Quotes and Sayings about Tact



"Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Discrimination, Tact)

"People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: People, Freedom, Monuments, Visit)

"We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Desire, Public, states)

"We have to learn again that science without contact with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to go completely astray into imaginary conjecture."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Science)

"Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have."
- Saul Alinsky
"Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Life, Death, Care, Cause, Reputation)

"Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Power, Enemy, First)

"Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: People, Connection, Crowds)

"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)

"When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Nature, Architecture, Culture)

"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)

"I'd take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there's always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Power, Being, Day, Fire)

"I think President Obama is a committed, practicing nonideologue. He's consumed by neither tactics nor ideology. He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about process and categorizations."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Ideology, President)

"When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Night, states, Talk, United)

"Would I buy a cell phone for my 12-year-old?... No. I should have closer control over my child than that. He really shouldn't be in places where he needs to contact me by cell."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Control, Needs)

"Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Science, Fiction, Literature, Reality)

"Neither political party is clean when it comes to tactics that divide our people."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: People, Party)

"Michael Jackson has some contact with his mother. I know she is involved with the children."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Mother, Children)

"It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!"
- Greg Bear
(Related: People, Open, Thinking, Writers)

"Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Eyes, Feeling, Meeting, Words, World)

"Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Connection, Loneliness, Proof)

"We're seeing the development of tactics in Iraq, such as suicide bombing. Insurgents have been driving cars with explosives into hotels and office buildings. The recruitment may be even more prolific outside Iraq."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Development, Driving, Iraq, May, Office, Suicide)

"One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Strategy, Winning, Difference, Forget, Party, Problems, Sight)

"Wal-Mart's success strategies and tactics are easy to understand yet hard to duplicate."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Success)

"When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Feelings, Alienation, Today)

"The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence)

"It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe."
- John Blair
(Related: People, First, State, Support)

"For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Manager, Negative, Positive)

"Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered."
- Franz Boas
(Related: History, People, Influence, Present, Study)

"During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts."
- David Bohm
(Related: Technology, Travel, Communication, Network, Past, World)

"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Change, Superiority, Wishes, Years)

"In an effort to provide my constituents with information on how they can make contributions to a number of relief and humanitarian organizations, I have posted a short list of these groups and contact numbers on my Internet website."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Effort, Information, Internet, Numbers)

"Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare well and come into real contact with his mind, are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: People, Fact, Mind, Shakespeare)

"The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal."
- David Brin
(Related: History, Mistake, Habit, First)

"When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Food, Selling, Buying, Name)

"Of course, the psychological part, the tactics, is very important."
- Sergei Bubka
"Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Blame, Praise)

"You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Age, Idea, Pain)

"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Business, Management, Economics, Reputation)

"It is tact that is golden, not silence."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Silence, Tact)

"Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: May, Silence, Tact)

"Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing."
- James Caan
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Party, Skin)

"When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Accusations, Battle, Fun)

"So we have a group within the office that is devoted to support for the war fighter. That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: War, Concern, Necessity, Office, Support)

"There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"Did I put them in contact with the people to acquire them? Yes. Did I educate them on how to use them properly, and what way, shape, or form, and when, and with what supplements? Yes. Absolutely."
- Jose Canseco
(Related: People)

"There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: World)

"Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Inspiration, Old, Want)

"Here before us was sufficient evidence to show that it really was an entrance to a tomb, and by the seals, to all outward appearances that it was intact."
- Howard Carter
"Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela. The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime."
- John Carter
(Related: Government, First, Opponents, Party, Public, Suspicion)

"Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: God, Adversity, Heroes, Humanity, Sanity)

"We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally can and must be fought without resort to the Communist tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Communism, Freedom)

"Politics is a contact sport."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Politics)

"Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Love)

"I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Inspiration, Land, Vitality)

"As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Today, Words)

"Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes."
- Brian Clough
(Related: People, Games)

"Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Tact)

"I was stuck at home in bed with me and got more and more involved with the Internet. I used it to keep in contact with friends and to make sure I was up to date with everything that was going on in the world."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Home, Bed, Friends, Internet, World)

"A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Childhood, Poor, Preparation)

"Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled."
- Silvia Colloca
(Related: Men, America, American, Being, Eye, Famous, First, Girls, Talk)

"Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint."
- Billy Connolly
"If you use tact you can say anything, then make it funny."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Funny, Tact)

"We were only allowed to watch Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers and 3-2-1 Contact!"
- Rachael Leigh Cook
"A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Conviction, Grace, Man, May, Nothing, Oratory, Order, Tact, Will)

"If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's judicial nominees."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Being, Majority, Minority, President, Voting)

"Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Eye)

"If you have a song that you think sounds like another song you should contact the publishing company and say I have a song here, let's cut a deal that lets everyone walk away feeling good."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Company, Feeling, Publishing, Song)

"Irregular contact with doctors means many men fail to receive any preventive care for potentially life-threatening conditions. In addition, when men do seek care, embarrassment can often prevent them from openly discussing health concerns with their physicians."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Men, Life, Care, Doctors, Embarrassment, Physicians)

"I used my aviation contacts to open a travel agency. I used to book Caribbean flights."
- Joseph Force Crater
(Related: Travel, Aviation, Open)

"A lot of show business, as you know, is about all the contacts you make and who you know."
- Denise Crosby
(Related: Business)

"Inspiration is God making contact with itself."
- Ram Dass
(Related: God, Inspiration)

"Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport."
- Duffy Daugherty
(Related: Dancing, Football)

"It is very difficult for people to come in contact with their own emotions and their own sensibilities."
- Peter Davison
(Related: People, Emotions)

"I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials. To be up close to real things like rain and mud; to have contact with nature."
- Robin Day
(Related: Nature, Rain)

"Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Men, Action)

"The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Invention, Loss)

"Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Crowds, Eye, Eyes, Smile)

"I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don't approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Work, Talent, People, May)

"Without tact you can learn nothing."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Nothing, Tact)

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

"It's just really hard to work and get better, building and planning for the future with the new Monte Carlo and keeping the race team intact and keeping them healthy."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Work, Building, Future, Planning, Race)

"The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid, too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt."
- Larry Elder
(Related: War, People, Drugs, Wrong)

"I told the record company I didn't feel the need to be at red-carpet events. I wanted a career. But I wanted to keep myself intact as a person."
- Enya
(Related: Career, Company, Events)

"Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation."
- Max Euwe
(Related: Thought, Strategy, Observation)

"Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts."
- Hans Eysenck
(Related: Science, Politics, Business, Diplomacy, Facts, Tact)

"If I had to name the number one asset you could have for any sport I'd say speed. In baseball, all a guy with speed has to do is make contact."
- Ron Fairly
(Related: Baseball, Name)

"I say what I feel. I try to be tactful, but I can't not say what I feel. I have a really big problem with that."
- Sherilyn Fenn
"In my model, important interference phenomena arise when individual strata come into contact. These chaotic fluctuations are, I suppose, what my music is really 'about.'"
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Music)

"All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Causes, Order, Thinking)

"I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit."
- Laurence Fishburne
(Related: Being, Body, Mind, Spirit)

"Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since dust has been through the art which has survived them."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Art)

"I had a wonderful contact, especially with Uncle Bert who was an angel and led the whole group over to my side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them."
- Dian Fossey
"The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed."
- James G. Frazer
(Related: Act)

"Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned."
- Martin Freeman
(Related: Music, People, Clothes, Culture, First)

"What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive. It is probably nothing more than the affection of the people with whom I am in contact, and their good opinion of me."
- Anna Freud
(Related: People, Affection, Nothing, Opinion)

"While it was a very interesting period in my life, I was happy to get back to more direct contact with students in the classroom and in my research projects."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Life, Classroom, Projects, Research, Students)

"Since that time I have had continuous contact with the persons who were completely unknown to me, except that I knew they would hand whatever information I gave them to the Russian authorities."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Time, Information)

"Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: People, English, Philosophy, Project)

"The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class."
- Paul Fussell
(Related: Sports, Body, Class)

"Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: Men, Applause, Fate, Italy, Universe, Will)

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

"After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith; they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Faith, War, People, Defeat, Horror, Repression, Spain, Spirit, Years)

"I think people could be a bit friendlier. The only real contact you have with people is when they're annoyed if you've had a party - you know, it's been a bit too noisy for them or something."
- Boy George
(Related: People, Party)

"Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures."
- Carlos Ghosn
(Related: Strategy)

"A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Thought, Fame, Man, Parents, Relatives, Self)

"What does it mean with regard to tactics, this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone: that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?"
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Class, Europe, Fact, Help)

"This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based. All tactics that are not based on this are false, and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Truth, Defeat)

"Of course you know this difference as well as I do, only you failed to draw from it the conclusions for the tactics in Western Europe, at least as far as I am able to judge from your works."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Difference, Europe)

"Everybody's entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day-to-day experience does not come into contact with any of those people."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Experience, People, Day, Want)

"Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom."
- Jimmy Greaves
(Related: Football, Formula)

"Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Women, Being, Idealism, Reality)

"I remember watching Jodie Foster in Contact, and that kind of opened my eyes."
- Joel Gretsch
(Related: Eyes)

"The final effort came when our reconnaissance team reported contact with the POWs and their guards by radio near midnight at a pre-arranged crossing site."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Effort, Midnight)

"If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best."
- Gene Hackman
(Related: Play)

"That's another thing about today's stars that makes me glad that I'm not doing it any more. The stars come with ten people all around them. I don't know how you ever make any personal contact with them."
- Julie Harris
(Related: People, Stars, Today)

"To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane."
- Jane Harrison
"The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Americans, Conquest)

"They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms."
- Larry Harvey
(Related: Experience, Religion, Mystery)

"I will announce some of the tombs I found next to the great pyramid of Khufu. One is an intact tomb that I have not opened yet."
- Zahi Hawass
(Related: Will)

"Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Genius, Fiction)

"This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him."
- Richard M. Helms
(Related: Intelligence, Negative, Mind)

"Yes; we have a specific procedure which we follow in all cases where the Agency is in contact, for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be, with an individual."
- Richard M. Helms
(Related: Intelligence, May)

"To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Time, Character)

"Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Lie)

"A few years ago, there were requests to me, Can we make this? I said that I have no rights. Contact the Hitchcock estate, which won't release it for a remake."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Rights, Years)

"In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since."
- Anita Hill
(Related: July, Washington)

"The first person who contacted us was the assistant to President Eisenhower... in the White House."
- Betty Hill
(Related: First, President)

"So actually we didn't have any contacts with UFO organizations. It was all strictly government."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Government)

"I have contacts with the Tour de France which keep me close to cycling."
- Bernard Hinault
(Related: France)

"Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint."
- Christopher Hitchens
(Related: Terrorism)

"Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Artist, Creation, Expression, First, Laws, Spiritual, World)

"Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Friendship, Courtesy, Tact)

"Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure, but until I make contact with them, musically or personally, I never assume that anything wonderful will happen."
- Hugh Hopper
(Related: Music, Musicians, Pleasure, Will)

"Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Change, Opinions, Principles)

"We started giving presentations at practitioner conferences in 1986, and since then all of our derivatives research has been stimulated by contact with practitioners."
- John Hull
(Related: Giving, Research)

"Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Time, Universe, Words)

"What fascinated me, it was not the glory, but the contact with the public."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Glory, Public)

"And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Art, Power, Driving, Old)

"Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Life, Soul, Body, Universe)

"I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write."
- John Irving
(Related: Age, Discipline, Old, Wrestling)

"There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Dignity)

"So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: People, Conservation)

"So all of the music had reference, or is inspired by something of the dharma that I've come in contact with."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Music)

"But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Art, Experience, Faith, May, Question)

"That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact with people and must have a mental library of personnel who are great for this and great for that, and he brought this whole group of musicians to the project that I'd never worked with before."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: People, Musicians, Project)

"My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it."
- Jewel
(Related: Goal, Spirit, Worth)

"Tact is after all a kind of mind reading."
- Sarah Orne Jewett
(Related: Mind, Reading, Tact)

"New situations requiring closer contact with the rabbit had been gradually introduced and the degree to which these situations were avoided, tolerated, or welcomed, at each experimental session, gave the measure of improvement."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Improvement, Measure)

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Meeting)

"In the police force, two, three, five traitors are detected who are really working for someone else. When we cleanse the police of them, the problem will be simplified a lot. Terrorists will have no one to contact - they will be left without informers."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Force, Police, Will)

"I have contact with no one involved in the trial."
- Kato Kaelin
"I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people."
- Donna Karan
(Related: Love, Architecture, People, Development, Building, Fashion, Space)

"Like anywhere, we had to make people understand that we were there with good intentions, and that we were there with respect. We started making contacts with the people in the neighborhood three months before shooting began, so that everyone involved was comfortable."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: People, Intentions, Months, Respect)

"As fire kindled by fire, so is the poet's mind kindled by contact with a brother poet."
- John Keble
(Related: Brother, Fire, Mind)

"Then I became aware of the site as the traffic for it became higher. The most recent contact was this girl Lily. She wanted me to shoot her for the site and she actually showed up. There a lot of people who contact me to do a shoot for a website then you never hear from them."
- Richard Kern
(Related: People)

"The first time I heard of suicidegirls was when a model from there contacted me to see if I wanted to do a shoot. I can't remember what happened with that but we didn't end up doing it."
- Richard Kern
(Related: Time, End, First)

"I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Teaching)

"I don't even have an agent or manager, but rather have a number of associates who I turn to when needed; or conversely when they hear of someone looking for me they'll contact me."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Manager)

"I have the necessary lack of tact."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Tact)

"If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Conscience, Country, Direction, Military)

"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Fear, Running, Understanding)

"Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I'm working in."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Work)

"To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Home, Science, Awards, Mind, Nations, Spirit)

"It was at Bell Labs that I first made direct contact with real semiconductor experts and thus began to fully understand what amazing materials they were and what they could do."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Experts, First)

"Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals."
- T. E. Lawrence
"But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc, there is the danger of making difficult the Church's contact with all those outside the bloc."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Church, Danger)

"Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Experience, Time, Racing)

"So, in the course of events, I had an opportunity to come in contact with Colin Matthews, through the Rex Foundation sponsoring recordings of various music that was being recorded over there."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Being, Events)

"I've never been scared of contact. Now I get to bring it, that's what I love to do, so I'm going to bring it."
- Reggie Lewis
(Related: Love, Now)

"The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Art, Life, American, Value)

"Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Genius, Ideas, Thoughts, Being, Beliefs, Habits, Old, Want)

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Ability, Tact)

"The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Liberal, Mind)

"Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Ego, Lying)

"Close contact between science and the practice of collective farms and State farms creates inexhaustible opportunities for the development of theoretical knowledge, enabling us to learn ever more and more about the nature of living bodies and the soil."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Nature, Science, Knowledge, Development, Living, Practice, State)

"But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Music, Idea, Innovation, Musicians, Tradition, Traditions)

"You gotta keep the funny intact."
- Seth MacFarlane
(Related: Funny)

"Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Life, People, Character, Career, Day, Environment, Value, Will)

"I know deaf people. I have discussed the issues with them I've also thought about them a lot so I have some insights that go a little further than people who haven't had contact with the deaf community."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Thought, People, Community)

"It's a big challenge for me to keep my integrity and some of my privacy intact."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Challenge, Integrity, Privacy)

"My interest in matters more directly concerned with the handling of particles was growing, in the meantime, stimulated by many contacts with people understanding accelerators."
- Simon van der Meer
(Related: People, Interest, Understanding)

"There are not many people within the WWF that I am contact with."
- Rita Mero
(Related: People)

"I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don't make it very easy to live your life."
- John Milius
(Related: Life, Work, Help, Integrity, Man)

"Once the season starts for me, there isn't a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies."
- Bode Miller
(Related: Change, Focus)

"I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Intelligence, Germany, Military, Office)

"A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books."
- Francois Mitterrand
(Related: Books, Man, Reality)

"I've had ample contact with lawyers, and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Fortune, Lawyers)

"In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Talent, Battle, Existence, Tact)

"No plan of battle ever survives contact with the enemy."
- Helmuth von Moltke
(Related: Battle, Enemy)

"It's my fault in many cases because I don't initiate the contact to talk with a lot of other musicians."
- Frank Morgan
(Related: Fault, Musicians, Talk)

"Neither our oceans nor our radar nor our fighters can keep us intact through another major war."
- Philip Morrison
(Related: War, Oceans)

"When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Work, Football)

"Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it."
- Frank Muir
(Related: Strategy, Buying, Lady, Wine)

"I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Love, Communication, Sense, Theatre)

"The Internet provides the access to resources, so it's incumbent upon the people who control those resources to make sure that the economic engine stays intact."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: People, Control, Internet)

"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
- Isaac Newton
(Related: Art, Enemy, Tact)

"The fact that I was fortunate enough to escape contagion, in spite of frequent, sometimes daily contacts with the disease, was because I soon guessed how it spread."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Disease, Fact)

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Religion, Morality, Christianity, Reality)

"After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Man, Religious)

"I deal with this spiritual issue every day - either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing or having conversations - I'm in constant contact with it."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Day, Spiritual)

"Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Being)

"It's important right now to continue to have your patients contact their senators and their congresspeople to say we have a problem. We want you to help solve it, we want you to be involved."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Help, Now, Right, Senators, Want)

"Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast, where contact between black and white occurred as much as 200 years earlier than on the west coast - and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live 95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Cities, Years)

"You are faced with the choice: either my integrity remains intact and this is the work that ends up on the screen, or I have to leave, and I have to be known to have left."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, Integrity)

"During our stay in London for the first time I was able to establish personal contact with some of the organic chemists, whose work I knew and admired from the literature. I found them most gracious and helpful."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Time, Work, First, Literature, London)

"It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel, we elected to become a society that never made contact, that never gave SETI a fair chance."
- Barney Oliver
(Related: Society, Travel, Chance, Pity)

"America has lost the moral high ground with the rest of the world, and we have fewer allies as a result. President Bush and his administration have undermined the war on terror by using tactics outlawed by international treaty and condemned by even our closest friends."
- John Olver
(Related: War, America, Friends, President, Rest, Result, Terror, World)

"I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around. I was really nervous about being found out, but nobody would even make eye contact with me. It really upset me."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Being, Eye)

"Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Money, People, Advertising, Awareness, Books, Newspapers)

"So in the sense that we were all dealing with that freer approach, yes, it was certainly one of the first contacts, perhaps the first contact, when Peter came that summer. So it's a very pivotal moment that is documented there."
- Evan Parker
(Related: First, Sense, Summer)

"So we're considering doing a new Christmas album, because there's been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of "The Most Offensive Song Ever" with lyrics intact."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Christmas, Song)

"We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up."
- Deval Patrick
(Related: Politics, People, Common sense, Focus, Games)

"Then I contacted Ken, then he called me back, then we had a great meeting. Then he called and asked if I would come back to the show. Which was awesome."
- Austin Peck
(Related: Meeting)

"The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Will)

"Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning."
- Fred Perry
(Related: Experience, Fitness, Winning, Ability, Adaptability)

"Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Competence, Eye)

"In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Knowledge, Self, Words, World)

"It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Harmony, Painting, Result)

"No battle plan survives contact with the enemy."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Battle, Enemy)

"It's always better to speak the language of the team. Not only for the direct contact with everyone - sometimes it also helps you to understand the mentality of the people in the team a bit better."
- Alain Prost
(Related: People, Language)

"Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people, which is very gratifying."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: People, Teaching)

"Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: God, People, Christianity, Church, Challenge)

"People underestimate the impact they can have on the process through contact with legislators. By being part of an organized group in an area that you have an interest in, you can multiply the impact of your own ideas."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: People, Ideas, Being, Interest, Legislators)

"We need to do a lot more thinking about how the regime is going to evolve, how the bad guys are going to adapt their tactics, and what measures we're going to need in order to go forward."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Order, Thinking)

"It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Thought, Conversation)

"I'm old fashioned with my cell phone. I like that human contact and I think it's important."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Old)

"When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products?"
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Animals, Birds, Insects, Land, Plants)

"It is important that we are coming up on the millennium because what I am experiencing, just being one person out of billions, is the feeling of acceleration. I experience this through my contact with other people."
- Terry Riley
(Related: Experience, People, Being, Feeling)

"I'm intact, and I don't give a damn."
- Arthur Rimbaud
"I'm pretty selective. I generally edit the contact sheets and then do work prints. Because I have my own lab and printers, I can afford the luxury of going through the contact sheets for black-and-white, making up work prints, seeing them big, and honing them down."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Work, Luxury, Pretty)

"They didn't train me to be in the ring for five and a half hours punching air. So, it was hard, I had to get some body contact in there somewhere, it was mostly body shots and stuff. I had no clue, really."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Body)

"The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Adoption, Battle, Compromise, Future, Will)

"In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Being, Satisfaction, Sense)

"But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background!"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Men, Confession, Drinking, Fighting, Lies, Swearing, Woman)

"The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Belief, Confidence, Conviction, Illusion, May, Past, Result)

"They got word that the Japanese planes were coming back, so we sunk her ourselves so the Japanese wouldn't get it. We didn't want the Japanese to get it intact."
- Barney Ross
(Related: Want, Word)

"Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals," is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Favorite)

"We have the EURO as a currency, which means a lot. It has not just stabilized the situation in Kosovo politically and economically, but also facilitated the direct contact that we have with Europe."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Europe)

"The different Ministries have to work more on the promotion of the country, to build Kosovo's public image. Concrete projects must be assembled, in order to activate our businessmen to have more contacts. We have to create a positive image about ourselves."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Work, Positive, Country, Order, Projects, Promotion, Public)

"In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Leadership, Help, President, Thinking)

"The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms in the air and being in charge, I didn't miss. I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Music, Act, Being, Pleasure)

"The decision he made with Usama bin Laden was a tactical decision. It wasn't a strategic decision. The strategic decision was made by President Bush to go after him. What President Obama has done on his watch, the issues that have come up while he's been president, he's gotten it wrong strategically every single time."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Time, Decision, President, Wrong)

"Through the Young Men's Christian Association and principally in Australia and North America, as well as in South America, I came into contact with families of these countries."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Men, Christian, America, Countries)

"Vote counting and ballot collecting does not occur in the light of day. There are too many occasions when observers and opposing parties lose contact with the ballots."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Day, Light, Vote)

"When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Reason)

"Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Time, Being, Film, Importance, Paranoia)

"With science fiction I think we are preparing ourselves for contact with them, whoever they may be."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Science, Fiction, May)

"He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man."
- Norman Schwarzkopf
(Related: Man, Military)

"We have good security. It's hard to get in here. Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage, that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant me carrying a gun in the clubhouse. That's highly unlikely, and I admit that. But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from the poor choices of others."
- Luke Scott
(Related: Belief, Choices, Poor, Security, Want)

"Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Family, Goal, Positive)

"If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying."
- Jaroslav Seifert
(Related: Lying, May, Writer)

"I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category, and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: People)

"Whatever it takes to get the image to reach that level is what that photographer needs to do. And for me, I just have such a love of the tactile and sensuous quality of a black and white silver gelatin print."
- John Sexton
(Related: Love, Quality, Needs)

"Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Football, Hurt, Writing)

"Democracy's a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism."
- Sam Shepard
(Related: Being, Care, Democracy, May)

"For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Beginnings, Commerce, First, Tools)

"It is only through contact and comparison that the relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Value)

"After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Intellectuals, Language, Learning)

"In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Culture, Understanding)

"Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Talent, Absence, First, Tact)

"Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: History, Men, Events, Past, World, Years)

"Had Rumsfeld said at any time 'get me a report on what's going on', he could have had it. You're right, it depends on choices that we make, which parts of the world we want to be in immediate contact with."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Time, Choices, Right, Want, World)

"One of the regime's most important tactics is the creation of a third force in the country."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Country, Creation, Force)

"It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Advice, Man, Sound)

"Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics."
- George Soros
(Related: Now)

"I've always swung the same way. The difference is when I swing and miss, people say, 'He's swinging for the fences.' But when I swing and make contact people say, 'That's a nice swing.' But there's no difference, it's the same swing."
- Sammy Sosa
(Related: People, Difference)

"It was as simple as this: The Kennedys had a feeling of being heightened and it rubbed off on the people who came in contact with them. They were a unit."
- Charles Spalding
(Related: People, Being, Feeling)

"Your best protection is to have an established agent make the contact."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Protection)

"If you are looking for a producer, try to contact established producers. Don't let the fear of theft paralyze you, or you will never get anywhere with it."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Fear, Theft, Will)

"And it raises a fundamental question: How long can we move the world in one direction while we move in another direction, and do we want to backslide into an era that we finally emerged from where we had a nuclear weapon for every tactical mission?"
- John Spratt
(Related: Direction, Mission, Want, World)

"Anything that prevents you from being friendly, a good neighbour, is a terror tactic."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Being, Terror)

"I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Successful, Islam, Muslim, First, Will)

"On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Thought, Bombs, December)

"We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Family, Arrogance, Elderly, Exercise, Fraud, Presidency, President, Republican)

"I hope to soon be in contact with the man who is searching for Noah's ark."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Hope, Man)

"I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me."
- Steve Swallow
(Related: Necessity, Style, Voice)

"In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Movies, Control, Fighting, Theater, Want)

"People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in projects because they anticipate being turned down. Young artists hesitate before contacting me. People in my position don't get approached often enough."
- David Sylvian
(Related: People, Artists, Being, Musicians, Projects)

"Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Children)

"Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: War, Strategy, Diplomacy, Distrust, Nation, National security, Order, Right)

"The President, the Administration and the campaign need a theme. I am concerned that the President is seen as a tactician without an overall strategy of his plan for the country."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Strategy, Country, President)

"With each piece I've completed I have worked to make it intact, and each of them has been an equal high. It's like children. A mother refuses to pick out one as a favorite, and I can't do any better with the dances."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Mother, Children, Favorite)

"I can't do pieces I only admire technically. I have to feel some direct contact with them."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
"I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Action, Songs)

"Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: War, Ideas, Terrorism)

"Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Enemy)

"In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Art, War, Country, Enemy)

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Strategy, Victory, Defeat)

"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Men, Strategy, Victory)

"We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked... not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable."
- Liv Ullmann
(Related: People, Talk)

"We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Time, Perseverance, End, Generations, Tradition, Will)

"Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes, there were efforts made to communicate. We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort to mount any kind of operation against the United States' interests."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Time, Collaboration, Effort, Iraq, states, United)

"I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Prejudice)

"Technique is everything and we play a contact sport."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Play)

"When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Victims)

"I have heard nothing from my friends at The Family Guy. Yeah, I heard that they got picked up again and all that good stuff, but I haven't heard anything yet. But, you know, I'm very elusive and hard to contact."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Family, Friends, Nothing)

"The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don't know their neighbors, I don't think that technology is at fault. You don't lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding."
- John Warnock
(Related: Technology, People, Fact, Fault, Gain, Neighbors, Understanding)

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Life, Universe)

"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Life, Universe)

"If I ever did cross over I would like to do it tactfully. I don't want to offend anyone in country. Can you have the best of both worlds? I sure like the idea of it!"
- Bryan White
(Related: Idea, Country, Want)

"It sounded good. It was a story that Victor Conte told me to use. I was contacted by Dr. Goldman, and that's how the story came about. And that was my first time ever meeting, or speaking, to Dr. Goldman."
- Kelli White
(Related: Time, First, Meeting)

"You must develop personal contacts if you want to be successful."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Successful, Want)

"'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Age, Politics, Belief, Economy, Gold)

"Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Dreams, Society, Wife, Soul, Corruption, Facts, Hypocrisy, Visions, Wail)

"I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Life)

"There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia's history and it further development. No, there were no such mistakes. Tactical errors were made in some less significant options, problems and so on. But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: History, Development, Errors, Mistakes, Options, Problems, Russia)

"I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Force, Prayer, Universe)

"First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story. What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien life out there? It's also about politics."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Life, Politics, First, Quiet)

"Well, first of all, let me say that I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that really didn't pay off."
- Warren Zevon
(Related: Error, First, Years)

"What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution. Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending huge amounts of time alone, isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their face-to-face contact with other people."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Technology, Time, People, Revolution, Internet, Shyness)