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180000 famous quotes part 119 – 118001 to 119000

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180000 famous quotes part 119 – 118001 to 119000

118001. The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears. – Alfred de Musset

118002. One must not trifle with love. – Alfred de Musset

118003. The truth is that men are tired of liberty. – Benito Mussolini

118004. Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail. – Benito Mussolini

118005. The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off. – Benito Mussolini

118006. The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people. – Benito Mussolini

118007. The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative. – Benito Mussolini

118008. The League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out. – Benito Mussolini

118009. Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts. – Benito Mussolini

118010. The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile. – Benito Mussolini

118011. The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito. – Benito Mussolini

118012. War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it. – Benito Mussolini

118013. War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace. – Benito Mussolini

118014. We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance. – Benito Mussolini

118015. The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building. – Benito Mussolini

118016. Every anarchist is a baffled dictator. – Benito Mussolini

118017. The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable. – Benito Mussolini

118018. Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. – Benito Mussolini

118019. It’s good to trust others but, not to do so is much better. – Benito Mussolini

118020. Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism. – Benito Mussolini

118021. Fascism is a religious concept. – Benito Mussolini

118022. Fascism is not an article for export. – Benito Mussolini

118023. Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power. – Benito Mussolini

118024. Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. – Benito Mussolini

118025. Inactivity is death. – Benito Mussolini

118026. It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do. – Benito Mussolini

118027. It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity. – Benito Mussolini

118028. Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. – Benito Mussolini

118029. All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. – Benito Mussolini

118030. Thanks to nanny, I’ve got a deep understanding of Russian tales. – Modest Mussorgsky

118031. Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity. – Modest Mussorgsky

118032. The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter. – Dave Mustaine

118033. Next thing you know they’ll take your thoughts away. – Dave Mustaine

118034. Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. – Dave Mustaine

118035. It’s not how big your pencil is; it’s how you write your name. – Dave Mustaine

118036. I like jazz, but I could never play it. You just sit there with a guitar the size of a Chevy on your chest, wearing a stupid hat, playing the same solo for an hour. – Dave Mustaine

118037. If you guys are going to be throwing beer bottles at us, at least make sure they’re full. – Dave Mustaine

118038. There is no way to peace; peace is the way. – A. J. Muste

118039. We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life. – A. J. Muste

118040. I’ve reached most my goals and when my career is over I will have many other things to do. – Thomas Muster

118041. Way of life in Australia focuses more on the outdoors. – Thomas Muster

118042. It’s not enough for me to cover theater, I have to throw myself around every other art form, and do so thoroughly and relentlessly. – Michael Musto

118043. By the end of the week, if I’m still alive, I get to write whatever I want about it all. – Michael Musto

118044. With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that – in fact, they never said anything! – Michael Musto

118045. This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured – an irony that seems to elude most of today’s elected officials. – Michael Musto

118046. The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight, one which has recently made it impossible to ignore the fact that more and more of those folks we place on pedestals aren’t even pausing to consider an option other than lying. – Michael Musto

118047. My passion is New York and the vitality that makes it special. – Michael Musto

118048. It’s a good thing that columnists don’t make homosexuality their last taboo anymore. But I wish the columnists themselves would come out too. – Michael Musto

118049. In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted. – Michael Musto

118050. I can’t drive, so I can only live in New York, which is fine with me. – Michael Musto

118051. For better or worse, I’ve always tried to march to my own drum and tell it like it is, while preserving some integrity and style. God, I’m fabulous! – Michael Musto

118052. Pretending to be other people helped bring me out of my shell and shed my inhibitions. – Michael Musto

118053. For years, I’ve pushed the idea of a column compilation book mainly because it would be easy – I could just staple ’em all together. But publishers have been resistent, feeling the material dates. – Michael Musto

118054. In ’75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway, my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life. – Michael Musto

118055. I don’t know about you, but I can tell when someone’s lying. They can’t look you in the eye – they look you in the bridge of your nose. – Michael Musto

118056. I go to screenings, then plays, then after-parties, then clubs. – Michael Musto

118057. I’m deeply driven and want my finger stuck in every pot there is. – Michael Musto

118058. I’m just a simple kid from Brooklyn who landed into the most enchanted lifestyle imaginable. – Michael Musto

118059. Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well. – Ellen Muth

118060. I find that the majority of the actors I’ve worked with are extremely sensitive people and very spontaneous people. That’s why I always say I’ll never date an actor, because they’re in love with you one day and the next day they’re not. – Ellen Muth

118061. Things that go on at Happy Times are very funny this year, and if you were watching last year, some of the people you saw then as basically extras emerge as real characters in their own right this season, at least to some degree. – Ellen Muth

118062. There were times when there were parts that I was sure I got and then I didn’t, and I did get upset. But at this point, it doesn’t affect me in the least because I know how the business works. – Ellen Muth

118063. Oh, she just happened to be a friend of the producer’s. Or, oh, they’ve been trying to get her from the beginning and she just had a spot open up. There are always little loopholes, so I don’t take anything personally anymore. – Ellen Muth

118064. ‘What do you really think happens after you die?’ That’s the question that everyone, everyone, everyone asks. And I’m so sick of it. But my true answer is, I don’t know. And there’s no way I’m going to find out ’til it happens. – Ellen Muth

118065. Oh, she didn’t schlep me. I schlepped her, actually. I was the one who wanted to be an actress. – Ellen Muth

118066. This season is a lot funnier, not as dark, mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead. She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive. – Ellen Muth

118067. If I did anything ‘next,’ I would do writing. – Ellen Muth

118068. I’m playing George quite a bit differently this season, and I’m glad you picked up on the fact that she kind of made peace with her situation at the end of last season. – Ellen Muth

118069. I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age. – Ellen Muth

118070. First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians. – Ellen Muth

118071. Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over, I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows, singing shows, dancing shows, little skits. – Ellen Muth

118072. Early in last season, George was very worried about other people’s emotions, especially how they saw her, and felt she was outside looking in. This year, she still hopes people will accept her for who she is, but if they don’t, she’s OK with that. – Ellen Muth

118073. It was something she didn’t want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, ‘If she wants to try it, let her try it.’ – Ellen Muth

118074. I’d hope to reach any kid who feels apart from the group – those who seem to be outsiders, who feel different. Kids who want to reach their parents often don’t know how to do so. – Ellen Muth

118075. A conductor should guide rather than command. – Riccardo Muti

118076. You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people. And with the audience, the critics. – Riccardo Muti

118077. You have to be able to enthral and persuade at the same time. – Riccardo Muti

118078. The conductor’s stand is not a continent of power, but rather an island of solitude. – Riccardo Muti

118079. Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition. – Riccardo Muti

118080. It is extraordinary to have time to again study Le nozze di Figaro and discover new things. – Riccardo Muti

118081. I’m not shy in the spotlight. I might seem austere and even arrogant, but far from it, I’m actually shy. – Riccardo Muti

118082. I don’t want to bother them and ruin the party they are preparing so carefully at La Scala. – Riccardo Muti

118083. I have closed that page of my life without rancor. I do not disown any of the work done. – Riccardo Muti

118084. It is not right for any country, for any president, for any prime minister to act as a prefect on the affairs of Zimbabwe. – Levy Mwanawsa

118085. Simply because my people are hungry, that is no justification to give them poison, to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically dangerous to their health. – Levy Mwanawsa

118086. We have relegated the saints to a pink and blue and gold world of plaster statuary that belongs to the past; it is a hangover, a relic, of the Dark Ages when men were the children of fantasy’s magic. – C. Kilmer Myers

118087. A real parish is a wondrously beautiful web of human relationship which is given meaning by the man who is Himself the meaning of life. – C. Kilmer Myers

118088. Clinton had absolutely zero honeymoon, none whatsoever. – Dee Dee Myers

118089. Yes, Bill Clinton is a big flirt. – Dee Dee Myers

118090. It is not helpful to have those kind of comments come out when we’ve got troops in combat. – Gen. Richard Myers

118091. We have to be living models. – Jerome Myers

118092. A BMW can’t take you as far as a diploma. – Joyce A. Myers

118093. Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete. – Joyce A. Myers

118094. A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. – Joyce A. Myers

118095. Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. – Joyce A. Myers

118096. Well, I like how people talk. I like language. You know, Linda Richman spoke in Yiddish. – Mike Myers

118097. Oh, you know, driving around, coming to a stop sign and an entire family, from 8 to 80, will be looking at me with that Dr. Evil look – pinkie on the mouth. – Mike Myers

118098. I think when I have kids and grandchildren I will be very proud to have them watch this movie. – Mike Myers

118099. My dad loved to laugh. He was very funny and very silly. – Mike Myers

118100. My Dad was from Liverpool, and he picked it up in the army. He’d often come out with this stuff. – Mike Myers

118101. My parents would read those books to me as well but they used to make me starving when I was a kid because they were always eating ham sandwiches with the crusts off and drinking ginger beer. – Mike Myers

118102. My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare. – Mike Myers

118103. People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It’s a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters. – Mike Myers

118104. Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time. – Mike Myers

118105. So they ended up turning this little twenty eight page book into the movie. And it’s all about this stinky, smelly ogre who doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him. – Mike Myers

118106. I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic. – Mike Myers

118107. Verne’s all about what you can do versus what you can’t do. He just kept saying yes and his part kept growing. I would love to work with him in every movie. – Mike Myers

118108. I do miss Saturday Night Live, that’s for sure. There’s nothing like it. I just hosted, and I felt I’d only been away for a week. – Mike Myers

118109. When you’re writing these things, you’re in a room making each other laugh, you really have very little sense of political correctness or incorrectness. This is a question that Europe tends to ask and America doesn’t. – Mike Myers

118110. The message of the movie is to accept who you are and not to succumb to the pressure of what the media tells you is beautiful and what you should be looking like. – Mike Myers

118111. Dr. Evil got shortchanged in the first one. The family dynamic between Scott and Dr. Evil – the adventures of being an evil single parent – needed to be explored. – Mike Myers

118112. And I love Mel Brooks. My Dad loved his movies, too, they’re awesome, the kind of thing that if you’re in for ten minutes, you’re in for two hours. – Mike Myers

118113. And I thought, when I have kids, that’s the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic. – Mike Myers

118114. Austin sounds a little bit like Aston Martin, which is the type of car James Bond would drive. – Mike Myers

118115. I had done Shrek as a Canadian and I’m very proud to be Canadian, but I knew I could give more to it. – Mike Myers

118116. Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded. – Mike Myers

118117. I loved the logistical reality of a guy who wants to take over the world, yet who has a family too. – Mike Myers

118118. Europe is scooters. Europe is five young people on one bench sharing a chocolate bar. Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours, which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny. – Mike Myers

118119. Europe is weird songs that would never make it in America. – Mike Myers

118120. Europe to me is young people trying to appear middle-aged and middle-aged people trying to appear young. – Mike Myers

118121. For me, everything definitely comes from music. – Mike Myers

118122. I had a blast, but I still wonder sometimes why they saw me as the perfect guy for this strange character. – Mike Myers

118123. I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales. – Mike Myers

118124. Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour – we’re more like celery as a flavour. – Mike Myers

118125. The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. – Bess Myerson

118126. To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful. – Bess Myerson

118127. I also dance to music that makes me feel sexy in front of a mirror. – Alannah Myles

118128. Make sure you love what you do or it will eat you alive. – Alannah Myles

118129. I ride my horse at competition level. – Alannah Myles

118130. I give myself strength by staying away from any music. – Alannah Myles

118131. We can hope that men will understand that the interest of all are the same, that hope lies in cooperation. We can then perhaps keep PEACE. – Alva Myrdal

118132. Where do these arms come from, these Saturday night specials that constitute the instrument of threats in bank robberies, or the hand grenades used by terrorists? How can their sales and their import be permitted? – Alva Myrdal

118133. The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion. – Alva Myrdal

118134. War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced. – Alva Myrdal

118135. War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy. – Alva Myrdal

118136. The world generally speaking is now drifting on a more and more devastating course towards the absurd target of extermination – or rather, to be more exact – of the northern hemisphere’s towns, fields, and the people who have developed our civilization. – Alva Myrdal

118137. The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations. – Alva Myrdal

118138. The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing. – Alva Myrdal

118139. The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men. – Alva Myrdal

118140. The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized. – Alva Myrdal

118141. Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong. – Alva Myrdal

118142. My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics. – Alva Myrdal

118143. More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote the cause of disarmament. – Alva Myrdal

118144. A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of “balance” and “deterrence”. – Alva Myrdal

118145. It is of the greatest importance that people and governments in many more countries than ours should realize that it is more dangerous to have access to nuclear arms than not to possess them. – Alva Myrdal

118146. It is frightening that in recent years such an increase has occurred in acts of terrorism, which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours. And as a “remedy”, more and more security forces are established to protect the lives of individual men and women. – Alva Myrdal

118147. It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes. – Alva Myrdal

118148. If only the authorities could be made to realize that the forces leading them on in the armament race are just insane. – Alva Myrdal

118149. I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people. – Alva Myrdal

118150. I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture. – Alva Myrdal

118151. I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy. – Alva Myrdal

118152. First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war. – Alva Myrdal

118153. All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial. – Alva Myrdal

118154. There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media. – Alva Myrdal

118155. Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems. – Alva Myrdal

118156. There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond. – Jan Myrdal

118157. A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to fit the world of the reader. – Vladimir Nabokov

118158. Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it. – Vladimir Nabokov

118159. The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. – Vladimir Nabokov

118160. No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has. – Vladimir Nabokov

118161. My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. – Vladimir Nabokov

118162. Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. – Vladimir Nabokov

118163. Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one. – Vladimir Nabokov

118164. It’s a pity one can’t imagine what one can’t compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow. – Vladimir Nabokov

118165. It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail. – Vladimir Nabokov

118166. It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot. – Vladimir Nabokov

118167. Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much. – Vladimir Nabokov

118168. I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading. – Vladimir Nabokov

118169. I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. – Vladimir Nabokov

118170. I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst. – Vladimir Nabokov

118171. I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it. – Vladimir Nabokov

118172. A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past. – Vladimir Nabokov

118173. I confess, I do not believe in time. – Vladimir Nabokov

118174. Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words. – Vladimir Nabokov

118175. Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives. – Vladimir Nabokov

118176. Genius is an African who dreams up snow. – Vladimir Nabokov

118177. Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. – Vladimir Nabokov

118178. Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know. – Vladimir Nabokov

118179. Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained. – Vladimir Nabokov

118180. Caress the detail, the divine detail. – Vladimir Nabokov

118181. All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter. For me style is matter. – Vladimir Nabokov

118182. A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist. – Vladimir Nabokov

118183. A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual. – Vladimir Nabokov

118184. I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is. – Vladimir Nabokov

118185. The more gifted and talkative one’s characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind. – Vladimir Nabokov

118186. Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. – Vladimir Nabokov

118187. Turning one’s novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed. – Vladimir Nabokov

118188. To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute. – Vladimir Nabokov

118189. There is only one school of literature – that of talent. – Vladimir Nabokov

118190. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. – Vladimir Nabokov

118191. There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity. – Vladimir Nabokov

118192. The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book. – Vladimir Nabokov

118193. There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion. – Vladimir Nabokov

118194. Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity. – Vladimir Nabokov

118195. Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm is the norm. – Vladimir Nabokov

118196. Satire is a lesson, parody is a game. – Vladimir Nabokov

118197. The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. – Vladimir Nabokov

118198. The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. – Vladimir Nabokov

118199. Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash. – Vladimir Nabokov

118200. The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense. – Vladimir Nabokov

118201. There’s a lot of peer pressure to not do positive stories out of Iraq… I think there’s a sense that the administration got a pass during the hot days of war and now that the war is over it’s time to even out the deck somewhat. – Jerry Nachman

118202. I didn’t miss the rat race, but I kinda missed the rats. – Jerry Nachman

118203. The portrait I do best is of the person I know best. – Nadar

118204. The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. – Ralph Nader

118205. The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers. – Ralph Nader

118206. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader

118207. The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests. – Ralph Nader

118208. The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns. – Ralph Nader

118209. The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference. – Ralph Nader

118210. Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked. – Ralph Nader

118211. There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship. – Ralph Nader

118212. This (George W. Bush’s) administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations. – Ralph Nader

118213. This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies. – Ralph Nader

118214. Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you. – Ralph Nader

118215. When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated. – Ralph Nader

118216. President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people. – Ralph Nader

118217. Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret. – Ralph Nader

118218. Your best teacher is your last mistake. – Ralph Nader

118219. I don’t think meals have any business being deductible. I’m for separation of calories and corporations. – Ralph Nader

118220. Power has to be insecure to be responsive. – Ralph Nader

118221. A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. – Ralph Nader

118222. Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users. – Ralph Nader

118223. For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull. – Ralph Nader

118224. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader

118225. John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships. – Ralph Nader

118226. Let’s not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people. – Ralph Nader

118227. Once you don’t vote your ideals… that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy. – Ralph Nader

118228. No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling. – Ralph Nader

118229. A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. – Ralph Nader

118230. Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I. – Ralph Nader

118231. People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans. – Ralph Nader

118232. Every time I see something terrible, it’s like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way. – Ralph Nader

118233. Lots of times you can feel as an exile in a country that you were born in. – Azar Nafisi

118234. Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran, when they forbid something, people become more interested. – Azar Nafisi

118235. You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist. – Azar Nafisi

118236. If you desire ease, forsake learning. – Nagarjuna

118237. There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still. – Nagarjuna

118238. Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves. – Nagarjuna

118239. So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one’s own efforts. – Nagarjuna

118240. Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain. – Nagarjuna

118241. The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery. – Nagarjuna

118242. Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable. – Thomas Nagel

118243. Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time. – Thomas Nagel

118244. Life may be not only meaningless but absurd. – Thomas Nagel

118245. There is a tendency to seek an objective account of everything before admitting its reality. – Thomas Nagel

118246. Get off your ass and get down here to fix the goddamn biggest disaster in the nation’s history. – Ray Nagin

118247. You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that’s the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They’re looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will. – Ray Nagin

118248. We’re learning as we go. We’re a lot smarter this time. We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane. – Ray Nagin

118249. We could receive a storm surge of three to five feet. – Ray Nagin

118250. We are facing a storm that most of us have long feared. – Ray Nagin

118251. The people of our city are holding on by a thread. Time has run out. Can we survive another night? And who can we depend on? Only God knows. – Ray Nagin

118252. If we’re unified, there’s nothing we cannot do. – Ray Nagin

118253. Basically, the start of my thinking process is: ‘OK, if you didn’t have to worry about re-election, what would you be doing?’ That’s kind of how I’m starting to think. – Ray Nagin

118254. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we’ve never faced before. – Ray Nagin

118255. My friend told me I went over to this guy and he pulled a knife. – Matt Nagle

118256. It’s not going to be enough, until I get out of my chair and walk. – Matt Nagle

118257. For a while I was thinking about moving the mouse with my hand. – Matt Nagle

118258. Now I’m at the point where I can bring the cursor just about anywhere. – Matt Nagle

118259. It’s been really nice to see different counties that I might never have visited before. – Parminder Nagra

118260. Therefore reinforcing a stereotype, therefore thinking that the entire Indian culture is just made of people that are against their children’s decisions. – Parminder Nagra

118261. There’s apparently soccer leagues that they’ve set up with young Indian girls. – Parminder Nagra

118262. That’s what I like about acting. When you’re preparing for a role, you do your research, and the bonus is you get to learn these skills. Now, it’s on to whatever the next thing is I have to learn. – Parminder Nagra

118263. My father in the film – which we probably haven’t seen in previous movies, and in British Asian movies you could probably count on one hand – he says exactly why, actually why he’s frightened for his daughter. He came to this country, England, and had a bit of a crappy time. – Parminder Nagra

118264. In terms of the frustration of my character, I suppose any teenager has probably gone through that, in terms of telling their parents, I want to do one thing, and their parent says no. I think parents sometimes forget that they were children. – Parminder Nagra

118265. In terms of soccer, it wasn’t really a thing that girls did. In England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and stuff like that in athletics. It’s to each their own, really. – Parminder Nagra

118266. In London there was an article about all these girls bending it like Beckham, and in India there’s this big wave of girls playing football. Wow! I can’t believe a movie’s done this! – Parminder Nagra

118267. If I can inspire someone to go in a positive way and pursue a dream, it can only be good. – Parminder Nagra

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118268. I’m actually going in to ER as the new British intern. – Parminder Nagra

118269. But I think it’s also hard to get into soccer here. I think purely on a time level on television as well because of the ad breaks. It’s something to do with that as well. You can’t show a complete soccer match here. Which I kind of find a bit of an odd thing. – Parminder Nagra

118270. No, I didn’t quite know to what extent the football might be, but it was quite a bonus for me to try to learn new skills and to keep fit at the same time. – Parminder Nagra

118271. I’m a British intern going in. I’m hoping that John will just kind of tackle it from who this person is and what she’s about rather than trying to go in on her culture. We need to move a step forward than that. – Parminder Nagra

118272. And of course in America you’ve got American football and baseball and all those other ball games, soccer has become a little niche that the women have kind of filled. – Parminder Nagra

118273. Before I started doing the film and when I found out I was going to be doing it, I just decided to pump up on the whole cardio stuff. Just in terms of stamina. – Parminder Nagra

118274. But it’s a very universal story and the thing is I was reluctant to answer that question because I don’t want people latching on to a particular stereotype. – Parminder Nagra

118275. But we had a fantastic coach, Simon Clifford, who runs a British football youth game which teaches Brazilian techniques – which is what we wanted to incorporate into the film. And some of those things we eventually got in. – Parminder Nagra

118276. Football is a passion that she holds dear to her heart. She’s really going for her dream and there are obstacles in the way, but deep down she knows what she wants, and she pursues that. – Parminder Nagra

118277. I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America. – Parminder Nagra

118278. I really identified with Jess, because my own dream was acting, which isn’t the most conventional profession. – Parminder Nagra

118279. I was worried people would laugh at me when I started to talk the language, but they were just pleasantly surprised that I could. The sense of humour here is great – once I could have a giggle, I settled down. – Parminder Nagra

118280. At times those skills were really hard to do because not only was I having to contend with the camera, but I was having to learn these new skills and the ball was always kind of doing what you didn’t want it to do. So it got a little bit frustrating at times but we got there. – Parminder Nagra

118281. Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there. – Mohammed Naguib

118282. It is important to make your own stuff. Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not stop involving yourself as a creative person. – Ajay Naidu

118283. Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well. – Ajay Naidu

118284. It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe. – Ajay Naidu

118285. My family was very supportive of my acting. They didn’t really have a choice because I got jobs acting before anyone could really say anything. It paid my way through college and helped my family out. – Ajay Naidu

118286. My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part. – Ajay Naidu

118287. Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing. Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should be able to create entire landscapes with nothing. – Ajay Naidu

118288. The camera is interested in what you are thinking as opposed to just what you are doing or saying. – Ajay Naidu

118289. The loneliness is when you pick up and move, even if you are not originally from that place, and you have some memories that you want to embrace. Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always looking out the back window. – Ajay Naidu

118290. The turntable is now an instrument at the Smithsonian. – Ajay Naidu

118291. There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast, open sky and loneliness and cold. – Ajay Naidu

118292. There’s got to be something greater than us. – Ajay Naidu

118293. It is important to keep your head up and follow what you believe is right. – Ajay Naidu

118294. We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally. – Ajay Naidu

118295. When you get to play with the big boys, your game improves drastically. – Ajay Naidu

118296. I hear music as narrative. – Ajay Naidu

118297. You have to work with what you are given, even in Shakespeare. we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it. – Ajay Naidu

118298. All India radio was worldwide. – Ajay Naidu

118299. Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together. – Ajay Naidu

118300. America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see. – Ajay Naidu

118301. I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in. – Ajay Naidu

118302. I had been working early in my life in films – since I was 11. – Ajay Naidu

118303. In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me. – Ajay Naidu

118304. I knew I was happy when I was dancing. – Ajay Naidu

118305. I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes. To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far. – Ajay Naidu

118306. I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope. It is sort of like a laboratory. – Ajay Naidu

118307. I think that I have sold out sometimes. – Ajay Naidu

118308. I think that rap is narrative, when it’s done right. – Ajay Naidu

118309. I want to present interesting stories that don’t qualify themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type. – Ajay Naidu

118310. I got heavily into the drum-and-bass scene, which is really wicked. – Ajay Naidu

118311. One needs a Seer’s Vision and an Angel’s voice to be of any avail. I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who has those gifts in their most complete measure. – Sarojini Naidu

118312. We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action. – Sarojini Naidu

118313. My husband is exceedingly busy. For some time the talk of his going had been slack, but just now again there seems to be a move to get him sent to the front! – Sarojini Naidu

118314. Oh, we want a new breed of men before India can be cleansed of her disease. – Sarojini Naidu

118315. If you think before you speak the other guy gets his joke in first. – Jimmy Nail

118316. This is unusual for me. I have given readings and not lectures. I have told people who ask for lectures that I have no lecture to give. And that is true. – V. S. Naipaul

118317. Whatever extra there is in me at any given moment isn’t fully formed. I am hardly aware of it; it awaits the next book. It will – with luck – come to me during the actual writing, and it will take me by surprise. – V. S. Naipaul

118318. What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude. – V. S. Naipaul

118319. We made no inquiries about India or about the families people had left behind. When our ways of thinking had changed, and we wished to know, it was too late. I know nothing of the people on my father’s side; I know only that some of them came from Nepal. – V. S. Naipaul

118320. In Trinidad, where as new arrivals we were a disadvantaged community, that excluding idea was a kind of protection; it enabled us – for the time being, and only for the time being – to live in our own way and according to our own rules, to live in our own fading India. – V. S. Naipaul

118321. The world outside existed in a kind of darkness; and we inquired about nothing. – V. S. Naipaul

118322. The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it. – V. S. Naipaul

118323. The world is always in movement. – V. S. Naipaul

118324. The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next. – V. S. Naipaul

118325. The biography of a writer – or even the autobiography – will always have this incompleteness. – V. S. Naipaul

118326. That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing. It is my way of judging what I am doing – which is never an easy thing to do. – V. S. Naipaul

118327. One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria. – V. S. Naipaul

118328. It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut. – V. S. Naipaul

118329. I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost. – V. S. Naipaul

118330. I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively. I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years. – V. S. Naipaul

118331. I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. – V. S. Naipaul

118332. Each book, intuitively sensed and, in the case of fiction, intuitively worked out, stands on what has gone before, and grows out of it. I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others. – V. S. Naipaul

118333. But everything of value about me is in my books. – V. S. Naipaul

118334. As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother’s house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are. – V. S. Naipaul

118335. Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins. – V. S. Naipaul

118336. All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there. – V. S. Naipaul

118337. I’m the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. – V. S. Naipaul

118338. I will say I am the sum of my books. – V. S. Naipaul

118339. I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards. I always dreamed of the world. – Mira Nair

118340. I am an independent film-maker first and foremost. I have always cut my own cloth. – Mira Nair

118341. I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty. – Mira Nair

118342. I know what it’s like to be in one place and dream of another. I also know what it’s like to feel that nostalgia is a fairly useless thing because it is stasis. – Mira Nair

118343. It’s only at this age that I can say the word ‘art’ without flinching. – Mira Nair

118344. Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone. Do it fully, and follow it completely. – Mira Nair

118345. They say now in America that final cut doesn’t mean anything. As Harvey Weinstein said to some film-maker, ‘You can have final cut. I’ll open your film in Arkansas.’ – Mira Nair

118346. Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place. – Mira Nair

118347. I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring. – Mira Nair

118348. Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it. – John Naisbitt

118349. We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human race. – John Naisbitt

118350. We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society. – John Naisbitt

118351. We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. – John Naisbitt

118352. Value is what people are willing to pay for it. – John Naisbitt

118353. Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going. – John Naisbitt

118354. The new leader is a facilitator, not an order giver. – John Naisbitt

118355. The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present. – John Naisbitt

118356. In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn. – John Naisbitt

118357. One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so. – John Naisbitt

118358. Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up. – John Naisbitt

118359. Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data. – John Naisbitt

118360. In their search for quality, people seem to be looking for permanency in a time of change. – John Naisbitt

118361. In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits. – John Naisbitt

118362. Strategic planning is worthless – unless there is first a strategic vision. – John Naisbitt

118363. Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals. – James Naismith

118364. The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’ – James Naismith

118365. I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place. – James Naismith

118366. First and foremost, I’m a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect. – Kathy Najimy

118367. It’s a sad day when a cartoon is doing more and cares more and pays more attention to the environment than our president. – Kathy Najimy

118368. When you’re not blond and thin, you come up with a personality real quick. – Kathy Najimy

118369. As a professional athlete, I believe that I need to explore my opportunities to the maximum, in order to excel and continue to play the best football I can. – Hidetoshi Nakata

118370. We had only snacks last time, I think it was OK for a day time menu. But this time it will be late night when people gather so we should add some proper meals. – Hidetoshi Nakata

118371. The biggest lesson I’ve learned by living abroad for the last four years is the importance of communication. – Hidetoshi Nakata

118372. Living in Europe, I was surprised to find out just how little everyone knows about Japan. – Hidetoshi Nakata

118373. I will never again stand on the pitch as a professional player. But I won’t stop playing the game. – Hidetoshi Nakata

118374. I notice that teams are now more interested in Japanese players than when I first went to Europe. – Hidetoshi Nakata

118375. I think that the World Cup is a big factor for this increased interest. I don’t believe all of this is a result of just myself but also because of the others who are playing abroad. – Hidetoshi Nakata

118376. Till I was 13, I thought my name was “Shut Up.” – Joe Namath

118377. When you win, nothing hurts. – Joe Namath

118378. When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. – Joe Namath

118379. When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York. – Joe Namath

118380. You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser. – Joe Namath

118381. What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do. – Joe Namath

118382. If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? – Joe Namath

118383. I think that at some point in your life you realize you don’t have to worry if you do everything you’re supposed to do right. Or if not right, if you do it the best you can… what can worry do for you? You are already doing the best you can. – Joe Namath

118384. First, I prepare. Then I have faith. – Joe Namath

118385. To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going. – Joe Namath

118386. We’re going to win Sunday. I guarantee it. – Joe Namath

118387. I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way. – Guru Nanak

118388. Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants. – Guru Nanak

118389. Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self. – Guru Nanak

118390. One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages. – Guru Nanak

118391. Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. – Guru Nanak

118392. I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me? – Guru Nanak

118393. God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form. – Guru Nanak

118394. From its brilliancy everything is illuminated. – Guru Nanak

118395. Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God. – Guru Nanak

118396. Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truly die. – Guru Nanak

118397. Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss. – Guru Nanak

118398. I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste. – Guru Nanak

118399. Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one’s wife alone. – Guru Nanak

118400. That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth. – Guru Nanak

118401. The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause. – Guru Nanak

118402. Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye; Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form. – Guru Nanak

118403. Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets. – Guru Nanak

118404. Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river, united with the ocean. – Guru Nanak

118405. Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it. – Guru Nanak

118406. And now comes Pete Martell in Twin Peaks and he’s just a nice guy. – Jack Nance

118407. But Eraserhead was the first real intense kind of thing I had ever done before the cameras and Lynch had to really bring me down a lot and he still does. – Jack Nance

118408. I say that I played a doorstop in Dune because I remember standing around a lot. I was down there for months. – Jack Nance

118409. To sum it all up: It was a great picture to do; I just wish it had never been released. – Jack Nance

118410. We’ve all got strange things about us and Lynch picks those things up. – Jack Nance

118411. All of a sudden, those few pages of script that he had shown me with the weird images I could visualize all of that in my brain, and I knew that there was this mad little genius at work here and I really wanted to do the film. – Jack Nance

118412. Lynch is an ordinary, smalltown guy and he just sees strange things in people. – Jack Nance

118413. It’s not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil. It’s that God gives us the power. – Gabriele Nanni

118414. Everything must be carried out in extreme sobriety. – Gabriele Nanni

118415. An exorcism is tantamount to a miracle – an extraordinary intervention of God. – Gabriele Nanni

118416. If we follow the traditional way of thought, there will always be traditional enemies. Extremist circles from both sides will find causes to give rise to problems. – Fatos Nano

118417. Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation. – Fatos Nano

118418. Alas! Alas! Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view. – Fridtjof Nansen

118419. The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer. – Fridtjof Nansen

118420. Never stop because you are afraid – you are never so likely to be wrong. – Fridtjof Nansen

118421. Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention. – Fridtjof Nansen

118422. I demolish my bridges behind me – then there is no choice but forward. – Fridtjof Nansen

118423. It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. – Fridtjof Nansen

118424. The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind. – Augustus Y. Napier

118425. Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family’s financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care. – Augustus Y. Napier

118426. Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead. – Augustus Y. Napier

118427. This part of being a man, changing the way we parent, happens only when we want it to. It changes because we are determined for it to change; and the motive for changing often comes out of wanting to be the kind of parent we didn’t have. – Augustus Y. Napier

118428. We must take the time to do what needs to be done now, what is right, instead of passing a bad bill. – Grace Napolitano

118429. The president’s claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened. – Grace Napolitano

118430. We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation’s social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years. – Grace Napolitano

118431. There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability, and Congress must act. – Grace Napolitano

118432. To allow all U.S. workers to put part of their earnings into private investment accounts would definitely erode the Social Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors. – Grace Napolitano

118433. We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan. He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing, but no one has seen a proposal. – Grace Napolitano

118434. We must level with the people and explain to them that Social Security will first face funding problems in 2042 that can be fixed now with changes that do not undermine and ultimately drain from the entire program. – Grace Napolitano

118435. Our Hispanic community needs to understand how important the Social Security system is for not only its retired citizens, but also its disabled workers. – Grace Napolitano

118436. We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch. – Grace Napolitano

118437. Even without reforms, the Social Security fund will be able to meet 100 percent of its obligations until 2042. – Grace Napolitano

118438. Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming with data that will allow citizens to use facts and figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in. – Grace Napolitano

118439. Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured on the job than other ethnic groups. – Grace Napolitano

118440. Latinas’ life expectancies are relatively long. When a current retiree hits 65 and begins receiving her benefit check, she can expect to live another 22 years. That life expectancy is higher than white women or men. – Grace Napolitano

118441. If Congress doesn’t raise taxes, you cannot get a private investment account without forgoing a portion, possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check. – Grace Napolitano

118442. I am not criticizing investing in the stock market; I am an investor. – Grace Napolitano

118443. For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president’s idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment. – Grace Napolitano

118444. President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record. – Grace Napolitano

118445. Social Security has been effective for 70 years; prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated. – Grace Napolitano

118446. A Congressional Budget Office report released as recent as June 2004 says the system will be able to pay full benefits until 2052, and 80 percent after that. – Grace Napolitano

118447. Almost half of all Latinas currently on Social Security rely exclusively on their benefit check in retirement. – Grace Napolitano

118448. Because of my own experience with market fluctuation, I recognize the great risks one takes on investments. This converts the Social Security safety net into a risky proposition many cannot afford to take. – Grace Napolitano

118449. Because Social Security is specifically designed to boost the retirement income of low earners with a progressive benefit formula, the program has played an enormous and necessary role in keeping Latinas out of poverty. – Grace Napolitano

118450. Because of their low earnings and family obligations, Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts. An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of dollars under this proposal. – Grace Napolitano

118451. I have long been a proponent of a guest-worker program between the United States and Mexico, and in particular I have proposed that Arizona would be an ideal location for a pilot project. – Janet Napolitano

118452. The United States and Arizona are both losing jobs to offshore locations. – Janet Napolitano

118453. The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody’s constitutionally protected rights. – Janet Napolitano

118454. Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has not seen substantial change in 30 years. – Janet Napolitano

118455. So not only do we need to deal with threats as they emerge, we have to be thinking in anticipation of future threats, and the things we do have to be things that enable the system to continue to work. – Janet Napolitano

118456. What we’re doing is making sure that we have a safe and secure border region from San Diego all the way to Brownsville. And that means manpower, it means technology, it means infrastructure, it means interior enforcement. All, you know, kind of layered in appropriate ways, and making sure, like I said before, the border is safe and secure. – Janet Napolitano

118457. The great thing about this town hall format is that it allows us to hear what’s on the minds of Americans. Tonight, it was clear – voters have quite a few questions about the direction in which the current administration is headed. – Janet Napolitano

118458. We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not – nor will we ever – monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources. – Janet Napolitano

118459. We have at least 125 communities in Arizona at risk from wildfire, not because of review processes or litigation delays but because of a lack of federal funding on the ground to actually begin the projects. – Janet Napolitano

118460. We’ve probably gotten 500 calls from people saying what the heck is going on with gas, and I gotta say I agree with you. What the heck is going on with gas? – Janet Napolitano

118461. Well, you know, the violence is mostly in Mexico itself, at least the violence that people are worried about. And so we want to make sure that violence does not spill over into our communities that are along the border. – Janet Napolitano

118462. You can’t imagine a world, quite frankly, without a safe and secure aviation system. And so our job is to really focus on that, and what we need to do to keep it safe and secure. – Janet Napolitano

118463. Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market. – Janet Napolitano

118464. Well, you know, I think in conversations with members of the Senate and others, they all recognize that the issue of immigration is important. It’s important to our nation, it’s important to our public safety, it’s important to our security, it’s important to our economic well-being moving forward. And it’s not something that’s going to go away. – Janet Napolitano

118465. As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures. – Janet Napolitano

118466. I’ve appointed a task force to take a fresh look at the color-code system and whether we should retain it, change it or scrap it. – Janet Napolitano

118467. All images generated by imaging technology are viewed in a walled-off location not visible to the public. The officer assisting the passenger never sees the image, and the officer viewing the image never interacts with the passenger. The imaging technology that we use cannot store, export, print or transmit images. – Janet Napolitano

118468. And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy. – Janet Napolitano

118469. But my view is that you need a system at the border. You need some fencing but you need technology. You need boots on the ground. And then you need to have interior enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws inside the country. And that means dealing with the employers who still consistently hire illegal labor. – Janet Napolitano

118470. Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal: providing safe and efficient air travel for the millions of people who rely on our aviation system every day. – Janet Napolitano

118471. Public schools were designed as the great equalizers of our society – the place where all children could have access to educational opportunities to make something of themselves in adulthood. – Janet Napolitano

118472. Now, a lot of what we are doing right now, quite frankly, is because of what happened on Christmas. Many of the things were kind of in the works. We were already planning, for example, the purchase and deployment of advanced imaging technology. You call them body scanners. We call them AITs (Advanced Imaging Technologies). – Janet Napolitano

118473. If American schooling is inadequate now, just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when today’s kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years. – Janet Napolitano

118474. It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit. – Janet Napolitano

118475. Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don’t have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence. – Janet Napolitano

118476. Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it’s been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there. – Janet Napolitano

118477. I’m angry that the private sector, which is supposed to be in charge of running gasoline into the Valley, doesn’t have its act together to deal with a critical situation, so now the public sector has to step in. – Janet Napolitano

118478. And I am also here to say that if something were to happen, we are prepared to respond swiftly, to respond effectively, and to respond strongly. That is our tradition as a country. And that is a tradition that we will uphold, regardless of any circumstance because this nation is one that is very, very strong and, indeed, extraordinarily resilient. – Janet Napolitano

118479. This digital world is completely fascinating to me. – Graham Nash

118480. There is a great correlation between music and images. – Graham Nash

118481. The Hollies, after I left in 1968, had the audacity, the gall, to have three number one records after I left. Thanks a lot, guys. – Graham Nash

118482. One can’t deny what has happened to us in the past. The secret is to enjoy and be proud of the music we’ve created and the people with whom we have been linked. It’s all a long chain of involvement in the world, and we are proud to be yet another link in this chain. – Graham Nash

118483. Neil’s effect on the band was immediate and very fulfilling. He adds a certain edge to the sound and, of course, he is an incredible musician. We became a better band because of the inclusion of Neil Young. – Graham Nash

118484. Just with the basic one guitar, one piano and one vocal and an audience, I think that the intimacy comes through more. People feel much more connected to the song because there’s nothing in the way, and I actually enjoy doing that. – Graham Nash

118485. We are excited about the music, past and present and future, and are really looking forward to playing. – Graham Nash

118486. You know, every year has been fantastic for me, I’m still here, I’m still alive and it’s been fantastic. – Graham Nash

118487. Martin guitars have now brought out, you know, on a more traditional level, the Stephen Stills’ model of Martin guitars. It’s beautiful. I just went inside. I bought one immediately. – Graham Nash

118488. We can’t forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us. – Graham Nash

118489. We only had enough money really to cut 10 things and be in there for a month because it’s expensive, you know. And, singer/songwriters, today are lucky if they can get a deal, you know. So, we actually worked so fast that we really cut 20 things. – Graham Nash

118490. We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball, and what I mean by that is we’re constantly waiting for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY. – Graham Nash

118491. We want to get this good music to as many people as possible because I think it heals, it soothes, I think music is incredibly important, especially in today’s chaos. – Graham Nash

118492. When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going. And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don’t teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy. – Graham Nash

118493. If you don’t want to be there, it shows in the energy that you put out and in your actions. – Graham Nash

118494. You don’t get on your feet if you don’t have to, you know. And these people were on their feet rockin’, and that was thrilling for David and I, absolutely. – Graham Nash

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118495. People like Beck and Shawn Colvin are some of the people I listen to lately. – Graham Nash

118496. With Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young… we’re very strong individuals, and we want our lives to be led the way we want them to. – Graham Nash

118497. I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action. – Graham Nash

118498. After six or seven performances of any song, you begin to perform it rather than feel it. – Graham Nash

118499. There are always new things to experience, internalize then write about. This process is ongoing with me. It never stops. The opportunity to reach new audiences with all of the music that we have made is thrilling. – Graham Nash

118500. If I read or listened to critics of our music, I’d have been discouraged a long time ago. – Graham Nash

118501. All the signs were right. And when I mean all the sings were right, the only signs that we care about when we start a project of making a record is, do we have the songs – it’s that simple. – Graham Nash

118502. Being in a different band always brings great musical experiences to be able to draw on. – Graham Nash

118503. I don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to do anything. It’s nice not have to get decisions out of three, sometimes four people, which can be like pulling teeth. So the amount of control that I have over what I’m doing is better for me as a solo artist. – Graham Nash

118504. I find it somewhat difficult to write with other people, although it has happened occasionally. – Graham Nash

118505. I mean, there’s times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music. – Graham Nash

118506. I only do solo albums when songs are screaming at me to be let out of my mind. – Graham Nash

118507. I realized at one point that David and I had not made a record together in almost 26 years and I thought that that was absurd because, first of all it had gone so fast, I didn’t really realize, neither did David, that it had been that long. – Graham Nash

118508. I’ve been a photographer all these years… I haven’t been in my own darkroom for 10 years. – Graham Nash

118509. I wasn’t thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect. – Graham Nash

118510. I worked very hard on me and David’s record and I’m extremely proud of the record, as most people are who were involved with it. And, it’s been wonderfully received by people who like our kind of music, they think it’s something special, and so do I. – Graham Nash

118511. I’m not so sure that people consider homelessness to be as important as, say, the Vietnam War. One should never even try to equate them because, of course, they’re tragedies on both sides of the coin. – Graham Nash

118512. I’m trying to communicate here. I’m a communicator, I like to communicate, and if a million people buy it then we’ve touched a million people, if only 10 people buy it, then we’ve only touched 10, and that’s important, because I’m satisfied with only 10. But, I love a million. – Graham Nash

118513. I think Stills has been playing better than ever. I know a lot of it sounds self-serving, but he truly has. – Graham Nash

118514. Generally, my writing is influenced by living, by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions. – Graham Nash

118515. I’ve been listening to a lot of Hollies stuff lately, and it’s beginning to sound pretty good to me. – Graham Nash

118516. If every human being disappeared off the face of the earth in an instant, the earth would still keep spinning and the planet would develop new life forms. – Graham Nash

118517. Though I had success in my research both when I was mad and when I was not, eventually I felt that my work would be better respected if I thought and acted like a ‘normal’ person. – John Forbes Nash

118518. I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. – Johnny Nash

118519. People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. – Ogden Nash

118520. People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven’t what they want that they really don’t want it. – Ogden Nash

118521. Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. – Ogden Nash

118522. One man’s remorse is another man’s reminiscence. – Ogden Nash

118523. Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. – Ogden Nash

118524. Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. – Ogden Nash

118525. Professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs. – Ogden Nash

118526. If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. – Ogden Nash

118527. To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. – Ogden Nash

118528. Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor. – Ogden Nash

118529. Women would rather be right than reasonable. – Ogden Nash

118530. Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long. – Ogden Nash

118531. Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind. – Ogden Nash

118532. Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them. – Ogden Nash

118533. The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. – Ogden Nash

118534. The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk. – Ogden Nash

118535. The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. – Ogden Nash

118536. The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin. – Ogden Nash

118537. The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat. – Ogden Nash

118538. There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. – Ogden Nash

118539. Too clever is dumb. – Ogden Nash

118540. I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance. – Ogden Nash

118541. Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you. – Ogden Nash

118542. There are people who are very resourceful, at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends. – Ogden Nash

118543. A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. – Ogden Nash

118544. I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all. – Ogden Nash

118545. A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. – Ogden Nash

118546. Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. – Ogden Nash

118547. Certainly there are things in life that money can’t buy, but it’s very funny – Did you ever try buying then without money? – Ogden Nash

118548. Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, and that’s what parents were created for. – Ogden Nash

118549. Commitments the voters don’t know about can’t hurt you. – Ogden Nash

118550. Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early? – Ogden Nash

118551. Door: What a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. – Ogden Nash

118552. I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it. – Ogden Nash

118553. Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals? – Ogden Nash

118554. Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. – Ogden Nash

118555. I claim there ain’t Another Saint As great as Valentine. – Ogden Nash

118556. I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. – Ogden Nash

118557. I have an idea that the phrase ‘weaker sex’ was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm. – Ogden Nash

118558. I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers. – Ogden Nash

118559. Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is. – Ogden Nash

118560. Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive. – Ogden Nash

118561. My best move is probably my pull up jump shot. – Steve Nash

118562. My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball. – Steve Nash

118563. My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends. – Steve Nash

118564. My ideal day would be to get a good work out in, listen to music, talk to my family and friends on the phone, read and go to a good movie. – Steve Nash

118565. Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots. We can play pick and pop. – Steve Nash

118566. People have always doubted whether I was good enough to play this game at this level. I thought I was, and I thought I could be. What other people thought was really always irrelevant to me. – Steve Nash

118567. The crowd gives us so much energy and we are able to really feed off of it. Hitting those shots and having the crowd go crazy helps boost our confidence. We love our fans. – Steve Nash

118568. The fans in Dallas were hard on me my first year, but after having a great year last year they are now supporting me. It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me. – Steve Nash

118569. The NBA has the best point guards in the world, so it is important that I come ready to play every night. – Steve Nash

118570. We were excited to win, staying undefeated is just the icing. – Steve Nash

118571. What happened in the past is just that, the past. Champion or not. – Steve Nash

118572. It’s important for us, if we’re going to be a good team, to be a good defensive team in the fourth quarter. – Steve Nash

118573. We’ve been playing ugly. Without all of our bodies, we’ve been kicking it all over the shop, but fortunately we’ve been able to make the big buckets and rely on our defense for once. – Steve Nash

118574. The playoffs are the playoffs. You just play who is put in front of you. – Steve Nash

118575. I have to say I’ve worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium. – Steve Nash

118576. I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale. – Steve Nash

118577. I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person’s life is the affect they have on others. – Steve Nash

118578. Basketball isn’t as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada. – Steve Nash

118579. Anytime you play a finalist it’s going to be a challenge. – Steve Nash

118580. You should be able to voice your opinion and respect the voice of the other side. You should be willing to educate yourself and know what it is you’re dealing with. – Steve Nash

118581. I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You’d go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we’d play. – Steve Nash

118582. Beauty is but a flower, which wrinkles will devour. – Thomas Nash

118583. No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven’t done. – Thomas Nash

118584. I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118585. I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118586. I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T. from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118587. I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118588. It’s almost as if a demon might have passed from one host to another. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118589. I did have strange ideas during certain periods of time. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118590. I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition… Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118591. I later spent… five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release. – John Forbes Nash, Jr.

118592. Our learning ought to be our lives’ amendment, and the fruits of our private study ought to appear in our public behavior. – Thomas Nashe

118593. Blest is that government where no art thrives. – Thomas Nashe

118594. But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy. – James Nasmyth

118595. Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new power in forging had been introduced. – James Nasmyth

118596. OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us. – James Nasmyth

118597. My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played. – James Nasmyth

118598. In order to keep pace with the influx of work I had to take on fresh hands. – James Nasmyth

118599. In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect. – James Nasmyth

118600. In 1854 I took out a patent for puddling iron by means of steam. – James Nasmyth

118601. Everything connected with war and warlike exploits is interesting to a boy. – James Nasmyth

118602. Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old mill soon assumed a very busy aspect. – James Nasmyth

118603. From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition. – James Nasmyth

118604. If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation, that has usurped the rights of others. – Hassan Nasrallah

118605. In man – in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they’re occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people’s will is what achieves victory. – Hassan Nasrallah

118606. In the end, we are part of this region, and we are affected by its developments. What we may do or not do in the future depends on the nature of what happens here in the region. – Hassan Nasrallah

118607. Israel remains a foreign body in this large area, and it always proved that it is unable to coexist with this environment, because the, the scope of the massacres that it has committed does not permit it to coexist. – Hassan Nasrallah

118608. It’s not the first time that I speak with American journalists. I’ve had meetings with many different newspapers and stations, and I’ve ha – never had a problem with meeting with American journalists. – Hassan Nasrallah

118609. Lebanon is caught in a cycle of threats. And it is our duty to be strong and capable of defending our country. But we will not clarify or explain what we do or do not possess. – Hassan Nasrallah

118610. The ones who were negotiating are now on the front line of this intifada, because they found that the negotiations didn’t give them the minimum of their rights. – Hassan Nasrallah

118611. That is why if Lebanon concludes a peace agreement with Israel and brings that accord to the Parliament our deputies will reject it; Hezbollah refuses any conciliation with Israel in principle. – Hassan Nasrallah

118612. When a peace agreement is concluded between the Lebanese government and Israel, we would surely disagree with the Lebanese government about that, but we would not make any turmoil out of it. – Hassan Nasrallah

118613. On this land, Muslims, Christians and Jews can coexist together, as they have – as they had for the – for hundreds of years in the framework of a democratic state. – Hassan Nasrallah

118614. You can look at the West Bank. Cities are like prisons. They can be closed quickly by the Israeli forces, and everything stops in these cities. This is the result of Oslo. – Hassan Nasrallah

118615. What is being talked about now is the probability of the Sharon government launching an attack against Lebanon to eliminate the resistance of Hezbollah by using the American war against Iraq. But, of course, in this case, we will certainly fight with all our strength. – Hassan Nasrallah

118616. We did not start a fight with America, and we don’t want a war with America. If someone launches an attack, though, we will respond. We will not take rejection or humiliation. We do not want to fight. – Hassan Nasrallah

118617. The problem is we disagree about the origin. Is this occupied land or not? – Hassan Nasrallah

118618. The Palestinian must stop throwing stones, and the Israelis must stop firing rockets. And in the view of the Sharm el-Sheikh summit, rockets are equal to stones. – Hassan Nasrallah

118619. If you are asking for my point of view, I would say that the Palestinians should go back to Palestine. – Hassan Nasrallah

118620. Would you allow a people to come from somewhere else and occupy a part of the United States, and set up an independent state, and, after 50 years, you would not be able to stay on this land? – Hassan Nasrallah

118621. However, they did not treat the reasons that led to this condition. I believe that the conditions in the Palestinian territories are alway capable of explosion because the same circumstances are there. – Hassan Nasrallah

118622. I am against any reconciliation with Israel. – Hassan Nasrallah

118623. I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people, this land. – Hassan Nasrallah

118624. Among them, there were Muslims, Christians, and Jews living together. But then violent organizations came, bringing with them many large groups of people from various parts of the world to Palestine. – Hassan Nasrallah

118625. Force is the duty of the state, not Hizbullah. – Hassan Nasrallah

118626. However, there is no legal and legitimate state called Israel. – Hassan Nasrallah

118627. Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. – Taslima Nasrin

118628. I write against the religion because if women want to live like human beings, they will have to live outside the religion and Islamic law. – Taslima Nasrin

118629. Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that? – Taslima Nasrin

118630. The fundamentalists are increasing. People, afraid to oppose those fundamentalists, shut their mouths. It is really very difficult to make people move against a sensitive issue like religion, which is the source of fundamentalism. – Taslima Nasrin

118631. Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no! – Taslima Nasrin

118632. Women are oppressed in the east, in the west, in the south, in the north. Women are oppressed inside, outside home, a woman is oppressed in religion, she is oppressed outside religion. – Taslima Nasrin

118633. I have been a conspirator for so long that I mistrust all around me. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118634. What was taken by force, can only be restored by force. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118635. Events are not a matter of chance. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118636. He who can not support himself, can not take his own decision. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118637. People do not want words – they want the sound of battle – the battle of destiny. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118638. The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118639. They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118640. There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire. – Gamal Abdel Nasser

118641. I haven’t reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife. – Ilie Nastase

118642. My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything. – Ilie Nastase

118643. If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything. – Ilie Nastase

118644. A man’s wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart. – George Jean Nathan

118645. Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people. – George Jean Nathan

118646. Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry. – George Jean Nathan

118647. Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote. – George Jean Nathan

118648. An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut. – George Jean Nathan

118649. A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. – George Jean Nathan

118650. A man admires a woman not for what she says, but what she listens to. – George Jean Nathan

118651. A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. – George Jean Nathan

118652. Criticism is the art of appraising others at one’s own value. – George Jean Nathan

118653. Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen. – George Jean Nathan

118654. An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out. – George Jean Nathan

118655. Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. – George Jean Nathan

118656. Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. – George Jean Nathan

118657. Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor. – George Jean Nathan

118658. Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn’t understand, he wants to know if she’s tired. – George Jean Nathan

118659. What passes for woman’s intuition is often nothing more than man’s transparency. – George Jean Nathan

118660. To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination. – George Jean Nathan

118661. The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth. – George Jean Nathan

118662. The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism. – George Jean Nathan

118663. Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men. – George Jean Nathan

118664. No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. – George Jean Nathan

118665. Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man. – George Jean Nathan

118666. Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few. – George Jean Nathan

118667. Love demands infinitely less than friendship. – George Jean Nathan

118668. It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid. – George Jean Nathan

118669. It is also said of me that I now and then contradict myself. Yes, I improve wonderfully as time goes on. – George Jean Nathan

118670. I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don’t know one who wouldn’t fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink. – George Jean Nathan

118671. I have yet to find a man worth his salt in any direction who did not think of himself first and foremost. – George Jean Nathan

118672. I drink to make other people interesting. – George Jean Nathan

118673. So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater. – George Jean Nathan

118674. My education began in the public schools of Wilmington. During most of these years, from about age 10, I also worked at some job or other after school, on weekends, and in the summer months. – Daniel Nathans

118675. So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students. – Daniel Nathans

118676. Small science, which includes most research in the life sciences all over the world, is science directed usually by an individual senior scientist and a small team of junior associates, perhaps three, ten, fifteen, something in that order. – Daniel Nathans

118677. The glimpses of human strength and frailty that a physician sees are with me still. – Daniel Nathans

118678. My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World. – Daniel Nathans

118679. First of all, many human diseases are influenced by, if not caused by mutations in genes. – Daniel Nathans

118680. At every stage of my career I have had interesting and cordial colleagues, some of whom are close friends. – Daniel Nathans

118681. As I look back on the last few decades of my life, I am struck by the good fortune that came my way. – Daniel Nathans

118682. And of course, identifying all human genes and proteins will have great medical significance. – Daniel Nathans

118683. People are not the only interesting organism on earth. From the point of view of scientific or commercial value, there are lots of interesting organisms. – Daniel Nathans

118684. I also found out that I liked biochemical research and that I could do it. – Daniel Nathans

118685. I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God’s clean air. – Carry Nation

118686. I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet. – Carry Nation

118687. Development does not take place in Washington, DC. Development takes place in the rest of the world. – Andrew Natsios

118688. We couldn’t spend $91 billion if we wanted to. – Andrew Natsios

118689. It takes four months to ship food aid and 40 percent of the cost is in the shipping. People cannot eat shipping costs. We have had people die when there are surpluses in the markets. – Andrew Natsios

118690. I went to the London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art and returned to New York where I started my career. – David Naughton

118691. Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off. – David Naughton

118692. We lived and breathed acting. – David Naughton

118693. Musical theatre is something I’m familiar with, I’ve been doing that. – David Naughton

118694. I’m not a big slasher film fan. – David Naughton

118695. I was not prepared for the actual process itself; having to go to the shop and having some molds done. – David Naughton

118696. I wanted to go to Rome. I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went. – David Naughton

118697. I have, I think to do a play a year is very good if you can afford the time and the energy because it’s difficult to do, it’s really the actors medium of course, because you’re really out there and nobody’s yelling cut so, yeah I have. – David Naughton

118698. I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that’s scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather’s always bad) then I might be interested. – David Naughton

118699. As a student in London, I had seen so many shows, so many plays and had seen so many greats of the day. – David Naughton

118700. You need help when you’re starting out. On the other hand, some people are very naturalistic to begin with. – David Naughton

118701. Comedies are something I’d be very interesting in doing. – David Naughton

118702. Wilder touches all the bases… in some kind of shorthand way. Now that’s art. – James Naughton

118703. If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses. – Bruce Nauman

118704. What I am really concerned about is what art is supposed to be – and can become. – Bruce Nauman

118705. In this case we’re building a corner to stretch a fence and hang a gate. It had a real purpose in the ranch here. I needed to do this. But at the same time, it made a beautiful structure. – Bruce Nauman

118706. And I don’t have any specific steps to take because I don’t start the same way every time. But there is a knowing when it’s enough and you can leave it alone. – Bruce Nauman

118707. In art, the only one who really knows whether what you’ve done is honest is the artist. – Bruce Nauman

118708. If you choose the wrong questions and you proceed, you still get a result, but it’s not interesting. – Bruce Nauman

118709. I’ll talk. You’ll listen. – Bruce Nauman

118710. I don’t like to think about being an influence. It’s embarrassing. – Bruce Nauman

118711. Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it’s not necessarily evident in anything that’s finished. – Bruce Nauman

118712. But part of the enjoyment I take in it is finding the most efficient way to do it, which doesn’t mean the corrections aren’t made. I like to have a feeling of the whole task before I start, even if it changes. – Bruce Nauman

118713. But if you can find that spot – I suppose it’s like running – I used to be a swimmer and swim laps, and you just have to be there with what you’re doing. – Bruce Nauman

118714. And then what makes the work interesting is if you choose the right questions. – Bruce Nauman

118715. And so I put down some of the things that he said, about keeping your tools sharpened and not letting them lie on the ground where they get hurt or get abused and dirty and can’t find them. And some thoughts about how his father used to do things. – Bruce Nauman

118716. I like to use my hands and make things… It might seem pretty stupid or pointless but that doesn’t matter… some of the most interesting work is the stuff that starts like that – out of a raw need for activity. – Bruce Nauman

118717. In the studio, I don’t do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it’s making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever. – Bruce Nauman

118718. I have never been sexually aroused by a man. But I have yet to kiss Johnny Depp, so you never know. – Dave Navarro

118719. There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there’d be something I’d miss that was funny in the future. If there’s a chance I’m going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that. – Dave Navarro

118720. Men are much more agressive with their advances. – Dave Navarro

118721. It’s impossible to compare two bands. It would be like comparing two lovers. – Dave Navarro

118722. I’ve always recorded the same way. I put down as many ideas as I have, then strip them away at the mixdown. It’s better to have too much music than not enough. – Dave Navarro

118723. I’m either shooting nine grams of coke a day or spending two hours at the gym. There’s no middle ground. – Dave Navarro

118724. I’m as obsessive with health as I was with destruction. – Dave Navarro

118725. What’s bad for the country is always good for The Nation. – Victor Navasky

118726. It’s not that I don’t have opinions, rather that I’m paid not to think aloud. – Yitzhak Navon

118727. Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people. – Martina Navratilova

118728. Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone. – Martina Navratilova

118729. You can’t live in the past, there’s nothing you can do about it. – Martina Navratilova

118730. Whoever said, “It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,” probably lost. – Martina Navratilova

118731. The more people come out, the less it will be an issue. – Martina Navratilova

118732. The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else. – Martina Navratilova

118733. The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst. – Martina Navratilova

118734. The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed. – Martina Navratilova

118735. Tennis has given me soul. – Martina Navratilova

118736. People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected. – Martina Navratilova

118737. Just go out there and do what you have to do. – Martina Navratilova

118738. Just by being out you’re doing your part. It’s like recycling. You’re doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you’re doing your part for the gay movement if you’re out. – Martina Navratilova

118739. It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t. – Martina Navratilova

118740. If I feel strongly, I say it. I know I can do more good by being vocal than by staying quiet. I’d have a whole lot more money if I lied, but I wouldn’t enjoy spending it. – Martina Navratilova

118741. I’ve been in the twilight of my career longer than most people have had their career. – Martina Navratilova

118742. I think the key is for women not to set any limits. – Martina Navratilova

118743. I shouldn’t say I’m looking forward to leading a normal life, because I don’t know what normal is. – Martina Navratilova

118744. I just try to concentrate on concentrating. – Martina Navratilova

118745. I hope, when I stop, people will think that somehow I mattered. – Martina Navratilova

118746. Sure I know where the press room is – I just look for where they throw the dog meat. – Martina Navratilova

118747. Lord keep her safe since you can’t keep her sane. – Gloria Naylor

118748. One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work. – Gloria Naylor

118749. Spoiled. That’s all it’s about – can’t live without this, can’t live without that. You can live without anything you weren’t born with, and you can make it through on even half of that. – Gloria Naylor

118750. Life is accepting what is and working from that. – Gloria Naylor

118751. I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel. – Gloria Naylor

118752. Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. – Gloria Naylor

118753. Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song. – Gloria Naylor

118754. We call upon all sides to stop hostilities and restart peace talks. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118755. When we were engaged in the problems of survival we had no time to have anything to do with culture. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118756. We’re working on accession to the WTO very actively. We still have several countries with which we need to conclude agreements and possibly that will happen next year. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

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118757. We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth – our common and only shelter. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118758. We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind still has not realised the priority to be given to world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118759. The terrorists whatever slogans they use have nothing in common with Islam. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118760. North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today’s world, even in its most liberal parts. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118761. It is extremely important that mass media, having freed from the relics of the Cold War, served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions, the rich and the poor, countries and continents. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118762. Interethnic and spiritual accord is our strategic resource, the basis for progress of our society and state. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118763. In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space… But you laid the foundation for space tourism. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118764. For centuries we have been living in the society where not laws but people ruled, where there was no legal state. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118765. As of today, we do not need expert reports by the authoritative analytical institutions to realise that the reasons for such a situation in our community lie in global inequality, poverty and illiteracy. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118766. We know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition, but our golf is only 10 years old so don’t judge us too harshly. – Nursultan Nazarbayev

118767. Latin music has many international influences – pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles. – Ednita Nazario

118768. And, more important, none of Paul’s music feels unfamiliar to me. – Ednita Nazario

118769. To begin with, I don’t have any stage fright. – Ednita Nazario

118770. The voice has to be very clear at all times in order to convey the emotion. – Ednita Nazario

118771. The process is intense and the producers, who are intelligent men, are bringing in new people for a fresh look at a complicated project that has been in the making for 10 years. – Ednita Nazario

118772. The Latin musical tradition is very rich and gives the singer a lot of freedom to explore a range of. – Ednita Nazario

118773. The fact is, Latinos now own their own lives and I believe they can afford to look back without judgment. – Ednita Nazario

118774. In America, music is more tightly categorized. – Ednita Nazario

118775. I have to trust what I do and then do it. – Ednita Nazario

118776. I had never auditioned for Broadway – any play – and I was not familiar with what you’re supposed to do. – Ednita Nazario

118777. I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children. – Ednita Nazario

118778. I am a woman of the 21st Century who is self-assured and speaks my mind. – Ednita Nazario

118779. It’s fascinating to be in a place where no one has ever heard of me. – Ednita Nazario

118780. Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting. – Alla Nazimova

118781. The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts. – Alla Nazimova

118782. But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for. – Anna Neagle

118783. The time I had waited probably made the difference between success and failure. – Anna Neagle

118784. Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not. – Anna Neagle

118785. So it is necessary that we should learn to be alone. – Anna Neagle

118786. No matter how much we love our family and friends, a part of us needs the occasional moment of solitude as a plant needs water. It is the inmost core of each of us that, that part which nobody can define but which we all recognize because it never changes. – Anna Neagle

118787. Naturally enough when I was a young dancer, I was terribly anxious to get ahead, and to get ahead quickly. I was impatient with all those older people who talked of the long grind to the top, who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do. – Anna Neagle

118788. If we fix a goal and work towards it, then we are never just passing time. – Anna Neagle

118789. Everyone needs some time to themselves. – Anna Neagle

118790. What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks’ rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long? – Anna Neagle

118791. But the delights of solitude don’t only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning. – Anna Neagle

118792. But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out! – Anna Neagle

118793. I have always found it difficult to wait for things – whether it was to see my father or sailor brother, Alan, again after their long sea trips, or the chance of a better job, or even new curtains. – Anna Neagle

118794. When you call upon a Thoroughbred, he gives you all the speed, strength of heart and sinew in him. When you call on a jackass, he kicks. – Patricia Neal

118795. I may be a dumb blonde, but I’m not that blonde. – Patricia Neal

118796. A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. – Patricia Neal

118797. A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. – Patricia Neal

118798. Trade can really be good for American workers and American businesses. – Richard Neal

118799. Under the Bush plan, Social Security gets weaker, not stronger. – Richard Neal

118800. Well, when I was a kid, if my father was witnessing something that he thought was particularly outrageous or he was looking at some sort of a question that he thought lacked proper definition, he would say, Well, at least Jesse James had the honor to wear a mask. – Richard Neal

118801. We should stop arguing about tax cuts in this town. – Richard Neal

118802. The Tax Code today is more complicated than ever, and the very people on the Republican side who denounce the Tax Code’s complexity are the ones that put together what they now call a convoluted monstrosity. They put it into effect. – Richard Neal

118803. Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling for boycotts of the United States and its products. – Richard Neal

118804. Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed papers to trade in their U.S. corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda. – Richard Neal

118805. The tax relief that this Congress has given now in terms of four tax cuts has overwhelmingly gone to the people at the very top of the income scale in America. – Richard Neal

118806. The slogan of the moderate Republican Party is this: we are rich, and we are not going to take it any more. – Richard Neal

118807. The number of electrical injuries cared for in hospitals in the US is estimated at as many as 50,000; the cost of these injuries on the US economy is estimated at over one billion dollars per year. – Richard Neal

118808. The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden. – Richard Neal

118809. The ABA works tirelessly in its efforts involving the first line of defense: the prevention of burn injuries. – Richard Neal

118810. President Bush is manufacturing a crisis by suggesting that Social Security is in imminent danger. It is not. – Richard Neal

118811. People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes. – Richard Neal

118812. We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program. – Richard Neal

118813. Let me say at the outset that I do not reflexively oppose international trade. – Richard Neal

118814. Many injuries and deaths can be prevented through an understanding of the dangers of power lines, electrical appliances, extension cords, and lightning. – Richard Neal

118815. Let me announce this to the American people tonight one of the best things about this debate, as a Democrat from Massachusetts, I have proposed eliminating, getting rid of the alternative minimum tax. – Richard Neal

118816. It is easy to talk about tax simplification, and we all know it is very difficult to accomplish; but for the last three Congresses, I have offered a tax simplification bill that would include a paid-for repeal of alternative minimum tax. – Richard Neal

118817. It is day after day in this institution, borrow money, run up the debt, run up the deficits and then with a straight face say, we are going to repeal a tax that affects 1 percent of the American people, just 1 percent of the American people. – Richard Neal

118818. Inherited wealth, that is not what America is based upon. – Richard Neal

118819. Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries. – Richard Neal

118820. But what is striking about this, in a town that often talks about tax cuts, we could quite easily, Republicans and Democrats working together, do something that everybody in America desires, and that is a simplification of our Tax Code. – Richard Neal

118821. More broadly, we are going to have to examine the safety net programs to make sure they are poised to catch the families before they fall even more, especially in the areas of unemployment benefits, child care assistance, and foster care. – Richard Neal

118822. If people can’t deal with their problems, they numb themselves a little bit. – Kevin Nealon

118823. A lot of baby boomers are baby bongers. – Kevin Nealon

118824. Curb Your Enthusiasm, is not so much about Hollywood. It’s more about Larry’s weaknesses. – Kevin Nealon

118825. I think people really appreciate clever commercials, as do I. I think they’re very entertaining. You just have to wade through all the garbage. That’s one of the reasons people watch the Super Bowl. A lot of them watch it to see the commercials and not the actual game. – Kevin Nealon

118826. I’m Kevin Nealon, and that’s news to me. – Kevin Nealon

118827. If you want a transcript of tonight’s program, get a pen and write down everything I said. – Kevin Nealon

118828. Workers insist that they are not disgruntled. They are very gruntled. – Kevin Nealon

118829. The funny thing about commercials to me is that many of them now don’t even mention the product until the very end. You don’t really know what the commercial is all about. They’re kind of like little movies, like shorts, and that’s why I think they’re so entertaining. – Kevin Nealon

118830. It is essential that men start being interested in and excited by how women think. – Holly Near

118831. A lot of artists say, I’m not political. People are afraid of this word. – Holly Near

118832. I don’t believe in nirvana. If nirvana was handed to us on a silver platter, this would be the first day of our struggle to keep it. – Holly Near

118833. I like this life. I like it when it’s hard, and I like it better when it’s not, but I know you don’t get the sweet part without the bitter. – Holly Near

118834. I’m not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture. – Holly Near

118835. If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. – Holly Near

118836. It’s been important to me to be a good activist, a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer, and a good entertainer. You can’t do it all, but I have walked those delicate lines as best I know how. – Holly Near

118837. Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think. – Holly Near

118838. Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward. It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling. – Holly Near

118839. Music can be used against us as much as it can be used for us. Muzak can put a whole nation to sleep, whereas a lullaby is intended to put a child to sleep in a sweet way. – Holly Near

118840. My creativity and my political work are linked. I don’t do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility. – Holly Near

118841. My parents encouraged thought. You’ll get through life better if you learn how to think. – Holly Near

118842. My parents had been involved in the labor movement; if we’d grown up in the city, we would have been red-diaper babies. – Holly Near

118843. If I didn’t think and feel the way I think and feel, I couldn’t sing the way I sing. And I like singing the way I sing. – Holly Near

118844. To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, ‘Oh well, that’s for women’. – Holly Near

118845. You can’t just leave out one part; the bread won’t rise if the yeast isn’t there. – Holly Near

118846. Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong? – Holly Near

118847. White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people. – Holly Near

118848. When we make mistakes, say, I’m blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this. – Holly Near

118849. When the students were killed at Kent State, the cast voted to do a demonstration from the stage, and I abstained. – Holly Near

118850. When an audience comes to one of my concerts, I hope they’ll see themselves, somewhere, in one of the songs. – Holly Near

118851. You just keep feeding hogwash to people, and pretty soon they’ll eat it. – Holly Near

118852. To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain. – Holly Near

118853. The women’s movement completely changed attitudes all over the world in ways we’ll never be able to count. – Holly Near

118854. The war on drugs is a war against the communities. – Holly Near

118855. People love to hear the mistakes you’ve made. – Holly Near

118856. Part of keeping space open is not to try to choose a form – to spend more time thinking about content, and let form take care of itself. – Holly Near

118857. Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt. – Holly Near

118858. Once women are not excluded, I don’t think any of us will give a damn what pronouns are used. That wasn’t the point. – Holly Near

118859. We who are interested in relative truth have to keep digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under. – Holly Near

118860. To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner. – Holly Near

118861. War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence. – Scott Nearing

118862. Your government is no longer mine. – Scott Nearing

118863. War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers. – Scott Nearing

118864. Do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind. – Scott Nearing

118865. Once again, Pat Robertson leaves us speechless with his insensitivity and arrogance. – Ralph Neas

118866. The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president’s nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially. – Ralph Neas

118867. The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions that are made by President Bush and the Senate about the future of the Supreme Court. – Ralph Neas

118868. We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections. – Ralph Neas

118869. Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century. – Ralph Neas

118870. The hierarchy of relations, from the molecular structure of carbon to the equilibrium of the species and ecological whole, will perhaps be the leading idea of the future. – Joseph Needham

118871. Although there is a very large literature, still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar, its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological and historical than scientific. – Joseph Needham

118872. Daoist thought is the root of science and technology in China. – Joseph Needham

118873. The ghastly thing about postal strikes is that after they are over, the service returns to normal. – Richard J. Needham

118874. When money is seen as a solution for every problem, money itself becomes the problem. – Richard J. Needham

118875. You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as the result of being. – Richard J. Needham

118876. The person who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more. – Richard J. Needham

118877. I used to look down on the world for being corrupt, but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption. – Richard J. Needham

118878. Every woman needs one man in her life who is strong and responsible. Given this security, she can proceed to do what she really wants to do-fall in love with men who are weak and irresponsible. – Richard J. Needham

118879. Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong. – Richard J. Needham

118880. For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done. – Richard J. Needham

118881. We are just interested in dealing with the people we’re paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside. – David Neeleman

118882. What you can’t buy is the loyalty that comes through our dedicated crewmembers. – David Neeleman

118883. Our people get profit-sharing checks. I got a report the other day that says that 84 percent of our people participate in our stock purchase program, where they can buy stock at a 15 percent discount. – David Neeleman

118884. I think they got caught up in how much money they could get from each of the city governments as far as tax rebates. But that stuff works when you make money. It’s a little bit phantom money. – David Neeleman

118885. People were desperately trying to fill their seats for the summer. And so prices are really low right now. And so they are kept from raising prices to make up for that difference. – David Neeleman

118886. Seat assignment didn’t matter if you’re flying Dallas to Houston and you did it 38 times a day. People just got on, you didn’t sit next to your wife, and it was a 45-minute flight. It didn’t matter. – David Neeleman

118887. The Blackberry is really essential for keeping up on my emails when I’m out of the office, which is a lot. – David Neeleman

118888. Value will always be on top of everyone’s lists now, right along with safety. – David Neeleman

118889. We don’t want a third party who may or may not have our best interests in mind or our crew members’ best interests in mind because they may be serving a union of one of our competitors. They are trying to equalize us and take away our competitive advantage. – David Neeleman

118890. We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile, the efficiency side of it, but we’ve added some extras that people aren’t used to finding on Southwest. – David Neeleman

118891. We’re reviewing everything to see how we can do it better, faster, and more efficiently. – David Neeleman

118892. Of course, we should all be aware of what we’re packing in our carry-on luggage – anything that might be considered dangerous could be confiscated at a security checkpoint. – David Neeleman

118893. This is not a business where you can hand off and run by remote control. – David Neeleman

118894. And you’ve got to remember that I’m also the father of nine children. – David Neeleman

118895. Just keep thinking about the good side of ADD – the creativity and the originality it can stimulate. – David Neeleman

118896. A lot of airlines have come and gone. – David Neeleman

118897. And, of course, customers really need to feel safe and are seeking reassurance when they fly. – David Neeleman

118898. Be it $15 million here and $11 million there, it takes hundreds of millions to be successful in this business. – David Neeleman

118899. Certainly, we are hurt by the high fuel prices because it raises our cost. – David Neeleman

118900. I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don’t feel like ADD has impaired my ability. – David Neeleman

118901. I also really like getting to know our crew members better. – David Neeleman

118902. I believe the public’s confidence would be increased if the federal government took over the functions of airport security screening for all passengers. – David Neeleman

118903. I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway, continuing to become more and more popular. – David Neeleman

118904. I’m always crunching numbers, so my calculator watch is a must. – David Neeleman

118905. It’s so important to experience what your customers are experiencing and listen to their suggestions. – David Neeleman

118906. Yes, I’m Catholic; I’m proud of it. But I had lots of Protestant friends. – Liam Neeson

118907. Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift. – Liam Neeson

118908. In Los Angeles, it’s like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they’re morally right. That’s when you want to choke people, you know? – Liam Neeson

118909. It’s extraordinary to look into a baby’s face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race. – Liam Neeson

118910. It’s interesting, the more successful you become the more people want to give you stuff for nothing. – Liam Neeson

118911. Kinsey’s quest was really for us all to be tolerant and accepting of each other. – Liam Neeson

118912. People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it’s great for New York and it’s also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it’s the best of both worlds. – Liam Neeson

118913. Sitting down to eat in our house is about sharing, you know, talking about the day you’ve had, be it in school or work or whatever, so that’s very important to us. – Liam Neeson

118914. Well I think people think sex is controversial. Not always, but certainly it’s something to be discussed. – Liam Neeson

118915. Well I was on the jury duty on the Deauville Film Festival, a few years ago. – Liam Neeson

118916. Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don’t look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist’s soul, my actor’s soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man. – Liam Neeson

118917. Well, I think I’ve made 44 films and only like four times I’ve played real characters I’m just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause. – Liam Neeson

118918. In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I’ll come across a sentence that’s totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I’ll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong – I should’ve opened the door more slowly. – Liam Neeson

118919. Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good. – Liam Neeson

118920. I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right? – Liam Neeson

118921. Well, I think they’re all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it’s the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure. – Liam Neeson

118922. But, you know, sex is controversial, it just is and it always will be. – Liam Neeson

118923. Acting is invigorating. But I don’t analyse it too much. It’s like a dog smelling where it’s going to do its toilet in the morning. – Liam Neeson

118924. Acting with creatures that aren’t there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene. – Liam Neeson

118925. And as the hour approached for the execution, in his own mind, Collins became both the executioner and the victim. He would pace up and down, transformed in almost a kind of exorcism when he knew he was responsible for taking someone’s life. – Liam Neeson

118926. And the Institute sent me a little film footage of Kinsey himself preparing to do an interview for television to talk about his work, so that was quite valuable for me. – Liam Neeson

118927. At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent. – Liam Neeson

118928. I love working with children and this young boy, Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor. He raises your game, you know. He certainly raised mine. – Liam Neeson

118929. But let’s just say, I’m Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist. – Liam Neeson

118930. I’m not the kind of actor that would know what my character had for breakfast last Tuesday. – Liam Neeson

118931. But, you know, there’s still an argument, there’s still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime. – Liam Neeson

118932. Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they’re gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy. – Liam Neeson

118933. Getting married and settling down isn’t the most important thing in my life. – Liam Neeson

118934. I did, although I didn’t read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry. – Liam Neeson

118935. I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them. – Liam Neeson

118936. I’d like to play Ian Paisley, actually. I’d need building up, though he’s very frail now. – Liam Neeson

118937. But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I’m totally convinced they’re death machines. – Liam Neeson

118938. I agree with Marjorie Rosen’s good psychological analysis of my acting ability. – Pola Negri

118939. Stars didn’t have to worry as they were on long term contracts and were able to enjoy their vacations without worrying about tomorrow. Few had financial worries due to large incomes and little taxes. – Pola Negri

118940. Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20’s, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one’s imagination. – Pola Negri

118941. Today the salaries of stars are astronomical in comparison with the 20’s, but the high cost of today’s living and taxes takes a huge bite out of these salaries. – Pola Negri

118942. The presentation of hard core pornography, brutality and shocking language, from what I hear, is leaving the public jaded and tired of this kind of film. – Pola Negri

118943. My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors. – Pola Negri

118944. Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything changed and became worrisome. People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses, myself included. – Pola Negri

118945. I then remained in Berlin until Dec. 1938, spending my time between pictures at my villa on the Riviera. – Pola Negri

118946. In the next shot the cameras zoomed to the fiancee who noticed the lights in the Czarina’s room go out and the camera then turned to the pond where two goldfish were making love. – Pola Negri

118947. Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews. – Pola Negri

118948. Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981 to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras. – John Negroponte

118949. Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years. – John Negroponte

118950. We negotiated with the Honduran government the establishment of a regional military training center, for training central American forces, but the primary motivation for doing that was to be able to bolster the quality, improve the quality of the El Salvadoran fighting forces. – John Negroponte

118951. We believe that the vote would have been close. We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to veto by a permanent member, the vote-counting became a secondary consideration. – John Negroponte

118952. Very hard, very hard to represent a country, or carry out a policy that does not have consensus support. – John Negroponte

118953. To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to press for elections and for democratic reform. – John Negroponte

118954. Those of us who actually were working in the region at the time will point out how strongly committed we were to supporting the democratic process and encouraging elections, in spite of the fact that a war was going on in several of these countries. – John Negroponte

118955. The populations of Central America are very, very small indeed, so that while no one was denying and this was one of the great debates we used to have, whose fault was it that there were communists were able to do so well down there, well, that wasn’t the point. – John Negroponte

118956. It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over – if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua – that even in conditions of peace they don’t seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous. – John Negroponte

118957. I think there, there also had been just before I got to Honduras a rather spectacular capture of an arms shipment that from Nicaragua across Honduran test, territory destined for El Salvador and I think that some of that equipment had been also to Cuba and the Soviet bloc. – John Negroponte

118958. I think people took Grenada for what it turned out to be, which was a very specific incident and from which one couldn’t necessarily make a lot of generalizations. – John Negroponte

118959. There was the situation in Nicaragua where the Sandinistas had taken over a couple of years earlier. There was a civil war going on in El Salvador and there was a similar situation in Guatemala. So Honduras was in a rather precarious geographic position indeed. – John Negroponte

118960. If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop. – Nicholas Negroponte

118961. This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding that cyberspace has no limits, no boundaries. – Nicholas Negroponte

118962. Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living. – Nicholas Negroponte

118963. By the year 2000, most Americans will be online one way or another. – Nicholas Negroponte

118964. Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water. – Nicholas Negroponte

118965. We have to make machines understand what they’re doing, or they won’t be able to come back and say, ‘Why did you do that?’ – Nicholas Negroponte

118966. The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118967. Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118968. Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118969. Socialism is… not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach to social and economic problems. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118970. You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118971. The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118972. Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118973. The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118974. The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118975. The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118976. The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118977. The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118978. There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118979. Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118980. To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118981. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118982. What we really are matters more than what other people think of us. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118983. Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118984. Great causes and little men go ill together. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118985. The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118986. Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118987. Ignorance is always afraid of change. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118988. Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118989. A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118990. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118991. A theory must be tempered with reality. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118992. Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118993. Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118994. Citizenship consists in the service of the country. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118995. Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118996. Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118997. Every little thing counts in a crisis. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118998. Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes. – Jawaharlal Nehru

118999. Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles. – Jawaharlal Nehru

119000. I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere. – Jawaharlal Nehru

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