Quotes and Sayings about Leading
"When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: History, Ideas, Leading, Spirits)
"It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)
"When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Failure, First, Lady, Leading)
"When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice... and begging or pleading for love."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Care, Difference, Justice, World)
"When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines. And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool, you see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Leading, Old)
"I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?"
- Alan Alda
(Related: Actor, Being, Leading, Now, Theater)
"It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Heart, Apology, Being, Evil, Sin, Will)
"For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?"
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Country, Crime, Leading, Murder)
"We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life."
- David Amram
(Related: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)
"Richard Burton rang me up once and said, Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said, Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Lady, Leading)
"It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Financial, Cause)
"At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)
"Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Daughter, Actors, Lady, Leading, Weight, Worry)
"Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Action, Information, Leading, Reform)
"An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Information, Misleading, Wrong)
"The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Death, Cause, Fashion, Leading)
"I think the leaders inevitably express the people they are leading."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: People, Leaders, Leading)
"It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: Time, Ideas, Circumstances, Leading, Literary, Motives, Writer)
"The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Influence, Kids, Leading, News, Parents)
"There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)
"Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Leading, Nothing)
"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)
"We will host the Asean summit in November this year. It will be an occasion to reflect on our achievements collectively and to look at how Asean can maintain its leading role in regional and international cooperation."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Cooperation, Leading, Will)
"The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Causes, Tax, Leading)
"The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)
"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 this day I don't ever remember seeing a pet inside Moscow, I never saw anyone carrying a dog, or leading a dog. Err I finally saw a, a pet some years later in Kiev, so I thought that life must have been, different."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: Life, Pet, Thought, Day, Leading, Years)
"What an insignificant life is this which I am now leading!"
- James Boswell
(Related: Life, Now)
"I think every leading man wants to be a character actor, and every character actor wants to be a leading man."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Character, Actor, Leading, Man)
"A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Death, Calamity, Leading, Man, May, Now, Tragedy)
"King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Action, Leading)
"The World War broke out with such elemental violence, and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion, that no time was available for reflection and consideration."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Time, War, Consideration, Leading, Misleading, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reflection, Violence, World, World war)
"As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Men, Leading, Public, Romantic)
"If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Son, Leading, World)
"I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide."
- Emily Bronte
"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Life, Books, Commerce, Misleading)
"Britain should be the world's number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Building, Leading, Research, World)
"Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Death, Women, Cause, Leading)
"Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Religion, Islam, Emotion, Followers, Leading, World)
"One of the people that wrote a forward to my book is Gerry Spence, whom I admire. Gerry is a friend of mine, and Gerry's perhaps the leading criminal defense attorney in the country."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: People, Friend, Country, Defense, Leading)
"I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Death, People, Advertising, Misleading)
"I like, though, that people have a hunger to connect with other people. They're desperate to know that you're not lying to them or misleading them."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: People, Hunger, Lying, Misleading)
"Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have."
- Samuel Butler
"Bubbles was a very good dancer. Tremendous dancer. He was one of our leading dancers of the country at that time. And, of course, he didn't have much of a voice."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Time, Country, Leading, Voice)
"There is a reasonable concern that posting raw data can be misleading for those who are not trained in its use and who do not have the broader perspective within which to place a particular piece of data that is raw."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Concern, Misleading, Perspective)
"When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Islam, Evil, Leading)
"Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: American, Compromise, Debate, Leading)
"We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Peace, War, Leading, Weapons, World)
"I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness."
- Steve Case
(Related: Greatness, Company, Internet, Leading, Passion, Past, Pride, World)
"All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!"
- Carlos Castaneda
"On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)
"We've had some fairly intensive discussions leading up to these meetings between NATO and Russia, preparing for them, and it's going to be a very important six months for NATO."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Leading, Meetings, Months, Russia)
"In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public."
- Frank Church
(Related: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)
"A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Authority, Leading, Right)
"I think it kind of took being a character actor to kind of now enter into leading ladies."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Ladies, Leading, Now)
"Initially, the site was favourably reviewed in a leading new media publication and the word spread."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Leading, Media, Word)
"I was initially a leading man, but only on television."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Leading, Man, Television)
"In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have OK teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already."
- John Corbett
(Related: Successful, Being, Hollywood, Job, Leading, Man, Skin)
"There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Church, Body, Leading)
"The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Men, Women, Survival, Children, Israel, Leading, Military, Obstacles, State, Suicide)
"When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Actors, Leading)
"I have two favorite songs. My first is called 'Dance of The Robe' and it's a very powerful number where she is feeling the pressure from her people to take on the responsibility of leading them."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Favorite, Feeling, First, Leading, Pressure, Responsibility, Songs)
"My favourite sport is cheerleading!"
- Miley Cyrus
"A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Men, Leading, Romantic)
"There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed."
- Francis Darwin
(Related: Power, Quality, Extreme, Leading, Mind)
"When you're leading, don't talk."
- Thomas Dewey
(Related: Leading, Talk)
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Curiosity, Leading)
"I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way. Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend - leading roles for women were few and far between."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Women, Wife, Girlfriend, Being, Leading, Play, Reading)
"Our investments in data, Internet and international have been particularly timely and have positioned the company to post industry-leading incremental revenue gains."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Company, Internet, Post)
"The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Job, Leading)
"Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man, and it's just going to take the right project, the female and the right studio. It's got to all gel together, you know what I mean?"
- Mike Epps
(Related: Leading, Man, Project, Right)
"I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Leading, Parents, Possibilities, Trying)
"This program that the Republican majority has taken us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Country, Leading, Majority, Republican)
"It's fun leading this offense. I don't think we've hit our peak."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Fun, Leading)
"There's only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, but there's no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Leading, Road)
"I met Kevin when I was 19, at a Second City workshop. We were paired up together in the first class I went to. By the end of the class we formed our improv group, and over the next three years we performed leading up to the formation of The Kids in the Hall."
- Dave Foley
(Related: Class, End, First, Kids, Leading, Years)
"There is no road of flowers leading to glory."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Flowers, Glory, Leading, Road)
"I have decided to follow in my sinful ways, and have largely abandoned the increasingly religious life I was leading over the previous months, including several hours of Talmudic study a day."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Life, Day, Leading, Months, Religious, Study)
"The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Consulting, Direction, Dying, Leading, President, Waiting, Wrong)
"In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading."
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Related: Men, War, Army, Ending, Leading, Nothing, Talking, World, World war)
"It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world."
- Melinda Gates
(Related: Causes, Leading, World)
"Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Greatness, Leading, Road)
"What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever."
- Seth Godin
(Related: People, Ideas, Leading, Years)
"Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading."
- Seth Godin
(Related: Leader, Being, Charisma, Leaders, Leading, Study)
"You may be leading, then you might be at the back of the pack trying to work your way up. It's just a constant reminder not to give up, and to know that God, in my mind, is really in control."
- Jeff Gordon
(Related: Work, God, Control, Leading, May, Mind, Trying)
"This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody's been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Flaws, Iraq, Leading, President)
"Now, when we face a problem like global warming, and you understand that the biggest impacts on global warming come from business and industry, I think business needs to take a leading role."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Business, Global warming, Leading, Needs, Now)
"There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Difference, Dying, Leading, Practice, Preparation, Spiritual)
"And in doing this I advise you to send to the best manors of your lands those of your household in whom you place most confidence to be present in August at the leading of the corn, and to guard it as aforesaid."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Confidence, Leading, Present)
"Essentially, I'm a small-part actor who's been lucky enough to play leading roles for most of his life."
- Alec Guinness
(Related: Life, Actor, Leading, Play)
"A lot of leading countries in the world, including the United States and Russia, have to take their responsibilities much more seriously to ensure we are back on the road to peace and stability."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Peace, Countries, Leading, Road, Russia, Stability, states, United, World)
"In the years since I worked with John Hughes, there were many years where I literally had hundred of doors slammed in my face because I wasn't that kid anymore, and I wasn't a character actor, and I wasn't a leading man, and I wasn't whatever Hollywood was looking for."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Character, Actor, Hollywood, Leading, Man, Years)
"Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Medical, Speech)
"As an actor, I felt I couldn't compete. I wasn't as cute as the leading man; I wasn't as brilliant as Robin Williams."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Actor, Cute, Leading, Man)
"It's great fun if you get a good piece of writing and you can pretend to be someone else, tell a story that needs to be told, make some kind of connection. I've always fancied myself as a leading man, but I really doubt whether anyone else sees me that way."
- Colin Hay
(Related: Connection, Doubt, Fun, Leading, Man, Needs, Writing)
"We know, in other words, the general conditions in which what we call, somewhat misleadingly, an equilibrium will establish itself: but we never know what the particular prices or wages are which would exist if the market were to bring about such an equilibrium."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Wages, Will, Words)
"First there was the New Hampshire primary, and we had nearly a year leading up to it. And now, look! Three primaries in one weekend! How many of these things are they going to have?"
- Ed Helms
(Related: First, Leading, Now)
"This implies that the laws governing organic cohesion, the organization leading from the part to the whole, represent a biological uncertainty, indeed an uncertainty of the first order."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: First, Laws, Leading, Order, Uncertainty)
"Everyone has a right to change their consciousness, but ultimately the whole process is misleading."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Change, Consciousness, Misleading, Right)
"Once again we have misleading climate change pronouncements being based on data errors, data errors detected by non-UN, non-IPCC, non-peer-reviewed external observers. This is exactly what happens when you base your arguments on 'consensus science' and not scientific fact."
- Doug L. Hoffman
(Related: Change, Science, Arguments, Being, Climate, Climate change, Errors, Fact, Misleading)
"Since its founding in 1854, Penn State has proven to be a leading institution of higher learning."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Founding, Leading, Learning, State)
"God does not require you to follow His leadings on blind trust. Behold the evidence of an invisible intelligence pervading everything, even your own mind and body."
- Raymond Holliwell
(Related: Intelligence, Trust, God, Blind, Body, Mind)
"Fortunately and unfortunately, people don't see me as a character actor. They see me as a leading man or nothing, which makes it really hard to get work."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Work, People, Character, Actor, Leading, Man, Nothing)
"To establish yourself as a leading man, you're shooting for the smallest point on the target, and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you. It takes a lot for them to get past everything and just watch your art and what you're doing."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Art, Judgment, Leading, Man, Past)
"But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Religion, Christian, Meaning, Misleading, Words)
"Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Importance, Leading, Obvious, Production, Quantity, states, United)
"At some point, you've got to realize, you're either a leading man or you're not."
- Larry Hovis
(Related: Leading, Man)
"I've never considered myself a leading man, don't look like one, don't want to be one."
- Brion James
(Related: Leading, Man, Want)
"We remained in Texas leading a quiet home life until 1889."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Home, Life, Leading, Quiet)
"Some of the supporting roles that I've done as an actor, I took them because I knew that I would get to watch some of the leading guys in the movies, and also I'd get to work with them."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Work, Movies, Actor, Leading)
"This was the most important discovery I had ever made in my life. It was a discovery which has irrevocably changed my whole life's direction. It immediately elevated me to the status of one of the world's leading anthropologists."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Life, Direction, Discovery, Leading, World)
"I remember that during the period leading up to independence in Angola in 1975, I was the only correspondent there at all for three months."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Independence, Leading, Months)
"The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change."
- Kenneth Kaunda
(Related: Change, Power, Force, Leading)
"As leader of the effort of the Iraqi Survey Group, I spent most of my days not out in the field leading inspections. It's typically what you do at that level. I was trying to motivate, direct, find strategies."
- David Kay
(Related: Leader, Effort, Leading, Trying)
"I have no aspiration whatsoever to be the next great leading man."
- DeForest Kelley
(Related: Leading, Man)
"We're doing a lot of inspection on the leading edge of our wing on 114 and 121, the first two flights."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: First, Leading)
"Governments must now take a leading role in moving their nations in the right direction."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Direction, Leading, Nations, Now, Right)
"Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead."
- John Maynard Keynes
"My parents thought it was nice to develop my imagination, but they never seriously thought that anything would ever come of it. They said that I couldn't be an actress because I would be taller than all my leading men, so I thought I would be a writer instead."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Imagination, Men, Thought, Leading, Parents, Writer)
"In cinema, the leading player is the director."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Cinema, Leading)
"In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted Kennedy."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Marriage, Leading, Politicians)
"Disney was a family film studio. I was supposed to be their young, leading man. After they found out I was involved with someone, that was the end of Disney."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Family, Disney, End, Film, Leading, Man)
"You know, I find it so difficult being a... as a matter of fact, little do people know that most of the leading members of the cast have a background that they would never expect them to have, and play the show they did."
- Werner Klemperer
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Leading, Play)
"It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Causes, Doubt, Leading, Now, Smoking, Statistics)
"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Causes, Leading, Smoking, Statistics)
"Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Time, Force, Leading, Painting, Paris, School, Vitality)
"So if you're a customer today, the same person who came in to demonstrate the technology for you and helped you architect the solution before you bought it is likely going to be leading the team to help you do the implementation."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Technology, Customer, Help, Leading, Solution, Today)
"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)
"Even as you enter the fourth year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush is still misleading and deluding you and hiding the real reason from you."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Misleading, Reason)
"The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Success, Actor, Hollywood, Leading, Man, Order, Press, Sleep)
"Such an arrangement would provide Taiwan and China with a forum for dialogue whereby they may forge closer ties based on mutual understanding and respect, leading to permanent peace in the Taiwan Strait."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Peace, Leading, May, Respect, Understanding)
"There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie within it."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Life, Lie, Leading)
"Ronald Reagan will be remembered for leading the United States during a time of tremendous international transition - the demise of the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall coming down, and the end of the Cold War."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Time, War, End, Leading, states, United, Will)
"Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Community, Leading, State, Today, World)
"Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me... dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn't want to be that weak link."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Feelings, Idea, Leading, Want)
"One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board's misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren't available for regular people like you and I."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Government, People, Impression, Misleading, Protection)
"An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed."
- A. J. Liebling
(Related: Food, American, Blind, Leading, Teaching)
"The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it."
- Charles de Lint
(Related: Goal, Leading, Road)
"The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: War, Action, Errors, Iraq, Judgment, Leading, Mistakes, President, Problems)
"A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Business, Gay, Leading, Man, Woman)
"While a handful of countries and a small number of people are leading ample life, dozens of countries and billions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America are being left in absolute poverty."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Life, People, America, Being, Countries, Leading, Poverty)
"We sat down and read it for the first time and I thanked God under my breath, because they were all so good. And my leading ladies are both exceptional. I mean, everybody in the play. I could just go on all night about them."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Time, God, First, Ladies, Leading, Night, Play)
"We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Men, People, Ladies, Leading)
"If I remain healthy, I can win more races, but I don't think so much about setting new records. I'm already proud to have become the leading Austrian World Cup racer."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Leading, World)
"The public's evaluation of the job George W. Bush is doing as president changed dramatically as a result of the horrific attacks of September 11 and his response in leading the country on a campaign against terrorism."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Country, Job, Leading, President, Public, Result, Terrorism)
"Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Business, Community, Confidence, Jobs, Law, Leading, Loss, Order, Sales, State)
"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)
"I have friends who are leading men, and they're only ever allowed to play leading men of a certain type. But as a character actor, there's a wider variety of projects available. On the big Hollywood films, all they care about is having their lead in place, so it's actually easier for someone like me to slip in. And I'm happy to do so."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Men, Character, Actor, Care, Friends, Hollywood, Leading, Play, Projects, Variety)
"Producer's Surplus is a convenient name for the genus of which the rent of land is the leading species."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Land, Leading, Name)
"I've worked with leading men so worried about losing their charm that they were always winking to the audience."
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(Related: Men, Charm, Leading, Losing)
"Even my family laughed at me because they thought this young guy who's always stuttering in front of other people should be in front of 100 musicians and talk to them and leading them."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Family, Thought, People, Leading, Musicians, Talk)
"Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944 in which the UK government accepted the maintenance of employment as an obligation of governmental policy."
- James Meade
(Related: Government, Policy, Leading, Obligation)
"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Help, Leading, Nations, President, World)
"When we were doing the cheerleading for this, I was excited about doing it because I always wanted to be a cheerleader. I always wanted to but I didn't get to because I was working."
- Christina Milian
"I don't really like to talk specifically about customers by name - but we work with nearly all the leading manufacturers of consumer products worldwide and at quite a detailed engineering level."
- David Milne
(Related: Work, Engineering, Leading, Name, Talk)
"Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: People, Civilization, Leading, Mankind, United)
"Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Causes, Leading, Smoking, Statistics)
"I kept the same suit for six years and the same dialogue. They just changed the title of the picture and the leading lady."
- Robert Mitchum
(Related: Lady, Leading, Years)
"I'd love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he's a very private guy. Also, he's creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday."
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Love, Leading, Man, Talk)
"The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals."
- Gordon Moore
(Related: Technology, Leading, School)
"Denzel has been that leading man, but it took him a while to get to Training Day and Hurricane Carter."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Day, Leading, Man, Training)
"My host at Richmond, yesterday morning, could not sufficiently express his surprise that I intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford, and still farther. He however was so kind as to send his son, a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Son, Leading, Road, Yesterday)
"By obtaining a sense of its place in the unfolding drama of life, set in an ecological theatre, so we can understand why it has become one of the leading players."
- Simon Conway Morris
(Related: Life, Drama, Leading, Sense, Theatre)
"The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading events of modern times."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Events, Leading)
"The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Peace, Men, Ambition, Leading, Longing, Nations, Present)
"If only the authorities could be made to realize that the forces leading them on in the armament race are just insane."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Leading, Race)
"The president's claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Doubt, Misleading, Needs, President, Security, Sky)
"I shouldn't say I'm looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don't know what normal is."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Life, Leading)
"The hierarchy of relations, from the molecular structure of carbon to the equilibrium of the species and ecological whole, will perhaps be the leading idea of the future."
- Joseph Needham
(Related: Idea, Future, Leading, Will)
"During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations."
- George William Norris
(Related: War, Life, Agreement, Leading, Nations, Public, World)
"Better understanding of the natural world not only enhances all of us as human beings, but can also be harnessed for the better good, leading to improved health and quality of life."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Health, Life, Quality, Leading, Understanding, World)
"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Failure, America, Europe, Leading, World)
"The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Men, Talent, Favorite, Leading)
"As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging. She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Lady, Hollywood, Leading)
"I have fought to protect those benefits that ensure better salaries for teachers across the Nation such as grants to pay off student loans and funding for Teach for America. Still, we must all do more to show our continued appreciation for our Nation's leading role models."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: America, Appreciation, Benefits, Leading, Nation, Teachers)
"The greatest leading man, in my opinion, will always be Cary Grant."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Leading, Man, Opinion, Will)
"Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts."
- Ron Paul
(Related: America, Compromise, Leading, Play, Washington)
"Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Food, Leading)
"We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them."
- Christine Pelosi
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Leading, Post)
"Texas has long been known as the nation's largest energy producer, but we are equally proud of our distinction as the nation's leading energy innovator."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Energy, Leading, Nation)
"Cotton Owens was leading and daddy was second. They came up on me and I moved over to let them pass. Cotton went on, but daddy bumped me in the rear and my car went right into the wall."
- Richard Petty
(Related: Car, Leading, Right)
"I'm the leading scorer in the cup, and that's lovely, but don't forget this is also a great moment for the whole squad, when the two things coincide you can't ask for more."
- Alessandro Del Piero
(Related: Forget, Leading)
"The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Facts, Law, Leading)
"An easy approach to the walls must be provided against: indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground, and the roads leading to the gates should be winding and turn to the left from the gates."
- Marcus V. Pollio
"Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Action, Debt, Difference, Law, Will)
"Moderates shouldn't be nervous about Newt because he has a vision, he's laid it forward. He's fundamentally leading us in the way that middle class Americans want to go."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Vision, Americans, Class, Leading, Middle class, Want)
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Leadership, Failure, Care, Confidence, Day, Help, Leading, Problems, Soldiers)
"A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Peace, Leading)
"For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Death, Cancer, Cause, Example, Leading, states, United)
"The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other."
- David Riesman
(Related: Men, Idea, Freedom)
"Play like you're positive on the victory, even though they're leading big now."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Positive, Victory, Leading, Now, Play)
"I'm the one who made many of the bold comments that we'd seen the technologies from AMD as pretty good. Their technology in many areas was leading. But those are transient."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Technology, Leading, Pretty)
"I was supposed to be a romancer, either wooing the leading lady or competing with the leading man for her."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Lady, Leading, Man, Wooing)
"Instead of leading the world by how much we borrow, it's time that we make sure we lead the world in how much we build and create and invest."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Time, Leading, World)
"In order to set forth the goodness of God towards myself, I have thought it prudent to record some of the leading incidents of my life, as a means of setting forth to my children that He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him."
- William Rowley
(Related: God, Life, Thought, Children, Goodness, Leading, Order)
"The German Air Force was not sufficient to protect the sea crossing on its own. While the leading part of the forces might have landed, there was the danger that they might be cut off from supplies and reinforcements."
- Gerd von Rundstedt
(Related: Danger, Force, Leading, Sea)
"I was never a leading man. I've always been in the outer concentric circles in the company, being a character actor, which is a good place to be. It gives you that diversity."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Company, Diversity, Leading, Man)
"Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Education, Leading)
"It's the unusual leading man. Most of the Hollywood leading men are powerful and capable and strong, heroes. He has this vulnerability, he's fragile, he struggles to find a way to live from day to day that we can identify with, that we can understand."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Men, Day, Heroes, Hollywood, Leading, Man, Vulnerability)
"Further more Yemen is leading pioneer in democratic practice, lots of brothers and friends testified on that."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Brothers, Friends, Leading, Practice)
"French and German illustrate the misleading character of apparent grammatical simplicity just as well."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Character, Misleading, Simplicity)
"It is a different world than when I was growing up, and you started to just kind of maintain at thirty-five and just hope you can hope it together. People are a lot more vital than I am and doing all kinds of things and leading really important movements."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: People, Hope, Growing up, Leading, World)
"That is what has happened to the United States in the international economic scene. We have deteriorated into a debtor status so that we are now dependent upon the kindness of strangers. That is not where the world's leading power should find itself."
- Paul Sarbanes
(Related: Power, Kindness, Leading, Now, states, Strangers, United, World)
"I just pick the best roles that are left over, and they usually aren't the heterosexual, leading-man, non-drug-addict parts. And once you get into doing them, people know you do them."
- Peter Sarsgaard
(Related: People, Leading)
"No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Perception, Ability, Exercise, Giving, Leading, Want)
"I think possibly the first film that has music as its leading character."
- Peter Shaffer
(Related: Music, Character, Film, First, Leading)
"Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes wherever the polls lead him, rather than leading the polls."
- Al Sharpton
"I'm talking about science on the leading edge, where it's not clear which way things are going be cause we don't know, and I'm dealing with areas which we don't know about."
- Rupert Sheldrake
(Related: Science, Cause, Leading, Talking)
"Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Religion, Science, God, Leading, Prayer)
"Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction, and morality. Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history."
- John Shimkus
(Related: History, Morality, Action, Strength, Civil rights, Conviction, December, Law, Leading, Nation, Woman)
"If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Teen, Leader, People, First, Leading, Population)
"No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: People, Action, Actions, Authority, Body, Fact, Leading, Struggle)
"In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Leading, Newspapers, Radical, Theories)
"Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Superiority, Ambition, Desire, Leading, Man, Speech)
"Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Quality, Cause, Leading, Poor, Variety)
"In terms of worship, I think we ought to have the right people leading."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: People, Leading, Right, Worship)
"I think one of my greatest gifts is leading worship."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Gifts, Leading, Worship)
"There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young."
- Thomas Sowell
"My life will change, because I want it to change; and also because this is something I'm committed to doing and that I believe my life has been leading towards."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Life, Change, Leading, Want, Will)
"To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Education, Soul, Leading)
"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Thoughts, Misleading, Words)
"The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Art, Work, Experience, Thought, Ideas, Artist, Content, Misleading, Photography, Understanding)
"The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Leading, Man)
"We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Hair, Leading, Man, May)
"Nothing is more misleading to the youth of a nation than to state the outcome immediately after the beginning as if nothing could have taken place in between."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Beginning, Misleading, Nation, Nothing, State, Youth)
"Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading, to the life I lead now with the church and with the Lord and with Jesus Christ, it's a total, total turn-around."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Life, Church, Christ, Leading, Now)
"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Men, Dogs, Horses, Leading)
"Having a leading man who is actually prettier than you are is quite upsetting."
- Kristin Scott Thomas
(Related: Leading, Man)
"In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self-determination leading to full self-government."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: Leading, Road, Self, Vote)
"In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: War, Americans, Europe, Leading, Months, Nothing, Ocean, Talk, Trouble, World, World war)
"Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Communication, Company, Leading, Soldiers)
"Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Cause, Leading, Reality, Stress)
"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Art, Beauty, Science, Leading)
"Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit - love."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Love, Earth, Harmony, Heaven, Leading)
"The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work."
(Related: Work, Compliment, Nothing, Public, Style)
"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it."
- Jack Wagner
(Related: Cause, Leading, Reality, Stress)
"Eventually, the state's funding covered only the stages leading to presenting a film project to potential funding bodies. It was enough to produce a script, indicate casting and put together a budget to present it all, but nothing beyond that."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Film, Leading, Nothing, Potential, Present, Project, State)
"Well, mines was a sub machine gun. That was my personal weapon with being the first person in the patrol. I used to lead the patrol. Used to have a leading scout, a second scout and then the officer. The officer would be third. As I say, it was educational."
- David Walker
(Related: Being, First, Leading, Machine)
"We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Class, First, Leading, School, Schools)
"A lot of the jokes had some build-up to some nasty stuff. But most of it was all character situations leading to what the ultimate payoff would be for that character."
- Shawn Wayans
(Related: Character, Jokes, Leading)
"National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we're on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word "industry" is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Cinema, Feeling, Film, Hollywood, Misleading, Now, Potential, Right, Sense, Word)
"From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, - and to a certain extent with justice."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: History, Temple, Building, Justice, Leading, Worship)
"There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another."
- E. B. White
"One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'"
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Language, Misleading, Word)
"Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step."
- Deng Xiaoping
"I'm not a leading guy."
- Steve Zahn