Quotes and Sayings about Saying



"America fell in love with the innocence of a kid who just was honest, saying, I did the best I could, and I had no formal training."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Love, America, Innocence, Saying, Training)

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

"Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'"
- Amy Adams
(Related: Time, Hair, Kids, Needs, Parents, Ruin, Saying)

"There's a saying, 'It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.' I'm going through that right now."
- Bryan Adams
(Related: Now, Right, Saying, Songs)

"The things that I've done that have totally been remembered, they've always started with the same kind of engine, they've always started with someone saying 'I have to make this film - I'm going to make this film whatever the odds'."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Film, Saying)

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

"When we are honest - that's my saying - if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves. But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic, different from others."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Effort, Saying, Will)

"Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness."
- Alcuin
(Related: God, People, Madness, Saying, Voice)

"Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

"I was saying earlier that it's really strange - you can almost step outside yourself and observe yourself running, and that's what I was doing."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Running, Saying)

"I went in saying I wanted to be the food guy."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Food, Saying)

"When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Saying, Weight)

"I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Saying, Suicide, Will)

"When you make a bet, you're saying something."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Saying)

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

"I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)

"I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process."
- John Anderson
(Related: Science, Quality, Being, Confidence, Saying, Sound, Will)

"My daughter teases me once in a while saying, Remember when you used to be my mother and you had black hair?"
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mother, Daughter, Hair, Saying)

"To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Death, Life, Saying)

"Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying."
- David Antin
(Related: Children, Saying, Singing)

"I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

"I never thought I'd be in a position where people would be talking about my sexuality and saying how good I look in underwear."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Thought, People, Saying, Sexuality, Talking)

"My whole life, people have been saying, Why are you so angry?"
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Life, People, Saying)

"If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands, you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Being, End, Hate, Questions, Saying)

"Geologists have a saying - rocks remember."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Saying)

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

"Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: People, Forget, Saying)

"After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates - but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Being, Difficulty, Europe, Saying, Turkey)

"Well, sometimes when you say you want to be like everybody else, you're really saying that you're not."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Saying, Want)

"I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Labor, sayings)

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

"I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

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

"To say that most of us today are purely expansive is only another way of saying that most of us continue to be more concerned with the quantity than with the quality of our democracy."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Quality, Democracy, Quantity, Saying, Today)

"There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Community, Contradiction, Habits, May, Opinions, Property, Rest, Saying)

"The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Language, Nothing, Saying)

"In our story logic which we're making up, if we're saying he's alive, then like a quadriplegic who's in bed he can move his head and shoulders, but he can't move his arms. If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms, the nerves could get through and he could walk."
- John Badham
(Related: Power, Bed, Logic, Nerves, Saying)

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

"I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Animation, First, Problems, Saying, Today)

"I've directed a fair amount of television series - so I'm always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I'm trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: People, Saying, Television, Trying)

"My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

"The question is no longer whether the United States should contribute to assuring Israel's survival and prosperity; that goes without saying."
- George Ball
(Related: Survival, Israel, Prosperity, Question, Saying, states, United)

"You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Ability, Saying, Skill, Worth, Writing)

"I am always saying, 'I don't believe in God; I believe in Al Pacino.' And that's true. If I ever get a phone call saying 'Would you like to work with Al Pacino?' I would go crazy."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Work, God, Saying)

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

"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)

"The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does."
- Maurice Barres
(Related: Balance, Saying)

"Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Religion, People, Hobbies, Saying, Will)

"Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Literature, Saying, Trouble, Worth)

"It just seems that you were talking positively about McDonald's, that they are... attempting this healthy lifestyle, and yet when we're talking right now... it seems that you're saying they need to make more responsibility."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Now, Responsibility, Right, Saying, Talking)

"I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet."
- Count Basie
(Related: Feet, Listening)

"A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see."
- Phyllis Battelle
(Related: Life, Heart, Saying, Smoking, Years)

"I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America."
- Max Baucus
(Related: America, Help, Saying, Senate, states, Want)

"If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Saying, Worth)

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Forgiveness, Forget, Saying, Will)

"There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author's permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: First, May, Public, Reading, Saying)

"And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know."
- William R. Benet
(Related: Now, Saying, Silence)

"Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: "Isn't that that Bening woman?""
- Annette Bening
(Related: Love, People, Fact, Now, Old, Right, Woman)

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

"Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Saying)

"Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Time, Diplomacy, Right, Saying, Wrong)

"My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years."
- Polly Berrien Berends
(Related: Saying, Years)

"When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Money, People, Driving, Kitchen, Saying, Trying)

"Then they started pulling me in and I was very resistant. All the other actors would be saying write more, more dialogue for me, and I'd always be saying 'No, less, less'."
- Peter Berg
(Related: Actors, Saying)

"So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Newspapers, Saying)

"In music, as I find myself forever saying, things don't get better or worse: they evolve and transform themselves."
- Luciano Berio
(Related: Music, Saying)

"Forget words like 'hard sell' and 'soft sell.' That will only confuse you. Just be sure your advertising is saying something with substance, something that will inform and serve the consumer, and be sure you're saying it like it's never been said before."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Advertising, Forget, Saying, Will, Words)

"The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can't be done."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Time, People, Saying)

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

"Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Saying)

"I began to think my time had come, as the saying is."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Time, Saying)

"I think that, on the reconciliation issue, if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit. And if they try to go through reconciliation, it will be a change in semantics. Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,' it's all going to be about repealing the bill. That's not the kind of discussion that they want."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Change, People, American, Saying, Semantics, Want, Will)

"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Art, Leadership, Saying)

"Surfing is such an amazing concept. You're taking on Nature with a little stick and saying, 'I'm gonna ride you!' And a lot of times Nature says, 'No you're not!' and crashes you to the bottom."
- Jolene Blalock
(Related: Nature, Saying)

"I always think 12 times before saying anything."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Saying)

"They have been saying for a long time that Iraq made an effort to import active uranium, and my colleague demonstrated the other day that they came to the conclusion that it was a fake document that everybody is relying upon."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Time, Day, Effort, Iraq, Saying)

"Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!"
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Dreams, Life, Future, Luck, May, Saying, Want)

"Working Americans who believe in our country and who believe in our Constitution are saying, 'Enough is enough!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Constitution, Country, Saying)

"Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: American, Healthcare, President, Saying)

"What is the source of all this trouble? I'm saying that the source is basically in thought. Many people would think that such a statement is crazy, because thought is the one thing we have with which to solve our problems. That's part of our tradition."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, People, Problems, Saying, Tradition, Trouble)

"Thought is creating divisions out of itself and then saying that they are there naturally."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Saying)

"And if you're getting a poll coming out month after month saying something and then all of a sudden does an enormous swing in one direction - you are dealing with a more volatile electorate than most people believe they have."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: People, Direction, Saying)

"It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Car, Children, Saying, Windows)

"At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Time, Iraq, Measure, Saying, Will)

"I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation, but then this thing broke last week, where they arrested him, and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal, and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then police chief Parks was saying."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Conversation, May, Police, Saying)

"Now I'm kind of different. I'm not saying I lost my spark - I still have it - but I don't chase the goal as much as I used to. I'm playing for the team and I still know I can score, but it's different than two or three years back."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Goal, Now, Saying, Years)

"I think I was more or less, convinced of that by just the press, the US press. By people who were pressuring you, saying that you gotta beat the Russian's, if you don't win anything else, win the Russian meet and so forth."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: People, Press, Saying)

"The experience reminds me of a favorite saying: Most of the yield from research efforts comes from the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Experience, Favorite, Research, Yield)

"Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!""
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Imagination, Wisdom, Saying)

"I'm not saying we need to stop immigration at all; people can come from wherever."
- Jeb Bradley
(Related: People, Saying)

"I'm not saying that people should not divorce, but at the rate at which it happens here is sick. The kids, they suffer. I don't care what anyone says."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: People, Care, Divorce, Kids, Saying)

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

"No-one really feels self-confident deep down becuase it's an artifical idea. Really, people aren't that worried about what you're doing or what you're saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persucted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you."
- Russell Brand
(Related: People, Idea, Deep, Saying, Self, World)

"Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway."
- Richard Branson
(Related: People, America, Play, Saying)

"The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: War, Country, Fact, Iraq, Saying)

"I am racking my brains to find out why he left without saying goodby to me."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Saying)

"When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Saying)

"The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Saying)

"I AM a male chauvinist. Who's been saying otherwise?"
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Saying)

"It bothers me that I won't live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Sister, Adoption, End, Saying, Years)

"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Truth, Saying, Taste)

"That's the thing. in medicine, you're used to saying there's a problem within the person, and saying there's a problem within the culture, that's not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there's only one type of answer that they can find."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Medical, Culture, Direction, Medicine, Saying)

"As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying."
- David M. Brown
(Related: Medical, Flying, Pretty, Saying, World)

"We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Work, Being, Duty, Future, Saying)

"They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle class or you're lower class."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Class, Middle class, Saying)

"We have an open society. No one will come and take me away for saying what I am saying. But they don't have to, if they can control how many people hear it. And that's how they do it."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Society, People, Control, Open, Saying, Will)

"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 didn't write any music at all, and then, I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying that there were two kinds of musicians: the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Music, Being, Saying)

"Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Country, Post, Saying, Washington)

"It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying, 'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar player?' It keeps you reaching."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Artist, Guitar, Musicians, Saying)

"The joke that I make is that there are instances on the TV series that happen to me, - except on Sex and the City they always make it better or worse than real life and I am actually saying that in a joking way."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Life, Sex, Saying)

"Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Dreams, Prayer, Saying, World)

"I support non-discrimination for homosexuals, but I think, or at least I have the right to think - without saying whether I think it or not - I have the right to think, along with the catechism of the Catholic Church, that homosexuality is morally wrong."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Church, Homosexuality, Right, Saying, Support, Wrong)

"Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.""
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Nature, Saying, Winter)

"When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.'"
- Vince Cable
(Related: Chance, Company, Future, Job, Lying, Oil, Right)

"I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry."
- John Cage
(Related: Poetry, Nothing, Saying)

"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Saying)

"The Greens have every right to run, that's what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: People, Democracy, Right, Saying, Vote)

"We cannot go on as we are with 2.6 million people on incapacity benefit, 500,000 of them are under 35. Are we really saying there are half a million people in this country under 35 who are simply too ill to work? I don't think that's right."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, People, Country, Right, Saying)

"The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer."
- James Cameron
(Related: People, Film, Saying)

"And it sends an important message to me, because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying Republicans don't trust me. They do trust me, in landslide proportions, and they're proving it tonight. We're going to bury that for good."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Death, Trust, Republicans, Saying)

"I still have people saying to me, 'Oh, you're still together?' They don't realize Leppard's been around this whole time, because people just don't get to hear us."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Time, People, Saying)

"To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Evil, Man, Mind, Right, Saying, Today, Will)

"Some of the analysts were saying, Now you're a cash cow, there's no growth at all, pay it all out in dividends, give me it all, you can't invest wisely."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Growth, Now, Saying)

"Talking to my wife, we stare at each other, saying, 'How is this happening? Why is this happening? Why now?' It's nothing I ever aspired to."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Wife, Nothing, Now, Saying, Talking)

"But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings, and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Saying)

"I can remember when I was National Security Adviser, the intelligence community told us... they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Force, National security, Saying)

"Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Job, Saying, World, Wrong)

"I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Mother, Devil, Faces, Saying)

"There's not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings... I'm not coming at you, what I'm saying is that, I'm willing to take that heat for my team, if we're playing well or if we're not playing well."
- Vince Carter
(Related: Feelings, Hurt, Saying)

"I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored."
- Bill Cartwright
(Related: People, College, Play, Saying)

"I think the support of the other team at AOL and everybody's really shared passion and belief about this and - saying that some day everybody was going to be on line."
- Steve Case
(Related: Belief, Day, Passion, Saying, Support)

"People keep saying, 'Oh, you're getting all these great reviews, that must make you really happy.' I guess it does, but mostly it's just a relief."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: People, Saying)

"I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited outside time is concerned. Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life."
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Life, Time, Necessity, Saying)

"Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts."
- Mary Ellen Chase
(Related: Father, Thoughts, Labor, Saying)

"I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Mom, Son, Environment, Feeling, Kids, Now, Parents, Saying, Soccer, Want)

"'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'"
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Mother, Country, Right, Saying, Wrong)

"Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: People, Journalism, Saying)

"A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Man, Saying)

"A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: War, Mother, Son, Man, Saying)

"Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Saying, Sound, Will)

"We never waste space saying, "On the one hand." We just state an opinion in a Godlike voice."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: Opinion, Saying, Space, State, Voice, Waste)

"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Saying, Succeed)

"I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Change, Facts, Opposition, Party, Saying, Years)

"I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany."
- David Clennon
(Related: Class, Climate, Country, Germany, Saying)

"Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: America, Tax, May, Saying, Tax cuts)

"A salute from this corner to President Bush for saying he was willing to investigate raising or eliminating the cap on salaries subject to the Social Security tax."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Tax, President, Saying, Security)

"I remember Mitch Miller saying every week, This rock and roll stuff will never last. But one doesn't like to bring that up to Mitch."
- Rosemary Clooney
(Related: Saying, Will)

"The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Kitchen, Saying)

"Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right."
- Brian Clough
(Related: People, Drinks, Right, Saying, Walking, Water, Will)

"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

"As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable."
- Howard Coble
(Related: People, Commanders, Congress, Debate, Military, Mission, Now, Saying)

"Well, I'm not saying that we're solving every problem or arresting every person that ought to be arrested and deported, but we're doing a better job than has been done in the past."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Job, Past, Saying)

"I even got letters form kids in hospitals saying the music is what keeps them going, and that really touched my heart."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Music, Heart, Hospitals, Kids, Letters, Saying)

"Style is a simple way of saying complicated things."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Saying, Style)

"Everybody started saying, well, this cat's not as dumb as people think he is."
- David Allan Coe
(Related: People, Dumb, Saying)

"If there were a better, clearer, shorter way of saying what the fiction says, then why not scrap the fiction?"
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Fiction, Saying)

"No one has to learn to spell to talk, right? You see a little kid holding a conversation with an adult. He probably doesn't know the words he's saying, but he knows where to fit them to make what he's thinking logical to what you're saying."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Conversation, Right, Saying, Talk, Thinking, Words)

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

"Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy."
- Carlo Collodi
(Related: Happiness, Fancy, Road, Saying)

"I see some some of these other guys, and they're wearing the hats and the jackets and saying the words and they're relating and they're picking. But there's something missing."
- Jessi Colter
(Related: Saying, Words)

"There is too much illustrating of the news these days. I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue."
- Paul Conrad
(Related: Cartoons, News, Saying)

"As soon as Young read my statements and saw clearly what I was saying, he stopped communicating with me."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: Saying)

"In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it."
- Bill Conti
(Related: Car, Music, Movies, Mind, Saying, Want)

"It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Sex, American, Entertainment, Now, Right, Saying, Violence)

"Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: May, Now, Saying, Will)

"I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Science, Care, English, Fiction, Job, Saying)

"I remember saying in college that I would never do commercials."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: College, Saying)

"James, that's a bad situation. I'm not saying it's not repairable, but it's pretty far. When you go from being in one of the best bands in the world to some cover band... as far as I'm concerned, he was playing down at the pub."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Being, Pretty, Saying, World)

"Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot."
- Roger Corman
(Related: Money, Film, Saying, Writers)

"On TV people look at your hair and then they look at your skin, and then they look at your clothes, and by the time they're listening to what you're saying, you're off the screen."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Time, People, Clothes, Hair, Listening, Saying, Skin)

"Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Pleasure, Projects, Saying)

"I had this instinct and I just knew it. It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it, we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Instinct, Saying)

"The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: 'I could've been Bond. Buy me a drink.' That's the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: 'I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.'"
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Age, Idea, Now)

"What I'm saying is that there are bargains right now, there are stocks right now that if you're shrewd enough, you will be able to buy them at the opening today and I you'll make money in a year from now."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, Now, Right, Saying, Today, Will)

"You were saying that once when visiting Yale, you were struck that unlike Pound, Williams's thinking was volatile, I mean, did not stay locked into a pattern of concepts that then defined his subsequent necessary behavior, whereas Pound did."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Behavior, Saying, Thinking)

"It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Ballet, Running, Saying, Style, Will, Years)

"You know, there's a saying in art that in order to be universal you must be specific. So I think every artist feels that he is dealing with specific things but that it also has significance universally."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Art, Artist, Order, Saying)

"'Free' is more of that 'familiarity breeds contempt' kind of thing. It's about saying 'Wait, I'm longing for something more than I have and I don't know what it is that I want, but I know I want it.' It has nothing to do with what I'm going through, personally."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Contempt, Longing, Nothing, Saying, Want)

"In America, we have to learn to be patient enough to figure out what somebody is saying. Somebody might actually be saying something."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: America, Saying)

"I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Life, Depression, Friends, Saying)

"Sometimes my plot lines are so convoluted, I get calls from friends at 3 am saying; you SOB, you'll never pull this one off."
- Clive Cussler
(Related: Friends, Saying)

"In real life, people are constantly saying one thing and doing another, but if you write your characters that way, the story becomes too hard to follow."
- Jessica Cutler
(Related: Life, People, Saying)

"I am and always will be a sinner. But that's the beautiful thing about Jesus. I'll always try to be a better person in the eyes of God. But I'm not all of a sudden stepping up on a pedestal and saying I'm holier than thou, 'cause I'm not!"
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: God, Eyes, Saying, Will)

"I'd rather have a hundred thousand or a million people saying I'm nuts and I'm crazy for my musical choices and what I've said lyrically, than a million people all raising their hand on the first day."
- Chuck D.
(Related: People, Choices, Day, First, Saying)

"There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Love, Saying, Want)

"I was a window dresser for Burton's once. What really put me off was the area manager coming round and saying, Charles, I think you're a natch at this."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Manager, Saying)

"And before our current legislature adjourns, we intend to become the first state of full and true choice by saying to every low and middle-income Hoosier family, if you think a non-government school is the right one for your child, you're as entitled to that option as any wealthy family; here's a voucher, go sign up."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Family, Choice, First, Right, Saying, School, State)

"Just look at my face. Its an extraordinary experience. All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying, just wait, a bit cynically, but its just extraordinary. You feel like a child again yourself. Just walking on air."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Experience, Friends, Grandparents, Saying, Walking)

"I'm just saying that at least for the foreseeable future there won't be any more touring."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Future, Saying)

"Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult, where it could mean getting fired. Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities."
- Sam Dash
(Related: Saying)

"While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Experience, Money, Judges, Law, Right, Saying, Teaching)

"Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying."
- Ram Dass
(Related: Saying)

"You've got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you've got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Coach, Saying)

"I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Hope, Autumn, Commitment, Party, Saying, Unity, Vote, Will)

"We had all these things to deal with- houses full of people and John going to jail, guys from New York saying 'don't worry about anything.' So it was really confusing."
- Michael Davis
(Related: People, Houses, Saying, Worry)

"You can only avoid responsibility for so long. The catalyst ended up being the law coming down and finally saying, 'You guys suspended judgement and that's fine, because we're not.'"
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Being, Law, Responsibility, Saying)

"Bob summed it up best when he was on his knees at the end of the night saying, 'Don't trust in Guided By Voices.' You were there; was the show awful or something? I know it was sloppy, but they're not really that tight anyway, but was it embarrassing, was it sad?"
- Kim Deal
(Related: Trust, End, Night, Saying)

"We heard later through the grapevine that we were being compared to the Furious 5, and because of that we were getting feedback that they were saying that we werent all that, that we were copying them... blah blah blah."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Being, Saying)

"If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,' I beg you to slap me."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Actor, Saying)

"Some people have much more pull than other people. But when I say that the public has ultimate responsibility, I'm not saying it in a moral sense. I'm just saying it in the sense of what is it that's really going to bring change."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Change, People, Public, Responsibility, Saying, Sense)

"The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Saying, Song, Songs)

"Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one?"
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Saying, Will)

"Saying nothing... sometimes says the most."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Nothing, Saying)

"As the saying goes, I want to be the best-looking corpse there is."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Saying, Want)

"Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Names, Saying, Words)

"I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry."
- John Donne
(Related: Poetry, Fools, Saying)

"I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching Brando as God and his son was Jesus. I literally had people saying my blood would run in the streets for doing that."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Life, Son, God, People, Blood, Saying)

"And then, as the years went on, I just kept moving along, busting into doors and getting roles, until I started to actually believe that what these other people were saying was true."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: People, Saying, Years)

"This country is about, in my judgment, aggressive, open debate. There is an old saying: When everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking very much."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Country, Debate, Judgment, Old, Open, Thinking)

"And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Society, Body, End, Guilt, Saying)

"Poe's saying that a long poem is a sequence of short ones is perfectly just."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Saying)

"Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Play, Saying)

"What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Importance, Press, Saying, Thinking)

"If I was 30th in points and not making races and not being competitive in races, I could understand them saying I'm over-the-hill or I'm ready to quit or whatever."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Being, Saying)

"Now, for pure bloggers, for individual people who are just posting their own thoughts, they would still run the same risk of saying something wrong or embarrassing, but they wouldn't harm their institutions by doing so."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: People, Thoughts, Harm, Now, Risk, Saying, Wrong)

"We need to stop saying we can't rock this boat when it needs to be rocked."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Needs, Saying)

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

"There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: People, Saying)

"Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Now, Saying)

"You've got to find some way of saying it without saying it."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Saying)

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Saying)

"There's so much stuff said about me that's not true, so now if something is hurtful and wrong, I send an e-mail or letter immediately, saying, This is not true."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Now, Saying, Wrong)

"Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion."
- Eminem
(Related: Life, Home, Fantasy, Living, Pretty, Rap, Rebellion, Saying, School)

"I have an old saying that the harder I work, the luckier I get."
- John Engler
(Related: Work, Old, Saying)

"I spend 90 percent of my time saying no, and my accountant yells at me for it, but when I started in this business, I wanted my career to have legs."
- Omar Epps
(Related: Time, Business, Career, Saying)

"Now on a personal level with things like the California Tax Commission... I really think if people started banding together and saying no to this it could snowball and that could really help."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: People, Tax, Help, Now, Saying)

"And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Focus, Hollywood, Nothing, Opinion, Saying, Voice, Waiting)

"Listening is more important than talking. Just hit your mark and believe what you say. Just listen to people and react to what they are saying."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: People, Listening, Saying, Talking)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger's publicist told USA Today that the actor has not ruled out running for governor of California, saying that he will make a decision soon. Reportedly Arnold needs that time to learn how to pronounce "gubernatorial.""
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Time, Decision, Actor, Needs, Running, Saying, Today, Will)

"I am saying pornography hurts anyone who reads it, garbage in, garbage out."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Pornography, Saying)

"It's been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential solutions that we were working with, and once we had something concrete we would start implementing it and approach schools."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Potential, Press, Public, Saying, Schools)

"Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Life, Brother, Truth, Help, Loss, Regret, Saying)

"It's mostly the financial chicanery that's going on. People are saying 'What kind of trust can we put in this market?'"
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Trust, People, Financial, Saying)

"And with the rape, I was showing why the rape statistics are exaggerated, and saying that date rape was much more complex than the way feminists had portrayed it, as men oppressing women."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Saying, Statistics)

"Everything I put my name to and take part in, I want to be good. That's not saying it will always happen. But I want to make bold choices."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Choices, Name, Saying, Want, Will)

"So much of a professional athlete's success depends upon not necessarily the play itself but how he deals with... always saying how you deal with good, is just as important as how you deal with bad."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Success, Deals, Play, Saying)

"I consider myself more of a loner now and I think when you get older, especially in this game, and just talking with other players who have come and gone, I see what they were saying when I was a young guy in the locker room."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Now, Saying, Talking)

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations."
- William Feather
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Folk, Nation, Quotations, sayings)

"We wouldn't think of going to our doctor and saying 'Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century', and yet that's what we're demanding in food production."
- Nina Fedoroff
(Related: Food, People, Doctors, Production, Saying)

"I'm not saying that there's anything better than mated bliss at its best, but I'm saying that living alone is as good in its own way. But we haven't quite given ourselves permission to recognize that."
- Barbara Feldon
(Related: Living, Saying)

"Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Thoughts, Order, Saying, Taste, Words)

"When Andrew went with the girls, we were talking all morning and he was saying, 'It's okay. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect.' Because we're such a unit together. He made me feel very part of the day on April the 29th."
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Wedding, April, Day, Girls, Saying, Talking)

"Often times I'm confronted with a quote that I don't remember saying. So, on one hand it's very flattering, it is just so surreal."
- Will Ferrell
(Related: Saying)

"I know right a way there's a person that's very insecure; that he's trying to out do me. And, ah, like I was saying before, if you give one-hundred percent of your best, and you may have fault, but there is nothing you can do, because you gave one-hundred percent."
- Lou Ferrigno
(Related: Fault, May, Nothing, Right, Saying, Trying)

"Foucault was the one person I met in France that I could talk to. He was a mensch. You know whether you agree with him or not because you know what he is saying."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: France, Saying, Talk)

"My father assigned me to keep his scrapbooks. At first I was interested in reading only his rave notices, but I got interested in reading what the critics were saying about whether the play was good or not."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Father, First, Play, Reading, Saying)

"Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don't go out there saying I want to do adaptations."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Saying, Want)

"We owe our success to them, and also to the fact that, as the saying goes, two "Eds" are better than one."
- Edmond H. Fischer
(Related: Success, Fact, Saying)

"There's a saying among prospectors: 'Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find.'"
- Robert J. Flaherty
(Related: Saying)

"I think what's happening here is, there's a group or maybe one person who is saying this is gonna be the definition and this is what we want to get the kids to do now."
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: Kids, Now, Saying, Want)

"I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Country, Saying)

"I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain."
- Ben Folds
(Related: End, Pain, Saying)

"I mean a song that's specifically for the girls. It's saying you know we talk about them night and day, we're constantly pondering on men and what they've done good and what they've done bad and all these things in our lives."
- Willa Ford
(Related: Men, Day, Girls, Night, Saying, Song, Talk)

"It's a mood record. Like one night you're going to be down in the dumps depressed because you're thinking about your ex-boyfriend and the next moment you're gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you're saying to yourself "God I'm in love.""
- Willa Ford
(Related: Love, Night, Saying, Thinking)

"Well, listen, you know, the Czech saying is, you know, when you are drowning you are grabbing even a little twig. That's what all Czechs were doing, grabbing for... with the hope for this little twig."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Hope, Saying)

"I am a Westerner. We're not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it's like a mirror, saying, hey, can't you see what's here in your own religion, what are you, stupid?"
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Change, Religion, Saying)

"My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong."
- A. J. Foyt
(Related: Dad, People, Successful, Luck, Race, Running, Saying, Wrong)

"But on those occasions when I do strongly disagree with the Democrats and I don't say anything, I think I forfeit my right to have people pay attention to me when I say the things that I don't like about what Republicans are saying."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Attention, Democrats, Republicans, Right, Saying)

"I was so emotional. Choked up. I could hardly talk all day. I'll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon, realizing what a wonderful experience this has been."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Experience, Day, Goodbye, Saying, Talk)

"Most of the time it's the role. Sometimes it's the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It's the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I'm saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Movies, Time, Work, Fact, Saying)

"I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Women, Meeting, Protest, Saying, World, Years)

"The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.'"
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: God, Saying)

"Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Mind, Saying, Style, Writer)

"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."
- Robert Frost
(Related: People, Nothing, Saying, World)

"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 was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!"
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Family, First, Saying)

"I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: Impression, Existence, Production, Saying, Today)

"I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Fun, Learning, Saying)

"I would start seeing, in just the sense I was saying now, the kind of record it was going to be and what the arrangement demands, and what my vocal part should be in the record. This was all emerging as the song was emerging."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Now, Saying, Sense, Song)

"So it's mix and match. Hold your line when you really feel something you're saying is wonderful and you really want to get this point across and prove it to your partner by just throwing it into the tape and letting it speak for itself."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Saying, Want)

"The beautiful thing about when you go through a slide is that you learn from it. Not just saying that you learn from it, but applying the things that you have learned."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Saying)

"We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Man, Saying)

"I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn't just saying the words any longer."
- Melissa George
(Related: Heart, Act, Acting, First, Saying, Words)

"Cost recovery is the polite way of saying, make families pay to educate their children."
- Susan George
(Related: Children, Saying)

"I have a superstition about saying too much about what I want to happen, just in case it all disappears, or someone else comes along and beats me to it."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Saying, Superstition, Want)

"Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Love, Day, Saying, World)

"Well, more than me saying to the rest of the country music industry there is not enough traditional country music - that is not necessarily the statement in truth. I think more so that I, me, missed it more than anything else."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Music, Truth, Country, Country music, Rest, Saying)

"I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs - when I was 17 - that I realized I was talking through an empty skull... I wasn't thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Thoughts, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

"When I say something untrue on the air, I mean for it to be transparently untrue. I assume people know when I'm just saying something for effect. Or to be funny."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Funny, People, Effect, Saying)

"A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her, saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether it is worth while to continue her studies. I invariably refuse such requests."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Advice, Poor, Saying, Will, Worth)

"I know how I like to be treated, so I always start by saying, 'Could you give me a moment of your time, I know you're very busy,' and usually, they will."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Time, Saying, Will)

"If we say that anyone who "moralizes" must be perfect morally then we are in effect saying no one can moralize."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Effect, Saying)

"I grew up in Hollywood. Saying my name here is like mentioning Ford in Detroit."
- Tony Goldwyn
(Related: Hollywood, Name, Saying)

"I've had my ring since I was 12 years old. But for me it's not something I want to go around saying, 'Hey, look what I have', It's a promise I made to myself and God. I think some people misinterpret that as a trend and think everyone's getting one."
- Selena Gomez
(Related: God, People, Old, Promise, Saying, Want, Years)

"I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult. I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going."
- Benny Goodman
(Related: Saying)

"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)

"Travelling to different countries is a goal. I wouldn't mind playing huge places if we got an opportunity to, but it's nice to play small places too. Fish was saying yesterday that he doesn't ever want to play stadiums, or maybe he would once, he said."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Opportunity, Goal, Countries, Fish, Mind, Play, Saying, Want, Yesterday)

"God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you.""
- Billy Graham
(Related: Love, God, Christ, Saying, World)

"I'm just saying, it's got to be about something more than just body parts when you're with somebody."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Body, Saying)

"They are always saying God loves us. If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Love, God, Kindness, Saying)

"Why are people saying it's too soon? Like the people on that flight, we need to agree about what to do about terrorism. And I think we need to have that conversation now."
- Paul Greengrass
(Related: People, Conversation, Now, Saying, Terrorism)

"Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much."
- Robert Greenleaf
(Related: Saying)

"Did I get jiggy with Will? I would have to say no! Did I have fun with Will? I would have to say yeah! But you know, I did not jig with the man, if you know what I'm saying!"
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Fun, Man, Will)

"When you put your hand on the Bible, you are saying something much stronger than just telling your peers that you're going to tell the truth."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Truth, Bible, Saying)

"Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth."
- Lady Gregory
(Related: Punishment, Saying)

"Us investigators who went out into the field were faced on occasion with a lot of anger, by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?"
- Tony Greig
(Related: Anger, People, Saying)

"That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Character, Civil rights, Saying, Skin)

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

"Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma."
- Philip Guedalla
(Related: Old, Saying, Will)

"Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes - clashes of ego."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Time, People, Culture, Ego, Needs, Saying)

"The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, Meaning, Old, Saying)

"I've never met or spoken to David Lee Roth, yet it's rather ironic that even he's saying Eddie's lying about things. I'm saying he's not telling the truth, yet Eddie insists that the two of us are lying! You be the judge."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Truth, Lying, Saying)

"I'm not saying my idea is the one and only idea. We should have other ideas, but the president has not laid down a specific plan as to how he's going to get us to solvency. I do that."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Idea, Ideas, President, Saying)

"I've done a lot of acting. I'm not saying I'm the greatest, but I'd love to act, I'd love to sing."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Love, Act, Acting, Saying)

"Nixon, who spent much of his career attacking the press and saying he was a victim of the press, was in fact created by the press, in this case the L.A. Times."
- David Halberstam
(Related: Career, Fact, Nixon, Press, Saying)

"It was a show that you played at home and you're saying to the contestant do this and do that. When you at home are involved in yelling at the screen, then you know you've got an audience."
- Monty Hall
(Related: Home, Saying)

"When you're expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Confidence, Gold, Press, Saying)

"When little old ladies recognize a guy who was Mr. Olympia, that's saying something. That means I've been able to cross lines as far as marketability is concerned."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Ladies, Old, Saying)

"My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Change, Perspective, Saying)

"It is refreshing to be able to express my views without having to toe a party line. It has got me into trouble on the odd occasion, but I am not going to stop saying what I think."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Party, Saying, Trouble)

"That's what I've been always saying, that I was always using the mixed doubles especially to improve my net game and being able to return a guy's serve, 'cause then when you play someone like Serena, you are little bit more prepared for that."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Being, Play, Saying)

"Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Being, Saying)

"That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Music, Time, Being, Freedom, Guitar, Saying, Spiritual)

"I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star, just an actress. Forget it. I'm a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it."
- Valerie Harper
(Related: Ego, Forget, Saying)

"There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case."
- Ed Harris
(Related: War, People, Fear, Decision, Saying, Soldiers)

"This is about Floridians saying what's most important to them and making sure that we create an agenda that we can drive and deliver back in Washington, D.C. So it's very exciting."
- Katherine Harris
(Related: Saying, Washington)

"I think that by following the route that I have tried to outline, one gets into a much more interesting and productive series of questions than those that result from saying simply that Chinese don't like milk because they don't like milk."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Questions, Result, Saying)

"Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, "Why not?" and the other, "Why bother?""
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Age, Life, Time, Middle age, Saying)

"I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Love, Strength, Actor, Circumstances, Saying, Voice)

"It's kind of beating a dead horse if you're talking about going out and saying wrestling's fake, or this or that. People don't want to hear that. They want to hear, they wanted to find an inside story."
- Owen Hart
(Related: People, Saying, Talking, Want, Wrestling)

"That other saying, I'm a part of all that I have met, I think that would have to begin with my wonderful parents back in Atlanta when I was a youngster five years old I was tongue tied."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Old, Parents, Saying, Tongue, Years)

"There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings, saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry."
- Robert Hass
(Related: Body, Moments, Saying, Tenderness, Words)

"I've heard what people are saying, and it's a very weird thing. They're going into a realm where it's somethign that's almost ugly, rather than something that can be so beautiful."
- James Haven
(Related: People, Saying, Ugly)

"I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, 'If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.' It doesn't mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected."
- Zahi Hawass
(Related: Saying, Will)

"I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better - all these technologies are going to get better - that's the difference between first generation and second generation."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Performance, Difference, First, Saying)

"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)

"I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying - from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it's the funniest show on television."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Thought, Christian, Beginning, First, Religious, Saying, Television, Woman, Wrong)

"And, quite frankly, I fully expected to be charged with murder, because they weren't charging anybody. I did it in terms of, I felt like I was throwing down the gauntlet saying look, this is what happened. There's a family out there that needed to know what happened."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Family, Murder, Saying)

"A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: First, Fun, Lies, Mystery, Nonsense, Saying, Trying)

"When someone hands you a flyer, it's like they're saying here you throw this away."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Saying)

"I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Girlfriend, Saying, Woman)

"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Eloquence, Nothing, Saying)

"When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as "Catch-22" I'm tempted to reply, "Who has?""
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Saying)

"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Truth, Cynicism, Saying)

"Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: sayings, Word)

"These thieves defend themselves by saying, 'I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.' Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints: jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the number hidden in a crowd."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Excuses, Favorite, Saying)

"I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Man, Saying)

"Saying and doing are two things."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Saying)

"I have to say that when I was young, when any politician was talking I wasn't even interested. Maybe they were saying some nice stuff, but then if you put Michael Jordan on TV, I was interested!"
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Saying, Talking)

"It goes without saying that the Jewish people can have no other goal than Palestine and that, whatever the fate of the proposition may be, our attitude toward the land of our fathers is and shall remain unchangeable."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Attitude, Goal, Fate, Fathers, Land, May, Palestine, Saying)

"But clearly at the same time you've got to get out there and connect with voters and actually respond to the needs, the frustrations, whatever problems their now saying are not being adequately solved."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Time, Being, Needs, Now, Problems, Saying)

"I don't think Ripley is gay. He appreciates good looks in other men, that's true. But he's married in later books. I'm not saying he's very strong in the sex department. But he makes it in bed with his wife."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Men, Sex, Wife, Bed, Books, Gay, Saying)

"Saying what we think gives a wider range of conversation than saying what we know."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Conversation, Saying)

"Well, of course it was a very trying time for me, and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive. A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying they were praying for me. Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Time, People, Saying, Scripture, Trying, Writing)

"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)

"Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Successful, Habit, Saying, Will, Word)

"I can remember feeling very angry, and saying no! I can do it myself! From that point of view it was very emotional for me to get myself to the point to sit in the chair and be "up"."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Feeling, Saying)

"I'm not saying I'm something special. I might play a little better tennis than other people, but it is because I was given the chance, and not many people are."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: People, Chance, Play, Saying, Tennis)

"But I'm more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg's my main influence."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: People, Influence, Saying)

"Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars."
- Christopher Hitchens
(Related: Saying)

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Lie, Saying, Will)

"Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to blow your own trumpet and explain yourself, which I think has been slightly forgotten."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Saying)

"I got a feeling about political correctness. I hate it. It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think."
- Hal Holbrook
(Related: Lie, Causes, Feeling, Hate, Saying)

"You do now have one in three people, as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll, saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy. That was unthinkable even three, four years ago."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: People, Debate, Famous, Now, Saying, Want, Years)

"If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth, that you know nothing but the truth and that is final, you will get nothing."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Truth, Negotiation, Nothing, Saying, Will)

"As we have all said, we understand that electronic surveillance is a vital tool in the war on terror. We all want to know when Osama bin Laden is calling: when he is calling, who he is calling, and what he is saying."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: War, Osama bin laden, Saying, Terror, Want)

"What I learned about stammering was that, when as a young child you lose the confidence of anyone who wants to listen to you, you lose confidence in your voice and the right to speech. And a lot of the therapy was saying, 'You have a right to be heard.'"
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Confidence, Right, Saying, Speech, Therapy, Voice)

"It's been exciting to be able to go forward with stuff without 10,000 people saying, It should be like this."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: People, Saying)

"A win for one is a win for all - and I'm not just saying that because Dumas did."
- Felicity Huffman
(Related: Saying)

"Remember there's always a voice saying the right thing to you somewhere if you'll only listen for it."
- Thomas Hughes
(Related: Right, Saying, Voice)

"I'm not trying to disrespect anybody by saying this - I'm not sure I feel any interaction with Asian America in any collective sense. - It's like, when you're telling me this right now, my reaction is, Really? Asian America knows about me?"
- Chad Hugo
(Related: America, Now, Right, Saying, Sense, Trying)

"If each of your time steps is one week long, you are not modeling the stock price terribly well over a one-week time period, because you are saying that there are only two possible outcomes."
- John Hull
(Related: Time, Saying)

"We get a ton of email; everybody does now. It gives us a kind of a pulse that you can feel.We hear people saying, thank you for being fair, for being balanced."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Being, Now, Saying)

"The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Thought, People, Performance, Destruction, Disguise, Fun, President, Saying, Weapons)

"Publicly, we're saying we're better at fighting terrorism. Privately, we know that the bureaucracy has only gotten worse, since the high-level people are scared of being held responsible for 9/11."
- David Hunt
(Related: People, Being, Bureaucracy, Fighting, Saying, Terrorism)

"I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging."
- William Hurt
(Related: America, Saying)

"I think all actors - they'll hate me for saying this - but we are babies. We like to be loved, and we'll do anything if we're loved."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Actors, Babies, Hate, Saying)

"The important thing is that we recognize our President's leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, President, Right)

"I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, Now, President, Support)

"There would have to be something wrong with someone who could throw out a child's first Valentine card saying, I love you, Mommy."
- Ginger Hutton
(Related: Love, First, Saying, Wrong)

"An excellent job with a dubious undertaking, which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful."
- Ada Louise Huxtable
(Related: Job, Saying)

"No day of my life passes without someone saying the words 'Monty Python' to me. It's not bad."
- Eric Idle
(Related: Life, Day, Saying, Words)

"A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Difficulties, Fighting, Man, Saying, Spirit, Struggle, Training, Trials, Youth)

"My goal is to goad people into saying something that ruins their life."
- Don Imus
(Related: Life, People, Goal, Saying)

"It was just us lampooning our own peer group, saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?"
- Neil Innes
(Related: Saying)

"I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there's usually some poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other."
- Neil Innes
(Related: Movies, Poor, Saying, Trying)

"So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Success, Failure, Desire, Risk, Saying)

"I heard someone in opposition to reform last night criticize the president for saying it's their money. They said it's not their money; it's my mother's money. Well that's what's wrong with the system."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Money, Mother, Night, Opposition, President, Reform, Saying, Wrong)

"What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: People, Attitude, Books, Injustice, Laws, Saying)

"I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I'm saying? Move past the fear."
- LL Cool J
(Related: Dreams, Fear, Past, Saying)

"So, we're saying, if we can give developers and builders incentives to cut down on the regulatory barriers that are faced in this country, then we might be able to address the needs of affordable housing."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Country, Needs, Saying)

"I truly felt that was going to be my last tour. So here we are again and I'm saying this will probably be my last tour. That's truly the way I'm looking at it."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Saying, Will)

"We know our son. We know he's not a pedophile like some of these newscasters are saying. That is not true."
- Joseph Jackson
(Related: Son, Saying)

"Like Jermaine was saying, it's a beautiful day, and we're just glad all of this is behind us. We can go on with our lives. And Michael can go on with his life and do what he does best, and that's making good music, making his fans happy, people happy all over the world."
- Tito Jackson
(Related: Life, Music, People, Day, Fans, Saying, World)

"Some people are probably scratching their heads and saying, How did that happen? That's because some of the media didn't give the public the full story."
- Tito Jackson
(Related: People, Media, Public, Saying)

"I really appreciate people like Rosie coming out and saying I've inspired them."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: People, Saying)

"Every person who is offered a knighthood has the opportunity to say yes or no. You get a letter from the Prime Minister saying you've been recommended for a knighthood and there are two little boxes, one says yes, one says no."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Opportunity, Saying)

"I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Jazz, Project, Saying, Songs, Years)

"The city of Wildwood has been fantastic in helping us and supporting this event. This is a small way of the Soul saying thanks to our fans."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Soul, Fans, Saying)

"Jessi is a great person. She really is. She's been a friend to me all through all my bad times, and she's understood what I was doing. She came up with that one saying, which was great."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Friend, Saying)

"The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don't believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you're being censored."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Money, Being, First, Network, Nothing, Saying)

"Well, as I was saying... everyone's so nice to me, usually."
- Elton John
(Related: Saying)

"Christ, he was paranoid about criticism. I used to say: why doesn't he worry about the team and forget what people are saying? He got Phil Thompson, who was a kid coming through when I was a Liverpool player, to have a go at me. So now I don't talk to him."
- Ian St. John
(Related: People, Christ, Criticism, Forget, Now, Saying, Talk, Worry)

"And it was the idea that you can do a play - like a Shakespeare play, or any well-written play, Arthur Miller, whatever - and say things you could never imagine saying, never imagine thinking in your own life."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Life, Idea, Play, Saying, Shakespeare, Thinking)

"I'm not saying that Sam J. Jones was Flash Gordon - there's no such thing. No actor can be the person, that's a bunch of crap. People pay to see an actor be himself, whether he plays Hamlet or whatever."
- Sam J. Jones
(Related: People, Actor, Saying)

"The musicals had a good, happy feeling, saying that the world is a better place. They say it's not reality, but who cares? There's too much reality these days."
- Shirley Jones
(Related: Feeling, Reality, Saying, World)

"The discoloration is very minimal. I have not turned blue. The extent of skin discoloration is not even remotely near what the news media are saying. It is barely noticeable."
- Stan Jones
(Related: Media, News, Saying, Skin)

"I was in the middle of a crossroads, which is a nice way of saying crisis, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You know the physical part. We just talked about it."
- Star Jones
(Related: Crisis, Saying)

"Usually when someone says a thing is too simple, they're saying that certain familiar things aren't there, and they're seeing a couple maybe that are left, which they count as a couple, that's all."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Saying)

"It was really weird, when this thing started, to hear lawyers and MTV people calling me and actually saying 'ButtHead.' People tried to avoid it too."
- Mike Judge
(Related: People, Lawyers, Saying)

"It seems like there's a lot of people who just do not understand satire. They think it's weird. There's people who just don't understand you portray something or just explore a character, it means you're condoning it, saying this is the way to live."
- Mike Judge
(Related: People, Character, Satire, Saying)

"I didn't know who was on the team, but I saw every eye as I walked down the aisle. It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying, 'Who is this young punk?' I just kept my eyes straight ahead."
- Al Kaline
(Related: Eye, Eyes, Punk, Right, Saying)

"What we're saying now is you have a choice: You can stay, or you can go away."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Now, Saying)

"Let me begin by saying, we were almost all wrong, and I certainly include myself here."
- David Kay
(Related: Saying, Wrong)

"They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything."
- Bil Keane
(Related: Love, People, Hugs, Saying)

"It goes without saying that when you're the manager of a Premiership club, you go eight miles down the road and get beaten by a team two divisions below you, it's disappointing."
- Kevin Keegan
(Related: Manager, Road, Saying)

"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Saying)

"When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Office, Saying)

"People are always saying that I must have been the class clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the class clown; I was a class clown's writer."
- Tom Kenny
(Related: People, Class, Saying, Writer)

"There's always some promoter having an '80s night, saying, We'll supply the band. All you can drink."
- Nik Kershaw
(Related: Night, Saying)

"The thing about all good horror movies is that the fans expect a couple of inside jokes. Maybe I'm supposed to be saying how terrified I was while making it, but it was really fun."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Movies, Fans, Fun, Horror, Jokes, Saying)

"I think it's important that we don't all have to hold our heads high all the time saying everything's fine."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Time, Saying)

"Cinema is a director's medium, so you're saying, "What do you want?" Being an actor is about adapting - physically and emotionally. If that means you have to look great for it and they can make you look great, then thank you. And if you have to have everything washed away, then I'm willing to do that too."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Actor, Being, Cinema, Saying, Want)

"Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Habit, Night, President, Promise, Saying)

"They're saying Arnold will get 95% of the vote. At least according to his brother, Jeb Schwarzenegger."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Brother, Saying, Vote, Will)

"If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want... well, that's where you're right. But - and I am only saying this because I care - there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: Care, Right, Saying, Want)

"I used the dictionary very minimally and I just wrote how I speak. And I speak very hateful manner usually. I constantly did that because I think the fans would get more out of it if they understood exactly what I'm saying - exactly where I'm coming from."
- Kerry King
(Related: Fans, Saying)

"Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide."
- Larry King
(Related: Business, Eyes, Saying, World, Writers)

"The Muslims have, as everyone else says, the right to practice their religion and they have the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish. What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people."
- Peter King
(Related: Religion, People, Mosque, Deep, Opinion, Practice, Public, Public opinion, Right, Saying, Wounds)

"The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we're finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong."
- Peter King
(Related: People, American, Country, Democrats, Resolution, Saying, Senate)

"He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?"
- Stephen King
(Related: Dying, Old, Saying)

"Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Mistake, Decision, Being, Example, Saying)

"I keep saying the word "weird" over and over again, but it's the only way I can describe it."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Saying, Word)

"I wouldn't write a book, because saying the word I over and over again would nauseate me."
- John Kluge
(Related: Saying, Word)

"The possibility of saying anything about a thing rests on the assumption that it preserves its identity, or continues to be the same thing in the respect described, that it will behave in future situations as it has in past."
- Frank Knight
(Related: Possibility, Future, Identity, Past, Respect, Saying, Will)

"I went back and researched the history of gospel; where it came from, slavery times, communicating with each other without their master knowing what they are saying, and that gospel artists view themselves differently."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: History, Artists, Saying, Slavery)

"The right-to-life movement and the Roman Catholic Church are saying that it is better to destroy these embryos, or preferably have them adopted - which is not going to happen - than to use them for research."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Church, Research, Right, Saying)

"Many people do think it's naive to improvise in front of paying customers. I'm not saying one way is better than another."
- Lee Konitz
(Related: People, Saying)

"To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique' doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture when the Japanese used it on American prisoners, we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it, we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it. You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying that rape is an enhanced seduction technique."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Thought, American, Fact, Saying, Seduction)

"I like to interpret 'Call me a River', as if I'm saying, 'Now you're telling me you love me after all that, and I'm telling you to shove off.' That's my interpretation. But I would never 'say' that because somebody else might interpret the song in another way."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Love, Saying, Song)

"Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Kids, Saying)

"It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven, because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven."
- Lactantius
(Related: Heaven, May, Name, Poets, Saying)

"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Impression, Saying)

"There's an old saying, this too shall pass, and change is good."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Change, Old, Saying)

"I was beautiful. Now, because I am old, I take no shame in so saying."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Now, Old, Saying, Shame)

"With me it's the whole thing, it's the conceit, the idea, what the poem is saying. And it goes on just as long as is necessary to say what needs to be said."
- James Laughlin
(Related: Idea, Conceit, Needs, Saying)

"But if I've heard this saying once, I've heard it a thousand times- everything happens for a reason. And possibly it does. I just haven't found the reason that this all happened yet."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Reason, Saying)

"For it goes without saying that this great recognition at this time will aid tremendously our efforts to find the necessarily large funds for the next voyage of exploration farther into the depths of the atom."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Time, Exploration, Saying, Will)

"I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron. But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Enron, Mind, Nothing, Responsibility, Saying)

"The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Policy, Honesty, Conviction, Criticism, Man, Right, Saying)

"I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody."
- Spike Lee
(Related: People, African, American, Culture, Saying, State)

"I know what you're saying, but I already told you all the truth and I, I don't what, I don't know what else to do. I just do the best I can and tell you the only thing I can, and that's what I already told you many times."
- Wen Ho Lee
(Related: Truth, Saying)

"All we are saying is give peace a chance."
- John Lennon
(Related: Peace, Chance, Saying)

"I went through life like an idiot for a great deal of the time, saying there's nothing I would change. That was a very arrogant thing to say. There's a lot I would change. There are people I would have steered clear of."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Life, Change, Time, People, Nothing, Saying)

"It was just this interesting, my first, the first time you hear your child in any way criticise you. It's the worst review of your life and it's really relieving to find out that they don't know what they're saying."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Life, Time, First, Saying)

"Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French."
- Alan Jay Lerner
(Related: Home, Talent, Saying)

"No one knows if Saddam is still alive. They keep showing old footage of him on TV saying that it's live. You know, it's like the same thing we do with Dick Cheney."
- David Letterman
(Related: Old, Saying)

"The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race."
- Jack Levine
(Related: Direction, Disappointment, Expectations, Man, Race, Saying)

"I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Time, Attention, Eternity, Eyes, Saying)

"Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer."
- Drew Lewis
(Related: Cancer, Cause, Rain, Saying, Smoking)

"Adlai Stevenson has a genius for saying the right thing, at the right time, to the wrong people."
- Joe E. Lewis
(Related: Time, Genius, People, Right, Saying, Wrong)

"If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nothing, Saying)

"You really have to listen to yourself and know if what someone is saying is true for you."
- Judith Light
(Related: Saying)

"So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Capitalism, Country, Liberty, Mission, Nation, Reform, Saying, Succeed, Want)

"The last thing they want is a revitalized economy now. I'm not saying the Democrats don't want a strong economy. Don't misunderstand. They just don't want it now."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Democrats, Economy, Now, Saying, Want)

"But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying."
- Abbey Lincoln
(Related: Saying, Trying, Want)

"There are men and women still on the streets, and that's all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life, who were social and knew where they were and had some input into how things seemed to be."
- Abbey Lincoln
(Related: Men, Women, Life, People, Saying)

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Day, Flowers, Prayer, Quiet, Saying, Sense, Writing)

"A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, 'see, I have had my testicles removed.'"
- Norman Lindsay
(Related: Men, Women, Saying, Writer)

"I do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I've got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Detail, Saying, Writer)

"No one will ever shine in conversation, who thinks of saying fine things: to please, one must say many things indifferent, and many very bad."
- Francis Lockier
(Related: Conversation, Saying, Will)

"I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Mother, Eating, Memories, Saying, Waking, Want)

"I couldn't be in a relationship and behave like somebody else or pretend I felt something I didn't feel. And that includes saying things I thought might jeopardize the relationship."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Thought, Saying)

"That's an old saying I just made up."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Old, Saying)

"I think a woman's body is so much more sensual than a man's. I'm not saying strip off all your clothes, but there are certain photos I like people taking of me, where I'm comfortable. As long as it's tasteful, why not?"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: People, Body, Clothes, Man, Saying, Woman)

"Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be a good day!'."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Saying)

"I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music."
- Alan Lomax
(Related: Music, American, Folk, Saying, Songs)

"The second thing is, if you want to do something about global warming, you have to think much more long-term. There is something wrong with saying we should start using renewables now, while they are still incredibly expensive."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Global warming, Now, Saying, Want, Wrong)

"I know where I'm going to be, I'm not traveling here and there and everywhere. That didn't necessarily prompt me to it but it definitely opened up my mind of saying okay, maybe this is a good time to do this."
- Nia Long
(Related: Time, Mind, Saying, Traveling)

"I got a phone call saying we are from the News of the World, and we're exposing you and David Beckham. My heart did not beat for a minute."
- Rebecca Loos
(Related: Heart, News, Saying, World)

"People wait in line to see me, saying there's plenty of living to be done even if you have an HIV diagnosis. People say they are 10- or 15-year survivors and still moving forward."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: People, Living, Saying)

"All these things they've been saying are a pack of lies."
- Tina Louise
(Related: Lies, Saying)

"You never know with politicians what they are really saying. And I don't say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Negative, Job, Politicians, Saying)

"And in a democracy, when we say we're mad at what's going on, what we need to be saying is we're mad at ourselves."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Democracy, Saying)

"Most remarks that are worth making are commonplace remarks. The things that makes them worth saying is that we really mean them."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Saying, Worth)

"But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Friendship, Men, Feelings, First, Saying)

"I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments; I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Sympathy, Being, Name, Saying, Treatment)

"We had an eyeball-to-eyeball agreement at a restaurant before I came back that, if I came back, he would never talk to me that way again or I was simply saying no."
- Andrea Mackris
(Related: Agreement, Saying, Talk)

"I'm not used to saying no to this man on any level."
- Andrea Mackris
(Related: Man, Saying)

"I am a genius. Then it amused me to keep saying so, but now it does not. I expected to be happy sometime. Now I know I shall never be."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Genius, Now, Saying)

"Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around. Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Time, Actor, Newspapers, Saying)

"Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of skepticism about America which resides in the minds of even America's closest friends. That America can't be quite as good as it says it is. And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is?"
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: America, Friends, Saying, Skepticism)

"I hope Britney doesn't get bummed out that Lindsey is a better singer. It is not Lindsey saying it, it's me. Lindsey would never say that. She's an actress first. It's just a bonus that she can dance and sing."
- Virginia Madsen
(Related: Dance, Hope, First, Saying)

"I found out that many of our Catholics simply don't know what the church teaches, and why, on a lot of issues, and therefore are saying things that they think are okay. They simply don't know."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Saying)

"There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs the right person in the right place at the right time."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Time, Work, Needs, Right, Saying)

"Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Economy, Fact, Globalization, Saying, World)

"I am not saying that I'm happy about what's going on right now in our nation, but I am at peace and I am comforted because I know that He's on the throne. That is good enough for me."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Peace, Nation, Now, Right, Saying)

"You know it's hard to hear what a bearded man is saying. He can't speak above a whisker."
- Herman J. Mankiewicz
(Related: Man, Saying)

"Everybody is sitting around saying, 'Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.' That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Saying)

"There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Music, Nature, Gentlemen, Saying)

"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included."
- Bernard Manning
(Related: Christmas, Kids, Saying)

"Detroit is saying that the hydrogen vehicle is the vehicle of the future. But it's 15 years from now."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Future, Now, Saying, Years)

"If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Devil, Saying)

"The whole point is, give me a break with the standards. You go to the average jazz label and suggest a record and they want to know which standards you're going to play. I'm saying let's break the formula."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Formula, Jazz, Play, Saying, Want)

"I sounded like myself. People be saying I sound like Miles or Clifford Brown."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: People, Saying, Sound)

"I went swimming the other day and my wife was watching and she said, 'You know, it's funny, it's when you've got no clothes on, no one recognizes you.' I said, 'What are you saying? That I should do more love scenes?'"
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Love, Funny, Wife, Clothes, Day, Saying)

"It's a hard job. It means giving up some things, but on the other hand they keep saying you can have it all. You can't really have it all so easy. You can do a little of this and little of that."
- Garry Marshall
(Related: Giving, Job, Saying)

"Saying, 'I'm sorry' is the same as saying, ' I apologize.' Except at a funeral."
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Saying)

"I am not saying we are categorizing Ellen White in the biblical context of a false prophet."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Saying)

"Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Saying)

"I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity."
- Richard Marx
(Related: Adversity, Saying)

"First and foremost, I would like to start off by saying that just because my husband is an entertainer, that does not mean that our personal business is for everyone's entertainment purposes."
- Kim Mathers
(Related: Business, HusbEntertainment, First, Saying)

"Well, the great thing for me about poetry is that in good poems the dislocation of words, that is to say, the distance between what they say they're saying and what they are actually saying is at its greatest."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Poetry, Poems, Saying, Words)

"Actually, I didn't make the claim that Ruby follows the principle of least surprise. Someone felt the design of Ruby follows that philosophy, so they started saying that. I didn't bring that up, actually."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Design, Philosophy, Saying)

"We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Drugs, Poor, Population, Saying, Want)

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: People, Saying)

"Because Hightower's problem, among other things, is that advertisers would be a lot less interested in his show than in Limbaugh's, even if they have similar ratings, because of what Hightower is saying."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Saying)

"Basically what they're saying is, if you want to be on TV, if you want to be a credible candidate, you've got to buy ads. And if you're not buying ads, you're not a credible candidate, we don't cover you."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Buying, Saying, Want)

"The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Thought, Party, Saying, Today)

"In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Imagination, Love, Birds, Heaven, Hell, Saying)

"Like most women, I hate when a guy tries to pick me up by saying, You are the hottest girl I've ever seen. It's totally unrealistic. There are beautiful women everywhere."
- Karen McDougal
(Related: Women, Hate, Saying)

"I think it's linked to the realisation that we're not going to live forever and that the way of saying and the language become more important than the story."
- John McGahern
(Related: Language, Saying)

"I did feel Dr. Cox, the character that I was auditioning for, was too similar to the head of the hospital. He was too arrogant and mean. I approached him kind of like I had a miniature Max sitting on my shoulder. I pictured Max saying, "This guy has got to give love every once in a while. He has to!" I knew there had to be tiny little windows of redemption."
- John C. McGinley
(Related: Love, Character, Saying, Windows)

"You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing."
- George McGovern
(Related: Time, Saying, Sense)

"It's innate in me to be a Democrat - a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There's not a lot of those anymore. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. That's just the way I feel."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Right, Saying, Wrong)

"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)

"I think the point to be understood is that we're all different. I've never been a fan of theories of acting. I didn't go to drama school, so I was never put through a training that was limited by someone saying, 'This is the way you should act.'"
- Ian Mckellen
(Related: Act, Acting, Drama, Saying, School, Theories, Training)

"You always think that 70 is the end of the road: 'Somebody died when they were 73; good life'. You're closer to death, and you better make sure you don't waste too much of your time doing things you don't want to do. No point in saying things you don't believe in."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: Time, Death, Life, End, Saying, Want, Waste)

"Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Name, Saying)

"Johnny once described our relationship by saying we were as close as two people could be without being married."
- Ed McMahon
(Related: People, Being, Saying)

"It's very hard to step into a job when people are just dismissing you as a pretty face, and saying you got your job only because your surname is McMahon."
- Julian McMahon
(Related: People, Job, Pretty, Saying)

"Toots said to me, 'I gotta hand it to him, thought, when he got into the big money, he came by and handed me the cash, saying, 'Here's what I'm sure I owe you.'"
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Money, Thought, Saying)

"For Members of Congress, we are saying here on the Democratic side of the aisle we are not going to vote for another pay increase for Members of Congress until the American people get an increase."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, American, Congress, Saying, Vote)

"It probably goes without saying that I enjoy the potato pancakes, delicious hams and so forth that maddeningly turn up at this time of year."
- Fred Melamed
(Related: Time, Saying)

"You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Car, Choice, Saying)

"But when you're a working actor - and that's what you keep saying in your head, how blessed you are to have a job - and you are working with heavyweights, working with the best guys in TV, it's pretty cool. Exhausting, but cool."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Actor, Job, Pretty, Saying)

"I really love to act; I love everything about it. I've never had this addiction to being known. I mean, sure, if you go into acting, there's part of you that is saying, 'I want attention' but I was brought up to work to deserve attention, and it is the work, not the trappings that are important."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Love, Work, Act, Acting, Addiction, Attention, Being, Saying, Want)

"'Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations. In many it is better to say 'know others.'"
- Menander
(Related: Saying)

"There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: May, Saying)

"This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Saying)

"I used to get letters from girl reporters saying that their lives were nowhere near as exciting as Brenda's. I told them that if I made Brenda's life like theirs, nobody would read it."
- Dale Messick
(Related: Life, Letters, Saying)

"I'm not saying I didn't have ample time to recover, ample time to get to my best, I felt this year I did fine. When I stepped on the field for the national team, I was ready and able to make an impact, to score goals, to create chances."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Time, Goals, Saying)

"I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Mistake, Ability, Being, Freedom, Mistakes, Saying)

"I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying he didn't believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Dad, Road, Saying, Socialism)

"The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying, 'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'... Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Design, Science, Argument, Evolution, Question, Saying)

"I was always cutting dialogue out when we were rehearsing, and when I produced movies, too. I felt that people don't say things in life - they act, they do things. I always wanted my characters doing, rather than saying what they were doing - which was redundant."
- Donna Mills
(Related: Life, Movies, People, Act, Saying)

"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."
- John Milton
(Related: Character, Deeds, Man, Order, Past, sayings)

"What I'm saying is that I tried very hard to give them my reality and my reality is kind of interesting."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Reality, Saying)

"The moment my doctor told me, I went silent. My mum and dad were with me, then we all went to pieces. I was saying, No, I've got my flight to Sydney in two hours. I'm getting on a plane."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Dad, Saying)

"I'm not saying my wife's a bad cook, but she uses a smoke alarm as a timer."
- Bob Monkhouse
(Related: Wife, Saying)

"Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Death, People, Day, Saying)

"We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Education, Power, Giving, Observation, Saying, Senses)

"A lot of the American press at the time was saying 'just watch what happens when Bertelsmann tries to buy EMI, that will be a moment of truth that will show the Commission's true colors.' Well, that deal never happened either."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Time, Truth, American, Colors, Press, Saying, Will)

"Now some are saying maybe $1.6 trillion in is not enough maybe we should look at $2 trillion."
- Dennis Moore
(Related: Now, Saying)

"No, I tell you what I like is having the play close after a decent run and looking back on it and saying, yes, I did that, and wasn't it wonderful? Because while you're doing it, it is really tough. It is so hard."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Play, Saying)

"It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Happiness, Intellect, Nothing, Obvious, Saying, State, Worth)

"Listening to what people were saying wasn't even important. But it was important to look as if you were listening to what people were saying. Actually, listening to what people are saying, to me, interferes with looking as if you were listening to what people are saying."
- Errol Morris
(Related: People, Listening, Saying)

"We're all living blinkered lives, and we're not seeing what's going on and looking to change it. I'm not saying that everyone has to make a political statement, but we need to be more aware of what's happening and why."
- Samantha Morton
(Related: Change, Living, Saying)

"To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative."
- Nicholas Mosley
(Related: Nothing, Saying)

"A cult following is a nice way of saying very few people like you."
- Martin Mull
(Related: People, Saying)

"I really think the acoustics that Gibson's been making for the last ten years or so are as good as any the company has ever produced and that's saying a lot."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Company, Saying, Years)

"When I'm actually assembling a scene, I assemble it as a silent movie. Even if it's a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying."
- Walter Murch
(Related: People, Saying)

"Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Saying)

"In Japan, you have no idea what they are saying, and they can't help you either. Nothing makes any sense. They're very polite, but you feel like a joke is being played on you the entire time you're there."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Time, Idea, Being, Help, Nothing, Saying, Sense)

"Verne's all about what you can do versus what you can't do. He just kept saying yes and his part kept growing. I would love to work with him in every movie."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Love, Work, Saying)

"The camera is interested in what you are thinking as opposed to just what you are doing or saying."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Saying, Thinking)

"We've probably gotten 500 calls from people saying what the heck is going on with gas, and I gotta say I agree with you. What the heck is going on with gas?"
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: People, Saying)

"Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20's, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination."
- Pola Negri
(Related: Imagination, Sex, Saying, Taste)

"They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind."
- Ted Nelson
(Related: Computers, Information, Nonsense, Numbers, Saying)

"But these days, I get a lot more attention and airplay from the Adult Contemporary and country radio stations, and I feel comfortable saying I'm a part of that."
- Juice Newton
(Related: Attention, Country, Saying)

"There's an old saying that God exists in your search for him. I just want you to understand that I ain't looking."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: God, Old, Saying, Want)

"Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Death, Life, Being, Living, Saying)

"People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown."
- Vaslav Nijinsky
(Related: People, Saying, Will)

"We have a saying in France. A dog doesn't make a cat."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: France, Saying)

"Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair."
- Edward Norman
(Related: Church, Christ, Minority, sayings, Will)

"I've really got no complaints about the way I played, just extremely frustrating with the putter and I'm sure there's a lot of other players saying the same thing except the guy who's going to win the golf tournament."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Complaints, Golf, Saying)

"I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen, because I rarely see the immediate results of what I am saying or doing or writing."
- Larry Norman
(Related: Results, Saying, Writing)

"Without saying word to anybody, cover thy face."
- Thomas North
(Related: Saying, Word)

"Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel, there are one or two which I venture to think can only have been recorded on the authority of St. John."
- Alfred Noyes
(Related: Authority, Christ, sayings)

"There's no point in lying saying I am doing really, really well because I'm not; I'm cult level."
- Gary Numan
(Related: Lying, Saying)

"In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can't be told that I'm wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it's who has that last decision."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Decision, Criticism, Dictatorship, Listening, Saying, Wrong)

"I'm not saying that there weren't other inherent problems with the score that couldn't have been overcome with a bit of remixing, but why did they ask me to do it, and why did Griffin ask me to do it this way, for a film that had nothing to do with American vernacular?"
- Michael Nyman
(Related: American, Film, Nothing, Problems, Saying)

"When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Life, People, Books, Reality, Saying, Violence)

"Since I'm the president and Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate, it's understandable that people are saying, you know, 'What have you done?'"
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Democrats, President, Saying, Senate)

"But if you - if what - the reports are true, what they're saying is, is that as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that's going to increase our costs, we knew that."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Health, People, Care, Saying)

"Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn't changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he's started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: War, Difference, News, President, Saying)

"Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Being, Goodbye, Interest, Saying)

"I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?"
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Now, Saying, Sound, Talk, Voice, Years)

"A lot of things that I can't get into the room for, even just to be seen, is because they're just saying 'No. they're not casting non-white.' You're lumped into a category with people who are just not white."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: People, Saying)

"One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Love, Work, America, American, Saying)

"I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Evil, Journalism, Saying)

"Fat is a way of saying no to powerlessness and self-denial."
- Susie Orbach
(Related: Saying, Self)

"Spring is God's way of saying, 'One more time!'"
- Robert Orben
(Related: God, Saying, Spring)

"I think that Microsoft will increasingly feel margin pressure from Linux as well as people saying: well actually the applications that really matter to me are not on my PC. And so they're going to be able to extract less of a monopoly rent, so to speak."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: People, Linux, Pressure, Will)

"The fact of the matter is right now politicians and insurance companies are making decisions. We're saying we want doctors to be making decisions. And I think that will lead to a higher-quality, lower-cost system over time."
- Peter Orszag
(Related: Time, Decisions, Doctors, Fact, Now, Politicians, Right, Saying, Want, Will)

"I showed people that it's not about guessing what people can do. It's about saying, 'Here, show me what you can do.'"
- David Ortiz
(Related: People, Saying)

"If we say it long enough eventually we're going to reap a harvest. We're going to get exactly what we're saying."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Harvest, Saying)

"I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Heaven, Saying)

"But most distinctly, I remember always saying to myself that when I get big, I'm not going to go to bed hungry, I'm not going to wear hand-me-down clothes."
- Buck Owens
(Related: Bed, Clothes, Saying)

"People didn't always see a person with a disability who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have been given unnecessary privileges. But I run into that often now. People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'"
- Major Owens
(Related: People, Disability, Now, Saying)

"In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better."
- Cynthia Ozick
(Related: Cunning, Obvious, Saying)

"Poor people have more fun than rich people, they say; and I notice it's the rich people who keep saying it."
- Jack Paar
(Related: People, Fun, Poor, Saying)

"That saying, about how you always kill the thing you love, well, it works both ways."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Love, Saying)

"I've been saying in the press that being a NY Post investigator reporter is an oxymoron."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Being, Post, Press, Saying)

"In general, costumes are the first thing in life that let other people know who we are. They indicate who the person is without saying anything."
- Molly Parker
(Related: Life, People, First, Saying)

"They give me the money, I give them the book. Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like selling a house and coming back three years later and saying, 'Paint it this color!'"
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Money, Selling, Saying, Years)

"Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Time, Goodbye, Saying)

"If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words."
- Dolly Parton
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Saying, Talk, Words)

"Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Art, People, Literature, Saying, Words)

"I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life."
- Mandy Patinkin
(Related: Life, Saying, Words)

"I think if you have a two-story office and you hire someone who's handicapped, it might be reasonable to let him have an office on the first floor rather than the government saying you have to have a $100,000 elevator."
- Rand Paul
(Related: Government, First, Office, Saying)

"As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn't be the policemen of the world, and that we should be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Time, Values, Building, Country, Elections, Nation, Saying, World)

"What is not conservative about saying, 'Don't go to war unless we go to war properly with a full declaration of war and no other way?'"
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Conservative, Saying)

"It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Time, Animals, Confidence, Desire, Respect, Saying)

"A lot of people are going to hate me for saying this, but one of my least favorite kinds of music, or the kind of music that I feel I've so got out of my system, is musicals music."
- Guy Pearce
(Related: Music, People, Favorite, Hate, Saying)

"I have newspapers coming to me and saying, 'Can we get in on the TARP?'."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Newspapers, Saying)

"I'm not saying that the gas chambers didn't exist. I couldn't see them myself."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Saying)

"So what I'm saying is why don't we think about changing Schrodinger's equation at some level when masses become too big at the level that you might have to worry about Einstein's general relativity."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: Relativity, Saying, Worry)

"I was a bartender in New York and I overheard this girl saying she made $3000 doing a commercial. A kid at work told me, 'Hey, I know this director and he'd really like you!'. So I walked into this guy's office and was like 'I was thinking maybe I could make $3000' and he hired me for commercials, short films, like 15 jobs in a row."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Work, Jobs, Office, Saying, Thinking)

"Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed."
- Prince Philip
(Related: Complaining, Leisure, Now, Saying)

"There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Hate, Old, Saying)

"I did not want to provide a blueprint or roadmap for the terrorists, saying 'Here are our new security procedures'."
- John Pistole
(Related: Saying, Security, Want)

"It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a sojourn."
- Plato
(Related: Life, Saying)

"The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Genius, Saying, Silence)

"I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time."
- Frederik Pohl
(Related: Change, History, Time, People, Saying, Thinking, Writing)

"Ronald Reagan gave our party a bowling alley image as opposed to a country club image. We were talking to people who go bowling on Thursday night, and they were understanding what we were saying."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: People, Country, Night, Party, Saying, Talking, Understanding)

"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Saying, Today, Words, Wrong, Yesterday)

"There are all these scripts where the women, if they're working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who'll kill you. It's a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level."
- Parker Posey
(Related: Men, Women, Being, Lawyers, Saying)

"To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a 'home' might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation."
- Emily Post
(Related: Cooking, Man, Old, Recreation, Saying, Woman)

"Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress. We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Progress, Defeat, Saying)

"A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string."
- George Dennison Prentice
(Related: Kindness, Pearls, sayings, Witty, Word)

"You know, I had my mother and my father convincing me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he'd be back with the actresses and dating them and that he wasn't serious about me at all. So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents telling me something else."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Dating, Mother, Father, Hollywood, Parents, Saying)

"Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Intellectuals, Saying)

"I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: HusbBible, Being, First, President, Public, Saying, Silly, states, United, Washington)

"Well, I mean, you have an emotion, you want to express it. You don't just look in the camera and do it. You want to hide from the embarrassment of your brother saying you're not allowed to come into my town."
- Anthony Quinn
(Related: Brother, Embarrassment, Emotion, Saying, Want)

"I hadn't even watched '24' before, and the audition was kind of far away. When I got the material, there wasn't a character yet, so it almost seemed like an assistant to Jack Bauer saying, 'Yes, sir. No, sir.'"
- Mary Lynn Rajskub
(Related: Character, Saying)

"The first step to stringing the boss up from a lamppost is saying the boss is a moron."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Boss, First, Saying)

"Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Books, Reading, Religious, sayings, Will)

"The wrath of God is a way of saying that I have been living in a way that is contrary to the love that is God. Anyone who begins to live and grow away from God, who lives away from what is good, is turning his life toward wrath."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Life, Love, God, Living, Saying, Wrath)

"It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Law, Laws, May, Open, Saying)

"But there's no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Saying)

"Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son, is quoted as saying, The best interpretation of a dream is one you apply."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Son, Dream, Saying)

"People were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married and it just blew me away. Not that they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Thought, People, Gay, Land, Saying)

"No, sir, I'm not saying that charming, witty and warm copy won't sell. I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming, witty campaigns that didn't sell."
- Rosser Reeves
(Related: Saying, Witty)

"The format's better because it gives us a much stronger hand to play when going to the North Koreans unified, with our allies and partners in the region, all of us saying the same thing: telling them their current course is unacceptable."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Play, Saying)

"Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I'm saying. And I have to talk slowly."
- Leah Remini
(Related: Focus, Saying, Talk, Trying)

"But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you're actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Fire, Saying)

"We're not saying that you don't need coal, but when you do mine the coal there are responsibilities to it. It may cost a little more, but it is the right thing to do."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: May, Right, Saying)

"So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing."
- Lionel Richie
(Related: People, Career, Saying)

"However saying that I totally support the concept of civil partnerships in the eyes of the law, and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have had to wait so long for legal rights, protection and recognition."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Legal, Sex, Disgrace, Eyes, Rights, Law, Protection, Saying, Support)

"I had something I was trying to say and sometimes the message is an easy transmission and sometimes it's a difficult one but I love the power of saying it so I'm gonna do it whether it's hard or easy."
- Faith Ringgold
(Related: Love, Power, Saying, Trying)

"If there's anything worse than a woman living alone, it's a woman saying she likes it."
- Thelma Ritter
(Related: Living, Saying, Woman)

"I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Saying, Thinking)

"I spent seven months in Africa and came back saying there isn't anything you can say about black people that you couldn't say about, say, pink people except that they're black."
- Larry Rivers
(Related: People, Months, Saying)

"I really enjoy the consolation when I'm having to cut loose stuff I love, of saying 'Well, at least it will make it onto DVD.' There's a couple of scenes which I liked very much, but couldn't fit them into the film that are on there."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Love, Film, Saying, Will)

"It's difficult when you have to turn down a tremendous amount of money because you don't like what the script is saying and you don't have any money."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Money, Saying)

"At least when it's in French, I won't know what the heck they're saying."
- Frank Robinson
(Related: Saying)

"So for me having that element of being able to be competitive wasn't a problem. I'm very competitive. I thought if I could skate first, acting would come second. I could say my lines and then go do what I was saying. You don't have to fake it, you're not really acting."
- John Robinson
(Related: Thought, Acting, Being, First, Saying)

"The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Conversation, Reason, Saying, Thinking)

"As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Nothing, Saying, Words)

"As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Talent, Nothing, Saying, Talking, Words)

"I want them to listen to me for what I am saying. And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits, and like, sit and burp every now and then."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Now, Saying, Want)

"But do not understand me as saying, or for one moment suggesting, that women legislators should confine themselves to doing only social service work. Not at all."
- Edith Rogers
(Related: Women, Work, Legislators, Saying, Service)

"I'm just saying that there are high quality materials, and when we change them then there should be a way of changing them so that you can celebrate that change - rather than just 'mix it up'."
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Change, Quality, Saying)

"Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Art, Diplomacy, Saying)

"What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don't think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Europe, Fact, Jazz, May, Musicians, Saying, Years)

"What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes, compensation should be focused on - on long term, so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Financial, Heaven, Reform, Risk, Risk-taking, Saying)

"We conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no'. We're just the ones who say it when it's the right thing to say."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Right, Saying)

"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Politics, American, Saying, Vice)

"There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game."
- Pete Rose
(Related: Money, Happiness, Old, Saying)

"I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin, so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person."
- Diana Ross
(Related: People, Gay, Saying, Skin)

"A lot of the advertisement is done by saying: first of all, have a complex about who you are."
- Isabella Rossellini
(Related: First)

"Rather than saying that the commissioner is hired by the owners and therefore is subservient to them, you have to look at whether or not the players are getting a fair shake."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Saying)

"I'm not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it's our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Time, Job, Press, Public, Saying, Wrong)

"Usually we are saying only part of the truth."
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Truth, Saying)

"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)

"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts."
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
(Related: Friends, Saying)

"They were saying, 'Keep this under your hat, but Jack Sparrow's going to die in the second movie.' I went, 'You're kidding me. The fans are going to go berserk.'"
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Fans, Saying)

"But as my voice coach keeps saying, if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been, we wouldn't be able to understand it."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Coach, Saying, Voice)

"It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Art, Power, Nothing, Perfection, Saying)

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Mathematics, May, Saying, Talking)

"I've done my best to work from a place of humility - always looking over your shoulder saying, "Does this suck?" and I think that's a good way to work. The other way to work is where you start to think, "I'm on fire, I'm amazing!" and I don't think that's the way to work."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Work, Fire, Humility, Saying)

"That's what takes people out of the fight half the time. They get hit and half the reaction is your ego is saying, 'I cannot believe that person just lit me up - how humiliating.'"
- David O. Russell
(Related: Time, People, Ego, Fight, Saying)

"Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Love, Comedy, Mind, Romantic, Saying, Will)

"We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Age, People, Order, Promise, Reform, Saying)

"The nature of comedy is 'just do it.' But I think what's interesting about it is this joke has been around and why. And it's just saying what's wrong and how wrong can you be if you say it."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Nature, Comedy, Saying, Wrong)

"I got a cable from New York saying that what I'd written about the growth of Soviet agricultural production didn't make sense because the same levels were reached under the czars. I wanted to confirm it, but by then the censors were on to me."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Growth, Production, Saying, Sense)

"I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Class, Ethics, Morals, Right, Saying, Wrong)

"When I'm up there, and I know the show's coming to a close, in my head I'm saying to myself, Oh man, you gotta get off and be a normal person again. That's what I don't like so much."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Man, Saying)

"I don't think about that. I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech. That wasn't on my mind. So what I do is the best work I can do."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Work, Day, Growing up, Mind, Saying, Speech)

"Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it."
- George Santayana
(Related: Balance, Saying)

"Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Home, Beach, Conscience, Saying, Vote)

"While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly as well on what the speaker is saying."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Saying, Writing)

"The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Listening, Saying)

"In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Marriage, Career, Children, Job, Saying)

"I've always been interesting in the lighting aspect and always listened to what they were saying."
- Devon Sawa
(Related: Saying)

"I don't know why I'm saying I'm brave."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Saying)

"Every time somebody tries to go in and reinvent what we do, it always ends up being more about technology and sets, and flash and dash, forgetting the main thing, which is interesting people saying interesting, important things."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Technology, Time, People, Being, Saying)

"Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'... they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git."
- Alexei Sayle
(Related: Americans, Saying)

"There was a widespread indignation in the American media. They were saying, 'How can you make a movie during an election that's about politics? What are you doing? Are you trying to influence people's lives?' To which my response was, 'Well, I hope so.'"
- John Sayles
(Related: Politics, People, Hope, American, Influence, Media, Saying, Trying)

"I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies, after I had a string of hits and successes, as a performer and a recording artist, that I wasn't saying anything."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Time, Artist, Saying)

"And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament in Iraq using blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of all the violence that's in Iraq."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Iraq, Now, Parliament, Saying, Sons, Violence)

"When Howard Dean started saying some honest things, they hung him."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Saying)

"The restaurant chefs in Spain are breaking ground, but in terms of the everyday cooking in Spain I still hear people coming back and saying they were disappointed. I think it's because they're expecting the chef stuff."
- Sally Schneider
(Related: People, Cooking, Saying, Spain)

"Our people were very restive, saying that they could not sit under that notice, and that if the National Board did not call them out soon they would go out of themselves."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: People, Saying)

"Don't you hear people saying things you can't believe they're saying?"
- Joel Schumacher
(Related: People, Saying)

"People aren't going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period."
- Lee Scott
(Related: People, Communication, Managers, Meetings, Saying, Talk, Will)

"I thought that subtitles are boring because they're there generally to serve us with information to make you understand what people are saying in a different language."
- Tony Scott
(Related: Thought, People, Information, Language, Saying)

"The first one, obviously, was walking into my office at eight o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, and being told there was a telephone call saying that there was an incident at Three Mile Island, and that it had shut down and that beyond that we didn't know."
- William Scranton
(Related: Being, First, Office, Saying, Walking)

"I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who, when they write their autobiographies, always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me, etc."
- George Seaton
(Related: People, Months, Old, Saying)

"Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust."
- Lance Secretan
(Related: Love, Trust, Heart, Feeling, Feet, Followers, Leaders, Saying, Thinking)

"I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer."
- David Sedaris
(Related: Funny, Love, Animals, Saying)

"I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost every religious group in the country, from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy Rollers and Revival Churches."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Churches, Country, Religious, Saying)

"Every time I talk about this, I say: when the singer is singing, he must be respected, you must be able to hear what he's saying. You can't put a trombone and a drum up there, and a microphone on the drum, microphones on everybody. You can't hear what he's saying."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Time, Saying, Singing, Talk)

"It's going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I'll risk saying that we'll be lucky if something really serious doesn't happen."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Accidents, Risk, Saying)

"The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that's saying a lot."
- Anne Sexton
(Related: Sex, Feeling, Saying, Writing)

"During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Time, Christian, Right, Saying)

"Oh it's clearly a cover up. I mean, I have no reluctance in saying that."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Saying)

"Slash sat me down at his house and said, You've got to clean up your act. You know you've gone too far when Slash is saying, Look, you've got to get into rehab."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Act, Saying)

"When I'm saying hysteria, I'm referring to Freud, because all the women were coming to him with symptoms and seeking help, and he just called it hysteria."
- Cybill Shepherd
(Related: Women, Help, Saying)

"You don't expect to get the letter saying, Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire! It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day."
- Antony Sher
(Related: Day, Knight, Saying)

"I mean, the question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again, night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don't we all anyway; might as well get paid for it."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: God, Actors, Night, Question, Saying)

"They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Committee, Day, Saying, Witty)

"You've got people who didn't serve with John Kerry saying they did serve with John Kerry in the boat. With George Bush, we can't find anybody who did serve with him."
- Mark Shields
(Related: People, Saying)

"So, in a way I was hedging and saying that if the Olympic stuff doesn't work out at least I can be a lawyer."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Work, Saying)

"Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Mistake, Possibility, Authority, Liberty, Literary, Religious, Saying)

"One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you've changed your life by saying, 'Farewell to Fat'."
- Richard Simmons
(Related: Life, Day, Hearing, May, Meeting, Saying)

"I don't believe what the papers are saying They're just out to capture my dime, Exaggerating this, exaggerating that."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Saying)

"I don't get bothered by people saying what they say. I'm a happy person and I'm happy with my looks. I'm not an insecure person. I believe if somebody chooses plastic surgery it should be for themselves, not for anyone else."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: People, Saying)

"If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Being, Chance, Saying)

"If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Being, Chance, Saying)

"The music industry is saying, This is the format, and if you'll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and MTV will expose you, we'll sell records."
- Nikki Sixx
(Related: Music, Play, Saying, Will)

"I have had to learn about saying no."
- Jaclyn Smith
(Related: Saying)

"There's this wonderful first assistant and he'll be saying, 'Now Harry goes down among the dragons.' You have to hold yourself together. Because if you lose it for a second then you're sunk."
- Maggie Smith
(Related: First, Saying)

"In those days reputation was a big thing. If you could win a game before you went out, win it. That could mean winning it in the papers by saying certain things or by not saying certain things. You got very crafty at the game."
- Tommy Smith
(Related: Winning, Reputation, Saying)

"Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true."
- Richard Snelling
(Related: Honesty, Saying)

"The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable coming up to me and saying things, but now usually it's because they recognize me, and they say nice things."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Funny, Now, Saying, Strangers)

"And that's just what I'm saying. I would never want to be like certain people, who change the way they dress, go out in disguise, wear a big floppy hat and dark shades. I would hate that."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Change, People, Disguise, Dress, Hate, Saying, Want)

"There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad."
- Sophocles
(Related: Life, Men, Man, Saying)

"But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless."
- Sophocles
(Related: Enemies, Gifts, Saying)

"A short saying often contains much wisdom."
- Sophocles
(Related: Wisdom, Saying)

"I'm simply saying that there are advantages in sending a skilled diplomat who can always say, 'I'll get back to you on that, Mr. Minister'."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Saying)

"What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Government, People, Freedom, Road, Saying)

"It's been a straight strip, I must tell you, I've enjoyed it all the way. If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard, hard work, it's not. It's beautiful work. It's fun work. It's everything you'd ever want to do."
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: Work, Fun, Hard work, Saying, Sound, Want)

"When I have sat at home with this God-given talent for music for a long time, somebody approaches me out of the blue and asks me to play for them. It's almost as though there's a force somewhere which is saying 'no sittin' around, out you go!"
- Jeremy Spencer
(Related: Home, Music, Time, Talent, God, Force, Play, Saying)

"What it is saying is that someone who was a world champion and who takes care of himself with a 17-year rest and applies the proper training techniques and perseverance could be successful."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Successful, Perseverance, Care, Rest, Saying, Training, World)

"The food is absolutely atrocious, and parents have no idea. Parents are giving their kids three dollars and saying, 'Okay, see you later. Go off to school and have a good lunch.'"
- Morgan Spurlock
(Related: Food, Idea, Giving, Kids, Parents, Saying, School)

"Nothing could ever stop Kiss. I've seen the band in down times where critics were like vultures circling overhead saying things like, 'Well, you know it's the end of your career.'"
- Paul Stanley
(Related: Kiss, Career, End, Nothing, Saying)

"I couldn't believe they were saying I put a horrible fake plastic bosom over scars I was trying to heal and keep it in place with a tight bra, which could stop my blood flow, just so I could fit into my clothes."
- Koo Stark
(Related: Blood, Clothes, Saying, Trying)

"And I came back and it was great, 'cuz George had set up all these flowers all over the studio saying welcome home. So then we got it together again. I always felt it was better on the White one for me. We were more like a band, you know."
- Ringo Starr
(Related: Home, Flowers, Saying)

"If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors."
- Jason Statham
(Related: Home, Imagination, Actors, Confidence, Saying)

"But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don't get young men standing up and saying, 'How can I combine career and family?'"
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Men, Family, Career, Saying)

"Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself."
- James Stephens
(Related: Originality, Saying)

"Most people who went about saying a ghost had poked them with a brolly would be locked up somewhere."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: People, Saying)

"Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Saying, Solution, Song)

"There was a lot of stress and assumptions made without me even saying anything, which was very upsetting."
- Craig Stevens
(Related: Saying, Stress)

"The first two pictures I did, I played a young student in prep school. When I did Lifeguard, everyone was saying, You're so Southern California. It was a surprise to me."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: First, Saying, School)

"During the time I was on The Hardy Boys, I was also watching other people's careers. I thought the next step was to be a movie star. I kept saying no to projects, and offers stopped coming in. I was no longer hot."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Boys, Careers, Projects, Saying)

"There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: People, Idea, Duty, May, Neighbors, Saying)

"To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Soul, Saying, World)

"It's easy for women to say they don't understand and ask a man for help. As the saying goes, boys play with toys, and girls play with boys."
- Tom Stewart
(Related: Women, Boys, Girls, Help, Man, Play, Saying)

"There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Film, Old, Saying)

"Just a whole different style, just a whole different way of going about an audience and a way about skating. And they are so brilliant in their own way, which is great, and that's what Brian was saying; is the styles are different, and it's the whole mentality."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Saying, Style)

"Well we had nine top forensic pathologists from across the country, who operated as a panel, who looked at all the ballistic evidence and they came out saying that those bullets did exactly what the Warren Commission said they did."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Country, Saying)

"The Kiss scene was attempted three times. The first was in a peculiar spot of the fort on the ground level. It felt forced to me, and I knew right away that, in spite of what others were saying, it was dead wrong."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Kiss, First, Right, Saying, Wrong)

"I must begin by saying something about the old Germany. That Germany, too, suffered from superficial judgment, because appearances and reality were not always kept apart in people's minds."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: People, Germany, Judgment, Old, Reality, Saying)

"We believe the Senate language provides for federal subsidies for abortions. Plus there's a language in there where you have to pay one dollar per month, every enrollee, to pay for a fund for reproductive rights which include abortion. And that's totally against federal law. So we are saying take that out."
- Bart Stupak
(Related: Abortion, Rights, Language, Law, Saying, Senate)

"All I'm asking for is the law that's been on the books for the last 33 years, no public funding for abortion. We are both saying the same thing, pro-life, pro-choice. Let's find the language that works for both of us so we can pass health care."
- Bart Stupak
(Related: Health, Abortion, Books, Care, Language, Law, Public, Saying, Years)

"I feel angry that I can't be hypnotized. I'm not putting it down, and I'm not saying that it doesn't exist. I have talked to a great many people who are very good at it, but so far nobody has ever been able to hypnotize me."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: People, Saying)

"If somebody's pointing a trembling finger at your pants and saying you shouldn't be doing that, follow that finger back, go up the arm and look at the head that's behind it, because there's almost always something fairly woolly in there."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Saying)

"You can't go around the theatres handing out cards saying, 'It isn't my fault'. You go onto the next one."
- Preston Sturges
(Related: Cards, Fault, Saying)

"There were a couple of things in the intervention that made me know I needed help. One was a letter from my daughter saying that she was ashamed she had the same last name as I did, which will shock you a little bit."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Daughter, Help, Name, Saying, Will)

"Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad - because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad, you're mad.'"
- Graham Swift
(Related: Man, Saying)

"A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Man, Saying, Today, Wrong, Yesterday)

"Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Faith, Love, People, Saying, Will)

"A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Truth, Saying, Secrets, Voice, Writer)

"Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling, reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads while you allow your thoughts to roam."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Thoughts, Prayer, Saying)

"It's come to the point where you have people saying it's our Christian duty to embrace the homosexual movement. This is absurd."
- Randall Terry
(Related: People, Christian, Duty, Saying)

"People are always saying, English, English, English rose, and I just feel so completely different."
- Kristin Scott Thomas
(Related: People, English, Saying)

"Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine. I am still working; you know what I'm saying?"
- George Thorogood
(Related: Saying, Want)

"Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear."
- James Thurber
(Related: Comedy, Famous, Obscurity, Satire, Saying, Wit, Witty)

"No, but women are saying, and they say, are you crazy? But because they've had children since they were 20 years old. I haven't. So I had a child when I was 43, and now he's really out with his friends."
- Cheryl Tiegs
(Related: Women, Children, Friends, Now, Old, Saying, Years)

"To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Economy, Revolution, London, Saying)

"It goes without saying that when survival is threatened, struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Survival, Nations, Result, Saying)

"To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Art, Food, Work, Men, People, Majority, Saying)

"Working with 50 Cent was great, you know what Im saying? It was just great to work with 50 Cent."
- Obie Trice
(Related: Work, Saying)

"Let's say I was a plumber, or I worked at a factory, I would download music, you feel what I'm saying?"
- Obie Trice
(Related: Music, Saying)

"When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere."
- Calvin Trillin
(Related: Food, Policy, Kitchen, Preparation, Saying, Visit)

"What I was reading was already part of my psyche, but finally someone else was saying it's okay to walk alone."
- Charlie Trotter
(Related: Reading, Saying)

"I'm not saying they won't be bigger projects someday."
- Stanley Tucci
(Related: Projects, Saying)

"Jeff Bodine was saying that when he gets depressed, that he cleans house."
- Tanya Tucker
(Related: Saying)

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
- Mark Twain
(Related: First, Living, Nothing, Saying, World)

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Saying)

"At first, it was hard to sit down and read the things that people were saying. A lot of people would've worked their way up to this position and would've gotten a thick skin over a few years' time. For me, though, all this happened in a few months."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Time, People, First, Months, Saying, Skin, Years)

"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Saying, Voice, World)

"I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Life, Time, Catholicism, Difference, Religious, Right, Saying, Wrong)

"I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying."
- Eddie Vedder
(Related: Saying, Voice)

"I just don't like people coming up to me and saying something. It immediately makes you become insincere. There is no way you can react to it sincerely."
- Tom Verlaine
(Related: People, Saying)

"A witty saying proves nothing."
- Voltaire
(Related: Nothing, Saying, Witty)

"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Failure, Being, Defeat, Delay, End, Nothing, Saying)

"The Vietnamese have a secret weapon. It's their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill. In effect, they've been saying, You can kill us, but you'll have to kill a lot of us; you may have to kill all of us. And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that."
- George Wald
(Related: Effect, Heaven, May, Saying)

"Small businesses are seeing huge rate increases every year, and more and more of them are saying they just can't afford to provide coverage. That's part of the reason more than 45 million Americans are now uninsured."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Americans, Now, Reason, Saying)

"Acting has to do with saying it as if you meant it, so for me the words are always very important. It's very important for me to know my lines, know them so well that I don't have to think about them."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Acting, Saying, Words)

"To be willing to sort of die in order to move the reader, somehow. Even now I'm scared about how sappy this'll look in print, saying this."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Now, Order, Saying)

"With what all these people are saying, do you think that anybody wants to be around me? They all think that I did this on purpose? That I knew that I was positive, for so many years? I feel now that I'm going to be attacked if anybody sees me or if I go to the office."
- Marc Wallice
(Related: People, Positive, Purpose, Now, Office, Saying, Years)

"But nobody is listening to those points. They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago."
- Marc Wallice
(Related: Positive, Gossip, Listening, Saying, Years)

"A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot."
- Bill Walton
(Related: People, Effect, Saying)

"Don't ask me who my favourite monster was because I'm sick of saying Tom Baker."
- Lalla Ward
(Related: Saying)

"If God exists, what objection can he have to saying so?"
- Lemuel K. Washburn
(Related: God, Saying)

"The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Now, Saying, Years)

"A lot of guys spend their lives saying no because it's an easier way to keep your job."
- Cynthia Weil
(Related: Job, Saying)

"What I am saying is, all health care has a problem with costs. Medicare is growing slower than the private insurance plans. Why? Because of their efficiency. They don't have to give money to shareholders. Why should be defending shareholders?"
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Health, Money, Care, Efficiency, Saying)

"It was immediately apparent that it was full of tricky ingredients to balance. In fact, I found it very intriguing. What held me back from saying yes to the producer was that I wasn't sure who could play Truman."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Balance, Fact, Play, Saying)

"Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important."
- Mae West
(Related: Censorship, Dignity, Now, Right, Saying)

"People are saying that I'm an alcoholic, and that's not true, because I only drink when I work, and I'm a workaholic."
- Ron White
(Related: Work, People, Saying)

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Saying, Word)

"Her blue eyes were still beautiful, but they did not know what was before them, and Mary herself could never look through them again to tell Laura what she was thinking without saying a word."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Eyes, Saying, Thinking, Word)

"I'm always open for people saying I'm wrong because most of the time I am."
- Prince William
(Related: Time, People, Open, Saying, Wrong)

"There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1) sex sells; 2) if it bleeds it leads."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Sex, News, sayings)

"The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the 'otherness' and terror of God."
- Charles Williams
(Related: Love, God, Famous, Meaning, Saying, Terror)

"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'"
- Robin Williams
(Related: Baseball, Liberty, Poor, Saying, Want)

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!""
- Robin Williams
(Related: Nature, Saying, Spring)

"There has always been a saying in baseball that you can't make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game."
- Ted Williams
(Related: Baseball, Mistakes, Saying)

"Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Music, Poetry, Answers, Artists, Prose, Questions, Saying)

"Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid."
- Walter Winchell
(Related: Art, Gossip, Nothing, Saying)

"I can't remember anybody saying, Let's get this show on the road."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Road, Saying)

"I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Saying, Sensibility, Will)

"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)

"If you're going to vote on a television contract, there is a certain rationality to saying that the same structures that are applied to Health Plan participation should be placed on the right to vote on a strike."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Health, Participation, Right, Saying, Television, Vote)

"When it went on the air, the sales department hated it. It was the highest advertising pullout show in the history of NBC. At the early focus groups, people were saying, 'Who are these people? Why should we watch them?"
- Dick Wolf
(Related: History, People, Advertising, Focus, Sales, Saying)

"No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize - as her personal problem - observations she makes about the beauty myth in society."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Beauty, Society, Appearance, May, Myth, Saying, Will, Woman)

"Well, I started thinking about what you were saying about how your movies need to make a profit. Now, what is the one thing, if you put it in a movie, it'll be successful?"
- Ed Wood
(Related: Movies, Successful, Now, Profit, Saying, Thinking)

"As an adult (after college) and as an artist I thought about what was real, what sustained me - it was Christian Science. I was using that when I didn't know it. Saying yes to the Light and your better instinct."
- Alfre Woodard
(Related: Science, Thought, Christian, Artist, Instinct, Light, Saying)

"Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that."
- Alfre Woodard
(Related: God, Thoughts, Saying, Trying)

"When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon's own voice saying, We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury, We have to pay burglars a million dollars, it's all too clear the horror of what went on."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Lie, Horror, Jury, Nixon, Saying, Voice)

"This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Life, Soul, People, Courage, Saying)

"I'm not saying we purposely introduced bugs or anything, but this is kind of a natural result of any complexities of software... that you can't fully test it."
- Will Wright
(Related: Bugs, Result, Saying, Software)

"There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome. It seems the administration so often clearly believes that no matter what the evidence was at any particular time, essentially everything led to Saddam Hussein."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Time, Old, Rome, Saying)

"Since Israel does not differentiate between attacking this group or that, we are saying our people can work individually or collectively to face this aggression."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Work, People, Aggression, Israel, Saying)

"There are many resistance movements in the world, like the IRA for instance. But it is only Islamic resistance movements that are put on the terrorist list. This is what I am saying."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Saying, World)

"I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same."
- Angus Young
(Related: Death, People, Saying, Sound)

"When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention."
- Neil Young
(Related: God, People, Attention, Friends, Hate, Punk, Saying)

"I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated."
- Neil Young
(Related: Ideas, Saying)

"A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse."
- Johann Georg Zimmermann
(Related: sayings)

"Liberal democracy - as you know, in the old days, we were saying we want socialism with a human face. Today's left effectively offers global capitalism with a human face, more tolerance, more rights and so on. So the question is, is this enough or not? Here I remain a Marxist: I think not."
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: Capitalism, Democracy, Rights, Liberal, Old, Question, Saying, Socialism, Today, Tolerance, Want)

"I am not saying that Hitler was a choir boy. But I am saying, let him who was innocent in the Second World War cast the first stone."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: War, First, Saying, World, World war)

"I am not saying that during the Second World War Germany did not, under the leadership of the National Socialist government, commit crimes."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Leadership, War, Government, Germany, Saying, World, World war)