180000 famous quotes part 12 – 11001 to 12000

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180000 famous quotes part 12 – 11001 to 12000

11001. It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis. – Luis Barragan

11002. I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one. – Luis Barragan

11003. Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all. – Luis Barragan

11004. Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being. – Luis Barragan

11005. A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. – Luis Barragan

11006. Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human. – Luis Barragan

11007. You have to wake up a virgin each morning. – Jean-Louis Barrault

11008. My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop. – Gina Barreca

11009. Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate. – Gina Barreca

11010. The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does. – Maurice Barres

11011. But this is called show business, not show family. – Alice Barrett

11012. It sustained me… I can’t tell you how much their support meant to me when I was leaving and coming back and even while I was gone, there was a part of me that knew people were pulling for me. – Alice Barrett

11013. When I left the show, the fans were so amazing in terms of the outpouring of support and continued support all that time whatever ways they could be in touch with me. – Alice Barrett

11014. So I’m very grateful for everything that has happened in my life. – Alice Barrett

11015. So every single day, I found something to be grateful for and that’s a powerful lesson. – Alice Barrett

11016. It’s not an easy thing to be let go. – Alice Barrett

11017. I’m a just a mom when I walk down the street. – Alice Barrett

11018. I did an episode of The Profiler. I actually worked on the last episode of Murphy Brown. – Alice Barrett

11019. Getting fired is hard. – Alice Barrett

11020. I did a Broadway show with Alan Alda and how much money can Alan Alda have. – Alice Barrett

11021. In difficult times, it’s so hard to look around and to see what to be grateful for. – Alice Barrett

11022. I will always support legislation which respects and values life. – Gresham Barrett

11023. While war is never anyone first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice. – Gresham Barrett

11024. At the end of the day, we need a leader who thinks with his head but leads with his heart. – Gresham Barrett

11025. As a dedicated and proud father of three, I am a strong advocate of life. I value life whether born or unborn. – Gresham Barrett

11026. Younger workers should have more freedom to build their retirement nest egg. – Gresham Barrett

11027. An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow. – Lawrence Barrett

11028. So we all got basically what we wanted, and as far as the women are concerned, he figured that 30 good women could handle a crew of 300 anyway. So that’s how we ended up with our crew. – Majel Barrett

11029. You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in. – Majel Barrett

11030. You can take any one of our stories that we use right now, put western clothes on us, stick us out in the west and they’ll work just as well – any single one of them – because they’re stories about people, they’re stories about things. – Majel Barrett

11031. When we started out in ’64, um, I was playing Number One, which was a woman second in command of a star ship. – Majel Barrett

11032. We’re having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States. – Majel Barrett

11033. You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre. – Majel Barrett

11034. Man must be in space – that is what we are destined for. There is nothing else that we can do. – Majel Barrett

11035. I’m going to take over on the Techno Comics so I’m going to be dealing in the children’s merchandising type department. But that’s just setting it up and having somebody run it. – Majel Barrett

11036. I don’t think we’re wasting people in space. – Majel Barrett

11037. But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel, and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines. – Majel Barrett

11038. Then, all of a sudden, here I am in the Press Room in the White House and walking in with the guards, who handed me three little pieces of paper asking me to send pictures to the guards at the White House. – Majel Barrett

11039. The best way in the world to advertise is to get somebody else to run around with the name of your product on their person or showing it around somewhere and not only that but they’re paying for it. – Majel Barrett

11040. It’s ironic, but until you can free those final monsters within the jungle of yourself, your life, your soul is up for grabs. – Rona Barrett

11041. Pick your enemies carefully or you’ll never make it in Los Angeles. – Rona Barrett

11042. The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul. – Rona Barrett

11043. The only work I’ve done the last two years is interviews. I’m very good at it. – Syd Barrett

11044. I’m disappearing, avoiding most things. – Syd Barrett

11045. I’m full of dust and guitars. – Syd Barrett

11046. I’m sorry I can’t speak very coherently. – Syd Barrett

11047. I’m treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time. – Syd Barrett

11048. I’ve just had an operation, but nothing too serious. – Syd Barrett

11049. If I’d stayed at college I would have become a teacher. – Syd Barrett

11050. Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it’s so clean. – Syd Barrett

11051. I think young people should have a lot of fun. But I never seem to have any. – Syd Barrett

11052. When we parted I had written everything for the group. My leaving sort of evened things out within the group. – Syd Barrett

11053. It’s always been too slow for me. Playing. The pace of things. I’m a fast sprinter. The trouble was, after playing in the group for a few months, I couldn’t reach that point. – Syd Barrett

11054. Fairy-tales are nice. – Syd Barrett

11055. I’d like to be rich. I’d like a lot of money to put into my physicals and to buy food for all my friends. – Syd Barrett

11056. A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing. – Syd Barrett

11057. I wasn’t always this introverted. – Syd Barrett

11058. Getting used to the studio and everything was fun, we freaked about alot. I was working very hard then. – Syd Barrett

11059. Have you seen the roses? There’s a whole lot of colours. – Syd Barrett

11060. I do tend to take lines from other lines I like, and then write around them. – Syd Barrett

11061. I don’t really read a lot. Maybe I should. – Syd Barrett

11062. I don’t think I’m easy to talk about. I’ve got a very irregular head. And I’m not anything that you think I am anyway. – Syd Barrett

11063. I like songs that are simple. – Syd Barrett

11064. I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one with mirrors that I used on stage all the time. – Syd Barrett

11065. I think it’s good if a song has more than one meaning. Maybe that kind of song can reach far more people. – Syd Barrett

11066. Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth. – Tom Barrett

11067. If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain? – Tom Barrett

11068. It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes. – Tom Barrett

11069. The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment. – Tom Barrett

11070. With the increased cost of gasoline, it doesn’t appear that we’re going to see a slowing of interest in mass transit. I think it’s going to continue to grow. – Tom Barrett

11071. We are all failures at least, all the best of us are. – J. M. Barrie

11072. You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip. – J. M. Barrie

11073. That is ever the way. Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse. – J. M. Barrie

11074. Every man who is high up likes to think he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It’s our only joke. Every woman knows that. – J. M. Barrie

11075. Every time a child says I don’t believe in fairies there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead. – J. M. Barrie

11076. Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds. – J. M. Barrie

11077. It’s a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don’t need to have anything else; and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have. – J. M. Barrie

11078. His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants’ hall. – J. M. Barrie

11079. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James M. Barrie

11080. Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. – James M. Barrie

11081. Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. – James M. Barrie

11082. Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary? – James M. Barrie

11083. Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them. – James M. Barrie

11084. Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. – James M. Barrie

11085. That is ever the way. ‘Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse. – James M. Barrie

11086. The best place a person can die, is where they die for others. – James M. Barrie

11087. Life is a long lesson in humility. – James M. Barrie

11088. There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make. – James M. Barrie

11089. The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. – James M. Barrie

11090. To die will be an awfully big adventure. – James M. Barrie

11091. We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are. – James M. Barrie

11092. We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it. – James M. Barrie

11093. You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. – James M. Barrie

11094. The most useless are those who never change through the years. – James M. Barrie

11095. Everytime a child says ‘I don’t believe in fairies’ there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead. – James M. Barrie

11096. Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow. – James M. Barrie

11097. A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be. – James M. Barrie

11098. Always be a little kinder than necessary. – James M. Barrie

11099. Ambition – it is the last infirmity of noble minds. – James M. Barrie

11100. Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands! – James M. Barrie

11101. Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it. – James M. Barrie

11102. The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble. – James M. Barrie

11103. Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that. – James M. Barrie

11104. A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don’t find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting. – James M. Barrie

11105. For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded. – James M. Barrie

11106. God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. – James M. Barrie

11107. His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall. – James M. Barrie

11108. I am not young enough to know everything. – James M. Barrie

11109. I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life. – James M. Barrie

11110. I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg. – James M. Barrie

11111. It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else. – James M. Barrie

11112. I like to play dress up, I’m in love with fashion. – Fantasia Barrino

11113. My lips are big, but my talent is bigger. – Fantasia Barrino

11114. I’ve been wanting to sing for a long time. I’ve been singing all my life, and I’ve tried different record companies, but it seemed like – it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, ‘I’m gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.’ – Fantasia Barrino

11115. When I’m out on the stage, it gives me this rush and anything that’s on my mind and everything I’m going through is forgotten about. – Fantasia Barrino

11116. I always say you’ve only got one life to live, and you’re not promised a tomorrow. So, you might as well just have a good time with it. – Fantasia Barrino

11117. I’m very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I’m singing. – Fantasia Barrino

11118. I want to do all types of music, music for all people. I want my music to be encouraging, to help people. – Fantasia Barrino

11119. I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern, where you take all that heat from critics. What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me. – Chuck Barris

11120. Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business. – Chuck Barris

11121. The Gong Show provided me with five years of the happiest times of my life, but that’s that. And to be known as the guy who gave the world The Gong Show – listen, my Uncle George isn’t known as anything. So I guess it isn’t so bad in that context. – Chuck Barris

11122. There’s tons of creative people in television that have one failure after another, and they just step up higher. I could never get over that. When I had a failure, there was no such thing as just getting over it. – Chuck Barris

11123. It was hard to make fun of him because he seemed to have so much fun making fun of himself. – James Barron

11124. Americans are shy about the body. I have to remember that when I go there. – Ana Beatriz Barros

11125. I want to go back to Brazil, get married, have lots of kids, and just be a couch tomato. – Ana Beatriz Barros

11126. It is a sexy country. We are very free with our bodies. – Ana Beatriz Barros

11127. Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous, and provocative of Divine judgment. – Isaac Barrow

11128. No man speaketh, or should speak, of his prince, that which he hath not weighed whether it will consist with that veneration which should be preserved inviolate to him. – Isaac Barrow

11129. Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men. – Isaac Barrow

11130. Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so mean and silly a practice should expect commendation, or that any should afford regard thereto; the which it is so far from meriting, that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it. – Isaac Barrow

11131. That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God’s will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively. – Isaac Barrow

11132. That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases. – Isaac Barrow

11133. Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth. – Isaac Barrow

11134. That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other. – Isaac Barrow

11135. If men are wont to play with swearing anywhere, can we expect they should be serious and strict therein at the bar or in the church. – Isaac Barrow

11136. It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all. – Isaac Barrow

11137. I pass by that it is very culpable to be facetious in obscene and smutty matters. – Isaac Barrow

11138. He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter. – Isaac Barrow

11139. Facetiousness is allowable when it is the most proper instrument of exposing things apparently base and vile to due contempt. – Isaac Barrow

11140. Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them. – Isaac Barrow

11141. Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing. – Isaac Barrow

11142. If you never try, you’ll never know what you are capable of. – John Barrow

11143. You only can live on adrenaline for so long; one thing is for sure, it doesn’t pay the bills. – John Barrow

11144. Releasing a record is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the promotion of the product, but you have to play the game if you are to have a chance of competing in the market place. – John Barrow

11145. People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy. – John Barrow

11146. One moment you appear to be riding the crest of a wave, only to have the rug pulled away from you, bringing you back down to earth with a sickening thud. – John Barrow

11147. One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn’t everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you’ve no chance. – John Barrow

11148. It’s not what you play but what you leave out that makes the difference. – John Barrow

11149. Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment. – John Barrow

11150. There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience. – John D. Barrow

11151. There was no “before” the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time. – John D. Barrow

11152. The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman. – Sydney Biddle Barrows

11153. I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity. – Sydney Biddle Barrows

11154. Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn’t want your mother to hear at your trial. – Sydney Biddle Barrows

11155. The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. – Dave Barry

11156. The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter. – Dave Barry

11157. The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn’t have eyeballs or fins. – Dave Barry

11158. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers. – Dave Barry

11159. The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television. – Dave Barry

11160. The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice. – Dave Barry

11161. The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates. – Dave Barry

11162. The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat. – Dave Barry

11163. The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. – Dave Barry

11164. Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. – Dave Barry

11165. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. – Dave Barry

11166. Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. – Dave Barry

11167. The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. – Dave Barry

11168. Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. – Dave Barry

11169. Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. – Dave Barry

11170. Skiers view snowboarders as a menace; snowboarders view skiers as Elmer Fudd. – Dave Barry

11171. Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. – Dave Barry

11172. Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid. – Dave Barry

11173. The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes. – Dave Barry

11174. We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires. – Dave Barry

11175. The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number. – Dave Barry

11176. Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around. – Dave Barry

11177. Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling. – Dave Barry

11178. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. – Dave Barry

11179. Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro. – Dave Barry

11180. You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. – Dave Barry

11181. What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers. – Dave Barry

11182. What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death. – Dave Barry

11183. We’ll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail. – Dave Barry

11184. We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin. – Dave Barry

11185. To better understand why you need a personal computer, let’s take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life. – Dave Barry

11186. We idolized the Beatles, except for those of us who idolized the Rolling Stones, who in those days still had many of their original teeth. – Dave Barry

11187. The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species. – Dave Barry

11188. To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent. – Dave Barry

11189. Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet. – Dave Barry

11190. There is a breed of fashion models who weigh no more than an abridged dictionary. – Dave Barry

11191. The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example. – Dave Barry

11192. The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot. – Dave Barry

11193. The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition. – Dave Barry

11194. The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire. – Dave Barry

11195. The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs. – Dave Barry

11196. We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective. – Dave Barry

11197. Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. – Dave Barry

11198. Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print. – Dave Barry

11199. Have you noticed that whatever sport you’re trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? – Dave Barry

11200. Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically. – Dave Barry

11201. Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects. – Dave Barry

11202. ‘Escargot’ is French for ‘fat crawling bag of phlegm’. – Dave Barry

11203. For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball. – Dave Barry

11204. Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there’s a good chance that nobody is reading my column. – Dave Barry

11205. I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer. – Dave Barry

11206. Don’t you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don’t even have to be true! – Dave Barry

11207. Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep. – Dave Barry

11208. Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business. – Dave Barry

11209. Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions. – Dave Barry

11210. Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes. – Dave Barry

11211. Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down. – Dave Barry

11212. As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula. – Dave Barry

11213. And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West. – Dave Barry

11214. American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. – Dave Barry

11215. Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. – Dave Barry

11216. Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything. – Dave Barry

11217. It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money. – Dave Barry

11218. Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. – Dave Barry

11219. Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship. – Dave Barry

11220. My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible. – Dave Barry

11221. Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting. – Dave Barry

11222. Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. – Dave Barry

11223. I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. – Dave Barry

11224. It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin. – Dave Barry

11225. It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate. – Dave Barry

11226. It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. – Dave Barry

11227. In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid. – Dave Barry

11228. I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War. – Dave Barry

11229. If you were to open up a baby’s head – and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should – you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland. – Dave Barry

11230. Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators. – Dave Barry

11231. If you have a big enough dictionary, just about everything is a word. – Dave Barry

11232. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’ – Dave Barry

11233. If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry. – Dave Barry

11234. I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. – Dave Barry

11235. I want a pit crew… I hate the procedure I currently have to go through when I have car problems. – Dave Barry

11236. I realize that I’m generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don’t care. – Dave Barry

11237. In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps. – Dave Barry

11238. The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor’s mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know. – Gene Barry

11239. I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time. – Gene Barry

11240. There certainly is a lot of political pressure for states to adopt the new federal tax codes. But there is no law that requires them to do so. – John Barry

11241. Going on Letterman is like going off the high dive. It’s exhilarating, but after a while it wasn’t the kind of thrill I enjoyed. – Lynda Barry

11242. Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time. – Lynda Barry

11243. I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn’t married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn’t gay? I knew I was lucky. – Lynda Barry

11244. I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth. – Lynda Barry

11245. I go to work the minute I open my eyes. – Lynda Barry

11246. I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women’s restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking. – Lynda Barry

11247. Cartoonist was the weirdest name I finally let myself have. I would never say it. When I heard it I silently thought, what an awful word. – Lynda Barry

11248. If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately. – Lynda Barry

11249. There was a beautiful time in the beginning when I just did it and didn’t analyze the consequences, but I think that time ends in everyone’s work. – Lynda Barry

11250. The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset, a wreck. – Lynda Barry

11251. Remember how you used to be able to feel your bed breathing and the walls spinning when you were a kid? – Lynda Barry

11252. Race and class are the easiest divisions. It’s very stupid. – Lynda Barry

11253. People think that whatever I put into strips has happened to me in my life. – Lynda Barry

11254. Love will make a way out of no way. – Lynda Barry

11255. Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. – Lynda Barry

11256. If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile. – Lynda Barry

11257. If I didn’t try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time. – Lynda Barry

11258. I’ve gotten a lot of livid letters about the awfulness of my work. I’ve never known what to make of it. Why do people bother to write if they hate what I do? – Lynda Barry

11259. I wasn’t afraid to be laughed at or be loud. – Lynda Barry

11260. I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist. – Lynda Barry

11261. I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading. – Lynda Barry

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11262. I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer. – Lynda Barry

11263. I need to be cheered up a lot. I think funny people are people who need to be cheered up. – Lynda Barry

11264. In life there are always these things happening if you can just get the joke. – Lynda Barry

11265. This is not a sham, not a game. This is the real stuff. – Marion Barry

11266. What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary? – Marion Barry

11267. Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. – Marion Barry

11268. I have to admit I didn’t do as much as I should have back when I was mayor, but now we’re getting it done. It’s not where you’ve been but where you’re going. – Marion Barry

11269. Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. – Marion Barry

11270. They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it’s ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there’s just so many things they do incorrectly. – Rick Barry

11271. People who don’t know me have opinions about me. That’s the part that’s very hurtful. Because how do you form an opinion about somebody if you’ve never met them or spent any time with them? So it’s all based upon hearsay or things that they’ve read. – Rick Barry

11272. In life it wasn’t what you know, but who you know. I had people who were trying to buy teams and had they bought the teams, I would have gotten to coach because they wanted me to coach. But the people who have the teams hire their friends. – Rick Barry

11273. You come there and hang out and have a drink before the show and eat, so it’s not that brutal. It’s only $6. – Todd Barry

11274. People don’t understand that that’s really what it is. They’re looking for a magic phone number or something. And to a certain extent, I understand that, because comedy is treated so much as a stepping stone by a lot of people. – Todd Barry

11275. People in New York love having roof parties. – Todd Barry

11276. Only lately, like within the last few years, have I had people actually do an impression of me to me, which weirds me out to think of what they have picked up on, without ever realizing it myself. – Todd Barry

11277. There seems to be more comedy for comedy’s sake. – Todd Barry

11278. Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle. It’s a comedy show started by David Cross, me and Jon Benjamin. It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons. – Todd Barry

11279. You always think you’re better than you are in the beginning. – Todd Barry

11280. My sister sometimes does a Todd Barry tribute act. – Todd Barry

11281. Some venues are better run than others. Sometimes it’s just maddening to deal with full dinners being served in front of your face. You can have a good or bad show anywhere. – Todd Barry

11282. I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things. – Todd Barry

11283. It’s cool to go to a place that has posters up and it’s one night only. It feels more special. – Todd Barry

11284. I’d rather send out a mass email then hang posters all over the place. – Todd Barry

11285. I’m particularly proud of my reluctance to share my dreams with anyone. – Todd Barry

11286. I’m traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy. – Todd Barry

11287. I’ve never been a TV junkie. I remember watching Letterman way back when he had a morning show. – Todd Barry

11288. If I’m at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape, I tend to go nuts. – Todd Barry

11289. If you see me at a restaurant, blow me a kiss, wave, blow me another kiss, then walk five steps backward. – Todd Barry

11290. It was actually 3 years between albums. That seems like a long time to me. – Todd Barry

11291. There’s people that are just in awe of what you do, and then there are people who just think it’s garbage. And I think there are people who are just uncomfortable seeing someone have fun with their job. – Todd Barry

11292. I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable. – Todd Barry

11293. I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport. – Todd Barry

11294. I don’t feel I’m even worthy of a normal amount of value. – Todd Barry

11295. I don’t really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I’d be a contrarian pirate. – Todd Barry

11296. I guess there seems to be clubs opening up again, which is strange. – Todd Barry

11297. I had some friends that tried it down there, and I went to a couple of open mics, and I just kind of got this… this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it. – Todd Barry

11298. I had temping jobs also. I liked the flexibility. There was no asking for time off; you just didn’t work. – Todd Barry

11299. I did end up doing substitute teaching, but there’s not a lot of teaching involved in that. – Todd Barry

11300. I must have done everything I had. You go through years where you go through everything you’ve ever written. – Todd Barry

11301. I will not be misquoted! – Todd Barry

11302. I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be when I started. – Todd Barry

11303. I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller, but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller. I guess I was just less interesting than I am now, if I am interesting at all. – Todd Barry

11304. I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film. – Todd Barry

11305. I used to write things out beforehand. But sometimes it backfires. – Todd Barry

11306. I like pens. My writing is so amazing there’s never a need to erase. – Todd Barry

11307. I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta. I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors. – Todd Barry

11308. I liked the koala, wallaby, and I chilled with a kangaroo a bit. There was a wombat that I quite enjoyed also. – Todd Barry

11309. I mean, I’ve had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I’ve never even thought about, and they’re right. – Todd Barry

11310. I mean, I’ve always had scattered interests, but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that. – Todd Barry

11311. I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom, so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide you wanted to be a comic, and on Monday, you could be on stage. – Todd Barry

11312. I mean, I guess I realized subconsciously that this is what I should be doing before I realized it, consciously. Verbally, I don’t think I had committed to it, even though I was driving everywhere, every night, just trying to get on stage. – Todd Barry

11313. I loved Australia. I was very successful there. – Todd Barry

11314. I don’t know any astronauts. There are a lot of people who say they want to be comedians. – Todd Barry

11315. I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it. – Todd Barry

11316. I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I’m too classy to bring that up. – Todd Barry

11317. Buddha, much like everyone else has good and bad days. – Todd Barry

11318. Anyone who bombs is my friend. – Todd Barry

11319. And the goal really is to make the audience laugh, to bring them some joy. – Todd Barry

11320. I basically did comedy there for about a year, and then moved to New York. If I had it to do over again, I would have booked myself on the road for at least a year. – Todd Barry

11321. I got access to a private tour of the zoo. I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend. – Todd Barry

11322. There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. – Drew Barrymore

11323. Kissing – and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing – is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down. – Drew Barrymore

11324. I’m so in control of my life, you shouldn’t dislike anything I do-because I’m not only in the best place I’ve ever been, but it keeps getting better and better. – Drew Barrymore

11325. I’ve always said that one night, I’m going to find myself in some field somewhere, I’m standing on grass, and it’s raining, and I’m with the person I love, and I know I’m at the very point I’ve been dreaming of getting to. – Drew Barrymore

11326. I’ve been a vegetarian for years and years. I’m not judgemental about others who aren’t, I just feel I cannot eat or wear living creatures. – Drew Barrymore

11327. If you’re going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck the marrow out of every day and get the most out of it. – Drew Barrymore

11328. If you’re going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something. – Drew Barrymore

11329. It’s only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning. – Drew Barrymore

11330. Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful. – Drew Barrymore

11331. Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. – Drew Barrymore

11332. Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy. – Drew Barrymore

11333. My whole life, I’ve wanted to feel comfortable in my skin. It’s the most liberating thing in the world. – Drew Barrymore

11334. I’m not after fame and success and fortune and power. It’s mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that’s the good stuff in life. – Drew Barrymore

11335. There’s a hunger and a fervor that I have, but there’s no person I’m going to push to the side to get where I’m going. I want to create my own road. – Drew Barrymore

11336. When things are perfect, that’s when you need to worry most. – Drew Barrymore

11337. When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today. That’s when I feel beautiful. – Drew Barrymore

11338. When you’ve been locked up in a mental institution, people are going to ask questions. It was OK, because I didn’t have to act perfect all the time. – Drew Barrymore

11339. Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage. – Drew Barrymore

11340. God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped. – Drew Barrymore

11341. You’ve just got to do the best that you can. – Drew Barrymore

11342. Daisies are like sunshine to the ground. – Drew Barrymore

11343. I want people to love me, but it’s not going to hurt me if they don’t. – Drew Barrymore

11344. Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves. – Drew Barrymore

11345. I am obsessed with ice cubes. Obsessed. – Drew Barrymore

11346. I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day. – Drew Barrymore

11347. I definitely don’t think that I’m hot doo-doo. I don’t. – Drew Barrymore

11348. I don’t know anybody’s road who’s been paved perfectly for them, there are no manuals, you don’t know what life has in store for you. – Drew Barrymore

11349. I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important. – Drew Barrymore

11350. A fish may love a bird, but where would they live? – Drew Barrymore

11351. I don’t want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child. – Drew Barrymore

11352. I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself. – Drew Barrymore

11353. I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. – Drew Barrymore

11354. I never want to get to the point where it’s all about my needs, and the hell with anybody else. – Drew Barrymore

11355. I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end. – Drew Barrymore

11356. I never act my characters – I am them. – Drew Barrymore

11357. I love romance. I’m a sucker for it. I love it so much. It’s pathetic. – Drew Barrymore

11358. I want people to be blown away when I do what they don’t expect. – Drew Barrymore

11359. You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore

11360. For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros. – Ethel Barrymore

11361. The best time to make friends is before you need them. – Ethel Barrymore

11362. When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, why, get up! If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn’t that the best position from which to pray? – Ethel Barrymore

11363. The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage. – Ethel Barrymore

11364. The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event. – Ethel Barrymore

11365. The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure – if you don’t like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don’t like it, you don’t understand and you ought to find out. – Ethel Barrymore

11366. That’s all there is; there isn’t any more. – Ethel Barrymore

11367. Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. – Ethel Barrymore

11368. Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can’t become a virtuoso in both. – Ethel Barrymore

11369. You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. – Ethel Barrymore

11370. I never let them cough. They wouldn’t dare. – Ethel Barrymore

11371. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore

11372. You can’t drown yourself in drink. I’ve tried, you float. – John Barrymore

11373. Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. – John Barrymore

11374. America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks. – John Barrymore

11375. Why is there so much month left at the end of the money? – John Barrymore

11376. You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony. – John Barrymore

11377. When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves. – John Barrymore

11378. You can only be as good as you dare to be bad. – John Barrymore

11379. The good die young, because they see it’s no use living if you have got to be good. – John Barrymore

11380. My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments. – John Barrymore

11381. My wife is the kind of girl who will not go anywhere without her mother, and her mother will go anywhere. – John Barrymore

11382. In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief. – John Barrymore

11383. If it isn’t the sheriff, it’s the finance company; I’ve got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner. – John Barrymore

11384. Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him. – John Barrymore

11385. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

11386. I’ve read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free. – John Barrymore

11387. I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning. – John Barrymore

11388. I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom. – John Barrymore

11389. Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock. – John Barrymore

11390. The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time. – John Barrymore

11391. This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them. – Lionel Barrymore

11392. Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be. – Lionel Barrymore

11393. Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for artificiality of the masses all over the world. – Lionel Barrymore

11394. I can remember when nobody believed an actor and didn’t care what he believed. – Lionel Barrymore

11395. I’ve got a lot of ham in me. – Lionel Barrymore

11396. It’s only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity. – Peter Bart

11397. It really hasn’t been demonstrated at any level by any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity. – Peter Bart

11398. The major media companies are significantly reducing their financial commitment to the motion picture sector. – Peter Bart

11399. Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October. – Peter Bart

11400. One of Brando’s problems is that he can’t have a conversation with anyone. – Peter Bart

11401. Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two. And a significant portion of the production costs of the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups. – Peter Bart

11402. That’s how you get surprises, because what movies are all about is surprises. – Peter Bart

11403. The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process. – Peter Bart

11404. I wasn’t hanging around the movie theaters in New York where I grew up, a Manhattan brat. – Peter Bart

11405. The green-light meeting, when I first started at Paramount, would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion. – Peter Bart

11406. Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it’s the ultimate example of too much information. – Peter Bart

11407. The model today is that as much as 70 percent of the financing of the picture would come from overseas. Now we’re beginning to run out of suckers, because there are not that many people overseas who are willing to put up more than half the money for a movie. – Peter Bart

11408. Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open, there’s little evidence that society has become more open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground. – Peter Bart

11409. We’re going to see a very, very commercial kind of picture-making. – Peter Bart

11410. The green-light decision process today consists of maybe of 30 or 40 people. – Peter Bart

11411. Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame, but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications. – Peter Bart

11412. Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas – this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in ’04. – Peter Bart

11413. A green-light meeting is when the decision is made finally whether or not to make a given picture. – Peter Bart

11414. Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals. – Peter Bart

11415. Study the public behavior of top stars and you can detect a keen attentiveness to brand value. – Peter Bart

11416. This is an exciting time. A new chapter in our history. – John Barth

11417. You’re certain to get a decision in a trial. – John Barth

11418. The Bible is not man’s word about God, but God’s word about man. – John Barth

11419. Nothing is intrinsically valuable; the value of everything is attributed to it, assigned to it from outside the thing itself, by people. – John Barth

11420. Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. – John Barth

11421. If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn’t too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist. – John Barth

11422. More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills and proclamations. – John Barth

11423. Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. – Karl Barth

11424. Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart. – Karl Barth

11425. What God chooses for us children of men is always the best. – Karl Barth

11426. The best theology would need no advocates; it would prove itself. – Karl Barth

11427. Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone. – Karl Barth

11428. No one can be saved – in virtue of what he can do. Everyone can be saved – in virtue of what God can do. – Karl Barth

11429. Man can certainly flee from God… but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate. – Karl Barth

11430. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – Karl Barth

11431. Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life. – Karl Barth

11432. Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way. – Karl Barth

11433. It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart. – Karl Barth

11434. It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins. – Karl Barth

11435. In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians. – Karl Barth

11436. Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace. – Karl Barth

11437. Faith is never identical with piety. – Karl Barth

11438. Faith in God’s revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo. – Karl Barth

11439. Jews have God’s promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree. – Karl Barth

11440. Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good. – Karl Barth

11441. The photographic image… is a message without a code. – Roland Barthes

11442. The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized! – Roland Barthes

11443. The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man. – Roland Barthes

11444. What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself. – Roland Barthes

11445. Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula. – Roland Barthes

11446. There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it. – Roland Barthes

11447. To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished. – Roland Barthes

11448. The New is not a fashion, it is a value. – Roland Barthes

11449. What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth. – Roland Barthes

11450. To eat steak rare… represents both a nature and a morality. – Roland Barthes

11451. The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning. – Roland Barthes

11452. A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see. – Roland Barthes

11453. For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture. – Roland Barthes

11454. I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient. – Roland Barthes

11455. I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it’s been pretty fun. – Roland Barthes

11456. Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive. – Roland Barthes

11457. Literature is the question minus the answer. – Roland Barthes

11458. Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it. – Roland Barthes

11459. Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. – Roland Barthes

11460. Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire. – Roland Barthes

11461. The institutional investor remains the bigger influence on individual trades simply because the institutional investor has more money to support the order and that will have more of an impact on the stock. – Maria Bartiromo

11462. Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It’s important for a woman to be able to control her finances. – Maria Bartiromo

11463. News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what’s noise and news after the fact is easy. – Maria Bartiromo

11464. Oil is a very important component of economic growth. – Maria Bartiromo

11465. Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense. – Maria Bartiromo

11466. Some studies show that women can be better money managers than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework. Men tend to take more risks without the research. – Maria Bartiromo

11467. While it’s wonderful that investors have access to all the data now available to them, it has become a full-time job to sift through it and separate out the valuable news from the useless noise. – Maria Bartiromo

11468. The average trade of an individual is in the thousands of shares, whereas the institutional trade can be in the millions of shares. Clearly, the bigger the order, the bigger the move in the stock. – Maria Bartiromo

11469. It just seems that you were talking positively about McDonald’s, that they are… attempting this healthy lifestyle, and yet when we’re talking right now… it seems that you’re saying they need to make more responsibility. – Maria Bartiromo

11470. The Girl Scouts is an organization that constantly gives you new goals to achieve and that’s what life is all about. – Maria Bartiromo

11471. The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors. – Maria Bartiromo

11472. Business news is sexy. – Maria Bartiromo

11473. Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets. – Maria Bartiromo

11474. Too many people say to their brokers, I can’t deal with this. Take my money. Do what you want. That’s the worst attitude you can have. – Maria Bartiromo

11475. A lot of people love Oreos. So their manufacturer is making money. That means more dividends for shareholders. – Maria Bartiromo

11476. Don’t ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible. Because there’s always somebody behind you who really wants to do what you’re doing. And they’re going to work harder than you if you’re not working hard. – Maria Bartiromo

11477. Having the opportunity to follow the market frequently gives you the opportunity to see if you need to reevaluate your portfolio. But reevaluating your portfolio shouldn’t trigger a sell signal so frequently. – Maria Bartiromo

11478. I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard. – Maria Bartiromo

11479. I think the value of venues like CNBC is that they give investors an opportunity to reevaluate the situation minute by minute, but maybe we don’t need to follow the market so closely. – Maria Bartiromo

11480. I’m not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on. – Maria Bartiromo

11481. I’ve always just worked and tried to do as good a job as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice. That’s what’s helped me be successful today. – Maria Bartiromo

11482. If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won’t have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth. – Maria Bartiromo

11483. As a reporter, I approach every situation knowing that everyone has his or her own agenda. It’s not a bad thing; it’s just a fact. – Maria Bartiromo

11484. Hills are unpleasant, so I like to get them over with as quickly as possible. – Bob Bartlett

11485. If they take their children to doctors, they believe they are putting their faith in man instead of in God. – Bob Bartlett

11486. Al Gore may think Medicare is at a crossroads, but his plan puts it on a highway to bankruptcy. – Dan Bartlett

11487. The worst thing that we could do is raises taxes. It would only hurt the economy. – Dan Bartlett

11488. I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution. – Roscoe Bartlett

11489. I will work for energy policies that recognize oil won’t last forever. – Roscoe Bartlett

11490. We need to have a culture that says ‘the less energy you can use to be comfortable, the better off you are and the better you should feel about yourself’. – Roscoe Bartlett

11491. Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement. – Steve Bartlett

11492. This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear. – Steve Bartlett

11493. You meet new people. We just spent two hours with people we didn’t know before, just talking about the Badgers. – Steve Bartlett

11494. Competitions are for horses, not artists. – Bela Bartok

11495. I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing. – Bela Bartok

11496. In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution. – Bela Bartok

11497. We consider Monteverdi the first composer of opera. There was someone before, but everything started with Monteverdi. – Cecilia Bartoli

11498. So you see, movies are really another dimension. – Cecilia Bartoli

11499. The first time I sang with David Daniels… I had never performed with a countertenor before. That first time was magic, it was so beautiful. And he’s such a great artist. – Cecilia Bartoli

11500. The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find – the goal is always to make more nuance and colors. – Cecilia Bartoli

11501. The media can be a really strong vehicle. – Cecilia Bartoli

11502. The restaurants close here in Salzburg. They don’t really have a nightlife in the winter time. – Cecilia Bartoli

11503. The songs of Bizet are by a French peer of Rossini. When Rossini stopped composing, he was living in Paris. He also wrote some beautiful songs in French. – Cecilia Bartoli

11504. The voice is an instrument that you really must take time to develop. It’s like a good red wine Give it time. – Cecilia Bartoli

11505. When you are accompanied by the instrument – on an instrument like the lute-the lute and voice – you have this sound, and you feel how the music can be so touching and yet so simple. – Cecilia Bartoli

11506. I am a person of the 18th century. – Cecilia Bartoli

11507. Well, I don’t think a specific role can destroy your voice. What can destroy your voice is when you… make an error. Everybody can make an error. But then you need to realize what is your way. – Cecilia Bartoli

11508. Well, what I tried to do is to just listen to my voice, because my voice is my boss. She decides. – Cecilia Bartoli

11509. When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice. – Cecilia Bartoli

11510. So I like to make music, and I like to share music. This is also a gift. – Cecilia Bartoli

11511. The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice. – Cecilia Bartoli

11512. I went to the Conservatory of Music in school in Rome. – Cecilia Bartoli

11513. People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction. – Cecilia Bartoli

11514. I still love to walk in the mountains or be on the sea. I like to be in nature. Sometimes I bicycle. It’s important to feel good with your body. The body is extremely important. If you feel good, you have more energy in your singing. – Cecilia Bartoli

11515. Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red. – Cecilia Bartoli

11516. German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it’s not difficult to sing in German; it’s difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It’s a culture. – Cecilia Bartoli

11517. I did a concert… in September with the Berlin Philharmonic… They’re great musicians, and there’s always something to learn from them. – Cecilia Bartoli

11518. I think, first of all, you need to love what you’re doing, and then this helps in the comedian for its part in everything-but the moment you enjoy what you’re doing, you try to express yourself, to find your way, and every time is different, of course. – Cecilia Bartoli

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11519. Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. It’s a big source of inspiration. With what’s going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace. – Cecilia Bartoli

11520. I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it’s also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century. – Cecilia Bartoli

11521. It’s a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it’s unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it’s really fantastic. – Cecilia Bartoli

11522. It’s like when you want to make a house… the technique is very important. – Cecilia Bartoli

11523. It’s nice to have a great female composer in the program and add her color. – Cecilia Bartoli

11524. It’s such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me. – Cecilia Bartoli

11525. Music is a way to dream together and go to another dimension. – Cecilia Bartoli

11526. I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He’s one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera. – Cecilia Bartoli

11527. Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot. – Bernard Barton

11528. No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man. – Bernard Barton

11529. As I walk’d by myself, I talk’d to myself, And myself replied to me; And the questions myself then put to myself, With their answers I give to thee. – Bernard Barton

11530. Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house. – Bruce Barton

11531. When you are through changing, you are through. – Bruce Barton

11532. What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. – Bruce Barton

11533. Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln. – Bruce Barton

11534. The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. – Bruce Barton

11535. Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things. – Bruce Barton

11536. The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity – an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do. – Bruce Barton

11537. Not eating breakfast is the worst thing you can do, that’s really the take-home message for teenage girls. – Bruce Barton

11538. No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man. – Bruce Barton

11539. Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand. – Bruce Barton

11540. When you have something for breakfast, you’re not going to be starving by lunch. – Bruce Barton

11541. Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world. – Bruce Barton

11542. It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness. – Bruce Barton

11543. It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. – Bruce Barton

11544. In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to. – Bruce Barton

11545. If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature. – Bruce Barton

11546. If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. – Bruce Barton

11547. Conceit is God’s gift to little men. – Bruce Barton

11548. Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle. It sets you up for the day, so you don’t overeat. – Bruce Barton

11549. Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. – Bruce Barton

11550. When you’re through changing, you’re through. – Bruce Barton

11551. Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business. – Bruce Barton

11552. Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. – Bruce Barton

11553. I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat? – Clara Barton

11554. This conflict is one thing I’ve been waiting for. I’m well and strong and young – young enough to go to the front. If I can’t be a soldier, I’ll help soldiers. – Clara Barton

11555. The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins. – Clara Barton

11556. I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay. – Clara Barton

11557. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. – Clara Barton

11558. I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past. – Clara Barton

11559. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business, and nobody’s business is my business. – Clara Barton

11560. Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do. – Clara Barton

11561. An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness. – Clara Barton

11562. A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest. I have never mended that hole in my sleeve. – Clara Barton

11563. The surest test of discipline is its absence. – Clara Barton

11564. Every chemical reaction has a transition state. – Derek Harold Richard Barton

11565. It does not seem, however, that organic chemists were much worried about barriers to rotation in organic molecules in general at that time because there was no technique available to demonstrate the phenomenon experimentally. – Derek Harold Richard Barton

11566. Many transition states have a well-defined preferred geometrical requirement. – Derek Harold Richard Barton

11567. The first serious applications were in triterpenoid chemistry. – Derek Harold Richard Barton

11568. X-Ray crystallography is nowadays an accurate and rapid method of determining conformation in the crystal lattice, which conformation usually corresponds to the preferred conformation in solution. – Derek Harold Richard Barton

11569. I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it. – Edmund Barton

11570. If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided. – Edmund Barton

11571. The difference between the denominational system and the public school system is all the difference between bolstering them up on the one hand and letting them alone of the other. – Edmund Barton

11572. It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education. – Edmund Barton

11573. Creating a nation requires the will of the people! – Edmund Barton

11574. I say further that our system of education should be unsectarian. – Edmund Barton

11575. A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise, must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise the great powers with which they are invested. – Edmund Barton

11576. Attacks of divine transports are of pride and I accept the part assigned. – Elizabeth Barton

11577. I hold communications with saints and angels, even with satan himself. – Elizabeth Barton

11578. I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective. – Joe Barton

11579. Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation. – Joe Barton

11580. The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation’s birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq’s battlefields. – Joe Barton

11581. Writing can sometimes be exploitative. I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect the privacy of the subject. If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem. – John Barton

11582. The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be, if only for the fact that our lives have become busier: jobs, children, and the like. – John Barton

11583. Poets have to be sensitive to their audience, but it does not mean that they censor themselves. I realise my audience is diverse. Some will read with empathy and curiosity while others will take offense. – John Barton

11584. Poets can’t resist the dramatic pull of their lives and so inevitably write autobiographical verse. – John Barton

11585. Reading should be a repeat performance. – John Barton

11586. Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena, using with its own unique procedures and tools. – John Barton

11587. Some readers allow their prejudices to blind them. A good reader knows how to disregard inappropriate responses. – John Barton

11588. Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems. – John Barton

11589. The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight. – John Barton

11590. The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in order to write without sentimentality. – John Barton

11591. The point of an experiment is not to arrive at a predetermined end point, to prove or disprove anything, but to deliver a poem that reveals much about the process taken. – John Barton

11592. We are comfortable with the fact that we cannot know personally what happened in the world before we were born, yet we are uncomfortable with the notion that we will stop engaging with time at some point in the future. – John Barton

11593. You can never step into the same book twice, because you are different each time you read it. – John Barton

11594. No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results? – John Barton

11595. To me many short poems read and write like beginnings that simply whet my appetite; I want to get over that. – John Barton

11596. The reader’s challenge is to replicate the experiment by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions. – John Barton

11597. I feel very connected to poets across the country. – John Barton

11598. My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don’t want our lives to end. – John Barton

11599. A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate. – John Barton

11600. An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive. – John Barton

11601. I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me. – John Barton

11602. I consider a poem to be a kind of experiment where a number of elements are brought together under test conditions to see how they will interact to create meaning or relevance. – John Barton

11603. I find it exhausting to administer a magazine without an office or paid staff. – John Barton

11604. I have always been very obsessed with time. Time’s passage makes us all very vulnerable and because we all experience it in our own way, it can make us feel very alone. – John Barton

11605. I have become intrigued with the combining of seemingly unrelated ideas or images, or the drawing upon the many, sometimes dissimilar, meanings a word might have. – John Barton

11606. I have been told by a member of the board of one of Canada’s most prominent literary magazines that a submission of mine once caused a great deal of controversy. – John Barton

11607. I sometimes like to tinker with poems that have failed, ones that I have sent aside. Even years afterward, I will revisit them if there is something about them that I cannot give up on. – John Barton

11608. I would not say I chose to write long poems on a conscious level. The long poem has been a relative constant. – John Barton

11609. If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect. – John Barton

11610. In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change. – John Barton

11611. Most victims of my autobiographical verse are either far too polite, remarkably understanding unaware that I have written poems about them. – John Barton

11612. Who is the ideal reader? God only knows. – John Barton

11613. Pretty people aren’t as accepted as other people. It’s like, ‘She’s pretty and thin and she’s got to have problems. She’s messed up.’ – Mischa Barton

11614. The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful, as those observed to be in human nature. – William Bartram

11615. Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen; but birds are not numerous in desart forests; they draw near to the habitations of men, as I have constantly observed in all my travels. – William Bartram

11616. It may be proper to observe, that I had now passed the utmost frontier of the white settlements on that border. – William Bartram

11617. The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur. – William Bartram

11618. Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless, of their own and other tribes, when abandoned. – William Bartram

11619. On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver. – William Bartram

11620. My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view. – William Bartram

11621. If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose. – William Bartram

11622. Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom. – William Bartram

11623. Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds, even the granivorous tribes. – William Bartram

11624. First I shall name the eagle, of which there are three species: the great grey eagle is the largest, of great strength and high flight; he chiefly preys on fawns and other young quadrupeds. – William Bartram

11625. Try being my size and going into a public restroom. – Billy Barty

11626. The general public thinks all little people are in circuses or sideshows. We have doctors, nurses, just about every field covered. – Billy Barty

11627. The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Syndrome Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy. – Billy Barty

11628. We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism. – Billy Barty

11629. No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world. – Bernard Baruch

11630. If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don’t get all the facts, it can’t be right. – Bernard Baruch

11631. In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. – Bernard Baruch

11632. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – Bernard Baruch

11633. Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war. – Bernard Baruch

11634. Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction. – Bernard Baruch

11635. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. – Bernard Baruch

11636. Nobody ever lost money taking a profit. – Bernard Baruch

11637. Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock. – Bernard Baruch

11638. Never follow the crowd. – Bernard Baruch

11639. Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking. – Bernard Baruch

11640. Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure. – Bernard Baruch

11641. A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs. – Bernard Baruch

11642. Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time. – Bernard Baruch

11643. Always do one thing less than you think you can do. – Bernard Baruch

11644. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. – Bernard Baruch

11645. If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong. – Bernard Baruch

11646. Don’t try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can’t be done except by liars. – Bernard Baruch

11647. During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. – Bernard Baruch

11648. Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. – Bernard Baruch

11649. I made my money by selling too soon. – Bernard Baruch

11650. I never lost money by turning a profit. – Bernard Baruch

11651. A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren’t still there, he’s no longer a political leader. – Bernard Baruch

11652. If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament – disarmament follows peace. – Bernard Baruch

11653. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. – Bernard Baruch

11654. You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache. – Bernard Baruch

11655. When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell. – Bernard Baruch

11656. Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought. – Bernard Baruch

11657. We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves. – Bernard Baruch

11658. We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat. – Bernard Baruch

11659. We can’t cross that bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time. – Bernard Baruch

11660. Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing. – Bernard Baruch

11661. You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government. – Bernard Baruch

11662. Two things are bad for the heart – running up stairs and running down people. – Bernard Baruch

11663. There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure. – Bernard Baruch

11664. The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible. – Bernard Baruch

11665. The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. – Bernard Baruch

11666. The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles. – Bernard Baruch

11667. The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself. – Bernard Baruch

11668. Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. – Bernard Baruch

11669. One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed. – Bernard Baruch

11670. Unless each man produces more than he receives, increases his output, there will be less for him than all the others. – Bernard Baruch

11671. There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man’s reasoning powers. – Bernard Baruch

11672. The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life. – Grace Baruch

11673. The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large, the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships. – Grace Baruch

11674. I am not the first straight dancer or the last. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11675. I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11676. No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11677. It’s what’s left in life, to work with interesting people. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11678. It’s weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11679. I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11680. To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you’re thinking about what you’re doing in life-in my case, dancing. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11681. I want to do exactly what I want to do. I’d rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11682. Working is living to me. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11683. I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11684. I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11685. People of art should never get married and have children, because it’s a selfish experience. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11686. I have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don’t hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11687. I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer’s work is. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11688. I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It’s great. If you start somebody’s career, it’s so exciting. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11689. I get speeding ticket like everybody else. If the restaurant is full I’m waiting in line like everybody else. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11690. I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11691. Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11692. Dancing is my obsession. My life. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11693. Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don’t have to know more about them than they’ve given you already. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11694. Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11695. Astaire was not a sexual animal, but he made his partners look so extraordinarily related to him. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11696. To walk across the street is a risk. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11697. You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It’s a Catch-22 kind of thing. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11698. I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11699. The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends. Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis. – Mikhail Baryshnikov

11700. To put up a show is to face life’s injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people, their imagination. – Luigi Barzini

11701. They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman’s octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach. – Luigi Barzini

11702. Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before. – Luigi Barzini

11703. In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal. – Jacques Barzun

11704. Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game – and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams. – Jacques Barzun

11705. The test and the use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. – Jacques Barzun

11706. The intellectuals’ chief cause of anguish are one another’s works. – Jacques Barzun

11707. The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers. – Jacques Barzun

11708. Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. – Jacques Barzun

11709. Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap. – Jacques Barzun

11710. Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. – Jacques Barzun

11711. Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy. – Jacques Barzun

11712. Of course, clothing fashions have always been impractical, except in Tahiti. – Jacques Barzun

11713. Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions. – Jacques Barzun

11714. In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. – Jacques Barzun

11715. If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real. – Jacques Barzun

11716. Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice. – Jacques Barzun

11717. If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age. – Jacques Barzun

11718. Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole. – Jacques Barzun

11719. Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine. – Jacques Barzun

11720. A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth. – Jacques Barzun

11721. An artist has every right – one may even say a duty – to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can. – Jacques Barzun

11722. Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form – or else it is not art. – Jacques Barzun

11723. It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. – Jacques Barzun

11724. I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens. – Georg Baselitz

11725. I always feel attacked when I’m asked about my painting. – Georg Baselitz

11726. Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested in renewing the world through the vehicle of art. – Georg Baselitz

11727. The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial… his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does. – Georg Baselitz

11728. I don’t like things that can be reproduced. Wood isn’t important in itself but rather in the fact that objects made in it are unique, simple, unpretentious. – Georg Baselitz

11729. I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting’s finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns… your thought process goes on. – Georg Baselitz

11730. I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father’s generation. – Georg Baselitz

11731. I never promised you a rose garden. – Traian Basescu

11732. Romania will continue to fulfil its obligations in Afghanistan and Iraq. – Traian Basescu

11733. I assure you I will not miss the chance to show you that you were right when you voted for me. – Traian Basescu

11734. I ask you to stand by my side in the next five years. We shall live a good life in a Romania of all Romanians. – Traian Basescu

11735. I am elected by the people of Bucharest, not the dogs. – Traian Basescu

11736. There is no such thing as several Romanias, but only politicians who divide Romania depending on the interests of their parties and their clout. – Traian Basescu

11737. What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything? – Abu Bakar Bashir

11738. They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals, so they remain soft instead. The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders, not the Muslim masses. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11739. The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11740. The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11741. The only model to follow is pure Islam. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11742. So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it! – Abu Bakar Bashir

11743. The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11744. There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11745. This is why I have always said that it would be better if Muslims were poor. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11746. Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11747. We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now? – Abu Bakar Bashir

11748. What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us? – Abu Bakar Bashir

11749. You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11750. Why should we use the Dollar even when we trade among ourselves? – Abu Bakar Bashir

11751. Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that! – Abu Bakar Bashir

11752. We should be proud that our Prophet came into the world with the message of Islam to change it for the better, and not for the worse, or to keep things as they are. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11753. But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir’s proposal, yet they talk about respect and honour. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11754. Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11755. Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11756. Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard, not weak and pliable. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11757. But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11758. But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11759. If my children do not behave according to Islam, if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11760. Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11761. Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11762. Islam’s laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11763. Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly, with an iron hand. This is the case anywhere, even in a family. – Abu Bakar Bashir

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11764. Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11765. Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11766. Islam is fixed, stable, ordered and disciplined, and so are Muslims. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11767. As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated, but now we are just puppets. – Abu Bakar Bashir

11768. Press coverage has been difficult for him. I did not set out to ensnare him with a child. – Martin Bashir

11769. The children don’t wear their masks at home and in controlled surroundings. – Martin Bashir

11770. The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself. – Martin Bashir

11771. The first time I ask him, have you had your cheekbones raised, have you had your nose changed? He denied it all. I was asking him to compare his face with what it looked like years ago. – Martin Bashir

11772. The Thriller album is still the biggest album of all time. That is still returning huge royalty cheques. – Martin Bashir

11773. This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason. – Martin Bashir

11774. You say he’s childish, but he’s very professional about business transactions. – Martin Bashir

11775. Michael Jackson has some contact with his mother. I know she is involved with the children. – Martin Bashir

11776. I never saw anything that would qualify as a criminal activity. – Martin Bashir

11777. We wanted to make sure that the film covered the main issues of his life. Musicianship, appearance. – Martin Bashir

11778. It was not possible to broadcast any of that because of an agreement between Jackson and the family. Our legal advice was that we could not broadcast it. – Martin Bashir

11779. Each story we approach in the same way, with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image. – Martin Bashir

11780. If somebody’s not prepared to answer the question, you can keep asking. – Martin Bashir

11781. I have an inate curiosity about people. – Martin Bashir

11782. I don’t think his life has been in any way disfigured by the film. The film did disclose some difficult facts. – Martin Bashir

11783. He was very concerned about his children potentially being kidnapped or attached, and that’s why they were covered up. When he went to Berlin zoo, there were 200 photographers. – Martin Bashir

11784. It’s terrible. How can we tell the world who the real Michael Jackson is? – Martin Bashir

11785. It was a challenging experience. I’m looking forward to a break. – Martin Bashir

11786. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. – Matsuo Basho

11787. There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon. – Matsuo Basho

11788. The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. – Matsuo Basho

11789. The moon is brighter since the barn burned. – Matsuo Basho

11790. Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought. – Matsuo Basho

11791. Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. – Matsuo Basho

11792. I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, ‘Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.’ – Count Basie

11793. If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune. – Count Basie

11794. Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night! – Count Basie

11795. Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues. – Count Basie

11796. All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel… and that’s what I’ve been doing all my life. – Count Basie

11797. I’m saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet. – Count Basie

11798. I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch. – Count Basie

11799. A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. – Saint Basil

11800. Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them. – Saint Basil

11801. Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger. – Saint Basil

11802. Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. – Saint Basil

11803. I love to be nervous before a scene. – Kim Basinger

11804. You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion and they’re going to write in whatever clever manner they desire. – Kim Basinger

11805. You have to be a little unreal to be in this business. – Kim Basinger

11806. There’s no doubt that becoming a mother was the greatest thing I’ll ever do. – Kim Basinger

11807. My priorities had been changing before I had Addie but after she was born they changed completely. I don’t count – my daughter sort of owns me. – Kim Basinger

11808. I’m not a real social person – I’m shy – and a lot of the business is just social. – Kim Basinger

11809. I’m a very determined person. – Kim Basinger

11810. I’m a very determined businesswoman… I’ve got lots of things to do, and I don’t have time to be classified as difficult, and I don’t have time. – Kim Basinger

11811. I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business. – Kim Basinger

11812. I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely. – Kim Basinger

11813. I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road. – Kim Basinger

11814. Art is man’s distinctly human way of fighting death. – Leonard Baskin

11815. I always felt that I had anxiety of survival in terms of livelihood even when I was making plenty of money. – Leonard Baskin

11816. But I think doctors have always been either honest or dishonest. – Leonard Baskin

11817. I always felt I needed to teach to survive. – Leonard Baskin

11818. There is, however, a change going on in the world. There’s far more interest in drawing now than there has been in a long, long time. Schools are beginning to teach drawing again in a serious and meaningful way. – Leonard Baskin

11819. The art schools… you get young kids doing the most vile and meaningless crap. I think they believe every bit of it. – Leonard Baskin

11820. Of course, I did lots of what would be called graphic design now, what used to be called commercial art. – Leonard Baskin

11821. Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don’t think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist. – Leonard Baskin

11822. I think if you touch ordinary people, they’re simply ordinary people, the way they’ve always been. They work hard, they don’t have really as much as they should. – Leonard Baskin

11823. I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life… nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive. – Leonard Baskin

11824. It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all. And I did it in a literary way. – Leonard Baskin

11825. I think the leaders inevitably express the people they are leading. – Leonard Baskin

11826. I think there is an element of nihilism about, but I don’t think most artists feel their work is meaningless. – Leonard Baskin

11827. Pop art is the inedible raised to the unspeakable. – Leonard Baskin

11828. I am not a black artist, I am an artist. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11829. Believe it or not, I can actually draw. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11830. I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11831. I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11832. I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11833. I start a picture and I finish it. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11834. I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11835. I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11836. Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I’d think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix… I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous. – Jean-Michel Basquiat

11837. I think it could be the biggest information problem that we face. ‘If somebody is abroad and they even mention the name of an American citizen, bang, off goes the tap, and no more information is collected. – Charles F. Bass

11838. For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn’t due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane. – Charles F. Bass

11839. The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W-88 nuclear warhead design in late 1995. – Charles Foster Bass

11840. Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime. – Charles Foster Bass

11841. Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs. – Charles Foster Bass

11842. State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21. – Charles Foster Bass

11843. The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security. – Charles Foster Bass

11844. The committee’s finding that China stole sensitive technology from U.S. weapons research labs is alarming. – Charles Foster Bass

11845. The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century. – Charles Foster Bass

11846. In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force. – Charles Foster Bass

11847. The Cox Report documents a systematic, well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization. – Charles Foster Bass

11848. The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any. – Charles Foster Bass

11849. These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives. – Charles Foster Bass

11850. U.S. nuclear technology is one of this nation’s most valuable secrets, and it should have been protected. – Charles Foster Bass

11851. Why did the Clinton Administration wait from 1995 to 1998 to tighten security and bolster counterintelligence at U.S. weapons labs? – Charles Foster Bass

11852. Why did the Clinton Administration continue to liberalize export controls on sensitive technologies even after it learned that China had stolen designs? – Charles Foster Bass

11853. What are the implications of a China that may be on nuclear parity with the United States? – Charles Foster Bass

11854. We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country. – Charles Foster Bass

11855. The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense. – Charles Foster Bass

11856. Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that Chinese spies penetrated four U.S. weapons research labs and stole important information on seven nuclear warhead designs. – Charles Foster Bass

11857. The most important issue is clearly not the quality of treatment and care of these prisoners; rather it is the perplexing issue of what we now do with them. – Charles Foster Bass

11858. The U.S. government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S. technology, and instead of implementing a policy to prevent them from acquiring the information, the government all but gave them an invitation to take our equipment and designs. – Charles Foster Bass

11859. Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are neither reunited with their families, nor adopted. – Charles Foster Bass

11860. As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, I will be participating in several hearings on the startling revelations contained in the report. – Charles Foster Bass

11861. According to the committee’s findings, a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002. – Charles Foster Bass

11862. As the war on terrorism spreads and prolongs, the fruits of ending the threat of terrorism around the world will be tempered with a whole new series of problems to be addressed and resolved. – Charles Foster Bass

11863. China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies. – Charles Foster Bass

11864. But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason. – Charles Foster Bass

11865. He’s a couple sandwiches short of a picnic. – Lance Bass

11866. I can’t bear looking in the mirror – I guess that’s why my hair looks like this. – Lance Bass

11867. The beginning of the shows are different. One time we’ll say ‘Hello, Denver’. Another time we’ll say ‘Hello, Memphis’. It’s always different. – Lance Bass

11868. You’ve got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity. – Lance Bass

11869. I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don’t have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep. – Angela Bassett

11870. I’m thinking about directing, but I know it’s a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script. – Angela Bassett

11871. I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough. – Shirley Bassey

11872. You don’t get older, you get better. – Shirley Bassey

11873. No wedding bells for me anymore. I’ve been happily married to my profession for years. – Shirley Bassey

11874. It’s hard for a man to live with a successful woman – they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women. – Shirley Bassey

11875. I’m a virgin and I brought up all my children to be the same. – Shirley Bassey

11876. I hate it when people come up to me when I’m eating. – Shirley Bassey

11877. I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn’t like it a bit. – Shirley Bassey

11878. Diamonds never leave you… men do! – Shirley Bassey

11879. I’ve always been the breadwinner and men don’t like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience. – Shirley Bassey

11880. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. – Frederic Bastiat

11881. Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone. – Frederic Bastiat

11882. Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. – Frederic Bastiat

11883. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. – Frederic Bastiat

11884. Often the masses are plundered and do not know it. – Frederic Bastiat

11885. The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else. – Frederic Bastiat

11886. They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers. – Frederic Bastiat

11887. When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will. – Frederic Bastiat

11888. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what’s behind them. – Augusto Roa Bastos

11889. Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another. – Augusto Roa Bastos

11890. In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference. – Augusto Roa Bastos

11891. The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing. – Augusto Roa Bastos

11892. Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things. – Georges Bataille

11893. To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them. – Georges Bataille

11894. The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility. – Georges Bataille

11895. The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives. – Georges Bataille

11896. Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison. – Georges Bataille

11897. Naturally, love’s the most distant possibility. – Georges Bataille

11898. Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one’s rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them. – Georges Bataille

11899. I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction. – Georges Bataille

11900. Eroticism is assenting to life even in death. – Georges Bataille

11901. Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else – an animal’s incomplete compared to a person… and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary. – Georges Bataille

11902. Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us. – Georges Bataille

11903. A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing. – Georges Bataille

11904. Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love. – Georges Bataille

11905. The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil. – Georges Bataille

11906. The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it. – Mario Batali

11907. You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook’s year. I get more excited by that than anything else. – Mario Batali

11908. When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans. – Mario Batali

11909. We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day. – Mario Batali

11910. To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it’s actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami. – Mario Batali

11911. There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria. – Mario Batali

11912. In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don’t have a bad deli. There’s no mediocrity accepted. – Mario Batali

11913. As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible. – Mario Batali

11914. I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press, a new primer or encyclopedia. This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is. – Mario Batali

11915. There’s a battle between what the cook thinks is high art and what the customer just wants to eat. – Mario Batali

11916. I’m in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven’t had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I’ve been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay. – Jason Bateman

11917. Will Arnett is one of the funniest guys I know. He has seen it all and done it all and come out the other end pretty savvy and pretty strong. – Jason Bateman

11918. Tony Hale is a devout Christian and is a complete retard when it comes to swearing. The script called for him to swear for about 30 seconds and he just couldn’t do it. – Jason Bateman

11919. People have often asked if I’m gay because I don’t go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude. – Jason Bateman

11920. If people are going to complain about stereotyping, it’s as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people. – Jason Bateman

11921. I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught. I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm, but I certainly enjoyed my youth. – Jason Bateman

11922. I just love doing sitcoms. I’d be in them till I was gray if they’d have me. – Jason Bateman

11923. I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner, with my big fat face. – Jason Bateman

11924. I don’t have anything to fix! I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, and I don’t eat carbs. My life is just great now. Normal. Vanilla. – Jason Bateman

11925. By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy. – Jason Bateman

11926. A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it. – Jason Bateman

11927. Obviously, I did a couple of things right on the old casting couch. – Jason Bateman

11928. Occasionally I do things against my inner voice, but you really should go for the thing that touches you most-even if you don’t quite know why it does. – Alan Bates

11929. I’ve never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I’ve always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society. – Alan Bates

11930. I have always tried to work according to what affects me, to a script that I like because it touches me in some way, without deliberately pursuing a commercial career or a particular image. – Alan Bates

11931. You’ve got to have steel in you somewhere. – Alan Bates

11932. You can’t always go by the book, even in comedy. – Alan Bates

11933. I think actors are privileged. Acting feeds you. – Alan Bates

11934. You can time a part perfectly and play it badly. And some people have very individual offbeat timing, which is their own. It works simply because they are who they are. – Alan Bates

11935. No film should try to follow a trend, and do what film people think the public wants. There’s no such thing as knowing what the public wants. – Alan Bates

11936. I do believe in living out your own time, unless it’s absolutely impossible, which it is for some people. – Alan Bates

11937. An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor. – Alan Bates

11938. I think that can happen, that two people can love each other and not be able to get on at all. – Alan Bates

11939. People ask, how do you cope, and all I can say is that you do. – Alan Bates

11940. The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies. – Daisy Bates

11941. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her won way is without enemies. – Daisy Bates

11942. Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any. – Daisy Bates

11943. In America, every female under fifty calls herself a girl. – H. E. Bates

11944. It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life. – Henry Walter Bates

11945. The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents. – Henry Walter Bates

11946. The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown. – Henry Walter Bates

11947. The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger. – Henry Walter Bates

11948. Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers. – Henry Walter Bates

11949. They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other. – Henry Walter Bates

11950. Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence. – Henry Walter Bates

11951. Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. – Katharine Lee Bates

11952. It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls. – Katharine Lee Bates

11953. Alexander Payne’s very specific. His scripts are always complete when you start working on them. – Kathy Bates

11954. I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play – a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period. – Kathy Bates

11955. I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage. – Kathy Bates

11956. I try to always stretch myself to fit the characters that have been presented. – Kathy Bates

11957. It was also wonderful to have the prospect of playing with Jack Nicholson. It was a terrific part, a terrific script, with Alexander Payne and Jack Nicholson. You can’t get any better than that! – Kathy Bates

11958. Jack made it very comfortable for me on the set. We’d met socially before but never worked together. You know, he’s very professional, very disciplined and he’s always prepared and knows his lines. – Kathy Bates

11959. The Oscar changed everything. Better salary, working with better people, better projects, more exposure, less privacy. – Kathy Bates

11960. Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets his wings. – Kathy Bates

11961. The joy late coming late departs. – Lewis J. Bates

11962. The year goes wrong, and tares grow strong, Hope starves without a crumb; But God’s time is our harvest time, And that is sure to come. – Lewis J. Bates

11963. Some day Love shall claim his own Some day Right ascend his throne, Some day hidden Truth be known; Some day – some sweet day. – Lewis J. Bates

11964. O, once in each man’s life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune’s gates, And conquers its desire. – Lewis J. Bates

11965. Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below. – Lewis J. Bates

11966. Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind. – Marston Bates

11967. Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another. – Gregory Bateson

11968. There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong. – Gregory Bateson

11969. Money is always transitively valued. More money is supposedly always better than less money. – Gregory Bateson

11970. Number is different from quantity. – Gregory Bateson

11971. Numbers are the product of counting. Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer and the next. – Gregory Bateson

11972. Members of weakly religious families get, of course, no religious training from any source outside the family. – Gregory Bateson

11973. Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains. – Gregory Bateson

11974. Rather, for all objects and experiences, there is a quantity that has optimum value. Above that quantity, the variable becomes toxic. To fall below that value is to be deprived. – Gregory Bateson

11975. Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions. – Gregory Bateson

11976. Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology for those instances in which some neuron C is fired only by a combination of neurons A and B. – Gregory Bateson

11977. To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time. – Gregory Bateson

11978. Logic is a poor model of cause and effect. – Gregory Bateson

11979. Logic can often be reversed, but the effect does not precede the cause. – Gregory Bateson

11980. Language commonly stresses only one side of any interaction. – Gregory Bateson

11981. It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future. – Gregory Bateson

11982. It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems. – Gregory Bateson

11983. If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time. – Gregory Bateson

11984. Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it. – Gregory Bateson

11985. In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA. – Gregory Bateson

11986. It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist. – Gregory Bateson

11987. It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity. – Gregory Bateson

11988. But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing? – Gregory Bateson

11989. All experience is subjective. – Gregory Bateson

11990. A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms. – Gregory Bateson

11991. We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future. – Gregory Bateson

11992. Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving. – Mary Catherine Bateson

11993. Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten. – Mary Catherine Bateson

11994. Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live. – Mary Catherine Bateson

11995. Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers. – Mary Catherine Bateson

11996. Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food. – Mary Catherine Bateson

11997. Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain. – Mary Catherine Bateson

11998. The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy. – Mary Catherine Bateson

11999. The family is changing, not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors. – Mary Catherine Bateson

12000. The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it. – Mary Catherine Bateson

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