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1. I’m involved in some action scenes, so they’ll train me for that. I’ll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character. – Aaliyah

2. It was always part of the plan to move into acting. – Aaliyah

3. It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone. – Aaliyah

4. It’s really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect. – Aaliyah

5. Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. – Aaliyah

6. Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me. – Aaliyah

7. The Matrix is top secret. There isn’t much that can be said right now. – Aaliyah

8. There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don’t discuss my private life. – Aaliyah

9. There are times I can’t even figure myself out. – Aaliyah

10. There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself. – Aaliyah

11. You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday. – Aaliyah

12. All I can do is leave it in God’s hands and hope that my fans feel where I’m coming from. – Aaliyah

13. If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it’s always cool. The kids are amazing. – Aaliyah

14. In film, you are a totally different person than in the video. – Aaliyah

15. I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do. – Aaliyah

16. I’m a total performer. – Aaliyah

17. I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person. – Aaliyah

18. I think it’s important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don’t want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin. – Aaliyah

19. I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original. – Aaliyah

20. I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing. – Aaliyah

21. I know that people think I’m sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It’s wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing. – Aaliyah

22. I have the time needed to support the album and tour. – Aaliyah

23. I don’t want to abandon one work for the other, and I don’t think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them. – Aaliyah

24. I don’t think about my previous success. I’m happy that the work I’ve done has been very successful. – Aaliyah

25. I don’t feel I made any sacrifices at all. I’m doing my best to juggle. – Aaliyah

26. I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget. – Aaliyah

27. Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach. – Aaliyah

28. If I don’t think about it, it won’t drive me crazy. – Aaliyah

29. Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less. – Alvar Aalto

30. Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art. – Alvar Aalto

31. We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems. – Alvar Aalto

32. We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city. – Alvar Aalto

33. Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together. – Alvar Aalto

34. My wife bought an extra life insurance policy on me. – Willie Aames

35. I don’t think you need to go looking for the enemy. He’s going to look for you. – Willie Aames

36. I get scared to death when I see people who say they’ve found Jesus Christ, and they’re out there, and I wonder, who’s teaching them? Who’s mentoring them? – Willie Aames

37. I had never really pictured myself working in children’s ministries. I always figured I would be more comfortable with maybe teens or adult ministries. – Willie Aames

38. I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would ever feel comfortable doing. If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity, I would never grow. – Willie Aames

39. I remember thinking, That’s what I need – and that hope was in Jesus Christ. – Willie Aames

40. I spent six years in Bible study because I needed to get grounded. People really need to spend time in the Bible getting to know the God they claim to love. – Willie Aames

41. I suppose what’s unique about our presentation is the amount of Scripture that kids get. – Willie Aames

42. I tell kids that people will let them down and people will hurt them. But Jesus Christ will never let them down and never hurt them. – Willie Aames

43. I want kids to understand that strength doesn’t come from what goes on around you. It comes from inside you, and that comes from Jesus Christ. – Willie Aames

44. I’m cleaning toilets for $30 a day, because I needed that $30, and people are pointing at me, saying, Look at the big movie star. Look where he is now. I just said, I’m where God put me. – Willie Aames

45. God gives me the children’s ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It’s awesome. I don’t know where He’s gonna take it-but God is building this thing. – Willie Aames

46. It’s easy to be led astray when you’re so broken. People take advantage of you. – Willie Aames

47. My pastor said, Just because you were a celebrity doesn’t mean you’re supposed to be a celebrity now. – Willie Aames

48. God continues to work miracles in my life. – Willie Aames

49. There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don’t deserve that kind of grace. I don’t deserve that break. – Willie Aames

50. They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food. – Willie Aames

51. This is an exact replica of my chest. – Willie Aames

52. This is not what I would have chosen. But I have a heart to be obedient. – Willie Aames

53. This show has been a major revitalization of my family life and personal life. It gave my family an avenue to speak to me honestly. – Willie Aames

54. We produce programs that honor God and impact our world. – Willie Aames

55. We’re seeing how the videos translate to the live shows and how the technology is really reaching kids. – Willie Aames

56. We’ve been called, and He has blessed. – Willie Aames

57. We’ve both been married before and our previous experiences made us fearful of commitment. – Willie Aames

58. When you’re in that scene, you really wonder if this is all you’re ever going to be. You know how vile and filthy you are inside. – Willie Aames

59. If there’s comfort involved, it’s probably not for me. – Willie Aames

60. Pray for your mate. Ask God to soften your heart and show you ways to be a better spouse. – Willie Aames

61. Didn’t come up here to read. Came up here to hit. – Hank Aaron

62. You can only milk a cow so long, then you’re left holding the pail. – Hank Aaron

63. The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them. – Hank Aaron

64. The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting. – Hank Aaron

65. On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again. – Hank Aaron

66. My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. – Hank Aaron

67. It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. – Hank Aaron

68. I’m hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I’d be pulling for him. – Hank Aaron

69. I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That’s when you’ve got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing’s a joke to me. I don’t feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face. – Hank Aaron

70. I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you’re inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you’ve never seen before. If they do, I’m still looking for it. – Hank Aaron

71. I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn’t throw it past me, none of them. – Hank Aaron

72. I don’t see pitches down the middle anymore – not even in batting practice. – Hank Aaron

73. Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution. – Hank Aaron

74. I don’t feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat. – Hank Aaron

75. If my forgeries looked as bad as the CBS documents, it would have been ‘Catch Me In Two Days’. – Frank Abagnale

76. What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier today. Technology breeds crime. – Frank Abagnale

77. Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can’t stop looking at the pinstripes. – Frank Abagnale

78. Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic. – Nicola Abbagnano

79. I do not feel remorse. Everybody makes mistakes in war. – Abu Abbas

80. 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

81. There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom. – Mahmoud Abbas

82. We want the Israelis to leave. They want to leave – so let us let them leave. – Mahmoud Abbas

83. We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard. – Mahmoud Abbas

84. We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority. – Mahmoud Abbas

85. We have accepted the principle of democracy and we are committed to respect the popular verdict and the result of that national consultation. – Mahmoud Abbas

86. We expect President Bush to implement his own vision of a two-state solution, the birth of the Palestinian State and the ending of the occupation that started in 1967. – Mahmoud Abbas

87. We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law. – Mahmoud Abbas

88. We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations. – Mahmoud Abbas

89. No state on earth can afford to allow several authorities to co-exist next to one another. – Mahmoud Abbas

90. I can certainly put myself in Israel’s shoes. They are humans just like we are. They want peace and security inside their borders. – Mahmoud Abbas

91. We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces. – Mahmoud Abbas

92. The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces. – Cleveland Abbe

93. True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions. – Cleveland Abbe

94. As a great man’s influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain. – Cleveland Abbe

95. I have started that which the country will not willingly let die. – Cleveland Abbe

96. It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth. – Cleveland Abbe

97. My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs. – Cleveland Abbe

98. Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. – Edward Abbey

99. Our ‘neoconservatives’ are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell. – Edward Abbey

100. One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork. – Edward Abbey

101. Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. – Edward Abbey

102. Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. – Edward Abbey

103. Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,’ I says, ‘but don’t insult me poor bleedin’ country. – Edward Abbey

104. 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

105. 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

106. Grown men do not need leaders. – Edward Abbey

107. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. – Edward Abbey

108. If the end does not justify the means – what can? – Edward Abbey

109. A drink a day keeps the shrink away. – Edward Abbey

110. A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. – Edward Abbey

111. 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

112. 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

113. Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing. – Edward Abbey

114. You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light. – Edward Abbey

115. Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. – Edward Abbey

116. When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. – Edward Abbey

117. 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

118. There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California. – Edward Abbey

119. The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages – as if the savages weren’t dangerous enough already. – Edward Abbey

120. The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. – Edward Abbey

121. That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding. – Edward Abbey

122. Taxation: how the sheep are shorn. – Edward Abbey

123. 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

124. Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do. – Edward Abbey

125. 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

126. 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

127. There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause. – Lynn Abbey

128. It’s been a long time since I’ve written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I’m hoping it’s like riding a bicycle. – Lynn Abbey

129. It’s possible to become so comfortable with one’s style and structure that one ceases to grow. – Lynn Abbey

130. My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history. – Lynn Abbey

131. Neophyte writers tend to believe that there is something magical about ideas and that if they can just get a hold of a good one, then their futures are ensured. – Lynn Abbey

132. No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge. – Lynn Abbey

133. Once you’ve invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story’s grown to around a half-million words and can’t be written as anything less than a trilogy. – Lynn Abbey

134. One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia. – Lynn Abbey

135. Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment. – Lynn Abbey

136. The money can be decent, but I really don’t recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong. – Lynn Abbey

137. I’m dense when it comes to discouragement. – Lynn Abbey

138. When I have an idea, it goes from vague, cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat. – Lynn Abbey

139. When I’m not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I’m not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I’m reading books about history, computers, or embroidery. – Lynn Abbey

140. That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me. – Lynn Abbey

141. I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I’ve never been able to sell. I’m known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre. – Lynn Abbey

142. A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story. – Lynn Abbey

143. Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet. – Lynn Abbey

144. I’m one of those writers who, when writing, believes she’s god-and that she hasn’t bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books. – Lynn Abbey

145. For me, writing a short story is much, much harder than writing a novel. – Lynn Abbey

146. It took me about 12 years to reach my million-word mark. The challenge now is to continue to challenge myself. – Lynn Abbey

147. I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I’m dodging bullets and gasping for breath. – Lynn Abbey

148. I write sets of books, but I’ve also written a lot of orphans. – Lynn Abbey

149. I’m a writer first and an editor second… or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don’t claim to have all of them at my command. – Lynn Abbey

150. I’m always trolling for trivia. – Lynn Abbey

151. During the many centuries that magic, here on this planet, was presumed to have worked, there were at least as many theories as to how magic worked as there were cultures and religions. – Lynn Abbey

152. I’m not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published. – Lynn Abbey

153. I’ve read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium. – Lynn Abbey

154. Ideas aren’t magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down. – Lynn Abbey

155. If you write, one of the questions you’re always trying to answer is, Where do you get your ideas? And, if you write, you know how pointless a question this is and how difficult it is to answer. – Lynn Abbey

156. Photography helps people to see. – Berenice Abbott

157. Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act – rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life – not death. – Berenice Abbott

158. I didn’t decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it. – Berenice Abbott

159. Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. – Berenice Abbott

160. The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is. – Berenice Abbott

161. The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective. – Berenice Abbott

162. There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own. – Berenice Abbott

163. Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. – Berenice Abbott

164. That’s why so many stars are making pictures in Europe today. The tax guys are making thieves out of everybody. – Bud Abbott

165. It gets so boring at home. After all, how many reruns of Abbott and Costello movies can a guy watch on television? – Bud Abbott

166. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third. – Bud Abbott

167. Sitting at home the way I do, I’d just love the hear from people. It’d be a great help in passing the time. – Bud Abbott

168. They disallowed this and disallowed that, and now I can’t even get my head above water! – Bud Abbott

169. They liked me so long as the liquor flowed at my house, but I haven’t seen any of them around lately. – Bud Abbott

170. Well, I always had a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life. I still can’t drive. – Bud Abbott

171. You never heard of a comedy team that didn’t fight, did you? – Bud Abbott

172. Once they get their hooks into you, you’re a dead pigeon. – Bud Abbott

173. You can’t defend the indefensible – anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical. – Diane Abbott

174. The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons. – Diane Abbott

175. My mother liked Jim Reeves. I hated his records. He was unbearable. – Diane Abbott

176. My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain. – Diane Abbott

177. Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. – Diane Abbott

178. The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government. – Grace Abbott

179. I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic. – Grace Abbott

180. Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam. – Grace Abbott

181. The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school. – Grace Abbott

182. Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time. – Grace Abbott

183. Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause. – Jack Henry Abbott

184. That is how prison is tearing me up inside. It hurts every day. Every day takes me further from my life. – Jack Henry Abbott

185. The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run – will not try to escape. – Jack Henry Abbott

186. The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare. – Jack Henry Abbott

187. There was never sufficient evidence presented at my trial to support a finding of intent to kill. – Jack Henry Abbott

188. One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free. – Jack Henry Abbott

189. I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror. – Jack Henry Abbott

190. I escaped one time. In 1971 I was in the free world for six weeks. – Jack Henry Abbott

191. To be in prison so long, it’s difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there. – Jack Henry Abbott

192. When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life. – Jack Henry Abbott

193. Nothing is over and done with. Nothing. Not even your malice. – Jack Henry Abbott

194. When I’m forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners, it’s all I can do to refrain from attack. – Jack Henry Abbott

195. My eyes, my brain seek out escape routes wherever I am sent. – Jack Henry Abbott

196. I’ve wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations – the atmospheric pressure, you might say – of what it is to be seriously a long-term prisoner in an American prison. – Jack Henry Abbott

197. Because there is something helpless and weak and innocent – something like an infant – deep inside us all that really suffers in ways we would never permit an insect to suffer. – Jack Henry Abbott

198. I have been desperate to escape for so many years now, it is routine for me to try to escape. – Jack Henry Abbott

199. As long as I am nothing but a ghost of the civil dead, I can do nothing. – Jack Henry Abbott

200. Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control. – Jack Henry Abbott

201. War is the science of destruction. – John Abbott

202. ‘How do you know so much about everything?’ was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ‘By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.’ – John Abbott

203. Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture. – John Abbott

204. It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity. – Lyman Abbott

205. The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest. – Lyman Abbott

206. The highest qualities of character… must be earned. – Lyman Abbott

207. Patience is passion tamed. – Lyman Abbott

208. I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow. – Lyman Abbott

209. I abhor a hoe. I am fond of flowers but not of dirt, and had rather buy them than cultivate them. – Lyman Abbott

210. Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. – Lyman Abbott

211. Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. – Lyman Abbott

212. A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained. – Lyman Abbott

213. Religion is not a conclusion of the reason. – Lyman Abbott

214. Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed. – Abdallah II

215. When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose. – Abdallah II

216. Earth’s dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation. – Abdallah II

217. Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered. – Abdallah II

218. The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands. – Abdallah II

219. In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes – a virtuous cycle of change. – Abdallah II

220. There are many talented people. – Paula Abdul

221. Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I’ve been writing songs for other artists. – Paula Abdul

222. If I decide to tour, I definitely would come to Washington, D.C. We’ll see. – Paula Abdul

223. If they’re singing about heartbreak, they’ve lived it. – Paula Abdul

224. Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted. – Paula Abdul

225. When you go to meetings or auditions and you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It is simple but true. – Paula Abdul

226. I think it would be great if there were no age limit. – Paula Abdul

227. Virgin Records will probably release their own package sometime next year. – Paula Abdul

228. There is love there. And then there’s times when I can’t even stomach Simon. You don’t have to sit next to him. That’s all I have to say. – Paula Abdul

229. Keep the faith, don’t lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct. – Paula Abdul

230. The producers felt that 24 would be good for the audience, to really get to know who these 12 and 12 are. – Paula Abdul

231. The more auditions you go on, the more you will learn not to take it personally. – Paula Abdul

232. The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas. – Paula Abdul

233. Simon would not want to audition in front of Simon. – Paula Abdul

234. Simon drives me crazy. We are still arguing. – Paula Abdul

235. I’m working toward a CD that will have all of you dancing like crazy. – Paula Abdul

236. My job, I think, is the hardest job out of all the judges because I am the only one that is a performer. – Paula Abdul

237. When people expect me to go right, I’ll go left. I’m unpredictable. – Paula Abdul

238. Thousands of kids and parents come up to us and say, How do we get better as a singer? – Paula Abdul

239. I am in Toronto, shooting a movie for NBC. – Paula Abdul

240. I’m happily single. – Paula Abdul

241. You need these experiences. Just know that sometimes, the director has a specific look in mind. – Paula Abdul

242. I think a duet with Janet is a great idea. – Paula Abdul

243. I signed on with Disney to star and choreograph an original film. – Paula Abdul

244. I have been working up until recently with Neil Simon, who has been adapting the character to me. – Paula Abdul

245. I can’t wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it. – Paula Abdul

246. For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need your help. – Paula Abdul

247. Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise. – Paula Abdul

248. Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with. – Paula Abdul

249. I will never forget my humble beginnings as a Laker Girl. It was probably one of the most fun jobs I ever had. – Paula Abdul

250. Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him. – Paula Abdul

251. Any types of auditions will be posted in trade magazines. – Paula Abdul

252. American Idol has taken over my whole life. – Paula Abdul

253. America fell in love with the innocence of a kid who just was honest, saying, I did the best I could, and I had no formal training. – Paula Abdul

254. All you can do is the best you can do. – Paula Abdul

255. I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He’s from England, he’s angry and he’s got Mad Power Disease. – Paula Abdul

256. Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on. – Paula Abdul

257. I got a call to come in and meet Fox, and the rest is history. – Paula Abdul

258. I’m grateful this ordeal is over, and I’m so looking forward to getting back to the job I love. – Paula Abdul

259. I’m not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

260. My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

261. I’m not going to disappear. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

262. I’m still my parent’s child, I’m still me, but I made a choice. I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I think it has to do with evolution. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

263. In athletics there’s always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you’re not cheating. I think that’s just a quirk of human nature. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

264. It’s hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

265. Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

266. My choosing Islam was not a political statement; it was a spiritual statement. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

267. I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

268. I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

269. Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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270. I wanted to play baseball! – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

271. I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

272. I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

273. I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

274. I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

275. I think someone should explain to the child that it’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

276. I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

277. I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

278. My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn’t have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

279. I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

280. Your mind is what makes everything else work. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

281. I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

282. I hope to be involved in a successful movie script. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

283. I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

284. I feel that there has been progress made since I was a boy on matters of race, but we have a long way to go. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

285. I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

286. A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

287. As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

288. As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

289. Black people don’t have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

290. Center is a very tough position to play. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

291. Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

292. Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

293. Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

294. I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

295. You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

296. I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

297. One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

298. I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

299. You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go… Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

300. You can’t win if you don’t play as a unit. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

301. When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

302. When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

303. When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That’s a terrible burden. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

304. The transition was difficult. It’s hard to stop something that you’ve enjoyed and that has been very rewarding. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

305. The game has basically not changed since I ended my career. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

306. The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

307. I didn’t really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

308. Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly? – King Abdullah II

309. The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. – Agha Hasan Abedi

310. The key to wisdom is this – constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth. – Peter Abelard

311. It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth. – Peter Abelard

312. A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes. – Sam Abell

313. As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs. – Sam Abell

314. It matters little how much equipment we use; it matters much that we be masters of all we do use. – Sam Abell

315. My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it. – Sam Abell

316. Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment – this very moment – to stay. – Sam Abell

317. If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. – Hal Abelson

318. If you listen to a lot of music, it gradually seeps into your consciousness or your unconsciousness and comes out in your music. – John Abercrombie

319. On record dates like that I never felt too nervous because everything was really overdubbed. When we did that album, we were in the studio for probably a week, so you had a lot of opportunity to fix things. – John Abercrombie

320. I don’t remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs. – John Abercrombie

321. Every time I listen back to solos of mine I’ll hear something I like and then another phrase that I can’t stand. You have to live with what you play. And the recording medium puts that on us. When I play live gigs I don’t think so much like that. – John Abercrombie

322. Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces. – John Abercrombie

323. You’re just sort of searching for this “thing” and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don’t. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you’re improvising, at least the way I play, I’m trying to follow my train of thought in a solo. – John Abercrombie

324. For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality. – Lascelles Abercrombie

325. The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else. – Lascelles Abercrombie

326. With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination, on an epic poem. – Lascelles Abercrombie

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

328. There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man’s general destiny. – Lascelles Abercrombie

329. The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always. – Lascelles Abercrombie

330. The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does. – Lascelles Abercrombie

331. The first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read. – Lascelles Abercrombie

332. The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style; and that is what every other poet has behind him too; only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling. – Lascelles Abercrombie

333. The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time in the composition of his work. That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him, but he may not refuse to work with his time. – Lascelles Abercrombie

334. The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age. – Lascelles Abercrombie

335. By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made. – Lascelles Abercrombie

336. An epic is not made by piecing together a set of heroic lays, adjusting their discrepancies and making them into a continuous narrative. – Lascelles Abercrombie

337. It is more difficult to keep the attention of hearers than of readers. – Lascelles Abercrombie

338. But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell. – Lascelles Abercrombie

339. That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently; but, as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar, so the invention itself has been. – Lascelles Abercrombie

340. Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life. – Lascelles Abercrombie

341. If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it. – Lascelles Abercrombie

342. It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there was a time when sentiments now become habitual, sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct, but the original metaphysic of living, were by no means altogether habitual. – Lascelles Abercrombie

343. No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word; he knows that it is on the spoken word, and the spoken word only, that his art is founded. – Lascelles Abercrombie

344. Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind. – Lascelles Abercrombie

345. 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

346. Land in Hawaii is money. What I’m talking about here is ceded land – land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood. – Neil Abercrombie

347. You’re talking serious money already in the bank, and millions of dollars coming in every year. – Neil Abercrombie

348. When there wasn’t any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset. – Neil Abercrombie

349. Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged. – Neil Abercrombie

350. There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in. – Neil Abercrombie

351. So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who’s really going to administer this stuff. – Neil Abercrombie

352. Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all. – Neil Abercrombie

353. I remember saying to the chairman after serving the first year, “Why are we doing this? Why don’t the Hawaiians have control?” “Well, we have no mechanism to do it,” I was told. – Neil Abercrombie

354. A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state’s collecting lease money because all of a sudden “worthless” land now has an airport on it. – Neil Abercrombie

355. So there’s always been this clash between what is the public good – that which belongs to all of us in common – and what can be exploited for a private interest. – Neil Abercrombie

356. He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets. He did. He took it into the damn White House. – Ralph Abernathy

357. I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future. – Ralph Abernathy

358. Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history. – Ralph Abernathy

359. Bring on your tear gas, bring on your grenades, your new supplies of Mace, your state troopers and even your national guards. But let the record show we ain’t going to be turned around. – Ralph Abernathy

360. You may be assured that we won’t ever let your words die. Like the words of our Master, Jesus Christ, they will live in our minds and our hearts and in the souls of black men and white men, brown men and yellow men as long as time shall last. – Ralph Abernathy

361. Well, the hardest thing to do, as we know from our own experience on 9/11 is protect everything all the time. – John Abizaid

362. Our forces will not be on the sidelines. – John Abizaid

363. It’s clear to me now that we’ve got to reach out to the Arab Sunni community in particular in an effort to cause some moderate political activity to take place so they join the future of Iraq. – John Abizaid

364. It’s also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the… as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America. – John Abizaid

365. Morale is good; troops are confident; leaders are capable. – John Abizaid

366. 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

367. So, these political activities will create friction in and of themselves, and in this environment of friction there’ll be additional violence. – John Abizaid

368. Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime that are cooperating in some fashion and then there are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them. – John Abizaid

369. In other words, for every 10 enemy you kill you bring on 20 new recruits to their anti-coalition cause then essentially you are working against yourself. – John Abizaid

370. We’ve got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government. – John Abizaid

371. Certainly our goal is to leave Iraq, but we can’t leave Iraq with our forces until we know that the Iraqi security forces are capable and efficient enough to defend the sovereignty of the nation. – John Abizaid

372. Well, the reports are correct that we’re conducting very robust military operations on the Afghan side of the border in areas where we think al-Qaida is operating and Taliban remnants are. – John Abizaid

373. You know as well as I do that counterinsurgency is a very nuanced type of military operation. – John Abizaid

374. We’ll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs. We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone. – John Abizaid

375. But clearly the fact that we’ve gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it’s not enough. – John Abizaid

376. And so I think that if the person has the funds, the network, and the equipment to do this, and also the experience, which is the key factor, then they can be quite deadly. – John Abizaid

377. As far as Zarqawi is concerned, there is a network of extremists; it’s not just Zarqawi. – John Abizaid

378. I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes. – John Abizaid

379. But all that having been said, you can’t, in a city of a million people like Karbala, or 5 million like Baghdad, you can’t be in all places at all times. – John Abizaid

380. I think you will see a lot of strains develop in the political process that will result in violence everywhere in the country – but it’s controllable, it’s workable and it will lead to a much better future for these people. – John Abizaid

381. But I am satisfied that the information that we have that this is the work of Zarqawi, is accurate. – John Abizaid

382. But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity. – John Abizaid

383. But the truth of the matter is that there is there is an opportunity for them to participate in the economic and political future of the country and certainly in the security life of the country. – John Abizaid

384. Capturing any member of any terrorist cell or any insurgent cell that we may happen to come across is always very, very valuable, and the thing that interests me is that in most instances after a time people talk and they tell us what they know. – John Abizaid

385. Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss, would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get… to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida, because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations against the United States even as we speak here. – John Abizaid

386. I think you also understand that one of the key things that’s got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people. – John Abizaid

387. Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody’s going to knock on your door and it’s going to be your last. – John Abizaid

388. But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France, I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the plain truths contained in these pages. – Edmond About

389. Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle. – Edmond About

390. It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot. – Edmond About

391. I have been further enlightened by the conversation and correspondence of some illustrious Italians, whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger. – Edmond About

392. I fight fairly, and in good faith. – Edmond About

393. There are certain men and women who, from the minute they step in front of a camera, that’s exactly where they belong. Connery’s one. – F. Murray Abraham

394. I’m not going to just say nice things about everybody unless I mean it. – F. Murray Abraham

395. Milos said, You’re my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn’t pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I’m busy painting my kitchen. – F. Murray Abraham

396. People desire power. I don’t know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace. – F. Murray Abraham

397. Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn’t answer the phone. – F. Murray Abraham

398. I’m just having a wonderful time. It’s an interesting thing that I’m very comfortable with this material and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I did MacBeth. – F. Murray Abraham

399. 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

400. If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers’ kids in there to fight and die. – F. Murray Abraham

401. 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

402. Whenever there were parties, I wasn’t invited because I began to be like that character. In a way, that contributed to the success of the performance. – F. Murray Abraham

403. With Connery, he does act. He is in complete command. He completely trusts the person first, then the instrument. I’ve worked with his son also, on a picture in Russia. – F. Murray Abraham

404. With Dick Smith there, and the words of Peter Shaffer… they’ve got to be the most beautiful descriptions in music ever written on film or in literature. And we could hear the music accompanying the words… What more can you ask for? – F. Murray Abraham

405. Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn’t do anything except just stand there. – F. Murray Abraham

406. The difficulty is capturing surprise on film. – F. Murray Abraham

407. I don’t want to talk in terms of miracles. I think this is a very serious situation. But I do want to talk in terms of Bush becoming a man of the hour, and I think this is way to do it. – F. Murray Abraham

408. All the stuff that you visualized that was going to work so beautifully, you discover is trashed, so you jump to something else. – F. Murray Abraham

409. 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

410. Once I looked into a mirror at my face I felt like it was completely convincing. I was Salieri. – F. Murray Abraham

411. I acted my heart out. – F. Murray Abraham

412. I’m a very proud actor. – F. Murray Abraham

413. I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don’t want to see any more of that. – F. Murray Abraham

414. I just throw it out and see what happens. If it sounds and feels right, then I continue. – F. Murray Abraham

415. I love parties. I love a good time. – F. Murray Abraham

416. I really like to experiment. That’s the only way I can work. It’s instinctive. – F. Murray Abraham

417. I think creativity is spiritual. I absolutely believe that. – F. Murray Abraham

418. I trust that the president will try, just give it one more shot, some revolutionary way of not doing this, of bringing all those kids back home safely. – F. Murray Abraham

419. I’d like President Bush to get a gun in his hands. I’ll go with him. I can’t think of anything better than to die in place ‘s just beginning their lives. – F. Murray Abraham

420. I’d like President Bush to think maybe there’s another way to think, that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam. – F. Murray Abraham

421. As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow. – F. Murray Abraham

422. A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work. – Karl Abraham

423. I always wondered what hearing one’s own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least. – Spencer Abraham

424. Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so. – Spencer Abraham

425. The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation are continuously evolving. They’ve changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory. – Spencer Abraham

426. There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made. – Spencer Abraham

427. Thousands across America are glued to their web cast to hear this. And actually, I’ve never met one human being who said that they had seen one of those. – Spencer Abraham

428. Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps. – Peter Abrahams

429. You can’t walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values. – Peter Abrahams

430. Joseph and his mother come from the black kings who were before the white man. – Peter Abrahams

431. With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books. – Peter Abrahams

432. To get where you want to go you can’t only do what you like. – Peter Abrahams

433. Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context, another effort by those assaulting my career. – Jack Abramoff

434. You can’t beat somebody with nobody. – Jack Abramoff

435. Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused. – Jack Abramoff

436. They realize that spending millions to save billions is just good business. – Jack Abramoff

437. In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man. – Jack Abramoff

438. If I read the articles about me, and I didn’t know me, I would think I was Satan. – Jack Abramoff

439. I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying. – Jack Abramoff

440. I am much chastened and profoundly remorseful. I can only hope that the Almighty and those whom I have wronged will forgive me my trespasses. – Jack Abramoff

441. As a result, I’ve been portrayed as a cynical barbarian preying on the very clients I was charged to defend. – Jack Abramoff

442. This is really high on the priority list of tribal concerns. This is a cash cow in many circumstances, and tribes are concerned about protection of tribal assets. – Jack Abramoff

443. If my life was a song it would be ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’. – Casey Abrams

444. There’s got to be a backbone, there’s got to be a skeleton to the whole way I perform, but you never want to hit the same note twice during a performance, I think. I think it’s always got to be fresh so it doesn’t bore me, and I always want to go out on edge. – Casey Abrams

445. My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen – I love all of them. I love singing to them because they’re all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz. – Casey Abrams

446. You know I want to sing for people, I want to jazz people up I want to make new music that they’ve never heard. – Casey Abrams

447. If you’re a good singer, you’re going to make anything sound good. – Casey Abrams

448. I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that’s one of my fun things. – Casey Abrams

449. I love listening to Radio Head’s ‘Everything in its Right Place’ because it’s all major chords, it makes you feel really good. It’s soothing, it’s got a beautiful voice, crazy textures. When I’m down I listen to that song and it really makes me feel good. – Casey Abrams

450. I hope America sees I am a goofy guy andI’m kind a crazy, I hope they see that I am a musician aswell, that I have music all around my body – I’m just exfoliating music, and I just hope America sees that. – Casey Abrams

451. I had no idea I could make it this far. And the fact that they told me I made it this far and that America is going to vote for me, I freaked out. – Casey Abrams

452. I’m a car singer, in fact sometimes I pretend to take my dog out for a walk, and I’ll just drive him around and start singin’. – Casey Abrams

453. In my spare time I like watching TV, laying on the couch, just chillin’. – Casey Abrams

454. When eating an elephant take one bite at a time. – Creighton Abrams

455. You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening. – Creighton Abrams

456. Certainly the O.J. Simpson case was a turning point in my career. – Dan Abrams

457. You can be a great reporter and not be such a great talk show host. – Dan Abrams

458. They can say I have an opinion about something. – Dan Abrams

459. Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating to a few of us and really pretty boring to most. – Dan Abrams

460. Some people think I’m a total moron and I would hope most people think I’m very good at what I do. – Dan Abrams

461. I’m not going to let people get away with either a dishonest or inaccurate premise to what we’re talking about because I think that does the viewer a disturbance. – Dan Abrams

462. I think that in the end, a talk show is a very different animal. – Dan Abrams

463. I read our emails every day and I know there are people out there who think I’m awful. – Dan Abrams

464. But doing what I do, you will never get unanimity of people. – Dan Abrams

465. I think by laying it out for the viewer I’m avoiding the issue of bias. – Dan Abrams

466. I never said I had no idea about most of the things you said I said I had no idea about. – Elliott Abrams

467. There isn’t any way for the people of Nicaragua to find out what’s going on in Nicaragua. – Elliott Abrams

468. The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail? – Floyd Abrams

469. There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important. – Floyd Abrams

470. This is going right to the police. So, it’s a very dangerous precedent. – Floyd Abrams

471. Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle. – Floyd Abrams

472. CBS exhausted the Texas courts. They went from the trial court to the intermediate court to the highest court. – Floyd Abrams

473. CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there’s a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn’t work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he’s a journalist and not a police agent. – Floyd Abrams

474. Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather. – Floyd Abrams

475. I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there. – Floyd Abrams

476. I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn’t really have enough of that. – Floyd Abrams

477. I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail to defend confidential sources. Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this. But I can’t say that’s the norm. – Floyd Abrams

478. I mean the idea of this is that it’s a good thing for the public to hear interviews like this and that there will be an inevitable amount of fewer interviews if people that the press talks to wind up thinking, well, it’s not really a CBS correspondent. – Floyd Abrams

479. I really did try to write it so that an educated public that cares about issues like this doesn’t have to be a lawyer and can read it and understand it. – Floyd Abrams

480. I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed. – Floyd Abrams

481. I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same. – Floyd Abrams

482. I think that it is important for people to understand that whether a good-guy or a bad-guy wins a case is less important than what the law is that the case results in. – Floyd Abrams

483. I think that the very fact that CBS fought and fought and fought in Texas, in New York. – Floyd Abrams

484. No other country in the world gives protection like that, but it is not absolute protection. People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits, and in those cases I think they ought to win. – Floyd Abrams

485. When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law – most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America – is really within living memory. – Floyd Abrams

486. The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them. – Floyd Abrams

487. I think we have some serious problems now, but, if you look back over the last thirty or forty years that my book deals with, I think we are in better shape now than we would have been if all of those cases had not come down. – Floyd Abrams

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488. So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are. – Floyd Abrams

489. My role in it was not as central as it was in some of the later cases considering I was younger then and I was playing a role of co-counsel on the case. – Floyd Abrams

490. It’s not like learning how to hit a curve ball in baseball. – Floyd Abrams

491. It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on. – Floyd Abrams

492. It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public’s right to know. – Floyd Abrams

493. It is not to benefit CBS, not to benefit its reporters. On this one, the entire basis of it is this is a way to get more information, more important information to the public. And that’s why so many states recognize this. – Floyd Abrams

494. It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they’re not the only players in this game. – Floyd Abrams

495. If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don’t think there’s any doubt but that people won’t talk. And, therefore, the public won’t learn. – Floyd Abrams

496. 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

497. I try to do that in this book without preaching – to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody. – Floyd Abrams

498. The principle though remains the same, and the important thing is CBS fought hard, very hard, to protect that principle and will fight again. – Floyd Abrams

499. John Updike is always fun. And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon. And Harold Bloom, another former student. – M. H. Abrams

500. When something startlingly new comes up, young people, especially, seize it. You can’t complain about that. I think its heyday has passed, but it’s had an effect and will continue to have an effect. – M. H. Abrams

501. When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas. – M. H. Abrams

502. We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background. – M. H. Abrams

503. We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity. – M. H. Abrams

504. The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves. – M. H. Abrams

505. Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions. – M. H. Abrams

506. If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem. – M. H. Abrams

507. If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false. – M. H. Abrams

508. Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading. – M. H. Abrams

509. The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives. – M. H. Abrams

510. It’s amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable. – M. H. Abrams

511. They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards. – Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.

512. While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it. – Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.

513. It is never very crowded at the front. – Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.

514. I’m a small and normal girl, and stories like mine no one likes to tell. Fortunately so, because I wouldn’t like to play myself. – Victoria Abril

515. Keep your ears open, your eyes open, grab everything you can, react, and learn! – Victoria Abril

516. My current companion, Gerard de Battista, is the father of my two sons. – Victoria Abril

517. I’d heard it was dangerous to walk around Miami. – Victoria Abril

518. My only friends were boys, and I was just one more of them. – Victoria Abril

519. I chose the most explosive dress I could find. I put a ton of makeup on and some great round earrings. I looked like Jennifer Jones in Duel in the Sun. – Victoria Abril

520. On my fifth film, it was then that I stopped dancing. – Victoria Abril

521. My first vocation was dance. – Victoria Abril

522. I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing. – Victoria Abril

523. I really wanted to work and become independent. – Victoria Abril

524. I had to gain weight until I looked like a seal so I could compete with the real whores who played the other roles. I was fat as a barrel. – Victoria Abril

525. For most of my career, I’ve played roles that were written for other actresses. – Victoria Abril

526. Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me. – Victoria Abril

527. Acting is the work of two people-it’s only possible when you have the complicity, the help, even the manipulation of a director. – Victoria Abril

528. The actress they’d hired had refused to appear naked in front of the camera. I didn’t like to appear naked either, but the first thing I did was take off my clothes and jump into the pool completely naked. – Victoria Abril

529. Psychiatrists don’t solve anything from one day to the next. – Victoria Abril

530. I like men with some belly who are a little over the hill. – Victoria Abril

531. The director had come to Madrid to court me. – Victoria Abril

532. The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth, as with a horse. This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting. – Victoria Abril

533. The film kept me from working as a secretary. It was a real stroke of luck. A miracle. – Victoria Abril

534. There’s nothing more human than two people making love. – Victoria Abril

535. When I said I was going to audition for a film, I got a hearty laugh from all my family. – Victoria Abril

536. When you have to get into the character each morning, give it your voice, your face, it was torture. – Victoria Abril

537. You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real. – Victoria Abril

538. People love coming on television, even if they have to show their miseries. – Victoria Abril

539. I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee. – Bella Abzug

540. We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room. – Bella Abzug

541. The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes. – Bella Abzug

542. I prefer the word ‘homemaker’ because ‘housewife’ always implies that there may be a wife someplace else. – Bella Abzug

543. All of the men on my staff can type. – Bella Abzug

544. The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened. – Bella Abzug

545. A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death. – Lucius Accius

546. Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous. – Lucius Accius

547. Let them hate so long as they fear. – Lucius Accius

548. The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your body and get interested in someone else’s. – Goodman Ace

549. I keep reading between the lies. – Goodman Ace

550. TV – a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium – we call it a medium because nothing’s well done. – Goodman Ace

551. Moon rocks are OK when everyone is eating. – Goodman Ace

552. I would have answered your letter sooner, but you didn’t send one. – Goodman Ace

553. Politics makes estranged bedfellows. – Goodman Ace

554. Home wasn’t built in a day. – Jane Sherwood Ace

555. Time wounds all heels. – Jane Sherwood Ace

556. The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money. – Marcel Achard

557. When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped. – Marcel Achard

558. The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship. – Marcel Achard

559. It’s risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early. – Marcel Achard

560. Women like silent men. They think they’re listening. – Marcel Achard

561. The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair. – Chinua Achebe

562. When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool. – Chinua Achebe

563. When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see. – Chinua Achebe

564. A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself. – Chinua Achebe

565. They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit. – Chinua Achebe

566. The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this. – Chinua Achebe

567. The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience. – Chinua Achebe

568. People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories. – Chinua Achebe

569. One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. – Chinua Achebe

570. Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be. – Chinua Achebe

571. Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again. – Chinua Achebe

572. Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him. – Chinua Achebe

573. Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world. – Chinua Achebe

574. The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president. – Dean Acheson

575. No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies. – Dean Acheson

576. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. – Dean Acheson

577. The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. – Dean Acheson

578. The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one’s attention from the problem. – Dean Acheson

579. Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. – Dean Acheson

580. The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. – Dean Acheson

581. I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office. – Dean Acheson

582. Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up. – Dean Acheson

583. The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office. – Dean Acheson

584. Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. – Dean Acheson

585. If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past. – Dean Acheson

586. I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. – Dean Acheson

587. Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role. – Dean Acheson

588. Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed. – Dean Acheson

589. Always remember that the future comes one day at a time. – Dean Acheson

590. A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. – Dean Acheson

591. We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation. – Dean Acheson

592. It is worse than immoral, it’s a mistake. – Dean Acheson

593. I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don’t get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists. – Kathy Acker

594. Traveling around I don’t think people are that horrible, I think they just don’t know. – Kathy Acker

595. I write it to get it out of me. I don’t write it to remember it. – Kathy Acker

596. I’m very staid compared to my students, actually. – Kathy Acker

597. On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we’re free and easy, and actually we’re far more moralistic than any other society I’ve ever lived in. – Kathy Acker

598. One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out. – Kathy Acker

599. Some of the stuff about Yogi energy is really fascinating. – Kathy Acker

600. That’s what the right-wing is good at: figuring out the left wing. – Kathy Acker

601. I think what we have in this country is a little more dangerous in a way because it can’t be seen fully. It’s sorta internal censorship. We censor each other. – Kathy Acker

602. There’s a backlash against womyn that’s really bad right now. – Kathy Acker

603. I understand that when people read my books that there’s something there – but I don’t identify with it. – Kathy Acker

604. We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways – you know minor ways and major ways – like what you’ve just encountered which isn’t censorship exactly, it was something sort of uglier in a way. – Kathy Acker

605. We’ve been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things. – Kathy Acker

606. Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive. – Kathy Acker

607. Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing. – Kathy Acker

608. Yeah, I mean, I put work out there for people to use and I’m grateful when you use it. – Kathy Acker

609. You can do whatever you want with my work. – Kathy Acker

610. You know I’ve had work banned. – Kathy Acker

611. The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it’s really the talk for those who have. – Kathy Acker

612. But I still don’t have a clear idea of what my voice is. – Kathy Acker

613. I wasn’t really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them. – Kathy Acker

614. And I’m working at trying to find a kind of language where I won’t be so easily modulated by expectation. – Kathy Acker

615. I’m really fascinated and you know I’ve been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way. – Kathy Acker

616. But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men. – Kathy Acker

617. I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible. – Kathy Acker

618. First of all, writing at best – certainly fiction writing – more and more I think is magic. – Kathy Acker

619. I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff. – Kathy Acker

620. I mean, once work’s out there it’s meant to be used. – Kathy Acker

621. I mean, they censor your work when they’re scared of it. – Kathy Acker

622. I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I’m not so censored when I use dream material. – Kathy Acker

623. I question: do we really understand the differences between modernist and postmodernist? – Kathy Acker

624. I think it’s really important to find out why people hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever. – Kathy Acker

625. And internalization is used in this country as a very effective political tool. – Kathy Acker

626. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. – Diane Ackerman

627. It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. – Diane Ackerman

628. Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. – Diane Ackerman

629. Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. – Diane Ackerman

630. Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight. – Diane Ackerman

631. Success produces success, just as money produces money. – Diane Ackerman

632. A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically. – Diane Ackerman

633. Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is. – Diane Ackerman

634. I don’t want to be a passenger in my own life. – Diane Ackerman

635. We live on the leash of our senses. – Diane Ackerman

636. I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family. – Gary Ackerman

637. I’m in favor of immigration but we also need rules. – Gary Ackerman

638. If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk. – Gary Ackerman

639. India is a regional power. It does not need anything to establish it. – Gary Ackerman

640. No, you can’t call your vote in. You have to be there on the floor to vote. – Gary Ackerman

641. Sometimes people who are Jewish are held to a higher standard which sometimes we take great pride in. – Gary Ackerman

642. We have some Jewish members of Congress, not a lot but there’s a bunch of us. – Gary Ackerman

643. We have to have some rules and regulations in America, or the world would empty out here. – Gary Ackerman

644. I am always fascinated by India. – Gary Ackerman

645. I used to be scared of uncertainty; now I get a high out of it. – Jensen Ackles

646. I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me. – Jensen Ackles

647. I love the smell of shampoo on a girl’s hair. You can walk past someone and be like, ‘Wow, you took a shower this morning, didn’t you? Because you smell lovely!’ – Jensen Ackles

648. 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

649. I was in preschool and a girl actually kissed me on the cheek. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what it meant, so I instantly grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. And, then I got suspended. – Jensen Ackles

650. I’m from Texas, and I would love to do an old-fashioned gun-slinging Western. – Jensen Ackles

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

652. I’m not Mr. Debonair Suave. I’m just a regular boy who goofs around, pulls pranks, and makes jokes. That doesn’t sound very hot to me. – Jensen Ackles

653. My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn’t something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job. – Jensen Ackles

654. There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl’s sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things. – Jensen Ackles

655. When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school. – Jensen Ackles

656. When we started, we knew the show was going to be hit or miss, and we needed to find a core audience to really make us survive. And I think we’ve been able to do that. – Jensen Ackles

657. I get nervous around girls for the first time. Once I’m in, I can take the reins and go. It’s just the initial approach I’m really bad at. – Jensen Ackles

658. What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it’s all about life experiences, and I’m very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones. – Jensen Ackles

659. Murderers will try to recall the sequence of events, they will remember exactly what they did just before and just after. But they can never remember the actual moment of killing. This is why they will always leave a clue. – Peter Ackroyd

660. The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time. – Harold Acton

661. So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it. – Harold Acton

662. History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong. – John Acton

663. The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. – John Acton

664. The greatest men, you can quote for everything. – John Acton

665. The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition. – John Acton

666. Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin. – John Acton

667. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. – John Acton

668. Liberty is the prevention of control by others. – John Acton

669. If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation. – John Acton

670. Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country. – John Acton

671. By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. – John Acton

672. By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead. – John Acton

673. Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will. – John Acton

674. Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality. – Lord Acton

675. Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites. – Lord Acton

676. Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. – Lord Acton

677. History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. – Lord Acton

678. I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money. – Lord Acton

679. If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh. – Lord Acton

680. Learn as much by writing as by reading. – Lord Acton

681. Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. – Lord Acton

682. Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought. – Lord Acton

683. Machiavelli’s teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith. – Lord Acton

684. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity. – Lord Acton

685. And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. – Lord Acton

686. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. – Lord Acton

687. A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. – Lord Acton

688. Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin. – Lord Acton

689. Socialism means slavery. – Lord Acton

690. The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern. – Lord Acton

691. The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks. – Lord Acton

692. The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers. – Lord Acton

693. The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority. – Lord Acton

694. The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections. – Lord Acton

695. The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future. – Lord Acton

696. There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion. – Lord Acton

697. There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. – Lord Acton

698. There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye. – Lord Acton

699. To be able to look back upon one’s past life with satisfaction is to live twice. – Lord Acton

700. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. – Lord Acton

701. Don’t be a blueprint. Be an original. – Roy Acuff

702. I don’t owe one man one cent. Anywhere. – Roy Acuff

703. Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead. Worry gets you no place. – Roy Acuff

704. The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee. – Roy Acuff

705. The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. – John Adair

706. I’ve done made a deal with the devil. He said he’s going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won’t put all the fires out. – Red Adair

707. I’ve got too many of my friends that retired and went home and got on a rocking chair, and about a year and a half later, I’m always going to the cemetery. – Red Adair

708. If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. – Red Adair

709. It scares you: all the noise, the rattling, the shaking. But the look on everybody’s face when you’re finished and packing, it’s the best smile in the world; and there’s nobody hurt, and the well’s under control. – Red Adair

710. Misery’s fine – as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to. – Arthur Adamov

711. Things always happen in series. – Arthur Adamov

712. Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all. – Arthur Adamov

713. The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis. – Arthur Adamov

714. Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. – Abigail Adams

715. I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic. – Abigail Adams

716. A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world. – Abigail Adams

717. Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken. – Abigail Adams

718. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. – Abigail Adams

719. Great necessities call out great virtues. – Abigail Adams

720. I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe. – Abigail Adams

721. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation. – Abigail Adams

722. If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women. – Abigail Adams

723. Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. – Abigail Adams

724. Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. – Abigail Adams

725. We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. – Abigail Adams

726. I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, ‘Give, give.’ – Abigail Adams

727. In my experience, problems most frequently arise from those who report for television, with little field experience in your area but an insatiable appetite for a sound bite. – Alvin Adams

728. Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog’s life isn’t going to kill someone for gold teeth. – Alvin Adams

729. My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens. – Alvin Adams

730. I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission. – Alvin Adams

731. Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure. – Alvin Adams

732. Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help. – Alvin Adams

733. 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

734. I didn’t get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who’ve inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster. – Amy Adams

735. Most of the time it’s the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, ‘Look, it’s Giselle,’ and I say, ‘No, no, no, don’t ruin this for them,’ because I’m usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, ‘That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.’ – Amy Adams

736. I’m pretty Sicilian if I’ve been crossed. I don’t seek revenge, but I never forget. And I make it hard to repair, which is not a great quality because if people held me to that standard, no one would be around me – ever. – Amy Adams

737. When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde! – Amy Adams

738. My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean? – Amy Adams

739. I’m one of seven kids. That’ll keep your ego in check. – Amy Adams

740. I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways. – Amy Adams

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741. I think a lot of times we don’t pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled. – Amy Adams

742. I do love shoes that make my legs longer. I have the upper body of someone who’s 5ft 8in, so high heels help me even out the discrepancy. – Amy Adams

743. 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

744. How I work is I work from of very character-driven place. And I trust the writers. – Amy Adams

745. As an actress people always tease me like: if there’s anything you can do to make yourself unattractive you will do it. – Amy Adams

746. I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl. – Amy Adams

747. Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. – Ansel Adams

748. I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can! – Ansel Adams

749. Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment. – Ansel Adams

750. It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. – Ansel Adams

751. It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. – Ansel Adams

752. Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter. – Ansel Adams

753. In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. – Ansel Adams

754. A good photograph is knowing where to stand. – Ansel Adams

755. There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. – Ansel Adams

756. 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

757. When I’m ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I’m interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. – Ansel Adams

758. Some photographers take reality… and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation. – Ansel Adams

759. Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. – Ansel Adams

760. Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. – Ansel Adams

761. Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. – Ansel Adams

762. A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. – Ansel Adams

763. Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world. – Ansel Adams

764. When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. – Ansel Adams

765. The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. – Ansel Adams

766. A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. – Ansel Adams

767. We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium. – Ansel Adams

768. In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. – Ansel Adams

769. Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams

770. To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things. – Ansel Adams

771. No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. – Ansel Adams

772. Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. – Ansel Adams

773. You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams

774. The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance. – Ansel Adams

775. Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. – Ansel Adams

776. The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit. – Ansel Adams

777. A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. – Ansel Adams

778. There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. – Ansel Adams

779. There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit. – Ansel Adams

780. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. – Ansel Adams

781. One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. – Brooks Adams

782. Politics, as a practice, whatever its profession, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. – Brooks Adams

783. The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand. – Brooks Adams

784. I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I’d seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it. – Bryan Adams

785. Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don’t, there are consequences you’ll have to deal with later in life. – Bryan Adams

786. I only write music for myself, I don’t try and appeal to anyone else. – Bryan Adams

787. I always knew I’d be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn’t know if I’d be successful at it, but I knew I’d be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star. – Bryan Adams

788. There’s a saying, ‘It’s easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.’ I’m going through that right now. – Bryan Adams

789. We can’t live without taxes, but we sure would like to have good ones. – Charles Adams

790. Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down. – Charles Adams

791. No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. – Charles Kendall Adams

792. No one ever attains success by simply doing what is required of him. – Charles Kendall Adams

793. In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner’s heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished. – Charles Kendall Adams

794. I was married awfully young and I felt trapped. My wife had been divorced and all the time we were married we were out of the Church. It wasn’t until we were divorced that we became good Catholics again. – Don Adams

795. Sometimes I wonder how I got into comedy at all. – Don Adams

796. Maxwell is serious, dedicated, awkward, forgetful, pompous to a certain degree, sentimental. – Don Adams

797. I’ve been paying alimony since I was 14 and child support since 15. That’s a joke, but not by much. – Don Adams

798. I am a quick study – I can memorize a script in an hour – but I can’t remember a name three seconds. I’ve even forgotten my wife’s name on occasion. – Don Adams

799. I like getting married, but I don’t like being married. – Don Adams

800. I did movie star impressions as a kid in high school. Somehow they just got out of hand. – Don Adams

801. It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts, and I made a lot of money for it. – Don Adams

802. I don’t believe it. Prove it to me and I still won’t believe it. – Douglas Adams

803. The mere thought hadn’t even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind. – Douglas Adams

804. There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened. – Douglas Adams

805. This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays. – Douglas Adams

806. The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. – Douglas Adams

807. Life is wasted on the living. – Douglas Adams

808. The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. – Douglas Adams

809. The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks. – Douglas Adams

810. The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate. – Douglas Adams

811. The difficulty with this conversation is that it’s very different from most of the ones I’ve had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees. – Douglas Adams

812. Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space. – Douglas Adams

813. I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? – Douglas Adams

814. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. – Douglas Adams

815. It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. – Douglas Adams

816. Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? – Douglas Adams

817. In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. – Douglas Adams

818. In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground. – Douglas Adams

819. If somebody thinks they’re a hedgehog, presumably you just give ’em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves. – Douglas Adams

820. It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry ‘I could have thought of that’ is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn’t, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. – Douglas Adams

821. I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons. – Douglas Adams

822. It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. – Douglas Adams

823. I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. – Douglas Adams

824. Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. – Douglas Adams

825. I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. – Douglas Adams

826. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. – Douglas Adams

827. He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot. – Douglas Adams

828. He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife. – Douglas Adams

829. For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. – Douglas Adams

830. If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. – Douglas Adams

831. Time is bunk. – Douglas Adams

832. To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. – Douglas Adams

833. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem. – Douglas Adams

834. You live and learn. At any rate, you live. – Douglas Adams

835. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. – Douglas Adams

836. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. – Douglas Adams

837. Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. – Douglas Adams

838. You aren’t going to leave me alone are you? – Edie Adams

839. All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. – Edie Adams

840. Well, we could tell them that we’re here on an archeological expedition. – Edie Adams

841. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel. – Frank Adams

842. We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations. – Franklin P. Adams

843. Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. – Franklin P. Adams

844. Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net. – Franklin P. Adams

845. I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. – Franklin P. Adams

846. There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important. – Franklin P. Adams

847. Too much truth is uncouth. – Franklin P. Adams

848. The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. – Franklin P. Adams

849. Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year. – Franklin P. Adams

850. Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute. – Franklin P. Adams

851. There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. – Franklin P. Adams

852. Christmas is over and Business is Business. – Franklin P. Adams

853. Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. – Franklin P. Adams

854. The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time. – Franklin P. Adams

855. You do not know what you can miss before you try. – Franklin Pierce Adams

856. Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net. – Franklin Pierce Adams

857. What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you. – George Matthew Adams

858. A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run. – George Matthew Adams

859. There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. – George Matthew Adams

860. There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. – George Matthew Adams

861. We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves. – George Matthew Adams

862. Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island. – Gerry Adams

863. 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

864. We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence. – Gerry Adams

865. We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works. – Gerry Adams

866. When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity. – Gerry Adams

867. Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems. – Gerry Adams

868. Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment. – Gerry Adams

869. 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

870. Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa. – Gerry Adams

871. Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives. – Gerry Adams

872. Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future. – Gerry Adams

873. The catalyst for much of this change is the growing support for republicanism. – Gerry Adams

874. The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and of inequality are over and gone forever. – Gerry Adams

875. The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin. – Gerry Adams

876. The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership. – Gerry Adams

877. The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full. – Gerry Adams

878. But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda – no-one else is going to do that. – Gerry Adams

879. Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open. – Gerry Adams

880. One man’s transparency is another’s humiliation. – Gerry Adams

881. Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war. – Gerry Adams

882. It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo. – Gerry Adams

883. In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north. – Gerry Adams

884. In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic. – Gerry Adams

885. Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice. – Gerry Adams

886. For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms. – Gerry Adams

887. But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example. – Gerry Adams

888. The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union. – Gerry Adams

889. Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit. – Henry Adams

890. No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. – Henry Adams

891. The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. – Henry Adams

892. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams

893. I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I’m wrong, I am inclined to agree with him. – Henry Adams

894. Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God. – Henry Adams

895. The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand. – Henry B. Adams

896. Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile. – Henry B. Adams

897. Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything. – Henry B. Adams

898. We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable. – Henry B. Adams

899. Politics are a very unsatisfactory game. – Henry B. Adams

900. Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. – Henry B. Adams

901. Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic. – Henry B. Adams

902. Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts. – Henry B. Adams

903. Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. – Henry B. Adams

904. Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man. – Henry B. Adams

905. The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek. – Henry B. Adams

906. The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies. – Henry B. Adams

907. The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing. – Henry B. Adams

908. The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin. – Henry B. Adams

909. The proper study of mankind is woman. – Henry B. Adams

910. The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong. – Henry B. Adams

911. There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence. – Henry B. Adams

912. They know enough who know how to learn. – Henry B. Adams

913. One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. – Henry B. Adams

914. Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. – Henry B. Adams

915. Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius. – Henry B. Adams

916. Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. – Henry B. Adams

917. No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else. – Henry B. Adams

918. A friend in power is a friend lost. – Henry B. Adams

919. A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops. – Henry B. Adams

920. Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. – Henry B. Adams

921. Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage. – Henry B. Adams

922. All experience is an arch, to build upon. – Henry B. Adams

923. Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems. – Henry B. Adams

924. At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter. – Henry B. Adams

925. Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man. – Henry B. Adams

926. Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education. – Henry B. Adams

927. No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. – Henry B. Adams

928. American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it. – Henry B. Adams

929. Morality is a private and costly luxury. – Henry B. Adams

930. Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels. – Henry B. Adams

931. It is impossible to underrate human intelligence – beginning with one’s own. – Henry B. Adams

932. It is always good men who do the most harm in the world. – Henry B. Adams

933. Intimates are predestined. – Henry B. Adams

934. He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers. – Henry B. Adams

935. Friends are born, not made. – Henry B. Adams

936. No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself. – Henry B. Adams

937. Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman’s heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned. – Henry Brooks Adams

938. Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants. – Henry Brooks Adams

939. Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world. – Henry Brooks Adams

940. Politics… have always been the systematic organization of hatreds. – Henry Brooks Adams

941. Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. – Henry Brooks Adams

942. One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible. – Henry Brooks Adams

943. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops. – Henry Brooks Adams

944. A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest. – Henry Brooks Adams

945. I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist. – Henry Brooks Adams

946. I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics. – Henry Brooks Adams

947. Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men. – Herbert Baxter Adams

948. I was assigned to the heavy cruiser Chicago. – Jack Adams

949. We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby. – Jack Adams

950. We began intercepting Japanese radio transmissions, which indicated the two forces were very close to each other. We found out later that we were moving in opposite directions and passed each other by 32 miles. – Jack Adams

951. The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4. – Jack Adams

952. The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands. Those attacks had a great effect on morale. – Jack Adams

953. Our task force put to sea in early January 1942, to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands, but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack. – Jack Adams

954. On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor. – Jack Adams

955. My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did. – Jack Adams

956. My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches. – Jack Adams

957. Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported. – Jack Adams

958. If it’s free, it’s advice; if you pay for it, it’s counseling; if you can use either one, it’s a miracle. – Jack Adams

959. I received my parents’ permission and went into the Navy on June 3, 1941. – Jack Adams

960. Everybody knew that I could type pretty well. – Jack Adams

961. 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

962. After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor. – Jack Adams

963. A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class. – Jack Adams

964. I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm. Newton. – Jack Adams

965. You could tell that America was gearing up for war. – Jack Adams

966. In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies. – Jack Adams

967. Chicago’s buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her. – Jack Adams

968. Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth. – James Randolph Adams

969. The most common trouble with advertising is that it tries too hard to impress people. – James Randolph Adams

970. Millions of dollars’ worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader’s intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult. – James Randolph Adams

971. If advertising had a little more respect for the public, the public would have a lot more respect for advertising. – James Randolph Adams

972. Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture – and forget that merchandise must be sold. – James Randolph Adams

973. There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. – James Truslow Adams

974. The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. – James Truslow Adams

975. Age acquires no value save through thought and discipline. – James Truslow Adams

976. The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. – James Truslow Adams

977. Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it. – James Truslow Adams

978. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – James Truslow Adams

979. There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us. – James Truslow Adams

980. Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you. – Joey Adams

981. The difference between playing the stock market and the horses is that one of the horses must win. – Joey Adams

982. Smack your child every day. If you don’t know why – he does. – Joey Adams

983. People are still willing to do an honest day’s work. The trouble is they want a week’s pay for it. – Joey Adams

984. Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway. – Joey Adams

985. If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business. – Joey Adams

986. If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all. – Joey Adams

987. Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you. – Joey Adams

988. A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. – Joey Adams

989. Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. ‘Get up early, work late – and strike oil.’ – Joey Adams

990. A genius is one who can do anything except make a living. – Joey Lauren Adams

991. I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry… just make me feel alive. – Joey Lauren Adams

992. Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty. – John Adams

993. I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. – John Adams

994. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams

995. In politics the middle way is none at all. – John Adams

996. The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that… and all the glory of it. – John Adams

997. 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

998. I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman. – John Adams

999. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. – John Adams

1000. Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war. – John Adams

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