180000 famous quotes part 105 – 104001 to 105000

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180000 famous quotes part 105 – 104001 to 105000

104001. I questioned everything. I didn’t see a character developed in Platoon at all. The character in Blue Velvet was much more fascinating to me. – Kyle MacLachlan

104002. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. – Shirley MacLaine

104003. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is. – Shirley MacLaine

104004. Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. – Shirley MacLaine

104005. For me, the safest place is out on a limb. – Shirley MacLaine

104006. I don’t need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. – Shirley MacLaine

104007. I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. – Shirley MacLaine

104008. I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it. – Shirley MacLaine

104009. I’d like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I’ve admired him for 35 years. He’s someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I’m actually sleeping with him. – Shirley MacLaine

104010. I’ve made so many movies playing a hooker that they don’t pay me in the regular way anymore. They leave it on the dresser. – Shirley MacLaine

104011. It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office. – Shirley MacLaine

104012. Sex is hardly ever just about sex. – Shirley MacLaine

104013. A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused. – Shirley MacLaine

104014. The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it. – Shirley MacLaine

104015. The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. – Shirley MacLaine

104016. Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself. – Shirley MacLaine

104017. The world is like a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn. – Mary MacLane

104018. It is with pain that I read of the dire effects of my book upon the minds of young girls. – Mary MacLane

104019. I’ve never made plans for more than a day ahead. – Mary MacLane

104020. I would rather be a fairly happy wife and mother. – Mary MacLane

104021. I was born to be alone, and I always shall be; but now I want to be. – Mary MacLane

104022. I want to write such things as compel the admiring acclamation of the world at large, such things as are written but once in years, things subtle but distinctly different from the books written every day. – Mary MacLane

104023. One must always say things that aim to interest, because in the world one must after all pay for one’s keep. – Mary MacLane

104024. Just why I sent it to the publishers would be hard to say, but when I had finished it I felt that it was literature, because it is real and because it was well written. And I know that the world wants such things. – Mary MacLane

104025. The only joy I had was writing what was. That book was. It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that. But it is my story as I was then. – Mary MacLane

104026. Let me but make a beginning, let me but strike the world in a vulnerable spot, and I can take it by storm. – Mary MacLane

104027. There is really no right and wrong. I recognize no right and wrong. – Mary MacLane

104028. Well, if I am not vulgar, neither is my book. I wrote myself. Suggestiveness is always vulgar. But truth never. My book is not even remotely suggestive. I call things by their names. That is all. – Mary MacLane

104029. When I was three years old I was taken with my family to a little town in Western Minnesota, where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten. – Mary MacLane

104030. When I wrote my book I wanted to love someone. I wanted to be in love. Now I know that I shall never be in love – and I no longer wish to be. – Mary MacLane

104031. You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out. – Mary MacLane

104032. The book, you understand, was not written for publication. It was the portrayal of my emotions, the analysis of my own soul life during three months of my nineteenth year. I wrote then all the time, just as I do now, but, though the book is in diary form, it is not a diary. – Mary MacLane

104033. My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum. – Mary MacLane

104034. Of poets I put Virgil first – he was greatest. – Mary MacLane

104035. Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things. – Mary MacLane

104036. I am a genius. Then it amused me to keep saying so, but now it does not. I expected to be happy sometime. Now I know I shall never be. – Mary MacLane

104037. I do not see any beauty in self-restraint. – Mary MacLane

104038. I do not sing nor play, but I adore music, particularly Chopin. I like him because I cannot understand him. – Mary MacLane

104039. I have never read a line of Walt Whitman. – Mary MacLane

104040. I love devils. – Mary MacLane

104041. I never give my real self. I have a hundred sides, and I turn first one way and then the other. I am playing a deep game. I have a number of strong cards up my sleeve. I have never been myself, excepting to two friends. – Mary MacLane

104042. I read of the Kalamazoo girl who killed herself after reading the book. I am not at all surprised. She lived in Kalamazoo, for one thing, and then she read the book. – Mary MacLane

104043. I want fame more than I can tell. But more than I want fame I want happiness. – Mary MacLane

104044. I want to live quietly. – Mary MacLane

104045. Genius of a kind has always been with me; an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality; an excellent, strong woman’s body and a pitiably starved soul. – Mary MacLane

104046. I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat – just to get the darned thing finished. – Alistair Maclean

104047. I’m not a born writer, and I don’t enjoy writing. – Alistair Maclean

104048. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. – Norman Maclean

104049. At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding. – Norman Maclean

104050. Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered. – Archibald MacLeish

104051. Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England. – Archibald MacLeish

104052. There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream. – Archibald MacLeish

104053. The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life – to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity. – Archibald MacLeish

104054. Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world. – Archibald MacLeish

104055. It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be. – Archibald MacLeish

104056. Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold. – Archibald MacLeish

104057. Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man’s life if he has the weight and cares about the words. – Archibald MacLeish

104058. There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream. – Archibald MacLeish

104059. Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there. – Archibald MacLeish

104060. To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold – brothers who know now they are truly brothers. – Archibald MacLeish

104061. Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man. – Archibald MacLeish

104062. A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man. – Archibald MacLeish

104063. The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. – Archibald MacLeish

104064. We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent. – Archibald MacLeish

104065. You burned the city of London in our houses and we felt the flames. – Archibald MacLeish

104066. What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. – Archibald MacLeish

104067. We are as great as our belief in human liberty – no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is larger than ourselves. – Archibald MacLeish

104068. What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists. – Archibald MacLeish

104069. In comparison with a loving human being, everything else is worthless. – Hugh MacLennan

104070. I’ve played heavies for years and years and years. I was bald. I came to Hollywood. I did a play about junk. I was a pusher, so I played pushers for years and years and years. I did war movies and things like that. – Gavin MacLeod

104071. We used two Princess Cruise ships. The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess. They were identical ships. – Gavin MacLeod

104072. We sat down and read it for the first time and I thanked God under my breath, because they were all so good. And my leading ladies are both exceptional. I mean, everybody in the play. I could just go on all night about them. – Gavin MacLeod

104073. We have nine ships and in the next two years will have ten, eleven and twelve. So things are going very nicely and all because of that program that people thought was mindless and so forth. – Gavin MacLeod

104074. We had to be very careful on our best behaviour when we went to these other countries. And then I made a living, I had a chance to support my wife and my kids. It was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful program from that point of view. – Gavin MacLeod

104075. This is a group playing together and that’s the only way, I feel, this play can be successful and moving. I am so lucky to have the people that are in it. When I came here I didn’t know who was going to be in the play. – Gavin MacLeod

104076. This is a group effort. This is group theatre. This is no big star turn. You could do things with it to do that but it would just be out of kilter. This is one reason I like this play. This is a unit. – Gavin MacLeod

104077. There are a lot of new opportunities that are poking their head up in my future. I’ve been very fortunate that way, but for right now, what I like is what I’m doing. – Gavin MacLeod

104078. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor, to be like them. And there they were at my table, all talking about how nervous they were, about the lines, and so forth. No matter how big you get, you still have the same kinds of anxieties and so forth. – Gavin MacLeod

104079. Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around. Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening. – Gavin MacLeod

104080. It’s very trying on a marriage when you’re doing a one hour show, week after week after week. You don’t have enough time for people that maybe you should have top priority. – Gavin MacLeod

104081. We were making new ones the second year. We were in syndication the second year. So we were on Saturday nights, prime time, every morning, and then they put it on Sunday evenings too. So it was all over the place. – Gavin MacLeod

104082. It all depended on the cut. Some of them were really on the ship. Some were really on the set. Like if they had the stars for a week, the stars coming off, that was usually on the set, except if we were on location for that particular show. – Gavin MacLeod

104083. You know, you have to put bread on the table. So you thank God you got the job. – Gavin MacLeod

104084. I’m just there to do interviews and stuff, because we have about 40 media people there, so it’s a very, very busy week. But that’s the only time. I did marry, I think on one show, about 25 couples in Acapulco Bay once, but that was all just for kicks. – Gavin MacLeod

104085. I went over to shoot for six days. It turned out to be ten days, very nicely so. A little money. – Gavin MacLeod

104086. I just love the hours of the theatre, I love the way it operates. I always say that when you’re doing a play it’s like getting a shot of B12, and when you do television for a long series you need a shot of B12. – Gavin MacLeod

104087. I haven’t killed anyone on television in years and years. Must have been twenty something years. – Gavin MacLeod

104088. I checked myself out in that funeral parlour scene. I saw myself laughing, because there was a shot of Ed and I together and Mary was right in back of us. My head turned from the camera and I saw myself laughing, because Mary was absolutely brilliant in that thing. – Gavin MacLeod

104089. I always think that I love doing what I’m doing at the moment. The past is over. I can’t go play one of those characters again. But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what I’m doing at the moment and that’s really what I’m thinking about now. – Gavin MacLeod

104090. But the character was so successful, that first one, that they wrote him again and he came in right at the end of the first year in a show called THE BOX. I was up for the Emmy for that one too. – Gavin MacLeod

104091. Also, now as a result of that show being on, the cruise industry is just growing all over the place. Princess Cruises, who I now represent, is the fastest growning cruise line in the world. – Gavin MacLeod

104092. It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work. Murray worried so much he worried his hair off! – Gavin MacLeod

104093. We went out for six weeks a year. We first started in Mexico and we did that for so many years that we finally said we’ve got to explore and start going globally. And then we started going all over the world. – Gavin MacLeod

104094. The world has become one big grassy knoll, crawling with lone gunmen who think they’re the Warren Commission. – Ken MacLeod

104095. I don’t really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet. – Ken MacLeod

104096. Writing a children’s book means you cannot spin out long narratives or have complex character development. – Norman Macleod

104097. Palaeontologists use fiction all the time. – Norman Macleod

104098. As adults feign disinterest in science – children can grab hold of it to distinguish themselves. – Norman Macleod

104099. To be alive at all involves some risk. – Harold MacMillan

104100. It is the duty of Her Majesty’s government neither to flap nor to falter. – Harold MacMillan

104101. At home, you always have to be a politician; when you’re abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman. – Harold MacMillan

104102. Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth. – Harold MacMillan

104103. No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs. – Harold MacMillan

104104. No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. – Harold MacMillan

104105. Once the bear’s hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps. – Harold MacMillan

104106. It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool. – Harold MacMillan

104107. There might be 1 finger on the trigger, but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch. – Harold MacMillan

104108. It’s no use crying over spilt summits. – Harold MacMillan

104109. Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living. – Harold MacMillan

104110. We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts. – Harold MacMillan

104111. When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away. – Harold MacMillan

104112. Power? It’s like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there. – Harold MacMillan

104113. A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts. – Harold MacMillan

104114. Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set. – Harold MacMillan

104115. As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound. – Harold MacMillan

104116. In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts. – Harold MacMillan

104117. (A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion. – Harold MacMillan

104118. Britain’s most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur. – Harold MacMillan

104119. He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion. – Harold MacMillan

104120. I read a great number of press reports and find comfort in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting. – Harold MacMillan

104121. I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy. – Harold MacMillan

104122. I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts. – Harold MacMillan

104123. If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians. – Harold MacMillan

104124. If you don’t believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don’t think it’s enough. – Harold MacMillan

104125. I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance. – Harold MacMillan

104126. So I find the fascination, the love, the incredible skill and everything to do with acting, writing plays, and doing them, just darling. Lovely. I love actors. – Patrick Macnee

104127. I mean, everyone says Citizen Kane. It isn’t that great, anyway. And Orson Welles I knew well, of course. He made other incredible films that no one would let him make, which were much better than Citizen Kane, really. – Patrick Macnee

104128. But I did an awful lot of work in Hollywood, and in New York for that matter. – Patrick Macnee

104129. And in the Second World War, you didn’t just read about it in the newspapers because you weren’t allowed to read it in the newspapers. It was all censored, you know? So nobody knew what we were doing. – Patrick Macnee

104130. Accomplishment is such a patronizing, dangerous word, isn’t it? I haven’t really accomplished anything. The most accomplished thing I’ve done is to have lived this long – 81. – Patrick Macnee

104131. And that’s what happened to that show. It started ordinary, it started really rather bad. As I said, there was a review that said, really, we think the commercials are better than the show. And then it gradually developed. – Patrick Macnee

104132. I went to acting school, but only for nine months. If you’re an actor, you know, don’t really need to learn how to do it. – Patrick Macnee

104133. The radio even weren’t allowed to say there was a Holocaust and people were being killed right, left and center in these terrible camps. – Patrick Macnee

104134. It doesn’t work that way, you know, because most parts that you think you’d do well, most other people don’t. So they offer you something – The Avengers is a good example… I fitted into that because I came from that sort of background. It’s not even acting. – Patrick Macnee

104135. Television has some lovely aspects to it – and some ghastly aspects – but the theater itself was a wonderful invention. – Patrick Macnee

104136. I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then, and they acted very well. Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I’ve ever seen on the movies. – Patrick Macnee

104137. I was absolutely delighted that those shows have been preserved. – Patrick Macnee

104138. The only danger about websites, you know, is people who remember something you did or said thirty or forty years ago, and bring it up against you, so you’re going for a job and you don’t get it. – Patrick Macnee

104139. They call it The New Avengers but it’s really the old Avengers with new people except for me, looking rather fat and rather old. – Patrick Macnee

104140. Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison. This has changed – I’m talking about England, incidentally. – Patrick Macnee

104141. These things don’t just come, arrive and settle like a bird picking up a few bits of crumbs. They develop. I think the best word for these things is develop. They develop because of the human beings who just happen to be there at the time. – Patrick Macnee

104142. Well, you know, I was through the whole of the Second World War and saw all my friends killed. – Patrick Macnee

104143. I am not yet born; O fill me with strength against those who would freeze my humanity. – Louis MacNeice

104144. Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me, otherwise kill me. – Louis MacNeice

104145. Television has created a nation of news junkies who tune in every night to get their fix on the world. – Robert MacNeil

104146. Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments, most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998. – Robert MacNeil

104147. I am not really retired, and may never be completely, but I can’t think of a better place to contemplate retirement than New York City. – Robert MacNeil

104148. But, finally, I just realized a few years ago that this is where I belonged. I mean everything I had was invested here, emotionally and every other way. And the country had invested enormously in me. – Robert MacNeil

104149. And I’m in favor of that because I have a gay son, who’s a very successful theater designer. – Robert MacNeil

104150. I never wanted to be a pundit. – Robert MacNeil

104151. Parents can plant magic in a child’s mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit. – Robert MacNeil

104152. I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion. – Robert MacNeil

104153. The greatest luxury is being able to go to movies and plays now and then in the afternoons. – Robert MacNeil

104154. We spent a month in Japan last year, a week in Istanbul for the United Nations, and nearly three months in my native Nova Scotia, where my two brothers have homes; and we’ll go back there this summer. – Robert MacNeil

104155. Also, when I didn’t like something, I could keep my opinion to myself. – Robert MacNeil

104156. After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past. – Robert MacNeil

104157. Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of skepticism about America which resides in the minds of even America’s closest friends. That America can’t be quite as good as it says it is. And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is? – Robert MacNeil

104158. I’m happy to have my own opinion and air it when I think it’s necessary. – Robert MacNeil

104159. You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy. – Robert MacNeil

104160. When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby, men sprang to their feet. I asked them to sit down since I’d come to walk around. I didn’t want them doing me favours. – Agnes Macphail

104161. Whatever is dirty, it is women’s job to clean up, or drive some man to clean up, and that goes for everything from cellar to senate. – Agnes Macphail

104162. Never apologize. Never explain. Just get the thing done, and let them howl. – Agnes Macphail

104163. Most of the women who have offered themselves for public office over the years have done so, I believe, more because of the ‘dirt’ than in spite of it. – Agnes Macphail

104164. It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men; for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage; and they must even change their name. – Agnes Macphail

104165. If they are willing to give women economic freedom in that home, if they are willing to live by the standard they wish women to live by, then homes will be preserves. – Agnes Macphail

104166. I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. – Agnes Macphail

104167. I owed it to my father that I was elected to Parliament in the first place, but I owed it to my mother that I stuck it out once I got there. – Agnes Macphail

104168. I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels. – Agnes Macphail

104169. I believe the preservation of the home in the future lies almost entirely in the hands of men. – Agnes Macphail

104170. Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life’s greatest tests alone. – Agnes Macphail

104171. If the preservation of the home means the enslavement of women, economically or morally, then we had better break it. – Agnes Macphail

104172. People in the fashion industry have used the press a lot more than people in the film industry, because you have nothing to sell except for the image: The image is everything. – Elle Macpherson

104173. I feel beautiful when I’m at peace with myself. When I’m serene, when I’m a good person, when I’ve been considerate of others. – Elle Macpherson

104174. I just happen to like the work. I like preparing for a role. I like reading. I like analyzing. I like literature. I like emotions. I like working with other actors. – Elle Macpherson

104175. I like to make movies I like to watch. – Elle Macpherson

104176. I used to wear heels because I wanted to show people I wasn’t ashamed of being tall. But I don’t wear them any more because you don’t have to wear heels to be beautiful. I can’t even remember the last time I wore heels. – Elle Macpherson

104177. I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu. – Elle Macpherson

104178. I went to America on holiday when I was 17 and, before I knew it, I’d been signed up by an agency and had these obligations I didn’t understand, but which I couldn’t say no to. This industry chose me. But I did choose to make it fulfilling. – Elle Macpherson

104179. I’ve done all this stuff because it’s fun. It’s never been about fame. – Elle Macpherson

104180. You check to see the facts are correct where business is concerned but if I read everything that was written about me, I’d end up feeling totally insecure about myself. – Elle Macpherson

104181. It’s not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we’re not good enough, that we must live up to someone else’s standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am. – Elle Macpherson

104182. I eat like a horse! – Elle Macpherson

104183. The image is where you have dinner at night, who you’re seeing. It’s what car you drive and how you dress. People in the industry sell that, and it creates a dream. There’s nothing else. – Elle Macpherson

104184. If I have a choice between putting my kids to bed and going to a party, I’ll put my kids to bed. If I have a choice of going to a restaurant or having friends round, I’ll have friends round. Every time. – Elle Macpherson

104185. Anyway, I believe you don’t fix the inside by putting something on the outside. – Elle Macpherson

104186. You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don’t even have women in them, so I’m lucky I’m in it at all. – Elle Macpherson

104187. I don’t like everybody knowing what I’m doing, unless it’s related to a movie. I don’t like speaking to the press. I never did. – Elle Macpherson

104188. A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market… truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest. – Elle Macpherson

104189. As long as people want to see me in movies, and as long as I find it interesting, I’ll keep working. – Elle Macpherson

104190. Being a public person doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a piece of meat for everybody. – Elle Macpherson

104191. But I do know focusing on the exterior doesn’t make me happy. If I want peace and serenity, it won’t be reached by getting thinner or fatter. – Elle Macpherson

104192. For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America. – Elle Macpherson

104193. For me, just being on the cover of a magazine wasn’t enough. I began to think, what value is there in doing something in which you have no creative input? – Elle Macpherson

104194. Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important. – Elle Macpherson

104195. I choose movies, I never choose roles. I look at the script. I look at the director. I look at the other actors – and then the role. – Elle Macpherson

104196. I don’t believe we own our children, they’re their own souls who make their own choices, we just guide and support them. – Elle Macpherson

104197. Focusing on the way I look makes me uncomfortable. I try to focus on the way I feel – I know what makes me feel better about myself. Reading my child a story makes me feel great, doing my hair nicely doesn’t. – Elle Macpherson

104198. Acting and modeling have nothing to do with each other. – Elle Macpherson

104199. We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104200. The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104201. The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104202. The wrong things are predominantly stressed in the schools – things remote from the student’s experience and need. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104203. We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting, of change. We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104204. We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104205. Yes, I am proud, and very humble too. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104206. Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism is driving us from one noisy, destructive, futile agitation to another. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104207. We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104208. Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104209. The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104210. No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104211. A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104212. Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104213. Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104214. I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104215. I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104216. I’d rather break stones on the king’s highway than hem a handkerchief. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104217. If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104218. It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine. – Anne Sullivan Macy

104219. When I watch a film I get swept away. I don’t really watch the camera. – William H. Macy

104220. The Spirit Awards are great too, they’ll say anything because they’re not televised. Another great drinking night. – William H. Macy

104221. Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror. – William H. Macy

104222. That red carpet has to be felt to be believed. – William H. Macy

104223. The bar raises as you go. – William H. Macy

104224. I was a dog in a past life. Really. I’ll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him. – William H. Macy

104225. The only people who do plays in LA are people who can’t get jobs in TV shows. – William H. Macy

104226. Oh yeah, that’s the Holy Grail, Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp, he’s the real deal, isn’t he? He doesn’t get the girl, and he doesn’t care. – William H. Macy

104227. There are some older women out there who are just knockouts, real beauties, and they’re not getting the roles they should. – William H. Macy

104228. We all want to be 20 again and have that first sense of love. – William H. Macy

104229. We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men. – William H. Macy

104230. We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There’s a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn’t a casual thing. It’s a huge thing. – William H. Macy

104231. When I was in New York, I was making a living. We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That’s something for a stage actor. – William H. Macy

104232. Yeah, I made it. It sneaks up on you. You’re some schmuck and you wake up one day and you go, Good God, I’m the cheese. – William H. Macy

104233. Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood. – William H. Macy

104234. When Fargo came out, I hired a publicist for the first time in my life. I thought, if ever I was going to make it, that was then. – William H. Macy

104235. Everyone hooks up with George Clooney. He’s a genuinely cool guy. He’s using his powers for good. – William H. Macy

104236. Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive. It doesn’t do anything. – William H. Macy

104237. I’m a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience’s collusion. – William H. Macy

104238. Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else. Get paid a quarter. – William H. Macy

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104239. I do them all for the money, I really do. – William H. Macy

104240. I got an agent. He said, what do you wanna do, and I said, I want an Oscar nomination. That’s your job, that’s what I’m paying you for. And I got it. – William H. Macy

104241. I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite. – William H. Macy

104242. I think I’ve been in situations where they looked at me and just see some rich white guy – they don’t see me at all. – William H. Macy

104243. It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence. I don’t know. – William H. Macy

104244. I’ll tell you this about the Oscars – they’re real. – William H. Macy

104245. I’m not against watching myself, but I miss a lot of it. I’ve got two little kids who we don’t let watch TV. – William H. Macy

104246. I’m really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that’s the Emmy that meant the most – the writing. – William H. Macy

104247. I’m sure I have a process, but it mostly takes place in my dreams. – William H. Macy

104248. If I like the story and it’s well written, and it’s a character I want to play and they’ll pay me, then I decide to do it. – William H. Macy

104249. I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies. – William H. Macy

104250. A favorite cast? Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and my wife. – William H. Macy

104251. When I heard Nirvana, it changed my life. – Joel Madden

104252. My mom always said that there would be haters. Not everyone can love ya. – Joel Madden

104253. So I wanna see all of you making out during this song. – Joel Madden

104254. Sorry if i spit on ya’ll… I kinda have a problem with doing that. – Joel Madden

104255. The best thing is being really close. The worst thing is being really close. – Joel Madden

104256. Those people who shun us just because of the label we’re on, or the fact that we’ve got a video out there that’s getting us somewhere, are only limiting themselves, because they aren’t keeping an open mind. – Joel Madden

104257. We just want kids to come to our concert and forget about everything. – Joel Madden

104258. We’ve been together since the womb. We met in the womb. – Joel Madden

104259. You can only start a boyband if you kill one of the ones already out there. – Joel Madden

104260. Just stay true to yourself and true to wut you believe. – Joel Madden

104261. Music is supposed to be an escape. It’s supposed to be somewhere you go, where you can be yourself, or be whatever you want to be. – Joel Madden

104262. You were the one who gave me those boxers? I wondered where they came from, I wear those! Although I’m not a big fan of flannel, it gets a little hot down there, if you know what I mean. – Joel Madden

104263. We’re all music fans and we just love being in a band, and that’s why we do it. – Joel Madden

104264. I like getting toilet paper thrown at me. – Joel Madden

104265. People think that I’m a really outgoing person because of how I am on stage. But I’m not. I’m really shy. – Joel Madden

104266. It’s very cliched to go, ‘You’re not punk.’ We don’t care if we are, and we don’t care if we aren’t. – Joel Madden

104267. Always wear cute pyjamas to bed, you’ll never know who u will meet in your dreams. – Joel Madden

104268. Benji usually tries to match his hair with his underwear, and you know how he had the pink hair for a while well we caught him in a pink thong one day! – Joel Madden

104269. I don’t want to see anyone leaving single tonight. I want everyone to leave impregnated. – Joel Madden

104270. I think that our goal in Good Charlotte is just to be Good Charlotte, and whatever happens, whatever that means, we dont even know, and make music and whatever. – Joel Madden

104271. I think the terrorists are just idiots. – Joel Madden

104272. I want to feel lucky every night when I go onstage, and not feel like, ‘Oh, great, here we go again. – Joel Madden

104273. I was just in the middle of singing a song about how broke we were and now my cell phone rings. – Joel Madden

104274. I’m kinda disapointed that Canada isn’t like the South Park movie said it was. – Joel Madden

104275. I’ve flown across America, I’ve scaled fences, I’ve stood under windows and gone out of my way hundreds of times. I’m a hopeless romantic. There’s no hope for me. – Joel Madden

104276. Instead of going out and shooting people, why don’t you go start a band. – Joel Madden

104277. I didn’t get lessons of any kind I slept through school. – Joel Madden

104278. Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. – John Madden

104279. The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break. – John Madden

104280. When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to. – John Madden

104281. The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer. – John Madden

104282. The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. – John Madden

104283. Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. – John Madden

104284. If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they’ve had a bad day. – John Madden

104285. Every time I go to the theater, there’s something about the atmosphere, seeing something unfold live in front of an audience, that you can’t get out of your system. – John Madden

104286. Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear. – John Madden

104287. I think comparisons are odious. – John Madden

104288. President Obama should be championing American prominence, not apologizing for it. – Kevin Madden

104289. Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout. – Melvin Maddocks

104290. It is one test of a fully developed writer that he reminds us of no one but himself. – Melvin Maddocks

104291. Journalists do not like to report on uncertainties. They would almost rather be wrong than ambiguous. – Melvin Maddocks

104292. Nothing is more idealistic than a journalist on the defensive. – Melvin Maddocks

104293. Once we thought, journalists and readers alike, that if we put together enough “facts” and gave them a fast stir, we would come up with something that, at least by the standards of short-order cooks, could be called the truth. – Melvin Maddocks

104294. To choose art means to turn one’s back on the world, or at least on certain of its distractions. – Melvin Maddocks

104295. Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species. – Melvin Maddocks

104296. Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one’s all right, he turns legit. – Ben Maddow

104297. The folks celebrating Jim Bunning are seeing him as an anti-government, anti-spending activist. But to embrace Jim Bunning is to embrace a strange record, if you really are a libertarian, if you really are a deficit hawk, if you really care about spending and responsibility. – Rachel Maddow

104298. So this is the only TV show in America where I am quite confident that you, the audience, will share my excitement when I tell you that coming up in our next segment, we have the best graph ever. Best graph ever. – Rachel Maddow

104299. Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer. – Lester Maddox

104300. That’s part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity. – Lester Maddox

104301. I was under the impression I had signed a three-year contract. I want to be back. I expect to be back. I will be back. – Greg Maddux

104302. The reason I think I’m a good pitcher is I locate my fastball and I change speeds. Period. That’s what you do to pitch. That’s what pitchers have to do to win games. – Greg Maddux

104303. The dirt was OK, but once you hit the grass… Wet grass is slippery. – Greg Maddux

104304. I would love to try to win another game. Obviously, it’s more fun when you win. I’d rather try and not win than not try at all. – Greg Maddux

104305. I look forward to another good year next year. It would be nice to win, too. – Greg Maddux

104306. I don’t care if we’re out of it or not, if I’ve got a chance to pitch, I want to. – Greg Maddux

104307. I don’t believe for one second that the eye surgery has helped me on the mound. – Greg Maddux

104308. If they want me I’d love to come back. I’m not going to play because I can, I’m going to play because I deserve it. – Greg Maddux

104309. Two messengers covered with dust come to bid me fly, but I wait for him. – Dolley Madison

104310. It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business. – Dolley Madison

104311. When I shall again write to you, or where I shall be tomorrow, I cannot tell. – Dolley Madison

104312. Our private property must be sacrificed. – Dolley Madison

104313. I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation. – Dolley Madison

104314. Disaffection stalks around us. – Dolley Madison

104315. At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house. – Dolley Madison

104316. It is done… the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping. – Dolley Madison

104317. And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take. – Dolley Madison

104318. Those are the men who will dance at your wedding. – Guy Madison

104319. Prim and proper white women, I like what I see. – Guy Madison

104320. The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. – James Madison

104321. The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. – James Madison

104322. The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad. – James Madison

104323. The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself. – James Madison

104324. The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world. – James Madison

104325. The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war. – James Madison

104326. The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. – James Madison

104327. Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. – James Madison

104328. The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. – James Madison

104329. The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science. – James Madison

104330. Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect. – James Madison

104331. Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government. – James Madison

104332. Philosophy is common sense with big words. – James Madison

104333. Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. – James Madison

104334. The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state. – James Madison

104335. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. – James Madison

104336. The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money. – James Madison

104337. Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence. – James Madison

104338. Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done. – James Madison

104339. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions. – James Madison

104340. Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense. – James Madison

104341. What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support? – James Madison

104342. What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed? – James Madison

104343. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. – James Madison

104344. The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy. – James Madison

104345. War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason. – James Madison

104346. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. – James Madison

104347. The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived. – James Madison

104348. To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. – James Madison

104349. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. – James Madison

104350. There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong. – James Madison

104351. The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. – James Madison

104352. The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. – James Madison

104353. The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries. – James Madison

104354. The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right. – James Madison

104355. War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits. – James Madison

104356. All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. – James Madison

104357. The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. – James Madison

104358. As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. – James Madison

104359. Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes. – James Madison

104360. And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together. – James Madison

104361. Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. – James Madison

104362. America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts. – James Madison

104363. By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt. – James Madison

104364. All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former. – James Madison

104365. Commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive, and impolitic. – James Madison

104366. A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people. – James Madison

104367. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country. – James Madison

104368. A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States. – James Madison

104369. A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person. – James Madison

104370. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both. – James Madison

104371. A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them. – James Madison

104372. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. – James Madison

104373. Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. – James Madison

104374. If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason. – James Madison

104375. Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages. – James Madison

104376. Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty. – James Madison

104377. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. – James Madison

104378. It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. – James Madison

104379. It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. – James Madison

104380. In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority. – James Madison

104381. As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. – James Madison

104382. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. – James Madison

104383. Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere. – James Madison

104384. If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. – James Madison

104385. If men were angels, no government would be necessary. – James Madison

104386. I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment. – James Madison

104387. I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property. – James Madison

104388. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. – James Madison

104389. Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors. – James Madison

104390. Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations. – James Madison

104391. Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government. – James Madison

104392. In no instance have… the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people. – James Madison

104393. These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood, against the people, the society and the institutions of the United States are unprecedented in history. – Ferenc Madl

104394. Your children don’t have to fear you to respect you. – Michael Madsen

104395. Well, one thing for sure, I won’t be remembered for Free Willy. Or maybe I will. – Michael Madsen

104396. Encourage your kids’ artistic side. Toughen up everything else. – Michael Madsen

104397. Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one. – Michael Madsen

104398. Is it really selling out if it feeds your family? – Michael Madsen

104399. I have good genes. My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American. They both have good skin. – Virginia Madsen

104400. I hope Britney doesn’t get bummed out that Lindsey is a better singer. It is not Lindsey saying it, it’s me. Lindsey would never say that. She’s an actress first. It’s just a bonus that she can dance and sing. – Virginia Madsen

104401. I spend a lot of time at my son’s school and I really wanted to do a movie that the kids could see. The good thing about being my age and not having to be the ingenue anymore is that I get to be a mom. I get to have kids in my movies. – Virginia Madsen

104402. Men, we don’t need you to be a knight in shining armor. We just need you to be a little bit brave, just a little bit. And some of them are, and that’s what he does. – Virginia Madsen

104403. Our audience is all the girls who made Britney a huge star. Those are the girls who bought the book. I didn’t read the book at first. I read the script just to see what I would think of the script and I really liked it. – Virginia Madsen

104404. To me it meant, just looking at it from a Maya point of view, it meant that Paul Miles is always moving laterally in his life. And she just wants him to take a couple of steps forward, you know? – Virginia Madsen

104405. You know, we’re not on stage, we’re not doing a play, so we don’t have a relationship with the audience but going through that process and also just hearing how much people love the film, you feel like you do have a relationship with the audience. – Virginia Madsen

104406. Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth. – Sydney Madwed

104407. When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you. – Sydney Madwed

104408. Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest? – Sydney Madwed

104409. The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves. – Sydney Madwed

104410. Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind. – Sydney Madwed

104411. Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn’t like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself. – Sydney Madwed

104412. If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom. – Sydney Madwed

104413. It is not the hours we put in on the job, it is what we put into the hours that counts. – Sydney Madwed

104414. Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously. – Sydney Madwed

104415. Beethoven and Beatles, Mozart and Michael Jackson, Paganini and Prince – I like them all. – Vanessa Mae

104416. Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it. – Vanessa Mae

104417. Hollywood is kind of a bad world. – Mia Maestro

104418. My parents were overprotective because you could get kidnapped and bombs were exploding in the streets. – Mia Maestro

104419. If something’s important to you, you make time for it. – Mia Maestro

104420. If you’re always strict with yourself, life gets miserable. And we’re supposed to enjoy life. – Mia Maestro

104421. It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104422. How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104423. Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104424. Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass? – Maurice Maeterlinck

104425. All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104426. At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104427. An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104428. A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104429. We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104430. They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104431. When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104432. We possess only the happiness we are able to understand. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104433. To be happy is only to have freed one’s soul from the unrest of unhappiness. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104434. Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104435. No great inner event befalls those who summon it not. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104436. Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104437. Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104438. Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness. – Maurice Maeterlinck

104439. Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me. – Bryan Magee

104440. The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers. – Bryan Magee

104441. The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy. – Bryan Magee

104442. It would be better that England should be free than that England should be compulsorily sober. – William Connor Magee

104443. A divorcee is a women who got married so she didn’t have to work, but now works so she doesn’t have to get married. – Anna Magnani

104444. Great passions, my dear, don’t exist: they’re liars fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while. – Anna Magnani

104445. Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them. – Anna Magnani

104446. I love doing crosswords, it’s so important to keep the brain going. – Magnus Magnusson

104447. You don’t say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on. – Magnus Magnusson

104448. There have been a lot of exercises and I’ve had to force myself to go out for walks even when I didn’t feel like it, but apart from that, I am a lot better. – Magnus Magnusson

104449. I have got the best of both worlds; growing up in Edinburgh and now living outside Glasgow. – Magnus Magnusson

104450. It was despairing to find out that I am mortal. – Magnus Magnusson

104451. We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths. – Ricardo Flores Magon

104452. Only thought can resemble. It resembles by being what it sees, hears, or knows; it becomes what the world offers it. – Rene Magritte

104453. We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world. – Rene Magritte

104454. To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been. – Rene Magritte

104455. The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown. – Rene Magritte

104456. My painting is visible images which conceal nothing… they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question ‘What does that mean’? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable. – Rene Magritte

104457. Life obliges me to do something, so I paint. – Rene Magritte

104458. If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream. – Rene Magritte

104459. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. – Rene Magritte

104460. Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist. – Rene Magritte

104461. The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb. – Rene Magritte

104462. I believe in a higher force that is within me. – Tobey Maguire

104463. I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don’t have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that. – Tobey Maguire

104464. I just try to try to keep an attitude that I don’t know what I’m doing. Not to the point where I’m beating myself up, but I just go in thinking that I have a lot to learn. And I hope I still have that attitude 30 years from now. – Tobey Maguire

104465. I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life. – Tobey Maguire

104466. I am a blank slate – therefore I can create anything I want. – Tobey Maguire

104467. To me, the whole idea of fame and I think it can be a real test of somebody, of who they are. You know, ’cause some strange things happen. I’ve seen some peculiar things as far as a person just living their life. – Tobey Maguire

104468. You live for those really great scenes where you almost feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed on the script pages and been raised to another level. – Tobey Maguire

104469. There’s so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there’s no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I’m 24, I don’t have a family, I don’t need to make tons of money, and I’m not dying to get famous. – Tobey Maguire

104470. The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It’s not like they’re tearing off my shirt, you know. – Tobey Maguire

104471. People, photographers, people in the press can sometimes be inappropriate. – Tobey Maguire

104472. If you’re sitting in the audience, you probably can’t see the preparation and work that goes into creating a great scene or a great part, but I can assure you that a good film depends on lot of different things falling perfectly into place. – Tobey Maguire

104473. I started working around eigth grade. I remember doing a Doritos commercial where there were four days in a row of eating them, and I will tell you, I have not eaten many Doritos since. – Tobey Maguire

104474. If I wanted to go be social I would. I don’t have any fear of that. I don’t feel like I’m a shy person at all. – Tobey Maguire

104475. I’ve been curious about certain things, but didn’t let them get in the way of my life. I don’t know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit. – Tobey Maguire

104476. I’m so critical of my own work that it’s difficult for me to disassociate myself and watch it as an audience. – Tobey Maguire

104477. I’ll go do films for three or four months and then I can’t wait to go home to LA. And I complain about LA left and right, but then I always end up wanting to go home, you know? – Tobey Maguire

104478. I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone’s example. – Tobey Maguire

104479. If I’m in a social situation sometimes I’ll hang back and observe people but I feel very much a part of things most of the time and feel very comfortable socializing and have for most of my life. – Tobey Maguire

104480. Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind. – Ramana Maharshi

104481. The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress. – Ramana Maharshi

104482. No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. – Ramana Maharshi

104483. You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all. – Ramana Maharshi

104484. This is a ridiculous heat wave we’re in right now, and to contribute, Newt Gingrich said that for the entire month of June, he will stop blowing hot air. – Bill Maher

104485. Suicide is man’s way of telling God, “You can’t fire me – I quit.” – Bill Maher

104486. The country has become much more conservative, partly because it’s been taken over by the religious right. – Bill Maher

104487. The jury could get the case as early as next week, but the defense says they just want to introduce one last-minute load of crap. – Bill Maher

104488. The tea baggers. The one thing they hate is when you call them racist. The other thing they hate is black people. But they won’t say it. – Bill Maher

104489. They’re talking about banning cigarette smoking now in any place that’s used by ten or more people in a week, which, I guess, means that Madonna can’t even smoke in bed. – Bill Maher

104490. Things aren’t right. If a burglar breaks into your home and you shoot him, he can sue you. For what, restraint of trade? – Bill Maher

104491. This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution. – Bill Maher

104492. The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don’t know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, ‘I’ve got one question: What color is the red phone?’ – Bill Maher

104493. To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who’s your real friend? It’s the person who tells you the truth. That’s who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that. – Bill Maher

104494. We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think religion stops people from thinking. I think it justified crazies. – Bill Maher

104495. We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly. – Bill Maher

104496. We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities. – Bill Maher

104497. We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It’s overrun with sheep and conformists. – Bill Maher

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104498. What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country. – Bill Maher

104499. When you want to make it clear to the rest of the world that you are not an imperialist, the best countries to have with you are Britain and Spain. – Bill Maher

104500. Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the “will of the people” goes out the window. – Bill Maher

104501. Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don’t need. – Bill Maher

104502. President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn’t a Nazi, he wouldn’t have any credibility with conservatives at all. – Bill Maher

104503. Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. – Bill Maher

104504. Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show. – Bill Maher

104505. The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs. – Bill Maher

104506. Curious people are intersting people, I wonder why that is. – Bill Maher

104507. Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease. – Bill Maher

104508. Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool. – Bill Maher

104509. Hi, I’m Bill. I’m a birth survivor. – Bill Maher

104510. I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws? – Bill Maher

104511. I don’t want my president to be a TV star. You don’t have to be on television every minute of every day – you’re the president, not a rerun of ‘Law & Order’. TV stars are too worried bout being popular and too concerned about being renewed. – Bill Maher

104512. I never thought I’d say this, what Obama needs in his personality is a little George Bush. – Bill Maher

104513. I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again. – Bill Maher

104514. I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. – Bill Maher

104515. A lot of good has come from drugs. I think ‘Penny Lane’ is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn’t even be born if it weren’t for that album, so it evens out. – Bill Maher

104516. Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, ‘Please, I used to pull the same trick. There’d be an intervention, I’d make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.’ – Bill Maher

104517. It’s all been satirized for your protection. – Bill Maher

104518. Jim Bakker spells his name with two k’s because three would be too obvious. – Bill Maher

104519. Kids. They’re not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex. – Bill Maher

104520. Let’s face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him? – Bill Maher

104521. Let’s make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake – you know, to send the right message to kids. – Bill Maher

104522. Men are only as loyal as their options. – Bill Maher

104523. Maybe every other American movie shouldn’t be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. – Bill Maher

104524. If you think you have it tough, read history books. – Bill Maher

104525. We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don’t forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights. – Naguib Mahfouz

104526. Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I am not used and which I would not have preferred. – Naguib Mahfouz

104527. Without literature my life would be miserable. – Naguib Mahfouz

104528. You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. – Naguib Mahfouz

104529. My wife thought I deserved it, but I always thought the Nobel a Western prize. – Naguib Mahfouz

104530. It’s clearly more important to treat one’s fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one’s head to a prayer mat. – Naguib Mahfouz

104531. Insults are the business of the court. – Naguib Mahfouz

104532. In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works. – Naguib Mahfouz

104533. If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion. – Naguib Mahfouz

104534. If we reject science, we reject the common man. – Naguib Mahfouz

104535. One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages. – Naguib Mahfouz

104536. I’ve never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party. – Naguib Mahfouz

104537. There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see. – Naguib Mahfouz

104538. If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last. – Naguib Mahfouz

104539. Sadat made us feel more secure. – Naguib Mahfouz

104540. The Arab world also won the Nobel with me. I believe that international doors have opened, and that from now on, literate people will consider Arab literature also. We deserve that recognition. – Naguib Mahfouz

104541. The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems. – Naguib Mahfouz

104542. The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions. – Naguib Mahfouz

104543. We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems. – Naguib Mahfouz

104544. The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art. – Naguib Mahfouz

104545. Today’s interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization. – Naguib Mahfouz

104546. We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were. – Naguib Mahfouz

104547. I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning. – Naguib Mahfouz

104548. It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts. – Naguib Mahfouz

104549. The Nobel Prize has given me, for the first time in my life, the feeling that my literature could be appreciated on an international level. – Naguib Mahfouz

104550. Events at home, at work, in the street – these are the bases for a story. – Naguib Mahfouz

104551. My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish. Don’t forget that their support and their reading of my works is what brought me the Nobel prize. – Naguib Mahfouz

104552. I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. – Naguib Mahfouz

104553. An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers. – Naguib Mahfouz

104554. At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic. – Naguib Mahfouz

104555. According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment. – Naguib Mahfouz

104556. God did not intend religion to be an exercise club. – Naguib Mahfouz

104557. History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself. – Naguib Mahfouz

104558. Hosni Mubarak… his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free. – Naguib Mahfouz

104559. I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace. – Naguib Mahfouz

104560. I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel. I have to meet everyone he sends my way. – Naguib Mahfouz

104561. I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees. – Naguib Mahfouz

104562. I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel. I was surprised. – Naguib Mahfouz

104563. I defend both the freedom of expression and society’s right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things. – Naguib Mahfouz

104564. I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour. If I have something to write, I prefer to write in the morning until midday, and in the afternoon, I eat. – Naguib Mahfouz

104565. I didn’t make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature. – Naguib Mahfouz

104566. I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while. – Naguib Mahfouz

104567. I reject any path which rejects life, but I can’t help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle. – Naguib Mahfouz

104568. I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it’s because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me. – Naguib Mahfouz

104569. As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak. – Naguib Mahfouz

104570. I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. – Naguib Mahfouz

104571. I consider Khomeini’s position dangerous. He does not have the right to pass judgment-that is not the Islamic way. – Naguib Mahfouz

104572. An operetta is simply a small and gay opera. – Gustav Mahler

104573. A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything. – Gustav Mahler

104574. All that is not perfect down to the smallest detail is doomed to perish. – Gustav Mahler

104575. Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos. – Gustav Mahler

104576. Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier. – Gustav Mahler

104577. Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking. – Gustav Mahler

104578. I live like a Hottentot. I cannot exchange one sensible word with anyone. – Gustav Mahler

104579. I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment. – Gustav Mahler

104580. If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. – Gustav Mahler

104581. If you think you’re boring your audience, go slower not faster. – Gustav Mahler

104582. I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way. – Gustav Mahler

104583. In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience. – Gustav Mahler

104584. In the theatrical works we love and admire the most, the ending of the drama generally takes place offstage. – Gustav Mahler

104585. If I weren’t the way I am, I shouldn’t write my symphonies. – Gustav Mahler

104586. I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding. – Gustav Mahler

104587. I have become a different person. I don’t know whether this person is better, he certainly is not happier. – Gustav Mahler

104588. I beg of you… never assume an inner or an outer pose, never a disguise. – Gustav Mahler

104589. I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young… he killed himself in the prime of his life. – Gustav Mahler

104590. Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle. – Gustav Mahler

104591. It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces. – Gustav Mahler

104592. Don’t bother looking at the view – I have already composed it. – Gustav Mahler

104593. Even if people censure me, they should do so hat in hand. – Gustav Mahler

104594. I don’t let myself get carried away by my own ideas – I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day. – Gustav Mahler

104595. The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content. – Gustav Mahler

104596. The further the music develops, the more complex the apparatus used by the composer to express his thoughts becomes. – Gustav Mahler

104597. Discipline, work. Work, discipline. – Gustav Mahler

104598. With the coming of spring, I am calm again. – Gustav Mahler

104599. When I have reached a summit, I leave it with great reluctance, unless it is to reach for another, higher one. – Gustav Mahler

104600. What I wanted and what I visualized while composing has not always been realized. – Gustav Mahler

104601. To judge a composer’s work, one must consider it as a whole. – Gustav Mahler

104602. There is a world of difference between a Mahler eighth note and a normal eighth note. – Gustav Mahler

104603. The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause. – Gustav Mahler

104604. The real art of conducting consists in transitions. – Gustav Mahler

104605. It is strange how one feels drawn forward without knowing at first where one is going. – Gustav Mahler

104606. You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion. – Gustav Mahler

104607. The call of love sounds very hollow among these immobile rocks. – Gustav Mahler

104608. Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. – Gustav Mahler

104609. Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one’s contemporaries. Continue steadfastly on one’s way. – Gustav Mahler

104610. Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift. – Gustav Mahler

104611. It’s not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it. – Gustav Mahler

104612. It should be one’s sole endeavor to see everything afresh and create it anew. – Gustav Mahler

104613. The spirit can assert itself only through the medium of clear form. – Gustav Mahler

104614. The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi. – Gustav Mahler

104615. It was post war. It was very gray, very dreary. Everything was still rationed when I first saw the United States in 1951. I went over to visit my sister who was a war bride. – John Mahoney

104616. I’m a dog person, I’ve had dogs all my life. But you see, it’s not really a dog. It’s more like a little robot. It’s an actor. It displays no emotion whatsoever. I swear that dog doesn’t know any of us even though we’ve done five seasons of Frasier. – John Mahoney

104617. I was going to be living there and I didn’t want to sound like a foreigner all my life. – John Mahoney

104618. I think the Democratic Party realizes, having lost two presidential elections, we need to do a better job of creating a farm team. – John Mahoney

104619. And then I went to visit my sister in the states and all of a sudden it was just like, it’s like… it’s like the movie Wizard of Oz when all of a sudden it changes from Black and White to glorious Technicolor. – John Mahoney

104620. We have been frustrated that there are a number of incumbents in Maryland offices who have been in office for years and years and show no movement or desire to pass the torch. – John Mahoney

104621. People say there’s no trace of an accent anymore, and there isn’t because I worked very hard to lose it. And the reason I did that is a British accent in America is a real status symbol. – John Mahoney

104622. We’re not at a point in time to be taking chances with children and young people in the church. The Holy Father himself said… there is no room in the priesthood or religious life for someone who has abused a child. I think he’s right. – Roger Mahony

104623. It’s hard to determine where lies culpability. – Roger Mahony

104624. Most analysts would agree that if all the undocumented immigrants in California were deported in one day, our state would experience a severe economic downturn. This does not even consider the many cultural and spiritual gifts these immigrants bring to our state and nation. – Roger Mahony

104625. Our country stands at a critical point in its history. Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake. – Roger Mahony

104626. The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S., one that too easily can lead to the exploitation, abuse and even death of immigrants. – Roger Mahony

104627. The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States. – Roger Mahony

104628. We should embrace our immigrant roots and recognize that newcomers to our land are not part of the problem, they are part of the solution. – Roger Mahony

104629. I think that together the church has learned a lot, and as we know from our own oversight board, the involvement of our wonderful lay leaders has been a real grace. – Roger Mahony

104630. We’re seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They’re not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing. – Roger Mahony

104631. The war on terrorism has made national security a legitimate concern, and a rising deficit, changes brought on by globalization and even the price of oil have thrown the nation’s economic health into question. – Roger Mahony

104632. It is unacceptable that immigrants, including children, are shackled and detained in deplorable conditions. And it is unacceptable that already this year immigrants have died by the dozens in the California desert or in other parts of the Southwest. – Roger Mahony

104633. It appears fashionable these days, and almost politically correct, to blame hard-working immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America, for the social and economic ills of our state and nation. – Roger Mahony

104634. I’m very close to the pro-life movement. – Roger Mahony

104635. With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant to decide whether they are in a state of grace and worthy to receive the Eucharist. Each one of us makes that decision. – Roger Mahony

104636. I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments. – Roger Mahony

104637. I found out that many of our Catholics simply don’t know what the church teaches, and why, on a lot of issues, and therefore are saying things that they think are okay. They simply don’t know. – Roger Mahony

104638. I find it inconceivable that we’re meeting for five and a half days, and there isn’t one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we’ve ever had in the church since 1789. – Roger Mahony

104639. Canon law itself says for one case of guilt, a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state. One. – Roger Mahony

104640. By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world. – Roger Mahony

104641. A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church’s healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That’s good, it’s all positive. – Roger Mahony

104642. Immigration should be enforced in a proportional and humane manner. – Roger Mahony

104643. I’ve never actually been a fighter myself – fighting tires me out and I’m not an efficient fighter anyway – but I have certainly seen other people have great complicated goes at one another. – Margaret Mahy

104644. Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too. – Margaret Mahy

104645. When you are writing, of course, you have to do all that writing and correcting for yourself. When I was a librarian it was expected that I would know about a wide range of books. – Margaret Mahy

104646. When you are reading, someone has done a lot of work on your behalf, someone has had ideas and has then written and corrected and improved them so that they can be shared. – Margaret Mahy

104647. When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me. When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss. – Margaret Mahy

104648. They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people. – Margaret Mahy

104649. There are certainly times when my own everyday life seems to retreat so the life of the story can take me over. That is why a writer often needs space and time, so that he or she can abandon ordinary life and “live” with the characters. – Margaret Mahy

104650. The novels take longer to write than the picture book texts, and they do take a different sort of concentration. However, a very short, simple story that works well is just as exciting to me as any longer and more complex book. – Margaret Mahy

104651. Of course there are big differences in length and character and vocabulary, but each level has its particular pleasures when it comes to the words one can use and the way one uses them. – Margaret Mahy

104652. New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about. It can sometimes lead to complications. – Margaret Mahy

104653. My theory is that I decided to be a writer when I was about seven, but of course it is not as simple as that. Like most writers, I had to work at other things to earn a living and wrote mainly in the evenings, often very late at night, for many years. – Margaret Mahy

104654. It is a good idea to know which publishers publish which stories. For example, there is no sense in sending a picture book text to a publisher who does not publish picture books. – Margaret Mahy

104655. Anyone interested in the world generally can’t help being interested in young adult culture – in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language. – Margaret Mahy

104656. In a way, the characters often do take over. – Margaret Mahy

104657. At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader’s mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction. – Margaret Mahy

104658. I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing. – Margaret Mahy

104659. I was able to work out all sorts of attitudes to style and event and character, all of which affected the way I came to think about my own writing. I believe that all good writers are original. – Margaret Mahy

104660. I once knew a house rather like The Land of Smiles – an old house occupied by a varied collection of young people, mainly students. However none of these people were true models for the characters in the book, though their way of life may have been. – Margaret Mahy

104661. I had to wait for a long time before I could support myself with writing. However, being a writer is what I have most wanted to be, from the time I was a child. – Margaret Mahy

104662. I don’t think I prefer writing for one age group above another. I am just as pleased with a story which I feel works well for very small children as I do with a story for young adults. – Margaret Mahy

104663. I am really chained to my computer these days so I work in my bedroom, which is a room I have worked in for years and years. It is just as much an office as a bedroom, and during the day, my bed is rather like an extension of my desk. – Margaret Mahy

104664. Every writer has to find their own way into writing. – Margaret Mahy

104665. Ellis’s understanding of himself and the world around him certainly develops because of his adventures, and part of that development comes through recognizing other people for what they are. – Margaret Mahy

104666. By the time ordinary life asserted itself once more, I would feel I had already lived for a while in some other lifetime, that I had even taken over someone else’s life. – Margaret Mahy

104667. Being a librarian certainly helped me with my writing because it made me even more of a reader, and I was always an enthusiastic reader. Writing and reading seem to me to be different aspects of a single imaginative act. – Margaret Mahy

104668. At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young. – Margaret Mahy

104669. I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation. – Margaret Mahy

104670. It can certainly happen that characters in more sophisticated stories can “take over” as they develop and change the author’s original ideas. Well, it certainly happens to me at times. – Margaret Mahy

104671. I think I am too interested in my own ideas to copy anyone else’s, but I find that other people’s imagery, the flow of language in the outside world, games with words, and ideas about relationships are all most important to me. – Margaret Mahy

104672. If I remain healthy, I can win more races, but I don’t think so much about setting new records. I’m already proud to have become the leading Austrian World Cup racer. – Hermann Maier

104673. At my age, you need to verify that everything is fine. I put a lot of pressure on my body, and I feel sometimes pain in my back and in my knees, so I have to be sure that I can keep on training hard before going on. – Hermann Maier

104674. For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder. – Hermann Maier

104675. Franz Klammer was my great idol in my younger years. – Hermann Maier

104676. I have a strong lead so far, and I would be proud to win it because it remains the summit for a skier. I also aim to collect several smaller crystal trophies at Are, especially the GS Cup. – Hermann Maier

104677. I like to win. If I lose, I’m not very happy. – Hermann Maier

104678. I lost races because I wanted too much to win them in beating my rivals. – Hermann Maier

104679. I planned to stop in 2002 after the Salt Lake City Olympics. I felt able to remain competitive another four years, and I wanted to stop while I’m still at the top. – Hermann Maier

104680. I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum. – Hermann Maier

104681. I still have many goals left, especially the Overall World Cup standings. – Hermann Maier

104682. I trained well this week but I think it will take some time until I recover my best rhythm in this specialty. – Hermann Maier

104683. I won a great giant slalom in Japan last week, and it gave me momentum for this final part of the season. – Hermann Maier

104684. As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I’m still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career. – Hermann Maier

104685. I’m quite excited to think that I will run the Olympic race here next year. – Hermann Maier

104686. I still have more to fight for in the coming years. – Hermann Maier

104687. It was necessary to organize my career to remain at the top level until Salt Lake City. – Hermann Maier

104688. It was really tough to race the GS a day after the downhill, but that’s over now. I’m looking forward for the rest of the season which is also quite interesting. – Hermann Maier

104689. It’s funny to have become an elegant skier now. But my drive is still the same. – Hermann Maier

104690. It’s good to ski for fun, but I still want to win races as often as possible. – Hermann Maier

104691. My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I’m racing, to be keep myself more under control. – Hermann Maier

104692. One victory more or less doesn’t make the difference for me now. – Hermann Maier

104693. Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity and there are many accidents. It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash. – Hermann Maier

104694. The crowd is wonderful. There is always a superb atmosphere in the finish area. It’s good for the World Cup. I missed it a lot when I had to rest and it’s so nice to be back here. – Hermann Maier

104695. There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks. I feel free to ski the way I decide on race-day because the overall title was not my main target this winter. – Hermann Maier

104696. This time, I took it easier. I stood up before it so as not to crash again. – Hermann Maier

104697. When I was a child, all I wanted was to enter the Austrian team and to compete on the World Cup tour. I had to fight hard to reach this. I wanted badly to win each race. – Hermann Maier

104698. When you have won everything in your career, what’s left? Why go on? – Hermann Maier

104699. I’m happy to belong to this group of top champions having excelled here. – Hermann Maier

104700. I was quite moved to see this huge crowd which attended the ceremony in the middle of the town. – Hermann Maier

104701. Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit. – Norman Mailer

104702. Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen. – Norman Mailer

104703. Culture’s worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we’re all totalitarian beasts. – Norman Mailer

104704. Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men. – Norman Mailer

104705. America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind. – Norman Mailer

104706. Alimony is the curse of the writing class. – Norman Mailer

104707. A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped. – Norman Mailer

104708. Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation. – Norman Mailer

104709. The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level. – Norman Mailer

104710. Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another. – Norman Mailer

104711. The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation. – Norman Mailer

104712. The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety. – Norman Mailer

104713. There are four stages in a marriage. First there’s the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce. – Norman Mailer

104714. There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be. – Norman Mailer

104715. There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same. – Norman Mailer

104716. There’s a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements. – Norman Mailer

104717. Tough guys don’t dance. You had better believe it. – Norman Mailer

104718. The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people. – Norman Mailer

104719. In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell. – Norman Mailer

104720. The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube. – Norman Mailer

104721. Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment. – Norman Mailer

104722. Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most. – Norman Mailer

104723. Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. – Norman Mailer

104724. Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer. – Norman Mailer

104725. Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor. – Norman Mailer

104726. It’s not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions. – Norman Mailer

104727. Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child. – Norman Mailer

104728. In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent. – Norman Mailer

104729. God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so. – Norman Mailer

104730. If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist. – Norman Mailer

104731. I’m hostile to men, I’m hostile to women, I’m hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I’m afraid of horses. – Norman Mailer

104732. I think it’s bad to talk about one’s present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension. – Norman Mailer

104733. I hate everything which is not in myself. – Norman Mailer

104734. I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity, it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one’s mind. – Norman Mailer

104735. I don’t think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for. – Norman Mailer

104736. Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle. – Norman Mailer

104737. The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world. – Norman Mailer

104738. It’s not a good idea to put your wife into a novel; not your latest wife anyway. – Norman Mailer

104739. What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil. – Norman Mailer

104740. When I read it, I don’t wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write. – Norman Mailer

104741. With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance. – Norman Mailer

104742. Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. – Norman Mailer

104743. We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil. – Norman Mailer

104744. The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you. – Norman Mailer

104745. Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly. – Ella Maillart

104746. There is only one valid species of voyage, which is walk towards the men. – Ella Maillart

104747. Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of. – Ella Maillart

104748. We want to feel that this earth is all ours, like our parents’ house when we were children. – Ella Maillart

104749. Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen. – Ella Maillart

104750. Only when one is able to grasp wideness can one possess it. – Ella Maillart

104751. One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm. – Ella Maillart

104752. One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one’s mind. – Ella Maillart

104753. One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to keep alive his sense of wonder. – Ella Maillart

104754. The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us, cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we speak about is geographic distances. – Ella Maillart

104755. One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible. – Ella Maillart

104756. Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes, where every activity is direct and immediately understandable, are able to live among them. – Ella Maillart

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104757. When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming, we spoke to no one but each other during many months, and we covered exactly the same ground. Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his. – Ella Maillart

104758. When I look at something, it is certain that for an instant I am one with what I see. – Ella Maillart

104759. When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes. – Ella Maillart

104760. Words are impotent to describe certain emotions. – Ella Maillart

104761. You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat. – Ella Maillart

104762. You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself. – Ella Maillart

104763. Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world’s end. – Ella Maillart

104764. Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own. – Ella Maillart

104765. Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive. – Ella Maillart

104766. It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better. – Ella Maillart

104767. We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding of the people we meet here or abroad. Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life. – Ella Maillart

104768. From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life, and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide. – Ella Maillart

104769. The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself. – Ella Maillart

104770. I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything, to possess it-why cut the rose or marry the man, otherwise? – Ella Maillart

104771. I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references, of relationships, of values. – Ella Maillart

104772. I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition. – Ella Maillart

104773. I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it. – Ella Maillart

104774. The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons. – Ella Maillart

104775. I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences. – Ella Maillart

104776. I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad. – Ella Maillart

104777. That idea of escapism… these words could sum up my life. – Ella Maillart

104778. The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character. – Ella Maillart

104779. The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be. – Ella Maillart

104780. The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them. – Ella Maillart

104781. The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth. – Ella Maillart

104782. Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance. – Ella Maillart

104783. I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch. – Ella Maillart

104784. I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet. – Aristide Maillol

104785. You must consider, when reading this treatise, that mental perception, because connected with matter, is subject to conditions similar to those to which physical perception is subject. – Maimonides

104786. You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination. – Maimonides

104787. You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes. – Maimonides

104788. If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect. – Maimonides

104789. While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it. – Maimonides

104790. To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible. – Maimonides

104791. The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views. – Maimonides

104792. Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know,’ and thou shalt progress. – Maimonides

104793. One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good – he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad – he and the world is destroyed. – Maimonides

104794. Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power. – Maimonides

104795. No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means. – Maimonides

104796. It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems. – Maimonides

104797. The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. – Maimonides

104798. Be convinced that, if man were able to reach the end without preparatory studies, such studies would not be preparatory but tiresome and utterly superfluous. – Maimonides

104799. How individuals of the same species surpass each other in these sensations and in other bodily faculties is universally known, but there is a limit to them, and their power cannot extend to every distance or to every degree. – Maimonides

104800. Anticipate charity by preventing poverty. – Maimonides

104801. The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt. – Maimonides

104802. Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics. – Maimonides

104803. All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers. – Maimonides

104804. Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen. – Maimonides

104805. Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion. – Maimonides

104806. Further, there are things of which the mind understands one part, but remains ignorant of the other; and when man is able to comprehend certain things, it does not follow that he must be able to comprehend everything. – Maimonides

104807. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Maimonides

104808. He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity. – Maimonides

104809. I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not, in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self. – Mainbocher

104810. To be well turned out, a woman should turn her thoughts in. – Mainbocher

104811. The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners, under different names, on her soil. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104812. In spite of overwhelming evidence, it is most difficult for a citizen of western Europe to bring thoroughly home to himself the truth that the civilisation which surrounds him is a rare exception in the history of the world. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104813. It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104814. Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104815. Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged with the oligarchy was sometimes abused, but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere usurpation or engine of tyranny. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104816. The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104817. The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample, and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned, were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely distant from one another. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104818. The epoch of Customary Law, and of its custody by a privileged order, is a very remarkable one. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104819. The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted before observation had taken the place of assumption. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104820. The most celebrated system of jurisprudence known to the world begins, as it ends, with a Code. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104821. The Roman Code was merely an enunciation in words of the existing customs of the Roman people. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104822. The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history of any set of human institutions. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104823. When primitive law has once been embodied in a Code, there is an end to what may be called its spontaneous development. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104824. The members of such a society consider that the transgression of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties, and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the delinquent to divine correction. – Henry James Sumner Maine

104825. All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious. – Daniel Mainwaring

104826. Seems like everything people oughta know they just don’t want to hear. I guess that’s the big trouble with the world. – Daniel Mainwaring

104827. A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none. – Joseph de Maistre

104828. All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice. – Joseph De Maistre

104829. False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing. – Joseph De Maistre

104830. I don’t know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it’s enough to make one’s flesh creep. – Joseph de Maistre

104831. If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil. – Joseph de Maistre

104832. In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum. – Joseph de Maistre

104833. It is one of man’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. – Joseph De Maistre

104834. Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free. – Joseph de Maistre

104835. Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man. – Joseph de Maistre

104836. Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure. – Joseph de Maistre

104837. Every country has the government it deserves. – Joseph de Maistre

104838. There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections. – Joseph De Maistre

104839. We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance. – Joseph de Maistre

104840. We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place. – Joseph de Maistre

104841. Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists. – Joseph De Maistre

104842. There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress would explode. – Joseph De Maistre

104843. Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot. – John Major

104844. Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less. – John Major

104845. The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision. – John Major

104846. The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare. – John Major

104847. Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters. – John Major

104848. I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough. – John Major

104849. A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn’t believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it. – John Major

104850. Ronnie Barker will forever be remembered as one of the great comic actors. – John Major

104851. My fiancee and I recently eloped. We went on a fabulous honeymoon to Europe, and I was able to see and do everything I wanted without worrying about taking it easy. – Lee Majors

104852. I thought I’d gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry. – Lee Majors

104853. I worked for the recreation and parks department for a year. – Lee Majors

104854. I’m from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border. – Lee Majors

104855. I’ve had disappointments and heartbreaks and setbacks and roles I didn’t get, but something always came along that either made me better or was an even better role. – Lee Majors

104856. I’ve never minded my kids watching any of the series I did. That’s important to me. – Lee Majors

104857. I’ve never seen a schedule where you just go in two hours almost every day of the week and then all day on one day. Then you shoot it at night with an audience and you’re out of there. – Lee Majors

104858. Knee replacement is serious stuff. And it actually could have made me worse. – Lee Majors

104859. I think I’ve got one more series in me, and I don’t care what it is. – Lee Majors

104860. So it’s like starting over again, but I look forward to the challenge. – Lee Majors

104861. The Six Million Dollar Man was one thing, but I wanted to keep my own parts. – Lee Majors

104862. Then I got a bad back injury, and they thought I wasn’t going to have any feeling in my legs. – Lee Majors

104863. For 40 years, I put my body through a tremendous amount of work. – Lee Majors

104864. It’s being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of your opportunities. – Lee Majors

104865. Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee, I bounced right back. – Lee Majors

104866. Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low – it’s about 1 percent. – Lee Majors

104867. And about in the late ’80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit. – Lee Majors

104868. I figured my body always would be able to repair itself. I think all of us believe that – until you begin to age and get hit with deteriorating joints. – Lee Majors

104869. Doing a series, every week you work with a new star. – Lee Majors

104870. I started out wanting to coach football. – Lee Majors

104871. I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A., because I knew I could get a coaching job there. – Lee Majors

104872. I learn the whole script before I show up. – Lee Majors

104873. I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida. I was down there for 10 or 12 years, raising children. – Lee Majors

104874. I had no idea how big the show was at the time we were doing it because I was always working. – Lee Majors

104875. I have done a series in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. – Lee Majors

104876. I have twin boys, 12, and a daughter, 17. – Lee Majors

104877. I just turned 66, and I’m starting to work again. – Lee Majors

104878. But I was still hoping to be able to coach and teach. – Lee Majors

104879. I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career. – Miriam Makeba

104880. In the mind, in the heart, I was always home. I always imagined, really, going back home. – Miriam Makeba

104881. It is very much the theme of our President, President Thabo Mbeki, whose passion is for Africa to work together, and for Africans to get up and do things for us. We are trying as women to do things for ourselves. – Miriam Makeba

104882. It’s a really unfair world because life is, where I am; all day long we listen to American music. So I don’t see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American. – Miriam Makeba

104883. Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now. Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on changing things for artists, and it is getting much better. We just have to organize ourselves as artists, and then things will be better. – Miriam Makeba

104884. You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged by those who listen to you, and those who come to applaud you. And to me, those people are very important. – Miriam Makeba

104885. I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit. – Miriam Makeba

104886. It was hard to be away from home, but I am glad that I am home now. – Miriam Makeba

104887. Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want, but you cannot change people’s ways. If you must change them, you have to understand that it will take a long time. – Miriam Makeba

104888. I believe I can sing anything. – Miriam Makeba

104889. Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being. – Miriam Makeba

104890. For instance, we’re always fighting amongst each other. Who gives us the arms? And then we become indebted to wherever we are buying them from – with what? The very resources we need to keep there. – Miriam Makeba

104891. Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won’t get run over. – Miriam Makeba

104892. Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong, and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can’t do anything about that. – Miriam Makeba

104893. I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to, if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me. – Miriam Makeba

104894. But if you are going to wear blinders then you do not know the world. – Miriam Makeba

104895. And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it’s third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it’s much more polite. – Miriam Makeba

104896. And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent because there are those who must always cause confusion so that we do not keep these natural resources. – Miriam Makeba

104897. There are a lot of homes for boys, but very few for girls, that is why I chose to do for girls. – Miriam Makeba

104898. When we began filming, these people had legs, but as we were filming, they had been injured and they were brought to the hospital to have their legs amputated, and that’s where we found them and asked them to come and be part of the film. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104899. In Afghanistan, this is the problem, because everybody holds a piece of that mirror, and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104900. In many ways, it is very real, because I sat there for 9 days, and it was constantly happening, and that was the 9 days of making the film. But you can’t say that it’s 100% true, because there are places where I’ve been intrusive and interfered. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104901. Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104902. The Buddhas had to be destroyed by the Taliban to get the world thinking about Afghanistan. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104903. The question in their minds was, why did the outside world, and particularly the Western world, produce all these landmines, and send them to Afghanistan? This business must be stopped. It’s a dirty business to produce such a horrible device. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104904. The style depends on the subject. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104905. There’s an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104906. If I make two films in a year, they’ll be different. This is my style – I can’t have just one way. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104907. When I came out, and for many years afterwards, it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read, like an obsession. I would take 20 books, and not come out until I’d finished them. It took me a while to change that habit. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104908. From my films, you can at least learn about Iran, you can get a sense of the history and the society. But no such films have been made about Afghanistan, so you really can’t know much about it. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104909. Usually people like to categorise artists. With my films, I categorise people: if I know which one of my movies you like, I can tell which kind of a person you are. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104910. I’ve heard about brothers making films, but I’ve never heard about whole families making films like this. We didn’t intend to do it; it wasn’t something that we planned – it just gradually happened. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104911. I’m not playing myself. It’s a symbolic situation, where I want to introduce a fascist behind the table. I couldn’t have had anybody else do that; for it to be successful, I had to do it myself. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104912. I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104913. I myself had to grow a longer beard and Afghan clothes. I was in danger of being kidnapped by smugglers, though I didn’t know it at the time. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104914. From 7 in the morning to 11 at night, I was reading. I don’t think one can find any other time in one’s life to be left alone so much to read in peace like that. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104915. Five years ago, Samira did not want to continue in the regular school system in Iran. To help her with her education, I set up a home school. It wasn’t just for my family, it was open to other friends. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104916. Do you know that every day, 10 people in Afghanistan are injured by landmines? It will continue for the next 50 years, because the country has the largest number of landmines in the world. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104917. But also, there are no films being made about Afghanistan. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104918. Because there is so little room for expression otherwise, a lot of people love cinema because they find it a way of expressing themselves. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104919. Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104920. A problem was the lack of cooperation of the Afghan community itself. The women, though living in Iran, were under cover and not willing to participate in the film, and none of the ethnic groups were willing to work together or be together. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104921. I wanted to be left alone to live my life, so it was very easy for people to pretend that they were me. – Mohsen Makhmalbaf

104922. I came to America to become an architect. And somewhere along the line while I was still in school, I was lured into theater, and that’s how I became interested in theater. My first play was something called “A Banquet for the Moon.” It was a weird play. – Mako

104923. Of course we’ve been fighting against stereotypes from Day One at East West. That’s the reason we formed: to combat that, and to show we are capable of more than just fulfilling the stereotypes – waiter, laundryman, gardener, martial artist, villain. – Mako

104924. No matter what happens, we couldn’t let people say Asian-American actors can’t act. – Mako

104925. I go into a young film director’s office these days and he says, ‘Hey man, I know who you are. I grew up watching ‘McHale’s Navy’. And I think, ‘Oh boy, here we go again’. – Mako

104926. I had no idea how difficult Sondheim’s music would be. All through the rehearsals, I kept flubbing. There were so many tempo changes. I could never get through the opening number without any mistakes. One day, I went up to Hal Prince and offered to leave the show. He laughed it off. He said, “Don’t be silly. That’s why we have tryouts.” – Mako

104927. I was a very happy child, so to speak. But, since we didn’t have video games or television, and very little radio, in terms of a form of entertainment, I used to read a lot and I would draw a lot, and those two things used to occupy my time. – Mako

104928. Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known. – Loris Malaguzzi

104929. Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more. – Loris Malaguzzi

104930. If you ever forget you’re a Jew, a Gentile will remind you. – Bernard Malamud

104931. Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go. – Bernard Malamud

104932. We have two lives the one we learn with and the life we live after that. – Bernard Malamud

104933. Those who write about life, reflect about life. you see in others who you are. – Bernard Malamud

104934. There comes a time in a man’s life when to get where he has to go – if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall. – Bernard Malamud

104935. The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly. – Bernard Malamud

104936. Life is a tragedy full of joy. – Bernard Malamud

104937. I work with language. I love the flowers of afterthought. – Bernard Malamud

104938. A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye. – Bernard Malamud

104939. Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing. – Bernard Malamud

104940. We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves. – Errico Malatesta

104941. A Chicago alderman once confessed he needed physical exercise but didn’t like jogging, because in that sport you couldn’t hit anyone. – Andrew H. Malcolm

104942. Calling O’Hare an airport is like calling the Queen Elizabeth II a boat. – Andrew H. Malcolm

104943. The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other. – Andrew H. Malcolm

104944. This nation is really ready for a woman president. It’s taken time, but we’re ready. – Ellen Malcolm

104945. Analysts keep having to pick away at the scab that the patient tries to form between himself and the analyst to cover over his wounds. The analyst keeps the surface raw, so that the wound will heal properly. – Janet Malcolm

104946. Fidelity to the subject’s thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation. – Janet Malcolm

104947. If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph. – Janet Malcolm

104948. You can’t legislate good will – that comes through education. – Malcolm X

104949. You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. – Malcolm X

104950. You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. – Malcolm X

104951. You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker. – Malcolm X

104952. You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it. – Malcolm X

104953. Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world. – Malcolm X

104954. Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. – Malcolm X

104955. Nonviolence is fine as long as it works. – Malcolm X

104956. Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression. – Malcolm X

104957. Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power. – Malcolm X

104958. Stumbling is not falling. – Malcolm X

104959. The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X

104960. There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. – Malcolm X

104961. Truth is on the side of the oppressed. – Malcolm X

104962. My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. – Malcolm X

104963. The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God. – Malcolm X

104964. I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion. – Malcolm X

104965. A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. – Malcolm X

104966. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. – Malcolm X

104967. In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure. – Malcolm X

104968. I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man’s problem just to avoid violence. – Malcolm X

104969. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. – Malcolm X

104970. I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence. – Malcolm X

104971. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. – Malcolm X

104972. If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. – Malcolm X

104973. If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. – Malcolm X

104974. If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. – Malcolm X

104975. Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X

104976. History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals. – Malcom X

104977. You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it. – Malcom X

104978. You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. – Malcom X

104979. The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. – Malcom X

104980. I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don’t believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn’t want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street. – Malcom X

104981. I’m a workaholic. I love every movie I’ve been in, even the bad ones, every TV series, every play, because I love to work. It’s what keeps me going. – Karl Malden

104982. My father was a milkman. So, I delivered milk. – Karl Malden

104983. In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings. – Nicolas Malebranche

104984. You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings. – Nicolas Malebranche

104985. You find yourself in the world, without any power, immovable as a rock, stupid, so to speak, as a log of wood. – Nicolas Malebranche

104986. You cannot of yourself move your arm or alter your position, situation, posture, do to other men good or evil, or effect the least change in the world. – Nicolas Malebranche

104987. We see things in this material world, wherein our bodies dwell, only because our mind through its attention lives in another world, only because it contemplates the beauties of the archetypal and intelligible world which Reason contains. – Nicolas Malebranche

104988. We are made to know and love God. – Nicolas Malebranche

104989. All creatures are united to God alone in an immediate union. They depend essentially and directly upon Him. Being all alike equally impotent, they cannot be in reciprocal dependence upon one another. – Nicolas Malebranche

104990. Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. – Nicolas Malebranche

104991. I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations. – Nicolas Malebranche

104992. I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of a thorough understanding of principles, in order to stop the vivacity of his mind, and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion. – Nicolas Malebranche

104993. He has willed – He wills incessantly – that the modifications of the mind and those of the body shall be reciprocal. This is the conjunction and the natural dependence of the two parts of which we are constituted. – Nicolas Malebranche

104994. God transforms, so to speak, this air into words, into various sounds. He makes you understand these various sounds through the modifications by which you are affected. – Nicolas Malebranche

104995. God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul. – Nicolas Malebranche

104996. Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being. – Nicolas Malebranche

104997. As our bodies live upon the earth and find sustenance in the fruits which it produces, so our minds feed on the same truths as the intelligible and immutable substance of the divine Word contains. – Nicolas Malebranche

104998. Prejudices are not easily got rid of as an old coat which is no longer thought of. – Nicolas Malebranche

104999. Our soul is not united to our body in the ordinary sense of these terms. It is immediately and directly united to God alone. – Nicolas Malebranche

105000. Winning is everything. – Youlia Maleeva

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