180000 famous quotes part 101 – 100001 to 101000

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180000 famous quotes part 101 – 100001 to 101000

100001. Some artists want to confront. Some want to invoke thought. They’re all necessary and they’re all valid. – Maya Lin

100002. Our parents decided not to teach us Chinese. It was an era when they felt we would be better off if we didn’t have that complication. – Maya Lin

100003. OK, it was black, it was below grade, I was female, Asian American, young, too young to have served. Yet I think none of the opposition in that sense hurt me. – Maya Lin

100004. Nothing is ever guaranteed, and all that came before doesn’t predicate what you might do next. – Maya Lin

100005. My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions. – Maya Lin

100006. The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost. – Maya Lin

100007. My goal is to strip things down so that you need just the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey. I like editing. I like it very tight. – Maya Lin

100008. To fly we have to have resistance. – Maya Lin

100009. Math, it’s a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles. – Maya Lin

100010. My grandfather, on my father’s side, helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China. He was a fairly well-known scholar. – Maya Lin

100011. The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn’t about money. It was about teaching, or learning. – Maya Lin

100012. It’s only in hindsight that you realize what indeed your childhood was really like. – Maya Lin

100013. The role of art in society differs for every artist. – Maya Lin

100014. In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it’s done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures. – Maya Lin

100015. To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom. – Maya Lin

100016. Warmth isn’t what minimalists are thought to have. – Maya Lin

100017. We were unusually brought up; there was no gender differentiation. I was never thought of as any less than my brother. – Maya Lin

100018. When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don’t pry into other people’s business. – Maya Lin

100019. When I was very little, we would get letters from China, in Chinese, and they’ be censored. We were a very insular little family. – Maya Lin

100020. You couldn’t put me in a social group setting. I’m probably a terrible anarchist deep down. – Maya Lin

100021. You have to have conviction and completely question everything and anything you do. No matter how much you study, no matter how much you know, the side of your brain that has the smarts won’t necessarily help you in making art. – Maya Lin

100022. You have to let the viewers come away with their own conclusions. If you dictate what they should think, you’ve lost it. – Maya Lin

100023. You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition. – Maya Lin

100024. The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it’s magical. – Maya Lin

100025. I loved school. I studied like crazy. I was a Class A nerd. – Maya Lin

100026. A lot of my works deal with a passage, which is about time. I don’t see anything that I do as a static object in space. It has to exist as a journey in time. – Maya Lin

100027. All my work is much more peaceful than I am. – Maya Lin

100028. Art is very tricky because it’s what you do for yourself. It’s much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture. – Maya Lin

100029. Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don’t want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist. – Maya Lin

100030. Every memorial in its time has a different goal. – Maya Lin

100031. For the most part things never get built the way they were drawn. – Maya Lin

100032. Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn’t occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice. – Maya Lin

100033. How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It’s more evident now. – Maya Lin

100034. I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was. – Maya Lin

100035. I didn’t have anyone to play with so I made up my own world. – Maya Lin

100036. I had very few friends. We always ate dinner with our parents. We didn’t want to go out. American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would have felt comfortable with. – Maya Lin

100037. It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We’re reaching a time that we’ll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level. – Maya Lin

100038. I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination. – Maya Lin

100039. It’s funny, as you live through something you’re not aware of it. – Maya Lin

100040. I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that. – Maya Lin

100041. I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character. – Maya Lin

100042. I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up. – Maya Lin

100043. I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere. – Maya Lin

100044. I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me. – Maya Lin

100045. I was always making things. Even though art was what I did every day, it didn’t even occur to me that I would be an artist. – Maya Lin

100046. I was probably the first kid in my high school to go to Yale. I applied almost as a lark. Then, when I got there, I was the dumbest person in your class. – Maya Lin

100047. I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school. It’s what you learn, what you think. That’s all that counts. – Maya Lin

100048. I’m not in a hurry to do a lot of projects. I am very resolved in each project I take on. – Maya Lin

100049. If we can’t face death, we’ll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light. – Maya Lin

100050. It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public. – Maya Lin

100051. I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them. – Maya Lin

100052. Now, 0 for 50 would be a historic achievement on any other team, but on the Cubs it is usually called September. – Bernie Lincicome

100053. The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that anyone cares that much about a baseball player. – Bernie Lincicome

100054. But I’ve been there and done that. I’m not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it’s not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying. – Abbey Lincoln

100055. I don’t have to lay on the couch and see a therapist because my therapist is in my paint brushes. – Abbey Lincoln

100056. I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other than myself on the stage. Yeah, I do. – Abbey Lincoln

100057. I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in – it must have been in Chicago, ’cause we didn’t have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas. – Abbey Lincoln

100058. I think that’s what really a substantial work is, it’s forever. It’s the truth now and it was the truth then, and it will be the truth tomorrow. – Abbey Lincoln

100059. I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet. I would look in there and see if I could find somebody who was making all this wonderful music. – Abbey Lincoln

100060. It’s a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter. – Abbey Lincoln

100061. There are men and women still on the streets, and that’s all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life, who were social and knew where they were and had some input into how things seemed to be. – Abbey Lincoln

100062. Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln

100063. To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. – Abraham Lincoln

100064. With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. – Abraham Lincoln

100065. The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. – Abraham Lincoln

100066. The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty. – Abraham Lincoln

100067. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. – Abraham Lincoln

100068. With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds. – Abraham Lincoln

100069. When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run. – Abraham Lincoln

100070. When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. – Abraham Lincoln

100071. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion. – Abraham Lincoln

100072. When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say. – Abraham Lincoln

100073. What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. – Abraham Lincoln

100074. We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. – Abraham Lincoln

100075. Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. – Abraham Lincoln

100076. The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read. – Abraham Lincoln

100077. To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary. – Abraham Lincoln

100078. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln

100079. This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. – Abraham Lincoln

100080. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. – Abraham Lincoln

100081. These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have. – Abraham Lincoln

100082. These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people. – Abraham Lincoln

100083. There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one. – Abraham Lincoln

100084. There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, “Truth is the daughter of Time.” – Abraham Lincoln

100085. The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him. – Abraham Lincoln

100086. The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed. – Abraham Lincoln

100087. We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it. – Abraham Lincoln

100088. The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person. – Abraham Lincoln

100089. The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them. – Abraham Lincoln

100090. The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions. – Abraham Lincoln

100091. The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them. – Abraham Lincoln

100092. The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. – Abraham Lincoln

100093. The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. – Abraham Lincoln

100094. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed. – Abraham Lincoln

100095. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. – Abraham Lincoln

100096. Knavery and flattery are blood relations. – Abraham Lincoln

100097. Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. – Abraham Lincoln

100098. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. – Abraham Lincoln

100099. Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. – Abraham Lincoln

100100. Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. – Abraham Lincoln

100101. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

100102. My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. – Abraham Lincoln

100103. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. – Abraham Lincoln

100104. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

100105. If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. – Abraham Lincoln

100106. My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. – Abraham Lincoln

100107. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

100108. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

100109. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. – Abraham Lincoln

100110. If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don’t make it a leg. – Abraham Lincoln

100111. Public opinion in this country is everything. – Abraham Lincoln

100112. If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. – Abraham Lincoln

100113. If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. – Abraham Lincoln

100114. If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. – Abraham Lincoln

100115. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? – Abraham Lincoln

100116. If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. – Abraham Lincoln

100117. If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax. – Abraham Lincoln

100118. I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln

100119. Important principles may, and must, be inflexible. – Abraham Lincoln

100120. Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality. – Abraham Lincoln

100121. Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. – Abraham Lincoln

100122. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. – Abraham Lincoln

100123. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. – Abraham Lincoln

100124. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence. – Abraham Lincoln

100125. You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. – Abraham Lincoln

100126. The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. – Abraham Lincoln

100127. The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. – Abraham Lincoln

100128. The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln

100129. The ballot is stronger than the bullet. – Abraham Lincoln

100130. The assertion that “all men are created equal” was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use. – Abraham Lincoln

100131. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. – Abraham Lincoln

100132. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. – Abraham Lincoln

100133. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. – Abraham Lincoln

100134. Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

100135. Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything. – Abraham Lincoln

100136. Some day I shall be President. – Abraham Lincoln

100137. Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. – Abraham Lincoln

100138. Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar. – Abraham Lincoln

100139. Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed. – Abraham Lincoln

100140. I will prepare and some day my chance will come. – Abraham Lincoln

100141. People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

100142. No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. – Abraham Lincoln

100143. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. – Abraham Lincoln

100144. That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. – Abraham Lincoln

100145. As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. – Abraham Lincoln

100146. Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. – Abraham Lincoln

100147. I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known. – Abraham Lincoln

100148. Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. – Abraham Lincoln

100149. Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. – Abraham Lincoln

100150. Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. – Abraham Lincoln

100151. Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them. – Abraham Lincoln

100152. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln

100153. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all. – Abraham Lincoln

100154. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

100155. Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets. – Abraham Lincoln

100156. Everybody likes a compliment. – Abraham Lincoln

100157. As our case is new, we must think and act anew. – Abraham Lincoln

100158. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. – Abraham Lincoln

100159. Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. – Abraham Lincoln

100160. America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln

100161. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln

100162. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. – Abraham Lincoln

100163. Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure. – Abraham Lincoln

100164. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. – Abraham Lincoln

100165. All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. – Abraham Lincoln

100166. A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. – Abraham Lincoln

100167. A house divided against itself cannot stand. – Abraham Lincoln

100168. A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have. – Abraham Lincoln

100169. Avoid popularity if you would have peace. – Abraham Lincoln

100170. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. – Abraham Lincoln

100171. I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. – Abraham Lincoln

100172. I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. – Abraham Lincoln

100173. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. – Abraham Lincoln

100174. I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day. – Abraham Lincoln

100175. I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. – Abraham Lincoln

100176. I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause. – Abraham Lincoln

100177. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln

100178. I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. – Abraham Lincoln

100179. Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. – Abraham Lincoln

100180. I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. – Abraham Lincoln

100181. I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. – Abraham Lincoln

100182. I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. – Abraham Lincoln

100183. He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. – Abraham Lincoln

100184. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

100185. God must love the common man, he made so many of them. – Abraham Lincoln

100186. I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. – Abraham Lincoln

100187. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. – Abraham Lincoln

100188. I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. – Abraham Lincoln

100189. He who molds the public sentiment… makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make. – Abraham Lincoln

100190. Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. – Abraham Lincoln

100191. How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. – Abraham Lincoln

100192. I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. – Abraham Lincoln

100193. I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

100194. I can make more generals, but horses cost money. – Abraham Lincoln

100195. We must have black troops, and a limitless number of them too – paid and treated like their white brothers. – Benjamin Lincoln

100196. Right and wrong becomes more difficult for each of us as we grow older, because the older we get the more we know personally about our own human frailties. – Blanche Lincoln

100197. My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts. – Blanche Lincoln

100198. Whether it’s making sure that families have access to quality health care and child care, or making sure that our children receive the best educational opportunities we can give them, we must remain committed to these needs because our children are our future. – Blanche Lincoln

100199. We still have tremendous work ahead of us to ensure that women have equal opportunities in the workplace and in our society. – Blanche Lincoln

100200. Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed. – Blanche Lincoln

100201. Unless we make education a priority, an entire generation of Americans could miss out on the American dream. – Blanche Lincoln

100202. Spending and tax cut decisions must be both fiscally responsible and fair to our working families. I believe that fiscal responsibility is the way to create prosperity for America and secure the retirement of America’s seniors. – Blanche Lincoln

100203. Now, I do come from a part of the country where the people say that the only thing in the middle of the road is a yellow line or roadkill. – Blanche Lincoln

100204. I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others. – Blanche Lincoln

100205. Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs. – Blanche Lincoln

100206. Stopping crime before it occurs is the most effective crime fighting tool of all. – Blanche Lincoln

100207. I am not normally a betting person, but I say that putting your money on the American people is about as close to a sure bet as you are going to get. – Blanche Lincoln

100208. If we invest in the American people, the American people always bring this Nation a good return. – Blanche Lincoln

100209. Improving our national intelligence capabilities should remain a top priority and a continual process. – Blanche Lincoln

100210. At a time when U.S. jobs are heading overseas at a record pace, and amidst increased sanctions on our manufacturers and producers from other countries, it’s imperative that we do all we can to provide our businesses a climate to operate successfully. – Blanche Lincoln

100211. In Arkansas alone, approximately three quarters of a million people are at risk of going hungry, and one in four children does not get enough to eat, so my goal is to bring awareness to this tragic issue. – Blanche Lincoln

100212. A common misconception is that the costs of health care are cheaper in rural America, when in fact the reality is that they are more expensive and more difficult to access. – Blanche Lincoln

100213. It certainly makes no sense to enact more laws if we cannot, or do not, enforce the ones we have. – Blanche Lincoln

100214. It’s not my job to dream your dreams. It’s my job to make your dreams become a reality. – Blanche Lincoln

100215. But very unfortunately the merchant marine died away till even the majority of fishing done about the Cape is in the hands of the Portuguese who emigrated to the Cape some fifty years ago. – Joseph C. Lincoln

100216. At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion, was turning from the main road into the lower road. – Joseph C. Lincoln

100217. My Cape women are generally true to type – big hearted, motherly women who love the sea. My other characters, with the exception of the Portuguese, who I occasionally mention as Cape dwellers, are obviously drawn from the city types one sees in everyday life. – Joseph C. Lincoln

100218. My father was a sea captain, so was his father, and his father before him, and all my uncles. My mother’s people all followed the sea. I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier, I would have had my own ship. – Joseph C. Lincoln

100219. That was in the days when everyone rode a bicycle, and the journal had a circulation of over one hundred and twenty-five thousand weekly, so my verses and illustrations became known to a fairly large public. – Joseph C. Lincoln

100220. Others live on in a careless and lukewarm state – not appearing to fill Longfellow’s measure: ‘Into each life, some rain must fall.’ – Mary Todd Lincoln

100221. Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated. – Mary Todd Lincoln

100222. I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about that. It is definitely not me. The role has been cast. – Mary Todd Lincoln

100223. If you keep making jokes like that, somebody is going to shoot you, father. – Mary Todd Lincoln

100224. My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season. – Mary Todd Lincoln

100225. It was indeed not very sound. However, those who had taken it, were in a fairer way of recovery than the others at the end of the fortnight, which was the length of time all these different courses were continued, except the oranges. – James Lind

100226. Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use. – James Lind

100227. Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach. – James Lind

100228. They continued but six days under this course, having consumed the quantities that could be spared. – James Lind

100229. They all in general had putrid gums, the spots and lassitude, with weakness of their knees. – James Lind

100230. The other was the best recovered in his condition; and being now pretty well, was appointed nurse to the rest of the sick. Next to oranges, I thought the cyder had the best effects. – James Lind

100231. The consequence was, that the most sudden and visible good effects were perceived from the use of oranges and lemons; one of those who had taken them, being at the end of 6 days fit for duty. – James Lind

100232. Let it them be put into any clean oven vessel of china or stoneware which should be wider at the top than at the bottom. so that there may be the largest surface above to favor the evaporation. – James Lind

100233. The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100234. The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100235. When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100236. To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100237. Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us – many days, many nights of stars. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100238. There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100239. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100240. The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100241. The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn’t subdue you and make you feel abject. It’s stimulating loneliness. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100242. Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100243. One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100244. The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100245. America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100246. By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100247. Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100248. Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100249. For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100250. For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100251. Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100252. One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100253. Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100254. I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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100255. I feel we are all islands – in a common sea. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100256. I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100257. I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100258. If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100259. Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100260. It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100261. Life is a gift, given in trust – like a child. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100262. I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100263. After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

100264. Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. – Charles Lindbergh

100265. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. – Charles Lindbergh

100266. To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission. – Charles Lindbergh

100267. Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. – Charles Lindbergh

100268. Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values… God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. – Charles Lindbergh

100269. Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. – Charles Lindbergh

100270. Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. – Charles Lindbergh

100271. I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them. – Charles Lindbergh

100272. I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve. – Charles Lindbergh

100273. Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand? – Charles Lindbergh

100274. Isn’t it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most? – Charles Lindbergh

100275. If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. – Charles Lindbergh

100276. I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. – Charles Lindbergh

100277. It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane. – Charles Lindbergh

100278. I challenge myself everywhere, onstage, on the golf course. Hey, isn’t that the point of it all? To keep getting better? Otherwise why do it? – Hal Linden

100279. I hadn’t really noticed that I had a hearing problem. I just thought most people had given up on speaking clearly. – Hal Linden

100280. I rarely repeat playing the same role in a show. I figured I’d plumbed 90 percent the first time around, so let’s move on to something where I’m starting from scratch. – Hal Linden

100281. So, instead, I try to put in light and hope for the best. – Ben Linder

100282. It’s a wonderful feeling to work in a country where the government’s first concern is for its people, for all its people. – Ben Linder

100283. I see the kids and I feel like taking them all away to a safe place to hide until the war stops and the hunger stops and El Cua becomes strong enough to give them the care they deserve. – Ben Linder

100284. Anything you can do needs to be done, so pick up the tool of your choice and get started. – Ben Linder

100285. It is simply a fact that the birth rate of our illegal immigrants exceeds that of our legal residents. – John Linder

100286. Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon. – John Linder

100287. Despite claims by some to the contrary, we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material. – John Linder

100288. I am proud to be an American, and proud that such beliefs are at the core of our country and its citizens. – John Linder

100289. I for one believe that we absolutely need an improved guest worker program, one that holds immigrants and employers accountable and yet still enables us to get a crop out of the ground in south Georgia. – John Linder

100290. I have seen the times when the grassroots has moved the Congress. We listen way more often to our constituents than the lobbyists. And the grassroots are going to have to do it. – John Linder

100291. If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then. – John Linder

100292. If we are to believe that our immigration laws simply have no value, as our current policies would have us believe, should we then simply throw them all out, the entire lot of immigration law? I hope not. – John Linder

100293. In fact, things are moving along rather well in Iraq. Nothing is perfect, of course, and freedom is messy work. The cooperation of the three major interests in Iraq has been remarkable. – John Linder

100294. Our values and way of life will prevail – terrorism will not. – John Linder

100295. In today’s world, new infections and diseases can spread across the country and even across the world in a matter of days, or even hours, making early detection critical. – John Linder

100296. The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries – such as Libya and Sudan – which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative. – John Linder

100297. Let us also reflect on the honorable service of our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces currently serving our country overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world. – John Linder

100298. Mexico takes a hard line on immigration, demanding that visitors to her shores enter lawfully, and show her respect during their stay. – John Linder

100299. Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved, and will continue to achieve, in the coming years. – John Linder

100300. In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death. – John Linder

100301. The American people want economic prosperity, high-quality goods and low prices, all of which I support. – John Linder

100302. The U.S. Forces are winning in Iraq. It is to be hoped that they will win at home also. – John Linder

100303. The voters in my district, and around the country, have demanded that Congress get a hold on the influx of illegal immigrants and tighten the security around our borders. – John Linder

100304. What began as a revolt in response to the King of Great Britain’s repeated injuries against the colonies, soon became a passionate and glorious call to fight for the beginnings of a new country. – John Linder

100305. While the CDC is focusing on how our enemies could attack us, our military is focused on who may attack us. – John Linder

100306. While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan. – John Linder

100307. You replace it by 23 percent tax, a frank, transparent tax embedded in the cost at retail, and everybody gets to takes their whole check home. And the average income earner gets a 50 percent increase in take-home pay. – John Linder

100308. The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world. – John Linder

100309. And our pessimists think this has taken too long. Our pessimists believe that too many Americans have died. Our pessimists believe that we have lost the war. – John Linder

100310. I don’t mind dying, I’ll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first. – Astrid Lindgren

100311. I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement. – Astrid Lindgren

100312. I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. – Astrid Lindgren

100313. Developed countries and advanced developing countries must open their markets for products from the developing world, and support in developing their export and import capacity. – Anna Lindh

100314. Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity and development to many countries, but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia, and increasing poverty and marginalisation. – Anna Lindh

100315. Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development. – Anna Lindh

100316. Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges. – Anna Lindh

100317. Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility is required not only of governments, but of companies and individuals. All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs. – Anna Lindh

100318. The most important issue we have to deal with is freedom of movement. – Anna Lindh

100319. We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace. – Anna Lindh

100320. We need new partnerships for peace and security. – Anna Lindh

100321. We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena. – Anna Lindh

100322. We must focus much more on developing countries’ own policies and priorities, and increase policy and operational coherence between national, regional and multilateral actors. – Anna Lindh

100323. To properly reflect the changes of the world and of the UN, with its growing number of member states, we would like to see an enlargement of the SC that gives room for new members, not least developing countries. – Anna Lindh

100324. This is not bad, but the pace of globalisation has surpassed the capacity of the system to adjust to new realities of a more interdependent and integrated world. – Anna Lindh

100325. The WTO has one of the most impressive records in global economic governance, by promoting trade liberalisation and economic development. – Anna Lindh

100326. The world is richer than ever, and the gaps between rich and poor are wider. – Anna Lindh

100327. The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability. – Anna Lindh

100328. We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements. – Anna Lindh

100329. The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community. – Anna Lindh

100330. That was for instance the case in Mocambique a couple of years ago, during the flooding catastrophe. Instead of co-ordinating assistance properly, to much time and resources was spent on fighting about the same helicopters and local guides. – Anna Lindh

100331. Terrorism can never be accepted. We must fight it together, with methods that do not compromise our respect for the rule of law and human rights, or are used as an excuse for others to do so. – Anna Lindh

100332. Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society. – Anna Lindh

100333. States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making. – Anna Lindh

100334. Regional exchange can be a source of growth and development, and of enhancing good governance. – Anna Lindh

100335. Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice, but also of security. – Anna Lindh

100336. Poverty does not make people terrorists, but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas. – Anna Lindh

100337. One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods – that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security. – Anna Lindh

100338. Nonetheless, the developing countries must be able to reap the benefits of international trade. – Anna Lindh

100339. Human rights are praised more than ever – and violated as much as ever. – Anna Lindh

100340. In a case like Iraq the UN has again shown what important role it plays as the guarantor for protecting international peace and stability in the global political structure. – Anna Lindh

100341. The developing countries must be able to take a more active part in trade negotiations, through technical assistance and support from the developed countries. – Anna Lindh

100342. It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations. – John Walker Lindh

100343. It is considered a major sin to break a contract, if you agreed, especially with military situations. – John Walker Lindh

100344. I tell you, to be honest, every single one of us, without any exaggeration, every single one of us was 100 percent sure that we would all be… all be martyred, but you know, Allah chooses to take a person’s life when he chooses. And we have no control over. – John Walker Lindh

100345. I lived in a region in the northwestern province – the people there in general have a great love for the Taliban, so I started to read some of the literature of the scholars and the history of the movement. And my heart became attached to them. – John Walker Lindh

100346. I haven’t spoken English with native speakers in several months. I’ve been speaking Arabic. – John Walker Lindh

100347. I understand why so many Americans were angry when I was first discovered in Afghanistan. I realize many still are, but I hope in time that feeling will change. – John Walker Lindh

100348. You have to dream dreams to live dreams. – Eric Lindros

100349. I look forward to proving something to myself and others. – Eric Lindros

100350. It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. – Eric Lindros

100351. People on the streets are ready for hockey. – Eric Lindros

100352. Right now I’m happy to be on the ice anywhere, anytime. – Eric Lindros

100353. There’s always risk. But I’m going to come in and play hard. I want to come in and contribute. – Eric Lindros

100354. I don’t think you can run around and crash and bang quite the way that I might have done in the past. – Eric Lindros

100355. The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me. – Arto Lindsay

100356. There was a generation of people who moved here to make something of themselves. They had to really struggle and created really something on their own apart from a lot of attention. It was a really exciting time here. – Arto Lindsay

100357. There was some conflict there over Saturday nights because we were all really broke in those days- all the money you had in the world was in your pockets. Nowadays when you’re say you’re broke, it’s not the same thing. – Arto Lindsay

100358. To some extent at that time, we injected rock and roll into that scene- we played loud and that was a huge turning point for that scene. We were involved in playing with all those people. – Arto Lindsay

100359. We deliberately used elements from Brazilian music and from African and Asian music. Now people can hear that but then it sounded so abstract, they couldn’t hear it. – Arto Lindsay

100360. We recorded that trio and it’s out on the Knitting Factory label. I’ve got another record in the can with that group and Marc, which I’ll hopefully finish some time before next summer. – Arto Lindsay

100361. We were interested in this notion of compression- a lot of the songs were really short so that you’d absorb them in memory rather than when you’re actually hearing them. – Arto Lindsay

100362. Years ago when DNA was going on, I produced a record in Italy but I didn’t think I’d do another one. – Arto Lindsay

100363. We were really interested in music from all over the world. We realized that what we were doing was very close to contemporary classical music because of the lack of tonality in the guitar- the fact that I play guitar the way I play. – Arto Lindsay

100364. Playing with Kip I definitely learned a lot playing with these incredible guys and hearing them. – Arto Lindsay

100365. My parents were missionaries – I was born in the States but I grew up in Brazil. – Arto Lindsay

100366. It was very interesting for me because DNA made music without much technical knowledge at all. – Arto Lindsay

100367. It was a turning point in the sense that as a scene, we can up with a lot of new ideas. – Arto Lindsay

100368. It was a scene in the sense that we were all close and we all knew each other before the different bands had really formed. We used to rehearse in the same place. – Arto Lindsay

100369. I just had this notion that I wanted to do the most extreme thing I could and I also very consciously wanted to do something that was very different from Mars because we were all very close. – Arto Lindsay

100370. I had this idea for a while to do mix this Al Green vibe with a samba thing. I tried to do that in many different ways. Peter added his own modern notion of funk and his own deep background in classical music. – Arto Lindsay

100371. I had friends in this band called Mars and they used to play a lot. – Arto Lindsay

100372. Certainly since then many people have taken a lot of those ideas and ridden them for years and years and made careers out of them. Part of that is willingness to do the kind of work that I wasn’t willing to do. Get into a van and cover the country. – Arto Lindsay

100373. Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones. That’s what I loved- that’s what I was listening to immediately prior to when I started to play. – Arto Lindsay

100374. The period right before punk rock where people like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop were really strong. – Arto Lindsay

100375. Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature. – Howard Lindsay

100376. I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold. – Howard Lindsay

100377. There are men – now in power in this country – who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. – John Lindsay

100378. These girls play tennis first and foremost, the fact that many of them are very glamorous is a major bonus for any promoter. – John Lindsay

100379. The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster, and because of it, they may have to. – John Lindsay

100380. Not only is New York City the nation’s melting pot, it is also the casserole, the chafing dish and the charcoal grill. – John Lindsay

100381. Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label ‘inspiration’. – Norman Lindsay

100382. Sex is not only the basis of life, it is the reason for life. – Norman Lindsay

100383. The best love affairs are those we never had. – Norman Lindsay

100384. A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, ‘see, I have had my testicles removed.’ – Norman Lindsay

100385. But a funny thing happened four years later. I was invited to play for an alumni team against the Red Wings. – Ted Lindsay

100386. Some nights, I was so good that I could have become an egotist. – Ted Lindsay

100387. With me serving as the president, we filed a $3-million lawsuit against the league and its member clubs in an attempt to win increased pension benefits and a larger share Of television revenue. – Ted Lindsay

100388. When it was my turn, I just skated out and heard this huge cheer. It was very touching considering the bad circumstances under which I had left the team and that I had been away for four years. – Ted Lindsay

100389. What you had at the time was a dictatorship with the team owners. – Ted Lindsay

100390. Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster. – Ted Lindsay

100391. They thought we were going to hurt the game, but we just wanted to help ourselves, because the players needed to get together to protect their interests. – Ted Lindsay

100392. The owners and managers were too stupid to realize we had brains. – Ted Lindsay

100393. Starting that union was something I believed in very strongly. – Ted Lindsay

100394. After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career. – Ted Lindsay

100395. I watch a lot of hockey. There are some good hockey players and there are some awfully stupid hockey players. – Ted Lindsay

100396. I love people and I love to be around people. – Ted Lindsay

100397. I liked playing in Chicago, and I gave them everything I had, but I knew in my heart I was a Red Wing. – Ted Lindsay

100398. I had the idea that I should beat up every player I tangled with and nothing ever convinced me it wasn’t a good idea. – Ted Lindsay

100399. By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six. – Ted Lindsay

100400. A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit. – Ted Lindsay

100401. At 39, I was back in a Red Wings uniform and loving it. – Ted Lindsay

100402. My penalty for rocking the boat was being traded. – Ted Lindsay

100403. I had that flying wheel tattooed on my forehead and on my butt. – Ted Lindsay

100404. You can’t crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. – Vachel Lindsay

100405. I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life’s unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness. – Vachel Lindsay

100406. To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name. – Vachel Lindsay

100407. I demand for the unmarried mother, as a sacred channel of life, the same reverence and respect as for the married mother; for Maternity is a cosmic thing and once it has come to pass, our conversation must not be permitted to blaspheme it. – Ben Lindsey

100408. I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth. – Ben Lindsey

100409. Pontius Pilate was the first great censor and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship. – Ben Lindsey

100410. Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock. – Ben Lindsey

100411. I was too dumb to know Opie was going to grow up to be a great Director, if so, boy, I would certainly have become his best friend. – George Lindsey

100412. It’s not hard to tell we was poor – when you saw the toilet paper dryin’ on the clothesline. – George Lindsey

100413. It takes 10 million failures to find the right stuff. – George Lindsey

100414. It’s good to be funny when you are a comedian. – George Lindsey

100415. I didn’t ask to be a hero, but I guess I have become one in the Christian community. So I accept it. But if I’m wrong about this, I guess I’ll become a bum. – Hal Lindsey

100416. The most important sign in Matthew has to be the restoration of the Jews to the land in the rebirth of Israel. – Hal Lindsey

100417. Twenty years ago, I said there was going to be something that would stop the Soviet Union from taking over the world. And now we see that the Soviet Union has been stopped, through its own disintegration. – Hal Lindsey

100418. We are very near the final climactic events that end with the Second Coming of Christ. – Hal Lindsey

100419. When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the ‘fig tree’ put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was ‘at the door,’ ready to return. – Hal Lindsey

100420. If somebody in the crowd spits at you, you’ve got to swallow it. – Gary Lineker

100421. The World Cup is every four years, so it’s going to be a perennial problem. – Gary Lineker

100422. I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting. But I did not care because it’s something I love. – Bai Ling

100423. Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling. That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I’m not existing. – Bai Ling

100424. Sex is the best high. It’s better than any drug. I want to die making love because it feels so good. – Bai Ling

100425. I’m very private in person. I’m very sensitive and shy with men individually. But when I’m talking, maybe there’s this other channel or this other side and other way of working in my mind, and I convert and become carefree. – Bai Ling

100426. I’m a person that doesn’t have that many goals or plans. I feel like I’m the wind and I blow through life; it’s whatever comes to me. I very much respect nature. Whatever happens to me, I’m happy and I embrace it. – Bai Ling

100427. I was in Asia and people asked me about being considered sex symbol. I don’t know if that’s good or not, because where I come from, sex isn’t something you’re allowed to talk about. – Bai Ling

100428. I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts… but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones. – Bai Ling

100429. I also like to follow nature’s rhythm. In times or places, they have their own rhythm. So you cannot push it. So we must accept that as well. Wherever we’re born at this time, we just live it. – Bai Ling

100430. English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don’t know that I’m from China. They think I’m from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they’re starting to merge. Still the culture is very different. – Bai Ling

100431. But somehow I feel like still it’s a gift, and I wonder, how can I give this gift to others? Just work hard, and do whatever I can do, to be that, and to return the love to the fans. I like to give them joy and smiles to them. Give back to them. – Bai Ling

100432. I think sometimes I’m more fond of doing the research for the character because you learn so much. Sometimes shooting is really difficult because you wake up early and you’re always hurrying. And sometimes I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m here and there. – Bai Ling

100433. Good schools, good jobs, good government. These are not unreasonable demands. But sadly, some of our people have already lost heart and have left Hawaii to look for these things elsewhere. – Linda Lingle

100434. We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can’t solve. – Linda Lingle

100435. Throughout my political career, I’ve believed in the concept of home rule. Some call it local control. Whichever phrase you use, the concept is the same – the best decisions are those made closest to those who will be impacted by the decisions. – Linda Lingle

100436. Politicians all too often think about the next election. Statesmen think about the next generation. – Linda Lingle

100437. Chronically homeless means constantly homeless; it means repeatedly homeless. – Linda Lingle

100438. But before looking to the future, let’s glance back at the road we’ve traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future. – Linda Lingle

100439. I truly believe the brightest days lie ahead for the Great State of Hawaii. – Linda Lingle

100440. I’m not an education expert, and frankly I don’t want to make education decisions for our state. But I am experienced at successfully managing organizations, and putting people on a path where they can succeed. – Linda Lingle

100441. I never expected that. I didn’t aim for that. All I wanted was to get some nice pictures of trains at night. – O. Winston Link

100442. I was one man and I tackled a big railroad. I did the best I could. – O. Winston Link

100443. I was strong and healthy and I was enjoying what I was doing. – O. Winston Link

100444. You can show me some stick ice cream and I can tell you if it’s good or not just looking at it. – O. Winston Link

100445. All I’ve got against golf is it takes you so far from the clubhouse. – Eric Linklater

100446. Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size. – Richard Linklater

100447. I’ve always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists. – Richard Linklater

100448. I’ve never been a guy who had more than a toe in Hollywood anyway, so my toe is more easily lopped off than most. – Richard Linklater

100449. It’s disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it’s not an art form. – Richard Linklater

100450. It’s luck that one thing works out and one doesn’t, it’s sort of happenstance. – Richard Linklater

100451. No one is asking what happened to all the homeless. No one cares, because it’s easier to get on the subway and not be accosted. – Richard Linklater

100452. Something about Texas I’m not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone. – Richard Linklater

100453. The truth will only be told over a career. – Richard Linklater

100454. The worst thing is that you used to be able to show interesting films on campuses. Those places are all gone. – Richard Linklater

100455. Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they’ll torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point. – Richard Linklater

100456. I’ve always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you’re doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy. – Richard Linklater

100457. Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times. – Richard Linklater

100458. Hollywood has a way of sucking the world’s talent to it. – Richard Linklater

100459. I worked offshore as an oil worker for a couple of years. – Richard Linklater

100460. Before Sunrise did very well internationally. It made as much in Italy and Korea as it did here. – Richard Linklater

100461. Everyone is encouraged to see their lives, the world through the eyes of the rich. – Richard Linklater

100462. I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to. – Richard Linklater

100463. I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film, I may have spent a week in Los Angeles. – Richard Linklater

100464. I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock, to be on people’s radar a little. – Richard Linklater

100465. I lost a year or two in there, trying to get films financed that I didn’t know would never get financing. – Richard Linklater

100466. I think I got really lucky with Slacker. That was a film that probably shouldn’t have been seen. – Richard Linklater

100467. I think there are more films being made, but there are probably less outlets for them and distributors. – Richard Linklater

100468. I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films. – Richard Linklater

100469. I want to make a film about a factory worker. – Richard Linklater

100470. Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint. – Richard Linklater

100471. I grew up poor. I never had any money. I was a hobo, you know, ride the freights. – Art Linkletter

100472. Sometimes I’m asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven’t tried it. The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant. – Art Linkletter

100473. A finished product is one that has already seen its better days. – Art Linkletter

100474. Yes, I backed the hula hoop. And I had a lot of other people come to me with ideas that turned out well. – Art Linkletter

100475. Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. – Art Linkletter

100476. The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence. – Art Linkletter

100477. The depths of the Depression. You didn’t ask what the job was, what the pay was, you didn’t ask about stock options, or – you said yes. – Art Linkletter

100478. One of the wonderful things about going to a small college is you can get into everything. – Art Linkletter

100479. My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It’s not just what do you for yourself. It’s how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn’t big anything better than the golden rule. It’s in every major religion in one language or another. – Art Linkletter

100480. In the Top 40, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques. – Art Linkletter

100481. I’ve learned it’s always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing. – Art Linkletter

100482. I like what I’m doing. Today at 88, I wouldn’t think of quitting because I can’t think of anything else I would rather do. And now with my lectures on all the charitable things that I do, just as you do, I think that what I’m doing matters. – Art Linkletter

100483. I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That’s why people love me. – Art Linkletter

100484. My favorite room in the house is the living room. We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows. It’s a really comfortable place to hang out with my family. – Cody Linley

100485. I like a girl who laughs a lot. That’s my main thing. – Cody Linley

100486. When I was filming ‘The Haunting Hour’, my co-stars Emily Osment, Brittany Curran and I paid a visit to a haunted house – all dressed up as vampires! We really confused the workers. – Cody Linley

100487. I think all kids think their parents are strict. My parents aren’t superstrict, but they seem to be stricter than most. But even though it’s like, ‘Oh, gosh, I’ve gotta be in at this time,’ they know what they’re doing. I have great parents. – Cody Linley

100488. I’m pretty goofy, I’ll do anything for a laugh. – Cody Linley

100489. It’s important to stand up for what you believe in. – Cody Linley

100490. A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them. – Carolus Linnaeus

100491. If a tree dies, plant another in its place. – Carolus Linnaeus

100492. Nature does not proceed by leaps and bounds. – Carolus Linnaeus

100493. Just because you’re not famous, doesn’t mean you’re not good. – Laura Linney

100494. It’s always nice when you do something and it’s well received as opposed to the other way which God knows happens to everybody. When the good times come around, you take a deep breath, appreciate it, but not take it too seriously. – Laura Linney

100495. I’ve always thought that I’m sexy in my own right, but not in a way that people thought was bankable. – Laura Linney

100496. I have a bag with a toothbrush and toothpaste and all the things I might need during the day. I call the bag my trailer. Sometimes you don’t have a trailer, so that’s my trailer. – Laura Linney

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100497. I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright, all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress. – Laura Linney

100498. I don’t consider myself a celebrity, and I don’t consider myself a star. – Laura Linney

100499. At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them. – Laura Linney

100500. The best artists know what to leave out. – Charles de Lint

100501. Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of. – Charles de Lint

100502. Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory? – Charles de Lint

100503. When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it. – Charles de Lint

100504. There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale. – Charles de Lint

100505. The thing with pretending you’re in a good mood is that sometimes you can. – Charles de Lint

100506. The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it. – Charles de Lint

100507. The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents. – Charles de Lint

100508. The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them. – Charles de Lint

100509. The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them. – Charles de Lint

100510. Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known? – Charles de Lint

100511. Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors. – Charles de Lint

100512. One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled. – Charles de Lint

100513. Not everything has to mean something. Some things just are. – Charles de Lint

100514. Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning. – Charles de Lint

100515. It’s good to have mysteries. It reminds us that there’s more to the world than just making do and having a bit of fun. – Charles de Lint

100516. If you’re not ready to die, then how can you live? – Charles de Lint

100517. I’m not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times. – Charles de Lint

100518. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. – Charles de Lint

100519. I think you’re all mad. But that’s part and parcel of being an artistic genius, isn’t it? – Charles de Lint

100520. A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what’s real and what’s not and most of us have been going along with it ever since. – Charles de Lint

100521. As far as I’m concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary. – Charles de Lint

100522. Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician’s music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind. – Charles de Lint

100523. Home Alone was a lot and a lot and a lot of standing and sitting and walking and running and it was physically demanding but in this, I’m doing back flips and riding ostriches. It’s physically demanding in a new way, so it’s fun. – Alex D. Linz

100524. Well, I don’t know. Home Alone, I was a lot younger and I was in every shot and it was a lot colder, so Home Alone was physically demanding but more like being able to stand for a long time. – Alex D. Linz

100525. I like to read and write and take pictures and bike. – Alex D. Linz

100526. Every culture loves scatological humour. That’s always a favourite. – Alex D. Linz

100527. A lot of the biking sequences in the beginning, like going down the steps and over the ramp, I of course didn’t do any of that stuff. I wish I could have but I didn’t. – Alex D. Linz

100528. I would like to see us find Osama Bin Laden, but let’s say we did capture him. Let’s say we did kill him. How much good would that do? There’s still thousands of people behind him. It’s this huge thing. – Alex D. Linz

100529. So I decided to form a production company with my wife and our partner Diane. – Ray Liotta

100530. So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies. – Ray Liotta

100531. You know, it was a small, independent movie and with Paramount becoming involved, it was obviously a good thing, but you can’t put a round peg in a square hole. – Ray Liotta

100532. You don’t do anything thinking that it’s going to stick. – Ray Liotta

100533. You could just do independent movies, but I like bigger kind of studio movies, at least some of them. – Ray Liotta

100534. When I read Copland, I really wanted Stallone’s part. – Ray Liotta

100535. When I found out Cusack was involved, I liked that a lot. – Ray Liotta

100536. Well, for Blow I had to age from 20 to 60, starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads. – Ray Liotta

100537. Today some actors get a little full of themselves about what they’re doing. – Ray Liotta

100538. The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow. – Ray Liotta

100539. Suddenly playing the charming bad guy was my thing. – Ray Liotta

100540. I think people like watching edgy things. – Ray Liotta

100541. The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it; it reminded me of a ’70s type movie, I really liked the characters, I didn’t anticipate the ending. – Ray Liotta

100542. Not like Chinese food, where you eat it and then you feel hungry an hour later. – Ray Liotta

100543. I just finished Narc, which was a really heavy duty, raw, independent. – Ray Liotta

100544. I think drug movies free the director to make intense films. – Ray Liotta

100545. I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while. – Ray Liotta

100546. I was looking to become more proactive with my career because I wasn’t crazy with some of the scripts I was getting – this was before Blow and Hannibal – so I decided to start my own production company. – Ray Liotta

100547. I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth. – Ray Liotta

100548. I’ve only been in one fight in my whole life… in 7th grade, yet everyone thinks I’m a maniac. – Ray Liotta

100549. I didn’t like some of the movies that were coming into me. – Ray Liotta

100550. In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare. – Ray Liotta

100551. As soon as I became proactive in producing my own stuff, I started getting other roles. – Ray Liotta

100552. My wife read Narc as well and was really into it. – Ray Liotta

100553. I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad. – Ray Liotta

100554. All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death. – Jacques Lipchitz

100555. Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist. – Jacques Lipchitz

100556. Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view. – Jacques Lipchitz

100557. Freight mobility and movement, while not a sexy policy issue, is a highly important one. Capacity constraints and congestion on our nation’s freight rail system create many problems. – Bill Lipinski

100558. Our nation’s infrastructure needs are tremendous, and they’re growing. – Bill Lipinski

100559. Speak up! We live in a democracy. We all need to make sure our voices are heard and our opinions are known. – Bill Lipinski

100560. Communities and neighborhoods are affected. Idling trains, traffic backups, grade crossing accidents and other safety issues all affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods. – Bill Lipinski

100561. I am committed to working with Speaker Hastert and the other members of the Illinois congressional delegation to do all that I can to ensure that Illinois’ funding needs are adequately met. – Bill Lipinski

100562. Beyond highways and roads, we need more money for mass transit, intercity passenger rail and freight rail. We have a long way to go to bridge the funding gaps. – Bill Lipinski

100563. I’m leaving because I want to spend more time with my wife in Chicago. – Bill Lipinski

100564. Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization. – Dan Lipinski

100565. Right now too much American time and resources are spent dealing with situations caused by our dependence on oil that we import from unstable countries. – Dan Lipinski

100566. Right now, every American is affected by high energy prices. Working families, small businesses and consumers across the country are feeling the pinch with no end in sight. – Dan Lipinski

100567. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a unique and biologically special place that should be preserved. – Dan Lipinski

100568. The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure. – Dan Lipinski

100569. The undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem. – Dan Lipinski

100570. People aren’t just paying more to fill their gas tanks or when they pay for their heating bills for their home; they are paying more at the grocery store, on air travel and for many other daily expenses. – Dan Lipinski

100571. Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and women have given their lives for our nation. – Dan Lipinski

100572. We all want more information available when making health care decisions for ourselves and our families. – Dan Lipinski

100573. We are currently working on new policies to protect and create American jobs, particularly by improving education. We need more information in order to find the best solutions to this increasing concern for American families. – Dan Lipinski

100574. With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice. – Dan Lipinski

100575. Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity. – Dan Lipinski

100576. The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use. – Dan Lipinski

100577. The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union. – Dan Lipinski

100578. By cutting critical domestic programs such as education, health, environmental protection, and veterans’ services, this budget reveals misplaced priorities. – Dan Lipinski

100579. Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less. – Dan Lipinski

100580. The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate, is just one example of the products under development that will help increase our energy independence. – Dan Lipinski

100581. And when these advances are made, hydrogen can fill critical energy needs beyond transportation. Hydrogen can also be used to heat and generate electricity for our homes. The future possibilities of this energy source are enormous. – Dan Lipinski

100582. As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for the protection of this nation and the hope of peace. – Dan Lipinski

100583. But cord blood also holds the great potential of producing pleural potential cells that could cure many other diseases such as juvenile diabetes, a disease that I live with every day. – Dan Lipinski

100584. Drilling in ANWR fails to lower energy prices today and sets no long term energy strategy for tomorrow. – Dan Lipinski

100585. Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe. – Dan Lipinski

100586. I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America’s future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology. – Dan Lipinski

100587. In the Gulf region and nationwide, small businesses are an integral and crucial part of local economies and communities. They should not be overlooked. – Dan Lipinski

100588. Local economies are suffering as people spend more on fuel and less on consumer goods and travel. – Dan Lipinski

100589. More than 70 percent of seniors are asking for more time. It is long overdue for Congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. – Dan Lipinski

100590. Most of us would never consider getting our car repaired without first receiving an estimate of the charges, but this is exactly what we do when we need to go to a hospital for treatment. – Dan Lipinski

100591. On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind. – Dan Lipinski

100592. On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. – Dan Lipinski

100593. As we explore ways to bring price relief and bolster our country’s energy independence, one significant energy source has emerged as a potential solution, hydrogen fuel cells. – Dan Lipinski

100594. Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects. In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over. – Tara Lipinski

100595. The highlight of my career? The Olympics, of course. – Tara Lipinski

100596. The problem of direct colour photography has been facing us since the turn of the last century. – Gabriel Lippmann

100597. The plate at each point only sends back to the eye the simple colour imprinted. The other colours are destroyed by interference. The eye thus perceives at each point the constituent colour of the image. – Gabriel Lippmann

100598. When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light, colour appears because of selective reflection. – Gabriel Lippmann

100599. The series of photographic operations, developing, washing, final drying, takes about quarter of an hour. – Gabriel Lippmann

100600. Most of these pictures, taken while travelling, were developed on the mantelpiece of a hotel room, which proves that the method is easy enough to carry out. – Gabriel Lippmann

100601. Life is short and progress is slow. – Gabriel Lippmann

100602. In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with an infinity of interval values separating them – that is to say, the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied in continuous manner by these maxima. – Gabriel Lippmann

100603. I got quite good results from protein plates. – Gabriel Lippmann

100604. During exposure, interference takes place between the incident rays and those reflected by the mirror, with the formation of interference fringes half a wavelength distant from each other. – Gabriel Lippmann

100605. This result is due to a phenomenon of interference which occurs within the sensitive layer. – Gabriel Lippmann

100606. The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is still too long for the portrait. It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work. Progress may continue. – Gabriel Lippmann

100607. The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. – Walter Lippmann

100608. When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers. – Walter Lippmann

100609. The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters. – Walter Lippmann

100610. The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples. – Walter Lippmann

100611. The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully. – Walter Lippmann

100612. Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible. – Walter Lippmann

100613. The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract. – Walter Lippmann

100614. There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems. – Walter Lippmann

100615. The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master’s ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose. – Walter Lippmann

100616. Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much. – Walter Lippmann

100617. Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism. – Walter Lippmann

100618. The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class. – Walter Lippmann

100619. There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation. – Walter Lippmann

100620. Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail. – Walter Lippmann

100621. We are all captives of the picture in our head – our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists. – Walter Lippmann

100622. We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated. – Walter Lippmann

100623. What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority. – Walter Lippmann

100624. When all men think alike, no one thinks very much. – Walter Lippmann

100625. When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute. – Walter Lippmann

100626. When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists. – Walter Lippmann

100627. The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race. – Walter Lippmann

100628. He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. – Walter Lippmann

100629. Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed. – Walter Lippmann

100630. Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives. – Walter Lippmann

100631. A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state. – Walter Lippmann

100632. A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. – Walter Lippmann

100633. Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party. – Walter Lippmann

100634. In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs. – Walter Lippmann

100635. Industry is a better horse to ride than genius. – Walter Lippmann

100636. It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most. – Walter Lippmann

100637. Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak. – Walter Lippmann

100638. In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents. – Walter Lippmann

100639. Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings. – Walter Lippmann

100640. No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people. – Walter Lippmann

100641. Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon. – Walter Lippmann

100642. Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men. – Walter Lippmann

100643. Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience. – Walter Lippmann

100644. It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. – Walter Lippmann

100645. Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach. – Walter Lippmann

100646. Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark. – Walter Lippmann

100647. People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives. – Walter Lippmann

100648. The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence. – Walter Lippmann

100649. The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief… that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart. – Walter Lippmann

100650. The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business. – Walter Lippmann

100651. The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth. – Walter Lippmann

100652. Olivier was another case of a genius, who couldn’t understand why anybody would have any trouble doing this, because for him it came so easily. – James Lipton

100653. I thought we would have at most an audience of 5,000 devotees because I made the decision to stick to craft, not to gossip, not to be interested in any of the juicy stuff that they talk about on other shows, but stick to the question of craft. – James Lipton

100654. I wanted when we began this to have a conversation, the kind that you’re able to have, and the only way I knew how to do it was not to have a pre-interview. – James Lipton

100655. I was dealing with craft, and that’s the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you’re talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they’re liable to feel something strong. – James Lipton

100656. I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is – you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue – never ask a question the answer to which you do not know. – James Lipton

100657. I’ll tell you why, I don’t invite the ones I don’t like. – James Lipton

100658. It can be summed up in one sentence. Does this person have something to teach my students? No one has ever let us down. – James Lipton

100659. I think that anybody’s craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting. – James Lipton

100660. And I thought if I don’t pre-interview – first of all, we couldn’t afford it – but the second thing was it would force me to do my own research, which takes two weeks. – James Lipton

100661. If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen. – James Lipton

100662. I had something called the back of the chair test. Where I sit, we don’t sit like you and I do. I can see a sliver right behind them and they come out and they sit like this like god students and they don’t touch the back of the chair. – James Lipton

100663. I did get Tom Hanks to say, Life is just a box of chocolates. – James Lipton

100664. I criticize those critics. The reason being that they’re doing one of the worst things that ever can be done to an actor, which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else. – James Lipton

100665. Hackman is able to live in the moment which means there is nothing for him at that split second than what is occurring in the scene. – James Lipton

100666. Geniuses always think it’s easier than we make it out to be. – James Lipton

100667. Comedians don’t laugh. They’re too busy analyzing why it’s funny or not. – James Lipton

100668. The definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do. – James Lipton

100669. And I thought, my God, there’s an off chance that they will say something that’s really worth preserving and there is one way to do that and I knew what it was because I come from television. – James Lipton

100670. They will take a role that scares them over a role that doesn’t. That’s another thing I like about actors. – James Lipton

100671. Because – Bobby Lewis said this once to us in class, the better you get, the less credit you’ll get. Because the better you are, the more it looks like walking and talking and everybody thinks they can walk and talk. – James Lipton

100672. The foundation for film acting is stage acting. – James Lipton

100673. They change. They’re different. There are no two alike, that’s the miracle of it. But if they have something to teach the students. You can see them writing during the show. – James Lipton

100674. The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise. – James Lipton

100675. We are the only school in America, drama school in America that trains actors, writers and directors side by side for three years in a master’s degree program, and we want them – to expose them to everything. – James Lipton

100676. What I didn’t know that by sticking to craft we would blow open some doors that I never saw opened before. – James Lipton

100677. When it began I wrote this passionate letter to people I knew, studio members, of course, and other people with whom we have worked over the years and I said come and teach our students. – James Lipton

100678. The difference – the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive. – James Lipton

100679. I ran into Neal Patrick Harris recently. We were in something called The Purple People Eater. He was maybe 10, but he still remembered it as the worst experience of his life! – Peggy Lipton

100680. The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn down from the heavens by modern man, who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source. – El Lissitzky

100681. Only now did I recognize the reciprocal relationship which exits between manufacturing power and the national system of transportation, and that the one can never develop to its fullest without the other. – Friedrich List

100682. The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they are. Germany is the background of all my plans, the return to Germany. – Friedrich List

100683. The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion. – Friedrich List

100684. Look around, and you see everywhere the exertions and acts of individuals restricted, regulated, or promoted, on the principle of the common welfare. – Friedrich List

100685. Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide. – Friedrich List

100686. But the general welfare must restrict and regulate the exertions of the individuals, as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power. – Friedrich List

100687. An individual, in promoting his own interest, may injure the public interest; a nation, in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest of a part of its members. – Friedrich List

100688. The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce. – Friedrich List

100689. It is bad policy to regulate everything… where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power. – Friedrich List

100690. I am a believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity. – Joseph Lister

100691. How would you like to find out how good my right is? – Sonny Liston

100692. Newspapermen ask dumb questions. They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining. – Sonny Liston

100693. Come over here and sit on my knee and finish your orange juice. – Sonny Liston

100694. A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There’s got to be good guys and there’s got to be bad guys. And that’s what people pay for – to see the bad guys get beat. – Sonny Liston

100695. The only thing my old man ever gave me was a beating. – Sonny Liston

100696. I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire, and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services. – Franz Liszt

100697. Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words. – Franz Liszt

100698. Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness. – Franz Liszt

100699. A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense. – Franz Liszt

100700. A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances. – Franz Liszt

100701. As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation. – Franz Liszt

100702. Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day. – Franz Liszt

100703. Brahms’ Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his. – Franz Liszt

100704. Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are, and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing. – Franz Liszt

100705. The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist. – Franz Liszt

100706. Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years. Only I could perform certain works with the scanty means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with. – Franz Liszt

100707. We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm. – Franz Liszt

100708. Truth is a great flirt. – Franz Liszt

100709. The public is always good. – Franz Liszt

100710. I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment… rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood. – Franz Liszt

100711. The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants. – Franz Liszt

100712. I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices. – Franz Liszt

100713. The character of instrumental music… lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations. – Franz Liszt

100714. Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ’s religion illuminates with His divine light. – Franz Liszt

100715. In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance. – Franz Liszt

100716. I find little in the works of Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor who functions like a windmill. – Franz Liszt

100717. Sorrowful and great is the artist’s destiny. – Franz Liszt

100718. It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy. – Franz Liszt

100719. It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me. – Franz Liszt

100720. Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice. – Franz Liszt

100721. Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist. – Franz Liszt

100722. Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. – Franz Liszt

100723. Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless. – Franz Liszt

100724. The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There’s not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what’s being offered. – John Lithgow

100725. Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective. – John Lithgow

100726. When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible thing to do is go back to the theater. – John Lithgow

100727. What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy. – John Lithgow

100728. Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving. – John Lithgow

100729. I keep looking for things I haven’t done yet. – John Lithgow

100730. I never get tired of hearing compliments. – John Lithgow

100731. I was in 20 Shakespearean plays by the time I was 20. – John Lithgow

100732. I’d sleep under a Vermeer. – John Lithgow

100733. I’m a con artist in that I’m an actor. I make people believe something is real when they know perfectly well it isn’t. – John Lithgow

100734. I’m a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife. – John Lithgow

100735. I’m very concerned for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures. We’ve got to be careful and make sure we don’t foul our own nest. – John Lithgow

100736. If it’s well written and well directed and you’ve got good actors to work with, acting is easy. But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part. It’s very rare. – John Lithgow

100737. If you read in front of your kids, it’s very likely that they’ll become readers, too. – John Lithgow

100738. In animation, there’s this exhilarating moment of discovery when you see the film and you say, Oh THAT’S what I was doing. – John Lithgow

100739. It’s a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows. – John Lithgow

100740. Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. – John Lithgow

100741. Shakespeare is like mother’s milk to me. – John Lithgow

100742. There’s nothing like spending an evening with an audience every night. – John Lithgow

100743. Look at the darkest hit musicals – Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel – they are exuberant experiences. They send you out of the theater filled with music. – John Lithgow

100744. Everybody’s a dreamer. – John Lithgow

100745. For me, working on stage is much more exhausting than all the other mediums, but it’s also much more thrilling. – John Lithgow

100746. I can’t imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series because it’s so much work. A sitcom is a wonderful gig. You work from 10 to 4 every day, it’s fun, and you get to live at home. – John Lithgow

100747. I consider myself a very lucky actor that, approaching 60, I’m still employed and employable. – John Lithgow

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100748. I find I have to walk a little faster in public these days, but it’s very easy to remember when nobody had any idea who I was. – John Lithgow

100749. I gave up shame a long time ago. – John Lithgow

100750. I have a lot of faith in people. – John Lithgow

100751. Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor. – John Lithgow

100752. This will be my last contract. I wanted it to be a good one. – Leonard Little

100753. I know who I am and can deal with the use of Indian mascots… But I know it can be demeaning to a group of people. Maybe it would be all right if they were truly honoring the people and are giving due respect to the people they are representing. – Leonard Little

100754. Not a problem kid or anything like that so when you’re in the legal system like that, it’s always hard on a person for the first time to go through some things like that. – Leonard Little

100755. St. Louis is more humid. But after a while, the heat started taking a toll on us, so we started rotating a little more up front trying to stay fresh out here. – Leonard Little

100756. There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. – Mary Wilson Little

100757. It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes. – Mary Wilson Little

100758. In some parts of Ireland the sleep which knows no waking is always followed by a wake which knows no sleeping. – Mary Wilson Little

100759. If man is only a little lower than the angels, the angels should reform. – Mary Wilson Little

100760. He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. – Mary Wilson Little

100761. The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you. – Mary Wilson Little

100762. Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying. – Mary Wilson Little

100763. The tombstone is about the only thing that can stand upright and lie on its face at the same time. – Mary Wilson Little

100764. Politeness is half good manners and half good lying. – Mary Wilson Little

100765. A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes other people sick. – Mary Wilson Little

100766. Frank Sinatra taught me how to do him. It took me seven years to master him. He would tell me, tap your foot, Rich, and don’t forget to grasp your sleeve. – Rich Little

100767. If you become president, you’re guaranteed to develop some nervous habit. – Rich Little

100768. Ross Perot. I could have had a ball with him. – Rich Little

100769. Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him. – Rich Little

100770. I’m not really a political satirist. I don’t kid myself. I’m more interested in doing the mannerisms and the personality. – Rich Little

100771. Not too many people are – were as good as Bob Hope. George Burns was great at thinking, you know, on the spot. Steve Allen was marvelous, and so was George Burns. But Bob may be the king of them all, you know. – Rich Little

100772. If I have a rough day, and I’m angry, I’ll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table. And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick. – Rich Little

100773. I keep everything that is most important to me close to me: my family, my bible, my X-Box – just kidding. – Brian Littrell

100774. I know who I am as a person, as a father, and as a husband. – Brian Littrell

100775. I really believe that’s one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don’t realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great, as long as you can be a positive role model. – Brian Littrell

100776. I’ll always be a Backstreet Boy. – Brian Littrell

100777. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith. – Brian Littrell

100778. America is exceptional: but because it yields the likes of Obama, not the likes of Bush. – Eric Liu

100779. If you see the Sopranos, you’re not going to be speaking in the Shakespearean English. – Lucy Liu

100780. It’s like kill or be killed, that’s my thing basically. – Lucy Liu

100781. Women like to watch women fight because it makes them feel sort of empowered physically and mentally. They feel kind of jazzed and excited by it. – Lucy Liu

100782. It’s so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I’m going to bite their heads off or something. – Lucy Liu

100783. Japanimation is a whole different art form. – Lucy Liu

100784. Men, when they fight in movies, it’s a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn’t take your eyes off of him. – Lucy Liu

100785. You respect all of these people that you know in the business as actors. And they sort of turn around and say, we really like your work. It’s a nice acknowledgment. – Lucy Liu

100786. Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally, especially when you put the costume on. – Lucy Liu

100787. I’ve definitely become much more aware of physical stunts. – Lucy Liu

100788. People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There’s really not a lot of violence. It’s more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat. – Lucy Liu

100789. Since we didn’t use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy. – Lucy Liu

100790. The neck is kind of what’s sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy. – Lucy Liu

100791. Nobody really tells me what’s going on, and I find out via the trades myself. – Lucy Liu

100792. You have to look out for becoming trapped in a place where people want to see you all the time doing one thing. – Lucy Liu

100793. You can’t look back; you have to keep looking forward. – Lucy Liu

100794. Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It’s a much quieter was of fighting. – Lucy Liu

100795. I’ve never really thought about competing with cartoons. If it ever gets to that point, then just shoot me. – Lucy Liu

100796. I try to distinguish my characters from each other. – Lucy Liu

100797. I think you just have to appreciate who you are and hopefully they can see what a superhero is about. – Lucy Liu

100798. I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk – but I don’t know if I’d be a very convincing hulk. – Lucy Liu

100799. Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend. – Lucy Liu

100800. Being Asian in this business is something you have to consider, because sometimes people aren’t as open. They’ll say, I can’t see you with a Caucasian person. – Lucy Liu

100801. They were concerned about the racial issue. They thought it was not a safe issue to go Asian, unfortunately. – Lucy Liu

100802. When you work with chains or any kind of weapons, or just when you’re using hand-to-hand combat, you are going to get hurt. – Lucy Liu

100803. Women who wear kimonos, when the fight, they have to keep their knees together, and when they use a sword, they have to move the sleeves otherwise it gets caught. – Lucy Liu

100804. I didn’t have a boyfriend until I was 17. There were boys at school that I would find out later had a crush on me but I was too shy to talk to them. – Blake Lively

100805. Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me. – Blake Lively

100806. The Green Lantern is a unique superhero because it’s not that he’s super that is his focus; it’s that he’s a man. He’s very human. That’s his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. – Blake Lively

100807. Actually, I’m happiest in Williams-Sonoma in New York. That’s a wonderful cooking store. – Blake Lively

100808. I can’t believe we’re being paid to live in New York. – Blake Lively

100809. I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work, you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don’t want to be going to a club and taking off my panties. – Blake Lively

100810. I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be! – Blake Lively

100811. My whole family’s been in the business. My whole family is crazy. – Blake Lively

100812. I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I’ve already justified buying seven coats! – Blake Lively

100813. If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never yours to begin with. – Blake Lively

100814. In high school, there are so many cliques. You’re never safe. – Blake Lively

100815. So, it’s cool that, yes, Hal Jordan is a superhero, but my character is a real-world hero in her own life. – Blake Lively

100816. I love being at home and cooking and baking. – Blake Lively

100817. I came from a big family – two brothers and two sisters. So, there were always a ton of boys around and a ton of girls around. So, I grew up comfortable with both sexes. – Blake Lively

100818. The consideration of change over the century is about loss, though I think that social change is gain rather than loss. – Penelope Lively

100819. The Photograph is concerned with the power that the past has to interfere with the present: the time bomb in the cupboard. – Penelope Lively

100820. The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form. – Penelope Lively

100821. The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time – and central to the concerns of fiction. – Penelope Lively

100822. There’s a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history. – Penelope Lively

100823. We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears. And the Bible. – Penelope Lively

100824. Since then, I have just read and read – but, that said, I suppose there is a raft of writers to whom I return again and again, not so much because I want to write like them, even if I were capable of it, but simply for a sort of stylistic shot in the arm. – Penelope Lively

100825. We make choices but are constantly foiled by happenstance. – Penelope Lively

100826. We all need a past – that’s where our sense of identity comes from. – Penelope Lively

100827. I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years – first, the house that had been my grandmother’s since 1923, and then my own country home, which we had lived in for over twenty years. – Penelope Lively

100828. You learn a lot, writing fiction. – Penelope Lively

100829. Getting to know someone else involves curiosity about where they have come from, who they are. – Penelope Lively

100830. It was a combination of an intense interest in children’s literature, which I’ve always had, and the feeling that I’d just have a go and see if I could do it. – Penelope Lively

100831. Every novel generates its own climate, when you get going. – Penelope Lively

100832. Equally, we require a collective past – hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present. – Penelope Lively

100833. Deep down I have this atavistic feeling that really I should be in the country. – Penelope Lively

100834. Conventional forms of narrative allow for different points of view, but for this book I wanted a structure whereby each of the main characters contributed a distinctive version of the story. – Penelope Lively

100835. I do like to embed a fictional character firmly in an occupation. – Penelope Lively

100836. I didn’t think I had anything particular to say, but I thought I might have something to say to children. – Penelope Lively

100837. I can walk about London and see a society that seems an absolutely revolutionary change from the 1950s, that seems completely and utterly different, and then I can pick up on something where you suddenly see that it’s not. – Penelope Lively

100838. I didn’t write anything until I was well over 30. – Penelope Lively

100839. All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved – probably too starved to go on writing myself. – Penelope Lively

100840. I have long been interested in landscape history, and when younger and more robust I used to do much tramping of the English landscape in search of ancient field systems, drove roads, indications of prehistoric settlement. – Penelope Lively

100841. I rather like getting away from fiction. – Penelope Lively

100842. I’m intrigued by the way in which physical appearance can often direct a person’s life; things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one. – Penelope Lively

100843. I’m not an historian and I’m not wanting to write about how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian, but as somebody who’s walked through it and whose life has been dictated by it too, as all our lives are. – Penelope Lively

100844. I’m not an historian but I can get interested – obsessively interested – with any aspect of the past, whether it’s palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past. – Penelope Lively

100845. I’m now an agnostic but I grew up on the King James version, which I’m eternally grateful for. – Penelope Lively

100846. I’m writing another novel and I know what I’m going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction. – Penelope Lively

100847. I’ve always been fascinated by the operation of memory – the way in which it is not linear but fragmented, and its ambivalence. – Penelope Lively

100848. It seems to me that everything that happens to us is a disconcerting mix of choice and contingency. – Penelope Lively

100849. I didn’t want it to be a book that made pronouncements. – Penelope Lively

100850. It isn’t as important to buy as cheap as possible as it is to buy at the right time. – Jesse Livermore

100851. A loss never bothers me after I take it. I forget it overnight. But being wrong – not taking the loss – that is what does damage to the pocketbook and to the soul. – Jesse Livermore

100852. There is only one side of the market and it is not the bull side or the bear side, but the right side. – Jesse Livermore

100853. I wasn’t really living anywhere… I was just kinda hanging out. I would live from week to week in places. – Bob Livingston

100854. We’d play at the Ambassador’s house for an invited group of dignitaries from the government that might have gone to school in America; to the U.S. Consulate that invites certain people that they’re trying to target. – Bob Livingston

100855. We didn’t know about the rest of the world. We just knew the pictures that we saw on TV, and it was so different that we wanted to try to imitate that, to a certain extent. – Bob Livingston

100856. The Vietnam War was happening, but Lubbock was… They put a pinch on it. – Bob Livingston

100857. I’d play with these Indian players, the tabla and sitar. – Bob Livingston

100858. I stepped back from being out front to playing bass. So we started switching: I’d play bass on one song, we’d switch on the next song; I’d play piano… we’d play mandolin. – Bob Livingston

100859. I had never, ever drunk beer in high school, and by the time I got to Tech we were having these parties out in the cotton fields and getting so drunk. I was the champion beer drinker; suddenly I was pouring it down my throat… Insane! Insane! – Bob Livingston

100860. I don’t wanta do any Blues or any sad songs. – Bob Livingston

100861. Here I was, this good guy that played football; I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year. But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could. – Bob Livingston

100862. Education, for me, has helped me in my music. – Bob Livingston

100863. The Austin music scene is the reason why so many of them moved here. – Bob Livingston

100864. It means that through knowledge have come responsibility and hope, and through both, action. – Edward Livingston

100865. By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime. – Edward Livingston

100866. No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses. – Edward Livingston

100867. Now I have children of my own. They ask their mother what will I be. Will I be handsome, will I be rich? – Jay Livingston

100868. Then I grew up and fell in love, I asked my sweetheart, ‘what lies ahead? – Jay Livingston

100869. In corporate levels, it’s all about tailoring your shirt and which tennis club you belong to and which watch you are wearing and what did you shoot last week? – Ron Livingston

100870. It’s kinda cool seeing people having real fights with people they really know. – Ron Livingston

100871. They’re either going to fire you or they’re not. They can only fire you. That’s all they can do. They can’t take your thumbs. – Ron Livingston

100872. There is technique to it-he is just standing there flexing his arm, and I am standing there making faces as if I am being choked. You keep your head in a certain angle for the camera. – Ron Livingston

100873. The real intimidating stuff is the scene where you show up for the first day. You kind of square off, and that is where you look each other in the eye. – Ron Livingston

100874. Life is not always like chess. Just because you have the king surrounded, don’t think he is not capable of hurting you. – Ron Livingston

100875. It’s got to be weird to sit in an office all day and deal with these creative types without having any idea of what they do or how they do it. – Ron Livingston

100876. It all comes down to probable cause: If you think something’s up, maybe you gotta take a look. – Ron Livingston

100877. If you play your cards right things are going to happen in the long run. In the short run, it is anybody’s guess. – Ron Livingston

100878. If I’m in something funny, I like to try and find some kind of serious line in it that people can relate to. – Ron Livingston

100879. I would worry if people always associated me with Larry Sokolov. – Ron Livingston

100880. I don’t always get to do a lot of bad guys. – Ron Livingston

100881. Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen. – Ron Livingston

100882. Any time you do physical stuff, violence, it is controlled. It’s a little bit like you block the move. – Ron Livingston

100883. A lot of the stuff I have done had been not only the likable guy, but like the nice likable guy. – Ron Livingston

100884. It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn’t end. There’s other ways to make money, better jobs. – Ron Livingston

100885. Management don’t really have any problem at all with firing people. It’s a powerful idea that, If I’m not happy, I’ll quit. I’ll try something else! – Ron Livingston

100886. Fear God and work hard. – David Livingstone

100887. I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose. – David Livingstone

100888. I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ. – David Livingstone

100889. I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward. – David Livingstone

100890. If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all. – David Livingstone

100891. Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair. – David Livingstone

100892. All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book. – David Livingstone

100893. I will go anywhere, provided it is forward. – David Livingstone

100894. If voting changed anything, they’d abolish it. – Ken Livingstone

100895. There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work. – Ken Livingstone

100896. Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help. – Ken Livingstone

100897. World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did. And he was crazy. – Ken Livingstone

100898. I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it to the best of my judgement and ability. – Kenneth Robert Livingstone

100899. I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999. – Kenneth Robert Livingstone

100900. My administration will tackle these issues in consultation with the black communities of London. – Kenneth Robert Livingstone

100901. This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions. – Titus Livius

100902. Woe to the conquered. – Titus Livius

100903. The sun has not yet set for all time. – Titus Livius

100904. We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them. – Titus Livius

100905. Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies’ resources, and minimized their own. – Titus Livius

100906. Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed. – Titus Livius

100907. Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond. – Titus Livius

100908. There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards. – Titus Livius

100909. Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war. – Titus Livius

100910. It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted. – Titus Livius

100911. It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors. – Titus Livius

100912. It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task. – Titus Livius

100913. Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment. – Titus Livius

100914. Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence. – Titus Livius

100915. Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others. – Titus Livius

100916. Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes. – Titus Livius

100917. In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest. – Titus Livius

100918. No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority. – Titus Livius

100919. The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom. – Titus Livius

100920. Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never. – Titus Livius

100921. Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness. – Titus Livius

100922. Temerity is not always successful. – Titus Livius

100923. They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women. – Titus Livius

100924. The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze. – Titus Livius

100925. There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty. – Titus Livius

100926. The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening. – Titus Livius

100927. No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds. – Titus Livius

100928. There is always more spirit in attack than in defence. – Titus Livius

100929. The result showed that fortune helps the brave. – Titus Livius

100930. There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed. – Titus Livius

100931. There are laws for peace as well as war. – Titus Livius

100932. All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident. – Titus Livius

100933. He will have true glory who despises it. – Titus Livius

100934. From abundance springs satiety. – Titus Livius

100935. Envy like fire always makes for the highest points. – Titus Livius

100936. A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself. – Titus Livius

100937. Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them. – Titus Livius

100938. Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts. – Titus Livius

100939. What is so brilliant about the gadgets is their simplicity. – Desmond Llewelyn

100940. My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody almost in that time that you’d be able to sit back in England and watch a cricket game in Australia, they’d have you put in the loony bin. – Desmond Llewelyn

100941. Actors never retire, they just get less and less work. – Desmond Llewelyn

100942. No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100943. You cannot teach creativity – how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100944. Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100945. There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100946. Prosperity or egalitarianism – you have to choose. I favor freedom – you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100947. Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100948. It isn’t true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100949. If you are killed because you are a writer, that’s the maximum expression of respect, you know. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100950. Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual’s sovereignty. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100951. Since it is impossible to know what’s really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary. – Mario Vargas Llosa

100952. I just sit at the drawing board most of the time. I am used to talking to people. I love going to conventions, getting feedback and talking to people. Some artists don’t. Some artists sit at their drawing board because their personality actually dictates that. – David Lloyd

100953. Alan is a great guy, a terrific guy. We haven’t worked together since then, and he’s always working with different artists. I think he sees different dimensions he can see from different guys. – David Lloyd

100954. When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante, it was an urban guerilla. One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the police force who turned on the government. – David Lloyd

100955. But if you have a point of view and you’re an artist or a writer, it’s kind of crazy to not take advantage of that, especially if you can do something that’s entertaining as well. I’ve done a number of things like that over the years. – David Lloyd

100956. You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men. The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon. – David Lloyd

100957. Alan was always interested in politics in a major way. He actually believes that anarchy is a politically viable system, but I don’t. I was always interested in putting forward the ideas that represented my viewpoint. I feel the same about anything I’m doing. – David Lloyd

100958. We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we’re trying to escape from. – David Lloyd

100959. V is like a mythical situation. It’s an allegory for what could happen. V has philosophies within it that actually warn against things like that happening. – David Lloyd

100960. They did offer me a chance of being a V in the crowd, but it’s not my scene. I think they just thought it would be fun for me to do that, but I don’t know. I heard that Stan Lee appears in every movie of his. – David Lloyd

100961. The beginning of Book Three is the last one that I drew, where V’s conducting the 1812 overture. – David Lloyd

100962. Part of the plot was a knock that V wanted to bring down the government and bring chaos. I don’t know why I thought of Guy Fawkes, because it was during the summer. I thought that would be great if he looked like Guy Fawkes, kind of theatrical. – David Lloyd

100963. Kickback is a police thriller which I wrote. I’m very proud of it. I did it in two parts for France because when I wrote it, there wasn’t the audience demand for crime stuff that there is now. – David Lloyd

100964. It’s absolutely of no importance who or what V was under the mask. He isn’t a who or a what, he’s an idea. The thing is, you couldn’t continue it. Now and then the idea of a sequel has been raised, in vague forms, but I think it would be a bad idea. The story’s finished. – David Lloyd

100965. I’ve always been a liberal and I’ve always had strong socialist leanings. – David Lloyd

100966. I’m interested in why people compromise when they shouldn’t. It comes back to what V’s about in a sense. We’ve all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we’ll forget about them and put them behind us. I’m very interested in why people do that. – David Lloyd

100967. I’m interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We’re all victims and few of us are truly free. – David Lloyd

100968. I understand why people do vote on the conservative side of the ticket because people have a tendency to go for strong governments when really, from an idealistic point of view, it’s a bad thing. – David Lloyd

100969. I do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I’ve got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene. – David Lloyd

100970. Our society’s need for escapism has always interested me. – David Lloyd

100971. When I’m old I shall give up writing the big stuff and shall wander round the park thinking of songs. – George Lloyd

100972. The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths. – George Lloyd

100973. The pain was considerable, but trivial compared with my mental state. – Harold Lloyd

100974. None of us really understood exactly how much Star Wars would affect us for the rest of our lives. – Jake Lloyd

100975. Violence is used to portray what happens in a film. It only helps portray the actors and what they do. I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of. – Jake Lloyd

100976. I’ve always wanted to be an action figure. – Jake Lloyd

100977. I only am in this business because I enjoy it. I think that is the only way to be in the business. – Jake Lloyd

100978. I’ve aged, but grown up? No. – Jake Lloyd

100979. I’m one of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit. – Marie Lloyd

100980. The other part of our proposal that gets the ‘dittoheads’ upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they don’t want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community. – Mark Lloyd

100981. If our republican form of government is perishing because communications – the infrastructure of that republic – is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order. – Mark Lloyd

100982. It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies. – Mark Lloyd

100983. This… there’s nothing more difficult than this. Because we have really, truly good white people in important positions. And the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions we will not change the problem. We’re in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power. – Mark Lloyd

100984. In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an incredible revolution – a democratic revolution. To begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela. The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled – worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government – worked to oust him. But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country. And we’ve had complaints about this ever since. – Mark Lloyd

100985. I don’t really care who gets their inspiration from where, it’s the end results that count. – Robert Lloyd

100986. Slow and steady wins the race. – Robert Lloyd

100987. Judge of a jest when you have done laughing. – Robert Lloyd

100988. I want to do a little bit of everything. I love sci-fi. I think it’s more the characters that draw me towards things. I like strong women. I’m very interested in futuristic stuff, anything. – Sabrina Lloyd

100989. I think anybody would have to be with out common sense to think there weren’t aliens. There are billions of planets, and I am convinced Earth is not the only one that’s inhabited. It would be quite an ego trip to think that. I think about it all the time. – Sabrina Lloyd

100990. I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately. – Sabrina Lloyd

100991. A person’s portrayal on TV isn’t always how someone is. – Sabrina Lloyd

100992. If you wanted to build the most powerful computer you could, you can’t do better than including everything in the universe that’s potentially available. – Seth Lloyd

100993. At some point, Moore’s law will break down. – Seth Lloyd

100994. Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs. – Seth Lloyd

100995. Every physical system registers information, and just by evolving in time, by doing its thing, it changes that information, transforms that information, or, if you like, processes that information. – Seth Lloyd

100996. I have not proved that the universe is, in fact, a digital computer and that it’s capable of performing universal computation, but it’s plausible that it is. – Seth Lloyd

100997. If you take a more Darwinian point of view the dynamics of the universe are such that as the universe evolved in time, complex systems arose out of the natural dynamics of the universe. – Seth Lloyd

100998. According to the standard model billions of years ago some little quantum fluctuation, perhaps a slightly lower density of matter, maybe right where we’re sitting right now, caused our galaxy to start collapsing around here. – Seth Lloyd

100999. In order to figure out how to make atoms compute, you have to learn how to speak their language and to understand how they process information under normal circumstances. – Seth Lloyd

101000. In this metaphor we actually have a picture of the computational universe, a metaphor which I hope to make scientifically precise as part of a research program. – Seth Lloyd

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