Quotes and Sayings about Pen



"There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Freedom, Independence, Will, World)

"Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Editors, Feet, Open)

"I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it."
- Berenice Abbott
"The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Future, Pen, World, Writing)

"I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Time, People, Basketball, Being, Court)

"The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Poetry, Reason)

"That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently; but, as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar, so the invention itself has been."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Poetry, Invention, Needs)

"Capturing any member of any terrorist cell or any insurgent cell that we may happen to come across is always very, very valuable, and the thing that interests me is that in most instances after a time people talk and they tell us what they know."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Time, People, May, Talk)

"I just throw it out and see what happens. If it sounds and feels right, then I continue."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Right)

"I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: Hearing, May, Sound)

"Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: American, Doubt, Foreign relations, Historians, Years)

"The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation are continuously evolving. They've changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: Memory)

"There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

"Thousands across America are glued to their web cast to hear this. And actually, I've never met one human being who said that they had seen one of those."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: America, Being)

"They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Business)

"You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening."
- Creighton Abrams
(Related: People, Want)

"Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather."
- Floyd Abrams
"I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, War, Post, Study, Vietnam, Washington)

"Keep your ears open, your eyes open, grab everything you can, react, and learn!"
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Eyes, Open)

"I really wanted to work and become independent."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Work)

"The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth, as with a horse. This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting."
- Victoria Abril
"I was in preschool and a girl actually kissed me on the cheek. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what it meant, so I instantly grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. And, then I got suspended."
- Jensen Ackles
"History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong."
- John Acton
(Related: History, Suffering, Wrong)

"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition."
- John Acton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."
- Red Adair
(Related: Job)

"Things always happen in series."
- Arthur Adamov
"Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Wisdom, Experience, Leisure, Retirement)

"Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down."
- Charles Adams
(Related: Expediency, Greed, Taxation, Taxes)

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Bizarre, Inexplicable, states, Theory, Universe, Will)

"I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Tax)

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

"We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Ending, Independence, Unity)

"Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Wife, Nothing, Questions)

"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."
- John Adams
(Related: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

"The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it."
- John Adams
(Related: Effect, Independence, Glory)

"Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen."
- Phillip Adams
(Related: Success)

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

"One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead."
- Scott Adams
"Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself."
- Jane Addams
(Related: Result)

"I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: "What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.""
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man, Sense, Words)

"Anybody can win - unless there happens to be a second entry."
- George Ade
"Passion surprises. One doesn't search it. It can happen to you tomorrow."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Passion, Surprises, Tomorrow)

"One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Control, Risk, Suffering)

"One believes that if nothing happens, one disappears. That is not true."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Nothing)

"We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Measure)

"Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening, May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its political independence."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Time, People, Country, Evening, Independence, May)

"There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Control, Chivalry, Justification, May)

"The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Gods, Pleasure)

"A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Happiness, Thought)

"Fascism is itself less 'ideological', in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination that is elsewhere concealed."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Fascism)

"I honestly didn't expect this much attention, but it just keeps happening so I must be doing something right."
- Freddy Adu
(Related: Attention, Right)

"The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Ability, Actions, Country, Present)

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

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

"I didn't have to audition. That's common, but it had never happened to me before. Normally, I hate auditioning. I need to stew and think... let the character develop and grow inside me."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Character, Hate)

"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it."
- Scipio Africanus
(Related: Life)

"I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Answers, Day, Fighting, Question)

"This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky."
- James Agee
(Related: Open, Sky)

"I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: God, Heart, Virtue, Pen)

"My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Goal, Medicine, Problems, Research, Training)

"In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Act, states, United)

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

"Ah, the pleasure, the joy - a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary."
- Kamal Ahmed
(Related: Home, Joy, News, Pleasure, Saying)

"And I think that when I finally decided to let go and let God and allow that to happen, I became a lot more successful than I could have done if I had planned it all myself."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: God, Successful)

"All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by."
- Conrad Aiken
(Related: Ending, Now, Will, Youth)

"We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Time, Work)

"What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive, I feel that anything can happen."
- Anouk Aimee
"I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

"The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee."
- Akhenaton
"As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Government, Stability, Will)

"Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Experience, America, Country, Palestine, Today)

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

"When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Government, Job, Obligation, Teaching, Years)

"It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Science, Soul, Appreciation, Behavior, Energy, Fashion, Now, Today)

"My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Father, Nonsense, Parents, Theatre)

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

"The band cannot sign to another label or even put out its own material unless they are released from their agreement, which never happens."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Agreement)

"If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it's going to happen anyhow."
- Mitch Albom
"If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: America, Force, Future, Nation)

"Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Security, State, Weapons, Will)

"Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Money, Building, Destruction, Weapons)

"That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Delight, Expectation, Profit)

"I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime."
- Buzz Aldrin
(Related: Will)

"We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way."
- Buzz Aldrin
(Related: Eyes, Trying, World)

"When I go back to France now I spend all the my time with press and sponsors. I do not have a lot of time to spend at home with my family."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Family, Home, Time, France, Now, Press)

"I must use Ferrari to the maximum. My priority is to get results. Then we will see what happens."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Results, Will)

"But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: God, Christ, May, Now, Rebellion, Repentance, Will)

"The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Anger, Being, Weapons)

"The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: People, Cities, Help, Military, News, Open)

"I absolutely intend to return every penny given to me by my Democratic colleagues and Democratic leaders."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Leaders)

"No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Happiness, Life, College, Years)

"If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you."
- Muhammad Ali
"Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Car, Life, People, Accidents, Day, Hurt, Will)

"I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Belief, Conviction, Deep, Repetition)

"Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter."
- William Allan
(Related: Money, Father, Learning, Will)

"When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

"We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Marketing)

"The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Riot, Sense, Speech)

"You have had indeed a fair trial. It is a shocking thing when a judge of your high office is shown to have betrayed the truth and his honor, and I sentence you to the penitentiary."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Truth, Honor, Office)

"It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Love, Achievement, Goals, Dependence, World)

"Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Failure, Church, First)

"California is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange."
- Fred Allen
"It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven."
- George Allen
(Related: Commitment, Communication, May, Open, states, Terrorism, United)

"A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era."
- Ivan Allen
(Related: Being, Civil rights)

"Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession."
- Joan Allen
(Related: Opportunity, Film, Open, Profession, Thinking)

"If we had loads of money as a family, things would be different and they'd come to visit more and I'd get to spend more time here. But I'm laying down roots in America so when I'm there, just being at home, it's harder to break away from that."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Money, Time, Family, Home, America, Being, Visit)

"I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Idea, Cooking, Curiosity, Guest, Understanding, World)

"I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations."
- Ted Allen
(Related: People, Humility, Learning, Respect)

"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)

"Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Conservation, Energy, Independence)

"We are spending $1 billion a week in Iraq."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Iraq)

"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Want)

"I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Want)

"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Time, Nature)

"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies."
- Woody Allen
(Related: America, Crime, Office)

"There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"
- Woody Allen
(Related: Life, Death, Evening)

"Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Nothingness)

"His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Education)

"I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Death, Want)

"I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Time, Mother, Kids)

"Your best penalty killer is your goalie."
- Dave Allison
"Change, when it comes, cracks everything open."
- Dorothy Allison
(Related: Change, Open)

"Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of people to play the blues."
- Luther Allison
(Related: People, Play)

"The jazz boom was goin' on then so there was a lot happenin' in New York at that time."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Time, Jazz)

"The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Idea)

"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)

"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Evening)

"The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Comedy, Difference, Tragedy)

"I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways."
- Steve Almond
(Related: Time, Children, Production)

"Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence."
- Louis Althusser
(Related: Men, Society, Existence, Ideology)

"I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Months, Physics, University, Waiting)

"I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Past, Years, Zone)

"Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Life, Society, Development, Being, Identity, Man, Ocean, Self, Water)

"In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Development, Hinduism, Conscience, Reason, Thinking)

"History is everything that has ever happened."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: History)

"The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we're on our way."
- Gil Amelio
(Related: Growth, Direction, Key, Right)

"It's great that people are basically spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take 'em to some cool places."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: People, Vacation, World)

"All men will commence in their present rank and promotion will be open to all men alike, without any distinctions or qualifications, political or otherwise."
- John Amery
(Related: Men, Open, Present, Promotion, Rank, Will)

"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty."
- Fisher Ames
(Related: Democracy, Liberty)

"The world has not been in existence from eternity nor could it have been according to the present dispensation and ordering of things."
- William Ames
(Related: Eternity, Existence, Present, World)

"Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Control, Energy, Europe, Weapons)

"If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning."
- Idi Amin
(Related: Meaning)

"The opera is like a husband with a foreign title - expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: HusbChallenge, Opera, Support)

"Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Songs)

"You know that saying, bad things don't happen to good people? That's a lie."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Lie, People, Saying)

"The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty."
- David Amram
(Related: Peace, Society, People, Idea, Culture, Trying)

"The atmosphere was wide open in those circles that we traveled in."
- David Amram
(Related: Open)

"That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything - people want to be appreciated for what they have done."
- David Amram
(Related: People, Want)

"If I don't think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Ideas)

"May God permit us both to return to a free and independent Poland."
- Wladyslaw Anders
(Related: God, May)

"I'm not a comedian. I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Funny, Actor)

"Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Fun, Hollywood, Want)

"It's just a matter of me opening up the page and whatever is written on the page, that's what I'm here to do."
- Anthony Anderson
"The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Technology, Successful, First, Will)

"I think she definitely has. I think, um, her and Mulder's relationship has become more equal. And, I think she has become stronger and more independent over the seasons."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Seasons)

"I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Life, Time, Lies, Want)

"Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief has to develop strongly from page one. Some are more reality-based."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Obvious, Reality)

"People forget that a huge proportion of our jobs still depend on agricultural production in Australia so of course there are exports. That's easily overlooked."
- John Anderson
(Related: People, Forget, Jobs, Production)

"I don't know the taxpayer has perhaps much of an understanding of just how much wealth has been and is being and can be created that flows through the economy and just how many jobs depend upon it."
- John Anderson
(Related: Wealth, Being, Economy, Jobs, Understanding)

"Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

"I want to make it so that so many things happen... that you didn't expect would happen in this series, that you realize that you have to read every one of them."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Want)

"I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Home, Science, Time, Work, Day, Fiction, Night, Reading, Research)

"Smoking is related to practically every terrible thing that can happen to you."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Smoking)

"Young people think that nothing bad will ever happen to them."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: People, Nothing, Will)

"I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: People, Actions, Excuses, Hurt, Responsibility)

"A real estate closer. Oh, what's that? I'm a real estate opener. What is a real estate closer? You mean at the end where you've got to sign all those papers?"
- Louie Anderson
(Related: End)

"The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Open, Word)

"As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Dreams, Life, Control, Right)

"My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Work, Buying, Relaxation, Shops, Therapy)

"I don't really think about anything too much. I live in the present. I move on. I don't think about what happened yesterday. If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Present, Yesterday)

"An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Father, Impression, EnglEurope)

"Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Friends, Light, Nothing)

"You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Character, Credibility, Will)

"Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts; I'll win a pennant every year."
- Sparky Anderson
"I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?"
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Boston)

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: Life, Quality, Character, Gravity, Loss, Pain, Sadness, Treasure)

"I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: Life, Attitude, May)

"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older."
- Mario Andretti
"Believe me, you lose more than a gallon of fluids during a race. You could lose between six and 10 pounds during a race, depending on hot it is."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: Race)

"If CART continues on, it's just going to drag all of open-wheel racing down."
- Michael Andretti
(Related: Open, Racing)

"I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Time, Father, Being)

"Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives."
- Ivo Andric
(Related: Fear, Hope, Space)

"I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Ladies, Imitation, Tradition, Traditions)

"In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Time, Body, Order, Spiritual, Spirituality)

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Love, Hope)

"Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Love, Time)

"You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Money, Government, Job, Jobs, Unemployment, Want)

"And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, Freedom, Majority, Will)

"And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, God, Country, First, Protection)

"I couldn't have found a better man than Brad. He still opens doors for me and brings me flowers. He's the sweetest goofball on the planet."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Flowers, Man)

"Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Family, People, Friend, Friends, Nothing)

"I'm always on a train or a plane, so wherever I happen to be is home."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Home)

"I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Travel, Open, Sense)

"I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Regret)

"I spend a lot of time writing in New York."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Time, Writing)

"Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, Hope, Countries, Open, Poverty, Prosperity, World)

"The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Question, Questions)

"The French have got to understand that a film is so expensive that it can no longer afford to be regional or even national in scope."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Film)

"It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Financial, Cause)

"I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Compromise, Independence)

"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)

"Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there's nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Time, Nothing, Taste)

"I don't believe in expending energy on something you can't do anything about. If there was some easy way of fixing things, I'd probably do it."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Energy)

"I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Technology)

"Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers?"
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Life, Catastrophes, Newspapers)

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

"People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence."
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: Life, People, Achievement, Independence)

"I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Writing)

"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Man, Protection, Woman)

"Independence is happiness."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Happiness, Independence)

"I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Earth, Independence, Living, Security, Sense)

"I think that the pendulum will swing back to the other side one day."
- Susan Anton
(Related: Day, Will)

"That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Truth, Friend, Woman)

"Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: War, Conflict, Hollywood, Training, World, World war)

"Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting."
- Joyce Appleby
(Related: Sanity, Sense, Worth)

"The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?"
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Time, Money, People, Animals, Holidays, Killing, Options, Want)

"He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Money, Time, Artists, Trying)

"Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

"Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: People)

"You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: People, Freedom, Help, Treasure)

"I don't have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It's always the people who make things happen."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: People, Building, Democracy, Forget, Formula)

"I think well-read people - the world is open to them."
- Avi Arad
(Related: People, Open, World)

"Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Death, Land, Law)

"When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in how the story is going to develop and you spend more time daydreaming on that particular subject."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Time)

"When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Work, Thought, Grief, Sadness)

"The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)

"If the gag is complicated, you spend more time thinking about the way you're drawing it."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Time, Thinking)

"Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Humor, Building, Suspense, Theory)

"The reason I love comics more than anything else is that the longest story will be just a few pages. With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Love, Reason, Will)

"I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who'd had no upbringing, no chance in life."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Men, People, Chance, Evil, First)

"The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Truth, Efficiency, Lying, Trouble, Wishes)

"The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Certainty, Laws)

"Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Love, Experience, Mistake, People, Poets)

"Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies."
- Asia Argento
(Related: Movies, Action, Years)

"I've never gone into analysis. But Freud opened a door, I know."
- Dario Argento
"To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Money, Content, Film, Pressure)

"Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: People, Development, Church, Problems, Religious, Remarkable, Traditions)

"The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

"Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Eyes, Open, Will)

"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Work, Quick, Wishing)

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
- Aristotle
(Related: Happiness)

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Power, Survival, Awareness, Contemplation, Value)

"Bad men are full of repentance."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Repentance)

"I really would have been stupid not to have done it. It was also a film that was actually happening, I mean, Miramax was doing it, and it had a kind of legitimacy to it. And once I read the script, I was there."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Film)

"I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Fact, Film, Pretty)

"She not only expects the worst, but makes the worst of it when it happens."
- Michael Arlen
"I was an observer. I liked to listen rather than openly express myself. This trait is something that I've retained over the years."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Years)

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision."
- Dick Armey
(Related: People, Children, Politicians)

"I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Peace, Environment, Military, Road)

"I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Being, Woman)

"I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don't see things clearly as long as you're still involved."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Time, Being, End)

"The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Love, Success)

"But as a result of that, there was, once the show ended, there was this talk for sort of four, five months about what was going to happen, and if we were going to move to Showtime, and if we were going to be bought by ABC or whatever."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Months, Result, Talk)

"My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don't know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Film, First, canal)

"Arrested Development opened a lot of doors for me."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Development)

"When a system is considered in two different states, the difference in volume or in any other property, between the two states, depends solely upon those states themselves and not upon the manner in which the system may pass from one state to the other."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Difference, May, Property, State, states)

"A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other, like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales."
- Rudolf Arnheim
"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
"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)

"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 couldn't sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Night, Office, Sleep)

"I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Time, Conversation, Obsession, Suicide, Visit, Want, Years)

"My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

"You know, I spend most of my life turning things down. There's a lot of crap out there."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Life)

"The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Money, People, Evil, Public, Value)

"One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know."
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Related: Change, Fish, Fishing, Now, Sea, Today, Want, Will)

"Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Idea, Crime, Help)

"We who came here saw what was happening. This was far more than a war in a faraway place. This was a moral imperative, a terrible vision of the future."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Vision, Future)

"If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life)

"If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?"
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Court)

"I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Example, Talking, Years)

"It appears from Mr. Smith's account that there is no scarcity of buffalo as he penetrated the country."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Country)

"Why would people spend good money to have my pants?"
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Money, People)

"Some people talk about screen kisses being strange or uncomfortable. But I think that I got along with Anna well enough that it just happened; it was a fun day of shooting."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: People, Being, Day, Fun, Kisses, Talk)

"I think it is important that you care about the characters, and you are not just waiting for the next action sequence but have a vested interested in what happens to them."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Action, Care, Waiting)

"Above and beyond having the social life, to have a core group of people that you work with and spend time with and learn how to work with is a nice thing."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Time, Work, Life, People)

"I think Ian McKellen made it all happen, because he used to throw dinner parties and invite everyone over."
- Shawn Ashmore
"Lord of the Rings is a good thing for us because it opened the door for the genre in general. Le Guin's stories are very different from Lord of the Rings."
- Shawn Ashmore
"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Life, Afterlife, Boredom, Heaven, Hell)

"Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Dream, December, End, Theater, Washington)

"It's like taking over This Is Your Life from Eamonn Andrews - you just open your mouth and hope you sound like yourself. That's all you can possibly do."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Life, Hope, Open, Sound)

"The basic story for the opener is that word came through the bar that someone got knifed and killed up on the Moon Walk. It turns out to be one of the quarter regulars that everybody knows, including Maestro and Bone."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Moon, Word)

"When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Being, Day, Prison, Reading)

"Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Hope, Effort, Information, Question, Reform, World)

"The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race."
- Francis William Aston
(Related: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

"The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Success, People)

"A penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation."
- James Atlas
(Related: Dignity, Reputation)

"What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin."
- Dave Attell
(Related: Fish)

"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Animals, Environment, Plants)

"Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Impression, Character, First, Open)

"The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Answers, Literature, Questions)

"War is what happens when language fails."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: War, Language)

"I spent much of my life hiding."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Life)

"Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Life, Heart, Ugly, Will)

"The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Age, Society, Money, Class, Race, Rank)

"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)

"Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Day, School)

"I spent almost 3 months with Bergman, four hours every afternoon. We sat and went through the whole script. To be honest, most of the time we talked about life and other different things. It was really a wonderful time."
- Bille August
(Related: Life, Time, Months)

"The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics."
- Bille August
(Related: Ethics, Morals, Study)

"It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
"Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Beauty, God, May)

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Work, God)

"Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Guilt, Tears)

"Journalists prize independence - not teamwork."
- Ken Auletta
(Related: Teamwork, Independence)

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Quality, Virtue, Care)

"There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Nothing)

"Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Man, Nothing)

"Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Will)

"Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Education, World)

"It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Woman, Years)

"Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Education, Men, Books, Pen, Will)

"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Truth)

"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Women, Argument, Being, Matrimony, Poor)

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Guilt, Misery)

"You have to protect it too, you can't let just any stupid person take it and do something demoralizing with it. At the same time, I don't believe in being so rigid about controlling what happens either."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Time, Being)

"Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: History, Pretty, Word)

"Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures, and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Credit)

"I didn't want to just rally at the baseline, even though that happened a lot."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Want)

"I'll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Commerce, Open)

"I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Time, Idea, Colors, Emotion, Excitement, Relationships)

"But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

"You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Victory, Being, End, Example, Nation, State, Will)

"You grow and learn a lot about the industry and what happens behind closed doors over the years."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Years)

"People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Mother, Father, People, England, Saying, Years)

"I've been sampled so much and I'm glad it's happened, it's a great compliment."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Compliment)

"Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence. We will fight this danger for the sake of independence of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels."
- Shaukat Aziz
(Related: Danger, Defeat, Fight, Independence, Terrorism, Will)

"We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Community, Country, Destruction, Law, Luxury, Weapons)

"Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Democracy, Mistakes, Past)

"To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

"Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

"The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort, but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Effort, Fatigue, Force)

"We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of time working with the President and handing him statistics and showing him what we were doing as we went along and kind of saying to him, you know, this is really important."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Time, President, Saying, Statistics)

"Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Americans, Day, Independence)

"The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner."
- Joe Baca
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Employees, Rights)

"You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Now)

"Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us!"
- Richard Bach
(Related: Nothing)

"If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness)

"Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos, then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending 250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see."
- Sebastian Bach
"The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Body, Religious, Remarkable, Wonder)

"The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Soul, Being, Body, Night, Possession, Rest, Shadows, Sleep)

"Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Poetry, Future, Language, Speech)

"After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, History, Money, Country, Debt, Washington)

"Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: College, Day, Gambling, Internet, Students)

"Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Society, Citizenship, Open)

"As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: America, Cities, Jobs, states)

"By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Home, Encouraging, Burden, Welfare, Will, Workers)

"By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: War, Memories, Project, World, World war)

"For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: American, English, Tradition, Years)

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

"Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

"However, in recent years our nation has seen a sizable influx of illegal immigration that at best highlights some alarming inadequacies and at worst indicates a broken system."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Nation, Years)

"Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

"Immigration in America is a highly polarized issue and there are passionate views on both sides."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: America)

"In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Development, Act, Community)

"In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Fact, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment of three critical ministers is also confirmation of continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Society, Completion, Iraq)

"Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, American, Healthcare, Workers)

"Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says the number of young people addicted to gambling - largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling - grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: People, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"The elimination of the barbaric terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is good news for the world."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: News, World)

"The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Growth, Jobs, State, Taxes, Wage)

"The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: History, War, America, Effort, Now, Project, Veterans)

"Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Technology, Risk, Today)

"Unlicensed illegal immigrants drive on our roads and interstates without insurance, and there is little that our law enforcement officials can do to stop them."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Law)

"It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Belief, states, United, Will)

"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Time, First, Living)

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

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Humor, Imagination, Man, Sense)

"The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Job)

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Artist, Job, Mystery)

"When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, 'We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work'."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Work, Children)

"I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change, or the same vehicle to go for the race. It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Change, Race, Will)

"I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Family, Being)

"A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens."
- Robert Baden-Powell
"Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Success, Example, Training)

"The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Successful, Fire, Open)

"It is a good thing to happen to you, to have that taste of fame because then you don't hanker for it."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Fame, Taste)

"On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Time, War, Prison)

"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 planned my success. I knew it was going to happen."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Success)

"It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Men, People, America, Philosophy)

"So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Business, War, Nations)

"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)

"We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Hope, Vision, Harvest, Land, May)

"One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Happiness)

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

"Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters."
- Beryl Bainbridge
(Related: Being, Children)

"People really do spend a lot of money on their pets - sometimes more then themselves."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Money, People, Pets)

"Today's date, the eighteenth of May, should sometime become an occasion of great international celebration, for on this day ten years ago the first Peace Conference opened at The Hague."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Day, First, May, Today, Years)

"Those youngsters go out there and set a record and clinch the pole position. But what do you do if you wreck your car. That record doesn't spend too well."
- Buck Baker
(Related: Car)

"That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back."
- David Baker
(Related: Garden, Reason, Salvation)

"I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don't know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious."
- David Baker
"So I let them be responsible for there particular areas. Then by the time it gets to me that means that there is a problem. I have my eyes open and I need to know something about every department but you don't want to micro manage any particular department."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Time, Eyes, Open, Want)

"Everyone has a budget, I don't care who you are. But they said if we are in a pennant race in the middle of the summer they are going to get some help with added payroll."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Care, Help, Race, Summer)

"No drama, however great, is entirely independent of the stage on which it is given."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama)

"There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Comedy, Difference, Tragedy)

"This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president."
- James Baker
(Related: Time, History, First, President)

"Privatization came on slowly. When something very big happens, like privatization, historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes. That is not how it happened."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Causes, Historians)

"We have a very active testing community which people don't often think about when you have open source."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: People, Community, Open, Testing)

"Many people think that open source projects are sort of chaotic and and anarchistic. They think that developers randomly throw code at the code base and see what sticks."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: People, Open, Projects)

"The Mozilla Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization."
- Mitchell Baker
"Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Restaurants)

"The discrimination is not made openly, but a Negro who goes to such places is informed that there are no accommodations, or he is overlooked and otherwise slighted, so that he does not come again."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Discrimination)

"People didn't stop spending money, they just spent it on things that complement their PCs."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Money, People)

"Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large, aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen, and we know they don't know!"
- Tom Baker
(Related: Mail, Politicians)

"They've all been through bad things. So bad things happen to people. They happen to all the great men of God."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Men, God, People)

"When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who's a true believer, if you die, you know you're going to heaven to be with God."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Faith, God, Heaven)

"I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Time, Writing)

"One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: African, Danger, Wildlife)

"The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: American)

"My good films were independent and my bad films were not."
- Ralph Bakshi
"I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Fear, Hope, Agreement, Exploration, Space, Weapons)

"I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family. I had a very good time as a child, but I was also - I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest, that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things, and a great acceptance of whatever is happening."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Family, Acceptance, Growing up, Theory)

"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
"The future will be determined in part by happenings that it is impossible to foresee; it will also be influenced by trends that are now existent and observable."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Future, Now, Will)

"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)

"One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point of conviction that nothing will ever again happen to you."
- Faith Baldwin
(Related: Life, Conviction, Nothing, Road, Will)

"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Poor, Poverty)

"No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Time, First)

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

"The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Progress, Dependence, Race, Reason)

"What is happening within Christianity is that it doesn't know it needs to promote itself."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Christianity, Needs)

"In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Politics, Research, Scientists)

"There have been many times when you spend a number of months and the finished product is not what you wanted to see. And 'Batman Begins' was what I wanted to see."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Months)

"I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn't have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, People, Attitude, End, Living, Theory)

"I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

"I'm sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn't think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Children)

"I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Soul, Fear, Future, Nothing)

"One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil."
- Balthus
(Related: Eyes)

"When are we going to say cancer is cured? I'm not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Body, Cancer, Disease, Will)

"Those who spend too fast never grow rich."
- Honore De Balzac
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Man, Open, Sea, Woman)

"Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Truth, Amusement, Neighbors)

"It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Money, Country, Honor, Privilege, Years)

"If you call a cat, he may not come. Which doesn't happen with dogs. They're different types of animals. Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Animals, Cats, Dogs, May)

"We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?"
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Journalism)

"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)

"I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like, what happened in England where all these kids that all of a sudden can't afford the ticket prices."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: England, Kids)

"Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

"It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Time, Reality, Solitude, Years)

"I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Home, Life, Kids, Reading, Weekend)

"The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it's filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn't happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: May, Public, Reason)

"Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Career, Friends, Television)

"I have spent a lot of years on the outside looking in."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Years)

"I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Time, Being)

"When I became governor, spending actually increased 28 percent my first term. Revenue increased 42 percent my first term without raising anybody's taxes. We did it because we had more taxpayers with more taxable income. That's how you get the revenue up. We did that without raising anybody's taxes."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: First, Income, Taxes)

"I have a record as governor. I have a record of cutting spending. And I talked yesterday not only about we ought to cut spending, I talked about how we've cut spending in Mississippi and how if you did the same things in the federal government, you would save tens of billions of dollars a year."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Government, Yesterday)

"We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away."
- William Barclay
(Related: Life, Will)

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

"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)

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

"We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that, so we started playing it. It's not that it was really hard, well, it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina. But it was something that just happened."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Play, Skill)

"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)

"The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Success, People, Ability, Internet, Open, World)

"Of course, nothing happens until somebody sells something."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Nothing)

"Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership; and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests."
- Chester Irving Barnard
(Related: Leadership, Quality, Morality, Endurance)

"We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning."
- Albert Barnes
(Related: May)

"One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there is not penalty for breaking it."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Time, People, Law)

"After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Life, People, Office, Open)

"And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Laws, Legislation, Open, Public)

"I am committed to making Georgia a model for open and honest government."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Open)

"In my first year as governor, we solved some of the problems that had begun to undermine the Open Records Act. We gave the act teeth by providing criminal penalties for knowing violations."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Act, First, Open, Problems)

"An interesting thing happened in 1989, right as I was graduating: the stock market crashed and really changed the landscape of the art world in New York. It made the kind of work I was doing interesting to galleries that wouldn't have normally been interested in it."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Art, Work, Right, World)

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

"Working with my husband, I thought we would be at each other. As close as we are, our styles are so different. But it didn't happen - we were surprised."
- Julia Barr
(Related: HusbThought)

"So I'm very grateful for everything that has happened in my life."
- Alice Barrett
(Related: Life)

"A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Force, Open, Past)

"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Golf, Open, Today)

"It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Art, Money, Experts, Public)

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

"I go to work the minute I open my eyes."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Work, Eyes, Open)

"People think that whatever I put into strips has happened to me in my life."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Life, People)

"I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Life, Time, Birds, Reading)

"I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Thought, Cartoons)

"In life there are always these things happening if you can just get the joke."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Life)

"People who don't know me have opinions about me. That's the part that's very hurtful. Because how do you form an opinion about somebody if you've never met them or spent any time with them? So it's all based upon hearsay or things that they've read."
- Rick Barry
(Related: Time, People, Opinion, Opinions)

"I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy, Traveling, World)

"I guess there seems to be clubs opening up again, which is strange."
- Todd Barry
"I had some friends that tried it down there, and I went to a couple of open mics, and I just kind of got this... this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Friends, Open)

"I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Writing)

"I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta. I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors."
- Todd Barry
"You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Love, Day)

"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."
- John Barrymore
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Happiness, Open)

"Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open, there's little evidence that society has become more open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Society, Gay, Open)

"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)

"Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

"You meet new people. We just spent two hours with people we didn't know before, just talking about the Badgers."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: People, Talking)

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

"We are comfortable with the fact that we cannot know personally what happened in the world before we were born, yet we are uncomfortable with the notion that we will stop engaging with time at some point in the future."
- John Barton
(Related: Time, Fact, Future, Will, World)

"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 paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Work, Artists, Hair, Portraits, Woman)

"There is no such thing as several Romanias, but only politicians who divide Romania depending on the interests of their parties and their clout."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Politicians)

"Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, Crime, Difficulty, Living, Parents, Poverty)

"These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, College, Living, State)

"Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that Chinese spies penetrated four U.S. weapons research labs and stole important information on seven nuclear warhead designs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Information, Research, Weapons)

"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Government, Fiction)

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Forget, State)

"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: State)

"They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Competition, End, Will)

"What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Memory, Words)

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

"Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Crime, Fact)

"I think that can happen, that two people can love each other and not be able to get on at all."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Love, People)

"It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Life, Time, Country, Deep, First, Interest, Land, Now, Years)

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

"Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Time, Accident, Animals)

"Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Time, Now, Open, states, United)

"The administration's attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba - not less."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Selling, Open)

"Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Society, Conscience, Deep, Space)

"I'm pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is anybody that would mock someone on death row."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Death)

"When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Mistake, America, Law)

"It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Life, Failure)

"I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Music, People, Public, Taste)

"Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: Time, Nothing)

"You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Time, Country, First, Rights, Human rights, Injustice, Question, Questions, Years)

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

"Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Patriotism, Financial, Being, Circumstances, Country, Military, Right)

"I'm going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Attitude, Hope, First, Solution)

"I've had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn't really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Work, Movies, Difference)

"I think that the two of them have been doing this for a really long time and it is more like sport. Yes, they would love to find a lasting relationship, but it's not likely to happen the way they are going about it."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Love, Time)

"There was a sense of all the things that go on on the street, particularly in New York, that you are just completely unaware of, that that conversation could be happening at any time. I loved the instability of the camera. It's just an unstable world."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Time, Conversation, Sense, World)

"Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don't understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Character, Being, Writer)

"I think everything depends on money."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Money)

"Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Houses, Protection)

"When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

"Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of "The Lord of the Rings". From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually."
- Sean Bean
(Related: World)

"It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!"
- Greg Bear
(Related: People, Open, Thinking, Writers)

"My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived - roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska."
- Standing Bear
(Related: First, Living, Now, states, Years)

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)

"We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future."
- Daniel Carter Beard
(Related: Men, Future)

"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)

"On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box - the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: London, Result)

"Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It's an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Hollywood, Talk, Tea)

"I've spent my life supporting myself."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Life)

"Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Politics, People, Feet, Vote)

"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)

"I've found that when you roll up your sleeves and join people in their daily work, they tend to open up quite a bit and let you know what they really think about the issues facing our country and what kind of job they think the government is doing."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Government, Work, People, Country, Job, Open)

"People really want to think that these things really happened. I don't know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: People, Reading, Want)

"We all know what the problems are: it's tax and spend. One party will tax and spend, the other party won't tax but will spend. It's both of them together."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Tax, Party, Problems, Will)

"You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Time, End)

"I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you're Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter. We all know the country's in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country's in trouble."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Country, May, Republican, Trouble)

"'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Government, Name, Party, Republican)

"It's not just spending, it's not just taxes, it's not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties. It is in the Republicans and the Democrats."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Corruption, Democrats, Republicans, Taxes)

"Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America - and it's shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: America, Day)

"No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Success, Happiness, Road)

"I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Thought, Americans, Risk, Terrorism)

"And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Possibility, Hearing, Voice, World)

"Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Concern, Eyes, First, Future, Globalization, Open, Present, Will)

"When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Experience, Europe, Open)

"Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: World)

"The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me. There's no light in them. Fixed emotions. Blind worship. Horror. It makes me think of what happened to us long ago."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

"I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Freedom, Open, Parents)

"I believe that everything in life happens for a reason."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Life, Reason)

"I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Life, Beginning, Exercise)

"I'm still me even after all that's happened."
- Victoria Beckham
"It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: People, Charm, Losing, Open)

"The first year with the success that we had and let me point out that the time frame changes depending on which decade you look at it. In the seventies acts were kind of expected to do an album a year. If you look at the Beatles they were doing three a year."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Success, Time, First)

"A lot of funny stuff happens in Canada."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Funny, Canada)

"Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Music, Difficulty, Memory)

"You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Community, Poor)

"I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further."
- James Van Der Beek
(Related: Life, Open, Romantic, Talk)

"When I don't have any ideas, I pick up fabric and start working with it and something happens."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: Ideas)

"To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Pen)

"But I think what happened was that Clinton knew how to fight back. And the way he fought back was on the issues - being tough in staying on the things that mattered to people in their lives."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, Being, Fight)

"I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Time, People, American, National security, Will)

"The question of how the eye works - that is, what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina - simply could not be answered at that time."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, Eye, First, Light, Question)

"We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Design, Open)

"Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth. But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened, and our view of the world is again being shaken."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Being, Now, World)

"A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Car, Culture, Man, Wind)

"One of the things I like about jazz, kid, is I don't know what's going to happen next. Do you?"
- Bix Beiderbecke
(Related: Jazz)

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Open)

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
- Alexander Graham Bell
"Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished - My god. It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin to detail all it's actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It's stunned the entire nation."
- Art Bell
(Related: God, Fear, Detail, Economy, Nation)

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don't store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what's happening, and don't take unnecessary risks."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Eye, Freedom, Vigilance)

"Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Democracy, Talk, Will)

"Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Open, Questions, Reason)

"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

"Something magical happened when I turned 25 - I looked in the mirror and was like, 'You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.' Like I didn't have a little stick figure anymore."
- Kristen Bell
"Something magical happened when I turned 25 - I looked in the mirror and was like, 'You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.' Like I didn't have a little stick figure anymore."
- Kristen Bell
"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

"When I came out of service, the first couple of releases didn't really hit so I just took a little hiatus and sat down to see what was happening. I just glued my ears to the radio and then I started writing - the first hit record that came out was "Everybody Loves a Winner.""
- William Bell
(Related: First, Service, Writing)

"In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Military, World, Years)

"When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Country, Open, Struggle)

"We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Abuse, Children, Exploitation, Labor, Open, Public)

"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)

"For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose's view, that this has to happen, there's nothing I can do about it."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: Building, End, Film, Nothing)

"A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible for about 25 percent of the outcome; the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts."
- Melvin Belli
(Related: Performance, Facts)

"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)

"I believe that time destroys everything. You can take one beautiful apple, red. After a while, it becomes shrivelled and full of worms, just like what happens to us."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Time)

"When I make an American movie it's going to come out all over the world-it doesn't happen the same way for an Italian film or a French film."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: American, Film, World)

"An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens."
- Robert Benchley
"For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Time, Evil, Nation, Reputation, Waiting, Windows)

"Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: End, Skin)

"Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Soul, Literature, Present, Spring)

"Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and open yourself to the new forms of probability."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Open, Tradition)

"I love meeting fans. The people who are fans of my books are really smart and dedicated, because some independent comics are hard to get. I will drive all the way to Pittsburgh or Detroit to put it in their hands."
- Brian M. Bendis
(Related: Love, People, Books, Fans, Meeting, Will)

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

"Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Being, Cinema, Content, Film, Pretty)

"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Government, Religion, Being, Day, Open, Opinions, Will, World)

"By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Time, Girls, School)

"The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Christ, Nothing, Spain)

"Life is generally something that happens elsewhere."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Life)

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

"We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Work, Job, Security)

"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Attitude, Improvement, Weekend)

"Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, Goals)

"If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: History, Time, Car, Famous)

"If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have your spent your whole life pursuing?"
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Time)

"Lohan and I talk about just things that happen. It's Lindsay. She's great. I went from not knowing who she was to not being able to get rid of her because she's everywhere. She's on everything."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: Being, Talk)

"The situation in Iraq will be long, it will be expensive and it will be difficult. But in the end, Iraq will very much be worth it."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: End, Iraq, Will, Worth)

"The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Business, Tax, Sales)

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

"I don't think anyone's pushing for spending limits in the campaign."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Limits)

"I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of."
- George Bentham
(Related: Determination, Career, Reason)

"Paradise is open to all kind hearts."
- Pierre Jean de Beranger
(Related: Paradise, Open)

"Miracles happen to those who believe in them."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Miracles)

"To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Forgiveness, Punishment, Repentance, Sin)

"The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Time, Fact, Heaven, Man)

"It's not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Women, Life, Being, Hollywood, Risk)

"I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Being, Fathers, Speech)

"Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Love, Men, Independence, Waste, Woman)

"So many people are working in vaudeville today that I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an hour bill and didn't have them until the night before we opened in Buffalo and money was no object!"
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Money, People, Night, Today)

"When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own."
- John Berger
(Related: Voice, Will)

"The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open."
- John Berger
(Related: Dreams, Imagination, Difficulty, Living, Open, Philosophy, Practice)

"The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened."
- Peter Berger
(Related: Past)

"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages."
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Related: Nature, Men, Apples, Arrogance, Sun)

"I spent two weeks prancing around a studio in Queens in my underwear with nine other guys. They were long days. But what the hell, it was Calvin Klein."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Hell)

"I have grown up alone. I've taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Money, Care)

"Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Time, Being, Open)

"We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intelligence, Inferiority, Superiority, Man)

"A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Events)

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

"I had to work out where I was going, what type of films I wanted to make. For that reason, I decided to choose independent productions, less important roles, and I tried theater, too."
- Elizabeth Berkley
(Related: Work, Reason, Theater)

"I'm open to getting more equipment, but I really won't have time to look into that until after the tour."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Time, Open)

"On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince the American president not to go to war. I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: War, American, President)

"In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you're a theater actor it's very difficult to make a living. But it's also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Actor, Living, Open, Theater)

"Scientific corporations might well become almost independent states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments without consulting the outside world - a world which would be less and less able to judge what the experiments were about."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Consulting, Corporations, states, World)

"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)

"We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Independence, Loss, May, Originality, Research, Workers, Years)

"I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences... essential to that institution's ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Ability, Committee, Objectives, Will)

"If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Policy, Committee, Focus, Open, Prosperity, Stability, Will)

"It's not name dropping, but not many people can say, like me, that they spent the day with the likes of Francis Bacon or that boring drunk Dylan Thomas. You don't forget things like that."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: People, Day, Forget, Name)

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

"Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Art, Science, Advertising, Persuasion)

"You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You've got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don't feel it, nothing will happen."
- William Bernbach
(Related: People, Nothing, Right, Will)

"It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich."
- Sarah Bernhardt
"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Life, Energy)

"If we stop exploring space, we're going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Cancer, Space)

"The average user doesn't give a damn what happens, as long as (1) it works and (2) it's fast."
- Daniel J. Bernstein
"One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Business, Success, Successful)

"I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Brother, Prison, Will, Years)

"No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'."
- Danielle Berry
(Related: Time, Computer)

"I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Time)

"What's the worst that can happen? If it doesn't do well I can put on my big girl panties, deal with it and move on."
- Halle Berry
"Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Civil rights, Open, Will, Windows)

"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)

"The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Decision, Care, Eyes, Open, Will)

"On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London, where a new world seemed opened to me."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: London, March, World)

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
- George Best
(Related: Money, Birds, Rest)

"I walked out of the show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family. It took me some time to decide but I wanted to spend more time with my wife and two daughters who were always beside me. I wanted to do everything I could for them."
- Pete Best
(Related: Business, Time, Family, Wife, Thought, Daughters)

"I was close to John simply because I liked him as a person. He liked me as a person. We spent a lot of times at one another's houses back in Liverpool. We spent a lot of time together in Germany."
- Pete Best
(Related: Time, Germany, Houses)

"Many things have been said about what happened, but I don't know either. Maybe someday. One thing I'm sure of is that all the things that have happened to me, good and bad, happy and sad, have made me what I am today."
- Pete Best
(Related: Today)

"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: World)

"I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Time, Doubt, Open, Saying)

"Half the bands I guarantee wouldn't at this point want Nuno to open for them."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Open, Want)

"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: People, Road)

"In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Change, Chance, Fulfillment, Will, World)

"It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: People, Argument)

"There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Work, Acquaintance, Open)

"You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Money, People, Football, Golf, Poor)

"It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room."
- Elizabeth Bibesco
(Related: Man)

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
- Joe Biden
(Related: Greed, Talk, Television)

"The Recovery Act is working, but it's going to continue to work. It's not over. A lot's going to happen this summer. And even after the summer, there's more to come with the act."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Work, Act, Summer)

"Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Money, People, Now, Talking)

"No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Tax, Income, Investment, Will)

"Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

"In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Idea, Disaster, Economy, Taxes)

"I've got my eye on a few things to spend my money on. I've got my own bank card but I am really good with money. I don't spend too much at all."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Money, Eye)

"I'm not squeamish at all. As a child I dragged a dead squirrel home on my skateboard and cut it open and tried to look at its brain."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Home, Open)

"Being Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn't just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would. I thought, 'This is going to be huge for me!' And it really wasn't at all."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Thought, Being, Open, Woman)

"Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Independence)

"Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Egotism, Pen)

"Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Enthusiasm, Connection, Repentance, Youth)

"Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Day)

"Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: God, Conscience, Forgetfulness)

"Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: State)

"What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Patriotism, War, Country, Existence, Nation, Needs, Vice)

"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: People, Road)

"On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Hope)

"If we don't continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Dependence, Energy, Risk)

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

"Our congressional district is the fastest growing in the state. Nowhere is there a greater need for new and improved roads and transit systems that will spare us the hours we spend each day in traffic."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Day, State, Will)

"Our country is the most generous, open, tolerant, and democratic in the world."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Country, Open, World)

"Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel, not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of our future as the world's economic leader."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Leader, Dependence, Diplomacy, Energy, Future, World)

"Basically, what happened was, I had moved out to Los Angeles, I was pretty damn lazy and I put on some pounds."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Pretty)

"I used to have a list of things from my school buddies of what kind of art material they wanted. I'd go up to the West End of London and spend the whole day knocking stuff off."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Art, Day, End, London, School)

"No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Time, Animation, State)

"One might have thought the world would stop ascribing moral equivalence between acts of terrorism and acts of punishing terrorism. It has not happened that way."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Thought, Terrorism, World)

"Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Men, Economy)

"There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Health, Time, People, World)

"There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them."
- Josh Billings
(Related: People, Trouble)

"It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit."
- Josh Billings
"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)

"If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Man, Perfection, World)

"The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Road, Ruin)

"Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors."
- Josh Billings
(Related: God, People, Neighbors)

"The best thing that could happen to motherhood already has. Fewer women are going into it."
- Victoria Billings
(Related: Women, Motherhood)

"There is no such thing as being too independent."
- Victoria Billings
(Related: Being)

"Y'know what? This is what I go by: It doesn't matter how good-looking a guy is, it just depends on his personality. If a guy can make you laugh and make fun of you, then that's what would win me over. So, yeah."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Fun, Personality)

"There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Life, Manager, Disaster, First, Night, Opera)

"Today, energy prices are at historic highs. Some analysts estimate that energy price shocks this year could cost American consumers more than $40 billion. Speaking very frankly, we cannot afford this kind of expense."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: American, Energy, Today)

"Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Change, Life, Movies, Character, Open)

"If you move something 10 pounds through space and then stop suddenly, there's a little overshoot. When you transfer weight from one leg to another, there's a certain way that it happens."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Space, Weight)

"I think there are influences that you open the door to, and influences that come under the door."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Open)

"When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?"
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Car, Love, Open, Parents, Patience, Treasure)

"Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money."
- Joey Bishop
(Related: Money, Open, Today, Worth)

"Transportation spending is a win-win proposition."
- Tim Bishop
"The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Life, Quality, Sound, Years)

"I love being in my garden. I don't plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labour."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Love, Time, Being, Garden)

"Being around people with whom you feel a connection, on many levels, not just a professional one, is very relaxing. Your ears are more open to someone who is not a cantankerous bastard."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: People, Being, Connection, Open)

"Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?"
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Fish, Nothing, Question)

"The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone - and that's the hard part - but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Plants)

"The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don't like what has happened to the American male."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: American, Comedy, Years)

"I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance."
- Bob Black
(Related: Adventure, Joy)

"The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they're forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again."
- Claudia Black
(Related: Time, Family, Home, People, Hope, Actor, Faces, Friends, Night)

"Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do. Other artists may do something more edgy that gets on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy, I think."
- Clint Black
(Related: Artists, Country, May)

"The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence)

"Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Leadership, Time, Now, Stress, Trying)

"We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Objectives)

"The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London."
- James W. Black
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, College, Independence, London, Research)

"Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Music, Boss, Arguments, Open)

"I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I'm still hoping though."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Career, Nothing)

"And I know this happens because I took economics, and I'd explain it to ya, but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o'clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye."
- Lewis Black
(Related: Economics, Eye, Fault, Nothing)

"Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, Time, Focus)

"Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience to getting to the point after September 11 that we said, no, this is not just civil disobedience, this is an act of war."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, Act)

"Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Environmental, Congress, Country, Energy, Liberals, Past, Today, Years)

"Those record companies don't know what's happening at all."
- Ritchie Blackmore
"In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Government, Control, Growth, Burden, Tax, Order)

"I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Time, Work, Fame, Nothing, Years)

"Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Values, Common sense, Future, Present)

"So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Panama)

"It's almost as if people think that in Latin America we're not hip to what's happening here."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, America)

"I was the first person to come into New York with a Latin American point of view which was also very much influenced by political happenings in Latin America."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: America, American, First)

"Part of protecting our homeland means being less dependent on foreign countries for our energy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Being, Countries, Energy)

"Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?"
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: People, Idea, Children, Help, Idealism, Sense, Will)

"Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Food, Health, Home, Children, Commitment, Community, Eating, Habits, School)

"Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Health, Men, Women, Care, Fact, Woman, Years)

"Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Goals, Careers)

"Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Money, Character, Direction, Respect, Treatment)

"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)

"We have to withdraw from this undemocratic institution and ensure that these people no longer have any influence on British affairs. We would like to see other European nations do the same thing. I think that will happen."
- Steve Blake
(Related: People, Influence, Nations, Will)

"The absolute dependence of a newborn infant inspired many things in me, but it did not activate any magical knowledge about what to do for the next twenty years."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Knowledge, Dependence, Years)

"The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

"The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Work, Goals, Productivity)

"Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud."
- Maurice Blanchot
(Related: Music, People, Lovers, Painting)

"At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Responsibility, State, Wrong)

"If something happens, you have to realize that you can't just yell at people all the time."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Time, People)

"My job, when it comes to free agency, trades, is not to pick players, but support the personnel department and the coaching staff. We have to have the financial resources to make things happen and that's my job."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Financial, Coaching, Job, Support)

"The source of wealth is from individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: History, Wealth, Football, Interest)

"I'm not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director, though these things often happen unnoticed, submerged in the unconscious."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Unconscious)

"I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Horror, Police, Supernatural)

"I am a very open, social, friendly person, and when it comes to people approaching me and asking for an autograph, I am totally cool with doing any of that. It's a lot of fun."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: People, Fun, Open)

"There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Nothing, World)

"Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor; the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound."
- William Bligh
(Related: Poor)

"Strange things have happened, but seldom does it happen."
- Henry Bliss
"I don't think that anyone seriously fears that the world can be blown to pieces all together. But what one can fear and rightly so are regional things, like in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the Korean Peninsula, borders in Africa, etc."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Fear, World)

"International cooperation, multilateralism is indispensable."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Cooperation)

"The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising."
- Arthur Bloch
(Related: Compromise, Will)

"There are several paths one can take, but not every path is open to you."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Open)

"I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist, which is what I always wanted to do anyhow."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Life, Artist, Excellence)

"I crave working on those small independent movies because I love going to see those myself."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Movies)

"I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Career, Right, Trying)

"Whatever happens in life is fine - just trust in that."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Life, Trust)

"You don't make spending decisions, investment decisions, hiring decisions, or whether-you're-going-to-look-for-a-job decisions when you don't know what's going to happen."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Decisions, Hiring, Investment)

"We cannot continue. Our pension costs and health care costs for our employees are going to bankrupt this city."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Health, Care, Employees)

"Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Borrowing, Democrats, Public, Republicans, Taxes)

"You know, if you look back in the 1930s, the money went to infrastructure. The bridges, the municipal buildings, the roads, those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure. This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone, started out with a $500 rebate check, remember. That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Money)

"These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Legal, People, Country, Elections, Reason)

"And I think the more money you put in people's hands, the more they will spend And if they don't spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Money, People, Banks, Jobs, Will)

"My first jam was at Hotel Diplomat opening for Hollywood."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: First, Hollywood)

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

"I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Being, Gay, Open, Sexuality)

"Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Religion, Open, Repression)

"I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Life, Christianity, Heaven)

"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Experience, Society, Christian, May, Open, Theology)

"While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Progress, Action, Formula, states, United)

"What happened to the Bush Administration regarding terrorism is that they regarded it as a secondary issue, and associated with Clinton. One of those Clinton issues."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Terrorism)

"It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is."
- James Blunt
(Related: Time, Manager, Right, Songs)

"We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Education, Society, Knowledge, Law, Liberty, Public, Shadow)

"Once you work with a studio on a film, the studio is sort of like this enormous clam that just opens, takes everything and then closes, and no one enters again. They own it all."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Work, Film)

"We're waiting for the pendulum to swing back again, which I am absolutely confident it will."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Waiting, Will)

"In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line."
- Don Bluth
(Related: People, Animation, Computer, World)

"All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Experience, Joy, Suffering)

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

"Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Dependence, Oil)

"Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Laws, Open)

"First, we should not be opening our coasts, all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step, not the first step, to conserve oil."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Drilling, First, Oil)

"Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Community, Congress, Country, Debt, Uncertainty, Years)

"Why don't we stop the stimulus spending? There's still about $400 billion or $500 billion of the stimulus plan that has not been spent. Why don't we stop it? It's not working."
- John Boehner
"We have to deal with two issues. Spending and taxes."
- John Boehner
(Related: Taxes)

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

"The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs to Washington, 'Stop! Stop the spending, stop the job-killing policies.' And yet, Democrats in Washington refuse to listen to the American people."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Democrats, Job, Washington)

"The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, People, Control, American, Want, Washington)

"I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes."
- John Boehner
(Related: Debt, Energy, Tax, Healthcare, Taxes, Trade, Want, Washington)

"Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Success)

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Life, Attitude)

"Aledo will always be home to me because I spent the first 27 years of my life there - it's such a special place - and because of the experiences I had there, I've become the person I am today."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Home, Life, First, Today, Will, Years)

"I'm always surprised by things that happen to my work."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Work)

"So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race. Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power, either for good or for destruction."
- David Bohm
(Related: Technology, Power, Destruction, Race, Wonder)

"But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent - not only for their mutual action, but for their meaning and for their existence."
- David Bohm
(Related: People, Action, Existence, Meaning, Word)

"The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Democracy, Dictatorship, Secrecy)

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
- Derek Bok
(Related: Education, Ignorance)

"The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)

"There is no conflict between favouring Islamic and traditional values and being more open and international."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Values, Being, Conflict, Open)

"I keep working mainly because my wife and I spend most of our time touring the country doing our own plays."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Time, Wife, Country)

"The stage is suspension of disbelief. Film is a literal medium."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Film)

"My favorite actors when I was a kid were in their '60s. Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Actors, Favorite)

"I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture."
- Danny Bonaduce
(Related: School)

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

"Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Character, Ambition, May, Passion, Principles)

"More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Time, Students, Will)

"Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Art, Society, Reality)

"Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as we wage the War on Terror. We do know that we can count on the strong support from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for all peoples throughout the world."
- Kit Bond
(Related: War, Friend, Winning, Support, Terror, Today, Wage, Will, World)

"A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Society, Usefulness, Worth)

"Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Countries, Dignity, Poor)

"Sometimes that happens. I know how it feels to lose eight or nine to nothing. It can be frustrating but it was good for us. This was a team that was hot the last nine games. It seemed like any puck we touched went our way."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Games, Nothing)

"My career is an open book, but my life is not."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Life, Career, Open)

"Those boos really motivate me to make something happen."
- Barry Bonds
"I spent a lot of time feeling alienated and rejected."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Time, Feeling)

"Once a week we go to juvenile hall and talk to boys there. Just go and spend a day in the juvenile courts."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Boys, Day, Talk)

"I'm part of an important movement that needs to happen."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Needs)

"In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence, we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to impose their economic or political models."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Dependence, Nations, Poverty)

"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)

"But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Peace, Countries, Independence, Stability)

"Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Burden, Consequences, Country, Drama, Will, World)

"We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs."
- John Bonham
(Related: Home, Months, Songs, Writing)

"To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence I shall defend until my dying day."
- Rosa Bonheur
(Related: Sex, Ambition, Day, Dying, Independence)

"When somebody was looking in my locker, it was like going in my desk. Somebody happened to be looking in my locker when they shouldn't have been."
- Bobby Bonilla
"We spent a lot of money on some players."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Money)

"I might say something in Spanish; it all depends on how I'm feeling, what the situation is."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Feeling)

"I had an opportunity with Baltimore to make it to the World Series, and that didn't happen."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Opportunity, World)

"The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Independence, Will)

"Drafting a constitution is only the first step. The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair, representative referendum."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Constitution, First, Open)

"This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

"Towns and cities throughout the United States have opened their hearts and homes to thousands of families displaced from their homes as a result of this horrific storm."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Cities, Result, states, United)

"Members of al Qaeda and other affiliated organizations spent a great deal of time blending into the populations of several nations around the world and exploring all aspects of life there."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Life, Time, Nations, World)

"You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else."
- Bono
(Related: Equality, Idea, Commitment, Concern, Fool, Justice, Questions)

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

"A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Memory)

"With gas prices nationally, and especially in our area, increasingly on the rise, it is more crucial then ever that we take steps to diversify our energy sources and reduce our dependency on foreign oil."
- Mary Bono
(Related: Energy, Oil)

"It's always an enormous pressure when you do a sequel. The demands are so high, and it's expensive."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Pressure)

"I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Open)

"Nothing is really real unless it happens on television."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Nothing, Television)

"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing.""
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Experience, People, Adventure)

"The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Life, Courage, Suspense)

"The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

"My door was open part of the time, and part of the time I tried to get a nap and their voices annoyed me, and I closed it. I kept it open in summer more or less, and closed in winter."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Time, Open, Summer, Winter)

"I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak."
- David Boreanaz
(Related: Entertainment, Now, Right, Want, Will)

"Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January."
- Hal Borland
(Related: June, Summer)

"The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Civilization, Destiny, Living, Mankind, World)

"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)

"I have been wounded like this since about half past eight this morning and I will tell you how it happened."
- Francesco Borromini
(Related: Past, Will)

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

"Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Emotions)

"What's happened has happened, so what can we do to make it better for tomorrow and the day after? That's why we're here."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Day, Tomorrow)

"To demonstrate this simultaneity is by no means trivial, because it may for example happen that the product nucleus always forms in an activated state at first."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Example, First, May, State)

"To be in the right is often an expensive business."
- Phyllis Bottome
(Related: Business, Right)

"Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Policy, Film, Talking)

"Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities - and we should take care."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Life, Successful, Care, Open, Priorities, Projects)

"I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Success, Argument)

"What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)

"I think that people ran out of oxygen and don't really know what happened up there, maybe some of them just made things up because they weren't sure what had happened."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: People)

"The reason I'm travelling so much is because of reasons that weren't completely planned. Several of the shows became successful and were invited to go to other places and they've all happened at similar times."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Successful, Reason)

"You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male, and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months... and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Boyfriend, Cheating, Months)

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?"
- Jim Bouton
(Related: Men, Baseball, Football)

"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time."
- Jim Bouton
(Related: Life, Time, Baseball, End)

"It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, so we don't need protections against it."
- James Bovard
(Related: Faith, Government, People, Friend, Blind, Country, Years)

"Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Truth, Fame, Words)

"To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can't explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can't coach."
- Bobby Bowden
(Related: Coach, Want)

"Nothing can happen nowhere. The locale of the happening always colours the happening, and often, to a degree, shapes it."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Nothing)

"What's happened is that an incessant, an insidious insurgency has repeatedly attacked the key infrastructure targets, reducing outputs."
- Stuart Bowen
(Related: Key)

"You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Trust, Duty, Want)

"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)

"I hate love. Hate being in love. I never want it to happen to me again."
- Muriel Box
(Related: Love, Being, Hate, Want)

"You know, I wish the world well. I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy. I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive. Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them. What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility?"
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Money, People, Home, Afghanistan, Democracy, First, Help, Iraq, Responsibility, Want, World)

"I am sure that every one of my colleagues - Democrat, Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement. That in the voting booth, every one is equal."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Republican, Voting)

"When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong."
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Related: Thought, Faults, Wrong)

"Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Answers, Being, Fighting, Open)

"The geographical isolation and lack of television made world happenings and problems seem remote."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Isolation, Problems, Television, World)

"I spent every day just praying that I didn't look like a big dork on camera."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Day)

"It is a great compliment to go out and be recognized. Although, because I basically go home and go to work, there isn't much opportunity for that kind of thing to happen."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Home, Work, Opportunity, Compliment)

"Singing for royalty is a dream of mine - I'd absolutely love to sing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show. All the contestants are very good. I will just have to do my best and see what happens."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Love, Dream, Queen, Royalty, Singing, Variety, Will)

"I think that candidates who have pending cases of blood crimes and economic crimes must be definitely banned."
- Francois Bozize
(Related: Blood)

"The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Experience, Romance, Idea, Open)

"I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Education, Money, People, College, End, Public, Years)

"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me.After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Bed, Day, Rest)

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

"True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Man, Silence)

"The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Force, Struggle, Temptation, Yield)

"It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Nature, Change, Sympathy, Economy, Help, May)

"What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Confidence)

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

"More than 54,000 jobs in the region are dependent upon the Port of Philadelphia alone."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Jobs)

"Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Education, Power, Public, Safety)

"Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey continues to advance their cause and to strengthen their community by aspiring to open a Girl's Center for Philadelphia."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Cause, Community, Girls, Open)

"Furthermore, both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection have evaluated the sediment to be dredged and also found it to be not toxic."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Environmental, Protection)

"Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents, for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that, when they examine the facts about it, every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Trust, Facts, Nation, Project, Will)

"Cancelled isn't a bad word because it happens everyday."
- Wayne Brady
(Related: Word)

"I'm not saying that people should not divorce, but at the rate at which it happens here is sick. The kids, they suffer. I don't care what anyone says."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: People, Care, Divorce, Kids, Saying)

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

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

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

"The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Anarchy, Chaos, Consequences, Country, Events, World)

"In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don't know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Community, Genocide, Security, Troops)

"But I knew that what had happened was an eye-opener not only to the United States but also to Pakistan, who realized that after what has happened on the 11th of September, it was simply impossible to continue to play those games in Afghanistan."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Afghanistan, Eye, Games, Play, states, United)

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

"Likewise, with solar, especially here in California, we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi. of southern California desert. Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: Want)

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

"Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Happiness, Courage, End, Independence, Liberty)

"On the whole, the world was friendly. It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: World)

"Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Home, People, Discipline, Day, Relatives, School)

"I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Life, Animals, Open, Plants)

"Allthough that doesn't happen often lately, I like to read exciting thrillers and those kinky magazines."
- Jonathan Brandis
"I consider it essential that the photographer should do his own printing and enlarging. The final effect of the finished print depends so much on these operations."
- Bill Brandt
(Related: Effect, Printing)

"I don't think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand. Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know, building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Building, World)

"Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Life, Money, Work, People, Balance)

"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)

"You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Trying)

"We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Change, People, First, Freedom, Future, Independence, Resolution, Suffering, Taste)

"All in all, the League of Nations is not inevitably bound, as some maintain from time to time, to degenerate into an impotent appendage of first one, then another of the competing great powers."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Time, First, Nations)

"The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Expression, Support)

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

"As far as I know, you only get one shot at this life. It only goes round once and time is precious. When I'm not working, you'd better spend that time with someone important."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Time, Life)

"The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead."
- Robert Brault
(Related: Thought, Optimism)

"I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Women, People, Being, Civil rights, Now, Open)

"There is only one thing I want. I would like to be seriously ill, and to hear nothing more about him for at least a week. Why doesn't something happen to me? Why do I have to go through all this? If only I had never set eyes on him!"
- Eva Braun
(Related: Eyes, Nothing, Want)

"If you're not out front defining your vision, your opponent will spend gobs of money to define it for you."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: Money, Vision, Will)

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

"When you have a Senate that is 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans and one independent, it's quite obvious that the only way we are going to get something done is if we work together."
- John Breaux
(Related: Work, Democrats, Obvious, Republicans, Senate)

"And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene."
- John Breaux
(Related: Government, Health, Education, Care, Help, Now, Play, Right, State, Trying, Washington)

"I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at the stork."
- Irving Brecher
(Related: Life, Father, First)

"What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?"
- Bertolt Brecht
"The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Food, Ability, Future, Nation, World)

"The genius of America is that we are still a land of undiscovered shores, and we are at our best when we open our hearts and allow the night winds to bring renewed visions of great deeds."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Genius, America, Deeds, Land, Night, Open, Visions)

"Obviously if Gates turns out missing the first game because of this, that's disappointing for everyone in this locker room because he is big part of our team and we don't want to see that happen."
- Drew Brees
(Related: First, Want)

"There are 40,000 Iraqi police on duty around the country. If they detect an attack about to happen, the police are the ones who are supposed to stop it."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Country, Duty, Police)

"When the new wave of terrorism came on the modern world, which is the late 1960s, early 1970s, I think we spent about a decade, the United States and our allies, trying to figure out how to deal with it."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: states, Terrorism, Trying, United, World)

"Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money, and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle, and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Money, Trouble, Years)

"If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Computer, Machine, Nothing)

"What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence."
- Terry Brennan
(Related: Confidence)

"Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Death, Purpose, Pain, Punishment)

"I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness."
- William Brewster
(Related: Change, Forgiveness, Discipline, Goal, Open, Words)

"Independence doesn't mean you decide the way you want."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Independence, Want)

"And the problem is once you get into this campaign business and begin to have a lot of money, then the person on the bench begins to think - what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way?"
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Business, Money)

"But once the person is selected, at that point that person is independent."
- Stephen Breyer
"Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Facts, Independence, Law)

"And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Time)

"But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize that everything happened for a reason. Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place beautifully and magically."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Reason)

"I'm a working stiff. I just happened to be around at the right time, and nobody else wanted the job."
- Harry Bridges
(Related: Time, Job, Right)

"There's a lot to be said about what's happening to our ocean, big companies polluting it with their oil and all the raw garbage that's being spilled in there."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Being, Ocean, Oil)

"For four years doing that same character all the time kind of bothered me. Butit opened up a lot of doors."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Time, Character, Years)

"I reluctantly left the series because a) my age. I'm 68 tomorrow and time is very precious for me to spend time at home with my family and especially with the grandchildren. They're aged 7 and 5. After three years I became homesick for my home."
- Richard Briers
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Age, Tomorrow, Years)

"The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion."
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs
(Related: Independence)

"The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Funny, Fantasy, Nothing, Religious, School)

"I think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Education, Successful, Independence, Girls, Self)

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

"Why can't teachers end up owning schools, the way waiters can open their own restaurants?"
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: End, Open, Restaurants, Schools, Teachers)

"There's no particular relationship between spending and educational results. Most education spending is actually on salaries, and that's allocated according to political muscle."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Education, Results)

"I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending. Apart from that, he's OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Government, Action)

"I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a. teachers' salaries. It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Education, Productivity, Teachers)

"Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past. It could happen to us."
- David Brin
(Related: People, Civilization, Culture, Past, Self, Talk)

"She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her, unasked, into a strange world. One should never make an offer without knowing full well what will happen if it is accepted."
- David Brin
(Related: Debt, Parents, Will, World)

"In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens."
- David Brin
(Related: America, Being, Enemy, Glory, Nurses, Rest, Terror, Violence)

"People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening."
- David Brinkley
(Related: Time, People, Fact, Illusion, Nothing, World)

"There are people who must spend huge amounts of time composing these online diatribes against me, all about how disgusting and terrible I am and how no one should ever read my books, and it's not enough for them to hate me, they can't stand the fact that ANYONE likes me!"
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Time, People, Books, Fact, Hate)

"I thought I would keep the first name Susan and change the last name but I picked up this book and as I opened it the lead character in it was called Morgan Brittany."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Change, Thought, Character, First, Name)

"Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Common sense)

"It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth."
- David Brock
(Related: Truth, Democracy, Journalism, Pen, Right)

"The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent."
- Lou Brock
"Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office."
- David Broder
(Related: Office, Presidency, Years)

"Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense."
- Fawn M. Brodie
(Related: Life, Character, Curiosity, Suspense)

"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)

"Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: American, Audiences, Now)

"Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: People, Journalism)

"'Design Star' was incredible, and I didn't think it could get any better, and then 'Color Splash' happened."
- David Bromstad
"I felt along with her - not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can't be detached. She needed to have someone who understood what was happening in her mind."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Mind, Pain)

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

"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Life, Wrongs)

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Being, Will)

"Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Cheerfulness, State)

"Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Time, Freedom, Youth)

"Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Love, People, Strategy, Pilgrimage)

"There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Money, Nothing)

"As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Party, Vote)

"While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Music, Time, Baseball, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

"Look at what's happening in this world. Every day there's something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that's going on, how could I stop?"
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Day, World)

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

"What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it."
- James L. Brooks
(Related: Actor)

"I've done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens."
- James L. Brooks
(Related: News, Open)

"Great things that can happen when you're doing a movie."
- James L. Brooks
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Comedy, Open, Tragedy)

"In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Action, Weather)

"Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Imagination, Entertainment, Growing up)

"I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Winter)

"No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Years)

"I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Time, Fighting, Irish, London)

"Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Being, Buying, Credit, Day)

"Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open."
- James Broughton
(Related: Open, Uniqueness)

"Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema."
- James Broughton
(Related: Work, Cinema, Theater)

"My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it."
- James Broughton
(Related: Love, Life, Necessity, Poems, Reality)

"Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now."
- James Broughton
(Related: Eternity, Future, Now, Past, Present)

"I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this - Tito and Mao Tse-tung."
- Earl Browder
(Related: History, Leadership, Influence, Open, Struggle)

"Socialism is nothing more nor less than the social, political and ideological system which breaks the fetters upon economic growth created under capitalism and opens the way to a new period of economic and social expansion on a much larger scale."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Growth, Capitalism, Nothing, Socialism)

"Once we open the door to the plutonium economy, we expose ourselves to absolutely terrible, horrifying risks from these people."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Economy, Open)

"We tried burying the waste at sea and the concrete cannisters that held it cracked open."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Open, Sea, Waste)

"What's even more unsettling is the way these people hide what they're doing from the public. They strip the labels off miracle wheat when they ship it, for instance, and say, 'Watch out. Don't plant too much and don't depend on it too much.'"
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Public)

"What happens when the guy who runs the reactor gets out of bed wrong or decides, for some reason, that he wants to override his instruction sheet some afternoon?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Bed, Reason, Wrong)

"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: History, Past)

"My feeling has always been that 'Good Eats' would have never happened had it been left to a committee."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Committee, Feeling)

"My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Success, College, Reason, Theater, Years)

"I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Time)

"I kept thinking, 'Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time... a show that got down to the 'why things happen.' Plus, I hated my job - I didn't think it was very worthwhile."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Food, Time, Job, Thinking)

"Seriously. I'm not very bright, and it takes a lot for me to get a concept - to really get a concept. To get it enough that it becomes part of me. But when it happens I get real excited about it."
- Alton Brown
"I can't talk about anything or write about anything if I don't understand it. So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of the time that I spend is understanding."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Time, Talk, Understanding)

"We need the best education system in the United States. The best system, not the most expensive."
- Bruce Brown
(Related: Education, states, United)

"PENTHOUSE didn't seem to concentrate as much on the girls' faces, and I really wanted to see the girls' faces. It seems like through the 1980's, they almost went out of their way to obscure the girls' faces."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Faces, Girls)

"There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn't feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Burden, Facts)

"Loving is doing anything for them, thinking about them constantly and being able to spend your whole life with that person. Liking somebody is just like, 'Okay, I like them because of this, this and this, but I don't knkow if I am ready to be in love with them'."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Life, Love, Being, Thinking)

"With fame, you can't trust everybody. You can't depend on them being there for you as a person. They will only be there because of what you've got you as a person. They will only be there because of what you've got and what you can bring to their life. It's not a relationship-it's a leech."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Trust, Life, Being, Fame, Will)

"With dates I like to cater a girl. We do whatever she likes. If she was open to what I wanted to do, it probably wouldn't be a dull date, because I am a jock."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Open)

"Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Holiday, Memories)

"Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it's human."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Nature, Beliefs, Human nature)

"The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Company, Crime, Harm, Punishment)

"I represent central Florida, which depends on tourists for its economic survival. We need people to be able to get to the State and enjoy it."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: People, Survival, State, Tourists)

"I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn't change. I have the same challenges every day."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Life, Change, Computer, Day)

"To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting people to be not only prolific, but creative and having control of their music."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Music, People, Control)

"We spend more on cows than the poor."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Cows, Poor)

"We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Struggle)

"When God took it, he accepted it; when he brought it back, he accepted it. That's what's happening with me."
- James Brown
(Related: God)

"I got a wife who likes expensive things, so she takes all the cash."
- James Brown
(Related: Wife)

"In some cases, managers and employees have secured pensions beyond their original base salary. It is wrong, the people doing it know it's wrong, and we have to put an end to it."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: People, Employees, End, Managers, Wrong)

"Pension reform can be hard to talk about. In the long run, reform now means fewer demands for layoffs and less draconian measures in the future. It's in the best interest of all Californians to fix this system now."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Future, Interest, Now, Reform, Talk)

"If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present."
- Les Brown
(Related: Feelings, Ability, May, Past, Present)