Quotes and Sayings about Sin



"Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach."
- Aaliyah
(Related: Time, Acting, Coach)

"We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city."
- Alvar Aalto
(Related: Work)

"Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Successful, Being, Execution)

"We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Country, State)

"As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain."
- Cleveland Abbe
(Related: End, Influence, Man, Needs, Population)

"Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Men, Observation)

"It's been a long time since I've written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I'm hoping it's like riding a bicycle."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Time, Old)

"Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death."
- Berenice Abbott
(Related: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

"Sitting at home the way I do, I'd just love the hear from people. It'd be a great help in passing the time."
- Bud Abbott
(Related: Home, Love, Time, People, Help)

"The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Age, Education, Argument, Children, Democracy, First, School)

"If they're singing about heartbreak, they've lived it."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Heartbreak, Singing)

"Thousands of kids and parents come up to us and say, How do we get better as a singer?"
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Kids, Parents)

"I'm happily single."
- Paula Abdul
"My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Islam, Spiritual)

"I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Time, Winning, Difference, Losing, May, Right)

"I feel that there has been progress made since I was a boy on matters of race, but we have a long way to go."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Progress, Race)

"The game has basically not changed since I ended my career."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Career)

"You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Music, Thought, Jazz, Play, Trying)

"Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Poetry)

"Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Change, Business, Being, Day, Environment)

"I have been further enlightened by the conversation and correspondence of some illustrious Italians, whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger."
- Edmond About
(Related: Conversation, Danger, Name)

"I'd like President Bush to think maybe there's another way to think, that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: President, Vietnam, Wrong)

"They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Business)

"My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Love, Music, Favorite, Jazz, Listening, Queen, Singing)

"You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they've never heard."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Music, People, Jazz, Want)

"If you're a good singer, you're going to make anything sound good."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Sound)

"I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that's one of my fun things."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Love, Music, Computer, Fun)

"I'm a car singer, in fact sometimes I pretend to take my dog out for a walk, and I'll just drive him around and start singin'."
- Casey Abrams
(Related: Car, Fact)

"When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: America, First, Freedom, Law, Living, Memory, Press)

"It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Facts, Judges, Law, Lawyers, Losing)

"I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Forget, Night, School)

"I'm into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy. But the sexiest thing on a girl - when I see it I'm like, oh my God - is these little tight boxers. Don't get me wrong, g-strings are fine, but those cover a little, to where it's just enough."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: God, Wrong)

"Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will."
- John Acton
(Related: Being, Conscience, Duty, Free will, Liberty, Safety, Sin)

"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Money, Artist)

"Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Mother, Thought, Knowledge, Daughters)

"Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Failure, Diplomacy, Public)

"I've been paying alimony since I was 14 and child support since 15. That's a joke, but not by much."
- Don Adams
(Related: Support)

"The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Thought, Possibility, Mind)

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Experience, Ability, Remarkable)

"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Money, Integrity, Service, Sincerity)

"Christmas is over and Business is Business."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Business, Christmas)

"Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Peace, Example)

"Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Objectives, Potential, Republican)

"Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

"We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby."
- Jack Adams
(Related: American, Fact)

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

"The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: People, Advertising, Trouble)

"Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Intelligence, Advertising, Insult, Respect, Worth)

"If advertising had a little more respect for the public, the public would have a lot more respect for advertising."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Advertising, Public, Respect)

"Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold."
- James Randolph Adams
(Related: Beauty, Men, Advertising, Forget)

"If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Business, Golf)

"Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical."
- Phillip Adams
(Related: Men, Advertising, Politicians)

"We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Business, Events)

"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Decision, Results, Tradition)

"Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?"
- Joy Adamson
(Related: Responsibility)

"The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Culture, Day, Lies, Mind)

"There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Business, Nothing)

"The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Age, Stars, Sun, Years, Youth)

"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man, Mind, World)

"A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Blessings, Day, Influence)

"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Blessings, Disappointments, Patience)

"It's funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don't know that I'm a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don't know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Funny, People, Dance)

"No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Artist, Singing, Want)

"I prefer to sing in the shower because the acoustics make you sound great, baby."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Baby, Sound)

"I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?"
- Sheldon Adelson
(Related: Business, Change)

"Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Death, People, Progress, Humanity)

"God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: God, Soul, Goal, Cosmos, Man, Perfection, Stars)

"It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Measure, Wishes)

"The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Idea, Facts)

"One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

"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)

"The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Gods, Pleasure)

"He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, Ideology, Interest, Risk)

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

"And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Blood)

"Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Harm, Silence)

"I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Dating, Life, Actor, Clothes)

"People bitch about losing their anonymity and then get insulted when someone doesn't recognize them from whatever success they've had."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Success, People, Losing)

"I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn't know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn't get any of those parts."
- Casey Affleck
"If we eat any food, or drink any beverage, we must recite a blessing over them before and after."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Food)

"The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Home, Books, Fate, Fire, Heaven, Night, Songs)

"Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Memory, Pleasure, World)

"I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah, and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books of Israel that have been written since the day the Torah was given to Israel."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Books, Day, Giving, Israel)

"My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Mom, Brother)

"Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Boyfriend, Career, Now, Pretty, Right)

"I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Money, God, People, Company, Hearing, Religious, Spiritual)

"Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Business, America, Job)

"An album is such a personal thing. It's something I always wanted to do. It's me doing me, singing as me."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Singing)

"I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways. You're trying to make everybody like you. But you can't do that. You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if they're just not willing to do it."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Business, Force, Trying)

"I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Act, Obligation, Public)

"If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Career, Difference, Singing)

"The greatest glory never comes from falling, but from rising each time you fall."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Time, Glory)

"In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Life, Business, Effort)

"We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Time, Work)

"There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Government, Talent, Crisis, Losing, Public)

"Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996."
- Todd Akin
(Related: People, Democracy, Elections)

"My favorite type of music to sing is a crossover between country and pop."
- Lauren Alaina
(Related: Music, Country, Favorite)

"I like to sing in the car with the windows rolled down and hair blowing all over my face."
- Lauren Alaina
(Related: Car, Hair, Windows)

"Since its very inception, Israel has been a threat."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Israel)

"I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well, but I get it. It's business."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: Business)

"I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out."
- Jessica Alba
(Related: Women)

"When you're doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it's a very different way of doing business than in London. You can't sign them in the usual way because they'd end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Business, Defeat, End, London)

"I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador and get involved in their various initiatives out there. But I felt that was missing the point of using me, a musician."
- Damon Albarn
"I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not."
- Eddie Albert
(Related: Thought)

"Let us begin by doing our best to do our best, every single time, no matter what, forever."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Time)

"One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance."
- King Albert II
(Related: Vision, Duty, Independence)

"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)

"A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Business, Government, Corruption)

"The pressure of getting an order right is greater than sinking a putt."
- Amy Alcott
(Related: Order, Pressure, Right)

"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Direction, Learning, May)

"Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

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

"You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Business, Selling, Now, School, Want)

"No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat; Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original."
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Related: First, Man)

"No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Greatness, Grace, Sin)

"It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Heart, Apology, Being, Evil, Sin, Will)

"But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: God, Christ, May, Now, Rebellion, Repentance, Will)

"God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: God, Earth)

"If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Men, Children)

"None can less afford to delay than the aged sinner. Now is the time. Now or never. You have, as it were, one foot already in the grave. Your opportunities will soon be over. Strive, then, I entreat you, to enter in at the strait gate."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Time, Delay, Grave, Now, Will)

"Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Business, World)

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

"Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

"You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Appetite, Desire, Personality, Self)

"All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy."
- Scott Alexander
(Related: Cheating, Dying, Evil, Losing, Mediocrity)

"Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Evolution, Man)

"The most important thing is God's blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourself, you have nothing to worry about."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: God, Nothing, Worry)

"We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Science, Discipline, Danger, Losing, Philosophy, Today)

"To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Science, Time, Knowledge, Drama, Ignorance, Myth, Space)

"The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Confession, Night, Prayer)

"I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)

"When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

"In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced, we have had to put in rules and regulations for business to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Business, Growth, Country, Jobs, Rules, Security)

"Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Money, Countries, Name, Public)

"We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: War, God, People, Country, Day, Losing)

"With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign state for the first time in more than three decades, terrorists have increasingly targeted our country's infrastructure."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Time, Country, First, Iraq, State)

"We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences, whether for the business user, the child, or the digital music enthusiast."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Business, Music, Audiences)

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Imitation, Television)

"You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Heart, Hollywood, Sincerity)

"The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Advertising, Vice)

"The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Men, Advertising, Space, World)

"A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done."
- Fred Allen
(Related: People, Nothing)

"An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Advertising, Confusion)

"Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it."
- James Allen
(Related: Purpose)

"It actually took me a year to learn how to play running back - to understand what they were doing defensively and then what our guys were doing every single play."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Play, Running)

"Perhaps more than any other disease before or since, syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s."
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: America, Disease, Europe)

"The single most important aspect of the Transition involves the selection of personnel to manage the transfer of responsibility. The law provides roughly ten weeks to accomplish this process."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Law, Responsibility)

"Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: First, Friends, Reward, Will)

"I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

"Chasing the sensation. Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever. Those things had become my main focus in life."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Life, Sex, Drugs, Focus)

"Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention."
- Rick Allen
(Related: People, Intention, Prayer)

"We're probably doing better business than we thought we would do especially considering the disappointing way the record company has handled the album."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Business, Thought, Company)

"If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Religion, Morality, Christ, Consideration, Duty, Preaching)

"To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling; it requires that the speaker should expect a response."
- Roland Allen
(Related: God)

"Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Government, Politicians)

"I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Idea, Cooking, Curiosity, Guest, Understanding, World)

"I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Time, America, Attention, Detail)

"Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Family)

"To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

"I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Medical, Americans, Community, Congress, May, Research)

"Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Mistakes)

"Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Home, Wife, Boats)

"Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Pornography)

"When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Courage, Career, Energy, Will)

"I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them."
- Dorothy Allison
(Related: Love, People, Responsibility, Right, Students, Will)

"But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about."
- Luther Allison
"The thing of playin' and singin' never bothered me."
- Mose Allison
"I think there's always been singers like that and i've done my fair share of cheese as well."
- Marc Almond
"I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people."
- Marc Almond
(Related: People, Past)

"The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Business, Work, People, Etiquette, Russia)

"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)

"I practice every day. I've been doing it since I was eight."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Day, Practice)

"The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Singing)

"You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Business, Artist, Being)

"Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Battle, Cowards, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

"In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Business, Family, Beer)

"Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: News, Profit, Running)

"U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Acquaintance, Now, Order, Soldiers, Will)

"'m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Being, Day, Honor, News, Tradition)

"And I really believe good journalism is good business."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Business, Journalism)

"International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood."
- Eric Ambler
(Related: Business, Blood, May)

"Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, History, Progress, Winning, World, World war)

"I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Business)

"In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: People)

"With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

"American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England."
- John Amery
(Related: American, England, Numbers, Troops)

"To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: People, Burden, states, United)

"Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Fear, Consistency, Anxiety)

"I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Law, Names, Punishment)

"The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin."
- William Ames
(Related: Corruption, Sin)

"Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Blessings, Christ, Participation)

"Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image."
- William Ames
(Related: Change, God, Man, Purity, Sin)

"The will of God is single and totally one in Him."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Will)

"There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain."
- Lord Amherst
(Related: Money, Women, Losing, Racing)

"Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: War, Countries, World, World war)

"Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Control, Energy, Europe, Weapons)

"Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: People, Revolution, Historians, Will)

"Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Apology, Faults, Favorite, Nothing, Sin, Unconscious)

"Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Destiny, Wishes)

"One of the great benefits of organised religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there's nobody there to forgive them."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Religion, Benefits)

"Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin."
- Tori Amos
(Related: People, Wounds)

"Until now, I've not done a project where the produce, rapper and singer has never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Chance, Now, Project, Variety)

"Until now, I was insecure and I believed what the people around me said in regarding what I should sing."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: People, Now)

"I get even more nervous singing when everyone's fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there's people there listening to that, and if they're moved by it, then I'm moved as well."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: People, Listening, Meaning, Singing)

"If I can't get a mental image from the song, I won't sing it."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Song)

"From my debut until now, I've always wanted to sing and dance."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Dance, Now)

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

"You can say what you want to about a rapper in a movie, but look at what Ice Cube has done. Ice Cube has created more opportunities for other actors to get jobs in this business than some actors have."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Business, Actors, Jobs, Want)

"Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Actor, Old, Training, Years)

"And it's interesting, when you look at the predictions made during the peak of the boom in the 1990s, about e-commerce, or internet traffic, or broadband adoption, or internet advertising, they were all right - they were just wrong in time."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Time, Adoption, Advertising, Internet, Right, Wrong)

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

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Dreams, Love, Goals, Completion, Deep, Meaning, Needs)

"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark."
- Jack Anderson
(Related: Business, Government)

"Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using the same language I would use if I were typing: meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Language, Meaning, Years)

"A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Power, Work, Technology, states, United)

"I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Money, Art)

"I do know the Spelling family. I worked for Aaron Spelling when I was a brunette. I've known them since Tori was a little girl."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Family, Spelling)

"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: God, Grace)

"When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black. I don't want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Soul, Want)

"Science was something that really caught my attention. It was something I really could sink my teeth into."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Science, Attention)

"And I'm not an actress. I don't think I am an actress. I think I've created a brand and a business."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Business)

"The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Years)

"If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing."
- Sparky Anderson
"Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, Logic, Spirit)

"But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Temple, Building, Nothing, Spirit, Wood)

"You sin in thinking bad about people - but, often, you guess right."
- Giulio Andreotti
(Related: People, Right, Sin, Thinking)

"I know not what record of sin awaits me in the other world, but this I know, that I was never mean enough to despise any man because he was black."
- John Albion Andrew
(Related: Man, Sin, World)

"You, I, we all encounter behaviors that we might say, I wouldn't do that. But she has a huge amount of contact with how people live. She sees more hospices and sink estates than most people."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: People)

"If the director says you can do better, particularly in a love scene, then it is rather embarrassing."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Love)

"Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Singing)

"I love singing, and I came to absolutely adore it in the later part of my career."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Love, Career, Singing)

"So don't think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Life, Being, Career, Reality)

"I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Career, Singing)

"But I think it is more difficult to do a career as a lieder singer, and there have been less lieder singers."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Career)

"But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don't like very much."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Career)

"I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German, it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to do with wanting to be like a German singer."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Nothing)

"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Time, Energy, Giving, Will)

"Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible."
- Norman Angell
(Related: Peace, Nation, Nations)

"Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a human cesspit of their own making."
- Norman Angell
(Related: People)

"I've never made a film using dialogue or speech."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: Film, Speech)

"I wouldn't be in a legitimate business for all the money in the world."
- Gennaro Angiulo
(Related: Business, Money, World)

"I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

"In show business, you get chewed up and spit out."
- John Aniston
(Related: Business)

"This is a business. Be smart. Choose wisely."
- John Aniston
(Related: Business)

"I just couldn't get anyone to sing my songs, so I had to sing my own tunes."
- Paul Anka
(Related: Songs)

"Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Society, Business, Community, Labor)

"I have never participated directly or indirectly in any business related to the United Nations."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Business, Nations, United)

"My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

"Carter's done a lot more good since he's been out of the White House than when he was in it."
- Walter Annenberg
"As for collaboration - I have done a lot, 26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them. It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Books, Collaboration, Editors)

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

"Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real."
- David Antin
(Related: Idea, Disney, Fortune)

"I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker."
- David Antin
(Related: Poems)

"I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus."
- David Antin
(Related: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

"We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts, and we no longer know what they mean."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Society)

"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)

"I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Job, Play, Songs)

"I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Business, People, Opportunity, Name)

"Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it."
- Michael Apted
(Related: History, Country, English)

"It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Imagination, Talent, Skill, Today)

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

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

"Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

"All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Mind)

"To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Imperfection, Patience, Sin, Wrongs)

"God should not be called an individual substance, since the principal of individuation is matter."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God)

"Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Right, Wrong)

"Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Goals, Will)

"The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)

"Sometimes I'll sing the same verse through the entire song, because the other verses aren't clicking. And when they do come to me, I'm in the middle of that same verse!"
- Tom Araya
(Related: Song)

"Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: God, Daughter, Fathers, Mothers)

"I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: God, Sin, Will)

"Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds."
- Anne Archer
(Related: Business, Actors, Instinct, Managers)

"I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Attitude, Prison)

"And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Time, Day, Forget, Now, Past, Prison, Wonder, Years)

"Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Work, Business, Forget)

"A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart."
- Pietro Aretino
(Related: Heart, Cowardice, Mind)

"Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: People, Boxing, Now, World)

"Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: People, Development, Church, Problems, Religious, Remarkable, Traditions)

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Soul, Friend)

"The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Danger, Man)

"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."
- Aristotle
(Related: Dignity)

"Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Anticipation, Evil, Pain)

"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Soul)

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Love, Soul)

"It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition."
- Aristotle
(Related: Business, Men, Property)

"Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars."
- Aristotle
(Related: History, Nature, Poetry)

"I know that if I can't move people, then I have no business being an actor."
- Alan Arkin
(Related: Business, People, Actor, Being)

"I want everybody in the news business to think of ABC before they go any place else. If it costs us an extra few thousand dollars to do that, what does it mean?"
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, News, Want)

"Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, People, Fool, Play, Police, Television)

"There are always protests, whether you do something good or bad. Even if you do something beneficial, people say you do it because it's advertising."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: People, Advertising)

"I've written what and when I want to. It's been about expressing myself. But with the degree, I had to learn to do everything in a very specific, disciplined way. I am very disciplined, but this demanded a totally different kind of discipline. A real challenge."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Discipline, Challenge, Want)

"My own view would be to let Saddam bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants. As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him."
- Dick Armey
"Final thoughts are so, you know, final. Let's call them closing words."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don't see things clearly as long as you're still involved."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Time, Being, End)

"At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Love, Muslim, Beginning, Countries, France, Leading)

"Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: First, Hurt, Losing)

"All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song."
- Louis Armstrong
(Related: Music, Folk, Song)

"A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Motivation)

"Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do."
- Desi Arnaz
"Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Business, Failure, World)

"But since the world, which thou art to strive against, is not without thee, but within thee, it follows, that it is also to be conquered not without, but within thee."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Art, World)

"It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)

"In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Death, Virtue, Christian, Exercise, Man, Sin, Temptations, World)

"But since day one, we've always been kinda up against it. So at the end, it's not surprising that we were kind of led along for so many months and didn't know what the fate of the show was gonna be. It was... in a weird way, just kind of that was the way it's always been."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Day, End, Fate, Months)

"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)

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

"Touring is really a pretty lonely business."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Business, Lonely, Pretty)

"When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer - just a singer."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Time, Country, Guitar, Want)

"The nature of show business is people within the business feel that if someone else fails, they move up a notch."
- Tom Arnold
(Related: Business, Nature, People)

"Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won't mean much if we don't do a great job with the basics of our business."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Job)

"At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Love, Travel, American, Pretty)

"Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Economics, Public, Traveling)

"However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate. We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago, and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make some even tougher decisions."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Decisions, Economics)

"I think in just about any business the low cost competitor is always going to have an advantage."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business)

"There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain writing great lyrics and singing from his soul. The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Soul, Marketing, Singing, Will, Writing)

"Fortunately, we have a lot of really smart women in the business."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Business, Women)

"It's unfortunate that music has become such big business."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Business, Music)

"In Hollywood there are a lot of very insecure men running the business."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Business, Men, Hollywood, Running)

"Since in music we deal with notes, not words, with chords, with transitions, with color and expression, the musical meaning always based on those notes as written and nothing else - has to be divined."
- Claude Arrau
(Related: Music, Expression, Meaning, Nothing, Words)

"I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: People, Comfort, Joy, Living, Security, Want)

"Making lasting gifts for animals in our estate plans is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to ensure animals have the strongest possible voice for their protection."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Animals, Gifts, Protection, Voice)

"I feel I'm an actress who sings a bit."
- Bea Arthur
"After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Business, Time, Being)

"I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Business, Life, May, President, states, United)

"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, "Make me feel important." Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Life, Sales, Succeed, Will)

"I'm flattered that so many baseball people think I'm a Hall of Famer. But what's hard to believe is how one-hundred and fifty plus people have changed their minds about me since I became eligible, because I haven't had a base hit since then."
- Richie Ashburn
(Related: People, Baseball)

"My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Power, Time, Job, State)

"I am here because I think it was a terrible sin of the west to allow those years of war."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Sin, Years)

"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Winning, Losing)

"Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Business, Home, People, Buying, Fun, Now)

"Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Acting, Being, End, Silly)

"I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Business, Music, Being)

"Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Government, Sincerity)

"The only very rugged part of the route is in crossing the Big Horn mountain, which is about 30 miles wide."
- William Henry Ashley
"Our first scene is sort of a reunion between the X-Men characters, which establishes everyone's relationship to one another, sort of like a recap for all those who have forgotten since the last movie."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: First)

"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Science, Light)

"It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Business, Advertising)

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare."
- Ed Asner
(Related: Joy, Kids)

"An astounding thing is that, almost every single week, I have met someone from my past."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Past)

"As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Successful, Ability, Publishing)

"I've got the best deal on Earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?"
- Armand Assante
(Related: Earth, Sin)

"It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Acting, Profession)

"I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around."
- Fred Astaire
(Related: Dance, Dancing, Desire, Feet)

"The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual, and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline, we go down without taking notice on't."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Folly, Sin)

"Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women)

"We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Grief, May, Pain, Sin)

"Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned; or that she only was Deceived, for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly, he became the greater Transgressor."
- Mary Astell
"Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Business, Body, Company, Conversation, Crowds, Mind, Present, Will)

"If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour, she does ill in promising to Obey."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Love, Woman)

"One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Appreciation, Being, Giving, Nothing)

"In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Time, Blame, Chance, First, Woman)

"Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Men, Women, World)

"You know, I never expected to enter the movie business."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Business)

"One of my favorite stories is my first kissing scene with Linda Gray."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Favorite, First, Kissing)

"I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me."
- Christopher Atkins
"The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Life, Growth, Illusion)

"I mean I can do it when I'm very relaxed, and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Friends)

"Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Hell)

"In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Movies, Advertising, Promotion, Words)

"Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning."
- Francis Atterbury
(Related: Virtue, Affliction, Confidence, School)

"And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Business, Actors, End, Friends, Theater)

"Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Today)

"I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: People, Film, Insult, Talking)

"All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Addiction)

"Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Paradise, Impatience)

"I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Love)

"No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: People, Feeling, Opera)

"Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity."
- Christian Audigier
(Related: Advertising, Celebrity, Fashion, Now, World)

"The mercantile business did not suit me."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Business)

"To be a good draftsman was to me a blessing."
- John James Audubon
"Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Astronomy, Fiction, Future, Physics, Ships, Space)

"I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Fiction, Mystery, Research, Will)

"I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Time, Books, Fantasy, Fiction)

"There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Policy, Successful, states, United)

"A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Business, Artist)

"Decreased business base increases overhead. So does increased business base."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Business)

"If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Earth, Managers)

"The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Desire, Longing, Prayer, Will)

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Beauty, Love, Soul)

"Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Forgiveness, Being)

"To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Sin)

"God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God, Son, Earth, Sin, Suffering)

"We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Cause, Majority)

"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Time, Events, Sight, Will)

"Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Love, Destiny)

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

"Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Business, Money, May)

"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

"It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Talent, May, Result, Study)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Wife, Truth, Fortune, Man, Possession, Want)

"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Women, Argument, Being, Matrimony, Poor)

"We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread."
- Paul Auster
(Related: People, Day)

"Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Fame, Names, Words)

"I've seen, not surprisingly, no action taken against those people, but here I am, an anarchist website, not even close to what that is, not even close to what else you can find on the Internet."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: People, Action, Internet)

"While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Food, Plants, Value)

"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)

"Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray's Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me sing."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: People)

"They look for the top note to end every song. They don't know what they are singing about. There is no style."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: End, Singing, Song, Style)

"Just advertising departments with legs and high heels."
- Richard Avedon
(Related: Advertising)

"The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes."
- Avicenna
(Related: Knowledge, Causes)

"It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Love, Daughters, Gain, May, Sin, Will)

"I have been coming to Los Angeles since 1975 to perform."
- Emanuel Ax
"The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: Business, Music, People, Fact, Rest)

"I'm celebrating my 40th year in show business this year."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Business)

"I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: Love, Character, Clothes, Play, School, Trying)

"Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business."
- Hank Azaria
(Related: Business, Want)

"I've been doing silly voices since I was a child."
- Hank Azaria
(Related: Silly)

"It is better we disintegrate in peace and not in pieces."
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
(Related: Peace)

"We need prefab housing, we need to repair what can be repaired. We have appealed to the whole world to ship tents and blankets to Pakistan."
- Shaukat Aziz
(Related: World)

"There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Being, Fighting, Negotiation, Terrorism, Want)

"Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Experience, Difficulties, Man, Needs, Obstacles, Spiritual, Will)

"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Life, Love, Sacrifice, Dream, Challenge, Play, Song)

"A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Illusion, Man, Will, World)

"Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Business, Leadership, Visions)

"Those from whose pocket the salary is drawn, and by whose appointment the officer was made, have always a right to discuss the merits of their officers, and their modes of exercising the duties they are paid to perform."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Right)

"In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Mathematics, Race)

"A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Time, Acquaintance, Promotion, Study)

"Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Errors)

"In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Economy, Machines)

"I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Chance, Conservation, Country, President)

"This isn't just about today, this about generations to come. And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation President since Theodore Roosevelt, and I think he's done it."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Chance, Conservation, Generations, President, Today)

"Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Happiness, Work, Enjoyment, Man)

"The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Revolution)

"The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Power, Virtue, Proof)

"Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Money, Health, Power, Knowledge, Character, May, Property, Will)

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

"We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, Power, Wisdom, Morality, Democracy, Fight, Nation, Right, World, World war)

"To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

"The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Business, Ability, America, Nation, Service)

"I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing."
- Lauren Bacall
"What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition."
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(Related: Performance, Ability, Content, Singing)

"I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Business, Profit, Service, Want)

"There is no singing anymore, everything is yelling and shouting and rapping and that is real boring to a guy like me."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Singing)

"I've been solo since 1996, so I've been doing it for a while now."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Now)

"Every single band in the world has these gigantic songs that people are obsessed with."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: People, Songs, World)

"With The Guess Who, it took us fifty-something singles before we had hits."
- Randy Bachman
"I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Car, Time, First, Night, Project, Songs, Tears)

"I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, Babies, State, Talk)

"In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Development, Act, Community)

"Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Adversity, Old, Prosperity)

"Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Business, People, Execution, Projects)

"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Enemy, Man, Revenge)

"I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Movies, Actor, Fun, Hiring, Pretty, Talk, Want)

"As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Effect)

"There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Being, Singing)

"The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Business, People, Day, Want)

"I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Music, Brother)

"I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)

"The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Brotherhood, Class, Country)

"Like at Halloween: I knew I'd arrived when I saw people dressing up on Halloween as my character."
- Jane Badler
(Related: People, Character)

"Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Money, Drugs, Prohibition)

"I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Ability, Emotion, Feeling, Holiday, Sound)

"But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Chance, Needs, Now, Trying)

"Music and the music business are two different things."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Music)

"The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Music, Money, Feelings, Energy)

"Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Life, People, Baby, Day, First, Now, World, Years)

"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Government, Computers, Man, Nothing, Want)

"Honor sinks where commerce long prevails."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Commerce, Honor)

"So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Business, War, Nations)

"No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Work, Meditation)

"It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse."
- David Bailey
(Related: Nature, Body, Concern, Drinking, Eating, Exercise)

"I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked."
- David Bailey
(Related: Fashion, Girls, Witty)

"I like duos with percussionists. I like the songs that percussionists sing."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Songs)

"I have always been attracted to the cottage industry side of this business."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Business)

"I think that every single person should play sports."
- Donovan Bailey
(Related: Sports, Play)

"Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Work, People, Advertising, Effort, Exploitation, Needs, Publicity, Students)

"The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: First, Self, Sin)

"A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Love, Ambition, Blessings, Earth, Man)

"Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Envy, Hell)

"It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"Pairs skating and singles are two different things. Although some skaters have achieved this successfully, it is a very difficult transition. You're looking at double work."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Work)

"Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Business, Balance, Pleasure)

"It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Doubt, English, Vice, Will)

"Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Cause, Effect, Literature)

"I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Fun, Stress)

"We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Love, God, People, Values, Boys, Chance, Drugs, Morals, Profanity, Respect, Will)

"It was lovely to do The Knock because I haven't done anything really significant since Doctor Who."
- Colin Baker
"I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Business, Fact)

"I have never had a great love of the music business, I never have."
- Ginger Baker
(Related: Love, Music, Business)

"We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Decisions, Language)

"Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes."
- Josephine Baker
(Related: Luck, Question, Rest)

"Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Success, Mistake, People, Succeed, Worth)

"So all the system was running down and collapsing. Mrs. Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975, and she clearly wanted to strike out and do something different."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Leader, Conservative, February, Party, Running)

"I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)

"But I think it's always difficult when a product that you're using and accustomed to changes."
- Mitchell Baker
"In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Thought, Beginning, Encouragement, Giving, Questions, Support)

"I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Poetry, Lonely, World, Years)

"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Age, Love, Fashion)

"We have newsreaders behaving like actors, lowering their voices if it's a sad story, as if we didn't know it's a sad story. There isn't a single cool newsreader."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Actors)

"Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer."
- Jim Bakker
"I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Time, Writing)

"They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn't even - there's whole pieces missing."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Car)

"Since then I have held many jobs at museums in Colorado and Wyoming. I have also taught summer courses at the University of Colorado."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Jobs, Museums, Summer, University)

"I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Truth, Authority, Help, Right, Wrong)

"If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Advice, Right)

"If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, People, Blessings)

"Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Selling, Measure)

"It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Man, Old, Sin)

"The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Age, Business, Retirement)

"The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Lie, Challenge, Priorities, World)

"On the whole, show business is a hard business in which to be married."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business)

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

"By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Man)

"But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Faith, Honesty, Authority, May, Questions, Respect, Sincerity)

"Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty - by ceasing to exist."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Liberty)

"My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Idea, Chicago, Children, Parents, Russia)

"My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

"In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Men, Women, God, First, Woman)

"I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Drama)

"To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Business, Choices, Integrity)

"In the first place, Descartes stands for the most explicit and uncompromising dualism between mind and matter."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: First, Mind)

"I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity."
- Robert Baldwin
(Related: Horror, Mediocrity)

"Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Day, Defense, EnglForget, Lies, Old)

"I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Faith)

"Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Day, Defense, England, Old)

"Jesus isn't a logo, I'm not promoting some company, some brand. I'm just professing my faith."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Faith, Company)

"You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think. I'm focused on the youth of America. I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores. Because that's the message in the media."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Time, People, America, Kids, Man, Media, Worry, Youth)

"A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible."
- William Baldwin
(Related: Causes, Economy)

"There are movies that require fantasy and slightly more fantastical acting. Lines that are good for certain movies, in real life circumstances, would be absolutely unbelievable things to really say, and you would look at these people like they're freaks for conversing that way. But somehow for certain styles of movies, it works, and it seems fine."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Movies, People, Acting, Circumstances, Fantasy)

"I've had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I'm trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don't want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Want)

"I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

"But I learned that there's a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there's not much else that can really get to ya."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Character, Embarrassment)

"There isn't a single windmill owner in Holland who doesn't have a second job, for when there is no wind."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Job, Wind)

"I will never do another TV series. It couldn't top I Love Lucy, and I'd be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Love, Business, Will)

"I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Talent, Regret)

"I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Life, Failure, Divorce, Eyes, Hate)

"Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Science, Technology)

"The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Car, Dreams, American, Assassination, Vietnam, World)

"Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Golf, Moon)

"No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Business, Work, Man, Pride)

"Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Sadness, Word, World)

"But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Death, Life, God, Being, Existence)

"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Business, Life, Fortune, Friends, Man)

"Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Equality, Heart, Exercise, Play)

"Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Houses, Ruin)

"A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Artists, Force)

"Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Lovers, Nothing, Word)

"It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Act, Fashion, Joy, Motherhood, Woman)

"Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

"Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Money, Control, Doctors, Hell, Sight, Youth)

"It's a dismally lonely business, writing."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Business, Lonely, Writing)

"It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Money, Country, Honor, Privilege, Years)

"The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Contempt, Sin)

"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Life, Beginning, Being, Harmony)

"You have got to have an agent. It's a business. But I think there is a way to be artful and commercial at the same time."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Time, Business)

"Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Old, Talking, Today)

"I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Work, Career, Loyalty)

"Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

"It was all a back-handed blessing, and my friends were the ones who kept the faith, read my work, and urged me to submit it to publishers (by sending it out for me - they would not hear no for an answer."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Faith, Work, Friends)

"We got extremely lucky. It's a tough business to work with."
- Lloyd Banks
(Related: Business, Work)

"For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Work, Living, Writer, Writers)

"Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Careers, Name, Now, Today, Will)

"I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Women, Business, Stars, Talk, Trying, Want)

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

"You have indeed done much since the new century began to give shape and substance to the growing, the insistent desire that war may be banished from the earth."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: War, Desire, Earth, May)

"I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet and the cello."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Singing)

"Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired."
- William Banting
(Related: Business, Life, Men, Anxiety, Career, Order, Years)

"Bambi has a profound effect on children because it's about losing your mother."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Mother, Children, Effect, Losing)

"In the early '90s, New York was a pretty depressing place."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Pretty)

"A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing."
- Chris Barber
(Related: Spirit)

"The best interviews like the best biographies should sing the strangeness and variety of the human race."
- Lynn Barber
(Related: Race, Variety)

"When I'm talking to a large audience, I imagine that I'm talking to a single person."
- Red Barber
(Related: Talking)

"Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Business, Friends)

"I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Hope, Mouse)

"Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

"When I became governor, spending actually increased 28 percent my first term. Revenue increased 42 percent my first term without raising anybody's taxes. We did it because we had more taxpayers with more taxable income. That's how you get the revenue up. We did that without raising anybody's taxes."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: First, Income, Taxes)

"There's no recovery on Main Street, I can tell you that for sure. And in a re - in an economy like this, we don't need to be raising anybody's taxes."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Economy, Taxes)

"Big business has no party and never shall have."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Business, Party)

"I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

"Since we have placed justification in the revelation of Jesus Christ formed and brought forth in the heart, there working his works of righteousness and bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit."
- Robert Barclay
(Related: Heart, Christ, Justification, Righteousness, Spirit)

"I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Energy, English, Feeling, Trying)

"We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Business, Now)

"My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Work, Actor, Concern)

"They may call me a sinner, but I am at peace with myself."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Peace, May)

"I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Tourists)

"I know what sin is."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Sin)

"Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs."
- Clive Barker
(Related: First, Nothing, Word)

"My husband thinks he's compromising if we have one cook instead of three."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Husband)

"I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Performance)

"I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Performance)

"Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Business, People, Games, Kids, Names, Shame)

"That's the ultimate gratification in any business situation - do customers buy the product? And do they use it and do they come back and buy more of it?"
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business)

"We're no longer a small business; we're a large organization spread around the world. I can't imagine Netscape growing as fast as it has if it weren't for the way we use our products."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, World)

"Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Sales, Value)

"After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Communication, Future)

"I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Government, Months, Past, Research, Want)

"I've tended to work at fast-growing companies that improve the way business gets done."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Work)

"In my column series "The Main Thing," I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate - both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Technology, People, Internet, Talk)

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

"Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the same way we are worrying about government."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Business, Government)

"It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: People, Fantasy, Years)

"I have been following a vegan diet now since the 1980s, and find it not only healthier, but also much more attractive than the chunks of meat that were on my plate as a child."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Diet, Now)

"Only disaster can follow divided counsels and opposing wills."
- Thomas John Barnardo
(Related: Disaster)

"The priceless galaxy of misinformation called the mind."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Mind)

"We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Life, Beginning, Wonder)

"What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?"
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Time, Endurance, Ruin)

"We should have a system of licensing and registration, we should treat firearms the same way that automobiles are treated so that people have to pass a safety test."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: People, Automobiles, Safety)

"They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Country, Europe, Killing, Laws, Pretty, World)

"The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

"If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

"There is zero debate about whether the world is getting warmer. That is a fact, a measured fact. There is some debate, although not much anymore, about what's causing the world to get warmer. And the consensus, by far is that it's us."
- Peter Barnes
(Related: Debate, Fact, World)

"What I am proposing this year are not lofty concepts far removed form the daily struggle so of ordinary Georgians. They are proposals that directly effect the lives of the people we serve."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: People, Effect, Struggle)

"Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Business, Interest, State)

"And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Laws, Legislation, Open, Public)

"I want business to prosper and make a profit caused by business expansion and prosperity."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Business, Profit, Prosperity, Want)

"Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now."
- P. T. Barnum
(Related: Work, Now)

"But this is called show business, not show family."
- Alice Barrett
(Related: Family, Business)

"So every single day, I found something to be grateful for and that's a powerful lesson."
- Alice Barrett
(Related: Day)

"You can take any one of our stories that we use right now, put western clothes on us, stick us out in the west and they'll work just as well - any single one of them - because they're stories about people, they're stories about things."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Work, People, Clothes, Now, Right)

"I'm going to take over on the Techno Comics so I'm going to be dealing in the children's merchandising type department. But that's just setting it up and having somebody run it."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Children)

"Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: Opportunity, Creativity, Growth, Chaos, World)

"I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'"
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Life, Time, American, Singing, Struggle)

"I'm very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I'm singing."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Church, Singing, Song)

"Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business."
- Chuck Barris
(Related: Business, Spontaneity)

"Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous, and provocative of Divine judgment."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Judgment, Provocative, Sin, Swearing)

"Facetiousness is allowable when it is the most proper instrument of exposing things apparently base and vile to due contempt."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Contempt)

"Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Design, Hope, Discretion, May, Sin, Temper)

"Releasing a record is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the promotion of the product, but you have to play the game if you are to have a chance of competing in the market place."
- John Barrow
(Related: Chance, Play, Promotion)

"I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity."
- Sydney Biddle Barrows
(Related: Business, Integrity, Wrong)

"The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."
- Dave Barry
(Related: History, Development, Communication, Internet, Invention, Waiting)

"The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Religion, People, Religious, Risk, Writing)

"What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers."
- Dave Barry
(Related: May)

"To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Nothing, World)

"Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Popularity, states)

"Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Business, Nature, Camping)

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

"It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Fact, Will)

"I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War."
- Dave Barry
(Related: War)

"Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle. It's a comedy show started by David Cross, me and Jon Benjamin. It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy, Seasons, Variety)

"Kissing - and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing - is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Sex, People, Kissing)

"When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Boxing, Will)

"This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them."
- Lionel Barrymore
(Related: Age, Movies, Insincerity, Misfortune)

"Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Business, Disney, Entertainment, Intention, October)

"Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it's the ultimate example of too much information."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Example, Information)

"Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Angels, Play)

"It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Angels, May, Play)

"It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Forgiveness, Christian)

"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)

"Business news is sexy."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Business, News)

"The songs of Bizet are by a French peer of Rossini. When Rossini stopped composing, he was living in Paris. He also wrote some beautiful songs in French."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Living, Paris, Songs)

"I still love to walk in the mountains or be on the sea. I like to be in nature. Sometimes I bicycle. It's important to feel good with your body. The body is extremely important. If you feel good, you have more energy in your singing."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Love, Nature, Body, Energy, Mountains, Sea, Singing)

"German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it's not difficult to sing in German; it's difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It's a culture."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Culture, Now, Rome)

"It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Music, Dream, Joy, Play)

"It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Work, Performance, Building, Collaboration, Joy)

"The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Faith, Work, Importance, Sincerity)

"Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Business, Men, World)

"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Divinity, Expression, Living, Personality, Will, World)

"Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Business, Life, Thought, Christ, Day, Today)

"Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Business)

"A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest. I have never mended that hole in my sleeve."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Body, Rest, Right)

"Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena, using with its own unique procedures and tools."
- John Barton
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Tools)

"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)

"The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Discipline, Democracy, Freedom)

"No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Business)

"In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Business)

"Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Being, Intellect, Opinion, Privilege)

"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Time, Mail)

"There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"You say he's childish, but he's very professional about business transactions."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Business)

"The moon is brighter since the barn burned."
- Matsuo Basho
(Related: Moon)

"I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'"
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Cards, Fancy, Names)

"All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life."
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Life, Travel)

"I love to be nervous before a scene."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Love)

"You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion and they're going to write in whatever clever manner they desire."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: People, Desire, Opinion)

"You have to be a little unreal to be in this business."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Business)

"There's no doubt that becoming a mother was the greatest thing I'll ever do."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Mother, Doubt)

"My priorities had been changing before I had Addie but after she was born they changed completely. I don't count - my daughter sort of owns me."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Daughter, Priorities)

"I'm not a real social person - I'm shy - and a lot of the business is just social."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Business)

"I'm a very determined person."
- Kim Basinger
"I'm a very determined businesswoman... I've got lots of things to do, and I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Time)

"I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Business, Time, Actors, Being, Day, Favorite)

"I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Time, People, Intuition)

"I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Sex, Hollywood, Road, Symbol)

"Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Related: Thought, People, Famous, Feeling, Heroes, Romantic)

"Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, Crime, Difficulty, Living, Parents, Poverty)

"Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Security, Weapons)

"In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Design, Committee, Force, Information)

"I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Age, Business)

"I'm in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven't had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I've been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Business, People, Friends, Gay, Living)

"The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Manners, Reputation)

"It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity)

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

"Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Work)

"In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Men, Artist, First, Man, Order, World)

"Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Right, Talk)

"Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Disgust, First, Nothing)

"It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Work, Despair)

"Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Sex, Seduction)

"Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Advertising, Commitment, Credibility, Effect, Giving, Today)

"I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them?"
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Money, Confession)

"In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Power, Learning)

"As long as there's land available, single-family homes will be built, and Colorado residents will always go for a single-family over a condo."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Land, Will)

"Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Art, Marriage, Insincerity, Understanding)

"Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

"I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Success, Business, People, Care)

"What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Business, Reinventing)

"I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn't shy. I can be like a general. But I've got a shy side. I'm also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don't let people in too much.'"
- Michael Bay
(Related: Business, People)

"If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Business, Congress, Job, Months)

"Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Men, Children, Mothers, Nation, Responsibility)

"To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

"I knew there was something I had to do yesterday. I couldn't remember what it is. I can't figure it out. I know it's a holiday. I know I don't have a meeting. It's very confusing."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Holiday, Meeting, Yesterday)

"Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing. But the IRS has no control over tax information once it's been sent to India or another country."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Control, Country, Tax, Information, Preparation)

"My Eighth District, like others, counts on these family businesses and their teams working hard to support their families and aid their communities. As retailers, these teams often bring different or unique products to the marketplace."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Family, Support)

"As a member of the House Committee on Small Business and because of my own experience as a small business owner, I am appreciative of the impact these small businesses have on our local economies."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Experience, Committee)

"Small businesses are the economic drivers of our country, providing the stimulus our communities need."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Country)

"Even the best data security systems can't protect private taxpayer information from entrepreneurial foreign businesses than can make huge profits selling U.S. taxpayer information."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Selling, Information, Security)

"I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Mom, Work, Wife, HusbGrowth, Day, Economy, Job, Support, Today)

"In fact, 80 percent of our domestic job growth comes from the small- and medium-sized business community."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Growth, Community, Fact, Job)

"Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Success, Work)

"When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

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

"And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Harvest, Moon, Sun)

"I've been in this business for a long time, and I no longer think that anything that I do by way of clarification is ever going to eradicate the mistakes."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Business, Time, Mistakes)

"It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Writer)

"I've had this problem since I was in my 20s. They don't call it manic depression anymore. They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Depression, Disorder)

"I'll tell you what I would do in a shot if I could. I would sing in the barbershop quartet in The Music Man."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Music, Man)

"Government is not show business."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Business, Government)

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

"Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: Cunning, Envy)

"For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)

"Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Dying, Living)

"Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for one that might not float, he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day."
- Lord Beaverbrook
(Related: Day, Mind)

"I hate to say it but I think it has become very obvious that our system for devising trade agreements, so very important to this country's functioning around the world, has not only broken, but it has broken completely."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Country, Hate, Obvious, Trade, World)

"Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life. I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Life, Now, Writing)

"In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit. But it was more me making fun of myself, since I'm not technically a rapper, whatever that means."
- Beck
(Related: Fun, Past, Rap)

"I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At. That pretty much turned me off from using the electric piano for a lot of years."
- Beck
(Related: Pretty, Sound, Years)

"What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Rights, Healthcare)

"When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me?"
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Father, Successful)

"It's a real blessing for me to tell you, sir, that calvary has arrived - Fox is here!"
- Glenn Beck
"Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Time, God, Congress, President, Right)

"I don't understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off."
- Jeff Beck
(Related: People, Guitar, Sound, Will, Years)

"Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Caring, Quick)

"Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Appearance, Lies, Problems, Strangers)

"Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, People, Children, Revolution, Help)

"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)

"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

"Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: England)

"It was a confusing time in my life, a really bad day at the office."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Time, Life, Day, Office)

"I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Love, Winning, Losing, Play)

"I believed in raising my children as I had been raised."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Children)

"Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Hell)

"No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Business, Dying, Nothing, Regret)

"My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7."
- David Beckham
(Related: Parents)

"When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realising it now-it changes the world, having children."
- David Beckham
(Related: Children, Kids, Now, World)

"I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Act, Acting, Relax, Want)

"I wake up every morning and I feel like I'm juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I'm cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn't have it any other way."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Business, Travel, London)

"It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Day, First, Now, World)

"It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: People, Charm, Losing, Open)

"If anyone asks me about the George Martin years I usually say I group all of that stuff together as the single greatest experience but I wasn't scared I was just really looking forward to it."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Experience, Martin, Years)

"I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

"Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: People, Being, Poker)

"Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Compassion, Cure, Will)

"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Purpose, Christian, Man, Nothing, School)

"Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

"Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Business, Morality, Successful, Man)

"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Birds, Nothing)

"What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mother)

"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Heart, Day, Will)

"Sir, I see a lot of documents in my day-to-day business, and I can't tell you every document that I've seen. It may have passed across my desk. It may not have passed across my desk. I truthfully cannot answer that question, other than to say I don't remember."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Business, Day, May, Question)

"If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Congress, Nixon, Republican)

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

"Politics is show business for ugly people."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Business, Politics, People, Ugly)

"Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Act)

"This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

"By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Causes)

"There is no sinner like a young saint."
- Aphra Behn
"You can cage the singer but not the song."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Song)

"Boxing is show-business with blood."
- David Belasco
(Related: Blood, Boxing)

"I have been dealing with back problems since 1995 when I was with the Blackhawks, and I've only missed part of one season because of it. That was last season in Toronto."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Problems)

"And in the last sentence I would like also to mention that Poland is one of the countries with which the United States has run strategic dialogues since last year."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Open)

"The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Business, Being, Pretty, Woman)

"The American people do not begrudge anyone his or her power until they start abusing it."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Power, People, American)

"There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Work, Quality)

"We have no other means of recognising a work of art than our feeling for it."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Work, Feeling)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do - embarrassingly enough - tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Fault)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do - embarrassingly enough - tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Fault)

"When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes."
- William Bell
(Related: Military, Road, School)

"Some of my other heroes around that time were, oddly enough, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole and people like that - I was always more inclined to listen to ballads."
- William Bell
(Related: Time, People, Ballads, Heroes)

"It's been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points... like when I was leaving Stax. That's when I actually thought of getting out of the business."
- William Bell
(Related: Business, Thought, Moments)

"Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed; it's the same fervour that drives me."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Age, Life, Motivation, Now, Old, Years)

"In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world's children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Equality, Education, Health, Values, Children, Corporate, Mission, Protection, World)

"I think tremendous change has taken place since the World Summit for Children in 1990."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Change, Children, World)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Songs)

"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Hope, Books, May)

"In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Love, Countries)

"I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Business, America, American, Culture)

"After a while in marriage, it doesn't work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Love, Work, Marriage, Hate, Wrong)

"Most chick singers say 'if you hurt me, I'll die'... I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass.'"
- Pat Benatar
(Related: Hurt)

"I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me."
- Peter Benchley
(Related: Fiction, Writer)

"Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while."
- Peter Benchley
(Related: Oceans, Sea, Television, Wildlife, Writing)

"After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Time)

"I write from the same place I parent, and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult, if not impossible, to write anything of length."
- Dirk Benedict
"Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Business, Being, Film, Hollywood, Thinking, Today)

"Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Disorder, Evil, Sin)

"The tension I feel is the moment they say, 'Action!' Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Movies, Tension, Want)

"It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Attitude, Purpose, Opinion, Press, Public, Public opinion)

"Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Money)

"Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Being, Culture, Man, Old, Sin, Wonder)

"Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Achievement, Control, Chance)

"Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?"
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Attention, Questions)

"While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

"One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Work, Waking, Will)

"Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and ordinary people millionaires."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Marketing)

"A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Question)

"I turned my hair dark and have received much better parts ever since."
- Joan Bennett
(Related: Hair)

"Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Choices, Freedom, Result)

"Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Marriage, Society, People, Creation)

"I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Business, History, Holiday, Today)

"I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I'm a singer. So I sing."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Life, Job, Name)

"Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."
- William Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Business, Attention, Will)

"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Dance, Being, Environment)

"Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Life, Learning)

"The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Business, Tax, Sales)

"I have done things politically, and I've been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I've been doing it as a part-time job."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Business, Time, Careers, Job, Legislators, Running)

"California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Money, Employees, State, World)

"My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer."
- George Benson
(Related: Life, Career, First, Guitar, Mind)

"The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God."
- Charles Bent
(Related: Life, God, Conformity, Desire, End, Prayer, Will)

"Even my agents say, We don't know what this business is anymore."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Business)

"These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Business, Right, Television, Years)

"The average European does not seem to feel free until he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others."
- Bernard Berenson
"It's not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with the characters they are portraying."
- Bruce Beresford
"Directing an opera is similar to directing a play. The singing must not get in the way of the drama."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Drama, Opera, Play, Singing)

"By then, I was making the slow transition from classical biochemistry to molecular biology and becoming increasingly preoccupied with how genes act and how proteins are made."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Act)

"The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Sin)

"To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Forgiveness, Punishment, Repentance, Sin)

"Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Love, Sensuality, Sin)

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Business, Focus, Key)

"People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Beauty, People, Expectations, Project)

"I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Mom, Life, Daughter)

"I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Time, Friend, Being, Obsession, Quiet)

"Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature."
- John Berger
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Evil, Needs, Nothing, Talking)

"That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe."
- John Berger
(Related: Life, Existence)

"Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore's, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Society, Democracy, May)

"We're improvising a lot of this, which amazes people."
- Tom Bergeron
(Related: People)

"I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half."
- Michael Bergin
"I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images."
- Ingmar Bergman
"Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intelligence, Instinct)

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

"I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself."
- Elizabeth Berkley
(Related: Choices, Losing)

"I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed."
- Shelley Berkley
(Related: Life, Decisions, Fact)

"There's no business like show business."
- Irving Berlin
(Related: Business)

"Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Act, Debate, Privacy, Public, Years)

"While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up. As soon as that smile comes out, you know that, hey, we're having fun."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Fun, May, Smile, Will)

"As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm, dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing no organic material at all, so as to be independent of both these conditions, would be increasingly felt."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Life, Space)

"As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Numbers, Routine, Service, Workers)

"Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Sin)

"The most powerful element in advertising is the truth."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Truth, Advertising)

"Today's smartest advertising style is tomorrow's corn."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Advertising, Style, Today, Tomorrow)

"In advertising not to be different is virtually suicidal."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Advertising)

"If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Advertising)

"I warn you against believing that advertising is a science."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Science, Advertising)

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

"Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Art, Science, Advertising, Persuasion)

"Advertising doesn't create a product advantage. It can only convey it."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Advertising)

"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."
- Eric Berne
(Related: Birds)

"The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony."
- Ruth Bernhard
(Related: Nature, Clouds, Energy, Harmony, Plants)

"The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Business, Quality, Accuracy, News, Quantity, Today)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry. That is patently asinine and ridiculous."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Film, Today)

"One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Business, Success, Successful)

"In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Man, Talk)

"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Hope, Care, Earth, Responsibility)

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

"And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: History, Religion, War, Causes, Economics, Problems, Study)

"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)

"From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830's really through the 1950's, you had conventions that actually did real business."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business, Beginning)

"Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business, you had situations where the delegates were divided and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business)

"To people who remember JFK's assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Father, People, Assassination, Will)

"I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Business, Fear, Invention)

"The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Business, Attention)

"I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World."
- George Best
(Related: Canada, United, World)

"I walked out of the show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family. It took me some time to decide but I wanted to spend more time with my wife and two daughters who were always beside me. I wanted to do everything I could for them."
- Pete Best
(Related: Business, Time, Family, Wife, Thought, Daughters)

"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Heart, Chance, Rest, Will, Worth)

"The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Sex, Acting, Fun, Talk, Talking, Trouble)

"Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Art, Science, Children)

"When you are in this business and this career, it's hard for any one thing to engulf you."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Business, Career)

"My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Population, Project, Writing)

"This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It's almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Business, Free will)

"Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Business, Duty, Reading)

"Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Society, Fascism, Future, Order)

"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Work, Business, Example, Learning)

"We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Business, Positive)

"Right now, they feel they have lost their voice, and their miseries have increased since my departure."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Departure, Now, Right, Voice)

"I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Attention, Bank account, Gold, Scandal, Trying)

"You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Money, People, Football, Golf, Poor)

"No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Tax, Income, Investment, Will)

"In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Idea, Disaster, Economy, Taxes)

"I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Music, People, Heart, Artist, Fans, Will)

"I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Time, People, Coaches, Competition, Singing, Years)

"Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Business, People, Decisions, Wrong)

"I'm not going to give up doing interesting things. I'm going to do it as long as I possibly can and hopefully have longevity in this business."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Business, Longevity)

"You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Love, Business, Rejection)

"Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Laws, Universe, Unworthy)

"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Painting, Weather)

"Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Controversy, Promise)

"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Life, Folly, Remorse, Sin, Youth)

"Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Women, Idleness, Leisure, Retirement, Sin)

"Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Misery)

"The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Business, Gambling)

"Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited."
- Ambrose Bierce
"Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Success, Sin)

"And, if there was any responsibility in refusing to obey, he was willing to accept it."
- John Bigelow
(Related: Responsibility)

"If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Power, Electricity, states, United)

"If we don't continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Dependence, Energy, Risk)

"Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

"Right now, too many women who reach retirement age find themselves widowed or single, relying on their Social Security check for over half of their income."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Age, Women, Income, Now, Retirement, Right, Security)

"Since 1935, this has been a pay-as-you-go system, and I always believed when I first started talking about Social Security that there was a little box that had my name on it and it had my benefits for when I retired. That is not true."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Benefits, First, Name, Security, Talking)

"Since coming to Congress, I have been advocating for increased resources for research in the physical sciences and for the Department of Energy Office of Science in particular."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Science, Congress, Energy, Office, Research)

"This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Children, Comfort, Internet, Legislation, Libraries, Parents, Schools)

"One report said that since my time on the run I've had 2,500 girlfriends. I mean you got to realize, I've been on the run for more than 30 years, I have got to have had more than that!"
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Time, Girlfriends, Years)

"I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn't doing."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Beauty, Work)

"The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Fighting, Numbers)

"After crossing the Smoky Hill River, I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross."
- Buffalo Bill
"Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance."
- Max Bill
(Related: Beauty, Ideas, Values, Yield)

"Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Man, Will)

"It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit."
- Josh Billings
"Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Angels, Man)

"Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors."
- Josh Billings
(Related: God, People, Neighbors)

"When a guy can make fun of you, thats attractive. Who knew that teasing could have so much power over women!"
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Power, Fun)

"That's a rule in the business. No tongue. You can't really get into it, otherwise, it's weird. I think that particular scene made his (Adam Brody) girlfriend jealous. There were issues."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Business, Girlfriend, Tongue)

"The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Business, Money, Opera)

"How nice the human voice is when it isn't singing."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Singing, Voice)

"I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions."
- Traci Bingham
(Related: Beauty, Love, Body, Night)

"Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Business, Acting)

"Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Family, People, Theatre)

"I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Acting, Order)

"Robert Louis Stevenson... I'm focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of. I always thought he was a boys' author, but he's not at all."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Thought, Boys)

"When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Music, Writing)

"The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster."
- Elizabeth Bishop
(Related: Art, Disaster, Losing, Loss)

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

"We are increasingly recognising and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Diversity)

"Australia has an increasingly multicultural society."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Society)

"Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly faced with workplace conditions in which critically important safeguards are watered down, emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Americans, Problems)

"However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Force, Inflation, President, Will)

"No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Civilization, Christian, Worth)

"I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: People)

"I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Business, Time, People, Film, Nothing)

"This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Business, America, Audiences, Cinema, Europe, Film, Sexuality, Theatre)

"Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Collaboration, Congress, Destruction, Now)

"The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they're outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Right)

"I'll never stop eating animals, I'm sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Time, Animals, Eating)

"I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles."
- Bjork
(Related: Selling, Mind, Play)

"I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer."
- Bjork
(Related: Love, Being)

"Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won't bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records."
- Frank Black
(Related: Age, Will)

"My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives."
- James W. Black
(Related: Love, Music, Manager, Father, Singing)

"I did help to set up an undergraduate course in medicinal chemistry and made progress in modelling and analysing pharmacological activity at the tissue level, my new passion."
- James W. Black
(Related: Progress, Help, Passion)

"The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes."
- James W. Black
(Related: Home, Beginning, Boys)

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

"I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours. We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't get paid for it like they did."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Mothers, Old)

"I've done every tour with them since then and will always be with them as long as they're together."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Will)

"We must be certain that we all realize that our enemy is not an enemy that is located in one single place. There are terrorist cells all around the globe."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Enemy)

"Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Intelligence, Military, Nation)

"You own a watch the invention of the mind, though for a single motion 'tis designed, as well as that which is with greater thought with various springs, for various motions wrought."
- Richard Blackmore
(Related: Thought, Invention, Mind)

"What's the point of re-releasing an album? The original sounded good, why change something about it?"
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Change)

"I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Giving)

"A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Faces, Loneliness, Respect, Support, Woman)

"Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

"I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Time, Work, Fame, Nothing, Years)

"I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little; it is all that I would ever read."
- Nina Blackwood
"We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues. We sent it to under 100 friends and family, and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Family, People, Censure, Congress, Friends, President)

"I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Mother, Opera, Singing)

"But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood."
- Ruben Blades
"A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

"I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That's why I got into fostering and adopting animals out."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Mother, Control, Vision, Animals, Dogs, Losing)

"When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend."
- William Blake
(Related: Friend, Enemy, Trying)

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

"I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Experience, Life, Power, Blessings, Energy, Giving)

"The child gets two confusing messages when a parent tells him which is the right fork to use, and then proceeds to use the wrong one. So does the child who listens to parents bicker and fuss, yet is told to be nice to his brothers and sisters."
- Rachel Blanchard
(Related: Brothers, Parents, Right, Sisters, Wrong)

"There is a movement in club football, which I don't necessarily consider a prime example of solidarity, because it leads us to conclude the rich are getting richer and they are using everything in the market to create an exodus from Africa."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Example, Football, Solidarity)

"If you can run one business well, you can run any business well."
- Alan Bleasdale
(Related: Business)

"Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart."
- Countess of Blessington
(Related: Men, Ignorance)

"Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence."
- Countess of Blessington
(Related: Religion, Fear, Belief, Confidence, Superstition)

"The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood. Which is not the case if anybody's listening."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Hollywood, Listening)

"I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Love, Lies, London, Secrets, Theater)

"I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Enthusiasm, Insincerity)

"I love competition and really going for it and doing my best, but losing isn't really upsetting to me. I feel like if I do lose, the other person really deserved it."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Love, Competition, Losing)

"One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Art, Music)

"If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Cause, Mail, states, Terror, United, Weapons, Will)

"The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising."
- Arthur Bloch
(Related: Compromise, Will)

"Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Music, Addiction, Nothing)

"Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?"
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Labor, Now)

"When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Americans, England, Press)

"I have no intention of discussing my private life with anyone."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Life, Intention)

"I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist, which is what I always wanted to do anyhow."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Life, Artist, Excellence)

"The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Cause, Trying)

"I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Work, Business, Career, Heroes, Inspiring)

"The public is upset. If they haven't lost their job, they know somebody that has. If they haven't lost their house, they know somebody that has. What do you do? When something's wrong, it's government's job to fix it, it must be government that's responsible for causing it."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Government, Job, Public, Wrong)

"I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, People, End, Popular)

"The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians. Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity, Beliefs)

"At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Progress, Religious, Sincerity)

"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

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

"While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Progress, Action, Formula, states, United)

"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

"Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Life, People, America, Disasters, Numbers)

"It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in our country's history since Jim Crow. And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Beginning, Country, End, Rights, Race, Voting)

"Yes, it will go through the disciplines that all puppies go through including house training and puppy walking, then at twelve month old it the training becomes a lot more rigorous which has to be done carefully otherwise you are in danger of stressing the dog."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Danger, Old, Training, Walking, Will)

"It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising what I preach which is to always accept responsibility, always accept the consequences of your actions."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Responsibility)

"Judy, we think that since the 11th of September, 2001, we've faced a similar heightened threat level. And we've been enhancing both the exchange of intelligence and security information and the assessment of that information, because that's the crucial element."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Security)

"When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Animation, Decisions)

"The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Disney, Marketing, Philosophy)

"We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, People, Running, Trying)

"You just can't keep pouring money down an endless hole and never recoup any of it. It's got to be a business."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Money)

"It's whatever sells; it's the business of it."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business)

"How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Imagination, Pleas, Sanity, Will, Woman)

"What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Body, Madness, Silence)

"The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Science, Work, Knowledge, Development)

"Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers."
- Franz Boas
(Related: History, Quiet)

"I've always known that I was born to sing, ever since I was a child."
- Andrea Bocelli
"When you sing and people want that you sing, then you can hope to be great."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: People, Hope, Want)

"Now I'm more sure and I feel myself more comfortable singing."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Now, Singing)

"Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: People, Opera, Song)

"Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness."
- Dewitt Bodeen
(Related: Lie, Consciousness, Sin, World)

"According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Blessings, Deeds, Evil, Result)

"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Awareness, Body, Evil, Mind)

"If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality. If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Mind, Reality, Study)

"Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Community, Congress, Country, Debt, Uncertainty, Years)

"Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and hostile neighboring governments."
- John Boehner
(Related: Aggression, Day, First, Israel, Nation)

"It's easy to kick somebody when they're down. George W. Bush has dealt with more difficult issues than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. And I've told my colleagues it's time that we go stand up for the president."
- John Boehner
(Related: Time, President)

"Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates - for all Americans. It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan."
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Uncertainty)

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

"I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Economy, Taxes)

"House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust."
- John Boehner
(Related: Trust, Hope, Leaders, Now, President, Public, Public trust, Republicans, Senate, Support, United, Will)

"Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Faith, People, American, Congress, Ending, Listening, Symbol, Washington)

"And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

"If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Business, Time, Wrong)

"In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful."
- Leo Bogart
(Related: Successful, Advertising, Fun, Opinion)

"The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply."
- Leo Bogart
(Related: Success, Idea, Advertising, Myth)

"And Hale was devoted to President Kennedy, and there was some talk following the assassination that Hale had warned the President not to go to Dallas, and the connotation was that it would be physically dangerous for him to do so."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Assassination, President, Talk)

"I've always loved to sing."
- Suzy Bogguss
"I have been fortunate enough to record several singles and a whole album with Chet Atkins."
- Suzy Bogguss
"The world intrudes in my brain daily. Since my brain is dripping with all kinds of stuff that's out there in the world, that I can't seem to be able to shut out, it has to end up being in my work as well."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Work, Being, End, World)

"Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body; it includes the whole of society - as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Thought, People, Feelings, Body, State)

"But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Women, Doubt, Fire, Race)

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

"But every single damn thing matters! Only we don't realize. We just tell ourselves that art runs on one track and life, our lives, on another, and we don't realize that's a lie."
- Roberto Bolano
(Related: Art, Life, Lie)

"Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn't be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support - that's a little bit of a manipulation of democracy."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Democracy, Manipulation, Politicians, Public, Support)

"The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)

"We are increasing our efforts to attract the right kind of foreign investors through our various agencies."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Right)

"Slater's a big star and he's been in the business a long time. He's always in a good mood and easygoing but he takes his character very seriously."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Business, Time, Character)

"I have to be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you're really setting yourself up for disappointment."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Time, Disappointment, Now)

"I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Songs, Years)

"I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Love, Singing)