Quotes and Sayings about Sense



"I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: God, Books, Free will, Sense, Surprises, Writers, Writing)

"Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Power, Man, Quiet, Sense)

"I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn't really have enough of that."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Books, Law, Sense)

"Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Negotiation, Sense)

"Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Sense)

"We live on the leash of our senses."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Senses)

"There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl's sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Humor, Belief, May, Sense, Wit)

"In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Ability, Chance, Eye, Feeling, Mind, Practice, Sense, Sight, Will)

"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Being, Sense)

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

"Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

"Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Music, Being, Nonsense, Nothing)

"Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Change, Men, Nature, Climate, Common sense, Fool, Man, May)

"The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Truth, Breeding, Gain, Praise, Sense)

"A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Truth, Lie, Sense)

"Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Being, Sense)

"When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Sense, World)

"Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, Existence, Self, Sense)

"You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Ruin, Sense, Want)

"Some moments it feels longer, other moments it feels like it's flown by; you can't believe you've done it all that time... Overall, you have a strong sense for the full spectrum that you've sort of traveled."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Time, Moments, Sense)

"I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Humor, Sense)

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

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

"Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Work, First, Secrets, Sense, Years)

"Winning brought me a wonderful sense of completeness."
- Tenley Albright
(Related: Winning, Sense)

"To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking."
- Alcaeus
(Related: Drinking, Folly, Grief, Melancholy, Pain, Sense, Thinking)

"Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Dreams, Senses)

"Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Life, Thought, Man, Sense, Thinking)

"The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Man, Sense)

"The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Funny, Humor, Sense)

"For psychological purposes the most important differences in conation are those in virtue of which the object is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Thought, Virtue)

"When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

"But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Action, Sense, Value, Word)

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

"Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits."
- Hervey Allen
(Related: Senses)

"You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: History, People, Name, Now, Play, Sense, Want, Years)

"Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?"
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: Medical, Knowledge, Disease, Old, Physicians, Sense, State)

"If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

"In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)

"The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Challenge, Film, Sense, Want)

"I'm an old-timer in the business from the sense that when you do something that you feel good about there might be another person out there who feels the same way, or a hundred or a couple million."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Business, Old, Sense)

"Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth century sense of the word."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Sense, Word)

"Common sense is calculation applied to life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Common sense)

"Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Experience, Life, Common sense, Measure)

"He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Faith, Church, Sense)

"Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Life, Sense, Will, Writer)

"I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Identity, Mission, Photography, Sense)

"And this is one way to do technology forecasting; get a sense of where technology is, and then anticipate the next upturn."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Technology, Sense)

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

"In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most evil people in the book - he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Evil, Mind, Running, Sense)

"I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

"I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Related: Happiness, American, Day, Pride, Sense, World)

"What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)

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

"I'd heard he was good, and what the hell sense does it make not to hire somebody because of their color?"
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Hell, Sense)

"All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Sense)

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

"The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong."
- Antiphanes
(Related: Quest, Right, Sense, Wrong)

"All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Conscience, Fighting, Freedom, Problems, Sense, Sin, Trying)

"The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Age, Country, Sense, Television)

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Happiness, Men, Desire, End, Living, Sense)

"Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Nothing, Senses, Words)

"Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)

"A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Gold, Sense)

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

"Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Boredom, Entertainment, Senses, Variety)

"In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: First, Order, Senses)

"To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Happiness, Being, Proof, Sense)

"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Love, Marriage, Humor, Sense)

"Help the man-in-the-street make sense of the bewildering."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: Help, Man, Sense)

"Bosnia is under my skin. It's the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Anger, Guilt, Sense, Skin, Years)

"Well, in the sense that we do not tour or record together anymore - then I suppose not. But if our old recordings get heard more we shall be delighted."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Old, Sense)

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Morals, Right, Sense)

"Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Sense)

"I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Artist, Sense)

"All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Work, Idea, Act, Artist, Sense, Will)

"In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Class, Perspective, Prayer, Sense, World)

"To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Imagination, Work, People, Beginning, Magic, Sense, Will)

"Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Injury, Sense)

"Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Death, Mind, Senses, Service)

"Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Key, Mind, Sense, Spirituality)

"This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Time, Sense)

"In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

"If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama's governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Consistency, Vision, President, Running, Sense, Today)

"It's not so much the amount of tax we pay - it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without our knowing what's going on."
- Andrew J. Bacevich
(Related: Being, Tax, Sense)

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

"The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nature, Senses, Understanding)

"I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Sense, Word)

"Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Opportunity, America, Rest, Sense, World)

"I think the blues is fine for blues players, but free blues has never made much sense to me."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Sense)

"The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

"A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Fear, Community, Destiny, Sense, Weapons)

"You get a sense of how the show works and then let your personality take over."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Personality, Sense)

"The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Time, Greed, Needs, Sense, Want, Writer)

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

"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Life, Europe, Limits, Possibilities, Sense, Tragedy, Word)

"Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Cancer, Linux, Property, Sense)

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Technology, People, Information, Potential, Sense, Want)

"It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, First, Senses, Treasure, Will, Word)

"Love is the poetry of the senses."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Poetry, Senses)

"I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

"In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Life, People, Obstacles, Order, Self, Sense, Struggle, Succeed)

"Most of them are pretty down records, pretty unhappy, pretty confused. Which only reflects how people in general were feeling, I mean really the sense that you get is society running down."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Society, People, Feeling, Pretty, Running, Sense)

"I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Gratitude, African, Race, Sense, Universe)

"But, gentlemen, can any of us say that as a result of such overwhelming sacrifices of money, of men, of ideals, and of civil dignity the sense of security has indeed been attained?"
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Men, Money, Dignity, Gentlemen, Ideals, Result, Security, Sense)

"Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work."
- Joseph Barbara
(Related: Happiness, Work, Fulfillment, Hard work, Sense)

"When I see myself at 14 years old I can put my hands on my head and think: 'How could I have done that?' but at that time it had sense for me. You do the same when you're 20. And now, when you look at people who are 20 years old you ask yourself: 'Was I like that? Was I really like that?'"
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Time, People, Now, Old, Sense, Years)

"I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Sense)

"A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Idea, Identity, Man, Sense, Wrong)

"That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Power, God, Sense, Will)

"Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Business, People, Selling, Sense)

"On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver."
- William Bartram
(Related: Gratitude, Blessings, Now, Sense)

"If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Time, Being, Fortune, Right, Sense, Wrong, Yield)

"You've got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity."
- Lance Bass
(Related: Humor, Sanity, Sense)

"I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I've always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Love, Society, Life, Thought, Sense, Trying)

"It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: History, Change, Future, Man, Nonsense)

"Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Inspiration, Common sense, Folk, Obvious, Sentiment)

"An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Time, Beauty, Artist, Sense)

"Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Dreams, Common sense, Earth, Reality)

"In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Success, Popular, Sense, Treatment)

"I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term, for from the bottom of my soul, I protest against everything that is said, and everything that is done."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Soul, Protest, Sense)

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

"The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie
(Related: Peace, Gratitude, Vision, Past, Sense, Today, Tomorrow)

"Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Children, Classroom, Common sense, Focus, Teachers)

"The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Love, Cause, Sense, Sexes, Word)

"Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Truth, Duty, Guilt, Reward, Sense)

"I am like Howard Beale. When he came out of the rain and he was like, none of this makes any sense. I am that guy."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Rain, Sense)

"But it then very soon became clear that the response of a war against terrorism, initially conceived of in a metaphorical sense, began to be taken increasingly seriously and came to entail waging a real war."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: War, Sense, Terrorism)

"Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Intelligence, Humanity, Poets, Sense)

"I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Humor, Friend, Gold, Man, Sense)

"If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!"
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Sense, Sharing, Years)

"If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Humor, Sex, Sense)

"I think only of objects: of a leg or an arm, of the wonderful sense of foreshortening, breaking through the plane, of the division of space, of the combination of straight lines in relation to curved ones."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Sense, Space)

"It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment!"
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Music, Death)

"As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, People, Common sense, Liberty)

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Humor, Road, Sense)

"There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Books, Senses, Will)

"The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy)

"Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Nonsense)

"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Money, Language, Nations, Sense)

"It would follow that 'significant form' was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Reality, Sense)

"Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Art, Fitness, Feeling, Mathematicians, Mathematics, Now, Past, Sense, Simplicity, Usefulness)

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves."
- Robert Neelly Bellah
(Related: Home, Sense)

"You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Family, Sense, Years)

"Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Freedom, Help, Justice, Sense, Support, Today)

"We need a sense of the value of time - that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Time, Sense, Value)

"The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Leadership, People, Fact, Myth, Nonsense)

"As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Mystery, Pilgrimage, Sense, World)

"A sense of worthiness is a child's most important need."
- Polly Berrien Berends
(Related: Sense, Worthiness)

"There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Humor, Day, Pressure, Sense, Stress)

"Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it's rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you're just renting for a while."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Beauty, Importance, Sense)

"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form."
- John Berger
(Related: Autobiography, Being, Sense)

"When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Action, Perception, Beginning, Body, Sense, State)

"The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Men, Common sense, First, Principles, Skepticism)

"I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Animals, Man)

"The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Freedom, Imprisonment, Metaphor, Rest, Sense)

"I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor. I'll try to soften it and become boring, maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"Because an appeal makes logical sense is no guarantee that it will work."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Work, Sense, Will)

"He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Anger, Actor, Being, Feeling, Living, Sense, Will, Word)

"Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology, urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe, very affected by all of that."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Country, Ecology, Europe, Living, Sense)

"Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Nature, Deals, Decisions, Justice, Memory, Party, Politicians, Sense)

"I remember being young in the 1960s... we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Change, Dream, Hope, Being, Future, Sense, Today, World, Youth)

"If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express, we feel a sense of shame."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Sense, Sentiment, Shame)

"It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Hope, Country, Democracy, Dictatorship, Sense, Symbol)

"Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Truth, Common sense, Favors, Fortune)

"I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Sense, Wonder)

"Wild Bill was a strange character. In person he was about six feet and one inch in height. He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Character, Feet, Sense, Word)

"Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Common sense)

"Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Instinct)

"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Genius, Common sense)

"Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Being, Famous, Illusion, May, Sense)

"I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I've never had that attitude to music."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Music, Attitude, Sense)

"I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Love, Art, Talent, Painting, Sense)

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

"I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Politics, Optimism, Country, Sense)

"Moveon is not a one-way broadcast media. The Internet, when used best, is a two-way media. We have a forum in which people can post comments and those comments can be rated. We get a sense of what people feel most passionately about."
- Joan Blades
(Related: People, Internet, Media, Post, Sense)

"I think in New York we had respect and we would pretty much fill up the places where we went, but I never got the sense that we really were Number 1 here in New York among the Latin crowds."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Crowds, Pretty, Respect, Sense)

"It doesn't make sense for me to be a lawyer in a place where there is no law."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Law, Sense)

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

"Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops."
- John Blair
(Related: People, Destruction, Fact, Numbers, Police, Talking)

"Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Benefits, Identity, Pride, Sense, states)

"Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age."
- William Blake
(Related: Age, Soul, Body, Man, Senses)

"If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Life, Disappointment, Excitement, Expectation, Sense, State)

"I don't have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You'd be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees - I think a lot of it's imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?"
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Competition, Now, Sense)

"Passion and standing up for things can help create a sense of unity. But you still have to act a certain way."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Act, Help, Passion, Sense, Unity)

"What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Negative, Awareness, School, Sense, Theology, Thinking)

"Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, 'cause they're convinced that there is a free lunch."
- Ron Bloom
(Related: Money, Nonsense, Will)

"Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense, but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: New testament, Sense)

"Someone gave me a New Testament. I had never before read it systematically. Some parts made sense, some parts shocked me."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: New testament, Sense)

"It's absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history, of who they are, in order to be able to project their values and stand up for them."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Values, Democrats, Order, Project, Sense)

"Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being."
- David Blunkett
(Related: People, Citizenship, Confidence, Identity, Sense)

"Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Body, Language, Senses)

"Buddhas don't practice nonsense."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nonsense, Practice)

"You see so many movies... the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar. There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy."
- Peter Bogdanovich
(Related: Movies, People, Film, Grammar, Pretty, Sense)

"If you say city to people, people have no problem thinking of the city as rife with problematic, screwed-up people, but if you say suburbs - and I'm not the first person to say this, it's been said over and over again in literature - there's a sense of normalcy."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: People, First, Literature, Sense, Thinking)

"A corporation is organized as a system - it has this department, that department, that department... they don't have any meaning separately; they only can function together. And also the body is a system. Society is a system in some sense. And so on."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Body, Meaning, Sense)

"In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe."
- David Bohm
(Related: Man, Sense, Universe)

"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Soul, Contempt, Eyes, Pity, Self, Sense, World)

"We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect."
- Sissela Bok
(Related: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

"I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics - and it wont go away. From time to time, people articulate a view that we should ban opinion polls, but that's nonsense."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Politics, Time, People, Nonsense, Opinion)

"I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change."
- Richard Nelson Bolles
(Related: Change, Life, Constancy, Sense)

"The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Communication, Man, Mind, Senses, Will)

"Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless the Administration is prepared to implement a reform strategy which can be supported by the budget request."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Strategy, Reform, Sense)

"My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

"Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay... Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told."
- Chastity Bono
(Related: Anger, Mom, Betrayal, Deep, Gay, Hurt, Sense)

"In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: History, Ignorance, Perceptions, Sense, Words)

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

"It's the continuation of everyone's childhood to see these young children who grow up full of life, full of intelligence, full of a sense of wonder. And within an instant they're gone from this world. It's terrible."
- Lucien Bouchard
(Related: Intelligence, Life, Childhood, Children, Sense, Wonder, World)

"The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: People, Heart, Absence, Friends, May, Senses)

"Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community - especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Home, Men, Women, Community, Computer, Friends, Gay, Office, Sense)

"Her death contributed to my later interest in studying biochemistry, an interest that has not been fulfilled in the sense that my accomplishments remain more at the basic than the applied level."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Death, Accomplishments, Interest, Sense)

"Men love it. They have a sense of humor, whereas a lot of women are threatened or just don't get it."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Humor, Sense)

"If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Living, Sense, Wonder)

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Love, Time, Business, Friendship, Intellect, Nonsense)

"We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Folly, Language, Selfishness, Sense, Tyranny, Violence)

"Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Nature, Habit, May, Popular, Sense)

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

"The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I'm just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Victory, Common sense)

"In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn't understand why some pop star from London would want to be there."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: People, London, Sense, Struggle, Want)

"I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: History, People, Sense, Trying)

"Art is a sense of magic."
- Stan Brakhage
(Related: Art, Magic, Sense)

"Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Art, Self, Sense, Simplicity)

"Most photographers would feel a certain embarrassment in admitting publicly that they carried within them a sense of wonder, yet without it they would not produce the work they do, whatever their particular field."
- Bill Brandt
(Related: Work, Embarrassment, Sense, Wonder)

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, America, Europe, Historians, Responsibility, Sense)

"Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Wisdom, Fallibility, Opinions, Sense)

"No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Feeling, Freedom, Sense)

"I see the effects of sexual and gender liberation all around me, just like you do, but I don't have a sense of being in the majority."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Being, Gender, Majority, Sense)

"Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Accomplishment, Being, Sense)

"The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping."
- Benjamin Britten
(Related: Idea, Night, Nonsense, Old)

"Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Common sense)

"It is clear that every immediate object of our senses both exists and is real in the primary meaning of these terms so long as we remain aware of the object."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Meaning, Senses)

"I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Life, Accomplishment, Intellect, Nonsense)

"It's interesting because you feel on the one hand, we understand people from what the say, and in another sense, you'd think that you'd be able to convey more through dialogue."
- Adrien Brody
(Related: People, Sense)

"You become so obsessed, and that's not a bad thing for a movie. Serve it with that sense that it's the whole world."
- James L. Brooks
(Related: Sense, World)

"I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Humor, Love, Fun, Sense)

"Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally.That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Change, Power, Technology, Opportunity, Ability, Community, First, Sense, World)

"I believe there is a moral sense and a global ethic that commands attention from people of every religion and every faith, and people of no faith. But I think what's new is that we now have the capacity to communicate instantaneously across frontiers right across the world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Religion, Faith, People, Attention, Now, Right, Sense, World)

"My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Intelligence, Success, Common sense)

"Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

"I listen to some of the comments on WIP - they're playing parts of the press conference - and I can see where people would read into things. But if anyone was at the press conference, I think would sense how much I enjoyed Philly and how I loved working for those people."
- Larry Brown
(Related: People, Press, Sense)

"If my senses don't feel right then I don't do it."
- Melanie Brown
(Related: Right, Senses)

"Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Poetry, Common sense, Freedom, Rules, Speech, Violence, Words)

"In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Money, Science, Common sense, Famous, First, Paradox, Poets, Psychoanalysis, State)

"You know, with bands like Kiss back out on the road and Aerosmith coming out, we are going to be a band like that, in the sense that it's a big rock band."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Kiss, Road, Sense)

"I must be free... free to do what I like, say what I like, write what I like, within the limits prescribed for me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Limits, Sense)

"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Life, Action, Goals, Now, Sense, Will)

"This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Common sense, Effort, Oil, Public, Want)

"How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!"
- Robert Browning
(Related: Life, Soul, Heart, Man, Senses)

"But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Action, Decision, Freedom, Necessity, Obvious, Options, Sense)

"Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Mother, Father, Crime, May, Poverty, Sense)

"Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Cause, Difference, Effect, Lies, Sense, Taste)

"It makes sense to invest in new work. It's almost like having a research department in a scientific laboratory. You have to try things out. You'll make some bad mistakes. Some things will fail but at least you'll energise the organisation."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Work, Mistakes, Research, Sense, Will)

"For me, the other thing is not just a strong sense of spirituality."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Sense, Spirituality)

"I like that sense of we're all on the same page and trying to get the job done."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Job, Sense, Trying)

"Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Happiness, Music, People, Thoughts, Answers, Being, Content, Giving, Oneness, Sense)

"The word, and the concept of feminism, was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and a way of defining how I wished to live my life."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Life, Feminism, Identity, Sense, Word)

"I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense."
- William P. Bundy
(Related: Action, Military, Sense)

"The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Mistake, Common sense, Country, Needs, Temper)

"To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life."
- Gelett Burgess
(Related: Life, Interest, Nonsense)

"In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Community, Direction, Dress, Effect, End, Force, Public, Sense)

"Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Idea, Possibility, Authority, Being, Creation, Sense)

"Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Business, Heart, Ability, Advertising, Sense)

"Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Work, Care, Classroom, Compassion, Duty, Future, Montana, Sense, Teachers)

"In a sense I've made the same film over and over again. In all of them I've asked, 'Who are we as Americans?"
- Ken Burns
(Related: Americans, Film, Sense)

"It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Humor, Beauty, People, May, Sense)

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Nature, Order, Senses)

"Hemingway was a prisoner of his style. No one can talk like the characters in Hemingway except the characters in Hemingway. His style in the wildest sense finally killed him."
- William Burroughs
(Related: Sense, Style, Talk)

"Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Death, Humor, Life, Film, Sense, Taste)

"I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)

"Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Vision, Community, Culture, Diversity, Identity, Sense, State)

"That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.' You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight."
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Job, Now, Risk, Sense)

"Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we've all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business, because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Business, Time, People, Mistakes, Respect, Sense)

"The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Heart, Affection, Appetite, Self, Sense)

"God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: God, Affection, Appetite, Passion, Senses)

"Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Imperfection, Senses)

"In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves."
- R. A. Butler
(Related: Politics, Rest, Running, Sense, Will)

"A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Humor, Man, Sense, Will, Worth)

"All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Home, Nonsense)

"Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Common sense)

"The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Common sense, Voice)

"Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Truth, Lie, Fool, Man, Sense)

"The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch."
- George Byron
(Related: Power, Wife, Heart, Common sense, Fact)

"The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Beginning, Necessity, Sense)

"It is that, but really, it's about how we don't recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today."
- James Caan
(Related: Life, Sense, Today)

"I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Balance, Common sense, Conservative, Senators)

"The avant-garde makes more sense to me."
- John Cale
(Related: Sense)

"When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Music, Heart, Senses)

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

"I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots."
- James Cameron
(Related: Design, Actors, Production, Sense)

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

"I had pictured myself as a filmmaker but I had never pictured myself as a director if that makes any sense at all."
- James Cameron
(Related: Sense)

"I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism."
- James Cameron
(Related: Science, Escapism, Fantasy, Fiction, Sense)

"Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Sense)

"The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good."
- L. Sprague de Camp
(Related: Nature, Work, Civilization, Engineering, Man, Sense, Struggle)

"Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, Attitude, Past, Years)

"I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Common sense, Future)

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."
- Eddie Cantor
(Related: Life, Sense)

"And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this: Republicans understand when we were in charge, we got fired in '06. We spent too much money. We defied the trust that the people had put in us. And we know that there is a better way."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Trust, Money, People, America, Republicans, Sense)

"Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Nature, Time, Work, Progress, Childhood, Glory, Nonsense, Understanding, Waste)

"Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is - and that is the point I want to stress - that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Right, Sense, Stress, Want, Word)

"In my time as Archbishop of Canterbury I've seen a growing sense of unity and mission."
- George Carey
(Related: Time, Mission, Sense, Unity)

"And so in my warnings, I was pointing to a number of incidents around the communion that could undermine our growing sense of communion - of becoming a global communion. So that's why I pointed to New Westminster in Canada, to incidents in the United States, and Sydney itself."
- George Carey
(Related: Canada, Sense, states, United)

"I like how they are. I think they're great. And their communities are communities. I have a greater sense of community in New York than almost anywhere I've ever lived. Really, it's terrific."
- Peter Carey
(Related: Community, Sense)

"In the broad and sweeping sense which the use of the term generally implies, I am not a free-trader."
- John Griffin Carlisle
(Related: Sense)

"I am not this big celebrity, but it gets really crazy. You have to go through the nuts of blowing up, in a sense, and then figuring out how to live your life with that."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Life, Celebrity, Sense)

"It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: People, Goals, Community, Country, Sense)

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Success, Quality, Enthusiasm, Persistence, Sense)

"Cause I was such a novice and thank God that Sarah was as seasoned as she was because she was really a great leader in that regard in the sense that she would communicate really well with the crew."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: God, Leader, Cause, Sense)

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

"So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career, it's not so much because I have less at stake but more a sense that I've learned more."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Career, Freedom, Now, Right, Sense)

"You know, that single girl life and that sense of isolation - that doesn't leave you just like that. And that's what that song is about. I remember that, and that is imprinted on me, that sense."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Life, Isolation, Sense, Song)

"I don't think that there are very many good writers who don't live without a sense of tension. If they haven't got one immediately available to them, then they usually manage to manufacture it in their private lives."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Sense, Tension, Writers)

"Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Reality, Sense)

"Italians have no sense of the dramatic."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Sense)

"Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Care, Sense, Will)

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: America, Rights, Human rights, Sense)

"Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Soul, Policy, Foreign policy, Rights, Human rights, Sense)

"There are two births: the one when light, First strikes the new awakened sense; The other when two souls unite, And we must count our life from thence, When you loved me and I loved you, Then both of us were born anew."
- William Cartwright
(Related: Life, First, Light, Sense)

"If you didn't have some sense of idealism, then what is there to sustain you?"
- James Carville
(Related: Idealism, Sense)

"Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Wisdom, Common sense, Vanity)

"I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world. I am an old man but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Life, Man, Old, Senses, Want, World)

"I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Intelligence, Fools, Sense, Stupidity)

"Any man who has ever tried to use political power for the common good has felt an awful sense of powerlessness."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Power, Man, Sense)

"It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: Talent, People, Sense, Writing)

"I've flown out of character so many times. In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Character, Liberty, Sense)

"I worked with John, but I had enough sense to walk just a little ways behind him. I could have made more records, but I wanted to have a marriage."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Marriage, Sense)

"The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied."
- George Catlin
(Related: People, Abuse, Sense, Word)

"Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Sense)

"For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Life, Disgust, Disorder, Senses, Yield)

"We're a nation of liars. But I mean that in the kindest sense."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Nation, Sense)

"First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments, venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious and are investing in areas that actually make business sense."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Business, First, Internet, Investment, Now, Sense)

"You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, God, Rest, Will)

"I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Childhood, Memories, Old, Self, Sense)

"If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: People, Common sense, Trouble)

"The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Artist, Dignity, Duty, Lies, Sense, Sleep, Wonder, World)

"Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception - that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data, or something like that."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Perception, Sense, Theory, World)

"A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Men, Language, Sense)

"A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Life, Challenge, Consequences, Man, Sense, Word)

"On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: First, Gold, Nothing, Senses)

"Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform."
- Chanakya
(Related: Heart, Mind, Purity, Senses, Speech)

"The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability."
- Chanakya
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Purpose, Ability, Man, Senses)

"The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Sense, Writing)

"Why should poetry have to make sense?"
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Poetry, Sense)

"Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself."
- Lita Grey Chaplin
(Related: Humor, Genius, Comedy, Sense)

"It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: Men, Cruelty, Religious, Sense)

"The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness."
- John Cheever
(Related: Life, Sense, Usefulness)

"The mobile market is exploding and it makes perfect sense for a media company like ours to create a real content destination for the billions of cell-phone users around the world."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Company, Content, Media, Sense, World)

"When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, America, News, Satisfaction, Sense)

"Mutual funds give people the sense that they're investing with the big boys and that they're really not at a disadvantage entering the stock market."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Boys, Sense)

"Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Nature, Breeding, Result, Self, Sense)

"A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Man, Sense, Trifles)

"The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Time, Values, Difference, Dress, Man, Neglect, Sense)

"The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, Appreciation, Sense)

"The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Education, People, Purpose)

"The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Man, Sense)

"This industry is very make-believe and you caught in a false sense of what reality is."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Reality, Sense)

"Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that's why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People, Successful, Careers, Reality, Sense)

"I can't say the advertising model is obsolete yet but it doesn't make a lot of sense in the long range."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Advertising, Sense)

"I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity."
- Lee Child
(Related: Government, Censorship, Common sense, Sensitivity)

"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Art, Dreams, Work, Childhood, Common sense, Logic, Visions, Will)

"The monitors indicated that it was a credible election, I think, in an overall sense, it apparently is a free and fair election, so it's a real milestone and one of the things we can take some little confidence in."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Confidence, Sense)

"To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Beauty, Fame, Faults, Sense, Want)

"It can't be Nature, for it is not sense."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Nature, Sense)

"The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Fear, Being, Extremes, Meaning, Sense, Writer)

"Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Intention, Laws, Liberal, May, Sense)

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Difference, Fiction, Reality, Sense)

"Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of loss of security because it's all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing, enjoying doing it on my own in the first place."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Fact, First, Loss, Obscurity, Security, Sense)

"Even though it was six o'clock, there was no sense of approaching dawn."
- Mary Higgins Clark
(Related: Dawn, Sense)

"My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share my reservations about how we got into Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Iraq, Majority, Sense)

"I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Business, Humor, Sense)

"This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Power, Belief, Investigation, Sense)

"We may always depend on it that algebra, which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense, is bad algebra."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Common sense, English, May, Sound)

"For centuries, New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: People, Dream, American, Athletes, Now, Sense, World)

"The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Cause, Common sense, Problems)

"I believe I'm a better authority than anybody else in America on my own wife. I have never known a person with a stronger sense of right and wrong in my life ever."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Life, Wife, America, Authority, Right, Sense, Wrong)

"I love children and I get along with them great. It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, 'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency."
- George Clooney
(Related: Love, Family, Children, Sense, Want)

"If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Sense, Writers)

"Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

"If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Defense, Sense)

"They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard."
- Alexander Cockburn
(Related: Peace, War, Truth, First, Nonsense)

"You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level; they're your weird creations in some kind of way. I don't even know how you approach the process of conceiving the characters if in a sense you hated them. It's just absurd."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Love, Sense)

"Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Joy, Result, Sense, Want)

"If you sense there must be more, there is more."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Sense)

"When you come together with your other half, you immediately experience a sense of wholeness and completeness."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Sense)

"Hopefully, America will really get a sense of how justice can be served in this country. And hopefully, they'll forget the Simpson trial."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: America, Country, Forget, Justice, Sense, Will)

"The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Depression, Sense)

"The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Superiority, Sense, World)

"But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that the public was suddenly interested, and as a professor at a public university I felt a responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Public, Responsibility, Sense, University, World)

"Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense, he had a fetish for feet. He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet, and that was his thing."
- Tom Cole
(Related: Abuse, Feet, Kids, Play, Sense)

"It just makes that person feel that what his work is is going to be more valid. But who wants to see a guy standing in front, looking like a bum, doing something that a bums don't do? This don't make sense."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Work, Sense)

"No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Humor, Mind, Sense)

"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Wisdom, Common sense, World)

"Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world."
- Christiane Collage
(Related: Talent, Common sense, World)

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Humor, Thought, Difference, Jokes, Play, Reality, Sense, Will)

"We may give advice, but not the sense to use it."
- Kitty O'Neill Collins
(Related: Advice, May, Sense)

"Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion."
- Charles Colson
(Related: Compassion, Sense)

"They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense."
- George Combe
(Related: Wisdom, EnglForce, Nation, Nonsense, Visit)

"Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Belief, Sense, Sin)

"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Power, Trust, Argument, Right, Sense, Sound, Word)

"My fam is just a regular family. But all of them have great senses of humor."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Humor, Family, Senses)

"To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Change, Travel, Environment, Self, Sense)

"Romantics consider common sense vulgar."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Common sense)

"Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy)

"A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Change, Heart, Blessings, Sense)

"It seems that jazz is more cerebral and more mathematical in a sense."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Jazz, Sense)

"The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: People, Alchemy, Cinema, Moments, Sense)

"Henry Fonda one time said that every time he had a job, he thought it was gonna' be the last one. And, if you got any sense, you gotta' think that because, you know when somebody's gonna do a dip, some of 'em go pretty far down."
- Barry Corbin
(Related: Time, Thought, Job, Pretty, Sense)

"I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence."
- Robert Cormier
(Related: Life, Adolescence, Pretty, Sense)

"I just trust people and they sense everything's gonna be alright."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Trust, People, Sense)

"Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Legal, Care, Deeds, Genocide, Obligation, Right, Sense, Words, Wrong)

"There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Funny, Humor, God, Hope, Future, Sense)

"And I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Love, Music, Sense)

"Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Life, Cute, Liberals, Nonsense)

"Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Irony, Research, Sense, Value, World)

"Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Blame, Chaos, Sense)

"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Life, Hope, Energy, Fact, Sense)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Actor, Sense)

"Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon."
- Archibald Cox
(Related: Country, Judgment, Nixon, Sense)

"In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor. The cinema is really what I enjoy. I want to do more independent movies."
- Brian Cox
(Related: Movies, Cinema, Now, Sense, Theater, Want)

"I never take on anything that is just for the money or just for, you know. I always have to connect with it in a very personal way because I believe the audience will sense whether I'm into it or not, so I don't take on projects that I'm not really passionate about."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Money, Projects, Sense, Will)

"Unless you have a sense of values that's shared by people and turns them loose to do certain things on their own within those sets of values, the organization, whether a nation or corporation or citizen group, just doesn't work very well."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Work, People, Values, Nation, Sense)

"It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

"I have a lot of fans who are people of color. I think, if nothing else, I kind of understand that sense of being on the outside looking in, culturally."
- Wes Craven
(Related: People, Being, Fans, Nothing, Sense)

"If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Friend, Common sense)

"There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to do with anything like that. But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being very responsible and perceptive, thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Being, Nothing, Prose, Sense, Thinking, Thoughtful)

"All of which was OK, as that proved then, I certainly wouldn't contradict it as a necessary sense of things."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Sense)

"It would appear that the number of nonsense triplets is rather low, since we only occasionally come across them. However this conclusion is less secure than our other deductions about the general nature of the genetic code."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Nature, Nonsense)

"Looking down at the Earth, you started to pick up a sense of speed much more than I had noticed on orbit."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Earth, Sense)

"I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism, fatalism, and conservatism."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Optimism, Conservatism, Sense, Word)

"I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Content, Devil, Sense, Word)

"One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past."
- George Crumb
(Related: Culture, Past, Senses)

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

"Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer, in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Culture, Sense, World)

"In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Nature, Birds, Insects, Sense, Water, Wind)

"Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Intellect, Mind, Running, Sense)

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

"There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with somebody who can't direct because that is a disaster."
- Robert Culp
(Related: Disaster, Sense)

"Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Love, Nothing, Sense)

"We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: People, American, Feet, Past, Public, Reality, Senses, Will)

"After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Science, Sense)

"When I can't talk sense, I talk metaphor."
- John Philpot Curran
(Related: Metaphor, Sense, Talk)

"I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Parents, Self, Sense)

"Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Life, Successful, Positive, Now, Result, Sense)

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Men, Nonsense, Now)

"No. 1, Halliburton. Certainly, if they've overcharged they should be whacked and whacked good, but the idea that the vice president somehow is involved in this, whether they got contracts because of him, that's nonsense."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Idea, Nonsense, President, Vice)

"Your senses are reeling all the time. Finally you find something to write and the very next day you go out and see something else which totally contradicts what you've written and every conclusion you've come to."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Time, Day, Senses)

"So to answer your question, I'm not entirely sure how I ended up where I am today, in the sense that nobody in my family is an actor. It just happened by mistake."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Family, Mistake, Actor, Question, Sense, Today)

"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Caring, Community, Sense)

"The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Time, Possibility, Freedom, Rome, Sense)

"The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Boston, College, Disaster, June, Murder, Sense, Victims, Word)

"There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Work, History, Drama, Fiction, Fun, Responsibility, Sense)

"I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions."
- James D'arcy
(Related: History, Emotions, Irish, Now, Perspective, Sense)

"There's a sense of spontaneity, and no emphasis on jokes in this show. People generally talk the way they talk in life if you were in this particular situation."
- Larry David
(Related: Life, People, Jokes, Sense, Spontaneity, Talk)

"That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world."
- Robyn Davidson
(Related: Home, Idea, Post, Sense, Voice, World)

"The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn't make a profit, it's invalid, and art doesn't make a profit in that sense."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Art, Education, Profit, Sense)

"There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Society, Time, Doctrine, Nonsense, Stupidity, Will)

"If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Love, Common sense, Passion)

"One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Discipline, Problems, Self, Sense)

"I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Awareness, Measure, Responsibility, Sense)

"The trouble with the performance poets is that they don't seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Work, Performance, Poets, Sense, Tradition, Trouble)

"Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Religion, Thought, People, Beliefs, Harm, Nonsense)

"Now multitudes of root words are identical in the American languages over vast areas some of them with precisely the same senses, and others with various shades of analogical meaning."
- John W. Dawson
(Related: American, Meaning, Now, Senses, Words)

"Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Beauty, Effort, Enjoyment, Senses)

"You've got to have a sense of humour about sex. When you look at it, it's all pretty ridiculous, isn't it?"
- Cat Deeley
(Related: Sex, Pretty, Sense)

"Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing."
- Margaret Deland
(Related: Common sense, Conscience)

"Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation."
- Margaret Deland
(Related: Virtue, Common sense, Self, Spiritual)

"The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Consciousness, Eye, Mind, Senses)

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

"There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Technology, People, Fear, Connection, Sense)

"I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Work, Childhood, Sense)

"I don't think of Storefront Hitchcock or Stop Making Sense as documentaries, I think of them more as performance films."
- Jonathan Demme
(Related: Performance, Sense)

"A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Humor, Charm, Man, Sense, Woman)

"I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it's true. If I didn't like that, I'd do something else."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Responsibility, Sense)

"We should realize in a vivid and revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Sense)

"I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are. Not many of them feel like that."
- John Denver
(Related: People, Sense)

"Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Athletes, Day, Effort, Practice, Sense, Writing)

"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Needs, Nothing)

"The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Time, Trust, Senses)

"Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Habit, Common sense, World)

"And unless you have that sense of being creative, people think you're just working all the time."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Time, People, Being, Sense)

"Our best theories are not only truer than common sense, they make more sense than common sense."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Common sense, Theories)

"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)

"I believe that when you're in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner... or why bother? So in that sense I'm an incurable romantic when it comes to men."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Men, Soul, Heart, Romantic, Sense)

"Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Life, Time, Possibility, Childhood, Mystery, Sense, Wonder)

"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Trust, Idea, Honesty, Day, Dishonesty, Nonsense, Quantity, Will)

"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Life, Ecstasy, Joy, Living, Sense)

"We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Feeling, Memory, Senses)

"Toward the end of his life, one can sense that he was no longer thinking his way into the minds of others, causing them to speak on his behalf, but that he was now speaking for himself."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Life, End, Now, Sense, Thinking)

"Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Books, Nonsense)

"Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Art, Experience, Colors, Living, Painting, Reality, Sense, Sight)

"Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour - let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing."
- Austin Dobson
(Related: Delight, Night, Sense)

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
- Theodosius Dobzhansky
(Related: Evolution, Light, Nothing, Sense)

"Men with style are great because they have a sense of self."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Men, Self, Sense, Style)

"Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth."
- Mark Van Doren
(Related: Humor, Truth, Man, Nothing, Sense)

"Common sense often makes good law."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Common sense, Law)

"One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly."
- Maureen Dowd
(Related: Nature, Sense)

"For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment; in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss."
- Edward Dowden
(Related: Poetry, Cynicism, Sense, Trade)

"Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Facts, Sense)

"When my dad first started out in the police force, wearing the uniform was a sense of pride, and it was respected in the community for what the police force was all about. Unfortunately today, the uniform is a target."
- Jerry Doyle
(Related: Dad, Community, First, Force, Police, Pride, Sense, Today)

"Though I'm not religious in the classical sense I did partake in Passover."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Religious, Sense)

"If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self-replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Effort, Self, Sense, Today, World)

"All of science to me, everything that we have learned, is important to the extent that it brings us to our senses."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Science, Senses)

"People think that if you are a scientist you have to give up that joy of discovery, that passion, that sense of the great romance of life. I say that's completely opposite of the truth."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Life, Romance, Truth, People, Discovery, Joy, Passion, Sense)

"My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus - there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Life, Feelings, Being, Brotherhood, Focus, Future, Past, Sense)

"My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They've been able to keep my sense of humor."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Family, Humor, Sense)

"Every white man in this country has been raised with a false sense of power."
- Roxanne Dunbar
(Related: Power, Country, Man, Sense)

"Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Books, Children, Sense, Writer, Writing)

"I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Progress, Poems, Poets, Reading, Sense, Writers)

"Perhaps the strongest evidence that women have as broad and deep a capacity for physical aggression as men is anecdotal. And as with men, this capacity has expressed itself in acts from the brave to the brutal, the selfless to the senseless."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Men, Women, Aggression, Deep)

"Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Life, Nonsense, World)

"Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Act)

"If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Living, Obligation, Sense)

"It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Control, Nothing, Sense, Worry)

"Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American, and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Humor, Hope, American, Sense)

"In the sense that people who produce things and work get rewarded, statistically. You don't get rewarded precisely for your effort, but in Russia you got rewarded for being alive, but not very well rewarded."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Work, People, Being, Effort, Russia, Sense)

"Don't leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don't think about technology first."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Technology, Common sense, First)

"Every act of his life is, in a very real sense, a religious act."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Life, Act, Religious, Sense)

"It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Humor, Ability, Sense)

"I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life. I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Life, People, Sense)

"We all need a firm sense of identity."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Identity, Sense)

"The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Challenge, Community, Justice, Nation, Sense)

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Common sense, Hard work, Worth)

"I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Humor, Thought, People, School, Sense, Theater)

"I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Challenge, Nothing, Sense)

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

"The programme has ended, something has finished, and he has a sense of something having finished its course, and then all of a sudden he turns away and this other thing has just finished its course, this other person."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Sense)

"It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Sense, Television)

"Common sense invents and constructs no less than its own field than science does in its domain. It is, however, in the nature of common sense not to be aware of this situation."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Science, Common sense)

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Patriotism, Hate, Heroism, Name, Nonsense, Violence)

"Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Politics, Profession, Sense)

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Hunger, Sense, Theft)

"I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Life, Language, Military, Profession, Sense, Today)

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

"Apparently, I have a totally different sense of humour."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Sense)

"You have to nail the right tone because sometimes when you just see his films cold, you're not quite sure. It's the same in - I'm trying to think of other directors with a similar sense - David Lynch's films, Tim's films, some of Cronenberg's stuff."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Right, Sense, Trying)

"Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?"
- George Eliot
(Related: Being, Friends, Nonsense, Quarrel)

"There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury."
- George Eliot
(Related: Hatred, Injury, Sense, Will)

"The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Age, Hearing, Mercy, Now, Sense)

"By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Communication, Identity, Importance, Sense, Writer, Writing)

"As a kid, I sensed history going on all around me, but the basic thrust of it didn't move me."
- James Ellroy
(Related: History)

"I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front even during the days of the Nice, going back to 1968. Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at random and trying to make some sense of them, improvising back to front."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Sense, Trying)

"Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Society, Common sense, Example)

"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Common sense, Nothing)

"Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Genius, Clothes, Common sense)

"Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: France, Reading, Sense, Writing)

"Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end."
- Eminem
(Related: Humor, Beginning, End, Sense)

"With a mini series you can give the story a proper sense of pacing, a proper sense of closure."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Sense)

"Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Music, Attention, Listening, Musicians, Sense, Tension)

"With my music, I can express myself so much. A lot of the fans can sense that I'm relating to them something that's quite personal."
- Enya
(Related: Music, Fans, Sense)

"I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Humor, Life, Comedy, Sense)

"Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Art, Science, Inspiration, Ideas, Expression, May, Senses)

"Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Freedom, Sense)

"What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: History, Superiority, Civilization, Man, Sense)

"After a while I thought it didn't make any sense to use a pick. It's kind of like typing with one finger on each hand instead of using all your fingers."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Thought, Sense)

"At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: Family, Time, Past, Sense, Writing)

"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."
- Euripides
(Related: Fool, Sense, Talk)

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

"A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Humor, Ability, Sense)

"A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: Humor, Ability, Sense)

"I have a critical nature, in the sense that when I look at something I often look for the flaws."
- Donald Fagen
(Related: Nature, Flaws, Sense)

"I have a naturally camp sensibility and a camp sense of humour. I love the icons that gay people love."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Love, People, Gay, Sense, Sensibility)

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

"Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Islam, Europe, Sense)

"We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Countries, Mortality, Problems, Sense)

"I think I value things more correctly. I hope I look at my life in a way that makes sense."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Life, Hope, Sense, Value)

"What is the harm of doing the right thing? What is the harm of doing our job as legislators and making sure we do not stick the entire bankruptcy community with these provisions that do not make any sense?"
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Community, Harm, Job, Legislators, Right, Sense)

"I've always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor."
- Barbara Feldon
(Related: Knight, Sense)

"Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Realism, Sense, Word)

"Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done."
- James Fenton
(Related: Imitation, Sense)

"Questioning the nature and implications of liminal instances necessarily involves failure, if only in the specifically technical sense of entering spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Nature, Success, Failure, Questioning, Sense)

"The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing."
- Tina Fey
(Related: Being, Drama, Popular, School, Sense)

"Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen, completely from a female point of view, completely English, no sense that he was an American."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: American, English, Sense)

"I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes."
- Sally Field
(Related: Time, Eyes, Sense)

"It was frightening because it was the first time I had gotten a sense of how serious the problem was. It became clear from his notes that he felt the president himself was involved."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Time, First, President, Sense)

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: People, Sense)

"One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Family, Humor, Sense)

"Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Difficulty, Garden, Gardens, Sense)

"My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Medical, People, Virtue, Grandparents, Profession, Sense, Teaching)

"I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Music, Living, Pretty, Sense, Want, Words)

"Realism is not a matter of any fidelity to an empirical reality, but of the discursive conventions by which and for which a sense of reality is constructed."
- John Fiske
(Related: Fidelity, Realism, Reality, Sense)

"The way we make sense of a realistic text is through the same broad ideological frame as the way we make sense of our social experience or rather, the way we are made sense of by the discourses of our culture."
- John Fiske
(Related: Experience, Culture, Sense)

"The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Life, Success, Conviction, Romantic, Sense)

"For us to keep claiming this isn't Hip Hop and that isn't Hip Hop doesn't make sense to me."
- Grandmaster Flash
(Related: Sense)

"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Work, God, Artist, Creation, Sense)

"I love good sense above all, perhaps because I have none."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Love, Sense)

"The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: America, Artist, Artists, Sense, Value)

"There is nothing useless to men of sense."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Men, Nothing, Sense)

"While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: Wisdom, Humor, Virtue, Remarkable, Sense)

"I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because life seemed to have no ultimate purpose without it, and most of the good people I knew were Christians."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Life, Religion, People, Purpose, Nonsense, Want)

"Nonsense and beauty have close connections."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Beauty, Nonsense)

"No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Man, Sense)

"Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Evil, Goodness, Sense, Writer)

"I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Music, Actions, Basketball, Hobbies, Listening, Play, Sense)

"Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space."
- Leon Foucault
(Related: Fact, Moments, Sense, Space)

"The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left's on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Internet, Now, Reality, Right, Sense, Talk)

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

"I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Men, Intelligence, Women, Feet, Sense)

"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Sense)

"A secret in the Oxford sense: you may tell it to only one person at a time."
- Oliver Franks
(Related: Time, May)

"Not many men have both good fortune and good sense."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Men, Fortune, Sense)

"Men's need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Men, Women, Effort, May, Sense)

"What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Happiness, Needs, Satisfaction, Sense)

"You have to contort your body in a certain way to hit a low note. When you're on film, you can't. So you do, in a sense, get to hide behind your voice, which is nice."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Body, Film, Sense, Voice)

"I entered the Physics Department in 1950, receiving a Master's degree in 1953 and a Ph.D. in 1956. It is difficult to convey the sense of excitement that pervaded the Department at that time."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Time, Excitement, Physics, Sense)

"When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh?"
- Max Frisch
(Related: Humor, Friend, Sense)

"Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Marriage, Destiny, Sense)

"We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Time, First, Sense)

"The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Love, Mother, Help, Sense)

"Authority is not a quality one person "has," in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Quality, Authority, Property, Sense)

"Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Nonsense, Talk)

"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Homesickness, Sense, Wrong)

"I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Music, English, May, Sense, Sound, Writers)

"When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Purpose, Despair, Direction, Future, Sense, Word)

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

"The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Ego, Goodness, Nonsense, Pursuit, Temptation)

"Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Life, Politics, Policy, Heart, Honesty, Honor, Maxim, Public, Sense, Trade)

"We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense."
- Samuel Fuller
(Related: Common sense, Intellectuals)

"If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: People, Greatness, Ability, Artist, Deep, Sense)

"In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Love, Sense)

"There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: African, Comedy, Folk, Freedom, Jokes, Old, Sense)

"I wanted to write something that would be a comedy in the sense of making people feel happier when they finish it than they did when began it."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: People, Comedy, Sense)

"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Thought, Nonsense)

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

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

"We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Imagination, Beauty, Truth, Mystery, Senses)

"Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense."
- George Gallup
(Related: Leader, People, Attention, Effect, Nonsense, Opinion, President, Public, Public opinion, Results)

"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Humor, Sense, Suicide)

"Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Sense)

"I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Men, Nothing, Sense, Silly, Want)

"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)

"I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Sense)

"If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Humor, Attitude, Sense, Therapy)

"Our senses convey that all is not well with the natural world."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Senses, World)

"My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: Heart, Feeling, Grief, Night, Nothing, Sense, Sleep, Waking)

"I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Doubt, Lawyers, Proof, Sense, Word)

"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."
- Shakti Gawain
(Related: Time, Power, Energy, Guidance, Loss, Sense, Spiritual)

"There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence."
- Peter Gay
(Related: Accomplishment, Aggression, Example, Existence, Sense)

"One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you."
- Larry Gelbart
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves."
- Phyllis George
(Related: Money, History, Fun, Necessity, Now, Sense)

"I brought my personality and sense of wonder and I think they wrote as much of my personality as they could. I do not go around kicking butt and saving the universe all the time but they tried to capture me as best as they could in the character."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Time, Character, Personality, Sense, Universe, Wonder)

"Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Humor, Mom, Being, Key, Sense, Woman)

"I also assume that they are not simply the physical properties of things as now conceived by physical science. Instead, they are ecological, in the sense that they are properties of the environment relative to an animal."
- James J. Gibson
(Related: Science, Environment, Now, Sense)

"I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Power, People, Knowledge, Virtue, Religious, Sense)

"The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it."
- George Gilder
(Related: Family, Wife, Children, Culture, Man, Sense, Welfare)

"But I think there was a sense amongst the House Republicans especially that we didn't just want to be opposed to Bill Clinton; that we wanted to tell the country what we were for and to brand ourselves in a more positive manner."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Positive, Country, Republicans, Sense, Want)

"If you're a governor of a big state, people sense your presence a little bit, even your fellow governors."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: People, Sense, State)

"Many women have told me they remember where they were when they read the book, and how they felt suddenly that what they really thought or felt about things made sense."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: Women, Thought, Sense)

"I think every religious person should have a deep sense of respect for other people's religious documents and religious symbols just as we were deeply opposed to the Taliban destroying the two historic buddhas which they blew up. So I think we ought to all oppose burning the Koran."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: People, Koran, Deep, Religious, Respect, Sense)

"Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman."
- George Gissing
(Related: Money, Time, Sense)

"What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan... is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Optimism, America, Building, Running, Sense)

"Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Hearing, Praise, Sense, Wonders)

"Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war, it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold the peace conference first."
- William Glasser
(Related: Peace, War, First, Sense, Talk, Tradition, Will)

"When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Music, Literary, Pleasure, Sense, Writing)

"Confidence, knowing for certain that the person making the call has your safety foremost in their mind. And knowing that the job you are about to take on is the right thing to do, that it makes sense."
- Paul Gleason
(Related: Confidence, Job, Mind, Right, Safety, Sense)

"That ability to take in your surroundings and sort out the important stuff, to be aware, to be vigilant. Then take all that information, put it together, and see if it makes sense to you."
- Paul Gleason
(Related: Ability, Information, Sense)

"Yeah, I've always been accused of having a sense of mischief and I'm very flattered that you say you can see it in the roles I play, because I think that's important, even if I do play intense characters, like especially Christine Cagney."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Play, Sense)

"Acquiring a repertoire in these days, when the vocal literature is so immense, so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Art, Work, Literature, Martyr, Sense, Will)

"Everything understood by the term co-operation is in some sense an evil."
- William Godwin
(Related: Evil, Sense)

"Common sense is the genius of humanity."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Humanity)

"It fills one with a sense of architectural possibility."
- Paul Goldberger
(Related: Possibility, Sense)

"To be able to always have a super sense of who I was and my own real identity and be petty and seem informed and always thinking in thoughts would be great."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: Thoughts, Identity, Sense, Thinking)

"In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Home, Land, Sense, Tradition)

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Genius, Grammar, Learning, Liquor, Nonsense)

"If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Family, Life, Marriage, Women, Work, Bank account, Cheating, Divorce, Sense)

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Luck, Man, Sense, Smile)

"That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Nonsense, World)

"The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Americans, Energy, Fact, Independence, Priorities, Rank, Security, Sense, states, United)

"It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans."
- Paul Goodman
(Related: Genius, People, Americans, Community, Leisure, Sense, Value)

"Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Life, Work, Sense, Writing)

"We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities."
- Fred G. Gosman
(Related: Love, Parenting, Optimism, Common sense, Disappointments, Focus)

"Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Evolution, Nonsense)

"For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Country, Earth, Order, Sense, Writing)

"Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Home, Love, Nothing, Security, Sense)

"The thing I don't like on television is when somebody does something that makes absolutely no sense just for the shock of it."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Sense, Television)

"Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project."
- Anne Grant
(Related: Confusion, Grief, Journey, Project, Sense, World)

"Most actors really love it, that's what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they'll read a script and think, that's an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Love, Acting, Actors, Fact, Nonsense, Rest, Want)

"Dali had a good sense of humor - obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny."
- Joe Grant
(Related: Funny, Humor, Sense)

"Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Successful, Jazz, Sense)

"We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck's sense of hearing must be injured: for him the 'ear trumpet' magnifies but distorts sound, rendering it less distinct than before."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Hearing, Sense, Sound)

"Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don't have a sense of humor it just isn't funny anymore."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Funny, Humor, Friend, Sense)

"I've had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor."
- Linda Gray
(Related: Humor, Career, Sense)

"Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Care, Sense, Today, Victims)

"Common sense is very uncommon."
- Horace Greeley
(Related: Common sense)

"It never became an act in the sense of an act. It was always, no matter where we worked, little revues."
- Adolph Green
(Related: Act, Sense)

"Just to have that sense of family, it gives you something that you know you need to take care of for the rest of your life. People gave it to him, and he passed it on to us."
- Benny Green
(Related: Family, Life, People, Care, Rest, Sense)

"Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence."
- Matthew Green
(Related: Experience, Common sense, Providence)

"What I wanted to do was to get that sense of being in touch with this lost world while holding onto what draws readers and audiences there in the first place."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Audiences, Being, First, Sense, World)

"I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever - gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe."
- Brian Greene
(Related: Thought, Glory, Night, Sense, Sky, Stars, Universe, Wonder)

"Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Wisdom, Age, Morality, Curiosity, Sense)

"He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Loyalty, Sense, Unhappiness)

"It should be pursued as in the presence of God, and under the solemn sanctions created by a lively sense of his omniscience, and of our accountability to him for the right use of the faculties which he has bestowed."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: God, Right, Sense)

"An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Freedom, Gold, Sense)

"Those are just some of the people whom we interviewed in the documentary, but that should provide you with a good sense of the credibility of the individuals who bolster the case that this administration lied us into a war."
- Robert Greenwald
(Related: War, People, Credibility, Sense)

"Animals... don't have a sense of time. You just have to do things over and over with animals until they happen to do it right because they don't really know what you want."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Time, Animals, Right, Sense, Want)

"English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Men, Care, Culture, English, Sense)

"I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

"I mention this fact as tending to support what I have often heard stated, namely, that a shark's sense of smell is so keen that, if men ever bathe in seas where they are found, a shark is almost sure to appear directly afterwards."
- George Grey
(Related: Men, Fact, Sense, Support)

"I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Sense)

"Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being."
- John Grierson
(Related: People, Being, Importance, Sense)

"A lot of stars don't have a sense of humor."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Humor, Sense, Stars)

"In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Argument, Determinism, Sense)

"What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: People, Common sense, Man, Mind, Nation, Now, Race, Woman)

"Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Science, Investigation, Open, Sense, Word)

"Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Mission, Sense, Vulnerability)

"I had grown up in a humanist atmosphere, and war to me was never anything but horror, mutilation and senseless destruction, and I knew that many great and wise people felt the same way about it."
- George Grosz
(Related: War, People, Destruction, Horror)

"We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Humor, Expectations, Now, Personality, Sense, Style)

"I am interested in the notion that people can become so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and awareness of how they appear to other people. They're so earnest about it. But that's true of so many things."
- Christopher Guest
(Related: People, Awareness, Sense, World)

"I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Home, Humor, Mom, Ability, Denial, Sense)

"When I was an undergraduate I had very badly annotated editions of Shakespeare's sonnets, all of which left out the important fact that will has a sexual sense in Shakespeare's sonnets."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Fact, Sense, Shakespeare, Will)

"I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged."
- David Guterson
(Related: Successful, Being, Expectation, First, Promise, Sense, Writers)

"Perhaps September 11 could be called the first historic world event in the strictest sense: the impact, the explosion, the slow collapse - a gruesome reality literally took place in front of a global public."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: First, Public, Reality, World)

"The director's job should give you a sense of music without drawing attention to itself."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Music, Attention, Job, Sense)

"But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition in areas where you're not so talented."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Affirmation, Sense, Treatment)

"Pakistan is both an ally in the war on terror, and in some sense, a battleground of the war on terror."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: War, Sense, Terror)

"I'm John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues man and he played blues his whole life. I'm a rock guy and I'm going to play rock music my whole life."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Life, Music, Man, Play, Sense)

"But I think there's a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomach's growling, I'm going to dance. That's what I want to leave people with at the end of the play. After all this, people still know how to live."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: People, Dance, End, Joy, Play, Sense, Want)

"I guess it was but I think peoples morality has changed. It's gotten more liberal and more diverse and even in a sense much more fundamental, you take the fundamental religious right in this country, its got to go back about 50 years."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Morality, Country, Liberal, Religious, Right, Sense, Years)

"I'm going to be looking forward, asked to be judged on my record, not taken back as has been the - in a sense, the tendency throughout politics in Northern Ireland, is to always look back, always look at what was said a long time ago, instead of looking forward."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Politics, Time, Ireland, Sense)

"It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Car, Driving, Feet, Film, Light, Magic, Mystery, Sense)

"Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Sense, Will)

"Yes, I mean, There's nothing like it. There is an added sense of pressure because of that, but there's also nothing like the thrill you get being in the same space with that audience right there and then. And when you do it, it's over."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Being, Nothing, Pressure, Right, Sense, Space)

"I think I had a shyness about me, I think I discovered acting as a way to break out of that and as a way of belonging, a sense of being special."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Acting, Being, Sense, Shyness)

"I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Self, Sense, Shame)

"The whole memorial is for different senses... seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling. I probably would have come up with something different if I had not lived through it."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Feeling, Hearing, Senses)

"And you finally get to a consensus, where you get a sense of what really ought to be done, and then they give it to me and then I draw it. I mean draw it in the sense, the philosophical sense."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Sense)

"Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical sense) or whatever you want to call it."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Want)

"What drives people to public service is a sense of possibility. If you haven't sensed that possibility you don't get started in the same way, you don't feel you can have an impact."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: People, Possibility, Public, Sense, Service)

"And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Environmental, Belief, Common sense)

"My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Experience, Mother, Children, Common sense, Fish, Running)

"Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Nonsense, Old, Talking)

"Common sense steps in here and says: Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert. You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Common sense, Result, Skill, Want)

"Much of the aid we first gave to Russia we took away from what we promised Britain. So in a sense, Britain participated in a very real way in the recovery of Russia."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: First, Russia, Sense)

"That was the first time ever in history that anybody got Special Guest Star. I started that whole nonsense."
- Jonathan Harris
(Related: History, Time, First, Guest, Nonsense)

"I think the sense of community that exists with all the characters - that's the answer. The fact that they have found a family in their friends. It does give some depth and meaning to their lives."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Family, Community, Fact, Friends, Meaning, Sense)

"A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Sense)

"But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Being, Humanity, Judgment, Right, Sense, Treatment, Wrong)

"I know pretty well in the broad sense what I'm going to do, because I have to know that when we shoot the live-action, so that it'll synchronize. Then I know pretty well when I get to the animation stage, what that scene requires."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: Animation, Pretty, Sense)

"With the permanent elimination of this tax, farmers and business owners will have the sense of security they need to plan for the financial future of their business or farm and their family."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Family, Financial, Future, Tax, Security, Sense, Will)

"Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Work, Success, Hope, Ability, Deep, Joy, Mind, Sense, State, World)

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Hope, Optimism, Certainty, Conviction, Sense, Will)

"Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Life, Hope, Absurdity, Doubt, First, Sense)

"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Hope, Certainty, Conviction, Sense, Will)

"We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Improvement, Sense)

"Intelligent policies will be largely self-regulating in the sense that the system of incentives and standards makes it absolutely ludicrous to not move towards clean, internalized systems of cost and production."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Production, Self, Sense, Will)

"I do not feel an exile from America in any sense."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: America, Sense)

"I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Home, People, Abundance, Sense)

"In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: People, Literature, Sense, Will)

"In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Life, People, Literature, Sense, Will)

"I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Business, Education, Energy, First, Sense)

"As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Positive, Realism, Sense, Writers)

"The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Society, Competition, Man, Rules, Sense, Woman)

"But now Americans, they felt a sense of peace and protection because they've been separated by so many thousands of miles of ocean. And you know, the fact that it's come to the U.S. like this is so sad, and yet you know, what can you do? It's here."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Peace, Americans, Fact, Now, Ocean, Protection, Sense)

"I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they're at school, but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Life, Mom, Time, Work, Home, Kids, School, Sense, Trying)

"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)

"I developed a great sense of self-confidence when I was very young."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Self, Sense)

"Time-space as commonly understood, in the sense of the distance measured between two time-points, is the result of time calculation."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Time, Result, Sense)

"We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Life, People, Caring, Colors, Dignity, Feeling, Quiet, Responsibility, Sense)

"Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Religion, Man, Sense, Terror)

"The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Government, Sense, Universe)

"The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Danger, Sense)

"Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?"
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Boredom, Dying, Sense)

"Self-Realization Fellowship seemed like training. It was the training ground for finding a sense of peace in myself. Because that's my job. It's no one else's."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Peace, Job, Self, Sense, Training)

"You have the massive world that was created by Marvel, and then you have these very intimate actors around you. There was as much character work on this as there would be on a little independent film. So, I felt very fortunate in that sense."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Work, Character, Actors, Film, Sense, World)

"I appreciate the idea that anybody would think of me as a star. But I'm really not career oriented in the sense that I want to be a star. It's not in me. It's not what I do. In fact, I'm amazed that I've even gotten this far."
- Lance Henriksen
(Related: Idea, Career, Fact, Sense, Want)

"But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're trying to go toward a sense of realism - toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Realism, Reality, Sense, Trying)

"I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Competition, Friends, Sense)

"My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Strength, Common sense)

"I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Regret, Sense)

"Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?"
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Fact, May, Senses, World)

"If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Government, Popular, Sense, Will)

"There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe."
- Don Herold
(Related: Sense, Sophistication)

"There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have."
- Don Herold
(Related: Intelligence, Sense)

"What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima."
- John Hersey
(Related: Fear, Memory, Sense, Weapons, World)

"I've always chosen my band members based on their sense of humor. It might sound stupid, but it means not only are they fun to live with on a tour bus for years, but humor implies intelligence."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Humor, Intelligence, Fun, Sense, Sound, Years)

"That's what everyone said attracted them to Lantana - I call it an adult mystery, because it's not a thriller in the sense of that other way, but it is a mystery."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Mystery, Sense)

"The Roosevelt enactment of Social Security was a moral revolution in our country: We were assured that we would never reach the very depths of poverty. And to be told, that we are now going to gamble it, on Wall Street, is nonsense!"
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Revolution, Now, Poverty, Security)

"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Discipline, Ability, Dignity, Self, Sense)

"He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace."
- Hesiod
(Related: Victory, Disgrace, Man, Suffering)

"So there clearly is a sense in which the Labour Party here, certainly at State level is reaching out and connecting with people and reflecting the aspirations and needs of, you know the mass of ordinary Australians."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: People, Aspirations, Needs, Party, Sense, State)

"They have a crystalline sense of right and wrong; it disappears when they walk out the door with their M.B.A."
- Carl Hiaasen
(Related: Right, Sense, Wrong)

"There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor."
- Thomas W. Higginson
(Related: Humor, Defense, Fortune, Sense)

"When I think of what has happened in a larger sense, beyond myself, then I would not change anything."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Change, Sense)

"Common sense varies among the young, as among the old."
- John Edward Christopher Hill
(Related: Common sense, Old)

"Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: Time, Prison, Sense, Talk, Veterans, Vietnam)

"The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: American, Conscience, Oil, Sense)

"It's clear price gouging... The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever."
- Maurice Hinchey
(Related: American, Conscience, Oil, Sense)

"It would be like the films I've seen where wardens would decide to be in a jail cell for a week, to get a sense of what it would be like to be a prisoner."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Sense)

"The sound is the key; audiences will accept visual discontinuity much more easily than they'll accept jumps in the sound. If the track makes sense, you can do almost anything visually."
- Paul Hirsch
(Related: Audiences, Key, Sense, Sound, Will)

"Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: War, Purpose, Alliance, Intention, Wage)

"The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying."
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: God, Dying, Earth, May, Question, Sense)

"There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Life, Fear, Desire, Mind, Sense)

"Television is becoming a collage - there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different."
- David Hockney
(Related: Sense, Television)

"Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: God, People, Authority, Christ, Office, Sense)

"Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's."
- Joel Hodgson
(Related: Culture, Living, Sense)

"It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Power, Evil, Promise, Sense)

"Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's spirit than when we win his heart."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Power, Heart, Man, Sense, Spirit)

"Well first of all, it's hard to shoot a movie and break for a long time and then come back and do, in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Time, Character, First, Sense)

"The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Act, Europe, Help, Magic, Mission, Sense)

"An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Idea, Expression, Help, Order)

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Work, Artist, Emotions, Senses, World)

"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Science, Common sense, First, Man)

"Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Imagination, Memories, Old, Sense)

"Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Common sense)

"Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."
- John Holt
(Related: Love, People, Knowledge, Future, Learning, Needs, Will)

"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Humor, People, Sense)

"A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?"
- Bob Hope
(Related: Humor, Heart, Sense)

"I've got a great sense of humor."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Famous, Interest, Nonsense, Shakespeare)

"In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Art, Concern, Sense)

"Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing."
- Horace
(Related: First, Sense, Writing)

"I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Sense, Word)

"The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: Men, Time, War, Americans, Dying, Fighting, Hate, Law, Mind, Sense, Study, World)

"Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity."
- Jean Houston
(Related: Creativity, Key, Meaning, Sense, Senses, Windows, World)

"Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children."
- Jane Howard
(Related: Children, Fact, May, Mortality, Old, Parents, Sense)

"Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Poor, Sense, Skin)

"Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Enthusiasm, Common sense)

"The book which you read from a sense of duty, or because for any reason you must, does not commonly make friends with you."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Duty, Friends, Reason, Sense)

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."
- Edwin Powell Hubble
(Related: Science, Adventure, Man, Senses, Universe)

"We know that our senses are subject to decay, that from our middle years they are decaying all the time; but happily it is as if we didn't know and didn't believe."
- William Henry Hudson
(Related: Time, Senses, Years)

"A great sense of peace entered my body, and seemingly into every cell."
- Harold E. Hughes
(Related: Peace, Body, Sense)

"The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Work, Humor, Fun, President, Sense)

"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)

"Taste is the common sense of genius."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Taste)

"Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Education, Common sense, Result)

"History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: History, Facts, Sense)

"My sense about Greta is that people ought to wait and see and see if she doesn't indeed turn out to be as balanced as we hope and expect she will. But there you are."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Hope, Sense, Will)

"I think that what people want from cable news channels is the sense that if there's hard news, it's going to come up immediately."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, News, Sense, Want)

"If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm... but there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Fear, Reassurance, Sense)

"There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves."
- David Hume
(Related: Education, History, Men, Delusion, Learning, Sense)

"Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity."
- David Hume
(Related: Truth, Reason, Sense, Will)

"There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself."
- Doris Humphrey
(Related: Power, Strength, Emotions, Nerves, Senses)

"We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Business, Life, Cities, Danger, Sense)

"If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Mother, Father, Care, Instinct, Man, Sense)

"Rod has such a wicked sense of humour. I loved him very much."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Sense)

"Rock Hudson wasn't my type. He's a great guy and had a great sense of humor."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Dreams, Government, Aspirations, Generations, Responsibility, Sense)

"My sense is that we're ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas - there's personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Power, Ideas, Country, Energy, Revolution, Medicine, Sense)

"It depends on how it is done but what we are drifting into, which is that people grow up without any sense of a spiritual dimension to life, is just impoverishing."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Life, People, Sense, Spiritual)

"Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, and no nonsense about angels and being good."
- William Hurlbut
(Related: Life, Angels, Being, Nonsense)

"Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Beauty, Love, Sense, Tomorrow, World, Yesterday)

"Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Work, Feeling, Man, Sense)

"The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Men, Time, Doctrine, Fiction, Sense)

"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Common sense, Logic, Observation)

"Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Common sense, Nothing)

"Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Common sense, Fact, Theory, Ugly)

"All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Truth, Common sense)

"I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community."
- Chrissie Hynde
(Related: Patriotism, Community, Sense)

"Many of my books have begun with the title, because naming a work already in progress makes no sense to me."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Work, Progress, Books, Sense)

"The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Wisdom, Common sense)

"I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Sense)

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Education, Common sense)

"I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Court, Day, First, President, Reason, Running, Sense)

"To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense."
- John Irving
(Related: Family, Sense)

"He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Imagination, Heart, Senses)

"People keep telling us, that they didn't know when they were booking tickets for it, but afterwards they say that they've had no sense that they were watching an old fashioned play."
- Bill Irwin
(Related: People, Old, Play, Sense)

"You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"When I got to 40 or so... I had the sense when I looked back over my life I would actually see a mess of decisions, a few of which I had thought about, some of which I had sort of stumbled on, and many that I had no control over whatsoever."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Life, Thought, Control, Decisions, Sense)

"There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?"
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Time, Fate, Sense, Trying, World)

"But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Music, Hope, Language, Man, May, Sense)

"What the Super Bowl did for us was give us a sense of urgency."
- George Jackson
(Related: Sense)

"It's too hard a life for me. I could only do it - check out in that sense - if I checked out somewhere that was luxurious and within hailing distance of civilization."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Life, Civilization, Sense)

"Reputation is fine but you have to keep justifying it. In a sense, it makes it harder because people's expectations of you are higher. So, you have to fulfill those expectations. Or, try to exceed those expectations. But, it becomes more difficult as time goes on."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Time, People, Expectations, Reputation, Sense)

"Ellis Peters's historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Imagination, Actor, Detail, Land, Sense)

"I'm always conscious of the fact that I am part of a profession that is 80% permanently unemployed. So, to be working in any sense is to be privileged."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Fact, Profession, Sense)

"I don't think he's permanently affected me except in the sense that I miss him. I miss being him. Or trying to be him. He is one of a gallery of characters that have had an impact on my career and therefore my life."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Sense, Trying)

"On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Quality, Enthusiasm, Sense)

"There is always a point when one senses one's lack of skill, the doubt."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Doubt, Senses, Skill)

"In a way, the sense of quality has improved, the status symbol of the small things is gone, and it is acceptable to use stainless steel, even if the neighbour uses silver."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Quality, Sense, Symbol)

"People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, Doubt, Loss, Sense, states, United)

"What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading."
- Alice James
(Related: Superiority, Reading, Sense)

"One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."
- Alice James
(Related: Experience, Sense)

"I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."
- Alice James
(Related: Experience, Sense)

"I must say the idea of a United Africa was nonsense."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Idea, Nonsense, United)

"The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds."
- William James
(Related: Change, Fear, Belief, Now, Past, Result, Sense, World)

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."
- William James
(Related: Humor, Common sense, Dancing)

"What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Mind, Sense)

"What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Sense)

"A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Fool, Man, May, Sense, Sensibility, Want)

"Often, these downplay the power of cultural imperialism - in that sense, playing the game of US interests - by reassuring us that the global success of American mass culture is not as bad as all that."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Power, Success, American, Culture, Sense)

"Harrison Ford - one of my favorite actors - has a wonderful sense of character and depth and uniqueness to him, yet he's able to just deliver the lines without putting any English on it."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Character, Actors, English, Favorite, Sense, Uniqueness)

"It was a wealthy family, and they heard me talk about movies, and they told me I should go into movies. That's the benefit of hanging out with rich people; they have no sense of what is or isn't possible."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Family, Movies, People, Sense, Talk)

"Poets are always ahead of things in a certain way, their sense of language and their vision."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Vision, Language, Poets, Sense)

"Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don't understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn't understand what they were talking about."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Cricket, Friends, Sense, Talking, Tea, Years)

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them."
- Robert Jarvik
(Related: Fear, Leaders, Sense)

"In my opinion, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man. But while I believe Jesus is the way to God, it makes no sense to hate people who disagree."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: God, People, Hate, Man, Opinion, Sense)

"That's what drew me to rock music in the first place - that sense of remaking the world on your own terms."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Music, First, Sense, World)

"My music is so often like a lullaby I write to myself to make sense of things I can't tie together, or things I've lost, or things I'll never have."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Music, Sense)

"Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Humor, Life, Sense, Will)

"Don't be confused that my interest in religion, faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith or spirituality of my own."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Faith, Religion, Interest, Sense, Spirituality)

"A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: End, Responsibility, Sense)

"When a law enforcement officer apprehends an illegal immigrant, it makes no sense to simply release that individual who has been breaking our laws with no threat of sanction or penalty."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Law, Laws, Sense)

"When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Art, Music, Portraits, Sense)

"I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: History, Sense)

"Well, he doesn't make me laugh. I think I've got a fair sense of humour but I can't really see it in him. I've listened to his show on the radio on a Saturday morning, and that's a load of mince as well."
- Ian St. John
(Related: Sense)

"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Experience, Senses)

"As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Work, Artists, Confusion, Freedom, May, Possibilities, Sense)

"With a foreign policy appropriately rooted in some sense of humanitarian decency, the Central African crisis will not be easily ignored by American policymakers. It screams for remedy."
- Michael Johns
(Related: Policy, African, American, Crisis, Decency, Foreign policy, Sense, Will)

"Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Time, Work, Business, Opportunity, Common sense, Conversation, Republicans)

"Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Love, People, Charity, Justice, Philanthropy, Race, Sense, Will)

"What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Argument, Conviction, Sense, Will)

"I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Home, Purpose, Strength, Ability, America, Being, Country, Sense, Will)

"In the most important sense a creationist is a person who believes in creation, and that includes people who believe that Genesis is a myth and that creation involved a process called evolution and consumed billions of years."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: People, Creation, Evolution, Myth, Sense, Years)

"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Women, Fun, Sense, Sexuality)

"The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Action, Frustration, Guilt, Living, Mistakes, Sense)

"Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, God, Being, Prayer, Sense, Spiritual, World)

"If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor."
- Jennifer Jones
(Related: Humor, Life, Sense)

"Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Artists, Earth, Sense)

"We must not become the new puritans and reject our society. We must address and master the future together. It can be done if we restore the belief that we share a sense of national community, that we share a common national endeavor. It can be done."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Society, Belief, Community, Future, Sense)

"Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Americans, Common sense, Voice)

"I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you. So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the 62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Leadership, Sense)

"The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Men, Bible, Books, Sense)

"Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality."
- James Joyce
(Related: Poetry, Sense)

"They certainly aren't connected with the old geometric art. My work isn't geometric in that sense."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Work, Art, Old, Sense)

"The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Mind, Nonsense, Right, Wrong)

"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Results, Security, Sense)

"But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Society, Pressure, Reform, Sense)

"There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evil, Evolution, Necessity, Nothing, Senses, Spiritual, World)

"In a certain sense the Good is comfortless."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Sense)

"Well, I think he's right to notice that there is a difference in attitudes and even in the broadest sense of world view between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. Which is old and which is new is an interesting question, and I almost think that maybe he's got it backwards."
- Robert Kagan
(Related: Difference, Europe, Old, Question, Right, Sense, World)

"The observant Jew has his own sense of values. Torah Judaism is his blueprint for this life, his target for existence."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Life, Values, Existence, Judaism, Sense)

"All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Knowledge, Nothing, Reason, Senses, Understanding)

"What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Darkness, Sense, Terror)

"I feel lazy when I'm not working. I learned all my business sense from my dad. He always believed in me, and I think the last thing he said to me before he passed away was, 'I know you're gonna be OK. I'm not worried about you'."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Business, Dad, Sense)

"After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam: Find him, kill him, capture him, whatever it takes. To me, it was a false sense of security: If we get Saddam, we're going to win this war."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: War, Focus, Sense)

"HATE, even if it's making money. is an underground movie, that's how it was made. It's a film about police brutality in the largest sense, it's about the whole of society and not just about the hood."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Society, Money, Film, Hate, Police, Sense)

"The fact that maybe I had some success playing G'Kar doesn't guarantee me three years later that I can still do it, so I have to keep my senses alive and still be working on it."
- Andreas Katsulas
(Related: Success, Fact, Senses, Years)

"There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors... and that is their competitive sense."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Actors, Respect, Sense)

"We have a great sense of togetherness. It is our team spirit that has taken us to this World Cup."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Sense, Spirit, World)

"With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Consideration, Sense)

"The revival of Islam dates from the early years of the 20th century. It was brought about by their humiliation, by their sense of how low they'd fallen compared with the West."
- John Keegan
(Related: Islam, Sense, Years)

"I've always found it not only easy, but enjoyable. It's necessary for us to reach out and I'm speaking for myself here. I certainly have a sense of responsibility to reach out to these people in the theatre who might look to someone like me for some guidance."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: People, Guidance, Responsibility, Sense, Theatre)

"Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Nature, Men, Desire, Observation, Senses)

"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Senses, Sight)

"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained."
- Helen Keller
(Related: People, Justice, Responsibility, Sense, Welfare)

"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Embarrassment, Friends, Literature, Senses, Talk, Utopia)

"I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Act, Children, Crime, Safety, Support, Today)

"Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: History, Behavior, Common sense, Will)

"Star Trek is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me, in a career sense."
- DeForest Kelley
(Related: Career, Sense)

"In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment is indistinguishable from the organism itself."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment, Sense)

"For me, compatibility is a sense of humour, being able to laugh together; that is very important."
- Felicity Kendal
(Related: Being, Sense)

"So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Religion, Being, Medicine, Sense, Treatment)

"Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Investigation, Police, Questions, Sense)

"If you were the only suspect in a senseless bloodbath, would you be standing the the horror section?"
- Jamie Kennedy
(Related: Horror)

"In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Work, Man, Moon, Nation, Sense, Will)

"It's about the pleasure of being in the mountains, traveling efficiently over the terrain, having that sense of dynamic motion which you don't get when you're on foot."
- Michael Kennedy
(Related: Being, Mountains, Pleasure, Sense, Traveling)

"Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Government, History, America, Americans, Community, Democrats, Sense, United)

"Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego."
- William Kennedy
(Related: Work, Music, Ego, Literature, Self, Sense)

"People ask me what the most important thing to take on the race is, and I always say it's a sense of humor. If you've got nothing but a sense of humor, you will survive."
- Phil Keoghan
(Related: Humor, People, Nothing, Race, Sense, Will)

"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?"
- Jean Kerr
(Related: Beauty, Being, Deep, Nonsense, Skin, Want)

"People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Love, People, Emotion, Sense)

"Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Society, Common sense, Fanaticism, Religious, Trying, World)

"I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Court, Sense, Trying)

"People say you can't teach writing, but I think that's nonsense."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: People, Nonsense, Writing)

"Things were here before you and will be here after you're gone. The geographic features, especially, give you a sense of your own place in the world and in time."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Time, Sense, Will, World)

"You've just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn't help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it's easy to say and harder to do."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Anger, Forgiveness, Children, Help, Respect, Sense)

"To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better."
- Richard Kiel
(Related: Life, Love, Action, Accomplishment, Sense)

"I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Happiness, Life, Money, Thought, Clothes, Sense, Spiritual)

"Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense."
- Jonathan King
(Related: Quiet, Sense)

"I see the great continuities in New Zealand history as being decency and common sense and up until now when we've confronted these things we've been able to talk them through, and I'm sure we will with this issue as well."
- Michael King
(Related: History, Being, Common sense, Decency, Now, Talk, Will)

"When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s, my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home, and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the identity of its people as being British."
- Michael King
(Related: Home, People, Being, Grandparents, Identity, Sense)

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Defeat, Questions, Sense)

"I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Sense)

"There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Film, Light, Sense, Word)

"Another goal is to look to the resources we have and to see how we could do better to plan, in a sense, for the faculty and infrastructure that we will need to study Asia well into the 21st century."
- William Kirby
(Related: Goal, Sense, Study, Will)

"Cross cultural experience teaches us not simply that people have different beliefs, but that people seek meaning and understand themselves in some sense as members of a cosmos ruled by God."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Experience, God, People, Beliefs, Cosmos, Meaning, Sense)

"When you think about advertisements, it makes sense that they want to hold and retain our attention."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Attention, Sense, Want)

"Some people feel that what we're doing makes no sense, that it's just a waste of money. But it's working."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Money, People, Sense, Waste)

"What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all!"
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Humor, Fun, Sense)

"Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs."
- Felix Klein
(Related: Intuition, Mathematics, Sense)

"And I would be the first to admit that probably, in a lot of press conferences over the time that I have been in coaching, indulging my own sense of humor at press conferences has not been greatly to my benefit."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Humor, Time, Coaching, First, Press, Sense)

"There is no sense in making statements that will not continue to be true after they are made."
- Frank Knight
(Related: Sense, Will)

"All science is static in the sense that it describes the unchanging aspects of things."
- Frank Knight
(Related: Science, Sense)

"A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: End, Responsibility, Sense)

"A baby is a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: Baby, End, Responsibility, Sense)

"After a week of back and forth, and forth and back over firearms, it's good to see a consensus developing on this common-sense amendment to keep handguns away from children."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Children)

"It is not possible to live in this age if you don't have a sense of many contradictory forces."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Age, Sense)

"Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they get that sense of story, of character, of empathetic involvement."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Character, Sense, Style, Will)

"There have been some good studies done in California with Hispanic parents where in the course of a year, they have changed their entire nutritional intake for the better. The kid becomes, in a sense, the bridge between the educational process and the home."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Home, Parents, Sense)

"Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see."
- Ted Kotcheff
(Related: Audiences, Popular, Sense, Want, Writer)

"I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Exercise, Sense, Writing)

"I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Chess, Expectations, Rules, Senses)

"Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?"
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Children, Play, Sense, Soldiers)

"I'm moved to think about the political state of our country right now. Most people who go out and vote have a very clear sense of what's right and wrong. And a lot of those people who don't aren't sure, so they don't go out and vote."
- Peter Krause
(Related: People, Country, Now, Right, Sense, State, Vote, Wrong)

"This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: People, Cowards, Enemy, Nonsense, Violence)

"Well, Winnepeg has everything to do with my music in the sense it was where I was born and raised, cultured and all that sort of thing. A lot of my experiences come from Winnepeg."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Music, Sense)

"A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Fear, Man, Sense)

"There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder and mutilation that can never be fixed, no matter what aid is brought in."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Americans, Murder, Sense)

"He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits."
- Jack Kroll
(Related: Nature, Artist, Gifts, Inexplicable, Joy, Language, Senses, Spirits)

"Warhol's images made sense to me, although I knew nothing at the time of his background in commercial art. To be honest, I didn't think about him a hell of a lot."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Time, Art, Hell, Nothing, Sense)

"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Thought, Failure, Positive, Coach, First, School, Sense)

"It's crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Sense)

"It didn't make a lot of sense for us to be doing Lotus Notes implementations."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Sense)

"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Ambition, Poor, Sense)

"Up until doing this movie, I hadn't really paid a huge amount of attention to those genres, but after finishing this movie, it really gave me a different sense of appreciation of the way the movies play out."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Movies, Appreciation, Attention, Play, Sense)

"Obviously, the difference between a game and actual training is you're using your whole body, so in that sense, maybe not, although maybe something to do with reaction, the speed of reaction, maybe that was of use during the training."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Body, Difference, Sense, Training)

"I think the biggest difficulty is that when I'm here in America, there's a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Enthusiasm, America, Difficulty, English, Learning, Necessity, Sense)

"I'm an inventor. I became interested in long-term trends because an invention has to make sense in the world in which it is finished, not the world in which it is started."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Invention, Sense, World)

"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense."
- Harold Kushner
(Related: Life, Sense)

"I will never do a record without some sense of responsibility."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Responsibility, Sense, Will)

"And you know, art as commerce, doesn't really make too much sense, they don't go together."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Art, Commerce, Sense)

"Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?"
- Stephen LaBerge
(Related: Dreams, Life, Sense, Sleep, Wonder)

"I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Contempt, Privilege, Sense)

"I try to use all of my senses when describing a setting, and try to think of everything that would impact a character in any given scene."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Character, Senses)

"It makes sense for people who are good at fighting to go out and do it-because if they're good at it, that means the fewest number of other people die."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: People, Fighting, Sense)

"You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I've realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn't feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: People, Sense, Tradition, Writing)

"I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Life, Time, Building, Growing up, Loss, Parents, Sense, states, United)

"Theatre is more exciting in the sense that you can actually see the audience in the eye. You know there are no takes and retakes. You have one chance to do your job... and you better do it well!"
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Chance, Eye, Job, Sense, Theatre)

"Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Life, Nation, Responsibility, Sense, Today)

"Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Friendship, Nonsense, Privilege, Talk)

"I think there was a sense that the impact was being lost because the audience was so familiar with the form. You combine that with people's attention spans, which are clearly conditioned to be shorter now, and there's a need to vary the paradigm."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: People, Attention, Being, Now, Sense)

"The only place I've felt was really my home is my cabin up north. There's something in the water there that connects me to that place. There's also this sense of isolation and loneliness about it that I've never been able to shake."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Home, Isolation, Loneliness, Sense, Water)

"On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: July, Loss, Will)

"In everyone there sleeps. A sense of life lived according to love. To some it means the difference they could make. By loving others, but across most it sweeps. As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures."
- Philip Larkin
(Related: Life, Love, Difference, Nothing, Sense)

"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers."
- Doug Larson
(Related: English, Flowers, Language, Sense)

"The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Wisdom, Progress, Common sense, Community)

"Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, People, Propaganda, Sense, Suspicion)

"The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Common sense)

"Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Possibility, Americans, Order, Sense, Today)

"The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Common sense, Opinion, Party, Popular, Present, Right)

"Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Nature, Connection, Drugs, Sense, Television)

"Common sense is in medicine the master workman."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Common sense, Medicine)

"I do read everything that we publish. We usually have to have two or three votes for a book before we take it on. So in that sense I suppose it is an orchestra."
- James Laughlin
(Related: Sense)

"Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You're free of the gravity of what people think."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: People, Being, Driving, Flying, Gravity, Senses)

"Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!"
- Comte de Lautreamont
"Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy."
- Comte de Lautreamont
(Related: Desire, Despair, Literature, Order, Sense)

"It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: God, Humor, Performance, Being, Blind, Driving, Poets, Sense)

"People who have fabulous childhoods have this sense that nothing is ever going to be that good again. With me, I have the sense that nothing is going to be that bad."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: People, Nothing, Sense)

"My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: Life, People, Advice, Energy, Sense, Today)

"Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Purpose, Sense)

"I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Heart, Courtesy, Old, Politeness, Sense, Spirit, Value, Word)

"A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts."
- Brandon Lee
(Related: Life, Dad, Connection, Sense)

"I feel safe and comfortable to do that once I know that the song structure around the bass part is very interesting and it satisfies me in a compositional sense."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Sense, Song)

"First of all, when you live in a country like Canada, it's quite different from America in the sense that it's very tied to traditions that were born in Britain."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: America, Canada, Country, First, Sense, Traditions)

"I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Love, Sense, Word, Writing)

"When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to talk about being professional in IT. Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Being, professionals, Sense, Talk)

"The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Faith, Christian, Communication, Interest, Sense, Spiritual, Supernatural)