Quotes and Sayings about Lent



"Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Art, Talent)

"Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Court)

"Women like silent men. They think they're listening."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Women, Listening)

"By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead."
- John Acton
(Related: Time, Success, Action, Nations, Past, World)

"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Negative, Performance)

"There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Country, Trouble)

"American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Society, American)

"Genius is the talent for seeing things straight."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: First, Hunger, Lust)

"A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Talent, Eloquence, Man, Modesty)

"Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: People, Wishes)

"There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Talent, Pressure)

"The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Conquest, Feeling)

"To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

"Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Being, Sense)

"Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Men, Pleasure, Value)

"Your talent is in your choice."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Talent, Choice)

"I just feel like sometimes I'm a force to be dealt with. My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused. It's not easy being me."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Being, Force)

"I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Challenge, Obstacles, Overcoming)

"I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job."
- Roger Ailes
(Related: Talent, People, Focus, Job, Programming)

"There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Government, Talent, Crisis, Losing, Public)

"If DreamWorks and Disney need that name to sell the cartoon and get people in the seats, that's what they need. It's not fair, but there's plenty of other work for us to do."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: Work, People, Disney, Name)

"Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Food, Behavior, Benefits, Cooking, Musicians)

"It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Talent, Genius, People, Difference)

"You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

"Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

"I feel that the work that I have done in the comedy arena, is priceless in terms of what I learned, timing, everything that these incredibly talented performers were generous enough in teaching me."
- Khandi Alexander
(Related: Work, Comedy, Teaching)

"The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care."
- William Alexander
(Related: Care, Rivers)

"When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: Will)

"Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child's life, growth, and development."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Experience, Home, Life, Development, Growth, Growing up)

"Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Talent, Will)

"But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool, the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me."
- Rick Allen
"The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Talent, Being)

"Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Success, Talent, Ability)

"Forget the past - the future will give you plenty to worry about."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Forget, Future, Past, Will, Worry)

"I don't think children are any more resilent than anyone else. They're just people with little bodies."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: People, Children)

"God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: God, Extreme, Reason)

"Violence is the first refuge of the violent."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: First, Violence)

"The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Emotion, Film, First, Tenderness)

"With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Film)

"Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: God, People, Americans, Will, Yesterday)

"Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it's time to invest in talent, in people."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Money, Technology, Time, Talent, People)

"I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Tea)

"Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: War, Countries, World, World war)

"It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Society, Vision, Cure, Ideology, Solution, Will, Wrongs)

"To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Work, Talent, Light)

"Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Faith, Influence, Profession)

"I get even more nervous singing when everyone's fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there's people there listening to that, and if they're moved by it, then I'm moved as well."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: People, Listening, Meaning, Singing)

"I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Talent, School, University)

"Some of these guys... I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely talented rapper and actor."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Actor)

"If you respect the art and you have some talent about you, I'm on your team."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Art, Talent, Respect)

"It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent."
- Eugenie Anderson
(Related: People, Guest, Memories, Sharing, Words, Years)

"I think women are excellent social critics."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Women)

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

"The talent for discovering the unique and marketable characteristics of a product and service is a designer's most valuable asset."
- Primo Angeli
(Related: Talent, Service)

"I believe that every person is born with talent."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Talent)

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Talent, Children, Ignorance)

"I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs."
- Paul Anka
(Related: Talent, Songs, Teenage)

"Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Talent, People, Songs, Writing, Years)

"God is on everyone's side... and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Money, God)

"Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Talent, Open)

"Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty."
- Minna Antrim
"It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Imagination, Talent, Skill, Today)

"Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Mind, Reality)

"I will say that the prison regime is rather a good one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write."
- Mary Archer
(Related: Time, Prison, Will, Writer)

"Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Death, Life)

"It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition."
- Aristotle
(Related: Business, Men, Property)

"No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness."
- Aristotle
(Related: Soul, Madness)

"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Detail)

"Yes, but the great thing about all the people - and I don't think there is any exception - who I've worked with is they've all been very, very talented musicians."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: People, Musicians)

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

"I think video games and that stuff should be as violent as possible, but age-appropriate. It should be realistic. When it's not realistic you run into kids running around shooting people and not realizing the consequences."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Age, People, Consequences, Games, Kids, Running)

"We need to take excellent care of our customers, and do so at a profit."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Care, Profit)

"My undergraduate education, at the City College in New York, was made possible only by the existence of that excellent free institution and the financial sacrifices of my parents."
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow
(Related: Education, Financial, College, Existence, Parents)

"In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Time)

"Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Talent, People)

"I never pursued a career relentlessly."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Career)

"Whilst our Hearts are violently set upon any thing, there is no convincing us that we shall ever be of another Mind."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Mind)

"I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Force)

"I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not. I think, because of that, I have a lot of insecurities about myself."
- Christopher Atkins
"Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: God, Past)

"What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Art, America, Now)

"Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Talent, Respect, Ugly)

"It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Talent, Direction, Lies)

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Motivation, Talent, Will)

"O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Spirit)

"It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Talent, May, Result, Study)

"I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Life, Music, America)

"In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

"I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

"For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Beauty)

"Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Talent, Famous)

"Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Money, Drugs, Prohibition)

"What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Work, Society, Talent, Being)

"There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Work, Talent, God, Man)

"I never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Thought, Being, Detail)

"I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Love, Work, People, Acting, Relationships)

"Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Education, Environment, State)

"Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Talent, Nothing, World, Writer)

"I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Talent, Regret)

"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Art, Detail, Devotion, Motherhood, Self)

"The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Husband, Man)

"There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Power, Talent, Will)

"True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Heart, Infinite)

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Beauty, Talent, Promise, Woman)

"Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Justification, Service)

"I'm really schizophrenic about that, because on the one hand I would say, yes there is, there's something inherently, even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this."
- Lester Bangs
"For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Work, Living, Writer, Writers)

"I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Talent, Thought, Artist, Literature, Reading)

"In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can."
- Maurice Baring
(Related: Talent, Genius, Contrast)

"I'll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there's no substitute for experience. I don't care how much natural talent you may have... In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Experience, Talent, Care, Living, May, Surprises)

"Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work."
- Clive Barker
(Related: Work, Life, May)

"I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Value)

"The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Work, Talent, Relax)

"The work to me is everything, and I would throw every rule overboard and send them to the bottom of the sea tomorrow, if I felt there were a more excellent way."
- Thomas John Barnardo
(Related: Work, Sea, Tomorrow)

"They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Country, Europe, Killing, Laws, Pretty, World)

"We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Beauty, Climate, Mountains, State)

"Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master."
- P. T. Barnum
(Related: Money, Life)

"My lips are big, but my talent is bigger."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Talent)

"One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you've no chance."
- John Barrow
(Related: Talent, Chance, Fortune, Judgment, Luck)

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Car, Dogs, Nothing, Right)

"Cartoonist was the weirdest name I finally let myself have. I would never say it. When I heard it I silently thought, what an awful word."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Thought, Name, Word)

"People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Talent, People, Character, Fiction, Man)

"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Men, Talent, Opportunity, Successful)

"I always felt that I had anxiety of survival in terms of livelihood even when I was making plenty of money."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Money, Survival, Anxiety)

"To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: God, Being, Existence, Harmony)

"I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Truth, Contradiction)

"By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Conversation, Gay, Idiots)

"The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real."
- Jean Baudrillard
"Nimbus is doing a great service with these excellently produced transformations of piano roll recordings."
- Harold Bauer
(Related: Service)

"Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Marriage, Talent, Genius, Acting)

"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Money, Cards, Gambling, Giving)

"The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther.""
- Ludwig van Beethoven
"When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that's going on from the images because the images are so strong."
- Monica Bellucci
"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Time, Talent, Famous, Writing, Years)

"You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good."
- Hans Bender
(Related: God, Positive, Consciousness, Devil, Mind)

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

"When I was a young actor... the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Talent, Actor)

"If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Experience, People, Kids, Want)

"There are plenty of lesbians in Hollywood, but they're not out. And that's their choice, but I can't do that, it's too important to me."
- Jill Bennett
(Related: Choice, Hollywood)

"Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Will)

"Now I believe that people need to understand what's happening in my campaign, and they're going to get three or four snapshots of that, with plenty of time before the first disclosure happens in June."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Time, People, First, June, Now)

"Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul."
- Ezra Taft Benson
(Related: Soul, Will)

"In silent movies, they tended to put the camera down, and everybody walked in front of it and acted, and then they all walked off. Cutting was quite infrequent."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Movies)

"Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection."
- Alban Berg
(Related: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)

"A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Weight)

"Talent is only the starting point."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Talent)

"The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck."
- Hector Berlioz
(Related: Talent, Luck)

"Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Talent, Idea, Magic)

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Change)

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

"Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Act)

"Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf."
- Earl Derr Biggers
"Excitement was plentiful during my two years' service as a Pony Express rider."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Excitement, Service, Years)

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
- Larry Bird
(Related: God, Goals)

"We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Crime, Will)

"I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Talent, Possibility, Acting, Freedom, Play)

"I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Love, Art, Talent, Painting, Sense)

"You can sometimes learn more working with less talented people, because you learn to survive."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: People)

"There have been plenty of very bare hotels with couples humping next door. I don't stay in very grand hotels."
- Honor Blackman
"The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening."
- Richard Blackmore
(Related: Home, Flowers, Summer)

"The sexes in each species of being... are always true equivalents - equals but not identical."
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell
(Related: Being, Sexes)

"What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped off."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, Fact)

"This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block."
- John Blair
(Related: Discipline, Self, Self discipline)

"We have a set of sensible policies that are appropriate for the 21st century and which strike a chord of appeal with the silent majority. Perhaps that is why we are welcoming new members every week who have never before been involved in politics."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Politics, Majority)

"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."
- William Blake
(Related: Harvest)

"Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Divorce)

"Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Talent, Actors, Now, Theatre, World)

"Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Talent, Composers, Living, Writing)

"I don't know what the secret to longevity as an actress is. It's more than talent and beauty. Maybe it's the audience seeing itself in you."
- Joan Blondell
(Related: Beauty, Talent, Longevity)

"Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Joy, Wind)

"I'm not a violent person."
- Manute Bol
"Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent, with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing to work on strengthening these ties."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Work, Cooperation, Countries, Today)

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: God, Life, Talent, Hope, End)

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Religion, People, Quiet)

"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: People)

"Let the path be open to talent."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Talent, Open)

"America's workers face a battle for their jobs. They are the finest workers in the world. American workers grow, harvest, and mine some of the world's highest quality and most plentiful raw materials."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Quality, America, American, Battle, Harvest, Jobs, Workers, World)

"Our team has a lot of talent. I hope that soon we will break out with four or five goals and avoid overtime."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Talent, Goals, Hope, Will)

"It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Talent)

"Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Difference, Expectations, Unhappiness)

"To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Successful, Growth)

"Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!"
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Peace, Blessings, Commerce, Heaven, Nations, Spring)

"And the continuity of our science has not been affected by all these turbulent happenings, as the older theories have always been included as limiting cases in the new ones."
- Max Born
(Related: Science, Theories)

"Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Soul, Earth, Grave, Heaven, Lent, Will)

"I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents."
- David Bowie
"This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Thinking, Violence)

"It was my Mum who got me into singing properly - she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Singing, Voice, Years)

"You can work hard to sharpen your talent, to get better at whatever it is that you do, and I think that's what it comes back to."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Work, Talent)

"He used to sit on my lap. I was sort of ambivalent about that. He was surviving any way he could."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
"You can't dodge them all. I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Experience, Hell, Years)

"A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don't ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren't blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart."
- Tom Brady
(Related: Talent, People, Heart, Attitude)

"I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it - who were dying to be in it, whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do the work that was necessary."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Work, Talent, People, Dying)

"I like to cast actors I admire, one's that are talented. Each one will bring something new to the part. This play has been done thousands of times and now certain characters are too familiar."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Actors, Now, Play, Will)

"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Talent)

"I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Dictatorship)

"But only if I believe that my directing talents will improve the material I'd be working on. I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material on the altar of my direction."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Sacrifice, Direction, Want, Will)

"Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Age, Death, Talent, Middle age)

"Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Talent, Genius, Virtue, Man, Vice)

"I feel like directing is an innate talent."
- Jordana Brewster
(Related: Talent)

"I'm like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone."
- Susie Bright
"In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens."
- David Brin
(Related: America, Being, Enemy, Glory, Nurses, Rest, Terror, Violence)

"My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Dad, Winning, Writer)

"Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Friendship, Love, Strategy)

"If I have any talent at all it's from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: God, Mom, Talent)

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

"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Talent, People, Ability, Being, Living, Names, Skin, Writer)

"I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could."
- James Brown
(Related: Talent, Years)

"Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Control, Corporations, Entertainment, Media, Politicians, Thinking)

"Don't write the book you think publishers want to commission. Plenty of other writers will be doing the same thing."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Want, Will, Writers)

"Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Accident, Circumstances, Fate, Majority)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Talent, Discipline)

"At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Reading)

"From the subtle to the extreme, our culture and our values are under unrelenting attack from the media."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Values, Culture, Extreme, Media)

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

"We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Power, Flattery)

"To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: People, Dream)

"Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Eyes, Heaven)

"I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Talent, Being, Gifts, Light, Spiritual)

"Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences."
- John Buchan
(Related: Life, Civilization, Folk)

"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: God, Truth)

"Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: People, Nothing)

"I was young and so eager to make some money as well as get exposed and show my talent."
- Young Buck
(Related: Money, Talent)

"Obviously you have to have talent in order to play so you can't overlook that, but we won't overlook the character issue when it comes to talent because if they have talent and they don't have character, it's going to be very difficult to coach that person."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Talent, Character, Coach, Order, Play)

"Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn't. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: People, Nothing, Today, Value)

"A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Death, Eyes, Man, Months, Order)

"The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Power, Society, First, Land, Neighbors, Protection)

"I get to the theatre in plenty of time; I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the right things at the right time. The rest you have to leave to luck!"
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Time, Rest, Right, Theatre)

"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Talent, Purpose, Mankind)

"Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."
- Anthony Burgess
"The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners, though it has some strange people on it from time to time, tends to feature folks who fought for social justice in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow."
- Guy Burgess
(Related: Peace, Time, People, Justice)

"When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Leaders, Legislators, Popularity, Service, State, Will)

"We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Time, History, People, Country, Revolution, Violence)

"Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Education, Leadership, People, Difference, Gifts, Self, Students)

"I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Control, Now, Right)

"I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence."
- Robert Burns
(Related: Existence, Mind, Quotations, Struggle)

"Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Anger, Love, Contempt, Hate, Pity)

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: God, Talent)

"My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Favorite, Mail)

"I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Will)

"Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure."
- George W. Bush
(Related: War, Women, Hope, America, American, Justice, Terror, World)

"I just didn't want to get out there anymore; I didn't want to get back into what I call 'the swamp.' And the other reason why is I don't think it's good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama's got plenty of critics - and I'm just not gonna be one."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Presidency, President, Reason, Want)

"I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: People, Christian, Struggle)

"I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Christmas, Lent)

"The standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Talent)

"I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Talent, Actor)

"What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Love, Name, Opera, Violence)

"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Truth)

"What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Talent, Genius, Inspiration, Nothing, Right, Road, Romantic)

"The Greens have every right to run, that's what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: People, Democracy, Right, Saying, Vote)

"There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith."
- James Cameron
(Related: Dreams, Faith, Thought, People)

"To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial, fabricated equivalents for natural processes."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Nature, Effect)

"People who sleep around to get roles are frail and scared and most likely without talent. It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with."
- Bruce Campbell
(Related: Talent, People, Horror, Sleep)

"Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: God)

"It's not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian."
- Robert Capa
(Related: Talent)

"Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered."
- Al Capp
"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
- George Carlin
(Related: Moon)

"The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Talent, Heart, Intellect, Temperament)

"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Whisper, Will)

"No violent extreme endures."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Extreme)

"Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Conviction)

"So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power, isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, Cities, Civil rights, Committee)

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: People, Content, Mediocrity)

"I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Money, People, World)

"I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Money)

"I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Art, Growth)

"If you've got a talent, protect it."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Talent)

"Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I'd be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: People, Act, Old, Trying)

"Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: "Are your ready?""
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Success, Time, Talent, Being, Question, Right, Will)

"My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Family, Time, War, Mother, Talent, Day, Magic, Realism, World, World war)

"The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Experience, Life, Adversity, Democracy, Infinite, Variety)

"For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Faith, Christian, Concern, Future, May)

"I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Food, Health, Constitution)

"It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: Talent, People, Sense, Writing)

"My Mom and Dad did it pretty good, so I know it can work. The foremost thing I would say about working with Robin and Sean is that they were devoted to this project and devoted to their characters. You can't ask for any more from talented actors like that."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Dad, Mom, Work, Actors, Pretty, Project)

"When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless."
- Willa Cather
(Related: People, Kindness, Moments, Reason, Security, Shipwreck)

"All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Intelligence, Talent, Voice, World)

"To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Talent, Character, Artist, Lies, Limitations, Writer)

"Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke."
- Willa Cather
(Related: God, Women, Talent, Wonder)

"As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Decency, Delight, Necessity, Pleasure)

"These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Light, Nothing)

"The eyes those silent tongues of love."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Love, Eyes)

"Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: May, Reason, Terror, Weight)

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Drugs, Medicine, Philosophy, Remedies)

"The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort."
- Chanakya
(Related: Effort, Man)

"It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Advertising, Country, Mind, Obvious, Pretty)

"I received an honorary doctorate for my work. Maybe one of these works is considered the equivalent of a Ph.D."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Work)

"All of the Spaniards are really talented. I don't know what they eat."
- Michael Chang
"Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license."
- George Chapman
(Related: Love, Chastity, Extreme, Extremes, Hatred)

"Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Talent, Benevolence, Learning, Teaching, Will)

"The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good."
- Pierre Charron
(Related: Wisdom, Study)

"They can't make any of these talented young actors Fletch. You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Actors)

"I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: History, Legislation, May)

"Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego."
- John Cheever
(Related: Ego, Promises, Writers, Writing)

"I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Wife, HusbDay, Moon, Promise, Sky, Will)

"There is nothing new in art except talent."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Art, Talent, Nothing)

"Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Faith, Fact, Spirit)

"A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market."
- Ron Chernow
"The mutual fund industry and small investors are very relentless and very unforgiving if people don't perform."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People)

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Poets)

"A yawn is a silent shout."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
"I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure - and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important. Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people who live here all the time."
- Lee Child
(Related: Time, People, America, First, Years)

"I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Talent, Moments)

"Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Society, Talent)

"When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Life, Body, Emotion, Film)

"I think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Talent, Acting, Nothing)

"I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain for our athletes to compete properly, and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Talent, Athletes, Meetings)

"Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Man)

"We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty."
- Winston Churchill
"Laws are silent in time of war."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Time, War, Laws)

"In time of war the laws are silent."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Time, War, Laws)

"During war, the laws are silent."
- Quintus Tullius Cicero
(Related: War, Laws)

"I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Science, Mathematics, Writing)

"I don't think in my family anyone looked after anyone. It didn't matter how old they were."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Family, Old)

"If you were in the film industry at that time, you were always picked up by directors who were much older. You were whisked about and shown things. I did work very hard though."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Work, Time, Film)

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

"Blank House was exactly a nice empty sheet where nothing was accountable because you were so naughty that you were in Blank House."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Nothing)

"I didn't know what to do with myself. I wasn't excited by the teaching of the school. If they'd been intent on really teaching you things, I would have been a little more attentive."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: School, Teaching)

"I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Teen, Being, Years)

"I had a place in England and was commuting from England to Australia, which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort of knew what I wanted to do, more or less."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: England, Pretty, Years)

"I had a quick ear and could pick up languages."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Quick)

"I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes. I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Skill, Theory)

"I never used to sleep much. I think we all go through a bit of a time like that where we rage about. If we don't, I don't think you've ever really lived."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Time, Sleep)

"I spoke French a bit, and I could speak a bit of this and that, and when you were taught those things by people who couldn't really do it, you can do some pretty wonderfully, imaginative horrific things to teachers."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: People, Pretty, Teachers)

"I was often very, incredibly naughty, and if I didn't come home at tea time I used to be sent to bed without any dinner. But people used to bring me things: I was better fed in bed."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Home, Time, People, Bed, Tea)

"If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Fashion, Girls, Schools)

"Both my parents were doctors, and my mother had her surgery in the house. There were six children."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Mother, Children, Doctors, Parents)

"The best part of learning any profession, when you're really going through those huge stretching escalated times of learning and energy, is when you want to do it so much."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Energy, Learning, Profession, Want)

"When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired, and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Holiday)

"Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Trying)

"The most surprising thing for my mother and father was when I was actually earning more money than them by the time I was about 18. They thought I was going to be the ne'er do well, who they'd have to keep worrying about."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Money, Time, Mother, Father, Thought)

"Once, the parental bed collapsed because all the children sat on it at once."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Bed, Children)

"My mother felt it was time that I had some parental control, so I went off to America and went to New York."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Time, Mother, Control, America)

"My father said, If you want to do acting, you have to be successful, which is a silly thing to say."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Father, Successful, Acting, Silly, Want)

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

"It was a very odd household, because the grandmothers were so different. Both of them had their own pianos. So it would be duelling pianos by grandmothers."
- Diane Cilento
"If you've got a lot of children, I think you let the other children bring them up more and you just sort of step in and do stuff like every now and again."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Children, Now)

"Suddenly I had a contract and I was earning lots of money."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Money)

"I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Being, Now, Opinion, Respect, Woman)

"I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Humanity)

"I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don't know what it does to you, I don't really know."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: God, Talent, Opportunity)

"We're all generous, but with different things, like time, money, talent - criticism."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Money, Time, Talent, Criticism)

"I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Talent, Guitar, Writer, Years)

"We've had such thorough training, we've had an excellent team on the ground. With the minor glitches that have occurred, we've been able to take care of them. And the teams on the ground are getting tons of incredible data."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Care, Training)

"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Exercise, May, Sleep)

"The bullying was hideous and relentless, and we turned it round by making ourselves celebrities."
- Julian Clary
"It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Art, Men, Fact)

"I am scared; I don't know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Life, Being)

"I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Lent, Name)

"If I have a talent for making some fourth-grader who hates school and reading to hate it a little less, then I have to do the most with what I've been issued."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Talent, Hate, Reading, School)

"I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do. Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game."
- John Cleese
(Related: Talent, Now, Rules, Want)

"You know in 1982, the year we came in tied for 3rd, we probably had a better team - I mean as far as talent. When we came back the following year and won it, our pitching staff was a little more experienced and it was such a thrill."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Talent)

"In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: History, Class, Revolution, Middle class)

"With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Women, Being, Ego, Fools, Question, Reputation, Right, Temperament)

"I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Talent, Play, Temperament, Trying)

"The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: War, American, Nerves)

"Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Men, Talent, Perseverance, Want)

"I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: God, Friendship, Lent, Mercy)

"Ah, well, I have no talent for nonfiction, that's my problem."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Talent)

"I'm not sure there are enough coaches in the system that can take young talent and consistently get them into the top five in the world."
- Sebastian Coe
(Related: Talent, Coaches, World)

"Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Work, Dreams, Exercise, Practice, Variety)

"I feel great, the prognosis is excellent."
- Steven Cojocaru
"There's nothing wrong with being gay. I have plenty of friends who are going to hell."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Being, Friends, Gay, Hell, Nothing, Wrong)

"Character is more important than talent."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Talent, Character)

"Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Education, Work, Time, Will)

"When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in movies I may have taken a few too soon, too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make another film and to succeed more."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Movies, Work, Film, May, Succeed)

"Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Imagination, Talent, Genius, Action, Being, Lying, Reason, Understanding)

"Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: People, Historians, Poets)

"Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world."
- Christiane Collage
(Related: Talent, Common sense, World)

"In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Time, Victory, Adversity, Defeat, Lies)

"I worked with the world's greatest talents and then went home to the world's greatest woman. It was, and is, a great life."
- Perry Como
(Related: Home, Life, Woman, World)

"For the amount of talent I had - and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke - I enjoyed a tremendous career."
- Perry Como
(Related: Talent, Dance, Act, Career)

"In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent."
- John Connally
"A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Will)

"A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Talent)

"It is vital that we provide North Dakota's children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are developing good eating habits for their future."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Children, Eating, Future, Habits, Sound)

"When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites."
- John Conyers
(Related: Play)

"I was a hunter and fisherman, and many a time I have slipped out into the woods and prairies at 4 a.m. and brought home plenty of game, or have gone in a canoe to the cove and brought back a good supply of fresh fish."
- Jay Cooke
(Related: Home, Time, Fish)

"A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Talent, Genius, Mediocrity, World)

"Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Soul)

"Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Talent, Being)

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Education, Talent, Genius, People, Determination, Nothing, Persistence, Will, World)

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Peace, Time, Christmas, Goodwill, Mercy, Mind, Spirit, State)

"The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Life, Men, Heart, Old, Possibilities, Woman)

"Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Christian, Slavery, Suffering, Want)

"It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Men, Fire, Liberty, Misfortune, Necessity, Order, Press)

"Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth, Will)

"Art depends on luck and talent."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Art, Talent, Luck)

"I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Ability, School)

"All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim."
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Friends)

"An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Body, Water)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel."
- Malcolm Cowley
"Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you."
- Malcolm Cowley
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him, making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: People, Choice, President, State)

"I think the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Talent, Woman)

"I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Talent, Woman)

"Violent statements and threats cannot provide a solution to the problem. They can only exacerbate feeling and make a clash of forces inevitable."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Feeling, Solution)

"The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Talent, Genius, Poverty)

"During this period, with a series of excellent students, we further studied hyperon decays."
- James Cronin
(Related: Students)

"When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes to believe that killing those you know or do not know is a reasonable solution to problems, we are in need of another vision."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Vision, Killing, Minority, Problems, Solution)

"But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Media, Myth, Popular)

"I also wanted to do something that I hadn't really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent and talented and understood a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Love, People)

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

"In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Willpower, Absence)

"I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Talent, People, Photography, Teaching)

"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active."
- John Philpot Curran
(Related: Fate, Rights)

"But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you - that whatever talents you have, it... I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it's your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know?"
- Tim Curry
(Related: Duty, May, Sound, World)

"I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Work, Regret)

"With short hair you have to get a haircut every two or three weeks. And if you're coloring your hair, you have to color it that often. Every time I did it, I felt fraudulent."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Time, Hair)

"The scenes in the show were filmed with a crew of really excellent stunt jumpers, but we had the feel of the parachutes, so we could be more realistic in the roles."
- Ken Curtis
"I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: Talent, Writing)

"The traces of upheavals become more impressive when one moves a little higher, when one gets even closer to the foot of the great mountain ranges. There are still plenty of shell layers. We notice them, even thicker and more solid ones."
- George Cuvier
"There is no spray can called 'Instant Stardom,' only talent can keep you at the top."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Talent)

"In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Society, Love, Talent, Order, Respect, Right, Youth)

"I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Blind, Day, Man, Reading)

"I never starved. And you know, whatever talent I have, I've relied on that, versus image or star."
- Jeff Daniels
(Related: Talent)

"Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Successful, Actors, Psychoanalysis)

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

"What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Education, Money, Talent)

"All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Talent)

"When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Admiration, Horror, Mind)

"Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Eyes, Justice, Man, Party)

"Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Talent, Difficulty)

"Talent does whatever it wants to do. Genius does only what it can."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent."
- Vine Deloria, Jr.
(Related: Power, Morality, Civilization, Knowledge)

"To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Power, Action, Conscience)

"Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Men, Action)

"Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Action, Effect, Force)

"I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Vision, Behavior, Choice, Enemies, Will)

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

"We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Spiritual, Universe, Voice)

"For the first few years we lived in a tiny rented cottage at the bottom of a friend's garden. We often joked that there was plenty of film in the fridge, but not too much food!"
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Friend, Film, First, Garden, Years)

"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Talent, Thought, Ambition, Nothing)

"It is, therefore, a fact that anybody who wants to realise Truth or who wants to be humane, must follow non-violent ways of life, otherwise he will not be able to reach the Truth."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Life, Truth, Fact, Will)

"The little boy, Spencer Breslin, it was just so great to have a kid on set. He is talented, he's a pro. He's been doing this for years, I think he started when he was four or five."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Years)

"The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we're coming to the end of world resources."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Thought, End, Infinite, Land, Now, states, United, Water, World)

"I do like Marylin Manson, actually. I think, he's very talented and he did make some great music."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Music)

"Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Talent, Celebrity, Merit, Punishment)

"Obviously, for me, story is first and foremost, even in the face of the attractive idea of having all the cast there, or having a great piece of talent come to it."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Talent, Idea, First)

"I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don't approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Work, Talent, People, May)

"There's nothing wrong with failing if you learn from it, and I've failed out here plenty."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Nothing, Wrong)

"I've never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Talent, Individuality, Singing, Training)

"There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears."
- Dorothy Dix
(Related: Being, Tears)

"I'm not a violent person and I don't hit people."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: People)

"Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical, silent, and predictable?"
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Men, Intimacy, Wonder)

"If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn't progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Talent, Opportunity, Progress, Advertising, Open, World)

"Basically, at some point, one day maybe you can expect to hear some of my music. I haven't really done that yet because my younger brother is a musician and really talented and I want him to come out with his music first."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Music, Brother, Day, First, Want)

"I would think that other people could see if you had other talents. I grew and expanded from the Elly May role. I was doing real estate and personal appearances and kept my foot in the door."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: People, May)

"I met Patricia Neal, John Houseman. But I loved my grandfather because he was this kind, talented man."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Man)

"An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: May, Terrorism)

"I think children have talent and insight, but it gets beaten out of them."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Talent, Children)

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

"Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Truth, Violence)

"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Talent, Genius, Mediocrity, Nothing)

"The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Mind, Reality)

"It must be remembered that the Bush White House has a separate talent for character assassination that must not be confused with a talent for governance."
- Richard Dreyfuss
(Related: Talent, Character, Assassination)

"I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.'"
- Richard Dreyfuss
(Related: Age, Movies, Talent, Community, Theater)

"And plenty makes us poor."
- John Dryden
(Related: Poor)

"I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted... What I think is my natural ability - which is writing - I think I totally take that for granted."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Work, Talent, Ability, Actor, Writing)

"There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Problems, Race, World)

"I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Talent, Woman)

"Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Talent, People, Development, Chicago, Country, Now, Students, Teachers, World, Years)

"And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Women, Talent, Military, Participation, Soldiers)

"I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews. People thought it was cute. I used that to my advantage."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Talent, Thought, People, Dance, Cute)

"Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: God, Talent)

"Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Knowledge, Care, Diligence, Judgment, Nothing)

"I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth School of Art and that I should consider skipping the course and proceeding directly to degree level."
- John Dyer
(Related: Art, School)

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Birds)

"Genius is talent set on fire by courage."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Talent, Genius, Courage, Fire)

"Throughout the course of my life, I've been blessed to work with extremely talented people."
- George Dzundza
(Related: Work, Life, People)

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

"After all, we paid great prices because of the virtual partitioning of Iraq."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Iraq)

"Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations, we at the same time not only maintained, preserved our democracy, but kept improving it."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Time, Democracy)

"And it is essential that in fighting terrorism, sacrifices should not be made on democracy."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Democracy, Fighting, Terrorism)

"Ataturk sent several Turkish staff officers to Afghanistan, helped them build their own army."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Afghanistan, Army)

"The armies, the difference of all of those armies that had been fighting each other and the Taliban took advantage of that to rule over the whole country."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Country, Difference, Fighting)

"But apart from the military measures, security measures, of course, Afghanistan needs great help for building up its social life, its economic life. It has become a very poor country, neglected for many years."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Life, Afghanistan, Building, Country, Help, Military, Needs, Poor, Security, Years)

"But if too many countries, as has been the case, interfere too much in the internal affairs, the political situation of Afghanistan, then of course we can't hope satisfactory results."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Hope, Afghanistan, Countries, Results)

"But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Time, Work, Progress, Army, Building)

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

"I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Experience, Afghanistan, Countries, Military, states, United)

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

"So we are fulfilling our task in preventing serious armament stocks in Iraq within our possibilities."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Iraq, Possibilities)

"There was expectations that the fights there, the operation there might be extended for several months, even for several years. But within a few weeks it ended, because obviously the Taliban wasn't a real force."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Expectations, Force, Months, Years)

"We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of... the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Afghanistan, Beginning, Beginnings, Fighting, Help, Struggle, Trying)

"We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Economy, Rights, Human rights, Legislation, Parliament, Years)

"Well, that our main concern is that Iraq should not become a divided country."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Concern, Country, Iraq)

"No, I believe in the good will of the United States' administration."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: states, United, Will)

"And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Congress, Corruption, Court, Pressure, Saying, Senate)

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Knowledge, Positive, Fantasy)

"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Virtue, Vice)

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Opposition, Spirits)

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent)

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Thought, Positive, Fantasy, Positive thinking)

"History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: History)

"If you don't have a valentine, hang out with your girlfriends, don't go looking for someone. When it's right, they'll come to you."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Girlfriends, Right)

"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories."
- George Eliot
(Related: Memories)

"O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Heart, Intention, Man)

"This love is silent."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Love)

"A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Knowledge, Character, Causes, Importance, Passion)

"If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless."
- Cass Elliot
"You have to understand the tone of the movie, because if it's supposed to be funny, it can be funny violent like the Home Alone stuff, but you have to really understand the tone of what you're doing and make the action work for that and for the character."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Funny, Home, Work, Action, Character)

"I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There's a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you're a fan of films, you have to look at that stuff and learn from them."
- David R. Ellis
"If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: War, Country, Day, Doubt, Fire, Will)

"I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Church, Preaching, Service)

"Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Gods, May)

"The greatest luck that I've had has been the ability to find men and women who came into my administration who worked with me and brought extraordinary talents that we were able to take full advantage of."
- John Engler
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Luck)

"We have a training period; we have certain guidelines and structure. You can't hire talented people and stifle them. That's not the way it works anymore."
- Todd English
(Related: People, Training)

"I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Talent, People)

"One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent."
- Epictetus
"No one respects a talent that is concealed."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Talent)

"Concealed talent brings no reputation."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Talent, Reputation)

"When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Career, Envy, Friends, Old, Reputation, World, Years)

"Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings."
- Evan Esar
(Related: Habits, Study)

"When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is to put it to a violent death; I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion."
- George Etherege
(Related: Love, Death, Passion)

"Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Decision, Coaches, Managers, Question, Right, Umpire)

"The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Talent)

"The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Talent, Mind, Mistakes)

"There's a lot of rage... you have to express it somehow. If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Song)

"There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me."
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Music, Time)

"But I just really think there is a natural extension into other types of media because it's an excellent system for reliably locating and retrieving content."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Content, Media)

"Well, user feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent ideas."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Software)

"That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Time, Idea, Force, Regret, School)

"There really was nothing like it at the time. We had good ideas for implementation, so we proceeded. I think it was an excellent solution to the reliability issues with existing search engines."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Time, Ideas, Nothing, Solution)

"Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government."
- Sam Farr
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Acceptance, Principles)

"For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Success, Sex, Being, Example, Man, Woman)

"I know people watch our movies and they'll see a lot of images - they call it gross-out - that they don't like, and I understand that. It's an important movie and one that's extremely well done, but the amount of violent imagery was not for me."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Movies, People)

"I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Music, Talent, Words)

"Obviously talent gets you to a certain point, but it's what you do with it, how you handle."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Talent)

"I, most talented players don't always succeed. Some don't even make the team. It's more what's inside."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Succeed)

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."
- William Feather
(Related: Happiness, People)

"The first thing they were told was how to hone their talent. Then they were told how to market their talent, discipline their talent and type their talent. And then they were told they might as well forget about talent."
- Esther B. Fein
(Related: Talent, Discipline, First, Forget)

"Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Genius)

"Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Children, Nothing, Will)

"Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Change, Heart, Circumstances, Joy, Tongue)

"I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Men, Women, Talent, Poets, Song, Writing)

"Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans. They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the Gospel while stoned on drugs."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Soul, Drugs, Fans, Fool)

"Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Change, Inspiration, Courage, Determination, Protest, Tenacity)

"We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Interest, Russia, states, United)

"We like where we live and we wanna participate in our neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to- we're not like benevolent- it's pretty basic."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Pretty)

"There are many young talents in Brazil. There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Hope, Brazil, End, First, Formula)

"The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Radical, Reputation, Years)

"Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: English, Language, Living, Satisfaction, Words)

"Genius is immediate, but talent takes time."
- Janet Flanner
(Related: Time, Talent, Genius)

"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Work, Life, May)

"It is not necessarily true that expensive experiments are not worthwhile doing but there are plenty of rather cheap experiments which are certainly worth doing."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Worth)

"My sport taught me what I could do with my talents, whether in the rink or in the rest of my life."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Life, Rest)

"America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Talent, America, Artist, Worship)

"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Giving, Right)

"No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Work, Talent, Appreciation, Commitment, Fans, Hard work, Respect, Words)

"When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent."
- Samuel Foote
(Related: Land, Learning)

"There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it."
- Thomas Foran
(Related: Evil, Kids)

"No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Blind, Eye, Labor)

"There's plenty of juice to keep this economy going."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Economy)

"They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings."
- John Ford
(Related: Heart)

"Joe Walsh is a great guy and and an unbelievable talent, I'd like to work with him again someday."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Work, Talent)

"Don't get me wrong, I've seen some very excellent women musicians."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Women, Musicians, Wrong)

"That is what I always tell service clubs: If you hear of somebody who is very young and talented, pick them up and give them that little assistance to make sure that they get to the professional stage."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Service)

"Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space."
- Leon Foucault
(Related: Fact, Moments, Sense, Space)

"Supply yourself with a mental equivalent, and the thing must come to you."
- Emmet Fox
"No man can discover his own talents."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Man)

"This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot."
- Barney Frank
"I consider myself an excellent candidate... because I care."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Care)

"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?"
- Benjamin Franklin
"It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Children, Emotions)

"I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men."
- Clement Freud
(Related: Men, Being, Police)

"He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Betrayal, Eyes, May)

"Two things are going on at the same time with the flattening of the world: The relentless quest for efficiency is squeezing some of the fat out of life."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: Life, Time, Efficiency, Quest)

"As long as she is talented enough and passionate about doing it herself then I will be happy and support her. I think I will be sensible - my parents said I could only do it if I got my education and so I had something to fall back on."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Education, Parents, Support, Will)

"You don't sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn't work like that."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Love, Work)

"At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Beginning)

"The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class."
- Paul Fussell
(Related: Sports, Body, Class)

"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Nature, Actions, Man)

"The beauty we love is very silent. It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Beauty, Love, Smiles)

"If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Death, Thought, Fear, Action, Dying, Violence, Will)

"Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: History, Men, Man)

"We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Thought, Progress, Goal, Deed, May, Nonviolence, Word)

"Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Freedom, Will, World)

"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nonviolence)

"A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Accident, Man)

"I have no interest in directing. I've no talent for it."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Talent, Interest)

"My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Limitations)

"Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Beauty, Talent)

"If you don't give your kid freedom to make choices with money, including stupid choices, he'll make plenty when he gets to college."
- John Gardner
(Related: Money, Choices, College, Freedom)

"True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Happiness, Power)

"For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Talent, Poverty)

"You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful."
- Steve Garvey
(Related: Successful, Goals, Pursuit, Will)

"We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Man, Saying)

"Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts."
- Paul Gauguin
"When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today."
- Sunil Gavaskar
(Related: Talent, Cricket, Focus, Today)

"You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Work, People)

"I'm not Sammy Glick. I've never killed anyone. I don't have to. I'm too talented."
- David Geffen
"What's really sad is that a lot of very talented people are being forced to do things that are very embarrassing and I don't intend to be one of them."
- Boy George
(Related: People, Being)

"Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps."
- Elizabeth George
(Related: Art, Wisdom, Talent, Encouraging, America, Dying, Footsteps, Necessity, Writers, Writing)

"I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war."
- King George V
(Related: Peace, War, Earth, Years)

"And I told her point blank, you've got everything to live for. You've got such talent. You're back singing great, lose the weight. And she went and did it, and look at her now!"
- David Gest
(Related: Talent, Singing, Weight)

"Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Music, Father, Talent, Thought, Encouraging, Parents, Sun)

"It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Life, Now, Quest, Will)

"I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Work, Talent, Opportunity, Encouraging, Day, Tomorrow)

"We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Life, Now, Quest, Will)

"The silver swan, who, living had no note, When death approached unlocked her silent throat."
- Orlando Gibbons
(Related: Death, Living)

"When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?"
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Work, Music, Heart, Dumb)

"For every sleazeball in the business there are plenty of decent and wonderful people."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Business, People)

"I feel like there is just as much violent programming in other countries and there is not the same incidence of factors. I think there are other factors contributing to violence in this country and not the media."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Countries, Country, Media, Programming, Violence)

"We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Burden, Commitment, Conservation, Country, Electricity, Energy, Oil)

"While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful. National elections, a democratic parliament and the drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories throughout this embattled country."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Constitution, Country, Elections, Iraq, Parliament)

"The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one."
- George Gissing
(Related: Time, Work, Friend, First, Meeting, Old)

"Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Men, Mistake, Strength, Argument, Feeling, Logic, Mind)

"The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows."
- Milton Glaser
(Related: Talent, Desire, Persistence, Will)

"There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing."
- William Glasser
(Related: Quality, Winning, Competition, Losing, School)

"I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Money, Feelings, Brotherhood, Deep, Humanity, Song)

"When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane, perhaps, I tell them that I think. Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: People, Exercise, Strangers, Thinking)

"In my early days I was a contract player at Universal and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James, who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Talent)

"These are extremely talented actors who are all putting their talents into the Lost in Space movie."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Actors, Space)

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Talent, Character, Quiet)

"A really great talent finds its happiness in execution."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Happiness, Talent, Execution)

"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Happiness, Talent, Will)

"If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Opinions)

"Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Culture, Hatred, Will)

"I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again."
- Bernhard Goetz
(Related: Hesitation)

"I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe. I have too much talent for that."
- Theo Van Gogh
(Related: Talent, Pen)

"A good picture is equivalent to a good deed."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Deed)

"Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan's endorsement - it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Winning, Support)

"Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Luck)

"The most violent element in society is ignorance."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Society, Ignorance)

"Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and relentless in her effort to make others as good as she thinks they ought to be."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Effort, Woman)

"As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Knowledge, Desire, Writers)

"The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking. Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone. A tear is more unnerving than a break."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Violence)

"Genius is the talent of a person who is dead."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"As farmers or owners, the poor peasants possess a piece of land. The excellent means of transport enables them often to sell their goods. At the very worst they can mostly provide their own food."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Food, Land, Poor)

"I'm a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that's the limit of my talents."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Dance, Act, Song)

"Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Talent, People, Day, Expectations, Limits, Novelty)

"There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled."
- Baltasar Gracian
"Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Company, Moon, Stars, Talk)

"Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Talent, People, Evaluate, Will)

"Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Work, Names, Now)

"What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Learning, May, School, World)

"I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Knowledge)

"I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Power, Knowledge)

"There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration."
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Work, Admiration, Artists, Desire, Spirit, World)

"I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Work, People, Country, Europe, Fact, Revolution, Law)

"If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder."
- William Greider
(Related: Finance, Money, Country, Healthcare, Income, Wage, Will)

"Steve produced Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys and one more. Then he and I wrote a few songs together and became good friends. He was a talented producer."
- Jimmy Griffin
(Related: Boys, Friends, Girls, Songs)

"Now supposing I had the part of a young woman to give out, one that wanted some excellent acting. If I were to go to the stage for my actress I would have to take a matured woman, one who would act splendidly, but who would look too old for the requirements."
- D. W. Griffith
(Related: Act, Acting, Now, Old, Woman)

"Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Knowledge, Judges)

"I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat."
- George Grossmith
(Related: Dignity)

"So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I'll take the turbulent one."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Quiet, World)

"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Virtue, Fault, Horror, Journalism, Wonder)

"It's the equivalent of putting on the brakes suddenly while driving uphill."
- John Gunther
(Related: Driving)

"Anything that is non-violent is OK with me."
- Jasmine Guy
"But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition in areas where you're not so talented."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Affirmation, Sense, Treatment)

"I really believe you can predict when someone has a great attitude, a real well of talent."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Talent, Attitude)

"I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Being, Extreme, Song)

"Jim Bakker is an extremely talented preacher, if he would just get it together."
- Jessica Hahn
"Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy."
- Robert Half
(Related: Work, Talent, Hard work, Shame, Tragedy)

"Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs - from wardrobe to lighting technicians."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Talent, People, Company, Needs, Theatre)

"How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: Talent, Diversity, Man, Measure, Nothing)

"Then I sit down, work at it, because now I have a convincing feeling about what that place wants to be, you see? And it's not just me. Me and my talent comes in taking that consensus and then making something wonderful out of it - a work of art."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Art, Work, Talent, Feeling, Now)

"The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: God, People, Fact, Maxim, Right, Voice)

"Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life, too, for being carried away. What of it? We remain what we are and, no doubt, it is all very good for us!"
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Life, Being, Doubt, Heaven)

"Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Music, Jazz, Lent)

"We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent."
- Ruth Handler
(Related: Dreams, Business, Talent)

"My big ears indicated a talent for music. This thrilled me."
- William Christopher Handy
(Related: Music, Talent)

"The circuit training program along with a healthy clean diet is the way to excellent results."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Diet, Results, Training)

"I think I have the skills. I'm a great judge of talent. I just know basketball."
- Tim Hardaway
(Related: Talent, Basketball)

"I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool. The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent."
- Cedric Hardwicke
(Related: God, Talent, Actors, Hollywood, Sun, Surrender)

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Business, Vision, Completion, Leaders)

"Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: People, Care, Honor, Obscurity)

"Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Action, Consequences, Duty, May, Voice)

"Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: People, Will)

"You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination - at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Time, Talent, Individuality, Want)

"You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again. Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Day, Sleep)

"Jack Lambert is mean and relentless wherever he goes, on and off the field! I do remember many times he would chase me in practice but no way would I let him catch me."
- Franco Harris
(Related: Practice)

"And I wasn't convinced that I was the most talented person in the world."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: World)

"I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Talent, Ability, Nothing, Praise, Today)

"The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater."
- David Hasselhoff
(Related: Talent, Theater)

"I'm six foot four, an all-American guy, and handsome and talented as well!"
- David Hasselhoff
"We will never forget and we will not relent until our job is done."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Forget, Job, Will)

"If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: Life, Succeed, Want)

"I tend to fall for the archetypal, talented, charismatic rock boy."
- Juliana Hatfield
"The TV business is soul crushing, talent destroying and human being destroying."
- Olivia De Havilland
(Related: Business, Talent, Soul, Being)

"Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative. And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents."
- Jeff Hawkins
(Related: Difference, Practice, Study)

"Through my mind, is just the horror of these people. I had been held by them, I knew how violent they were."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: People, Horror, Mind)

"And for any victim of a violent crime, when you actually get to go in and realize and see their faces and know that they can't hurt you any more, there is no feeling like that. It finally frees you from a lot of demons."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Crime, Faces, Feeling, Hurt)

"We only work four days a week, we only work three weeks out of the month, and we get four months off for the summer. So there's plenty of time for me to spend with the kids."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Time, Work, Kids, Months, Summer)

"I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Dream)

"Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties."
- Francis Herbert Hedge
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving; and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science."
- Werner Heisenberg
(Related: Science, Development, Feeling, Physics)

"Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things."
- Felicia Hemans
(Related: Suffering)

"His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Time, Talent)

"He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, War, People, Civilization, Danger, Nations, Oppression)

"Even my parents are so cute, and they deal with every movie of mine excellently. They check with me ever so casually by asking 'Now how much of nudity are we going to see in this one?'"
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Cute, Nudity, Parents)

"Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Love, People, Impression)

"The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Change, Control, Wealth, Battle, Conflict, Will)

"I've never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout."
- George Herman
"Assuming that his talent can survive the increasing strain, there is one scarcely avoidable danger that lies ahead of the pupil on his road to mastery."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Talent, Danger, Lies, Road)

"It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense."
- John Hersey
(Related: Failure, Vision, Children, Defense, Profit, Weapons)

"I did some products for the Apple II, most notably the first small low cost thermal printer, the Silent Type."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: First)

"Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Talent)

"Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people, none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people, holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Experience, People, Hiring, Running)

"The most important thing a mayor does is hire talented people to run the city."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: People)

"Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Humor, Mother, Elegance)

"It would have been more comfortable to remain silent."
- Anita Hill
"Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Failure, Adversity)

"Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Men, Doubt, Quiet)

"I always knew I had a voice and I've always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. I think it's the hardest thing to do, to sing in front of people. When I finally let go and did it, I realized it's what I'm most talented at and what I love to do the most."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Love, People, Voice)

"The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: American, Conscience, Oil, Sense)

"It's clear price gouging... The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: American, Conscience, Oil, Sense)

"As problems like identity theft become more prevalent, now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously - and this information is of the utmost importance."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Health, Financial, Americans, Identity, Importance, Information, Now, Problems, Theft)

"It takes good clients to make a good advertising agency. Regardless of how much talent an ad agency may have, it is ineffective without good products and services to advertise."
- Morris Hite
(Related: Talent, Advertising, Clients, May)

"Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents."
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: Events, Force)

"There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory response is a physically violent one. If you don't make that response, you continually relive the unresolved situation over and over in your life."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: Life)

"Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short."
- Adam Hochschild
(Related: Time, Work)

"It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Desire)

"It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Man, Uniqueness)

"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Talent, Desire)

"Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Talent, Youth)

"If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Family, HusbTalent, Caring, Man)

"I got a feeling about political correctness. I hate it. It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think."
- Hal Holbrook
(Related: Lie, Causes, Feeling, Hate, Saying)

"Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Nature, Genius)

"I am not a member of any organization listed by the Attorney General as subversive. In any instance where I lent my name in the past, it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive. I have always been essentially and foremost an American."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Knowledge, American, Lent, Name, Past)

"The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Talent, Genius, Open, World)

"These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable."
- Winifred Holtby
(Related: War, Death, Future, Safety, Word, Youth)

"Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression."
- Henry Home
(Related: Time, Impression, Deep, Solitude, World)

"Hunger is insolent, and will be fed."
- Homer
(Related: Hunger, Will)

"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!"
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Art, Love, Day)

"When you balance it against New Order, New Order don't work or tour relentlessly. We definitely work in our own way and sometimes it's a bit too slow for me, so I like to plan ahead and fill my time up."
- Peter Hook
(Related: Time, Work, Balance, Order)

"They are damn good projects - excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there - God damn it!"
- Harry Hopkins
(Related: God, People, Dumb, Fun, Language, Projects)

"Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone."
- Hedda Hopper
(Related: Deals)

"Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person."
- Horace
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."
- Horace
(Related: Adversity, Circumstances, Effect)

"I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Talent, Living, Teachers)

"We're not nearly as violent as the westerns."
- Moe Howard
"We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet, but then there's another side that can be as harsh and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Ugly)

"If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Money, Care, Man)

"The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Affection, Man, Respect)

"Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do."
- Richard Hughes
(Related: Age, Talent, Middle age)

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Artist, Confidence, Doubt)

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Music)

"Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Virtue, Night, Now, President, Speech)

"He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance."
- David Hume
(Related: Circumstance, Circumstances, Temper)

"I am willing to admit that if the agriculturists are oppressed by peculiar burdens, they ought to be relieved from them, or be allowed a fair and just protection equivalent to all such peculiar burdens."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Protection)

"I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time. I looked like an idiot up there. I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at."
- William Hung
(Related: Time, Talent, People, Want, Will)

"The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Talent, Truth)

"I had brought up from Chile a contract agent whose cover was that of a newspaper publisher in Santiago, a young, very talented man, named Dave Phillips, who later on carved quite a career for himself in the agency."
- E. Howard Hunt
(Related: Career, Man)

"This Adonis in loveliness was a corpulent man of fifty."
- H. L. Hunt
(Related: Man)

"The only place a new hat can be carried into with safety is a church, for there is plenty of room there."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Church, Safety)

"The rhythm of my career has always been very static, staccato and then silent, and then a lot of work, and then none."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: Work, Career)

"I think being an actress is more how to cope with the fact that you can't do anything else than to express a talent. It's a way of being untalented for anything."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Talent, Being, Fact)

"I have two new nephews and a new niece this year, so I have plenty of kids that I can spend time with."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Time, Kids)

"There would have to be something wrong with someone who could throw out a child's first Valentine card saying, I love you, Mommy."
- Ginger Hutton
(Related: Love, First, Saying, Wrong)

"Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
- John Hutton
(Related: Building, Economy)

"There are plenty of beautiful girls who don't photograph well."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Girls)

"My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Father, Mountains)

"There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Talent)

"The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Love, People, Cruelty)

"An excellent job with a dubious undertaking, which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful."
- Ada Louise Huxtable
(Related: Job, Saying)

"Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Word)

"Don't use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies.""
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Word)

"All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Soul, Principles)

"A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot, the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended to dread before the Rebellion commenced."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Rebellion, Republican, State)

"Physiologically less violent and psychologically more suitable to a concrete type of mind."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Mind)

"Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Dream, Progress, Positive, Vision, Want)

"So I continued through my next school, which takes me up to the age of 17, moving from the bottom stream of one year into the bottom stream of the next year, all the way through. I showed other talents which gave me self-respect, which is fine."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Age, School, Self)

"More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina."
- John Irving
(Related: Life, Talent, Writer)

"After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Talent, Divinity, Woman)

"Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Men, Society, Community, Riot)

"Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: Imagination, Life, Luck)

"America has global trade with plenty of nations that provide inexpensive labor, but it's better for us when they're in our own hemisphere, rather than sending that business halfway around the world."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Business, America, Labor, Nations, Trade, World)

"Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Being, Rest, Sleep)

"J has told me about his past. I know what happened and why. But he is the one person who made me believe in my talent and whatever happened in the past, he's been a wonderful manager to me."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Manager, Talent, Past)

"Politics is not perfect but it's the best available nonviolent means of changing how we live."
- Maynard Jackson
(Related: Politics)

"I was the only Christian on the cast, but that was cool because we all respected each others talent and mostly they respected me a lot even though I was the only Christian."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Talent, Christian)

"Knowing that we were doing good work and the stories were good. They were original and charming. They weren't particularly violent or sexy or any of that. They were just unique and that had a good feel to it."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Work)

"It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery. The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty and they have reached a stage where they have decided that they are not going to take any more."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: People, Slavery, states, United, Years)

"The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy... what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?"
- Henry James
(Related: Art, Success, Talent, Being, Worth)

"If anything I consider myself non-violent, I'm from the hippy era, peace, love, groovy."
- Rick James
(Related: Love, Peace)

"Hope is a talent like any other."
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Talent, Hope)

"It's not that the film is violent, it's that people have an issue with violence right now."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: People, Film, Now, Right, Violence)

"I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished."
- Famke Janssen
(Related: Work, People, Actors, Disappointment, Expectations)

"I love the first two X-Men movies because I thought that Bryan Singer did such a great job. He elevated that whole genre. He's a very talented director."
- Famke Janssen
(Related: Love, Movies, Thought, First, Job)

"If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Change, Conflict, Storms, Will)

"One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Talent, Character, Chance, Coaches, Draft, Importance, Justice, Want)

"There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Virtue, Aristocracy)

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Conscience, Gain, Needs, Tyranny)

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Nature, Character, Body, Boldness, Exercise, Independence, Games, Mind)

"In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Humor, Truth, Virtue, Politeness, Want)

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Friendship, Life)

"I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Change, Poetry, Exploitation, Injustice, World)

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Work)

"It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Being, Disease, Medicine, Suffering)

"He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Man, Passion, Rain)

"God would not give us the same talent if what were right for men were wrong for women."
- Sarah Orne Jewett
(Related: Men, Women, Talent, God, Right, Wrong)

"But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Movies, Talent)

"Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around. If you're looking for violent rape imagery, the Bible's right there in your hotel room. If you just want to look up ways to screw people up, there it is, and you're justified because God told you to."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: God, People, Bible, Lying, Right, Want)

"Louisiana loses 30 miles a year off our coast. We lost 100 miles last year off our coast thanks to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We have lost a size of land equivalent to the entire state of Rhode Island."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Land, State)

"I've had some ambivalent feelings about being an actor. I don't know that I've ever been totally and completely comfortable with it."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Feelings, Actor, Being)

"I think that New York is the city of all cities. There is so much diversity there. I also like that when I go there, I can catch a play or musical and see some of the most talented people practicing their craft."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: People, Cities, Diversity, Play)

"To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Society, Women, Eyes, Facts)

"There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Responsibility, Trouble)

"You know, differentiating between training and matches. If they are all matches it becomes very natural to shoot them, although Dan thinks I should shoot more of them. I think I shoot plenty of them."
- Nancy Johnson
(Related: Training)

"A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter."
- Nicholas Johnson
(Related: Advertising)

"I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable."
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
(Related: War)

"The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Events, Investigation, Reality)

"What is easy is seldom excellent."
- Samuel Johnson
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"To lose a son under those circumstances - a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart."
- Brian Jones
(Related: Death, Son, Heart, Burden, Circumstances)

"Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Exercise, Intentions, Mind, Prayer)

"The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Talent, Crisis, Remarkable)

"Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Men, Fight, Labor)

"There's plenty for me to do. There are more albums. I'll record as long as I can and as long as my voice works as well as it does now and for as long as people want to hear me."
- Tom Jones
(Related: People, Now, Voice, Want)

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Talent, Courage)

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Intelligence, Talent, Teamwork, Games)

"Yeah, I've had the privilege to know a lot of really talented people."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: People, Privilege)

"I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Life, Talent, Living, Responsibility, Right)

"I think I do too many voices in these shows. I think it's because we have trouble getting voice talent."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Talent, Trouble, Voice)

"Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Humanity)

"Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion."
- Junius
(Related: Discretion)

"It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so."
- Junius
"This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions."
- Bob Kane
(Related: Time, Thought, Autobiography, Opinions, Sound)

"They are the literary equivalent of sequins on an evening dress."
- Stefan Kanfer
(Related: Dress, Evening, Literary)

"Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Fight, First, State)

"I'm not a celebrity. I'm intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don't have any interest in it. I don't have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can."
- Charlie Kaufman
(Related: Life, Talent, Celebrity, Interest, Public)

"The more ambivalent you are and the more uncertain you are, then you can get something that you cannot anticipate."
- Elia Kazan
"Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done."
- John Keegan
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)

"I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Act, Children, Crime, Safety, Support, Today)

"The current understanding was that it was impossible to predict how something would evolve because it was a very turbulent environment full of things interacting with each other."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment, Understanding)

"The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Nature, Being, Innovation, Usefulness, Will)

"But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Change, Authority, Environment)

"Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Women, Talent, Performance, Dress, Exercise, Yesterday)

"Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive - making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: Society, Children, Law)

"I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said 'Success is primarily luck anyway.' And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant - so who am I to argue with him!"
- George Kennedy
(Related: Fortune, Luck)

"We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Men, Work, Talent, Machines)

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Revolution, Will)

"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Talent, Knowledge)

"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Future, Past, Present)

"We believe in some basic human principles - everyone should have the opportunities not just to survive, but to excel with their God-given talents and abilities. Those are the values that should be reflected in our budgets."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: God, Values, Budgets, Principles)

"I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Evil, Poverty)

"I want to be optimistic because I don't think man is intrinsically violent."
- Bruce Kent
(Related: Man, Want)

"Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them."
- Jean Kerr
(Related: Talent, People)

"Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you're talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we're happy to be where we are today."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Work, Talent, God, Hard work, Talking, Today)

"I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Art, Creation, Destruction, Mind)

"He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Dad, Manager, Talent, Kids, Living, Name, Right)

"Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Action, Tennis)

"We can't gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we've already done that - with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253."
- Peter King
(Related: Intelligence, Future, Reason, Right)

"If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist."
- Richard King
(Related: Movies, Inspiration, Act, Cinema, Violence, Woman)

"Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies."
- Richard King
(Related: Movies, Behavior, Information, Makeup, Television)

"Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
- Stephen King
(Related: Work, Talent, Successful, Hard work)

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries."
- Stephen King
(Related: Literary)

"He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?"
- Stephen King
(Related: Dying, Old, Saying)

"We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Action, Tension)

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Day, End)

"Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Life, Peace, Successful, Balance, Joy)

"Where a beast would have claws, I was born with talent."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Talent)

"The dimensions of my feelings are too violent."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Feelings)

"So I have this ability, if I may say so, to spot talent."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Talent, Ability, May)

"When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped outside and felt the wind and rain in my face, I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took my time and trusted myself."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Time, Chance, Open, Rain, Wind)

"Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late - thoughts both about and not about art."
- Gustav Klimt
(Related: Art, Food, Thought, Thoughts, Being)

"I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Talent, Aggression, Will)

"The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Talent, Thought)

"We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Negative, Children, Creation, Games, Will)

"I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Talent, Want)

"There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Father)

"I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Life, Talent, Ability, Skill, Succeed, Support)

"I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years, and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Ideas, Programming, Years)

"To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique' doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture when the Japanese used it on American prisoners, we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it, we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it. You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying that rape is an enhanced seduction technique."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Thought, American, Fact, Saying, Seduction)

"Safin, in his way, is very talented. It is a joy to watch them play; it is tennis of a very high quality."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Quality, Joy, Play, Tennis)

"I am not religious. I do not believe that personhood is conferred upon conception. But I also do not believe that a human embryo is the moral equivalent of a hangnail and deserves no more respect than an appendix."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Religious, Respect)

"Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Politics, Trust, Character, America, American, Assassination, Country, Politicians, Years)

"There's tons of people with talent; it's the system that's all screwed up."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Talent, People)

"Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week."
- Louis Kronenberger
(Related: Age, Time, Goal, Old)

"Looking back at it now, I really feel like it was a gift because I don't know if I have the talent to become a prima ballerina. It's such a hard job to have. I don't have any regrets about it."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Talent, Job, Now)

"When I speak of natural drummers I'm talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave 'em."
- Gene Krupa
(Related: God, Talent, Talking)

"Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent."
- Gene Krupa
(Related: Talent, Luck, Pretty)

"Since I had the baby I can't tolerate anything violent or sad, I saw the Matrix and I had my eyes closed through a lot of it, though I didn't need to. I would peek, and then think, oh OK, I can see that."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Baby, Eyes)

"Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Time, Aggression, Fanaticism, Hate, Leaders, Xenophobia)

"It's not the most normal life in the world, but I screw up plenty of times to be a normal teenager."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Life, World)

"The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can."
- Paul Kurtz
(Related: Death, Life, Eating, Living, Meaning, Now)

"Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious, or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Talent, Truth, People)

"For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living, which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few, but to live well belongs to all."
- Lactantius
(Related: Living, Right, Teachers)

"The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Work, Basketball, Environment, Play, Pretty)

"You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision."
- Veronica Lake
(Related: Talent, Vision, Eye)

"I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Ideas, Creativity, Being, Environment)

"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Impression, Saying)

"What is reading, but silent conversation."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Conversation, Reading)

"We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Men, Being, Gain, Longing, Mediocrity, Nothing)

"Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings, with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Men, Doubt, Usefulness, Youth)

"Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Education, Society, Morals, Want, Youth)

"Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Tests)

"The regular guy still relates to him and Howard is a $500 million guy now who dates a model and drives about in a limo all day. But Howard still knows how to make a plumber laugh and those guys still have him on in the morning, because he is a real talent."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Talent, Day, Now)

"Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Life, Work, Exercise, Spirit)

"I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician."
- Angela Lansbury
(Related: Mother, Talent, London)

"Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Abuse, Children, Victims)

"We are looking for targets that have a tremendous strategic fit for the company. The colleges must have complementary education programs, have an excellent reputation, long operating history and solid regulatory compliance."
- John Larson
(Related: Education, History, Company, Reputation)

"Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Heart, Improvement)

"From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Money, Talent, Fortune, Gain, Investment)

"There is such amazing talent at Disney. My job is 100% creative, and I am very excited to creatively lead them."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Talent, Disney, Job)

"I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Success, Truth, Thought, Complaining, Fortune, Play)

"Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can produce more and better, has talents; who can produce what none else can, has genius."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Time, Genius)

"One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Agriculture, Production, Workers)

"When I interview people, and they give me an immediate answer, they're often not thinking. So I'm silent. I wait. Because they think they have to keep answering. And it's the second train of thought that's the better answer."
- Robin Leach
(Related: Thought, People, Thinking)

"When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools."
- Michael LeBoeuf
(Related: Time, Thought, Ideas, Attention, Focus, Tools)

"I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Heart, Courtesy, Old, Politeness, Sense, Spirit, Value, Word)

"I wish I had a talent for dropping things as well as taking on new ones. It gets to be quite a clutter after a while."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Talent)

"I believe I am a person with unusual talents. I think I'd be a liar or stupid if I were to deny that."
- Joshua Lederberg
"Violence is a part of America. I don't want to single out rap music. Let's be honest. America's the most violent country in the history of the world, that's just the way it is. We're all affected by it."
- Spike Lee
(Related: History, Music, America, Country, Rap, Violence, Want, World)

"An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent."
- Tom Lehrer
(Related: Talent, Ego)

"I think talent is dangerous to have if you take it for granted. If you use it well and put hard work with it together, it's hard to catch that guy. And I think that's what you're seeing right now."
- Ivan Lendl
(Related: Work, Talent, Hard work, Now, Right)

"We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Credit)

"To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Politics, Conviction, Devotion, Spiritual)

"Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!"
- Jay Leno
(Related: Men, Day, Today)

"The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Talent, Genius, Country, Ireland)

"If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Talent)

"Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea."
- Mikhail Lermontov
(Related: Sea)

"Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French."
- Alan Jay Lerner
(Related: Home, Talent, Saying)

"Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there wasn't plenty of fine music played. It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it, with the help of the audience, was less, I felt, in the '90s."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Music, Consistency, Help)

"There's a lot of women in the WNBA. There's a lot of women who could be here. To be voted by the fans says a lot - that people are aware of what's going on. I'm really thankful. I think they just really appreciate my talent so I'm definitely grateful."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Women, Talent, People, Fans)

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Will)

"I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull."
- Jonathan Lethem
"President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger."
- David Letterman
(Related: President)

"I am no more humble than my talents require."
- Oscar Levant
"What's interesting is that both men and women are struggling with this issue in remarkably similar percentages, but the big difference is that women tend to talk about this when men keep it silent."
- James Levine
(Related: Men, Women, Difference, Talk)

"I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Work, Anxiety, Brooks, Chance)

"Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Talent, Murder)

"Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent."
- George Henry Lewes
"I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Satisfaction)

"The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Adversity, Devil, Prosperity, Weather, Years)

"I may be the most recognizable name in the cast, but I can guarantee that I am not the most talented."
- Huey Lewis
(Related: May, Name)

"Other people - they practice and they practice... these fingers of mine, they got brains in 'em. You don't tell them what to do - they do it. God given talent."
- Jerry Lee Lewis
(Related: God, Talent, People, Practice)

"People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Genius, People, Famous, Hate)

"If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Peace, Trade, Trouble, World)

"I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Home, Country, states, United)

"I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China."
- Jet Li
(Related: Coach, First, Learning, Nothing, School, Years)

"There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Talent, Genius, People)

"Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Talent, Performance, Circumstances, Deeds, Spirit, Stupidity)

"The other thing that happened was my last military assignment - this was in the air force; I had enlisted in order to avoid being drafted as a private, and of course I only practiced medicine or psychiatry in the air force so I was never in any kind of violent combat."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Being, Force, Medicine, Military, Order, Psychiatry)

"So then put away, relentlessly away, all thought of the results. You cannot control them."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Thought, Control, Results)

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Thought, Doubt, Fool, Open)

"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Cats, Fight)

"Poverty does not make people terrorists, but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: People, Ideas, Breeding, Frustration, Poverty)

"When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return."
- Hal Lindsey
(Related: People, First, May, Nation, Persecution, Years)

"Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Talent, Hollywood, World)

"I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Technology, Work, Leader, Hope, America, Cooperation, Country, Future, World)

"Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me."
- Blake Lively
"Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen."
- Ron Livingston
(Related: Talent, Waiting)

"A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself."
- Titus Livius
(Related: End, Will)

"An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards."
- John Locke
(Related: Balance, Man)

"As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: American, Americans, May, states, United)

"Too much may be the equivalent of none at all."
- Lee Loevinger
(Related: May)

"But the mind is here accepted not for the soul, but for that which is the more excellent in the soul."
- Peter Lombard
(Related: Soul, Mind)

"The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities."
- Cesare Lombroso
(Related: Genius, Appearance)

"My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Brother, Guitar, Play)

"If it's an excellent script, I enjoy it tremendously, the acting part of it."
- Julie London
(Related: Acting)

"I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity - it's just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine."
- Nia Long
(Related: Opportunity, Actors)

"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Success, Talent, Thought, Fame, Nothing, Will)

"During the session of the Supreme Court, in the village of -, about three weeks ago, when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village, I observed a young man riding up and down the street, as I supposed, in a violent passion."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: People, Court, Man, Passion)

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Will, Words)

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Age, Life, Love, People, Creativity, Mind, Will)

"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Faith, Talent, People, Profession)

"People wait in line to see me, saying there's plenty of living to be done even if you have an HIV diagnosis. People say they are 10- or 15-year survivors and still moving forward."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: People, Living, Saying)

"Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Ocean)

"Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies."
- Chad Lowe
(Related: Love, Movies, Actors, Pleasure)

"A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Trees)

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Books, Earth, Rivers, Sea, Sky)

"You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn't lose a man. They all made the switch. That's where the great talent is."
- Ernst Lubitsch
(Related: Talent, Man, Name, Stars, Writers)

"Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is."
- George Lucas
(Related: Talent)

"And I have to consider myself fortunate, because there are plenty of writers who spend most of a lifetime looking for that certain something without ever finding it."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Writers)

"I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent, horrible - but not obliterated, yet. I just refuse to be beaten down. I think it's stubborness that keeps me going."
- Lydia Lunch
"Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power... I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right."
- Ida Lupino
(Related: Power, Right, Today, Woman, Writer)

"We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent."
- Alison Lurie
(Related: Truth, Lie, Dress, Language)

"Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it."
- Russell Lynes
"I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that. I was into books and studying real hard."
- Cheryl Lynn
(Related: Time, Talent, Books)

"He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Talent, Thought)

"The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Effect, Honor, Indifference, State, Welfare)

"There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones."
- Hugh MacDiarmid
(Related: World)

"Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Power, Goal, Danger, Destruction, Mission, Night)

"If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Talent, Successful, Preparation, Want, Will)

"There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: First)

"So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Cinema, Crime, Games, Media, Violence)

"Genius of a kind has always been with me; an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality; an excellent, strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Quality, Genius, Soul, Heart, Body, Woman)

"Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of skepticism about America which resides in the minds of even America's closest friends. That America can't be quite as good as it says it is. And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is?"
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: America, Friends, Saying, Skepticism)

"Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense."
- James Madison
(Related: Education, Parents, Public, Youth)

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
- James Madison
(Related: Power, People, Freedom)

"I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Life, Brother, Talent, Man)

"If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist."
- Norman Mailer
"It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that."
- Wendie Malick
(Related: Time, People, Survival, Feeling)

"Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?"
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Talent, Strength, Commitment, Endurance)

"The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Art, End, Energy, Mankind)

"I have been singing for the last 50 years, you know, so I deserve a break. Besides, there are talented singers around who can do justice to their work."
- Lata Mangeshkar
(Related: Work, Justice, Singing, Years)

"So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Life, People, Being, Culture, Day, Pride)

"I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Work, Talent, Mountains)

"So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: History, Individuality, Needs, Old, Universe)

"Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Talent, Successful, Arrogance)

"Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent."
- Preston Manning
(Related: Canada, Country, Pursuit)

"I've been in plenty of situations where someone I'm dating had more time for a console than me."
- Josie Maran
(Related: Dating, Time)

"I like them all - I don't always approve. I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters, and I can see why they do what they do; sometimes they make some mistakes, but at heart I think they're decent."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Heart, Mistakes)

"Elvis transcends his talent to the point of dispensing with it altogether."
- Greil Marcus
(Related: Talent)

"My education at Baron Byng High School was excellent, with dedicated masters (boys and girls were separate)."
- Rudolph A. Marcus
(Related: Education, Girls, School)

"Sure, the home-field is an advantage - but so is having a lot of talent."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Home, Talent)

"Some people know that they are so adorable looking, all they have to do is smile and dress up and they get plenty from that. Then there are some of us who, early on, see that that doesn't work. So we joke about it."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Work, People, Dress, Smile)

"Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn to play in three or four years or that you can just get because you have some talent for music."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Music, Talent, Jazz, Play, Years)

"Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Talent, Obligation, World)

"To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Talent, Dignity)

"Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Talent, Country, Culture, Humanity)

"Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork... we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly."
- Agnes Martin
(Related: Experience, Truth, Artist, Concern, May)

"Since, however, it is immaterial whether the work is done by assistants or a machine, I decided to build a machine equivalent to an array of about 200 separating funnels."
- Archer J. P. Martin
(Related: Work, Machine)

"Let us love temperately, things violent last not."
- Philip Massinger
(Related: Love)

"You know as I started as a shy young conductor, I always wanted to cooperate. To build up the musicians. To help them to be better than without a conductor. And sometimes young talented musicians have to be encouraged."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Help, Musicians)

"Our opportunities to do good are our talents."
- Cotton Mather
"Every actor looks all his life for a part that will combine his talents with his personality... 'The Odd Couple' was mine. That was the plutonium I needed. It all started happening after that."
- Walter Matthau
(Related: Life, Actor, Personality, Will)

"But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Opportunity, Possibility, Communication, Fraud, Internet, Strangers, Today, World)

"I don't hate anyone. I dislike. But my dislike is the equivalent of anyone else's hate."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Hate)

"I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener."
- William Hamilton Maxwell
"I would recommend the short story form, which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words, until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Time, Words)

"I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Talent)

"I don't think the Hollywood community is interested in what I can do. That's all right. I've never looked for a job in my life, and I'm not going to start now. I have plenty to keep me busy."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Life, Community, Hollywood, Job, Now, Right)

"I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent when people prate to me about the glory of being given another chance to live happily ever after!"
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: People, Being, Chance, Glory)

"Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or self-interested enough to work hard at them for money."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Money, Work, Benevolence, Occupations, Self)

"We live in a society today where these children can be wanted children. Even if you don't want to keep this child after you've had it, there's plenty of young couples out there, that want children."
- Norma McCorvey
(Related: Society, Children, Today, Want)

"If Roger stopped right now and never won another match, to me he'd already be one of the greatest players to ever play the game. To me, he's the greatest all around talent that I've ever seen."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Talent, Now, Play, Right)

"He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Conversation, Opposition)

"The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Talent, Writer)

"TV tends to look for the living equivalents of squeaky-clean Kens and Barbies, but with my dial I'm more like Ken's dirty old uncle."
- John C. McGinley
(Related: Living, Old)

"You have to have talent. You have to get the audition and then you have to nail the audition."
- Joel McHale
(Related: Talent)

"I think you have everyone kind of pulling on the same end of the rope. It's not like you're Robin Williams and everyone else is a deaf mute. It's like - there's plenty of help."
- Michael McKean
(Related: End, Help)

"The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation."
- William McKinley
(Related: Mission, states, United)

"Oh, and Scott, get Mark to play me. He's the most talented one anyway."
- Mark McKinney
(Related: Play)

"Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Name, Saying)

"Bombing the Murrah Federal Building was morally and strategically equivalent to the U.S. hitting a government building in Serbia, Iraq, or other nations."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, Building, Iraq, Nations)

"Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don't do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Writing)

"I wouldn't think a blues album would be that commercially successful, but I don't really care. I'd do it for the love of blues, not for the money. I've got plenty of money."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Love, Money, Successful, Care)

"Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Talent, Eye, Right)

"We are not equally talented. Steve is enormously talented."
- Jayne Meadows
"I respect his talents, even as he does mine."
- Jayne Meadows
(Related: Respect)

"Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best."
- Bernard Meltzer
(Related: Birds, Joy, Will, World)

"Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Talent, People, Actors, Skill, Theater, Will)

"There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Community, Israel)

"In the 1990s, we introduced Boston's community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Strategy, Boston, Community, Crime, Fighting)

"Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent."
- Larry Merchant
(Related: Talent, Hunger, Mission, Youth)