Quotes and Sayings about Present



"Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past."
- Berenice Abbott
(Related: Past, Photography, Present)

"There was never sufficient evidence presented at my trial to support a finding of intent to kill."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Support)

"We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Government, Quality, Present, Will)

"If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Art, Past, Present)

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

"It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Intention, May, Meaning, Photography, Present, World)

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

"You may shelve your Shakespearian plans for the present. I am going to play Peter Pan."
- Maude Adams
(Related: May, Play, Present)

"Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Genius, Books, Mankind, Posterity)

"If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable."
- George Ade
"The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Catastrophes, Past)

"Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Advice)

"Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Actions, Country, Future, Present, Research, Years)

"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)

"Since that time up until the present time, there have been progress, and changes all through the time. The changes have not come by themselves; these changes have come from the doings of everyone in the country."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Time, Progress, Country, Present)

"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Grief, Joy, Memory, Pain, Present)

"Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, Right, Want)

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

"I hope I presented what I felt the woman seemed to be about, but I couldn't give any reason as to why she remained in the relationship other than that their relationship was very special."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Hope, Reason, Woman)

"Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: People, Identity, Present)

"I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

"It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Government, Idea, Chance, Tyranny, Vote)

"If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Strength, Want)

"I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Work, Physics, Present, Universe)

"If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Cause, Present, World)

"Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Women, Fact, Jury, Leaders)

"You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Vision, Desire, Environment, May, Present, Results, Will)

"I think that I do separate myself a fair amount. And I don't feel like I am representing women. That's up to however people interpret it once they sort of see it."
- Joan Allen
(Related: Women, People)

"The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Emotion, Film, First, Tenderness)

"I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Life, Movies, Colors, Emotion, Want)

"We butchered the force present at the airport, we are destroying them."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Force, Present)

"Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: History, Life, Present)

"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)

"An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Information, Present)

"Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation."
- William Ames
(Related: Meaning, Present, Scripture, Separation)

"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)

"I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pate than any other."
- Kingsley Amis
"Women's music is underrepresented."
- Beth Anderson
(Related: Music, Women)

"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)

"People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: People, Faults, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"I am very proud to be British. I'm very conscious of carrying my country with me wherever I go. I feel I need to represent it well."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Country)

"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Anger, Heart, Past, Present)

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Burden, Future, Past, Prejudice, Present)

"For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Truth, Fact, Man, Present)

"Today's cinema is a global art form, it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France, representing no more than 4% of the world's total."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Art, Movies, Cinema, France, Today, World)

"There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Idea, Film, Football, Literature, Nation, Today)

"I do think it's important to live in the present because in that way you won't be living in a state of regret."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Living, Present, Regret, State)

"At present I answer about 100 letters a month, and read 300 emails."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Letters, Present)

"The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin."
- David Antin
(Related: Society, Future, Past, Present, Running, Self, Skin)

"When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval."
- David Antin
(Related: Mother, HusbApproval, Autobiography)

"It's my first presenting role so I'll be nervous, but it's going to be great fun. I can't wait to sample the food and meet the celebrities. Hopefully I can inject some of my own glamour."
- Nicole Appleton
(Related: Food, First, Fun, Glamour)

"The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Faith, Truth, Learning, Ridicule)

"When you won that title you should know now that you are representing a whole country or nation with your actions and you are now in a glass house or under a microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: People, Actions, Country, Nation, Now)

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Appearance)

"A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end."
- Aristotle
(Related: Action, Beginning, End, Tragedy)

"Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Present)

"Jeans represent democracy in fashion."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Democracy, Fashion)

"Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Freedom, Individuality, Punk, Sense)

"Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: Opportunity, Eyes, Media, Politicians, Present, Right, Style)

"The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Consequences, Information, Order, Present, Theory)

"It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Time, Work, Absence, Opium, Order, Present)

"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)

"It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way."
- Paddy Ashdown
"I still buy nice pieces but, at the moment, they're presents for other people, so I only collect vicariously."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: People)

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

"I just wait for something to present itself, and then I consider it."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Present)

"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Future, Present, Reason, Today, Weapons, Will)

"Confine yourself to the present."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Present)

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

"They weren't great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Time, Fun)

"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)

"The alliance should agree... to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Alliance, Destruction, Terrorism, Weapons)

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

"A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Past, Present, World)

"With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: History, Ideas, Being, Body, March, Present)

"The papacy again, representing the traditional unity of European civilization, has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Civilization, Nationalism, Unity)

"The ultimate binding element in the medieval order was subordination to the divine will and its earthly representatives, notably the pope."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Order, Will)

"An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Quality, American, Day, Present, Quantity, Reading, State, World)

"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Future, Present, Waste)

"Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America."
- Joe Baca
(Related: America, Americans)

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Darkness, Light, Order, Present)

"To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Ideas, Arguments, Resolution)

"There are many members of parliament present here who know as well as I do that, if a man has not already been converted, it will require a great deal more than a letter of appeal to achieve conversion."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Man, Parliament, Present, Will)

"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)

"Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Past, Practice, Present)

"When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen."
- James Baker
(Related: Energy, Excess, Saying)

"Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Society, Generations, Present)

"To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Life, Effort, Force, Present, Respect)

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

"Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Experience, Values, Mission)

"I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, May, Variety, Want)

"I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings."
- Balthus
(Related: Will)

"Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Conscience, Errors)

"Schultz is not a Nazi. I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of goodness in any generation."
- John Banner
(Related: Goodness)

"In addressing you I feel that I am not so much speaking to the representatives of diverse States of Europe and America as to the exponents of principles and hopes that are common to us all, and without which our life on earth would be a life without horizon or prospect."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Life, America, Earth, Europe, Principles, states)

"It's the first time I've ever done anything like that. It took longer than I expected. I've gotten a lot of E-mail since I got back, saying they thought I did a good job and presented the case well."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Job, Saying)

"Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Business, Taxes)

"There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Alienation, Day, Present)

"To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Nature, Morality)

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

"My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view."
- William Bartram
(Related: Progress, Elegance, Order)

"The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, Defense, Energy, Present, Will)

"I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script."
- Angela Bassett
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Thinking)

"I try to always stretch myself to fit the characters that have been presented."
- Kathy Bates
"We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Future, Present, Will)

"I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Fancy, Nothing, Ugly)

"The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Being, Pleasure, Present)

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."
- L. Frank Baum
(Related: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

"I don't think Roger Dodger is really about men. I think it is more about relationships and about how you present yourself, not only to the opposite sex, but to yourself. What lies are you going to tell yourself in order to get through the day?"
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Men, Sex, Day, Lies, Order, Present, Relationships)

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

"Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Work, Truth, Men, World)

"And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Family, Strength, Self)

"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)

"We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Life, Awareness, Present, Questions, World)

"I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Heart)

"I am going to produce a movie of my own. I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema. I want to make a film for the present generation. So there will be a lot of new faces in the film."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Time, Cinema, Faces, Film, Present, Want, Will)

"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Society, Effort, Law, Liberty, Man, Selfishness)

"The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Crime, Sophistication)

"Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Meeting)

"Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary violation of the rights of children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Children, Rights)

"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)

"I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Life, Time, First, Parents, Present, Years)

"Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Faith, Future, Present)

"The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Life, Power, Facts, Present)

"All war represents a failure of diplomacy."
- Tony Benn
(Related: War, Failure, Diplomacy)

"To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"There is no question that al-Qaida operatives are currently active in Iraq. A premature exit before the threat they represent has been dealt with would endanger America and the prospects of eventual peace in the Middle East."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Peace, America, Iraq, Question)

"We see in the electroencephalogram a concomitant phenomenon of the continuous nerve processes which take place in the brain, exactly as the electrocardiogram represents a concomitant phenomenon of the contractions of the individual segments of the heart."
- Hans Berger
(Related: Heart)

"The electroencephalogram represents a continuous curve with continuous oscillations in which... one can distinguish larger first order waves with an average duration of 90 milliseconds and smaller second order waves of an average duration of 35 milliseconds."
- Hans Berger
(Related: First, Order)

"Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present."
- John Berger
(Related: Media, Opinion, Past, Post, Present)

"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Cause, Effect, Nothing, Past, Present)

"In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Thought, Consciousness, Present)

"I'm happy with the way everyone presents themselves onstage."
- Daisy Berkowitz
"I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Government, Crime, Property, Theft)

"As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Anger, Music, Sex, Culture, Privacy, Sweetness)

"I am careful with my material and presentation."
- Shelley Berman
"I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Teaching, University)

"Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

"The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Art, Science, Completion, Present, Will)

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

"Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Anticipation, Memory, Present)

"It is pretty clear that they are ineffective in stopping the course of thought at present, but they have not always been so in the past and we cannot be sure that they will not be so in the future."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Thought, Future, Past, Present, Pretty, Will)

"The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)

"The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business."
- John Berryman
(Related: Business, Artist, Will)

"As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: People, Writing, Years)

"Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Hope, Disappointment, Eternity, Present)

"The first presentation of my show was given in May, 1883, at Omaha, which I had then chosen as my home. From there we made our first summer tour, visiting practically every important city in the country."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Home, Country, First, May, Summer)

"The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Learning, Present)

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

"I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Past, Present, Risk)

"It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Future, Nothing, Past, Present)

"When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges, and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population, it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Government, Ageing, Population)

"As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Service)

"Your voice is your tool and represents you. It's very important to have a good voice where you can be understood."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Voice)

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

"When we compile a petition, we often have members go to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person. This way they can experience a real connection with the staff."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Experience, Connection)

"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)

"When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives, and they don't vote in accordance with your values, your responsibility is to support candidates who will."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Values, Responsibility, Support, Vote, Will)

"It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Now, Present, states, United, Want)

"The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas undertaken by the command of his present majesty, has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge."
- William Bligh
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Present)

"You never get quite down to the bottom of the barrel, but we are much higher than that at the present time. There is quite a lot left in the barrel that could be explained by them. If they have some weapons, if they have some anthrax, they should deliver that."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Time, Present, Weapons)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

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

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

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

"When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Society, Community, Court, Will)

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

"The demands of the present must stand above the political habits of the past."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Habits, Past, Present)

"Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered."
- Franz Boas
(Related: History, People, Influence, Present, Study)

"I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Hope, Anthropology, May, Present)

"If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Mankind, Present)

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

"It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Belief, Congress, Privilege, State)

"For a long time, my shows were about people walking out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the presenter not wanting to pay me."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Time, People, Walking)

"I won't say there aren't any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know."
- Derek Bok
(Related: Attitude, Embarrassment)

"It is the growth of advertising in this country which, more than any single element, has brought the American magazine to its present enviable position in points of literary, illustrative and mechanical excellence."
- Edward Bok
(Related: Growth, Advertising, American, Country, Excellence, Literary, Present)

"I play PC and Xbox games at home, and I just got a PSP as a birthday present."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Birthday, Home, Games, Play, Present)

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

"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)

"If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: War, Being, Defense, Drugs, Freedom, Present, Support)

"If we are to better the future we must disturb the present."
- Catherine Booth
(Related: Future, Present)

"Being 'at the mercy of legislative majorities' is merely another way of describing the basic American plan: representative democracy."
- Robert Bork
(Related: American, Being, Democracy, Mercy)

"Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Agriculture, Countries, Population)

"As a member of Congress, I believe it is the responsibility of those elected to represent the people at every level of government to ensure that our government works to ensure that every person who wants gainful employment has it."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Government, People, Congress, Responsibility)

"Barge traffic on the Mississippi River represents the most efficient, most cost-effective, most environmentally sound means of transporting commodity goods from this region of the country to market."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Country, Sound)

"As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Values, America, Commitment, Hard work, Nation, State, states, United)

"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)

"There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it is far better than a one-man rule situation."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Benefits)

"The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Law, Miracles, Order, Problems, World)

"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)

"We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Meeting, Quest, Support, Understanding, Years)

"So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Government, America, Congress, Democracy, Laws, Want)

"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)

"To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Doubt, Facts, Now, Present, Study, Writer)

"In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Life, Time, Civilization, Knowledge, Evolution, First, Universe)

"If the Southeast represents the new battlefield in the war on meth, then Tennessee clearly is at ground zero."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: War)

"We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Freedom)

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

"Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: America, Enemy, Nothing, Present, Restraint)

"The franchise itself gives no real power, unless accompanied by the right on the part of all the possessors of it to elect something like an equal number of representatives."
- John Bright
(Related: Power, Right)

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

"A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Being, Cities, Parliament, Population)

"I must've got whacked on the head. He presented a totally false person for me to fall in love with."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Love)

"You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Achievement)

"America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams."
- David Brooks
(Related: Dreams, Politics, America, Aspirations, Culture, Democracy, Personality)

"You're looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country."
- Herb Brooks
(Related: Country, Name, Play)

"Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead."
- Louise Brooks
(Related: Actor, Living, Present)

"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)

"All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Growth, Energy, Pollution, Present, Will)

"Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

"I began working with the John Muir Institute and then started helping found Friends of the Earth organizations here and there in other countries. That pretty well brings us up to the present."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Countries, Earth, Friends, Present, Pretty)

"The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Future, Killing, Now, Order, Project, Risk)

"When I was 12, all I wanted for Christmas was a trampoline or a four-wheeler. I ended up getting both presents for Christmas."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Christmas)

"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)

"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)

"You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change."
- Les Brown
(Related: Change, Goals, Circumstances, Present)

"He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Happiness, Blind, Colors, Future, Present)

"A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely."
- Pam Brown
(Related: Friendship, Letters, Needs, Silly, Weather)

"There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Time, Children, Nothing, Obedience, Present)

"Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"I have to choose songs that represent my personality."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Personality, Songs)

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

"I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Present)

"And I think within the pages of The Betrayal of America I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: America, Betrayal, Present)

"To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity."
- Basil Bunting
(Related: Present)

"And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Nation, Present)

"The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the only exception to the successful efforts of the Government to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Successful, Present)

"With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Desire, Difficulty, Future, Present, Understanding)

"Our country presents on every side the evidences of that continued favor under whose auspices it, has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Country)

"Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Congress, Legislation, Trade, Will, Wishes)

"Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Judgment, Opinion)

"I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects."
- John Burns
(Related: Experience, Future, Ideals, Light, Now, Past, Present, Reform, Will)

"You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Learning, Living, Present, Reading, Vice)

"Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Travel, Man, Present, Space, State)

"I was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio... It illuminates the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that's what this story represents to me."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Beauty, Ugliness, Walking)

"The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Man, Present, Respect, World)

"Man may act according to that principle or inclination which for the present happens to be strongest, and yet act in a way disproportionate to, and violate his real proper nature."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Act, Man, May, Present)

"Man is God's highest present development. He is the latest thing in God."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Development, Man, Present)

"Presents don't really mean much to me. I don't want to sound mawkish, but - it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Life, Love, People, Sound, Want)

"O'Neill presents a very complex multi-layered kind of challenge. His characters are always deeply complex and, to a great extent, inaccessible."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Challenge)

"I have come to Germany to learn at first hand the problems involved in the reconstruction of Germany and to discuss with our representatives the views of the United States Government as to some of the problems confronting us."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Government, First, Germany, Problems, states, United)

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

"If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Life, People, Measure, Race, Spiritual)

"I'm the audience's representative on earth."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Earth)

"The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Fault, Present)

"Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Life, Actor, Comedy)

"We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance."
- John Cale
(Related: Idea, Performance, Trying)

"The Green Party represents that majority point of view within the U.S."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Majority, Party)

"So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world."
- James Cameron
(Related: People, Literary, Present, Sense, World)

"So after the Lewinsky scandal, everything changed, and we moved from using the Bible to address the moral issues of our time, which were social, to moral issues of our time that were very personal. I have continued that relationship up until the present."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Time, Bible, Present, Scandal)

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Future, Generosity, Giving, Lies, Present)

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

"Like my colleague, I represent a large Assyrian community in central California, one of the largest concentrations of Assyrian Americans anywhere in the United States."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Americans, Community, states, United)

"And for myself, I think for the present He is calling me to another land; but how long shall be my abode, or what employment He has for me there, I know not, for I cannot think He is taking me there to live and lurk only."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Land, Present)

"But seek till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness of His Son, expecting life through His name, according to the promise of the Father."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Life, Father, Son, Act, Name, Present, Promise, Righteousness)

"There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past."
- George Carlin
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"It is entirely undemocratic to continue these burdens on the people for years and years after the requirements of protection have been met and the representatives of these industries have become incrusted with wealth."
- John Griffin Carlisle
(Related: People, Wealth, Protection, Years)

"Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Habit, Energy, Feeling, Present, Waste)

"It's the first film that I made where the director was not present under the camera, and it threw me."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Film, First, Present)

"I was in the Square at the time. The crowd was a most good-humoured, easy going, smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed. A regiment of mounted police came cantering up."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Time, Police)

"I should like these few words to be read over the grave when my body is placed in the earth; for though it is possible I may be present and conscious of what is going on, I shall not be able to communicate."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Body, Earth, Grave, May, Present, Words)

"I've never... when I was having songs on the airwaves, and that sort of thing, I never felt a sense of pressure anywhere except from myself, to do things the way I wanted to do them; to feel authentic; to feel like I was presenting my true self to the world."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Pressure, Self, Sense, Songs, World)

"I like Bill a lot. As Bill is presented, I mean you don't ever see Bill blow her head off? You know? And I think what Quentin has done is he created a monster."
- David Carradine
"We lie to one another every day, in the sweetest way, often unconsciously. We dress ourselves and compose ourselves in order to present ourselves to one another."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Lie, Day, Dress, Order, Present)

"There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Birthday)

"What has happened at Guantanamo Bay... does not represent the will of the American people. I'm embarrassed about it, I think its wrong. I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: People, American, Hurt, Will, Wrong)

"I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound."
- Ron Carter
(Related: Popular, Present, Responsibility, Sound)

"I don't care how I got here. In the books, when you look at it 10 or 20 years from now, it's not going say how he got here, it's going to say he's here and he represented the team."
- Vince Carter
(Related: Books, Care, Now, Years)

"I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Mother, People, Hope, Abortion, American, Commitment, Contrast, Republican, Support)

"I alone, as the sharer of their way of life, presented a replica of childhood."
- Neal Cassady
(Related: Life, Childhood)

"Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: First, Rights, Importance, State)

"These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: History, Patriotism, Character, Country, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Terror)

"To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Talent, Character, Artist, Lies, Limitations, Writer)

"There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Intelligence, American, Country, United, Woman)

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

"When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself."
- Edgar Cayce
(Related: Opportunity)

"My reaction to a lot of the current situation that we're in is based in part on a serious concern that the present administration's course ignores reality."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Concern, Present, Reality)

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

"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."
- Chanakya
(Related: God, Soul, Feelings, Temple, Idols, Present)

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."
- Kyle Chandler
(Related: Opportunity)

"He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Life, Duty, Effect, Present, Will)

"A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Commerce, Focus, Intellect)

"The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Past, Present)

"Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Songs, Trying)

"The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation, making remarks on the several parts as he went on, and showing that he had fully considered the whole subject, in all lights under which it had been presented to him."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: President)

"As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Christian, Necessity, Present)

"I love the idea of a beautiful neighborhood that represents the very best of American values, but also as a fun backdrop to some darker, deliciously sneaky things going on in people's lives."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Love, Idea, People, Values, American, Fun)

"The present condition of fame is merely fashion."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Fame, Fashion, Present)

"Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time."
- Eduardo Chillida
(Related: Time, Present, Space)

"If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Country, Language, Media, Present, Will)

"At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Politics, Women, Determination, Country, Idealism, Needs, Present)

"If the communist party is controlling China, they represent China."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Party)

"The women's movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Religion, Women, Present, Will)

"The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent - I remember this number - one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will - some of them will disappear."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Countries, Oceans, states, Will, World)

"In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public."
- Frank Church
(Related: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)

"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Future, Open, Past, Present, Quarrel)

"The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Time, Effect, Present)

"What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?"
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Present)

"A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: People, Ideas, Obsessions, Theories)

"My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent, and that includes many beings and life forms, including some men."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Life, Men, Being, Feminism, Humanism)

"The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they're protecting us."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: People, Country, Fight, Job, Kids, Military, Support)

"The first issue to be settled is whether socialism has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning the present system true? Is industry proceeding on a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent economic theory to give an exact answer to this question."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Power, First, Fraud, Present, Question, Right, Socialism, Theory)

"Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Negative, Man, Present)

"I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world... I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Hope, Positive, Country, Energy, Research, Scientists, World)

"I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Truth, Consideration, Man, Responsibility, Wind)

"The problem to solve is, whether a single or a double government would be most advantageous; and, in considering that point, I am met by this difficulty - that I cannot see that the present form of government is a double government at all."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, Difficulty, Present)

"Social Security and Medicare represent promises made and we must keep these commitments."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Promises, Security)

"I think it's also the case that I'm not as widely travelled, or as well-educated in history, as most of the other novelists I meet: so I have to write about my own country, at the present time, because it's more or less all I know about!"
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: History, Time, Country, Present)

"I say that I represent this movement because my intellectual allegiances are clearly European, not African."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: African)

"A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Sympathy, Philosophy, Present, Will)

"Thus, only in a hopeful and confident temper, in a proud and constructive spirit, will we rescue the present and safeguard the future of our beloved country."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Country, Future, Present, Spirit, Temper, Will)

"Crying over what's gone won't find the present."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Present)

"I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Death, Awards)

"The present structure of rewards in high schools produces a response on the part of an adolescent social system which effectively impedes the process of education."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Education, Present, Schools)

"I'm having this conversation with you now. I'm talking, but I'm thinking, feeling, smelling, and moving. Yet I'm concentrating on what you're saying. So that means there's more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person's got you doing."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Body, Conversation, Feeling, Now, Present, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

"If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake - Aye, what then?"
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Soul, Dream, Paradise, Man)

"I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Love, Past, Present)

"As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!"
- Robert Collier
(Related: Opportunity, May)

"Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present."
- Kitty O'Neill Collins
(Related: Advice, Present)

"I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Society, Fools, Prosperity)

"Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fame, Flowers, Future, Grave, Living, May, Nothing, Present)

"The present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Time, Present)

"I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Man)

"I wanted to make connections between Whale's past and present."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Past, Present)

"Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present."
- Robert Conklin
(Related: Dreams, Excitement, Future, Present)

"I'm a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world's a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they're delightful. They all want so little."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: People, Pretty, Want, World)

"Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Idleness, Infinite, Living, Name, Present)

"Technology is similarly just a catalyst at times for fundamental forces already present."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Technology, Present)

"Even some of the greatest technology-led revolutions, or allegedly technology-led, really were only made possible because of trends already present."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Technology, Present)

"Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Idea, May)

"Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Logic, Rules, Thinking)

"I have often said that there is no cause for feeling disturbed at being misrepresented by the press. It would be only when they began to say things detrimental to me which were true that I should feel alarm."
- John Coolidge
(Related: Being, Cause, Feeling, Press)

"I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn't have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Friends, Theater)

"Senators will do what they think they need to do to represent their constituents."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Senators, Will)

"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Love, Present)

"It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Time)

"Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Painting, Realism)

"Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Art, Painting)

"If the United Nations is to survive, those who represent it must bolster it; those who advocate it must submit to it; and those who believe in it must fight for it."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Fight, Nations, United)

"Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Loss, Present, Universe)

"It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Psychology, Study)

"Visual representation of it is essential if we're to come to terms with what it is we've done."
- Alex Cox
"Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Children, Christmas, Politicians)

"There's a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond - and so have I. But I was being criticized before I had presented anything, so it was name calling."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: People, Being, Name, Passion)

"Through the wholesale destruction of the representatives of a class that from the beginning of history had been the directing and creative force in civilization, a process began which was almost mechanical."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Civilization, Beginning, Class, Destruction, Force)

"And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Poetry, Fancy, Now, Office, Present, Symbol, Writing)

"Your primary presumption that The Bridge was proffered as an epic has no substantial foundation. You know quite well that I doubt that our present stage of cultural development is so ordered yet as to provide the means or method for such an organic manifestation as that."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Development, Doubt, Present)

"The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Vision, Delusion, Future, Loss, Past, Present, Worth)

"It's as though all the terms of a family were present at one time rather than his dad and his mum. Not just a present authority, but the resident memory of what qualifies what else is the case."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Dad, Family, Time, Authority, Memory, Present)

"And what's fascinating in The Ten Thousand Things is that although there's time, an inexorable time of the three generations of lives, actively present, but place is the time, time doesn't really have to do with simply the human experience of it."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Experience, Time, Generations, Present)

"I don't think Amber taped Scott or testified for money, but the opportunity certainly presented itself. It makes me a bit uncomfortable, but at least she never sold the story before trial to the tabloids."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Money, Opportunity)

"No one will expect the British Government or the Government of India to give way to threats of violence, disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned us that we must not do so."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Chaos, Disorder, Opinion, Violence, Will)

"The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Values, American)

"It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly."
- George Crook
(Related: Life, Present, Property, Protection, Troops)

"I think that show will go down in history... people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this ever get on the air?' I mean, they finally have a planet that's populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl!"
- Denise Crosby
(Related: Men, History, People, Present, Race, Want, Will)

"When you're artistic director of a program, you present the music you want to present."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Music, Present, Want)

"Artists have really never had any representation on Capitol Hill, because it's not the nature of the artist to join together and make a unified presence. Those days kind of died in the '60s."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Nature, Artist, Artists)

"Nonetheless, I sense that it will be the task of the future to somehow synthesize the sheer diversity of our present resources into a more organic and well-ordered procedure."
- George Crumb
(Related: Diversity, Future, Present, Sense, Will)

"The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child."
- George Crumb
(Related: Future, Past, Present, Will)

"I frequently hear our present period described as uncertain, confused, chaotic."
- George Crumb
(Related: Present)

"The Barks of Trees are best gathered in the Spring, if it be of great Trees, as Oaks or the like, because then they come easiest off, and so you may dry them if you please, but indeed your best way is to gather all Barks only for present use."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: May, Present, Spring, Trees)

"All Juleps are made for present use, and therefore it is in vain to speak of their duration."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: Present)

"The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Ethics, Key)

"It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom a responsible argument could be made."
- Lloyd Norton Cutler
(Related: Argument, Duty)

"But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing of the sea after the formations of new layers."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Earth, Present, Sea, State)

"The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those who represent the established order that your ideas will upset."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: People, Ideas, Order, Will)

"I am still working on patter and presentation."
- Paul Daniels
"I had always owned them to be the Word of God... the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Contrast, Present, Reading, State, Word)

"To tell you the truth, it's a complex piece, so I can't really answer your question at present."
- Paul Darrow
(Related: Truth, Present, Question)

"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Children, Future, Present)

"I think I have between twenty and thirty commercials playing at present."
- Thayer David
(Related: Present)

"Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Age, Beginning, Content, Internet, Now, Worry)

"Because the competitive landscape of the web is such that the site which looks and works best gets the most traffic, developers and designers put a premium on the presentation of that content and let structural markup take a back seat."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Content)

"The present government is very insistent that business sponsorship should replace government sponsorship of the arts. Business sponsorship won't happen unless you make tax concessions, which they won't."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Business, Government, Tax, Present)

"I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Canada, Country, Desire, Present, Spirit, World)

"You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you."
- Clive Davis
(Related: Opportunity)

"So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Change, Government, Countries, Fact, Leaders, Needs)

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

"His feeling was the name Walt Disney represented all of us. Walt was hanging by his teeth financially and really I think he was for most of his career. Not at all like today."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Career, Disney, Feeling, Name, Today)

"For instance, it's a little better now than it was two or three years ago, but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem to be written in the present indicative."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Now, Poems, Present, Years)

"In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy... its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?"
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Knowledge, Cause, Energy, May, Present, Property, State)

"The present age has seen a great slump in humanist values."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Age, Values, Present)

"Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq. For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection, but that he had to face it."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Purpose, Iraq, Party, Present, Voting)

"If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Education, Sex, Law, Liberals, Schools, Will)

"The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal is that all present and future workers under age 55 will have their promised retirement benefits cut."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Age, Benefits, Future, Present, President, Retirement, Security, Will, Workers)

"So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Work, Present)

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Life, Production)

"There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Business, Family, Women, Values, Congress, Fishermen, Service)

"In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon's fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Diversity, Nation, Years)

"This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Action, Harmony, Will)

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

"I say it is indispensable to look ahead of and behind oneself in the present. If there is such a thing as tradition, and I believe there is, it can only exist in the sense of the most profound movements of culture."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Culture, Present, Sense, Tradition)

"In short, it is the position of the people of the United States, as expressed by their representatives in Congress, that Israel's fight is our fight. And so shall it be until the last terrorist on earth is in a cell or a cemetery."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: People, Congress, Earth, Fight, Israel, states, United)

"We later moved to Rome, where I am presently living."
- Grazia Deledda
(Related: Living, Rome)

"Any union that can't accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Workers)

"The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Job, Laws)

"There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Money, Time, Daughter, Thought, First, Freedom, Future, Now, World)

"The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented, because, as often as not, that process will raise questions."
- Alan Dershowitz
(Related: Questions, Will)

"Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better."
- Anita Desai
(Related: People, Superiority, Thinking)

"Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Change, Time, Travel, Day, May, World)

"Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows."
- Bernard Devoto
(Related: Government, People, Congress, Race)

"All this happens without him knowing - they actually install cameras in his apartment and hire this girl to get him to fall in love with her so that she can be in the apartment and present him products without him knowing."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Love, Present)

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children, Duty, Reading)

"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Blessings, Man, Past, Present)

"Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Daughters, Mothers, Present)

"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Men, Age, Genius, Events, Present)

"It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Birthday, Evolution, Present, Self)

"On the other hand, for the whole human being who wills, feels, and represents, external reality is given simultaneously and with as much certitude as his own self."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Being, Reality, Self)

"From the perspective of mere representation, the external world always remains only a phenomenon."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Perspective, World)

"The history of the past interests us only in so far as it illuminates the history of the present."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: History, Past, Present)

"If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration."
- John Dingell
(Related: Trust, War, Peace, Being, Congress, Facts, Legislation, President, Question, Senate)

"The Democratic Party is a house of many mansions. It is a body which is extremely important in representing all kinds of people in all parts of the country who have very broad and very different views."
- John Dingell
(Related: People, Body, Country, Party)

"I often buy myself presents. Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Day, Will)

"There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Behavior, Opinion, Paradoxes, Present, Problems, World)

"That fatal drollery called a representative government."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Government)

"We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Age, Future, Nation, Posterity, Suffering, Youth)

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

"A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Art, Faith, Quality, Idea, Athens, Conquest, Man, Memory, Rome, World)

"Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Progress, Conservatism, Future, Preparation, Present, Respect)

"I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I've seen is beautiful."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Ugliness)

"The present system of protecting NHS patients was a bit of a shambles."
- Frank Dobson
(Related: Present)

"God has called us to be His representatives in our nation and in our world. Select candidates who represent your views and work for their election."
- James Dobson
(Related: Work, God, Nation, World)

"History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: History, People, End, Myth, Present)

"Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Facts, Iraq, Media)

"This season, over eight productions, I am presenting four young tenors."
- Placido Domingo
"Presenting statues of honor to reporters for covering an earthquake is like presenting a first prize to a doctor for performing surgery."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: First, Honor)

"Hierarchy is is much reviled in the present day."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Day, Present)

"Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?"
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Americans, Authority)

"America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: America, Future, Past, Present)

"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: London, Present, Sin)

"In order to represent life on the stage, we must rub elbows with life, live ourselves."
- Marie Dressler
(Related: Life, Order)

"Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Body, Drugs, Medicine, Present, Today)

"Kerry is an adult - he thinks things through. He learns from the present as well as the past. To George Bush, thinking things through is for sissies."
- Richard Dreyfuss
(Related: Past, Present, Thinking)

"There's nothing more exciting than to watch a story break and grow, and to be the first one to present it to the world."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: First, Nothing, Present, World)

"I mentioned that one of the tripartite formulas in American worldview involves time: past, present, and future."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: American, Future, Past, Present)

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

"Those who try to obliterate the past are injuring the present."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Past, Present)

"I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Mother, People, Madness, Mothers)

"Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Age, Truth, Freedom, Justice, Present, Reason)

"My mind to me a kingdom is, such present joys therein I find, that it excels all other bliss."
- Edward Dyer
(Related: Mind, Present)

"Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present generation and people fear it in the present day, and that's why those references are so much more powerful. I just understand that better now."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: People, Fear, Day, Memory, Now, Persecution, Present)

"I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Day, Identity, Now, Persecution, Present)

"The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Nature, Eye, Study, Voice)

"Often, even after years, mental states once present in consciousness return to it with apparent spontaneity and without any act of the will; that is, they are reproduced involuntarily."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Act, Consciousness, Present, Spontaneity, states, Will, Years)

"Mental states of every kind, - sensations, feelings, ideas, - which were at one time present in consciousness and then have disappeared from it, have not with their disappearance absolutely ceased to exist."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Time, Feelings, Ideas, Consciousness, Present, Sensations, states)

"Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: People, Growing up, Theatre)

"Yeah, but there's nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Romance)

"There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: End, Now, Present, Tomorrow, Will, Years, Yesterday)

"And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Congress, Corruption, Court, Pressure, Saying, Senate)

"She represented the distilled essence of the battle between the sexes."
- Anne Edwards
(Related: Battle, Sexes)

"I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film, some are inherently social, and I think that any film which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest social unit in our society - and in a sense it is a question of scope."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family, Society, Deals, Film, Question, Sense)

"Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Dream, American, Career, Now, Production, Right)

"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Future, Illusion, Past, Present)

"Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Politics, Eternity, Present)

"It was inevitable that in doing this I should arrive at new results, and it is perhaps understandable that in the end I have felt impelled to present these results not only in the dry form of a catalogue, but also in a more connected and personal one."
- Alfred Einstein
(Related: End, Present, Results)

"For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation."
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Related: Cinema, Difficulty, Example, Manipulation, Painting)

"Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It's a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation. I'm also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Acting, College, Drama, Interest, School, Theater)

"America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)

"There's a power in women being women. There's a role for men, but we don't have to be men, because we're women. I think that representing that on television is a cool thing."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Power, Women, Being, Television)

"When you're famous, you don't get to meet people because they want you to like them when the present themselves to you, and you don't see the real people."
- Cass Elliot
(Related: People, Famous, Present, Want)

"Once we start collecting, the more you have, the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from responding to the present and taking on new ideas what the artists are doing now."
- David Elliott
(Related: Ideas, Artists, Now, Present, Will)

"At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side, and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side, are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Beginning, Day, Present, Rejection, Theory)

"The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Family, Life, Being, Consideration)

"The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Men, Civilization, Machines, Present)

"The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into the whole texture of our man's or woman's body, is the pattern of all the process of our life."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Life, Sex, Body, Man, Woman)

"To my three sons, Peter, Scott, and Alexander who pulled me from the 18th Century and back into the present on a regular basis and therefore made me a better person, thank you. And to my wife, who sits at the table there. Who is right about almost everything."
- Joseph J. Ellis
(Related: Wife, Present, Right, Sons)

"Only we, the public, can force our representatives to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: War, Congress, Constitution, Force, Public)

"I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago. That has always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Chicago)

"We'll be presenting a broad spectrum of the music and looking at how the younger guys can carry it on."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Music)

"Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Science, Fact)

"I represent a district covering Rockland, Westchester and Bronx counties, all of which are part of the 9 million people that this water is so important for."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: People, Water)

"Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics. It has more of a cache than chicken. Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way."
- Todd English
(Related: Turkey)

"Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts."
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Time, Management, Effort)

"I suppose that Heartland, Unknown Soldier and Pride and Joy represent not a quieter side but more of a serious side to my work, something I've been getting into recently."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Work, Joy, Pride)

"We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Experience, Music, Thought, Composers)

"Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach."
- Brian Eno
"I think generally playing live is a crap idea. So much of stage work is the presentation of personality, and I've never been interested in that."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Work, Idea, Personality)

"Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit."
- Epictetus
(Related: Habit, Evil, Present)

"Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Success, Folly, Fun, Party, Present, Woman)

"Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Muslim, Existence, Participation, World)

"A confidence problem exists on the part of the people of the region who desire democratic rule in principle, but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: People, Confidence, Desire, Fashion, World)

"Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Work, Chance, Poor, Today, Worth)

"There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Time, Civilization, Attitude, Direction, Present)

"In recent years, more and more of my time has become absorbed by administrative work for the research council of ETH-Z of which I am presently the president."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Time, Work, President, Research, Years)

"I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps, although if I had a second chance myself, I would certainly try to repeat my present career."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Career, Chance, Footsteps, Intention, Present)

"There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Children, Present)

"I personally developed the Academy training program. All our training is based on solid educational principles. We present the material in four training formats: lecture, demonstration, drill, and implementation."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Present, Principles, Training)

"I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor."
- Edward Everett
(Related: History, Men, Time, Sacrifice, Gratitude, Admiration, Dawn, Honor, May, Memory, Present, Safety)

"The common people have no history: persecuted by the present, they cannot think of preserving the memory of the past."
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Related: People, Memory, Past, Present)

"There is no one right now in my judgment that can unite the Black electorate in such a way to present our agenda to a nominee to have them forthrightly address our concerns."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Judgment, Now, Present, Right)

"A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Education, Women, Anxiety, Conviction, Girls, Present, Will)

"If all goes well, the Iraqis are going to have a country that's going to have a representative government and will be at peace with its neighbors and in the region."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Peace, Country, Neighbors, Will)

"The queen and I always got on well, still do; I uphold everything Her Majesty represents, has given up her life for. It's her duty. For her country, she's selfless to the grave."
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Life, Country, Duty, Grave, Queen)

"The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Past, Questioning, Years)

"The bottom line as far as I was concerned was presenting to the public who Gerry Ferraro was."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Public)

"Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Life, History, Connection, Future, Past, Present)

"I have always made an effort to render every detail of my reality with the greatest accuracy; but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation of historical facts was an exact one."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Accuracy, Attention, Detail, Effort, Facts, Reality)

"An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Being, Day, Events, Past, Present, Problems, Wishing, Words)

"Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: End, Magic, Past, Present, Wonder)

"You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here, you have to be now, you have to be present."
- Sally Field
(Related: Behavior, Now, Present, Zone)

"The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but a stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich."
- Stephen J. Field
(Related: War, Beginning, Poor, Present, Will)

"Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress, think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm. That's why the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package last week that forbade the direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority ."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Financial, Authority, Congress, Eye)

"I think that I'm busy in the present, and I don't want to go back. Well, there's been an unauthorized biography, and you can't stop them. It didn't worry me."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Biography, Present, Want, Worry)

"I think the dot-com boom and bust represented the end of the beginning. The industry is more mature today."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Beginning, End, Today)

"I think it's quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I'm Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Age, Wife, People, Girlfriends, Name, Present)

"The participation in European elections was always not very exciting. People are very interested in European issues, but they don't see the person who is representing Europe."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: People, Elections, Europe, Participation)

"The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Work, Truth, Books, Detail, Neglect, Present, Principles, Stress, Teaching, Weight)

"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Memory, Past, Present)

"However, the Medicare prescription drug benefit has changed, and if the nearly 3,000 seniors I have met through 12 town halls can represent a sample of opinion, many seniors do not yet understand the prescription drug program and do not plan to sign up for coverage."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Opinion)

"Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: American, Property, Result)

"This strategy represents our policy for all time. Until it's changed."
- Marlin Fitzwater
(Related: Time, Policy, Strategy)

"The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: God, Work, Present, Universe)

"The future is the worst thing about the present."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Future, Present)

"You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Future, Identity, Living, Present, Risk)

"The only result of our present system - unless we reverse the drift - must be the gradual extension of the fascist sector and the gradual disappearance of the system of free enterprise under a free representative government."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Government, Present, Result)

"As it happened, I had a friend who was a good person who liked to present himself as a dreadful one. Using him as a role model, I created the first Buck Godot strip."
- Phil Foglio
(Related: Friend, First, Present)

"We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today."
- Henry Ford
(Related: History, Present, Today, Tradition, Want, Worth)

"Naturally, the reader has access only to the events I show and the way I show them, but as has been said, there's generally a good deal of ambiguity in that presentation."
- John M. Ford
(Related: Ambiguity, Events)

"The present danger which this country faces is at least as great as the danger which we faced during the war with Germany and Japan. Briefly stated, it is the very real danger that this country, as we know it, may cease to exist."
- James Forrestal
(Related: War, Country, Danger, Faces, Germany, May, Present)

"We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Censorship, Freedom, Past, Praise, Present)

"Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Causes, Writers)

"I never could get on with representative individuals but people who existed on their own account and with whom it might therefore be possible to be friends."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: People, Friends)

"Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose, as they can be more readily bent into the desired form; the eyes and tongue are added afterwards, and the representation altogether is really good."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Purpose, Eyes, Tongue)

"Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don't go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart's. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Work, Genius, Gods, Play, Silly)

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

"Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Time, Creation, Future, Past, Present, Space)

"Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother - you're not sure what you've got but you're pretty sure you're not going to like it."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Present, Pretty)

"The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes, he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on. Acting with him is like a beautiful dance."
- Genie Francis
(Related: Dance, Acting, Eyes, Present, Sharing)

"It's very eclectic, the way one chooses subjects in the movie business, especially in the commercial movie business. You need to develop material yourself or material is presented to you as an assignment to direct."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Business)

"The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Fault, Present)

"If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past."
- John Hope Franklin
(Related: Order, Past, Present)

"The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind, it seems suspended, complete unto itself, somewhere in eternity."
- Lucinda Franks
(Related: Eternity, Meaning, Mind)

"When I finally gave up any hope of doing anything representative of the American family, I actually seemed to have tapped into other people's weirdness in that way."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Family, People, Hope, American)

"The images attempt to capture scientific thought. They represent the physical manifestation of the thought process. Everything in the laboratory is a product of a stream of conscious or unconscious thought."
- Peter Fraser
(Related: Thought, Unconscious)

"Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Men, Idea)

"The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children."
- Nancy Friday
(Related: Mother, Father, Gratitude, Children, Debt, Parents)

"The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Fact, Language)

"In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Quality, Identity, Individuality, Name, Present)

"If an apprentice does not hear what a master hears, is then that quality not present in the music? Yes and no. In the world in which the apprentice lives no."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Music, Quality, Present, World)

"If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not?"
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Music, Genius, Play, Present, Sleep)

"I am co-counsel and as co-counsel I have the right to represent myself, speak for myself and conduct myself and my trial by myself in my best interests in order of due process."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Order, Right)

"And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Time, Being, Feeling, Guitar, Old, Years)

"It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Men, Women)

"Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Religion, Culture, Present, Service, Understanding, Worship)

"But the nature of my main work in chemistry can be better represented by more than 280 English publications, of which roughly 200 concern the theory of chemical reactions and related subjects."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Nature, Work, Concern, English, Theory)

"The staff at the Institute will present an analysis on how asset price fluctuations and subsequent structural adjustments influence sustained economic growth, based on Japan's experience since the second half of the 1980s."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Experience, Growth, Influence, Present, Will)

"Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Fact, Man, Radical, Woman)

"Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Art, Life, Fact, Symbol)

"A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Present)

"In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Birthday, Fame, Hollywood, Present)

"It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education - aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness - presented alienated forms of our true historical being."
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Related: Education, Being, Consciousness)

"The present times require the vigor and the activity of the prime of life; but I feel the increasing infirmities of age to such a degree, that I am conscious I cannot serve you to advantage."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Age, Life, Present)

"George Bush doesn't represent any civilization!"
- George Galloway
"I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Control, Care, Future, Present, Want)

"I don't know if it's how I speak or what it is about me that presents that sort of label, but I don't know how many times I have to be out in public with a girlfriend to stop that from being said."
- Jeff Garcia
(Related: Girlfriend, Being, Public)

"The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Formula, Logic)

"Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: First, Man, Order, World)

"Rodgers and Hammerstein didn't mean anything to me. I just wanted to have a hit, I just wanted to be like those people on the radio. It was all of a case of the present tense with no projecting into the future, particularly."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: People, Future, Present)

"New standards for safety are now in place and Canada has helped provide tools and techniques that were needed. Technologies like these are innovative and represent great achievements for us."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Canada, Now, Safety, Tools)

"If you put a ten dollar bill under the rug instead of spending it, that is capital formation. It represents ten dollars' worth of something that might have been immediately consumed, but wasn't."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Worth)

"It is the function of the President, representing the executive principle, to execute the laws."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Laws, President)

"I'm very pro presenting the best music I can to the widest audience possible."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music)

"What people really should be able to be confident in is that the standards of music- making that classically trained musicians present is elite, it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, People, Artists, Musicians, Present)

"People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: People, Faults, May, Present, Thinking, World)

"I believe in past lives but I know nothing about mine and I don't want to know. I live in the present, taking one day at a time."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Time, Day, Nothing, Past, Present, Want)

"Another one of the old poets, whose name has escaped my memory at present, called Truth the daughter of Time."
- Aulus Gellius
(Related: Time, Daughter, Truth, Memory, Name, Old, Poets, Present)

"I'm confident in our resolve to make the decisions necessary to keep our country and our people safe and prosperous and I look forward to representing the citizens of Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District for the next two years."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: People, Country, Decisions, Years)

"Whores are the most honest girls. They present the bill right away."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Girls, Present, Right)

"Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Government, Present, Ridicule, World)

"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Work)

"I thank God tonight for freedom - those who bought and paid for it with their lives in the past - those who will protect it in the present and defend it in the future."
- Jim Gibbons
(Related: God, Freedom, Future, Past, Present, Will)

"A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding."
- William Gibson
(Related: Banks, Complexity, Computer, Light, Mind)

"I don't have to write about the future. For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary."
- William Gibson
(Related: People, Future, Present, Pretty)

"You know, it was just another presentation of my work, and a funny one, because the cards are quite different from the normal Tarot deck, no?"
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Funny, Work, Cards)

"Especially when you play a character for so many years, the character ends up reflecting a lot of who you are and I think I've changed a lot since then, but that represented a lot of who I was as a teenager."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Character, Play, Years)

"Yeah, I started when I was 6 years old. My brother and sister would get all of these presents at Christmas time from the cast and crew of their show and I was jealous. So I decided that I had to become an actor."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Time, Sister, Brother, Actor, Christmas, Old, Years)

"I did quite a lot of the arranging, fitting different sections together, tempo changes, all sorts of things like that. I actually acted as a bridge between Robert and Ian. Not so much composing, rather presenting musical ideas at each rehearsal."
- Michael Giles
(Related: Ideas)

"This record for the first time - feels like a record that really represents my whole entire life and instead of just a period of my life. And it is really kind of eye opening and it makes me feel really good to hear this record and hear all the years."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Life, Time, Eye, First, Years)

"I keep referring to them in the plural but all I'm dealing with is Bob. I don't know where Harvey fits in the equation. He was very present at the beginning, winding his brother up. I don't know where he is now."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Brother, Beginning, Now, Present)

"Spending on programs such as national defense and funding the operating budgets of all federal agencies represent only 39 percent of our yearly budget, an all-time low."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Budgets, Defense)

"Specifically, the growing threat that sexual predators pose to our Nation's children and their families represents an area where our criminal justice system has failed the American people."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: People, American, Children, Justice, Nation)

"I represent the views and the values of the people of the district."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: People, Values)

"Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Reason)

"Sure, I've often been misrepresented - anyone frequently quoted has this experience."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Experience)

"Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Vision, Leaders, Present)

"So being present becomes more and more the exercise the older you get."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Being, Exercise, Present)

"Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth."
- Owen Glendower
(Related: Faith, May, Present, Word, Writing)

"Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Death, People, African, Americans, Country, Population, Prison, Unemployment)

"My thoughts will be taken up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image."
- William Godwin
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Past, Present, Will)

"The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: People, Present)

"When you are present, the world is truly alive."
- Natalie Goldberg
(Related: Present, World)

"A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Anticipation, Calamity, Future, Lies, Past, Present, Regret)

"If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present, then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed - at will and voluntarily."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Attention, Practice, Present, Will)

"The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Power, Reality, Trade, Workers)

"Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Historians, Past, Present)

"I believe that nothing is more important to our ability to effectively address our present than understanding the lessons learned from those who have come before us."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Ability, Nothing, Present, Understanding)

"I represented many of these kids as they become young adults in the criminal justice system when I was a public defender. One way of reaching out is by the mind of experimentation."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Justice, Kids, Mind, Public)

"In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Oil, Years)

"All of us who serve in the House of Representatives and the Senate pay into Social Security."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Security, Senate)

"Because in Russia you were able to triumph with the help of a large class of poor peasants, you represent things in such a way, as if we in Western Europe are also going to have that help."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Class, Europe, Help, Poor, Russia)

"The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation, the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Purpose, Language, Treason, Unity)

"There are many artists that I present that I admit I like less than I do others. But I think that they warrant being presented by my own, personal standards."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Artists, Being, Present)

"It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"Your candor is worth everything to your cause. It is refreshing to find a person with a new theory who frankly confesses that he finds difficulties, insurmountable, at least for the present."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Candor, Cause, Difficulties, Present, Theory, Worth)

"Our present nuclear fusion reactors are classified by the methods used to support the nuclear fusion reaction, which takes place at a temperature much hotter than the surface of the Sun."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Present, Sun, Support)

"I don't think Jesus was an exclusivist. He said, and we believe, that He is the unique representation of God in the world. But that doesn't mean this is the only way God can work."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Work, God, World)

"As a main ingredient to the show, it has to have truth, represent truth, or else it won't last."
- Adolph Green
(Related: Truth)

"How it came to pass that man, originally taught, as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah, is found, at so early a period of his history, a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our present purpose to inquire."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: History, Purpose, Doubt, Man, Present, Worship)

"Presented with a song like Exit Music, It's impossible to know what to add without actually making it worse. How can you play along when It's already there?"
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Music, Play, Song)

"Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: War, Advice, Children, Present)

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

"Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society."
- John Grierson
(Related: Leadership, Society, Thought, Appreciation, Relationships)

"There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age."
- Gerald Griffin
(Related: Age, America, Computer, Generations, Information, Past, Soldiers, Today)

"During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Company, Mission, Obvious)

"Basically, everything I try to do is to present an alternative to what somebody else is doing."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Present)

"Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, End, Existence, Research, Understanding)

"Command that your marshal be careful to be present over the household, and especially in the hall, to keep the household, within doors and without, respectable, without dispute or noise, or bad words."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Present, Words)

"And in doing this I advise you to send to the best manors of your lands those of your household in whom you place most confidence to be present in August at the leading of the corn, and to guard it as aforesaid."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Confidence, Leading, Present)

"And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present."
- John Guare
(Related: Life, Ballet, Easter, Present)

"Well I think that the mind of a serial killer and the mind of the detectives represent the duality we face as people."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: People, Mind)

"I'd love to see more equal representation of female and male cartoonists on the comics page."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Love)

"In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope."
- James Gunn
(Related: Change, Nature, Science, Technology, People, Character, Environment, Fiction, Present, Universe, Want)

"The difference between political terror and ordinary crime becomes clear during the change of regimes, in which former terrorists become well-regarded representatives of their country."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Change, Country, Crime, Difference, Terror)

"I think, however, that so long as our present economic and national systems continue, scientific research has little to fear."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Fear, Present, Research)

"Under-representation of women and other inequality among researchers is a problem that will not solve itself as women acquire competence."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Women, Competence, Inequality, Will)

"Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: People, Act)

"It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Work, Control, Contrast, England, Germany, Ignorance, Neglect, Present, states, United)

"That's what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it's wonderful."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Achievement, Country, Golf, Open, Sharing)

"The infinite God can not by us, in the present limitation of our faculties, be comprehended or conceived."
- William Hamilton
(Related: God, Infinite, Present)

"However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Science, Wisdom)

"What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Determination, Conviction, May, Will)

"Actually, I don't think there's anyone that represents the artists, except the artists themselves."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Artists)

"This nation is being divided into black and white, and the present system encourages this."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Being, Nation, Present)

"If politicians continue to promote separatism in Australia, they should not continue to hold their seats in this parliament. They are not truly representing all Australians, and I call on the people to throw them out."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: People, Parliament, Politicians)

"America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."
- Warren G. Harding
(Related: America, Revolution, Healing, Present)

"I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Public)

"Every theory presented as a scientific concept is just that; it's a theory that tries to explain more about the world than previous theories have done. It is open to being challenged and to being proven incorrect."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Being, Open, Theories, Theory, World)

"Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Obstacles, Will)

"Writing as a woman presents enormous problems but I have attempted it several times and haven't had many complaints."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Complaints, Problems, Woman, Writing)

"A lot of my friends are club people. It's not me. It's funny to represent that, because it's not me. I don't fit into a gay club setting. It's just ironic that I represent that somehow."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Funny, People, Friends, Gay)

"In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, Present, states)

"A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Knowledge, Present, Pursuit, Satisfaction)

"One is that we stand - my two confreres and I - in some degree as representatives of a great number of fellow workers over the entire world, who are enthusiastically active in this field of ours."
- Haldan Keffer Hartline
(Related: Workers, World)

"I still don't consider myself as going Hollywood. I did a movie because the opportunity presented itself and it was fun. When everything stops being fun, I'll go onto something else."
- Colleen Haskell
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Fun, Hollywood)

"With my support, the House of Representatives recently voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Family, Children, Tax, Support)

"In mid-May, the House of Representatives approved the full amount of money that the Veterans Administration said was needed for next year - plus an additional $1 billion increase for veterans' health care."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Health, Money, Care, Veterans)

"Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are rising to the top as minority or plurality powers. But they do not represent either the shift, the change, or the future."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Change, Future, Minority, Value)

"In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Nature, Present)

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

"If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Culture)

"The credit which the apparent conformity with recognized scientific standards can gain for seemingly simple but false theories may, as the present instance shows, have grave consequences."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Conformity, Consequences, Credit, Gain, Grave, May, Present, Theories)

"For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Home, Character, First, Present)

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

"To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: World)

"As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Consciousness, Ego)

"The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Action, Decision, Future, Law, Now, Present, Reality, Responsibility)

"Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great - far too great - expectations."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: People, Expectations, Ladies, Gentlemen, Letters, Population)

"The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Friend, Winning, Elections, Example, Study)

"I've known for years that you're supposed to be present. I know that thinking about what's happened or thinking about what I want is not going to get me anywhere, but until I quit doing it I'm not present."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Present, Thinking, Want, Years)

"A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you're aware in anything you do - and it doesn't have to be yoga - it changes you. Being present changes you."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Music, Being, Exercise, Present, Yoga)

"On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Life, Politics, Present, Public, Questions)

"Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Music, Being, Guest, Popular, Stars, Writing)

"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: People, Day, Future, Past, Present, Want)

"My works are an imitation of my own past and present."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Imitation, Past, Present)

"We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Men, Government, Man)

"You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime."
- George Herman
(Related: Baseball, Boys, Play, Today, Youth)

"To me, sex is sex and I don't think it is or should be a problem. Maybe my presenting it that way will unscrew up a few heads out there, including my own."
- Jaime Hernandez
(Related: Sex, Will)

"This means that the mind or spirit is present anywhere, because it is nowhere attached to any particular place. And it can remain present because, even when related to this or that object, it does not cling to it by reflection and thus lose its original mobility."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Mind, Present, Reflection, Spirit)

"But I also like to shower my parents with presents. I bought them a beautiful car and a house."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Car, Parents)

"It's also possible to have two third person singular points of view, as represented by two characters through whose eyes the story is told in alternating chapters, say."
- Arthur Herzog
(Related: Eyes)

"This implies that the laws governing organic cohesion, the organization leading from the part to the whole, represent a biological uncertainty, indeed an uncertainty of the first order."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: First, Laws, Leading, Order, Uncertainty)

"When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: God, Childhood, Present, Smile, Trying)

"Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Man, Remarkable, World)

"I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way."
- Antony Hewish
(Related: Work, Ideas, Challenge, Duty, Excitement, Pleasure, Public, Scientists)

"In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient."
- James Hillman
(Related: History, Aggression, Depression, Hatred, Treatment)

"I also believed that our public at home would be strong enough to survive even the present crisis."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: Home, Crisis, Present, Public)

"Happy is the person who cherishes the precious lessons of the past and lives vigorously in the present."
- Jerome Hines
(Related: Past, Present)

"You always feel the drawing you are working on is the best you've ever done... I am only interested in the present."
- Al Hirschfeld
(Related: Present)

"If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: History, Time, Father, Son, Past, Present, World)

"The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Future, Gluttony, Lust, Mind, Past, Present, Storms)

"The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Family, Church, Body, Spirit)

"Ruling elders are declared to be the representatives of the people."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: People)

"The functions of these elders, therefore, determine the power of the people; for a representative is one chosen by others to do in their name what they are entitled to do in their own persons; or rather to exercise the powers which radically inhere in those for whom they act."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, People, Act, Exercise, Name)

"We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Decisions, Open)

"Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Time, War, Ireland, Nations, Present, states, United, Years)

"The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action."
- Raymond Holliwell
(Related: Thought, Heart, Action, Cause, Motives)

"Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure."
- Soichiro Honda
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Results)

"Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Death, Fear, Past, Present, Tyranny)

"I have tried to present my sensations in what is the most congenial and impressive form possible to me."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Present, Sensations)

"If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Expression, Value)

"I'm no mathematician, so I'm stuck with the graphic representations."
- Hugh Hopper
"What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye."
- Horace
(Related: Impression, Eye)

"Make a good use of the present."
- Horace
(Related: Present)

"It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Courage, Adversity, Blood, Present)

"My future is in my past and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future."
- Vladimir Horowitz
(Related: Future, Now, Past, Present)

"Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Happiness, Past, Present)

"Rice at present prices provides more food for the money than most of the other cereals."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Money, Present)

"I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Rights)

"Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Marriage, Advertising)

"There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled up with the advertisements of things."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Will, World)

"If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents."
- Clara Hughes
(Related: Dream)

"Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Contrast, Rest)

"We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Time, Past, Present)

"Conscience is God present in man."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Conscience, Man, Present)

"Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Civilization, Grace, Present, Smile)

"Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Age, Depression, Desperation, Present, World, Yearning)

"We started giving presentations at practitioner conferences in 1986, and since then all of our derivatives research has been stimulated by contact with practitioners."
- John Hull
(Related: Giving, Research)

"There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Ideas, Emotions, Human nature, Present, Remarkable)

"They divided the city into three electoral wards, and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people, the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Population)

"With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should have every man in the country fully fed and happy, instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists - distress of our own producing."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Duty, Man, Open, Present, Trade)

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

"For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: History, Power, Time, End, First, Future, Mankind, Past, Present)

"My singing wasn't horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly. It's not like I'm a horrible singer that can't sing. But I don't have the consistency or the presentation skills that a good performer has."
- William Hung
(Related: Consistency, Dancing, Silly, Singing)

"The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her."
- William Morris Hunt
(Related: Art, Nature, Mission)

"In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from his past homes than by the physical features of his present home."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: History, Home, America, Fact, Inheritance, Man, Past, Present)

"The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, God, Fear, Departure, End, Illusion, Present, Struggle, Will, World)

"It just is nothing foreign to consciousness at all that could present itself to consciousness through the mediation of phenomena different from the liking itself; to like is intrinsically to be conscious."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Consciousness, Nothing, Present)

"You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession."
- John Huston
(Related: Time, End)

"The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: College)

"But after he was pleased to reveal himself to me I did presently, like Abraham, run to Hagar. And after that he did let me see the atheism of my own heart, for which I begged of the Lord that it might not remain in my heart."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Heart, Atheism)

"I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that - stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders."
- Chrissie Hynde
(Related: Film, Songs)

"One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I'd been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way."
- David Icke
(Related: People, Being, Public, Talk, Television)

"That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for my first passion which was the motorcycle, and in spite of the danger it could represent, they encouraged me."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Danger, First, Passion)

"But due to the present regulations the other drivers have better chances again. This brings back the tension."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Present, Tension)

"The existence is a tremendous curiosity, with in the course of the years, the discovery of yourself in your inmost evolutions. With the age you feel better than you are, what you represent. Which means a little at the planet's scale."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Age, Curiosity, Discovery, Existence, Years)

"I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it's the truth."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: History, Truth, Successful, Artist, Culture, Words)

"Tolerance is carved into the rostrum of the U.S. House of Representatives and intolerance should not be carved into the U.S. Constitution."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Constitution, Intolerance)

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

"The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

"I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation; and if it served you, could at any time give you the history from the beginning of the controversies on this subject, and of its present form."
- Edward Irving
(Related: History, Time, Beginning, Present)

"Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers, are being taught at home."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Being, Day, Fathers, Founding, Present, Students)

"I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Successful, Corruption, Country, Day, Rights, Liberty, Office, Promises)

"Which suggests something about media and war: it's not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them. There is a third element: what the public is ready to accept, what the public wants to know."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Events, Media, Public)

"For the larger interest of humanity, Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Society, Humanity, Interest)

"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Children)

"The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Life, Creation, Expression, Infinity, Meaning, Present)

"I pitched my last children's show presentation in the mid 1980's. The era of locally produced children's shows was over and the networks were not and are not interested in children's television."
- William Jackson
(Related: Children, Television)

"I think for the U.S. government the Sandinistas represented a threat to their dominance of Latin America."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Government, America)

"George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat. Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Iraq, World)

"The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, American, Being, Fact, Help, Importance, Present, Voice)

"You don't know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don't talk to you. There's very little interaction."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Beauty, People, Talk)

"First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: First, Revolution, Struggle)

"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life."
- Henry James
(Related: Life, Existence, Reason)

"You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it's not unique at all."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Community, Painting)

"I'm not talking ideas, or even presentation. It's like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player - like your skin or your heart."
- Keith Jarrett
(Related: Heart, Ideas, Skin, Talking)

"Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple."
- Keith Jarrett
(Related: Jazz, Present)

"I use the term bar-room to represent every means for the sale and traffic in liquor, and I earnestly appeal to the people to put an end to the traffic, no matter under what name or guise it may be carried on."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: People, End, Liquor, May, Name)

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

"Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Peace, Abstinence, America, Order, Present, Will)

"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?"
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Congress, Lawyers, Nothing, Present, Question, Talk, Talking, Trade, Yield)

"For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil. Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of your island country and our neighborhood."
- Michael Jeffery
(Related: Country, Defense)

"It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: God, Devil, Earth)

"So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it, that the Devil would have a representation as well as God."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: God, Wife, Purpose, Devil)

"To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Power, People, Country)

"The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Politics, Party, Present, Will)

"A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Class, Deep, Party)

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

"It's important for that to exist in a society that doesn't present you with any genuine problems."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Society, Present, Problems)

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present."
- Derek Jeter
(Related: Success, People, Content, Focus, May, Past, Present, Want)

"Blackheart Records being 25 years old represents staying power and the fact that we weren't able to get a record out through conventional means, so we had to create this record company to put out our records if we wanted to be a band that had records to give out to their fans."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Power, Being, Company, Fact, Fans, Old, Years)

"As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Society, Dream, American, Language)

"The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana's economy."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Economy, Fishing)

"The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Movies, American, Country, Jazz, Politicians, World)

"Conventionally, one looks at history as something of the past. But after Einstein, who knows what is in the past and what is in the present?"
- Roland Joffe
(Related: History, Past, Present)

"When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Opportunity, Name, Understanding)

"Normally, the same strange impulse which brings a crowd to an accident is present in the reaction to a concert in which something goes wrong."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Accident, Present, Wrong)

"The 'stuff' around us represents the stuff inside of us."
- Darren L. Johnson
"Giving up represents a choice you make when you decide not to take action on something over which you actually do have control."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Action, Control, Choice, Giving)

"I finally learned to live in the present and focus only on what I want rather than what I don't want."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Focus, Present, Want)

"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Actions, Circumstances, Habits, Mind, Present, State, Want)

"A chaplain's biggest gift is to be present and just listen."
- Diane Johnson
(Related: Present)

"In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind."
- Eyvind Johnson
(Related: History, Time, Soul, Body, Mankind, Present, Suffering, World)

"It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Man, Present, Struggle)

"I also meet with city officials, representatives from governors' offices, really anyone in that sort of position who has shown an interest in youth fitness, to let them know why this sort of program is so important. I give the same message when I speak at conferences."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Fitness, Interest, Youth)

"The future is purchased by the present."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Future, Present)

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

"All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Arguments, Evil, Poverty)

"Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: People, Commitment, Country, Giving)

"But, you know again, getting back to what a group like ours might represent - the cleanliness thing."
- Bruce Johnston
(Related: Cleanliness)

"Each character represented a trait that resides in me."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Character)

"When he died, Emerson was thought of as the representative American writer par excellence, and his point of view was still so potent that William James was honored to be asked to speak at a centenary celebration."
- Howard Mumford Jones
(Related: Thought, American, Excellence, Writer)

"It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don't acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Family, Society, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Present, Problems)

"You don't build a bond without being present."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Being, Present)

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

"We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. We are a people in search of a national community."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Community, Future, Present)

"We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation... but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, America, Inflation, Problems, Promise, Trying, Unemployment)

"Let's all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short-term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous to the American idea. And these are principles which are not negotiable."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Idea, American, Country, Principles)

"One of the reasons I came to Berkeley was because I saw so many students of all different colors speaking so many different languages and ferociously presenting all these different views. I thought, this is the 21st century and I want to be here!"
- June Jordan
(Related: Thought, Colors, Students, Want)

"I was a little nervous backstage. But I had this book, Gandhi. I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts. Presently, this book is my prized possession."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes, Possession, Quotes)

"We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Future, Mistrust, Past, Present, Respect, Safety)

"We do not use managers, we are the representatives of our athletes, and that is why I am deeply involved in athletics, I follow our athletes careers from start to finish, 100% all the way."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Athletes, Careers, Managers)

"Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country, and to represent Cuba in competition."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Government, Competition, Country, Support)

"They're trying to tell us that we're not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can't know who you are if you don't spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present."
- Naomi Judd
(Related: Time, Cause, Illness, Living, Present, Right, Trying)

"It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade. I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me, as an entertainer and as a public figure, it is so I can be a representative for others."
- Naomi Judd
(Related: God, Americans, Disability, Public, Will)

"We also never undercut representatives' prices. A representative will always be able to sell the discounts in our core business, which are not offered at retail. So it's never more advantageous to buy there."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Business, Will)

"A representative is free delivery; she's a personal beauty consultant. Some people want that high touch."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Beauty, People, Want)

"Unification is not our present goal. That is a future program."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Goal, Future, Present)

"I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from, you know, lack of market economy."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Cause, Difficulties, Economy, Present)

"So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Government, Difficulties, Future, Isolation, Present)

"I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive ideas of mankind and socialism, and not by selfish personal interests - let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Ideas, Mankind, Party, Socialism)

"Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Life, Marriage, Woman)

"It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Ecstasy, Feet, Present, Will, World)

"It's not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: People, Balance, Job, states, United)

"English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Science, English, Present, Will)

"How can German music not be represented by an article?"
- Wassily Kandinsky
(Related: Music)

"I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Film, Photography, Public)

"A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Action, Purpose)

"Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future."
- Louise J. Kaplan
(Related: Adolescence, Future, Past, Struggle)

"The holy book is implanted in the hearts and minds of all the Muslims. Humiliation of the holy book represents the humiliation of our people."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: People)

"More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Country, Influence, Parliament, Today)

"Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Danger, Example)

"Hood films now are made by studios and have nothing to do with the reality they supposedly represent."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Nothing, Now, Reality)

"Similarly, the Marquis is presented in this film as someone who would disturb the status quo and therefore must be kept imprisoned."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Film)

"The only theism worthy of our respect believes in God not because of the way the world is made but in spite of that. The only theism that is no less profound than the Buddha's atheism is that represented in the Bible by Job and Jeremiah."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: God, Bible, Atheism, Job, Respect, World)

"The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions."
- Elia Kazan
"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
- Bil Keane
(Related: Future, Past, Present, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"Illegal immigration presents a huge problem. That is why I decided to spend a week along the southern border to see firsthand how bad the problem is and, more importantly, what Congress can do to fix it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Congress)

"I represent Orlando, Florida, the world's number one vacation destination."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Vacation, World)

"Science is bound, by the everlasting vow of honour, to face fearlessly every problem which can be fairly presented to it."
- Lord Kelvin
(Related: Science, Vow)

"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Opportunity, Danger, Word)

"The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Freedom, Present, Surrender)

"For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Change, Time, Life, Future, Law, Past, Present, World)

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Change, Life, Future, Law, Past, Present)

"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Future, Past, Present)

"Remaining vigilant toward this ever-present threat means constantly learning how better to protect ourselves. But primarily it reminds us that we must fight and win the war on terror, so that we do not have to fight it here in America."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: War, America, Fight, Learning, Terror)

"Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Successful, Countries, states, United)

"Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization."
- Bruce Kent
(Related: Power, Christianity, Corruption, Manipulation, Present)

"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Time, Progress, Ideas, Present)

"The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Future, Light, Present)

"The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Money, Being, Future, Importance, Present)

"I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Conservative, Man, Nothing, Past, Present)

"A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Eyes, Favorite, First, Key, Name, Play, Songs)

"The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes."
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Related: Causes, Constitution, Independence, Present, Vote)

"Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?"
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Will)

"Also, we're all actually different blood types and we have one represented by each guy in the band."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Blood)

"Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television. The first big computers were just beginning to come in and represented the most logical market for us to work in."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Computers, Work, Beginning, First, Television)

"Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Marriage, People, Trying)

"WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States."
- Peter King
(Related: Danger, National security, Present, states, United)

"Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically present it in very unique ways."
- Richard King
(Related: Opportunity, Present, Reality)

"Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it."
- Steve King
(Related: Government, History, Time, Democracy, Fathers, First, Founding, World)

"Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Sympathy, Soul, Concern, Giving, May, Pity)

"Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white."
- Alfred Kinsey
(Related: World)

"The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Men, War, Women, Action, Decision, Congress, Eyes, First, Military, Mission, Potential)

"Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s. I think that he and his team have done a masterful job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Job)

"I've got a chart here that shows our debt-to-GDP ratio. And while we did run deficits in the past, we now number our debt in trillions rather than in billions. And I think that represents a long-term danger, especially to the, the American dream."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Dream, American, Danger, Debt, Now, Past)

"The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present."
- Lane Kirkland
(Related: People, Meeting, Present, Usefulness)

"And what I learned in Church's course. He trained us intensively in his new system, which he was just developing. Two papers were presented. I think the second paper wasn't published until well after the course was finished."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Church)

"The Broad research center represents the highest quality model of what Proposition 71 should be funding."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Quality, Research)

"As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Possibility, Communication, Expression, Present, Right, Will)

"Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Mistake, Taxation)

"It's well known by now that I had a special need to get Maureen's goat when ever the opportunity presented itself. I was a boy and she was the enemy... a girl."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Opportunity, Enemy, Now)

"Secular artists see themselves with performance; they are more self involved, presentational."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Performance, Artists, Self)

"I love the gallery, the arena of representation. It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics, and that's taking place in the art gallery."
- Jeff Koons
(Related: Art, Love, Morality, Economics, World)

"My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: People, Present, Reality)

"Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous, but they are not. Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy."
- David Korten
(Related: Capitalism, Democracy, Enemy)

"Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Usefulness)

"The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum where one is presented with a limited number of persons with whom he can hold a conversation."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Conversation)

"Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object, separating it from the humanity of the person. He added nothing to photography as a medium. I hold his work in low regard."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Work, Body, Humanity, Nothing, Photography)

"I think that being a conscious parent opens your eyes to the fact that any adult relationships that you have, whenever children are present on a daily basis, that they're modeling how they get along with people by what they see how you get along."
- Peter Krause
(Related: People, Being, Children, Eyes, Fact, Present, Relationships)

"I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life, but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely avoid a high degree of difficulty."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Power, Life, Difficulty)

"Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race."
- Stanley Kunitz
(Related: Wisdom, Gods, Heroes, Mind, Myths, Old, Race, Waiting)

"Obviously, a skirt does present certain problems that I had to be aware of. But when it came to the shoot and we were rolling, I didn't really pay it any attention. It wasn't too bad."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Attention, Present, Problems)

"To those of you who study history, economics, sociology, literature and language I present the challenge of the utilization of the enormous resources in our grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life for yourselves and your children."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Life, History, Challenge, Children, Economics, Language, Literature, Present, Study)

"It appears that the present-day form of African American English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery, but the creation of the second half of the 20th century."
- William Labov
(Related: African, American, Creation, English, Inheritance, Present, Slavery)

"Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be."
- Lactantius
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Present)

"Visual presentation of our heritage in glass is needed."
- James Lafferty
"The reactions haven't differed; the concerns have been different. When I read for a predominantly Indian audience, there are more questions that are based on issues of identity and representation."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Identity, Questions)

"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Change, History, Present)

"Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Alienation, Destiny, Present, Violence)

"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now."
- Alan Lakein
(Related: Future, Now, Planning, Present)

"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: People, Dogs)

"From the beginning, we promised folks that they'll see whatever event we cover in its entirety, from gavel to gavel - whether it's the House of Representatives or the Senate. That's the whole reason for being."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Beginning, Being, Reason, Senate)

"Not all Modern Orthodox Jews, at the present juncture, identify with what the Israeli government does. In Israel many religious Zionists strongly oppose the government because of the disengagement."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Government, Israel, Present, Religious)

"Maimonides taught that it is better that 10 criminals go free than let one innocent man be executed. The Innocence Project represents that point of view."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Innocence, Man, Project)

"The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned and restricted by the effects of prior presents, possesses genuine initiative."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Present)

"But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Patriotism, Opportunity, Bravery, Day, Past, Present, Veterans)

"Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations, the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Nations, Present, United, Will)

"As both a fine artist and a graphic designer, I specialize in the visual presentation of words."
- John Langdon
(Related: Artist, Words)

"The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of these new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Circumstances, First, Necessity, Trade)

"The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: War, Power, Right, State, states, Wage)

"Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails, a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing so that represent a high moral value."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Work, Feeling, Joy, Solidarity, Value)

"A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice the object or situation it bespeaks. A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents."
- Susanne Langer
(Related: Idea, Symbol)

"Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation."
- James Larkin
(Related: Work, May, Nation, Present)

"A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers."
- James Larkin
(Related: Gain, Present, Satisfaction, Workers)

"As the first Member of Congress from western Washington to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years, I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Agriculture, Committee, Community, Congress, First, Needs, Washington, Years)

"The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Common sense, Opinion, Party, Popular, Present, Right)

"Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the birth pangs of a new order."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Crisis, Effect, Order, Rhetoric)

"News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Advertising, Liberal, News, Propaganda)

"I liked the fact that there were so many different representations of black women and black men in the movie. It wasn't like we all had the same agenda."
- Sanaa Lathan
(Related: Men, Women, Fact)

"When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Time, Christianity, Present)

"I want to bring passengers on my airplanes to present to them my product."
- Niki Lauda
(Related: Airplanes, Present, Want)

"I shall have less cause to regret the carrying my intended purpose into effect, foreseeing that you may immediately fill with advantage, the vacancy which will presently happen."
- Henry Laurens
(Related: Purpose, Cause, Effect, May, Regret, Will)

"I shall hold myself particularly answerable to my constituents for my present conduct, and in general to all my fellow Citizens throughout these States, when properly questioned."
- Henry Laurens
(Related: Present, states)

"I have been represented as a Protestant minister; there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people that I was not a Minister of the Crown, but that I was a Protestant minister."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: People, Gentlemen)

"He is ready, if the occasion presents itself, to throw the whole English population in the St. Lawrence."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: English, Population)

"Once you have the pattern of life of this person, the choreography, so to speak, you have the canvas that you present eight times a week, not without feeling underneath it, but it's not as churning as the discovery process was."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Life, Discovery, Feeling, Present)

"Be intent upon the perfection of the present day."
- William Law
(Related: Day, Perfection, Present)

"Be intent on the perfection of the present day."
- William Law
(Related: Day, Perfection, Present)

"One sheds one's sicknesses in books - repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Books, Emotions)

"We need someone who is a strong representative of our value system."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Value)

"Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Christmas, First, Now, Spirit)

"I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Europe, Mind, Open, Present, Question)

"The land is not in the least bit fertile and yet the cattle herds grow larger and larger. A cow represents capital investment here."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Investment, Land)

"As I assume my responsibilities as your representative, I wish to assure you of my loyalty and devotions, as well of my determination to serve you and the people of Canada to the utmost of my abilities."
- Romeo LeBlanc
(Related: People, Determination, Canada, Loyalty)

"All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: God, Children, Fact)

"This is my present, you know. My present from Mother."
- Gypsy Rose Lee
(Related: Mother, Present)

"What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing."
- Fernand Leger
(Related: Art, Music, Poetry, Question)

"In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what's going on, but it's representative."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: May)

"It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar."
- Greg LeMond
"I feel like I've been way overexposed in the press. I'd rather play shows and represent myself in person."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Play, Press)

"The power of television - it's so present in our lives, we don't even know how powerful it is."
- Melissa Leo
(Related: Power, Present, Television)

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Being, May, Present, Sight)

"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: History, Thought, Present, Will, World)

"People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Sports, People, Baseball, Present, Press, Right, Talk, Talking, Will)

"Social Security Number Cards by themselves were never intended to be personal identity documents because they cannot confirm that a person presenting a card is actually the person whose name appears on the card."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Cards, Identity, Name, Security)

"Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Religion, Positive, America, Congress, Freedom, Independence, Ideals, Nation)

"And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Dream, America, American, Liberty)

"Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Thought, Nothing, Old)

"I also urge the Obama administration - both on its own and in cooperation with other responsible governments around the world - to use all legal means necessary to shut down WikiLeaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables. WikiLeaks' activities represent a shared threat to collective international security."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Legal, Cooperation, Security, World)

"In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Present, Self)

"This republic represents the greatest basis for that universal socialist order, the creation of which is at the present time the historic task of the International Proletariat."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Time, Creation, Order, Present)

"Rush has never been a spontaneous group. We may be spontaneous in our writing, we may be spontaneous as individuals in our day to day lives... certainly I think am and always have been, but I think when it comes to Rush and our presentation of our music it's quite controlled."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Music, Day, May, Writing)

"What I found was when I started my first study, and then in subsequent studies, is here you have people under some kind of duress, or I chose to study them because they represented some kind of historical event, as it impacted on them or as they helped to create it."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: People, First, Study)

"But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Change, Desire, Opinions)

"If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Thought, Taxation)

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Act, Difficulty, Past, Present, Quiet)

"The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Lies, Living, Now, Present, Security)

"America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: America, Appetite, Future, Present, Today, World)

"Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Life, Quality, Knowledge, Awareness, Divinity, Future, Past, Present)

"Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Politics, Limitations, Present, World)

"We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Credibility, Reform, Security, states)

"A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, 'see, I have had my testicles removed.'"
- Norman Lindsay
(Related: Men, Women, Saying, Writer)

"The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Class, Mind)

"The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Music, Character, Emotions)

"I know who I am and can deal with the use of Indian mascots... But I know it can be demeaning to a group of people. Maybe it would be all right if they were truly honoring the people and are giving due respect to the people they are representing."
- Leonard Little
(Related: People, Giving, Respect, Right)

"The Photograph is concerned with the power that the past has to interfere with the present: the time bomb in the cupboard."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Power, Time, Past)

"The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Time, Fiction, Past, Present)

"Equally, we require a collective past - hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: History, Past, Perceptions, Present)

"Alan was always interested in politics in a major way. He actually believes that anarchy is a politically viable system, but I don't. I was always interested in putting forward the ideas that represented my viewpoint. I feel the same about anything I'm doing."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Politics, Ideas, Anarchy)

"If our republican form of government is perishing because communications - the infrastructure of that republic - is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Business, Government, Democracy, Order, Present, Protest, Republican)

"Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love."
- John Locke
(Related: Love, Thought, Idea, Delight, Present)

"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic."
- John A. Logan
(Related: Time, People, Generations, Neglect, Present)

"It was all that stuff about taking your parents' car when you're 13, sneaking booze into rock shows and ditching school with your friends. I could relate to that as a former teenager, rather than as a present parent."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Car, Friends, Parents, Present, School)

"I think that you have to present an image that is... true to you, and... the way you would like to be perceived, so I think that through the years I've worked really hard at trying to create an image that is true to me."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: Present, Trying, Years)

"I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter. But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Society, People, Earth, Problems, Want)

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Heart, Fear, Future, Past, Present)

"I cannot help but think that great results would have been obtained had my views been thought better of; yet I am much inclined to accept the present condition as for the best."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Thought, Help, Present, Results)

"The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Art, Work, People, Future, Present)

"At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Beginning, Past, Present, Tradition)

"When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Women, Culture, Present, Will)

"I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive."
- Konrad Lorenz
(Related: Day, Man, Present)

"A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Eyes, Gentleman, Present)

"Civilization in its present form hasn't got long."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Civilization, Present)

"I move to appoint a Committee to correspond with the neighboring colonies, on the present important Crisis."
- Isaac Low
(Related: Committee, Crisis, Present)

"Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present."
- George Lucas
(Related: History, Time, People, Past, Present, School, Trying)

"Children have a way of forcing you back into the present moment."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Children, Present)

"By furthering the use of ethanol, farmers are presented with the opportunity to produce a cash crop by collecting their agricultural wastes."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Opportunity)

"What matters most in politics is personality. It's not issues; it's not image. It's who you are and what you represent."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Politics, Personality)

"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Art, Music, God, Soul)

"Hey, I'm a former union president myself and also an attorney that represented a lot of unions."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: President)

"My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Birthday, April, Present)

"What is new in all of this is that the old poles of attraction represented by nation-states, parties, professions, institutions, and historical traditions are losing their attraction."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Losing, Nation, Old, Traditions)

"If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly developed contemporary society, we must answer the preliminary question of what methodological representation to apply to that society."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Question)

"Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy, and this contradiction grew deeper with the development of its materialist teaching."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Development, Contradiction, Philosophy, Teaching)

"In the present epoch of struggle between two worlds the two opposing and antagonistic trends penetrating the foundations of nearly all branches of biology are particularly sharply defined."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Present, Struggle)

"But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Music, Idea, Innovation, Musicians, Tradition, Traditions)

"One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Opinion, Present, Press, Propaganda, Public, Public opinion, Support, Wage)

"The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Duty, Future, Preparation, Present)

"A movement that we will to execute is never more than a represented movement, and appears in a different domain from that of the executed movement, which always takes place when the image is vivid enough."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Will)

"The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Desire, End, Man, Struggle, World)

"The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Necessity, Present, Promise, Word)

"Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Life, People, Church, Climate, Guidance, Mistrust, Present)

"I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him."
- Shirley MacLaine
(Related: Art, Life, Honesty, Integrity, Years)

"Also, now as a result of that show being on, the cruise industry is just growing all over the place. Princess Cruises, who I now represent, is the fastest growning cruise line in the world."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Being, Now, Result, World)

"Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Purpose, Light, Present)

"The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb."
- Rene Magritte
(Related: Mediocrity, Present)

"You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Thoughts, Present, State)

"I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Work, Act, Present, Talk, Tension)

"In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation."
- Stephane Mallarme
(Related: Lonely, Present, Quiet, Reading, Will)

"The friend of the present order of things condemns all political speculations in the gross."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Friend, Order, Present)

"Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure."
- Paul de Man
(Related: Hope, Departure, Desire, Modernity, Present)

"An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Arrogance, First, Present)

"I think also of my colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands, and feel that in some measure I am here as a representative of our small, informal, international fraternity."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Measure, Theory)

"What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture. What is important in mime is attitude."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Attitude)

"What I am interested in is the present time."
- Sophie Marceau
(Related: Time, Present)

"I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Men, Peace, Women, Friendship, People, Mission, Nations, World)

"When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant."
- John Phillips Marquand
(Related: Time, Life, Past, Present, Writing)

"In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things, or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the term Goods for that purpose."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Purpose, Absence, May)

"Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings."
- Agnes Martin
(Related: Art, Feelings)

"I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it."
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Birthday, Christmas, Want, Waste, Wrong)

"On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Present)

"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Class, Years)

"It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against Chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than Chechnya."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: Time, Army, Fight, Present, Problems, Russia, State, Will)

"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Wellness, Ability, Present)

"Renewable ethanol represents a clear opportunity to grow a significant portion of our own fuel locally and begin to break the hold imported fuels have on us."
- Mike May
(Related: Opportunity)

"To me, they are equally important, as they represent a certain period in my life and times. With that in mind, it really is impossible to pick favorites."
- John Mayall
(Related: Life, Mind)

"The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Experience, Travel, Americans, Excitement, President, Space)

"And, if we lost, then who win? Did Al Qaida win? When on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer - they cheer - when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender, what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat?"
- John McCain
(Related: Defeat, Surrender)

"Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. As we commemorate the anniversary of 9-11, we must also remember that the threat is still very real today."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Heroes, Resolution, Today, Victims)

"Texas' and America's farmers are suffering. As the Member of Congress representing the 10th Congressional District of Texas, I have traveled throughout our area and have seen first-hand how the drought has affected our agricultural communities."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: America, Congress, First, Suffering)

"If you're running for reelection in the House of Representatives race, you know, it's very important to you that you be on fairly good terms with the local affiliates in the largest market in your area. I mean you don't want to antagonize them."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Race, Running, Want)

"The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty."
- Bill McCollum
(Related: Health, Care, Constitution, Legislation, Night, Reform, State)

"Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Birthday, Time, Accident, Living, Present)

"It's important to have the right agent - people that are working hard for you. But an actor needs to be in control of their career no matter how good the representation is."
- Joel McHale
(Related: People, Control, Actor, Career, Needs, Right)

"Everybody is just at the start of this huge process of trying to unravel what's going on with the 4,400, where they've been and why they're back and what they're trying to do with us in the present. And we're trying to work out what messages they're sending us."
- Jacqueline McKenzie
(Related: Work, Present, Trying)

"The entertainment is in the presentation."
- John McTiernan
(Related: Entertainment)

"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, People, Example)

"Imagery is not past but present. It rests with what we call our mental processes to place these images in a temporal order."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Order, Past, Present)

"Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future."
- George Herbert Mead
(Related: Experience, Events, Future, Past, Present)

"Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Age, Religion, Sex, People, Opportunity, Being, Children, Class)

"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Past, Present)

"I think we present extreme aspects of human behavior and hopefully get at times, messages across or bring issues to the table or as we so often say, shed light into the dark crevices of human nature."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Nature, Behavior, Extreme, Human nature, Light, Present)

"We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Life, Nature, Day, Harmony, Laws, Present, Secrets)

"No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Nature, Law)

"A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: God, Present)

"It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness."
- Robert G. Menzies
(Related: Truth, Bitterness, Enemy, Joy, Present)

"We are ready to say that we rule the entire Elgin enterprise as irrelevant to the present."
- Melina Mercouri
(Related: Present)

"You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs-and I don't even believe in astrology."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Astrology, Queen)

"The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I've got to convince the others."
- Freddie Mercury
"In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: Time, Ability, Fishermen, Past, Present)

"Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry - especially the medium sized businesses - and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Example, Hurt, Present, Will)

"Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Hope, Future, Present, Solitude, Will)

"I think I represent a more left-wing view of what jazz is."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Jazz)

"As far as the targets hit by the Islamic attackers, I do not consider the WTC a U.S. institution, but the headquarters of most that's wrong with our present masters."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Present, Wrong)

"I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity."
- Bette Midler
(Related: Popularity, Present)

"Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Emotion, Trying)

"The Asian nation's oil demand is expected to grow this year by 800,000 barrels per day and represents more than one-third of the total growth in global demand, according to the Energy Information Agency."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Growth, Day, Energy, Information, Nation, Oil)

"There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"Now, that is in a way also what scientists are trying to do they're trying to get people to see that the world can be represented in an alternative way and that it's right."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: People, Now, Right, Scientists, Trying, World)

"I became startled by the extraordinary difference between something whose surface is completely invisible which only makes itself present by virtue of what it reflects, and a window, which doesn't make itself apparent at all, in the ideal case."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Virtue, Difference, Present)

"To meet the shortage of supplies from America, due to lack of shipping, the representatives of the different supply departments were constantly in search of available material and supplies in Europe."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: America, Europe)

"However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Power, Appearance, Culture, Ideology, May, Present)

"All the action, in semiconductors at the present time is in the new consumer applications, and that's where we have focused our activities since we started doing our own products in the late '90s."
- David Milne
(Related: Time, Action, Present)

"We have substantially improved our position in Japan which now represents a major part of our business."
- David Milne
(Related: Business, Now)

"We are quite open, however, to looking at acquisitions and there are opportunities that we periodically consider. and I think that may be something we do in the future, but I must say that there is no commitment to that at the present time in any form or size."
- David Milne
(Related: Time, Commitment, Future, May, Open, Present)

"But surrealism is present in most of my pictures."
- Vincente Minnelli
(Related: Present, Surrealism)

"When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation; he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Knowledge, Vision, Computer, Excitement)

"My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details."
- Joan Miro
(Related: Colors, Now)

"From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic, and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from the earliest days of life right through to the present time."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Brothers, Parents, Present, Right, Sisters, Work ethic)

"I mean normally you have your agent call the other agent and all the agents talk and then finally you get a phone call and you hear some misrepresentation of what someone else had to say."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Talk)

"Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Legal, Actions, Cause, Harm)

"Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Time, Men, Romance, Money, Loss, Manners, Writers)

"Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Present)