180000 famous quotes part 112 – 111001 to 112000

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180000 famous quotes part 112 – 111001 to 112000

111001. So Indian policy has become institutionalized and the result has been that American people have become more dependent on government and that the American people have become more dependent on corporations. – Russell Means

111002. Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century. We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done. – Russell Means

111003. Let me go to Clinton’s new proposal: to have uniforms in public schools. And people are doing that. How come they’re doing that? Dress codes! I find that abhorrent. – Russell Means

111004. In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education. – Russell Means

111005. I’d like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that’s basically becoming limited. – Russell Means

111006. “Indian policy” has now been brought down upon the American people, and the American people are the new Indians of the 21st Century. – Russell Means

111007. Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one. – George Meany

111008. To finish first you must first finish. – Rick Mears

111009. Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in. – Peter Medawar

111010. I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not. – Peter Medawar

111011. It should come as no surprise to any of us that the solution to ending bickering in families is to talk to one another more often without blaming, making judgments, or insulting one another. – Donald C. Medeiros

111012. Parents decide to accept the responsibility of raising children. Any thanks they get for doing that is gravy. Grateful children are a blessing, but they aren’t a necessity. – Donald C. Medeiros

111013. Simultaneously, the movie business now experiments with a colorblind approach to casting. – Michael Medved

111014. A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders. – Michael Medved

111015. This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood. – Michael Medved

111016. The truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is that they don’t prevent Israel from existing or even flourishing, they prevent Palestine from coming into existence. – Michael Medved

111017. We spend too much time fretting over the way the industry produces programming, and too little worrying about the way the public consumes it. – Michael Medved

111018. The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood’s box office slump reveals the same shallow, materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place. – Michael Medved

111019. The left-leaning thinking that dominates the movie business follows a common liberal instinct to deny the spiritual dimension to every problem, thereby profoundly compounding the difficulties. – Michael Medved

111020. Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later. – Michael Medved

111021. Michael Moore became an industry hero and the most visible symbol of the Hollywood left. – Michael Medved

111022. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gubernatorial campaign raises a series of fascinating questions, the most perplexing of all being why an international star of his stature would ever want to run in the first place. – Michael Medved

111023. Savvy observers occasionally note television’s resemblance to the weather: Everybody loves to complain about it, but nobody can do anything to fix it. – Michael Medved

111024. Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television. – Michael Medved

111025. Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader. – Marty Meehan

111026. Regrettably, it has become clear that torture of detainees in United States custody is not limited to Abu Ghraib or even Iraq. Since Abu Ghraib, there have been increasing reports of torture. – Marty Meehan

111027. The 55% of American households that make less than $40,000 will get a tax break of only $7 while the households that make more than $1 million will receive an average tax break of $32,000. – Marty Meehan

111028. The fact is I’ve been in Massachusetts for the last two weeks, and it seems over the last few days that the price is increasing by the hour at the pump, so there needs to be an aggressive investigation. – Marty Meehan

111029. The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected by the devastating hurricanes, and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate share of the burden in Iraq. – Marty Meehan

111030. What’s interesting is there are $12 billion of breaks in the energy bill that passed, yet we see that the sixth major oil companies in America last year made $1.1 trillion. – Marty Meehan

111031. The reality is that we have missed a lot of opportunities in Iraq because of a failed policy. – Marty Meehan

111032. The worst excesses of the Congress of the 1980s pale in comparison with what is going on in Washington today. – Marty Meehan

111033. We need a tougher enforcement program and, most importantly, we need to fix the badly broken ethics system. – Marty Meehan

111034. First of all, I’m in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn’t vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies. – Marty Meehan

111035. Recently, lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry wrote a prescription drug bill that increased their profits and did nothing to help seniors. The result: seniors are stuck with a confusing prescription drug plan that does little to help them with their costs. – Marty Meehan

111036. Well, Mr. Speaker, if so many of these Iraqis are ready to come up and to provide the security, the police work in the country, then surely there should be no problem with putting American forces into the background instead of having them up front. – Marty Meehan

111037. Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead. – Marty Meehan

111038. Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally okay to attack American troops. – Marty Meehan

111039. Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws. – Marty Meehan

111040. At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion. – Marty Meehan

111041. For three years now, our brave men and women in uniform have done everything their country has asked of them, yet President Bush still does not have a plan to win the peace in Iraq and bring our troops home. – Marty Meehan

111042. I don’t want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible. – Marty Meehan

111043. It is never too late to regain our credibility around the world. – Marty Meehan

111044. Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier. – Marty Meehan

111045. Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America, and the voices of average citizens are being shut out. – Marty Meehan

111046. Parts of the Voting Rights Act are due to expire next year if Congress doesn’t extend them, including the section that guarantees that voting rights will be protected by the federal government. – Marty Meehan

111047. As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work. – Marty Meehan

111048. If we were really tough on crime, we’d try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime. – Carrie P. Meek

111049. Until we all start to take responsibility, until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities, we’ll never break the cycle of violence and indifference. – Carrie P. Meek

111050. You see, you can’t put joblessness in a jail cell. – Carrie P. Meek

111051. You can’t put abandonment and alienation under arrest. – Carrie P. Meek

111052. We’ve got to stop focusing solely on the symptoms of crime, and start caring about the causes as well. – Carrie P. Meek

111053. Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill – spending billions of dollars to build more prisons, to place more band-aids on society’s scars. – Carrie P. Meek

111054. If we were really tough on crime, we’d do more to stop it from happening in the first place. – Carrie P. Meek

111055. America may be slow to rise to a challenge. But our history has shown that once we make up our minds to really do something, nothing can stand in our way. – Carrie P. Meek

111056. Let’s stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime. – Carrie P. Meek

111057. I wanted to create a picture in music of what could be up there in outer space. – Joe Meek

111058. Mrs. Parks’ act of brave defiance rocked the foundation of American society and inspired generations of civil rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every American facing legal discrimination in this country. – Kendrick Meek

111059. Port Security is one of our weakest security links, and it must be one of our highest priorities. – Kendrick Meek

111060. We can make a difference. We can save lives. We can stop the genocide. – Kendrick Meek

111061. This election marks a significant moment in Haiti; it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy, but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace, reconciliation, and prosperity. – Kendrick Meek

111062. The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in Florida to make sure that the State pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. – Kendrick Meek

111063. The Coalition for International Justice estimated that 450,000 people in Darfur have died since the deadly genocide began some three years ago. – Kendrick Meek

111064. We have an immigration system in this country that not only doesn’t work, in many cases it doesn’t even make any sense. – Kendrick Meek

111065. Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families. – Kendrick Meek

111066. We need to begin an all-out diplomatic offensive on Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur. – Kendrick Meek

111067. Looking at affordable health care, I think it is important that we look not only at prescription drugs, but also make sure that there is a major focus on health care. – Kendrick Meek

111068. It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed. – Kendrick Meek

111069. In all, dozens upon dozens of groups and organizations have prioritized stopping the killing in Darfur before there is no one left to be killed. It is high time that we, the U.S. Congress, join our name to that list. – Kendrick Meek

111070. I want to share with the American people that President Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations. That is selling our country to other nations because of the spending that is going on. – Kendrick Meek

111071. I think it is important also to recognize that our Customs border protection officers who secure our borders and conduct inspections of people in vehicles and cargo are also facing staffing shortages. – Kendrick Meek

111072. For Members of Congress, we are saying here on the Democratic side of the aisle we are not going to vote for another pay increase for Members of Congress until the American people get an increase. – Kendrick Meek

111073. Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future. – Kendrick Meek

111074. Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent on the trade and commerce that our ports provide, and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely. – Kendrick Meek

111075. Making sure that health care is affordable for every American. I think that is very, very important. – Kendrick Meek

111076. Since then, I have worked with the group that commissioned and improved the ring and that is now preparing the construction of a second ring to increase the p stacking rate by an order of magnitude. – Simon van der Meer

111077. Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized; in fact, my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their children a good education. – Simon van der Meer

111078. Nevertheless, if I have at times been able to make original contributions in the accelerator field, I cannot help feeling that to a certain extent my slightly amateur approach in physics, combined with much practical experience, was an asset. – Simon van der Meer

111079. My interest in matters more directly concerned with the handling of particles was growing, in the meantime, stimulated by many contacts with people understanding accelerators. – Simon van der Meer

111080. I visited the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed my final examination (in the sciences section) in 1943. – Simon van der Meer

111081. At this time, my work on the SPS power supplies had just come to an end; I joined a study group on the pp project and an experimental team studying cooling in a small ring (ICE). – Simon van der Meer

111082. After developing a primitive theory (1968) I therefore did not pursue this subject. However, the work was taken up by others and in 1974 the first experiments were done in the ISR. – Simon van der Meer

111083. My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher’s family. – Simon van der Meer

111084. An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows slides. – Edwin Meese

111085. Nicaragua is fast becoming a terrorist country club. – Edwin Meese

111086. The implication that everyone would have to accept its judgments uncritically, that it was a decision from which there could be no appeal, was astonishing. – Edwin Meese

111087. If my life were a song it’d be called ‘Here I Am’ because here I am – I mean, I’m Thia and I’m here to me me, I’m here to express myself musically which I find is the best way to express myself. – Thia Megia

111088. The type of music that I love to sing would have to be more bluesy and jazzy and more soul-like ’cause I love to belt when it comes to singing, so I guess bigger songs are what I lean more towards. – Thia Megia

111089. I would love to meet Kelly Clarkson and if I get the chance to I would tell her thank you so much for the inspiration. – Thia Megia

111090. I prefer to sing in the shower ’cause the acoustics are really, really good, I mean, when you’re singing against the tile walls then you really hear yourself, hear your voice, you know, throwing itself back at you. – Thia Megia

111091. When I found out I was in the top 13 I was freaking out and crying it was such a joyous moment for me. – Thia Megia

111092. Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong. – Ken Mehlman

111093. So what we have is a president that has brought this issue before the American people. We now understand that we can’t wait. We understand every year we wait it gets $600 billion worse. – Ken Mehlman

111094. Why shouldn’t future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn’t they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can’t spend it on other things? – Ken Mehlman

111095. While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in a shameless effort to tear us apart. – Ken Mehlman

111096. What’s been extraordinary about this president, Tim, and what’s unique about this president is not that the administration is sputtering but rather everything he’s taken on he’s been able to accomplish. – Ken Mehlman

111097. We’ve suffered a war, and one thing we know: Whenever our nation’s faced war, whether it was in the 1980s when we were winning the Cold War or in the 1940s during World War II, the responsible thing to do has been to borrow money to win the war. – Ken Mehlman

111098. We not only heard it before 20 years ago, before George Bush in 2001 passed his tax relief, before in 2003 the tax relief were past, we were told they were dead. Before we provided prescription drugs for Medicare, we were told it wasn’t going to happen. – Ken Mehlman

111099. We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years. – Ken Mehlman

111100. The president strongly believes that marriage in this country ought to be between a man and a woman. He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people. He doesn’t believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people. – Ken Mehlman

111101. The fact is five months ago this was an issue that people weren’t really talking that much about. Because of the president’s leadership, because he’s brought it to people’s attention, it’s now a top issue. – Ken Mehlman

111102. I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential candidates forthrightly address issues of importance to the African-American community. – Ken Mehlman

111103. For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return. On September 12, the terrorists got war in return. – Ken Mehlman

111104. I don’t know the answer to that question. I don’t think it matters to the fundamental question here because at bottom, this president believes in non-discrimination. – Ken Mehlman

111105. I don’t think the American people, if you look historically, elect angry candidates. – Ken Mehlman

111106. I will always remember and we must all remember that Democrats are our political rivals, not our enemies, and they deserve our respect. – Ken Mehlman

111107. If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education. – Ken Mehlman

111108. John Danforth, I thought, was a great senator and did a great job with the United Nations. I think he’s a good man. I would respectfully disagree with that. – Ken Mehlman

111109. Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans. – Ken Mehlman

111110. Our party for the longest time has relied on the votes of white guys. I think that all of these candidates are going to improve our party, our policies, and our nation. – Ken Mehlman

111111. The Democrats’ plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate and impeach the president. With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want? – Ken Mehlman

111112. Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first. – Ken Mehlman

111113. An important work of architecture will create polemics. – Richard Meier

111114. Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved. – Richard Meier

111115. Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time. – Richard Meier

111116. Right now we’re working on finishing up Pirates! for the Xbox, we’re developing Civilization IV and we’ve got a couple other games in development that we’ll tell you about soon. – Sid Meier

111117. Our approach to making games is to find the fun first and then use the technology to enhance the fun. – Sid Meier

111118. We’d love to do Pirates for the 21st century. People have also asked about Colonization, and a few others. – Sid Meier

111119. The new Pirates! builds on that legacy delivering an even more powerful and fun experience to players… and is still unmatched in offering a blend of genres in one great game. – Sid Meier

111120. Our hope is to deliver an incredibly fun and compelling game that will give the fans more than what they’ve been waiting for, and show a whole new generation of gamers how much fun it is to live the life of a pirate! – Sid Meier

111121. Our goal has been to stay true to what people most love about the original Pirates! while upgrading, enhancing, and in some cases, re-inventing the game to make it a great experience for today’s gamers. – Sid Meier

111122. I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice. It was great for shooters and racing games in the past, but I didn’t think it was right for strategy games. – Sid Meier

111123. I love Age of Empires and I play RTS games all the time, I respect what they’ve accomplished. – Sid Meier

111124. We think we’ve got it taken care of now. Multiplayer is something that’s hard to do in a turn-based game, especially a turn-based game that lasts a long time, like Civilization. – Sid Meier

111125. I like some shooters, and I respect games like Doom, but I don’t think it’s right for me. – Sid Meier

111126. It may be that other developers are finding that their games play better on one platform over the other, so they’re choosing to migrate to that platform. – Sid Meier

111127. Dinosaurs was a cool idea, but we just couldn’t find a way to make it really fun. We’ve got a bunch of great game ideas that we want to bring to life over the next several years. – Sid Meier

111128. Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise. – Alexander Meiklejohn

111129. Democracy is the art of thinking independently together. – Alexander Meiklejohn

111130. Objection is when I say: this doesn’t suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn’t suit me never happens again. – Ulrike Meinhof

111131. We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go. – Golda Meir

111132. To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be. – Golda Meir

111133. The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with. – Golda Meir

111134. The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world – no ideals. – Golda Meir

111135. The dog that trots about finds a bone. – Golda Meir

111136. There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row. – Golda Meir

111137. Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. – Golda Meir

111138. There’s no difference between one’s killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse. – Golda Meir

111139. Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either. – Golda Meir

111140. The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight. – Golda Meir

111141. To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man. – Golda Meir

111142. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. – Golda Meir

111143. We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel. – Golda Meir

111144. We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative. – Golda Meir

111145. Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse. – Golda Meir

111146. Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that. – Golda Meir

111147. You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. – Golda Meir

111148. One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. – Golda Meir

111149. It’s no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. – Golda Meir

111150. We don’t thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient. – Golda Meir

111151. Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom. – Golda Meir

111152. Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this. – Golda Meir

111153. Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do. – Golda Meir

111154. A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader. – Golda Meir

111155. Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short. – Golda Meir

111156. Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here. – Golda Meir

111157. As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing. – Golda Meir

111158. Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself. – Golda Meir

111159. Don’t be humble… you’re not that great. – Golda Meir

111160. Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys. – Golda Meir

111161. I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome. – Golda Meir

111162. I don’t know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there’s a good English phrase for it – cold war. – Golda Meir

111163. I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. – Golda Meir

111164. I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively. – Golda Meir

111165. It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories anymore. – Golda Meir

111166. Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil! – Golda Meir

111167. Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome. – Golda Meir

111168. Being seventy is not a sin. – Golda Meir

111169. I always think of the character as being me. But me wearing a ‘coat’, which may be a different way of speaking, moving or regarding other people. To me, acting is pretending, just like kids playing, only you pretend as if it were really, really real. – Fred Melamed

111170. It probably goes without saying that I enjoy the potato pancakes, delicious hams and so forth that maddeningly turn up at this time of year. – Fred Melamed

111171. We must agree to live in this world, with all that is unfair about it, without knowing why, if we wish to have a God in our lives. – Fred Melamed

111172. Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal. We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition. – Fred Melamed

111173. Though I acted in hundreds of productions, appeared at the Guthrie Theatre and on Broadway in Amadeus, I discovered in my thirties that I didn’t really like stage acting. The presence of the audience, the eight shows a week and the possibility of a long run were all unnatural to me. – Fred Melamed

111174. Most of the time when I receive a script, it says something like ‘Rosenberg is the fat, slovenly Mayor, who doesn’t want the kids to use the skateboard park’, or ‘Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney, imposing to all.’ It would be so freeing to get a script where my character is simply described as ‘A Man’. – Fred Melamed

111175. I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It’s a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God. – Fred Melamed

111176. I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism, and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow, because it is so grounded in legalism, and adherence to rituals. – Fred Melamed

111177. I haven’t appeared on stage in quite a long time and I don’t have any immediate plans to do so, but I’m always interested in going back. – Fred Melamed

111178. I don’t really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish. – Fred Melamed

111179. In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity. – Philipp Melanchthon

111180. When you are pulling people out of the water and off of rooftops, there are no Republicans and no Democrats. – Charlie Melancon

111181. Always sing below your potential. – Nellie Melba

111182. The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself. – Nellie Melba

111183. One of the drawbacks of fame is that one can never escape from it. – Nellie Melba

111184. Do everything yourself. – Nellie Melba

111185. If I’d been a housemaid I’d have been the best in Australia – I couldn’t help it. It’s got to be perfection for me. – Nellie Melba

111186. Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle. – Lord Melbourne

111187. It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same. – Lord Melbourne

111188. Things are coming to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade private life. – Lord Melbourne

111189. The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts. – Lord Melbourne

111190. That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong. – Lord Melbourne

111191. Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical. – Lord Melbourne

111192. It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature. – Lord Melbourne

111193. My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy… but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it. – Lord Melbourne

111194. I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything. – Lord Melbourne

111195. A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man. – Lord Melbourne

111196. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong. – William Lamb Melbourne

111197. It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular is easy… but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it. – William Lamb Melbourne

111198. Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. – William Lamb Melbourne

111199. I didn’t care whose name was on it, I just wanted to get in that Top Ten. – Terry Melcher

111200. What’s the difference? One guy’s the same as the other. – John Mellencamp

111201. This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that’s it. – John Mellencamp

111202. My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material. – John Mellencamp

111203. Natalie from the Dixie Chicks could have said what she said before 9-11 and no one would have cared. – John Mellencamp

111204. People have the right to say what they want to. – John Mellencamp

111205. People in Indiana have known me for 25 years. They’ve known George Bush four. – John Mellencamp

111206. This is about black people selling out other black people. – John Mellencamp

111207. It’s my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news. – John Mellencamp

111208. Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don’t care whose fault it is, it’s the truth. – John Mellencamp

111209. Wait a minute, guys, I have always been on your side. I have always spoken for you, always tried to put on a good face for the state of Indiana. All of a sudden, some of you people think I’m a bad guy? – John Mellencamp

111210. In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song. I don’t think we’re gonna try to do that. – John Mellencamp

111211. What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? I failed at a lot of things. My first record was horrible. – John Mellencamp

111212. I’m using my art to comment on what I see. You don’t have to agree with it. – John Mellencamp

111213. When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions. – John Mellencamp

111214. When politicians use fear, they are playing into the enemy’s hand. – John Mellencamp

111215. When you live in hysteria, people start thinking emotionally. – John Mellencamp

111216. We could walk 3 minutes and be on the beach. I think the music kind of suffered because of it. It kind of smelled like Jimmy Buffett, which is a bad thing. – John Mellencamp

111217. I don’t want to be a politician. I don’t like politics. It’s petty; it fights dirty. – John Mellencamp

111218. A lot of record company people, even though they’re our age, want to be perceived as young hip guys, and they’re hurting the business. – John Mellencamp

111219. A lot of Woody Guthrie’s songs were taken from other songs. He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song. – John Mellencamp

111220. Bob Dylan’s first couple of records in the 60’s weren’t considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album. – John Mellencamp

111221. Do I think it’s OK to fight authority as long as you’re only talking about the high school teacher? No. – John Mellencamp

111222. I’m your average Joe guy. I don’t really care for politicians. – John Mellencamp

111223. I don’t have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don’t have to worry about choruses and hook lines. – John Mellencamp

111224. If fans are going to turn on me because of this, they weren’t my fans anyway. I couldn’t betray a whole 25 years of record making and not do this. I had to. – John Mellencamp

111225. I think it’s ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers, because teenagers don’t buy my records. And there ain’t that many teenagers out there in the marketplace. – John Mellencamp

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111226. I thought I knew a lot about music. Then you start digging and the deeper you go, the more there is. – John Mellencamp

111227. I want to sell to people my own age, because that’s the way I write songs. – John Mellencamp

111228. I would never say John Kerry would be a great president. I will say that George Bush has divided us; he has filled this country with hatred. – John Mellencamp

111229. I’m the guy who wrote The Authority Song. Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was only a song to entertain? – John Mellencamp

111230. You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I’m not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice. – John Mellencamp

111231. I’m wide open and will entertain anything anybody has to say, but if it’s MTV and radio, well, they’re great things, but can’t be the only thing. I don’t know that it would work even for the Beatles. – John Mellencamp

111232. I’ve just been fortunate to havehad a lot of hit records, though Human Wheels doesn’t qualify as a hit record-but it’s really the best single I’ve ever had. – John Mellencamp

111233. I couldn’t have recorded this record 15 years ago. My voice didn’t have the depth to pull these songs off. – John Mellencamp

111234. These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. – Anthony de Mello

111235. Problems only exist in the human mind. – Anthony de Mello

111236. People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it. – Anthony de Mello

111237. It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! – Anthony de Mello

111238. Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them. – Anthony de Mello

111239. A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues. – Andrew Mellon

111240. Gentlemen prefer bonds. – Andrew Mellon

111241. Give tax breaks to large corporations, so that money can trickle down to the general public, in the form of extra jobs. – Andrew Mellon

111242. Strong men have sound ideas and the force to make these ideas effective. – Andrew Mellon

111243. It may seem a hard task to condemn fellow creatures to long years of confinement in prison, but it is not so hard if they clearly deserve it. – Thomas Mellon

111244. The proposition that we should encourage wickedness and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity. – Thomas Mellon

111245. Violence and irrationality were so long and thoroughly cultivated among the Irish, and so perfectly ingrained into their nature, that modern civilization has as yet been unable to extract the virus. – Thomas Mellon

111246. Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge. – David Mellor

111247. The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns. There’s no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you. – David Mellor

111248. If I could only get people to rub my belly for good lucky and then throw money in my fountain, it’d be a perfect world. – Christopher Meloni

111249. It’s always been kind of weird to me because when you give someone an autograph, you’re looking down at a piece of paper and once you sign it the person moves on. – Christopher Meloni

111250. Look, I hate to sound like Pollyanna, but I literally can’t wait to get to work in the morning. I’ve got steady jobs, I’ve got my health, and I’m here in the greatest city in the world. I’d be a pig not to be grateful. – Christopher Meloni

111251. It’s just nice to work hard and be rewarded, which is having lots of people watch. And the icing on the cake is for me is to be able to walk around with pride, feeling that the product you put out is worthy of being watched. But honestly, it’s not a big deal. I don’t put too much stock in fame or celebrity anyway. I don’t put it in the ‘important’ box. – Christopher Meloni

111252. My first thought when I came here was that I understood why there are so many great Irish writers – because there is something mystical in the air. There’s always this cloudy, moody sky and it’s challenging. – Christopher Meloni

111253. It’s great to be recognized when I’m looking for a table at a crowded restaurant, but I still don’t put it to best use. I’m such a lump. I won’t cut the line. It’s my Catholic guilt. I gotta get used to it. – Christopher Meloni

111254. It is a weird feeling to have people go, “Hey Chris” like they know me. But, number one, 99 percent of my experiences have been really cool. People couldn’t be nicer and more positive. – Christopher Meloni

111255. It ain’t easy to break out of a mold, but if you do your work, people will ultimately see what you’re capable of. Too often, people find it easier to make assumptions and stick with what they believe. They put you in a place and it makes their job easier. The good people constantly search for something different. – Christopher Meloni

111256. In my own defense, I wrote a one-man show, and that to me was more where I fit. – Christopher Meloni

111257. My mother raised three children on her own and my dad was a doctor working 16 hours a day. – Christopher Meloni

111258. If you take life at face value, it loses its luster pretty quickly. If you go after it, you get more out of it. – Christopher Meloni

111259. TV’s hard work. I don’t know how the hell Angela Lansbury survived doing ‘Murder, She Wrote’ all those years. And sure, everyone wants to be Bruce Willis or George Clooney – they want to be in film for the range of characters you get to play. – Christopher Meloni

111260. I’ve written a couple screenplays and half-finished plays. – Christopher Meloni

111261. I’ve got the best of all worlds. It’s every actor’s dream to wake up in New York City and go to an acting job rather than to a restaurant to wash dirty dishes. And I live so close to the studios that I ride my bike to work. – Christopher Meloni

111262. If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality. – Christopher Meloni

111263. When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week! And then, I really like to change my looks for films like ‘Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle’ where I have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world. – Christopher Meloni

111264. I’m so busy these days. I forget everything but my lines. – Christopher Meloni

111265. But I came from a conservative Republican background. – Christopher Meloni

111266. You can watch any episode you want and have a compelling story being told. – Christopher Meloni

111267. You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, “Am I having fun?” – Christopher Meloni

111268. You couldn’t pay me enough to be a law enforcement officer. Their job is a tough job. You have to solve people’s problems, you have to baby-sit people, you have to always be doing this cat-and-mouse game with the bad guys. My respect for them is immense. – Christopher Meloni

111269. There was a friend of ours who worked with a girl who had said she would consider being a surrogate. We met her and right away she was awesome. We were looking for someone who could take care of themselves and it was pretty clear she could. – Christopher Meloni

111270. Whoever envisions not one but two series in New York? – Christopher Meloni

111271. My wife has brought great beauty into my life. And my daughter has brought me nothing but joy. Those qualities were greatly lacking. – Christopher Meloni

111272. We’re real fortunate to have such a unique cast. – Christopher Meloni

111273. We went online to surrogacy agencies. We interviewed lots of people – and I have to say, with all due respect, some of them were freaks. I was very leery of the process the whole way through. – Christopher Meloni

111274. This is a dream come true. To wake up in a place that I own and go to work in New York City as an actor – I feel like Mary Tyler Moore throwing her friggin’ hat in the air. – Christopher Meloni

111275. The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world. – Christopher Meloni

111276. The reason why I hate working in theatre is the tedium of memorisation. But once that is done, then you feast on this never-ending meal. If you play it correctly, every night is fraught with very high stakes that are very difficult to find in everyday life. – Christopher Meloni

111277. People don’t know where to place me. Terry Gilliam used me as a quirky cop in ‘Twelve Monkeys’, and then he hired me again to be an effeminate hotel clerk in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’. Another time, I was shooting this indie film ‘The Souler Opposite’ and six days a week, I’m playing this big puppy dog, then I come to the ‘NYPD Blue’ set and become this scumbag. – Christopher Meloni

111278. You can be childlike without being childish. – Christopher Meloni

111279. How that works is our first season was the year we had a threatened writers’ strike, so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes, we did 30. We put 10 in the bank. – Christopher Meloni

111280. I’m just an actor, but if the extra part of it is that I’m helping people or people are being helped by the virtue of what we’re doing, then that’s just a really nice added extra. – Christopher Meloni

111281. Crime is one of the leads of the show. If there’s ever anything that deals with a character’s personal life, you don’t have to worry about it getting too crazy. People don’t have to worry about character arcs. Each episode is a self-contained unit. – Christopher Meloni

111282. Hate is a draining bottomless pit from whence nothing good or of any value can come. Try to eat a balanced diet. Guys only want one thing. – Christopher Meloni

111283. But when you’re a working actor – and that’s what you keep saying in your head, how blessed you are to have a job – and you are working with heavyweights, working with the best guys in TV, it’s pretty cool. Exhausting, but cool. – Christopher Meloni

111284. I didn’t get into acting to be a public service announcer or an advocate and yet, by virtue of this show and how we handle the subject matter that we’ve been given, that’s kind of how it’s evolved in certain ways. – Christopher Meloni

111285. I don’t get called very often to play innocents. – Christopher Meloni

111286. I had great faith in Irish actors, that they’d be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It’s been a learning experience for me too. – Christopher Meloni

111287. I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking. Number one, it’s a great learning experience. When my mother told me it’s a 24/7 job, she wasn’t kidding. – Christopher Meloni

111288. I have worried about getting pigeon-holed, but now I think I’ve done enough weird, offbeat stuff not to be. And I also know that I do things for the right reasons: I’ve made my money, so I don’t have to say yes to anything. – Christopher Meloni

111289. I like intellectual journeys. – Christopher Meloni

111290. I love feeling the crispness of fall and the sensuality of spring. – Christopher Meloni

111291. I love my children beyond all reason. They’re my joy, even when they’re wild with kid energy. – Christopher Meloni

111292. I love my lifestyle now, but at the end of nine months, you’re toast. You are toast. It’s like running a marathon. You can’t think while you’re doing it. Especially when different directors come in who are not part of the posse, the circle. – Christopher Meloni

111293. I’d like to go away for six months and learn to kiteboard and windsurf. I love pinochle, I love chess and I love windsurfing. – Christopher Meloni

111294. De Niro was a hero of mine. And Sean Penn. But I’ve realized I can’t operate at that level of intensity. That’s okay for movies. On TV, when you live with horror day in and day out, you have to protect yourself. – Christopher Meloni

111295. I love to act. I need to act. It’s the big itch I need to scratch. – Christopher Meloni

111296. I’m always learning from experiences because each one is different and there are different players involved in the project at the time with their own way of doing things. – Christopher Meloni

111297. I’m a nudist at heart. – Christopher Meloni

111298. I’d have to say Bali’s my favorite place that I’ve visited. – Christopher Meloni

111299. I took acting classes in college, and once I graduated, I decided to give acting a shot when I couldn’t really think of anything else to do. It took me a couple of years to get an agent, and my first big break was The Fanelli Boys, which was a sitcom on NBC. Then I did a few television movies. – Christopher Meloni

111300. I think we present extreme aspects of human behavior and hopefully get at times, messages across or bring issues to the table or as we so often say, shed light into the dark crevices of human nature. – Christopher Meloni

111301. I really love to act; I love everything about it. I’ve never had this addiction to being known. I mean, sure, if you go into acting, there’s part of you that is saying, ‘I want attention’ but I was brought up to work to deserve attention, and it is the work, not the trappings that are important. – Christopher Meloni

111302. I never find sincerity offensive… so, be sincere. – Christopher Meloni

111303. I rarely see one of the ‘summer blockbuster’ movies. I’d like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies. – Christopher Meloni

111304. I think to be a successful comic, you have to be exceptionally smart and exceptionally perceptive. – Christopher Meloni

111305. I still have a dream of one day – I would love to hire a semi-retired contractor and just build a house – him and I building a house for me. I would truly love to do that. – Christopher Meloni

111306. I take this art very seriously and passionately. I love what I do. You can’t help but grow. That’s not to say you don’t make mistakes or make bad choices, but that’s part of the art. Painters paint bad paintings. – Christopher Meloni

111307. I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example. I thought that was intellectually hilarious. The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic… That to me was funny. – Christopher Meloni

111308. Whether your child is 3 or 13, don’t rush in to rescue him until you know he’s done all he can to rescue himself. – Barbara F. Meltz

111309. Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated. – Albert Meltzer

111310. Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. – Bernard Meltzer

111311. A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. – Bernard Meltzer

111312. Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. – Bernard Meltzer

111313. Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting. – Bernard Meltzer

111314. Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. – Bernard Meltzer

111315. If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along – whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. – Bernard Meltzer

111316. Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. – Bernard Meltzer

111317. We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving. – Bernard Meltzer

111318. When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future. – Bernard Meltzer

111319. You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. – Bernard Meltzer

111320. If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike. – Bernard Meltzer

111321. It is the same to me, whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord’s. – Andrew Melville

111322. Herman has taken to writing poetry. You need not tell anyone, for you know how such things get around. – Elizabeth Shaw Melville

111323. There are hardly five critics in America; and several of them are asleep. – Herman Melville

111324. There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals. – Herman Melville

111325. There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. – Herman Melville

111326. There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid. – Herman Melville

111327. There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities. – Herman Melville

111328. There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future. – Herman Melville

111329. There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them. – Herman Melville

111330. There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. – Herman Melville

111331. There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke. – Herman Melville

111332. The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not the march of Love. – Herman Melville

111333. Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged. – Herman Melville

111334. Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. – Herman Melville

111335. Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation. – Herman Melville

111336. Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow. – Herman Melville

111337. Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises… the best excellence in the children of any other land. – Herman Melville

111338. To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell’s heart, I stab at thee; For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee. – Herman Melville

111339. It is not down in any map; true places never are. – Herman Melville

111340. There is nothing namable but that some men will, or undertake to, do it for pay. – Herman Melville

111341. There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath. – Herman Melville

111342. There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man. – Herman Melville

111343. There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is. – Herman Melville

111344. They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure. – Herman Melville

111345. To be called one thing, is oftentimes to be another. – Herman Melville

111346. To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment. – Herman Melville

111347. To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it. – Herman Melville

111348. Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone? – Herman Melville

111349. Truth is in things, and not in words. – Herman Melville

111350. Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister. – Herman Melville

111351. Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges. – Herman Melville

111352. We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. – Herman Melville

111353. Whatever fortune brings, don’t be afraid of doing things. – Herman Melville

111354. Where do murderers go, man! Who’s to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to the bar? – Herman Melville

111355. To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. – Herman Melville

111356. Toil is man’s allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that’s more than either, the grief and sin of idleness. – Herman Melville

111357. Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. – Herman Melville

111358. At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect. – Herman Melville

111359. Art is the objectification of feeling. – Herman Melville

111360. A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard. – Herman Melville

111361. A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities. – Herman Melville

111362. A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. – Herman Melville

111363. Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope. – Herman Melville

111364. It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open. – Herman Melville

111365. He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it. – Herman Melville

111366. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville

111367. He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. – Herman Melville

111368. Yet habit – strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish? – Herman Melville

111369. Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending. – Herman Melville

111370. Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity. – Herman Melville

111371. I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge. – Herman Melville

111372. In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers. – Herman Melville

111373. Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. – Herman Melville

111374. Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth. – Herman Melville

111375. I’ve got tooth marks on my heart. – Mike Melville

111376. What you want to do, and what you can do, is limited only by what you can dream. – Mike Melville

111377. We live, not as we wish to, but as we can. – Menander

111378. Whom the gods love dies young. – Menander

111379. Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil. – Menander

111380. ‘Know thyself’ is a good saying, but not in all situations. In many it is better to say ‘know others.’ – Menander

111381. The person who has the will to undergo all labor may win any goal. – Menander

111382. The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind. – Menander

111383. The man who runs may fight again. – Menander

111384. The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess. – Menander

111385. Riches cover a multitude of woes. – Menander

111386. Culture makes all men gentle. – Menander

111387. He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. – Menander

111388. I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade. – Menander

111389. It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. – Menander

111390. Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado. – Menander

111391. Even God lends a hand to honest boldness. – Menander

111392. The character of a man is known from his conversations. – Menander

111393. Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman. – Mencius

111394. Let men decide firmly what they will not do, and they will be free to do vigorously what they ought to do. – Mencius

111395. Sincerity is the way to heaven. – Mencius

111396. There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination. – Mencius

111397. Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness. – Mencius

111398. We live, not as we wish to, but as we can. – Mencius

111399. Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not. – Mencius

111400. Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous. – Mencius

111401. It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families. – Mencius

111402. If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land. – Mencius

111403. He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man. – Mencius

111404. Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius

111405. Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius

111406. Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else. – Mencius

111407. Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others. – Mencius

111408. The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart. – Mencius

111409. The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. – H. L. Mencken

111410. The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. – H. L. Mencken

111411. The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore. – H. L. Mencken

111412. The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. – H. L. Mencken

111413. The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor. – H. L. Mencken

111414. The cynics are right nine times out of ten. – H. L. Mencken

111415. The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. – H. L. Mencken

111416. The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. – H. L. Mencken

111417. Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body. – H. L. Mencken

111418. The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. – H. L. Mencken

111419. Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. – H. L. Mencken

111420. The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. – H. L. Mencken

111421. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. – H. L. Mencken

111422. Temptation is a woman’s weapon and man’s excuse. – H. L. Mencken

111423. The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt. – H. L. Mencken

111424. Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. – H. L. Mencken

111425. The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. – H. L. Mencken

111426. Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. – H. L. Mencken

111427. Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince. – H. L. Mencken

111428. Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true. – H. L. Mencken

111429. Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian. – H. L. Mencken

111430. One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. – H. L. Mencken

111431. Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. – H. L. Mencken

111432. No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby. – H. L. Mencken

111433. No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight. – H. L. Mencken

111434. No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. – H. L. Mencken

111435. No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single. – H. L. Mencken

111436. Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. – H. L. Mencken

111437. War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands. – H. L. Mencken

111438. An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. – H. L. Mencken

111439. No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man. – H. L. Mencken

111440. Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love. – H. L. Mencken

111441. Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience. – H. L. Mencken

111442. Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it. – H. L. Mencken

111443. Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner’s inquest. – H. L. Mencken

111444. When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands. – H. L. Mencken

111445. When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before. – H. L. Mencken

111446. What men value in this world is not rights but privileges. – H. L. Mencken

111447. Wealth – any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband. – H. L. Mencken

111448. We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. – H. L. Mencken

111449. The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. – H. L. Mencken

111450. We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. – H. L. Mencken

111451. The only really happy folk are married women and single men. – H. L. Mencken

111452. Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. – H. L. Mencken

111453. To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true! – H. L. Mencken

111454. To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia – to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess. – H. L. Mencken

111455. Time stays, we go. – H. L. Mencken

111456. There is always an easy solution to every problem – neat, plausible, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken

111457. There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good. – H. L. Mencken

111458. There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor. – H. L. Mencken

111459. Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. – H. L. Mencken

111460. The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. – H. L. Mencken

111461. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. – H. L. Mencken

111462. The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God’s children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil. – H. L. Mencken

111463. The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral. – H. L. Mencken

111464. We must be willing to pay a price for freedom. – H. L. Mencken

111465. A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn’t care to drink with, even if he drank. – H. L. Mencken

111466. Criticism is prejudice made plausible. – H. L. Mencken

111467. Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. – H. L. Mencken

111468. Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. – H. L. Mencken

111469. Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it. – H. L. Mencken

111470. As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft. – H. L. Mencken

111471. Archbishop – A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. – H. L. Mencken

111472. Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed. – H. L. Mencken

111473. All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. – H. L. Mencken

111474. All government, of course, is against liberty. – H. L. Mencken

111475. Alimony – the ransom that the happy pay to the devil. – H. L. Mencken

111476. Adultery is the application of democracy to love. – H. L. Mencken

111477. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. – H. L. Mencken

111478. A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable. – H. L. Mencken

111479. Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies. – H. L. Mencken

111480. A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas. – H. L. Mencken

111481. A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground. – H. L. Mencken

111482. A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. – H. L. Mencken

111483. A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in. – H. L. Mencken

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111484. A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. – H. L. Mencken

111485. A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them. – H. L. Mencken

111486. A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. – H. L. Mencken

111487. A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. – H. L. Mencken

111488. A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. – H. L. Mencken

111489. A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there. – H. L. Mencken

111490. A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman. – H. L. Mencken

111491. A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. – H. L. Mencken

111492. Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. – H. L. Mencken

111493. Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. – H. L. Mencken

111494. Most people want security in this world, not liberty. – H. L. Mencken

111495. Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon. – H. L. Mencken

111496. Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 % of them are wrong. – H. L. Mencken

111497. Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier. – H. L. Mencken

111498. Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution? – H. L. Mencken

111499. Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago. – H. L. Mencken

111500. Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too. – H. L. Mencken

111501. Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. – H. L. Mencken

111502. Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses. – H. L. Mencken

111503. Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. – H. L. Mencken

111504. Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. – H. L. Mencken

111505. Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them. – H. L. Mencken

111506. Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. – H. L. Mencken

111507. Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on. – H. L. Mencken

111508. Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. – H. L. Mencken

111509. Life is a dead-end street. – H. L. Mencken

111510. Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race. – H. L. Mencken

111511. Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other’s speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in. – H. L. Mencken

111512. Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. – H. L. Mencken

111513. Every man is his own hell. – H. L. Mencken

111514. Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself. – H. L. Mencken

111515. Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. – H. L. Mencken

111516. Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. – H. L. Mencken

111517. Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. – H. L. Mencken

111518. Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. – H. L. Mencken

111519. Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient. – H. L. Mencken

111520. It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause. – H. L. Mencken

111521. Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what sting is justice. – H. L. Mencken

111522. In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one. – H. L. Mencken

111523. In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. – H. L. Mencken

111524. I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. – H. L. Mencken

111525. In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft. – H. L. Mencken

111526. Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time. – H. L. Mencken

111527. I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. – H. L. Mencken

111528. If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. – H. L. Mencken

111529. It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. – H. L. Mencken

111530. It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods. – H. L. Mencken

111531. Historian: an unsuccessful novelist. – H. L. Mencken

111532. It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man. – H. L. Mencken

111533. Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas. – H. L. Mencken

111534. Let’s not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse. – H. L. Mencken

111535. Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age. – H. L. Mencken

111536. Judge: a law student who marks his own examination-papers. – H. L. Mencken

111537. It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. – H. L. Mencken

111538. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. – H. L. Mencken

111539. I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone. – H. L. Mencken

111540. It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. – H. L. Mencken

111541. It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. – H. L. Mencken

111542. For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing. – H. L. Mencken

111543. For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken

111544. For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. – H. L. Mencken

111545. Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. – H. L. Mencken

111546. It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously. – H. L. Mencken

111547. I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs. – H. L. Mencken

111548. I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing. – H. L. Mencken

111549. I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense. – H. L. Mencken

111550. I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don’t want to meet them. – H. L. Mencken

111551. I never smoked a cigarette until I was nine. – H. L. Mencken

111552. Honor is simply the morality of superior men. – H. L. Mencken

111553. Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That’s the way the mind of man operates. – H. L. Mencken

111554. If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish. – H. L. Mencken

111555. If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. – H. L. Mencken

111556. I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk. – H. L. Mencken

111557. My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work. – Gregor Mendel

111558. The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted. – Gregor Mendel

111559. The establishment of a law, moreover, does not take place when the first thought of it takes form, or even when its significance is recognised, but only when it has been confirmed by the results of the experiment. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111560. The magnitude of the atomic weight determines the character of the element, just as the magnitude of the molecule determines the character of a compound body. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111561. The most all penetrating spirit before which will open the possibility of tilting not tables, but planets, is the spirit of free human inquiry. Believe only in that. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111562. There exists everywhere a medium in things, determined by equilibrium. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111563. There is nothing in this world that I fear to say. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111564. We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111565. Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111566. The elements, if arranged according to their atomic weights, exhibit an apparent periodicity of properties. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111567. We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111568. Pleasures flit by – they are only for yourself; work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy, work is for others. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111569. No one nor anything can silence me. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111570. No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111571. It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man – social and political – and to the entire universe as a whole. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111572. I want you to have this feeling too – it is my moral responsibility to help you achieve this inner freedom. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111573. I have achieved an inner freedom. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111574. The elements which are the most widely diffused have small atomic weights. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111575. Certain characteristic properties of elements can be foretold from their atomic weights. – Dmitri Mendeleev

111576. Elements which are similar as regards their chemical properties have atomic weights which are either of nearly the same value (eg. Pt, Ir, Os) or which increase regularly (eg. K, Ru, Cs). – Dmitri Mendeleev

111577. Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure. – Felix Mendelssohn

111578. Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God. – Felix Mendelssohn

111579. These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words. – Felix Mendelssohn

111580. People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words. – Felix Mendelssohn

111581. The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. – Felix Mendelssohn

111582. Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation, another. – Moses Mendelssohn

111583. Socrates’ fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction. – Moses Mendelssohn

111584. We would be able neither to remember nor to reflect nor to compare nor to think, indeed, we would not even be the person who we were a moment ago, if our concepts were divided among many and were not to be encountered somewhere together in their most exact combination. – Moses Mendelssohn

111585. The state has physical power and uses it when necessary; the power of religion is love and beneficence. – Moses Mendelssohn

111586. When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination. – Moses Mendelssohn

111587. The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight. – Moses Mendelssohn

111588. You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes. – Moses Mendelssohn

111589. Socrates didn’t care to visit the theater, as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think, he himself had helped to compose), were performed. – Moses Mendelssohn

111590. Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it. – Moses Mendelssohn

111591. I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher. – Moses Mendelssohn

111592. I am, therefore there is a God. – Moses Mendelssohn

111593. Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence. – Moses Mendelssohn

111594. Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature, the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God. – Moses Mendelssohn

111595. A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present. – Moses Mendelssohn

111596. The principal axiom in their theory was: Everything can be proved, and everything can be disproved; and in the process, one must profit as much from the folly of others, and from his own superiority, as he can. – Moses Mendelssohn

111597. Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood. – Moses Mendelssohn

111598. I feel I’ll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman. – Eva Mendes

111599. I’ve been with the same person for a very long time but I’m just non-conventional in that way. I don’t think people need to be married. I think a lot of people need that piece of paper, but I don’t think everybody needs that to feel secure. – Eva Mendes

111600. There’s good and bad in everybody. I wasn’t looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he’s learned to live with it. He’s tried to protect his family from it. – Sam Mendes

111601. One of the reasons I loved working with Tom is people feel they know who he is… I think working with an actor who the audience already has a relationship with actually helps you in a film like this. – Sam Mendes

111602. Thank God I don’t live in Los Angeles. I think if you’re there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality. – Sam Mendes

111603. You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn’t cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn’t loads of pressure on me. – Sam Mendes

111604. The characters are trapped within the lifestyle. It’s about what goes on before the movie starts. – Sam Mendes

111605. Now I’m back home, living in London, running my theater. I just want to enjoy all that. – Sam Mendes

111606. The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words. – Sam Mendes

111607. The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore – which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day. – Sam Mendes

111608. One movie is only one movie. I want to have a lifetime of making films. – Sam Mendes

111609. There’s one thing better than having a great actor, and that’s having a great actor who’s never done this kind of role before and is hungry to do it. They’re testing themselves every day. They want to get out of their trailer and get to work. – Sam Mendes

111610. This is the first time in 10 years I don’t know what I’m doing next, and I’m rather enjoying it. Soon I’ll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it’s not clear, I’m just enjoying the freedom. – Sam Mendes

111611. Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie. – Sam Mendes

111612. You freeze with the number of opportunities given to you and just decide to do nothing at all. – Sam Mendes

111613. You’re in the lap of the gods. If people go, they go, and if they don’t. – Sam Mendes

111614. You’ve got to work. You’ve got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes, rather than sit back and be bombarded with images. – Sam Mendes

111615. Kevin and Annette… I wanted them to do it together. They clearly wanted to work with each other. – Sam Mendes

111616. You think about taking audiences on a journey. – Sam Mendes

111617. When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes, and I don’t want to see black and white. – Sam Mendes

111618. I don’t think good and evil are polarized. – Sam Mendes

111619. Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through. – Sam Mendes

111620. It’s a risk casting anyone against type or what they’re known to do. But there’s one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who’s never done what you’re asking him to do. He’s hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself. – Sam Mendes

111621. All I know is that I operate by going out to each of them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate. My language to each of them has to suit their brain. – Sam Mendes

111622. You’ve got to believe as a filmmaker that if a movie’s good enough, it’s going to survive; and if it’s not, well, it won’t. – Sam Mendes

111623. As a first-time director in America, I feel I’ve been very fortunate. – Sam Mendes

111624. I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was a huge challenge and was a big period film. I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell the story as much as the story itself. – Sam Mendes

111625. I don’t think of it as a competition – which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly. – Sam Mendes

111626. I like throwing snowballs at small children. – Sam Mendes

111627. I still can’t quite believe it. Although there was something about the fact that it was a first-time writer, a first-time producer, and a first-time director all at the same time. – Sam Mendes

111628. I think movies are a director’s medium in the end. Theater is the actor’s medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance. – Sam Mendes

111629. I think with Blair Witch and The Sixth Sense, people are much more open to something that is different. – Sam Mendes

111630. I want to try and work in different genres with different types of actors, on small movies and big movies. – Sam Mendes

111631. I wanted to keep exploring… I’m not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film. – Sam Mendes

111632. I’m certainly getting a lot more mail… that’s basically it. – Sam Mendes

111633. If you lived through the shooting of Jaws, you can live through anything. – Sam Mendes

111634. It took me a long time to film the plastic bag, and then I had to get the cut of the scene right. But if you find it as beautiful as the character does, then suddenly it becomes a different movie, and so did he as a character. – Sam Mendes

111635. For me, certain shots or scenes are keys in the movie. – Sam Mendes

111636. I made a habit always to hear the Indians; and although they very often lie to me, I do not show them any displeasure for it, for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything until I have found out the truth. – Antonio de Mendoza

111637. Liberty means responsibility. That’s why most men dread it. – Antonio de Mendoza

111638. By failing to keep their end of the bargain, the Bush administration would allow New Jersey projects to deteriorate and make New Jersey highways and bridges less safe. – Robert Menendez

111639. Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing. – Robert Menendez

111640. The answer dictates what the policy should be in our relationships with every country in the world. – Robert Menendez

111641. Secondly, security. Both the challenges we face in the world and the responsibilities that our country has in protecting our people, are major issues. We need to do more in the context of domestic security. – Robert Menendez

111642. I am still doing my due diligence. A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment and when the court decides, it is the law of the land. – Robert Menendez

111643. My first priority is growing this economy in the long term, and stimulating it in the short term. – Robert Menendez

111644. We need to have a strong economy that can create employment opportunities and that can also produce the revenue that we need to defend our country at home and abroad. – Robert Menendez

111645. We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure. – Robert Menendez

111646. While we may be of different faiths, we have a strong sense of faith, family, community. We hold the values of freedom and human rights very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together. – Robert Menendez

111647. We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction. – Robert Menendez

111648. We wouldn’t turn over our customs service or our border patrol to a foreign government. We shouldn’t turn over the ports of the United States, either. – Robert Menendez

111649. There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel. – Robert Menendez

111650. There are many domestic issues that give us a lot of common ground to work on. Health, education and immigration are among the areas where we share mutual goals and aspirations. There are also many values that we share as a communities. – Robert Menendez

111651. We believe very passionately that an international approach is necessary to achieve some of these goals. – Robert Menendez

111652. We must be vigilant in our actions towards criminals, and innovative in our approach towards solving crime. – Thomas Menino

111653. Let’s use the energy of this historic year to propel us toward our shared vision of a greater Boston. – Thomas Menino

111654. My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong. – Thomas Menino

111655. Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership. – Thomas Menino

111656. The true value of sport is more than the skills that young people learn. – Thomas Menino

111657. In the 1990s, we introduced Boston’s community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime. – Thomas Menino

111658. Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured $1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund the beautification of Boston’s neighborhoods. – Thomas Menino

111659. One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options. – Thomas Menino

111660. We were the first urban school system in the country to wire all of our schools for the Internet. – Thomas Menino

111661. These are national problems that require national solutions. – Thomas Menino

111662. Currently, Boston has only nine percent of the state’s population – but we provide more than 16 percent of the jobs and 19 percent of the state’s revenues. – Thomas Menino

111663. The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone’s neighbor. – Thomas Menino

111664. I’m proud to report that in 2004 alone, we approved 3,600 new units of housing – our best year ever! – Thomas Menino

111665. Children need continuity as they grow and learn. – Thomas Menino

111666. Diversity gives our city a competitive edge. – Thomas Menino

111667. For every $5 that Boston’s economy sends up to Beacon Hill, the state gives only $1 back to us. – Thomas Menino

111668. Here’s what I see all across this great city – people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams. – Thomas Menino

111669. I am also committed to providing city employees with housing assistance. – Thomas Menino

111670. I am working hard to ensure that working families can continue to afford to live in our city. – Thomas Menino

111671. I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston. – Thomas Menino

111672. Boston is the engine of the state’s economy. – Thomas Menino

111673. And for the city’s birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston’s great epic – the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most. – Thomas Menino

111674. And it was from Boston that one in every six American families began their journey into the land of the free. – Thomas Menino

111675. 2004 was a great year for Boston! The Patriots won the Super Bowl! Boston hosted its first national political convention! And – the Red Sox won the World Series! – Thomas Menino

111676. Boston is safe. And we’re going to keep it safe. – Thomas Menino

111677. Boston is known for its innovation. – Thomas Menino

111678. Is it hard for the reader to believe that suicides are sometimes committed to forestall the committing of murder? There is no doubt of it. Nor is there any doubt that murder is sometimes committed to avert suicide. – Karl A. Menninger

111679. Police are not all bad guys. Nobody is all bad guys. – Karl A. Menninger

111680. What’s done to children, they will do to society. – Karl A. Menninger

111681. We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do. – Karl A. Menninger

111682. Unrest of spirit is a mark of life. – Karl A. Menninger

111683. The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance. – Karl A. Menninger

111684. One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways. – Karl A. Menninger

111685. One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him. – Karl A. Menninger

111686. Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. – Karl A. Menninger

111687. Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse. – Karl A. Menninger

111688. Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. – Karl A. Menninger

111689. A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance. – Gian Carlo Menotti

111690. Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out. – Gian Carlo Menotti

111691. Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding. – Gian Carlo Menotti

111692. Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do. – Gian Carlo Menotti

111693. Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears. – Gian Carlo Menotti

111694. Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed. – Gian Carlo Menotti

111695. You have to take control of your own career. – Maria Menounos

111696. So for me, anything that has to do with animals, and I’m a happy camper. – Maria Menounos

111697. So most of my acting experience came in college when I was living away from them. I acted in various independent films, and I got some commercial work and stuff like that. – Maria Menounos

111698. So now, cut to ten years later, and I’m making this amazing contract with Pantene. It’s incredible. – Maria Menounos

111699. That’s why charity work is very selfish at the same time, because it makes you feel good. – Maria Menounos

111700. The designer of my Emmy gown is donating my gown to the charity for an auction. – Maria Menounos

111701. The odd thing is, I don’t consider what I do work, because it’s what I love. But it is also an enormous amount of pressure, and you have to work an enormous amount of hours. – Maria Menounos

111702. There’s something about taking a film from concept to script, through production, and then to see the final thing happening in the edit phase. It’s almost like a miracle in the making. – Maria Menounos

111703. We had four different sets and built 38 flats to use as walls, so we had a major production going on. It’s so much fun when you’re controlling it, but it’s also so much pressure. – Maria Menounos

111704. One of the first things I did was interview the President of the United States. Some people work their whole lives and can’t interview someone of that stature. – Maria Menounos

111705. I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best. – Maria Menounos

111706. Tim Story is a fantastic director, and I’m so excited to get to work with him. – Maria Menounos

111707. I know that producing will ultimately mean more longevity in the business, so when I’m tired of everything else and want to be behind the cameras, I know that I can produce. – Maria Menounos

111708. A lot of people didn’t realize that I acted before I did anything else. – Maria Menounos

111709. Integrity is integrity. I don’t push it to the side because I’m talking to Julia Roberts. – Maria Menounos

111710. I am honored to be a Bond girl and be a part of the Bond legacy, To star in a video game with Connery, the original Bond, is incredible. – Maria Menounos

111711. I saw Redeye, and I love being scared and on the edge of my seat. – Maria Menounos

111712. I think Channel One was very integral in my career. – Maria Menounos

111713. I think people think we’re all sipping martinis by the pool. – Maria Menounos

111714. I’m really excited, because the character, Jules, is a really awesome character. I’m really excited to be playing her, and overall, I’m really excited to be getting back to my acting roots. – Maria Menounos

111715. If you take the more general role of going to local stations around the country in Montana or South Carolina or wherever, and start in the local news, it’s a lot more difficult to get to the stories that you want to really cover. – Maria Menounos

111716. Back in the day after I won my first pageant there was an agency that was getting me work on the side. – Maria Menounos

111717. I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being – a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit. – Yehudi Menuhin

111718. Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous. – Yehudi Menuhin

111719. The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency – half tiger, half poet. – Yehudi Menuhin

111720. The violinist must possess the poet’s gift of piercing the protective hide which grows on propagandists, stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within. – Yehudi Menuhin

111721. Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech. – Robert G. Menzies

111722. It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness. – Robert G. Menzies

111723. The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable. – Robert G. Menzies

111724. A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. – Robert Menzies

111725. Considering the company I keep in this place, that is hardly surprising. – Robert Menzies

111726. I am one of the few men honest enough to say they do not understand women. – Robert Menzies

111727. Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew. Everything was ours; how happy we were then, but then once upon a time never comes again. – Johnny Mercer

111728. You must have been a beautiful baby, ‘Cos baby just look at you now. – Johnny Mercer

111729. That old black magic has me in its spell, That old black magic that you weave so well; Icy fingers up and down my spine, The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine. – Johnny Mercer

111730. I’m a cowboy who never saw a cow. – Johnny Mercer

111731. Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play. – Johnny Mercer

111732. We’re drinking my friend, To the end of a brief episode, Make it one for my baby, And one more for the road. – Johnny Mercer

111733. In the United States I have always believed that there was a big difference between Conservative and stupid. Boy is it getting harder to prove that one by the minute. – Rick Mercer

111734. Here’s to democracy. May we get the government we deserve. – Rick Mercer

111735. This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels. The characters are very Indian. I decided that I wanted to do a comedy, so this was just the right one. – Ismail Merchant

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111736. Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in English for the international market in India. So that was really the main thing, and then of course economically it was cheaper to make films in India. – Ismail Merchant

111737. We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics, we never would have made more than one movie. – Ismail Merchant

111738. Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there. – Ismail Merchant

111739. Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia. The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but it’s also the language of the Hindus. – Ismail Merchant

111740. It’s about a young man who has climbed to fame and he discovers that his writing and the relationship with his wife are really more important for him than anything else. – Ismail Merchant

111741. It’s about a father and daughter and the daughter’s friend and her relationship with her current husband. – Ismail Merchant

111742. A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it’s all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it’s not going to diminish. – Ismail Merchant

111743. I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together. In these forty years we have made forty-six films. Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema. – Ismail Merchant

111744. The mixture of the Trinidadian people and the Indian people has caused a new culture to emerge. – Ismail Merchant

111745. Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent. – Larry Merchant

111746. Follow the wisdom of the great actor, James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye, and you tell the truth. – Larry Merchant

111747. It’s funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn’t afford my rent. – Natalie Merchant

111748. I’m on this search trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I have to say to people. – Natalie Merchant

111749. Be true to yourself, and, um, don’t worry about some large companies’ quarterly profit index. – Natalie Merchant

111750. I would say I’d rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics. – Natalie Merchant

111751. Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel. – Melina Mercouri

111752. We say to the British government: you have kept those sculptures for almost two centuries. You have cared for them as well as you could, for which we thank you. But now in the name of fairness and morality, please give them back. – Melina Mercouri

111753. You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm blooded breed. Well, let me tell you something – it is true. – Melina Mercouri

111754. We are ready to say that we rule the entire Elgin enterprise as irrelevant to the present. – Melina Mercouri

111755. There are no such things as the Elgin Marbles. – Melina Mercouri

111756. In the world over, the very name of our country is immediately associated with the Parthenon. – Melina Mercouri

111757. England and Greece are friends. English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism, and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots. – Melina Mercouri

111758. And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation? – Melina Mercouri

111759. Much has been said and continues to be said of what little concern the Turks had for the Acropolis treasures. – Melina Mercouri

111760. We’re a bit flashy, but the music’s not one big noise. – Freddie Mercury

111761. Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way? – Freddie Mercury

111762. It destroys the soul to hear that you’re all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived. – Freddie Mercury

111763. You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs-and I don’t even believe in astrology. – Freddie Mercury

111764. Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it! – Freddie Mercury

111765. Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It’s just a name. But it’s regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid. – Freddie Mercury

111766. One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me – I might have been killed. – Freddie Mercury

111767. Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject. – Freddie Mercury

111768. The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I’ve got to convince the others. – Freddie Mercury

111769. The others don’t like my interviews. And frankly, I don’t care much for theirs. – Freddie Mercury

111770. Who wants to live forever? – Freddie Mercury

111771. We were disliked by the press in the early days because they couldn’t put their finger on us, and that was the case with Zeppelin as well. – Freddie Mercury

111772. We’re a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It’s unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear . – Freddie Mercury

111773. We’ve gone overboard on every Queen album. But that’s Queen. – Freddie Mercury

111774. What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy? – Freddie Mercury

111775. When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance. – Freddie Mercury

111776. When the whole point of Queen was to be original. – Freddie Mercury

111777. In the early days, we just wore black onstage. Very bold, my dear. Then we introduced white, for variety, and it simply grew and grew. – Freddie Mercury

111778. I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend. – Freddie Mercury

111779. The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course. – Freddie Mercury

111780. Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin. – Freddie Mercury

111781. I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear. – Freddie Mercury

111782. And, we have no such thing as a budget anymore. Our manager freaks when we show him the bill. We’re lavish to the bone, but all our money goes back into the product. – Freddie Mercury

111783. If we’re weird onstage, I don’t know what you’d call the Tubes. – Freddie Mercury

111784. But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together. – Freddie Mercury

111785. I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me. – Freddie Mercury

111786. I dress to kill, but tastefully. – Freddie Mercury

111787. I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration. – Freddie Mercury

111788. I guess I’ve always lived the glamorous life of a star. It ‘s nothing new – I used to spend down to the last dime. – Freddie Mercury

111789. I like to be surrounded by splendid things. – Freddie Mercury

111790. I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics. – Freddie Mercury

111791. I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter. – Freddie Mercury

111792. I was never too keen on the British music press. They’ve called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn’t write our own songs. – Freddie Mercury

111793. I’m hopeless with money; I simply spend what I’ve got. – Freddie Mercury

111794. I’m not into business at all. – Freddie Mercury

111795. I’m very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years’ time. – Freddie Mercury

111796. I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show. – Freddie Mercury

111797. A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrica! event. – Freddie Mercury

111798. Kissing don’t last: cookery do! – George Meredith

111799. Memoirs are the backstairs of history. – George Meredith

111800. Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered. – George Meredith

111801. Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity. – George Meredith

111802. There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by. – George Meredith

111803. She poured a little social sewage into his ears. – George Meredith

111804. Speech is the small change of silence. – George Meredith

111805. The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong. – George Meredith

111806. The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. – George Meredith

111807. The well of true wit is truth itself. – George Meredith

111808. Cynicism is intellectual dandyism. – George Meredith

111809. The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. – George Meredith

111810. Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl. – George Meredith

111811. I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. – George Meredith

111812. A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are. – George Meredith

111813. A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power. – George Meredith

111814. Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life! – George Meredith

111815. Bring the army of the faithful through. – George Meredith

111816. Caricature is rough truth. – George Meredith

111817. Don’t just count your years, make your years count. – George Meredith

111818. I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. – George Meredith

111819. Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose. – George Meredith

111820. Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind. – James H. Meredith

111821. I considered myself engaged in a war from Day One. And my objective was to force the federal government – the Kennedy administration at that time – into a position where they would have to use the United States military force to enforce my rights as a citizen. – James H. Meredith

111822. Liberal whites are the greatest enemy of African Americans. – James Meredith

111823. My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all. The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution. – James Meredith

111824. Looking in the mirror to check if my tie is straight is a waste of my time. I only look in the mirror once a day, and that’s in the morning when I shave. – Lennart Meri

111825. Our civilisation has lost this bond between times, and tends to measure time with a yardstick, bit by bit, from one point to another. – Lennart Meri

111826. With that radio I was always swimming with the current political streams in the West. I was never stranded. – Lennart Meri

111827. Traveling is the only passion that doesn’t need to feel shy in front of intellect. – Lennart Meri

111828. Throughout Soviet times, I understood what was really happening in the world around me. – Lennart Meri

111829. That radio was very important for me. It meant I always knew what was going on in the world. – Lennart Meri

111830. Science will liberate us from the chains of big cities and lead us back to nature. – Lennart Meri

111831. Security is like virginity: you’re either a virgin or you’re not. You either have security or you don’t. – Lennart Meri

111832. If geography is prose, maps are iconography. – Lennart Meri

111833. In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary. – Lennart Meri

111834. I’ve never met a general yet who could milk a cow. – Lennart Meri

111835. I was too busy looking into Yeltsin’s eyes to notice what was under the table. – Lennart Meri

111836. I am not always happy with the compliments Estonia has received. – Lennart Meri

111837. History is more interesting than politics. – Lennart Meri

111838. Basically, nice guys can finish last. – Lee Meriwether

111839. I don’t think that I could fit into the costume anymore. – Lee Meriwether

111840. It’s a wonderful way to have a role on a series – you’re not tied down totally and completely to a schedule. – Lee Meriwether

111841. Today’s Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then. – Angela Merkel

111842. The people in East Germany have lived through so many changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country, and they did this often with great enthusiasm. But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations. – Angela Merkel

111843. Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry – especially the medium sized businesses – and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness. – Angela Merkel

111844. On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda – we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics. – Angela Merkel

111845. Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures. – Angela Merkel

111846. It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change. – Angela Merkel

111847. That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution. – Angela Merkel

111848. That makes me think of the 2002 World Cup Final above all else. Nobody thought at the time that our team would get through to the Final against Brazil. We should remember that this summer. – Angela Merkel

111849. The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests. – Angela Merkel

111850. The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fats enough. – Angela Merkel

111851. The willingness to learn new skills is very high. – Angela Merkel

111852. Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are. – Angela Merkel

111853. We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity – that is what defines us. Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here. – Angela Merkel

111854. It is a fact that, if I single out Germany, our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment. – Angela Merkel

111855. I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep up to date with the Bundesliga. And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely. – Angela Merkel

111856. This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed. – Angela Merkel

111857. As politicians we have to react to the fact that many people do not feel that they can relate to the EU. – Angela Merkel

111858. I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education. – Angela Merkel

111859. Above all it is important to point out that we can only maintain our prosperity in Europe if we belong to the most innovative regions in the world. – Angela Merkel

111860. It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay – by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on sports TV programmes. – Angela Merkel

111861. At the beginning of the 60’s our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country. We kidded ourselves a while, we said: ‘They won’t stay, sometime they will be gone.’ But this isn’t reality. – Angela Merkel

111862. For a few years, more people have been leaving our country than entering it. Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward. – Angela Merkel

111863. From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition. – Angela Merkel

111864. Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions. – Angela Merkel

111865. Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn’t the top priority. – Angela Merkel

111866. I felt really sorry for Oliver Kahn. Up to that point he had made lots of saves for the German team. Of course he could have caught the ball but it just happened. It was bad luck. In that situation, you need to be very strong psychologically to carry on. – Angela Merkel

111867. I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems. – Angela Merkel

111868. I think that the EU with the Lisbon agenda has put the right emphasis on growth and employment. – Angela Merkel

111869. I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth. – Angela Merkel

111870. In Europe it is particularly important that we build good relations to everyone who holds political responsibility because Europe can only be build together. – Angela Merkel

111871. In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction. – Angela Merkel

111872. I don’t carry any early childhood trauma around with me, if that’s what you’re hinting at. The story of the bicycles – and there were three of them which were stolen from me – I’ve dealt with it well. – Angela Merkel

111873. Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people, many of whom have serious medical conditions, which either can’t be treated or cannot be treated economically. – Ralph Merkle

111874. Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons. – Ralph Merkle

111875. Nanotechnology is an idea that most people simply didn’t believe. – Ralph Merkle

111876. Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We’ll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today. – Ralph Merkle

111877. One of the concepts essential to molecular manufacturing is that of a self-replicating manufacturing system. That concept has lagged behind in its acceptance. – Ralph Merkle

111878. One of the issues facing us today is that there are countries where there is a serious lack of resources, the standards of living are very low, and this creates a fundamental unease and discomfort in entire populations. – Ralph Merkle

111879. One of the things that we can say with confidence is that we will have much lighter, much stronger materials, and this will reduce the cost of air flight, and the cost of rockets. – Ralph Merkle

111880. The first approximation in this future that we’re looking at is that everyone will be physically well off. They will have a great abundance in material goods, and I think that will soften some of the conflicts we see now. – Ralph Merkle

111881. The laws of physics should allow us to arrange things molecule by molecule and even atom by atom, and at some point it was inevitable that we would develop a technology that would let us do this. – Ralph Merkle

111882. We can grow crops less expensively because molecular manufacturing technology is inherently low cost. – Ralph Merkle

111883. There are certain things that are inherently scarce. For example, there is only a certain amount of beachfront property in California. It is going to be scarce, it is going to be expensive. – Ralph Merkle

111884. We see an entire planet which has many limitations. – Ralph Merkle

111885. We are looking at a future where to a first approximation, everyone is wealthy. – Ralph Merkle

111886. Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities. If you want to build a computer chip, you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility. But nature can grow complex molecular machines using nothing more than a plant. – Ralph Merkle

111887. The new technologies that we see coming will have major benefits that will greatly alleviate human suffering. – Ralph Merkle

111888. Disease and ill health are caused largely by damage at the molecular and cellular level, yet today’s surgical tools are too large to deal with that kind of problem. – Ralph Merkle

111889. Machines built by human beings they will function correctly if we provide them with a very specific environment. But if that environment is changed, they won’t function at all. – Ralph Merkle

111890. A potato can grow quite easily on a very small plot of land. With molecular manufacturing, we’ll be able to have distributed manufacturing, which will permit manufacturing at the site using technologies that are low-cost and easily available. – Ralph Merkle

111891. A molecular manufacturing technology will let us build molecular surgical tools, and those tools will, for the first time, let us directly address the problems at the very root level. – Ralph Merkle

111892. Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production. – Ralph Merkle

111893. Food is available, but it cannot be shipped into an area, so the people in that area suffer the consequences. – Ralph Merkle

111894. If we attempt to block the development of new technology, we effectively have ensured that the most responsible parties will not develop them. – Ralph Merkle

111895. If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering. – Ralph Merkle

111896. If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life. – Ralph Merkle

111897. If you look at the various strategies available for dealing with a new technology, sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy. – Ralph Merkle

111898. If you think the technology is infeasible, you don’t worry about what it might do and what its potential is. – Ralph Merkle

111899. It looks as though yields of over 10 times what we can currently grow per acre are feasible if you control the CO2 concentration, the humidity, the temperature, all the various factors that plants depend on to grow rapidly. – Ralph Merkle

111900. Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you have more function in a given weight, which is very important if you are launching things into space, and you have to pay by the pound to put things there. – Ralph Merkle

111901. As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers. On balance, everyone will come out ahead, although there will be particular companies that will not be able to cope with a new environment. – Ralph Merkle

111902. It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational. – Maurice Merleau-Ponty

111903. The world is… the natural setting of, and field for, all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not inhabit only the inner man, or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world, and only in the world does he know himself. – Maurice Merleau-Ponty

111904. I don’t like to read. The only things I read are gossip columns. If someone gives me a book, it had better have lots of pictures. – Ethel Merman

111905. I attend surprisingly few shows. The type of theater that is popular today just doesn’t appeal to me. – Ethel Merman

111906. I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank. – Ethel Merman

111907. I can never remember being afraid of an audience. If the audience could do better, they’d be up here on stage and I’d be out there watching them. – Ethel Merman

111908. I Got Rhythm really put me on the map. – Ethel Merman

111909. I have been ambitious to be a somebody from the time I was 5 years old. – Ethel Merman

111910. I have plenty of invitations to go places, lots to do. If I’m not working, I go to have my hair taken care of and work at needlepoint. – Ethel Merman

111911. I preferred delivering my performance in person. I liked to be in control. You couldn’t be in films. – Ethel Merman

111912. I am known to be able to take care of myself when I become angry. I don’t mince words. – Ethel Merman

111913. I was born in my parents’ bedroom on January 16. The World Almanac says it was 1909. I say it was 1912. But what difference does it make as long as I feel 33? – Ethel Merman

111914. Cole Porter had a worldwide reputation as a sophisticate and hedonist. – Ethel Merman

111915. I take a breath when I have to. – Ethel Merman

111916. Cole Porter wrote Anything Goes and four more hits for me. – Ethel Merman

111917. Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own. – Ethel Merman

111918. Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I’ve been very good to broadway. – Ethel Merman

111919. At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn’t think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped-and I haven’t had a cigarette since. – Ethel Merman

111920. At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first. – Ethel Merman

111921. As far as dramas are concerned, it’s considered passe for playwrights to turn out anything the average person can understand. – Ethel Merman

111922. Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I’m facing them. – Ethel Merman

111923. Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice. – Ethel Merman

111924. Everything’s coming up roses – for me. – Ethel Merman

111925. Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most. – Ethel Merman

111926. I wouldn’t change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes. – Ethel Merman

111927. Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living. – Ethel Merman

111928. Legend has it that when God created me, he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart. – Ethel Merman

111929. In my case, things have pretty much been handed to me. – Ethel Merman

111930. If I feel in need of sleep, I just open a book or turn on the television. Both are better than any sleeping pill. – Ethel Merman

111931. I’ve never suffered stage fright. That fascinates people. – Ethel Merman

111932. I’ve never cooked. I can’t do much more in the kitchen than make a cup of tea and some toast. – Ethel Merman

111933. I’ve made a wonderful living playing that theatrical character – the professional brassy dame. – Ethel Merman

111934. I’ll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. – Ethel Merman

111935. Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age. Maybe she was a little prejudiced. – Ethel Merman

111936. I wouldn’t trust any man as far as you can throw a piano. – Ethel Merman

111937. I work as often as I want and yet I’m free as a bird. – Ethel Merman

111938. I wasn’t straining at the bit to become a movie star any more than I had plotted to get out of vaudeville and into Broadway musicals. – Ethel Merman

111939. I’ll admit – I was honored to be on the cover of Time. – Ethel Merman

111940. There’s such a thing as theater discipline. One player doesn’t appropriate another’s inventions. – Ethel Merman

111941. Music, in the past few years… anything singable or understandable is square. – Ethel Merman

111942. You gotta have a gimmick. – Ethel Merman

111943. Who’s happy these days? – Ethel Merman

111944. When I’m asked how to succeed in show business, I always say I haven’t the foggiest. – Ethel Merman

111945. I was lucky enough to have the songs in my first show written by George and Ira Gershwin. Then Cole Porter wrote five shows for me. – Ethel Merman

111946. There have been people who have tried to take advantage of me. They want to be linked to me just because I’m Ethel Merman. – Ethel Merman

111947. The slapdash way producers used to assemble a show seems a little unbelievable when we talk about them now. – Ethel Merman

111948. Once I had all the attention, all I had to do was deliver. – Ethel Merman

111949. Of my four marriages, the one to Bob Levitt is the only one I don’t regret. – Ethel Merman

111950. My father taught me to read music and play the piano-but not well, even though people have said that I’m a natural musician. – Ethel Merman

111951. My career at Warner Brothers consisted of one musical short subject. I was running around in a bear skin. Very chic. – Ethel Merman

111952. My beloved Mom and Pop always rated tops with each other, and that’s the way it will always be. – Ethel Merman

111953. When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales. – Ethel Merman

111954. Playboy was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity for me. – Rita Mero

111955. There will always be someone to take your place, but no one can every replace you. – Rita Mero

111956. There was absolutely no strain in marriage. Marc and I understand that this is a business. We have no problem separating our personal life with our personal life. And we have a very strong relationship. – Rita Mero

111957. There are not many people within the WWF that I am contact with. – Rita Mero

111958. I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person. – Rita Mero

111959. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that people are interested in what I’m doing. – Rita Mero

111960. I’m glad to see that women have an important role within the industry. My no. 1 complaint would still be that most women are very submissive and victims. I would like to see women portrayed in a much stronger and intelligent capacity. – Rita Mero

111961. I would never discourage anyone from doing what it is in life that they want to do. But I would encourage them to find out the pros and cons of anything they become involved in. – Rita Mero

111962. I miss performing before a live audience – the energy and excitement – there’s nothing to compare with it. – Rita Mero

111963. I have no political aspirations, although a lot of people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand. – Rita Mero

111964. I have been enjoying my return to modeling. That’s where my career started many years ago. – Rita Mero

111965. At this point I have no interest in returning to wrestling. I am pursuing my acting career. But I never say never. I enjoyed the three years I was in the wrestling industry. – Rita Mero

111966. I don’t have any specific role model. I admire anyone who is strong, confident, intelligent. – Rita Mero

111967. Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America. – Charles Edward Merriam

111968. If nothing is to be done in the given situation, he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing; and if something must be done, he must suggest the something. The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing, when action is imperative. – Charles Edward Merriam

111969. It not infrequently happens that persons without any other special qualification than the drama of their lives are precipitated into important political positions. – Charles Edward Merriam

111970. It is not enough for me to win. My enemies must lose. – David Merrick

111971. It’s not enough that I should succeed – others should fail. – David Merrick

111972. Who told you you’re allowed to rain on my parade? – Bob Merrill

111973. If the planters carry politics into the fields they will find it bad business. – Charles E. Merrill

111974. Mr. Ware has no right to discharge any of his laborers on account of their political opinion. – Charles E. Merrill

111975. If he wants their labor, let them go to work, without regard to politics. – Charles E. Merrill

111976. If Mr. Ware does not want republican laborers on his plantation, let him pay them in full for the time contracted for, and they will leave his plantation at once. – Charles E. Merrill

111977. He puts his right hand lightly on the cup, I put my left, leaving the right free to transcribe, and away we go. We get, oh, 500 to 600 words an hour. Better than gasoline. – James Merrill

111978. The simplest science book is over my head. – James Merrill

111979. Strange about parents. We have such easy access to them and such daunting problems of communication. – James Merrill

111980. Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words – not that I counted much on using them. You’ll find only trace elements of this language in the poem. – James Merrill

111981. I’d like to think the scientists need us – but do they? Did Newton need Blake? – James Merrill

111982. But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language. I didn’t always have to speak in my own voice. – James Merrill

111983. Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays. – James Merrill

111984. At college I’d seen my dead frog’s limbs twitch under some applied stimulus or other – seen, but hadn’t believed. Didn’t dream of thinking beyond or around what I saw. – James Merrill

111985. Arthur Young’s Reflexive Universe – fascinating but too schematic to fit into my scheme. The most I could hope for was a sense of the vocabulary and some possible images. – James Merrill

111986. And, as I have said, it’s made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren’t external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five. – James Merrill

111987. In life, there are no perfect affections. – James Merrill

111988. I felt I was painting with a Popsicle. – Robert Merrill

111989. If you think you’ve hit a false note, sing loud. When in doubt, sing loud. – Robert Merrill

111990. When in doubt, sing loud. – Robert Merrill

111991. My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I’ve endured over the past twenty-five years. – Paul Merton

111992. On my first day in New York a guy asked me if I knew where Central Park was. When I told him I didn’t he said, ‘Do you mind if I mug you here?’. – Paul Merton

111993. I’m always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can’t understand is, if they don’t know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is? – Paul Merton

111994. We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness. – Thomas Merton

111995. The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. – Thomas Merton

111996. The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. – Thomas Merton

111997. The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error. – Thomas Merton

111998. The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom. – Thomas Merton

111999. Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity. – Thomas Merton

112000. The tighter you squeeze, the less you have. – Thomas Merton

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