death, Life, Friend, Girlfriend)

"If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work, Performance, Fish, Help, Months, Play)

"I'm convinced that had I not changed my name, I don't think I would have had quite the same career curve that I eventually had."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Career, Name)

"I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted by acting and loves behaviour."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Love, Acting, Fact)

"One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Family, Home, Love, Day, Drama, Envy, Loyalty, Tragedy, Words)

"When Attenborough asked me to do Gandhi it was almost like stepping off one boat and stepping on to another, even though both boats are going at 60 miles per hour."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Boats)

"I would like to make it known, on this program, loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with all five of my arms being a Bond villain."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Being)

"I've never had to turn my hand to anything for monetary gain, other than pretending to be somebody else. I'm deeply fortunate."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Gain)

"Somewhere in your career, your work changes. It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous, more to do with the information that your soul carries."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work, Soul, Career, Information)

"That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Being, Hunger, Longing, Terror)

"The camera does not like acting. The camera is only interested in filming behaviour. So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out, while standing on your head!"
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Acting)

"The hierarchy of class in London was rigid. It was like a religion. It still is to a certain extent."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Religion, Class, London)

"The many many imponderables come together when a film opens and for all sorts of reasons it may or may not succeed."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Film, May, Succeed)

"The trick is to try and justify every word on the page and make sure my character is the man who would say that."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Character, Man, Word)

"There have not been any troughs as regards my work. There's never been a trough of my assurance."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work)

"There's so much crap talked about acting."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Acting)

"When I choose a role it's either because I recognise the man, or that I'm very curious to know him. If I neither recognise nor know him, then it is better that I don't play him."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Man, Play)

"When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Acting)

"I was fortunate as a young actor, to go straight to the RSC, where I learned that being an actor can bring with it wonderful responsibilities."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Actor, Being)

"Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Intelligence)

"There is so much to do on a film set. It is an extraordinarily invigorating and wonderful place to be, when things are running well."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Film, Running)

"I have a rather naive approach, I think, to my job."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Job)

"All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Writers)

"As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves. I wonder if I'd still be alive by now."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Now, Wonder)

"As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared to risk the possibility of starving."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Possibility, Actor, Risk)

"But comedy I'd love to do as much as humanly possible."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Love, Comedy)

"But filming is good for you, because the crew isn't allowed to laugh. You can't get addicted to getting the laugh."
- Ben Kingsley
"Fifteen years before I became a screen actor, I was in the theatre. A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing. It's harder."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work, Actor, Comedy, Theatre, Years)

"Filming is so much to do with rhythm, as is music, and if it isn't there then you know in the end nobody can save it really, they can't."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Music, End)

"Well, it's wonderful to be identified strongly with my work."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work)

"Hopefully, as I get older in the business, I make my choices more accurately, and I perhaps know from either the script or the first meeting that it isn't going to work."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Work, Business, Choices, First, Meeting)

"With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice. It's a good exercise to do."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Exercise, Voice)

"I always try to find something I admire about every character I play."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Character, Play)

"I don't honestly think people know what acting is."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: People, Acting)

"I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and hope to God that I am creative."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: God, Hope)

"I have never felt bereft of anything."
- Ben Kingsley
"I honestly have no strategy whatsoever. I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox and completely surprise me."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Strategy, Waiting)

"I just loved playing a man who was unafraid of making an idiot of himself in the process of falling in love. I found that admirable."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Love, Man)

"I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Sense)

"I think if I were to go back on stage I might be in great danger of acting."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Acting, Danger)

"I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting. That's how much a son wishes to avenge his father. That is how much two young people can love each other."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Love, Father, Son, People, Wishes)

"I think that all of us either lose touch with the child inside us or try and hold onto it because it so precious to us and it's such an extraordinary part of our lives."
- Ben Kingsley
"I think that most actors, and they're a very strange lot actors, very strange people, but I think that they attempt to keep in touch with the child."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: People, Actors)

"I think that various styles and methods and approaches are an invention of people who don't understand the process of acting and who try very hard to label things."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: People, Acting, Invention)

"I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Character, Comedy, Habits, Irony)

"I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence, and the theater you like has more to do with language."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Cinema, Language, Silence, Theater)

"I do remember, as a child, that I always imagined, when I was maybe 6 or 7, my fantasy was that everywhere I went I was being followed by an invisible film crew."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Being, Fantasy, Film)

"There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Film, Light, Sense, Word)

"Do noble things, not dream them all day long."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Dream, Day)

"Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Work, Strength, Being, Cheerfulness, Content, Diligence, Self, Temperance, Will)

"Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Will)

"All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
- Charles Kingsley
"A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Bible, Gentleman, London, May)

"A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Trust, Soul, Friend, Faults, Man, Woman)

"Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Evil, Pain)

"Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Feelings)

"Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Work, God, Tools, Will)

"It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Friendship)

"Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Age, Romance, Chivalry, Earth, Past, Spirit, Wrong)

"The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Rain, World, Yesterday)

"There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Man)

"There is a great deal of human nature in man."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Day, Kindness)

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Life, Act, Comfort, Luxury)

"We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Bible, Burden, Opium)

"Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Blood, Day)

"He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Men, Power)

"Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Living, Man, Nothing)

"Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive."
- Hugh Kingsmill
(Related: Society)

"Bacon's not the only thing that's cured by hanging from a string."
- Hugh Kingsmill
"Friends are God's apology for relations."
- Hugh Kingsmill
(Related: God, Apology, Friends)

"What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on, and the fact that you know how to drive."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Fact, Road)

"What you lose in blindness is the space around you, the place where you are, and without that you might not exist. You could be nowhere at all."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Blindness, Space)

"I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Living, Mind)

"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't."
- Barbara Kingsolver
"Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: American, Libraries)

"Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Truth, Memory)

"Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Truth, Heart, Pain)

"People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Dreams, Soul, People, Day, Will)

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Strength, Laws, Motherhood)

"Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Society, People, Care, Mind)

"The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go... It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Life, Ability)

"The truth needs so little rehearsal."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Truth, Needs)

"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Life, Hope)

"Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Work, Elections)

"We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Thoughts, Animals)

"Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: People, Hope, Want)

"It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Time, Memory)

"Marriage encourages the men and women who together create life to unite in a bond for the protection of children."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Life, Marriage, Men, Women, Children, Protection)

"Finally, I want to make the point that we are Republicans. We are the majority. It is going to be a little more difficult because we have to govern and come up with ideas."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Ideas, Majority, Republicans, Want)

"From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems - democracy."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Opportunity, Communism, Democracy, Suffering)

"Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Experience, Love, Society, Wife, HusbChildren, Commitment, Humanity, Stability, Welfare)

"I used to live in Ethiopia as a child, and I lived there when Haile Selassie was the emperor."
- Jack Kingston
"I welcome the Democrats' ideas on Social Security. I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Reform, Security)

"I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration's reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democrats, Effort, Tax, Reform, Security)

"If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive, then it is logical to argue that we should broaden the definition so that won't exclude anyone."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Change, Marriage)

"In Ethiopia, democracy is in its infancy and it must be nurtured along by its leaders."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democracy, Leaders)

"Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Values, Being, College, Military)

"But whether a couple is a man and a woman has everything to do with the meaning of marriage."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Man, Meaning, Woman)

"Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Society, Influence, Religious)

"Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county. The U.S. has more costs of litigation per person than any other industrialized nation in the world, and it is crippling our economy."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Economy, Nation, World)

"Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Nature, People, Harmony, Laws, Slavery)

"Marriage is sacred and protected and has nothing to do with violating our civil rights."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Civil rights, Nothing)

"Most people understand life expectancy has changed since Social Security started in 1937 when folks lived to be 59 years old. Today, they live to be 77 years old."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Life, People, Old, Security, Today, Years)

"Our current identification system is so disjointed that the World Trade Center terrorists had a total of 63 valid driver's licenses between them."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Trade, World)

"So far, 44 States, or 88 percent of the States, have enacted laws providing that marriage shall consist of a union between a man and a woman. Only 75 percent of the States are required to approve a constitutional amendment."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Laws, Man, states, Woman)

"There is a certain element of complementarity between men and women that is biological by nature."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Men, Nature, Women)

"This is the time to pull together as a Nation, as different people from all over the States with different perspectives and different social statuses and different income brackets, to unify into one and help those on the ground who need our help the most."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Time, People, Help, Income, Nation, states)

"What I would ask the Democrat Party is to put your plan on the table, because most people agree with the facts, and the facts are that Social Security is running out of money."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Money, People, Facts, Party, Running, Security)

"What we want the folks in Ethiopia to know is that we are behind them in the democratic process. We know it is not perfect, as we are still working on ours; but we wish them success in this great and noble endeavor."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Success, Want)

"It is always open season on Christian and on white folks because they are the group you can kick and you can get away with it. It is politically correct."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Christian, Open)

"I think Social Security should be bipartisan and it should transcend the next election, and you should get the best ideas of the Democrats and of the Republicans, and move forward with the best."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Republicans, Security)

"The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Work, Gods, Hard work)

"The difference between mad people and sane people... is that sane people have variety when they talk-story. Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: People, Difference, Talk, Variety)

"I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for contradictions."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Mind, Universe)

"Hunger also changes the world - when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Habit, Eating, Hunger, World)

"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Change, Success, Ideas, Positive, Values, World)

"It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Equality, Activism, Liberals, Property, Protection)

"The case decided on Thursday, though, seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation. It was about the requirement that any government taking must have a "public purpose.""
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Government, Purpose, Fans)

"The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Liberals, Protection)

"Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Curiosity, Force, Struggle, World)

"In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Fools, Kings, Network, Now)

"My girlfriend has crabs, I bought her fishnet stockings."
- Jay London
(Related: Girlfriend)

"The former measured six feet and an inch in his stockings, and, without a single pound of cumbrous flesh about him, weighed a hundred and eighty. The latter was an inch shorter than his rival, and ten pounds lighter; but he was much the most active of the two."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: Feet)

"Punctuality is the politeness of kings."
- Louis XVIII
(Related: Kings, Politeness, Punctuality)

"We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Experts, Kings, Right)

"For as well as I have loved thee heretofore, mine heart will not serve now to see thee; for through thee and me is the flower of kings and knights destroyed."
- Thomas Malory
(Related: Heart, Kings, Now, Will)

"When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Fish, Kings)

"Everything we talk about is about beating the Packers, the Bears and the Vikings. Obviously there are other teams in the league, but if you can dominate and be on top of your division you are always in the playoff hunt. It's time for us to win that thing."
- Steve Mariucci
(Related: Time, Talk)

"I prefer the country life. I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Life, Country, Trees)

"What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?"
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Day, Kings, Shadows)

"Grammar, which knows how to control even kings."
- Moliere
(Related: Control, Grammar, Kings)

"Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!"
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Death, May)

"Is Abundant Success in all his honest undertakings."
- George Morgan
(Related: Success)

"History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created."
- William Morris
(Related: Art, History, People, Kings)

"Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions of an amazing universe in our possession that kings in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: War, Thoughts, Kings, Possession, Universe)

"Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God."
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Love, God, Wealth, Kings)

"We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Time, Kings, Politicians)

"People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude."
- Ovid
(Related: People, Confidence)

"Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Government, Health, Common sense, Economy, Problems, Will)

"Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works."
- William Penn
(Related: God, Kings, Mercy, World)

"There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands."
- Plato
(Related: Power, End, Humanity, Kings, Now, Philosophy, states, Will, World)

"I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Language, Trying, Universe)

"Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Society, Church, Democracy)

"To know how to dissimulate is the knowledge of kings."
- Duc De Richelieu
(Related: Knowledge, Kings)

"The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: People, Kings, Laws, Post, Public)

"If you look at my bookings, they've gone down each season. That's something I'm trying to keep improving. On the pitch you don't want any silly bookings."
- Wayne Rooney
(Related: Silly, Trying, Want)

"One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Kings)

"Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others."
- Sallust
(Related: Kings, Mistrust)

"I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it."
- George Sand
(Related: Earth, Kings)

"He put a ring in the toe of a stocking. On Christmas Eve, we opened our stockings and it was there at the bottom of the toe. Then he got down on his knees and he was shaking."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Christmas)

"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Content, Kings)

"Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Kings)

"The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade."
- James Shirley
(Related: Death, Blood, Fate, Kings, Poor, Shadows, State)

"No. Better research needed. Fire your research person. No fishnet stockings. Never. Not in this band."
- Gene Simmons
(Related: Fire, Research)

"It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Time, Career, Conquest, Country, Kings, Rome)

"For some reason, and for a time such as this, God has given me favor with kings and princes."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Time, God, Kings, Reason)

"There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: Kings, Old, Tradition, Years)

"Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Kings, Right)

"The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Kings, World)

"The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Kings, World)

"One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Company, Day, England, Kings, Nothing, Preparation, Shakespeare, Years)

"I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are."
- Angie Stone
(Related: Men, Expression, Kings, Old, Reality)

"While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Civilization, Houses, Kings)

"The more games I will play, the faster I will be back on a top spot in the world rankings."
- Jan Timman
(Related: Games, Play, Will, World)

"As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Day, Heroes, Kings, Now, Pity)

"What you do is, you have your drawing board and a pencil in hand at the telescope. You look in and you make some markings on the paper and you look in again."
- Clyde Tombaugh
"The planets are never the same twice, they're always different, so they could compare the markings I had drawn with their current photographs and they knew that I was drawing what I was really seeing and it wasn't copied from somewhere."
- Clyde Tombaugh
"Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Money, Extreme, Kings, Leaders, May, Principles, Socialism)

"Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we.""
- Mark Twain
(Related: People, Editors, Kings, Right)

"I do recommend it for all girls, and boys, out there: put on a pair of fishnet stockings and find your inner sexiness!"
- Nia Vardalos
(Related: Boys, Girls)

"We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Life, Love, Artists, Boys, Emotion, Kings, World)

"During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come."
- Mika Waltari
(Related: Life, Gods, Hope, Immortality, Kings, Past, Writers)

"I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Movies, Father, Kings)

"Louis Freeh said on national TV that actionable intelligence could have allowed us to stop the hijackings."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Intelligence)

"The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Age, Books, End, Judges, Kings)

"At our college we were taught a universal approach to find out about a person: what problems the person has, what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: College, Difficulties, Problems)

"The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Age, Danger, Husbands, Kings, May, Right)

"With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Music, Choice, Kings, Songs)

"I always say that I am very proud of the work that I did with the Rolling Stones and that I am also proud of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Work, Kings)

"I love to play smaller crowds with the Rhythm Kings."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Love, Crowds, Kings, Play)

"Where are the Muslim people's sponsors? Where are its kings? Where are its leaders? The Muslim people is calling upon you, Jerusalem is appealing to you, will anyone answer?"
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Muslim, Kings, Leaders, Will)

"The man who can put himself in the place of other men, who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for him."
- Owen D. Young
(Related: Men, Future, Man, Worry)

"I want to kill the president because I no like the capitalists. I have the gun in my hand, I kill kings and presidents first and next all capitalists."
- Giuseppe Zangara
(Related: First, Kings, President, Want)

"In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Men, Being, Kings)

"I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey."
- Rob Zombie
(Related: First, Kings, Play)