Quotes and Sayings about Variety
"We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: People, Achievement, Country, Diversity, Unity, Variety, World)
"Until now, I've not done a project where the produce, rapper and singer has never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Chance, Now, Project, Variety)
"It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Work, Variety)
"If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)
"The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Food, Father, Cooking, First, Printing, Variety)
"I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Love, Work, Drama, Honor, Variety, Want)
"Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Boredom, Entertainment, Senses, Variety)
"I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Fashion, Lies, Responsibility, Variety, World)
"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)
"Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Family, Careers, Community, Help, School, Variety, Will)
"Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nothing, Variety)
"I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Land, Mystery, Plants, Sea, Variety)
"I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)
"I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, May, Variety, Want)
"But when I think of superchicks, I think of the roles, not the variety."
- Adrienne Barbeau
"The best interviews like the best biographies should sing the strangeness and variety of the human race."
- Lynn Barber
(Related: Race, Variety)
"We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective."
- Dave Barry
"Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle. It's a comedy show started by David Cross, me and Jon Benjamin. It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Comedy, Seasons, Variety)
"I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Funny, People, Act, Being, Comedy, Variety)
"Variety is the soul of pleasure."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Soul, Pleasure, Variety)
"Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)
"For a variety of reasons, we are not producing at a given level of economic activity the jobs we used to have."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Jobs, Variety)
"Singing for royalty is a dream of mine - I'd absolutely love to sing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show. All the contestants are very good. I will just have to do my best and see what happens."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Love, Dream, Queen, Royalty, Singing, Variety, Will)
"I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I'd worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: People, Class, Variety, Years)
"Human beings like variety, and they also like partnership... these are scientific values we can point to."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Values, Partnership, Variety)
"People want variety and something that is affordable."
- Bobby Brown
(Related: People, Variety, Want)
"Nowadays, with much more racial and ethnic mixing, we are seeing serial killers murdering a variety of victims; whoever comes along will most likely do."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Variety, Victims, Will)
"All conventions are very enjoyable. The more variety you do, the better."
- Jeremy Bulloch
"Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Desire, Man, Variety)
"The original Dean Martin Comedy Hour handed me some hysterical sketches. I've got highlights on tons of these variety shows, given to me by their great writers. I'd love to be doing all that again."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Love, Comedy, Martin, Variety, Writers)
"People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: Love, People, Results, Tragedy, Variety)
"The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Cities, End, Variety, Will)
"For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Economy, Variety, Years)
"If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Marriage, Life, Variety)
"The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Experience, Life, Adversity, Democracy, Infinite, Variety)
"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)
"I eat a variety of foods like vegetables, fruit and beef for protein and iron."
- Sasha Cohen
"Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Work, Dreams, Exercise, Practice, Variety)
"Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Eating, Variety)
"The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Life, Idea, Illusion, Obvious, Variety)
"All three networks have always had a morning show but now cable of course is taking some of that audience away and a variety of other things, probably the Internet as well."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Internet, Now, Variety)
"Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor."
- William Cowper
(Related: Life, Variety)
"We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free."
- Walter Crane
(Related: Art, People, Agreement, Unity, Variety, Want)
"Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways."
- Samuel McChord Crothers
(Related: Being, May, Perfection, Result, Variety)
"I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women - showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Women, People, Satisfaction, Variety)
"I play a huge variety of roles."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Play, Variety)
"In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Faith, Democrats, Facts, Future, Generations, Light, Republicans, Security, Variety)
"But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Science, Work, Technology, Engineering, Variety)
"By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, College, Friends, Open, Traveling, Variety)
"Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Order, Variety)
"Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Cinema, Dogs, Fleas, Old, Pleasure, Variety)
"Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Criticism, Democracy, Variety)
"So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Criticism, Variety)
"A small species of pinus was much prized, and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese, fetched a very high price; it is generally grafted on a variety of the stone pine."
- Robert Fortune
"Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)
"So every day I'm mindful as I watch the Bush crowd extend their sway into policies of every imaginable variety, and over almost every square foot of earth, that the control of the American state is a matter of urgency."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Control, American, Day, Earth, State, Variety)
"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)
"I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That's what I like the most."
- Jerry Goldsmith
(Related: People, Action, Choice, Film, Quiet, Relationships, Variety)
"However, it may occur that we will find ourselves using a variety of fuel sources to give us the energy we need support our lifestyles and boost our economy."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Economy, Energy, May, Support, Variety, Will)
"Explicit material is available in a variety of forums - from popular music to television to the Internet."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Music, Internet, Popular, Television, Variety)
"In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach, beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country, and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands of every variety of form."
- George Grey
(Related: Beach, Country, Islands, Sea, Variety)
"I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it's more interesting to have an album - or, indeed, an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Wisdom, Song, Variety)
"I directed an episode of Touched by an Angel a couple of months ago, and I will be doing more of that. I just like to keep a bit of variety going; it keeps things interesting."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Months, Variety, Will)
"Our variety is one of the key reasons our customers love us. We continue to provide all of the menu items they love, while also offering new items to try."
- Kenny Harrison
(Related: Love, Key, Variety)
"Dandyism is a variety of genius."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Genius, Variety)
"We used to lift weights a couple of times a week, we did a lot of running. I enjoyed the variety."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Running, Variety)
"There was a little afternoon show that was called Afternoon. Back in those days in television, most local stations had a midday show for housewives that had a series of things. It was like a variety show for midday."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Television, Variety)
"You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires."
- Elias Hicks
"A variety of national and international studies indicate that the broad-based deployment of information technology can have a substantial impact on our nation's economic productivity and growth as well as the educational and social success of our citizens."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Success, Technology, Growth, Information, Nation, Productivity, Variety)
"The hardest part of directing is the choosing. Unlike an actor who can do a variety of work, it is a year of your life, you can't afford to get it wrong."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Life, Work, Actor, Variety, Wrong)
"As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Fact, Plants, Variety)
"NSF is the only federal agency with a proven track record of selecting education projects through a rigorous, careful and competitive process that draws on a wide variety of experts from outside government."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Education, Government, Experts, Projects, Variety)
"It is once again the vexing problem of identity within variety; without a solution to this disturbing problem there can be no system, no classification."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Identity, Solution, Variety)
"I didn't go to classes there, but ended up at the Cinematheque, and there it opened up even wider because there I saw a variety of films from all over the world."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Variety, World)
"We wanted to interview people on the show, do variety, get the artists, the guests involved with us in our group. They wanted to keep the four guys together. We wanted to change the format."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Change, People, Artists, Guests, Variety)
"Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Imagination, Fact, Understanding, Variety, World)
"I have a lot of variety within me, and the dream role, I think, is actually a compilation of parts that express different aspects of my persona and personal interests."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Dream, Variety)
"A healthy and fully functioning society must allocate its resources among a variety of competing interests, all of which are more or less valid but none of which should take precedence over national security."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Society, National security, Variety)
"We need to get rid of the 16th amendment, and return to the original system that funds government with a variety of tariffs and duties."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Government, Variety)
"The difference between mad people and sane people... is that sane people have variety when they talk-story. Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: People, Difference, Talk, Variety)
"Well I guess I like variety pretty much, but I do enjoy this work very much. Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance to knock each other out It'just wonderful."
- Gene Krupa
(Related: Work, Chance, Pretty, Variety)
"There is the glamour side of it, which allows you to meet great variety of people with whom you simply can have a good time, but there's also the sad side of it that drags you into a superficial and artificial world."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Time, People, Glamour, Variety, World)
"The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety."
- Osbert Lancaster
(Related: Enthusiasm, Boredom, Restraint, Variety)
"Following the creation concept that creation processes differed from preservation processes, it is suggested that God endowed each created kind, at the time of its creation, with potential for vast variety."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Time, God, Creation, Potential, Variety)
"The sovereign state has in our times become a lethal danger to human civilization because technical developments enable it to employ an infinite number and variety of means of destruction."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Civilization, Danger, Destruction, Infinite, State, Variety)
"One of the terrific aspects of MIT in those days was the enormous variety of experimental work that either took place there or was talked about in seminars by outside speakers aggressively recruited by the faculty."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Work, Variety)
"At the dawn of the 19th century, the country was awakening to its enormous scope and variety."
- David Lavender
(Related: Country, Dawn, Variety)
"The undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Home, America, Animals, Plants, Variety, Wilderness)
"The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There's not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what's being offered."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Being, Challenge, Danger, Now, Tourists, Variety)
"It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality."
- James Loeb
(Related: Quality, People, Knowledge, Wealth, Literature, Pity, Variety)
"They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Experience, Imagination, People, Variety)
"I have friends who are leading men, and they're only ever allowed to play leading men of a certain type. But as a character actor, there's a wider variety of projects available. On the big Hollywood films, all they care about is having their lead in place, so it's actually easier for someone like me to slip in. And I'm happy to do so."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Men, Character, Actor, Care, Friends, Hollywood, Leading, Play, Projects, Variety)
"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Unity, Variety)
"One survey that I saw that was published I think in Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks says that now the average hour of radio in the United States has 18 minutes of commercials."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Media, Now, states, United, Variety)
"I think the players, I put in the book for example that we should go back to wood rackets, probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur, but I think that you see these great players, have even more variety and you see more strategy, there'd be more subtlety."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Strategy, Example, Variety, Wood)
"I never really thought we'd fitted into the cross-over drawer. But I think the real Sugar Ray fans did like us because we always had variety and because we experimented a lot."
- Mark McGrath
(Related: Thought, Fans, Variety)
"Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Men, Actor, Variety, World)
"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety."
- Felix Mendelssohn
(Related: Unity, Variety)
"In the early days, we just wore black onstage. Very bold, my dear. Then we introduced white, for variety, and it simply grew and grew."
- Freddie Mercury
"I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it's a way to get information and find out what's going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination."
- Breckin Meyer
(Related: Imagination, First, Information, Reading, Variety, World)
"A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Environmental, Competition, Oil, states, Taxes, United, Variety)
"The finest souls are those that have the most variety and suppleness."
- Michel de Montaigne
"For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs - like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that's it."
- Ron Moody
(Related: Work, Performance, Actor, Artists, Variety)
"The mayor has got to work closely with a wide variety of people, his city council, state legislature, governor, business community, labor community, president and the congress in order to be able to do this."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Business, Work, People, Community, Congress, Labor, Order, President, State, Variety)
"Traveling has a major impact on what I do, cause all over the world I'm meeting all kinds of people. And relationships is the second major impact that I have. I just enjoy the variety that the world has to offer."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: People, Cause, Meeting, Relationships, Traveling, Variety, World)
"The only country where you see any positive movement within domestic consumption is Brazil, where you really do have a variety of coffees to make blends with."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: Positive, Brazil, Country, Variety)
"Our responsibility for BLM lands is multiple-use, meaning a variety of needs and uses."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Meaning, Needs, Responsibility, Variety)
"It is important for me that a certain depth and variety of both exist next to each other. I am very careful not to sacrifice the one for the other."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Sacrifice, Variety)
"We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Entertainment, Novelty, Variety)
"The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Army, Military, Mission, Navy, Now, Variety, Workers)
"Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Pleasure, Variety)
"The student develops an analytical as well as finely blended character. He is able to choose from a wide variety of job fields from which to embrace a career, without having to be a specialist in one particular discipline."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Character, Discipline, Career, Job, Variety)
"I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities - and kept on writing."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Jobs, Variety, Writing, Years)
"Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure."
(Related: Mother, Cure, Disgust, Variety)
"Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike."
(Related: Equality, Government, Democracy, Disorder, Variety)
"Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning; but the close alliance with each other, of the different branches of science, will explain the difficulty."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Science, Alliance, Difficulty, Learning, Man, May, Memory, Variety, Will)
"Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History has been brought about to encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience as it marks this milestone anniversary."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Experience, History, American, Understanding, Variety, Years)
"The kind of event on a conveyor belt that causes a fire occurs in a variety of industrial environments, not uniquely in coal environments."
- Richard Price
(Related: Causes, Fire, Variety)
"Instead, there were a variety of controls of which some could be influenced by bankers, some could be influenced by the government, and some could hardly be influenced by either."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Government, Variety)
"The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Nature, Body, Gifts, Infinite, Mind, Variety)
"Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Change, Food, Appetite, Variety)
"The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice."
(Related: Character, Virtue, Contemplation, Mind, Multiplicity, Variety, Vice)
"And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Excitement, Painting, Variety)
"I read a lot - and I read a variety of genres."
- Nora Roberts
"A protracted legislative fight will not move us closer to where the music industry wants to be - delivering music to fans through a variety of different, innovative Web sites."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Music, Fans, Fight, Variety, Will)
"Variety is the spice of love."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Love, Variety)
"A race is what zoologists term a variety or subdivision of a species."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Race, Variety)
"Each race (or variety) is characterized by a more or less distinct combination of inherited morphological, behavioral, physiological traits."
- J. Philippe Rushton
"Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Lust, Multiplicity, Variety)
"Once an artist explores the vast variety of tools and features available on the great programs, we're hooked."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Artist, Tools, Variety)
"Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes, eventually, for the first time in their history, experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their own soil during World War II."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: Time, War, History, People, First, Variety, World, World war)
"Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views."
- Mary Schmich
(Related: Art, Variety)
"My father was invited to play on a television show when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television, a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Art, Father, Play, Television, Variety)
"When you here a conjunto and you hear another conjunto, you think it's like a continuation of the first. It's all the same, same, same. There's no variety, just the same music."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Music, First, Variety)
"These smugglers, many of them present in trafficking through my State of Arizona, create false Social Security cards, false green cards, visas and a variety of other fraudulent documents as an essential part of their smuggling activities."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Cards, Present, Security, State, Variety)
"Individuals, too, who cultivate a variety of skills seem brighter, more energetic and more adaptable than those who know how to do one thing only."
- Robert Shea
"Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Beauty, Simplicity, Variety)
"Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety."
- Henryk Sienkiewicz
(Related: Day, Variety, Weather)
"We do do such a variety, especially if you consider all five records."
- Josh Silver
"Splitting and gradual divergence of genera is exemplified very well and in a large variety of organisms."
- George G. Simpson
"For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Time, Land, Recreation, Right, Variety, Wilderness)
"Farmers in Missouri and across the country must comply with a variety of federal, state, and local regulations as they grow the crops and raise the livestock that we depend on to feed the nation and the world."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Country, Nation, State, Variety, World)
"Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Quality, Cause, Leading, Poor, Variety)
"I've been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Work, Projects, Television, Variety)
"The constant variety is the most interesting part of my job."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Job, Variety)
"I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: People, Hope, Circumstances, Variety)
"This wealth of experiences, personal and professional, have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives that present themselves in every case that I hear."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Wealth, Present, Variety)
"Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Books, Focus, Mind, Questions, Variety, Want)
"By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Questions, Reading, Variety, Writing)
"Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Fault, Study, Variety)
"I'm a fan of short horror fiction... in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety... but I have a hard time pulling it off myself."
- George Stephen
(Related: Time, Fact, Fiction, Horror, Variety)
"You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Work, Hope, Career, Trying, Variety, Want)
"I don't do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!"
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Time, Sheep, Variety, Will)
"My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety."
- Hank Stram
(Related: Philosophy, Simplicity, Variety)
"I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Genius, Variety, Will)
"We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality, and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice. That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Music, Choice, Sexuality, Variety)
"The expression of divinity is in variety."
- Sheri S. Tepper
(Related: Divinity, Expression, Variety)
"We need to shift the paradigm from reactive technologies to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety and complexity of the threats that are out there today."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Complexity, Today, Variety)
"I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?"
- James Thomson
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Enthusiasm, Magnificence, Reflection, Sentiment, Variety)
"I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors."
- John Turturro
(Related: Actors, Variety)
"Cultural variety is always worth striving for, but must never precede the declaration of human rights."
- Bjorn Ulvaeus
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Variety, Worth)
"Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Fiction, Literature, Reading, Variety)
"I prefer working on films. I like the variety. There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then playing someone sweet for the next two. Films give you this opportunity."
- Amy Weber
(Related: Opportunity, Months, Nothing, Variety)
"Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot. They're often much happier, because they don't go through all the variety of conceptions of the person they love."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Love, People, Variety)
"Families homeschool for different reasons, in unique situations, using a variety of methods."
- Lisa Whelchel
"It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined."
- Gilbert White
(Related: Nature, Variety, Zoology)
"Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Time, People, Growth, Variety)
"Most of us, I suspect, prefer our teachers to be of the Nice Guy variety."
- Ken Wilber
(Related: Teachers, Variety)
"The whole point about becoming an actor is variety and changing roles."
- Richard Wilson
(Related: Actor, Variety)
"There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: People, Ability, Diversity, Physicians, Skill, Variety)
"I'm a child of the 70's; influenced mostly by albums that had a wide variety of style."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Style, Variety)
"There were some tragic cases of women whose love was abused, who for a certain time procured important documents or information, not knowing who for, what service they worked for, and for a variety reasons got jailed, were tried and sentenced."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Love, Time, Women, Information, Service, Variety)
"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Company, Entertainment, Loss, Pleasure, Reading, Regret, Variety, Want, Will)
"In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry."
- Christopher Wren
(Related: Beauty, Confusion, Geometry, Respect, Rules, Variety, Vice)
"Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety of circumstances that surround any given show."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Circumstances, Songs, Variety)