Quotes and Sayings about Old



"Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Conservative, Evil, Hell, Old)

"For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!"
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Flowers)

"It's been a long time since I've written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I'm hoping it's like riding a bicycle."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Time, Old)

"Neophyte writers tend to believe that there is something magical about ideas and that if they can just get a hold of a good one, then their futures are ensured."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Ideas, Writers)

"Ideas aren't magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Ideas)

"I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Baby, Responsibility)

"I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Power, Disease, England)

"Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Ideas, Land, Old)

"I remember saying to the chairman after serving the first year, "Why are we doing this? Why don't the Hawaiians have control?" "Well, we have no mechanism to do it," I was told."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Control, First, Saying)

"He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets. He did. He took it into the damn White House."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Crime)

"I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Future, May)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger, I don't know if you'd call him a great actor, but he's amazing in terms of his presence, and he is interesting enough that you want to watch him."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Actor, Want)

"As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Fact, Man, Old, Preparation)

"I had no idea I could make it this far. And the fact that they told me I made it this far and that America is going to vote for me, I freaked out."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Idea, America, Fact, Vote)

"John Updike is always fun. And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon. And Harold Bloom, another former student."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Fun, Students)

"The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes."
- Bella Abzug
(Related: Job)

"When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: People, Old, Sweetness, Words)

"I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Office, Public, Will)

"I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Christian, Church, Bible, Beliefs)

"I'm from Texas, and I would love to do an old-fashioned gun-slinging Western."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Love, Old)

"The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time."
- Harold Acton
(Related: Time, Fiction)

"So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it."
- Harold Acton
"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Attention, Care, Ladies, Laws, Rebellion, Voice, Will)

"Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Life, Gold, Man)

"These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: People, Old, Walking, Windows, Years)

"We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Possibilities)

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Space, Wonder)

"In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished."
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Related: Heart, Columbus, Fire, Old, World)

"Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Memory, Nothing, Old)

"Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old)

"Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net."
- Franklin Pierce Adams
(Related: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old, Years)

"But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Example, Republicans)

"In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies."
- Jack Adams
(Related: Training)

"Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Beauty, Men, Advertising, Forget)

"Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Temptation, Will, Worry)

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

"Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell."
- John Adams
(Related: Imagination, Charm, Eye, Wonder)

"Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Women, Feet, Old)

"He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Comfort, Day, Honor, May, Old, Years)

"Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Age, Men, Forget, Old)

"It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after."
- George Ade
(Related: Time, Dawn, Laughter, Mirth)

"My first impression when I made it through was 'Good, because I'm going to prove to you that I deserve to be here', because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I'm not as consistent as they'd like me to be."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Impression, Performance, Confidence, First)

"But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

"The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified, furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole."
- Felix Adler
"The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Morality, Behavior, Culture)

"Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Lies, Opinion)

"Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118 years old."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Now, Old, Will, Years)

"Time as he grows old teaches all things."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Time, Old)

"The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Trouble)

"But time growing old teaches all things."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Time, Old)

"It is good even for old men to learn wisdom."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Old)

"It is always in season for old men to learn."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Men, Old)

"Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen."
- Aeschylus
"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 mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mother, Sleep, Want)

"The first dog I had was owned by an abusive couple. He was very skittish. He wouldn't let me hold him. It was explained to me that it was because of how he was treated."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: First)

"Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Son, Hair, Old, Question, Years)

"But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town. They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Court, Old, Tennis, Years)

"I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Age, Career, Now, Profession)

"I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent's hair."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Hair, Old)

"I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Father, First, Longing, Old, Song, Years)

"The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Health, Career, Problems, World)

"My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Dreams, Divorce, School)

"Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Now)

"They had always told me that I wrote like a man."
- Ama Ata Aidoo
(Related: Man)

"I don't know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Mother, Hell, Word)

"I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: American, Now, Old)

"The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself."
- Howard Aiken
(Related: Science, Time, Arithmetic, Desire, Effort, Error, Old)

"You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older."
- Anouk Aimee
(Related: Beauty)

"Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses."
- William Maxwell Aitken
(Related: Old)

"Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Life, Action, Boldness, Honor)

"All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Death)

"When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Americans)

"Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be."
- Jessica Alba
(Related: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

"It's not like my old self - I'm not in character anymore, I'm me. I'm not hiding behind that anymore."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Character, Old, Self)

"When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines. And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool, you see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Leading, Old)

"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Life, Crisis, Eating, Exercise, First, Right, Sleep, Stress)

"Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Trying, Will)

"If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it's going to happen anyhow."
- Mitch Albom
"Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: American, Rights, Human rights, Principles)

"'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old."
- Alcaeus
(Related: Man, Old, Wrath)

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Age, Heart, Old)

"While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Company, May, Old, Years)

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

"Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you."
- Alan Alda
"Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Doubt)

"I'm most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Home, Time, First, Months, Old)

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

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: Age, Heart, Old)

"I am not close to retirement. I still have a lot more that I can achieve. There are younger guys coming into F1, but I am not old and I'm not finished."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Old, Retirement)

"I decided to do the maximum to hold onto the lead for as long as possible. That is why I pushed so hard from the beginning. I was at 100 percent concentration."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Beginning)

"My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Parents)

"The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Desire, Expectation, Expectations, May)

"Old age is just a record of one's whole life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Age, Life, Old)

"Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Silence)

"Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Age, Old)

"Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

"It goes back to a style of moviemaking I remember seeing as a child, in movies like The Man With The Golden Arm, which I think was shot all on a sound stage."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Movies, Man, Sound, Style)

"You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Politics, Women, Action, Effect)

"The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Time, Walking)

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself."
- James Allen
(Related: Truth, People, Guidance, Man)

"I know a doctor who can give you a shot and you'll get over that cold you've got and get better in a day."
- Mel Allen
(Related: Day)

"Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?"
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: Medical, Knowledge, Disease, Old, Physicians, Sense, State)

"I prefer the rather old and battered, things with character, to the brand new."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Character, Old)

"Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Men, Church, Christ, Contradiction, Fact, Spirit, Spiritual, Theory)

"If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow."
- Steve Allen
(Related: People, Old, Punishment, states, Tomorrow, United)

"My place in Chicago is a 105 year old house, but I really like contemporary spaces too, so it's refreshing and fun to be in a space where you can do contemporary things."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Chicago, Fun, Old, Space)

"Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Electricity)

"Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people."
- Tom Allen
(Related: People, Climate, Help, Land, May, Population, State)

"Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Promise, Research)

"I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Gold)

"Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply,' but not in those words."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Words)

"There's always somebody older, richer, more desperate than you."
- Kirstie Alley
"I always had really long swimmer's arms. The last to totally go is always my thighs and butt, but my old body is there somewhere."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Body, Old)

"I've sold my records outta shopping carts on the street."
- GG Allin
"I don't wanna get old and stagnant and hang around."
- GG Allin
(Related: Old)

"I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Old, Songs, Years)

"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head."
- Chris Van Allsburg
"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)

"The first day I arrived, they told me to go home and get rid of that cold."
- June Allyson
(Related: Home, Day, First)

"I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger."
- Marc Almond
"For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Guitar, Old, Play, Song, Songs)

"I'm an old-timer in the business from the sense that when you do something that you feel good about there might be another person out there who feels the same way, or a hundred or a couple million."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Business, Old, Sense)

"Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Battle, Cowards, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

"Search for the truth. I tell you things and I always ask you to verify what I say. I told you yesterday that there was an attack and a retreat at Saddam's airport."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Truth, Yesterday)

"They're not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Illusion, Iraq, Trying)

"Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Fire, Soldiers, Washington)

"We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

"The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Importance, Old, Scientists)

"U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Acquaintance, Now, Order, Soldiers, Will)

"Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Children, Conviction, Passion)

"I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Passion, Planning, Road)

"I think I need a little break. I've got a two-year old. I'll be part of The Leisure Class for a while."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Class, Leisure, Old)

"To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: African, American)

"World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, Optimism, Americans, World, World war)

"I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Old, Vietnam)

"It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain the integrity of our Empire, by giving the world proof that we have not all sold out to the Jew or Plutocrat."
- John Amery
(Related: Giving, Integrity, Proof, World)

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

"I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Ideas, Television)

"Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Dying, Moon, Old, Will)

"Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Apology, Faults, Favorite, Nothing, Sin, Unconscious)

"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Family, Destiny, Destruction, Salvation, Woman)

"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Age, People, Old, Silly)

"Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Life, Sense, Will, Writer)

"They killed my character off and as God would have it, just when they told me I would never work again, I got cast in a little program called Roots, and as they would say, the rest is history."
- John Amos
(Related: History, Work, God, Character, Rest)

"People out there must be told about the self-loathing that follows rape and how it's the greatest breakage in divine law to mutilate themselves, as I have done."
- Tori Amos
(Related: People, Law, Self)

"I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks. I mean I'm a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Love, Cause, Feeling, Feet, Storms, Walking)

"Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them."
- Anacharsis
(Related: Laws, Poor, Spiders, Will)

"No one told me about boys. I had to figure it out myself. The first thing I learned was that sometimes they grow slower than women mentally."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Women, Boys, First)

"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)

"Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Fight, Sky)

"Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Actor, Old, Training, Years)

"I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Time, War, History)

"I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: First, Old, Years)

"I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Money, Art)

"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might."
- Marian Anderson
"The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Interest)

"As far as the future for the Showtime episodes that have already aired, we are sold into syndication so we'll be appearing primarily on the Fox syndicated networks and then eventually the SCI FI Channel. So, we'll be around for a while."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Future)

"In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage."
- Robert Anderson
(Related: Marriage, Divorce, Old)

"Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but, in view of the collapse of the East Block, Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary."
- Giulio Andreotti
(Related: War, Italy)

"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older."
- Mario Andretti
"You can't worry if it's cold; you can't worry if it's hot; you only worry if you get sick. Because then if you don't get well, you die."
- Joaquin Andujar
(Related: Worry)

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
- Barbara de Angelis
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
- Maya Angelou
"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go.""
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Life)

"You do not boo an Olympic Gold Medalist. I'm the best in the world. I came here for you. You dont' boo me."
- Kurt Angle
(Related: Gold, World)

"I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

"In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Country, Justice, Principles, Sight)

"When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Boredom, Laziness)

"What matters is that you are doing what you think is right based on the standards which you hold."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Right)

"Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Family, Women, Life, Children, Friends, Jobs, Victims)

"The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Experience, Acting, Play)

"I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it's in the public arena, but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Home, Work, Old, Public)

"Thank God we're not like America: everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Men, Women, God, Europe)

"As you grow older, your whole life becomes very rich, multifaceted."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Life)

"All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Men, Ideas, Evil, Old)

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

"Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Propaganda, Will)

"I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is."
- Phil Anselmo
(Related: Want)

"A gold book, fastened together in the shape of a book by wires of the same metal, had been dug up in the northern part of the state of New York, and along with the book an enormous pair of gold spectacles!"
- Charles Anthon
(Related: Gold, State)

"We neither get better or worse as we get older, but more like ourselves."
- Robert Anthony
"The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Power, Gain, Help, World)

"I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Women, God, Maxim, Obedience, Old, Tyranny)

"A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars."
- David Antin
(Related: Lie, Man, Myth, Name)

"Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it."
- Antiphanes
(Related: Age, Old)

"I don't want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Advice, Mistakes, Want)

"A Boston man is the east wind made flesh."
- Thomas Gold Appleton
(Related: Boston, Man, Wind)

"Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris."
- Thomas Gold Appleton
(Related: Americans, Paris)

"Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Faith, Church, Unity)

"Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Palestine, World)

"We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!"
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Blood, Will)

"I think that true horror is accomplished by slowly getting into your brain. The old way is much more scary."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Horror, Old)

"When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Mother, Right)

"Old women should not seek to be perfumed."
- Archilochus
(Related: Women, Old)

"Hold fast to life and youth."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Life, Youth)

"Hold fast to youth and beauty."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Beauty, Youth)

"It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Contention, Country, Nothing, Traditions)

"The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Love, Hope, Film, Opera)

"In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Italy, Judges, Old)

"It irritated me that my fans kept wanting me to retread old ground."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Fans, Old)

"I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: American, Fighting, Games, Gold, July, Kids, Will)

"It was a natural process, because when we go to the ring we are human beings, but once you feel the punches and the competition that's when the beast comes out and takes hold of us."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Competition)

"When the devil grows old he turns hermit."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Devil, Old)

"Nature made him, and then broke the mold."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Nature)

"Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Adventure, Nothing)

"The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold."
- Aristotle
(Related: Truth)

"Education is the best provision for old age."
- Aristotle
(Related: Age, Education, Old)

"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age."
- Aristotle
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Gold, Sense)

"In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Comfort, Deeds, Friends, Old, Poverty, Weakness)

"I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people, including other musicians."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: People, Being, Influence, Musicians)

"Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbAttention, Children, Faults, Help)

"It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Conversation, Now, Right)

"If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Life, Old)

"I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Choice, Man, Old)

"People are so damned afraid that one day they might wake up and discover that they've grown old."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: People, Day, Old)

"The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Blame, Direction)

"Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Language, Talk, Theory)

"As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon."
- Rudolf Arnheim
"Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder."
- Eberhard Arnold
(Related: Children, Eyes, Wonder)

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

"Touring is really a pretty lonely business."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Business, Lonely, Pretty)

"This is my seventh decade... and every once in a while I get a hankering to re-visit these songs again... songs with which I have had a great relationship."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Songs)

"I'm trying to sell every audience something; that something is me."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Trying)

"Don't be afraid to fall flat on your face."
- Eddy Arnold
"When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer - just a singer."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Time, Country, Guitar, Want)

"Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison."
- Edwin Arnold
(Related: Man, Prison)

"Sleep - death without dying - living, but not life."
- Edwin Arnold
(Related: Death, Life, Dying, Living, Sleep)

"There is no caste in blood."
- Edwin Arnold
(Related: Blood)

"Although, I am proud of all my Symphonies as they all have something special to say, my particular favourite is the Fifth. As the great Mahler expert Donald Mitchell said that if Mahler had written another Symphony, it would have been my Fifth!"
- Malcolm Arnold
"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Music, Friendship, People, Act, Communication)

"Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

"The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Love, Instinct, Liberty, Light, Man)

"It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Thought, Light, Spring, Sun)

"Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Heaven, Waiting)

"Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Knowledge, Gifts, Practice)

"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Men, Truth, Dying)

"To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Happiness, Being, Proof, Sense)

"The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Religion, Morality, Emotion, Meaning)

"The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Light, Perfection, Pursuit, Sweetness)

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

"And we forget because we must and not because we will."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Forget, Will)

"Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur."
- Matthew Arnold
"Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Dream, Despair)

"Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Life, Concern)

"Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Love, Culture, Perfection, Study)

"Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Thought, Culture, World)

"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)

"France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: France)

"Greatness is a spiritual condition."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Greatness, Spiritual)

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

"Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!"
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Home, Beliefs, Causes, Names)

"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"Journalism is literature in a hurry."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Journalism, Literature)

"Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Character, Culture, Perfection)

"Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Society, America)

"Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Poetry, Saying)

"Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Beauty, Life, Truth, Poetry, Criticism, Laws)

"Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Misery)

"Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Despair, Patience)

"Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Death, Friends)

"Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore."
- Matthew Arnold
"Birth control that really works - every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids."
- Roseanne Barr Arnold
(Related: Control, Bed, Birth control, Kids, Night)

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

"My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Men, Hope, Christian, Boys, Will)

"One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Age, Life, Men, Work, Childhood, Evening, Hard work, Labor, May, Sun)

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

"Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Value)

"The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Ability, Difference, Energy, Man)

"It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'"
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Death, Life, God, Thought, Friend, Dying, Old)

"The nature of show business is people within the business feel that if someone else fails, they move up a notch."
- Tom Arnold
(Related: Business, Nature, People)

"Environmentalists have a very conflicted relationship with their cars."
- Tom Arnold
"These wrestlers aren't organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There's a lot of drama there."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Drama, Garden, Running, Today, Years)

"I hope that Requiem is better than Pi. I hope that Pi is better than my student films, and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Hope)

"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)

"Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid. I want to do things that my daughter can see soon - when she is old enough to know what a movie is."
- David Arquette
(Related: Daughter, Kids, Old, Want)

"I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Age, Time, Women, Life)

"I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Actors, Being, Comedy)

"I love this country, but the union jack leaves me cold."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Love, Country)

"The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Information, Respect, states, United)

"I was told there would be riots in the streets, but there were no riots."
- Paddy Ashdown
"I love this country, I love these people, though I can't say I love their politicians. People are always nicer than politicians, but here, you can mark that difference up a hundredfold."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Love, People, Country, Difference, Politicians)

"We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Love, Men, Power, Women, Education, Laws, Old, Respect)

"Well, in the sense that we do not tour or record together anymore - then I suppose not. But if our old recordings get heard more we shall be delighted."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Old, Sense)

"After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Men, Horses, Loss, Old)

"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."
- Isaac Asimov
"I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there."
- Fred Astaire
(Related: Dancing, Man, Old, Want)

"That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Self, Value)

"When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Mother, Brother, Fun, Old, Visit, Years)

"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
- Athenaeus
(Related: Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

"In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Age, Time, Thought, People, Myth, Old)

"In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes."
- David Attenborough
(Related: History, Fact, Old, Opinion, Opinions)

"I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them."
- Clement Attlee
(Related: Being, Nations, Old, Wine)

"The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water. There are too many inconsistencies."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Water)

"For years I wanted to be older, and now I am."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Now, Years)

"It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: America, England, Murder)

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Life, Music, Soul)

"Judaism lives not in an abstract creed, but in its institutions."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Judaism)

"Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Self)

"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Work, Artist, Completion)

"The old man, of whom we know how he has become what he is, is more of an individual than the young man; for it is only in the course of an eventful life that men are differentiated into full individuality."
- Erich Auerbach
(Related: Life, Men, Individuality, Man, Old)

"Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Being, Company, Destruction, Difficulty, First, May, Post, Wood)

"Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young."
- Augustus
(Related: Men, Man, Old)

"You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Time, Man, Old)

"India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)

"Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years."
- Ausonius
(Related: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

"There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Gardening, Nature, Class, Humility)

"Pam has always been my glamorous big sister - 13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Home, Sister, Women, France, Years)

"Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Kids, Old, Songs)

"Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Applause, End, Silence)

"Only a certain number of people go to a store over the period of a year. When a person sees my record on the shelf, it eliminates someone else's record from being sold. It's about continuing to try to find new ways to sell records."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: People, Being)

"This is an industry that doesn't have the common cold... It has cholera."
- Emanuel Azenberg
"You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!"
- Sai Baba
(Related: Sky, Sun, Water)

"What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Nothing, Old, Will, World)

"The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Development, Democracy, Land, Problems)

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

"It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

"To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Nature, Crime, Doctrine, Man, Persecution, Will)

"It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Civil rights, Honor, Nation, Voting)

"We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, Power, Wisdom, Morality, Democracy, Fight, Nation, Right, World, World war)

"The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Business, Ability, America, Nation, Service)

"I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Beginning, Nerves)

"The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Medical, Science, Thought, Failure, Being, Causes, Nothing, Reason, Results)

"David Duchovny is a dream; a dreamboat and a dream. He was so kind... He held my hand after we were done shooting and told me I did great. He's so good at what he does."
- Jillian Bach
(Related: Dream)

"The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Fear, Meaning, Wonder)

"You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Answers, Colors, Light, Questions, Study, Want)

"It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Love, Army, Kids, Want)

"We need a strong, bold constitutional conservative who won't back down and who will fight for the values we believe in. That's what we need for our nominee, whether it is me or whether it is someone else."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Values, Conservative, Fight, Will)

"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Adversity, Old, Prosperity)

"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Men, Middle age, Nurses, Old, Wives)

"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

"A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Man, Open, Question)

"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Man, Old, Will, Years)

"We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men)

"Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He's such a great actor, he's off the hook. I love him."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Love, Actor)

"It does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo. I don't know what it's like any more to be anonymous."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Old)

"Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved but I think it's very important."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Old, Will)

"To get a hold on boys you must be their friend."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Friend, Boys)

"I think it really holds you back having to think about your image."
- Jane Badler
"I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Rules)

"I grew up listening to old soul."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Soul, Listening, Old)

"I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite."
- Leo Baekeland
(Related: Thought, First, Trying)

"Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars."
- Leo Baekeland
(Related: Accident)

"If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: God, Humor, First, Needs, Wishes)

"As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Death, People)

"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Father, Baby, Woman)

"In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Marriage, Wedding, Accusations, Criticism, Luxury, Manners, May)

"When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Man, Training, Will, Years)

"The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Art, Compromise, Name, Theatre)

"The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age - what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Age, People, Effect, Pleasure)

"Judges don't age; time decorates them."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Time, Age, Judges)

"There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Absence, Excellence)

"Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Life, People, Celebrity, Famous, Gold)

"I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'."
- Arthur Baker
(Related: Being, Fortune, Rap, Thinking)

"I do adore food. If I have any vice it's eating. If I was told I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I could put up with sausage and mash forever."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Food, Life, Eating, Rest, Vice)

"Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

"Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we're living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Education, Health, Balance, Care, Generations, Living)

"At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Men, People, First, Violence)

"People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately."
- Russell Baker
(Related: People, Old, Wrong)

"Would I buy a cell phone for my 12-year-old?... No. I should have closer control over my child than that. He really shouldn't be in places where he needs to contact me by cell."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Control, Needs)

"It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Man, Old, Sin)

"When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Advice, Facts)

"All the old great companies were run by guys who knew what an animator meant, and guys who knew how to draw. All the companies today are run by executives."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Old, Today)

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

"My movies continue to be found and be sold because there's something going on in them."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Movies)

"I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters hold up better than the new more expensive special effects is because they were better actually."
- Bob Balaban
"I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called 'The Last Good Time'. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn't in it."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Awards, Years)

"I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Love, Father, Sister, Chicago, Old)

"Oh, I was completely hooked on movies and plays and theater from the time I was a day old - I was very, very early on in love with movies and I loved plays."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Love, Movies, Time, Day, Old, Theater)

"I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families."
- John Baldacci
(Related: People, Diversity, Nation, Needs, Respect, State, Want)

"I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Idea, President, states, United)

"The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Power, People, Want)

"I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Act, Denial, Practice, Respect, Self, Self respect)

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

"Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Day, Defense, EnglForget, Lies, Old)

"Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Day, Defense, England, Old)

"In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Doubt, Interest, Romantic)

"The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)

"Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Age, Life, Work, Crime, Desire, Discrimination, Living, Worth, Wrong)

"Our people, our shareholders, me, Bill Gates, we expect to change the world in every way, to succeed wildly at everything we touch, to have the broadest impact of any company in the world."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Change, People, Company, Succeed, World)

"Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Destiny, Old, Temper, Woman)

"Mathematics is as old as Man."
- Stefan Banach
(Related: Man, Mathematics, Old)

"The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it."
- Ann Bancroft
(Related: Husbands, Old)

"I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: America, Constitution, Country, Day, Living, Project, Years)

"I think Shrek makes an effect in older people. And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids. Kids would not understand certain things."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: People, Effect, Kids)

"I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: First, Talk)

"(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Car, Time, Thought, First)

"Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Old, Talking, Today)

"I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold."
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Related: Men, Gold, Reason)

"The United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War."
- Russell Banks
(Related: War, End, states, United)

"The 60s passed and faded and I grew older, and in 1987 bought a house in upstate New York, and it turned out that John Brown was buried down the road from my house and that he had lived there longer than anywhere else and his house was still standing."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Road)

"What I am finding now is that my audience is getting younger as I get older, which is a very good thing as you know - you don't want them to get older as you get older."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Now, Want)

"Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Careers, Name, Now, Today, Will)

"I talked about adopting a baby when I was 20 years old, before it became 'hip.'"
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Baby, Old, Years)

"It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record."
- Roger Bannister
"It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise."
- William Banting
(Related: Friend, Appetite, Exercise, Old, Weight)

"A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: Money, People, Liberal, Man)

"The older I get the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Time, Negative, Energy, Waste)

"You have to hold your bloody own or you're lost."
- Christine Baranski
"Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Winning, Meeting, Race)

"High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me, but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Old, Publicity)

"I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Thought, Old, Years)

"My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

"And should think freedom more to prize, than all the gold in world that is."
- John Barbour
(Related: Freedom, Gold, World)

"These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Dawn, Evening, Flowers, Night, Waking, Will)

"So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative."
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

"When I see myself at 14 years old I can put my hands on my head and think: 'How could I have done that?' but at that time it had sense for me. You do the same when you're 20. And now, when you look at people who are 20 years old you ask yourself: 'Was I like that? Was I really like that?'"
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Time, People, Now, Old, Sense, Years)

"I used to be a good party boy. I'm old. I'm an old man. You pay the consequences. I'm just fine with a couple of drinks, no more than that."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Consequences, Drinks, Man, Old, Party)

"And the whole Oscar thing, that is just surreal: you spend months and months doing promotion, and then come back to reality with this golden thing in your hands. You put it in the office and then you just have to look at it sitting on the shelf. And, after about two weeks, you go: 'What is that doing there?'"
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Months, Office, Promotion, Reality)

"It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Old)

"What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Age, Lady, Old)

"I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Language, Shakespeare, Theatre)

"I was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs, that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon, you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder, but it was too hard. I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Trying)

"I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Songs)

"When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she's looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Love, Mother, Baby)

"I was never a Boy Scout, but oh, I wanted to be one when I was a kid about ten or eleven years old. But there wasn't anyplace where I could ever join the Boy Scouts."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Old, Years)

"We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Information, Software, World)

"We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

"Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use... It's time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Health, Time, Public)

"Ah, sweet Content, where doth thine harbour hold."
- Barnabe Barnes
(Related: Content)

"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)

"Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Old, Question, Youth)

"Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Money, Queen)

"Old age is the verdict of life."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Age, Life, Old)

"I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. I think I must have been Adolf Hitler in a past life."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Life, Being, Earth, Hate, Kids, Past, Worship)

"My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture)

"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip."
- J. M. Barrie
"Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Temper)

"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by."
- James M. Barrie
"Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Advice, Old)

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Dreams, Man, Old)

"A lot of people love Oreos. So their manufacturer is making money. That means more dividends for shareholders."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Love, Money, People)

"I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution."
- Roscoe Bartlett
(Related: Government, Constitution, Taxes, Voting, Will)

"When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Difference, First, Old, Voice, Will, Years)

"I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?"
- Clara Barton
(Related: Wonder)

"This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Conflict, Help, Soldiers, Waiting)

"I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Fear, Danger, Fight, May, Soldiers)

"I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Faith, Possibility, Past, Tyranny)

"Every chemical reaction has a transition state."
- Derek Harold Richard Barton
(Related: State)

"It does not seem, however, that organic chemists were much worried about barriers to rotation in organic molecules in general at that time because there was no technique available to demonstrate the phenomenon experimentally."
- Derek Harold Richard Barton
(Related: Time)

"Many transition states have a well-defined preferred geometrical requirement."
- Derek Harold Richard Barton
(Related: states)

"The first serious applications were in triterpenoid chemistry."
- Derek Harold Richard Barton
(Related: First)

"X-Ray crystallography is nowadays an accurate and rapid method of determining conformation in the crystal lattice, which conformation usually corresponds to the preferred conformation in solution."
- Derek Harold Richard Barton
(Related: Solution)

"I hold communications with saints and angels, even with satan himself."
- Elizabeth Barton
(Related: Angels, Saints, Satan)

"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)

"I have been told by a member of the board of one of Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission of mine once caused a great deal of controversy."
- John Barton
(Related: Canada, Controversy, Literary)

"Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: War, Today)

"Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Books, Friends, Old, Pleasure, Service)

"To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Age, Old, Years)

"We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Old)

"Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought."
- Matsuo Basho
(Related: Men, Footsteps, Old)

"You don't get older, you get better."
- Shirley Bassey
"When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Soldiers, Will)

"To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it's actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami."
- Mario Batali
(Related: May)

"Obviously, I did a couple of things right on the old casting couch."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Old, Right)

"I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I've always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Love, Society, Life, Thought, Sense, Trying)

"O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Life, Heart, Desire, Fire, Fortune, Guest, Hunger, Luck, Man, Storms, Wit)

"Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Deed, Judgment, Man, Motive, Snow, Will, Winter)

"If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Time, Stress)

"I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Memories, Old, Years)

"There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create."
- Charles Baudelaire
"There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, People, Heart, Possibility, Pleasure)

"Nimbus is doing a great service with these excellently produced transformations of piano roll recordings."
- Harold Bauer
(Related: Service)

"Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Success, Fame, Loneliness, Lonely)

"Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Success, Lonely)

"It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: Attention, First, Letters, Study)

"I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

"I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Language)

"During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

"And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Harvest, Moon, Sun)

"Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Character, Confidence, Favorite, Fight, Prejudice, Will)

"I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don't know if what I'm doing is the right thing. But that's the way I'm doing it."
- Emmanuelle Beart
(Related: Life, People, Children, Right)

"More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Gold, Islands, Sky)

"I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

"I'm a perfect example of the grumpy, old man. I'm really good at it."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Example, Man, Old)

"It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Republican, Vote)

"That's all gone, now, the old, Hollywood."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Hollywood, Now, Old)

"When I produce a movie - and I've produced a number of movies, unlike Arnold - yes, I'm frustrated when the union says you can't do this, you can't work past that hour, you've got to break for lunch. But ultimately, they're right. What they do is for everyone's benefit."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Work, Movies, Past, Right)

"When I saw Arnold say that he didn't need a union, because people in his position don't need it, I thought, this is a very naive way to present yourself. It's also kinda dumb about making movies. It doesn't realize how the union movement even helps the star."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, Thought, People, Dumb, Present)

"But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Republican, Right, Sound)

"Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Mistake)

"To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Art, Husband, Job)

"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Age, Death, Life, Time, Giving, Old)

"According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Months, Research, Teenage, Will)

"Mostly it was Mad magazine. And I did read a lot of - I had a subscription when I was little, but I also had access to some old collections, the little paperbacks of the really good stuff."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Old)

"I love Jules Feiffer. I didn't discover him until I was a little older."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Love)

"Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice - that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot - the content of character, not the color of skin."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Faith, People, Character, Civil rights, Content, Justice, Lies, Skin)

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

"Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Children, Old)

"The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Football, Now, Old, Today, Training, Trouble)

"That's the hard part about sport: as men we haven't started to be in our prime, but as athletes we are old people. I needed support. I lost trust and did stupid things."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Men, Trust, People, Athletes, Old, Support)

"I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends."
- Walter Becker
(Related: Jazz, Old, World)

"It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Day, Memories, Old, Reason, Right)

"I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Humor, Friend, Gold, Man, Sense)

"If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!"
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Sense, Sharing, Years)

"It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: End, Songs)

"Also in Norah Jones, now there's a voice that sounds and I don't mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It's just an exciting time."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

"I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, People, Failure, First, Name, Names, Shame)

"I'm not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Nostalgia, Old)

"There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Public, Rules)

"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Faith, Anxiety, Tomorrow)

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Children, Heaven)

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: People, Order, Wrong)

"Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Heart, Deep, Light, Pretty)

"The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: History, Heart, Heroism, World)

"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wisdom, Old, Past, Result, Trees)

"The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Heart, Old)

"Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: People)

"You will find my last words in the blue folder."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Will, Words)

"I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture, a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United States about eight or nine ago."
- Rand Beers
(Related: states, United)

"Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Virtue, Children, Gold)

"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)

"I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Food, Men, Society, Women, Beer, Irreverence, Old, Summer, Winter)

"The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Bible, Old)

"But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Development, Vision, Comparisons, Eyes)

"I love cold, rainy weather."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Love, Weather)

"I was getting old, man. I was staring 27 in the face."
- Charlie Bell
(Related: Man, Old)

"I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number?"
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Old, School)

"I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number?"
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Being, Old, School)

"The first song that I wrote was when I was with The Del Rios. I was like 14 years old but I was always putting my thoughts down on paper even before then because it was like an escape - a way of unleashing all the stuff."
- William Bell
(Related: Thoughts, First, Old, Song, Years)

"Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed; it's the same fervour that drives me."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Age, Life, Motivation, Now, Old, Years)

"While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Technology, Countries, Revolution, World)

"Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Action, Information, Problems, Visions, World)

"In my opinion butlers ought To know their place, and not to play The Old Retainer night and day."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Day, Night, Old, Opinion, Play)

"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Family, Life, Man, Rest)

"There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us."
- Maria Bello
(Related: Character, Actor, Anxiety, Rest)

"When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Friendship, Men, Loneliness, Open, Space, World)

"Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: History, Life, Effect, Language, Nationalism, Question, Religious)

"Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Accuracy)

"In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Appearance, Children, Curiosity, Old)

"Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"We call ourselves a free nation, and yet we let ourselves be told what cabs we can and can't take by a man at a hotel door, simply because he has a drum major's uniform on."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Man, Nation)

"I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author."
- Robert Benchley
"Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: "Isn't that that Bening woman?""
- Annette Bening
(Related: Love, People, Fact, Now, Old, Right, Woman)

"My parents were very supportive. They went to every show. And they never told me not to do what I was doing."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Parents)

"I am really looking forward as I get older and older, to being less and less nice."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Being)

"We need a sense of the value of time - that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Time, Sense, Value)

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

"We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Time, Tomorrow, Waiting)

"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)

"There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

"The price of justice is eternal publicity."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Justice, Publicity)

"The moment you're born you're done for."
- Arnold Bennett
"The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being)

"Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Optimism, Pessimism)

"Well, my deliberate opinion is - it's a jolly strange world."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Opinion, World)

"Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Nothing)

"Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Reality)

"Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Money)

"Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Mother)

"Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Hope, Saying, Will)

"It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Friend)

"It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top."
- Arnold Bennett
"If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Egotism, Interest, Living, Self)

"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idea, Challenge, Effort, Satisfaction)

"Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being, Culture, Man, Old, Sin, Wonder)

"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Change)

"A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: First)

"A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Cause, May)

"Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: HusbAttention, Being, Husbands, Job)

"There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)

"I can talk to anybody but when it comes to somebody that I like, then I turn into like this five-year-old kindergartener in a sandbox."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: Talk)

"For a man to come right out and say he does not believe in the Old Testament, I think many Catholics across the nation as well as the world are offended by Bill O'Reilly claiming he's an Irish Catholic."
- Stephen Bennett
(Related: Irish, Man, Nation, Old, Right, World)

"I've been so fortunate because I never really had ups and downs as far as my career. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I've been sold out all over the world."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Time, Career, World)

"The young people look great on television. They're youthful and have a lot of zip and energy, but when you see them live, they can only do about 20 minutes because they haven't got the training to hold an audience for an hour and a half or so."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: People, Energy, Television, Training)

"I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up."
- Chester Bennington
(Related: Dream, Childhood)

"In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Age, People, America, Being, Care, Children, Old, Parents)

"Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

"I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: End, Hollywood, Old, School)

"I got to talking to an old actor, and he had a bunch of stories about the Rough Riders."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Actor, Old, Talking)

"I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Time, Books, Old, Research)

"With Cold Sassy Tree having its first production, I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce it with the correct setting."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: First, Necessity, Production)

"I couldn't hold it together today. George Clooney asked me if I was OK, and I practically collapsed. I couldn't stop crying, I had to go off sobbing like an idiot."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Today)

"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've never told you the story of Alice in Wonderland, have I?"
- Edgar Bergen
"The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: People, Beliefs, Fault, Today, Uncertainty)

"By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Life, Sports, Time, Old, Pretty, Years)

"I hope I never get so old I get religious."
- Ingmar Bergman
(Related: Hope, Old, Religious)

"When my daughter, Clare, was 4, she told me that a school friend had told her what I did for a living. Clare asked me, 'Is it true you play Jack Rabbit?'"
- Peter Bergman
(Related: Daughter, Friend, Living, Play, School)

"The great actors we had came from the actor-manager theaters. Not only did they create a team, they were the generals working with the soldiers."
- Steven Berkoff
(Related: Actor, Actors, Soldiers)

"Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Hate, Song)

"Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Advice, Hate, Song)

"Outside came in '60. The Edge in '61. All three made Gold, but the biggest seller was Inside."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Gold)

"Though it sold very well, I hated The Edge."
- Shelley Berman
"The old problems - love, money, security, status, health, etc. - are still here to plague us or please us."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Health, Love, Money, Old, Problems, Security)

"As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm, dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing no organic material at all, so as to be independent of both these conditions, would be increasingly felt."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Life, Space)

"A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Tax, Girls, Income, School, University)

"One of the things that goes with getting older is that one becomes more conservative - and I emphasise that when I use the word conservative I do not mean politically."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Conservative, Word)

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

"I'm very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting, and, as I get older, I'm really looking forward to some of the roles that are out there to play."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Acting, Play, Years)

"A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker."
- Andrew Bernstein
(Related: Man)

"First, he must hold rational values, and to do this he must be a thinker."
- Andrew Bernstein
(Related: Values, First)

"Victor Young had been hired to write the score for the dances of The Ten Commandments but he became very ill. You were then hired to write the score. But at the same time you'd written The Man with the Golden Arm score."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Time, Man)

"In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Man, Talk)

"When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there's no way you could be a good winner."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Mother)

"If I told you the words, you wouldn't believe them anyway."
- Richard Berry
(Related: Words)

"All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Life, Possibility, Day, Open, Right, Will, Worry)

"It is gorgeously shot, and Andrew believes that the old school way of making films in the best way. Meaning: you have a story, and you stick to the story. You don't change and alter the story because of people who've invested in it and what to put product in a shot."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Change, People, Old, School)

"So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system, Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected by all those people who had worked with him in Washington."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, People, Old, Washington)

"You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, Example, Old, Years)

"We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

"Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold."
- John Betjeman
(Related: Harvest, Laughter, Now, World)

"I definitely get affected by new stuff. There's a lot of older influences, but there's also newer stuff too."
- Nuno Bettencourt
"The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to - look the other way."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Friend, First, Meeting, Old, Temptation, Years)

"I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Sympathy, Altruism)

"Because, you know, resilience - if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you'd be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Gold, Innovation, Now, Pretty, Questions, Right)

"We cannot fight new wars with old weapons."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Fight, Old, Weapons)

"I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Attention, Bank account, Gold, Scandal, Trying)

"Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Sabbath)

"After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth."
- John Biddle
(Related: God, Truth, Knowledge, Opinion, Principles, Reason, Scripture, Spirit)

"Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world - and so normal and funny with it. If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I'd like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy - a mixture of the two would be hot."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Funny, Girls, Want, World, Years)

"I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Music, People, Heart, Artist, Fans, Will)

"I was feeling real good and real manly. Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards. So much for my career as a cowboy."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Career, Feeling)

"Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Acquaintance, Folly, Old)

"Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Knowledge, Belief)

"History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Events, Fools, Soldiers)

"One of the elements in the film that really fascinated me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of us vs them or east vs west, which was a by-product of the Cold War."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: War, Film, World)

"But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Humor, Balance, Girls, Nothing)

"The idea was to make a movie ourselves with everyone playing a cameo role. Preferably before we all go, 'cos poor old Charlie Wilson was murdered, and of course Buster has gone."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Idea, Old, Poor)

"I was involved in the robbery for a purpose, and that was because I knew somebody who could drive a diesel train. I was responsible to take along this old guy who could drive the train."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Purpose, Old)

"The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Soldiers, states, United)

"The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Life, Time, Day, Fighting, Man, Old, Will)

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

"A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Old)

"The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Time, Tongue)

"If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Happiness, Time, Hunting, Old, Will, Woman)

"It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash."
- Josh Billings
(Related: God, Growth, Old)

"Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Old, Scandal, Tea)

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Life, Cards)

"I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation."
- Maeve Binchy
(Related: People, Popular, Vacation, Writer, Writers)

"We are similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Old, Present)

"I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Acting, Order)

"Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Government, Women, Boys)

"Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast. The Sultan claimed the liver, which, when dried and powdered, is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine."
- Isabella Bird
(Related: Gold, Medicine, Weight, Worth)

"I know what it's like to have someone coming home who looks at you not in the way they used to in the old days, and I've seen my own face contorted with sadness and rage in the mirror."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Home, Old, Sadness)

"The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Future, Nothing, Old)

"A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Age, Day, Old, Words)

"We are already seeing older people wanting greater choice in how, when and where they receive care."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: People, Care, Choice)

"Today it has been estimated that the average 70 year old has four chronic conditions and consumes an average of 35 PBS scripts per year for those conditions."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Old, Today)

"Foreign trade clearly holds down the cost of products we buy."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Trade)

"Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: War, Dying, Eyes, Will)

"I could never have conceived that I would ever get to work in a Truffaut film. It was astonishing to me, and still is. I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Work, Film, Old)

"A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress, and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling, and Polanski gave me that small part."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Memory)

"The current health crisis, however, is a little more the work of the evil empire. We were told, we were assured, that the more meat and dairy and poultry we ate, the healthier we'd be."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Health, Work, Crisis, Evil)

"Situation comedies are old-fashioned - they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Music, Old)

"Maybe I'll be a feminist in my old age."
- Bjork
(Related: Age, Old)

"People told me, when I was coming through the ranks, that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with the period of unemployment as well as they deal with the period of employment."
- Claudia Black
(Related: People, Actor, Deals, Unemployment)

"I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song."
- Clint Black
(Related: Christmas, Old, Song, Songs, Traditions, Writing)

"People go back to the stuff that doesn't cost a lot of money and the stuff that you don't have to hand money to over and over again. Stuff that you get for free, stuff that your older brother gives you, stuff that you can get out of the local library."
- Frank Black
(Related: Money, Brother, People)

"The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry."
- Harold Stephen Black
"Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly."
- Harold Stephen Black
(Related: Negative, Performance)

"I don't know how Frank presented the old Mothers, since I never read the book. There might be some opinions on what he said, but I - or anyone else - could not make any corrections to anything Frank did."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Mothers, Old, Opinions)

"I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours. We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't get paid for it like they did."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Mothers, Old)

"I went to work with a guy named Matt Fuller, who was a Mothers fan, and low and behold, Arthur was working for him also. We worked together for about six months and decided to strike out on our own."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Work, Months, Mothers)

"It was a wild time - a time that I don't miss anymore. But then again, I'm 62 years old now and I think that lifestyle would probably put me where Frank's at now."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Time, Now, Old, Years)

"I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Friendship, Brother, Years)

"There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."
- Karen Black
(Related: End, Gold)

"Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)

"I'm told leather drives men up the wall. I like wearing it because it because it feels nice."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Men)

"I've travelled around the UK a lot recently and have discovered that I really like trains. If you're in the quiet carriage, nobody can get hold of you and you can relax."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Quiet, Relax)

"I can do the old hand vibrato just fine, but I like attacking the strings."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Old)

"Nothing I do can't be done by a 10-year-old with 15 years of practice."
- Harry Blackstone, Jr.
(Related: Nothing, Practice, Years)

"I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Music, Gentleman, Publishing)

"What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?"
- Joan Blades
(Related: Jobs, Kids, Public, states, United)

"There was a golden retriever who saved countless lives on September 11 by going back in to find people. His companion was in a wheelchair. He got him out and kept going back in to save others."
- Linda Blair
(Related: People)

"Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Society, Life, Soul)

"I came to the conclusion that the very best thing for Rosie, from the time she was 2 weeks old, was for us to get married."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Time, Old)

"I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean, very tidy, very organized."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Growing up, Old, Years)

"Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity."
- William Blake
(Related: Old, Prudence, Ugly)

"To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour."
- William Blake
(Related: Eternity, Heaven, Infinity, World)

"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour."
- William Blake
(Related: Eternity, Heaven, Infinity, World)

"A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent."
- William Blake
(Related: Truth, Lies)

"I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow."
- William Blake
(Related: End, Wrath)

"I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!"
- William Blake
(Related: Joy, Name, Old)

"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)

"The child gets two confusing messages when a parent tells him which is the right fork to use, and then proceeds to use the wrong one. So does the child who listens to parents bicker and fuss, yet is told to be nice to his brothers and sisters."
- Rachel Blanchard
(Related: Brothers, Parents, Right, Sisters, Wrong)

"I think that's what I love about my life. There's no maniacal master plan. It's just unfolding before me."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Love, Life)

"It is because the administration is hostile to silver; and thus it is surrendering this country to the Shylocks of the Old World who have made war upon it."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: War, Country, Old, World)

"We're the largest home improvement company today, and we did $30 billion last year, or less than 10 percent of the total amount of building materials sold in the U.S. So when people ask, how much runway left does Home Depot have, it's an awful lot."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Home, People, Building, Company, Improvement, Today)

"When the truth changes from your speaking, you know you have told the truth."
- Ray Blanton
(Related: Truth)

"Horror does not interest me, and so I know little of its practicioners, old or current."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Horror, Interest, Old)

"Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Press)

"I'd sold the book first. Actually to a paperback publisher. I had nothing. I just had the idea."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Idea, First, Nothing)

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

"I think that's what makes life interesting - the evolution of getting older, and it's kinda fascinating to me, the whole process."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Life, Evolution)

"They told me I gave the best milk mustache of anybody."
- Yasmine Bleeth
"When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.'"
- Yasmine Bleeth
(Related: Fun, Girlfriends, Girls, Old)

"The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood. Which is not the case if anybody's listening."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Hollywood, Listening)

"Even if I hadn't have been nominated for an Oscar, to have won the Golden Glove was just fantastic."
- Brenda Blethyn
"I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Father, Learning, Old, Play, Years)

"Looks like a pretty serious race unfolding."
- Wolf Blitzer
(Related: Pretty, Race)

"We'll have to wait the old-fashioned way."
- Wolf Blitzer
(Related: Old)

"The South Africans decided that they would like to prove to the world they did not have any nuclear weapons and their decision was not doubted because it was the end of the Cold War, it was also the end of apartheid."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Decision, End, Weapons, World)

"I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Successful, Therapy)

"If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, Spirit)

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

"In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read."
- Harold Bloom
"Indeed the three prophecies about the death of individual art are, in their different ways, those of Hegel, Marx, and Freud. I don't see any way of getting beyond those prophecies."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Art, Death)

"No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer, is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Shakespeare)

"Shakespeare is the true multicultural author. He exists in all languages. He is put on the stage everywhere. Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Shakespeare)

"Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves... he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Change, May, Shakespeare, Talk, Will)

"Shakespeare is universal."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Shakespeare)

"I think Freud is about contamination, but I think that is something he learned from Shakespeare, because Shakespeare is about nothing but contamination, you might say."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Nothing, Shakespeare)

"I would say that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Future, Literary, states, United)

"I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Criticism, Literature)

"I don't believe in myths of decline or myths of progress, even as regards the literary scene."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Progress, Literary, Myths)

"Criticism starts - it has to start - with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Love, Adolescence, Criticism, Passion, Poems, Reading)

"Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Sympathy, Criticism)

"But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I'm told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society... but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Society, Heart, Being, End, Solitude)

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

"If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, People, Negative, Anxiety, Will)

"We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: People, Knowledge, Self)

"What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Negative, Awareness, School, Sense, Theology, Thinking)

"What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism - which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people - is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: People, Beginning, End, First, Judaism, Present, Study, Tradition)

"What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: End, Literature, Suffering)

"Sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails."
- Harold Bloom
"The world gets older, without getting either better or worse and so does literature. But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that passes for literary studies in the university will finally provide its own corrective."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Literary, Literature, University, Will, World)

"The world does not get to be a better or a worse place; it just gets more senescent."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: World)

"The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Cause, Trying)

"What we call a poem is mostly what is not there on the page. The strength of any poem is the poems that it has managed to exclude."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Strength, Poems)

"My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Life, Career, Childhood, Knight, Play)

"A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Dreams, Friend, Girls, Teenage)

"The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Balance, Reality)

"A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic."
- Roy Blount, Jr.
"I was signed when I was 19 years old, in 1980. I went to Germany and France. Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Experience, Time, France, Germany, Old, World, Years)

"Old friends die on you, and they're irreplaceable. You become dependent."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Friends, Old)

"My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Age, Mother, Old)

"During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Home, War, Christianity, School, World, World war)

"At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

"Yes, it will go through the disciplines that all puppies go through including house training and puppy walking, then at twelve month old it the training becomes a lot more rigorous which has to be done carefully otherwise you are in danger of stressing the dog."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Danger, Old, Training, Walking, Will)

"Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Fear, Failure, Will, Years)

"The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Disney, Marketing, Philosophy)

"But I've been surprised over the years. I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360 million people have played this game in the world. That's a lot of people."
- Don Bluth
(Related: People, Day, World, Years)

"In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Food, Doctors, Feeling, Kitchen, Nurses)

"I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, I was only too glad to give my consent."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Friends)

"To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude... the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary."
- Ronald Blythe
(Related: Age, Old, Past, Reason)

"The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate."
- Ronald Blythe
(Related: Living, Old)

"Some years ago I gave a concert in the mountains with snow all around, and that was much colder."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Mountains, Snow, Years)

"I suppose any note, no matter how sour, sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough."
- Dewitt Bodeen
(Related: Song)

"You can make a new friend but you can't make an old one."
- Tom Bodett
(Related: Friend, Old)

"Regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Karma)

"Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring."
- John Boehner
(Related: Time, America, Inspiring, Soldiers)

"It's easy to kick somebody when they're down. George W. Bush has dealt with more difficult issues than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. And I've told my colleagues it's time that we go stand up for the president."
- John Boehner
(Related: Time, President)

"Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities - both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received."
- John Boehner
(Related: Aggression, Cities, Soldiers)

"If we all knew we were going to live to be 150 years old, we'd all approach our lives very differently."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Old, Years)

"In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe."
- David Bohm
(Related: Man, Sense, Universe)

"Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness."
- David Bohm
(Related: Individuality)

"One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness."
- David Bohm
(Related: Reality, Theories, Theory)

"Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Education, Men, School, Training)

"Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it's just one mistake."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Mistake, People, Press)

"The oldest of the arts and the youngest of the professions."
- Derek Bok
"My performances have finally caught up with my ego."
- Ato Boldon
(Related: Ego)

"Brunei Darussalam is one of the oldest kingdoms in South East Asia."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
"But, having said that, believe me, as you get older, the parts dry up. They get less and less."
- Joseph Bologna
"So to me, Texas Hold 'em puts me to sleep. At least when you play stud, you can be funny as you deal. Somebody some day is going to come up with a Stud show that's going to work."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Funny, Work, Day, Play, Sleep)

"When I was a kid, there was no distinction between a movie about old people or young people. It was either funny or not. It was either entertaining or not. It was either exciting or not. It was either thrilling or not."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Funny, People, Old)

"Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Business, Home, Artist, Career, Pursuit, Songs, Want)

"Why would anyone steal a shopping cart? It's like stealing a two-year-old."
- Erma Bombeck
"I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Old, Security)

"My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Bed, Being, Favorite, First)

"One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Life, Name, Old, Rest)

"A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Boyfriend, Old, Will)

"I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they're jokes that don't make people laugh."
- Simon Le Bon
(Related: Age, People, Jokes, Old)

"As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food."
- Danny Bonaduce
(Related: Dad, Food, Job)

"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Fight, Will)

"The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Courage, Virtue, Endurance, Fatigue, First)

"Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Credit, Soldiers)

"Medicines are only fit for old people."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: People, Old)

"When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Battle, Eyes, Fire, Rank, Soldiers)

"My son is not wild about going back to Iraq, but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving too early and inviting chaos."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Son, Sacrifice, Chaos, Iraq, Soldiers)

"Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War. But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets, the outcome was by no means certain."
- Kit Bond
(Related: War, Fear, Day, End, Living, World, World war)

"Each individual is unique. We all have equal worth. Young and old, those who can cope and those who need help."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Help, Old, Worth)

"We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick. You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk. Some people just hold it. Others really share."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: People, American, Talk, Talking, Tradition)

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

"From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Time, War, African, End, Fact, Participation, states)

"The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Inspiration, Hope, Optimism, Enemy, Future, Man, Present, Vitality)

"Women movements would form among the factory workers, a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Women, Old, Workers)

"Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another."
- Bono
(Related: Books)

"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)

"Arnold has succeeded at every level, and I believe he is the only person that can unite the people of this state and lead California from its current dysfunctional condition to the bright future that all residents long for."
- Mary Bono
(Related: People, Future, State)

"People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: People, Gold, Play, Songs)

"In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie, which is unfair. We didn't have the rights to the movie. I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would have been legal infringement."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Legal, People, Rights, Old)

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

"A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Selling)

"When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Love, Heart, Value, Will)

"I'm not a betting woman, but I have $50 on Secretariat with an old director friend of mine."
- Shirley Booth
(Related: Friend, Old, Woman)

"Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?"
- Shirley Booth
(Related: Men, Death, Accidents, Crisis)

"She told me she had a note, somebody was sick."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
"Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening, I saw somebody run around the house again. I told my father of that."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Home, Father, Church, Evening, Winter)

"I knew there was an old axe down cellar; that is all I knew."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Old)

"I always went to my sister, because she was older and had the care of me after my mother died."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Mother, Sister, Care)

"One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force."
- David Borenstein
(Related: Peace, Force, Man)

"I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Day, Man, Soldiers, Will)

"Guys are idiots, till they're what, 40 years old."
- Wes Borland
(Related: Idiots, Old, Years)

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

"Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth."
- Ludwig Borne
(Related: Truth, Delusion)

"The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Food, Mother, Father, Deep, Philosophy)

"Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it's not."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: People, Depression)

"The other day a friend called and told me they made a porn film using the title of my first movie. I guess you know you've made it when there's a porn parody of a movie you've done."
- Kate Bosworth
(Related: Friend, Day, Film, First)

"You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives."
- Ian Botham
(Related: People, Future, Stability, Trying, Will)

"I told them, you can succeed - it's not likely the first time, maybe 25 per cent, but you CAN succeed. You can also die. By April 16 they had already been to camp III, well ahead of most teams."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Time, April, First, Succeed)

"Even someone who works with me, like this girl who works with me, her name is Sue. She lives with me and holds the fort; she takes care of all these little things. She takes care of the money situation, and I would not be able to live without someone like that."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Money, Care, Name)

"We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Man, Past)

"The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Men, Development, Law, Laws)

"I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grown older."
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Related: Truth)

"We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed."
- Camilla P. Bowles
(Related: Time, Thought, Deed, Wickedness, Word)

"My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Mother, Heart, America, Medicine, Security, Will)

"I love old books. They tell you stories about their use. You can see where the fingerprints touched the pages as they held the book open. You can see how long they lingered on each page by the finger stains."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Love, Books, Old, Open)

"Even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone. I'm going to fight for you. I'm going to fight for what's right. I'm going to fight to hold people accountable."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: People, Fight, Right, Will)

"I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, 'Please don't write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.'"
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Lie, Doctors, Mothers, Will)

"Star Wars, the original movie, was all the various old genre of pictures: the swashbucklers, the war movies, all those things were put n there in a different look."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: War, Movies, Old)

"America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Cause, Debt, Fighting, Nation, Soldiers)

"A true woman always loves a real soldier."
- Belle Boyd
(Related: Woman)

"I am told that I had a bad temper, and remember being banished to the back hall until civility returned."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Being, Temper)

"I've dated men my age, younger than me and older. The only difference is the young ones are quicker at taking out the garbage."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Men, Age, Difference)

"The gospel comprises indeed, and unfolds, the whole mystery of man's redemption, as far forth as it is necessary to be known for our salvation."
- Robert Boyle
(Related: Man, Mystery, Salvation)

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

"Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Corruption, Old, Property, Sin)

"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Will)

"Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech."
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Related: Abuse, Denial, Free speech)

"I would listen to how they told the story, to what elements they used, to how it sounded, and that's who I patterned myself after, the people who were on CBS News."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: People, News)

"Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Heart, Aphorisms, Blood, Epigrams)

"In a completely integrated unit where you'd have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers... I think you would have a problem definitely."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Soldiers, states)

"When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Thought, People, Countries, Football, Geography, Play)

"Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending."
- Anne Bradstreet
(Related: Age, Time, Middle age, Old, Youth)

"And getting older, what's happening is, I play only mothers."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Mothers, Play)

"I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: War, First, Letters, Listening, Saying, Soldiers, Songs)

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

"There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Being, Bravery, Country, Employees)

"Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: Composers, Harmony, Old)

"I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me, he would have called me home to himself before now."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Home, God, Mercy, Now, Old)

"People say you should read your criticism because it will make you a better person but it doesn't. It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare."
- Jo Brand
(Related: People, Criticism, Old, Will)

"Old habits are strong and jealous."
- Dorothea Brande
(Related: Habits, Old)

"Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Act, Will)

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

"My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was astonishing how slow old people were. Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Father, People, Old, Stairs, Trying)

"The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest. It was impossible to have boxes enough of them."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: War, Interest, Soldiers)

"But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Beauty, Life, Existence, First, Old, Years)

"I don't like being told someone's interpretation of something that I do."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Being)

"A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere."
- Bill Brandt
"My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Car, Home, Mother, Old, Years)

"I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

"He has so often told me he is madly in love with me, but what does that mean when I haven't had a good word from him in three months?"
- Eva Braun
(Related: Love, Months, Word)

"I'll probably be 80 years old and still performing. Music is like fashion, it changes. But some things will always be the same."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Music, Fashion, Old, Will, Years)

"This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, Now, Obvious, Old, University)

"I ignore Hallmark Holidays. And this comes from a guy who has sold a million Opus greeting cards."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Cards, Holidays)

"It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk."
- Bertolt Brecht
"Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, May, Old)

"It is a weird thing, because most people tend to get more conservative as they get older, but I find myself going the opposite way. I am sure that by the end I will be selling Marxist pamphlets on the Holloway Road."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: People, Selling, Conservative, End, Road, Will)

"A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Fool, Living, Old)

"As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more."
- Gerald Brenan
"If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Love, Brothers)

"If you're old and you lose, they say you're outmoded. If you're young and you lose, they say you're green. So don't lose."
- Terry Brennan
(Related: Old)

"He told me that Francis Crick and Jim Watson had solved the structure of DNA, so we decided to go across to Cambridge to see it. This was in April of 1953."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: April)

"An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it."
- Robert Bresson
(Related: Old)

"We all live in a televised goldfish bowl."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
"A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Car, Guitar, Old, Songs, Woman)

"Some of my oldest friends are actors. But that's not the only place my friends come from."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Actors, Friends)

"And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Family, Friends, Hearing, Old, Songs)

"I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Film, Kids, Man)

"I knew absolutely nothing about acting, and had to be taught everything. Some people are born naturals and know how to walk, talk and hold themselves. I didn't and had to learn everything."
- Richard Briers
(Related: People, Acting, Nothing, Talk)

"It was in the year 1820, when I was nearly nine years old, that I first went to a regular school."
- John Bright
(Related: First, Old, School, Years)

"Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated."
- John Bright
(Related: Care, Elections, Man, Old, Right)

"There are also just as many, if not more, women who are anxious to hold down the status quo."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Women)

"I love turning my daughter on to old movies."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Love, Movies, Daughter, Old)

"I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring."
- David Brin
(Related: Feeling, Writing)

"One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Gold, Spirit)

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

"This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Sex, Being, Liquor, Old)

"The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping."
- Benjamin Britten
(Related: Idea, Night, Nonsense, Old)

"It's funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you."
- Jim Broadbent
(Related: Funny, English, Film, Help, Old)

"One who hates is a man holding a magnifying-glass, and when he hates someone, he knows precisely that person's surface, from the soles of his feet all the way up to each hair on the hated head."
- Hermann Broch
(Related: Feet, Hair, Man)

"When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Dad, Animals, Bed, Running)

"Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out."
- Matthew Broderick
(Related: Love, Baby, Now, Visit)

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

"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)

"It bothers me that I won't live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Sister, Adoption, End, Saying, Years)

"It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Church, Earth, Light, Universe)

"It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Darkness, Loss)

"Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Literary, Reputation)

"Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: End, Memory, Prayer)

"So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Mother, Autobiography, Events, Revolution)

"True stories, autobiographical stories, like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account, before the birth of some of the people in the tale."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: People)

"If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Fiction, Reality, Word, Writer)

"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)

"Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Public)

"But death's acquisitive instincts will win."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Will)

"Almost the first thing I did when I became ill was to buy a truly good television set."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: First, Television)

"I can't change the past, and I don't think I would. I don't expect to be understood. I like what I've written, the stories and two novels. If I had to give up what I've written in order to be clear of this disease, I wouldn't do it."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Change, Disease, Order, Past)

"Being ill like this combines shock - this time I will die - with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Time, Being, Pain, Will)

"I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it - well, it is dangerous - but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Work, Being, Pressure)

"Death and I are head to head in a total collision, pure and mutual distaste."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death)

"God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: God, Death, Disease)

"I awake with a not entirely sickened knowledge that I am merely young again and in a funny way at peace, an observer who is aware of time's chariot, aware that some metamorphosis has occurred."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Funny, Peace, Time, Knowledge)

"I feel sorry for the man who marries you... because everyone thinks you're sweet and you're not."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Man)

"I have thousands of opinions still - but that is down from millions - and, as always, I know nothing."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Nothing, Opinions)

"I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Life, Accomplishment, Intellect, Nonsense)

"I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Time, Adolescence, First, Sleep)

"Peter is an old friend. I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy. I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Friend, Old)

"I'm not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman's home with a drool cup."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Home, Old)

"Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Age, Memory, Old, Years, Youth)

"Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Life, Men, Care, End, Old)

"All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Gods, Being, Fortune)

"When you cover politics, you realize that knowing how to talk about character matters more and more. The way we hold ideas is more important than the ideas."
- David Brooks
(Related: Politics, Ideas, Character, Talk)

"I'm much too young to feel this damn old."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Old)

"People aren't always themselves. They're always holding back something."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: People)

"The guys have told me not to quit my day job."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Day, Job)

"Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he's liked listening to my records since he was a kid!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Listening)

"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)

"To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Effort)

"The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Music, Soul, Heart, Angels, Burden, Care, Christmas, Earth, Old, Song)

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

"I might add that you change as a person as you grow older, so you change as a writer, too."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Change, Writer)

"My mother was the prettiest woman in the town. He was a bit older than her. They made me. And he split."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Mother, Woman)

"I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: Soul, Adventure, Doubt, First, World)

"I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since, both by public utterance and by private help to trade unionists breaking free from the Communist influence."
- Earl Browder
(Related: War, Help, Influence, Public, Trade)

"But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Change, Followers, Party)

"Because capitalist society has expanded the productive forces so enormously, the social conditions under which it arose lag behind and become fetters holding back the further growth of productive forces."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Society, Growth)

"What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest."
- Earl Browder
(Related: War, Calamity, Consideration, Conviction, Interest, Theory, World, Years)

"For how many people do you think might yet stand on this planet before the sun grows cold? That's the responsibility we hold in our hands."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Responsibility, Sun)

"Last year, I made a refrigerator in my basement. And I needed to because I needed to figure how - you know there is no such thing as "cold." There is only less heat."
- Alton Brown
"I simply went down there to catch up with an old mate of mine, who owns the place. He's the one who wrote the book on the place, but no, no movie, just a beer."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: Beer, Old)

"I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one."
- Dee Brown
(Related: Old, Word)

"An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Leadership, People, African, Revolution, Old, Will)

"After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Health, Money)

"When dad told me Mr Steptoe had passed away, I broke down."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Dad)

"The richest most meaningful stories are found in small places: made, carried, crafted, told, and retold by apparently unimportant people."
- Louise Brown
(Related: People)

"I will have a song that I'm in love with for a couple of months and then I'll go to something else. That's just constantly changing. And sometimes I will go back to old one that I haven't heard for a long time."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Love, Time, Months, Old, Song, Will)

"Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: End, Gold)

"We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Finance, War, Building, Mission, Nation, Oil, Sales)

"I guess it comes back to the old motto, you have you're fifteen minutes a fame."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Fame, Old)

"As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Mother, Future, Old, Patience, Weakness)

"Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Giving, Invention, Literature, Open, Pleasure)

"Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Friends, Old)

"Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Buying, Old)

"It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Government, Time, Occupation, Religious)

"I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Birthday, Father, Guitar, Interest, Play)

"Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Now, Play, Pretty, Study)

"You know you're old when you've lost all your marvels."
- Merry Browne
(Related: Old)

"World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Love, Cruelty, Pain, World)

"You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Kiss, Girls, Old, Years)

"Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Old)

"What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Age, Day, Man, Youth)

"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Old)

"When you're eight years old nothing is your business."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Business, Nothing, Old, Years)

"Yeah, that's what kind of, we get the idea a little bit yeah, because other people from different countries also try as hard as they can to get a medal or a gold medal in the Olympic Games. And you know, if they can work hard, we can work hard as well."
- Inge de Bruijn
(Related: Work, People, Idea, Countries, Games, Gold)

"Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Beach, Sleep)

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

"A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Ambition, Man, Old, Waiting)

"But our system of regulation must keep up with this. If it fails to keep up, it will hold back economic expansion. We need financial market regulation that works at national and European level."
- John Bruton
(Related: Financial, Will)

"When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Spirits)

"It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Men, Judgment, Wit)

"Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Flags, Weight)

"To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Love, Nature, Language)

"I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone, a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like a cross between an oboe and a viola, but louder."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Being, Writing)

"There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Age, Old)

"We should seek to cooperate with Europe, not to divide Europe to a fictitious new and a fictitious old."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Europe, Old)

"To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Old)

"McCarthy emerged in the person of Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin."
- Pat Buchanan
"If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business. But if I were president, I would remove every United States soldier from the Balkan peninsula."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Business, President, states, United, Want)

"I told you, the dopes are gonna inherit the earth anyway."
- Sidney Buchman
(Related: Earth)

"Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Love, Kiss, Kissing, Mothers)

"Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Society, People, Civilization, Fear, Deserted, Old, Right)

"We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Age, Grave, May, Meditation, Old, World)

"When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Men, Gods, Old, Will)

"Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Life, Angels, Earth, Heaven, Old, Wonder)

"T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Time, First, Old, Voice, Worth, Years)

"For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years, Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows... the voice follows everything about you... who you are.'"
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Students, Voice, Years)

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

"In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Faith, Fidelity, Office, Will)

"To young to hold on and to old to just break free and run."
- Jeff Buckley
(Related: Old)

"I hold that religion and faith are two different things."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Faith, Religion)

"Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: People, Nation, Now, Poor)

"But that's fine, because I like to have control of the ambience."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Control)

"I felt Brighton was a perfect ending to a really interesting career."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Career, Ending)

"I had to get out of America to get a professional life going where I could actually make a living."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Life, America, Living)

"I'm not really a pianist."
- Harold Budd
"I'm somebody who plays the piano... sometimes."
- Harold Budd
"Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go. Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for."
- Harold Budd
(Related: Sound)

"When a piece is done, I mix it before going on to any other piece."
- Harold Budd
"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Joy, Shadow)

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
- Buddha
(Related: Anger)

"To be honest, I look at my Pinball program and feel that it is old stuff. I could do much better."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Old)

"You can't be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he'll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: Life, Rest)

"Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Help, Right)

"These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: America, Baseball, Europe, Old)

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

"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Years)

"Our favorite holding period is forever."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Favorite)

"We entered Gettysburg in the afternoon, just in time to meet the enemy entering the town, and in good season to drive him back before his getting a foothold."
- John Buford
(Related: Time, Enemy)

"I confess it, I love the camera. When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Love)

"I don't like to intellectualize about my acting."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Acting)

"I don't sit around and study the pages of a script over and over again."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Study)

"I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Worry, Years)

"The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Character, Honesty, Acting, Humanity)

"When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing."
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Related: Energy)

"Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart."
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Related: Heart, Desire, May, Trade, Want)

"The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them."
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Related: Duty, Justice, Living)

"War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation."
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Related: War, End)

"What you are is a question only you can answer."
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Related: Question)

"As you get older, the physical abilities decrease, which is particularly frustrating because your brain gets so good! So as you are becoming less technically or physically able, younger dancers are emerging who need the space to perform."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Space)

"Therefore, I do not wish to consider any proposition to cede any portion of our tribal holdings to the Great Father."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Father)

"Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!"
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Earth, Friends, Results, Spring, Sun)

"My favorite pudding is good old English apple pie."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: English, Favorite, Old)

"Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'"
- Sandra Bullock
"After a while, you have no idea how old you are because you've lied so many times."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Idea, Old)

"Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?"
- Sandra Bullock
"In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Science, Literature)

"I think it's better when you're natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they've been trained with certain skills or techniques. I'm like, whatever."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: People, Want)

"The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: War, Communism, Fascism, Fight, Struggle, Terror, World, World war)

"But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: War, Communism, Fascism, Fight, Struggle, Terror, World, World war)

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

"Hundreds and hundreds of the dead were so badly burned in the terrific heat generated by the bomb that it was not even possible to tell whether they were men or women, old or young."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Men, Women, Old)

"Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Fame, Hollywood, Old, Suicide, Youth)

"A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Man, Woman)

"There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Power, God, Country, Man, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Unworthy, Will)

"To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Act, Right, Teaching)

"It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Legal, Advertising, Advice, First, Visit, Will)

"Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Men, Women, Commerce, Fashion, Novelty, Old)

"The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Mistake, Common sense, Country, Needs, Temper)

"For me, it's like biking around the neighborhood, the walks and stuff, because I have never enjoyed the gym. Or I'll do, since I used to dance a lot, all the old dance exercises."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Dance, Biking, Old)

"I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Movies, Thought, Books, Drama, Hollywood, School, Theatre)

"I used to save all my rejection slips because I told myself, one day I'm going to autograph these and auction them. And then I lost the box."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Day, Rejection)

"As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Life)

"I didn't do the marching down the streets, jumping in front of the lines and holding hands... that wasn't me."
- Solomon Burke
"It's also ironic that in the old days of tape and tape hiss and vinyl records and surface noise, we were always trying to get records louder and louder to overcome that."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Old, Trying)

"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)

"But if the young are never tired of erring in conduct, neither are the older in erring of judgment."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Judgment)

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."
- George Burns
(Related: Help, Old)

"I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill."
- George Burns
(Related: Age, Now)

"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there."
- George Burns
(Related: Old, Wonder)

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
- George Burns
(Related: Light, Old)

"I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something."
- George Burns
(Related: Age, Day)

"Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leadership, People, Conscience, Nation)

"Don't hustle old people."
- John Burns
(Related: People, Old)

"I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Daughter, Children, Film, First)

"Wynton told us that Miles sold out, just wanted to make more money, just wanted to sell more records. I don't believe that Miles sold out but I'm not in a position to say."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Money)

"I mean, that's another big surprise of the show, is that I see sixteen year old people who recognize me and they're honest, for-real fans of the show. And it goes down to nine months. I mean, I've heard of nine month to year-old children who are watching the show."
- Steve Burns
(Related: People, Children, Fans, Months, Old)

"It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you're willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy."
- Marian Burros
(Related: May)

"I love to both give and receive very old books."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Love, Books, Old)

"If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Science, Old, Theology)

"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Light, Old)

"To me - old age is always ten years older than I am."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Age, Old, Years)

"Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Money, Fact, Old, Woman)