Quotes and Sayings about Thought



"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

"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)

"There is one confrontation scene toward the end of the picture. In the middle of the scene, I thought, That's Sean Connery! I don't know how else to describe Sean Connery. I still feel that way."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Thought, End)

"The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, Thought, Court, Respect)

"No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: History, Thought, People, Enemies, Freedom)

"I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

"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)

"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Love, Thought, Reality, Spirit)

"One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."
- Brooks Adams
(Related: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

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

"It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

"No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."
- Henry Adams
(Related: Thought, Words)

"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

"No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Thought, Man, Words)

"Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Age, Thought, Discipline, Value)

"Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Thought, Choice, Liberty, Metaphysics, Self)

"The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Men, Ideas, Thoughts, Destruction)

"I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

"It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

"The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

"Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thought, Logic)

"Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Nothing)

"A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Happiness, Thought)

"Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thought, Now, Problems)

"True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thoughts)

"To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Thoughts, Evil)

"It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought."
- Scipio Africanus
(Related: Thought, Fool)

"You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Dad, Life, Thought, Tennis)

"I've been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Thought, Past, Perspective)

"Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Thought, America, Europe, Italy)

"I thought about that the other day after I went to the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving. On one hand, it's just so flattering. On the other hand, sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave, you know?"
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Thought, Day)

"I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss."
- Jessica Alba
(Related: Kiss, Thought, Boys, First, Job)

"I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not."
- Eddie Albert
(Related: Thought)

"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 little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts)

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

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

"An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Thought, Being, First, Future)

"I actually wanted to be an exotic dancer, but that didn't work out so I thought I'd take on acting."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Work, Thought, Acting)

"First thoughts are not always the best."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Thoughts, First)

"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)

"Everything has to be well thought out - what do you really need, when can you do with less coverage."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Thought)

"Wilson thought in terms of the whole world; Harding was for America first. And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly, Harding wanted to give it a rest."
- Frederick Lewis Allen
(Related: Thought, America, First, Rest, World)

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results."
- James Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right)

"The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat."
- James Allen
(Related: God, Thoughts, Deeds, Harvest, Man, Will, Wrong)

"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit."
- James Allen
(Related: Thoughts)

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation."
- James Allen
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

"Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him."
- James Allen
(Related: Life, People, Thoughts, Man, Will)

"All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts."
- James Allen
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Result)

"All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Result)

"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts)

"As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Love, Travel, Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right, Will)

"You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Vision, Desire, Environment, May, Present, Results, Will)

"Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go."
- James Van Allen
(Related: Family, Thought, University)

"Going in, I knew I wasn't one of the top ones, because I didn't even make the pre-season All-American team. That shows you what people thought of me right there, so I knew I had to go to work."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Right)

"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)

"The reason I went for Jenny Craig is I thought, Maybe I'm not the only one who has stupid reasons for getting fat."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Thought, Reason)

"I have photographs taken of me at the time I was addicted, and thought I looked good. I see them today and realize my eyes were dead."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Time, Thought, Eyes, Today)

"I was really tired of words like 'plus size,' 'round' and 'large.' I thought, 'Come on, we're fat.'"
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Thought, Words)

"When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Thought, Play, School)

"Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Brother, Thought, Play, World)

"At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Guitar, Song, Tribute)

"For me, it was not destiny to make it to where I am now - I thought for a long- time I would become a go-kart mechanic, or a job like this, not an F1 driver."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Time, Thought, Destiny, Job, Now)

"I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker."
- Carol Alt
(Related: Thought, Woman)

"Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

"I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Thought, People)

"I never thought about being on a series before. It seemed like such a big commitment. But I love going to work every day. This is not about ego, it's about work, and that's refreshing in this town."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Love, Work, Thought, Being, Commitment, Day, Ego)

"Having my son, I mean, I feel already that it makes me a better actress. Just the feeling and the love that expands in my being is more than I ever thought possible."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Love, Son, Thought, Being, Feeling)

"The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, Thought, Mistake, Vietnam)

"I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Thought, Nixon, President)

"We've always been a band that stood up for what we thought was right."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Thought, Right)

"It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests."
- John Amery
(Related: Thought, People, Acting, England, London, Russia)

"When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Thoughts, Fatigue, Recycling)

"Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Thought, Mountains, Opium)

"Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Criticism, Doubt, Order, Reflection)

"Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Thought, Action, Unconscious)

"For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Nothing, Will)

"Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Time, Health, Thoughts, Day, Events, Moods, Sight)

"I stopped caring what people thought."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Thought, People, Caring)

"If we thought it would improve our relationship, we would get married tomorrow, but as it is, nearly 7 years after we got engaged, we are content to wait."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Thought, Content, Tomorrow, Years)

"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)

"Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be, a cake, which I have eaten and had too."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Life, Thought)

"That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful."
- Sherwood Anderson
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Beginning, Man, World)

"I thought it was all a flash in the pan. It wasn't until Broadway came along that I felt I had really made it."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Thought)

"I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it."
- Roger Angell
(Related: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

"You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Change, Faith, War, Trust, People, Hope, Thoughts, Ideology)

"I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It's kind of based on how I am."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Funny, Thought, Idea)

"I thought Nixon was getting ganged up on, but when I heard the tapes, I was shocked and terribly saddened."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Thought, Nixon)

"For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains."
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: Change, Time, Thought, Labor, Leisure, Mothers, Relaxation)

"My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn't understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer."
- David Antin
(Related: Mother, Thought)

"I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It's hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do."
- David Antin
(Related: Poetry, Thought)

"I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton."
- David Antin
(Related: Thought, Thinking)

"I caved in to what people wanted me to do. I thought that they weren't going to like me if I didn't."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Thought, People)

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

"I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that's why I wear black, some people wear red - we are entitled to our opinions."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Love, Thought, People, Opinions)

"I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Thought, People, Books, Footsteps, Grammar, Logic, Rules, Style, Will)

"When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Work, Thought, Grief, Sadness)

"I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Thought, Favorite, First, Photography)

"There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Thoughts, Thinking)

"Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Thought, Beginning, End, Theories, Tradition)

"Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will."
- Dario Argento
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Audiences, Film, Will)

"So I haven't thought about the critics for a long time."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Time, Thought)

"I went through a phase where I thought nostalgia was a bad thing."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Thought, Nostalgia)

"When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Beauty, Money, Thought, Heart, Interest)

"High thoughts must have high language."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Thoughts, Language)

"Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Thought, Action, Choice, Reason)

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
- Aristotle
(Related: Thought, Mind)

"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
- Aristotle
(Related: Government, Equality, Thought, Democracy, Liberty, Will)

"It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought."
- Aristotle
(Related: Thought, May)

"I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Thought, Fashion)

"Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Thoughts, Day, Friends, Sound)

"Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Thought, Being, First)

"I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am today."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Thought, Being, Today)

"Final thoughts are so, you know, final. Let's call them closing words."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Thought, Illness, Rejection)

"Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Life, Forbidden, Lust, Man, State)

"Well, no, I didn't because I didn't even know the nominations were coming out. I gotta say, it wasn't even on my radar. I hadn't... I hadn't even thought about it."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Thought)

"Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion."
- Eberhard Arnold
(Related: God, Thought, Completion, Help, Mind)

"It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Thought, Light, Spring, Sun)

"Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Thought, Culture, World)

"Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Value)

"It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'"
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Death, Life, God, Thought, Friend, Dying, Old)

"We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Hard work, Network)

"One of our most difficult realizations was that - in the course of two years - a connecting hub in St. Louis had gone from something we thought we needed to something we could no longer afford."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Thought, Years)

"Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond our shores was one world of risk and the world in our continent was another world of risk."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Thought, Risk, World)

"I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Thought, Fun)

"A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Thought, Error, May, Value)

"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Thought)

"In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Age, Time, Thought, People, Myth, Old)

"Mostly I am sorry for the way I thought of other people. Like a good general, I had treated everyone who wasn't with me as against me."
- Lee Atwater
(Related: Thought, People)

"We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Thought, Now, Running)

"My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Vision, Light, Mind)

"Your life is what your thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thoughts)

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Quality, Virtue, Care)

"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Change, Thoughts, Universe)

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Soul, Thoughts)

"The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Universe)

"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Soul, Character, Thoughts, Mind, Will)

"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Thoughts)

"India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Religion, Thought, Hinduism, Meeting, Spiritual)

"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)

"I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films."
- Paul Auster
(Related: Life, Thought, Film)

"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

"I have always thought that my ear is also very influenced by my eyes."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Thought, Eyes)

"What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Thoughts, Future, Now, Past, Present)

"All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Thought, Action, Thoughts, Results)

"Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Thought, Apologies, Choice, Now, Options)

"The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Medical, Science, Thought, Failure, Being, Causes, Nothing, Reason, Results)

"To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Thought)

"I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Thought, First, Word)

"Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon', 'superstar', etc. I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Thought, Ability, Actor, Job)

"Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Thought, Reason, Will)

"Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Thoughts)

"So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Thought, Decision)

"When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Education, Government, Thought, Control, Children, Influence, State)

"I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Help, Holiday, Sharing, Spirit)

"I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite."
- Leo Baekeland
(Related: Thought, First, Trying)

"Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Deeds, Years)

"Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

"I would have thought it possible to choose delegates for these larger conferences who, even if they could not speak the principal languages, could at least understand them or could have friends seated beside them who could keep them informed on essential points."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Thought, Friends)

"When I thought about the calibre of people in the room I realized we might just have a credible candidate for Mayor who will would finally enforce the laws of the city. It was almost too good to be true."
- Herbert Baker
(Related: Thought, People, Laws, Will)

"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 never examined what I did in any great detail because I thought it would spoil things. I never read the scripts at all carefully, and never wanted to know what was going on, because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Thought, Being, Detail)

"Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: God, Thought, America, Animation, Children, Country, Disney, Mind)

"I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Thought, Rights)

"Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Politics, Thought, Idealism, Will)

"Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Thought, Authority)

"Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Money, Sex, Thought, Nothing)

"We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Thought, Beliefs, Deeds)

"In Socrates' thought the two marks of individual self-consciousness appear; it is practical and it is social."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Thought, Self)

"In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation that our study has given of the parallelism between individual and racial thought of the Self, that in the history of psychology we discern the great profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: History, Time, Thought, May, Psychology, Race, Self, Study)

"I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Church, Help, Mind, Old, Years)

"I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Thought, Man, Promise, Promises)

"When I used to live in the Brewster Projects, I always thought it would be fantastic to have a phone. I would dream about a phone."
- Florence Ballard
(Related: Thought, Dream, Projects)

"To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Politics, Thought, Nothing)

"Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Thought, Enjoyment, Key, Miser, World)

"The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Life, Thought, Intuition)

"When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Thought, Dream)

"I've given no thought to moving to America at all."
- Eric Bana
(Related: Thought, America)

"(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Car, Time, Thought, First)

"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)

"As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Time, Thought, Play, Writer)

"I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Talent, Thought, Artist, Literature, Reading)

"I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Love, Thought, Control, Career, Paris, Style)

"Your spikes, which were really quite long then, would catch the material of the track and your shoe would get heavier. I was simply filing them down and rubbing some graphite on the spikes. I thought I would run more effectively."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Thought)

"I've always been very impatient. At age 10 I frankly found life boring, and I can remember age 9 having the awful thought, as it seems now looking back on it, A war! That should liven things up a bit!"
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Age, Life, Thought, Now)

"At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction."
- William Banting
(Related: Time, Thought, Doubt, Reflection)

"Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: Art, Thought, Existence, Understanding)

"Vertigo, it was thought at the time, could only be caused by a disease of the cerebellum. He observed this kind of patient for years and saw absolutely no symptoms of brain disease."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Time, Thought, Disease, Vertigo, Years)

"The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates other scientists' thoughts."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Thoughts, Facts, Scientists)

"The dead of midnight is the noon of thought."
- Anna Letitia Barbauld
(Related: Thought, Midnight)

"Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Thought, Impression, Failure, Despair, Disappointment)

"I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Thought, Old, Years)

"We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Thought, Songs)

"I read some of my stories recently and thought, 'How in the hell did I get away with that?' I had some really raw cynicism in some of them."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Thought, Cynicism, Hell)

"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)

"I've always thought of the project as a sort of sexually driven digestive system, that it was a consumer and a producer of matter. And it is desire driven, rather than driven by hunger or anything like that."
- Matthew Barney
(Related: Thought, Desire, Hunger, Project)

"There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Thought, Words)

"Working with my husband, I thought we would be at each other. As close as we are, our styles are so different. But it didn't happen - we were surprised."
- Julia Barr
(Related: HusbThought)

"The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: Experience, Thought, Now, Practice)

"It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Thoughts, Choice)

"Cartoonist was the weirdest name I finally let myself have. I would never say it. When I heard it I silently thought, what an awful word."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Thought, Name, Word)

"I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Thought, Cartoons)

"I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be when I started."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Thought)

"I mean, I've had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I've never even thought about, and they're right."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Thought, Error, Logic, Right)

"I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Thought, People, Knowledge, Comedians, Importance, May)

"Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot."
- Bernard Barton
(Related: Thoughts, Chance, Earth, Fancy, Feeling)

"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)

"Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Errors, Public)

"I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting's finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns... your thought process goes on."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Idea, Painting, Uncertainty)

"I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Related: Life, Thought, Rest)

"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)

"I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep."
- Angela Bassett
(Related: Thought, Company, Film, Pretty)

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

"As soon as he hit it, I thought I had it. But I lost it when it went into the lights. I did my best."
- Danny Bautista
(Related: Thought)

"That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Thought)

"I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

"And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Thought, People, Enthusiasm, End, Loss, World)

"There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Thought, Being, First, Invention, Wit)

"There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Thought, Being, First, Invention)

"We met, 'twas in a crowd, and I thought he would shun me."
- Thomas Haynes Bayly
(Related: Thought)

"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)

"My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Family, Thought, Acting)

"I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Time, Work, Character, Thoughts, Day, End, Excess, Leisure, Perspective)

"I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

"He thought as a sage, though he felt like a man."
- James Beattie
(Related: Thought, Man)

"When I saw Arnold say that he didn't need a union, because people in his position don't need it, I thought, this is a very naive way to present yourself. It's also kinda dumb about making movies. It doesn't realize how the union movement even helps the star."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, Thought, People, Dumb, Present)

"When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines."
- Beck
(Related: Genius, Thought, Dogs)

"I hadn't done much rapping in a while. I really wasn't sure I was going to do that any more. For a couple years I thought I was done with that. It wasn't really required of me."
- Beck
(Related: Thought, Years)

"I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Thought, Americans, Risk, Terrorism)

"Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Thought, Earth, End, First, Sea)

"My dresses are for women of all different shapes and sizes. Actually, the one I tried on yesterday was the one Jennifer wore. And who'd have thought I'd be the same size as Jennifer Lopez!"
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Women, Thought, Yesterday)

"We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soul mates."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Soul, Thought, Being, Day, Party, Soul mates)

"Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Thought, Chicago, Friends)

"At the time, we thought it was a nice way to say something unique about the group to make us different from all the other bands kicking around in London."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, Thought, London)

"The point here is that physics followed the data where it seemed to lead, even though some thought the model gave aid and comfort to religion."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Religion, Thought, Comfort, Physics)

"I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Thought)

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Focus, Sun)

"I started when I was in college because I was shy and thought it would be a good way to break out of that."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Thought, College)

"I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Thought, Day, Eating, Nothing)

"I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Thought, Day, Eating, Nothing)

"The first song that I wrote was when I was with The Del Rios. I was like 14 years old but I was always putting my thoughts down on paper even before then because it was like an escape - a way of unleashing all the stuff."
- William Bell
(Related: Thoughts, First, Old, Song, Years)

"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)

"An actor works with their soul and their thought."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Soul, Thought, Actor)

"You know, when you can play with the greatest players of that particular era, you look forward to going to the ballpark. I mean, you thought it was great to be there in the clubhouse. You thought it was great to be on the field."
- Johnny Bench
(Related: Thought, Play)

"Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: History, Work, Thought, Being, Cinema, Content, Film, Pretty)

"We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom."
- Stephen Vincent Benet
(Related: Wisdom, Power, Thought)

"When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer! I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful!"
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Thought, First, Theatre)

"I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Thought, Learning)

"My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me - this is the truth - so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Mother, Truth, Thought, Ugly, Witches)

"Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, May, Thinking, Want)

"Listen, I, I did vote - I did cast a vote for health care, and I also said that I thought the process was horrible. The status quo before we passed health care was also horrible."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Health, Thought, Care, Vote)

"I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Thought, Control, Being, End, Influence, Man, President)

"While I was doing these plays in the beginning, I wasn't getting paid. I thought of it more as a hobby. Then I realized how seriously a lot of these people took what they were doing."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Thought, People, Beginning)

"I was kind of confused. I thought, Well, if I get drafted, I'll go. Everybody was very concerned with it. I had friends who went. Some that came back and some that didn't."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Thought, Friends)

"There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Movies, Thought, Emotions, Want)

"I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Experience, Thought, Idea, Performance, Opera, Theatre)

"When I look back at it, I'm mostly amazed at how poorly it was shot. David Kelley is a great writer, and I thought the scripts were great, but it just looks so cheap."
- Peter Berg
(Related: Thought, Writer)

"I remember being in tears at the hospital after Chloe was born, at the thought that someday she would have to leave home."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Home, Thought, Being, Tears)

"Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all."
- John Berger
(Related: Death, Time, Thought, Character)

"Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural."
- John Berger
(Related: Thought, Being, Compassion, Necessity, Order, Supernatural, World)

"Other clubs never came into my thoughts once I knew Arsenal wanted to sign me."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Thoughts)

"Sometimes you feel the emotion. You think this might be my last pre-season or my last Champions League match. But, overall, those thoughts aren't important right now. But the time will soon come."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Time, Thoughts, Emotion, Now, Right, Will)

"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Thought, Action, Man)

"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)

"So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Words)

"That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Thought, Hell, Man, Punishment)

"That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Imagination, Ideas, Thoughts, Body, Mind, Will)

"All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Thought, Control, Values, Denial, Will)

"The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Thought, Italy, Needs, Responsibility, Tradition)

"I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I'd end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I'd do plays."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Thought, Act, End, Profession)

"Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Thought, Confusion, Events, Fashion, Help, Obvious)

"It is pretty clear that they are ineffective in stopping the course of thought at present, but they have not always been so in the past and we cannot be sure that they will not be so in the future."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Thought, Future, Past, Present, Pretty, Will)

"A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Thought, Action, Nothing, Result)

"Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Action, Thoughts, Actor)

"I'm sort of an experimenter; I thought it'd be interesting to play around and see what's there."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Thought, Play)

"They sent me some tapes of the original Mole and I thought it was pretty intriguing. I'm sort of an experimenter; I thought it'd be interesting to play around and see what's there. It was fun. Turned out to be good."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Thought, Fun, Play, Pretty)

"I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it. I didn't think about whether I was ready."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Thought, Enthusiasm)

"I would do the occasional score. I thought it was the most thrilling thing. It was instant. You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people. I found it thrilling."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Music, Thought, People, Right)

"I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Thought)

"I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Peace, Time, Tax, Grace, Grief, Rest, World)

"For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Women, Thought, Christian, Church, Evil, Leaders, Saints)

"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)

"I don't think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn't be."
- John Betjeman
(Related: Thought)

"They gave me the chaps and hat and everything. I looked like a real cowboy. I walked around the rodeo and thought, I am a real cowboy and thought everyone thought I was a real cowboy."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Thought)

"Being Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn't just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would. I thought, 'This is going to be huge for me!' And it really wasn't at all."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Thought, Being, Open, Woman)

"Well, I'm proud to say American Pie was the kind of crazy, gross-out film that guys thought was the greatest."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Thought, American, Film)

"One might have thought the world would stop ascribing moral equivalence between acts of terrorism and acts of punishing terrorism. It has not happened that way."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Thought, Terrorism, World)

"I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, Life, Thought, People, Idea, Faces, Giving, states, United)

"Thus, the more succinctly a train of thought was expounded, and the more comprehensive the unity of its basic idea, the closer it would approximate to the prerequisites of the mathematical way of thinking."
- Max Bill
(Related: Thought, Idea, Thinking, Unity)

"Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Thought, Now, Sisters)

"I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Life, Thought, Being, Tragedy)

"If there are similarities, it's simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I'd be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more."
- Brad Bird
(Related: People, Thoughts)

"Look, it's a mainstream animated movie, and how often are those considered thought provoking? It's meant to be a great time at the theater, but it's also designed to work on more than one level."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Theater)

"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)

"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)

"When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore."
- Bjork
(Related: Thought, People, Abuse, London)

"I know I didn't like that dress 'cause it didn't fit but I thought it was a great picture. We weren't the first band to do a picture in drag; The Rolling Stones were. If it was good enough for them then it had to be good enough for us."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Thought, Dress, First)

"As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius - in those days, I thought Einstein was the only genius around."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Genius, Thought)

"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)

"I'm very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock - though only if it's sophisticated and has some thought behind it."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, Play)

"I must have something to engross my thoughts, some object in life which will fill this vacuum, and prevent this sad wearing away of the heart."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Life, Heart, Thoughts, Will)

"And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint."
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Related: Thought, Heart, Control, Emotion, Restraint)

"Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Caution, Inaction)

"Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

"My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn't get any better than Spock."
- Selma Blair
(Related: Thought, First)

"The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist."
- William Blake
(Related: Travel, Thoughts, Artist, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"One thought fills immensity."
- William Blake
(Related: Thought)

"I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Education, Work, Thought, Being, Martin, World)

"I thought this must be what God looks like."
- George Blanda
(Related: God, Thought)

"We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Thought, Act, Emotion, Feeling, Mind, Will)

"I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Thought, Attention, Film, Lies, Secrets)

"Once in a while you start having second thoughts, then you read a letter from someone that lifts your spirits so much - it really makes a huge difference. I love reading them."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Difference, Reading, Spirits)

"The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage."
- William Bligh
(Related: Nature, Thought, Navy)

"The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on."
- Robert Bloch
(Related: Thought, Blame, Man, Smile, Wrong)

"Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Life, People, Thoughts, Values, Deeds)

"Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that's the way they're done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Experience, Movies, Time, Thought, Ideas, First, Nothing)

"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)

"I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Thought, Christian, Inventions, Shame)

"The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought."
- Leon Blum
(Related: Thought, Fear, End, Man)

"We were saving, saving, saving then going to France and blowing the money eating. She was a nurse and had never experienced fine dining but she loved it, too. Our mates thought it absurd."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Money, Thought, Eating, France)

"And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadn't taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Time, Thought, Action, Being, Prevention)

"All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Thoughts, Fate, Mind, Months, Poor, World)

"I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Hope, Anthropology, May, Present)

"People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Fools, Practice)

"The camera can photograph thought."
- Dirk Bogarde
(Related: Thought)

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)

"Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Thought, Baseball, Fact, Fame, Years)

"I know that I'm inadequate, but I never thought that at seventeen. I thought I was doing the best I could. I thought I was being idealistic."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Thought, Being)

"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)

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

"We havent really paid much attention to thought as a process. we have engaged in thoughts, but we have only paid attention to the content, not to the process."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Attention, Content)

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

"Thought is constantly creating problems that way and then trying to solve them. But as it tries to solve them it makes it worse because it doesn't notice that it's creating them, and the more it thinks, the more problems it creates."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Problems, Trying)

"Thought has been constantly evolving and we can't say when that system began."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought)

"This is another major feature of thought: Thought doesn't know it is doing something and then it struggles against it is doing. It doesn't want to know that it is doing it."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Want)

"Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Attention, Question, Reality, Thinking)

"Yet it looks as if the thing we use to solve our problems with is the source of our problems. It's like going to the doctor and having him make you ill. In fact, in 20% of medical cases we do apparently have that going on. But in the case of thought, its far over 20%."
- David Bohm
(Related: Medical, Thought, Fact, Problems)

"And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call 'sustained incoherence."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Results, Thinking, Trying)

"But you don't decide what to do with the info. Thought runs you. Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it, that you are the one who controls thought. Whereas actually thought is the one which controls each one of us."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Running)

"One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"So the programs all start to all look the same. I watched one free skating competition, and I thought I was watching a short program. Everyone was doing exactly the same elements."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Thought, Competition)

"We thought about it, what we want to tell, and I didn't want to move it directly into the Nazi times. I thought it's much more interesting to see how BloodRayne became BloodRayne."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Thought, Want)

"Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Foresight, May)

"If we'd have said we were not upset, they would have thought we were so rich it meant nothing to us, and if we say we're upset about it, they'll say money is all we care about."
- John Bonham
(Related: Money, Thought, Care, Nothing)

"I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that, in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face, came also all the rest."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Thought, Rest, Tragedy, Woman)

"Please know that my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country, are with each of you during this time."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Time, Thoughts, Country)

"We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong."
- Bono
(Related: Thought, Answers, Questions, Wrong)

"To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind."
- George Boole
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Laws, Mind, World)

"Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Fear, Thoughts, Worry)

"One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Nature, Thought, Country, Day, Diversity)

"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Freedom)

"When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Love, Heart, Value, Will)

"The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Thought, Strength, Books, Darkness)

"I thought I would go out, and see if the air would make me feel any better."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Thought)

"I said I thought first I was on the stairs; then I remembered I was in the kitchen when he came in."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Thought, First, Kitchen, Stairs)

"To this day I don't ever remember seeing a pet inside Moscow, I never saw anyone carrying a dog, or leading a dog. Err I finally saw a, a pet some years later in Kiev, so I thought that life must have been, different."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: Life, Pet, Thought, Day, Leading, Years)

"I saw the Nutcracker to be a dummy as I thought of its mouth moving like a nutcracker - and also find them pretty scary as they almost have a life of their own."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Life, Thought, Pretty)

"It's one of my strongest dance pieces - having just done Play Without Words which was veering away from a lot of dance - I thought it would be nice to go back to something with almost the most dance I'd done."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Thought, Dance, Play, Words)

"You know, I have guys that are almost stalkers... it is very strange. I had this one guy that e-mailed me off my site, and thought we were boyfriend and girlfriend. He then came to my house in London, I do not know how he found it."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Thought, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, London)

"Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Thought, Difficulties, Language)

"I haven't really had that many opportunities to play "lead" so I guess I jumped at the chance. I have also never done any "sci-fi" projects and thought it might be fun."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Thought, Chance, Fun, Play, Projects)

"I met Clinton at a benefit for teachers, which was a very good charity, but I met him for about 90 seconds, and I thought it was important to meet the leader of the free world. So I stood next to him for a photograph, and then apparently that's all it takes."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Leader, Thought, Charity, Teachers, World)

"And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan."
- David Bowie
(Related: Dad, Thought, Play)

"We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed."
- Camilla P. Bowles
(Related: Time, Thought, Deed, Wickedness, Word)

"When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong."
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Related: Thought, Faults, Wrong)

"I thought I was going to be a lot more freaked out by being naked onstage. I think on film I would have been more freaked out, because film is less forgiving. But onstage it's lit so beautifully. It would make my mother look good."
- Lorraine Bracco
(Related: Mother, Thought, Being, Film)

"That's when I hit the ground. So in the instant that that round landed and blew me in the air, I had those separate and distinct thoughts. The guy who was standing right next to where I had been standing had a hole in his back I could put my fist into."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Thoughts, Right)

"I never thought that I was very intelligent."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Thought)

"When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Thought, People, Countries, Football, Geography, Play)

"I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time. Now I know I was right to be nervous."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Time, Thought, Now, Right)

"Actually when I gave out the script, I gave it with a CD of all the music I wanted to put in the movie, and again, we never thought we'd get all that music."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Music, Thought)

"Most of the people that I went to school with - I went to secondary school - we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's, and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor. I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Labor, School)

"I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Design, God, Thought, May, Service, World)

"When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Meditation, Reading)

"So, I kind of rather was hoping that people thought it would have a nice mixture of different topics and it also takes in the fact that I've had two children recently."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Thought, People, Children, Fact)

"The thing I thought about doing it was it's Comic Relief and you've got to be funny. So although I did try to sing properly it obviously has hilarious results when you can't sing."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Funny, Thought, Results)

"I was really, because I thought it was extremely excruciating when I watched a tape of it, that my husband taped for me and I never watched it again after that."
- Jo Brand
(Related: HusbThought)

"One of the guys that used to run it - for some reason I've no idea why he used to call me the Sea Monster and I was just looking around for a name and thought that'll do. That lasted for a couple of years probably."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Thought, Idea, Name, Reason, Sea, Years)

"I do remember that I was sitting in the make-up chair before the shoots for a commercial or film or other, and I thought: Sometime soon they are going to make a close-up of me and millions of people can see how many pimples I've got on my cheeks."
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: People, Film)

"But it is possible that, in the days ahead, these years we have lived through may eventually be thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Thought, May, Years)

"I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style. My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful and honest in that particular portrayal. I don't have a particular methodology from any one school of thought or training."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Thought, Actor, School, Style, Training)

"And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it's not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Education, Nature, Thought, Listening)

"The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead."
- Robert Brault
(Related: Thought, Optimism)

"For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift."
- Wernher von Braun
(Related: Mother, Thought, Boys, First)

"I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element, a democratic element into the selection of a person who, once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Thought, Control, Effort, Popular)

"So sweet love seemed that April morn. When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Change, Love, Thought, April, First)

"Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Thought, Cities, Effort, Reform, United, Worth)

"He looked like such a Republican. He dressed like Pee-Wee Herman. But had I known what he had done when I was reading about him, I might have thought different."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Thought, Reading, Republican)

"I followed him at the time and thought he was hysterical. He was the first serial killer, a new kettle of fish, because we didn't have the detection techniques in those days."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Fish)

"Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Business, Money, Work, Thought, People, Borrowing, Deals, Job)

"I just found out that I'm one inch taller than I thought."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Thought)

"Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Success, Thought, Achievement, Wealth, Gain, Inventions)

"In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny - an experience I've never had in America!"
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Experience, Funny, Thought, First)

"I thought I would keep the first name Susan and change the last name but I picked up this book and as I opened it the lead character in it was called Morgan Brittany."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Change, Thought, Character, First, Name)

"Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part."
- Hermann Broch
(Related: Thought, Sea)

"Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Thought, Thoughtful)

"We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought. So, you think maybe there are other answers. There are not but if you belief something will help you it probably will: it will help, not cure."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Thought, Belief, Answers, Cure, Help, Will)

"Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. You always worry about charlatans. We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Thought, Betrayal, Body, Worry)

"The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Dreams, Heart, Thoughts, Silence)

"Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Men, Women, Thought, Anecdotes, Biography)

"I've always thought of myself as a reporter."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Thought)

"The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation."
- Louise Brooks
(Related: Art, Soul, Thought, Body, Isolation)

"Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Day, Deeds, Desire, Man, Thinking, Will)

"When people say, 'You're not being realistic,' they're just trying to tag some thoughts that they can't otherwise handle."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Thoughts, Being, Trying)

"So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Thought, England, Job, Years)

"The whole schizophrenia angle interested me. When I first started working on it, I thought I would play up that angle more than I ended up doing. The religious aspect of the story was also a draw."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Thought, First, Play, Religious)

"They thought they were identifying a set of behaviours, but yeah, they just wanted to have an answer."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Thought)

"I remember growing up thinking that astronauts and their job was the coolest thing you could possibly do... But I absolutely couldn't identify with the people who were astronauts. I thought they were movie stars."
- David M. Brown
(Related: Thought, People, Growing up, Job, Stars, Thinking)

"I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Artists, Being, Sharing, Thinking)

"Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought - whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Thought, Writer)

"I was stillborn. The midwives laid me aside, thought I was really gone. I laid there about an hour, and they picked me back up and tried again, 'cause my body was still warm. The Good Lord brought me back."
- James Brown
(Related: Thought, Body)

"I got confused. I thought it was a K.Y. scare, so I bought 2000 jars of personal lubricant. I still have some."
- Julie Brown
(Related: Thought)

"I thought it was something peculiar to me. I thought I was abnormal."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Thought)

"While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Business, Thought, Being, Famous, Justice)

"I thought the best thing you were supposed to do was find somebody and try to sound like them."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: Thought, Sound)

"This drug coverage program was clearly designed by Republicans in Congress to serve the interests of the drug and insurance industries. America's seniors were an afterthought."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: America, Congress, Republicans)

"When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: Change, Time, Mother, Thought, Being, Rights, Name)

"Also by my earliest days, I was fascinated by a utopian vision of what the world could be like. I've thought that science could be the basis for a better world, and that's what I've been trying to do all these years."
- George E. Brown, Jr.
(Related: Science, Thought, Vision, Trying, World, Years)

"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Thoughts)

"And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Thought, Play)

"Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Thought)

"The Thought Police: To censor and protect."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Thought)

"I thought that in general we in the United States were too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might alter what had been for a long time, as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian policies in respect to the rest of the world."
- David Bruce
(Related: Time, Thought, Fact, Respect, Rest, states, United, World)

"Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Thought, Journey, Military, Wrong)

"Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book, to make my text and my drawings together, and that's how I started doing children's books."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Thought, Books, Children, Day)

"I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt, or a van Gogh."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Thought)

"I thought it was amazing to work with authors, to get a manuscript and try to make up a cover for it."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Work, Thought)

"When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Spirits)

"When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Thoughts, Excellence, Spirit)

"Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Thought, Years)

"A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Thought, Man, Wishes, World)

"And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought."
- Arthur Bryant
(Related: Thought)

"Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Art, Imagination, Poetry, Thought)

"Two people in a conversation amount to four people talking. The four are what one person says, what he really wanted to say, what his listener heard, and what he thought he heard."
- William Jennings Bryant
(Related: Thought, People, Conversation, Talking)

"I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Thought, Night)

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

"There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Being, Conflict, Man, Principles, Speech)

"Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Time, Thought, Television, Wonder)

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Thoughts, Being, Mind, Succeed, Will)

"They tried to get me to use a pick when I first joined the band. They had certain things they thought were appropriate. I tried to adapt as much as I could."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Thought, First)

"The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Thought, Class, Company, Desire, Majority)

"Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace."
- Buddha
(Related: Peace, Thoughts)

"The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve."
- Buddha
(Related: Thought, Speech)

"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Joy, Shadow)

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Joy, Mind, Shadow)

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, World)

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Evil, Man, Pain, Result, Shadow)

"Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Life, Thought, Party)

"A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Thought, Public)

"A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Thought, America, Betrayal, Committee, Giving)

"I never really thought about being an actress or being anything like that. I was always a bit scared as well because of the thing about models becoming an actress and all that."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Thought, Being)

"The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Thought, Excitement)

"But I thought, I've just got to check out Hollywood, so I sent out pictures and resumes."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Thought, Hollywood)

"At the end. First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood and then go to New York later. But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Thought, Being, End, First, Hollywood, Youth)

"I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Movies, Thought, Books, Drama, Hollywood, School, Theatre)

"To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!"
- Frances Burney
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Opinion)

"Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show. I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered; it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Thought, Aspirations, Nothing)

"Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Action, Congress, Help, Mission, Terror, Will)

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Thoughts, Books, Day, Friends, Want)

"It's been awhile. My Oscar is getting kind of tarnished. I looked at it a couple of years ago and thought I really needed a new one."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Thought, Years)

"I couldn't kill a chicken, I couldn't kill a cow - I was a vegetarian too at that time - so I thought, well what is there that I could kill? I couldn't kill this and I couldn't kill that."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Time, Thought)

"So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!'"
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Thought, Actor, Thinking)

"Then in came this script with another very low offer, and another drug addict and a depressing and difficult part to play. I thought, 'Why should I put myself through that for hardly any money?'"
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Money, Thought, Play)

"I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Thought, People, Light, Support)

"No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn't find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Time, Thought, Feeling, Weapons)

"When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Father, Thought, Dumb, Pretty, Years)

"Angelina came up, and as soon as we said hello, I thought, This is going to be great. I'm really going to love doing this with her. And I did. And then I was very excited to do the movie after that."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Love, Thought)

"It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Spring)

"Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?"
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Marriage, Thought, Heaven)

"There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thought, Absence, Nothing)

"People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Care, Taste)

"I had to skydive for the movie and I was terrified. Like everybody, I thought it was going to be one of those experiences that changes your life. It didn't."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Life, Thought)

"In life, as in chess, forethought wins."
- Charles Buxton
(Related: Life, Chess)

"As a matter of fact, when compression technology came along, we thought the future in 1996 was about voice. We got it wrong. It is about voice, video, and data, and that is what we have today on these cell phones."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Technology, Thought, Fact, Future, Today, Voice, Wrong)

"I knew I wanted to have a doll of myself on the cover. I thought, I wanna see myself as a Ken doll."
- David Byrne
(Related: Thought)

"I thought to myself, there's a man who gave up his life to serve others - to touch people in that way is probably the greatest thing you can do as a human being."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Being, Man)

"I've always thought of myself as more of a character actress. I've tried to do different things, but I've always been under the radar and that's how I like it. I've been really blessed to work this long and I just hope I continue to get better and better and better and better."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Work, Thought, Character, Hope)

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."
- George Byron
(Related: Thought, Dew, Words)

"For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Thought, Years)

"I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago."
- James Caan
(Related: Thought, Golf, Years)

"One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?"
- James Caan
(Related: Son, Thought, Baseball, Eye, Hollywood, Night)

"But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life."
- George Cadbury
(Related: Family, Life, Thought, Opportunity, Garden, Man, Will)

"Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That's what I want to do."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Thought, Actor, First, Want)

"I have thought that I have seen ghosts on many occasions."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Thought)

"He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer."
- Simon Callow
(Related: Life, Thought, Idea, Pleasure, Writer)

"The only credit I can give them. They synchronize wonderful. That's all. They synchronize very - you would have thought that they were actually acting, but they were synching all the time, and that's a rough job."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Time, Thought, Acting, Credit, Job)

"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Thoughts, Blessings, Infinite, Liberality, Will, Wishes)

"There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith."
- James Cameron
(Related: Dreams, Faith, Thought, People)

"Creatively, I thought we were still viable and could do more records. But our working relationship just wasn't happening at all, and our chemistry as people broke down because of that."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Thought, People)

"In 83 I thought we were going to go all the way. We had Roy Smalley, and Steve King, and good players."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Thought)

"I thought, well I can do that. I couldn't be bothered writing a book review, because I'd have to read the book, I haven't got time to read a whole book for a fifty dollar write-up."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Time, Thought, Writing)

"I guess I'm like Roger Miller who used to say that he didn't have as many jokes as he thought he did."
- Glen Campbell
(Related: Thought, Jokes)

"God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: God, Thought, Metaphor)

"I always thought I should base how good I am on how good I feel I am."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Thought)

"It's a lot more comfortable, I must say. Ummm, I didn't think I'd be playing with another band, I kinda thought I was through with that, but I make an exception because they're nice people."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Thought, People)

"From heav'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring."
- Thomas Campion
(Related: Thoughts, Delight, Spring)

"Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thought, Revolution, Name, Reality, Rebellion, World)

"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thoughts, Beginning, Deeds)

"The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thought, Gods, Labor, Punishment, Reason, Weight)

"I thought to myself, Join the army. It's free. So I figured while I'm here I'll lose a few pounds."
- John Candy
(Related: Thought, Army)

"The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Thought, Survival, Effort, Future)

"The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Thoughts, Order)

"I was going to go make a film in Greece. if they caught you with this much marijuana, they threw you in jail, no questions asked, and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles. I thought, what I am doing?"
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Thought, Film, Greece, Questions, Trying)

"I just thought I'd take a break from publishing for a while."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Thought, Publishing)

"When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists... I always have this thought: If we'd made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn't be wanted now."
- Eddie Cantor
(Related: Now)

"A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One."
- Georg Cantor
(Related: Thought)

"I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries."
- Frank Capra
(Related: Thought, Actors, Drama, Mistakes)

"In my wildest dreams I never thought - well, I never thought I'd work."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Dreams, Work, Thought)

"And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Experience, Thought, Flying, Force, Machine)

"I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things; not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God's great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Truth, Thought, Purpose, Holiness, Public, Right)

"My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity, and people came to terrible bad ends there."
- Kitty Carlisle
(Related: Mother, Thought, People, Hollywood)

"The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Thought, Ability, Consciousness, Forget, Thinking)

"No one knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart... it comes from being alive."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Thought, Heart, Being)

"But my mom was a pianist, and she taught piano out of her house. I was just so excited, being a little kid and having all these other kids come to my house twice a week. I thought it was a big party."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Thought, Being, Kids, Party)

"We met in Cracker. I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Makeup)

"Thought is the parent of the deed."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Deed)

"Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation, - till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Man)

"The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Action, End, Man)

"The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Life, Thought, Heart, Deeds, Man, Vanity)

"All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Books, Lying, Magic, Mankind)

"Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Thoughts, Man)

"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Happiness, Work, Thought, Heart, Life, Will)

"When I did small films like Lily and Buenos Vista, everyone thought my career would be ruined."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Thought, Career)

"Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Success, Thought, Originality)

"Do not think too much of the dead husk of your friend, or mourn too much over it, but send your thoughts out towards the real soul or self which has escaped - to reach it."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Soul, Friend, Thoughts, Self)

"I was at college doing performing arts, and just spending all my time mucking about, and the lecturers thought I would be pretty good at stand-up, so I gave it a whirl."
- Allan Carr
(Related: Time, Thought, College, Pretty)

"It was pretty extensive - we worked out 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 3 months, which I think is more than anybody in the Olympics. I thought well I don't need this, the girls need it, but it was a gift."
- David Carradine
(Related: Thought, Day, Girls, Months, Pretty)

"I was very young. I thought I knew a lot and I really didn't. I trusted the wrong people."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Thought, People, Wrong)

"I thought comedy would be the hardest thing I could do, and if I could do that, I could do anything."
- Rodney Carrington
(Related: Thought, Comedy)

"'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'"
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Thought)

"The show was written just for us. We all thought we were the prettiest and the funniest."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Thought)

"Eventually I lost the idea that I could have a career. I thought I was too old."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Thought, Idea, Career, Old)

"I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and unjust. And I think the premises on which it was launched were false."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Thought, Iraq, Now)

"Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle."
- Nell Carter
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Medicine)

"Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past, or what is thought to have happened in the past, but the only proof of it is in the future."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Faith, Thought, Future, May, Past, Proof)

"I think here in America the space programme was such an enticing thing to be going on, that the thought of a family being able to go into space and live up there was really kind of mind-bending at the time."
- Angela Cartwright
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, America, Being, Mind, Space)

"When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Hate, Hell, Living, Will)

"One sweetly solemn thought, comes to me o'er and o'er; I am nearer home today, than I ever have been before."
- Phoebe Cary
(Related: Home, Thought, Today)

"When I first got started in the late '70s, early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world, I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing, I thought it would happen quickly."
- Steve Case
(Related: Thought, First, Thinking, World)

"One morning, about four o'clock, I was driving my car just about as fast as I could. I thought, Why am I out this time of night? I was miserable, and it came to me: I'm falling in love with somebody I have no right to fall in love with."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Car, Love, Time, Thought, Driving, Night, Right)

"I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn't I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I've always walked along right by his side, and he's always supported everything I do."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Thought, Regret, Right)

"I remember people who'd had a lot of hardship during the war. They'd thought we'd won."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: War, Thought, People, Hardship)

"I've always thought that less was a lot more."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Thought)

"Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Family, Thought, Actions, Fool, Friends)

"In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Thought, Being, Help, Spirit, Suffering)

"It is thought and feeling which guides the universe, not deeds."
- Edgar Cayce
(Related: Thought, Deeds, Feeling, Universe)

"I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Wife, Thought, Idea, Fear, Fact, Woman)

"I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Thought, Writer)

"But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Dreams, Men, Action, Purpose, Thoughts, Ideals, May, Spirits, Will)

"But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider... That thought was our power."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Power, Thought, Cause)

"Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution."
- Chanakya
(Related: Thought, Being, Execution)

"When I finished my term, I thought about running for governor then but decided not to because, frankly, I didn't think I was ready. I wasn't comfortable that I was prepared to do the job."
- Ben Chandler
(Related: Thought, Job, Running)

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

"It's much more difficult to work on a broad subject than on a specific one, because even if it's hard to find the information, if you look hard enough for something specific you will find it, and you will discover things that you wouldn't have thought of before."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Work, Thought, Information, Will)

"While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine was the result of economic mismanagement but during the research I realised that it was something more sinister."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Thought, Famine, Research, Result, Swans, Writing)

"It's funny, I had dinner with my dear friend John Spencer last night and I'm not in the first episode, but he's at the beginning of it and he was telling me about it and I thought this sounds very hot because I think this is definitely the last year of West Wing."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Funny, Thought, Friend, Beginning, First, Night)

"Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Life, Love, Soul, Thought, Character, Force, Lies, May)

"The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Thought, Books, Interest, Man, Mind)

"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Books, Talk)

"I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Thought, Dress)

"The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Politics, Thought, World, Years)

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

"A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Act, Grave, Man, Resignation, Right)

"I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Men, American, Friends, Fun, Games, Old, Recreation, Soccer, Weekend)

"After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Work, Thought, Successful, Soccer)

"The vice presidential candidate tends to be a bit of an afterthought."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Vice)

"I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, 'If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.' And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute."
- Kristin Chenoweth
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Cute, Pretty, Want)

"Dave thought he was bigger than Van Halen the band. So there was this catfight going on for 10 years."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Thought, Years)

"The second is there are some communities that we thought originally would take mobile homes that have decided they don't want them. And we're not going to cram mobile homes down the throats of communities in Louisiana and the Gulf - and other parts of the Gulf Coast."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Thought, Want)

"We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Thought, End, Man)

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Happiness, Gratitude, Thought, Wonder)

"A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Thought, Conservative, Man, Radical, Reason)

"At one point, people thought that Eddie Murphy would only reach one sector of the audience, but now everyone sees everything Eddie Murphy does."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Thought, People, Now)

"I loved flying as much as I thought I would and continue to fly aircraft."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Thought, Flying)

"One is that that's the way we started and we thought there would be more value and less confusion if the business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Business, Thought, Confusion, News, Value)

"I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Pretty)

"Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Life, Thought, Rules, Terrorism)

"I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Thought, American, Dictatorship)

"My sister and I said, Dad, are you doing to do anything about that? And he mentioned treatments other people sent him that he'd been working on. So we thought it would be kind of cool to give these guys a real script."
- Rae Dawn Chong
(Related: Dad, Sister, Thought, People)

"She missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Thought, Day, Sun)

"If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Thought, Hatred, Violence, World)

"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Love, Thought, People)

"The directors thought, They understand nothing in the real economy, in real life. They read some stupid books, and they came from the moon to the earth, and maybe in one month they will disappear."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Life, Thought, Books, Earth, Economy, Moon, Nothing, Will)

"Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Rest)

"Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Thought, Europe)

"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Act, Day, May, Years)

"It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change."
- Colley Cibber
(Related: Change, Death, Time, Thoughts)

"I always thought I should be treated like a star."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Thought)

"In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Thought)

"The most surprising thing for my mother and father was when I was actually earning more money than them by the time I was about 18. They thought I was going to be the ne'er do well, who they'd have to keep worrying about."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Money, Time, Mother, Father, Thought)

"Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Thought)

"Great thoughts come from the heart."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Heart, Thoughts)

"Clearness ornaments profound thoughts."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Thoughts)

"When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it is a proof that it should be rejected."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Thought, Proof)

"To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought is indeed a most signal honour."
- John G. D. Clark
(Related: Time, Thought, Europe, Name, Open, Sensibility, World)

"I can't think of anything specific growing up that pointed me toward NASA at all. I was interested in the Moon landings just about the same as everyone else of my generation. But I never really thought about being an astronaut or working in space myself."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Thought, Being, Growing up, Moon, Space)

"We had this scene where I'm supposed to be bending over to get something. I thought it was kind of cute."
- Melinda Clarke
(Related: Thought, Cute)

"I thought a dignified thing to do would be to live in the country by the time I'm 50 and write books."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Time, Thought, Books, Country)

"I thought they were staring at me because I was gay. But it was because I was on the telly."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Thought, Gay)

"I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Nature, War, Thought)

"I don't theorize too much. I sort of let the experience sink in, and I have to discover what the character is by doing it, and having those thoughts that she's thinking."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Experience, Character, Thoughts, Thinking)

"I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive - or both."
- Adam Clayton
(Related: Thought)

"I was watching 'Up In The Air' and I thought, 'Jesus, who's the old gray-haired guy?' And it was me. I never wear makeup for movies and now it's starting to show."
- George Clooney
(Related: Movies, Thought, Makeup, Now, Old)

"I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Experience, Work, Thought)

"I knew the term Stepford Wife, and I knew what that meant. I never read the book, and I think before I started filming I watched the movie. I thought it was very dated."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Wife, Thought)

"I thought writing about somebody current would be a little closer to what I'm used to doing."
- Adam Clymer
(Related: Thought, Writing)

"I'm a different person. I don't want to be titled as Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter. I want to be thought of as Frances Cobain."
- Frances Bean Cobain
(Related: Love, Daughter, Thought, Want)

"Thought the sun is gone, I have a light."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Thought, Light, Sun)

"Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Thought)

"Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Thought, Desire, Evil, Gambling, Name, Poor)

"The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Purpose, American, Country, Danger, Now, Public, Right, Senate, Thoughtful)

"And I thought I would just share with you what science says today about silicone breast implants. If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't. In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone breast implants are detrimental and, in fact, they make you healthier."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Science, Thought, Fact, Today)

"I never thought of myself in comedy at all... I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance."
- Imogene Coca
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Clothes, Comedy, Theatre)

"We always thought we had to follow a certain theme but I don't agree with that anymore. I think the fans deserve a wider variety of music."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Music, Thought, Fans, Variety)

"All I ever thought was, 'I'm going to do this as long as I can, and if I can't get paid at it, I'll be a bum doing it.' And so, here I am."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Thought)

"I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Music, Poetry, Time, Thought, Writing)

"I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Play, Songs)

"A film is a petrified fountain of thought."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Thought, Film)

"If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Feelings, Heart, Thoughts, Animals, Consciousness, May, Mind, Project, Temptation, Writing)

"As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Thought, Development, Creation, Fiction, Intellect, Intuition, Invention, Will)

"In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Life, Thought, Virtue, Literature, Occupation, Word, Writer)

"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Thoughts, Appreciation, Light, Prayer)

"I liked Nicole Kidman because she is so fashionable she can do less is more. It was very, very simple, but it was so chic. Some people thought she looked washed out, I didn't at all."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Thought, People)

"A 'new thinker', when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Thought, People, Man)

"I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more recently, didn't understand Iraqi society. They thought it was a blank slate, that they could use Iraqis as guinea pigs."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Society, Thought)

"I also argued before the war that the administration was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism, that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought."
- Juan Cole
(Related: War, Thought, Iraq, Nationalism)

"I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro entertainers from the South."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Thought, Hurt)

"But movies as much as anything developed what I thought was right and wrong, what was honorable, what wasn't, what was funny what wasn't... what had some depth to it, what didn't."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Funny, Movies, Thought, Right, Wrong)

"When I recorded Contra la Puerta, I never really thought out doing the material live. Mostly because I haven't really seen any electronic music performed live in an interesting way."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Music, Thought)

"I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Thought, Children, Melancholy, World)

"All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Love, Thoughts)

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

"Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Thought)

"It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Work, Thoughts, May)

"Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream - but create!"
- Robert Collier
(Related: Work, Thought, Dream, Fact, Mind, Profit)

"One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Thought, Mind)

"I've thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff, like I used to do a lot of. I don't wanna do it day in and day out like I used to, but I still wanna do it."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Thought, Artists, Day)

"I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early '60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television. I just thought I was a storyteller. I didn't even think of myself as a singer."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Success, Thought, Idea, Coffee, Country, Houses, Television)

"You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it's finished, is a bit of a disappointment."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Time, Thought, Disappointment, Song)

"Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Thought, Books, Reason)

"If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Thoughts, Plagiarism, Will)

"I knew it was going to be enormous because of the number of people who bought the books, but, to be honest, I never thought it would be bigger than Bond. Never in a million years."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Thought, People, Books, Years)

"Ninety percent of people's nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Thought, People, Eyes)

"My mother's very proud of the name she gave me. She thought it sounded rhythmically better. It doesn't really make a difference to me what people call me, but since my mother calls me Holly Marie when she's angry, I prefer just my first name."
- Holly Marie Combs
(Related: Mother, Thought, People, Difference, First, Holly, Name)

"You know, I've done this show for six years, and this could be the first time that I had a person that actually got no points, and I think it's a damn fine way to go out. I thought I was a loser until you walked up here; you made me feel like a man."
- Ray Combs
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Man, Years)

"People have always thought that I wasn't ambitious. They judged by appearances and were fooled. I was competitive. I wanted success and was willing to work for it."
- Perry Como
(Related: Success, Work, Thought, People)

"And Kinsey thought that anybody who defined themselves based on their sexual acts was limiting themselves."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Thought)

"Kinsey thought that Freud in his own way was as dangerous as the Catholic Church."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Thought, Church)

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
- Confucius
(Related: Thought, Labor, Learning)

"The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."
- Confucius
(Related: Thoughts, Man, Will, World)

"You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words."
- William Congreve
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, May, Words)

"Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance."
- Robert Conklin
(Related: Change, Thought, Feeling)

"Dark Water was one of my favourite films to shoot because of Walter. I had seen the previous films he had directed, Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries, and I thought they were great. I really trusted him."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Thought, Diaries, Water)

"It was, when I read it, I thought, such a beautiful script. I loved the story. I thought it was well handled. I thought it was even more moving because it was a true story and that made it even more poignant."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Thought)

"A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Will)

"In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: War, Sex, Sex war)

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

"A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Life, Love, Men, Thoughts, Man, Reason, Respect)

"Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Thought, Friend, Action, Enemy)

"Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Life, Thought, Idea, Benefits, Charity, Country)

"I have absolutely no desire and no thought of quitting ever."
- Barbara Cook
(Related: Thought, Desire, Quitting)

"I look back at photographs and I remember at the time I thought I was not very attractive."
- Barbara Cook
(Related: Time, Thought)

"I was so delirious that I drank a glass of water, thought it wine and got glorious drunk."
- Will M. Cook
(Related: Thought, Water, Wine)

"Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Reason, World)

"The lonely become either thoughtful or empty."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Lonely, Thoughtful)

"Eternity eludes us, even as a thought."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Thought, Eternity)

"My thought has been shaped by books; my desires by pictures."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Thought, Books)

"Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Thought, Exploitation, Innocence, Possibilities)

"Conscious thought is the tidying up at the end."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Thought, End)

"The bad press came because they thought I should fight more. I couldn't get the fights because if I would sign to fight one of King's guys I would be signed to him. I chose not to do that. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Thought, Mistake, Fight, Hindsight, Press)

"Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Politics, Thought, Boxing)

"They thought in terms of: whatever you had that started you at the box office, this was it."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Thought, Office)

"I remember Mr. Mayer very well. He sort of liked to be the father - no, he liked to be treated like you thought he was Daddy, but he didn't treat you like Daddy at all."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Father, Thought)

"I don't think anybody ever thought about the CIA meddling in internal affairs. The shock of the President's death called for an immediate investigation. It actually lay in the jurisdiction of Texas."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Death, Thought, Investigation, President)

"So he said 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library.' I thought 'That's a turn-up for the books.'"
- Tommy Cooper
(Related: Thought, Books)

"The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Thought, Enthusiasm, College, Wishing, World)

"I thought I wanted to be a playwright because I was interested in stories and telling stories."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Thought)

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

"A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Thought)

"I actually got the part. And I thought, Well, I'll do it for a while. I'll just quit if it's stupid."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Thought)

"I didn't hang any pictures in my office for a year because I thought that I would be jinxing myself and have to take them down the next day."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Thought, Day, Office)

"Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!"
- Marie Corelli
(Related: Thought, Praise)

"An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Thoughts, Destiny, Example, Order, Past)

"When I was drumming with Mick Fleetwood I thought I looked half mad. I thought I looked half crazy."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Thought)

"My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: War, Home, Father, Thought, Navy, World, World war)

"I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: War, Thought, People, Woman)

"We will not have peace by afterthought."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Peace, Will)

"Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Loss, Present, Universe)

"I've always thought live albums were cop-outs."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Thought)

"I've sometimes thought of marrying - and then I've thought again."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Thought)

"Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that's what they'll become for us."
- Richard Cowper
(Related: People, Thoughts)

"I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Thought, Dance, Dream, Acting, Artist, Being, Song, Theatre)

"When we went to cover it I thought we would change it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex machine song Kylie turned it into. I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Change, Sex, Thought, Longing, Machine, Song)

"We never thought it would be something everyone would listen to. We never thought people who listen to Britney Spears would run to listen to it. It was intended for people on the fanatical side of production and hi-fi."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Thought, People, Production)

"It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'"
- Daniel Craig
(Related: History, Thought, Challenge, Responsibility)

"It's not like I was trying to be sexy but I had to get fit because I had to be able to do stunts. Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did, which was kill people for a living. I thought the only way to do that was to work out and get fit and buff and get physically into shape."
- Daniel Craig
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Clothes, Living, Man, Trying)

"When I come to work each day, whether as a commentator for TheStreet.com or a host of Mad Money With Jim Cramer, I have only one thought in mind: helping people with their money."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, Work, Thought, People, Day)

"I never saw anything more like real warfare in my life - only the attack was all on one side. The police, in spite of their numbers, apparently thought they could not cope with the crowd."
- Walter Crane
(Related: Life, Thought, Numbers, Police)

"I heard that you did not have a judge to interview this month in the Bulletin, so I thought I'd help out. Besides, with the Stock Market tanking recently, it reminded me of the good old days."
- Joseph Force Crater
(Related: Thought, Help, Old)

"They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: God, Thought, Woman)

"Nobody in my family ever thought that I'd a be a model."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Family, Thought)

"In the studio, I do try to have a thought in my head, so that it's not like a blank stare."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Thought)

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

"In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Society, Thought, Information)

"I thought it was going to take a lot more countdowns on the pad. We actually did scrub once, but I figured we'd scrub several times since it's a pretty complicated vehicle."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Thought, Pretty)

"Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never be thought to signify they have been won over. It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Thought, Enemies)

"I never thought I was doing the same thing as directors like John Carpenter, George Romero, and sometimes even Hitchcock, even though I've been sometimes compared to those other guys. We're after different game."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Thought)

"My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it."
- David Crosby
(Related: Music, Business, Father, Thought, People, Actor, Being, Folk, Singing, Songs)

"All of my life people have thought of me as Bing Crosby's daughter. Now they'll remember me as the person who shot J.R."
- Mary Crosby
(Related: Life, Daughter, Thought, People, Now)

"I'll think of the idea and then I'll write something down, then within that there will be a joke or two which is the original thing which I thought was funny."
- David Cross
(Related: Funny, Thought, Idea, Will)

"However I am is however I am. When you see me onstage or in the press, there's not a lot of thought and calculation that goes into it."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Thought, Press)

"And so there I was living in California from Brooklyn, New York, and it was this whole new world for me and I was meeting vegetarians. I thought, let me try this vegetarian thing. I got really into that."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Thought, Living, Meeting, World)

"I thought, you know the food and the diet thing is one way to start yourself onto a healthy lifestyle, but if you don't move, if you don't start exercising you're gonna deteriorate."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Diet, Food, Thought)

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

"Some people say to me, Isn't it too bad that people discovered you so late? I never thought that."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Thought, People)

"I was brought up on art. My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school. But he did not want me to become a photographer."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Art, Father, Thought, School, Want)

"I never felt I would get to the stage where I would to have to actively think about retiring from international football as I always thought it would pass me by."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Thought, Football)

"Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

"I thought, while they're up and firm, why not shoot them once or twice."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Thought)

"I've thought about doing other dramatic roles besides westerns, but I grew up in the West and I know the West."
- Ken Curtis
(Related: Thought)

"My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m, I thought it was possible I'd win the 200m."
- Betty Cuthbert
(Related: Thought)

"I learned running the government for the Presidency, which I always thought was difficult, is even more difficult than I thought."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Government, Thought, Presidency, Running)

"I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover'. She said, "Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Mom, Thought, Buying, Day, Past)

"I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Will, World)

"Specifically, we talked about making the character of the prince not so charming, at least in the beginning, and I'm playing around with the preconceptions attached to a character. That's really what intrigued me as well because I thought it would be fun to do it."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Thought, Character, Beginning, Fun)

"When I was a kid a growing up in Ontario, Canada, Lake Erie was so polluted, I never thought it would ever, EVER be turned around where they could start cleaning it out in my lifetime!"
- Rick Danko
(Related: Thought, Canada, Growing up)

"Cloning, wow. Who would have thought? There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Thought, People)

"I got this call that they wanted me to join this cast. They called it a family show, and it thought that it would be similar to all family shows. I wasn't sure about this until I watched some tapes, and was amazed."
- Tony Danza
(Related: Family, Thought)

"My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Mother, Father, Thought, People, Childhood, Sarcastic)

"During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased; but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Effect, Exercise, Gain, Solitude)

"I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday, somehow I'd make a difference."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Thought, Difference, Law, School)

"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Culture)

"I've always wanted to be my own person and stand by the things I believe in and I thought I might lose that independence if I ran for political office."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Thought, Independence, Office)

"Maybe some people thought I was 'safe' so they didn't really bothered to vote for me at all."
- Chris Daughtry
(Related: Thought, People, Vote)

"Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable."
- Rene Daumal
(Related: Thought, Pain, Tears, Words)

"To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought, this - and only this - is to be an artist."
- Jacques-Louis David
(Related: Thought, Artist, Body)

"At first, I didn't realize it was gonna be a character. I just thought I was gonna be doing me."
- Larry David
(Related: Thought, Character, First)

"What I believe in touches many aspects of religious and spiritual thought. Mainly I'm influenced and inspired by the eastern yogi's aspect of mysticism, Which is, I think, the future."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Thought, Future, Religious, Spiritual)

"People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Thought, People, Summer)

"Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Life, Thought, Jest, Now)

"This dapper little mouse that wore such cute clothes and said such interesting things, yeah. I thought it was a great idea to have a mouse like that in your family, so now I get to see what it was like."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Family, Thought, Idea, Clothes, Cute, Mouse, Now)

"This campaign was special because we always kept the challenger mentality we had from the start. We managed to keep the against-all-odds, can-do spirit that kept us going when no one thought we could win."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Thought, Spirit)

"Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain."
- Joe Davis
(Related: Thoughts, Study)

"When I first started acting, and we would all sit down and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was. I thought well, I suppose it is."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Thought, Acting, First, Shakespeare, Talk)

"I drank a lot when I was a teenager and I don't drink any more, because that's when I thought, you know, I'm gonna end up a car wreck."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Car, Thought, End)

"I had always wanted to write a song called, The Vicious Circle. I always thought it was like, the kids are born there, they grow up there, they die there."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Thought, Kids, Song)

"The more I thought of the McClure offer the less I thought of it. So I told him last night I was satisfied where I was, and that the $75 he offered me was no inducement."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Thought, Night)

"You see, I'd not a very good place here; the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule, on account of the hat and cane, walk, and so on, though I thought I'd got over that by this time."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Time, Thought, Ridicule)

"Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking."
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Thought, Language, Thinking)

"The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions."
- John Dawkins
(Related: Thought, Books, Man, Opinions)

"Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?"
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Thought, Bed, Grave, Spring, World)

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

"I thought my character definitely was very much in love with him and wanted to be with him, but I think at some point they were going to have to draw the line."
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Love, Thought, Character)

"Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Thought)

"Canada evolved within the British Empire: it inherited the Parliamentary system, the Cabinet system and all the other features of the British constitutional system which had been in place, for the most part, for several centuries before Canada was even thought of."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Thought, Canada)

"I didn't actually realise what apartheid meant. I'm probably a bit naive, but I thought it was more of a vague segregation, like on the beaches and buses."
- John Deacon
(Related: Thought)

"I thought I'd do everything on four-track, and then I'll record every instrument myself in a studio, and then I'll have a solo album released by spring."
- Kim Deal
(Related: Thought, Spring)

"I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Environment, Thoughtful)

"From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people."
- Howard Dean
(Related: God, Thought, People, Gay, Homosexuality, Religious, Sin)

"I made more money yesterday than I ever thought I'd make in an entire lifetime. But it's like somebody's going to take it all away from me and I'll be back in Texas, installing them damned irrigation wells. I didn't like that when I was sixteen. And I know I wouldn't like it when I'm eighty."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Money, Thought, Yesterday)

"I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Women, Thought, Christian, Country, Learning, World)

"A woman will allow herself to be clouded by her emotions. Her reasonable thought becomes completely unreasonable over the most ridiculous thing. It's a girl thing."
- Lea DeLaria
(Related: Thought, Emotions, Will, Woman)

"1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Patriotism, War, Thought, People, American, Beginning, First, Heroism, Iraq, Troops)

"Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Change, Thought, People, Victory, Enemy, Trouble, Vengeance)

"Some people fall in love with their co-stars and feel things that they never thought they would feel for them because they are touching."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Love, Thought, People)

"For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall - but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Thought, Kids, May)

"When I came out here, my manager thought that casting directors might think I'm a girl, and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light."
- James Denton
(Related: Manager, Thought, Light)

"There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Money, Time, Daughter, Thought, First, Freedom, Future, Now, World)

"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Talent, Thought, Ambition, Nothing)

"Probably some of the projects I chose to do after that had more to do with what people thought of me. The industry was very open and probably hoping that I could do anything."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Thought, People, Open, Projects)

"I've always thought that if Israel really wanted to solve the problem, they'd just start tomorrow and push right to the Jordan River, and anything in their way goes. They don't need America or someone else to help."
- Bruce Dern
(Related: Thought, America, Help, Israel, Right, Tomorrow)

"Wild at Heart made a few people angry-they thought I was exploiting women by showing that when a woman says no she really means yes."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Women, Thought, People, Heart, Woman)

"I just really longed to do music that reflected me as an adult and music that I thought was for other adults."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Music, Thought)

"In the early ages, I believe not much thought was given to what man is and what his real functions should be, and what is the real purpose of his life."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Life, Thought, Purpose, Man)

"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Power, Thoughts, Nothing)

"We've got our own daylight to get bad thoughts away, and we talk with that light - our star in our heart. We take away what's unimportant."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Light, Talk)

"What you do with it and things like that, but I basically chose this after I read it because I thought it was different and funny and unique and dark - things that I like to do."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Funny, Thought)

"Well, you know, I feel like it's about a lot of things. The reason that I made it was because I thought it was really funny and unique and just a different genre."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Funny, Thought, Reason)

"This little kid pointed at me and said, 'You look disgusting!' That was the first time I thought maybe I did. I decided I'd better start eating. I'm just thankful that I made it through with relatively few scars."
- Susan Dey
(Related: Time, Thought, Eating, First)

"I just love the storyline, I thought it was hilarious - I loved that part when we opened the door, we all look ahead and we have to look down and see that we're actually dealing with this little boy who did this horrible thing of ordering a wife through e-mail."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Love, Wife, Thought)

"The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we're coming to the end of world resources."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Thought, End, Infinite, Land, Now, states, United, Water, World)

"I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Music, Thought, Idea, First, Want, Will, Words)

"I thought I was going nowhere. Now I can see there was a pattern."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Thought, Now)

"Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Thought)

"If it all just happens like this for the rest of my life, it's going to be one endless Groundhog Day. I determined that I was not prepared to submit to this regime, so I thought I had to do something about it."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Life, Thought, Day, Rest)

"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Age, Thought, Old)

"We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Thought, Forget)

"Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?"
- Joan Didion
(Related: Thought, Writing)

"When I first did 'The Fast and the Furious', I didn't want there to be a sequel on the first one. I thought, 'Why would you rush to do a sequel - just because your first film is successful?'"
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Thought, Successful, Film, First, Want)

"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Authority, Joy, Quotations)

"I thought cryptography was a technique that did not require your trusting other people-that if you encrypted your files, you would have the control to make the choice as to whether you would surrender your files."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Thought, People, Control, Choice, Surrender)

"So I went way too in depth? I thought they wanted the hole by hole."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Thought)

"My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Thought, Cooking, Kids, Thanksgiving)

"No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke, Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason as a mere activity of thought."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Thought, Blood, Reason)

"I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink."
- Joe DiMaggio
(Related: Thought)

"The methods of theoretical physics should be applicable to all those branches of thought in which the essential features are expressible with numbers."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Thought, Numbers, Physics)

"We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster - closed and forgotten within the first year."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Thought, People, Knowledge, Financial, Disaster, First)

"Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Experience, Thought, Action)

"Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Sympathy, Feelings, Thoughts, Habits, Nations, Poor)

"Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Thoughts, Heroes)

"I never thought I'd live this long. It sounds funny because I still think of myself as a kid."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Funny, Thought)

"Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth."
- Scott Dixon
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Children, Doubt, Magic, Will)

"I thought I would lose, so I didn't prepare a speech."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Thought, Speech)

"Your life changes. Everything has to be done perfectly, and I didn't follow that. I lived my life as if I wasn't in the public eye. I thought, 'I'm young. I have the right to experience new things, and if I want to go to a bar and get drunk, that's my prerogative.'"
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Experience, Life, Thought, Eye, Public, Right, Want)

"I'm a conservative. I was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan; I thought he was fabulous."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Thought, Conservative)

"Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Thought, Cute, Name, Ritual, Suicide)

"I thought I wanted to be a brain surgeon until I realized all the schooling it required. I didn't like school very much so I had to come up with something else."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Thought, School)

"Marlo taught me things I thought I knew."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Thought)

"I was able to sit at Lincoln's side and see how he thought and how he acted, and how he felt about what was going on around him. I felt the pressures that were on him. You can see what people were writing to him, how they were nudging him."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Thought, People, Writing)

"The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Leadership, Thought, American, President)

"The big biography of Lincoln necessarily had to do so much with his political career, his ambitions, his accomplishments in public, with less time to spend on his private life, his inner life, and I thought this might be a way of getting at that."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Time, Life, Thought, Accomplishments, Biography, Career, Public)

"What I thought we ought to try to do in a book like this is to focus closely on Lincoln, himself, to see what he knew, how he knew it, how he came to make the decisions that he did, and how he implemented them."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Thought, Decisions, Focus)

"But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer. I never thought, gee, I would like to farm, and I want to raise these crops. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Thought, Ambition, Want)

"And on election night I'd go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn't have exit polls. You didn't know who had won the election until they actually counted the votes. I thought that was exciting too."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Thought, Night)

"The truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn't because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but because I thought it was fun. I found it exciting. It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Business, Truth, Thought, Fun, Importance, Understanding)

"Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you're working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Home, Business, Thoughts, Bed, Competition, Day, News, Thinking, Want)

"I always thought I was singing American folk music."
- Lonnie Donegan
(Related: Music, Thought, American, Folk, Singing)

"I liked getting the best villain award. I thought that was funny."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Funny, Thought)

"It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought."
- James Douglas
(Related: Thought, Idea, Dawn, Garden, May, Reverie)

"I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree."
- James Douglas
(Related: Thoughts, Living)

"If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Funny, Leadership, Thought, People, Piety, Religious, Want)

"For many years, I thought a poem was a whisper overheard, not an aria heard."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Thought, Whisper, Years)

"I loved to write when I was a child. I wrote, but I always thought it was something that you did as a child, then you put away childish things."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Thought)

"I loved to read, but I always thought that the dream was too far away. The person who had written the book was a god, it wasn't a person."
- Rita Dove
(Related: God, Thought, Dream)

"I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Life, Thought, Nothing, Will)

"We have always tried to treat every album differently and even from day one I think that each Asia album has been approached with care and thought and hopefully that shines through twenty years later."
- Geoff Downes
(Related: Thought, Care, Day, Years)

"I've always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself."
- Hugh Downs
(Related: Thought, Creation, Man, Old)

"Time is nothing absolute; its duration depends on the rate of thought and feeling."
- John Draper
(Related: Time, Thought, Feeling, Nothing)

"I remember watching Gilda Radner when I was a kid and everyone thought she was so funny and no one ever said that she was a funny woman, she was just funny."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Funny, Thought, Woman)

"The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion."
- Elizabeth Drew
(Related: Imagination, Thought, Opinion, World)

"I always thought security was a joke at New York airports, and in U.S. airports to begin with. You can go through any European or Middle Eastern airport and things are a lot tougher."
- Richard Drew
(Related: Thought, Security)

"When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Thought, Growing up, Hair)

"Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be."
- John Dryden
(Related: Happiness, Thoughts, Care, Man, May)

"Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten."
- John Dryden
(Related: Anger, Thoughts, Mind, Resentment, Will)

"Words are but pictures of our thoughts."
- John Dryden
(Related: Thoughts, Words)

"Once - many, many years ago - I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Thought, Decision, Right, Wrong, Years)

"So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Experience, Thought, Performance, First, Matrimony)

"I've always thought that having an attractive free agent is better than a guy who was picked in the seventh round."
- David Dunn
(Related: Thought)

"I've always thought my poems told stories."
- Douglas Dunn
(Related: Thought, Poems)

"Years ago I was a runway model, and I used to get laughs. I thought it was a joke anyway."
- Nora Dunn
(Related: Thought, Years)

"I never thought I was funny, but I enjoy being funny."
- Nora Dunn
(Related: Funny, Thought, Being)

"I think because my parents died in their early 50s, mid 50s, I always thought I would die young. And that's been both a useful thing and I suspect something that's haunted me a little bit."
- Stephen Dunn
(Related: Thought, Parents)

"But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confindence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts."
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Thoughts, Decisions, Self)

"I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews. People thought it was cute. I used that to my advantage."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Talent, Thought, People, Dance, Cute)

"My father knew the charming side of my mother, and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect, which was a respectable profession, but I don't think that they actually got to know one another deeply."
- Christopher Durang
(Related: Mother, Father, Thought, Profession)

"Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Thought, Contemplation, Sadness, World)

"We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Thought, Behavior, Children, Measure)

"There are thoughts we must not think."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Thoughts)

"A story has been thought through to the end when it has taken the worst possible turn."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Thought, End)

"Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Thought, Nothing)

"How did sex come to be thought of as dirty in the first place? God must have been a Republican."
- Will Durst
(Related: God, Sex, Thought, First, Republican)

"We didn't have a TV in the living room and all my friends thought we were kind of weird. When they'd come over, my mom wanted to talk to them about current events."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Mom, Thought, Events, Friends, Living, Talk)

"For the longest time, I thought I was a boy. I really did. I wore boys' clothes, played tag football."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Time, Thought, Boys, Clothes, Football)

"Teachers didn't like me very much. They thought I was just this punk kid and they always wanted to kick me out."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: Thought, Punk, Teachers)

"I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Work, Thought)

"When I'd finished, everybody said they wanted me for this movie. At first I thought they meant a nudie flick since an awful lot of nudies are made in Houston."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Thought, First, Houston)

"In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made straight A's and daydreamed a lot."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Thought, Kids, School)

"You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Thought, Habits, Old)

"I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Thought, Feeling)

"Most of my stuff before CSI was kind of the jerk boyfriend, so I thought this was one of those deals, where these two have a thing going on, so we had a scene where they make out."
- George Eads
(Related: Thought, Boyfriend, Deals)

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

"I never thought anything like that would have gone on."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Thought)

"The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, Ambition)

"My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it late and only because I thought there'd be loads of women and drinking!"
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Women, Thought, Parents)

"I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Love, Thought, Class)

"Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Thought, Career, Job)

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Intelligence, Purpose, Accomplishment, Being, Planning, Production)

"I remember once having to stop performing when I thought an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually going to die because he was laughing so hard."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Thought, Elderly, Man)

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

"I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you're nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Time, Thought, Winning)

"The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Attention, Key, Light, Self, Students)

"Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Thought, Career)

"Thoughtful people of different political philosophies can disagree, but in a very agreeable manner."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: People, Thoughtful)

"It's appropriate to celebrate public service, and the thoughtful people who choose to serve. They symbolize what is good and decent about this historic citizen legislature, and we thank them."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: People, Public, Service, Thoughtful)

"I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Gods, Thoughts, Rest, Want)

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Americans)

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Thought, Positive, Fantasy, Positive thinking)

"If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Intelligence, Men, War, Thought, Ability, Man, Solution, Suicide, Weapons)

"Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Thoughts)

"Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Thoughts)

"I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Thought, Name, Presidency)

"It's been a strange day - a day when I thought I was on top of the world, planning my life. I planned all of my courses for the rest of the semester at Smith, and talked to my advisor about honoring in History."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: History, Life, Thought, Day, Planning, Rest, World)

"Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny."
- Will Eisner
(Related: Funny, Humor, Society, Thought, People, Day, Irish)

"I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor. I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life. I thought I'd discovered Shakespeare - 'hey, there's a new guy in town, don't know if anyone's read him.' I was just excited about the whole thing, from day one."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Age, Life, Thought, Actor, Day, Literature, Old, Shakespeare)

"David Mamet was great to work with. He was everything that I thought he would be as a director. He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator. Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Work, Thought, Film, Writing)

"And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma, especially at that time, is that the women on television were more neurotic than they were free. And I thought, this is a rare bird and this is unique on television and I think it's really refreshing."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Women, Time, Thought, Character, Inspiring, Television)

"Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others."
- Charles William Eliot
(Related: Thought, Development, First, Spiritual, Usefulness)

"He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow."
- George Eliot
(Related: Thought, Sun)

"I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Death, Thought)

"I've always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

"Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, May, Nothing, Nothingness)

"I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: God, Thought, Deception)

"It's just that back then we didn't know that was considered being a coproducer. I would sit on the side and say what I wanted musically, but at the time we thought if you aren't the one playing it, you don't get the credit. Now you'll start seeing my name listed as producer."
- Missy Elliot
(Related: Time, Thought, Being, Credit, Name, Now)

"People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: People, Thoughts, Motives)

"I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Thought, Psychoanalysis, Therapy)

"The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Thought)

"If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set?"
- Warren Ellis
(Related: Thoughts, Television)

"As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Dad, Mother, Thought, Crime, Obsession, Years)

"In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Men, Women, Thought, Act, Circumstances, Reflection)

"We get done with the game, and it's an absolute downpour 30 minutes later. That's when I thought God was telling me that's enough-time for you to go do something else."
- John Elway
(Related: God, Thought)

"The ancestor of every action is a thought."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Thought, Action)

"The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thought, Freedom)

"Our best thoughts come from others."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Thoughts)

"Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Thought, Appearance, Fact, Morals)

"I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Women, Thought, Civilization, Influence, Measure)

"Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Man, Wishes, Wood)

"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Force, Spiritual, World)

"I thought it would be my one and only exhibition, so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Thought)

"When I got the phrase media whore thrown in my face last year, I thought, Oh my God, if you only knew."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: God, Thought, Media)

"I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there."
- Roland Emmerich
(Related: Science, Thought, Fiction, Rights, Theory)

"Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark."
- Empedocles
(Related: Gods, Thoughts, Wealth, Beliefs)

"Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries."
- Yunus Emre
(Related: Thought, Fear)

"Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time."
- Michael Ende
(Related: Life, Time, Thought, Mystery)

"The freedom of thought and expression is one of the most sacred rights in this country."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Thought, Country, Expression, Freedom, Rights)

"We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Experience, Music, Thought, Composers)

"I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Art, Thought, Magic, School)

"I thought it was magic to be able to catch something identically on tape and then be able to play around with it, run it backwards; I thought that was great for years."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Thought, Magic, Play, Years)

"The success of Watermark surprised me. I never thought of music as something commercial; it was something very personal to me."
- Enya
(Related: Music, Success, Thought)

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."
- Epictetus
(Related: Thought, Content, Want)

"Well, I don't know about the dizzy height, but I always thought they were going to be pretty big."
- Brian Epstein
(Related: Thought, Pretty)

"Culture means, I think, that you have widened your experience enough through reading and through being a little bit thoughtful about these things that it has changed your outlook in some ways. And not necessarily made you a better human being but made you see things."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Experience, Being, Culture, Reading, Thoughtful)

"I should prefer to die laughing, and, on more than one occasion, thought I might."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Thought)

"The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Reputation)

"Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Men, Nature, Mother, Evil, Thoughtful)

"No amount of thought can ever reveal what comes unexpectedly."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Thought)

"I pulled the plug on it at a time that I thought was right for me to exit."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Time, Thought, Right)

"We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Thought, Choices, Fate)

"You get to actually see the music video on the TV in the pilot and we have the soundtrack playing at this big party. I thought that was sort of a cool moment, to actually have the A-Ha video is pretty cool."
- Will Estes
(Related: Music, Thought, Party, Pretty)

"I wish I knew at 14 not to put much thought into what other people my age said to me, cause we were all looking for the answers. So I wish I knew that other people really don't know any more than you do!"
- Will Estes
(Related: Age, Thought, People, Answers, Cause)

"But here's my point to the LA Times. If you had a serious story to run, if you thought there was serious misconduct, you don't wait until the Thursday before the Tuesday. You run it early."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Thought)

"That's sort of what I felt... I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Thought, Drinking)

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

"I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?"
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Change, Music, Thought, People, Deep, Spirit, Thinking, World, Writing, Youth)

"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God."
- Euclid
(Related: Nature, God, Thoughts, Laws)

"This is slavery, not to speak one's thought."
- Euripides
(Related: Thought, Slavery)

"Among mortals second thoughts are wisest."
- Euripides
(Related: Thoughts)

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

"I really got to a point where I thought maybe I would want to be involved politically."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Thought, Want)

"Understanding that yes, we are committing more resources than we thought we might be in protecting our homeland and prosecuting a war and so it's understandable that we would be going through a period of deficits."
- Donald Evans
(Related: War, Thought, Understanding)

"I have looked back on situations and thought that I could have handled a few differently and probably better."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Thought)

"I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Mom, Mother, Sister, Thought)

"I just fell in love with his music. I thought Yanni was Japanese. I didn't have any idea what a Yanni was. I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, Idea, Man)

"Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts."
- Walker Evans
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Artist, Eye, Reason)

"Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Thoughts, Being, Deeds, Thinking, Words)

"Well when I made my first record I thought it would be a good joke to have me on one side, have the lable say John Fahey on one side, and this guy Blind Joe Death on the other side."
- John Fahey
(Related: Death, Thought, Blind, First)

"I thought I'd be wasting my time to go to commercial record companies and make demos for them, because don't forget, I was doing what I was doing and nobody understood what I was doing."
- John Fahey
(Related: Time, Thought, Forget)

"Everybody thought I was crazy. They thought I should take the money and run. But there was just something special about being a senior at Chapel Hill. I just couldn't leave."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Money, Thought, Being)

"If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original."
- Peter Falk
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Danger, Mind)

"Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient?"
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: War, Thought)

"When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German. But my wife didn't want to live in Germany."
- Juan Manuel Fangio
(Related: Wife, Thought, Germany, Want)

"This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts, hopes and aspirations of ordinary people. It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens further still the democratic deficit."
- Nigel Farage
(Related: People, Growth, Thoughts, Aspirations, Constitution, Jobs, Nothing)

"Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Movies, Thought, Fun, Man, Quick)

"But if I thought on it, I would like to be remembered as a brother who loved his people and did everything that I knew to fight for them, the liberation of our people."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Brother, Thought, People, Fight)

"I'm thought of as a cool, unemotional dancer, but inside I'm not."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Thought)

"I liked Latin, I like languages, I liked all the myths, and the Roman tales that we were required to translate in Latin, and all these interesting people who were never quite what they thought they would be or seemed to be."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Thought, People, Myths)

"And I just thought, this is what I want to be. And I knew that dancing would be my chosen profession."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Thought, Dancing, Profession, Want)

"In America and in most of the industrialized world, men are coming to be thought of by feminists in very much the same way that Jews were thought of by early Nazis. The comparison is overwhelmingly scary."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Thought, America, World)

"And then in 1956 or 1957 my family went over to Europe and I moved over with them, and immediately people in Europe thought my perspective on that issue was 100% correct."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Family, Thought, People, Europe, Perspective)

"We love the Stooges, and young kids today don't watch them. They think it's their dad's comedy. So we thought we could reintroduce them to a new audience."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Love, Thought, Dad, Comedy, Kids, Today)

"I think the last one would have to be The Godfather because it was such a powerful story. There was lots of violence in it but I could take it because I thought there was a reality to it. It wasn't gratuitous, it was just these guys' story."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Thought, Reality, Violence)

"And having a strong family, you know we've lost some members of our family and had some setbacks, but I think a good family and kids all those things I thought at one time... you got to be kidding me... Those things are so important they enable you to go on."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Kids)

"Well family is obviously the most important. There was a time when I thought football was the most important."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Football)

"But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life... Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Life, Thought, Football, Rest)

"God, he deals you blows that at sometimes you think you can't handle and in the last year there have been things that we thought we couldn't handle but we've dealt with it up until this point."
- Brett Favre
(Related: God, Thought, Deals)

"I don't really care what's going on I just care about getting my job done the best that I can possibly do and deal with the other things in my life that take a lot of time and a lot of thought."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Life, Time, Thought, Care, Job)

"Because after my first year I had a lot of success, took everybody by storm, came back the next year thought it was easy and didn't have near the season I had the previous year. It was kind of a wake-up call. And so, life goes on."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Life, Success, Thought, First)

"If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Success, Politics, Thought, Influence, Meaning, School, Words)

"It may be a penny for your thoughts, but it is now a quarter for your voice."
- Esther B. Fein
(Related: Thoughts, May, Now, Voice)

"I had done a lot of reading, relative for a kid, about World War Two, and I thought about Chamberlain a lot."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: War, Thought, Reading, World, World war)

"I like the dueling club scene, where Daniel and I fight with our wands. I thought it was a brilliant scene to shoot. I think the end product looked really good."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Thought, End, Fight)

"They wanted to start recording rock 'n roll, and thought I had the right voice."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: Thought, Right, Voice)

"The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair."
- Leo Fender
(Related: Design, Thought, Order)

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

"Most professional players are their own biggest critics. Some of the things you read in the papers that strike you as bang out of order will already have been thought by the players themselves."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Thought, Order, Will)

"Four years ago maybe we thought we were inferior to Brazil, subconsciously we didn't see ourselves beating them. Now we believe in ourselves, we can be on the pitch with any team in the world and think we can win."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Thought, Brazil, Now, World, Years)

"When I stopped drinking, it was only because I thought if I don't stop, I'm going to die."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Thought, Drinking)

"They were singing, Gillette, the best a man can get, with a lot of guys hugging their fathers and sailing and riding bikes. I suddenly felt a long way from the best a man could get and I thought it would be nice to get from there to the best."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Thought, Fathers, Man, Singing)

"And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: War, Women, Thought, Angels, Old, Population, Washington)

"When I left Europe in 1987 I did so with the thought that my relevance as a composition teacher would benefit from a certain cool distance to certain tendencies I had been observing for several years with increasing disquiet."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Thought, Europe, Years)

"I had beautiful bikes and I was really into it. I just thought it was really glamorous."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Thought)

"Kafka is still unrecognized. He thought he was a comic writer."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Thought, Writer)

"When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Experience, Thought, Dancing, Nothing, Old, Space, Years)

"Gertrude Stein really thought of Hemingway as frail. He almost married Stein."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Thought)

"Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other."
- Eugene Field
(Related: Thought, Ideas, Extreme)

"There was no reality to pain when it left one, thought while it held one fast all other realities failed."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Thought, Pain, Reality)

"Dean had just come from seeing his lawyer. That was the first time that I found out that he had consulted a lawyer. He wanted to tell me what he thought was going on, but he was writing it down as if my house was bugged. He acted like everything was bugged."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Writing)

"Women can break down barriers to opportunity, and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action. But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Women, Thought, Opportunity, Action, Want)

"Dostoevski does not tell you what to think about his legend, but he requires that you think about it. The novelist was a deeply religious man and he always thought many readers missed that point about him."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Thought, Man, Religious)

"I went out to Mount Kilimanjaro, which I thought was very beautiful, but there were a lot of people there."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Thought, People)

"My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Change, Sex, Thought, Play)

"There's nothing I've done which I'm ashamed of or I thought was actually bad."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Thought, Nothing)

"I've held onto little musical sketches that I thought could be useful, and the more time that I spend doing them for each film, then the more I have to draw on."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Time, Thought, Film)

"Our policy for the last many years has been to deter the Chinese government in Beijing from ever coming into the position where they thought they had enough leverage over the U.S. to cross the Straits of Taiwan."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Government, Thought, Policy, Years)

"Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Thought, People, American, Being, Challenge, Classroom, Grave, Man, President)

"Well, I've always thought that my career was in England, really. I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there. It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Thought, Career, England, Theatre)

"When I read the script, I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her, because I think it is a change of pace. I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Change, Thought, Comedy, Romantic)

"Thought, not money, is the real business capital."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Money, Thought)

"I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Work, Thought, People)

"I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Humor, Thought, Americans, Irish, Irony)

"I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments."
- Edmond H. Fischer
(Related: Thought, Accomplishments, Luck, Scientists)

"Any idea can be brought into the classroom if the point is to inquire into its structure, history, influence and so forth. But no idea belongs in the classroom if the point of introducing it is to recruit your students for the political agenda it may be thought to imply."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: History, Thought, Idea, Classroom, Influence, May, Students)

"I don't want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I'm not interested in doing that anymore."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Thought, Want)

"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Thought, Now)

"Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?"
- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
(Related: Thought, Creativity, Right)

"One never tires of what is well written, style is life! It is the very blood of thought!"
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Blood, Style)

"The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Thought, Effect, Word)

"Now Stan and I were still working in secret at that time but, because of this development, we had to inform the University of Utah because we thought that they might need to take patent protection."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Time, Thought, Development, Now, Protection, University)

"It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual."
- Alexander Fleming
(Related: Thought, Idea, Perception, First, May)

"He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts."
- John Fletcher
(Related: Thoughts)

"That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Thought, Bed, Career, Day, Reason)

"From the time I was very young, maybe five or six, I thought a lot about being an actress. I didn't tell my friends about my ambitions, though, especially when I got older, because I thought they would not receive them well. I never talked about what I wanted to do."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Time, Thought, Being, Friends)

"I really would rather have gone to New York, since all my training had been in theater, but I didn't have the guts to go there alone. I knew only one person in New York, and that was a man. What I needed was a woman. That's the way Southern girls thought."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Thought, Girls, Man, Theater, Training, Woman)

"Night is the mother of thoughts."
- John Florio
(Related: Mother, Thoughts, Night)

"Socially I never was an outsider. I have never thought of the conflict element before frankly, but perhaps it was wanting to belong, and at the same time wanting to retain one's own personality."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Time, Thought, Conflict, Personality)

"I never thought I'd get a chance to sing with Wilson Pickett but we did."
- Eddie Floyd
(Related: Thought, Chance)

"Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism, not so much because I thought it was false, I just decided there was nothing utopian about it."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Thought, Nothing)

"We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics... but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Thought, Church, Expression, Freedom, Ugly)

"Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Thought, Revolution, Law, Liberty, World)

"I thought what I was good at doing was playing real simple guitar licks, since I'd cut my teeth on what Duane Eddy was doing; licks that were simple but had staying power."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Power, Thought, Guitar)

"My thinking was scrambled when Sullivan and I separated. Something happened to me that had never happend before. I couldn't cope. It was heartbreak time. I thought it was the end of the world."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Time, Thought, End, Heartbreak, Thinking, World)

"We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Control, Thoughts, Repetition, Words)

"I wasn't really aware that my father was working for quite a while. I thought it was my mother who had all the money!"
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Mother, Father, Thought)

"My actual intake of different substances was far below what people thought it was, no matter how weird or outrageous they think I am."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Thought, People)

"When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Father, Thought, People, Children, Kids)

"I knew Henry Fonda was my father, but I didn't know who I was. They all thought of me as Henry Fonda's son. Unfortunately for them, they never got to know me."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Father, Son, Thought)

"We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Thought, Fortune, Luxury)

"Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Time, Sister, Brother, Thought, Books)

"When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Thought, Hope, Comfort)

"I suddenly realized that the fellow who didn't show up was getting about fifty-times more money than I was getting. So I thought, 'this is silly,' and became an actor. I certainly never thought I'd wind up in motion pictures. That was far beyond anything I'd ever dreamed of."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Money, Thought, Actor, Silly, Wind)

"I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'"
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Being, Mind, Questions, Thoughtful)

"I've often thought that my lack of intimacy with those around me is the fault of those around me."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Thought, Fault, Intimacy)

"I don't even think about a retirement program because I'm working for the Lord, for the Almighty. And even thought the Lord's pay isn't very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world."
- George Foreman
(Related: Thought, Retirement, World)

"All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Thought, Performance, Actor, Language, Play)

"As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Love, Time, Thought, Actors, Being, Theater, Trying)

"I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Thought, Editors, Ideals, Resolution, Want, Word)

"I'm lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I'd find out that's what I didn't want to do."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Thought, Open, Parents, Want)

"I thought I should go to New York because it was the place to go to study. I went and tried to get an application from the Juilliard School but they wouldn't even give me one because I didn't have my high school graduation."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Graduation, Thought, School, Study)

"I'd made these experimental films but I thought the major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Thought, Actors)

"Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Humor, Life, Thought, People, Problems, Race)

"To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic, psychologically most baffling music. He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Music, Thought, Ideas, Shakespeare)