Quotes and Sayings about Numbers



"I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways."
- Amy Adams
(Related: Numbers, School)

"The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Numbers, Universe)

"No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Power, Church, Numbers, Today)

"It's - as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that's excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Numbers)

"American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England."
- John Amery
(Related: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

"There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers - only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Boys, Children, Girls, Numbers, Public, School)

"The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes."
- Aristotle
(Related: Control, Class, Community, Middle class)

"President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

"Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Flowers, Numbers)

"Numbers are the product of counting. Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer and the next."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Numbers)

"I think we have a number of young people - like yourself - who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: People, Burden, Difference, Numbers, Office, Public, Want)

"Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Life, Financial, Bank account, Cause, Credit, Numbers, Ruin, Security, Wrong)

"I was the guy that told Bill Clinton he was going to win. I had gotten the final polling numbers. He had a comfortable lead. He was not going to lose."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Numbers)

"As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Numbers, Routine, Service, Workers)

"I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don't know what those numbers will be, and I don't know how it's going to be framed."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Financial, Now, Numbers, President, Support, Will)

"Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Art, People, Film, Numbers, Painting)

"The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Fighting, Numbers)

"Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops."
- John Blair
(Related: People, Destruction, Fact, Numbers, Police, Talking)

"Well I was always a hustler... I ran numbers; I wasn't a stick up kid, but I was a fence for them. I used to sell weed; and was kicked out of Music and Art for that."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Art, Music, Numbers)

"Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Life, People, America, Disasters, Numbers)

"The large venue gives me the thrill that comes from the power in numbers."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Power, Numbers)

"When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Books, Fact, Numbers, Reading, Will, Words)

"In an effort to provide my constituents with information on how they can make contributions to a number of relief and humanitarian organizations, I have posted a short list of these groups and contact numbers on my Internet website."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Effort, Information, Internet, Numbers)

"Nevertheless, the number of farmers, small as well as large, who are adopting the new seeds and new technology is increasing very rapidly, and the increase in numbers during the past three years has been phenomenal."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Technology, Numbers, Past, Years)

"Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Books, Lonely, Numbers, Talk)

"Maybe it will be a great thing when the Baby Boomers finally die out. In real life, it's not a matter of the good guys or the bad guys. Rather, it's big numbers and small numbers that do the counting."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Life, Baby, Numbers, Will)

"I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Numbers, School, Water)

"We rest our case on the production numbers."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Numbers, Production, Rest)

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Numbers)

"Falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line, or distinguish any of the enemy's motions; and could not judge at all of their force, more than by numbers, which were seventeen, and thirteen appeared large."
- John Byng
(Related: Enemy, Force, Numbers, Wind)

"I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers."
- Georg Cantor
(Related: Nature, Infinite, Numbers, Opinions, Opposition)

"When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Love, Idea, College, Editors, Literary, Numbers, Writers)

"I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Exercise, Hurt, Influence, Liberal, Numbers)

"We will have more Internet, larger numbers of users, more mobile access, more speed, more things online and more appliances we can control over the Internet."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Control, Internet, Numbers, Will)

"We're all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Numbers)

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

"I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: People, Kids, Now, Numbers, Soccer)

"Early numbers are always wrong."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Numbers, Wrong)

"What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Managers, Numbers, Quiet, Tyranny, Universe)

"Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Technology, Opportunity, Clients, Numbers, Software)

"You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down - and mine have - but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Numbers)

"You don't have to worry about being a number one, number two, or number three. Numbers don't have anything to do with placement. Numbers only have something to do with repetition."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Being, Numbers, Repetition, Worry)

"In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong."
- William Collins
(Related: Numbers)

"The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe."
- John Conyers
(Related: American, Experts, Iraq, Numbers, Troops)

"When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Men, Work, Numbers, Results, Unemployment)

"France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: France, Nation, Numbers)

"True as this is, it is also true that for one who won through there were many who gained nothing, and it was, and is, the sheer weight of numbers of those who failed of this that has made their influence on the modern life as pervasive and controlling as it is."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Life, Influence, Nothing, Numbers, Weight)

"We typically hear numbers that there are 34 million households that are in stocks in some form. Well, I say that what's occurred is if you have a job in this country, you're in stocks."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Country, Job, Numbers)

"I mean it's the most objective industry in the world. If your numbers stink, you're out. If your numbers are good, you get more money. It's the most Darwinian, it's beautiful, it's brutal, it works."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, Numbers, World)

"I never saw anything more like real warfare in my life - only the attack was all on one side. The police, in spite of their numbers, apparently thought they could not cope with the crowd."
- Walter Crane
(Related: Life, Thought, Numbers, Police)

"A few honest men are better than numbers."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Men, Numbers)

"That's true but I think the contemporary problem that we are facing increasing numbers of black people and other people of color being thrown into a status that involves work in alternative economies and increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Work, People, Being, Numbers)

"What I think is different today is the lack of political connection between the black middle class and the increasing numbers of black people who are more impoverished than ever before."
- Angela Davis
(Related: People, Class, Connection, Middle class, Numbers, Today)

"Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Leadership, People, Labor, Now, Numbers, Today)

"The numbers are a catalyst that can help turn raving madmen into polite humans."
- Philip J. Davis
(Related: Help, Numbers)

"I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Time, Logic, Numbers, Sensibility)

"When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers."
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Numbers)

"Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Numbers, Years)

"Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Men, Numbers)

"We don't know what we're writing until it just comes out. We don't sit around crunching numbers."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Numbers, Writing)

"The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable to all those branches of thought in which the essential features are expressible with numbers."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Thought, Numbers, Physics)

"Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Numbers)

"We have received credible reports that show a clear and consistent pattern: entire villages are looted, burned down and sometimes bombed. Large numbers of civilians have been killed and scores of women and children have been abducted, raped and tortured."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Women, Children, Numbers)

"God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers."
- Paul Erdos
(Related: God, May, Numbers, Play, Universe)

"Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate."
- Leonhard Euler
(Related: Day, Mathematicians, Mind, Mystery, Numbers, Order, Reason, Will)

"The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known."
- William Falconer
(Related: Health, Consequences, Measure, Numbers, Vices)

"He's a world-famous name to people who care about his music, but there are many people who have never heard of George Gershwin and those numbers increase."
- Michael Feinstein
(Related: Music, People, Care, Name, Numbers, World)

"Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they're accelerating their numbers in upper management, too."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Experience, Life, Women, Education, Management, American, College, Numbers, Students)

"I always looked up there, because I remember a time when the only things on the walls in Fenway were the Jimmy Fund sign and the retired numbers. Never in a million years did you think you'd ever be up there with those guys."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Time, Numbers, Years)

"It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying."
- Ben Folds
(Related: End, Numbers, Pressure)

"The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Home, Government, Attitude, American, Example, Numbers, Parents, Public, Schools)

"It is absolutely true in war, were other things equal, that numbers, whether men, shells, bombs, etc., would be supreme. Yet it is also absolutely true that other things are never equal and can never be equal."
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Related: Men, War, Bombs, Numbers)

"We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Numbers)

"The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Success, Numbers)

"The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Arithmetic, Numbers)

"Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Force, Mediocrity, Numbers)

"And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect."
- Seth Godin
(Related: Change, Money, Politics, People, Force, Numbers, Will, World)

"Of the first seven novels I wrote, numbers four and five were published. Numbers one, two, three, six, and seven, have never seen the light of day... and rightly so."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Day, First, Light, Numbers)

"If we don't get this economy going, the numbers that represent this stimulus package are going to be small compared to the loss of revenue to the federal government for our economy."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Economy, Loss, Numbers)

"And what would be great numbers in a Broadway show are now on stage of the New York City Ballet."
- John Guare
(Related: Ballet, Now, Numbers)

"Originality exists in every individual because each of us differs from the others. We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves."
- Jean Guitton
(Related: Numbers, Originality)

"We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves."
- Jean Guitton
(Related: Numbers)

"Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Health, Control, Americans, Congress, Eyes, Identity, Information, Numbers, Security, Want)

"So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable."
- Douglas Haig
(Related: Numbers, Struggle)

"The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Name, Numbers)

"Low unemployment numbers are clear indicators that Republican tax relief and economic policies are spurring growth and helping businesses hire new workers while providing American families with job security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Growth, American, Tax, Job, Numbers, Republican, Security, Unemployment, Workers)

"Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don't lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Lie, Americans, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, Numbers, Right, Unemployment)

"And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Doctrine, Rights, Numbers)

"You sweat out the free agent thing in November then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: December, February, Numbers, Struggle)

"Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country."
- Robert Hewison
(Related: Death, Education, Truth, Growth, Values, Country, Museums, Numbers)

"Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Courage, Numbers)

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

"We vote - if the public votes 50 percent, we vote 70 percent. So we have a bigger impact with our numbers, and the organization and the manpower we can bring to a race."
- James P. Hoffa
(Related: Numbers, Public, Race, Vote)

"We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known universe."
- Edwin Powell Hubble
(Related: Numbers, Space, Universe)

"My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us."
- John Hughes
(Related: Change, Baby, Numbers)

"There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: People, Greatness, Country, Man, Numbers)

"Although mountains may guide migrations, the plains are the regions where people dwell in greatest numbers."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: People, May, Mountains, Numbers)

"That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers."
- Francis Hutcheson
(Related: Happiness, Action, Numbers)

"I've always been fascinated by numbers. Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses. In my mind, each of those houses had a number."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Houses, Mind, Numbers, Old, Years)

"If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Famous, Numbers, Stars, Words)

"The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics. Irrespective of what the numbers are, it's far too many."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Numbers, Opposition, Statistics)

"I said, 'Okay, it's the year 2000, I'm getting a computer and a Palm Pilot.' I know how to check my e-mail, and I've listed some phone numbers on it. Half the time the battery has gone out so I can't use it."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Time, Computer, Numbers)

"The truth is everybody does it from time to time. People dial telephone numbers and they get a wrong number only to find that they've read the last two digits backwards. Everybody does it, but dyslexics have this tendency to a higher degree."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Time, Truth, People, Numbers, Wrong)

"It takes a long, hard effort and sustained determination to reduce crime. We will stay the course and we are confident that the numbers will continue to go down."
- Jack Johnson
(Related: Determination, Crime, Effort, Numbers, Will)

"Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Aggression, Numbers, Vietnam, Will)

"I'm from there. You know, when you grow up with these people and see them every day and then you look at the numbers it was easy; it was a no-brainer. And when Sony took a look, it was a no-brainer to them, too."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: People, Day, Numbers)

"I'm tired of people questioning me because of my age. If you looked at my numbers and watched me throw and covered my birthdate, would age be an issue?"
- Randy Johnson
(Related: Age, People, Numbers, Questioning)

"At the end of four years' time, at graduation, we were down to 12. At our reunion that we had several years ago, only 1 out of the 52 actually made it to ordination and priesthood. So there you go, there's your numbers."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Graduation, Time, End, Numbers, Years)

"As long as I can sing halfway decent, I'd rather sing than act. There's nothing like being in good voice, feeling good, having good numbers to do and having a fine orchestra."
- Howard Keel
(Related: Act, Being, Feeling, Nothing, Numbers, Voice)

"If you don't tour, you cannot expect to sell a huge numbers of your albums either. It was both a business - and an economical decision and we wanted to play anyway. We just wanted to get out for the tour when it was safe enough for us."
- Kerry King
(Related: Business, Decision, Numbers, Play)

"To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Positive, Numbers)

"So why sign your name in blood for more? It seemed like a sensible arrangement for me. I didn't sell large numbers of records and the record company paid advances they rarely recouped."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Blood, Company, Name, Numbers)

"There are simply more young people than there ever were. You get this feeling of strength. Also, large numbers can be a drawback, making it difficult to lose one's anonymity."
- John Knowles
(Related: People, Strength, Feeling, Numbers)

"You can ask anybody in the room. My numbers are the worst in here but I'm still a jerk to everybody, yelling at everybody, getting them going. Once I get it back, then I'll be even worse to the guys."
- Billy Koch
(Related: Numbers)

"The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews."
- Sandy Koufax
(Related: Politics, Job, Numbers, Play)

"Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!"
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Work, Country, France, Freedom, Will, Workers)

"The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Business, Home, War, Heart, Artist, Nations, Numbers, Talk)

"The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men, but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe, and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers."
- John Lawson
(Related: Content, Country, Enemies, Now, Numbers)

"The Congressman ascertained that the consulate in Havana had numbers to feed the pigs."
- Erich Leinsdorf
(Related: Numbers)

"At the end of the day, the numbers that we're hearing are not going to be totally correct or not correct at all."
- Eugene Levy
(Related: Day, End, Hearing, Numbers)

"Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions: the day was clear and pleasant, but last night was very cold and there was a white frost."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Day, Hunting, Night, Numbers)

"We procured from an Indian a weasel perfectly white except the extremity of the tail which was black: great numbers of wild geese are passing to the south, but their flight is too high for us to procure any of them."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Geese, Numbers)

"People have to understand what my game is. It's not all about numbers. There's a bigger picture here. I don't create off the dribble. I rely on my teammates; my role is to set screens and get rebounds."
- Rebecca Lobo
(Related: People, Numbers)

"If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Language, Numbers)

"When we first went there we completely lacked confidence. Our manager told us our act was too long, and told us to drop certain numbers and concentrate on the exciting stuff. And he was right."
- Steve Marriott
(Related: Manager, Act, Confidence, First, Numbers, Right)

"Most of the tasks we do are for humans. For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers so the government can pull money out from my wallet, but government consists of humans."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Government, Money, Example, Tax, Numbers)

"And on the war, I think my numbers would be a lot higher if I were out there beating the drum for this war. In fact, I don't think it, I know it. But I can't be for the war."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: War, Fact, Numbers)

"For a London play, rehearsal time would be four weeks for the entire show. In films, I'd spend six weeks on the big dance numbers to get them perfect before the actual shooting."
- Jessie Matthews
(Related: Time, Dance, London, Numbers, Play)

"I collaborated on most of my dance numbers, literally 50/50, with the choreographers I worked with."
- Jessie Matthews
(Related: Dance, Numbers)

"The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Arithmetic, May, Numbers, Quantity, Rules, World)

"All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Nature, Science, Determination, Laws, Numbers, Problems)

"Large-scale public projects require the agreement of large numbers of people."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: People, Agreement, Numbers, Projects, Public)

"It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of poll numbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Negative, Positive, Hurt, Numbers, Public)

"You know, the music business is like the Lotto. Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit, and sometimes they don't. There's just no rhyme or reason."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Business, Music, Numbers, Reason)

"The majority of people who buy homes in golf course communities don't play golf. Golf is way down at the bottom in terms of total numbers and growth."
- Ed McMahon
(Related: People, Growth, Golf, Majority, Numbers, Play)

"The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Love, Movies, Wisdom, People, Day, Numbers, Shame)

"This independent report clearly indicates that while we may differ among ourselves in government about what to spend money on, we have one of the most reliable and non-political processes for agreeing on how much money there is. We don't play games with the numbers."
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Related: Government, Money, Games, May, Numbers, Play)

"Around 1967 Dan Bobrow wrote a program to do algebra problems based on symbols rather than numbers."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Numbers, Problems)

"All they need to do is to set up some website somewhere selling some bogus product at twenty percent of the normal market prices and people are going to be tricked into providing their credit card numbers."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: People, Selling, Credit, Numbers)

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the revolution, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow - and they will win."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Enemy, Revolution, Numbers, Occupation, Will)

"There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001 schools census showed that teacher numbers were at their highest level than at any time since 1984 - and 11,000 higher than 1997."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Time, Numbers, Schools, Teachers)

"I'm always crunching numbers, so my calculator watch is a must."
- David Neeleman
(Related: Numbers)

"They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computers, Information, Nonsense, Numbers, Saying)

"Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin."
- John von Neumann
(Related: Living, Numbers, Sin, State)

"It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded."
- Isaac Newton
(Related: Numbers, Weight)

"We must memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Soul, Numbers)

"But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Numbers)

"You could put on monkeys jumping up and down and get bigger numbers than MSNBC."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Numbers)

"Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those who can seldom do."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: People, Numbers, Old)

"Naturally, I have compensated in my adult years by owning very large numbers of books."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Books, Numbers, Years)

"I think we did a great job of putting together a program that would have made good e-books available had people been buying e-books in any real numbers."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: People, Buying, Job, Numbers)

"Anyone who thinks there's safety in numbers hasn't looked at the stock market pages."
- Irene Peter
(Related: Numbers, Safety)

"I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Manners, Morals, Numbers)

"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."
- Plato
(Related: Knowledge, Decision, Numbers)

"I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers to the arts than people of a conservative mentality."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: People, Conservative, Liberal, Numbers)

"Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one... If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Manners, Numbers)

"My first few films were institutional comedies, and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: People, College, Country, First, Military, Numbers, Pretty, Summer)

"Linux evolved in a completely different way. From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Beginning, Internet, Linux, Numbers)

"I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4, but I never really gave much thought to being a performer on my own until I was 12 or 13."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Thought, Being, Numbers, Parents, Production)

"I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Numbers, Woman)

"Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Change, People, Ideas, Baseball, Numbers, Years)

"The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging. We should be collecting emails as we used to collect telephone numbers and using them to better communicate our message to key voters."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Influence, Key, Numbers)

"If al Qaeda or any other enemy of our country manages to create a situation or explode a bomb or murder or incapacitate large numbers of our people, we cannot wait for 7 weeks of a special election in order to deal with that."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: People, Country, Enemy, Murder, Numbers, Order)

"Now, I feel that if somebody looks through all the numbers through all those years, they will find one for Julius Rosenberg, and it is worth finding if it is such an important issue."
- Julius Rosenberg
(Related: Now, Numbers, Will, Worth, Years)

"What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see, I'm a numbers guy, that's my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming, we are bankrupting this country and I'm in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That's exactly what I should be doing."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Ideas, Attitude, Country, Debt, Numbers, Right)

"Until we respect bin Laden, we are going to die in numbers that are probably unnecessary."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Numbers, Respect)

"Governments are moved by numbers, and the greater the number of people who admit that they believe, the greater the likelihood that the secret - if there is one being kept - will be revealed."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: People, Being, Numbers, Will)

"As many know, brain injury comes in many forms. The two most prevalent brain injuries - stroke and trauma - affect more than 2.2 million Americans, and these numbers are expected to grow."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Americans, Injury, Numbers)

"In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end."
- Tom Seaver
(Related: Consistency, Baseball, End, Numbers, Statistics, Theory, Will, Worry)

"As leaders, we become whole when we see that our focused, singular commitment to making the numbers and the metrics cannot be effective on its own, but only when it is part of the whole picture - only when we see that it takes more than metrics to make up the whole."
- Lance Secretan
(Related: Commitment, Leaders, Numbers)

"We have seen Indians in immense numbers, and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive to make a good subsistence on various seeds, and by fishing."
- Junipero Serra
(Related: Fishing, Numbers)

"We can't afford as a nation - not because of money but because of our social fabric - to have large numbers of people who are not working."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Money, People, Nation, Numbers)

"I tried marriage. I'm 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer - I believe in numbers. I'm not going 0 for 4. I'm not wearing a golden sombrero."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Marriage, Being, Numbers)

"There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Strength, Cause, Numbers)

"Maybe it's just my own chronic morbidity and melancholia, but I really do think about it a great deal and quite often in the small hours of the night when, it is said, the greatest numbers of people die."
- Brian Sibley
(Related: People, Night, Numbers)

"But clearly an economy that's growing and expanding like this one - and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output, employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong - that's an environment in which the Fed needs to continually be alert to early signs of inflation."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Economy, Environment, Inflation, Needs, Numbers)

"And books that were published in much larger numbers than Selfish, Little are hard to find. And publishers who wanted to publish my last few works have them stuck in limbo while new distribution ideas and legal issues and fears are blown away."
- Peter Sotos
(Related: Legal, Ideas, Books, Numbers)

"Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: People, Exercise, Free speech, Rights, Numbers, Property)

"What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?"
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Cause, Children, Help, Numbers, Parents, Physicians, Trying)

"Along a series of lines running from longer to shorter wavelengths the effect of the electric field becomes greater as the serial numbers increase - that is, as the wavelength decreases."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Effect, Numbers, Running)

"And yet I would not freely exchange my science for those of my fellow laureates. They are forever confined in their professional discussions to the small numbers of their fellow scientists."
- George Stigler
(Related: Science, Numbers, Scientists)

"My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed: Over the past few years, large numbers of programmers have come to depend on elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Numbers, Past, Question, Tools, Years)

"We've got fuel prices coming down and good travel numbers coming out, so it's not surprising airline stocks are going up."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Travel, Numbers)

"We have to fight radical Islam wherever it exists. It's in Afghanistan, it's in Saudi Arabia, throughout the Middle-East in big numbers and it's in the United States."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Islam, Afghanistan, Fight, Numbers, Radical, states, United)

"How vivid is the suffering of the few when the people are few and how the suffering of nameless millions in two world wars is blurred over by numbers."
- Edwin Way Teale
(Related: People, Numbers, Suffering, World)

"I figured the people who liked the sort of thing I was doing would come see it. If it was only 200 then that was alright and if it was 2000 then that is alright as well. I wasn't really interested in the big numbers; I was just interested in some numbers."
- George Thorogood
(Related: People, Numbers)

"There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else."
- James Thurber
(Related: Numbers, Safety)

"We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: People, Europe, Numbers)

"The cows have ID numbers. And we should be able, throughout the investigation, which is ongoing as we speak, to be able to track that cow back to where it came from initially."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Cows, Investigation, Numbers)

"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Business, Religion, People, Strength, Noses, Numbers)

"Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Being, Earth, Living, Numbers, Years)

"The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look."
- John Vinocur
(Related: Time, War, Bravery, Emotions, Numbers, Oratory, Present, Sense, Suffering)

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
- Voltaire
(Related: Forbidden, Numbers, Sound)

"All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
- Voltaire
(Related: Numbers, Sound)

"One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press; as long as they exist, they will keep me in print. And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books, so I guess, and it's true, every place I go, my books are in libraries and on bookshelves."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Books, Libraries, Numbers, Press, Will)

"What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: People, Numbers, Want)

"Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another."
- George Washington
(Related: Superiority, Discipline, Army, Neglect, Nothing, Numbers, Service)

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
- George Washington
(Related: Success, Soul, Discipline, Army, Numbers)

"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."
- John Wayne
(Related: People, Country, Land, Numbers, Trying, Wrong)

"Numbers constitute the only universal language."
- Nathanael West
(Related: Language, Numbers)

"Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish."
- Gilbert White
(Related: Numbers, Summer)

"Darwin based his theory on generalizations that were strictly empirical. You can go out and see that organisms do vary, that variations are inherited, and that every organism is capable of increasing its numbers in sufficiently favorable circumstances."
- George C. Williams
(Related: Circumstances, Numbers, Theory)

"I know about having days off. They can be helpful sometimes, especially late in the year. It's just key to go out there and establish early, especially in this park where they can put up some crooked numbers early."
- Dontrelle Willis
(Related: Key, Numbers)

"I'm probably one of the worst people with numbers you've ever met. My brothers always kid that they think I'm counting cards in Vegas, but I'm just trying to add things up."
- Luke Wilson
(Related: People, Brothers, Cards, Numbers, Trying)

"People do have viewing patterns, and you disrupt those at your own peril. That's something that everybody learned after 1988. The numbers have gone down every year since that strike. Big time."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Time, People, Numbers)

"You know too well the forces which compose their army to dread their superior numbers."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Army, Numbers)

"And for the past 10 years I've been in a real commercial setting where people are all about numbers, they're all about that bottom line. So it's nice to step out of that and hang out with a bunch of people who play music just because they love it, as you can imagine."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Love, Music, People, Numbers, Past, Play, Years)

"By the breaking in of enraged merciless armies, flourishing countries have been laid waste, great numbers of people have perished in a short time, and many more have been pressed with poverty and grief."
- John Woolman
(Related: Time, People, Countries, Grief, Numbers, Poverty, Waste)

"I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Numbers, Writing)

"I think my numbers speak for themselves."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Numbers)

"Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Death, Food, Strength, Bravery, Injury, Numbers, Right, Shame, Trying, Wrong)