Quotes and Sayings about Relationships



"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: God, Care, Mistakes, Relationships)

"Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Time, Life, Interest, Relationships)

"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)

"Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts."
- Christopher Alexander
(Related: Work, People, Help, Relationships)

"Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues - it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: People, Feelings, Relationships, World)

"I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Change, Life, People, Regret, Relationships, Want)

"But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They're the best. So it's the food."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Food, Time, People, Obvious, Question, Relationships)

"There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren't just about eroticism and sexuality."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Companionship, Relationships, Sexuality)

"I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Manager, Mother, Friends, Relationships)

"I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That's probably why I had so many bad relationships."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Fact, Relationships)

"Knots was about the relationships that were built over many years."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Relationships, Years)

"It's so hard to have relationships when there is so much scrutiny."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Relationships)

"My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything."
- Lee Atwater
(Related: Nature, Love, Truth, Brotherhood, Humanity, Illness, Relationships)

"Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Exploitation, Relationships)

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

"I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Love, Work, People, Acting, Relationships)

"I love working with a stylist but I also love having personal relationships with designers. A stylist is great for pulling together an entire outfit, accessories included, and for shaking me out of my comfort zone."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Love, Comfort, Relationships, Zone)

"The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large, the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Work, Relationships)

"It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)

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

"As far as the international issues are concerned, the most important thing is the state of the transatlantic relationships, Euro-Atlantic relationships: how to develop them and how to strengthen them further."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Relationships, State)

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

"Cause at the end of the day, honestly, at the end of the day when you're in your death bed and that's it, I think it's the relationships you've had and the people that you've touched and the people that have touched you that matter."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Death, People, Bed, Cause, Day, End, Relationships)

"Not that we didn't have close relationships with our parents - I'm very close to my mom - but parents didn't think anything of going off for a few weeks and leaving their kids."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Mom, Kids, Parents, Relationships)

"I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Financial, Boys, Commitment, Relationships)

"I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Marriage, Men, Luck, Relationships)

"The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Home, Heart, Constitution, Intimacy, Privacy, Protection, Relationships, Right)

"The people in your life are important. Meaningful relationships with those people are very important."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Life, People, Relationships)

"You know, I think I still have a sense that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve, no matter how much success you have, no matter how much money you have, relationships are important."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Money, Success, Relationships, Sense)

"We were discussing civilization and the fact that young men among the Greeks at that time were idiots and uneducated, so the men had emotional and friendly relationships with members of their own sex."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Men, Time, Sex, Civilization, Fact, Idiots, Relationships)

"It's very difficult to judge relationships from the outside. You never know what happens in intimate moments with two people to know why they really support and love each other."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Love, People, Moments, Relationships, Support)

"I think Pedro understands the universe, the same vision I have, about relationships anyhow."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Vision, Relationships, Universe)

"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)

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Family, Friends, Relationships)

"This radical transformation of world power relationships reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and the USSR the growth of the productive forces."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Power, Growth, Radical, Relationships, World)

"The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual relationships are superficial, one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends, or parents, or siblings, or whatever."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Friends, Parents, Relationships)

"Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves."
- Jerome Bruner
(Related: Facts, Relationships)

"The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Creation, Originality, Relationships, Words)

"The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Creation, Relationships, Words)

"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Family, Friends, Relationships)

"I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships."
- James Caan
(Related: Family, People, Fact, Man, Play, Relationships, World)

"Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Time, Work, Business, Daughter, People, First, Now, Relationships, Right)

"The problems come when your personal life and relationships come under scrutiny in the press and often very uncomplimentary things are printed about you."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Life, Press, Problems, Relationships)

"Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim don't really talk that much about work. He comes into my bit of the house every so often to vent but we don't really have very high, cultured conversations."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Business, Work, People, Relationships, Talk)

"The new record started out being about loss, but it's morphed into being about how relationships go on even though one person is not in a body anymore."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Being, Body, Loss, Relationships)

"Practically all the relationships I know are based on a foundation of lies and mutually accepted delusion."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Delusion, Lies, Relationships)

"The second is the damage to the credibility and independence of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S. journalists and media organizations."
- Frank Church
(Related: Credibility, Independence, May, Media, Press, Relationships)

"I believe in singularity in relationships because you've got to have trust on both sides."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Trust, Relationships)

"In matters large and small, many people seemed concerned about churlishness, an ugliness in our relationships that appears to be increasing rather than decreasing."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: People, Relationships, Ugliness)

"The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Books, Countries, France, Italy, Relationships)

"The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining those relationships in an online environment versus bricks and mortar is significant."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: Environment, Relationships)

"Most of my relationships have been like that - with record companies. I've never had a legitimate business relationship with a company. I've always had a personal relationship with someone in the company."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Business, Company, Relationships)

"Our relationships, relationships between adults, how all those pieces fit together - that's the most complicated thing we all face."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Relationships)

"We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships, we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Work, People, Airplanes, Benefits, Relationships)

"I don't think that the Pulitzer should be given the way it is. I think the competition should be anonymous. I think completely different people would win it if the names were taken off because a lot of it is done on relationships and names."
- John Corigliano
(Related: People, Competition, Names, Relationships)

"Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Entertainment, Machines, Relationships)

"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Quality, Relationships)

"It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Partnership, Relationships)

"I've seen the people who talk about their love lives in print invariably have doomed relationships with the person they're talking about."
- John Cusack
(Related: Love, People, Relationships, Talk, Talking)

"Treasure your relationships, not your possessions."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Possessions, Relationships, Treasure)

"Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Life, Day, Relationships, Writers)

"In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Conflict, Relationships, Suspense)

"Our business is about technology, yes. But it's also about operations and customer relationships."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Business, Technology, Customer, Relationships)

"The result of long-term relationships is better and better quality, and lower and lower costs."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Quality, Relationships, Result)

"I have a long track record of really horrible relationships and a divorce behind me; so I'm not the guy to ask. I just got really fortunate with this one."
- James Denton
(Related: Divorce, Relationships)

"I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Movies, People, Children, Desperation, Light, Longing, Relationships)

"Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none."
- Richard M. DeVos
(Related: Life, Money, Peace, Meaning, Mind, Relationships)

"Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Women, Career, Now, Relationships, Right)

"You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Business, People, Relationships)

"In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Life, People, Fact, Relationships, State)

"My relationships with my loved ones always take precedence over work."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Work, Relationships)

"Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Marriage, Jobs, Relationships, Stability)

"But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren't getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?"
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Marriage, People, Relationships, Will)

"Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: People, Alienation, Relationships, World)

"Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Absence, Judgment, Magic, Relationships)

"Relationships based on obligation lack dignity."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Dignity, Obligation, Relationships)

"No, no, it was the relationships. That was that group. People believed that Rob and Laura were really married in real life. You know, a lot of people believed that."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Life, People, Relationships)

"I'm terrible at relationships. I consider myself to be smart and a good mother but it's taken me this long to realise you don't have to marry a guy after three days or dump him."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Mother, Relationships)

"It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal."
- Eknath Easwaran
(Related: Experience, Life, Idea, Behavior, Crisis, Future, Relationships)

"My family had all kinds of complications in relationships. I would like to meet the person who did not. Since when is being absolutely perfect what being a human is? What do we gain from that?"
- Anthony Edwards
(Related: Family, Being, Gain, Relationships)

"People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Time, People, Effort, Rejection, Relationships)

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."
- Epicurus
(Related: Courage, Adversity, Being, Relationships)

"Hence my obstinate emphasis on stylistic continuity from work to work rather than specific sibling relationships between the individual work and other members of its stylistic 'family' in the world outside."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Work, Relationships, World)

"These sites have torn down the geographical divide that once prevented long distance social relationships from forming, allowing instant communication and connections to take place and a virtual second life to take hold for its users."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Life, Communication, Relationships)

"I've had a couple of long relationships. And I've had a couple of shorter relationships."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Relationships)

"I have relationships with people I'm working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn't make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Experience, People, Focus, Interest, May, Relationships)

"I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Age, Time, Deep, Kids, Relationships, School)

"That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects."
- John Fowles
(Related: Men, Women, Relationships, Sexes)

"Pride is the first step in people unraveling and companies unraveling and relationships unraveling."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, First, Pride, Relationships)

"It's hard when you're doing a film based on a true story to really figure out what all those relationships were."
- James Franco
(Related: Film, Relationships)

"I am in favor of community policing because it builds better working relationships with the communities."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Community, Relationships)

"I'll miss the relationships I have built with these actors. I'll miss the devotion we have to this work. Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Time, Work, Actors, Devotion, End, Relationships, Will)

"Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

"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)

"Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now and then that have to do with people and have relationships, and that's what I want to do films about. I don't want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don't want to do one of those. I don't understand it."
- James Garner
(Related: Movies, People, Now, Relationships, Want)

"Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady."
- Gloria Gaynor
(Related: Being, Lady, Relationships)

"A lot of what I've been learning in the last two years is due to therapy - about my sexuality, why things go wrong, why relationships haven't worked. It isn't anything to do with anybody else; it's to do with me."
- Boy George
(Related: Learning, Relationships, Sexuality, Therapy, Wrong, Years)

"I don't know any of us who are in relationships that are totally honest - it doesn't exist."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Relationships)

"I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That's what I like the most."
- Jerry Goldsmith
(Related: People, Action, Choice, Film, Quiet, Relationships, Variety)

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Emotions, Empathy, Relationships, Self)

"But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Job, Relationships, Will)

"Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, People, Positive, Moods, Relationships)

"But instead of that stuff you get relationships with people and neighbors that you would never get in a city. People in small towns are a lot more open."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: People, Neighbors, Open, Relationships)

"And the relationships that happen become so intense, deep, involved and complex and really hard to say goodbye to. The hardest part of the show is saying goodbye when it's all done. It really breaks you."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Deep, Goodbye, Relationships, Saying)

"Call it holistic or holographic thinking, it's been quite effective imagining the world's problems are all right in front of you on a smaller scale with your band. You deal with those relationships, and that's where real major change begins."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Change, Problems, Relationships, Right, Thinking, World)

"Actors are not all there when it comes to things like relationships. The thing about us is we still greatly enjoy each other. If it weren't for her support it would be hard for me to do what I am doing now."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Actors, Now, Relationships, Support)

"God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are."
- Billy Graham
(Related: God, Future, Relationships)

"In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Kindness, Lies, Relationships, Worth)

"Today, many people are engaging in same sex relationships and saying they are not gay."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Sex, People, Gay, Relationships, Saying, Today)

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

"A lot of married people certainly have wonderful relationships with their dogs, but when you're single and your dog is the only other living thing in your house, it's a really special relationship which I wanted CATHY to have."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: People, Dogs, Living, Relationships)

"I love my relationship with Coach Vermeil because it is one of the few genuine relationships that I have."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Love, Coach, Relationships)

"Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone."
- John Hannah
(Related: Education, Discovery, Man, March, Old, Relationships)

"I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be the noticed, to be the one - I don't know if it exists for all personalities, but I know for sure it did with me."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Family, Work, Competition, Favorite, Relationships)

"I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Marriage, Difficulty, Law, Relationships)

"How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Law, Murder, Nation, Relationships)

"Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Intelligence, Imagination, Love, Danger, Kindness, Relationships, Will)

"I don't know for Justin; he's always looking for meaning out of his relationships with people. I don't think he's as trapped into the drug thing as a lot of the others are."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: People, Meaning, Relationships)

"We will often talk to Liz Smith about couples and relationships because she always has an inside track, too."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Relationships, Talk, Will)

"I think Raymond is very honest about human relationships."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Relationships)

"I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on."
- Don Henley
(Related: Men, Politics, Religion, Women, Ecology, Focus, Interest, Relationships)

"I loved that it was about human relationships and then it was a mystery without falling into the trap of a thriller per se, because it pulled you in through people rather than through events or effects."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: People, Events, Mystery, Relationships)

"The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Thought, Positive, First, Law, Obedience, Relationships)

"People are not perfect... very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises, but they've had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Work, People, Challenge, Relationships)

"Be honest, brutally honest. That is what's going to maintain relationships."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Relationships)

"Color is a plastic means of creating intervals... color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Music, Harmony, Now, Relationships)

"Of all the important relationships that Australia has with other countries, none has been more greatly transformed over the last 10 years than our relationship with China."
- John Howard
(Related: Countries, Relationships, Years)

"History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Nothing, Relationships, Will)

"I've always thought with relationships, that it's more about what you bring to the table than what you're going to get from it. It's very nice if you sit down and the cake appears. But if you go to the table expecting cake, then it's not so good."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Thought, Relationships)

"I don't think it's necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Relationships)

"I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It's kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It's thrilling."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Love, Marriage, Day, Relationships)

"Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: People, Capitalism, Production, Relationships)

"I think what makes us human - is our interconnectedness among people. It's our ability to form and maintain relationships. It's the barometer by which we call ourselves human."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: People, Ability, Relationships)

"Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Family, Heartbreak, Relationships)

"When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Thoughts, Focus, Miscellaneous, Past, Relationships)

"When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, People, American, Deep, Hurt, Justice, Nation, Pain, Race, Relationships)

"I don't return anybody's calls unless it's going to mean extra money for me. And I've completely cut off all relationships with any friends that I had before the show. And I've copped an attitude."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Money, Attitude, Friends, Relationships)

"I make my relationships at work."
- Carol Kane
(Related: Work, Relationships)

"So when I write characters and situations and relationships, I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world, limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives."
- Charlie Kaufman
(Related: Friends, Relationships, Relatives, World)

"Whereas European films have traditionally been able to go into adult relationships. I think there's a huge audience in America for those kinds of films."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: America, Relationships)

"In any restaurant of this caliber, the chefs are in the same position, building relationships."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Building, Relationships)

"One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future, so that those relationships can persist over time."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Time, Future, Relationships)

"An organization is a set of relationships that are persistent over time."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Time, Relationships)

"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Relationships)

"We have relationships and know the exact outcome with that person because we don't deal with ourselves and don't deal with our issues and end up being attracted to the same person or the person is attracted to our energy."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Being, End, Energy, Relationships)

"One of the things we want to do is find ways, first, to impress these parents how important it is to have children in a situation where they can respond to them and, second, to bring intergenerational relationships into play."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Children, First, Parents, Play, Relationships, Want)

"I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Art, Relationships)

"It sounds so trite but in relationships, you have to communicate."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Relationships)

"I think that being a conscious parent opens your eyes to the fact that any adult relationships that you have, whenever children are present on a daily basis, that they're modeling how they get along with people by what they see how you get along."
- Peter Krause
(Related: People, Being, Children, Eyes, Fact, Present, Relationships)

"It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!"
- Akshay Kumar
"But for me, it feels like a natural extension of what I've been doing: exploring relationships. Here you have two relationships and we can explore how difficult it is for people to be together."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: People, Relationships)

"Relationships in general make people a bit nervous. It's about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there?"
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Trust, People, Relationships)

"Relationships do not preclude issues of morality."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Morality, Relationships)

"The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across."
- Mike Leigh
(Related: Poetry, Accidents, Film, Relationships, Spirit)

"It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter."
- Abbey Lincoln
(Related: People, First, Meeting, Relationships, Spirit)

"Relationships are so much a rerun of our parental relationships. We're rerunning the relationship they were in together and we're rerunning the relationship we had with them with our lover."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Relationships)

"I didn't come from a background where I saw a lot of loving couples. All my aunts and uncles were either split up or fighting all the time. The only healthy relationships I saw were on TV."
- George Lopez
(Related: Time, Fighting, Relationships)

"I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Parenting, Community, Fiction, Gay, Lesbian, Relationships)

"Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Life, People, Nothing, Relationships)

"At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Time, Books, Mind, Network, Opposition, Relationships, Writers)

"I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else's, but I find that other people's imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: People, Ideas, Games, Language, Relationships, Words, World)

"I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references, of relationships, of values."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Values, Feeling, Now, Relationships, Sense)

"What I try to do in the book is to trace the chain of relationships running from elementary particles, fundamental building blocks of matter everywhere in the universe, such as quarks, all the way to complex entities, and in particular complex adaptive system like jaguars."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Building, Relationships, Running, Universe)

"No, no I'm not, no, but I just think... when people are naked it tells you a lot about their relationships."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: People, Relationships)

"It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous."
- Ian Mckellen
(Related: Marriage, People, Rights, Gay, Relationships)

"If I was on a march at the moment I would be saying to everyone: 'Be honest with each other. Admit there are limitless possibilities in relationships, and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want, and get rid of your inhibitions, and we'll all be happy."
- Ian Mckellen
(Related: Love, People, March, Possibilities, Relationships, Saying, Want)

"Our fans want us to be happy and if that means being married or having a girlfriend, they are okay with that. Of course, in this industry it is a bit harder to have normal relationships, but it is possible."
- A. J. McLean
(Related: Girlfriend, Being, Fans, Relationships, Want)

"I'm more interested in interpersonal relationships - between lovers families, siblings. That's why I write about how we treat each other."
- Terry McMillan
(Related: Lovers, Relationships)

"My interest in economics has always been in the whole corpus of economic theory, the interrelationships between the various fields of theory and their relevance for the formulation of economic policy."
- James Meade
(Related: Policy, Economics, Interest, Theory)

"Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Actors, Relationships, Silence, Words)

"The answer dictates what the policy should be in our relationships with every country in the world."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Policy, Country, Relationships, World)

"Even in relationships, I don't get my hopes up or anything, especially not right now because I know I'm young and I've got plenty of time later in the future."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Time, Future, Now, Relationships, Right)

"I focused on where she was from of course, her voice and her history, her relationship with God - her religion. This was probably the strongest relationship she has had, really. She never seemed to maintain close relationships with husbands."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: God, History, Religion, Husbands, Relationships, Voice)

"I have been heartbroken once and it has affected all my relationships from there on. But now I look at it as a occupational hazard. If you are in the meat market at some point you are gonna get mad cows disease."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Cows, Disease, Now, Relationships)

"Miramax can buy a small independent movie that isn't very good, but because it has great relationships with different theaters, it can get into a big theater."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Relationships, Theater)

"Traveling has a major impact on what I do, cause all over the world I'm meeting all kinds of people. And relationships is the second major impact that I have. I just enjoy the variety that the world has to offer."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: People, Cause, Meeting, Relationships, Traveling, Variety, World)

"But I also wanted to give them an intelligent emotional journey, without having to suspend reality - to be able to look at those characters and see reasons for the relationships and why what happens happens."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Journey, Reality, Relationships)

"Instead, I think over the years we have cut the strength of marriage and relationships by the law and weakened the institution. We have tried to deal with relationships with no-fault divorce, with child custody, with so many other avenues; and it has not helped."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Marriage, Strength, Divorce, Law, Relationships, Years)

"Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Muslim, Countries, National security, Relationships, Trade)

"People are at their happiest if they are true to themselves. I think that applies to their chosen profession, friends and relationships. It goes for your health too. If you are true to yourself, it seems to me everything should work out pretty well."
- Bebe Neuwirth
(Related: Health, Work, People, Friends, Pretty, Profession, Relationships)

"I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thought, Policy, Relationships, Theory)

"The only way you do anything is to become really active. And the most effective way to get your message to your elected representatives is to make campaign contributions and develop relationships with them."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Relationships)

"The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Government, People, Churches, Open, Parents, Relationships, Right, Schools)

"I don't want to make it sound like a hotbed of lesbianism but I did have a number of relationships."
- Jean O'Leary
(Related: Lesbianism, Relationships, Sound, Want)

"My nemesis - my downfall, if you will - was relationships, and trying to fulfill them."
- Jennifer O'Neill
(Related: Relationships, Trying, Will)

"You can have all sorts of relationships, but there's something with musicians working together where you can have relationship that can just continue to grow in a beautiful way."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Musicians, Relationships)

"Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Business, Deals, Engineering, Relationships, Service)

"I go to Prague every year if I can, value my relationships there like gold, and feel myself in a sense Czech, with all their hopes and needs. They are a people I not only love, but admire."
- Ellis Peters
(Related: Love, People, Gold, Needs, Relationships, Sense, Value)

"I had a feeling about directing Cocoon II: The Return. At first I wasn't too interested because it was a sequel. Then I read the script and was excited by the relationships and its mystic quality."
- Daniel Petrie
(Related: Quality, Feeling, First, Relationships)

"I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, support the TSA workforce, and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say, all of our collective mission."
- John Pistole
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Focus, Mission, Priorities, Public, Relationships, Support, Traveling, Want)

"He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Basketball, College, Relationships)

"You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Feelings, Relationships, Vulnerability)

"I'm not into one-night stands. I've only slept with three guys in my life and they all involve relationships."
- Katie Price
(Related: Life, Relationships)

"In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Business, Work, Corruption, Countries, Relationships, Tradition)

"I wanted to have a normal childhood. Normal relationships."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Childhood, Relationships)

"I also had to work through the violation of my date rape, my unhealthy relationships with men, my anger toward the people involved in the scandal, and those who exploited me afterwards."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Anger, Work, Men, People, Relationships, Scandal)

"As far as I can see there are no problems with people in our band as far as the relationships go anyway."
- Adam Rich
(Related: People, Problems, Relationships)

"Many of the mainstream agricultural scientists, especially at the agricultural schools, but at all of our major universities, are tied into all sorts of contractual relationships and consulting relationships with the life science companies."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Life, Science, Consulting, Relationships, Schools, Scientists)

"We're quite volatile as individuals, but that doesn't work exponentially when we are together. Relationships are about eating humble pie."
- Guy Ritchie
(Related: Work, Eating, Relationships)

"Fake relationships and fake people coming up to me and all of a sudden wanting to be my friend."
- Jason Ritter
(Related: People, Friend, Relationships)

"I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Life, Movies, People, African, American, Fact, Relationships)

"I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking, and where you form some of your deepest relationships. If it isn't about the production of the human spirit, we are in big trouble."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Production, Relationships, Spirit, Thinking, Trouble)

"If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Peace, Science, Civilization, Ability, Relationships, World)

"We target people who understand that relationships are the lifeline of a small company."
- David Rose
(Related: People, Company, Relationships)

"I'm very excited to see where the characters and their relationships go. But in the end, it really boils down to the people who have more power than me, who control the money."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Money, Power, People, Control, End, Relationships)

"But in my heart of hearts, this is the kind of thing... this is what everyone is struggling with in their lives - relationships and family. To me, it's always an interesting area to mine. I'm drawn to it."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Family, Heart, Relationships)

"But, the relationships that I see work - As long as they're telling the truth, and saying the things that you don't ever want to have to say to another human being."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Work, Truth, Being, Relationships, Saying, Want)

"I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: People, Relationships, Talk)

"Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that's what? Children. Monogamous relationships."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: History, Marriage, Society, Children, Future, Man, Relationships, Woman)

"The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Attitude, Americans, Relationships)

"As regards personal relationships I cannot say that I had any particularly personal intercourse with anyone."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Relationships)

"Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don't really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close."
- Jennifer Saunders
(Related: Men, Women, Relationships)

"And I maintain good relationships with all the studios so I've never been bullied into any cut, frankly."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: Relationships)

"I always have awkward relationships with the ladies for whatever reason. I don't know and so here we are. I was able to sort of take all of those terrible, terrible, terrible dates and turn them into a money making venture."
- Jason Segel
(Related: Money, Ladies, Reason, Relationships)

"I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health."
- Tony Shalhoub
(Related: Health, Work, People, Career, Mental health, Possessions, Relationships)

"Because I am afraid of commitment. This movie certainly has some bearing and is some reflection of my real feeling about relationships, because I do have commitment issues. My friends tell me I have intimacy problems, but they don't know me, so who cares what they think?"
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Commitment, Feeling, Friends, Intimacy, Problems, Reflection, Relationships)

"The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Sports, Time, Life, Friends, Fun, Relationships)

"You need to make relationships to help you."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Help, Relationships)

"The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Individuality, Relationships, Result)

"Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish."
- Barbara Smith
(Related: Faith, Love, Trust, Beginning, Living, Relationships)

"We were younger. And it's basically like looking at football classics. You see things that you did, you see things that you could've done better and you think about all the good relationships that you had with the cast."
- Bubba Smith
(Related: Football, Relationships)

"One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships."
- Courtney Thorne Smith
(Related: People, Actor, Being, Body, Clothes, Hair, Relationships)

"I think it all comes down to relationships - how I treat my wife, how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store, all aspects of every day, what I'm involved in."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Wife, Day, Kids, Relationships)

"It's the relationships between people that are more important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is, the world of supermodels and Bud ads."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Life, People, Relationships, World)

"I have no stories to sell. A lot of my relationships are with civilians, and no one wants to hear about those."
- David Spade
(Related: Relationships)

"Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows."
- Ben Stein
(Related: Life, Success, Achievement, Relationships)

"I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: Relationships, Talking)

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Men, Women, Relationships)

"But just as haste and restlessness are typical of our present-day life, so change also takes place more rapidly than before. This applies to change in the relationships between nations as it does to change within an individual nation."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Change, Life, Haste, Nation, Nations, Present, Relationships)

"A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life."
- August Strindberg
(Related: Life, Character, Man, Relationships)

"Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women."
- Deborah Tannen
(Related: Women, Girls, Relationships, Talk)

"For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships."
- Deborah Tannen
(Related: Women, Conversation, Language, Relationships)

"It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure."
- James Taylor
(Related: Failure, Relationships, Years)

"Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Relationships)

"Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about."
- Leon Uris
(Related: People, Relationships, Writing)

"The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Men, Relationships, Spiritual)

"When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Caring, First, Relationships, Television)

"When you're a girl, passion can dominate the equation, but as you grow up relationships evolve. Mad passion can grab you at first, but it can't last forever."
- Jody Watley
(Related: First, Passion, Relationships)

"On the other hand, when I give it closer thought, I realize I'm not enough of a dictator to conduct an orchestra because it requires a pretty awful person. When you read these biographies of famous conductors, they are all awful people who fail in their private relationships."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Thought, People, Famous, Pretty, Relationships)

"I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Life, Sports, People, Competition, Relationships, School)

"I've exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years. For the most part, these communications took place before my marriage, though some have sadly took place after. To be clear, I have never met any of these women or had physical relationships at any time."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Nature, Time, Women, Marriage, Relationships, Years)

"International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Knowledge, Relationships)

"Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships. People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: People, Aggression, Opposition, Order, Relationships)

"For starters, this country embodies something utterly unique: History's first democratic empire. Beginning in the post war era, we have used free trade and democracy to create a series of interlocking relationships that end war."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: War, History, Beginning, Country, Democracy, End, First, Post, Relationships, Trade)

"I've had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: People, Being, Fantasy, Relationships, Trouble, Writing)

"No way, because there's love relationships, there's sex relationships and then there's the band."
- Ann Wilson
(Related: Love, Sex, Relationships)

"Assumptions are the termites of relationships."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Relationships)

"I had relationships with men as well as women. I wasn't choosing; I didn't think I had to."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Men, Women, Relationships)

"On-screen relationships are the best because you don't have to worry about saying the wrong things. And if the guy's got a girlfriend, or I'm not attracted to him, it's even better. It's just my character kissing his character."
- Alicia Witt
(Related: Girlfriend, Character, Kissing, Relationships, Saying, Worry, Wrong)

"Today's films are so technological that an actor becomes starved for roles that deal with human relationships."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Actor, Relationships, Today)

"Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Gold, Literature, Relationships)

"People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Home, People, Relationships)