Quotes and Sayings about Reason



"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

"Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Cause, Effect, Illness, Paranoia, Prison, Reason, Reform, School)

"The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest."
- Lyman Abbott
(Related: Man, Reason, Rest)

"Religion is not a conclusion of the reason."
- Lyman Abbott
(Related: Religion, Reason)

"I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: professionals)

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

"One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Power, Country, Right)

"My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean?"
- Amy Adams
(Related: Work, Job)

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

"Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Business, Advertising, Earth, Man, Reason)

"Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Feelings, Mankind, Reason)

"Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary."
- Will Adams
(Related: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

"Faith is a continuation of reason."
- William Adams
(Related: Faith, Reason)

"A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Talent, Eloquence, Man, Modesty)

"One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Imagination, Scientists)

"They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

"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)

"For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Countries, Rights, Observation, Reason, Relationships, Respect)

"If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Character, Blame, Reason)

"Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Reason)

"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)

"Just dying should not be a reason for taxes."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Dying, Reason, Taxes)

"Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Wisdom, Doubt, Reason)

"A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Trust, Reason, Will)

"The mark of a true crush... is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Love, First)

"We are all put in different positions for different reasons."
- Kim Alexis
"There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Time, Doubt, Infinite, Myth, Reason, Universe, Years)

"A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Sympathy, Reason)

"Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Men, Reason, Want, Wrath)

"I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Ability, Congress, Reason)

"If you're going to kill someone there isn't much reason to get all worked up about it and angry - you just pull the trigger. Angry discussions beforehand are a waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Time, Reason, Smile, Waste)

"As far as pacing the shoot is concerned, I know when I've got it. I don't think there's any reason to take ten takes unless you need them."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Reason)

"While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith."
- Ethan Allen
(Related: Nature, Interest, Law, Order, Reason, Tyranny, Will)

"Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason."
- Ethan Allen
(Related: Reason)

"The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerous."
- George Allen
(Related: Idea, Force)

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

"I think all of those things, but certainly the booze really brought out the really unreasonable side of me, and I just didn't want to revisit that place again."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Want)

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

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Money, Financial, Poverty)

"The reason I went for Jenny Craig is I thought, Maybe I'm not the only one who has stupid reasons for getting fat."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Thought, Reason)

"I developed a nutty attitude where I'd think, If some guy really loves me he doesn't care if I'm fat. I'd come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Attitude, Care)

"God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: God, Extreme, Reason)

"For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: People, Act, Depression, Reason)

"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Change, Formula, Now, Pretty, Reason)

"Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Women, Problems, Reason, Talk, Want)

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

"That's probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band - I wanted to see the world."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Reason, World)

"I can't tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can't tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognised by burning."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Purpose, Man, Past, Reason)

"The worst thing is always thinking of titles for records, with some reason behind them, and she just came out with the word, which she thought was a good word, a hard word, and since then we've sort of attached loads of meaning to it."
- Emma Anderson
(Related: Thought, Meaning, Reason, Thinking, Titles, Word)

"I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We're here to learn from each other."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: People, Reason)

"I think in a sense this is a house that was built on a bad foundation. And the foundation was the Americans coming here and allowing the sacking, burning and plunder of Baghdad, for whatever reason."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Americans, Reason, Sense)

"It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Work, Variety)

"No, really. Just do it. You have some kind of weird reasons that are okay."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
"Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Work, Change, Father, Baby, Being, Living, Reason, Want)

"The only reason I'm coming out here tomorrow is the schedule says I have to."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Reason, Tomorrow)

"Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, Connection, Reason)

"The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable, like the death of a sentry at his post."
- Leonid Andreyev
(Related: Death, War, Loss, Post, Reason)

"I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Nations, Obvious, Play, United)

"I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: People)

"Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Hope, Reason, Tragedy)

"One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Reason, Writer)

"I don't care what people do. I don't care how people remember my albums. I do them for my own reasons."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: People, Care)

"One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Movies, Soul, Sense)

"If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Death, Power, Heresy, Reason)

"Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Reason, Salvation)

"Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Care, Community, Law, Nothing, Reason)

"The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, Sin)

"Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Care, Community, Law, Reason)

"Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Men, Reason, Sense)

"Reason in man is rather like God in the world."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, Man, Reason, World)

"There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Error, Flowers, Reason, Senses)

"O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Dreams, Now, Reason, State, Waking)

"Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense?"
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Knowledge, Reason, Sense)

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

"I have 40 years of unpublished material, the ones they don't pick, and the reason I don't redraw them or use them again is that I like to use my brain every day and come up with new jokes."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Day, Jokes, Reason, Years)

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

"That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Play, Songs)

"The law is reason, free from passion."
- Aristotle
(Related: Law, Passion, Reason)

"Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it."
- Aristotle
(Related: Wisdom, Being, Choice, Excellence, Lying, Man, Reason, State)

"For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Soul, Day, Eyes, Reason)

"Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Thought, Action, Choice, Reason)

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

"He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Reason)

"Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Envy, Jealousy)

"We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: People, Fear, Reason, Want)

"But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we're doing something that people are really interested in."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: People, Boxing, Hell, News, Reason, World)

"One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of Sam is captured ABC News' ratings go up is because people who don't normally watch news are watching then. The question is, do you want to attract people who don't watch network news or fight over the people who do?"
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Son, People, Fight, Network, News, Question, Want)

"Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Now)

"All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Intuition, Invention, Observation, Thinking)

"Reasonable regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Ownership, Weapons)

"Well, for the reasons I mention above, although I am not sure the live shows were really so brilliant - but nobody could hear much so perhaps it did not matter! It was certainly a very exciting time for us all."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Time)

"The fact is, it was a big show. We were a part of that show. Everybody watches for different reasons. There were some people who were tuning in that day to see what was going on with other characters."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: People, Day, Fact)

"Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)

"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Reason)

"1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Art, Science, Parents, Reason, Titles)

"To all the rest of his Absurdities, (for vice is always unreasonable,) he adds one more, who expects that Vertue from another which he won't practise himself."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Rest, Vice)

"Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is preferable to the good of a few or of one; a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary, the public before the private."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Principles, Public, Reason)

"The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

"If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.'"
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, God, Nothing, Reason)

"There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. And to Poe... well, a great logician could be an enemy to him, what he called conventional world reason."
- John Astin
(Related: Development, Deep, Enemy, Intuition, Reason, World)

"I guess one of the reasons I'm doing the Poe piece is that I think Poe demonstrates that no matter how difficult things are, if you continue to move forward in life, you can eventually become victorious, even if it's later in life."
- John Astin
(Related: Life)

"One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Time, Reason)

"I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me."
- Christopher Atkins
"I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Argument, Reason)

"A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Reason, Writing)

"I really do the conventions now for two reasons."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Now)

"Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Wife, Opportunity, Act, Adultery, Evil, Living, Man, Obvious, Passion, Reason)

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

"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)

"Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Imagination, Genius, Reason, Understanding)

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

"Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, Reason, United, World, Youth)

"How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Quick)

"The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Technology, Books, Humanity, Information, Reason, Word)

"It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Education, Science, England, May, Neglect)

"The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way in which they should go, sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?"
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Government, People, Maxim, Reason, Right)

"Many of us are alarmed at the skyrocketing cost of medical care, including patients, who are the consumers. However, medical malpractice is not the reason for these increasing costs."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Medical, Care, Reason)

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

"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Thought, Reason, Will)

"Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Experience, Mind)

"And I figured out that the reason I couldn't get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Day, Mind, Now, Reason)

"The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Books, Reason)

"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Books, Reason)

"The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Government, Mankind, Reason, World)

"Faith is a higher faculty than reason."
- H. C. Bailey
(Related: Faith, Reason)

"My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

"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)

"Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Events, Humanity, Misfortune, Pleasure, Reason, Rest, World)

"I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Men, Authority, Reason)

"People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: People, Church, Forget, Misery)

"Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Faith, Success, Liberty, Reason, Will)

"A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason, especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science. An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Science, Reason, World)

"When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Action, Balance, Man, Order, Thinking)

"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, America, Country, Reason, Right, World)

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: People, Hate, Pain, Sense, Will)

"The reason people think it's important to be white is that they think it's important not to be black."
- James Baldwin
(Related: People, Reason)

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

"Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order, identifying the latter with reason or the soul."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Nature, Soul, Order, Reason)

"I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Trust, Instinct, Man, Reason, Woman)

"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)

"But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Positive, Being, Infinite, Poor, Reason, Sentiment)

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

"It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Time, HusbDay, Pretty, Reason, Witty)

"If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it's never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely - by that time, you're both dead."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Change, Time, Work, Wrong)

"So I think you have to marry for the right reasons, and marry the right person."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Right)

"If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Truth, Decision, Mind, Reason)

"That's one reason why it's pretty worthless, I can't totally buy it, if you think about it, it's things like the Phil Spector records. On one level they were rebellion, on another level they were keeping the teenager in his place."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Pretty, Reason, Rebellion)

"I mean it's easier to be in a demonstration if it's a trip that's one of the reasons why the whole thing fell apart in 1971, because it wasn't a trip any longer."
- Lester Bangs
"I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold."
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Related: Men, Gold, Reason)

"Nobody does anything for one reason."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Reason)

"One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Motivation)

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

"The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman."
- Theda Bara
(Related: Women, Instinct, Reason, Woman)

"What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?"
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: God, Fish, Law, Reason)

"Do you have to have a reason for loving?"
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Reason)

"They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Legal, Purpose, Public, Reason, Saying)

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

"Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it."
- Amelia E. Barr
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Greatness, Feeling, Reason, Spiritual)

"There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience."
- John D. Barrow
(Related: Reason, Universe)

"If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'"
- Dave Barry
(Related: Potential, Race, Reason, Will, Word)

"I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Day, Reason, Voice)

"There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Information, Man)

"This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Life, People, Reason)

"But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Technology, Community, Fact, Incompetence, May, Treason)

"The question is not... if art is enough to fulfill my life, but if I am true to the path I have set for myself, if I am the best I can be in the things I do. Am I living up to the reasons I became a singer in the first place?"
- Kathleen Battle
(Related: Art, Life, First, Living, Question)

"If I were the president, I would be very concerned... and I would do what was reasonably necessary to find a way to get my people confirmed."
- Max Baucus
(Related: People, President)

"Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Reason)

"All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Reason, Result)

"But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Difference, Job, Living, School, Want)

"One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: People, Children, Grace)

"As part of my efforts to fight identity theft, I worked with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen consumer protection with a reasonable notification requirement."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Financial, Committee, Fight, Identity, Protection, Theft)

"Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital, such as credit cards."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Cards, Credit)

"There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Reason)

"This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Man, World)

"For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Reason, Writing)

"I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times for exactly that same reason. She couldn't bear that it wasn't real. She wanted to live in it."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Reason, Wind)

"The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Time, Fans, Football, Future, May, Today)

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

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

"I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That's one of the reasons I didn't retire - I love playing for my country."
- David Beckham
(Related: Love, Goals, Country, England)

"I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Love, Hate, Nothing, Painting, Reason, Sentimentality)

"I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Love, Painting, Reason)

"See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom, then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other, 'cause the truth is we're all sinners."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Truth, Party, Reason)

"Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Health, Jealousy, Nothing, Reason, Solitude)

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

"Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Artist, Grace, Reason)

"The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Society, Depression)

"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Truth, Lie, Reason)

"I think one of the reasons I'm popular again is because I'm wearing a tie. You have to be different."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Popular)

"Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al Gore is not the man in the White House, and never will be."
- William Bennett
(Related: Man, Now, Reason, Will)

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

"The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?""
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Question, Reason, Talk)

"We say of an animal that it is intelligent, and we say the same thing of a woman; but in neither case is it usually appropriate, clearly for very different reasons."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Woman)

"Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Marriage, Reason)

"Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Existence, Reason)

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

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

"There are kids out there that are into Iron Maiden and others who are strictly into industrial music, but they come for the same reason; they all like us and they different things out of the band's music."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Music, Kids, Reason)

"There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man's reason has never learned to separate them."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Desire, Fate, Future, Man, Reason)

"The only reason I would have liked to have gone to university is because I like cricket. Not a very good reason to want to go, but as good as any, I suppose."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Cricket, Reason, University, Want)

"The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Life, Artist, Feeling, Key, Mystery, Right, Will, World)

"The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: May, Past, Reason, Will)

"Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows."
- John Betjeman
(Related: Childhood, Reason)

"For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Being, Clothes, Day, End, First, Grace, Reason, Respect, Rest)

"In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Life, Gita, Man, Nothing, Practice, Reason)

"The main reason why we look constantly to the Gita is that, whenever we need help, we may get it from the Gita. And, indeed, we always do get it."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Gita, Help, May, Reason)

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

"Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Limitations, Thinking)

"Dawn: When men of reason go to bed."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Men, Bed, Reason)

"If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Change, Movies, Women, Gender)

"We all had our reservations about possibly overdoing it but, you know, the script was great. Basically it stuck to the formula that worked for the first two movies, and for that reason I think this works as well."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Movies, First, Formula, Reason)

"Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Conscience, Mistakes, Reason)

"Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Inflation, Reason, Trade)

"For a variety of reasons, we are not producing at a given level of economic activity the jobs we used to have."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Jobs, Variety)

"The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs."
- Bjork
(Related: Reason, Songs)

"The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: December, Reason, State, Vote)

"For the same reason we don't allow kids to buy pornography, for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy cigarettes, for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy alcohol, we shouldn't allow them to go to stores and buy video games."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Alcohol, Games, Kids, Pornography, Reason)

"One of the reasons I don't have kids is because I think people would have been very unfair to them. Think of it. You're still asking me questions about The Exorcist."
- Linda Blair
(Related: People, Kids, Questions)

"What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!"
- William Blake
(Related: Politics, Religion, Wife, Church, Brotherhood, Cruelty, Reason, Theatre)

"Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence."
- William Blake
(Related: Love, Energy, Existence, Hate, Reason)

"I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."
- William Blake
(Related: Business, Reason, Will)

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

"Once the anchor of reason has been cut, one's craft may go anywhere. One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler."
- Brand Blanshard
(Related: May, Reason)

"To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

"For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Fact, Reason)

"That's the only reason I'm here. I don't need to play the game for any other reason than to win a championship."
- Drew Bledsoe
(Related: Play, Reason)

"It's the same as any role and I find that you can't lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Life, Being)

"The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Age, Reason, University)

"Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Prejudice, Reason)

"Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Belief, Values, Illusion, Reason)

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

"We all must recognize that homeland security funds should be allocated by threat and no other reason."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Reason, Security)

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

"America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape."
- William Blum
(Related: Patriotism, Religion, America, Murder, State)

"Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, Iraq, Years)

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

"This idea was also brought out very clearly by Wallace, who emphasized that apparently reasonable activities of man might very well have developed without an actual application of reasoning."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Idea, Man)

"To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Delusion, Living, Reason)

"Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Practice, Reason)

"It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Congress, Economy, Job, Jobs, Months, President, Pretty, Question, Reason)

"The actors are in control, getting outrageous amounts of money. The reason they're getting this kind of money is because the studios don't know what else to do. They don't have a clue about what to do except to pay an actor a lot of money."
- Peter Bogdanovich
(Related: Money, Control, Actor, Actors, Reason)

"For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Reason, Writing)

"Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat."
- H. G. Bohn
(Related: Death, Reason, Violence, Voice)

"The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Reason)

"For this reason, it is essential that our Nation's rural transportation professionals be provided with the necessary tools and support to promote and showcase the value, benefits, and accomplishments of rural transportation planning and development."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Development, Accomplishments, Benefits, Nation, Planning, professionals, Reason, Support, Tools, Value)

"The reason that MGM hired Bobby for Our Gang was that they could look at him and say, cry, and he'd cry, and not many kids can do that unless they really want to cry."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Kids, Reason, Want)

"For some reason in Spring Training, everything just clicked. You don't try to do anything in Spring Training but get ready, but things fell into place."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Reason, Spring, Training)

"Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Women, Reason)

"You reason color more than you reason drawing... Color has a logic as severe as form."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Logic, Reason)

"It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Humor, Attention, Mind, Perceptions, Reason)

"Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Society, Modernity, Reason)

"The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Reason, Universe)

"Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)

"Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless."
- Max Born
(Related: Intellect, Reason)

"We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: People, Attention, Fortune, May, Reason, Respect)

"Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Anxiety, Respect)

"It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Books, Philosophy, Reason, Sound)

"The reason I'm travelling so much is because of reasons that weren't completely planned. Several of the shows became successful and were invited to go to other places and they've all happened at similar times."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Successful, Reason)

"Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Reason)

"Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Example, Followers, Reason)

"Certainly, because the computer and computer language was still not as common as it is today. That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as popular back then as it is today."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Computer, Language, Popular, Today)

"We are very fortunate to live in this country, but at the same time, the reason the forces are so much more destructive here is because they are faceless."
- Brandon Boyd
(Related: Time, Country, Reason)

"More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Love, Father, Discipline, Honesty, Compassion, Example, Understanding, Word)

"Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love, you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love, you'll never make it."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Love, People, Reason)

"Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Instinct, Metaphysics)

"My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Love, Husband, Reason)

"There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Honesty, Personality, Reason, Relationships, Writing)

"I had always fancied a go at the comedy and when it started to go reasonably well and the opportunity arose for me to move into it full time, I just couldn't turn it down. I just took the risk, and I just wanted to see if it would work and thankfully it did."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Work, Time, Opportunity, Comedy, Risk)

"The reason I used a name was because I was a nurse at the time, and I didn't want my name in Timeout and people from working coming along and taking the piss."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Time, People, Name, Reason, Want)

"I'm sure some cynical people would point to that as the main reason for doing it for a lot of people."
- Jo Brand
(Related: People, Reason)

"One of the guys that used to run it - for some reason I've no idea why he used to call me the Sea Monster and I was just looking around for a name and thought that'll do. That lasted for a couple of years probably."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Thought, Idea, Name, Reason, Sea, Years)

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

"The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Money, Courage, Hollywood, Reason)

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

"There is no reason why agreement on particular points should not be both possible and advantageous to the so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs, either existing or in the process of formation, within the League of Nations."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Agreement, Nations, Reason)

"I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Work, Actor, Film, Mind, Open, Options, Television)

"The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Finance, Money, Women, Office, Reason, Rules, Senate)

"But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize that everything happened for a reason. Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place beautifully and magically."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Reason)

"My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me. I'm in this wonderful position to be able to do that. The reason I do that is because I know what it takes once I engage, what that means for me personally and for my wife."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Work, Wife, Projects, Reason)

"I think Bush's immigration proposal is treason and he should be impeached."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Treason)

"And I can't think of a reason I'd ever use a pseudonym, as I wouldn't want to publish something that I didn't like enough to put my name on it."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Name, Reason, Want)

"I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbCourt, Reading, Talk, Talking)

"The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason."
- Hermann Broch
(Related: Madness, Reason, Road, World)

"You get to a point where the factual adjudication doesn't matter because there are all these other outlets that are far less responsible, all talking about the ad, some of which have a political reason for promoting it."
- David Brock
(Related: Reason, Talking)

"Bad literature is a form of treason."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Literature, Treason)

"You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Life, Strength, Being, Living, Right)

"This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate."
- David Brooks
(Related: Death, Causes, Hate, Horror, Negotiation, Reason, Want)

"What happens when the guy who runs the reactor gets out of bed wrong or decides, for some reason, that he wants to override his instruction sheet some afternoon?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Bed, Reason, Wrong)

"My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Success, College, Reason, Theater, Years)

"Alan Moore does have a sheen of class. He's a smart guy, and I'm sure there was a metaphoric level, I'm not denying that, but let's face it. the main reason he was doing a super-hero comic was because he was working for a super-hero comic book company."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Class, Company, Reason)

"If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities, the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: People, American, Congress, Priorities, Reason)

"One of the paramount reasons for staying attractive is so you can have somebody to go to bed with."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Bed)

"The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Planning, Reason)

"I can't see myself leaving the club I grew up supporting... it's one of those things, the money's great but I still get paid reasonably well from the Lions and at the end of the day I think job satisfaction is the No.1 priority and I just love it up here."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Love, Money, Day, End, Job, Satisfaction)

"When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up."
- Les Brown
(Related: Life, Land, Reason)

"When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I've found it hard to read as much as I'd like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Children, Pets, Reason)

"I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Reason)

"Unfortunately, the young generation, who I believe have their own place in the sun like I had mine; but I wish it was possible there were other ways to have them understand this music was here before they came, and the reason that it was here."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: Music, Reason, Sun)

"Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?"
- Charles Farrar Browne
(Related: Reason)

"As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Faith, Passion, Reason)

"Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Humor, Men, Passion, Reason)

"The only people I've ever heard saying that disagreeing with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld is un-American or treasonous are people who disagree with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: People, Saying)

"I think, like many others, I realized that only the massive introduction of American support in one form or another, could possibly bring about a rehabilitation of the economies of those countries within a reasonable time."
- David Bruce
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Support)

"And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: People, Now, Reason)

"The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Defeat, End, Reason, Struggle)

"The economy is not an abstraction. The economy consists of people, and it will only grow if people feel secure and are reasonably free."
- John Bruton
(Related: People, Economy, Will)

"A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Mind)

"There is no more reason to believe that man descended from some inferior animal than there is to believe that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Man, Reason)

"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence."
- James Bryce
(Related: Existence, Medicine, Profession, Reason)

"The power of the people and the power of reason are one."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Power, People, Reason)

"The Court made an exception, however, in the case of candidates contributing to their own campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Court)

"Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

"There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason."
- John Buford
(Related: Work, Fighting, Hesitation, Man, Reason)

"How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Life, First, Reason)

"There is no good reason for our cattle producers to have such limited market access. Our beef is the best in the world, and we need to be allowed to reach global markets."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Reason, World)

"There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Marriage, Career, Reason)

"It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Humanity, Justice, May, Reason)

"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Fear, Acting, Mind, Passion)

"The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Direction)

"On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Being, Cinema, Fact)

"I just didn't want to get out there anymore; I didn't want to get back into what I call 'the swamp.' And the other reason why is I don't think it's good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama's got plenty of critics - and I'm just not gonna be one."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Presidency, President, Reason, Want)

"I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America."
- Laura Bush
(Related: America, Media)

"If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Arithmetic, Mathematics, Poker, Understanding, World)

"Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Fear, Reason)

"The real reason for coming to Montour is my love and respect for football."
- Dick Butkus
(Related: Love, Football, Reason, Respect)

"Generally I don't like doing remakes, but I think that's more in the cynical world of Hollywood where normally remakes are purely for commercial reasons."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Hollywood, World)

"The private interest of the individual would not be sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone; therefore the appetites and passions are placed within as a guard and further security, without which it would not be taken due care of."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Care, Interest, Security, Self)

"If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Reason)

"Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there is money or the want of money, but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Money, Enemy, Order, Want)

"It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue, Vice)

"The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue, Vice)

"To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Love, Instinct, Reason)

"I'm afraid that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone who doesn't fit that will become unnecessary."
- David Byrne
(Related: Reason, Will, World)

"The people of Chicago are a proud people - and for good reason."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: People, Chicago, Reason)

"If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country, the federal government should be eager to become partners with us in rebuilding our city."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, Country, Crisis, Energy, Now, Reason)

"One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: People, Ideas, Reason)

"It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe; you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep."
- George Byron
(Related: Man, Reason, Sleep)

"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fools, Reason, Will)

"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Being, Man)

"It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Man, Reason, Sleep)

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

"People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Love, People, Results, Tragedy, Variety)

"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."
- John Cage
(Related: First, Question, Reason)

"I write of the wish that comes true - for some reason, a terrifying concept."
- James M. Cain
(Related: Reason)

"Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Funny, Movies, Silly)

"The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience."
- John Cale
(Related: Reason, Sight)

"Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent."
- John Calvin
(Related: Evil, Grace, Reason, Will)

"Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness."
- John Calvin
(Related: Fear, Reason, Will)

"Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men."
- John Calvin
(Related: Men, Women, Now, Past, Reason, Sense, Want)

"And the reason for focusing on that time frame is that it's going to take us a considerable period of time to develop the new capabilities, processes and organizations that will be needed."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Time, Reason, Will)

"The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Fact, Harm, Reason, Security)

"There is a reasonable concern that posting raw data can be misleading for those who are not trained in its use and who do not have the broader perspective within which to place a particular piece of data that is raw."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Concern, Misleading, Perspective)

"I came all this way for a reason. Today is the day of salvation. Trust Jesus to save you. Then be sincere as God knows a pretender."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: Trust, God, Day, Reason, Salvation, Today)

"The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy. My usefulness in this world is at an end. I can not be satisfied in any business and can not be without their companionship."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Business, Life, Wife, Companionship, End, Reason, Usefulness, Want, World)

"The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Needs, Party, Poor, Reason, Republican, Scripture)

"Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Art, Music, Dream, First, Reason, Will)

"The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thought, Gods, Labor, Punishment, Reason, Weight)

"Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Policy, Control, Concern, Nation, Reason, states, United, Years)

"And so if your competitors aren't growing, if there isn't a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Strategy, Discipline, Focus, Reason, Want)

"Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Life, Emotion, Reason)

"There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital."
- Al Capp
(Related: Truth, Bible, Books, Reason, World)

"No one in the whole movie ever asks anyone, Did you write this letter' Part of the reason is that no one wants to hear that it isn't for them. As soon as they read it, they want it to be theirs."
- Kate Capshaw
(Related: Reason, Want)

"There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good,' to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Society, Community, Fiction, Reason)

"The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept."
- George Carlin
(Related: Answers, Reason, Talk)

"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."
- George Carlin
(Related: Girls, Reason)

"Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?"
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

"Every single note on this album is there for a reason."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Reason)

"And we ought to work our diplomacy first and I think it's a reason it's going to respond increasingly to our diplomacy particularly with the president's direct involvement in the peace process, and I think that's extraordinarily important."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Peace, Work, Diplomacy, First, President, Reason)

"Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Devil, Language, Now, Reason, Sarcasm)

"Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Laughter, Reason)

"He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Fool, Reason, Will)

"I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that's the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: Being, Key, Mankind, Reason)

"I can't say why people lie; they just do. Everyone has their own reasons for not telling the truth."
- Eric Carr
(Related: Truth, Lie, People)

"If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing."
- John le Carre
(Related: Politics, Truth, Nothing)

"The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Day, Night, Results)

"All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Men, Intuition)

"A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Truth, Error, Observation)

"For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn't have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Friends, Reason, School)

"It's always fun to walk down the street with or behind a really beautiful woman, for no reason other than to see how the world reacts to them."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Fun, Reason, Woman, World)

"That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lesson from day to day."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Day, Reason)

"Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Age, Middle age, Romantic)

"Sometimes the right thing gets done for the wrong reason and sometimes, unfortunately, the wrong thing gets done for the right reason."
- James Carville
(Related: Reason, Right, Wrong)

"Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances, and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason, and never through mere fickleness."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Reason)

"I was not an outstanding student. I did a reasonable amount of work. I got generally good - pretty good grades, but I was not that passionate about getting straight A's."
- Steve Case
(Related: Work, Pretty)

"Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Policy, Abortion, America, Democracy, Months, Pregnancy, Public, Public policy, Reason, states, United)

"I'm not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the church."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Religion, Experience, Faith, God, Church, Connection, Reason, Spiritual)

"I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Acting, College, School, Writing)

"My other Main Man is Muhamed Ali, for the obvious reasons."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Man, Obvious)

"You see, another reason for nationalization was that private ownership meant fragmentation."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Ownership, Reason)

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

"Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Men, Dogs, Reason)

"Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Children, Giving, Necessity, Reason)

"I'm the reason why I'm overweight. No one made me do it. I did it."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Reason)

"The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of things they don't understand."
- Thomas R. Cech
(Related: People, Positive, Excitement, Press, Project)

"To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!"
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Music, People, Hell, Prose, Reason, Restraint, Want)

"To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Fear, Action, Hope, Reason)

"Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: May, Reason, Terror, Weight)

"I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Conversation, Right, Wrong)

"Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze."
- Aime Cesaire
(Related: Sacrifice, Evening, Reason)

"Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible. Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Elections, Reason, Will)

"But the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That's the reason why I was single."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Life, Sex, Basketball, Reason)

"Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history."
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Related: History, Love, Marriage, Reason)

"Man may aspire to virtue, but he cannot reasonably aspire to truth."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Truth, Virtue, Man, May)

"The only reason anyone ever called me a hero is because I get this paper, here."
- Kyle Chandler
(Related: Reason)

"The more you reason the less you create."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Reason)

"For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Civil liberties, Fiction, Future, Injustice, Reason, Will)

"The minds of men are at last aroused; reason looks out and justifies her own, and malice finds all her work is ruin."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Men, Work, Malice, Reason, Ruin)

"Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Action, Corruption, Machine, Man, Prejudice, Reason)

"The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Age, Lie, Progress, Fact, Man, Reason, World)

"I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds."
- Dave Chappelle
(Related: People)

"The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Country, Desire, Imitation, Reading, Reason, Risk, Unconscious, Years)

"Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Love, Chastity, Electricity, Humanity, Justice, Reason, Vegetarianism)

"If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Aspirations, Force, Military, Reason)

"If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, People, Fear, Ambition, Pity, Pride, Reason)

"Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, Acquaintance, Distrust, Reason)

"A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Intelligence, Intuition, Support, Woman)

"A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Thought, Conservative, Man, Radical, Reason)

"But now all of a sudden some idiots in Taiwan start to say that they are not Chinese. Their grand parents were Chinese. But for some reason, they feel they are not Chinese."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Idiots, Now, Parents, Reason)

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Science, Action, Decision, Choice, Loss, Questions, Reason, Will)

"A person can't have everything in this world; and it was a little unreasonable of her to expect it."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: World)

"Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Advice, Reason)

"Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Poor, Reason)

"Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Sea, State)

"For the producers, there was no reason to produce. You get money, but you couldn't use this money. For consumers, you could have money, but you have no way to use it because you go to the shop and see nothing."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Money, Nothing, Reason)

"Well, honestly, both my husband and I tend to ignore the tabloids. We see them every once in awhile or it comes to our attention that we are in a tabloid for one reason or another. But it's always false."
- Connie Chung
(Related: HusbAttention, Reason)

"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)

"But to this day I am convinced that the real reason we met was because Alexander is from Nebraska, and he was completely fascinated that I was about to go off and make a movie with Brando - perhaps the most famous Nebraskan of all."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Day, Famous, Reason)

"Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Habit, Virtue, Mind, Moderation, Reason)

"The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Experience, Instinct, Necessity, Reason)

"He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Passion, Reason)

"Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Reason)

"The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Life, Fact, Meaning, Reason)

"The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Technology, Today)

"The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Ignorance, Reason)

"I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Home, Day, Play, Reason, Songs, Writing)

"The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Men, God, Bible, Holiness, Promises)

"And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Experience, Eye, Reason, Spirit)

"I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl."
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: God, People, American, Cute, Hate, Reason)

"Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition."
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: Circumstances, May, Merit, Quakers, Slavery, Will)

"As far as I remember, even younger than eight, I have always been guided by reason. Not cold reason, but that which leads to the truth, to the real, and to sane Justice."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Truth, Justice, Reason)

"Why is it any more reasonable to believe that God has always been than it is to say that matter has always been?"
- John Clayton
(Related: God)

"I believe any question that man can ask has a reasonable answer-at least an answer that is as consistent with God's existence as it is in opposition to God's existence."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Existence, Man, Opposition, Question)

"In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: Act, Man, Order, Thinking)

"For some reason, on that sparkling afternoon last week, I actually saw the coal that was passing by and it set me to thinking how important coal was to our everyday lives when I was a little boy."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Reason, Thinking)

"I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Experience, Work, Thought)

"When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1991, I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons."
- Adam Clymer
(Related: Washington)

"The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Purpose, American, Country, Danger, Now, Public, Right, Senate, Thoughtful)

"Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda... my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: People, Reason, Songs)

"But you can try to read books at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Time, Books, Wrong)

"One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Reason)

"Being non-commercial is never an ambition. Movies come together at different points for fortuitous reasons. You do them as you get the opportunity, as opposed to doing them when you choose to or design to."
- Ethan Coen
(Related: Design, Movies, Opportunity, Ambition, Being)

"There aren't reasons why you like this song or this piece of music, or don't like it. It's just, it's either right or wrong, you know?"
- Ethan Coen
(Related: Music, Right, Song, Wrong)

"Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Corporations, Treason)

"In terms of work I've always had a Bad Attitude in that I won't work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don't know if that's an Asperger's thing or not, I think it's just being reasonable."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Work, Attitude, Being, Dress)

"It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Act, Circumstances)

"But critics of the war have no reason to regret their views."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: War, Reason, Regret)

"Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Corporations, Treason)

"Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Life, Law, Nothing, Perfection, Reason)

"How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Force, Law, Reason)

"Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?"
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Humor, Men, Murder, Treason, Will)

"We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Committee)

"I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Men)

"Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Men, World)

"An occupying power has no right to make significant alterations in the character of the occupied society, to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Power, Society, Character, Laws, Reason, Right, Security)

"I don't think that my parents even imagined that I would be exposed to drugs. In those days, for some reason, it was not talked about, just like sex was not talked about."
- Natalie Cole
(Related: Sex, Drugs, Parents, Reason)

"Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Imagination, Talent, Genius, Action, Being, Lying, Reason, Understanding)

"True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Courage, Mind, Result)

"There's no reason for Gillette to be world class on the web, but there's every reason for Gillette to be world class in producing billions of high powered razor blades at low cost."
- James Collins
(Related: Class, Reason, World)

"Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Peace, Day, Mind, Reason, Rules)

"Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Thought, Books, Reason)

"A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Life, Love, Men, Thoughts, Man, Reason, Respect)

"Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart."
- Joseph Cook
(Related: Conscience, Reason)

"Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Reason, World)

"An omnipotent God is the only being with no reason to lie."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: God, Lie, Being, Reason)

"I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Work, Hope, Dying, Mediocrity, Now, Public, Reason, Right)

"They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Nature, Feeling, Man, Maxim, Morals, Popular, Theory)

"The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Business, Life, Control, Consulting, Rest, World)

"The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Life, Quality, Exercise, Reason)

"A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast."
- Peter Cooper
(Related: History, Accident, Events, Reason, Result)

"I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: God, Truth, Ideas, Judgment, Reason)

"You're in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That's one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Opinion, Profession)

"Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century - they combine Art and business!"
- Roger Corman
(Related: Art, Fact)

"Reason and love are sworn enemies."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Love, Enemies, Reason)

"My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Feelings, Authority, Reason)

"Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something is hardly a reason to avoid doing it."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Being, Reason)

"Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Family, Government, states)

"Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Hope, Children, Immortality, Now, Poets, Reason)

"I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Time, Wife, Idea, Children, Reason)

"I'd been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Time, People, Name, Obvious, Provocative)

"I'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Movies, Life, Reason, Want)

"Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality."
- Richard Courant
(Related: Desire, Expression, Individuality, Intuition, Logic, Mathematics, Mind, Perfection, Reason, Will)

"All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things."
- Victor Cousin
(Related: Men, Nature, Development, Laws, Protection, Reason, Right, State)

"My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Faith, Reason)

"Cynicism is intellectual treason."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Cynicism, Treason)

"It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Health, Science, Answers, Healing, May, Problems)

"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Man, Reason, Right)

"Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray."
- William Cowper
(Related: Instinct, Man, Mistakes)

"Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason."
- Archibald Cox
(Related: Men, Society, Goals, Force, Law, Reason, Resolution)

"Well, I think probably the main reason people overeat is stress."
- Jenny Craig
(Related: People, Reason, Stress)

"I am doing my best to find it. I will find it before the public finds it. I will get out of it before it's too late. The reason I will do that is because that's what I'm paid to do."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Public, Reason, Will)

"Most of the reason I work out now is not for the external - it's for how I feel. I find working out gives me more energy. I started eight days after he was born."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Work, Energy, Now, Reason)

"The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Life, Faith, Belief, Reason, Universe, Years)

"Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: War, Sympathy, Arguments, Difficulties, Help, May, Respect, State, Will)

"There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Money, First, Winter, World)

"It doesn't really seem any different anywhere. I'd say it seems like we're biggest in Australia. It's just that we've always been this underground band and for some reason in the last month has been starting to go overground."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Reason)

"The rational mind of man is a shallow thing, a shore upon a continent of the irrational, wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world."
- Wilford O. Cross
(Related: Man, Mind, Reason, World)

"When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes to believe that killing those you know or do not know is a reasonable solution to problems, we are in need of another vision."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Vision, Killing, Minority, Problems, Solution)

"I think housework is the reason most women go to the office."
- Heloise Cruse
(Related: Women, Housework, Office, Reason)

"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, Reason)

"In a very simple sense I want everything that's in a work to be there for the reason that it's needed. It's not an ornamentation. It's not there because I thought it looked nice but because it has to be there."
- Paul Cullen
(Related: Work, Thought, Reason, Sense, Want)

"I was poor. When you're poor you work, and when you're rich you expect somebody to hand it to you. So I think being reasonably poor is very good for people."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Work, People, Being, Poor)

"If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Intelligence, Instinct, Reason)

"If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Intelligence, Instinct, Reason)

"Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason."
- Charles Curtis
(Related: Force, Fraud, Reason)

"The reason bin Laden staggered the planes going into the towers was so every camera would be focused on the second tower when the plane hit. It was not only the murder, but the perpetual image of the horror that permeated into people's consciousness."
- John Cusack
(Related: People, Consciousness, Horror, Murder, Reason)

"There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all - it'll be ten o'clock and they'll tell you it's nine. You're looking at the clock and you can't even fathom why they're lying. They just lie because that's what they do."
- John Cusack
(Related: Lie, People, Lying, Reason, Will)

"If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Investigation, Reason, Right)

"I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions; after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason and principle shall dictate."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Constitution, Reason, Will)

"There are all sorts of reasons why I don't do much work in the theatre, the main one being that after two performances I feel I've given all I can. I hate repetition, I really do. It's like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Life, Work, Being, Day, Hate, Repetition, Theatre)

"Nations have always good reasons for being what they are, and the best of all is that they cannot be otherwise."
- Marquis De Custine
(Related: Being, Nations)

"The whole thing was done for internal political reasons to galvanize and unify the country against the Americans, and if they hadn't had that immediate opportunity they would have found another one."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Opportunity, Americans, Country)

"I'm hyperactive, and I went in the studio and I would just start making records, for no reason."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Reason)

"The little song and dance number at the end - that's me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I've never sung before and I've certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody's asked me to try it again since."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Experience, Dance, End, Reason, Song, Voice)

"The pressure isn't on my brain, but on my mouth. I realized Sam Malone said very little, he spoke in little sentences. Which is much more comfortable for me for some reason."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Pressure, Reason)

"We are so arrogant, we forget that we are not the reason for evolution, we are not the point of evolution. We are part of evolution. Unfortunately, we believe that we've been created to dominate the planet, to dominate nature. Ain't true."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Nature, Evolution, Forget, Reason)

"The reason I wanted to be an actor is that I don't want to play me for the rest of my life and make money out of that."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Life, Money, Actor, Play, Reason, Rest, Want)

"I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote "In Contempt" was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Family, Money)

"In some ways I'm still recovering from the trial. My health is not as good as it ought to be. I've gone back to practicing law and it seems to have taken a toll for whatever reason."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Health, Law, Reason)

"In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: God, Men, Belief, Fact, Immortality, Reason, Support)

"The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Instinct, Reason)

"Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because they only take a few hours to complete, which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor."
- Thayer David
(Related: Actor, Jobs, Pretty)

"Some people say I appeared on the Phil Donahue show to tell "my" sex change story but I've never appeared on his show for any reason... not even as a member of the studio audience."
- Eileen Davidson
(Related: Change, Sex, People, Reason)

"I think that things happen for a reason."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Reason)

"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Cats, Quiet)

"The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Movies, Work, Reason)

"I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
"The reason one writes poems is so that your poem will be remembered."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Poems, Reason, Will)

"The relation between a poet and audience is really insignificant. What matters is the poet is hearing something that he is broadcasting. And whether there is anybody with a receiver isn't the reason he does it. He hopes there is somebody receiving it."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Hearing, Reason)

"I would like to be proud of having written some poems that will be remembered, but I will never know whether I will have any reason to be proud of that."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Poems, Reason, Will)

"Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one's own understanding of how to understand the world."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Poetry, Reason, Understanding, World)

"One of the reasons I loved playing quarterback was that I got to call the plays. The cancer put me in a position where I really wasn't in control anymore."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Control, Cancer)

"Reason is the servant of instinct."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Instinct, Reason)

"I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Faith, Brother, Sympathy, Brothers, Meeting, Reason)

"It's like they had a backlash the first 11 years. I think the reason why it always seems like there's a backlash is because when bands are unknown, they only get written about by fans."
- Kim Deal
(Related: Fans, First, Reason, Years)

"Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Environmental, America, Company, Oil, Years)

"I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books."
- Len Deighton
(Related: People, Books, Reason)

"This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Love, Fate, Hate, Kings, May, Old, Treason)

"Convictions do not imply reasons."
- Margaret Deland
"I'm the worst rider. I'm a terrible rider. Me and horses are not a good mix. For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie."
- Dana Delany
(Related: People, Horses, Reason, Trying)

"A woman will allow herself to be clouded by her emotions. Her reasonable thought becomes completely unreasonable over the most ridiculous thing. It's a girl thing."
- Lea DeLaria
(Related: Thought, Emotions, Will, Woman)

"There's never a dearth of reasons to shoot at the President."
- Don Delillo
(Related: President)

"I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Marriage, Divorce, Reason)

"It's all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It's like you've met your reason to live."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Reason, World)

"Brenda did some little vocal arrangements for us and she got to sing as well. So, we're happy to be able to work together and that's another reason why we look forward to doing more of these."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Work, Reason)

"I would, therefore, say that for no reason whatsoever, except in self-defence, should one think of killing any animal."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Killing, Reason, Self)

"I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man's intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Body, Man, Right, Want, Wrong)

"Women must not shout back when their husbands come home and shout at them for any reason."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Home, Women, Husbands, Reason)

"I didn't do it because of the underlying greed that's prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Time, Greed, Reason, Right)

"Well, you know, I feel like it's about a lot of things. The reason that I made it was because I thought it was really funny and unique and just a different genre."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Funny, Thought, Reason)

"I've had women come up to me and say I was the reason they went to law school."
- Susan Dey
(Related: Women, Law, Reason, School)

"It's heartbreaking but we're trying to get over it. As disappointed as we were, I think that somehow you have to find a way to think that it happened for a reason."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Reason, Trying)

"We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists... to understand how those evil things came about."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Evil, Genocide, Reason, Study)

"I've worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open. I don't want to turn someone away from this information for partisan political reasons."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Communication, Information, Open, Want)

"Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Explanations, Past, Reason)

"Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Observation, Reason, Reflection)

"This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful."
- Barry Diller
(Related: Reality, World)

"The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Women, Football, Play, Public, Reason)

"The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Reason)

"The real reason your pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing at you."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Reason)

"No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke, Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason as a mere activity of thought."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Thought, Blood, Reason)

"Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don't come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Country, May, Now, World)

"I have to experience all the ghastly, bottomless depths for life for myself; it's for that reason that I went to war, and for that reason I volunteered."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Experience, Life, War, Reason)

"Not that painting would have been a release. The reason for doing it is the desire to create. I've got to do it! I've seen that, I can still remember it, I've got to paint it."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Desire, Painting, Reason)

"The only reason for using another cut is to improve the scene."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Reason)

"The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Reason, Writer, Writers)

"From a technical point of view, there seemed to me to be absolutely no reason why - with the existing technology - we couldn't do very high quality audio, because whereas the boom in digital graphics is ongoing, the boom in digital audio has already happened."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Technology, Quality, Reason)

"He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God."
- John Donne
(Related: God, Soul, Eyes, Man)

"Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right."
- John Donne
(Related: Faith, Soul, Reason, Right)

"When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all."
- Mark Van Doren
(Related: Love, World)

"Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Existence, Reason)

"It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Religion, Harm, Worry)

"At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Work, Decision)

"To write for PC reasons, because you think you ought to be dealing with this subject, is never going to yield anything that is really going to matter to anyone else. It has to matter to you."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Yield)

"The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Events, Fact, Results)

"I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Impression, May, Woman)

"Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Civilization, Instinct, Reason)

"On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to have a machine that does a million steps per second, a mechanical system that works at computer speeds."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Computer, Machine)

"I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: People, Reason, Skepticism, Sound, Thinking)

"But if we can manage it so people don't have things forced on them that they don't want, I think there's every reason to believe things can settle out in a situation that is recognizably better than the one we're stuck in today."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: People, Reason, Today, Want)

"And Seinfeld is so quick: we crank out one show a week, and the hours are very reasonable."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
"I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It's freedom of participation absolutely realized."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Freedom, Future, Participation, Reason)

"He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave."
- William Drummond
(Related: Fool, Reason, Will)

"He who dares not (reason), is a slave."
- William Drummond
"He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave."
- William Drummond
(Related: Fool, Reason, Will)

"Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone."
- John Dryden
(Related: Age, Reason, Youth)

"I went there and helped him shuffle pictures of people, and one of the agents asked me if I was interested in acting. Of course, I was a little bit interested in it; I'm sure that's part of the reason I moved to L.A. even though I never admitted it to myself."
- Josh Duhamel
(Related: People, Acting, Reason)

"I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD."
- George Duke
(Related: Obvious, Planning, Will)

"In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Culture, Future, Light, Questions)

"There's a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all the musicians on my list you'd grow weary."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Musicians, Reason)

"They're there because, for some reason, they have the notion that they're supposed to be there."
- Santiago Durango
(Related: Reason)

"Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory."
- Will Durant
(Related: Time, Memory, Mothers)

"Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Truth, Successful, Career, Reason, Songs, Years)

"But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Business, Music, People, Opinions)

"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)

"The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Control, Birth control, Hunger)

"Communism is a proposition to structure the world more reasonably, a proposition for changing the world. As such, we have to analyze it and, if we deem it reasonable, act upon it."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Act, Communism, World)

"Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Possibility, First, Reason)

"In every religion there is an element of the supernatural, varying with the influence of pure reason over its devotees."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Religion, Influence, Reason, Supernatural)

"I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Being)

"If you look at the timing of many of the Greek dramas from the theatrical point of view, it's all off, and I think the reason for that is that music played a very important part."
- John Eaton
(Related: Music, Reason)

"It's a good question, because a movie isn't good or bad based on its politics. It's usually good or bad for other reasons, though you might agree or disagree with its politics."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Politics, Question)

"I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Prejudice, Reason)

"There are different reasons to make movies."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Movies)

"As a matter of fact they'd blacken us down. I guess there's a reason that according to what the Caucasian wanted us to look like. He wanted us to look-if we were Black, then he had his idea of what we look like."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Idea, Fact, Reason)

"Faith is reason grown courageous."
- Sherwood Eddy
(Related: Faith, Reason)

"Faith is not contrary to reason."
- Sherwood Eddy
(Related: Faith, Reason)

"The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Reason)

"It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved."
- Irwin Edman
(Related: Men, Logic, Myth, Reason, Symbol)

"You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Country, Forget, Mind, Want, Years)

"I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Judgment, Popular, Right)

"Though I am still very vulnerable to audiences - and it happens all the time - where for some reason the energy doesn't connect and, since the film is very personal, obviously I am made to feel very vulnerable by that."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Time, Audiences, Energy, Film, Reason)

"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Power, Idea, Conviction, Deep, Universe)

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Curiosity, Questioning, Reason)

"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Soul, Strength, Cause, Reason)

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Time, Reason)

"When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Certainty, Light, Man, May, Mind, Reason, Will)

"I write plays, and I have a musical that's starting to get produced now. That's what I would love to do, but it's so hard. The only reason people are reading my plays and musicals is because I'm in movies."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Love, Movies, People, Now, Reading, Reason)

"Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Age, Women, Fear, Living, Middle age, Reason, Worth, Years, Youth)

"This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Control, Battle, Emotion, Laws, Legislation, Logic, News, Passion, Reason)

"Sometimes I like them artificial and sometimes I like them real. And the reason is because sometimes I like a real close sound. And I like a very specific snare sound and I can't get that in the big room."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Reason, Sound)

"I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out."
- George Eliot
(Related: Home, Women, Bachelors, Husbands)

"In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness."
- George Eliot
(Related: Nature, Quarrels, Reason)

"The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Deed, Reason, Right, Temptation, Wrong)

"I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Being, Contradiction, Existence, Heaven, Hell, Walking)

"I put on such a good show, the story is outrageous, and people don't want to hear that I'm basically a reasonable human being. As long as it continues to get me print, I'll continue to perform in an exuberant manner."
- James Ellroy
(Related: People, Being, Want)

"All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Nature, God, Fact, Language, Reason, Value, Word)

"I always believe there's a reason why you go through everything."
- John Elway
(Related: Reason)

"Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Financial, School, Years)

"The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Eye, Reason)

"The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Lies, Man, Reason, Unity, World)

"Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Trust, End, Instinct, Reason)

"It's happened time and time again, but the committee has always decided against it-the work was too conservative or didn't fit within the budget; there are millions of different reasons."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Time, Work, Committee, Conservative)

"To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway."
- Eminem
(Related: People, Mind, Reason)

"Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Existence, Judgment, Reason)

"I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference."
- John Engler
(Related: Successful, Decision, Difference, Excuses, Reason, Right)

"While America's infrastructure needs are substantial, there is no reason to delay completion of the highway bill. Every day of delay means jobs lost, investment opportunities missed and growth sacrificed."
- John Engler
(Related: Growth, America, Completion, Day, Delay, Investment, Jobs, Needs, Reason)

"The reason I don't tour is that I don't know how to front a band. What would I do? I can't really play anything well enough to deal with that situation."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Play, Reason)

"Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life."
- Epicurus
(Related: Life, Man, Misfortune, Reason)

"Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it's a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie."
- Mike Epps
(Related: People, Acting, Dying, Friends, Now, Reason, Struggle)

"Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Friend, Being, Prison, Reason)

"The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work. Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as if it were a reasonable process."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Work, Artist)

"There's no reason that just because you're a celebrity you can't write."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Celebrity, Reason)

"From what I've been able to determine, many of our big stars are addicted to tobacco. They want to smoke in movies for the same reason I smoked as I wrote, which is that they think their performance is going to be better."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Movies, Performance, Reason, Stars, Want)

"James Brown is the reason I play guitar."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Guitar, Play, Reason)

"If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers. If you're playing rock, you use a pick. There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than that's just the way it has been."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Jazz, Play, Reason)

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

"Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling."
- Bill Evans
(Related: People, Bugs, Children, Feeling, Jazz, Reason, Words)

"Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His work."
- Faith Evans
(Related: Faith, Work, God, Reason, Sense, Sight)

"It frequently happens that two persons, reasoning right on a mechanical subject, think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other."
- Oliver Evans
(Related: Communication, Right)

"Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts."
- Walker Evans
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Artist, Eye, Reason)

"So I'm in the Republican Party for the same reason I was in the Democratic Party: to make sure blacks are included, along with everyone else."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Party, Reason, Republican)

"In our tabulation of psychoanalytic results, we have classed those who stopped treatment together with those not improved. This appears to be reasonable; a patient who fails to finish his treatment, and is not improved, is surely a therapeutic failure."
- Hans Eysenck
(Related: Failure, Results, Treatment)

"This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Depression, Reality, Reason, Self, Sight)

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- William Falconer
(Related: God, Intellect, Reason, Sense)

"Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Reason, Stars)

"It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!"
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Family, Failure, Day, Reason, Regret, Separation, Want)

"The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction."
- Michael Faraday
(Related: Pleasure, Reason)

"This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Reason)

"The human rights community has focused very narrowly on political and civil rights for many decades, and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Civil rights, Community, Human rights, Now, Reason)

"I recommend the same therapies for all humans with HIV. There is no reason to believe that physiologic responses to therapy will vary across lines of class, culture, race or nationality."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Class, Culture, Nationality, Race, Reason, Therapy, Will)

"Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Sex)

"We really love all sports, but we don't think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities."
- Peter Farrelly
(Related: Love, Sports, Possibilities, Reason)

"I love hockey, and I don't love it for any other reason than when I get out there and play, I enjoy it."
- Brendan Fehr
(Related: Love, Play, Reason)

"In the end, my reasons for moving down the timeline and introducing a new cast have more to do with keeping myself entertained, on the assumption that if I get bored, my readers are going to be even more bored."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: End)

"A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Science, Financial, Behavior, Reason)

"But the primary reason for wanting the dollar to become more competitive in the near future is that we may need an increase in exports this year and in 2007 to sustain the economy's current pace of expansion."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Economy, Future, May, Reason)

"I am reasonably happy. I didn't find Jesus or anything like that. Part of it is that I just feel that I could go home. I did not feel like that for a long time, but I could go back now."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Home, Time, Now)

"By reason of weird translation, many such sets of instructions read like poems anyhow."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Poems, Reason)

"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Time, Beginning, Future, Problems, Race, Responsibility, Years)

"The reason Saul Bellow doesn't talk to me anymore is because he knows his new novels are not worth reading."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Reading, Reason, Talk, Worth)

"Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Poverty, Reason, Will)

"Love is the reason you were born."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Love, Reason)

"There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Time, Women, Careers, Doctors, Lady, Lawyers, Reason)

"There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Policy, Fascism, Today, Welfare)

"I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses - to pay the bills."
- Ranulph Fiennes
(Related: Houses, Reason)

"When I write stuff and I help cast it, I turn away good people all the time. I may turn them down because this one's too tall and that one doesn't have a high enough voice or this one looks to old to match up with that one - there's a billion reasons not to hire somebody."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Time, People, Help, May, Old, Voice)

"The real reason I run is to bring honor to Jesus."
- Charity Fillmore
(Related: Honor, Reason)

"That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Time, Work, Acting, Now, Trying)

"I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it's a group of people I'm dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Work, People, Circumstances, Desire, Dying, Job, Options)

"I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree."
- Colin Firth
(Related: England, Intentions, Living, London, Reason)

"I don't want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it's gone. I think it's fine."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Sound, Want)

"There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs - they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Men, Cure, Drugs, Reason)

"Terrorists have already attacked our Nation once. There is every reason to believe that they will try again - possibly with a weapon of mass destruction; a weapon that could be smuggled into our ports."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Destruction, Nation, Reason, Will)

"One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers."
- Andrew Fletcher
(Related: Music, Careers, Old, Songs, Today, Want)

"That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Thought, Bed, Career, Day, Reason)

"Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Opera)

"There is no point in asking a man a question until you have established whether he has any reason to lie to you."
- Ken Follet
(Related: Lie, Man, Question, Reason)

"If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another... after the war is on."
- Robert M. La Follette
(Related: War, Party, Reason, Will)

"One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me."
- Lynn Fontanne
(Related: Love, People, Actors, Reason)

"And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: War, Day, Reason, Words, Years)

"You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Change, Light, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reason, Washington)

"An actor should be ready to play any role within reason. For example, I think the most ridiculous thing for me to do would be to try and play Shakespeare."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Actor, Example, Play, Reason, Shakespeare)

"I'm like old shoes. I've never been hip. I think the reason I'm still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Fashion, Old, Reason)

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Work, Reason, Thinking)

"I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don't take other people's materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording."
- Willa Ford
(Related: People, Being, First, Job, Writing)

"With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water. Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable enough in moderate currents."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: People, Water, Will)

"I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: England, Reason)

"It is inconceivable that even the gang who runs Russia would be willing to take on war, but one always has to remember that there seemed to be no reason in 1939 for Hitler to start war, and yet he did, and he started it with a world practically unprepared."
- James Forrestal
(Related: War, Reason, Russia, World)

"Liking one person is an extra reason for liking another."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Reason)

"It is not safe in the republican form of government that clannishness should exist either by compulsory or voluntary reason. It is not good for the government and it is not good for the individual."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Government, Reason, Republican)

"The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Film, Reason)

"But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Business, Midnight, Reason)

"Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?"
- John W. Foster
(Related: Time, Books, Economy, First, Importance, Order, Reading, Reason)

"If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Age, Power, Knowledge, Reason, Repression, Sexuality, Will)

"They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Rap, Reason, Will)

"For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Men, Life, Heart, Books, Past, Reason)

"There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world."
- John Fowles
(Related: World)

"Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason."
- Marie de France
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Reason, Will)

"For many of those who had historically supported welfare programs in the broadest sense, it was perfectly reasonable to enact legislation in which poor people were the objects of efforts to assist them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Legislation, Poor, Sense, Welfare)

"Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)

"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Anger, Reason)

"The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Faith, Eye, Reason)

"Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Reason)

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Passion, Reason)

"I remember going for the first time to a place called The Roxy in New York because you can see people breakdancing there. That's the only reason I went! It's amazing, kids are still doing that."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Time, People, First, Kids, Reason)

"If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: War, First, Information, Internet, Vietnam)

"I hope my work has inspired young artists. I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful."
- Frank Frazetta
(Related: Work, Successful, Hope, Artist, Artists, Freedom)

"I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob first but it kept falling all over my face. Then it was off, short. The main reason it was long was because my mother cut it short when I was little and I was trying to make up for that."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Mother, First, Reason, Trying)

"The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Actors, Artists, Fact, Nothing, Reason, Writers)

"If the Eagles were to get back together, it would have to be for the right reasons. I think it would look awful if it were just for the money."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Money, Eagles, Right)

"I'm just a bleeping maniac in straight clothing. There's no reason to dress my monster up."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Dress, Reason)

"I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Circumstances, Reason, Taxes)

"America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Health, Medical, Technology, America, Care, Country, Doctors, Hospitals, Nurses, Reason, World)

"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Choices, Compromise, Want)

"Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Love, Man, Reason, World)

"The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Life, Impression, Reason, School)

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Work, People, Reason, Worry)

"It is so important that you don't stay with someone just for the children and for the wrong reasons."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Children, Wrong)

"A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Idea)

"Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Science, Belief, Reason)

"You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Cheerfulness, Reason)

"I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Americans, May, Saying, Treason, Wonder)

"I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Passion, Sense)

"I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Home, Reason)

"There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Moderation, Problems, Reason, Years)

"Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Technology, Humanity, Right, Wrong)

"Poor men's reasons are not heard."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Men, Poor)

"The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great, and they know I know it."
- Clark Gable
(Related: Life, Reason)

"It may not be proper for me, perhaps, to let my feelings carry me further am therefore resigned to stop here, if sir, you think my particular reasons following too free, or will give offense to the House, which I would be sorry to be thought capable of intending."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Thought, Feelings, May, Will)

"Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?"
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: People, Dogs, Reason)

"As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Reason, Writer)

"Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Liberalism, Reason)

"Where the senses fail us, reason must step in."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Reason, Senses)

"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Nature, Actions, Man)

"It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Science, Authority, Reason)

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Science, Authority, Questions, Worth)

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: God, Intellect, Reason, Sense)

"Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Love, Desire, Eyes, Lovers, Romantic, Want)

"Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Love, People, Mothers, Reason)

"My dresses are very reasonably priced, for dresses that are cut on the body."
- John Galliano
(Related: Body)

"All myths that are something more than fancies gain rather than lose in value with time, by reason of the accretions of human experience."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Experience, Time, Gain, Myths, Reason, Value)

"I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Morality, Conflict, Doctrine, Reason, Religious)

"Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Age, Religion, Formula, Reason)

"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Truth, Error, Reason)

"Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, Blind, Reason)

"It's about these people who are inextricably together for whatever reasons, and they happen to be in the spy world. It's about relationships, and the bottom line is, that's why you care."
- Victor Garber
(Related: People, Care, Relationships, World)

"People do more important jobs than acting in film that should be recognised, but for some reason it's big money, so people are elevated in status. If I was a bus driver, I'm sure you wouldn't be interviewing me."
- Adam Garcia
(Related: Money, People, Acting, Film, Jobs, Reason)

"I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like some music and you don't like others. There's something about it that you like. Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it's fundamentally emotional."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Music, Reason)

"I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Reason)

"One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: People, Failure, Learning, Risk)

"Right reason is stronger than force."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Force, Reason, Right)

"Well, I'm at some kind of crossroads in my life and I don't know which way to take. It's not about money, I mean, because I'm established enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance if I wanted to do fiction."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Life, Money, Fiction, Now, Writer)

"I say at this point, for different reasons, Bush and Hussein are both very threatening to world peace and to deny that is to be incredibly naive."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Peace, World)

"I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Marriage, Obvious)

"Content is often the reason users come to your site."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Content, Reason)

"With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Men, Arguments, Reason, Waste, Will)

"There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun... and the only way to do that is to change the Constitution."
- Michael Gartner
(Related: Change, Constitution, Country, Military, Police, Reason)

"I'll not listen to reason... reason always means what someone else has got to say."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: Reason)

"Getting even is one reason for writing."
- William H. Gass
(Related: Reason, Writing)

"Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Time, Europe, Fascism, First, Man, Opinions, Right, Want)

"Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Living, Needs, Youth)

"I had no concerns - I had no reason to have concerns based on what was available to me about North's contacts with the private sector people, but I didn't think a CIA person should do it."
- Robert M. Gates
(Related: People, Reason)

"No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct."
- Shakti Gawain
(Related: Reason)

"People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself."
- Peter Gay
(Related: People, Forget, Now, Reason, Thinking)

"A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Leader, People, Policy, Open, Reason)

"Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Men, Blood, Quarrel, Reason, Right)

"Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children, have reasonably stable employment, and being able to live in a society which isn't collapsing around you-all of these things have been generally eroded."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Being, Children)

"The show originally started out as a ten hour mini-series. We shot two hours and then were excused for a while, for no apparent reason. Things went very quiet for a time and then a few months later we were called back and told that it was going to be a full season."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Time, Months, Quiet, Reason)

"One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Men, Women, Burden, Falsehood)

"We got involved in the Rwanda peace process for the simple reason that there was a decision which was taken by the Security Council, because the troops were in Uganda, and we decided to have a military presence."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Peace, Decision, Military, Reason, Security, Troops)

"In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Thought, People, Fact, Loneliness, Now, Past, Reason, Talk)

"I don't want to be put on a pedestal. I just want to be reasonably successful and live a normal life with all the conveniences to make it so."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: Life, Successful, Want)

"The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Madness, Reason)

"Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Madness, Reason)

"But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: People, Creativity, Greece, Rome, Spirit)

"In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

"I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician. One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange."
- Dizzy Gillespie
(Related: Ideas, Example, Force)

"At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that we went around and around about. Then we had our second screening. It played better. It's almost a reasonable length film now!"
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Film, First)

"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: History, Power, Feeling, Light, Reason)

"Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Audiences)

"People from major labels were afraid to go to Black Flag gigs throughout most of the band's existence. They treated our gigs as something threatening. I'm sure that it probably was. They probably had reasons to be scared."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: People, Existence)

"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)

"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)

"Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Action, Inaction, Past, Reason)

"The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason."
- Joseph Glanvill
(Related: Faith, Belief, Act, Exercise, Reason)

"A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Life, Success, Financial, Independence, Irony, Reason)

"Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country?"
- Carter Glass
(Related: People, American, Banks, Country, Reason)

"One reason I do the live shows - and the monthly speeches at public radio stations - is to remind myself that people hear the show, that it has an audience, that it exists in the world. It's so easy to forget that."
- Ira Glass
(Related: People, Forget, Public, Reason, World)

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

"The real artist has no idea that he is sacrificing himself for art. He does what he does for one reason and one reason only-he can't help doing it."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Art, Idea, Artist, Help, Reason)

"The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself."
- William Godwin
(Related: Love, Reason)

"Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason."
- William Godwin
(Related: Passion, Reason)

"One of the prerogatives by which man is eminently distinguished from all other living beings inhabiting this globe of earth, consists in the gift of reason."
- William Godwin
(Related: Earth, Living, Man, Reason)

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Fishermen, Reason, Sea)

"I don't believe things happen in vain. I believe they happen for a reason."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Reason)

"The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled."
- Arthur J. Goldberg
(Related: Constitution, Now, Reason)

"For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Artists, Reason, Self)

"Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me, for no good reason at all."
- Martin Goldsmith
(Related: Fate, Force, Reason)

"The reason why the stone is red is its iron content, which is also why our blood is red."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Blood, Content, Reason)

"The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: People, Reason)

"The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Age, Men, Truth, Reason, Sadness)

"One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on, you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em."
- Benny Goodman
(Related: Obstacles, Want)

"I have a friend that is a WWII buff, and we sat and talked a lot about stuff like the war and the reasons behind it, and you now it's all in the uniform. Once you're in it, it usually does all the work for you."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: War, Work, Friend, Now)

"I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Women, Obvious)

"But Eddie does not make all the decisions. Eddie can listen to reason; Eddie can be swayed or talked in or out of certain things. Eddie allows other people to lead in this band and to have certain roles that are very fundamental to the decision-making process."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: People, Decision, Decisions, Reason)

"I'm always worried about my money for some reason."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Money, Reason)

"Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Ideas, Logic, Man, Nothing, Pleasure, Reason)

"Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels."
- Francisco de Goya
(Related: Mother, Fantasy, Reason, United)

"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)

"My exile was not only a physical one, motivated exclusively by political reasons; it was also a moral, social, ideological and sexual exile."
- Juan Goytisolo
"There are two reasons why I'm in show business, and I'm standing on both of them."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Business)

"I have got two reasons for success and I'm standing on both of them."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Success)

"A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Age, Beauty, Truth, Justice, Old, Reason)

"There are some legitimate security issues, but I believe many of the objections the administration is making are not for security reasons, but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept. 11."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Disguise, Mistakes, Security)

"Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Men, Reason, Want)

"I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy."
- Winston Graham
(Related: Work, Computer, Empathy, Pressure, Reason)

"There is no reason why, with the huge potential for market out there in the world for fuel-efficient vehicles, we can't be the cutting edge for change."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Change, Potential, Reason, World)

"The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Work, Failure, Actor, Reason)

"The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Funny, Reason, Romantic)

"I think I'm in the best place I've ever been in so many ways. I've just come out of five years of very difficult times for numerous reasons and yet at the same time it's lead to such growth. It's very exciting that way."
- Erin Gray
(Related: Time, Growth, Years)

"Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Reason, Smiles, Youth)

"When somebody gives up their friends and everything they do just to be with a person, they wake up miserable one day. They're denying themselves for no real reason other than they think that's the thing to do."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Day, Friends, Reason)

"A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Truth, Fiction, Reason, Trying)

"In the ordinary affairs of life we do not require nor expect demonstrative evidence, because it is inconsistent with the nature of matters of fact, and to insist on its production would be unreasonable and absurd."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Life, Nature, Fact, Production)

"By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Mind, Proof)

"I mean, I'm in a band, we're reasonably successful, I've got a very nice suit - I'm not even a bad person- so why can't I get a shag?"
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Successful)

"I suppose all of us - we have the old Protestant work ethic of feeling guilty when you're not working, and getting a buzz from feeling like you're really busy. That's the reason to sort of carry on."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Work, Feeling, Old, Reason, Work ethic)

"There is just no reason why the richest nation in the world can't provide health care to all its people."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Health, People, Care, Nation, Reason, World)

"And that was what I was asking to happen and I was told that the indictment would be signed, but I was coming to the end of my one-year contract, I had to return to New Zealand for personal reasons."
- Tony Greig
(Related: End)

"Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Men, Freedom, Obedience, Radical, Reason, Responsibility, Self)

"The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Men, Women, Approval, Fact, Reason)

"Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Belief, Manners, Office)

"When you have a very hot single there is no reason why it can't drive album sales. People fall off and come back on. I'm looking forward to coming back on with a vengeance."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: People, Reason, Sales, Vengeance)

"Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it. I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated female cartoonists in the future."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Women, Career, Future, Reason)

"Let's look at people as artists and try to support them; just because Picasso painted a couple of bad paintings, that's no reason to say he's a lousy painter."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: People, Artists, Reason, Support)

"The reason my voice is sounding more passionate is because I'm singing directly from the heart."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Heart, Reason, Singing, Voice)

"The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Time, Wife, Baby, Compromise, Reason)

"A reasonable doubt is nothing more than a doubt for which reasons can be given. The fact that 1 or 2 men out of 12 differ from the others does not establish that their doubts are reasonable."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Men, Doubt, Fact, Nothing)

"The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany."
- Franz Halder
(Related: Defeat, Germany, Military, Reason, Will)

"Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Money, May, Opinion, Will)

"I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: People, Zenith)

"The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!"
- Dante Hall
(Related: Positive, Athletes, Influence, Parents, Reason)

"The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: Experience, Man, Reason, Self)

"I felt uneasy, but sometimes, like I said before, I believed in Col. North and there was a very solid and very valid reason that he must have been doing this."
- Fawn Hall
(Related: Reason)

"Thus the public use of reason and freedom is nothing but a dessert, a sumptuous dessert."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Freedom, Nothing, Public, Reason)

"Our reason arises, at the very least, from this twofold lesson of sensuous revelations and human testimonies."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Reason)

"Physics is nothing but the ABC's. Nature is an equation with an unknown, a Hebrew word which is written only with consonants to which reason has to add the dots."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Physics, Reason, Word)

"The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Reason)

"Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Ability, Language, Reason)

"The weakness of ourselves and of our reason makes us see flaws in beauties by making us consider everything piece by piece."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Flaws, Reason, Weakness)

"Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Belief, Attention, Being, Reason, Understanding)

"Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Man)

"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Government, Justice, Man, Reason, Will)

"Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Change, Reason)

"I've been a little more fortunate, perhaps, than a lot of people have, for the simple reason that I've constantly been moving: so nobody can hit me - you know what I mean? Protesting is not the answer - not along those lines."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: People, Reason)

"Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: History, Destiny, Meaning, Mystery, Reason, World)

"God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: God, Day, Reason, Wonder)

"The problem that I have is with the music business. For some reason it seems almost impossible to get anything, any music, released which includes improvisation or soloing."
- Jan Hammer
(Related: Music, Business, Reason)

"On the one hand, there is no reason that a black person needs to live a portion of his or her life being concerned about the people of color around him. On the other hand, if you don't you're crazy."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: Life, People, Being, Needs, Reason)

"I'm doing what I do for the right reasons. I love the music that I make."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Love, Music, Right)

"The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music."
- Zac Hanson
(Related: Dad, Music, Company, Kids, Oil, Reason)

"But it is no good using the tongs of reason to pull the Fundamentalists' chestnuts out of the fire of contradiction. Their real troubles lie elsewhere."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Lie, Contradiction, Fire, Reason)

"Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons."
- Thomas Hardy
"I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Power, Control, Fight, Gravity, Painting, Reason)

"Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason."
- John Harington
(Related: Reason, Treason)

"I think the reason why we were able to actually get it made was that we were so extremely naive - we had no experience at all here. We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent. We didn't even have a lawyer. We didn't know one soul."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Experience, Soul, Reason)

"The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Leader, Obligation, Opposition, Parliament, Reason)

"Our variety is one of the key reasons our customers love us. We continue to provide all of the menu items they love, while also offering new items to try."
- Kenny Harrison
(Related: Love, Key, Variety)

"The whole reason Sabrina came about was because we wanted something good for families to watch on TV."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Reason)

"So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o'clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience."
- Moss Hart
(Related: Hearing, Will, Worth)

"It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms."
- King Hassan II
(Related: Intentions)

"Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Faith, Reason, Religious, Suffering, World)

"Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: People, Values, Beliefs, Fact, May, Reason, Religious)

"I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Related: Fear, Decision, Arguments, Being)

"It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Chance)

"You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you're arguing is because you're using different words."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Reason, Saying, Words)

"That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good, they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow, which is repeated over and over again."
- Sessue Hayakawa
(Related: Reason)

"Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Reason, Traditions)

"I know the only reason that I haven't gotten many good parts is because I am Latin - and they tell it to my face a lot of times."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Reason)

"The tax relief package enacted in 2001 was central to pulling the economy out of the post 9-11 recession. It's the reason we've got low unemployment and have created more than two million jobs in the last year."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Economy, Tax, Jobs, Post, Reason, Unemployment)

"So I became a producer because I knew one of the reasons was they didn't do them the way I thought was right."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Thought, Right)

"The movie wasn't a hit, although it did well in Europe for some reason."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Europe, Reason)

"The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Love, Fool, Hate, Reason, World)

"To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Doubt, Reason)

"The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Poetry, Interest, Reason)

"For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Bible, English, Literary, Literature, Reason, Study)

"A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Love, Man, Secrets)

"Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Thought, Reason, Thinking)

"I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven."
- Jascha Heifetz
(Related: Composers, First, Play, Writing)

"In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Time, Miracles, Reason, Spirit)

"The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Science, Difference)

"Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Thought, Laws, Reason)

"If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Success, Work, Popular, Wrong)

"In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: War, Reason, Will)

"They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: War, Country, Dying, Nothing, Old, Reason, Will)

"The biggest reason most people fail is that they try to fix too much at once - join a gym, get out of debt, floss after meals and have thinner thighs in 30 days."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: People, Debt, Reason)

"If this be treason, make the most of it!"
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Treason)

"When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Music, Time, Limitations, Now, Songs)

"Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time - a style - and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Time, Needs, Pretty, Reason, Style, Television)

"If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Sacrifice, Civilization, Effort, Example, Force, Influence, Reason)

"Truly we have had enough experience with sufferance and protection which could be revoked at will. Consequently, the only reasonable Course of action is to work for publicly legalized guarantees."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Experience, Work, Action, Protection, Will)

"What We want is to make it possible for our unfortunate people to live a life of industry for it is by steady work alone that we hope for our physical and moral rehabilitation. For this reason above all we have undertaken to rally our people around our ideal."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Life, Work, People, Hope, Reason, Want)

"If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Home, Fathers, Land, Reason)

"The main advantage of the omniscient approach is that it's the easiest to handle. That's the major reason so many writers select it."
- Arthur Herzog
(Related: Reason, Writers)

"Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Hatred, Man, Racism, Reason)

"God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: God, Darkness, Light, Reason, Self)

"Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Airplanes, Land, Military, Nations, Security, World)

"And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it - if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Time, Eternity, Profit, Reason, State, Will)

"We learn this by the precepts that Jesus left. He observed that the people were looking outward, and assured them that the kingdom of God cometh not with outward observation; and for this reason, that it was only to be known in man."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: God, People, Man, Observation, Reason)

"There's no reason the Rangers can't get to the top."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Reason)

"Reason gains all people by compelling none."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: People, Reason)

"I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Thought, Regret, Saying)

"So it's sheer terror, but then, this is the whole reason that we went so long to Doctor Simons, was to get rid of all these... mixed feelings that we had."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Feelings, Reason, Terror)

"I'd be nervous about skiing, wondering what I'd do if I felt shaky on top of a mountain; but other diabetics do ski, so there's no reason I couldn't."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Reason, Ski)

"I am single for two reasons. First, I don't date girls who watch Real World because they already think they know me. Second, a lot of girls look at me as the slutty seven."
- Steven Hill
(Related: First, Girls, World)

"Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it."
- Edmund Hillary
(Related: Money, Science, Hell, Mountains)

"We shall have to pass through many a valley, many a narrow defile. Many will grow tired on the way. Of course they will mostly be those who have no reason to do so."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Reason, Will)

"That's one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there's more jealousy in Switzerland because it's so little and they don't have so many athletes."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Athletes, Jealousy, Reason, Training, Weather)

"No, because I think I have a reason to believe in myself and I think I'm also pretty confident about who I am and what I'm doing and it might be because I'm still at the top too."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Pretty, Reason)

"Our supporters support us for one reason, people pray for us for one reason - because of the healing ministry."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: People, Healing, Reason, Support)

"If I'm not moved by what happens at the end of this play, then I've completely failed, and so has the play, and so has our production. And if that's the case then there really isn't any reason to want to do it."
- Judd Hirsch
(Related: End, Play, Production, Reason, Want)

"I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Emotion, Reason)

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
- David Hobson
(Related: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)

"All the reasons which require the subjection of a believer to the brethren of a particular church, require his subjection to all his brethren in the Lord."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church)

"Collecting has been my great extravagance. It's a way of being. I collect for the same reason that I eat too much-I'm one of nature's shoppers."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Nature, Being, Extravagance, Reason)

"And that's another reason to make this movie: We can put plays on film now, at a relatively small cost, and they will reach an audience they would never have reached otherwise."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Film, Now, Reason, Will)

"Among the reasons for this was the fact that the U.S.A. is one mass market. It is only when you have a mass market that large-scale manufacturing which involves very substantial expenditures can be justified."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Fact, Manufacturing)

"When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.' He said 'Excuse me, could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?'"
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Man, Reason)

"Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Change, People, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Wrong)

"Cubism is still the most important art movement for the same reason that John D. is still the most important Rockefeller."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Reason)

"The fact of the matter is it's very reasonable to ask the wealthiest estates to pay their share. We did that since Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Fact, President, Republican)

"Every idea is an incitement... Eloquence may set fire to reason."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Idea, Eloquence, Fire, May, Reason)

"Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Fathers, Neighbors, Reason)

"Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn't be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it's not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously."
- Evander Holyfield
(Related: Legal, People, Cheating, Hurt, Reason, Right)

"The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 years, if the reasons for it are not removed."
- Erich Honecker
(Related: Will, Years)

"I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism."
- Peter Hook
(Related: Business, Music, Escapism, Mind)

"Well, I'm half Australian, half English and I live in London. That is the only reason I came upon this story. My Australian mother, Meredith Hooper, was invited in late 2007 by some Australian friends to make up a token Australian audience in a tiny fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called 'The King's Speech.'"
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Mother, English, Friends, London, Play, Reading, Reason, Speech, Theater)

"God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?"
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: God, People, Israel, Possession)

"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Reason, Words)

"I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police."
- John Howard
(Related: People, Earth, Military, Police, Reason, Weapons)

"The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Actor, Artist, Reason, Self, Trying)

"When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Trust, Luck, Man, Reason)

"The book which you read from a sense of duty, or because for any reason you must, does not commonly make friends with you."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Duty, Friends, Reason, Sense)

"Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive."
- Bette Howland
(Related: Instinct, Passion, Reason)

"The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings."
- Qin Shi Huangdi
(Related: Existence, Kings, Reason)

"The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Love, Men, Progress, Hate, Reason)

"A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Criticism, Freedom, Improvement, Law, Speech, State, Treason)

"The reason I dislike talking about the creative process is that I do have a creative process that is a winner and it's a sure thing."
- Garth Hudson
(Related: Reason, Talking)

"The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Work, Humor, Fun, President, Sense)

"One of the most beautiful things in the world I've ever seen or heard is people laughing, even when there seems to be so little reason for them to laugh."
- D. L. Hughley
(Related: People, Reason, World)

"Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Reason)

"These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Faith, Now, Reason)

"Now we're doing it for different reasons. We're doing it to bring back the families to the game, people who love the game, and make it an affordable night's entertainment."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Love, People, Entertainment, Night, Now)

"We're helping those children who cannot help themselves and giving a push to those who can. We've done it by working together for a common purpose. I see no reason to stop now."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Purpose, Children, Giving, Help, Now, Reason)

"Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order."
- Basil Hume
(Related: Decision, Choices, Order, Reason, Right)

"Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them."
- David Hume
(Related: Office, Reason)

"The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one."
- David Hume
(Related: Religion, Christian, Day, First, Miracles)

"The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason."
- David Hume
(Related: Morality, Reason, Rules)

"It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom."
- David Hume
(Related: Life, Custom, Reason)

"Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity."
- David Hume
(Related: Truth, Reason, Sense, Will)

"Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other."
- David Hume
(Related: Beauty, Accuracy, Sentiment)

"It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger."
- David Hume
(Related: Destruction, Reason, World)

"Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding."
- David Hume
(Related: Eloquence, Reason, Reflection, Understanding)

"I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Agriculture, Commerce, Giving, Protection, Reason, Trade)

"What farmers require is, that the prices should be moderate, and the markets steady; and for this reason I did, in 1826, 1827, and 1828, take the course which I would now recommend to the House."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Now, Reason)

"So the reason that the Bay of Pigs failed was that the original promise made by Eisenhower was not kept by the subsequent Administration. It allowed hostile air to wipe out the approaching invasion force."
- E. Howard Hunt
(Related: Force, Promise, Reason)

"There is no more reason why the features belonging to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man."
- William H. Hunt
(Related: Purpose, Man, Metaphors, Reason, Words)

"I'm not competing in Iowa for a reason."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Reason)

"But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection between the society in which we live and the social reasons which make monsters out of some people."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Society, People, Connection)

"Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Decision, Deep, Desire, Film, Want)

"Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure."
- William Hurt
(Related: Success, People, Failure)

"It is also right that we continue to consult with front line workers and the public to ensure that targets are reasonable and achievable, that measurement regimes are proportionate and that the targets take full account of the other reforms that are under way."
- John Hutton
(Related: Public, Right, Workers)

"The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Art)

"The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Errors, May, Spirit, Value)

"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Errors, May)

"If someone wants to sticker a record for whatever reason, that's fine. But once it affects someone's opportunity to, you know, get that record, then I have a problem with it."
- Scott Ian
(Related: Opportunity, Reason)

"The reason most people don't express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It's what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them."
- David Icke
(Related: People, Fear, Friends, Individuality, Reason)

"In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet."
- David Icke
(Related: Knowledge, Being, Destruction, Information, Safety)

"I don't care what stage or what reason, as long as we're playing."
- Billy Idol
(Related: Care, Reason)

"You would like me to say that the veil will be ripped from the voters' eyes sometime between now and November, thereby restoring the proper version of Democracy to the House and Senate. I won't say that, of course. The simple reason is, I don't know."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Democracy, Eyes, Now, Reason, Senate, Will)

"Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when entering another country?"
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Citizenship, Country, Proof)

"History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: History, Change, People, Being)

"It is not reason which makes faith hard, but life."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Faith, Life, Reason)

"Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Science, Experience, Observation, Reason, Trinity)

"President Bush's proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Americans, Focus, Interest, President, Reason)

"Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Knowledge, Achievement, Growth, Environment, Man, Reason)

"The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Time, Experience, Ideas, Possibility, Maturity, Reason, Treatment)

"I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Court, Day, First, President, Reason, Running, Sense)

"I know that Bush, for political reasons, is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive side to oppose and split some of the traditionally progressive or democratic constituents."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: People, Man, Minority, Will)

"You don't want to dwell on your enemies, you know. I basically feel so superior to my critics for the simple reason that they haven't done what I do. Most book reviewers haven't written 11 novels. Many of them haven't written one."
- John Irving
(Related: Enemies, Reason, Want)

"There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly."
- John Irving
(Related: Necessity, Reason, Writer)

"There's no reason you should write any novel quickly."
- John Irving
(Related: Reason)

"Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That's their job. I don't know why that is. They've nearly torn my nose off. I've had some really bad parrot bites."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Job, Reason)

"I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Politics, Thought, Friends, Reason, Talking)

"The book was at a reasonably high position on the New York Times... before I was in the country. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if my presence here would push it up or down."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Thought, Country)

"I think the bottom line for me and for Newsweek is that there were a lot of - we did retract this specific matter about the Koran and the toilet for the reasons that you just cited."
- Michael Isikoff
(Related: Koran)

"For these reasons, women tend to rely more heavily on Social Security in their retirement than do men."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Men, Women, Retirement, Security)

"For some reason, I grew up generally believing that Japan and Korea were quite friendly. I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists on both sides are unreasonable."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Reason)

"For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Artists, Reason)

"Disunion by force is treason."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Force, Treason)

"The reason I formed my own band in the first place is so that I could step up as the singer."
- Ben Jackson
(Related: First, Reason)

"Intuition is reason in a hurry."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Intuition, Reason)

"The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: Play, Reason, World)

"I think the reason they cast me as the good girls is because they couldn't find any in Hollywood."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Girls, Hollywood, Reason)

"Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren't singers, the girls who just tell me that I'm an inspiration to them, for one reason or another."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: People, Inspiration, Girls, Reason)

"If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong."
- Tom Jaine
(Related: Art, Diet, Cooking, Wrong)

"Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No, probably not. But we have them for a reason - because some people like them. It's the same with baseball statistics."
- Bill James
(Related: People, Baseball, Reason, Statistics)

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

"Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test."
- William James
(Related: May, Reason)

"It was all to do with the change of producer as well as political reasons I don't really comprehend."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Change)

"I'm of the mind that life is a risk, every time you leave your house it's a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I'd be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Life, Love, Time, Mind, Reason, Risk)

"I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films. I don't sign on for the money. Maybe I should, but I don't. There's always a good reason for doing something."
- Famke Janssen
(Related: Movies, Money, Reason)

"Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Time, Thought, Open, Quiet, Reason, Space)

"I'm insanely optimistic. For odd, weird reasons, things always work out."
- Richard Jefferson
(Related: Work)

"The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Error, Humanity, Oppression, Reason, World)

"As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Enemies, Fight, Now, Reason)

"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Rights, Law, Majority, Mind, Minority, Oppression, Will)

"Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Reason, Ridicule)

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: God, Fear, Blind, Boldness, Existence, Question, Reason)

"I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Authority, Pursuit, Reason, Results)

"Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Errors, May, Opinion, Reason)

"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: God, Fear, Boldness, Existence, Fact, Opinion, Question, Reason)

"I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Funny, Life, Commitment, Sincerity, Wounds)

"When I got on the airplane in Indonesia coming to Japan, my intentions was to turn myself in to the military for the simple reason I would like to put my daughters with their mother, one thing. Another thing, I'd like to clear my conscience."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Daughters, Intentions, Military, Reason)

"Besides that, I felt guilty. I thought for some reason... I was alive, and Buddy and those boys were dead, and I didn't know how, but somehow I'd caused it."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Thought, Boys, Reason)

"Only because The Runaways were my baby and there's no reason to get it back together except to totally have fun. If that's not the goal, then I don't want to do it."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Goal, Baby, Fun, Reason, Want)

"And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Film, Reason, Romantic)

"One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Difference, Fantasy, Magic, Reality)

"But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Successful, Deals)

"You want to give people a reason to hate my guts more? I'm making more money."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Money, People, Hate, Reason, Want)