sharpquotes.com logo

Quotes

180000 famous quotes part 109 – 108001 to 109000

This is part 109 of collection of 180000 famous quotes. You can find list of all 180 parts here.

180000 famous quotes part 109 – 108001 to 109000

108001. Every actor looks all his life for a part that will combine his talents with his personality… ‘The Odd Couple’ was mine. That was the plutonium I needed. It all started happening after that. – Walter Matthau

108002. I wanted to be a pharmacist. I liked the way our local pharmacist was always dressed in a nice white coat; he looked very calm, you’d give him money, and he’d give you something that you wanted to buy. – Walter Matthau

108003. The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty. – Walter Matthau

108004. We’ve got to recognize that when we march into Iraq, we’re setting up the card tables in front of every university in the Arab world, the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida. – Chris Matthews

108005. Sarah Palin – now don’t laugh – is writing a book. Not just reading a book, writing a book. Actually, in the word of the publisher, she’s ‘collaborating’ on a book. What an embarrassment! It’s one of these ‘I told you,’ books that jocks do. – Chris Matthews

108006. Someone needs to talk sense to the president. But these people are not world travelers. This president, much as I like him, had all the opportunities in the world. – Chris Matthews

108007. The Democrats just don’t have a foreign policy that they’re willing to defend, that they’re willing to use to take down the president’s. We’re dealing with the power of suggestion here. – Chris Matthews

108008. The difference between me and them is that I’ll look at Jesse Jackson and I’ll see four Jesse Jacksons, and they’ll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser. – Chris Matthews

108009. Then the administration tied it in to the regional dispute between Israel and its enemies, as if that’s about international terrorism. No, it’s not. – Chris Matthews

108010. They were unable to stand up and say: “Here’s our policy. It’s Unite the world against terrorism.” – Chris Matthews

108011. Unity is the most important thing on the road to stamping out terror. You need global rules of law and order, and they have to be enforced. Start with that principle. – Chris Matthews

108012. We’ve always had a dual role in the region – friend of Israel, and honest broker. We’ve given up the honest broker role completely. – Chris Matthews

108013. Well, the right-wing policy with regard to Israel – the people who don’t want to deal with Arafat, who don’t want a Palestinian state – the whole sort of right-wing view is consistent with the view toward Iraq. It’s the same policy and the same people. – Chris Matthews

108014. Why didn’t we recognize how much it bothered them spiritually and politically? – Chris Matthews

108015. You don’t know whether he’s thought through how this is going to affect the Middle East. – Chris Matthews

108016. You don’t say, like the Bush crowd, ‘I got this guy over here and I don’t like him and I’m gonna get him, whether you back me or not.’ – Chris Matthews

108017. You know, there were 29 Democratic votes for censure in the Senate. And if the Republicans had any sense, they would have censured him before the ’98 midterm election, and they would have won the election. – Chris Matthews

108018. Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is, ‘We are above that now. We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something.’ I mean, in a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world. He’s sort of God. He’s going to bring all different sides together. – Chris Matthews

108019. Just look at who won the third debate between Bush and Gore. I knew Bush won, because people liked him more. People just didn’t like Gore. But all the journalists thought Gore won big, he cleaned the guy’s clock. – Chris Matthews

108020. We supported the contras. We’re not against all opposition to government, or all paramilitary operations. – Chris Matthews

108021. C’mon. He’d be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she’d have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected. – Chris Matthews

108022. And on the war, I think my numbers would be a lot higher if I were out there beating the drum for this war. In fact, I don’t think it, I know it. But I can’t be for the war. – Chris Matthews

108023. And then there’s Israel – a lot of people support Israel, and it’s important to Israel to take out Iraq. So it’s all mixed together. It’s a combination of motives. – Chris Matthews

108024. Five years from now, 10 years from now, there’s going to be a huge Islamic population in the world, they’re going to be nationalistic, they’re going to be religious, and they’re going to be militant. – Chris Matthews

108025. I can’t find a reason to be for this war. I’ve looked, and I can’t, so I’m not. – Chris Matthews

108026. I don’t believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question – you have no responsibility to answer personal questions that people have no right to ask you. – Chris Matthews

108027. I don’t know why his lawyers didn’t tell him, ‘You don’t have to answer any questions about your private life, Mr. President. Let them sue you. Take the heat. You don’t have to answer.’ – Chris Matthews

108028. I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today, and there will be about 2 billion by the time we’re dead. They’re not going to give up their religion. – Chris Matthews

108029. I mean, the idea that Bar could have sent him off on a Grand Tour. But he wasn’t the least bit interested. Why? Why isn’t he interested in the world? Because here’s the bad news for him: He’s in the world now. – Chris Matthews

108030. I tell my staff, we’re riding a tour bus around, and we’re going to stop and look at some weird stuff – but we’re taking our viewers around safely. They’re just looking out the window at it. I’m trying to create a sense of comfort for my center audience. – Chris Matthews

108031. I’m not just gonna go after the black Jesse Jackson they all want to make fun of, but I know the wrong people are gonna laugh at that. I don’t want to play to that crowd. I don’t. – Chris Matthews

108032. It doesn’t serve an American interest. It really doesn’t really serve Israeli interests – it serves the interests of the political party that’s getting the votes of the settlers on the West Bank. – Chris Matthews

108033. Once it was suggested that Saddam Hussein might give his weaponry to terrorists, or might use weapons himself in the region, then it became hard for the Democrats to say, ‘Well, that can’t happen.’ – Chris Matthews

108034. Keep your enemies in front of you. – Chris Matthews

108035. My audience is much more center right, or centrist. – Chris Matthews

108036. I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college, you can go anywhere, your old man’s paying for it, I’d have been gone in a flash. But I had to work. Every summer my mother would say, ‘Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.’ – Chris Matthews

108037. You wear nothing but you wear it so well. – Dave Matthews

108038. We’ve never played at this place before. This place is big, and I’m kinda nervous, so we’re going to make it feel small by pretending we’re in a… bedroom. We’ll hang off the edge of the bed, take off our shoes and get naked! – Dave Matthews

108039. Tomorrow is no place to place your better days. – Dave Matthews

108040. Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything. – Dave Matthews

108041. How could I have been anyone other than me? – Dave Matthews

108042. It is criminal to put our servicemen and women in harm’s way and to put the lives of so many civilians on the line for the misguided frustrations of the Bush administration. – Dave Matthews

108043. I’ll lean on you and you lean on me and we’ll be okay. – Dave Matthews

108044. A friend is always good to have, but a lover’s kiss is better than angels raining down on me. – Dave Matthews

108045. I can’t believe that we would lie in our graves wondering if we had spent our living days well. I can’t believe that we would lie in our graves dreaming of things that we might have been. – Dave Matthews

108046. Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell. – Dave Matthews

108047. I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge. – Dave Matthews

108048. I dreaded doing close-ups. – Jessie Matthews

108049. In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again takes a load off your mind, enabling you to strive for perfection, which I always wanted. – Jessie Matthews

108050. When I first began, the technicians, camera and makeup men made me feel so self-conscious that I began to have the biggest inferiority complex about my looks. – Jessie Matthews

108051. For a London play, rehearsal time would be four weeks for the entire show. In films, I’d spend six weeks on the big dance numbers to get them perfect before the actual shooting. – Jessie Matthews

108052. I collaborated on most of my dance numbers, literally 50/50, with the choreographers I worked with. – Jessie Matthews

108053. I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance. – Jessie Matthews

108054. In nonfiction, you have that limitation, that constraint, of telling the truth. – Peter Matthiessen

108055. When I’m in the field, when I’m working, I keep very careful notes. I wear big shirts with big breast pockets, and I carry in them two little spiral notebooks. – Peter Matthiessen

108056. In fiction, you have a rough idea what’s coming up next – sometimes you even make a little outline – but in fact you don’t know. Each day is a whole new – and for me, a very invigorating – experience. – Peter Matthiessen

108057. I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority. – Peter Matthiessen

108058. I think in any writing you’re paying attention to detail. – Peter Matthiessen

108059. I was just very interested in the American frontier and the growth of capitalism – those enormous fortunes that were being made, more often than not, on the blood of poor people, black people, Indian people. They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes. – Peter Matthiessen

108060. Here I am, safely returned over those peaks from a journey far more beautiful and strange than anything I had hoped for or imagined – how is it that this safe return brings such regret? – Peter Matthiessen

108061. Honestly, at one time I though Babe Ruth was a cartoon character. I really did, I mean I wasn’t born until 1961 and I grew up in Indiana. – Don Mattingly

108062. The players get no respect around here. They give you money, that’s it, not respect. We get constantly dogged and players from other teams love to see that. That’s why nobody wants to play here. – Don Mattingly

108063. I’d like to say this was our worst game. Unfortunately, I can’t. – Don Mattingly

108064. Hollywood is a place where the stars twinkle until they wrinkle. – Victor Mature

108065. You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry’s favorite horse was named Champion. He ain’t ever had one called Runner Up. – Gene Mauch

108066. You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. – Gene Mauch

108067. The worst thing is the day you realize you want to win more than the players do. – Gene Mauch

108068. Most one run games are lost, not won. – Gene Mauch

108069. I’m not the manager because I’m always right, but I’m always right because I’m the manager. – Gene Mauch

108070. Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you’re in a slump. If you lose at the end, you’re choking. – Gene Mauch

108071. Baseball and malaria keep coming back. – Gene Mauch

108072. But if we can work with people in other parties to get the right answer for the country we’ll do that. – Francis Maude

108073. It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It’s like disapproving of rain. – Francis Maude

108074. If we want to change what people think of us, then we have got to change. – Francis Maude

108075. If we do what we think is right, not try to point-score, people will begin to trust us. – Francis Maude

108076. For the most part our grassroots members are serious, nice, tolerant people. – Francis Maude

108077. I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change. – Francis Maude

108078. So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes. – Francis Maude

108079. We should be the natural home for younger voters. But today we’re not. Because too often we sound like people who just don’t like contemporary Britain. – Francis Maude

108080. We should be the natural home for young mothers. But we’re not. Because too often we sound like people who think the only good mother is a married mother. – Francis Maude

108081. We should be the natural home for the millions of Britons of immigrant origin. But we’re not. Because too often we’ve sounded like people who wish they hadn’t come here at all. – Francis Maude

108082. We said in our 21st Century Party paper there are 61 mosaic groups, which the market research people use as different socio-economic categories and half of our members come from just five of those groups and that is very narrow – too narrow. – Francis Maude

108083. We need to show that we know and understand and can reflect today’s Britain. Today we don’t. – Francis Maude

108084. They don’t think we’re in touch with modern Britain, or understand modern Britain or like modern Britain. – Francis Maude

108085. Our share of the vote overall rose by less than 1 per cent – yes, that’s right: less than 1 per cent. – Francis Maude

108086. Our party’s committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime. – Francis Maude

108087. Our party has known great, great days. But we have no God-given right to survive, let alone to succeed. – Francis Maude

108088. Our party believes in diversity, not uniformity. – Francis Maude

108089. Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need to do, they want to win. – Francis Maude

108090. It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a leader that does not command the support of the parliamentary party. – Francis Maude

108091. The problem we have is not Labour, in however it is configured. – Francis Maude

108092. The party at its best has always been a modern party. – Francis Maude

108093. There comes a time in every man’s life when he must make way for an older man. – Reginald Maudling

108094. For God’s sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country. – Reginald Maudling

108095. The crown of literature is poetry. – W. Somerset Maugham

108096. The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. – W. Somerset Maugham

108097. The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected. – W. Somerset Maugham

108098. The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. – W. Somerset Maugham

108099. The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency. – W. Somerset Maugham

108100. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. – W. Somerset Maugham

108101. The world in general doesn’t know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger. – W. Somerset Maugham

108102. People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. – W. Somerset Maugham

108103. The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress. – W. Somerset Maugham

108104. The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties. – W. Somerset Maugham

108105. The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill. – W. Somerset Maugham

108106. The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. – W. Somerset Maugham

108107. She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. – W. Somerset Maugham

108108. Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way. – W. Somerset Maugham

108109. Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull. – W. Somerset Maugham

108110. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. – W. Somerset Maugham

108111. No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul. – W. Somerset Maugham

108112. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long. – W. Somerset Maugham

108113. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. – W. Somerset Maugham

108114. The writer is more concerned to know than to judge. – W. Somerset Maugham

108115. Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life’s ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved. – W. Somerset Maugham

108116. We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others. – W. Somerset Maugham

108117. My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. – W. Somerset Maugham

108118. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. – W. Somerset Maugham

108119. You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you’re cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism. – W. Somerset Maugham

108120. You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. – W. Somerset Maugham

108121. Writing is the supreme solace. – W. Somerset Maugham

108122. When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character. – W. Somerset Maugham

108123. When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right. – W. Somerset Maugham

108124. When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me. – W. Somerset Maugham

108125. You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences. – W. Somerset Maugham

108126. What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably… have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did, perhaps have become a don and every now and then published a dreary book about French literature. – W. Somerset Maugham

108127. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes. – W. Somerset Maugham

108128. We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits. – W. Somerset Maugham

108129. We have long passed the Victorian Era when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby. – W. Somerset Maugham

108130. We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. – W. Somerset Maugham

108131. Tradition is a guide and not a jailer. – W. Somerset Maugham

108132. Tolerance is another word for indifference. – W. Somerset Maugham

108133. Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad. – W. Somerset Maugham

108134. There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless. – W. Somerset Maugham

108135. There are two good things in life – freedom of thought and freedom of action. – W. Somerset Maugham

108136. There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. – W. Somerset Maugham

108137. What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories. – W. Somerset Maugham

108138. Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. – W. Somerset Maugham

108139. If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts. – W. Somerset Maugham

108140. If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? – W. Somerset Maugham

108141. If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. – W. Somerset Maugham

108142. I’ll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell… their heart’s in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ. – W. Somerset Maugham

108143. I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written. – W. Somerset Maugham

108144. I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me. – W. Somerset Maugham

108145. I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation. – W. Somerset Maugham

108146. Have common sense and stick to the point. – W. Somerset Maugham

108147. Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. – W. Somerset Maugham

108148. Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. – W. Somerset Maugham

108149. Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really affectionate mother. – W. Somerset Maugham

108150. Death doesn’t affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn’t concern the dead because they have ceased to exist. – W. Somerset Maugham

108151. Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better for the world if they talked more and did less. – W. Somerset Maugham

108152. Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all. – W. Somerset Maugham

108153. At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. – W. Somerset Maugham

108154. Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams. – W. Somerset Maugham

108155. Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. – W. Somerset Maugham

108156. An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. – W. Somerset Maugham

108157. It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is. – W. Somerset Maugham

108158. Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets. – W. Somerset Maugham

108159. Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous. – W. Somerset Maugham

108160. It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up. – W. Somerset Maugham

108161. Impropriety is the soul of wit. – W. Somerset Maugham

108162. Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit out of it. – W. Somerset Maugham

108163. Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. – W. Somerset Maugham

108164. Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind. – W. Somerset Maugham

108165. Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. – W. Somerset Maugham

108166. It’s very hard to be a gentleman and a writer. – W. Somerset Maugham

108167. It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. – W. Somerset Maugham

108168. It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. – W. Somerset Maugham

108169. Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. – W. Somerset Maugham

108170. It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know.” – W. Somerset Maugham

108171. Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. – W. Somerset Maugham

108172. It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection. – W. Somerset Maugham

108173. It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour. – W. Somerset Maugham

108174. A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing. – W. Somerset Maugham

108175. It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise. – W. Somerset Maugham

108176. Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. – W. Somerset Maugham

108177. It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. – W. Somerset Maugham

108178. It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it. – W. Somerset Maugham

108179. In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time. – W. Somerset Maugham

108180. In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally. – W. Somerset Maugham

108181. I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages. – Bill Mauldin

108182. I’m convinced that the infantry is the group in the army which gives more and gets less than anybody else. – Bill Mauldin

108183. Patton was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn’t like that attitude. – Bill Mauldin

108184. I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it. – Bill Mauldin

108185. I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man’s conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains. – Bill Mauldin

108186. Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship’s captain has to avoid a shipwreck. – Guy de Maupassant

108187. It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both. – Guy de Maupassant

108188. It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living. – Guy de Maupassant

108189. Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched. – Guy de Maupassant

108190. The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom. – Guy de Maupassant

108191. The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius. – Guy de Maupassant

108192. Too much of a good thing is wonderful. – Armistead Maupin

108193. I’m the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt – how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along. – Armistead Maupin

108194. When I get back from this book tour, I’m planning to learn the internet. Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace. – Armistead Maupin

108195. I’ve always drawn on bits and pieces of my own life. – Armistead Maupin

108196. I’ve always believed you can get closer to the truth by pretending not to speak it. – Armistead Maupin

108197. It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer’s device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself. – Armistead Maupin

108198. Like I’ve always said, love wouldn’t be blind if the braille weren’t so damned much fun. – Armistead Maupin

108199. My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don’t make that mistake yourself. Life’s too damn short. – Armistead Maupin

108200. The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives. – Armistead Maupin

108201. Well, maybe it has to do with the fact that I was a complete Hitchcock fanatic from age 9. – Armistead Maupin

108202. I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct, rescued me most of my life. – Armistead Maupin

108203. The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live. – Armistead Maupin

108204. But it’s amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children. – Armistead Maupin

108205. I’ve included these little jokes and mysteries in my writing for the amusement of readers. – Armistead Maupin

108206. I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction. – Armistead Maupin

108207. Being in love is the only transcendent experience. – Armistead Maupin

108208. But I’m acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today’s world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers. – Armistead Maupin

108209. For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity. People recognize me from time to time, and they usually say very appreciative things. It affords me a great deal of pleasure. – Armistead Maupin

108210. I believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe and age should be role models for all children, and that means interacting with them. – Armistead Maupin

108211. I can’t imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer than that you’ve made a strong impact on the lives of other people. Just because I’ve heard it before does not mean I don’t want to hear it one more time. – Armistead Maupin

108212. I consider myself much better adjusted than Gabriel. – Armistead Maupin

108213. I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It’s easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir. – Armistead Maupin

108214. I haven’t lost faith in human nature and I haven’t decided to be less compassionate to strangers. – Armistead Maupin

108215. I know that when Terry and I were together, 10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity. Precisely because it suggested that he had no value. – Armistead Maupin

108216. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don’t make that mistake yourself. Life’s too damn short. – Armistead Maupin

108217. But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe. – Armistead Maupin

108218. This planet Earth, the act of putting a roof over our heads, our flesh and blood existence, it’s all very temporary. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108219. Music is my love. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108220. So, there’s only so much you can do with a rock video. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108221. Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV, and I think it’s the basis for all good North American comedy, so I compare everything to that. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108222. Sure, give me an adventure and I’ll ride it. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108223. The intentions of record companies are not good, from the musician’s perspective. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108224. I am for sure a redhead and there aren’t that many of us out there in music. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108225. I made money. What am I gonna invest in? Stocks? No. I’m going to invest in music. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108226. I’ve made a life and career as a professional musician. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108227. I sold my life to Capitol Records; it sucks. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108228. I mean, the way I see it is, every penny I’ve ever made through music is free money. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108229. I mean, I grew up with pretty down-to-earth, atheist parents, but I was born a Pisces. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108230. I love big budgeted, epic rock landscapes. That’s what turns me on. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108231. I hate horror movies. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108232. I don’t like to be afraid. I’m afraid every day, all the time. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108233. But everything you do in life has a downside. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108234. As soon as I became old enough to make my dreams my reality, I became a firm believer that the subconscious and the world outside of our flesh and blood is essentially the truth. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108235. I don’t want a record company, but I need one, unfortunately. – Melissa Auf der Maur

108236. This trophy is so special in the world of tennis and it feels great. – Amelie Mauresmo

108237. I definitely wanted this win today and I don’t want anybody to talk about my nerves anymore. – Amelie Mauresmo

108238. I think I have handled things pretty well last year and this. What I have to do now is try do it even better. – Amelie Mauresmo

108239. I think you always have, you know, new players. Every year you see new faces, juniors coming into the seniors. I was one of them at the time long time ago now. – Amelie Mauresmo

108240. The thing is the game is getting tougher and tougher and we have to ask a lot of our bodies. – Amelie Mauresmo

108241. Well, I guess I needed this tough first round to really put me into that tournament, to really erase what happened at Indian Wells, which is now the case, you know. – Amelie Mauresmo

108242. It took me time to adjust and to realise it was not going to happen like it did in the juniors. – Amelie Mauresmo

108243. You have to adjust to where you are but the French are all together – the guys and the women. It’s good. – Amelie Mauresmo

108244. Right now I have more confidence in myself. I grew up. – Amelie Mauresmo

108245. Unlike in my young days I’m not able to eat, drink and sleep tennis. – Amelie Mauresmo

108246. When I finished the juniors I felt, perhaps for about a year and a half, that everything was going to be the same and that I would be able to go out there and win any match. But it wasn’t the case. I struggled. – Amelie Mauresmo

108247. When you start off a new tournament, you want to do well. – Amelie Mauresmo

108248. Whether it’s in the right way or sometimes the wrong way, you learn about life and its lessons. – Amelie Mauresmo

108249. Yes, I have had difficult times on court and at certain tournaments but you need to forget about it and go forward because that’s the way it works in our world. – Amelie Mauresmo

108250. Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread. – Francois Mauriac

108251. I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them. – Francois Mauriac

108252. To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others. – Francois Mauriac

108253. Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell. – Francois Mauriac

108254. Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses. – Francois Mauriac

108255. Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed-off wings where he never ventures. – Francois Mauriac

108256. And I don’t like books which are full of name dropping. – Daphne du Maurier

108257. Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. – Daphne du Maurier

108258. All autobiography is self-indulgent. – Daphne du Maurier

108259. When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. – Daphne du Maurier

108260. Women want love to be a novel, men a short story. – Daphne du Maurier

108261. Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard. – Daphne du Maurier

You may also like  Best 100 Soul Quotes To Inspire You Today

108262. What about the hero of The House on the Strand? What did it mean when he dropped the telephone at the end of the book? I don’t really know, but I rather think he was going to be paralysed for life. Don’t you? – Daphne du Maurier

108263. If you value a man’s regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper – and despise it. – Andre Maurois

108264. Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences. – Andre Maurois

108265. Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record. – Andre Maurois

108266. In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. – Andre Maurois

108267. If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny. – Andre Maurois

108268. If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. – Andre Maurois

108269. Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. – Andre Maurois

108270. Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know. – Andre Maurois

108271. Business is a combination of war and sport. – Andre Maurois

108272. An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. – Andre Maurois

108273. A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. – Andre Maurois

108274. A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises. – Andre Maurois

108275. A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. – Andre Maurois

108276. Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel. – Andre Maurois

108277. The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions. – Andre Maurois

108278. The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force. – Andre Maurois

108279. We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder. – Andre Maurois

108280. We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence. – Andre Maurois

108281. To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. – Andre Maurois

108282. The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author’s life. – Andre Maurois

108283. Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. – Andre Maurois

108284. The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. – Andre Maurois

108285. Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand. – Andre Maurois

108286. Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them. – Andre Maurois

108287. Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool. – Andre Maurois

108288. People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel. – Andre Maurois

108289. Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul. – Andre Maurois

108290. No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity. – Andre Maurois

108291. Modesty and unselfishness – these are the virtues which men praise – and pass by. – Andre Maurois

108292. The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it. – Andre Maurois

108293. There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison. – Andre Maurois

108294. We had discovered an accursed country. We had found the Home of the Blizzard. – Douglas Mawson

108295. There’s nothing like New Orleans. When it comes back, it will be a tremendous highlight for America. – Peter Max

108296. The ’60s were an amazing time. – Peter Max

108297. If I didn’t choose art, I would have become an astronomer. – Peter Max

108298. I walked out with 14 advertising projects. – Peter Max

108299. Angela King is a lovely person with a tremendous sense of art. – Peter Max

108300. I never know what I’m going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I’m just the middleman. – Peter Max

108301. Giving parties is a trivial avocation, but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity. – Elsa Maxwell

108302. Someone said that life is a party. You join in after it’s started and leave before it’s finished. – Elsa Maxwell

108303. Serve the dinner backward, do anything – but for goodness sake, do something weird. – Elsa Maxwell

108304. Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband. – Elsa Maxwell

108305. Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores. – Elsa Maxwell

108306. Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished. – Elsa Maxwell

108307. Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking. – Elsa Maxwell

108308. A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you. – Elsa Maxwell

108309. I make enemies deliberately. They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life. – Elsa Maxwell

108310. I don’t hate anyone. I dislike. But my dislike is the equivalent of anyone else’s hate. – Elsa Maxwell

108311. In a few years, all great physical constants will have been approximately estimated, and that the only occupation which will be left to men of science will be to carry these measurements to another place of decimals. – James C. Maxwell

108312. The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician. – James C. Maxwell

108313. Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express. – James C. Maxwell

108314. I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me. – James C. Maxwell

108315. Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance. – James C. Maxwell

108316. Ampere was the Newton of Electricity. – James C. Maxwell

108317. All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers. – James C. Maxwell

108318. The mind of man has perplexed itself with many hard questions. Is space infinite, and in what sense? Is the material world infinite in extent, and are all places within that extent equally full of matter? Do atoms exist or is matter infinitely divisible? – James C. Maxwell

108319. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell

108320. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. – John C. Maxwell

108321. The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. – John C. Maxwell

108322. We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing choice. – John C. Maxwell

108323. The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. – John C. Maxwell

108324. Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up. – John C. Maxwell

108325. Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do. – John C. Maxwell

108326. Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. – John C. Maxwell

108327. Leadership is influence. – John C. Maxwell

108328. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. – John C. Maxwell

108329. If you’re lying, you’re lying. – John C. Maxwell

108330. Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today. – John C. Maxwell

108331. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell

108332. Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple. – John C. Maxwell

108333. Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage. – Neal A. Maxwell

108334. God does not begin by asking our ability, only our availability, and if we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability. – Neal A. Maxwell

108335. The thing I would most like to see invented is a way of teaching children and grown-ups the difference between right and wrong. – Robert Maxwell

108336. Two people could build an outhouse in four hours. They’re not complicated. – Robert Maxwell

108337. You are as safe with me as you would be in the Bank of England. – Robert Maxwell

108338. Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions. – William Hamilton Maxwell

108339. Irishmen are not reserved, and the company appeared dying to be intimately acquainted. – William Hamilton Maxwell

108340. Billing and cooing to me is worse to witness an execution. – William Hamilton Maxwell

108341. I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener. – William Hamilton Maxwell

108342. The country is in an extraordinary ferment. – William Hamilton Maxwell

108343. There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don’t expect; that’s why we threw them in. – Brian May

108344. I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good. – Brian May

108345. I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I’m spending years of my life trying to get away from it. – Brian May

108346. I was actually perfectly happy when I had no money, which lasted right up until we had a hit with Killer Queen, in 1974. I never wanted for anything. – Brian May

108347. I’m pretty basic as far as technique is concerned. I don’t use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes, anyway. – Brian May

108348. Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children. – Brian May

108349. The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums. – Brian May

108350. The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else. – Brian May

108351. The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it. – Brian May

108352. There are times when I flick through magazines and think I’m in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair. – Brian May

108353. There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured. – Brian May

108354. There’s nothing I’m embarrassed about. – Brian May

108355. We do play to our audience. It’s very important. You can’t create music in a vacuum. – Brian May

108356. I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition. – Brian May

108357. Mantovani was a great influence on me. – Brian May

108358. The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind. – Brian May

108359. Each gig should be unique. You’re always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear. – Brian May

108360. The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism. – Brian May

108361. I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It’s a busy kind of life, but I guess I’m lucky. – Brian May

108362. At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there’s no guarantee it’ll go on forever. – Brian May

108363. Einstein got most of the things right about black holes. I’m not an expert, I must admit. – Brian May

108364. Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He’s way, way out, doing things you never expect. – Brian May

108365. Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do. – Brian May

108366. For a time I didn’t want to answer any questions about Queen. I’d like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil. – Brian May

108367. From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band. – Brian May

108368. I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn’t go all that fast. – Brian May

108369. I don’t surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish. – Brian May

108370. A good video can make all the difference. – Brian May

108371. I don’t think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis. – Brian May

108372. I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement. – Brian May

108373. I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I’m a weird kind of animal. – Brian May

108374. Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer. – Brian May

108375. I despise the Lottery. There’s less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid. – Brian May

108376. When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart. – Dan May

108377. The only thing experience teaches you is what you can’t do. When you start, you think you can do anything. And then you start to get a little tired. – Elaine May

108378. Science Fiction will never run out of things to wonder about until the human race ceases to use its brain. – Julian May

108379. We have people who are healers and those who posses a certain animal magnetism. – Julian May

108380. Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans have become too sedentary. – Mike May

108381. Renewable ethanol represents a clear opportunity to grow a significant portion of our own fuel locally and begin to break the hold imported fuels have on us. – Mike May

108382. If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. – Rollo May

108383. The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. – Rollo May

108384. The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it’s not without doubt but in spite of doubt. – Rollo May

108385. One does not become fully human painlessly. – Rollo May

108386. Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about. – Rollo May

108387. Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity. – Rollo May

108388. It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one’s inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle. – Rollo May

108389. It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. – Rollo May

108390. Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. – Rollo May

108391. Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is. – Rollo May

108392. Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. – Rollo May

108393. Depression is the inability to construct a future. – Rollo May

108394. Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death. – Rollo May

108395. Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair. – Rollo May

108396. Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. – Rollo May

108397. Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. – Rollo May

108398. Love’s boat has been shattered against the life of everyday. You and I are quits, and it’s useless to draw up a list of mutual hurts, sorrows, and pains. – Vladimir Mayakovsky

108399. Once you start collecting records you learn more and more about jazz and blues. – John Mayall

108400. You have to pack as much as you can in an hour or 70 minutes. This time around it was 15 songs, so it was a challenge to get them all the right length so you could get them all on. – John Mayall

108401. Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it’s a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself. – John Mayall

108402. To me, they are equally important, as they represent a certain period in my life and times. With that in mind, it really is impossible to pick favorites. – John Mayall

108403. I always make it a point to pick songs on which players really shine. – John Mayall

108404. The way I look at it, they’re all part of my musical diary, and I can listen to any one of them and it will bring up memories of what was going on at that time. – John Mayall

108405. I write songs about real things… The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really. – John Mayall

108406. I get most of my news from the Jon Stewart Daily Show. It’s the most level commentary you can find. You have to laugh, because it’s all so true. It’s the closest thing to a counterculture. – John Mayall

108407. I never really thought about becoming a professional musician. – John Mayall

108408. I also went to art school and learned to play a piano there, but I play by ear. – John Mayall

108409. Joe’s been my drummer for 14 years, and we’ve been buddies for six years. – John Mayall

108410. But there have been many news reports that water-boarding has been used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is one of the major al Qaeda figures that we have in U.S. custody. – Jane Mayer

108411. Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally on the human rights record of the administration, and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science. – Jane Mayer

108412. Torture is illegal, both in the U.S. and abroad. So – and that is true for the Bush administration and for any other administration. – Jane Mayer

108413. The world’s a small place and people are watching; and, you know, somebody disappears, the family knows and their colleagues know, and so eventually, these things do get out. – Jane Mayer

108414. The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about. – Jane Mayer

108415. The idea is that if we can put our own people through something almost as bad as what they might have to go through if they were taken captive, they will inoculate themselves. – Jane Mayer

108416. So, it, of course, makes one wonder how many other people there might be who are completely innocent, who have been sent by the U.S. to countries where they’ve been interrogated, and in some instances it seems tortured. – Jane Mayer

108417. Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of the stories he told himself, it’s hard to know what to make of those who still insist that David Brock had it right the first time. – Jane Mayer

108418. It was our view of the worst that could befall our people if they were taken captive. So, what was fascinating to me was that somehow it appears the techniques that we have feared most in the world would be used on our people, we are using on people in our custody. – Jane Mayer

108419. I mean, the people who run Guantanamo, the military, pretty much dismiss complaints by the detainees because they say that they’re all created as part of a political process to sort of fake complaints and get public support. – Jane Mayer

108420. Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there’s anything coercive or abusive going on. – Jane Mayer

108421. Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know, my sources suggest that there’s a lot of support for the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that it was very much a systematic design, not just an aberration. – Jane Mayer

108422. And, in fact, there is a connection, the people who designed this here program and who implement it are the same people who are overseeing and helping in the interrogations of detainees in places like Guantanamo. – Jane Mayer

108423. And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also, to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers, they take Bibles and they trash them. – Jane Mayer

108424. I mean, The New York Times actually had an interesting case recently where they described a detainee who was afraid of the dark, and so he was purposely kept very much in the dark. – Jane Mayer

108425. And I think that what is of concern is that they seem to be bringing skills from the scientific world into the interrogation room in a way that begs a lot of questions about whether it’s ethical. – Jane Mayer

108426. And the program was developed in large part by behavioral scientists who were working with the military, who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier’s stress levels to see how they’re doing physically and emotionally, as they go through this program. – Jane Mayer

108427. If you get half a million, at a certain stage you probably will get 4 million people, if they are able to hear it. The touring thing is unbelievable. It really is amazing from what we did the last tour even to what we are doing now. – John Mayer

108428. Everybody is just a stranger, but that’s the danger in going my own way. – John Mayer

108429. Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain. – John Mayer

108430. I feel my shows are like a late-night talk show that we settle down and do every night. – John Mayer

108431. I feel strikingly domestic. We’re in our own world with two busses and trucks. – John Mayer

108432. I hope that what it comes down to at the end of the day is that people believe that I believe what I’m singing. It comes down to being believable. You don’t have to be likeable; generally, though, I think I am. – John Mayer

108433. I like giving people something they don’t want to miss the next time. It’s a show with little twists and turns and curves. It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep. – John Mayer

108434. I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily. – John Mayer

108435. I’d like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve. – John Mayer

108436. I’m getting to a point where everything is becoming streamlined in my life. I’m learning how to stand onstage for two hours and play in front of thousands of people as if I am completely in the moment every moment. – John Mayer

108437. High School is like a spork: it’s a crappy spoon and a crappy fork, so in the end it’s just plain useless. – John Mayer

108438. I’m singing what I want to sing based on the emotion of what that day feels like. That’s what comes out of my mouth and guitar. That impacts people. They know anything can happen. – John Mayer

108439. Numb is the new deep, done with the old me, and talk is the same cheap it’s been. – John Mayer

108440. People want to see musicians sing things that come from their own mind and own heart in real time, responding to the moment for them. – John Mayer

108441. Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you’d bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I’d be the talk of the day. – John Mayer

108442. I’m not as surprised in going from playing 1,000 seats to 4,000 seats as I was from 100 to 500 seats. – John Mayer

108443. Be smart, but never show it. – Louis B. Mayer

108444. I think Google should be like a Swiss Army knife: clean, simple, the tool you want to take everywhere. – Marissa Mayer

108445. Our theory is, if you need the user to tell you what you’re selling, then you don’t know what you’re selling, and it’s probably not going to be a good experience. – Marissa Mayer

108446. The utmost thing is the user experience, to have the most useful experience. – Marissa Mayer

108447. What you want, when you want it. As opposed to everything you could ever want, even when you don’t. – Marissa Mayer

108448. I look upon myself as a musical bricklayer with architectural aspirations. – Robert Mayer

108449. It’s a very good thing for students also to be exposed to people who aren’t film students or film scholars but who work in the world of film. – Robert Mayer

108450. We all know the Navy is never wrong, but in this case it was a little weak on being right. – Wendell Mayes

108451. Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world, we are seated on nothing but our own arse. – Wendell Mayes

108452. Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive. – Wendell Mayes

108453. Painless preaching is as good a term as any for what we do. – Curtis Mayfield

108454. Our purpose is to educate as well as to entertain. – Curtis Mayfield

108455. Maybe the words that I say is just another way to pray. – Curtis Mayfield

108456. Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact. – Henry Mayhew

108457. Advice to persons about to marry – don’t. – Henry Mayhew

108458. Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved. – Henry Mayhew

108459. But the branches of industry are so multifarious, the divisions of labour so minutes and manifold, that it seems at first almost impossible to reduce them to any system. – Henry Mayhew

108460. A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind. – Henry Mayhew

108461. The costermongers’ boys will, I am informed, cheat their employers, but they do not steal from them. – Henry Mayhew

108462. We then journeyed on to London Street, down which the tidal ditch continues its course. – Henry Mayhew

108463. We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles. – Henry Mayhew

108464. There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England, which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the centres of particular manufactures. – Henry Mayhew

108465. The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge, and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it. – Henry Mayhew

108466. The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis. – Henry Mayhew

108467. Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings. – Henry Mayhew

108468. It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port. – Henry Mayhew

108469. In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity. – Henry Mayhew

108470. I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People’s Charter were in the habit of assembling. – Henry Mayhew

108471. The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living, whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it. – Henry Mayhew

108472. There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism. – Jonathan Mayhew

108473. It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly, for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable, ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery. – Jonathan Mayhew

108474. Till people find themselves greatly abused and oppressed by their governors, they are not apt to complain; and whenever they do, in fact, find themselves thus abused and oppressed, they must be stupid not to complain. – Jonathan Mayhew

108475. There are men who strike at liberty under the term licentiousness. – Jonathan Mayhew

108476. The only reason of the institution of civil government; and the only rational ground of submission to it, is the common safety and utility. – Jonathan Mayhew

108477. The apostle enters upon his subject thus – Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers; for there is no power but of God: the powers that be, are ordained of God. – Jonathan Mayhew

108478. Not to discontinue our allegiance, in this case, would be to join with the sovereign in promoting the slavery and misery of that society, the welfare of which, we ourselves, as well as our sovereign, are indispensably obliged to secure and promote, as far as in us lies. – Jonathan Mayhew

108479. Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness. – Jonathan Mayhew

108480. Let us all learn to be free, and to be loyal. – Jonathan Mayhew

108481. It becomes us, therefore, to be contented, and dutiful subjects. – Jonathan Mayhew

108482. I now add, farther, that the apostle’s argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary. – Jonathan Mayhew

108483. For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life. – Jonathan Mayhew

108484. Extremes are dangerous. – Jonathan Mayhew

108485. Common tyrants, and public oppressors, are not intitled to obedience from their subjects, by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle. – Jonathan Mayhew

108486. But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with. – Jonathan Mayhew

108487. All civil rulers, as such, are the ordinance and ministers of God; and they are all, by the nature of their office, and in their respective spheres and stations, bound to consult the public welfare. – Jonathan Mayhew

108488. According to this way of arguing, there will be no true principles in the world; for there are none but what may be wrested and perverted to serve bad purposes, either through the weakness or wickedness of men. – Jonathan Mayhew

108489. It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will – We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us. – Jonathan Mayhew

108490. With Star Wars fans, there’s so much enthusiasm, and it’s a completely different generation now. – Peter Mayhew

108491. It was amazing that during rehearsals, without any of the costume on, the character was there complete. It just happened. Half the time, I didn’t know I was doing it. – Peter Mayhew

108492. A whole new generation is looking at the videos, and going to the video shop and buying the re-release of the complete trilogy, which you can buy at a reasonable price. – Peter Mayhew

108493. Richard Marquand, on Jedi, was very much an actor’s director. – Peter Mayhew

108494. They asked if I was interested in a role as a large alien in a movie. – Peter Mayhew

108495. This has been the best thing that ever happened to me. – Peter Mayhew

108496. When you consider that you’re a character that doesn’t speak, but you’ve still got to react to the other actors, you’ve got to make a noise of some kind. – Peter Mayhew

108497. I think the main thing was that the character couldn’t speak in regular language, so he had to be mimed. – Peter Mayhew

108498. With my mask, I controlled all of the mouth movements with my own mouth. – Peter Mayhew

108499. I think the things I wanted answered have been answered by people in the know that we can’t talk about, so I’m perfectly happy with how Chewie came to be where he is and what is going on in Episode III. – Peter Mayhew

108500. When you’ve got eight or nine or ten cables running around with someone trying to operate them, it’s too much. – Peter Mayhew

108501. But, apart from that, there was very little on underneath the suit. – Peter Mayhew

108502. Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won. – Peter Mayhew

108503. I think that Star Wars revolutionized not only sci-fi movies, but also the entire industry in the way that things are done. – Peter Mayhew

108504. After my own for instance, my favourite is Princess Leia. – Peter Mayhew

108505. Doing the Muppet Show you forget about conventional filming. – Peter Mayhew

108506. George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful, I’d do any character he might create. – Peter Mayhew

108507. George Lucas puts those types of characters in for the kids. Same with Jar Jar. – Peter Mayhew

108508. I can go out in public without being recognized. If I want to be recognized in public, it will happen. – Peter Mayhew

108509. I really enjoyed the last scene at the Ewok celebration after the battle. – Peter Mayhew

108510. I think by that time I knew where Chewie was going, and he left me to do what was called for, because the character had been well established. You know, it was like putting on a second skin by that time. – Peter Mayhew

108511. After a while, the character sort of took over. – Peter Mayhew

108512. To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller, but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it. – Joyce Maynard

108513. Nothing like being visible, publishing one’s work, and speaking openly about one’s life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one’s perfection and purity. – Joyce Maynard

108514. Women writers have been told, forever, that our stories were not valuable. Not as valuable as men’s stories about wars, business, power. – Joyce Maynard

108515. Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love. – Joyce Maynard

108516. My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer? – Joyce Maynard

108517. Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful. – Joyce Maynard

108518. Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals. – Joyce Maynard

108519. Teach a child to play solitaire, and she’ll be able to entertain herself when there’s no one around. Teach her tennis, and she’ll know what to do when she’s on a court. But raise her to feel comfortable in nature, and the whole planet is her home. – Joyce Maynard

108520. The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art. – Joyce Maynard

108521. The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn. – Joyce Maynard

108522. The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I’ve written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval. – Joyce Maynard

You may also like  Best 1000 Peace Quotes

108523. It is not the task of a reader to please her subjects. – Joyce Maynard

108524. The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell. – Joyce Maynard

108525. Although Salinger had long since cut me out of his life completely and made it plain that he had nothing but contempt for me, the thought of becoming the object of his wrath was more than I felt ready to take on. – Joyce Maynard

108526. It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. – Joyce Maynard

108527. A person who deserves my loyalty receives it. – Joyce Maynard

108528. At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood. – Joyce Maynard

108529. For 25 years, I did take my responsibilities as a pleaser of others sufficiently seriously. – Joyce Maynard

108530. I believe every one of us possesses a fundamental right to tell our own story. – Joyce Maynard

108531. I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter’s age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves. – Joyce Maynard

108532. If I told you about all the stories I don’t tell, I would be violating the very boundaries I set for myself. – Joyce Maynard

108533. I continued to protect him with my silence. – Joyce Maynard

108534. I have long observed that the act of writing is viewed, by some, as an elite and otherworldly act, all the more so if a person isn’t paid for what she writes. – Joyce Maynard

108535. I wonder what it is that the people who criticize me for telling this story truly object to: is it that I have dared to tell the story? Or that the story turns out not to be the one they wanted to hear? – Joyce Maynard

108536. If a man wishes to truly not be written about, he would do well not to write letters to 18-year-old girls, inviting them into his life. – Joyce Maynard

108537. I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level. – Joyce Maynard

108538. Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe his standards and expectations were the best ones. – Joyce Maynard

108539. So at a time in which the media give the public everything it wants and desires, maybe art should adopt a much more aggressive attitude towards the public. I myself am very much inclined to take this position. – Thom Mayne

108540. So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy of art I’m going counter to my own development. It’s more an instinctive reaction, meant to protect the private aspect of the work, the part I am most interested in and which nowadays is at risk in our culture. – Thom Mayne

108541. So we can’t go backwards, we can only go where the evolutionary trajectory is taking us and attune our ideas about ourselves and our existence to that course. – Thom Mayne

108542. The aesthetic of architecture has to be rooted in a broader idea about human activities like walking, relaxing and communicating. Architecture thinks about how these activities can be given added value. – Thom Mayne

108543. The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art. – Thom Mayne

108544. The multiplicity of ideas is what I’m interested in. – Thom Mayne

108545. You might say that when you step inside, you’re entering a honorific space, but that’s something totally different than experiencing it. And in architecture the experience comes first. That has the deepest effect on us. – Thom Mayne

108546. Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work. – Thom Mayne

108547. It’s too simplistic to advance the notion of the autonomy of art as a reason for turning away from the public. You can have autonomy and simultaneously have connections with the social and political world. – Thom Mayne

108548. We only exist in terms of how we think we exist. Meaning every cultural development is fabricated and can be fabricated. – Thom Mayne

108549. But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour. – Thom Mayne

108550. Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art. – Thom Mayne

108551. Large-scale public projects require the agreement of large numbers of people. – Thom Mayne

108552. I’ve learned that in order to achieve what I wanted, it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table. – Thom Mayne

108553. I’ve been such an outsider my whole life. – Thom Mayne

108554. I’m often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That’s impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more. – Thom Mayne

108555. For me the meaning of my work is much more fluid. – Thom Mayne

108556. Descriptions of my work depress me. They make me feel pinned down. – Thom Mayne

108557. Our idea of nature is increasingly being determined by scientific developments. And they have become decisive for our image of reality. – Thom Mayne

108558. My buildings don’t speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness. – Thom Mayne

108559. The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician. – William J. Mayo

108560. Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice. – William J. Mayo

108561. A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less. – William J. Mayo

108562. Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists. – William J. Mayo

108563. According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by Lamarck, evolution consists of the gradual transformation of organisms from one condition of existence to another. – Ernst Mayr

108564. It seems to me that for Darwin the pulsing of evolutionary rates was a strictly vertical phenomenon. – Ernst Mayr

108565. The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations. – Ernst Mayr

108566. New gene pools are generated in every generation, and evolution takes place because the successful individuals produced by these gene pools give rise to the next generation. – Ernst Mayr

108567. Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction, but a few may make evolutionary inventions, such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations that give these species improved competitive potential. – Ernst Mayr

108568. Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment, such a population would have unique opportunities to enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways. – Ernst Mayr

108569. Life is simply the reification of the process of living. – Ernst Mayr

108570. In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life. – Ernst Mayr

108571. I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species – often having reached species rank, and occasionally classified even as a separate genus – occurred at a peripheral location, indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location. – Ernst Mayr

108572. I did not claim that speciation occurs only in founder populations. – Ernst Mayr

108573. Evolution thus is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin: variation and selection. – Ernst Mayr

108574. As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply as a change in gene frequencies in populations, totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of adaptation and diversification. – Ernst Mayr

108575. All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs, it occurs in a relatively small and isolated population. – Ernst Mayr

108576. Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species. – Ernst Mayr

108577. Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done. – Benjamin E. Mays

108578. The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. – Benjamin E. Mays

108579. Not failure, but low aim is sin. – Benjamin E. Mays

108580. It isn’t a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. – Benjamin E. Mays

108581. It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach. – Benjamin E. Mays

108582. Hi, Billy Mays here for… – Billy Mays

108583. When I’m up against a wall, that’s when Billy Mays performs best. – Billy Mays

108584. You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I’m coming after you and taking back what’s mine. – Billy Mays

108585. I like my friends to be the hitters. The pitchers, they all have the same brain as I do. The hitters see the game from a different perspective. – Joe Mays

108586. The universe of mortgage lending has gotten to the point where there is a place in it for everybody. – Joe Mays

108587. Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation. – Willie Mays

108588. Yes, I had to learn how to live life outside, but I had so many people help me. – Willie Mays

108589. If you can do that – if you run, hit, run the bases, hit with power, field, throw and do all other things that are part of the game – then you’re a good ballplayer. – Willie Mays

108590. I was a baseball player, I taught baseball, and all of a sudden I was in the business world. Now I used the baseball world to talk about their product. Not too much, just enough to keep going. Just be yourself and you’ll never have a problem. That’s what I did. – Willie Mays

108591. In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn’t drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing. – Willie Mays

108592. In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this. – Willie Mays

108593. It’s not hard. When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But when I’m hitting, I hit anybody. – Willie Mays

108594. When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But, when I’m hitting, I hit anybody. – Willie Mays

108595. People talk about that catch and, I’ve said this many times, that I’ve made better catches than that many times in regular season. But of course in my time, you didn’t have a lot of television during the regular season. A lot of people didn’t see me do a lot of things. – Willie Mays

108596. That’s how easy baseball was for me. I’m not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge before I became a professional baseball player to do all these things and know what each guy would hit. – Willie Mays

108597. The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of baseball and come into the business world, not being a college graduate, not being educated to come into the business world the way I should have. – Willie Mays

108598. They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it. – Willie Mays

108599. When I got to professional ball I used to play 150 games every year. It depends on how many games there was. – Willie Mays

108600. When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o’clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it. – Willie Mays

108601. I’m a very lucky guy. I had so many people help me over the years that I never had many problems. If I had a problem, I could sit down with someone and they would explain the problem to me, and the problem become like a baseball game. – Willie Mays

108602. Maybe I was born to play ball. Maybe I truly was. – Willie Mays

108603. Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps. – Willie Mays

108604. I would try and help everybody, because the game was so easy for me. It was just like walking in the park. – Willie Mays

108605. I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don’t have a good life. – Willie Mays

108606. At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports. – Willie Mays

108607. Defense to me is the key to playing baseball. – Willie Mays

108608. Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson. – Willie Mays

108609. I always enjoyed playing ball, and it didn’t matter to me whether I played with white kids or black. I never understood why an issue was made of who I played with, and I never felt comfortable, when I grew up, telling other people how to act. – Willie Mays

108610. I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw. – Willie Mays

108611. I don’t compare ’em, I just catch ’em. – Willie Mays

108612. I don’t mean to be bashful, but I was. – Willie Mays

108613. I played with the Birmingham Black Barons. I was making 500 at 14. That was a lot of money in those days. – Willie Mays

108614. I think I was programmed to do good things when I came into the majors. I knew how to play. – Willie Mays

108615. I didn’t say I was that smart, I said I went to class and I enjoyed what I was doing. – Willie Mays

108616. And my father didn’t have money for me to go to college. And at that particular time they didn’t have black quarterbacks, and I don’t think I could have made it in basketball, because I was only 5′ 11″. So I just picked baseball. – Willie Mays

108617. I was very blessed with a good body. Never got hurt. Never was in the hospital. The only time I was in the hospital was when I would get exhausted a little bit, and go in for a check-up or something. – Willie Mays

108618. I’ve never wanted to be the ingenue. – Debi Mazar

108619. I’ve never wanted to be the ingenue. Now that I’m getting into my forties, I think my time as a woman has arrived; I think I might have a new moment in my career. I have that drive left – just for a little while. – Debi Mazar

108620. Nobody has money right now. And eating is very important, but it doesn’t need to be expensive. And to make – it doesn’t need to be fancy, as long as it’s fresh and simple. The simpler it is, the more fancy it actually comes out tasting. – Debi Mazar

108621. Some people in LA are addicted. They have to be here. My personal life is stronger than my professional life, in terms of priorities. – Debi Mazar

108622. There’s so much importance in honoring your everyday hero. It doesn’t take money. It doesn’t take connections. What matters is that people get involved. Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be, everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed. – Debi Mazar

108623. With the breast-feeding, I really love the bonding. Real life is more important to me. – Debi Mazar

108624. I truly have a love-hate thing with the press. – Debi Mazar

108625. Being a publicist is like management in a lot of ways – you’re their friend, you’re their mother, you’re their confidante. – Debi Mazar

108626. Well, you know, I have always had an issue with the whole weight thing with people in general because I happen to love how big women look. I mean, it’s all a perspective. It’s all an opinion, and I think sort of the Rubenesque, voluptuous body is a lot sexier than the boney bag of bones with fake everything. – Debi Mazar

108627. I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot more southern than what my husband cooks. You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn, and we – really, it’s more southern. It’s Naples and Sicily. It’s heavier. It’s over-spiced. And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius. – Debi Mazar

108628. I think my career would probably be in a better place had I been more aggressive. But I don’t have it in me. I’m not a competitive person, and I’m also really private. – Debi Mazar

108629. I started doing makeup to make a living. Then I said, You’re not supposed to be putting powder on other people. You’re supposed to be powdering yourself. – Debi Mazar

108630. I live in Italy part time, and they’re obsessed with what’s happening in LA too. They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to know what’s going on in Hollywood. – Debi Mazar

108631. I grew up on food stamps. I come from a very humble background. And I’ve had many friends that have been destitute – you know, running into trouble – and places like The Midnight Mission have given them hope and have fed them and gotten them back on the right path. – Debi Mazar

108632. Being typecast is a great thing for an actor. I was considered one of the New York mob actors. – Debi Mazar

108633. As a matter of fact, I’ve been to Italy many times before I met my husband, which he can’t even imagine that I could possibly know anything about Italian food. But, you know, Italian food’s really basic, and there’s so many different variations on it that what my husband did is he broke it down for me. – Debi Mazar

108634. A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares. – Debi Mazar

108635. For me, its like go ahead and eat. Live your life. I mean, I’ve just seen so much death, you know, as of late, being in my 40s, of people getting sick or, you know, whatever, that I just feel like, you know what? You never know with life. Eat. Enjoy yourself. Just try to be healthy and, you know, and watch it. – Debi Mazar

108636. The one thing that’s closest to my story is the thing about trying out for the juvenile delinquent role and getting it. That was the start of my acting career… which I’ve resumed, by the way. – Paul Mazursky

108637. I don’t like movies that are morally simple. – Paul Mazursky

108638. One thing I know is that I don’t want to be a director for hire, making genre films. – Paul Mazursky

108639. I wish in my own mind I were more definite – that I was absolutely convinced I’d never direct someone else’s script, but I keep reading scripts, because I might find something. – Paul Mazursky

108640. California is an island, and New York’s an island. Maybe it’s time for me to change islands. – Paul Mazursky

108641. I wonder if that’s hurt me at the box office. Maybe audiences these days want to know exactly what to expect when they go into a movie, and my movies are hard to explain in just one way. – Paul Mazursky

108642. Even when I begin with a situation that’s basically funny or sad, I like to keep poking around in it. I like to get into the middle of a relationship, to explore the subtle places. – Paul Mazursky

108643. What is important is to have values in life. What’s important is how you are, not how you look. – Valeria Mazza

108644. Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108645. Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108646. God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108647. Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108648. Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108649. So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108650. The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108651. A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108652. Good council has no price. – Giuseppe Mazzini

108653. If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can’t ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects. – Thabo Mbeki

108654. It wouldn’t sit easily on one’s conscience that you had been warned and there could be danger, but nevertheless you went ahead and said let’s dispense these drugs. – Thabo Mbeki

108655. I say that why don’t we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let’s see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about. – Thabo Mbeki

108656. As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade. – Thabo Mbeki

108657. When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored, when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely to survive until the sun rises tomorrow! – Thabo Mbeki

108658. A matter that seems to be very clear in terms of the alternative view, is what do you expect to happen in Africa with regard to immune systems, where people are poor, subject to repeat infections and all of that. Surely you would expect their immune systems to collapse. – Thabo Mbeki

108659. If we only said safe sex, use a condom, we won’t stop the spread of AIDS in this country. – Thabo Mbeki

108660. Well, because lots of questions had been raised about the toxicity of the drug, which is very serious. – Thabo Mbeki

108661. We’ve had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population. – Thabo Mbeki

108662. South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white. – Thabo Mbeki

108663. We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities. – Thabo Mbeki

108664. I don’t imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I’m not an economist therefore I can’t take decisions on matters of the economy; I’m not a soldier I can’t take decisions on matters of defence; I’m not an educationist so I can’t take decisions about education. – Thabo Mbeki

108665. I get a sense that we’ve all been educated into one school of thought. I’m not surprised at all to find among the overwhelming majority of scientists, are people who would hold one particular view because that’s all they’re exposed to. – Thabo Mbeki

108666. One of the things that became clear, and which was actually rather disturbing, was the fact that there was a view which was being expressed by people whose scientific credentials you can’t question. – Thabo Mbeki

108667. Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask – when will we get a road to our village. – Thabo Mbeki

108668. We will continue to count on your unwavering support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa. – Thabo Mbeki

108669. The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living. – Thabo Mbeki

108670. South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination. – Thabo Mbeki

108671. That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides this drug must be given to stop transmissions, again from mother to child, which is extremely costly and must be taken into account. – Thabo Mbeki

108672. The concern around probable questions, which in a sense have been hidden, will grow around the world and the matter is critical, the reason we are doing all this is so we can respond correctly to what is reported to be a major catastrophe on the African continent. – Thabo Mbeki

108673. It’s very worrying at this time in the world that any point of view should be prohibited, that’s banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake. – Thabo Mbeki

108674. Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression. – Thabo Mbeki

108675. Those who oppressed us described us as the Dark Continent! – Thabo Mbeki

108676. I have a certain curiosity for life that drives me and propels me forward. – Rachel McAdams

108677. You know, I have some issues. But I just love to play different characters all the time, and I try not to repeat myself too much. – Rachel McAdams

108678. You know when you find a great dress, you’ve gotta hold on to it. – Rachel McAdams

108679. If I hurt someone, if I were to accidentally poke someone’s eye out, I would laugh. And then I’d say, ‘I’m sorry, I really do feel bad,’ but then I’m on the floor rolling. – Rachel McAdams

108680. I want to work with great directors and try not to put too much pressure on myself and just read things for the story and recognize when I’m drawn to something for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity. – Rachel McAdams

108681. I’m waiting for them to make ‘Thundercats’. I would love to be Cheetara. – Rachel McAdams

108682. I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale. – Rachel McAdams

108683. I don’t know, I like to go on really different types of dates. Going someplace new or some new part of the city, something that’s not your average thing. Something where you just go have an adventure together. – Rachel McAdams

108684. I’ve sort of heard that “it” girl thing, but not really. Hearing it from a few people doesn’t solidify it in my mind and I wouldn’t know how to solidify that title. It’s so elusive and what does it mean, I don’t know? – Rachel McAdams

108685. If operating in a network environment, do not place public domain or shareware programs in a common file-server directory that could be accessible to any other PC on the network. – John McAfee

108686. Limit use of shareware and public domain software to systems without fixed disks. If you do use them on fixed disks, allocate separate subdirectories… Public domain or shareware software should never be placed in the root directory. – John McAfee

108687. People with disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about – making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true. – Mary McAleese

108688. That past is still within our living memory, a time when neighbour helped neighbour, sharing what little they had out of necessity, as well as decency. – Mary McAleese

108689. The extent to which all people in our society are made to count, and believe that they count, is not just a measure of decency; it makes sound economic sense. – Mary McAleese

108690. We are a vibrant first-world country, but we have a humbling third-world memory. – Mary McAleese

108691. Whatever changes the new era brings, whatever new pathways we take, I am sure that our special relationship with America – forged in adversity, will not change. – Mary McAleese

108692. A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend. – Ward McAllister

108693. A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich. – Ward McAllister

108694. There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God. – Catherine McAuley

108695. This is the spirit of the Order, indeed the true spirit of Mercy flowing on us. – Catherine McAuley

108696. Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do, no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling. – Catherine McAuley

108697. If we don’t take Tullamore, no other community will. – Catherine McAuley

108698. Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God. – Catherine McAuley

108699. We have now gone beyond 100 in number, and the desire to join seems rather to increase, though it was thought the foundations would retard it, it seems quite otherwise. – Catherine McAuley

108700. We haven’t sat down with Scott and Caroline and said, Now you realize that there’s X amount of pounds of thrust. And this can happen and that can happen. – Christa McAuliffe

108701. We sat around one night and thought that people are going to look back and say, I can’t imagine there was a lot of excitement about HER going up! – Christa McAuliffe

108702. When I’m 60, maybe, I’ll look at my pile of papers and wonder, What really happened that year? – Christa McAuliffe

108703. I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon. – Christa McAuliffe

108704. If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement. – Christa McAuliffe

108705. Sometimes when things get kind of frantic, it helps to call my husband Steve, because I think he’s got a real good sense of where everything’s gonna be in a few years. – Christa McAuliffe

108706. The Twilight Zone’ wasn’t around with the kids. They think going up in space is neat. Within their lifetime, there will be paying passengers on the shuttle. – Christa McAuliffe

108707. Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can. – Christa McAuliffe

108708. NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space, observe and make a journal about the space flight, and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space. – Christa McAuliffe

108709. The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans. – Christa McAuliffe

108710. My sympathies have always been for working-class people. – Christa McAuliffe

108711. My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments. – Christa McAuliffe

108712. It’s not the Olympics. It’s Concord, New Hampshire, and a homecoming should reflect the community I’m part of. – Christa McAuliffe

108713. If I can get some student interested in science, if I can show members of the general public what’s going on up there in the space program, then my job’s been done. – Christa McAuliffe

108714. If anything happened, I think my husband would have to deal with that as the time came. – Christa McAuliffe

108715. I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space. – Christa McAuliffe

108716. I will go around the space shuttle and give a guided tour of the major areas and describe what is done in each area. This will be called The Ultimate Field Trip. – Christa McAuliffe

108717. I was a little concerned with how the crew was going to view me because I didn’t know whether this program had been kinda forced down their throats. But they were wonderful. – Christa McAuliffe

108718. I touch the future. I teach. – Christa McAuliffe

108719. I really don’t want to say goodbye to any of you people. – Christa McAuliffe

108720. I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies. – Christa McAuliffe

108721. I can remember in early elementary school when the Russians launched the first satellite. There was still so much unknown about space. People thought Mars was probably populated. – Christa McAuliffe

108722. Every shuttle mission’s been successful. – Christa McAuliffe

108723. Space is going to be commonplace. – Christa McAuliffe

108724. I told them how excited I would be to go into space and how thrilled I was when Alan Shepard made his historic flight, and when John Kennedy announced on the news that the men had landed safely on the moon, and how jealous I was of those men. – Christa McAuliffe

108725. Reach for the stars. – Christa McAuliffe

108726. I invested in many companies, and I’m happy this one worked. This is capitalism. You invest in stock, it goes up, it goes down. You know, if you don’t like capitalism, you don’t like making money with stock, move to Cuba or China. – Terry McAuliffe

108727. Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too. – Terry McAuliffe

108728. There is a visceral dislike of George Bush, and it’s going to bring these guys together. – Terry McAuliffe

108729. I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didn’t think it was ever in my nature to go against the grain, that I was always a good boy. I think she was right – I did always want to be good. – James McAvoy

108730. I think my recognizability ebbs and flows. I don’t lead a particularly celebrity lifestyle or anything like that. I don’t go to showbiz parties or red-carpet events, so it all depends on whether I’ve got a film out. I’ve not been very visible in the last year or so and as a result hardly anyone stops me in the street. – James McAvoy

108731. Because technically actors are just public servants really. They just tell stories because people need to be told stories. That’s all it is. And yet we get treated as though we’re important. – James McAvoy

108732. I also really liked playing Mr. Tumnus in ‘Narnia’. I got to play my favorite character in children’s literature, which I loved. You don’t get the chance to do that in other jobs. – James McAvoy

108733. I always believed that I never wanted to be an actor. I only did it because I was allowed to do it and I had to do something. – James McAvoy

108734. I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn’t want to sacrifice the ladies! – James McAvoy

108735. I kind of embarked on a fruitless search to find information about my character, Frederick Aiken. And it was fruitless, unfortunately, because there’s so little about him. – James McAvoy

108736. I really liked ‘Starter For Ten’ because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’ and I’ve always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film. – James McAvoy

108737. I’ve done enough for a while and people get fed up of seeing you, but apart from that, although I’m young, I need a bit of rest. You could say I have become a house husband. It’s not a new man thing, it’s just largely a boring man who doesn’t mind staying in the house thing. – James McAvoy

108738. I take a lot of pride in being myself. I’m comfortable with who I am. – James McAvoy

108739. That’s the main thing that attracts me – characters who have big journeys. I like playing those people. – James McAvoy

108740. I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy area, reality often beats down those ambitions as you get older. But with me that never really happened. – James McAvoy

108741. I’d like to keep work work and life life. It means you’ve got your life to come back to, somewhere to come home to at night that isn’t invaded by your day. – James McAvoy

You may also like  180000 famous quotes part 124 - 123001 to 124000

108742. Next year, if no one gives me any work, that’s fine. I’m not going to do well anyway. I’m not an actor, I’m just exploiting this industry. – James McAvoy

108743. ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don’t get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes. – James McAvoy

108744. I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me. Mind you, I don’t know if that’s necessarily charm. But I’ve played roles where my character has to be charming and I’ve found it quite easy to do. I think some of it is in my bones, but some of it is more deliberate. – James McAvoy

108745. It really came down to deciding between baseball and soccer. Soccer won out because I enjoyed it more. – Brian McBride

108746. You prepare yourself by concentrating on what you have to do out on the field. – Brian McBride

108747. Put your head down and work as hard as you can because there is always someone better out there. – Brian McBride

108748. Basically I say a few prayers before a game and let that direct me, not superstitions. – Brian McBride

108749. Competition helps people figure it out. – Brian McBride

108750. I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships. – Brian McBride

108751. I grew up in a great family. – Brian McBride

108752. I think competition is very important; it breeds many good things in a person. – Brian McBride

108753. I want to be involved in soccer some way. – Brian McBride

108754. I’ve been playing since I was eight years old. – Brian McBride

108755. Keep enjoying it, and if you do that, then you are going to get better. – Brian McBride

108756. My goals are for the U.S. team to get to the second round of the World Cup and to win a championship here in the U.S. with my club team the Columbus Crew. – Brian McBride

108757. It’s not any one person. It’s not any one coach. It’s the team. – Brian McBride

108758. I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me, Oh Man, you’re so funny, you need to be in television. But that and a quarter won’t get you on a bus. – Chi McBride

108759. It is a different genre – a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television. – Chi McBride

108760. I’ve had a lot of people tell me they wish I were their principal. – Chi McBride

108761. Let’s be real: It’s just TV; it’s just entertainment. – Chi McBride

108762. Teachers are out there with a very difficult job, which they pursue with tireless dedication. – Chi McBride

108763. There is a lot going on in high schools, and I think what we portray is fairly accurate. – Chi McBride

108764. You have to take some dramatic license just to make it entertaining sometimes. – Chi McBride

108765. In movies, I have had the opportunity of working with some of the people that I respect very much. – Chi McBride

108766. I was working at a phone company. I got tired of my life and wanted to change it, so I did. – Chi McBride

108767. First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work. – James McBride

108768. As a journalist, the details always tell the story. – James McBride

108769. If you have the material it will form itself as a kind of connective tissue. – James McBride

108770. People don’t realize you’re blowing over changes, time changes, harmony, different keys. I mark a point in my solo where it’s got to peak at point D I go to A, B, C D then I’m home. – James McBride

108771. When you’re interviewing someone, even your mother – you have to sort of deal with you have to get some objective space from yourself and the person but you also have to find what’s the best way to get the information from that person. – James McBride

108772. Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning. – James McBride

108773. I feel like it’s important to use this gift God gave me, my life and my career to do something to make the world a better place. It’s an easy thing for me to do. – Martina McBride

108774. I find that putting my makeup on and playing with different looks is really relaxing for me before the show. – Martina McBride

108775. It means so much being a part of country music and the Opry. – Martina McBride

108776. I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don’t ever feel restricted by the genre. I’ve been able to have a solid career that we’ve built one step at a time and a family. I know that I’m in a good place. – Martina McBride

108777. I really just tried to make a record full of great songs, which is the goal I always have. – Martina McBride

108778. A big part of who I am is just the way I was raised. Nobody is better than anyone else, and if you really work hard, you might get lucky and get what you want. – Martina McBride

108779. I am happy that women can relate to my songs, and hopefully men can too. – Martina McBride

108780. I can’t be the big star in the family. We have a family, and we are all equal. – Martina McBride

108781. I definitely feel a difference about my place in the industry. I feel like I have some longevity now. – Martina McBride

108782. It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. – Amanda McBroom

108783. McCabe’s Law: Nobody has to do anything. – Charles McCabe

108784. Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art. – Charles McCabe

108785. An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason. – Joseph McCabe

108786. The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress. – Joseph McCabe

108787. No pope ever condemned slavery. – Joseph McCabe

108788. I AM what is called a Feminist. Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence. Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women. – Joseph McCabe

108789. Any body of men who believe in hell will persecute whenever they have the power. – Joseph McCabe

108790. Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms. – Joseph McCabe

108791. The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances. – Joseph McCabe

108792. If you are feeling something, then Shakespeare felt it and wrote about it – and wrote about it so eloquently. – Richard McCabe

108793. It is strange how your understanding of a play changes. It normally happens after a performance and you suddenly think, ‘So that’s what that line really means’ – it’s like a light going on. – Richard McCabe

108794. That’s what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there. – Anne McCaffrey

108795. I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information, is great. I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat line to talk to my fans as well. – Anne McCaffrey

108796. I think writers need windows on a view to remind them that a whole world is out there, not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale. – Anne McCaffrey

108797. I would recommend the short story form, which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words, until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel. – Anne McCaffrey

108798. I wouldn’t encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media… it still isn’t wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start. – Anne McCaffrey

108799. I’m 78, I’m on my pension in Ireland, and all that good stuff. – Anne McCaffrey

108800. I’m very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio. – Anne McCaffrey

108801. I have written my own screen version of Pern, but had no buyers yet. – Anne McCaffrey

108802. That’s such a thrill – a story I wrote at the beginning of my career, and it’s still packin’ the house. – Anne McCaffrey

108803. Make no judgements where you have no compassion. – Anne McCaffrey

108804. The thing is, emotion – if it’s visibly felt by the writer – will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut. But you have to really mean it. – Anne McCaffrey

108805. What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food. – Anne McCaffrey

108806. Writing has been so much a part of my life that I’m really quite annoyed that I can’t do as much as I used to. – Anne McCaffrey

108807. Mostly I’m telling people that they don’t have to be victims. – Anne McCaffrey

108808. But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story. I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read it aloud myself without weeping at the end. – Anne McCaffrey

108809. I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage. – Anne McCaffrey

108810. I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens. – Anne McCaffrey

108811. I don’t often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept. – Anne McCaffrey

108812. I do outlines when I’m writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom. – Anne McCaffrey

108813. I didn’t raise Todd to be a writer, but he happened to be one anyway. – Anne McCaffrey

108814. I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime. – Anne McCaffrey

108815. I also don’t have organized religion on Pern. I figured – since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing – that religion was one problem Pern didn’t need. – Anne McCaffrey

108816. I have my good days and my bad days, but I don’t have as much energy as I used to back when I was young and foolish and didn’t count the cost – and it takes a lot – to write. – Anne McCaffrey

108817. People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons are scientifically based… what else can you call a genetically engineered life form? – Anne McCaffrey

108818. But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible. – Anne McCaffrey

108819. Because we build the worlds we wouldn’t mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there. – Anne McCaffrey

108820. At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy than I can now summon to finish a book. – Anne McCaffrey

108821. A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it. – Anne McCaffrey

108822. Thank God we’re going to try to continue and effectively defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol, with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard, with the Armed Forces. – Barry McCaffrey

108823. The United States and Mexico are trapped – economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime – in the same continent. – Barry McCaffrey

108824. What happened? The Country got sick of it and said, Enough is enough. And all over the Country we saw springing up community organizations determined to do something about this terrible menace of drugs. – Barry McCaffrey

108825. I’m a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does. – Barry McCaffrey

108826. We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason. – Barry McCaffrey

108827. Colombia is in a risky position. They’ve got a peace process that’s going nowhere, and a drug production problem that’s skyrocketing. – Barry McCaffrey

108828. If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children. – Barry McCaffrey

108829. So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors. – Barry McCaffrey

108830. War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. – John McCain

108831. Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq, a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice. – John McCain

108832. Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions. – John McCain

108833. Remember the words of Chairman Mao: ‘It’s always darkest before it’s totally black.’. – John McCain

108834. Thank God for our form of government. The media won’t let there be any cover-up. – John McCain

108835. The American people want us to stop spending. And so let’s just give them some certainty. Let’s extend the tax – the existing tax cuts. And then let’s give some more tax breaks to small businesses and large. And then maybe the American people will have some confidence. – John McCain

108836. The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them. – John McCain

108837. The way you have bipartisan negotiations, you sit down across the table, as we did with Ted Kennedy, as I’ve done with many other members, and you say, ‘OK, here’s what I want, here’s what you want. We’ll adhere to your principles, but we’ll make concessions.’ – John McCain

108838. We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves. – John McCain

108839. We know that Medicare’s going broke in seven years, but we need to start over.That’s what the American people want us to do. – John McCain

108840. We must win in Iraq. If we withdraw, there will be chaos; there will be genocide; and they will follow us home. – John McCain

108841. The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I’m going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America. – John McCain

108842. Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war. – John McCain

108843. You cannot tell the enemy you’re going to leave and expect the enemy to not – and expect to succeed. I mean, that’s just a fundamental of warfare. – John McCain

108844. The problem… is that most members of Congress don’t pay attention to what’s going on. – John McCain

108845. The tea partiers are a great addition. The tea partiers have invigorated a base that has been dormant for a long period of time. We’re going to have a broad array of different views in our Republican conference, and I think it might be more interesting than any I’ve been in in a long time. – John McCain

108846. And the people who live in the southern part of my state do not have a secure environment. To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say, ‘Warning. You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area.’ – John McCain

108847. And, if we lost, then who win? Did Al Qaida win? When on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer – they cheer – when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender, what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat? – John McCain

108848. As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our best days could only dream to emulate. – John McCain

108849. Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I’ve had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her. – John McCain

108850. But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago. – John McCain

108851. Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We’re Americans. We’re Americans, and we’ll never surrender. They will. – John McCain

108852. I am a Republican. I’m loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline. – John McCain

108853. I am fully prepared to be commander in chief… I don’t need on-the-job training. – John McCain

108854. I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also. – John McCain

108855. I don’t doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends. And they should not doubt ours. – John McCain

108856. I’m as frustrated with the French, I think, as anyone, but look, there’s going to be other challenges and there are going to be other issues. As long as there’s a war on terrorism going on, we’re all going to have to work together. – John McCain

108857. My greatest fear is the Iranians acquire a nuclear weapon and give it to a terrorist organization. And there is a real threat of them doing that. – John McCain

108858. On ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ I was always the same. I said we needed a complete review of the impact on morale and battle effectiveness of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before we repeal it. That’s my position now. Now they’re trying to ram through a repeal without a – any kind of really realistic survey done. – John McCain

108859. On the subject of Osama bin Laden… we will track him down. We will capture him. We will bring him to justice, and I will follow him to the gates of hell. – John McCain

108860. You can parody almost anything. – Bruce McCall

108861. I’m a great admirer of cartoons, because I can’t do cartoons. – Bruce McCall

108862. This activist loves Oregon more than he loves life. – Tom McCall

108863. We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don’t tell any of your neighbors where you are going. – Tom McCall

108864. You all know I have terminal cancer-and I have a lot of it. But what you may not know is that stress induces its spread and induces its activity. Stress may even bring it on. Yet stress is the fuel of the activist. – Tom McCall

108865. Extraordinary measures were required and I realize that not all of these steps were popular. – Tom McCall

108866. In a few hundred years you have achieved in America what it took thousands of years to achieve in Europe. – David McCallum

108867. We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress. – David McCallum

108868. People who know, know. The others, it really doesn’t matter. – David McCallum

108869. If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much more romantic and nomadic existence. – David McCallum

108870. I’ve never outgrown my childhood. – David McCallum

108871. I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you, it’s governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye. – David McCallum

108872. I didn’t want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting. – David McCallum

108873. Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create. – David McCallum

108874. But so far as countries are concerned, I don’t go to a place to see what’s there, but who is there. – David McCallum

108875. I feel it’s a person’s duty to participate in the governing of the country in which he lives. – David McCallum

108876. Savor the mystery, Stephen, we don’t get enough of them. – David McCallum

108877. The important aspect shouldn’t be whose administration it is, the important aspect should be how does the state of Wisconsin work, what can we do to move Wisconsin forward. – Scott McCallum

108878. My goal was never to get re-elected. – Scott McCallum

108879. My goal was to do the best job I could in governing the state of Wisconsin, in some cases making very tough decisions to have to bring our spending in line with the resources we had at the state level. – Scott McCallum

108880. Politicians are no different than the rest of the public. – Scott McCallum

108881. Well, Bill, I don’t think you’re going to find many shy people that are in the political business. – Scott McCallum

108882. That’s why I made decisions; they were tough decisions but we shouldn’t feel bad at all – don’t look back with any regrets, that’s how I made decisions as governor. – Scott McCallum

108883. The important aspect as we look at this budget, and as we look at previous budgets, is the budget system – what I’m trying to get at is changing budgeting itself in Wisconsin. – Scott McCallum

108884. I have directed all of my cabinet to work to prepare a transition plan for the incoming administration. – Scott McCallum

108885. The tone did take on a negativity that I didn’t like and when you make the decision to go the other way as we did it very directly had an impact, you can see it with the tracking. – Scott McCallum

108886. Maybe politically it wasn’t wise but when people have different view points I think the public has a right to hear it and the public has a right to make decisions based on those view points. – Scott McCallum

108887. There are a lot of personal things that take place when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask. I will give him the best advice I can give. – Scott McCallum

108888. I’ve said we need to look at things from the perspective of working people and taxpayers, not from the perspective of government and government officials. – Scott McCallum

108889. I’m not sure a candidate ever feels his message is getting out. – Scott McCallum

108890. I will say we now, in the polling in Wisconsin, much different than many other races, the public didn’t perceive that we were getting a fair shake from the media. – Scott McCallum

108891. I said during the course of the campaign I didn’t like it and I don’t like the idea of having an opponent’s picture on your ads and it would be nice to see candidates sign a pledge like that. – Scott McCallum

108892. I am trying to send directions out and keep control of state government for the final month. – Scott McCallum

108893. I also do not like the idea of soft money, these issue ads – people don’t know where the money is coming from, millions and millions of dollars outside of the control of a candidate – there’s no accountability. – Scott McCallum

108894. I think there can be some disagreement as to whether Kerry really won Wisconsin or not. – Scott McCallum

108895. It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of poll numbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads. – Scott McCallum

108896. I’m glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight. – Mercedes McCambridge

108897. My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless. – Mercedes McCambridge

108898. Most people call me Mercy. I like it. – Mercedes McCambridge

108899. Like many alcoholics, I was a staggering woman in a chic apartment, sick and utterly disgusting. – Mercedes McCambridge

108900. Joan Crawford is a movie queen. I had never met one before. I know now what I don’t want to be. – Mercedes McCambridge

108901. It is a remarkably beautiful piece of home furnishing, the Oscar. I used to keep it up in front of a mirror so that it looked like two. – Mercedes McCambridge

108902. My name is real, which probably explains why I never became a superstar… how would that look in lights? – Mercedes McCambridge

108903. I’ve always had bronchitis. I’ve been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it. – Mercedes McCambridge

108904. So many people have really wanted to die. They seem ashamed to say so. I think it would help if they would say so. – Mercedes McCambridge

108905. I’d stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids, and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie! Again! – Mercedes McCambridge

108906. If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation. – Mercedes McCambridge

108907. My only true harmony lies deep within my soul, wherever that is. I know that somehow I am in tune with the universe. – Mercedes McCambridge

108908. My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol. – Mercedes McCambridge

108909. Neiman-Marcus is one thing, and the Dallas Cowboys are another. – Mercedes McCambridge

108910. Only a certain breed of actor should ever even try to work for Orson Welles. I’m glad I’m one of that breed. – Mercedes McCambridge

108911. The great people I’ve met always have time for the niceties. – Mercedes McCambridge

108912. There are zillions of people who say that alcoholism is a disease, but not many of them believe it. – Mercedes McCambridge

108913. When I am rehearsing for a play, I try to read nothing that might distract my concentration from the work in progress. – Mercedes McCambridge

108914. With two leftover husbands to account for, my wicked soul has just about shriveled and died. – Mercedes McCambridge

108915. At awards time, The Exorcist was nominated in 11 categories, everybody but the janitor was up for an Oscar. There was no category for what I did. – Mercedes McCambridge

108916. I’d never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room. – Mercedes McCambridge

108917. Young Jimmy Dean fell off the world as suddenly as he had come. – Mercedes McCambridge

108918. One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career. – Mercedes McCambridge

108919. I can only know what love is insofar as I can feel it. – Mercedes McCambridge

108920. A rich man can afford to be generous to many. – Mercedes McCambridge

108921. Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time. – Mercedes McCambridge

108922. Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson. – Mercedes McCambridge

108923. I am responsible for no one but myself. – Mercedes McCambridge

108924. I am rich from the bequests other gifted people have seen fit to leave to me. – Mercedes McCambridge

108925. I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition. – Mercedes McCambridge

108926. I was taught to be anti-Jewish. – Mercedes McCambridge

108927. I cannot sustain hate for longer than a couple of years. – Mercedes McCambridge

108928. I don’t think I should have been married… to anybody. – Mercedes McCambridge

108929. I loved playing the part of the feisty Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. – Mercedes McCambridge

108930. I think The Exorcist was the hardest work I’ve ever done. – Mercedes McCambridge

108931. I believe in joy, but I believe in the flip-side, agony. – Mercedes McCambridge

108932. I never wanted a Guardian Angel. I didn’t ask for one. One was assigned to me. – Mercedes McCambridge

108933. I don’t think the Hollywood community is interested in what I can do. That’s all right. I’ve never looked for a job in my life, and I’m not going to start now. I have plenty to keep me busy. – Mercedes McCambridge

108934. I lose all control after two drinks of anything. – Mercedes McCambridge

108935. I have reached a state in life where I can buy a whole house full of chairs and can bump into them until they are black and blue. – Mercedes McCambridge

108936. I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport. – Mercedes McCambridge

108937. I have always had a lot more trouble with my truths than with my deceits. – Mercedes McCambridge

108938. I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent when people prate to me about the glory of being given another chance to live happily ever after! – Mercedes McCambridge

108939. It was a beautiful experience for her, the experience that she had that she confesses. It wasn’t dirty and it wasn’t horrible and wasn’t shattering. It was a wonderful, liberating experience. – Andrew McCarthy

108940. The idea that we cause harm by doing what we perceive to be the right thing, that’s another theme that interests me. Because most people don’t intend to cause harm, they cause harm by doing the right thing – in their mind. – Andrew McCarthy

108941. So something about that touched me, obviously, when I was young and it just stayed with me. I’m always amazed by that, because my experience seems to be so much different than what I’m told, so much of the time. – Andrew McCarthy

108942. So I wanted to explore all points of view of that, not just the girl’s but his point of view as well. Only by directing it could I explore all the points of view. – Andrew McCarthy

108943. Nobody thinks that they’re evil or bad, they think that they’re doing the right thing. – Andrew McCarthy

108944. It’s embarrassing, isn’t it? It took me 15 years to make an 18-minute movie. – Andrew McCarthy

108945. The price of self-empowerment is what I call it. Somebody who thinks outside the box. – Andrew McCarthy

108946. In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you’re always thinking what next, what next, what next? – Andrew McCarthy

108947. I was fascinated that everybody in the story thinks that they’re in the right. – Andrew McCarthy

108948. I thought I understood the story very well, because I’ve lived with it for so long. But movies change and take on a life of their own once they start to be made, and you have to keep your eye on the real ball, not the ball that’s in your head. – Andrew McCarthy

108949. And I know when I was younger, and still, I always marvel at what I feel is different from what I’m told that I’m supposed to feel. – Andrew McCarthy

108950. In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones – ’cause there are five billion of them – it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film. – Andrew McCarthy

108951. It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn’t even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked. – Carolyn McCarthy

108952. Our pre-9/11 gun laws allow our enemies in the War on Terror to arm themselves right here in our own country. – Carolyn McCarthy

108953. Public housing is more than just a place to live, public housing programs should provide opportunities to residents and their families. – Carolyn McCarthy

108954. Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals. – Colman McCarthy

108955. Warmaking doesn’t stop warmaking. If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago. – Colman McCarthy

108956. Even if what you’re working on doesn’t go anywhere, it will help you with the next thing you’re doing. Make yourself available for something to happen. Give it a shot. – Cormac McCarthy

108957. I don’t know why I started writing. I don’t know why anybody does it. Maybe they’re bored, or failures at something else. – Cormac McCarthy

108958. I felt early on I wasn’t going to be a respectable citizen. – Cormac McCarthy

108959. The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative. – Eugene McCarthy

108960. The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. – Eugene McCarthy

108961. It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember. – Eugene McCarthy

108962. No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins. – Eugene McCarthy

108963. Have you ever tried to split sawdust? – Eugene McCarthy

108964. Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important. – Eugene McCarthy

108965. I can still smell the tear gas in the Hilton Hotel. – Eugene McCarthy

108966. Kids will not listen to that. They’re going to experiment no matter what, so you have to be honest. – Jenny McCarthy

108967. I can’t even begin to tell you how many casting couches I was attacked on. Not just by casting people, but by stars. – Jenny McCarthy

108968. You don’t need a pickup line. Just glance at a woman from across the room. Glance – don’t stare. – Jenny McCarthy

108969. So basically, I don’t know what I’m talking about. But maybe I do. – Jenny McCarthy

108970. My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away. – Jenny McCarthy

108971. I’m the comedic girl next door and a lot of fun. – Jenny McCarthy

108972. I’m not a sex symbol. – Jenny McCarthy

108973. I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don’t know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh. – Jenny McCarthy

108974. Obviously, I’m not a trained actress, and right now I’ll come out and say I’m glad I’m not. – Jenny McCarthy

108975. Suicidal terrorists may have short shelf lives. – John McCarthy

108976. Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries’ failure to advance. – John McCarthy

108977. It is said that man doesn’t live by bread alone. Sometimes this is unfortunate, because people who cannot live by bread alone too often kill other people in consequence of the fights they get into. – John McCarthy

108978. Inside of many liberals is a fascist struggling to get out. – John McCarthy

108979. Language is froth on the surface of thought. – John McCarthy

108980. In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated. – John McCarthy

108981. My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling saves more energy than your hobby of recycling. – John McCarthy

108982. My opinion is that he’s a swindler and you’re a sucker. – John McCarthy

108983. Never abandon a theory that explains something until you have a theory that explains more. – John McCarthy

108984. Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it. – John McCarthy

108985. Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding, although the rationalizations are different. – John McCarthy

108986. Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking. – John McCarthy

108987. If I owned Marseilles and Hell, I’d rent out Marseilles and live in Hell. – John McCarthy

108988. When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction, 5-0 is not surprising. – John McCarthy

108989. Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information. – John McCarthy

108990. The peace movement is a great force for peace. Some of the world’s most quarrelsome people act out their aggressions through the peace movement. – John McCarthy

108991. The slogan was ‘Don’t trust anyone over thirty’. Sixty years later the slogan became, ‘Don’t trust anyone over ninety’. – John McCarthy

108992. There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected; that’s when he doesn’t forget them. – John McCarthy

108993. We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism, necessary only in backward countries. – John McCarthy

108994. Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side. – John McCarthy

108995. Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig. – John McCarthy

108996. With no more than six levels of misquotation, any statement can be made to say whatever you wish. – John McCarthy

108997. The difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is ‘forbidden’, whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is ‘compulsory’. – John McCarthy

108998. When I see a slippery slope, my instinct is to build a terrace. – John McCarthy

108999. A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest. – John McCarthy

109000. A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot. – John McCarthy

Tags:
Back to top

AUTHOR BIO

devang_vibhakar_photo_sharp_quotes
Devang Vibhakar started this website sharpquotes.com because he firmly believes that the motivational quotes gave him the much needed light in the times of darkness. Through sharpquotes.com, he is hopeful to bring motivation, confidence, hope, strength, change, courage and wisdom in the lives of his readers too.

His interests include reading, writing, numerology, movies, fitness, spending time in nature, finding the meaning of things in life and helping others find their strength with numerology.

By profession, he's into graphic designing and web development.

He has visited countries like Scotland, England and Germany.

You can find him on Facebook | Twitter.
Back to top