Quotes and Sayings about Mom



"My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Boston)

"As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs."
- Sam Abell
(Related: Photography, Pleasure, Simplicity)

"Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay."
- Sam Abell
(Related: Desire, Photography)

"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Childhood, Mountains, Nothing, Summer)

"Murderers will try to recall the sequence of events, they will remember exactly what they did just before and just after. But they can never remember the actual moment of killing. This is why they will always leave a clue."
- Peter Ackroyd
(Related: Events, Killing, Will)

"I didn't get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who've inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster."
- Amy Adams
(Related: People, Acting, Holly)

"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Nothing)

"To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Amusement, Man, Pleasure)

"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)

"I don't think of it at the moment, but the roles that interest me are those of young people."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: People, Interest)

"An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Life, Desire, Gain, Possession, World)

"Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thinking)

"There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mom, Deep, Nothing, Parents, Trying)

"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)

"Some moments it feels longer, other moments it feels like it's flown by; you can't believe you've done it all that time... Overall, you have a strong sense for the full spectrum that you've sort of traveled."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Time, Moments, Sense)

"I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational. And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Court, Discovery, Moments)

"I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Actions, Moments, Punk, Words)

"And I don't say that we didn't expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Generosity)

"Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there's no doubt about that."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Doubt, Italy, Party)

"The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Italy, Party)

"Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Camping, Language, Russia, School)

"My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Mom, Brother)

"As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment."
- Kamal Ahmed
(Related: Being, Queen, Speech, Worry)

"It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children."
- Ama Ata Aidoo
(Related: Children, First, Parents)

"Death can't be so bad if mom went through it. It makes it easier for the child to follow."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Death, Mom)

"The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history."
- Todd Akin
(Related: History, People, Self)

"No, every album is something like a snapshot. It only shows one moment in time. It shows what we feel and think right at that point in time, nothing more and nothing less."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Time, Nothing, Right)

"I have invented the Thermometer style."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Style)

"My contract is just for this year, but I have an option for next year. It is not signed at this moment, but I am only concentrating on this year. I don't know exactly what I will do in the future."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Future, Will)

"Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once - come as you are."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Heart, Christ)

"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Mom, Cards, Man, Play, Sleep, Woman)

"If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are."
- James Allen
(Related: Money, Desire, Now)

"I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don't have any prejudice. Life concerns me."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Life, Prejudice)

"To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling; it requires that the speaker should expect a response."
- Roland Allen
(Related: God)

"Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

"My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Men, Mom, Care, Reason)

"I do some concerts. At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London, which is Pizza Express."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Being, London, Play)

"There's something interesting about playing live; you're in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial."
- Herb Alpert
"Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Religion, Act, Principles, Religious, Responsibility, Rules)

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

"I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)

"Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalise on it."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Will)

"I think one of the great moments of my life was when I could write musician on my passport."
- Jon Anderson
(Related: Life, Moments)

"My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Dad, Life, Mom, President, Writer)

"When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!"
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Love, Mom, Force, Justice)

"My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire, but it didn't deter her."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mom, Fire, First, Smoking)

"My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She was a runway fashion model, and she was quite a glamorous woman."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mom, Fashion, Memory, Wine, Woman)

"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: God, Grace)

"Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Life, Moments, Talking)

"That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'"
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Age, Wife, Fun, Moments, Play, Years)

"The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play."
- Robert Anderson
(Related: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)

"Everything is a piece of me, a moment of my life."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Life)

"Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Funny, Friends, Queen, Question)

"In reality I have said very little things; I didn't point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Reality, Understanding)

"Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Women, Balance, Moments, Self, Solitude)

"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 moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Life, Dance, Now)

"Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Consciousness, Delight)

"Love is a choice you make from moment to moment."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Choice)

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Force, Joy, Possession)

"I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Fiction, Want, Will)

"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: End, Years)

"Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

"Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Mob, Propaganda)

"We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time."
- Aristotle
(Related: Time, Man, Praise, Right)

"Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Thought, Illness, Rejection)

"And we... right from moment one, we were always kinda up against the wall a little bit when it came to the future of the show. There were always rumors."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Future, Right, Rumors)

"For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Power, Creation, Literature, Man)

"I know how to do anything, I'm a mom."
- Roseanne Barr Arnold
(Related: Mom)

"Our planes should be full, which among other things means we have a golden opportunity... to build on the momentum reflected in the financial results we are reporting today."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Opportunity, Financial, Results, Today)

"From that moment on I knew my profession in life was and has remained until today an actor's life."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Life, Actor, Profession, Today)

"I still buy nice pieces but, at the moment, they're presents for other people, so I only collect vicariously."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: People)

"I'm like the universe; either expanding or contracting at any given moment. The most that I had put on was about 35, 36 pounds, and I've taken all of that off."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Contracting, Universe)

"I think that was a moment of cool panic there."
- Ron Atkinson
"Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Mom, Growing up, Ideals)

"Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Music, Fishing, Hunting)

"To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Imagination, Work, People, Beginning, Magic, Sense, Will)

"When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Art, Life, Man, Measure)

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Imagination, Love, Admiration, Lady, Matrimony)

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

"Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Change)

"My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Dad, Mom, Force)

"In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

"What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Now, Past, Present)

"As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Men, Women, America, Military, Pride)

"Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Life, Development, Evolution, Rest)

"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."
- Richard Bach
"Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Friends, Meeting, Moments)

"Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Fire, Moments, Perfection)

"No new projects at the moment. There are restrictions to how much I can take on. And I need to finish those that I am committed to do before thinking ahead. But I'd rather they take final shape before we talk of them."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Projects, Talk, Thinking)

"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Life)

"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Thoughts)

"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Art, Life, Soul, Winning, Evil)

"Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Strength, Evil)

"Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Life, People, Years)

"Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Day, Deed)

"Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Change, People, Living, Thinking)

"There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Time, Work, Challenge, Future, Now, Salvation, Will)

"Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Love, Hatred)

"It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Act, Fashion, Joy, Motherhood, Woman)

"No, I see it as meaning very little at the moment because none of the groups are about anything."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Meaning)

"In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Home, Mom, Money, Time, Honesty, Order, State, Trying)

"There's not a moment on it that will sound too familiar, as soon as it sounds comfortably familiar then we like to do something with it to take away that comfortable feeling."
- Peter Banks
(Related: Feeling, Sound, Will)

"My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Mom, Feet, Waiting)

"From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Time, Talk)

"I'm a nice, happily married wife and mom and I live in Connecticut."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Mom, Wife)

"There are things that I would say that you could call an instant of time; or better, a now. As we live we seem to move through a succession of instants of time, nows, and the question is, what are they? There are where everything in the universe is at this moment, now."
- Julian Barbour
(Related: Time, Now, Question, Universe)

"We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Business, Now)

"But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Religion, Father, Now)

"Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs."
- Clive Barker
(Related: First, Nothing, Word)

"My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Mom, Dream, Day, Play, School)

"My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Mom, Music)

"A mass of dust, world's momentary slave, Is man, in state of our old Adam made, Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade."
- Barnabe Barnes
(Related: Man, Old, State, World)

"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)

"We've got activists all across the country like the members of the Million Mom March organization, some of their leaders are here tonight. We're phone banking congressional offices and pursuing editorial boards."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Mom, Country, Leaders, March)

"A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Mom, Beer, Ego, Favorite, First)

"I'm a just a mom when I walk down the street."
- Alice Barrett
(Related: Mom)

"The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: Experience, Thought, Now, Practice)

"One moment you appear to be riding the crest of a wave, only to have the rug pulled away from you, bringing you back down to earth with a sickening thud."
- John Barrow
(Related: Earth)

"If you were to open up a baby's head - and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should - you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Baby, Nothing, Open)

"I think, first of all, you need to love what you're doing, and then this helps in the comedian for its part in everything-but the moment you enjoy what you're doing, you try to express yourself, to find your way, and every time is different, of course."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Love, Time, First)

"My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don't want our lives to end."
- John Barton
(Related: Poetry, Time, End, Moments, Obsession, Want)

"In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Humanity, Moments, Nations, State)

"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)

"You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else."
- Mario Batali
(Related: First, Moments)

"We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Work, Time, Pleasure)

"There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Time, Awareness, Existence, Moments, Space)

"The dissolution of the Party - we will not let such a tremendous, big, and glorious party be so easily crashed: this would then be the moment, when we would begin to fight on all fronts."
- Otto Bauer
(Related: Fight, Party, Will)

"For me, the great joy is to watch an audience watching what I've made. To hear not a peep from the audience at the right moment, and then to hear the laughs and the cheers."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Joy, Right)

"I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Mom, Work, Wife, HusbGrowth, Day, Economy, Job, Support, Today)

"Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't."
- Melody Beattie
(Related: Time)

"The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Pain, Poison)

"Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Age, Life, Worth)

"The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment."
- Daniel Bell
"It's been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points... like when I was leaving Stax. That's when I actually thought of getting out of the business."
- William Bell
(Related: Business, Thought, Moments)

"With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Government, Countries, Freedom, Help)

"The moment a man talks to his fellows he begins to lie."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Lie, Man)

"When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Life, Friends, Pleasure)

"Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed be doing at that moment."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Work)

"There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one. It's called procreation, and it is reborn, continually and forever."
- Dirk Benedict
"We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that's something I've experienced, but we're all just doing the best we can and we're all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Kids, Needs, Talk, Trying, Want)

"The tension I feel is the moment they say, 'Action!' Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Movies, Tension, Want)

"Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Life, Embarrassment, Moments, Photography, Pleasure)

"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Soul, Artist, Artists, Fact, Living, Moments)

"The moment you're born you're done for."
- Arnold Bennett
"Film is shot in fragments, and the same moments can be shot again and again until the director is satisfied."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Film, Moments)

"Not that we didn't have close relationships with our parents - I'm very close to my mom - but parents didn't think anything of going off for a few weeks and leaving their kids."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Mom, Kids, Parents, Relationships)

"I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Mom, Life, Daughter)

"I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Time, Friend, Being, Obsession, Quiet)

"I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Mom)

"It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Winning, Christmas, Focus, Results, 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)

"The present aristocracy of western culture, at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world, is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Aristocracy, Being, Country, Culture, Present, World)

"There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Isolation, Past, Research)

"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."
- Eric Berne
(Related: Birds)

"I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Life, Countries, Now)

"I'm a full-time mom right now and a part-time actress."
- Valerie Bertinelli
(Related: Mom, Now, Right)

"I think that I used to love Hollywood movies. I remember great phases and moments. But, unfortunately, now is not the moment."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Love, Movies, Hollywood, Moments, Now)

"The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: History, Accident, Heroism)

"The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment, gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Boys, Enemy, Fire)

"My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Ambition, Living)

"I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that aren't dedicated to working on this film in some way, or family, are immediately reserved for sleep."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Family, Wife, Film, Kids, Moments, Sleep)

"The judiciary must not take on the coloration of whatever may be popular at the moment. We are guardian of rights, and we have to tell people things they often do not like to hear."
- Rose E. Bird
(Related: People, Rights, May, Popular)

"There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it's not just a collection of notes."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Work, Ideas, Moments, Writing)

"It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Trade, World)

"Most families need both parents to work. Moms need to be able to work and earn fair pay and have the flexibility in their jobs to also be primary caretakers."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Work, Flexibility, Jobs, Parents)

"It's an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Home, Women, Time, God, Now, Old, World)

"I just want to live each moment, but it's kind of hard to do that when you are asked to analyze yourself constantly. But it's also good in that you are forced to think about things that you don't ordinarily think about. I think it's strange."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Want)

"Yeah when I was 7 or 8 my moms would have little parties, and I would play the music."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Music, Play)

"After World War II society had to settle back for a moment before it picked up the 20th century."
- Stella Blum
(Related: Society, War, World, World war)

"Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them."
- John Boehner
(Related: Dad, Mom, Children)

"Meeting Chet was a life changing moment for me."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Life, Meeting)

"Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages, there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale."
- David Bohm
(Related: Communication, Feeling, World)

"Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror."
- Al Boliska
(Related: Travel, Boredom, Moments, Terror)

"It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Intention, Moments, Understanding)

"All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Courage, Children, Moments)

"Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I don't think it's the job of theatre at the moment to provide political propaganda; that would be simplistic. We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Job, Propaganda, Theatre, Will)

"At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Time, Iraq, Measure, Saying, Will)

"I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Family, Moments, Racism, Sheep)

"It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Decision, Excellence, Man)

"Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay... Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told."
- Chastity Bono
(Related: Anger, Mom, Betrayal, Deep, Gay, Hurt, Sense)

"In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: History, Ignorance, Perceptions, Sense, Words)

"I don't know whether I'm, like, jumping the gun but it's possible that in the future we may be able to use the information that we can't receive at the moment."
- Sean Booth
(Related: Future, Information, May)

"Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Life, Man)

"We could spend time together during the day and just kind of talk and enjoy each other and enjoy the moment. But it was interesting we both knew that once you walk through the gates of that stadium, then it was on, the game was on."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: Time, Day, Talk)

"There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency."
- James Bovard
(Related: Power, Americans, Presidency)

"I know that I'm getting the real deal with my mom. I know that she's telling it like it is. She's proud of me when I've earned it and she's disappointed in me when I've earn that. She's really my spectrum on where I am as a person."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Mom)

"I had such a great mom and I know that I'd never be that mom. I wouldn't want to bring a child into this world unless I could be."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Mom, Want, World)

"They cut about seven minutes from that broadcast, but it was still vital to the story's momentum."
- Ben Bradlee
"Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Time, Environment, Mountains, Quiet)

"Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Children, World, Zen)

"It's very difficult to judge relationships from the outside. You never know what happens in intimate moments with two people to know why they really support and love each other."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Love, People, Moments, Relationships, Support)

"A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment."
- Ernest Bramah
(Related: May, Reputation, Years)

"I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad."
- Michelle Branch
(Related: Home, Love, Animals, Bed, Being, Cats, Job, Now, Road)

"By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Imagination, Acting, Day)

"I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other - and we still are."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Family, Life, Love)

"Perhaps he wanted to be alone with Dr. G., who was here, but he should have let me know. At Hoffmann's I felt I was sitting on hot coals, expecting him to arrive every moment."
- Eva Braun
"I have now reached the happy age of 23. No, happy is not quite the right word. At this particular moment I am certainly not happy."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Age, Now, Right, Word)

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

"Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Home)

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

"No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Feeling, Freedom, Sense)

"I think the greatest star in American at the moment is Kevin Costner."
- Jeremy Brett
(Related: American)

"You can have many different selection systems, but the bottom line has to be a system that, once the judge takes office that judge will feel that he or she is to decide the case without reference to the popular thing or the popular will of the moment."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Office, Popular, Will)

"Nobody wants a judge to be subject to the political whim of the moment."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Whim)

"Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Mom, Taste)

"My mom is many times responsible for getting us all together, but we trade off at each other's houses. My brother and I are actors and are traveling a lot of our job."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Mom, Brother, Actors, Houses, Job, Trade, Traveling)

"Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Thought, Cities, Effort, Reform, United, Worth)

"I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Life, Mom, Influence)

"I think moms need to share information on a regular, intimate basis."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Information)

"Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn't just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Time)

"Trouble is, I don't get to play a lot at the moment because I've just signed a contract where I've got to do 200 shows a year in pubs, so the golf's fallen away a bit."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Golf, Play, Trouble)

"It took me about 10 years to get rid of. I'm all right now, though, lovely, I'm throwing some nice darts at the moment, but every now and then I get a bit of a jump. I wish I could find a cure, I'd make a bloody fortune."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Cure, Fortune, Now, Right, Years)

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

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

"I feel like we were married from the moment we sat down there."
- James Brolin
"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)

"His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Heart, Wind)

"Who has words at the right moment?"
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Right, Words)

"There are moments when you feel free, moments when you have energy, moments when you have hope, but you can't rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Hope, Circumstances, Energy, Moments)

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

"No matter what you say you might do, you never really know until you're in the moment. Every situation is so different."
- Garth Brooks
"Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Gold, Will)

"If I'd have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It's a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment."
- Herb Brooks
(Related: Accomplishment, Feeling, Pride)

"Great moments are born from great oppurtunities."
- Herb Brooks
(Related: Moments)

"This is your moment. You're meant to be here."
- Herb Brooks
"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Character, May, Moments)

"Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Being, Free speech, Moments)

"I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip, 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.' I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I'd had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I'd like to do that again."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Mom, Reading, Research)

"The worst moment was when I was performing and I was about to sing, but I choked. I had a tickle in my throat and I started coughing, and I couldn't get the words out. It lasted for like thirty seconds, but I got over it, and luckily the crowd didn't seem to care."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Care, Words)

"I didn't understand that I could sing until I was like 11 or 12. My mom heard me singing around the house and she said, What are you doing? You really can sing! So then I started going to school and singing to the girls."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Mom, Girls, School, Singing)

"But when you have to deal with notes, and to be able to make a full definition of what a sound is - if you are not around that environment, then you'll find you lose that feel, that momentum, you lose all that."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Environment, Sound)

"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)

"I think for a young journalist, it's better to write for the Web at the moment than it is for print."
- Tina Brown
"The moment eternal - just that and no more - When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet!"
- Robert Browning
(Related: Ecstasy, Eyes, Open)

"The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Beginning, Being, End)

"This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Public, Will)

"Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Mistake)

"That's the only way to do it. Just like an actor. You can get a great performance if you do a bunch of takes and edit it. You find the moments and string them together."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Performance, Actor, Moments)

"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."
- Buddha
(Related: Fear, Existence, Help, Will)

"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)

"At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Science, Challenge, Interest, Opera, Television)

"I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Mom, Being)

"I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Mom, Day, Want)

"I felt like my pregnancy was a sacred moment for me. I stayed in Boston and I didn't work apart from the contracts I have, and then I only let them use my face."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Work, Boston, Pregnancy)

"Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?"
- Basil Bunting
(Related: Age, Madness)

"The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology."
- Basil Bunting
(Related: Poetry, Confusion, Psychology)

"It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad."
- Abigail Van Buren
(Related: Dad, Mom, Advice)

"I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Blame)

"I naturally wanted to be saved, so when I came home I told my mom I wanted to be confirmed. That's the way I related to it, being raised an Episcopalian. I went to Dallas and got confirmed."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Home, Mom, Being)

"I love being a single mom. But it's definitely different when you're dating."
- Brooke Burns
(Related: Dating, Love, Mom, Being)

"For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way."
- John Burns
(Related: Time, Action, Events)

"Like a layer on a pearl, you can't specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Day, End)

"I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Movies, Truth, Drama, Hollywood, Past)

"I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, Work, Open)

"One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Soul, Moments, Popularity)

"The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Trust, Freedom, World, Years)

"Though my plans at the moment are vague, I can assure you that I'll never run for the Senate in New York."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Senate)

"I've always been the long-term relationship, go-home-and-meet-mom girl."
- Sophia Bush
"Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you're hurt, you're really on your own. You're alone, and there's no one to help you."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Help, Hurt, Past, Running)

"In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves."
- R. A. Butler
(Related: Politics, Rest, Running, Sense, Will)

"But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, When at the same moment she had on a dress Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less, And jewelry worth ten times more, I should guess, That she had not a thing in the wide world to wear!"
- William Allen Butler
(Related: Dress, World, Worth)

"The moment you say, 'Please, give me a reason for this', then you are being impossible and temperamental."
- Montserrat Caballe
(Related: Being, Reason)

"My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!"
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Dating, Death, Dad, Inspiration, Years)

"I started at Pillsbury as a manager in one of their analysis functions, then worked my way up the corporate ladder to become vice president. Moving to Burger King was an important moment in my career."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Manager, Career, Corporate, President, Vice)

"I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Economy)

"O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?"
- Ada Cambridge
(Related: Life, Fire, Wind)

"I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living."
- James Cameron
(Related: Bicycles, Evening, Living, Magic, Sun, World)

"From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: First)

"When I was a kid and got in trouble, I'd always say, Mom, I'm in trouble. Well, Mom, I'm in trouble."
- Earl Campbell
(Related: Mom, Trouble)

"I'm not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments, and then I've got some aspects of cool in me, I guess."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Moments)

"Are we to say that any individual who's on steroids that has an angry moment is due to steroids? What about the individual who gets angry and kills someone who's not on steroids? What do we blame it on now?"
- Jose Canseco
(Related: Blame, Now)

"On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment."
- Eric Cantona
"My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Moments)

"I really liked working with Sean Paul; he is a very attractive guy, very hot. He was fun; the chemistry was really great, it was great to be in the moment."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Fun)

"The moment somebody says 'this is very risky' is the moment it becomes attractive to me."
- Kate Capshaw
"In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Love, Defeat, Enemy)

"My mom would give me a piece to play, but I wouldn't do any theory because when it came time to do it I would sneak back upstairs and watch TV. So, I had these kind of nonchalant lessons for years, then it just started soaking in."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Time, Play, Theory, Years)

"But my mom was a pianist, and she taught piano out of her house. I was just so excited, being a little kid and having all these other kids come to my house twice a week. I thought it was a big party."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Thought, Being, Kids, Party)

"But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Moments, Song)

"In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Beginning)

"The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet, I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life. I can still see the first scene. The ballet was Divertimento No. 15."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Life, Ballet, First)

"I think that every new record is a chance to... I think what it is for me is my heart and soul at that moment in time... I've always felt that just being able to make a record is a privilege."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Soul, Heart, Being, Chance, Privilege)

"While at the same time knowing that once he had gone down that road, once it was clear that his life was never a peaceful one from that moment on. He always knew that there was somebody that would like to kill him."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Life, Time, Road)

"All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: People, Advice, Help, Moments)

"When you arrive at a certain level it's very easy to say yes: that is the moment to learn to say no."
- Jose Carreras
"The happiest moment in my life? When my doctor told me I was completely cured of leukemia."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Life)

"I am always living very good moments."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Living, Moments)

"If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Pain, Regret, Uncertainty)

"Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Men, Effect, Woman, World)

"The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country, and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Country, Discovery, News)

"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Act)

"To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Joy, Reality)

"Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Actions, Liberty, Man, Passion)

"My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor."
- Steve Case
(Related: Mom, Father, Career)

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

"I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Age, Life, Man)

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

"What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Art, Life, Past, Running)

"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Power, Church, Being, Eyes, Faces, Healing, Miracles, Perceptions, Rest)

"The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world; there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi."
- George Catlin
(Related: Character, Appearance, Rivers, Terror, World)

"The present moment is nice but it does not last. Living in it is like waiting in a junction town for the morning limited; the junction may be interesting but some day you will have to leave it and you do not know where the limited will take you."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: Day, Living, May, Present, Waiting, Will)

"I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life. At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It's exciting to play a femme fatale."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Women, Life, Play, Wives)

"I do what I do, and I do it well, and focus and take it one moment at a time."
- James Caviezel
(Related: Time, Focus)

"Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away."
- Luis Cernuda
"I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was very vulgar and deeply stupid. From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for making a film that is about stupid people."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: People, Film)

"I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Work)

"No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible."
- George Chakiris
(Related: Love, Hope)

"The word majesty was now dropped; but, with the deepest respect and humility, I was addressed as the count. What could I do? I accepted the title, and from that moment I was known as Count Peter."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Humility, Now, Respect, Word)

"We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment."
- Chanakya
(Related: Men, Future, Past, Present)

"It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life."
- Chanakya
(Related: Life, Causes, Day, Disgrace, Grief, Loss)

"The moment a man begins to talk about technique that's proof that he is fresh out of ideas."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Ideas, Man, Proof, Talk)

"The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Sense, Writing)

"The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Business, Attitude, Gentleman, Integrity, Talk)

"I'm a competitive person and it is in my nature to try hard in every match I play. The only time I'm not competitive is when I'm playing against my mom."
- Michael Chang
(Related: Mom, Nature, Time, Play)

"I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Life, Right, Wrong)

"I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Time, Idea, Character, Clothes)

"We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Feeling, Thinking)

"You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I've been trying to do that. It's really made a major difference for me. I'm a happier person."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Attention, Difference, Trying)

"I think we're in good hands. There's definitely much more momentum in bringing in good things to help support the show. Everyone's got a good attitude about it and I think that makes all the difference."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: Attitude, Difference, Help, Support)

"From that moment on, there will be an irreversible process to separate Quebec from Canada."
- Jean Charest
(Related: Canada, Will)

"My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Travel, Mom, Earth, Parents, Soccer)

"And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn't do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Environment, Training)

"I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Mom, Son, Environment, Feeling, Kids, Now, Parents, Saying, Soccer, Want)

"My fairy-tale life ended the moment I wanted to apply for a passport."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Life)

"I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'."
- Cher
(Related: English, Learning)

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

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Time, Idleness, Laziness, Today, Tomorrow, Value)

"Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Pleasure)

"The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Artist, Man)

"If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Happiness, May, Mountains, Will)

"I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Feminism, Humanism, Trying)

"Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time."
- Chilon
(Related: Time, Gain, Loss, Pain)

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

"Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Art, Men, Butterflies, Innocence, Moments)

"If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Thought, Hatred, Violence, World)

"You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Choice, Choices, Existence, Infinite, Infinity, Possibilities)

"One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Life, Moments)

"I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Country, Fight)

"There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: God, Moments, Old, Years)

"This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Time, Pain, Pleasure)

"Like every other girl in the world, my most embarrassing moment had to do with a guy completely turning me down. His loss!"
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: World)

"For the resolving powers of our scientific instruments decide, at a given moment, of the size and the vision of our Universe, and of the image we then make of ourselves."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Vision, Universe)

"If I made a list of the people I admire, Mom would probably fill up half of it. She could do anything and everything."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Mom, People)

"I've decided to pick my moment to retire very carefully - in about 200 years time."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Time, Years)

"Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Alcohol, Comfort, Drugs, Lies, Man, Moments, Myth)

"Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth."
- Richard J. Codey
(Related: Mom, Time, Mother, Depression, First, Months, Mothers)

"I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I'm not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Ideas, Writing)

"Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Life, Act, Right, Waiting)

"We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Car, Ability, Birds, Blood, Road, Want)

"That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Faith)

"There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Disillusionment, Girls, Moments, Pity, Waste, Will)

"To be honest, producing records interests me less at the moment and I really don't want to get involved in album projects that are going to take up a lot of time."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Time, Projects, Want)

"A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear."
- Carlo Collodi
(Related: Appetite, Feeling, Hunger, Moments)

"Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Justice, Nothing, Will)

"My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Marriage, Husband)

"I like to tell young people to work hard for your goals and live in the moment."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Work, People, Goals)

"When you become a mom you just learn how to function sleep deprived and you do get used to it. I came back to work when Finley was three months old and the first few months were rough. Then somehow you learn to exist on no sleep and now when he does upon occasion sleep through the night, which is like a full six hours, you're pretty sure he's suffocating. So you don't sleep anyway."
- Holly Marie Combs
(Related: Mom, Work, First, Months, Night, Now, Old, Pretty, Sleep)

"Although I managed my schedule to be home by late afternoon most days, basically, Roselle raised our children alone. And so I missed out on a lot of wonderful moments, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today."
- Perry Como
(Related: Home, People, Children, Kids, Moments, Today)

"Kinsey would identify himself with Galileo in moments of feelings of persecution."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Feelings, Moments, Persecution)

"I realize now I could have gotten a whole book out of that and so I think that was a big mistake. But the truth is you write in the moment and with your head down and there is no way back then that I could have conceived of Harry having the longevity that he has had."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Truth, Mistake, Longevity, Now)

"The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Artist, Day, May)

"A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: May, Will, World, Writer)

"No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Dad, Life, Mom, Grandparents, Tennis)

"I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Movies, People, Moments)

"I get so into the moment."
- Dane Cook
"But my mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: Dad, Mom, Mother, Father)

"To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Heroes, Past, Routine, Self, Sensuality)

"Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Compassion)

"My favorite book is always the one I'm working on at the moment."
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Related: Favorite)

"From the moment I leave my house or my hotel room, the public owns me. The public made Alice Cooper and I can't imagine ever turning my back on my fans."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Fans, Public)

"We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt! The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber, on the scene."
- Jeff Cooper
(Related: Solution)

"The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: People, Alchemy, Cinema, Moments, Sense)

"It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Age, Success, Career)

"Mommy, why does daddy cuss the TV and call it Howard?"
- Howard Cosell
"If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget... And it does not matter what century you are from."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Forget, Moments)

"The first thing I have to do to erase my French accent is think that it is actually possible, whereas for the moment, I think it's not. I have a lot of work."
- Marion Cotillard
(Related: Work, First)

"Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Liberal, Mail, Soccer, Thinking)

"If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Crisis, Practice, Spiritual)

"I like doing radio because it's so intimate. The moment people hear your voice, you're inside there heads, not only that, you're in there laying eggs."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Voice)

"Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Moments, Rest)

"Every single moment is a coincidence."
- Doug Coupland
"A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Forget, Light, Past, Smile)

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

"Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books."
- William Cowper
(Related: Heart, Books, Learning, May, Meditation, Moments)

"Everybody in the real world will agree - the moment a project is behind deadline, quality assurance tends to go out the window."
- Alan Cox
(Related: Quality, Project, Will, World)

"Where every moment is about truth and I think it's a great challenge every night. That's what really drove me to wanting to do theatre, and it's great."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Truth, Challenge, Night, Theatre)

"I really connect with those moments of doing missionary work down there and just seeing the people that are dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Work, People, Disease, Dying, Hunger, Moments)

"I really think about the times that I've been through with my husband and all the stuff that we've been through together, and I think to those moments for inspiration for the role."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: HusbInspiration, Moments)

"Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the 'Thomas Crown Affair'. It's, it's, I don't know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It's the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it's not."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Movies, Chess, Thinking)

"When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Love, Mom, Being, Beliefs, Children)

"I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Mom, Work, Luxury, Satisfaction, Self)

"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)

"But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Peace, Beach, Moments, Quick, Quiet, Tea)

"We ask the great masses of India to be patient a short time longer, while the cause of freedom is being fought out, not because we want to delay, but because the hard facts of war make a complete change impossible at the moment."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Change, Time, War, Being, Cause, Delay, Facts, Freedom, Want)

"I'd like to go back to standup. I don't like to think I've done my last gig. At the moment it terrifies me, I get really nervous. It's a great buzz when it goes well."
- Mackenzie Crook
"My favorite moment of the whole thing was when John Belushi suggested that I get a hold of all the blues records I could so I could research the music."
- Steve Cropper
(Related: Music, Favorite, Research)

"Like everyone else, I've had moments when I've felt that I've been losing my grip."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Losing, Moments)

"Certainly it's very difficult to keep momentum going through a film which has as many characters as this does, and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it. That took all the time we had in editing."
- John Crowley
(Related: Life, Time, Film)

"The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Acting, Moments)

"Finally there was a moment when it just hit me. John wouldn't want me to sit on my butt for the rest of my life feeling sorry for myself or sorry for him. As cheesy as it sounds, he would have wanted us to go on."
- Kaley Cuoco
(Related: Life, Feeling, Rest, Want)

"I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Career, Honor, Moments, Public, Want, Will)

"You know, I loved math. My mom was a math teacher."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Mom)

"The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: God, Life, People, Inspiration, Purpose, Company, Desperation, Song, Songs)

"I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Mom, Beauty, Want)

"My mom is always telling me it takes a long time to get to the top, but a short time to get to the bottom."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Mom, Time)

"If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin. I want one so bad. Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like, 'How do we get one of those?' and she was like, 'You can't get a dolphin. What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?'"
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Mom, Want)

"I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover'. She said, "Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Mom, Thought, Buying, Day, Past)

"I probably have an earlier curfew than anyone. My mom wants to keep me really safe and my dad's not overly protective, but he's a dad no matter what."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Success, Jealousy)

"I'd had people say, "You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again". But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment."
- Matt Damon
(Related: People, Being, Famous, May)

"There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people's consciousness."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Consciousness, Country, Frustration, Moments)

"Creating these messes that go from administration to administration and then you swoop in and clean them up - with that heroic Delta force - people not realizing that they were always there but doing different things than what we see them doing at the moment."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Force)

"Especially moments when things are very difficult and complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what is happening and I am still trying to understand and to reach family back home."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Family, Home, Moments, Trying)

"At the moment, in Britain we're facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Art, Education, Music)

"The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Age, Experience, Reading, Spirit, Spiritual)

"Independent dance - and, fine, it's a very good thing that it remains independent - is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Work, Dance, Being, Choice, Moments, Will)

"From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Hell, Waiting)

"When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead, he is telling the literal truth."
- Elmer Davis
(Related: Truth, Man)

"Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car."
- Evan Davis
(Related: Car)

"You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real. Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That's the kind of congressman I'll be."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Government, Mom, Dream, American, First, Growing up, Help, Living, Proof)

"Sometimes, when you're acting, you are so in the moment that you don't even remember what just happened."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Acting)

"Also, it was a cultural moment that wasn't being represented in terms of women who were successful and had choices they didn't have before. They needed a show that they can watch that they felt like represented them."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Women, Successful, Being, Choices)

"That's always something that's really important for an actor - to find an opportunity to do a scene where there is a moment like that, where you manage to connect with everyone."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Opportunity, Actor)

"Let us not be afraid to see the hatred that consumes the lives of hundreds of thousands of Arabs who sit around us and wait for the moment when their hands will be able to reach our blood."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Blood, Hatred, Will)

"No, we have our ups and downs, but we're all very up at the moment."
- John Deacon
"I'm in an on-off relationship at the moment."
- Cat Deeley
"This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Art, Soul, Communication, Earth, Evolution, Man, Moments)

"It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Painting, Paris, Present, Research, World)

"My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Peace, Decision, Victory, May, Party, Regret, Will)

"One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Dad, Mom, Blessings, Parents, Titles, World)

"Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Surprises, Will)

"Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
"I have to wake up and drink chamomile tea to slow down."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Tea)

"It's hard for me to talk about Dom right now because I am Dom right now. So it's a really strange exercise to try to reflect on something that I am at the moment. But I guarantee you that when I'm done with the movie and you ask me that question, I'll be able to give you something insightful."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Exercise, Now, Question, Right, Talk)

"When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Performance, Preparation, Reflection)

"These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don't make it your last!"
- John Dillinger
(Related: Life, Children, Moments, Today)

"The BBC has the obligation to think big. And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Obligation)

"The moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and character of the Prince of Wales."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Life, Character, Right)

"I definitely think there was some overacting on the part of the customers and the wait staff. The people who came in during the shooting were clearly there to have a moment on television, and that's fine."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: People, Television)

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

"My favorite on screen moments are when you are really there and you know you're creating something. That's so exciting... it's why you come to work."
- Jason Dohring
(Related: Work, Favorite, Moments)

"At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality, it really improved the experience, even though the audio didn't feel like a sound engineer or composer had been anywhere near it."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Experience, Time, Reality, Sound)

"Writing is turning one's worst moments into money."
- J. P. Donleavy
(Related: Money, Moments, Writing)

"It's only been a couple of times in my life that I've really locked horns with actors. It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Life, Actors, Hurt)

"The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Achievement, Goal)

"All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Time, Childhood, First, Moments)

"I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Moments)

"What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Time, Mother, Moments)

"I'm not sure what I want to do when I grow up, or if I'm sure I ever want to grow up. I'm sure there are people that wish I would, but you know, my mom will get over it."
- Jerry Doyle
(Related: Mom, People, Want, Will)

"I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Moments)

"As an actress, it appeals to me because I love the idea of playing those in-between moments, the sort of behavioral stuff that one might not normally see."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Love, Idea, Moments)

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Life, Love, Moments, Spirit, Will)

"In the first moments, the members of the Presidium who were with me at the Secretariat were taken to the Party Central Committee under the control of Soviet forces."
- Alexander Dubcek
(Related: Control, Committee, First, Moments, Party)

"I love dogs. They live in the moment and don't care about anything except affection and food. They're loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Love, Food, Affection, Care, Dogs)

"Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone's uniqueness. I like the way that sounds."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Mom, Uniqueness)

"We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Memory, Moments, Value)

"For me the most moving moment came when I first started working on 2001. I was already in awe of him, and he had very much already become Stanley Kubrick by the time the film started."
- Keir Dullea
(Related: Time, Film, First)

"If someone is expressing everything I am feeling at the moment, it's probably Jon Stewart. I hear him and think, Yeah!"
- Sandy Duncan
(Related: Feeling)

"Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Present, Trouble)

"However, I began to submit poems to British magazines, and some were accepted. It was a great moment to see my first poems published. It felt like entering a tradition."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: First, Poems, Tradition)

"We haven't had a slew of artists, but the artists we do come out with have always had the same momentum."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Artists)

"There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Nothing, Reality)

"We didn't have a TV in the living room and all my friends thought we were kind of weird. When they'd come over, my mom wanted to talk to them about current events."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Mom, Thought, Events, Friends, Living, Talk)

"My mom is this liberal, feminist, Mormon powerhouse. I just love her to death."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Death, Love, Mom, Liberal, Mormon)

"I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Mom, Boston, Brothers)

"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Miracles, Moments)

"Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Time, First, Kids, Moments, Night)

"I think the saddest moment in my life just happened two months ago. My old nightclub partner passed away, Phil Erickson down in Atlanta. He - I owe him everything. He put me in the business and taught me about everything I know."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Business, Life, Months, Old)

"You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones."
- Dale Earnhardt
"Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is of less importance than the reverse, namely, that this connection with the complications and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Life, Connection, Fact, Importance, Memory)

"Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Death, Appetite, End, Forbidden, May)

"There is a certain moment in the film when the son is in the nursing home and he goes to the television and turns it off because he sees himself in the image."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Home, Son, Film, Television)

"It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Sense, Television)

"That's the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: First)

"You have a wonderful child. Then, when he's 13, gremlins carry him away and leave in his place a stranger who gives you not a moment's peace."
- Jill Eikenberry
(Related: Peace)

"We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant."
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Related: Beginning, Moments, World)

"A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'"
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Family, Dad, Mom, Successful, Attention, Company)

"No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Man, Moments)

"In the beginning, everybody that gets to work with me, thinks I'm nice. But three weeks later, they hear a bell ringing. Then they realise I meant everything I said during that first week. It's not my fault people are not taking me serious from the first moment."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Work, People, Beginning, Fault, First)

"The most memorable moment was playing drums with Bob Dylan."
- Jenna Elfman
"Yeah, I think the common denominator - and this is probably going to sound like Acting 101 - but the common denominator is belief in the character in the moment."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Belief, Character, Acting, Sound)

"I've walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn't necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn't really tell you what you're looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move."
- Olafur Eliasson
(Related: Mountains)

"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Angels, Moments, Nothing, Past, Visit)

"There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope."
- George Eliot
(Related: Hope, Despair, First, Moments, Sorrow)

"Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Difficulties)

"All my possessions for a moment of time."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Time, Possessions)

"Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: Time, Enthusiasm, Training)

"You don't get a chance to take a breath but when you do, you have some really good comedy moments that ease up on the tension that the movie is centered around which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they're in."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: HusbSon, Being, Chance, Comedy, Jeopardy, Moments, Tension)

"There has never been any country at every moment so virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Country)

"Everybody knows they're on the Obama team: There isn't vice presidential vs. presidential division, there's not a generational pull. People have internalized that this is a real moment in history."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: History, People, Vice)

"Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Faith, Moments, Vice)

"It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Quality, Actors, Events)

"It's my memory, and what happened between that moment 10 or 15 years ago and now, there's a lot of gray area."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Memory, Now, Years)

"I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked."
- Eminem
(Related: Mom, Schools, Welfare)

"Momo listened to everyone and everything - even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees - and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion."
- Michael Ende
(Related: Fashion, Rain, Trees, Wind)

"Hitman does well and it certainly does well enough to survive, but at the same time I don't want to involve the character into the DC Universe even if it meant more sales, to the point where we sort of upset the balance that we have at the moment."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Time, Character, Balance, Sales, Universe, Want)

"The writing of a melody is an emotional moment; success doesn't make it easy."
- Enya
(Related: Success, Writing)

"I am privileged to do a job I love to do. I would never change any moment from my life."
- Enya
(Related: Change, Life, Love, Job)

"The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Society, Class, Defeat, May, Nation, Newspapers, Style)

"That was just my own personal program: I didn't want to get too high over the good moments because I didn't want to be saddened and depressed when things didn't go as I had planned."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Moments, Want)

"I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Life, Mom, Home, Influence)

"Having felt people's love and support first hand through difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Life, Love, People, First, Help, Moments, Responsibility, Support)

"My mom was definitely very strict with me."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Mom)

"My mom was a source of strength.She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Life, Mom, Women, Strength, Example, May)

"You get to actually see the music video on the TV in the pilot and we have the soundtrack playing at this big party. I thought that was sort of a cool moment, to actually have the A-Ha video is pretty cool."
- Will Estes
(Related: Music, Thought, Party, Pretty)

"I am blessed to have Mom and Dad."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold."
- Euripides
(Related: Wealth, Gold)

"Laura Bush is the same way. I mean, they both, um, understand, they understand the challenges of the moment and understand the responsibilities, he understands the responsibilities he has to protect the national security of America as well as the economic security of America."
- Donald Evans
(Related: America, National security)

"And when you really think about the 9-11 event, the horrific attack on our land here in America and the death of three thousand of out loved ones, it was a defining moment."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Death, America, Land)

"World War II was a decisive time in our history and June 6, 1944, marked the decisive moment of the war."
- Lane Evans
(Related: History, Time, War, June, World, World war)

"I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Mom, Mother, Sister, Thought)

"Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Pursuit)

"And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Conflict, Country, Day, July, Now)

"Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Victory, Temptation)

"The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Civilization, Values, Culture, Principles)

"My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Dad, Mom, First, Name)

"My mom, she is the most unbelievable mom that you could ever have in your entire life and she's always with me on everything. The most I've ever been away from her is two days. I love her more than anybody could ever know."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Life, Love, Mom)

"I've always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I always played the mom and I played my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Mom, Movies, Sister, Daughter, Television)

"It's ungrateful to be wishing you were doing something else at the moment you are living. You haven't lived in the moment that you are really living, you are wishing you were somewhere else."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Living, Wishing)

"Even though I am a professional, and I know what the steps are, I don't quite know how I'm going to do them, because I haven't lived that moment yet. I always feel very insecure and I get very excited."
- Suzanne Farrell
"I don't know what's going to happen. I'm flavor of the month at the moment, but somebody else is going to roll around the corner in three months' time. I just want to keep working. I can't stop!"
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Time, Months, Want)

"Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment."
- Owen Feltham
(Related: Humanity, Zeal)

"As soon as I get my car I think I'll be going to the cinema more. Since I don't go very often, there are no films that are a must see at the moment. I usually wait till they come out on DVD."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Car, Cinema)

"I've had quite a few moments I've liked, so it's good enough."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Moments)

"I'm not really sure what it was, the best moment. You always hope it's to come."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Hope)

"A Harvard Medical School study has determined that rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby's temperature. Plus, it really teaches the baby who's boss."
- Tina Fey
(Related: Medical, Boss, Baby, School, Study)

"Full surely there is a blessedness beyond the grave for those who have already entered on it here, and in no other form than that wherein they know it here, at any moment."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Grave)

"He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace."
- Eugene Field
(Related: Play)

"Dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second."
- Helen Fielding
(Related: Idea, Day, Dieting, New year, Order)

"Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Feeling, Moments)

"There are those moments when you shake someone's hand, have a conversation with someone, and suddenly your all bound together because you share your humanity in one simple moment."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Conversation, Humanity, Moments)

"It would be nice to redefine ourselves - at the moment we are drowning in diversity. That's not a bad thing, its just going to take a while before we refocus."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Diversity)

"By Rice's own standards, the war was well underway by the time he took office. He was a war president the moment he took the oath. But did he act like one?"
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Time, War, Act, Office, President)

"I like the moment when I break a man's ego."
- Bobby Fischer
(Related: Ego, Man)

"I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Mom)

"My mom has this great skiing event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year for a local charity."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Mom, Charity)

"We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Sex, Income)

"It was just one of those moments in the universe that was mine."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Moments, Universe)

"By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future."
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Related: Time, Direction, Future, Years)

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Life, Success, Accomplishments, Challenge, Despair, Future, Moments, Promise)

"At the moment I am taking a very careful look at some of the work which we have done in the past."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Work, Past)

"Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time."
- Margot Fonteyn
(Related: Time, First, Moments)

"I love playing moms. It's a lot easier than being a mom, I hear."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Love, Mom, Being)

"September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world."
- Tom Ford
(Related: Sympathy, America, World)

"It's a mood record. Like one night you're going to be down in the dumps depressed because you're thinking about your ex-boyfriend and the next moment you're gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you're saying to yourself "God I'm in love.""
- Willa Ford
(Related: Love, Night, Saying, Thinking)

"People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed, the moment you impose censorship disappears from man."
- Milos Forman
(Related: People, Censorship, Man)

"At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow, although it's certainly my home."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Home, Mother)

"I didn't train to make the Olympic team until 1968. I simply trained for the moment. I never even imagined I would be an Olympic athlete. It always seemed to evolve."
- Dick Fosbury
"Don't try to write to the trend of the moment."
- Alan Dean Foster
"I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Home, Mom, Work, Day, Makeup, Night)

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

"Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Art, Time, Work, Truth, Madness)

"The treble parade would have been the most perfect moment of my footballing life, but for the two people standing behind me, clearly already plotting their next move."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Life, People)

"The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself."
- Emmet Fox
(Related: Art, Life, God, Expression, Present)

"You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought."
- Emmet Fox
(Related: Thought, Negative)

"When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, but I had really bad buckteeth. I didn't want to get braces, but my mom said I couldn't be an actor if I didn't get the braces. So, I got the braces."
- James Franco
(Related: Mom, Actor, Want)

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
- Anne Frank
(Related: World)

"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph."
- Robert Frank
(Related: Vision, Humanity, Photography, Realism)

"For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Life, Day, Man, Meaning)

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Right, Wrong)

"We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight."
- Dawn French
(Related: Ideas, Being, Film)

"One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape... it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Art, Life, Heart, Emotions, Events, Mind, Tongue)

"A lot of that momentum comes from the fact that Linux is free."
- Nat Friedman
(Related: Fact, Linux)

"I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids, who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods, Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents running the country just how the world is being flattened."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: Being, Country, Internet, Kids, Parents, Running, Will, World)

"It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Consciousness, Living, Moments)

"To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Hope)

"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Love, Effort, Joy, Suffering, Walking, Will, Worth)

"The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Confusion, Delight)

"The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Office)

"Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Baseball, Moments, Poets)

"You just never know when somebody's gonna die. It could happen at any moment so you've got to really treat everybody that way. Just really let everybody know how you feel about them."
- John Frusciante
"In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Comedy, Eternity, Tragedy)

"They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Venice)

"The Moment is an album that contains the best music I have ever produced."
- Kenny G
(Related: Music)

"What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Love, Work, Art, Music, Truth, Lie, Artist)

"Through every moment on stage for the first time, I felt like I was finally right where I belonged."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Time, First, Right)

"Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Happiness, Contentment, Lies, Living, Man, Pursuit, Thinking)

"I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Control, Care, Future, Present, Want)

"The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Motives, Suspicion)

"A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Compromise, Expression, Limits, Perfection, Practice)

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

"I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

"Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I'm attracted to something, that's it. If I have reservations, those don't change till they're resolved. My first impression is how I go."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Change, Life, Impression, First)

"We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope... But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Government, Women, Hope, Being, Wrong)

"The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: People, Heart, American, Employees, President)

"At the moment I am a little bit politician, yes. I think that could be my next step. It is not because I want power, it is because of what I think I could do for the people."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Power, People, Want)

"My father thought sport was something fun - he didn't know it was a way to make money. Then I won a Mercedes at the world championships and I gave it to him. From the moment it arrived my father said: 'Good, you can support not just yourself but me too'."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Money, Father, Thought, Fun, Support, World)

"There's no doubt that the squad needs strengthening if we are to get back up among the top three because they are operating on another level to us at the moment."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Doubt, Needs)

"I think we've got a lot players in the squad who are more suited to European football at the moment."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Football)

"As a mom, I always feel I have to protect them. I talk about them because they are the most important things in my life but they are private people. I won't use them for my own press."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Life, Mom, People, Press, Talk)

"Being a working mom is not easy. You have to be willing to screw up at every level."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Mom, Being)

"I also think a Hot Mom is someone who can connect with what's current in her kids' world."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Mom, Kids, World)

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

"My mom just understands about stuff. We have a really good trust, and she knows I can take care of myself."
- Balthazar Getty
(Related: Mom, Trust, Care)

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

"I haven't really met anyone else who has influenced me, but you never know, it could happen next year or next month. I just like to go with the spur of the moment."
- Robin Gibb
"Over the years my mom has become a self-taught Biblical scholar."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Mom, Self, Years)

"Mom thinks I live in this dream world where everybody's Ivana Trump."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Mom, Dream, World)

"In 15 years we'll have all the sequence, a list of the genes everyone has in common and those that differ among people. We know only something like a tenth of 1 percent of the sequence at the moment."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: People, Years)

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

"There are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Success, Moments, Television, Trying)

"Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Success, Effort, First, Results, Will)

"Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment."
- William Glasser
(Related: Choice)

"The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist."
- Danny Glover
(Related: War, People, Hope, America, Energy, Iraq, Moments, Occupation, Reason, Trade)

"I know how I like to be treated, so I always start by saying, 'Could you give me a moment of your time, I know you're very busy,' and usually, they will."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Time, Saying, Will)

"Married and divorced, three beautiful daughters, two in college. The other one is 16, lives with her mom. I'm 46, I've worked for the Post Office for 18 years, seven facilities in three states."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Mom, College, Daughters, Office, Post, states, Years)

"The right man is the one who seizes the moment."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Man, Right)

"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Experience, Nature, Dream, Clarity, Moments)

"I've been so in my moment about my life."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Life)

"I, I don't think anybody's continually happy, uh, except idiots, you know. You know, you have to have little moments of depression."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Depression, Idiots, Moments)

"Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Death, Fame, Future, Illusion)

"If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Ability, Meditation)

"That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment."
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
(Related: Leadership, People, Opinion, Popular)

"Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark that you always carry in your heart."
- Raisa Gorbachyova
(Related: Heart, Youth)

"I'm almost a full-time mom."
- Ekaterina Gordeeva
(Related: Mom)

"Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring."
- Edward Gorey
(Related: Life, Time, May, Open)

"To judge from all Communist papers, magazines and brochures, and from all public assemblies, one might even surmise that a revolt of the poor peasants in Western Europe might break out at any moment!"
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Europe, Poor, Public)

"Road racing at the moment because it's still so new to me. I like the fact that they are longer and teamwork is important. I guess the same is true for track, it's just that I have used track this year as a training device to improve my sprinting in road racing."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Teamwork, Fact, Racing, Road, Training)

"But certainly the laser proved to be what I realized it was going to be. At that moment in my life I was too ignorant in business law to be able to do it right, and if I did it over again probably the same damn thing would happen."
- Gordon Gould
(Related: Business, Life, Law, Right)

"I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch "Singin' in the Rain" and "White Christmas" - those kind of movies."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: Mom, Movies)

"The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'"
- Billy Graham
(Related: Life, God, Christian, Deep, Discouragement, Eyes, Moments, Prayer, Tears)

"There's always a race against time. I don't think for one moment that life gets better. How can it? One's body starts to fall apart."
- Gloria Grahame
(Related: Life, Time, Body, Race)

"Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Mom, Dad, Christmas, Play)

"Depending on what day of the week it is and what time of the month it is, I'm a good friend or not a good friend. I'm more or less a good mom or not a good mom, more or less a good mate or not a good mate. That's just life, whether or not you're public."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Mom, Time, Life, Friend, Day, Public)

"I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of. The moment I understood your premisses, I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on."
- Asa Gray
(Related: People, Difficulties)

"I'm thankful for every moment."
- Al Green
"First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest. He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage, and he remains so."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: First, Interest, Pleasure, Shakespeare)

"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Childhood, Future)

"The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Thought, Character)

"Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night."
- Joyce Grenfell
(Related: Happiness, Night)

"It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse. Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Being, Consciousness, Identity, Now, Play, Prayer)

"I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

"That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so dependent upon German strength that the word and will of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Strength, Germany, Will, Word)

"I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet, Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France."
- Edward Grey
(Related: War, Country, France, Parliament, Support)

"Zippy is living in the moment."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Living)

"Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality."
- Thomas Griffith
(Related: Disorder, Journalism, Reality)

"I'm developing some screenplays at the moment with my Australian producer."
- Rachel Griffiths
"You are lost the moment you know what the result will be."
- Juan Gris
(Related: Result, Will)

"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Change, History, Performance, Company)

"Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism, when you didn't have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything."
- George Grove
(Related: Dad, Mom, Time, People, Care, Songs, Terrorism)

"Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment."
- Philip Guedalla
(Related: Success, Man)

"My mom died when I was 8."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Mom)

"I'm proud of what I look like. I'm proud that I look like my mom."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Mom)

"Well, The Day the Earth Caught Fire was a story... I don't if anybody knows what it is but it was about... in the early days of testing nuclear bombs, that Russia and America happened to test a nuclear bomb at the same moment at different ends of the earth."
- Val Guest
(Related: America, Bombs, Day, Earth, Fire, Russia, Testing)

"The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip is the one relationship drawn from real life that I have proudly never even tried to disguise."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Life, Mom, Disguise)

"Mothers send strips to daughters to make a point. Daughters smack strips down on the breakfast table to make a point. My own mom sometimes cuts a strip out and sends it to me to make sure I understand her."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Mom, Daughters, Mothers)

"Imagine my surprise when, after a lifetime of teaching me to keep personal things to myself, Mom insisted my drawings were the start of a comic strip for millions of people to enjoy."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Mom, People, Teaching)

"I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Home, Humor, Mom, Ability, Denial, Sense)

"Usually I am on a work for a long stretch, until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes, and the paint falls into positions that feel destined."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Work)

"It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Time, Love, Discipline, Being, Honor, Job, Practice, Respect)

"Of the individual poems, some are more lyric and some are more descriptive or narrative. Each poem is fixed in a moment. All those moments written or read together take on the movement and architecture of a narrative."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Architecture, Moments, Poems)

"In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Soul, Heart, Ballads, Moments)

"I was sad to see anybody leave, we had a very nice family on that show. I was very sad to see momma go, Victoria and especially Linda. My god that was my wife on the show, in fact my wife calls her wife."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Family, Wife, God, Fact)

"Once my mom passed away, I have nobody to answer to. It's great."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Mom)

"Meaning that if you live in the moment, so to speak, we play today, and tonight we're done."
- Alex Van Halen
(Related: Meaning, Play, Today)

"I always like whatever I did most recently. It's the closest to who I am at the moment."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
"I don't set goals. Like, that's what I want to be doing however many years from now. I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes."
- Ayumi Hamasaki
(Related: Design, Love, Dance, Goals, Clothes, Now, Tomorrow, Want, Years)

"My mother stopped working when she had my brother. She was a full time mom until I started getting heavily into ice skating lessons, and it got to the point where they really needed my mom to earn an income."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Mom, Time, Mother, Brother, Income)

"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Building, Fire, Light, Right)

"Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Time, Soul, Christmas, Day, Summer, Waiting)

"A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Duty, Integrity, Man, Responsibility)

"Eyes is the attempt to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement and to create an emotional, intellectual constituency. But what do you do after that? The black community doesn't have institutions that pick up such moments and preserve them."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: Civil rights, Community, Eyes, Moments)

"Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different, so the music is always different."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Music, Time)

"Jazz is about being in the moment."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Being, Jazz)

"You can practice to learn a technique, but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Practice)

"It was a great time here in the States this year, and definitely I feel like I'm playing well again. I gained a lot of confidence in the last couple of weeks, and I just have to, you know, keep going and keep the momentum now."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Time, Confidence, Now, states)

"She hits me and she beats me and she drinks. My mom is an alcoholic."
- Tonya Harding
(Related: Mom, Drinks)

"The fifties - they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Related: Power, Belief, Nothing)

"The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Decision, Events, Mind, Office, Years)

"Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Being, Childhood, Feeling, First, Luxury, Memories, Reward)

"I want to be a fun mom. Not a gasping for air mom."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Mom, Fun, Want)

"Sometimes I may be totally arrogant, sometimes I may totally be the most humble guy you've ever met, sometimes I may be in between. But that's life. Who isn't like that? What's the big deal if I had an arrogant moment."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Life, May)

"I've got no plans to be a ballet dancer at the moment."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Ballet)

"I just wanna build momentum again. Keeping yourself in work is one thing, keeping yourself in good work's another. But if it doesn't work out, so be it. As the Taoists say, Learn to accept that which you cannot change."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Change, Work)

"My hat was pulled down and this girl said 'Are you really him?' I whispered 'Yeah, I'm really him.' She screamed, 'Mom! Dad! It's Heath Ledger!"
- Josh Hartnett
"I'm very 'spur of the moment'. I'm always trying to think of fun things to do to create a memory."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Fun, Memory, Trying)

"My mom is a sculptress."
- P. J. Harvey
(Related: Mom)

"Comedians walk out, get a feel for the crowd. If it's not going good, we change directions. If we got to drag your momma into this thing, we will. Whatever we got to do."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: Change, Comedians, Will)

"There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings, saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry."
- Robert Hass
(Related: Body, Moments, Saying, Tenderness, Words)

"I feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She's absolutely been my focus. That's the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Work, Mom, Daughter, Choice, Focus, School, Years)

"Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Life, Hope, Absurdity, Doubt, First, Sense)

"I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: Life, Choice, Doubt)

"In a strange kind of way I know were really popular and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment, but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Time, Country, Popular)

"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Death, Dream, May, Waking)

"The point of power is always in the present moment."
- Louise L. Hay
(Related: Power, Present)

"We have indeed at the moment little cause for pride: as a profession we have made a mess of things."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Cause, Profession)

"My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life."
- Justin Hayward
(Related: Life, People, Heart, Biography, Songs)

"I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Joy, Reward, Writing)

"The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion; it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Time, Romance, Illusion, Passion, Writer, Zone)

"I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they're at school, but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Life, Mom, Time, Work, Home, Kids, School, Sense, Trying)

"Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I'm cured. It's a very inconsistent personality trait."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Moments, Personality)

"We finally found out the technique of separating and getting information about where every train would be at any moment. Of course, I went over budget many times, because - as you go along - some things improved, and you get better ideas."
- John Hench
(Related: Ideas, Information)

"I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks."
- Florence Henderson
(Related: Age, Women, Mom, Daughter, Computer)

"When running to fill a time quota, however, the reverse happens. You can't make that time pass any faster by rushing, so you settle into a pace that feels right to you at the moment. Each minute above a quota is a little victory."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Victory, Right, Running)

"I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind. An adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment."
- Jill Hennessy
(Related: Life, Journey, Living, Man, Mind, Open)

"When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it."
- Lance Henriksen
(Related: Fantasy, Film, Horror, Surprises)

"But, at the moment, when I step on the pitch, when I have the ball I know it's mine. It's just a feeling."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Feeling)

"My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do, so I wanted to get a classical background and voice."
- Shuler Hensley
(Related: Mom, Idea, Ballet, Training, Voice)

"Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Sex, Name, Popular)

"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."
- Herodotus
(Related: Men, Goal, Victory)

"He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold."
- Herodotus
(Related: Action, Man)

"The first stage had been all over before the doctors even knew they were dealing with a new sickness; it was the direct reaction to the bombardment of the body, at the moment when the bomb went off, by neutrons, beta particles, and gamma rays."
- John Hersey
(Related: Body, Doctors, First, Sickness)

"I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers."
- Alfred Day Hershey
(Related: Happiness, Awards, Fact, Friends, Strangers)

"Preserve the mean; the opportune moment is best in all things."
- Hesiod
"Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Art, Life, Wisdom, Soul, Thoughts, Feeling, Nothing, Preparation, Thinking, Unity)

"The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Grace, Perfection, Sin, World)

"Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Eternity)

"To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Sacrifice, Self, Smile, Woman, Years)

"It was of the greatest moment, and consequence, that they should believe in him when he came, for they could receive no benefit from him without believing him to be their Messiah."
- Elias Hicks
"We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Experience, Moments, Worry)

"I am very much aware that if I am getting good press at the moment I could just as easily be getting bad press. I cannot have the good and forget the bad. You have to accept it both ways."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Forget, Press)

"I think at times I appear to be miserable when I am not... I might be having quite a good thought at that moment, but it seems I look miserable. I am not."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Thought)

"When you're a mom and you have three children, nothing bothers you. Trust me. Who cares what people say? I've got other things to deal with."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Mom, Trust, People, Children, Nothing)

"Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Desire, Will, Writing)

"Every day, I have a most embarrassing moment."
- Steven Hill
(Related: Day)

"My mom decorated with lots of antiques. I never liked it when I was a little girl - I wanted to live in a modern house. But now I love it."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Love, Mom, Now)

"I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Mom, Peace)

"But the moment you use an ordinary camera, you are not seeing the picture, remember, meaning, you had to remember what you've taken. Now you could see it of course, with a digital thing, but remember in 1982 you couldn't."
- David Hockney
(Related: Meaning, Now)

"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."
- David Hockney
(Related: Beauty, Artist)

"At this moment in time I did not say them things."
- Glenn Hoddle
(Related: Time)

"Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss."
- Hal Holbrook
(Related: Character, Man, Nothing)

"I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Music, Grammar, Horror, Old, School)

"Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three."
- Billie Holiday
(Related: Mom, Kids)

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Experience, Life, Worth)

"A moment's thinking is an hour in words."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Thinking, Words)

"That's it really, at the moment I wouldn't say I was influenced by any one thing in particular."
- Peter Hook
"Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Death, Life, Time)

"In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Patriotism, Time, Fight, Speech)

"Like all tools, modern technology has produced some wonderful moments in music and also some horrors."
- Hugh Hopper
(Related: Music, Technology, Moments, Tools)

"I lived in small town out in the desert and my friend used to steal his mom's car in the middle of the night. He'd drive over to my house, I'd sneak out and we'd go out to the desert and just burn things down."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Car, Mom, Friend, Night)

"Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment."
- Horace
(Related: Foolishness, Right, Silly)

"I saw a bank of white light, and then I saw all my beloved animals. For a moment I stepped out of my body."
- Roy Horn
(Related: Animals, Body, Light)

"My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I'm sure it was an epic."
- Jane Horrocks
(Related: Dad, Mom, Idea, Acting, Baby, Memory, Play)

"In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

"My best chance is that, in a happy moment, I hit upon St Francis as the subject for a series of plays. Others might have written them better: but, as I have written them, the advantage will probably remain mine."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Chance, Will)

"Every little job becomes a dream, and you don't recall it anymore, and maybe you might have a deja vu moment, but it's like something you dreamed earlier."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Dream, Job)

"We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another, and only one interest at a time fills these."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Time, Interest, Space)

"Touring is tough. You're almost in a haze because you don't really know where you are half the time: You're in a hotel room one moment, and the next thing you know, you're onstage performing for 60,000 people, then you're back on an airplane. It's very hectic and I couldn't do it without my family."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Family, People)

"I auditioned on my own. I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help, not even Mom's."
- Kate Hudson
(Related: Mom, Help)

"I always wanted to be a mom."
- Kate Hudson
(Related: Mom)

"There is nothing like becoming a mom to fill you with fear."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Mom, Fear, Nothing)

"Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Mom, Trying)

"I still can't believe I won the Olympics. That's what I feel right now - completely alive as a human being. It's a really beautiful moment."
- Clara Hughes
(Related: Being, Now, Right)

"In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Mom, Daughter, Army, Constitution, Fact, France, Paris, President)

"I think it was a great moment for America to have two ladies on the podium."
- Sarah Hughes
(Related: America, Ladies)

"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Body, Moments)

"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Thoughts, Body, Moments)

"In a single moment, we witnessed the worst of human behavior. And in the next, the very best of human behavior. And even more, we witnessed the tremendous spirit of Americans."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Americans, Behavior, Spirit)

"Nobody's profitable at this moment, because recession is on; advertising dollars are down, and expenses are way up. So that kind of belies the situation that you would expect, because the ratings are way up everywhere."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Advertising)

"At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: People, England, Improvement, Present, Result)

"I think it's time for me to get out, because at the moment I'm only thinking about fishing 21 hours a day, and they're the waking moments. And even when I close my eyes I'm thinking about it."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Time, Day, Eyes, Fishing, Moments, Thinking, Waking)

"Yeah, it's more like playing what you think is appropriate for the moment. It's not about trying to force any particular style within the parameters - and the parameters we play in are pretty large!"
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Force, Play, Pretty, Style, Trying)

"All the things that happen to people in the industry today, the actors, what they have to put up with, all the people wanting to know every single moment of their lives - I think it's really sad."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: People, Actors, Today)

"My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew, and they didn't want anything to do with anything."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Dad, Mom, Want)

"It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out. After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out how to make other people realize it."
- William Hurt
(Related: Life, People, Acting, Light, Rest, Trying)

"What is thematically posited is only what is given, by pure reflection, with all its immanent essential moments absolutely as it is given to pure reflection."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Moments, Reflection)

"I know certainly, when one job draws to a close, that I feel I'm simply never going to work again. No one will ever want me for anything ever again. I think that's a vulnerable moment in every actor's life, and it happens every time you finish a film."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Time, Work, Life, Actor, Film, Job, Want, Will)

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

"Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Home, Life, May, Will, Word)

"At the moment of death I hope to be surprised."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Death, Hope)

"It is the Band which unites the Interests of Individuals; it secures to them their respective Rights, and preserves them from Injuries; it is the Source of numberless Blessings, which are interrupted, or wholly vanish, the Moment it is disturbed."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Blessings, Rights)

"And Oliver North was really a good soldier, up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder and defending the policy to the end."
- Bobby Ray Inman
(Related: Policy, End)

"But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is the long nights of the grave."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Grave, Wage)

"But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Time, Moments, Nothing, Universe)

"I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Conservation, Propaganda, Wildlife)

"A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Experience, Nature, Consciousness, Day, Unity)

"My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Mom, Mother)

"Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Fear, May)

"I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Chance)

"Being the 8th out of 10 kids, and being the one that stayed in trouble, I sort of became a momma's boy."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Being, Kids, Trouble)

"O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find, O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
"To get an Oscar would be an incredible moment in my career, there is no doubt about that. But the 'Lord of the Rings' films are not made for Oscars, they are made for the audience."
- Peter Jackson
(Related: Career, Doubt)

"A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate. They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Day, Songs)

"Of course, if this season turns out to be terrible for me - if I get injured again and this prevents me from reaching a satisfying level, then I could change my decision again. But at this moment, it absolutely feels like the right thing for me to continue through 2003."
- Laurent Jalabert
(Related: Change, Decision, Right)

"There never seems to be enough hours in the day. At the moment I have no time to make new music because I've been doing so much promotion for this new single."
- Jamelia
(Related: Music, Time, Day, Promotion)

"The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape."
- Alice James
(Related: Success, Life, Lie, Failure, Luck, Posterity, Right)

"Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire."
- Clive James
(Related: Fire, Man, Moments, Tranquility)

"For me, already being part of a single parent household and knowing it was just me and my mom, you'd would wake up times and hope that the next day you'd be able to be alongside your mother because she was out trying to make sure that I was taken care of. But all I cared about was her being home."
- LeBron James
(Related: Home, Mom, Mother, Hope, Being, Care, Day, Trying)

"What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Mind, Sense)

"The impossible talked of is less impossible from the moment words are laid to it."
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Words)

"But if I were to sum up who Barack Obama is and how he plans to meet this moment with one word, that word would be 'responsibility.' Responsibility to each other, our families, our communities, our country, and our world."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Country, Responsibility, Word, World)

"At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Philosophy, Present, Security)

"The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Imagination, Theory)

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Newspapers)

"It was a hard time for me to have a pure moment, to be present, to be here."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Time, Present)

"What we value about music and literature are the moments that they create in our minds when we encounter them."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Music, Literature, Moments, Value)

"But I don't really listen to much be-bop at all at the moment."
- Tom Jenkinson
"I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind."
- Edward Jenner
(Related: Trust, Hope, Mankind)

"Every candidate goes into every debate hoping that they can own a particular moment."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Debate)

"Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!"
- St. Jerome
"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public."
- George Jessel
(Related: Public)

"When you're watching Psycho, there' s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you're not, and that's where the celebration comes in."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Being)

"There is a certain amount of momentum that is achieved when one country after another reopens their borders."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Country)

"I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Health, People, Animals, Being, Benefits, Eating, Talking, Testing, Trying)

"My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her."
- Amy Jo Johnson
(Related: Faith, Mom, Dreams)

"I still say one of the greatest moments in my whole NBA career was getting drafted."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Career, Moments)

"This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Mother, Father, Parents)

"The first year was hard for me to deal with. The second year was a little bit easier, but still difficult. It took me five years to get it out of me. It was a difficult moment, a difficult time."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Time, First, Years)

"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best."
- Michael Johnson
(Related: Life, Work, Opportunity, Being, Hard work, Marathon, Moments)

"The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Hope, Future, Losing, Mind, Pleasure, Present)

"I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Government, Happiness)

"To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life."
- William Samuel Johnson
(Related: Art, Life, Opportunity)

"Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Dad, Mom, Church, Bed, Kids)

"I think the same way about theatre, you go out there and you are creating a world for a moment that can actually have a real impact on people, present some kind of story that gives you something to think about when you walk away, feeling enriched - if it works out well."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: People, Feeling, Present, Theatre, World)

"My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Life, Mom, Father, Light)

"I was only 24 then, but 18 of those 24 years had been dedicated to wanting to get to that moment."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Years)

"It's going to seem idiotic to say this, but I think that at a given moment we all need a place to ourselves where we can refuge ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world."
- Milla Jovovich
(Related: World)

"Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment."
- James Joyce
(Related: Romantic, Satan, Youth)

"But I think that's a particular kind of experience involving a certain immediacy between you and the canvass, you and the particular kind of experience of that particular moment."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Experience)

"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Astrology, Wine, Years)

"In these momentous hours of our history we call on every Hungarian worker who is led by devotion to the people and the country to join our Party, the name of which is the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: History, People, Country, Devotion, Name, Party, Workers)

"The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evolution, Nothing, Right, Spiritual)

"There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evil, Evolution, Necessity, Nothing, Senses, Spiritual, World)

"I am against the whole cliche of the moment."
- Herman Kahn
"Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became."
- Louis Kahn
(Related: Architecture)

"I know it's popular to say this because she's the woman of the moment, but Halle Berry. Not only does she have obvious audience appeal and star quality, but she's a damn good actress too."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Quality, Obvious, Popular, Woman)

"Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Moments)

"Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Moments)

"It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Boredom, Moments, Possibilities)

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

"Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Reality, Regret, Uncertainty)

"There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record."
- Yousuf Karsh
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Eyes, Man, Mind, Spirit)

"I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Actions, Democracy, Elections, Force, Now)

"Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Love, Blame, Effect, Man, Praise)

"Well, we are not doing that film actually. At least I am not at the moment, but we are making an effort to get it done; I don't know whether we'll get the financing for it. The old story we had it, it fell out of place and this and that."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Effort, Film, Old)

"My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age."
- Toby Keith
(Related: Age, Mom, Prayer, Serenity)

"Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Habit, Bible, Darkness, Light, Moments, Trouble)

"I suffer every moment of every day that I am not with my son. All I want is to be reunited with my son."
- Craig Kelly
(Related: Son, Day, Want)

"I have had so many great moments, but I would have to say that dancing the Swan in 'Swan Lake' was such a unique and passionate experience for me. It was such bloody hard work, even at that very early age, that I would not want to try to replicate it again now."
- William Kempe
(Related: Experience, Age, Work, Dancing, Hard work, Moments, Now, Want)

"When I was little I always thought I was marked out, special, on the verge of something momentous. I used to tingle with anticipation."
- Felicity Kendal
(Related: Thought, Anticipation)

"Heroism is endurance for one moment more."
- George F. Kennan
(Related: Endurance, Heroism)

"It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Business, First, Iraq, Now, Office, President)

"The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?"
- Eugene Kennedy
(Related: Friendship, Life, Moments, Nothing)

"Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Death, Marriage, People, Emotions, May, Moments)

"The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Life, Courage, Tragedy)

"If you're playing within your capability, what's the point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your job."
- Nigel Kennedy
(Related: Job, Limits, Risk)

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Life, Moments)

"Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Love, Energy, Will)

"Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Life, Moments, Succeed)

"Flowers grow out of dark moments."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Flowers, Moments)

"It's not clear in the U.S. at the moment, either. We're going through another election."
- Bob Kerrey
"It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories."
- Vanessa Kerry
(Related: Mom, Life, Time, Dad, Brothers, Listening, Vietnam)

"Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison detre. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison detre, which lives on in itself."
- Andre Kertesz
"My mom is definitely my rock."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Mom)

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

"At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other."
- Imran Khan
(Related: People, Class, Law)

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."
- Omar Khayyam
(Related: Life)

"We didn't have movies in this little mining town. When I was 12 my mom took me to New York and I saw Bye Bye Birdie, with people singing and dancing, and that was it."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Mom, Movies, People, Dancing, Singing)

"There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Death, Life, Enjoyment, Insects)

"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself."
- Soren Kierkegaard
"Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Love, God, Lovers, Prayer, Whisper)

"There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: History, Beginning, Man, Nothing, Right, Spirit)

"My strangest media moment a photo session they all had dressed up like 50 gangsters. That was pretty cool. We have to get some more of those kind of photos sometimes."
- Kerry King
(Related: Media, Pretty)

"I don't know anyone at the highest levels who approved Abu Ghraib. If President Barack Obama for a moment thought that somebody at a high level had approved it, he would go after them."
- Peter King
(Related: Thought, President)

"Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Society, Truth, Lie, Inferiority, Discrimination, Waking)

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Challenge, Comfort, Controversy, Man, Measure, Moments)

"To be successful for a moment because of one movie doesn't mean anything."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Successful)

"But when it really happens I'm very fascinated, I'm waiting for the moment, because the moment where life abandons you and death steps in, that moment must be fantastic, no?"
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Death, Life, Waiting)

"Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Liberals, Waiting)

"Everyone should have a moment with Ron Howard in their life to give you faith in our industry."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Faith, Life)

"No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Time, Act, Country)

"Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes."
- Bill Klem
(Related: Action, Eye, Play)

"In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Mom, Entertainment, Example, Job)

"We're in the hands of the state legislature and God, but at the moment, the state legislature has more to say than God."
- Edward Koch
(Related: God, State)

"We're very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we're inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that's how we're raising our daughter."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Faith, Daughter, God, Beliefs, Day, Miracles, Moments, Open, Talk)

"The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Art, Originality)

"We found out tonight how important and how crucial momentum swings can be. I thought we were playing very well. We were doing a lot of positive things but then we lost the puck two times in our zone and things swung their way. You can't afford to give teams momentum."
- Saku Koivu
(Related: Thought, Positive, Zone)

"Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Action, Eternity)

"Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment. It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Being, Luck, Right)

"One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Goals)

"And really the purpose of art - for me, fiction - is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Art, Purpose, Fiction, Will)

"In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter."
- Jerzy Kosinski
"Of course, I would be depressed sometimes, and my Mom would be worried about me because I would just sleep to escape. Cause I was so scared of being a musician or artist, or whatever you want to call it."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Mom, Artist, Being, Cause, Sleep, Want)

"If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I'll be playing them the rest of my life, I don't want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I'll have to keep reliving."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Life, Popular, Rest, Songs, Want)

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Love, Heart, Delight, Ecstasy, Will, World)

"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Education, Life, End, Examination, Learning)

"There is no need to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Education, Life, Examination, Learning)

"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: People, Famous, Want)

"I think what I'm trying to do is create moments of recognition. To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Experience, Feeling, Moments, Trying, Understanding)

"I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Art, Experience, Moments, World)

"As with the Princess Di crash, which sent the media on the most insane feeding frenzy. From the moment of the crash, the pornography of sentiment never let up."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Media, Pornography, Sentiment)

"There are so many moments and works that influence us in what we do. Movies, music, TV and, most importantly, the profound everydayness of our lives."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Movies, Music, Influence, Moments)

"There's a moment of recognition. It's that white-light kind of stuff that just "works." I love that. And you know it when it happens, whether it's a movie, music, a building, a book."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Love, Music, Building)

"The person who has inspired me my whole life is my Mom, because she taught me commitment. She sacrificed."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Life, Mom, Commitment)

"Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I've always looked up to."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Mom, Life)

"Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Winning, Crisis, Kentucky)

"Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Being, Night, Sky)

"Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, Strength, Body, Dying, Silence, Will, Words)

"I have finally become a husband and I am genuinely enjoying every moment of it."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Husband)

"My mom and my dad wanted my brother and I to have a better life, you know, better education, better jobs. It was probably harder, much, much harder, for my parents. When you're a kid, you can learn a language much more easily; I learned English in less than a year."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Dad, Mom, Education, Life, Brother, English, Jobs, Language, Parents)

"On the unofficial level it was a glorious moment in our national life because young people decided that this had to stop, that they could no longer stand the shedding of blood in this tragic adventure in Southeast Asia."
- William Kunstler
(Related: Life, People, Adventure, Blood)

"Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and the moment we forget that, the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back, then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us."
- William Kunstler
(Related: Evil, Forget, Struggle)

"My mom is still yelling at me because she needs more autographed pictures."
- Ashton Kutcher
(Related: Mom, Needs)

"So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Inspiration, Energy)

"After the 1954 Geneva international conference, Vietnam was divided into two parts. On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Countries, Vietnam)

"Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Father, Expertise, Forget, Fraud, Leaders, Moments, Sons)

"I started cooking when I was about 10. I have memories like when I was 6 or 7 with my mom, and when I was 12 I started getting real serious about cooking."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Mom, Cooking, Memories)

"Mom ran the house, so we grew up Portuguese."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Mom)

"Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it's an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I'll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Winning, Books, Honor, Rest)

"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Change, History, Present)

"Most men, I am convinced, have an unmistakable feeling at the final moment of significant choice that they are making a free decision, that they can really decide which one of two or more roads to follow."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Men, Decision, Choice, Feeling)

"Life has been good to me. It's not like I missed an awful lot. I had a pretty good lick here. Every moment gets a little more important."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Life, Pretty)

"I had never done Shakespeare before, but I don't think you can be an actor and not do it. There were moments when I thought, I'm just not going to be able to pull this off."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Thought, Actor, Moments, Shakespeare)

"A million words were going through my head and honestly I didn't say one of them. I wanted to let it sit, simmer, you know I wanted to soak it all in - the moment was amazing."
- Stefano Langone
(Related: Words)

"I do not regret one moment of my life."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Life, Regret)

"Comrades - We are living in momentous times."
- James Larkin
(Related: Living)

"Great moments in science: Einstein discovers that time is actually money."
- Gary Larson
(Related: Money, Time, Moments)

"Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true."
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue
(Related: Photography)

"From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Money, Talent, Fortune, Gain, Investment)

"Records are just moments of achievement. They're like receipts for work done. Time goes on and people keep playing music."
- Bill Laswell
(Related: Music, Time, Work, People, Achievement, Moments)

"When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Time, Christianity, Present)

"It was at this moment that I wrote my first important paper in theoretical physics. I was 32 years old, 5 years beyond the alleged age of senility for theorists."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Age, First, Old, Physics, Years)

"I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Life, Cinema, Moments, Privilege)

"I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Happiness, Moments, Self)

"Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Genius, Prudence, Quick)

"If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction."
- Jude Law
(Related: Men, Now, Play, Restraint)

"I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front of me and put my foot on it to cross over. At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!"
- Louis Leakey
"I was making a lot of momentous personal decisions. I was still very very young: when the prize was awarded, I was 33; the work I had done when I was 21."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Work, Decisions)

"I always was one who didn't take things for granted. But I think I do appreciate things more now. The small moments of joy that we find each day are so much more precious now than when I looked at them before."
- Chris LeDoux
(Related: Day, Joy, Moments, Now)

"I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Mom, Drama, Kitchen, Police, Queen, Relatives, Trying)

"I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable."
- Laurie Lee
"All I can say to the young players is, enjoy every moment of it. Just enjoy every moment of it. Your career goes by very quickly."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Career)

"The most important thing in my father's life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Mom, Peace, Brother, Life, Father, World)

"When you're that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Successful)

"The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and no, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Future, Moments, Past, Right)

"My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Life, Past)

"I came down to the living room one day and my wife was standing in the living room. It wasn't an illusion. I saw her out of the corner of my eye. The moment I saw her, she vanished."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Wife, Day, Eye, Illusion, Living)

"We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow it down to an hour and a half. Our instructions were to film everything that came up, including the more mundane moments."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: Film, Moments)

"And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Music)

"Unfortunately we don't have all the bits and pieces on the car that we had hoped to have by this stage so we've got to make as good a job as we can with what we have and we feel we are doing well with that at the moment."
- David Leslie
(Related: Car, Job)

"I don't think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn't have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Mom, Court, Pressure)

"For me, being tall was very positive because I thought my mom was the most beautiful person ever."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Mom, Thought, Positive, Being)

"The title came rather early in one of Ringo's more tired and emotional moments."
- Richard Lester
(Related: Moments)

"I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment."
- James Levine
(Related: Mentors, Right, Teachers)

"More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom's got to be the one who stays home, not dad."
- James Levine
(Related: Dad, Home, Mom, Negotiation)

"I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Time, Attention, Eternity, Eyes, Saying)

"It's those moments, those odd moments that you look for and sometimes by creating this kind of loose atmosphere you find those little moments that somehow mean a lot to an audience when they really register right."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Moments, Right)

"All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free. If they feel free then behaviour happens, small moments happen and that's what ultimately works the best for me."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Moments, Tension)

"I was worried about my mom more than I was worried about the president. And then I was worried about the president, and then I was worried about myself."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Mom, President)

"There must've been some part of me that wanted to make my mark. But there was never a defining moment."
- Daniel Day Lewis
"It's important to e alive in those moment, especially when you're doing something you love to do."
- Jenifer Lewis
(Related: Love)

"I'm in the moment. I'm always in the moment of life."
- Jenifer Lewis
(Related: Life)

"It's a fantastic responsibility and a wonderful moment."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Responsibility)

"We have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum in reaching a goal all Americans should embrace - building a secure, peaceful, democratic Iraq that is no longer a threat to the United States or the international community."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Goal, Americans, Building, Community, Iraq, states, United)

"My mom was a ventriloquist and she always was throwing her voice. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father."
- Wendy Liebman
(Related: Mom, Father, Thought, Voice, Years)

"At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion, was turning from the main road into the lower road."
- Joseph C. Lincoln
(Related: Feelings, Aspirations, Road, Unconscious)

"If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Moments, Surrender)

"I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock, to be on people's radar a little."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Success, People, School)

"If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen."
- James Lipton
(Related: Life, Example, Moments, Now, Right)

"Hackman is able to live in the moment which means there is nothing for him at that split second than what is occurring in the scene."
- James Lipton
(Related: Nothing)

"In animation, there's this exhilarating moment of discovery when you see the film and you say, Oh THAT'S what I was doing."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Animation, Discovery, Film)

"It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Fortune, Surrender)

"Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Control, Intellect, Judgment, Luck)

"I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment."
- John Locke
(Related: Trying)

"I know that Julia has been given to me for my spiritual growth, and this moment is perfect for us both. I know that I love her, and I know she's my soul mate."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love, Soul, Growth, Spiritual)

"We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn't provide security, the relationship unraveled."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, Parents, Secrets, Security)

"My mom is going to kill me for talking about sleeping with people. But I don't want to put myself in the position where I'm in a monogamous relationship right now. I'm not dating just one person. 'Sex and the City' changed everything for me because those girls would sleep with so many people."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Dating, Mom, People, Girls, Now, Right, Sleep, Talking, Want)

"My dad's an architect and my mom owned a French bakery for twelve years."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Mom, Dad, Years)

"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Heart, Battle, Cause, Fulfillment, Lies, Man)

"At the moment I have my family coming out with me on the road. We have our own vehicle and it's more like a family vacation. I just stop, do some gigs, and take off. It's a lot more fun now with the family."
- Dave Lombardo
(Related: Family, Fun, Now, Road, Vacation)

"It's funny, we all really, really got along. I don't know how it was in years past but this year, I was really with a good group of people. No one tried to sabotage each other or steal the other ones moments."
- LaToya London
(Related: Funny, People, Moments, Past, Years)

"The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly."
- Haniel Long
(Related: Life, Drama, Meeting, Quick)

"They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months, so he just was like, 'Mommy I want to go to Toys R Us and I don't care if you have a movie coming out and all that.' He was just being a kid. But I had to allow him to have that moment."
- Nia Long
(Related: Being, Care, Months, Want)

"First of all when you're a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind, I know I have financial, you know stability."
- Nia Long
(Related: Peace, Consistency, Financial, Being, First, Mind, Stability)

"I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon last night and he embarrassed me. It was like one of those moments when I couldn't believe my kid is acting like this. I just had to just like walk away from him because he was really pushing my buttons."
- Nia Long
(Related: Acting, Moments, Night, Old)

"There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Life, Heart, Chance, Emotion, Moments, Water, Word)

"It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Love)

"Not for a moment, beautiful aged Walt Whitman, have I failed to see your beard full of butterflies."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: Butterflies)

"Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to - expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Mom, Dad, Love, Expectations)

"Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Truth, Conflict, Evil, Falsehood, Nation)

"The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader's mind. It has, in fact, the last word."
- F. L. Lucas
(Related: End, Fact, Mind, Word)

"Children have a way of forcing you back into the present moment."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Children, Present)

"One of the oddities about being Judy Garland's daughter was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that they would never have asked me the normal questions kids get about their moms."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother, Daughter, Being, Kids, Questions)

"Sinatra was just one of Mom's friends."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mom, Friends)

"The female format is a beautiful one in which to function. Foolhardy as it may be. I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Change, Time, May)

"Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on."
- David Lynch
(Related: Actors, Right, Road, Talking)

"There are two sorts of curiosity - the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things."
- Robert Wilson Lynd
(Related: Life, Appearance, Curiosity)

"It was the worst moment of my life. The producer came up and talked me back into going on stage."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Life)

"The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Challenge, Film, Moments)

"Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Time, Want)

"It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Man, May)

"There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips, wells up in the traveller's being."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Being, Journey, Wine)

"Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Health, Accident, Attention, Sickness)

"The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Fact, Mankind, Necessity, Occupation)

"Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Will, Yield)

"Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Opinions, Silence)

"The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Life, Being, Moments)

"I always think that I love doing what I'm doing at the moment. The past is over. I can't go play one of those characters again. But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what I'm doing at the moment and that's really what I'm thinking about now."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Love, Now, Past, Play, Thinking)

"My mom always said that there would be haters. Not everyone can love ya."
- Joel Madden
(Related: Love, Mom)

"I spend a lot of time at my son's school and I really wanted to do a movie that the kids could see. The good thing about being my age and not having to be the ingenue anymore is that I get to be a mom. I get to have kids in my movies."
- Virginia Madsen
(Related: Age, Movies, Time, Mom, Son, Being, Kids, School)

"I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Impulses, Man)

"I find it inconceivable that we're meeting for five and a half days, and there isn't one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we've ever had in the church since 1789."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Crisis, Meeting)

"For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Fight, Snow, Style)

"I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Motivation, Past, Seasons)

"I won a great giant slalom in Japan last week, and it gave me momentum for this final part of the season."
- Hermann Maier
"As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Time, Change, Attitude, Career, Ending, Racing, Ski)

"Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Dying, Existence, Living)

"The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Character, Benefits, Journey, Moments)

"They talked about me as if I were Mother Teresa, and that every time I get a paycheck I go and send it to poor people and that we spend every free moment helping out people less fortunate. That was an enormous exaggeration."
- Wendie Malick
(Related: Time, Mother, People, Exaggeration, Poor)

"Tremble: your whole life is a rehearsal for the moment you are in now."
- Judith Malina
(Related: Life, Now)

"I think the focus of the media changes. At the moment the more electronic stuff like trip-hop was the flavor of the month, just a little while ago. It all depends on the angle, from which point of view you see it."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Focus, Media)

"I am loving being Momma. I really, really am."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Being)

"I would go visit my mom on Sundays, and my brother was working on stuff. I'd go in there and sing a little melody, then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Mom, Brother, Trying, Visit, Words)

"This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment."
- Katherine Mansfield
"With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Energy, Moments, Photography)

"There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life."
- Pete Maravich
(Related: Life, Goals, Dedication, Focus, Nothing, Wrong)

"Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?"
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Moments, Words)

"One time my mom tried to ground me, but that lasted 15 minutes."
- Bam Margera
(Related: Mom, Time)

"I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: America, First, Ocean, Sea, Will)

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

"Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"Have you ever had one of those moments when you look up and realize that you're one of those people you see on the train talking to themselves?"
- Marc Maron
(Related: People, Moments, Talking)

"When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?"
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Time, Children, Nothing, Quiet, Sea, Wind)

"At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country. It is a time when destiny is ours to hold."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Life, Time, Country, Destiny)

"The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become a target. You need to remember that if you're living for and walking with Jesus Christ, the powers of darkness are aligned against you."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Army, Christ, Darkness, Living, Walking)

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Laughter, Reading)

"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Wellness, Ability, Present)

"As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time."
- John Mason
(Related: Time, Gold)

"The best sex education for kids is when Daddy pats Mommy on the fanny when he comes home from work."
- William Masters
(Related: Education, Home, Work, Sex, Kids)

"With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you. Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?"
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Mother, Friend, Woman)

"There is nothing better than being a parent. It is the most challenging job one could ever ask for. I love being a mom and I love being a friend to my children as well."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Love, Mom, Friend, Being, Children, Job, Nothing)

"We rob ourselves of so much by focusing on the wrong stuff. And the ability to get into the moment and deal with what is, that's the real opportunity."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Wrong)

"So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Deep, Favorite, Moments, Perfection, Quiet, Zone)

"There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured."
- Brian May
(Related: Belief, Magic)

"At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there's no guarantee it'll go on forever."
- Brian May
(Related: Queen)

"From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band."
- Brian May
(Related: Time, Beginning, Energy, Queen)

"I'm getting to a point where everything is becoming streamlined in my life. I'm learning how to stand onstage for two hours and play in front of thousands of people as if I am completely in the moment every moment."
- John Mayer
(Related: Life, People, Learning, Play)

"People want to see musicians sing things that come from their own mind and own heart in real time, responding to the moment for them."
- John Mayer
(Related: Time, People, Heart, Mind, Musicians, Want)

"I've never wanted to be the ingenue. Now that I'm getting into my forties, I think my time as a woman has arrived; I think I might have a new moment in my career. I have that drive left - just for a little while."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Time, Career, Now, Woman)

"I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh."
- Jenny McCarthy
(Related: Family, Funny, Mom, Now, Play)

"Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Action, Regret, Right)

"The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Life, Labor, State)

"We are really on top of one another at the moment and I think it is amazing how we stay so close. Maybe that's the test. Why not totally put yourself together, rather than always wonder whether you actually like each other?"
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Wonder)

"In too many cases, the moms, the dads, the sisters and brothers of children with cancer must stand by a hospital bed and watch helplessly as this horrible disease consumes the life of an innocent child."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Life, Bed, Brothers, Cancer, Children, Disease, Sisters)

"The moment for action has arrived, and I know that I can trust in you to save our country."
- George B. McClellan
(Related: Trust, Action, Country)

"Every piece has its own identity which we develop by the rule 'We know no limits.' We follow the inspiration of the moment and don't worry if what we're playing is alternative, progressive or fusion rock."
- Page McConnell
(Related: Inspiration, Identity, Limits, Worry)

"It was a scene I was really looking forward to, and one that I embraced, and when we were filming it, George got closer and closer and closer with that camera - he was practically up my nose for the final shot. So I knew it was a moment that I had to do my best to get right."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: Right)

"He sort of gets comic moments. Not a lot of directors do."
- Kevin McDonald
(Related: Moments)

"That moment was very important because it was political. That's what has to be done, so they struck a deal. She figures his is a well-thought-out motivation that she felt was worthy trade-off. The motivation here is survival, and she has to think like a leader."
- Mary McDonnell
(Related: Leader, Motivation, Survival, Trade)

"My family, you know, are all still, you know, very close. We're all still very close. Mom and Daddy are still alive. So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Mom, Family, Kids)

"Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is supreme for some man and woman, every hour the apotheosis of some passion!"
- William McFee
(Related: Thought, Man, Woman)

"If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off... then I'll be successful."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Boss, People, Successful, Fact, Joy, Pain, Thinking, Tomorrow, World)

"Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Soul, Enthusiasm, Energy, Force, Mind)

"True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Love, Humility, Moments)

"They're definitely having their moment now because they know how to work the system, and I know I have to be that way, too, in order to succeed. But it's never been more frustrating for me."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: Work, Now, Order, Succeed)

"I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers and pull out my real light saber."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Light)

"I had such extraordinary breaks from the moment I entered the theater."
- Dorothy McGuire
(Related: Theater)