Quotes and Sayings about War



"I do not feel remorse. Everybody makes mistakes in war."
- Abu Abbas
(Related: War, Mistakes, Remorse)

"We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals."
- Abu Abbas
(Related: War, Thought, Goals)

"Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Imagination, Belief, Failure, Supernatural)

"Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Conservative, Evil, Hell, Old)

"One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Teamwork, Dumb, Man, Pretty, Stupidity)

"Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Coffee, Culture, First)

"Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Power)

"Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Government, Country, Insult, Poor)

"For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!"
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Flowers)

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Clouds, Leading, May, Mountains)

"Grown men do not need leaders."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Men, Leaders)

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Growth, Cancer, Ideology)

"If the end does not justify the means - what can?"
- Edward Abbey
(Related: End)

"A drink a day keeps the shrink away."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Day)

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Government, Country)

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

"The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Home, Men, War, Enemies, Fighting, Tragedy)

"Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Love, Anger, Man, Nothing)

"You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Darkness, Light, Study)

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Luxury, Necessity, Spirit, Wilderness)

"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Friend, Man)

"Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Abortion, Right, State, Woman)

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

"The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Missionaries)

"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Idea, Defense, Needs, Wilderness)

"That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Science, Information, Today, Understanding)

"Taxation: how the sheep are shorn."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Sheep)

"Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Society)

"Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do."
- Edward Abbey
"Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Youth)

"What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Purpose)

"The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Government, Congress, Judgment)

"War is the science of destruction."
- John Abbott
(Related: Science, War, Destruction)

"I'm working toward a CD that will have all of you dancing like crazy."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Dancing, Will)

"I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Love, Job)

"The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
"But the development of human society does not go straight forward; and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Society, Development, Repetition, Will)

"Oh, the transition concerns me because as we move towards an important political event, it's clear to me that the terrorists and insurgents will move as hard as they can to disrupt this process."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Will)

"The idea that you can make love and not war really is pretty neat. That thing in Korea, the thing in Israel - that's all over the world. There must be a new way of thinking."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Love, War, Idea, Israel, Pretty, Thinking, World)

"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)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger, I don't know if you'd call him a great actor, but he's amazing in terms of his presence, and he is interesting enough that you want to watch him."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Actor, Want)

"I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, War, Post, Study, Vietnam, Washington)

"The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?'"
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Christmas, Thinking)

"A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Rest, World)

"Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Government, Fear, Attitude, Press, Suspicion, Workers)

"I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards."
- Amy Adams
(Related: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

"These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: People, Old, Walking, Windows, Years)

"Maxwell is serious, dedicated, awkward, forgetful, pompous to a certain degree, sentimental."
- Don Adams
"The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Goals, Winning, Building, Ireland, Objectives, Republican, Support)

"Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

"At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Leadership, Time, Agreement, Army, Objectives)

"Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: War, Peace)

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

"Another nice thing was that I would type out letters home for the admiral's stewards. They would then feed me the same food the admiral ate."
- Jack Adams
(Related: Food, Home, Letters)

"You could tell that America was gearing up for war."
- Jack Adams
(Related: War, America)

"I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate."
- John Adams
(Related: Children, Fate, May, Mind, Ruin)

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, War, Liberty, Mathematics, May, Philosophy, Sons, Study)

"Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war."
- John Adams
(Related: War, Guilt)

"As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children."
- John Adams
(Related: Love, Admiration, Birds, Children, Heroes)

"You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Life, People, Fact)

"If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised."
- Will Adams
(Related: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

"I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle."
- Henry Addington
(Related: Time, Cowardice, Hate, Liberality)

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

"It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Imperfection, Quiet)

"Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Merit)

"People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team - make-up, costume and a driver - but usually, in a war zone, there's only me and the cameraman."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, People, Support, Zone)

"No two wars are identical."
- Kate Adie
"But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

"Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, Appearance, Complaining, Hair)

"Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: War, Enemy, Future, states)

"To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: War, Cooperation)

"To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

"War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Politics, War, Community, Man)

"War is organized murder and torture against our brothers."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: War, Brothers, Murder)

"Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Truth, Cure, Freedom, Responsibility, Tears)

"The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Action, Past)

"Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Faith, Religion, Improvement)

"Fear... is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Fear, Yesterday)

"One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Imagination, Scientists)

"If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one's own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Time, Money, Consideration)

"We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance."
- Aesop
(Related: Appearance, Mind)

"Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow."
- Aesop
(Related: Shadow)

"Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow."
- Aesop
(Related: Shadow)

"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)

"Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: War, Cities, Disorder, Italy)

"All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Technology, War, Production, states, United)

"In the immediate postwar years, the whole of Europe was in a recession. So first of all, it helped us step out of a recession; it gave a certain amount of speed to the economy. But that was the first step."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Economy, Europe, First, Years)

"The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Health, Career, Problems, World)

"I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Life, Nature, Enthusiasm, Energy, Woman)

"But John Landis wrote a good relationship which is really what the film's about. A very straightforward young woman who's very sure of herself and she meets a young man who needs some taking care of."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Care, Film, Man, Needs, Woman)

"There's my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book."
- Howard Aiken
(Related: Education, Computers, Right)

"The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself."
- Howard Aiken
(Related: Science, Time, Arithmetic, Desire, Effort, Error, Old)

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."
- Howard Aiken
(Related: People, Ideas, Worry)

"What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive, I feel that anything can happen."
- Anouk Aimee
"I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

"It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Financial, Credit, Debt, Decisions, May)

"This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)

"If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

"When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: War, End, Will)

"Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly."
- Edward Albee
"American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties."
- Edward Albee
(Related: American)

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

"I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault; all of my plays are imperfect, I'm rather happy to say-it leaves me something to do."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Fault, Play)

"If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Drama, Today)

"A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Truth, Fact, Fiction, Play)

"Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Time, Democracy, End, Want)

"Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Truth, Fact, Reality, Will, Writer, Writers)

"Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Order)

"The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Audiences, Difference)

"The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it."
- Edward Albee
"What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement."
- Edward Albee
(Related: People, Fantasy, Reality, Theater, Want)

"You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Swine)

"Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality."
- Edward Albee
(Related: People, Character, Personality)

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

"I swear, if you existed I'd divorce you."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Divorce)

"Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Historians)

"As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Time, Language, Rules, Will)

"Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Fear, Courage, Understanding)

"Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Anger, Fear, Enemy, Hate, Ignorance)

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

"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Life, Crisis, Eating, Exercise, First, Right, Sleep, Stress)

"Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Fear, Act, Day)

"Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless."
- Edward Albert
"The simple act of caring is heroic."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Act, Caring)

"In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Age, Work, Career, Countries, Film, Months)

"On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial... whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Forgiveness, Survival, Understanding)

"I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

"I've never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there."
- Madeleine Albright
"Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: Country, Iraq, Past, Right)

"We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way."
- Buzz Aldrin
(Related: Eyes, Trying, World)

"It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit it."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Men, Credit, Interest, News)

"The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Life, Actors, Manners, Play)

"I think we do better as a country when we go step by step toward a goal, and the goal in this case should be reducing health care costs."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Health, Goal, Care, Country)

"There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

"Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: War, Germany, Paris)

"It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: War, Army, World, World war)

"To be called a coward, I don't think that's fair."
- Rodney Alexander
"The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Desire, Expectation, Expectations, May)

"The mark of a true crush... is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Love, First)

"Or region has suffered more than its share of wars."
- Saud al-Faisal
"I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: Food, People, Hope, Comfort, Help, Will)

"I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present universe and work our way backward to progressively more remote and uncertain epochs."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Work, Physics, Present, Universe)

"Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

"When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: Will)

"Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Change, Nations, Poverty)

"Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime."
- Alphonse Allais
(Related: Military, Mortality, Statistics)

"When we get the final hardware, the performance is just going to skyrocket."
- J Allard
(Related: Performance, Hardware)

"I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March."
- J Allard
(Related: Movies, Decisions, Hardware, March, May, Running, Worry)

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

"Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)

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

"It is our people who are sitting in the dark because of these cowardly and treacherous attacks, not our occupiers."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: People)

"There is no neat distinction between operating system software and the software that runs on top of it."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Software)

"I'm always moving forward."
- Debbie Allen
"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)

"Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession."
- Joan Allen
(Related: Opportunity, Film, Open, Profession, Thinking)

"It really lasted the whole game, because I was really untouchable, unstoppable that game. But it was heightened on one particular play, and that was the longest run where everything completely slowed down. My awareness was so keen, it was so heightened, it was really amazing."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Awareness, Play)

"The possible is constantly being redefined, and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Being, Care, Humanity)

"Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting."
- Peter Allen
(Related: Forgiveness, Funny)

"I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

"I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Determination, Generosity, President)

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

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

"I think at that time I obviously wasn't aware of what I really needed. But conversely, my wanting to prove something to everyone was beneficial 'cause if I hadn't done it then, maybe I'd never have done it."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Time)

"At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Day, End, Obvious, Songs)

"I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Power, Belief, Meaning)

"The Spirit is Love expressed towards man as redeeming love, and the Spirit is truth, and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Love, Truth, Holiness, Man, Spirit)

"If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is - holy war."
- Steve Allen
(Related: War, God, Disgust)

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

"Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

"Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Government, Attention, Genocide, Months, Past, World)

"These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Money, War, Borrowing, Tax, Iraq, Kids, Obvious, Tax cuts, Today, Years)

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

"While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Character, Months, Winter)

"I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Peace, War, Russia)

"The tougher the job, the greater the reward."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Job, Reward)

"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

"The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Time, People, Opportunity, Talk, World)

"The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Feeling, Sky)

"After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Success, Mother, Perception, Awards)

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

"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Time, Dying, Man, Needs, Sleep, Wrong)

"Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Company, Country, states, United)

"Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Goal, Machine, Programming, Will)

"Microsoft has a monopoly over the desktop operating systems."
- Stewart Alsop
"It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Hard work, Yield)

"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)

"Corona Light has had very faithful stewardship from us from the very beginning in 1989."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Beginning, Light)

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

"I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Past, Years, Zone)

"I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Passion, Planning, Road)

"We played one warm-up gig at this bar that was kinda like that bar in 'The Blues Brothers' with the chicken wire. This place called The Brick House, in Housatonic. I really can't believe we're going to play for people in New York City. I'm terrified, but it's a small enough room. But it's really just supposed to be for the fun of it."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: People, Brothers, Fun, Play)

"World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, Optimism, Americans, World, World war)

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

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

"The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever."
- Stephen Ambrose
"Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Help, Restaurants, Shops)

"An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: Awards)

"That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization."
- John Amery
(Related: Civilization, Being, Crime)

"Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?"
- John Amery
(Related: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

"Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on the German radio tonight. You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped that someone better qualified than me would come forward."
- John Amery
(Related: Will, Wonder)

"It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism."
- John Amery
(Related: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

"Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation."
- William Ames
(Related: Meaning, Present, Scripture, Separation)

"An idea in man is first impressed upon him and afterwards expressed in things, but in God it is only expressed, not impressed, because it does not come from anywhere else."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Idea, First, Man)

"In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor."
- William Ames
(Related: Love, Contentment, Joy, Perfection)

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

"I guess you could say I'm cautious, or a coward."
- Namie Amuro
"Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter."
- Anacreon
(Related: Love, Money, War, Brothers, Parents)

"I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Talent, School, University)

"There's nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: People, Nothing, World)

"Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

"Life has become terribly insecure. It's on the vortex of civil war. It's difficult to know how America will bring it back from the brink and build up good will."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Life, War, America, Will)

"I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Time, War, History)

"I've been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Education, Health, Awareness, Disease)

"I have a very warm spot in my heart for Vegas."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Heart)

"I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

"An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Father, Impression, EnglEurope)

"Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Father, Brother)

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

"I have also testified repeatedly and published some articles in favor of Small Science."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Science)

"My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Work, Consequences)

"One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Science, Society)

"The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Ability, Laws, Universe)

"The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Interest)

"The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Fact, First, Months)

"The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Public)

"The prize seemed to change my professional life very little."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Change, Life)

"I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: Life, Attitude, May)

"Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but, in view of the collapse of the East Block, Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary."
- Giulio Andreotti
(Related: War, Italy)

"If I don't have room for an item, I put it in warehouses."
- Ursula Andress
"The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable, like the death of a sentry at his post."
- Leonid Andreyev
(Related: Death, War, Loss, Post, Reason)

"Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are trying to do everything so that there will not be war on Earth. This is what every Soviet man wants."
- Yuri Andropov
(Related: War, Earth, Man, Trying, Will)

"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Anger, Heart, Past, Present)

"Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, People, Ability, Freedom, Liberty, Vote)

"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)

"You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a 'goddess circle'."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Girlfriends)

"In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Religion, Life, Awareness, Dignity, Mission, Nations, Race, United, Will)

"War scenes are less difficult than love scenes."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Love, War)

"I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

"Roman's wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before, but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw ghetto that he was very strong and private."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Wife)

"The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Bravery, Conformity, Cowardice)

"Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: War)

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

"A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Women)

"Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Success, War, Greatness)

"Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: War, Conflict, Hollywood, Training, World, World war)

"I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand."
- Edward Appleton
(Related: Language, Mind, Opera)

"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill."
- Edward Appleton
(Related: Enthusiasm, Skill)

"In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: War, Authority, Cause, First, Intention, Order)

"How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Men, War, Harmony, Stars)

"We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Knowledge, May)

"Beware of the person of one book."
- Thomas Aquinas
"We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Life, Israel, Population, State, Will)

"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Peace, War, Destruction, Generations, Israel, Will)

"Yeah, yeah I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band. The biggest one is that we're Satan worshippers, but next to that just the fact that we're normal."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Fact, Satan)

"I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Work)

"War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: War, Luxury, Nations)

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

"Of course after the fight you want to make sure that you're okay and so is the other guy, it's a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure everyone is okay after the war is over."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: War, Brotherhood, Fight, Want)

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

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

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Appearance)

"We make war that we may live in peace."
- Aristotle
(Related: Peace, War, May)

"To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill."
- Aristotle
(Related: Death, Cowardice, Suicide, Trouble)

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Power, Survival, Awareness, Contemplation, Value)

"The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

"Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result."
- Tommy Armour
(Related: Golf, Result)

"I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Being, Want)

"The older you get, the more you realize you're drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can't blame anybody for it."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Blame, Direction)

"The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

"Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

"Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Nature, Science, Actions, Man, Order, State)

"Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Man, Order, State, World)

"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)

"Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves."
- Arrian
(Related: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)

"My graduate study was interrupted, like that of many others, by World War II."
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow
(Related: War, Study, World, World war)

"In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Time)

"My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

"For ultimately, the only way to win wars, is to prevent them occurring in the first place."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: First)

"Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail."
- Owen Arthur
(Related: Battle, Cause, Conviction, Service, Will)

"Give yourself something to work toward - constantly."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Work)

"People fall forward to success."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Success, People)

"We fall forward to succeed."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Succeed)

"Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

"It was a superb agreement to end a war, but a very bad agreement to make a state. From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and try to build a modern democratic state, for which I have tried to lay the foundations."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Agreement, Company, End, Now, State)

"We who came here saw what was happening. This was far more than a war in a faraway place. This was a moral imperative, a terrible vision of the future."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Vision, Future)

"We have invented a new human right here - the right to return home after a war."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Home, War, Right)

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

"Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards as he was rather pious."
- Daisy Ashford
"I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera."
- Robert Ashley
(Related: Opera, Television, Theatre)

"We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Time, Horses, Loss, Wood)

"Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)

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

"These mountains appear to be almost entirely composed of stratas of rock of various colours (mostly red) and are partially covered with a dwarfish growth of pine and cedar, which are the only species of timber to be seen."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Growth, Mountains)

"These people were well dressed in skins, had some guns, but armed generally with bows and arrows and such other instruments of war as are common among the Indians of the Missouri."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: War, People)

"I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Eating)

"I am my own Universe, I my own Professor."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Universe)

"I've got to relearn what I was supposed to have learned."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
"When I teach people, I marry them."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: People)

"Love has the quality of informing almost everything - even one's work."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Love, Work, Quality)

"The truth is that I am enslaved... in one vast love affair with 70 children."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Love, Truth, Children)

"As the blackness of the night recedes so does the nadir of yesterday. The child I am forgets so quickly."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Night, Yesterday)

"It is not only the living who are killed in war."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: War, Living)

"John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: War, Living, World, World war)

"Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: War, Living, World, World war)

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

"I would be very happy to see 3.5 billion humans wiped out from the face of the earth within the next 150 or 200 years and I am quite prepared to go myself with this majority... let us all look forward to the day when the catastrophe strikes us down!"
- John Aspinall
(Related: Day, Earth, Majority, Years)

"From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: Men, War, Expression, Faces, Man)

"We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter."
- Julian Assange
(Related: History, War, Civilization)

"When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Being, Day, Prison, Reading)

"What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Life, War, Quality, Iraq, Perceptions)

"We don't have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we're presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up."
- Julian Assange
(Related: People, Acting, Mission)

"We have a way of dealing with information that has sort of personal - personally identifying information in it. But there are legitimate secrets - you know, your records with your doctor; that's a legitimate secret. But we deal with whistleblowers that are coming forward that are really sort of well motivated."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Information, Secrets)

"Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages with the want of which they are afterwards reproached."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, Want)

"The feedback that I get from my association with Gomez is heartwarming. It is very difficult for me to take anything but a positive view of the Gomez phenomenon."
- John Astin
(Related: Positive)

"It is important to me that what Poe has to say gets across to people. I want to give people the feeling that I get from all this. I think that we are succeeding. The feedback is very warm."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Feeling, Want)

"I guess one of the reasons I'm doing the Poe piece is that I think Poe demonstrates that no matter how difficult things are, if you continue to move forward in life, you can eventually become victorious, even if it's later in life."
- John Astin
(Related: Life)

"I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice."
- Michael Aston
(Related: Attitude, Cause, Children, Liberal, Voice)

"You know, they just don't make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it's sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past."
- Tom Atkins
(Related: People, Giants, Past, Stars)

"After each war there is a little less democracy to save."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: War, Democracy)

"No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Age, Funny)

"Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Love, War, Performance, Cinema, Want)

"The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Design, Music, People, Actors, Reality, Reward, World)

"If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Dress, Help, Light, Needs, Want)

"War is what happens when language fails."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: War, Language)

"I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Birds, English, Habits, Living, Man)

"I waged war against my feelings."
- John James Audubon
(Related: War, Feelings)

"Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: War, Basketball, Defense, First, Weapons)

"Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Hardware, Rank)

"Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Law, Nothing, Software)

"Hardware works best when it matters the least."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Hardware)

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Faith, Reward)

"The purpose of all wars, is peace."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Peace, Purpose)

"The purpose of all war is peace."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Peace, War, Purpose)

"To live happily is an inward power of the soul."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Soul)

"Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Success, Result, Trifle)

"If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next."
- Jane Austen
"Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Nature, Being, Human nature)

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Love, Dancing)

"To craftsmanship we shall add statesmanship in the capitol of peace."
- Warren R. Austin
(Related: Peace, Statesmanship)

"As we take our places in the General Assembly and at the Council meetings, let us begin all our work in the name of God, for the solution of all our problems is a spiritual one."
- Warren R. Austin
(Related: Work, God, Meetings, Name, Problems, Solution, Spiritual)

"God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Work, God, Charm, Reward, Sleep, Will)

"God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Virtue, Wrong)

"This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

"The truth is that as we move forward, if one side says we can't raise any taxes on anybody or any interest, and the other side says we can't cut anything, we're obviously not going to make progress on this. And our interest is in making progress on this."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Truth, Progress, Interest, Taxes)

"I came to the conclusion months ago, and I said it to members of Congress, that the only way people are going to fully appreciate what this reform is if we pass it and implement it and it becomes not a caricature but a reality, and I still believe that. So I think it will be easier to sell it moving forward than it was to this point."
- David Axelrod
(Related: People, Congress, Months, Reality, Reform, Will)

"We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class, Want)

"Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it's incumbent upon us to."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: America, Enemy, Oil)

"A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Past, Present, World)

"With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: History, Ideas, Being, Body, March, Present)

"In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

"We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Humanism, May)

"It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Civil rights, Honor, Nation, Voting)

"American families be warned, if the White House doesn't send your jobs overseas, they'll send your kids."
- Joe Baca
(Related: American, Jobs, Kids)

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

"Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship."
- Joe Baca
(Related: People, Character, Citizenship, Needs, Reform)

"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

"Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future."
- Joe Baca
(Related: History, War, Winning, Future, Nation, World, World war)

"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)

"In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Soul, Civilization, Christ, Example, Perfection, Personality)

"Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Life, Development, Evolution, Rest)

"Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Happiness, Living, Reward, Right)

"I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Opportunity, Company)

"I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food. I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards, but never made any use of this kind of food."
- John Bachman
(Related: Food)

"By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: War, Memories, Project, World, World war)

"The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment of three critical ministers is also confirmation of continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Society, Completion, Iraq)

"The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: History, War, America, Effort, Now, Project, Veterans)

"Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Technology, Risk, Today)

"Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Judges, Laws)

"Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Truth, Error)

"War doesn't need more participants. It needs fewer participants."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: War, Needs)

"The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government, War, Limitations, Question, Will, World, World war)

"On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Time, War, Prison)

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

"The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: History, Civilization, First)

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

"You didn't eat some days for two days you didn't eat properly."
- Howard Bailey
"And if you had an, an opportunity to have a hot meal, you did. That was the cook. But you didn't stop and say, This is dinnertime and Oh wait it's five o'clock, it's time to eat for supper."
- Howard Bailey
(Related: Time, Opportunity)

"There are in most states one or two ministers of war, one of whom is the minister of naval affairs."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: War, states)

"We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Art, Science, War, Detail)

"Warfare has been marvelously developed. It will soon be impossible to raise it to further heights."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Will)

"Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: War, Peace)

"But I feel convinced, and I venture even to prophesy in this regard, that the time will come when there will also be a minister of peace in the cabinet, seated beside the ministers of war."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Will)

"Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed, as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Idea, Example, Possession)

"I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Business, Fact)

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

"The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Challenge, Emotion, Facts, Negotiation)

"It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Causes, Trouble)

"I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, People, Progress, Hope, Content, Future, Justice, Will)

"I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Travel, Visit, Washington, Will)

"Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we're living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Education, Health, Balance, Care, Generations, Living)

"Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

"There's the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we're extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Life, People, Difference, Internet)

"The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury."
- Ray Stannard Baker
"When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools."
- Russell Baker
(Related: People, Cowards, Fools)

"I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness."
- Tom Baker
(Related: Funny, Experience, Darkness, Fans, Feeling, Trying)

"You've got to guard against speaking more clearly than you think."
- Howard H. Baker, Jr.
"The central question is simply put: What did the president know and when did he know it?"
- Howard H. Baker, Jr.
(Related: President, Question)

"You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward is so much better than looking backward."
- Jim Bakker
"To me it seems that the warm blooded dinosaurs replaced advanced mammal ancestors that were warm blooded, also."
- Robert T. Bakker
"The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Affliction)

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

"People so far have been very fond of the Robert Altman movie, as I am, and when one things goes well it shines light on your other projects and now I seem to have a number of projects that are moving forward."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: People, Light, Now, Projects)

"I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called 'The Last Good Time'. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn't in it."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Awards, Years)

"The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Europe, First, World, World war)

"These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Death, Hope, Possessions)

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

"A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Nationalism)

"There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

"Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: World)

"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, War, Battle, End, Growing up)

"The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: War, Force, Law, Now, Thinking, World)

"War would end if the dead could return."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: War, End)

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

"The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)

"The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Peace, War, Europe, Generations, Liberty, Post, Prosperity, World, World war)

"We have taken a giant step forward in correcting some of the misconceptions people have about the church. I think that we've made a lot of friends."
- M. Russell Ballard
(Related: People, Church, Friends)

"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Education, Mother, Character, Children, Word)

"Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Truth, Courage, Cowardice, Falsehood)

"To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Pleasure, Property)

"Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I'll do the best I can."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Life, Death, Paradise, Reward, Right, Will)

"I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor."
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Americans, Fight)

"We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?"
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Journalism)

"Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Art, Time, Work, Eternity, Faces, Future)

"It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

"Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: People, Awards, Baseball, Statistics)

"I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!"
- Iain Banks
(Related: Awards, Fact, Nothing)

"John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Vision, Civil rights, First, University)

"Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Act, Community, Play)

"The United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War."
- Russell Banks
(Related: War, End, states, United)

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

"I lived on the top of one hill and the school was at the top of another hill. Nobody ever went to school by car - we didn't have any cars during the war. So that to and from school was itself a training."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Car, War, School, Training)

"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)

"Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He's the most easygoing, lovely man, but he's got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Film, Humanity, Want)

"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward."
- Margaret Fairless Barber
(Related: Eye)

"I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Idea, Help, Hospitals)

"The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved."
- John Bardeen
(Related: Progress, Awards, Giving)

"My earlier award was also based on a close collaborative effort."
- John Bardeen
(Related: Effort)

"Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Movies, Quality, Bible, Chance)

"The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: People, Meaning, Order, Theater)

"Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Art, Work, Movies, Awards, Now, Talking)

"An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Actor)

"Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Movies, Time, People, Awards, Hollywood, Will)

"James Stewart was so kind and considerate and had such personal integrity."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Integrity)

"Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Art, Time, Work, Eternity, Faces, Future)

"Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Trust, Chance, Democracy, First, Now, Violence, Will)

"I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Language, Shakespeare, Theatre)

"I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Value)

"I never 'say' anything in my work. I invent a world. Let others decide what is being 'said'."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Work, Being, World)

"I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Rejection, Theatre)

"We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Secrets, Theatre, Want, Writers)

"When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Behavior, Giving, Light, Theatre)

"I practice every day, I warm up before I play."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Day, Play, Practice)

"We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Consulting, Economy)

"We can provide beta software to our developers in advance of the general public. We can easily link up with external partners, customers, and suppliers."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Public, Software)

"We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Information, Software, World)

"I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Strategy, Months, Past, Software, Want)

"Our people are excited about building solutions, and it's rewarding to see how much fun Netscape employees have doing something they think is relevant and important."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Building, Employees, Fun)

"I don't believe in government regulation of the software industry."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Government, Software)

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

"I mean I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Day, Republican)

"I have been watching and drawing the surface of Mars. It is wonderfully full of detail. There is certainly no question about there being mountains and large greatly elevated plateaus."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Being, Detail, Mountains, Question)

"It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Ideas, Clouds, Land, May)

"It is well to fetter the wings of our fancy and restrain its flights."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Fancy)

"Man is too quick at forming conclusions."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Man, Quick)

"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Accidents, American, Disasters)

"Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Time, End, Past, Planning, Youth)

"Obama sounded like Al Gore on global warming. The more the case for man-made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore gets about an imminent catastrophe. The more public support his stimulus bill loses, the more Obama embraces fear-mongering."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Fear, Global warming, Man, Public, Support)

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

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

"We made a good start toward preserving recreational areas like the Chattahoochee River."
- Roy Barnes
"Somebody like Mailer brings to that role everything that he stands for. The types of characters that I gravitate towards, the types of icons, tend to have a heavy physicality in that way."
- Matthew Barney
"This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Favors, Fortune, Luck, World)

"Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Fear, Management, Events, Sleep)

"My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: War, Hope, Apparel, Military, Running, Will, World)

"While war is never anyone first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice."
- Gresham Barrett
(Related: War, Choice, First)

"But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel, and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Travel, People, Will, Writer)

"I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Time, Waste)

"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip."
- J. M. Barrie
"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by."
- James M. Barrie
"I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern, where you take all that heat from critics. What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me."
- Chuck Barris
(Related: Personality)

"Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Charity, Nothing, Providence, Reward, Will)

"People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy."
- John Barrow
(Related: People, Financial, Act)

"What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Death)

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

"If you see me at a restaurant, blow me a kiss, wave, blow me another kiss, then walk five steps backward."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Kiss)

"Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Butterflies, Ugly)

"The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Father, Blood)

"I sometimes like to tinker with poems that have failed, ones that I have sent aside. Even years afterward, I will revisit them if there is something about them that I cannot give up on."
- John Barton
(Related: Poems, Will, Years)

"Most victims of my autobiographical verse are either far too polite, remarkably understanding unaware that I have written poems about them."
- John Barton
(Related: Poems, Understanding, Victims)

"Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom."
- William Bartram
(Related: Banks, December, Now)

"We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism."
- Billy Barty
(Related: History, Dreams, People, Faults)

"Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: War, Today)

"The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large, the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Work, Relationships)

"It was a challenging experience. I'm looking forward to a break."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Experience)

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

"The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W-88 nuclear warhead design in late 1995."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Design, Government, First, states, United)

"The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Government, Committee, Security)

"Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that Chinese spies penetrated four U.S. weapons research labs and stole important information on seven nuclear warhead designs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Information, Research, Weapons)

"According to the committee's findings, a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Committee, Network)

"As the war on terrorism spreads and prolongs, the fruits of ending the threat of terrorism around the world will be tempered with a whole new series of problems to be addressed and resolved."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: War, Ending, Problems, Terrorism, Will, World)

"Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any."
- Daisy Bates
(Related: Opinions)

"Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Art, Religion, Science, Commerce, Sleep)

"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: War, Fear, Fact)

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

"To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Infinite, Intimacy, Spirituality, Word)

"There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Time, Awareness, Existence, Moments, Space)

"Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

"All the culture war issues will be settled by the court."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: War, Court, Culture, Will)

"I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Company)

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

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

"History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again."
- Alan Bean
(Related: History)

"There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Wealth, Future, Literature, Will)

"I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Limits)

"Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of "The Lord of the Rings". From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually."
- Sean Bean
(Related: World)

"You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story. And often, people who are very self-aware will only sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: People, Right, Self, Sound, Will)

"It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Republican, Vote)

"That's all gone, now, the old, Hollywood."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Hollywood, Now, Old)

"Organized labor, if they're doing a responsible job, is going to organize the pooling of small amounts of money to protect the interests of the people who are not rich."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Job, Labor)

"My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Change, Wife, Man)

"My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, Mother, Father, Profession, Teachers)

"Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, Cancer, Cure, Fun)

"The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a Bush Republican who says he's a Schwarzenegger Republican."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Republican)

"Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Politics, People, Feet, Vote)

"When I produce a movie - and I've produced a number of movies, unlike Arnold - yes, I'm frustrated when the union says you can't do this, you can't work past that hour, you've got to break for lunch. But ultimately, they're right. What they do is for everyone's benefit."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Work, Movies, Past, Right)

"I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.'"
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Actor, Being, Friends, Office, President, Public)

"I have a day job. I can make movies when I want to."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, Day, Job, Want)

"I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Question, Service, Want)

"I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Service)

"How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Time, Giving, Hate, Nurses)

"Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Marriage, Talent, Genius, Acting)

"There's no point in making a movie just to be making a movie."
- Warren Beatty
"To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California - mightily."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: People, Being, Taxes)

"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 you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, America, Media)

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Success, Work, Play)

"For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Excitement)

"But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Republican, Right, Sound)

"Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Motivation, Act, Actors, Being, Children)

"Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Mistake)

"And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Safety, Schools, Teachers)

"And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women - not just people who belong to the union."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Men, Success, Women, People)

"Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Friend, Man, Right)

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

"To denigrate the union movement in this way is to denigrate the right and the ability of people who are not rich to organize and to accomplish things together."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: People, Ability, Right)

"All oppression creates a state of war."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: War, Oppression, State)

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

"No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Women, Man)

"I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Love, Truth, Comfort)

"We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: War, Iraq, Past)

"We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Competition, Trade)

"The Smithsonian museums are among this country's most endearing treasures and I look forward to helping maintain and enhance their coveted works of art."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Art, Country, Museums)

"Winning the peace is harder than winning the war."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Peace, War, Winning)

"February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: War, Americans, February, Living, Order, World, World war)

"When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Books, Growing up)

"In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs."
- Beck
(Related: Play)

"Timothy McVeigh was a coward. Violence is the stupid way out. It'll discredit any real legitmate movement."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Violence)

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

"As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Horror, Journey)

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

"You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Peace, War)

"We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Life, Awareness, Present, Questions, World)

"If I go into a club now, all the blonde girls leave my corner and all the black girls come into my corner. It's as if I'm racist towards white girls!"
- Boris Becker
(Related: Girls, Now)

"If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Work, Job, Jungle)

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

"The reward is every night. The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night; it makes it all worth it to us. The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Fans, Night, Reward, Worth)

"I never believe them when they say that because you really have to sort of be aware of what's going on in the news in order to get the jokes on the show."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Jokes, News, Order)

"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Faith, Anxiety, Tomorrow)

"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mankind)

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Soul, Artist)

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

"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Appearance, Clothes, Man, Manners)

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Children, Inconsistency)

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Children, Heaven)

"Books are not men and yet they stay alive."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Men, Books)

"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Books, Nothing)

"Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Principles)

"All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Men, Man, Right, Temptation)

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Man)

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

"A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Power, Man, State)

"A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Man)

"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, Luxury)

"A church debt is the devil's salary."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Church, Debt, Devil)

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

"A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Company, Conversation, Longing, Loquacity)

"Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Forgiveness, Mother, God, Kisses)

"The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Knowledge, Community, Respect, State)

"The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Success, Ideas, Ability)

"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Worship)

"I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: People, Order, Wrong)

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Forgiveness, Forget, Saying, Will)

"Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Soul, Heaven, Man, Will)

"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Strength)

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

"Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Act, Heaven)

"Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Money, Knowledge, Honor, Worth)

"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Faults, Friends, Man)

"God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Man, Motives, Will)

"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Life, Choice, Man, Will)

"God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Men, Nurses)

"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Money, Cards, Gambling, Giving)

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Soul, Flowers)

"Faith is spiritualized imagination."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Faith, Imagination)

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

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Art, Happiness, Power, Being, Lies)

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Gratitude, Soul)

"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: People, Excellence)

"Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Heart, Deep, Light, Pretty)

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

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

"There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Soul, Hatred)

"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Art, Man, Medicine, Sickness, Will)

"To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Successful, Man, Practice, Profession, Study)

"To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Government, Anarchy, World)

"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Parents)

"The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: History, Heart, Heroism, World)

"We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, Sleep, Sun)

"We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Tomorrow)

"Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mother)

"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wisdom, Old, Past, Result, Trees)

"When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Men, Conservative, Nation)

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Community, Poor)

"We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Trials)

"The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Heart, Old)

"He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Poor)

"The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Imagination, Soul)

"The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Excuses, Man)

"The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Idea, American, Liberty, Man)

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

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mother, Heart)

"The most dangerous people are the ignorant."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: People)

"The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Pain, Poison)

"Theology is a science of mind applied to God."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Science, God, Mind, Theology)

"The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Evil, Influence)

"You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Grave, World)

"The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Children)

"The dog is the god of frolic."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God)

"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Perseverance, Difference, Obstinacy, Will)

"The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Education, Church, School)

"The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mother, Heart, First)

"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Flowers, Joy, Sun, Trees, World)

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: People, Advice, Giving, Right, Trying)

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

"The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Success)

"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Disappointments)

"If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Christian, Man)

"In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Shadows, World)

"It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Man)

"It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: World)

"Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Heart, Indifference, Needs, Oil)

"It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

"It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Heart, Man)

"It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Work, People, Revolution, Worry)

"I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wine)

"Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friends, May)

"Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Day, Laughter, Night, Smile, Twilight)

"Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, End)

"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Society, Effort, Law, Liberty, Man, Selfishness)

"Love is the river of life in the world."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, Love, World)

"Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, God, Mirth, Wine)

"Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Forget)

"Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Selfishness, Vice, Will)

"Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Men, Heaven, Tears)

"Suffering is part of the divine idea."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Idea, Suffering)

"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Success, Promise)

"Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Gratitude, Ingratitude)

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Man, Mind, Pride, Thanksgiving)

"Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Music, Heart, Heaven)

"Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Death)

"Now comes the mystery."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mystery, Now)

"No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Friends, Today)

"No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Man)

"The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Conscience, Cowards)

"So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored."
- Paul Begala
(Related: War, American, Fight, First, Service, Troops, Vietnam)

"I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Food, Men, Society, Women, Beer, Irreverence, Old, Summer, Winter)

"Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth."
- Adrian Belew
"I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Act, Caring, Day, Deep, Friends, May)

"I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Act, Caring, Day, Deep, Friends, May)

"It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won't be easy."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: War, Being, Country, Obvious, State)

"I came into a strong organization, and I hope I strengthened it more and expanded its capacity to deal with some of the challenges that might not have seemed as great 10 years ago, such as H.I.V., AIDS and children affected by war."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: War, Hope, Children, Years)

"Here once again education is crucial, it enables children to be become more aware of their rights and to exercise them in a respectful manner which helps them shape their own future."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Education, Children, Exercise, Future, Rights)

"I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857."
- Edward Bellamy
(Related: Boston, First, Light)

"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second."
- Edward Bellamy
(Related: Life, First, Necessity, Recreation)

"The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual."
- Edward Bellamy
(Related: Democracy, Dignity, Worth)

"France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Mother, France, Laws)

"Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Friends, Tea)

"People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: People, Libraries)

"There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: War, Money, Ability)

"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)

"Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Love, Peace, War, Fear, Will)

"The forms of my awareness are richer than yours."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Awareness)

"PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Soul, Direction, Heaven, Mind)

"If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: War, Examination, Will)

"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

"Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Friendship, People, Today)

"The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: First)

"I am really looking forward as I get older and older, to being less and less nice."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Being)

"I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband's lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Art, HusbAwards, Feet)

"To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright."
- Walter Benjamin
"All war represents a failure of diplomacy."
- Tony Benn
(Related: War, Failure, Diplomacy)

"There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

"To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Attitude, Improvement, Weekend)

"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Dream, Achievement, Action, Goal)

"I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: War, Fact, Serenity, Terrorism)

"A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward."
- William Bennett
(Related: Act, Reward)

"Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Leadership, Development, American, Concern, Interest, Will)

"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)

"The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader, Eye)

"Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Will)

"You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Future)

"Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Trust, Work)

"There is a profound difference between information and meaning."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Difference, Information, Meaning)

"Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Leaders, Managers, Right)

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

"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Heart, Leaders)

"People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: People, Ideas, Content)

"Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Eyes, Leaders)

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Music, Dance, Leaders)

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

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Leadership, Vision, Reality)

"The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader, Perspective)

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

"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Employees, Future, Man, Will)

"The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader)

"The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Manager, Leader)

"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Leader)

"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Excellence, Mediocrity)

"Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led."
- Warren G. Bennis
"I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either."
- Jack Benny
"And, in the case of schools, or anything else, if you have something that is forcing you to do better than you did the day before, it makes you look forward and it makes you think in a way that's going to make the product better, which is the students and the education."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Education, Day, Schools, Students)

"Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece. Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids."
- James Theodore Bent
(Related: Greece, Healing)

"The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Age, Knowledge, Perfection)

"He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Right, Will, Wrong)

"But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer."
- Paul Berg
(Related: War, Effort, Navy)

"The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Being, Man)

"Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Beauty, People, Behavior)

"I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Financial, Boys, Commitment, Relationships)

"If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Democracy)

"I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Family, Funny, Time, Drugs, Man)

"I like parties, but I'm shy, and I often find myself standing around, feeling awkward."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Feeling)

"I think these awards are always nice for a player but they also reflect well on the club. It shows that Arsenal's performance have been noted all around the world and it helps by having so many good players around me."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Performance, Awards, World)

"Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Fight, Liberty, May, Talk)

"We have to have wars now and then just to prove we're top dog."
- Reginald Berkeley
(Related: Now)

"I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed."
- Shelley Berkley
(Related: Life, Decisions, Fact)

"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Blind, Destruction, Murder, Obedience, Stupidity)

"War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Courage, Spirit)

"We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won't be the case."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Peace, War, Action, Hope, Justice, Order)

"On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince the American president not to go to war. I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: War, American, President)

"I was never convinced that war was the best system to bring democracy to the country."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: War, Country, Democracy)

"Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Health, Consequences, Quick)

"The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Action, Focus, Talk, Talking)

"The atmosphere is different in Congress after September 11. Terrorism is no longer an abstract issue, but a real, tangible threat."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Congress, Terrorism)

"Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Act, Debate, Privacy, Public, Years)

"It is wrong to say the U.S. should "not take sides" in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Wrong)

"Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

"How much greater would their contributions to the U.S. economy be if U.S. copyright owners could access foreign markets otherwise dominated by pirate product?"
- Howard Berman
(Related: Economy)

"Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Development, Destruction, Weapons)

"American foreign policy has been - and must continue to be - based on unequivocal support for Israel's right to exist and to be free from terror."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Israel, Right, Support, Terror)

"Iran has a dismal record on human rights."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Rights, Human rights)

"I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Government, Crime, Property, Theft)

"It is longstanding U.S. policy that we will talk to the Iranians anytime, anywhere, on any subject, with no preconditions. So far, they have not taken us up on our offer."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, Talk, Will)

"As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Education, Experience, Awareness)

"As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm, dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing no organic material at all, so as to be independent of both these conditions, would be increasingly felt."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Life, Space)

"What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!"
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Truth, Lies, Mothers, Sons, Taste)

"Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Truth, Comfort, First)

"But you've got to have money for comfort, which obviously doesn't matter as much when you're young, but even so. I always like to bloody eat well and be warm. Have a drink when I want it."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Money, Comfort, Want)

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society."
- Edward Bernays
(Related: Society, Habits, Manipulation, Opinions)

"I warn you against believing that advertising is a science."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Science, Advertising)

"I'm very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting, and, as I get older, I'm really looking forward to some of the roles that are out there to play."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Acting, Play, Years)

"A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Day, Future, Infinite, Liberal, Man, Night, Woman)

"The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Creation, Earth, Military, Race)

"There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Death, Peace, War, Disgrace, Prison)

"We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Actions, Community, Forbidden, Now, Prison, Right, Visit)

"I appreciate the people there thinking about me, and I look forward to coming back to Paris for that occasion."
- Raymond Berry
(Related: People, Paris, Thinking)

"Sending our youth to war is wrong."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: War, Wrong, Youth)

"And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: History, Religion, War, Causes, Economics, Problems, Study)

"Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind."
- Paul Bert
(Related: Religion, Morality, March)

"Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let's talk about the patient. The patient doesn't need a war."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, War, Care, Competition, Doctors, Hospitals, Right, Talk)

"We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

"Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Future, Man, Walking)

"I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Sympathy, Altruism)

"The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man."
- William Beveridge
(Related: Government, Happiness, Peace, War, Glory, Man)

"There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war."
- Ernest Bevin
(Related: War, Facts, Folk, Man, Protection)

"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Work, Business, Example, Learning)

"The natural movement of one's soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Soul, Body, Burden, Weight)

"We cannot fight new wars with old weapons."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Fight, Old, Weapons)

"Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Sabbath)

"Literature is about as unnecessarily necessarily as tableware or ironed shirts."
- Peter Bichsel
(Related: Literature)

"The Constitution has not greatly bothered any wartime President."
- Francis Biddle
(Related: Constitution, President)

"Well, I'm telling them two things. One is that, look, this is going to be something when the American people realize - once it's passed - that, A, it does take care of preexisting conditions; B, you're insurance rates aren't going to skyrocket; C, the insurance companies aren't going to be running the show like they were before; D, you're going to be in a position where you can keep your insurance that you have. That once the American public realizes that, you're going to get a reward for this. They're going to be rewarded."
- Joe Biden
(Related: People, American, Care, Public, Reward, Running)

"I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Positive, Mind)

"I was feeling real good and real manly. Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards. So much for my career as a cowboy."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Career, Feeling)

"Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Laziness)

"Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Enthusiasm, Connection, Repentance, Youth)

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Intelligence, Government, Civilization, Office, Republican)

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Heaven, Lies, Lying, Pretty, World)

"Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Irreverence)

"Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Talking, Thinking)

"Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs."
- Ambrose Bierce
"The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Acquaintance, Nations)

"What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Patriotism, War, Country, Existence, Nation, Needs, Vice)

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: War, God, Americans, Geography, Teaching)

"One of the elements in the film that really fascinated me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of us vs them or east vs west, which was a by-product of the Cold War."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: War, Film, World)

"You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Work, Choice, First, Reward, Universe, Will)

"There should be more women directing; I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Women, Awareness)

"No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

"No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Time, Animation, State)

"I know for certain of only one commandment, one obligation, that God imposes upon us, and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: God, Obligation)

"Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being."
- Steven Biko
(Related: Being, Fight, Road)

"My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, War, Mother, Strength, Months, Struggle)

"The more aware a man is of a woman's body, the better. He needs to know he has to tend to a woman. She might not always return the favor, but a man always has to tend to a woman first."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Body, First, Man, Needs, Woman)

"And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Culture, Now, Popular, Pretty, Right)

"If you fall in love with a country and its people, that makes any country warm to you."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Love, People, Country)

"Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Friendship, Heart, Sight, Word)

"Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Books, Haste, Language, Man, Pressure, Taste, World, Years)

"An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Books, Man, World)

"Forward ever, backward never."
- Maurice Bishop
"While the wealthiest families completely benefit from the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets, middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome surprise of higher taxes on tax day."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Day, Tax, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: War, Lie, People)

"Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: War, Politeness, Rules)

"Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: War, Dying, Eyes, Will)

"A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Government, Right)

"I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: People)

"The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Government, War, Key, Terrorism)

"Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States. He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants."
- Cofer Black
(Related: War, American, Osama bin laden, states, United, Words)

"I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars."
- Conrad Black
(Related: Trying)

"I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me."
- Conrad Black
(Related: Hope, Mind, Opinion)

"In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, War, Newspapers, Vietnam)

"This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Gentleman, Iraq, Now, Quick, Terror)

"Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of course it is unimaginable. We are right to be in the Middle East, and we are right to treat this as the war it is."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, President, Resolution, Right)

"Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience to getting to the point after September 11 that we said, no, this is not just civil disobedience, this is an act of war."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, Act)

"No More Avengers! There's nothing new to get out of it - I want to go forward, not backward."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Nothing, Want)

"I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Giving)

"The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Strength, Defense, England, Navy)

"But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist; the good are ever too luke-warm."
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Related: Men)

"People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Power, People, Animals, Right)

"Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Progress, Maturity, World)

"Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war."
- Tony Blair
(Related: War, Possibility, Children, First, May)

"I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Government, War, Circumstances, Parliament, Support)

"The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Wealth)

"As far as I can judge, not much good can be done without disturbing something or somebody."
- Edward Blake
"I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Fear, Beginning, Carnival, Crime)

"I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Hope, Intention, Judgment, May)

"We are at war with enemies that still have the intent to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Home, War, Americans, Enemies)

"It is because the administration is hostile to silver; and thus it is surrendering this country to the Shylocks of the Old World who have made war upon it."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: War, Country, Old, World)

"Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice women to add to their wardrobe."
- Bill Blass
(Related: Women)

"I'm not aware that I was consciously influenced by any director, though these things often happen unnoticed, submerged in the unconscious."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Unconscious)

"I get cassettes near Academy Award time of every movie that's made that thinks it has some kind of chance for a nomination - that's when I watch my movies."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Movies, Time, Chance)

"The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Life, Nature, March, Order)

"The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Universe)

"As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Change, Body, Man, Universe)

"The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Awards, England)

"In our passage from the Cape of Good Hope the winds were mostly from the westward with very boisterous weather: but one great advantage that this season of the year has over the summer months is in being free from fogs."
- William Bligh
(Related: Hope, Being, Months, Summer)

"Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement."
- Edward Blishen
(Related: Life)

"The South Africans decided that they would like to prove to the world they did not have any nuclear weapons and their decision was not doubted because it was the end of the Cold War, it was also the end of apartheid."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Decision, End, Weapons, World)

"The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Right, Weapons)

"On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Global warming, Iraq)

"I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Autumn, Iraq, President, Trying)

"Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Motivation, Iraq)

"But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding."
- Marc Bloch
(Related: History, Understanding)

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

"The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Cause, Trying)

"Yeah, I mean the material, directors, the other cast, and if you think you can do something with the character then you do it and go from there. I am looking forward to doing some smaller movies."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Movies, Character)

"When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Truth, Acting, Play, Project, Want)

"We will go forward... we will never go back."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Will)

"Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: War, Dreams, Freedom, Terror)

"It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: War, Dreams, Freedom, Terror)

"During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Home, War, Christianity, School, World, World war)

"After World War II society had to settle back for a moment before it picked up the 20th century."
- Stella Blum
(Related: Society, War, World, World war)

"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

"We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: War, Financial, Americans, Generations, Iraq, Will)

"A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Change, Being, Chance, Fact, Global warming, Property, Years)

"And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director, who was actually waging his own private war against the Clinton Administration."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: War)

"Clinton was very early on aware of the problem of international terrorism."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Terrorism)

"There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice."
- Anthony Blunt
(Related: War, Cruelty, Vice)

"Absolutely, it's a really weird stage because at the minute, I can walk down the street and be unrecognised, lead a normal life, but my label and everybody is warning me that will be changing and I'm in for a rollercoaster ride."
- James Blunt
(Related: Life, Will)

"If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life."
- James Blunt
(Related: Life, Army, Years)

"I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, Heaven, Hell, Liberty, Will)

"I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, I was only too glad to give my consent."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Friends)

"I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: God, Pain)

"Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell's Island? I said I could and I would. And I did."
- Nellie Bly
"To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Life, Awareness, End, Karma)

"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Awareness, Body, Evil, Mind)

"If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Past, Reward)

"Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Awareness, Delusion, Mortality)

"They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn't part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda."
- John Boehner
(Related: War, Choice, Freedom, Terror)

"No, let's make sure that people understand that this is a very important war that is helping to protect us here at home. And that we have no choice but to win it. As difficult as it is."
- John Boehner
(Related: War, Home, People, Choice)

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

"But at a certain point, and I don't really know... people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed."
- Peter Bogdanovich
(Related: People, Greed, Play)

"But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Party, President, Stars, State, Want)

"And Hale was devoted to President Kennedy, and there was some talk following the assassination that Hale had warned the President not to go to Dallas, and the connotation was that it would be physically dangerous for him to do so."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Assassination, President, Talk)

"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)

"The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Perseverance, Obstacles, Overcoming, Spirit, Vote)

"Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural progression of the sport, of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Ability)

"The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine."
- Edward Bok
(Related: Fact, Giving, states, United)

"The American advertiser has made the superior American magazine of today possible."
- Edward Bok
(Related: American, Today)

"It is the growth of advertising in this country which, more than any single element, has brought the American magazine to its present enviable position in points of literary, illustrative and mechanical excellence."
- Edward Bok
(Related: Growth, Advertising, American, Country, Excellence, Literary, Present)

"I've gone to war zones before and never got shot."
- Manute Bol
(Related: War)

"Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?"
- Al Boliska
(Related: Golf)

"Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Death, Day, Will)

"The Top 40 is geared toward 20 and under, not 20 and up. That's the audience I'm geared to."
- Michael Bolton
"For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Time, Wedding, Home, Husband, Job, Symbol, Temptation, Years)

"The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: People, Fear)

"War is the business of barbarians."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Business, War)

"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Art, War, Enemy, Fight, Will)

"America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)

"Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: War, Policy, Enemies, Foreign policy, Support, Terror, Troops)

"It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Time, Control, Care, Chance, Economy, Jobs, Needs)

"What I try to do in a play is put a problem on stage, head-on, without evasion."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Play)

"You have to learn the language of Hamlet."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Language)

"You have to go to the ultimate situation in drama."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Drama)

"When humanness is lost the radical difference between the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost."
- Edward Bond
(Related: People, Difference, Radical, Walking)

"What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Being, Question, Shakespeare)

"We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins."
- Edward Bond
(Related: End, May, Will)

"We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history."
- Edward Bond
(Related: History, People, Living)

"Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Solution, Violence)

"Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Democracy, Violence)

"The truth has got to appear plausible on the stage."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Truth)

"The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Theatre)

"The one overall structure in my plays is language."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Language)

"The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Society, Drama, Mind)

"The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Extreme)

"If you engage people on a vital, important level, they will respond."
- Edward Bond
(Related: People, Will)

"Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Government, Economy, Needs, Will)

"The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment."
- Edward Bond
(Related: English, Punishment)

"I'm interested in the real world."
- Edward Bond
(Related: World)

"I'm not interested in an imaginary world."
- Edward Bond
(Related: World)

"In the end I think theatre has only one subject: justice."
- Edward Bond
(Related: End, Justice, Theatre)

"In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Experience, Goodness, Past)

"It seems to me that we are profoundly ignorant of ourselves."
- Edward Bond
"Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Religion, Society, Debate, Drama, Goodness)

"It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of containing and restraining violence. But violence comes not from genes but from ideas."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Ideas, Democracy, Violence)

"Shakespeare has no answers for us at all."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Answers, Shakespeare)

"It's wonderful to be able to sit down and write a play."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Play)

"Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Being, Drama, Now, Theatre)

"It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Opinion, Play)

"Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Unconscious)

"I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad. Because it's my way of making the world rational to me."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Money, World)

"I think there is no world without theatre."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Theatre, World)

"I don't think it's the job of theatre at the moment to provide political propaganda; that would be simplistic. We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Job, Propaganda, Theatre, Will)

"Humanity's become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Humanity)

"First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people."
- Edward Bond
(Related: People, Animals, Devil, First, Now, Theatre)

"Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Time, Production, Waste, Years)

"Auschwitz is a place in which tragedy cannot occur."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Tragedy)

"All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Society, Being, Community, Competition, Now, Objectives)

"But we are not in the world to be good but to change it."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Change, World)

"Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Art, Society, Reality)

"At the turn of the century theatre does not have to be prescriptive."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Theatre)

"Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Justice, Quick, Service)

"The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as the administration has to do with compassion."
- Julian Bond
(Related: War, Compassion, Iraq, Terrorism)

"Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as we wage the War on Terror. We do know that we can count on the strong support from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for all peoples throughout the world."
- Kit Bond
(Related: War, Friend, Winning, Support, Terror, Today, Wage, Will, World)

"Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War. But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets, the outcome was by no means certain."
- Kit Bond
(Related: War, Fear, Day, End, Living, World, World war)

"While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Legal, Law, Support)

"We're getting rewarded. We don't give up on the play and we show some character at the same time, but there is a long way for us to get to where we want to be."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Time, Character, Play, Want)

"Obviously, I have a lot of memories here... but at the same time I'm going to put all my energies into moving forward and doing my best for the Thrashers."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Time, Memories)

"The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Blind, Cause, Man, Now, World)

"From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Time, War, African, End, Fact, Participation, states)

"But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Partnership, Respect)

"The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Independence, Will)

"We are aware of the strategic location of Kuwait, besides the stable region."
- Emma Bonino
"There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm, and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Time, Criticism, Help, May, Neighbors, Victims)

"Help is even being offered from across the ocean, as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to offer financial and material support to the American people."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: People, Financial, American, Being, Countries, Help, Ocean, Support)

"I am very aware that there are many of you who have friends and loved ones in the areas affected by this storm who have been displaced or who have not yet been accounted for."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Friends)

"People should realize we're jerks just like them."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: People)

"Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Perception, Logic, Mistakes, Thinking)

"We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Experience, Creativity, Order)

"One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Motivation, Creativity)

"Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Business, Ideas, Belief, Mind, School, Scientists, Will, Wrong)

"Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Lie, Opportunity, Ideas, Waiting)

"Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Car, Faults, First, May)

"Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Action, May, Obvious, Right)

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Time, Ideas, Right)

"The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Science, Purpose, World)

"Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Difference, Expectations, Unhappiness)

"Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Car, Intelligence, Power, People, Poor)

"Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain."
- Edward De Bono
"To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Successful, Growth)

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Attention, Decisions)

"If you never change your mind, why have one?"
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Change, Mind)

"It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Humor, Attention, Mind, Perceptions, Reason)

"A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Memory)

"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Idea, Action)

"Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Truth, Argument)

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Creativity, Order)

"Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Time, Attention, Being, Complexity, Energy, Justification, Waste)

"Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Humor)

"I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role."
- Edward de Bono
"In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Future, Right, Will)

"If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Will)

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

"Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

"May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!"
- Daniel Boone
(Related: War, Goodness, May)

"A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

"You can't get an actor to do something that is beyond his range, so you have to be aware of the range of the actor and, if necessary, alter the part to suit the actor."
- John Boorman
(Related: Actor)

"It's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film."
- John Boorman
(Related: People, Being, Film, Manipulation)

"The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Power, Advertising, Force, Literature, Word)

"If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: War, Being, Defense, Drugs, Freedom, Present, Support)

"If it is wrong for you to take money from someone else who earned it, to take their money by force for your own needs, then it is certainly just as wrong for you to demand that the government step forward and do this dirty work for you."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Money, Work, Force, Needs, Wrong)

"A lot of the Warp stuff has infected people's minds 'cause they're at the point where they can put tracks out, 'cause electronics are cheaper in America and kids are richer generally."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, America, Kids)

"If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Laughter, Reward)

"Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety."
- Jorge Luis Borges
"An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Achievement, Reward)

"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Heart, Dancing, Fire, Tongue)

"I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, War, Fighting, Losing, Production, Quiet, Scientists, Years)

"Films and gramophone records, music, books and buildings show clearly how vigorously a man's life and work go on after his "death," whether we feel it or not, whether we are aware of the individual names or not. There is no such thing as death according to our view!"
- Martin Bormann
(Related: Death, Life, Work, Music, Books, Man, Names)

"We learned the value of research in World War II."
- Amar Bose
(Related: War, Research, Value, World, World war)

"I changed my mind because of a scene between Howard Cunningham and Richie. The father-son situation was written so movingly, I fell in love with the project."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Love, Father, Mind, Project)

"The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed."
- Nelson Boswell
(Related: Success, Feeling, First, Succeed)

"The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: War, Conflict, Land, Oil, Respect, Want, Water)

"I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Order)

"There was no censorship of the press: in general, the War Measures Act could have been made even more radical."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: War, Act, Censorship, Radical)

"People know that they're going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it's in. It's dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination - it's not straight forward."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Imagination, People, Dance, Theatre)

"It's like night and day... to do business, in Europe, there is no bull, they are pretty straightforward."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Business, Day, Europe, Night, Pretty)

"I have reaffirmed my political will to work towards national unity."
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Related: Work, Unity, Will)

"Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights. It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it, to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot of republicans during the Clinton Administration, and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush."
- James Bovard
(Related: Democrats, Rights, Opposition, Party, Politicians, Republicans)

"It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"It is hard to know how many people do, but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers, nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom that our forefathers had."
- James Bovard
(Related: People, Americans, Freedom, Passion)

"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Courage, Cowardice)

"In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Love, Successful, Ambition, Merit)

"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Politics, Being, Merit)

"Tearless grief bleeds inwardly."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Grief)

"Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: War, Cruelty, Fantasy, World, World war)

"Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Women, Beginning, Ending, Talk)

"It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Faith, War, Patience)

"I guess I'm not that aware of such a big fan base. I have a few core people who write me no matter what I'm doing, but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door!"
- Julie Bowen
(Related: People, Being, Mail)

"The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Death, People, American, Day, Interest, Kids, Legislation)

"I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture, more so than other people. I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else, sometimes they fight back."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: People, Culture, Fight, Trying, Violence)

"For the sake of the troops, for the love of the troops, we must not add yet another casualty to this war. We must not let truth be a casualty of this war."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Love, War, Truth, Troops)

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"Star Wars, the original movie, was all the various old genre of pictures: the swashbucklers, the war movies, all those things were put n there in a different look."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: War, Movies, Old)

"Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)

"As someone who has seen war first hand, and as a father of three young adults, it was my hope that we could have resolved this conflict and disarmed Saddam Hussein without war. However, this was not the case."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: War, Father, Hope, Conflict, First)

"As an active member of the Air Force, Army and Mine Warfare Caucuses, I meet with enlisted personnel and officers on a regular basis to learn more about their needs, both on the job and with their families."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Army, Force, Job, Needs)

"Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money."
- Brandon Boyd
(Related: Money, Music, Life, People, Reward, Will)