Quotes and Sayings about Mind



"You need these experiences. Just know that sometimes, the director has a specific look in mind."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Mind)

"Your mind is what makes everything else work."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Work, Mind)

"I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Mind)

"Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?"
- King Abdullah II
(Related: Age, People, Humanity, Today)

"I don't remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Fear, Body, Mind, Road, Terror)

"Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Poetry, Work, Creation, Mind, Poets, Production)

"You may be assured that we won't ever let your words die. Like the words of our Master, Jesus Christ, they will live in our minds and our hearts and in the souls of black men and white men, brown men and yellow men as long as time shall last."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Men, Time, Christ, May, Will, Words)

"There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Development, Ignorance, Will)

"In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Ability, Chance, Eye, Feeling, Mind, Practice, Sense, Sight, Will)

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

"The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Thought, Possibility, Mind)

"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: May, Mind, Road, Space)

"It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

"A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run."
- George Matthew Adams
(Related: Fear, Medicine, Mind, Relaxation)

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Life, Attitude, Discovery, Man, Mind)

"I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate."
- John Adams
(Related: Children, Fate, May, Mind, Ruin)

"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
- John Adams
(Related: Exercise, Horses, Old, Order)

"I've changed my mind about the interview. I shall never give interviews."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Mind)

"The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind."
- Phillip Adams
(Related: Internet, Mind, states)

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Men, Freedom, Majority, Minority)

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: People, Majority, Minority)

"Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart."
- Scott Adams
(Related: People, Difference, Profit)

"Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be."
- William Adams
"The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Immortality, Lies, Mind, Mystery, Word)

"The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Culture, Day, Lies, Mind)

"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Health, Body, Cheerfulness, Mind)

"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man, Mind, World)

"Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Power, Man, Mind, Nothing)

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Body, Exercise, Mind, Reading)

"Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Cheerfulness, Clouds, Mind, Mirth, Serenity)

"To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations."
- George Ade
(Related: Peace, Mind, Rules)

"The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

"Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Life, Criticism, Learning, Literature, Will)

"The Rubicons which women must cross, the sex barriers which they must breach, are ultimately those that exist in their own minds."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Women, Sex)

"The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Duty, Mind)

"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Growth, Purpose, Learning)

"You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Time, Mind, Nothing, Order)

"The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Work, Actor, Body, Mind, Voice)

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Art, Life, Soul)

"Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Nature, Body, Mind)

"God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Decency, Man, Mind)

"Words are the physicians of a mind diseased."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Mind, Physicians, Words)

"Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Mind, Wine)

"We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance."
- Aesop
(Related: Appearance, Mind)

"The smaller the mind the greater the conceit."
- Aesop
(Related: Conceit, Mind)

"For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Change, People)

"My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Mom, Being, Choices, Conversation, Danger, Listening, Open)

"Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about what you're doing and why you're doing it... Other times, you have a great desire for it, but physically you're not responding the way you want. That presents other challenges. Then sometimes it all comes together."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Desire, Want)

"The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Nature, Mind, Study, Trifle)

"My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made."
- James Agate
(Related: Bed, Mind)

"The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I'm always at home - yea, I'm always at Om."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Home, Heart, Earth, Garden, Mind, Sky)

"To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Wisdom, Mind, Treasure, Trouble)

"True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Wisdom, Folly, Fool, Ignorance, Man, Mind)

"One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will, to receive impressions, to sense rather than know, to gather rather than immediately understand."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Mind, Play, Sense, Will)

"One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance."
- King Albert II
(Related: Vision, Duty, Independence)

"My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation's is Vietnam."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Mind, Vietnam)

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

"Golf is a spiritual game. It's like Zen. You have to let your mind take over."
- Amy Alcott
(Related: Golf, Mind, Spiritual, Zen)

"Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Change, Advice, Uncertainty)

"I can't help believing that these things that come from the subconscious mind have a sort of truth to them. It may not be a scientific truth, but it's psychological truth."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Truth, Help, May, Mind)

"Keep violence in the mind where it belongs."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Mind, Violence)

"I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Imagination, Desire, Detail, Mind)

"Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Age, Books, Day, Now, Praise)

"A man is known by the company his mind keeps."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Company, Man, Mind)

"The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

"September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Country)

"The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Perception, Act, Mind)

"What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Meaning, Mind, Philosophy)

"The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Eye, Mind, Paradox, Reality)

"To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Genius, Exercise, First, Maxim, Mind)

"Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Mind)

"I have been a judge for 15 years and I've made up my own mind during all that time."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Time, Mind, Years)

"The production team's first meeting took place at my house. I had ideas and a color scheme in mind, how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Ideas, Collaboration, First, Meeting, Mind, Production)

"What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Mind, Will)

"Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Men, Mediocrity)

"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- James Allen
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom."
- James Allen
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Success, Influence, Jewels, Man, Mind)

"The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Life, Heart, Vision, Mind, Will)

"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Mind, Now)

"Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Body, Fun, Man, Mind)

"The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable."
- Margery Allingham
(Related: Optimism, Mind)

"At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: First, Mind, Questions, Writing)

"Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind."
- Washington Allston
(Related: Mind)

"They are sick in their minds. They say they brought 65 tanks into center of city. I say to you this talk is not true. This is part of their sick mind."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Mind, Talk)

"Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Existence, Mind)

"There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Mind, Nothing)

"Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Party, Years)

"The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away."
- Fisher Ames
(Related: Gentleman, Mind, Old)

"Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Money, Strength, Addiction, Evil, Fiction, Mind)

"You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind on, but what you can't keep your mind off."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Identity, Mind)

"For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown."
- A. R. Ammons
"In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Love, Trust, Kids, Lust, Man)

"Travelling expands the mind rarely."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Mind)

"Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Action, Perseverance, Mind)

"I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton."
- Ian Anderson
(Related: Being, Mind)

"In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most evil people in the book - he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Evil, Mind, Running, Sense)

"I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Sex, People, Dance, Teenage)

"When women smoke, it is hard for them to quit because they are so worried about their weight; it's a vanity issue and a mindset."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Women, Vanity, Weight)

"We were on welfare when we were kids. Thanks for reminding me of that."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Kids, Welfare)

"Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Success, Manager, Baseball, Mind, Right)

"Chess is the gymnasium of the mind."
- Adolf Anderssen
(Related: Chess, Mind)

"She is incredibly fit, but we remind staff that she's not just the monarch, but our mother."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Mother)

"When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Mind, Question)

"The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Moments, Will)

"The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Change, Mind, Road)

"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Work, Power, Genius, Boldness, Magic, Mind, Will)

"When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Being, Difference, Film, Mind, Result)

"The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation."
- Aharon Appelfeld
(Related: Civilization, Individuality, Voice, Writer)

"I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand."
- Edward Appleton
(Related: Language, Mind, Opera)

"Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Circumstances, Justice, Man, Mind, Rectitude)

"It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Time, Deeds, Jokes, Mind, Relaxation)

"How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Men, War, Harmony, Stars)

"Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Mind, Passion, Temperance)

"All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Mind)

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

"As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die... I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Death, People, Killing, Mind, Murder, Thinking)

"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Action, Contemplation, Mind, World)

"Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Content, Fidelity, Loyalty, Mind)

"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Truth, People, Evil)

"Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Peace, Delight, Desire, Mind)

"A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart."
- Pietro Aretino
(Related: Heart, Cowardice, Mind)

"When I see a film I've finished, it's like another person made it. Like another mind."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Film, Mind)

"I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Heart, Strength, Balance, Mind, Right)

"What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Family, People, Country, Help, Mankind, Nation, Respect, Wrong)

"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever."
- Aristophanes
(Related: May, Mind, Wine)

"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Energy, Mind)

"Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind."
- Aristotle
(Related: Greatness, Cheerfulness, Mind, Suffering)

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- Aristotle
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Mind, Will, World)

"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
- Aristotle
(Related: Jobs, Mind)

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
- Aristotle
(Related: Thought, Mind)

"Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions."
- Aristotle
(Related: May, Mind, Order, State)

"Running is a great way to relieve stress and clear the mind."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Mind, Running, Stress)

"You're going through the horror of it, you're going through the isolation of it but you're being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Being, Horror, Isolation)

"Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life."
- George Arliss
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Humility)

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

"Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Mind, Order)

"The clarification of visual forms and their organization in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective training grounds of the young mind."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Mind, Training)

"Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion."
- Eberhard Arnold
(Related: God, Thought, Completion, Help, Mind)

"It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Mind, Miracles)

"Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Nature, Control, Man, Mind, Play, Sons, Wind)

"Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Son, Earth, Mind, Stars, Sun)

"As filmmakers, we can show where a person's mind goes, as opposed to theater, which is more to sit back and watch it."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Mind, Theater)

"Music used to change people's minds - and it still changes mine."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Change, Music, People)

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: People, Mind)

"I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them."
- John Ashbery
(Related: Mind)

"I'm flattered that so many baseball people think I'm a Hall of Famer. But what's hard to believe is how one-hundred and fifty plus people have changed their minds about me since I became eligible, because I haven't had a base hit since then."
- Richie Ashburn
(Related: People, Baseball)

"When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: America, College)

"He actually came up to me and we started speaking. And from that conversation we were able to come to a meeting of the minds and it seemed as if it was clear to me that he wanted to do similar things to what I wanted to do."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Conversation, Meeting)

"He has a brilliant mind until he makes it up."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: Mind)

"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)

"Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Reflection, Service, Will)

"Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Business, Body, Company, Conversation, Crowds, Mind, Present, Will)

"I'll always be poor in my mind."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Mind, Poor)

"My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail."
- Robert Atkins
(Related: Population, Will)

"The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Mind, Unconscious)

"After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Home, Peace, America, Comfort, Europe, Mind, World)

"I'm hoping to make a new thing for the world that remains in the mind like a new species of living thing."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Living, Mind, World)

"The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it's crazy. So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility."
- Bille August
(Related: Difference, Flexibility, Mind, Production)

"All too many consultants, when asked, 'What is 2 and 2?' respond, 'What do you have in mind?'"
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Mind)

"My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Vision, Light, Mind)

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Strength, Events, Mind, Will)

"To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Quality, People)

"Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Mind)

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Power, Ability, Mind, Nothing, Observation)

"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Soul, Character, Thoughts, Mind, Will)

"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Death, Mind, Senses, Service)

"Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Key, Mind, Sense, Spirituality)

"Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

"She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Life, God, Gods, Eternity, Mind, Present, Spirit)

"A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Mind, Opinions)

"Nobody minds having what is too good for them."
- Jane Austen
"My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Driving, Force, Mind)

"The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Balance, Mind, Sanity, Unity)

"Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Success, Failure, Mind)

"It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Success, Failure, Mind)

"You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Change, Future, Mind, Past)

"Get this in mind early: We never grow up."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Mind)

"Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Ideas, Commerce, Effect)

"Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Soul, Mind, Reverie)

"Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Character, Being, Goodness, Man, Mind)

"Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: First, Loss, Mind, Rest, Will)

"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Religion, Men, Atheism, Man, Mind, Philosophy)

"I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Mind)

"We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind."
- John Bacon
(Related: Faith, Death, Strength, Mind, Will, Years)

"Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Argument, Doubt, May, Mind, Rest)

"For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Argument, Arguments, Fire, Man, Mind)

"Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Experience, Mind)

"And I figured out that the reason I couldn't get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Day, Mind, Now, Reason)

"Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Heart, Favorite, Mind, Want)

"What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Mind, Result)

"An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Money, Time, Sacrifice, Mind, Parliament)

"Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Habit, Speech)

"Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"Imagination is the air of mind."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Imagination, Mind)

"My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

"Knowledge is the life of the mind."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Mind)

"Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: God, Thought, America, Animation, Children, Country, Disney, Mind)

"The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

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

"You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it."
- Faith Baldwin
(Related: Heart, Brotherhood, Mind)

"It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Country, Mind)

"In the first place, Descartes stands for the most explicit and uncompromising dualism between mind and matter."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: First, Mind)

"Like all science, psychology is knowledge; and like science again, it is knowledge of a definite thing, the mind."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Mind, Psychology)

"The prehistorical and primitive period represents the true infancy of the mind."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Mind)

"I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Church, Help, Mind, Old, Years)

"But I enjoyed getting sick, I didn't mind it at all. So in that short amount of time, I did actually go from 121 right back up to 180, which is way too fast obviously. And that resulted in some doctors visits to get things sorted out."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Time, Doctors, Mind, Right)

"Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted. Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom and other values in mind."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Values, Day, Freedom, Mind)

"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Husbands, Majority, Play, Trying)

"The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Genius, Action, Man, Mind)

"Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

"If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Politics, Artist, Mind, Racism, Today, World, Wrong)

"The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Progress, Wealth, Force, Measure, Mind)

"If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Truth, Decision, Mind, Reason)

"Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Education, Service, Television)

"The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Strength, Mind, Skin)

"The incorrectness and weaknesses of a theory cause other minds to formulate the problems more exactly and in this way scientific progress is made."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Progress, Cause, Problems, Theory)

"The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life."
- Anna Letitia Barbauld
(Related: Life, Mind)

"Baseball is dull only to dull minds."
- Red Barber
(Related: Baseball)

"Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Acting, Man, Mind)

"Only idiots refuse to change their minds."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Change, Idiots)

"Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary."
- Maurice Baring
(Related: Artists, Memory, Mind)

"My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Family, People)

"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Civilization, May, Mind, Will, World)

"The priceless galaxy of misinformation called the mind."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Mind)

"This head has risen above its hair in a moment of abandon known only to men who have drawn their feet out of their boots to walk awhile in the corridors of the mind."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Men, Feet, Hair, Mind)

"An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Mind)

"If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Mind, Open)

"It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: May, Mind, Practice, Want, Will)

"Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds."
- J. M. Barrie
(Related: Ambition)

"Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Ambition)

"When I'm out on the stage, it gives me this rush and anything that's on my mind and everything I'm going through is forgotten about."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Mind)

"That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)

"The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor's mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know."
- Gene Barry
(Related: Attitude, Actor, Mind, Reading, Word)

"I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: People, Being, Mind, Want)

"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation."
- Joe Barton
(Related: History, Sacrifice, America, Heroes, Nation, Stars)

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Heart, America, Baseball, First, Mind, Rules, School)

"The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Education, Exercise, Man, Mind, Pleasure)

"Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Mind, Tragedy)

"You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Fear, Being, Mind, Protest, Radical, Right, Weakness, World)

"A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Life, Truth, Judgment, Meaning, Mind)

"It's... a hard thing for a director, to think you came up with a shot, something from your mind, and someone died while doing it. It's the worst thing you'll ever have to live with. It was very hard for me to get back on the horse again."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Mind)

"A common misperception of me is... that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Time, Act, Man, Mind, Play, Pretty)

"The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind."
- Mary Ritter Beard
(Related: Men, Mind, Myths, Woman)

"When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, America, Media)

"Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for one that might not float, he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day."
- Lord Beaverbrook
(Related: Day, Mind)

"Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There's shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That's why I pay no mind."
- Beck
(Related: Mind)

"Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Beauty, Being, Eye, Feeling, May, Mind)

"The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Race, Right, Teachers, Want)

"Theology is a science of mind applied to God."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Science, God, Mind, Theology)

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Man, Mind, Pride, Thanksgiving)

"Strength is a matter of the made-up mind."
- John Beecher
(Related: Strength, Mind)

"I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Soul, Eyes, Quotations, Windows)

"I say myself no depressed words just depressed minds."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Words)

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Power, Man, Mind, State)

"Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Cooperation, Credit, May)

"Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Family, Men, Religion, Alliance, Circumstance, Ecstasy, Mind, Religious, states)

"A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Work, Earth, Mind, Result)

"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)

"PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Soul, Direction, Heaven, Mind)

"Things you create with your mind are always part of your postmortal life, whether they seem real or not."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Life, Mind)

"I haven't strength of mind not to need a career."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Strength, Career, Mind)

"I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Mind)

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Opportunity)

"Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue."
- William Bennett
(Related: Virtue, Thankfulness)

"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Age, Mind)

"If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Mind)

"One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Mind)

"My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer."
- George Benson
(Related: Life, Career, First, Guitar, Mind)

"Psychoanalysts are not occupied with the minds of their patients; they do not believe in the mind but in a cerebral intestine."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Mind)

"The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket."
- Jose Bergaman
(Related: Quality, Man, Mind)

"I don't mind talking about my two daughters, but I don't feel comfortable denying them their privacy."
- Tom Bergeron
(Related: Daughters, Mind, Privacy, Talking)

"We're still a great team. In your mind you can understand that but, emotionally, we needed to express the same belief. We came out full of fire and scored two early goals, two really beautiful goals, and that changed everything."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Belief, Goals, Fire, Mind)

"The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Mind, Unconscious, Will)

"I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Change, Mind, State)

"A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Entertainment, Liberty, Mind, Nothing, World)

"That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Imagination, Ideas, Thoughts, Body, Mind, Will)

"All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Mind, Word, World)

"From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God."
- George Berkeley
(Related: God, Ideas, Act, Being, Existence, Mind, Reason)

"The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, People, Ideas, First, Silence)

"The psychology of a complex mind must differ almost as much from that of a simple, mechanized mind as its psychology would from ours; because something that must underlie and perhaps be even greater than sex is involved."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Sex, Mind, Psychology)

"The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Imagination, Body, Company, Mind)

"I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind."
- Saint Bernard
(Related: Faith, Mind)

"Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn.'"
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Care, Mind)

"I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Ideas, Belief, Control, Mind, Practice, Right)

"It is only when our life proceeds within bounds and in an accepted, disciplined way, that the mind can be free."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Life, Mind)

"Irony is the hygiene of the mind."
- Elizabeth Bibesco
(Related: Hygiene, Irony, Mind)

"I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Positive, Mind)

"Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Quality, Soul, Curiosity, Desire, Mind, Woman)

"Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Energy, Independence, Summer)

"Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time."
- Steven Biko
(Related: Time, Life, Attitude, Positive, Consciousness, Mind, World)

"The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
- Steven Biko
(Related: Mind)

"But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Loneliness, Mind, Old)

"I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles."
- Bjork
(Related: Selling, Mind, Play)

"We have to be mindful that there is the certainty that terrorists will attempt to launch multiple attacks against their enemy, which is us and our allies."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Certainty, Enemy, Will)

"I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me."
- Conrad Black
(Related: Hope, Mind, Opinion)

"Most people are really cool and I really don't mind talking to them and answering their questions."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: People, Mind, Questions, Talking)

"You own a watch the invention of the mind, though for a single motion 'tis designed, as well as that which is with greater thought with various springs, for various motions wrought."
- Richard Blackmore
(Related: Thought, Invention, Mind)

"Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Homosexuality, Houses)

"In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds."
- David Blaine
(Related: Truth)

"Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Dreams, Goals, Clarity, Memory, Mind)

"There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Defeat, Meeting, Terror, Understanding)

"Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody."
- Eubie Blake
(Related: Birds, Hate, Luck, Mind)

"The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist."
- William Blake
(Related: Travel, Thoughts, Artist, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."
- William Blake
(Related: Man, Mind, Opinions, Water)

"Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you."
- William Blake
(Related: Man, Mind, Will)

"We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Thought, Act, Emotion, Feeling, Mind, Will)

"To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love."
- Alan Bleasdale
(Related: Love, Age, Heart, Body, Exercise, Frigidity, Mind, Old, Study)

"Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so."
- Hans Blix
(Related: People, Idea, Hope, Possibility, Mind, Now)

"It is inevitable that many ideas of the young mind will later have to give way to the hard realities of life."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Life, Ideas, Mind, Will)

"In my mind, it is certainly much nicer to end on a high note rather than on a Stout Pig."
- Dave Blood
(Related: End, Mind)

"In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Fact, Mind, Psychology, Shakespeare, Vocabulary)

"All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Encouragement, Inheritance, Poets)

"What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions."
- William Blum
(Related: Actions, Justification, Leaders)

"The Democrats need to remind people of where were, in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are, and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: People, Progress, Democrats)

"I shuddered to think how completely the insane were in the power of their keepers, and how one could weep and plead for release, and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Power)

"All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Thoughts, Fate, Mind, Months, Poor, World)

"I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be."
- Franz Boas
(Related: May, Mind, Teaching)

"The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind)

"The mind is the Buddha, and the Buddha is the mind."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind)

"The mind is always present. You just don't see it."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind, Present)

"The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Anger, Delusion, Greed, Infinite, Mind)

"The Buddha is your real body, your original mind."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Body, Mind)

"Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Mind)

"Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Fiction, Mind)

"You can't know your real mind as long as you deceive yourself."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind)

"Your mind is nirvana."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind)

"As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you'll never see that your own mind is the Buddha."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind)

"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Awareness, Body, Evil, Mind)

"But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: People, Mind)

"But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Success, Failure, Mind)

"If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won't see the Buddha."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind)

"If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind, Reality, Study)

"If your mind is pure, all buddha-lands are pure."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind)

"Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Success, Day, Mind)

"I think somewhere in the back of my mind I've always wanted to make a whole swing album."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Mind)

"This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Help, Mind, Thinking)

"A new kind of mind thus beings to come into being which is based on the development of a common meaning that is constantly transforming in the process of the dialogue."
- David Bohm
(Related: Development, Being, Meaning, Mind)

"My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc."
- David Bohm
(Related: Feelings, Language, Mind, Order, State)

"To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Play)

"I think I am a child. Everything blows my mind."
- Marc Bolan
(Related: Mind)

"So to that extent that was a very sharp reminder a few months out from the election that we weren't performing in the eyes of the public to the level that they wanted if they were going to re-elect us. So we went out and were much more upfront on issues."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Eyes, Months, Public)

"Nigel might have an earlier date, but I think it's unprecedented from my memory. So it is a reminder to everybody that the public can move very rapidly on some issues and therefore what looks settled may not be."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: May, Memory, Public)

"There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone - many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long."
- Richard Nelson Bolles
(Related: Work, People, Country, Day, World)

"I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Computer, Facts, Mind, Theory, Will)

"For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Time, Wedding, Home, Husband, Job, Symbol, Temptation, Years)

"The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Communication, Man, Mind, Senses, Will)

"The best cure for the body is a quiet mind."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Body, Cure, Mind, Quiet)

"The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Society, Drama, Mind)

"An instructor once told me that when there's resistence in your body, it's only because of the resistence in your mind. It's about getting inside the pose. Being the breath."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Being, Body, Mind)

"Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind. Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said, 'Would you take my son with you?' He knew, in Ireland, that his son would live, and that in Ethiopia, his son would die."
- Bono
(Related: Son, Baby, Day, Ireland, Man, Mind)

"Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Business, Ideas, Belief, Mind, School, Scientists, Will, Wrong)

"If you never change your mind, why have one?"
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Change, Mind)

"It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Humor, Attention, Mind, Perceptions, Reason)

"Lara Croft is such a strong individual, she's very driven, she doesn't need a man, she's speaks her own mind, and that she's in control of her own life. It's a lot of what women want and have."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Women, Life, Control, Man, Mind, Want)

"To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind."
- George Boole
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Laws, Mind, World)

"I'm associated with gospel music in the minds of millions of people."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Music, People)

"We don't really talk about music that much, to be honest with you. It's not some I usually - I can't really talk about other people's tracks never mind my own."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Music, People, Mind, Talk)

"A lot of the Warp stuff has infected people's minds 'cause they're at the point where they can put tracks out, 'cause electronics are cheaper in America and kids are richer generally."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Kids)

"Shooting a television show can be very difficult and at times can really wear on you. If you keep reminding yourself that it is a job and you show up together as a team and as a whole, you can prevail."
- David Boreanaz
(Related: Job, Television)

"I don't mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I've saved all year."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Time, Inflation, Mind, Will)

"I changed my mind because of a scene between Howard Cunningham and Richie. The father-son situation was written so movingly, I fell in love with the project."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Love, Father, Mind, Project)

"It is very difficult to know what may be in the back of the mind of public figures."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: May, Mind, Public)

"There was never in my mind a desire to give in on the subject of freeing the political prisoners."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: Desire, Mind)

"It's one of the things that looks good written down, but the reality is that you think about the pieces you're doing and try to bear in mind everyone in the audience."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Mind, Reality)

"When I hear of an 'equity' in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room - looking for a black hat - which isn't there."
- Charles Bowen
(Related: Blind, Man)

"To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body."
- Francis Bowen
(Related: Body, Man, Mind, Sound)

"Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man."
- David Bowie
(Related: Life, Gods, Light, Man, Mind, State, World)

"The experience reminds me of a favorite saying: Most of the yield from research efforts comes from the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Experience, Favorite, Research, Yield)

"Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare well and come into real contact with his mind, are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: People, Fact, Mind, Shakespeare)

"The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Mind, Self, Worth)

"Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Science, Fiction, Mind)

"This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Life, Decision, Act, Acting, Circumstances, Mind)

"I grew up in a very open-minded family. My father died when I was very little, so my mother was really, really incredibly busy trying to provide for us."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Open, Trying)

"With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above, and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland."
- Tycho Brahe
(Related: Earth, Man, Mind, Sky)

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

"Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: God, Ideas, Eye, Mind, Right)

"Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Mind, State)

"Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Fire, Man, Mind)

"Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Mind, Open, Will)

"If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Light, Reason)

"Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Feeling, Mind)

"I don't mind that I'm fat. You still get the same money."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Money, Mind)

"I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Work, Actor, Film, Mind, Open, Options, Television)

"To me, the psychology behind the character is critical. So I work very hard to get into the mind of the man that I'm going to be playing, because number one, I want to understand why he's doing what he's doing. It's essential, it's absolutely essential."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Work, Character, Man, Mind, Psychology, Want)

"I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Mind)

"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)

"It's proper and appropriate to remind the Chinese about what they get out of solid relations with the United States."
- John Breaux
(Related: states, United)

"Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Death, Future, Mind, Past)

"It would be a tragic mistake for us out here to imagine that Bush represents the hearts and the minds of the majority of your countrymen. Many of your black and other compatriots must be just as anguished as we are."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Mistake, Majority)

"Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: History, War, Injustice, Mind, Opposition, Popular, Vietnam)

"You're just playing, playing, playing, and then an image or something will come into your mind, and basically you're just narrating it with music, letting it move along."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Music, Mind, Will)

"The pure natural scientist is liable to forget that minds exist, and that if it were not for them he could neither know nor act on physical objects."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Act, Forget)

"In Psychology we deal with minds and their processes, and leave out of account as far as possible the objects that we get to know by means of them."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Psychology)

"In all the sciences except Psychology we deal with objects and their changes, and leave out of account as far as possible the mind which observes them."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Mind, Psychology)

"You have to fight the green monster with your mind, not your fists."
- Matthew Broderick
(Related: Fight, Mind)

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

"Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Art, Science, Man, Mind)

"The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Mind)

"The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Men, Hurt, Pain)

"I felt along with her - not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can't be detached. She needed to have someone who understood what was happening in her mind."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Mind, Pain)

"A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Mind)

"I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Dreams, Life, Ideas, Mind, Water, Wine)

"That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Football, Night, Practice, School)

"I'd much rather have the honesty than not. Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest, then the sooner I can prove you wrong!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Honesty, Mind, Will)

"I wouldn't mind producing a movie with a music storyline, but acting in one is too close to home."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Home, Music, Acting, Mind)

"On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind - to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: People, Mind, Stress)

"I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Books, Mind)

"The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me... by newspapers and the Bible."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Bible, American, Books, English, Mind, Newspapers)

"Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, 'cause his mind went back over the early days."
- James Brown
(Related: Heart, Giving, Mind)

"The more we learn of science, the more we see that its wonderful mysteries are all explained by a few simple laws so connected together and so dependent upon each other, that we see the same mind animating them all."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Science, Laws, Mind)

"For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near - do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don't mind some advice from a newcomer, I'd suggest going with the will of the people."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Leadership, Time, People, Advice, Congress, Mind, Party, Will)

"It's a big shame, because 'Trixter' in my mind were what a real rock n' roll band is all about."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Mind, Shame)

"I just simply write as it moves me. I may be writing about a book or a movie or a person, places where I've been or something I've done. Or politics. It's going to what's on my mind at the moment."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Politics, May, Mind, Writing)

"Today, as we look back on the history of our nation and take note of how far we have come as a people, we are reminded that we owe a great debt to those who fought valiantly for the freedoms that we easily take for granted."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: History, People, Debt, Nation, Today)

"The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: Fear, Garden, Mind, Name)

"When trying to locate something, search your mind first."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: First, Mind, Trying)

"If you're not balanced, your mind's not balanced... my fuse went."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Mind)

"I wouldn't mind getting emotionally involved with a woman."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Mind, Woman)

"I usually have a title in mind before I start."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Mind)

"Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind."
- Giordano Bruno
(Related: Time, Mother, Father, Truth, Mind)

"It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people."
- Giordano Bruno
(Related: Change, Truth, People, Majority, Mind, Proof)

"I still have the mentality of a 19-year-old mind."
- Doyle Brunson
(Related: Mind)

"Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Habits, Novelty)

"A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Mind)

"One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Mind)

"Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Science, Heart, Evolution, Mind, Name, Spiritual)

"To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education."
- John Buchan
(Related: Education, Time)

"The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Food, Body, Mind)

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Thoughts, Being, Mind, Succeed, Will)

"To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Joy, Mind)

"Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Life, Marriage, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Work, Mind, Moods, Nothing)

"Almost all the fans I meet are pretty cool people. They're intelligent and tend to think about things a bit more than your average rock'n'roll fans: sensible people I wouldn't mind having a drink with."
- Peter Buck
(Related: People, Fans, Mind, Pretty)

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

"Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Power, God, Expectation, Fact, Honor, Promises, Today, Will, World)

"Maybe I'm too young to keep good love from going wrong, but tonight you're on my mind, so you never know."
- Jeff Buckley
(Related: Love, Mind, Wrong)

"One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal activity is a form of eating for politicians."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Eating, Mind, Politicians)

"Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go. Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Sound)

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."
- Buddha
(Related: Health, Body, Duty, Mind)

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Wisdom, Family, Health, Control, Discipline, Virtue, First, Man, Mind, Will)

"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Joy, Shadow)

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Joy, Mind, Shadow)

"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?"
- Buddha
(Related: Mind, Wrong)

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
- Buddha
(Related: Dream, Future, Mind, Past, Present)

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
- Buddha
(Related: Friend, Body, Evil, May, Mind, Will)

"Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind."
- Buddha
(Related: Peace, Envy, Mind)

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."
- Buddha
(Related: Mind)

"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
- Buddha
(Related: Wisdom, Life, Virtue, Deeds, Earth, Guidance, Light, Mind, Needs)

"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways."
- Buddha
(Related: Enemy, Evil, Man, Mind)

"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."
- Buddha
(Related: People, Sky)

"Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: Death, Health, Life, Heart, Help, Mind)

"Quitting doesn't enter my mind."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Mind, Quitting)

"I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working - when I first moved to Nashville - in a bar in a Holiday Inn."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Country, First, Holiday, Mind, Years)

"Young dancers are training at a very vulnerable time in their lives, through adolescence, and while they are trying to work out who they are as people, never mind as a dancer. So train the whole person, not just the dancer."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Time, Work, People, Adolescence, Mind, Training, Trying)

"Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Love, Disease, Mind, Possessions)

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Life, Children)

"A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Time, Ideas, Body, Day, Mind, Today, Yesterday)

"I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: People, Yoga)

"If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Comfort, Quiet, Will)

"It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Change, People, Order)

"The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Habit, Mind, Unconscious)

"The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind."
- Arleigh Burke
(Related: War, Man, Mind)

"A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Mind, Past, Woman)

"Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Applause, End)

"Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Politics, Wisdom)

"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Fear, Acting, Mind, Passion)

"Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Heart, Virtue, Moderation, Shame, Will)

"Facts are to the mind what food is to the body."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Food, Body, Facts, Mind)

"The march of the human mind is slow."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: March, Mind)

"The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Curiosity, Emotion, First, Mind)

"Superstition is the religion of feeble minds."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Religion, Superstition)

"That's one of the great advantages of age. You can say, I don't want to, I don't care, you can throw temper tantrums, and nobody minds."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Age, Care, Temper, Want)

"Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Belief, Advertising, Information, Mind, Public)

"For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Time, Acquaintance, Friends, Mind)

"The mind is but too naturally prone to pleasure, but too easily yielded to dissipation."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Mind, Pleasure)

"A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Ambition, Contentment, Enjoyment, Expectation, First, Mind)

"I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance."
- John Burns
(Related: Cleanliness, Mind, Temperance)

"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)

"It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative."
- John Burroughs
"The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Heaven, Mind, State)

"Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Business, Mind, Trouble, World)

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Mind, Questions, Relax, Will)

"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Change, Artists, Fact, Legislators, Mind)

"She loses 50 pounds in the film, and goes from fairly sane to totally out of her mind. So for the first part of the film I was wearing a 40 pound fat suit, which is very, very uncomfortable. But the worst part was the neck."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Film, First, Mind)

"Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Devil, Moon, Sun)

"A quiet mind cureth all."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Mind, Quiet)

"Have a mind that's open to everything, get attached to nothing."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Mind, Nothing, Open)

"In almost every survey of consumers, they say they don't mind spending money. What they hate is the shopping experience."
- Alan Bush
(Related: Experience, Money, Hate, Mind)

"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Giving, Mind, Needs)

"The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Change, Time, Waste)

"I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Change, Work, People, American, Cause, Mind, Persuasion, Therapy, Will)

"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well."
- George W. Bush
"What I've tended to do is to use my own experiences to get into someone else's mind, like in Wuthering Heights."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Mind)

"Obviously, I've seen what the press has done to my cousins. I would never let that rule my life, but I'm not the kind of person to rebel or do things. I don't know. I don't let the potential for bad press dictate who I am, but I keep that in mind. How can you not?"
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Life, Mind, Potential, Press)

"This was the man, this Balaam, I say, was the man, who desired to die the death of the righteous, and that his last end might be like his; and this was the state of his mind when he pronounced these words."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Death, End, Man, Mind, State, Words)

"Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Compassion, Debt, Mind, Misery, Pain, Right, Sorrow)

"Our minds want clothes as much as our bodies."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Clothes, Want)

"I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Hate, Lying, Mind)

"I really learned the power of the tube on Sesame Street and how it can influence a very young mind."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Power, Influence, Mind)

"I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Christianity, May, Mind, Pleasure)

"My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Mind, Now)

"Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, God, Atoms, Body, Help, Man, Mind, Present)

"If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Mind)

"When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.'"
- Vince Cable
(Related: Chance, Company, Future, Job, Lying, Oil, Right)

"Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Life, Work, Inspiration, Intuition, Trying, Will)

"The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one."
- Sid Caesar
(Related: Trouble)

"Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to election day. People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote."
- Steven G. Calabresi
(Related: People, April, Day, Tax, Income, Mind, Vote)

"Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Life, Adventure, Excitement, Joy, Learning)

"Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Man, Mind, Superstition, Will)

"Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness."
- John Calvin
(Related: Fear, Reason, Will)

"Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness, this people who incur no expense in food or dress, and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country, and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in the care of their horses and furniture."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Food, People, Care, Country, Dress, Gluttony, Horses)

"Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Evil, Mind, Vices)

"No one in their right mind can say to me with a straight face that the Patriot Act has not aggregated the Fourth Amendment."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Act, Mind, Right)

"The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors."
- James Cameron
(Related: Actors, Magic, Mind)

"Besides, my usefulness here is destroyed because all of my friends think me a man of unsound mind."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Friends, Man, Mind, Usefulness)

"My friends all regarded me as a man of unsound mind because I held the view that my wife was with me in spirit always. I have lived with her spirit guiding me every day and she is with me now as I write this letter, and helps me to do as I am now doing."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Wife, Day, Friends, Man, Mind, Now, Spirit)

"I wrote five issues of that and got the sack. Actually, they paid me for eight, but they changed their minds about the direction and threw three issues out the window."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Direction)

"I would have been content to just do studio work, making it on my own never really entered my mind."
- Glen Campbell
(Related: Work, Content, Mind)

"You have to keep in mind that we don't run Windows, we don't have disks, we don't do Internet."
- John Campbell
(Related: Internet, Mind, Windows)

"I cannot drink or do anything that changes the mind."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Mind)

"There are very few dance companies in the world and you have to be phenomenal. You have to not be injured. You have to have a really strong mind to deal with the dance world. People who can do it are amazing to me. You cannot have a life outside of dance."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Life, People, Dance, Mind, World)

"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Mind)

"The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Mind, Right)

"The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Fact, Mind, Nihilism, Suffering, World)

"To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Evil, Man, Mind, Right, Saying, Today, Will)

"No greater problem is presented to the human mind."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Mind)

"Einstein said, if everything exists as a substance of qualities, and qualities exist only in mind, then all is mind."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Mind)

"The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration's agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we're not voting no for political expediency. We've got our principles, and we're going to stand up and defend those."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Expediency, President, Principles, Republicans, Voting, Want)

"The word of the mouth is a very powerful thing and you can say something about someone that is not necessarily true, but people will believe it and it will become a constant reminder and every time that your name is bought up, that will come up."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Time, People, Name, Will, Word)

"If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens, but good citizens - men and women of sound bodies, clear minds and clean souls."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Men, Women, Sound, State)

"To win Grand Slams you have to be in the right frame of mind, the right physical shape."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Mind, Right)

"One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Mind, Questions, Surprises)

"I don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: People, Being, Mind)

"Religion is just mind control."
- George Carlin
(Related: Religion, Control, Mind)

"This work is the result of a meeting of minds from two of the most successful men in their respective fields."
- Will Carling
(Related: Men, Work, Successful, Meeting, Result)

"It is increasingly important to be open-minded."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Open)

"To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: God, Eyes, Open, Will)

"A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Fortune, Man, Mind)

"A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Hope, Cause, Mind)

"The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Ability, Man, May, Mind, Possession)

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fear, Mind, Will)

"Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fear, Mind)

"No matter what you do, your person comes through. You can't completely change yourself on the screen. I had in mind someone colder and more in control, but I couldn't do it. This human note just crept in and maybe it's better."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Change, Control, Mind)

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

"With my somewhat vague aspiring mind, to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Life, Mind)

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

"When I first came here, Hollywood was very closed-minded."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: First, Hollywood)

"I find you write with one person in mind. Usually for me that one person is my wife, because she's my most severe critic and understands best what I'm trying to do."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Wife, Mind, Trying)

"The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Family, Television)

"It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age, she looks like a female impersonator. Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators, in our time."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Time, Age, Mind, Tragedy, Woman)

"The animators are absolutely extraordinary. It's mind-boggling."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Mind)

"I think here in America the space programme was such an enticing thing to be going on, that the thought of a family being able to go into space and live up there was really kind of mind-bending at the time."
- Angela Cartwright
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, America, Being, Mind, Space)

"Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Mind)

"Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Mind)

"Can our mind evolve to be something other than an extension of our animal needs?"
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Mind, Needs)

"I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Truth, Lying)

"The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Being, Comparisons, Existence, Memory, Mind, Order)

"Well, the first year I lost my voice I didn't mind so much because I was going to have a baby and I was distracted with him anyway, I didn't even think about it that much, well, OK, this is what's happening."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Baby, First, Mind, Voice)

"The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind."
- Anne Cassidy
(Related: Truth, Ability, Babies, Choices, Mind, Trying)

"We have to instill in them the skills they need to succeed at a young age and open up their imaginations to the very real opportunities they can be afforded if they put their minds to it."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Age, Open, Succeed)

"The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Literature, Mind, Years)

"An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Inspiration, Artist, Duty, Information, Open, State)

"Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

"Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Censorship, Mind, Word)

"The other day at a drive-through, I reminded the teenage girl serving me that she forgot my drinks. She looked at me, hissed, rolled her eyes, and then took her sweet time getting me the sodas."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Time, Day, Drinks, Eyes, Teenage)

"You might not be able to stomach it, but as long as you can mind it, your heart will be all right."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Heart, Mind, Right, Will)

"Communism feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls. This shall not take root in the United States."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Men, Aggression, Communism, Hatred, Imprisonment, states, United)

"There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Eye, Mind)

"Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Work, Favors, Mind, Writing)

"Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Strength, Body, Eye, Man, Mind, Possession)

"Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Consciousness, Mind, News, Philosophy)

"I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Science, Consciousness, Mind, Philosophy, Years)

"I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Career, Fans)

"Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Books, Mind)

"Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind."
- Robert Chambers
(Related: Books, Mind)

"Conviction is the conscience of the mind."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Conscience, Conviction, Mind)

"The ads all call me fearless, but that's just publicity. Anyone who thinks I'm not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Mind, Publicity)

"Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform."
- Chanakya
(Related: Heart, Mind, Purity, Senses, Speech)

"There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Contentment, Covetousness, Disease, Mercy, Mind)

"He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby."
- Chanakya
(Related: Heart, May, Mind)

"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)

"We have to keep in mind that it's not just about the numbers of people who died; it's also the manner which many of these victims met their deaths."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Mind, Numbers, Victims)

"Somebody who was born in this country who visited China would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA. We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Civil rights, Country, Difficulty, Law, Laws, Mind)

"I don't mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Love, People, Mind, Solitude, Space, Talking)

"I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Beauty, Home, Contrast, Past, Ugliness)

"Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Growth, Ignorance, Mind)

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

"Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Superiority, Spiritual, Tyranny)

"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Books, Talk)

"It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Quality, Knowledge, Dignity, Mind, Quantity)

"The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: God, Life, Nature, Body, Communication, Heaven, Light, Mind)

"An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Time, Christian, Earth, Heaven, May, Snow)

"Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Despair, Indifference, Mind)

"The minds of men are at last aroused; reason looks out and justifies her own, and malice finds all her work is ruin."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Men, Work, Malice, Reason, Ruin)

"I've been on the show for six years and I don't even know what her history is. I sort of make things up in my mind, but I think it's hard for an audience to follow and invest in a character when they don't have the details."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: History, Character, Mind, Years)

"Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport."
- Bobby Charlton
(Related: Kids, Mind, Succeed)

"I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Business, Actor, Being, Mind, Now)

"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."
- Mary Ellen Chase
(Related: Children, Christmas, Mind, State)

"A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Act, Grave, Man, Resignation, Right)

"You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind. You have to be willing to be criticized. Only you can do those things."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Work, Information, Mind, Open, Practice)

"The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Heart, Concern, Mind)

"Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Men, Animals, Body, Faces, First, Man, Mind)

"I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind."
- John Cheever
(Related: Mind)

"People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: People, Existence, Lonely, Talk)

"What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully."
- Victor Cherbuliez
(Related: Love, Habit, Detail, Foresight, Luck, Mind, Vanity)

"Hamilton had one of those extraordinary 18th-century minds that touched on virtually every major topic of the day."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Day)

"When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Time, People, First, Mind, Play, Singing, Songs)

"Anybody who says they don't like fighting in the NHL have to be out of their minds."
- Donald Stewart Cherry
(Related: Fighting)

"I am not generally regarded as a pleasant or socially minded fellow."
- Caryl Chessman
"I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Experience, Body, Mind, United)

"In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Laughter, Mind, Nothing)

"Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Idleness)

"Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Act, Custom, Dancing, Man, May, Mind)

"Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Affectation, Dress, Mind, Understanding)

"A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Mind)

"The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Health, Body, Mind, Trouble, Trying)

"The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Mind)

"None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

"Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Heart, Ideas, Beliefs, Consciousness, May, Mind, Spiritual, Thinking, Will)

"Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Life, Dream, Inexplicable, Mystery)

"Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close minded than regular people."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: People, Being)

"I just think that most of the people are very close minded."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: People)

"Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Heart, Mind, Order)

"We were worried about that actually. The cast was thinking that they'd lose their minds. But we didn't."
- Erika Christensen
(Related: Thinking)

"Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

"I never will have peace of mind. I'm not constructed that way. Some things in life can be horrible."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Life, Peace, Mind, Will)

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Change, Mind)

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Future, Mind)

"I think in the end, when you're famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I've just become this ambitious, say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly not anywhere near the whole thing."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: People, End, Famous, Personality)

"Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Truth, Longing)

"Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Truth, Faithfulness, Fidelity, Mind, Nothing)

"Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Habit, Virtue, Mind, Moderation, Reason)

"The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Experience, Instinct, Necessity, Reason)

"Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Trust, Hope, Confidence, Feeling, Mind)

"Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Food, Body, Mind)

"As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Body, Man, May, Mind, Old, Youth)

"In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Health, Body, Mind)

"In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Body, Mind)

"The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Mind, Result)

"Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Habit, Negative, First, Freedom, Mind, Needs)

"But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I've been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Battle, Humanity, Understanding, World)

"Indolence is the sleep of the mind."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Indolence, Mind, Sleep)

"It's very dependent on your state of mind. And your emotional state as well. And a lot of it comes pouring out, you don't really have that much control with it."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Control, Mind, State)

"As contemporary history reminds us we are human to the extent that we are able to chose between alternatives."
- John G. D. Clark
(Related: History)

"The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy Spirit into the minds of faithful men, called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament; and Evangelists and Apostles in the New."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Men, Old, Spirit, Words)

"I don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer."
- Gerald Clarke
(Related: People, Connection, Crime, Deep, Mind, Writing)

"Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Religion, People, Control, Spirituality)

"I don't know if it was the whole audience getting stoned out of their minds getting ready for the Floyd thing or what it was, but it was like playing to a painting."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Painting)

"Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation, or is he real? These questions have exercised many great minds and have been the dominant issue in New Testament studies during this century."
- John Clayton
(Related: Creation, New testament, Questions, Worship)

"I wanted to be a ballerina. I changed my mind."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Mind)

"What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: America, Body, Mind)

"I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is OK and I'm happy with it, then I put on my actor's hat."
- John Cleese
(Related: Actor, Writer, Writing)

"The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That's where the music lives. That's where my music comes from."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Music, Soul, Being, Mind, Self)

"Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Act, Public)

"No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Duty, Mind, Obscurity, Questioning, Simplicity)

"I'm not making up my mind about anything right now. Things are happening so quickly for me, and I'm still in the thinking stage."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Mind, Now, Right, Thinking)

"I definitely want people to laugh because I don't think there's a better feeling - I think it's just so fabulous to laugh. I don't mind if people think, either. I think the brain is a very sexy organ."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: People, Feeling, Mind, Want)

"On occasions I have been big-headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be."
- Brian Clough
(Related: People)

"Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Happiness, Mind, Misery)

"I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Business, Travel, Adventure, Flying, Mind, Spirit, State, World)

"If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order, he must be open-minded with respect to new values and new arrangements."
- Thomas Cochrane
(Related: Values, Open, Order, Respect)

"If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Love, God, Heart, Christian, Bible, Mind)

"There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Culture, Imitation, Influence, Literature, Mind)

"If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Feelings, Heart, Thoughts, Animals, Consciousness, May, Mind, Project, Temptation, Writing)

"Our relationship to reality and to our experience is all based upon the ideas in our mind that we're always trying to live up to."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Ideas, Mind, Reality, Trying)

"When I put my mind to it I can be a megalomaniac."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Mind)

"It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Act, Circumstances)

"You're grateful and appreciative that people liked you and remember you."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: People)

"You know you have more to offer, and it gets frustrating when you aren't given the chance."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Chance)

"More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie than sit down and watch sitcoms on television."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Movies, Teenagers, Television)

"So that's my philosophy: If you believe in yourself, the chances and the opportunities will come around."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Will)

"The producers probably won't like this, but I always describe her as Peppermint Patty on acid."
- Mindy Cohn
"And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Character, Country, Duty, Loyalty, Open, Study)

"That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Progress, Fun, Mankind, Mind)

"We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Company, Mind)

"What the mind cannot retain, the body will have to endure."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Body, Mind, Will)

"Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Men, Knowledge, Building, Principles, Worth)

"Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Music, May, Mind, Will)

"All the things that human beings suffer from are how their environment treats them, and how the elements of their planet affects their mind and body - like radiation, cancer, and all."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Body, Cancer, Environment, Mind)

"Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Future, Language, Mind, Past, Weapons)

"No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Humor, Mind, Sense)

"Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Heart, Strength, Goodness, Man, Mind)

"Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Advice, Mind, Snow)

"Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Excess, Reform, Will)

"True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Courage, Mind, Result)

"A brave mind is always impregnable."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Mind)

"Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Power, Desire, Fulfillment, Mind)

"Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Battle, First, Mind, Will)

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Humor, Thought, Difference, Jokes, Play, Reality, Sense, Will)

"All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Money, Ideas, Wealth, Mind)

"Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream - but create!"
- Robert Collier
(Related: Work, Thought, Dream, Fact, Mind, Profit)

"One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Thought, Mind)

"I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they're getting the real thing."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: American, Fans, Mind)

"If you can help other people understand those truths - and in my mind, the only way I know to do that is with large scale, multi-year research projects, where you start with a question and then very rigorously and comprehensively answer that question."
- James Collins
(Related: People, Help, Mind, Projects, Question, Research)

"Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Body, Depression, Help, Meditation, Mind, Spirit, Suicide)

"Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Peace, Day, Mind, Reason, Rules)

"Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Mind)

"Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Change, Home, Men, Climate, Country, Nations, Visit)

"Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Calamity, Confusion)

"Phrenology taught us that the mind thinks by means of the brain, is liable to become fatigued by too long attention, as the locomotive muscles are by too much walking; and I therefore proposed to them to take a brief rest."
- George Combe
(Related: Attention, Mind, Phrenology, Rest, Walking)

"The friends whom I have are invaluable, and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment; and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world."
- George Combe
(Related: Enjoyment, Friends, Mind, Rest, World)

"People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own."
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Related: Power, People)

"While that wasn't first and foremost in my mind, you can't get into this without being struck, on one side, by how far we've come, and then the other side, by how little things have changed."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Being, First, Mind)

"There is no such thing as a Mass Mind. The Mass Audience is made up of individuals, and good advertising is written always from one person to another. When it is aimed at millions it rarely moves anyone."
- Fairfax Cone
(Related: Advertising, Mind)

"In a daydream sort of way, I think it would be pretty cool to direct a movie. But I have been on movie and TV sets and know it is hard work. I like directing it in my mind. It is easier."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Work, Hard work, Mind, Pretty)

"No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Quality, Mind, Taste)

"Every time I went out there I performed the best that I could and it was time to step back and clear my mind."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Time, Mind)

"Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Charm, Losing, Mind, Smile)

"In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it."
- Bill Conti
(Related: Car, Music, Movies, Mind, Saying, Want)

"Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Action, Mind, Thinking)

"The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Hospitality, Mind)

"The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Life, Idea, Illusion, Obvious, Variety)

"We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Eyes, Man, Mind)

"One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Work, Mind, Self, Suicide)

"The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Body, Information, Mind, State)

"The body has a mind of its own."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Body, Mind)

"Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Politics, Content, Office)

"Mind and body obstruct one another's pleasures."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Body, Mind)

"Minds will wander even during the Last Judgment."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Judgment, Will)

"My mind is led astray by every faint rustle."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Mind)

"Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, Accomplishments)

"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)

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

"It's a big flash of all these things and whatever you take out of that statement's one statement, one mind, one statement, one act, one show, and all the songs are one."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Act, Mind, Songs)

"It helped me in the air to keep my small mind contained in earthly human limits, not lost in vertiginous space and elements unknown."
- Diana Cooper
(Related: Limits, Mind, Space)

"Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Quality, Breeding, Candor, Gentleman, Mind, Proof)

"I must say, to be very honest about it, that I held in my mind during the life of the Commission, that there had been three shots and that a separate shot struck Governor Connally."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Life, Mind)

"Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Art, Man, Mind, Pleasure, Vices)

"I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Mind, Now)

"Hollywood was born schizophrenic. For 75 years it has been both a town and a state of mind, an industry and an art form."
- Richard Corliss
(Related: Art, Hollywood, Mind, State, Years)

"I simply write with an intelligent reader in mind. I don't think about how old they are."
- Robert Cormier
(Related: Mind, Old)

"My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Absence, Children, Duty)

"As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Power, Bigotry, Country, Followers, Harm, Old, Party, Religious, Shadow, Will)

"Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Idleness, Mind)

"One book at a time... though I'm usually doing the research for others while I'm writing, but that sort of research is fairly desultory and I like to stick to the book being written - and writing a book concentrates the mind so the research is more productive."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Time, Being, Mind, Research, Writing)

"Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places."
- E. Joseph Cossman
(Related: Age, Change, Middle age, Mind)

"Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, Guitar, Man, Mind, Play)

"Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Body, Mind, Will)

"I want pills called September 10. You take one and your mind feels like the 11th never happened."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Mind, Want)

"Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality."
- Richard Courant
(Related: Desire, Expression, Individuality, Intuition, Logic, Mathematics, Mind, Perfection, Reason, Will)

"I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they're guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I'm feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what's going on."
- Jim Courier
(Related: Feeling, Open, Tennis)

"Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Successful, Mind)

"My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Body, Mind, Suspicion)

"Never mind, dear, we're all made the same, though some more than others."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Mind)

"They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much."
- Malcolm Cowley
(Related: Mind)

"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged."
- William Cowper
(Related: Change, Earth, Man, Mind, Novelty)

"Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed."
- William Cowper
(Related: Absence, Mind, Occupation, Rest)

"Most music that you hear is in synch with itself. We were experimenting with the music falling out of synch with itself and even though it is out of synch you mind can still understand what it is meant to be doing."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Music, Mind)

"To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Experience, Life, Courage, Effort, Mankind, Mind, World)

"We usually don't have applications in mind. They come later."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Mind)

"When I come to work each day, whether as a commentator for TheStreet.com or a host of Mad Money With Jim Cramer, I have only one thought in mind: helping people with their money."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, Work, Thought, People, Day)

"As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it. And he also reminded us to be givers in this life, and not takers."
- Phil Crane
(Related: Dad, Life, Obligation, World)

"I heard that you did not have a judge to interview this month in the Bulletin, so I thought I'd help out. Besides, with the Stock Market tanking recently, it reminded me of the good old days."
- Joseph Force Crater
(Related: Thought, Help, Old)

"I have a jaundiced eye but a young mind."
- Broderick Crawford
(Related: Eye, Mind)

"It's important for moms to have alone time. However, that's the first thing that goes on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because of my job, I have to find the time to do it. At least that's the way my mind sees it."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Time, Day, First, Job, Mind)

"Again like Williams, with the emphasis now regrettable, when a man makes a poem, makes it mind you, he takes the words as he finds them lying interrelated about him."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Lying, Man, Mind, Now, Words)

"Let it be immediately added, however, that this economic independence and prosperity has always been absolutely associated in the American mind with free political institutions."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Independence, Mind, Prosperity)

"In Jefferson's mind democracy was tantamount to extreme individualism."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Democracy, Extreme, Individualism, Mind)

"Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life."
- James Cromwell
(Related: Life, Care, Obligation, Pets, Responsibility)

"I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Time, Connection, Fans, Mind, Pretty, Question, Writing)

"For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self-conscious mind cannot imagine non-existence. It's impossible to do."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Body, Existence, Fact, First, Mind, Mortality, Reality, Self)

"I don't mind playing absolute bastards... I just don't want to play the grouch."
- Hume Cronyn
(Related: Mind, Play, Want)

"It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man."
- George Crook
(Related: Positive, Man, Mind, Prejudice, Race, Will)

"A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation."
- Howard Crosby
(Related: Truth, Mind, Neglect, Preparation)

"So I think it was a good thing It was a little surreal watching Leo scream 'I'm not going to die today!' with our music playing - that was the last thing on my mind when I wrote the song."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Music, Mind, Song)

"Nobody is going to be as bad for free thinking, right-minded individuals than George Bush."
- David Cross
(Related: Free thinking, Right)

"The rational mind of man is a shallow thing, a shore upon a continent of the irrational, wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world."
- Wilford O. Cross
(Related: Man, Mind, Reason, World)

"Everybody has to be reminded that there's another way to be. Another more mysterious, unpredictable way to be that's not necessarily based upon contrivances."
- Stanley Crouch
"Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)

"To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Education, Discipline, First, Mind, Reading, Worth)

"But I'm very happy to work within tight parameters, and when you know you have an actor for two days, and you have to get that work done in two days, that focuses the mind wonderfully."
- John Crowley
(Related: Work, Actor, Mind)

"The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Mind)

"Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Strength, Mind, Passion)

"Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Intellect, Mind, Running, Sense)

"I don't mind if somebody comes up to me and shakes my hand, but if I'm in the middle of a restaurant and somebody asks me for a picture, I can be a jerk and say no, or I can say yes and draw more attention to myself, which is exactly the opposite of what I want."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Attention, Mind, Want)

"Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Mind, Property)

"In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Health, Work, Events, Healthcare, Minority, Needs)

"My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don't need them they drop back."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Mind, Names)

"When People magazine called me, I did the job on Ansel. I'm older than Ansel and he has to mind me."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: People, Job, Mind)

"The movie business is very twisted, out of site, out of mind, you know."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Business, Mind)

"It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Denial, Mind, Order, Rejection, Right)

"You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Life, Negative, Positive, Income, Mind)

"The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something."
- Carson Daly
(Related: Courage, Acting, Mind)

"Have a strong mind and a soft heart."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Heart, Mind)

"Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease."
- Anthony Daniels
"Getting older, I realize I've had a very fortunate life. I've had a budget that's allowed me to do just about any silly little thing the mind could conjure up, and I'm still alive and here."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Life, Mind, Silly)

"Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Humility, Mind, Obedience, Word)

"A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny, his whole personage is funny."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Funny, Being, Body, Mind)

"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Facts, Laws, Machine, Mind)

"There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed."
- Francis Darwin
(Related: Power, Quality, Extreme, Leading, Mind)

"I'm obviously very keen on the theater and I think it's inevitable that some of the orchestral and chamber pieces have got dramatic elements which might even suggest an unspecified dramatic plot of some kind or other, even though it's not in my mind at the time."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Time, Mind, Theater)

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

"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Eye, Mind)

"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Society, Talk)

"The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel reminder that freedom and liberty have a price."
- Jo Ann Davis
(Related: Country, Freedom, Liberty)

"I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Truth, Mind, Trying, Writer)

"A lot of really good directors have a killer in them, as if they'd do anything to get that image. But that comes with the terrain and I don't mind it."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Mind)

"I think tolerance is something everybody needs to be reminded of, especially in a reactionary political world. Well, actually, I should say, a reactionary political climate."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Climate, Needs, Tolerance, World)

"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Open)

"The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist mindset of the courts is in the political arena."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Liberal)

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

"The good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong body, a good right arm, and a weak mind."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: Body, Mind, Right)

"I was blessed with a strong arm and a weak mind."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: Mind)

"The issue is not abortion. The issue is whether women can make up their own mind instead of some right-wing pastor, some right-wing politician telling them what to do."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Women, Abortion, Mind, Right)

"It means working harder to do the research but I don't really mind - I don't think I have what it takes to chase criminals through back alleys and wade through blood at crime scenes."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Blood, Crime, Mind, Research)

"OK, boss, I don't mind shuffling, but I won't scratch my head."
- Ruby Dee
(Related: Boss, Mind)

"When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: War)

"Women never have young minds. They were born three thousand years old."
- Shelagh Delaney
(Related: Women, Old, Years)

"The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Consciousness, Eye, Mind, Senses)

"Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Men, Company, Secrets, Want)

"Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Change, Thought, People, Victory, Enemy, Trouble, Vengeance)

"The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Change, Fear, Hope, America, Democrats, Enemy, Freedom, Mind, Nothing, Tyranny, World)

"To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Man)

"I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind."
- Patrick Dennis
(Related: Mind, Writing)

"I'm not a hard-line Republican, because I'm a lot more open-minded than that."
- James Denton
(Related: Open, Republican)

"Gilligan's Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind."
- Bob Denver
(Related: Mind, Want)

"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."
- Chauncey Depew
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Conformity, Controversy, Mind)

"The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Poetry, Beauty, Fear, Eyes, Mind, Worth)

"Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Love, First, Mind, School, World)

"The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Vices)

"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Books, Conversation, Past, Reading)

"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Mind)

"I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Error, Mind)

"In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Mind, Order)

"I think Ingmar Bergman, Francoise Truffaut - all these people created images in my mind, beautiful pictures, I loved what was known at that time as the foreign film."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Time, People, Film, Mind)

"I didn't care about that because I'm not a diplomatic person to begin with. I just went along with things and did what I wanted to do because I knew they had to shoot their 12 pages a day. And when they realized that I didn't alter the text they really didn't mind what I did."
- William Devane
(Related: Care, Day, Mind)

"Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how to be more broadminded and spiritual."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Men, Spiritual)

"Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Mind, Self, Sky, Trees, Water)

"Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none."
- Richard M. DeVos
(Related: Life, Money, Peace, Meaning, Mind, Relationships)

"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open."
- James Dewar
(Related: Open)

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."
- Thomas R. Dewar
(Related: Open)

"Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind."
- John Dewey
(Related: Mind)

"We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists... to understand how those evil things came about."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Evil, Genocide, Reason, Study)

"I have to remind my dad, 'Journalists - no matter how many cigars they smoke with you - are not your friends, so don't talk to them.'"
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Dad, Friends, Talk)

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

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

"Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Angels, Mind, Production, Will)

"Rather, I believe that it is very good, if, with the aid of his songs, we can be reminded, among other things, of the social conditions under which Schubert had to work."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Work, Songs)

"Toward the end of his life, one can sense that he was no longer thinking his way into the minds of others, causing them to speak on his behalf, but that he was now speaking for himself."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Life, End, Now, Sense, Thinking)

"If you only do little clusters - three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another - you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Opportunity, Mind, Songs)

"The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Mind, Teaching)

"The American public tunes in every night hoping to see two people screwing. Obviously, we can't give them that but let's always keep it in mind."
- Barry Diller
(Related: People, American, Mind, Night, Public)

"When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Strength, Community)

"The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Heart, Compassion, Mind, Persuasion)

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

"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Animation, Appreciation, Communication, Man, Mind, Quick)

"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Children, Waste)

"Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Mind, Right)

"Little things affect little minds."
- Benjamin Disraeli
"Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Thoughts, Heroes)

"I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Time, Connection, Fish, Fishing, Mind, Thinking, Water)

"Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things."
- Dogen
(Related: Ideas, Body, Mind, Unity, Voice, Will)

"We believe in the dignity of every life, the possibility of every mind, the divinity of every soul. This is our true North."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Life, Soul, Possibility, Dignity, Divinity, Mind)

"Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: People, Idea, Successful, Animals, Cats, Class, Cows, Old, Want)

"News conferences are the only chance the American public has to see Ronald Reagan use his mind."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: American, Chance, Mind, News, Public)

"When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience. They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective, or that seems too long, or that doesn't work."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Work, Film)

"At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Forget, Machines)

"The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Work, Fiction, Followers, Land, Mind, Popular)

"Everything starts with yourself, with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend."
- Tony Dorsett
(Related: Life, Kids, Mind, Right, Will, World)

"There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Man, Mind)

"I am often reminded that the wellspring of Vermont liberty flows from Main Street, not State Street."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Liberty, State)

"The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Achievement, Action, Purpose, Mind)

"All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Change, Attitude, Mind)

"I wanted to go to a good college, and my mind was set on Wellesley."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: College, Mind)

"I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them."
- Tommy Douglas
(Related: Being, Mind, Monument, Monuments, Parliament, Pigeons, Symbol, Want)

"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Work, Existence, Mind, Problems, Routine)

"We wanted to guide the musicians, so we could create our own sound. We would never let the band just go in and play the chord sheets. We were very focused on what we had in mind for these productions."
- Lamont Dozier
(Related: Mind, Musicians, Play, Sound)

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

"We don't mind that we still have troops in Germany, or that we still have troops in Japan or Korea. But they are not in danger, and we know that they are in danger in Iraq."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: Danger, Germany, Iraq, Mind, Troops)

"Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation."
- Elizabeth Drew
(Related: Travel, Conversation, Mind)

"Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation."
- Elizabeth Drew
(Related: Travel, Conversation, Mind)

"Never mind your happiness; do your duty."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Happiness, Duty, Mind)

"Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Fool)

"Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten."
- John Dryden
(Related: Anger, Thoughts, Mind, Resentment, Will)

"And love's the noblest frailty of the mind."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Mind)

"The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid, and if he is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid."
- Don Drysdale
"People are going to say what they want to say and think what they want to think, and I can't change their minds."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Change, People, Want)

"A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not having a clear specific diagnosis, but I didn't mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: People, Mind)

"When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album."
- George Duke
(Related: Creativity, Hope, Earth, Mind, Spirit, Will, Word)

"I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Day, Mind)

"Without my husband's costumes I wouldn't have known how to accomplish what I saw in my own mind's eyes for choreography. And then seeing our choreography and knowing the background of it I am sure helped my husband a great deal with what he designed for us."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: HusbEyes, Mind)

"Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe."
- John Gregory Dunne
(Related: Job, Labor, Writing)

"It is good a philosopher should remind himself, now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity."
- Ariel Durant
(Related: Infinity, Now)

"The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds."
- Will Durant
(Related: People, Trouble, Wishes)

"The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages."
- Will Durant
(Related: Ego, Machine, Man, Mind, Will)

"The problem with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds."
- Walter Duranty
(Related: People, Wishes)

"In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Mind, Reading, Umpire)

"The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Development, Consciousness, Evolution, Mind)

"Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Freedom, Mind, State)

"I'm self-confident and not afraid to speak my mind."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Mind, Self)

"I try to keep an open mind but I'm so tired of the mediocrity."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: Mediocrity, Mind, Open)

"I wouldn't mind starting to ride some more if I had a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Work, Day, Mind)

"My mind to me a kingdom is, such present joys therein I find, that it excels all other bliss."
- Edward Dyer
(Related: Mind, Present)

"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Change, Want)

"A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Peace, Force, Mind, Universe)

"I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Words)

"I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Change, Future, Mind, Past, Thinking)

"You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?"
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: God, Life, Purpose, Meaning, Mind)

"The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, American, Community, Question, Understanding)

"You know, some of the good part of blog theory was that blogs would be like diaries that the world could read. They would be spontaneous, whatever pops into your mind, as a diary would be."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Diaries, Mind, Theory, World)

"The red man divided mind into two parts, - the spiritual mind and the physical mind."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Man, Mind, Spiritual)

"A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Goal, Land, Mind, Play)

"Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Choice, Emotion, Mind)

"A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Liberal, Mind)

"Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother's home."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Home, Women, Mother, Culture, Man, Mind, Victims)

"The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority, the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities, whoever they might be."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Living, Minority)

"Ideas which have been developed simultaneously or in immediate succession in the same mind mutually reproduce each other, and do this with greater ease in the direction of the original succession and with a certainty proportional to the frequency with which they were together."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Ideas, Certainty, Direction, Mind)

"The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can't change your mind, because God sure isn't going to change His."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Change, God, Being, Mind)

"By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, College, Friends, Open, Traveling, Variety)

"I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school, which tends to take the edge off it."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Time, Mind, School, Shakespeare)

"It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them; it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Nature, Control, Laws, May, Mind)

"It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Laws, May, Mind, Succeed)

"We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Nature, Science, Mind)

"Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Experience, Fear, Body, Disease, Mind)

"Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Belief, Mind, Will)

"Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Health, Mind)

"The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis."
- Leon Edel
(Related: Age, Life, Building, Dying, Mind, Old)

"What a man's mind can create, man's character can control."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Character, Control, Man, Mind)

"To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Art, Mind, Old, Value)

"Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Music, Mind, Popular)

"We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional obligation and public responsibility to oversee these issues and the Department of Justice's operations."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Congress, Justice, Obligation, Public, Responsibility)

"However, I keep reminding them that this issue is not a new issue that has come out for this election. This issue has been in the courts for two years and two months now."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Months, Now, Years)

"Of course, I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you. It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride that you gave up a throne for her."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Rest)

"You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Country, Forget, Mind, Want, Years)

"An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited."
- Charles Edwards
(Related: Life, Attitude, Wealth, Environment, Fulfillment, Materialism, Pursuit, World)

"I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."
- John Edwards
(Related: America, Mind, states, United, Vote)

"The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Music, Mind)

"I pretty much ignored politics all through my 20's and 30's... I had other things on my mind... the band, finding a meaningful relationship, getting enough money to eat and pay the rent."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Money, Politics, Mind, Pretty)

"The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Education, Discipline, End, Mind)

"High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds."
- Tryon Edwards
"You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Time, Compassion, Listening, Open, Parents, Questions, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose one of the things that has to be in your mind when you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Mind, Writing)

"You are traveling and see these people shooting the entire experience of going through a city, and maybe in the back of their minds they sustain the illusion that they will edit it all, but I don't think that's it."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Experience, People, Illusion, Traveling, Will)

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Religion, Admiration, Mind, Spirit)

"It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Science, Acting, Credit, Insecurity, Man, Mind)

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Habits, Man, Mind, Reading, Thinking)

"Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Eyes)

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

"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Life, Mind, Quiet, Solitude)

"I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Life, Body, Mind)

"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Mind)

"When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Certainty, Light, Man, May, Mind, Reason, Will)

"From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Iron curtain, Trouble, Tyranny)

"I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer."
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Related: Dream, Eyes, Mind, Will)

"If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Business, People, Beach, Mind)

"And I'm so excited to remind people and even gain new fans who find out about Dharma - a new generation who could find out about Dharma and enjoy her and all the characters on the show."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Fans, Gain)

"I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Fun, Pleasure, Television)

"Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Friend, Company, Opinions)

"Which reminds me of a fortune cookie: you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Destiny, Fortune)

"I was single-minded on what I wanted to do since I was like nine or ten."
- Sam Elliott
"On those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead."
- Don Ellis
(Related: Mind)

"I don't mind you thinking I'm stupid, but don't talk to me like I'm stupid."
- Harlan Ellison
(Related: Mind, Talk, Thinking)

"I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: People, Man, Mind)

"I can't compare quarterbacks as apples and oranges in my mind because everybody's in a different system."
- John Elway
(Related: Apples, Mind)

"What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?"
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Politics, Failure, America, Legislation, Majority, Mind, Security)

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Integrity, Mind, Nothing)

"Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Truth, Choice, Mind)

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Consistency)

"A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life, Day, Mind)

"Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Time)

"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Peace, Mind)

"When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap."
- Eminem
(Related: Fact, Friends, Mind, Rap, Trying)

"To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway."
- Eminem
(Related: People, Mind, Reason)

"A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter the difficulties of fortune. and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated. but the difficulties of established prejudice: the man dies, but his memory lives."
- Robert Emmet
(Related: Power, Difficulties, Force, Fortune, Man, Memory)

"Wouldn't want to write the X-Men, and I suppose the X-Men is the ultimate Marvel comic, and I really wouldn't want to go anywhere near it at all, although on the other had I wouldn't mind having a crack at something like the Punisher."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Mind, Want)

"I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Forget, Mind, Past, Trying)

"I don't mind doing the Who tours when they come along but I want to get out there and play."
- John Entwistle
(Related: Mind, Play, Want)

"In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Sex, Fantasy, Mind)

"Everybody that's living in this earth is living in a situation. It's not narrow-minded to the point where everybody is serious and nobody has a personality. I think people die telling jokes."
- Mike Epps
(Related: People, Earth, Jokes, Living, Personality)

"Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Giving, Mind, Rank, Reflection, Running)

"Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Truth, Falsehood, Man, Mind)

"By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Men, Books, May, Will)

"The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Control, Obedience)

"One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Sports, Experience, Mind, Want)

"But, on another level it's really sort of this really cool coming of age story, it reminds me of like The Breakfast Club or something like that, if I can be so bold to associate with The Breakfast Club."
- Will Estes
(Related: Age)

"I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you. As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads. I want a regular human being."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Love, Being, Open, Want)

"Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate."
- Leonhard Euler
(Related: Day, Mathematicians, Mind, Mystery, Numbers, Order, Reason, Will)

"The wavering mind is but a base possession."
- Euripides
(Related: Mind, Possession)

"You can take Elvis. You can take Marilyn Monroe. Success and fame will not be the answer if something inside of you is bothering you, if things in your mind aren't going right."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Success, Fame, Mind, Right, Will)

"To identify the enemy is to free the mind."
- Mari Evans
(Related: Enemy, Mind)

"Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep."
- Cliff Fadiman
(Related: Mind)

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

"People are usually afraid to say what's on their mind."
- Donald Fagen
(Related: People, Mind)

"Each mind is pressed, and open every ear, to hear new tidings, though they no way joy us."
- Edward Fairfax
(Related: Joy, Mind, Open)

"What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team."
- Benjamin F. Fairless
(Related: Love, Successful, Achievement, Career, Mind)

"Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence."
- William Falconer
(Related: People, Anxiety, Care, Freedom, Mind, Perfection)

"If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original."
- Peter Falk
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Danger, Mind)

"The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Truth, Mind)

"Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: America, Anarchy, Country, Lies, Mind, Poor, State)

"Clint Eastwood. Here's a guy who's been involved in so many movies, lots of them masterpieces, and now he's a director. I just like everything I know about him. He's very decisive, he makes up his mind real quick."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Movies, Mind, Now, Quick)

"What he has done for women is final: he gave to their service the best powers of his mind and the best years of his life. His death consecrates the gift: it can never lessen its value."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Death, Women, Life, Mind, Service, Value, Years)

"Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can."
- William Feather
(Related: Books, Mind, Nothing, Open)

"There were two things going on: 1) I had already established in my own mind where I wanted to go with the next series, and having James around as a Grey Eminence would have complicated matters. He had had an amazing life and it was time to bid him good-bye."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Life, Time, Mind)

"In my mind and in my heart, I feel okay. I cannot complain that I haven't lived long enough, but I'd like to live longer."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: Heart, Mind)

"Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Virtue, Extremes, Mind, Moderation)

"A closed mind is a dying mind."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Dying, Mind)

"There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark - ask any player about when they've had a bad game, it's still in there somewhere in the back of your mind."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Defeat, Denmark, Mind)

"If any player has a bad game it's there in the back of your mind in the next game. There's always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Mind, Quick, Want)

"The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Change, Revolution)

"By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Feet, Man, Mind, Philosophy)

"You are running to seek your friend. Let your feet run, but your mind need not."
- Marsilio Ficino
(Related: Friend, Feet, Mind, Running)

"Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Envy, Worth)

"He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Soul, Greatness, Adversity, Mind, Prosperity, Will)

"I fancied I had some constancy of mind because I could bear my own sufferings, but found through the sufferings of others I could be weakened like a child."
- Sarah Fielding
(Related: Constancy, Mind)

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Food, Nothing, Water)

"It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Mind)

"I feel very strongly that it is vital for us to constantly keep in mind the fact that the Jewish problem is but a phase of the world problem."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Fact, Mind, World)

"These vessels are out of sight, out of mind. They are exempt from minimum-wage requirements, from Coast Guard inspections, OSHA regulations and other safety laws."
- Steve Finley
(Related: Laws, Mind, Safety, Sight)

"I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in, I've never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I've never felt that."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Attention, Mind, Now, Youth)

"But no work from a first rate mind is ever really second rate."
- Gerald Finzi
(Related: Work, First, Mind)

"If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Freedom, Mind)

"When I consider what it was that moved me to join the Communist Party, I have to cast my mind back for more than a quarter of a century to try and ascertain what precisely my motives at that time were."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: Time, Mind, Motives, Party)

"The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Bosses, Disaster, Film, Media, Press, Succeed, Television)

"The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."
- John Fischer
(Related: Opportunity, Body, Chance, Effort, Mind, Potential, Spirit)

"Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these - it's a state of mind."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Business, Mind, Necessity, Research, State)

"I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit."
- Laurence Fishburne
(Related: Being, Body, Mind, Spirit)

"I think of my body as a side effect of my mind."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Body, Effect, Mind)

"Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted to the last infirmity of mundane minds, which is to write a book."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Retirement)

"We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Decisions, Duty, Right)

"Do I believe in the supernatural? Oh yes, certainly. I can't believe, I can't accept that you die and that's the end. Physically maybe it is a fact. But there's something about the mind that's more than that."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: End, Fact, Mind, Supernatural)

"The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Car, Ability, Anticipation, Mind, Racing)

"Also, I am very religious. It gave me peace of mind all my career."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Peace, Career, Mind, Religious)

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Ideas, Ability, First, Mind)

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Genius, Ability, Effect, Mind)

"Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Children, Question, Safety, School, Teachers, Welfare, Will)

"I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I'm still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I've got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist."
- Richard Fleeshman
(Related: Music, Time, Artist, Guitar, Mind, Play, Want)

"I have a magpie mind. I like anything that glitters."
- Lord Thomson of Fleet
(Related: Mind)

"It has been suggested at various times that I should start an operation in the United Kingdom but - bearing in mind my age and medical history - I think this would be not a very sensible way to go forward."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Age, History, Medical, Mind, United)

"I like to hike with my dog, Webster. It helps clear my mind."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Mind)

"When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album."
- John Fogerty
(Related: People, Error, Mind, Moon, Style, Trying)

"I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I'd never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Cheating, Guitar, Mind, Play, Thinking)

"The United States stands with our friends in Britain as they recover from today's shock of terrorism. These barbaric acts strengthen our resolve and remind us all of the danger of complacency during our continued war on terror."
- Mark Foley
(Related: War, Danger, Friends, states, Terror, Terrorism, Today, United)

"I don't know what was in his mind, but I do know Ford was stricken by what he had done, by hitting me."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Mind)

"As soon as he thinks about the record, he's finished. The secret is to put it out of your mind."
- Just Fontaine
(Related: Mind)

"Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Home, Love, Folly, Mankind, Mind, Novelty, Rules)

"The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Education, Purpose, Mind, Open)

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Education, Purpose, Mind, Open)

"You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Change, Light, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reason, Washington)

"For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Men, Women, Soul, Ideas, Church, Mind, School)

"I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'"
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Being, Mind, Questions, Thoughtful)

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Life, Learning, Mind, Old)

"It's interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can't, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about."
- Richard Ford
(Related: Dream)

"If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment."
- Tom Ford
(Related: Environment, Liberal, Open, Parents)

"The surest thing about me is that I will change my mind."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Change, Mind, Will)

"And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted - steal, you know, lie, whatever."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Lie, Mind, Party)

"It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Mind, Vice)