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180000 famous quotes part 122 – 121001 to 122000

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180000 famous quotes part 122 – 121001 to 122000

121001. I definitely feel I do have God in my corner. – Chuck Norris

121002. A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do. – Chuck Norris

121003. A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one. – Chuck Norris

121004. In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We’ve got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms. – Chuck Norris

121005. No art that is not in the end understood by the People can live or ever did live a single generation. – Frank Norris

121006. The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. – Frank Norris

121007. The function of the novelist… is to comment upon life as he sees it. – Frank Norris

121008. Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time. – Frank Norris

121009. We ought to disarm Germany completely. – George William Norris

121010. The constitution ought to specifically state that every nation is left entirely independent and supreme in its internal affairs, such as regulating emigration and all other similar matters. – George William Norris

121011. The first war zone was declared by Great Britain. She gave us and the world notice of it on the 4th day of November, 1914. The zone became effective Nov. 5, 1914. – George William Norris

121012. The reason given by the President in asking Congress to declare war against Germany is that the German government has declared certain war zones, within which, by the use of submarines, she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives. – George William Norris

121013. There is not much danger of the smaller nations if the big nations will behave. – George William Norris

121014. Third, we could, while denouncing them both as illegal, have acquiesced in them both and thus remained neutral with both sides, although not agreeing with either as to the righteousness of their respective orders. – George William Norris

121015. To my mind, what we ought to have maintained from the beginning was the strictest neutrality. If we had done this, I do not believe we would have been on the verge of war at the present time. – George William Norris

121016. Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States, especially those situated upon the public lands. – George William Norris

121017. If the world is disarmed, and remains disarmed, there will be no more world wars. – George William Norris

121018. No nation ought to keep a navy larger than is necessary to do police duty. – George William Norris

121019. In my judgment, if we had pursued this course, the zones would have been of short duration. England would have been compelled to take her mines out of the North Sea in order to get any supplies from our country. – George William Norris

121020. I think we ought to take the world as it is and not as we would like to have it. – George William Norris

121021. I am bitterly opposed to my country entering the war, but if, notwithstanding my opposition, we do enter it, all of my energy and all of my power will be behind our flag in carrying it on to victory. – George William Norris

121022. Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding’s selection of a cabinet. – George William Norris

121023. Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the shipping from American ports of any merchandise to either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone. – George William Norris

121024. First, we could have defied both of them and could have gone to war against both of these nations for this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights. – George William Norris

121025. During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations. – George William Norris

121026. And when it is done, we ought to follow the example by disarming ourselves. – George William Norris

121027. Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests. – George William Norris

121028. Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday. It’s just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect decent music under these conditions. – Alex North

121029. My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan. – Alex North

121030. Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there’s more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you’re bankrupt. – Alex North

121031. I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands… something of a combination of familiarity and, for lack of a better word, strangeness. – Alex North

121032. I prefer to write music for family films. I like people. – Alex North

121033. The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don’t have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the ’60s and ’70s. – Alex North

121034. There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music. – Alex North

121035. Today it’s not culture; it’s box office. – Alex North

121036. When I decided to go to a country that subsidized music, I went to the Soviet Union for two years. – Alex North

121037. Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus. I could relate to the hero. – Alex North

121038. There are scores you have to write objectively without getting involved. – Alex North

121039. I was opposed to World War II, and indeed on June 22, 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union I suddenly found myself the lone supporter of peace since everybody else had, because of their communist beliefs, shifted over to become supporters of the war. – Douglass North

121040. Our family life was certainly not intellectual. – Douglass North

121041. My wife and I now live in the summers in northern Michigan in an environment which is wonderfully conducive to research, and where most of my work in the last 15 years has been done. – Douglass North

121042. My record at the University of California as an undergraduate was mediocre to say the best. – Douglass North

121043. My father had not even completed high school when he started as an office boy working for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and I am not sure that my mother completed high school. – Douglass North

121044. My early work and publications centered around expanding on the analysis of life insurance in my dissertation and its relationship to investment banking. – Douglass North

121045. My brother and sister are both older than I am and were born before my father went off to World War I. – Douglass North

121046. It was not until I got my first job, at the University of Washington in Seattle, and began playing chess with Don Gordon, a brilliant young theorist, that I learned economic theory. – Douglass North

121047. In 1972 I married again, to Elisabeth Case; she continues to be wife, companion, critic and editor: a partner in the projects and programs that we undertake. – Douglass North

121048. I would be remiss if I left the impression that my life has been totally preoccupied with scholarly research. – Douglass North

121049. I went back to graduate school with the clear intention that what I wanted to do with my life was to improve societies, and the way to do that was to find out what made economies work the way they did or fail to work. – Douglass North

121050. I learned to fly an airplane, and had my own airplane during the 1960s. – Douglass North

121051. I had hoped to go to law school, but the war started, and because of the strong feeling that I did not want to kill anybody, I joined the Merchant Marine when I graduated from Berkeley. – Douglass North

121052. I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing and hunting with a close friend; and have owned two ranches, first in northern California and then in the state of Washington. – Douglass North

121053. I went to elementary school in Ottawa, and then to a private secondary school. – Douglass North

121054. The development of a political-economic framework to explore long-run institutional change occupied me during all of the 1980s and led to the publication of Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance in 1990. – Douglass North

121055. What the war did was give me the opportunity of three years of continuous reading, and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced that I should become an economist. – Douglass North

121056. When it came time to go to college, I had been accepted for Harvard when my father was offered the position of head of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company office on the west coast, and we moved to San Francisco. – Douglass North

121057. While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students. – Douglass North

121058. So that it cannot be denied, but the lowering of Interest may, and probably will keep some Money from coming abroad into Trade; whereas on the contrary, high Interest certainly brings it out. – Dudley North

121059. Nor in truth, can Forreign Trade subsist without the Home Trade, both being connected together. – Dudley North

121060. The Question to be considered is, Whether the Government have reason by a Law, to prohibit the taking more than 4 l. per cent Interest for Money lent, or to leave the Borrower and Lender to make their own Bargains. – Dudley North

121061. One rich Man hath Lands, not only more than he can manage, but so much, that letting them out to others, he is supplied with a large over-plus, so needs no farther care. – Dudley North

121062. It may be said, let him take Money at Interest, and not buy at Time. But then Men must be found, that will lend; the Legislative must provide a Fund to borrow upon. – Dudley North

121063. It is said, that in Holland Interest is lower than in England. – Dudley North

121064. Trade is nothing else but a Commutation of Superfluities; for instance: I give mine, what I can spare, for somewhat of yours, which I want, and you can spare. – Dudley North

121065. If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money, and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him, whilst he is eating out of the quick stock. – Dudley North

121066. And those are the Rich, who transmit what they have to their Posterity; whereby particular Families become rich; and of such are compounded Cities, Countries, Nations, etc. – Dudley North

121067. No Man is richer for having his Estate all in Money, Plate, etc. lying by him, but on the contrary, he is for that reason the poorer. – Dudley North

121068. Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it’s much too painful. – Edmund H. North

121069. I think there’s a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk. – Edmund H. North

121070. Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses? – Edmund H. North

121071. Socialism is simply Communism for people without the testosterone to man the barricades. – Gary North

121072. This is God’s world, not Satan’s. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians. – Gary North

121073. Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God’s sovereignty and disobeyed God’s law. But Moses was told explicitly, God’s blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God’s tool of dominion, biblical law. – Gary North

121074. Jesus was not denying the legitimacy of biblical law. On the contrary, He was affirming biblical law. We love God first; God commands us to keep His word; therefore, we must enforce the law on ourselves. – Gary North

121075. Jesus Christ is our supreme commander, but He operates only through His word, which is unquestionably a training manual. However, He has many interpreters, and few people see the Bible as a true training manual. – Gary North

121076. Do you really believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, plans to be a loser in history? – Gary North

121077. Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent: turning the other cheek is a bribe. It is a valid form of action for only so long as the Christian is impotent politically or militarily. – Gary North

121078. What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy. This strategy is a strategy for dominion. – Gary North

121079. Four or five frigates will do the business without any military force. – Lord North

121080. Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular. – Lord North

121081. Without any intended hubris, I’ve lead a pretty exciting life. What I’ve tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story. – Oliver North

121082. I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version. – Oliver North

121083. I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century. – Oliver North

121084. I’m still in touch with a lot people who continue to serve our country well. – Oliver North

121085. I’m trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer. – Oliver North

121086. In my first book, Under Fire, I wrote that I revered Ronald Reagan. That was a dozen years ago. I still feel that way. I think he changed the world for the better for my children and my children’s children. – Oliver North

121087. In World War II, the book you have in front of you, it was said and it is probably true, that there was not a single American who did not know the name of somebody serving in uniform. – Oliver North

121088. Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform. That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States. – Oliver North

121089. Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief. – Oliver North

121090. I was authorized to do everything that I did. – Oliver North

121091. The terrorists that we are up against today do not rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails. They rely on couriers. You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody. – Oliver North

121092. God knows, we don’t want prayer. – Oliver North

121093. I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn’t ask me about something, I wasn’t about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy. – Oliver North

121094. I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do. – Oliver North

121095. And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen. – Oliver North

121096. I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly. – Oliver North

121097. I don’t think there is another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do. – Oliver North

121098. I haven’t, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order – not one. – Oliver North

121099. I never considered myself a fall guy. I know what I did. I know why I did it. I’m not ashamed of it. – Oliver North

121100. I think as a rifle platoon and company commander your view is about 1,000 meters in front of you and you hope you can cover that ground and not have to back up and give it up again. – Oliver North

121101. I thought using the Ayatollah’s money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea. – Oliver North

121102. And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them – in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II. – Oliver North

121103. Without saying word to anybody, cover thy face. – Thomas North

121104. I give with reason. – Thomas North

121105. Our attitudes have changed a lot, really, and so there’s a certain toughness about it. – Jeremy Northam

121106. I’ve never had a desire to be famous. Lots of actors are actually extremely shy. I have shy areas. – Jeremy Northam

121107. I’ve never had a huge circle of friends. I can’t spread myself that thin and go 100 million miles an hour all the time. I choose to give truly of myself, entirely of myself, to the people I choose to do that with, and I can’t do that with everyone. – Jeremy Northam

121108. It’s taken me longer still to realize what a short span there is between those life experiences and the rest of your life. That’s a job for the people who lived through it. – Jeremy Northam

121109. My dad served in the Air Force as ground crew for several years, and doesn’t really talk about it. I know that it’s there. I think my main thing about direct or indirect experiences as near to home as it were is the idea of self-sacrifice really. – Jeremy Northam

121110. People will say that it’s some kind of evasion, but I would never want to have a kid for me. I’d want to have the child for the child’s sake, if that makes sense. – Jeremy Northam

121111. Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It’s a paradox that’s at the heart of any kind of storytelling. – Jeremy Northam

121112. The Jungian view of drama would be that it affects all of our imaginations and somehow taps into our hidden, ancient, primordial memories. – Jeremy Northam

121113. The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London. – Jeremy Northam

121114. I’m just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job, but I think one of the joys of reading the script was the way that the personal and the global are woven together. – Jeremy Northam

121115. Years and years ago, when everyone knew that Pierce was going to be doing the job, they started selecting new people. I had this bizarre thing when I hadn’t done many movies, and of going on for an interview. – Jeremy Northam

121116. I think one probably absorbs things like a sponge and things emerge without your always being aware of it. – Jeremy Northam

121117. There’s so much of, it could have been a very critical examination of what happened, and really the emotional lives of the people involved sort of carry the characters forward. – Jeremy Northam

121118. He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page. – Jeremy Northam

121119. I would have loved to have met some former spies, but they don’t readily advertise themselves unless they’re not living in Moscow, and even then. I’m sure I’ve met some without realizing it. – Jeremy Northam

121120. As an actor, you ask yourself what you can do to put yourself in a position where you can play that role. – Jeremy Northam

121121. I’d always liked the idea that drama acts at its best as a kind of arena for debate, not just about the thing itself, but also producing aesthetic, stylistic, political and moral discussions. – Jeremy Northam

121122. I always want to do things that are different. I don’t want to be doing the same thing, the same performance constantly, and it feels like most people tell you that they are the same. However different you feel might approach them. – Jeremy Northam

121123. I did decide that you have to put your name about a bit, and so, although I would have preferred to have never done publicity or an interview or a fashion shoot for a magazine or a chat show. – Jeremy Northam

121124. I don’t consider 41 being in prime of life. Even if I conceived a child tomorrow I’d be 52 by the time it was 10. I’m not sure I’d have the energy, and I find that quite scary. – Jeremy Northam

121125. I don’t have the energy or the mental security to get involved with all that. I think it’s a good idea to be able to disappear into the story, so that the first thing the audience sees isn’t you, but the part. – Jeremy Northam

121126. I never want to sort of put all the cards on the table all at once, because that’s somehow there’s always a journey to go on. There’s always something to be revealed, in my mind, about characters. – Jeremy Northam

121127. I read about this hotel that was great, down in the south of the island, not in a touristy area. I had no particular desire ever to go to Jamaica, but I thought, what the hell? Sounds nice. Let’s go! – Jeremy Northam

121128. I was born in 1961. Now I think the 16 years that elapsed between 1961 and the end of the wars is nothing. To a child growing up it felt like an eternity, an entirely different world. – Jeremy Northam

121129. All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries. – Jeremy Northam

121130. Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand. – Lord Northcliffe

121131. News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising. – Lord Northcliffe

121132. Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt. – James Northcote

121133. Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge, not the fountainheads. – James Northcote

121134. It is tragic that, under a pro-choice administration and a Democratic majority in Congress, harmful anti-choice policy will be the price American women will pay for health care reform. – Nancy Northrup

121135. Sometimes growing pains are by fits and starts. – Anne Northup

121136. We have to achieve what we can, and if we haven’t yet learned that we are not always going to get our way this could be frustrating. – Anne Northup

121137. Who I really am is the mother of six kids and Woody’s wife. – Anne Northup

121138. I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike. – Anne Northup

121139. A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people’s money. – Anne Northup

121140. There’s something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs. – Anne Northup

121141. There’s a reason people run negative ads… it’s because they work. – Anne Northup

121142. Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people. – Andre Norton

121143. There’s no night without stars. – Andre Norton

121144. I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative. – Andre Norton

121145. Either the law exists, or it does not. – Andre Norton

121146. As for courage and will – we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead. – Andre Norton

121147. Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly. – Andre Norton

121148. Victory belong to the most persevering. – Andre Norton

121149. We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade. – Caroline Norton

121150. If a war be undertaken… before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime. – Charles Eliot Norton

121151. I almost forgot what it’s like to be proud of my government. – Edward Norton

121152. It’s dismaying to see the unilateralism that the government is doing. – Edward Norton

121153. If diversity is what is a central value in every selective university in the United States, then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court. – Eleanor Holmes Norton

121154. There is no reason to repeat bad history. – Eleanor Holmes Norton

121155. With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits. – Eleanor Holmes Norton

121156. There are not many males, black or white, who wish to get involved with a woman who’s committed to her own development. – Eleanor Holmes Norton

121157. Men without jobs do not form families. – Eleanor Holmes Norton

121158. On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family. – Eleanor Holmes Norton

121159. My schedulers keep getting driven crazy by the fact that they can’t fit hikes in my schedule. – Gale Norton

121160. What’s near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation. – Gale Norton

121161. Growing up in Denver, I’m sure it started with loving the Colorado mountains. – Gale Norton

121162. We have vastly increased the amount of funding that is available for conservation partnerships. – Gale Norton

121163. Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation? – Gale Norton

121164. We do have serious energy needs for the country, we are aware that natural gas is especially in demand because of its air quality benefits: 90 percent of new power plants have been natural gas-powered. – Gale Norton

121165. We also know that China and India, as their economies ramp up, are using more and more energy. – Gale Norton

121166. These are estimates that are done by the experts as to how much they expect we could get from the first lease sale that would take place in ANWR, and the estimate is about $2.5 billion. – Gale Norton

121167. The developers, if they decide to move a tortoise, have to pay the long-term costs for enhancing the areas that take care of the tortoise, and it gives us the opportunity to manage an area that is going to be protected. – Gale Norton

121168. Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus. It’s a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than about animals that endanger people and livestock. – Gale Norton

121169. Our responsibility for BLM lands is multiple-use, meaning a variety of needs and uses. – Gale Norton

121170. Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment. – Gale Norton

121171. In Washington, there’s always an effort to label people. – Gale Norton

121172. I was a little too young to be a hippie. – Gale Norton

121173. I think today we recognize that economic activity needs to search for ways to protect the environment. – Gale Norton

121174. I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment. – Gale Norton

121175. I think that our cooperative conservation approaches get people to sit down and grapple with problem solving. – Gale Norton

121176. I started out as a Democrat. – Gale Norton

121177. Human beings are going to be relying on natural resources for a long time. – Gale Norton

121178. Especially with the predators, one of the things that gets these programs going on a local level is for our land management agencies to build partnerships with surrounding communities and landowners. – Gale Norton

121179. I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control. – Gale Norton

121180. Basically, I’m a really bad interviewer. I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored. Once you meet them you thing, ‘really, what an ordinary person’. – Graham Norton

121181. My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living. – Graham Norton

121182. The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it’s a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky. – Graham Norton

121183. The only people who are desperate to go on the show are people we’re desperate not to have on the show. – Graham Norton

121184. My mobile rang around lunchtime one day, and it was George Michael. He wanted to come in on Friday. We were like, ‘okay, if that’s what you want’. And he was a very good guest. That’s a real exception to the rule. – Graham Norton

121185. I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy. – Graham Norton

121186. All my day is spent dealing with other people. When I come home I like it to be empty. The presence of others in my house kind of annoys me. I love coming home and shutting the doors. I feel brain dead. I’m relatively available, but not to live with. – Graham Norton

121187. I bet Maurice Gibb’s heart monitor was singing the tune of Stayin’ Alive. – Graham Norton

121188. I don’t think I’ve got bad taste. I’ve got no taste. – Graham Norton

121189. In terms of language, yeah we get bleeped and blurred and things, but in terms of content, I would probably say we’re getting away with more here than we could get away with in Britain. And that surprised us so much! – Graham Norton

121190. We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished. – Joshua A. Norton

121191. Now, therefore, the Directors of the company are hereby ordered to see that precautions are taken to make travel on said railroad perfectly safe by using a screw with at least twenty-four inches diameter. – Joshua A. Norton

121192. The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor’s boots. – Joshua A. Norton

121193. To Mr. Seward: It is my desire that, in case Maximillian will surrender, he be sent here a prisoner of war, but that in the event of his continuing the war, or refusing to surrender, then he be shot. – Joshua A. Norton

121194. We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. – Joshua A. Norton

121195. We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared. – Joshua A. Norton

121196. I lost my edge for boxing, I didn’t put as much into it as I did before. I didn’t run as far. I didn’t train as hard. I didn’t eat correctly. I started drinking a little bit every now and then. – Ken Norton

121197. Ali had a break that was an inch and a half long, and you keep getting hit as hard and as much as I hit Ali, the pain would take over and you would pass out. – Ken Norton

121198. Hitting Ali in the body or on the arms was like hitting a piece of cement. – Ken Norton

121199. I’m no lady; I’m a member of Congress, and I’ll proceed on that basis. – Mary Teresa Norton

121200. I’m about as straight an arrow as you’ll find out there. – Deborah Norville

121201. You do not send me to Brooklyn to get a cheesecake and then I come back and you’re gone. – Brandy Norwood

121202. Your children can be around you all day, but if you don’t spend quality time with them and you don’t pay attention to them and talk to them and listen to them, it doesn’t matter that they’re just around you. – Brandy Norwood

121203. There is no question that managed care is managed cost, and the idea is that you can save a lot of money and make health care costs less if you ration it. – Charlie Norwood

121204. Speaker Newt Gingrich has appointed a task force, which I’m on, and over the next couple months the task force is going to try to come up with legislation that does what we’re all trying to do. I feel pretty good about the members that are on the task force. – Charlie Norwood

121205. You’ve had some terrific print information that gets everybody’s attention in this town. – Charlie Norwood

121206. When they hear from you, it counts. That’s how we’re going to win. – Charlie Norwood

121207. What we’re really trying to do is level out the health care system. It has gotten so one-sided as more and more people have been put into managed care; in fact, about 70 percent of the patients in the country. – Charlie Norwood

121208. Average Americans are going to win this, not me. And not just your organization, not just the providers of health care, but the American people are going to cause this to happen. But they have to keep sending those cards and letters. – Charlie Norwood

121209. People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even I understood before I came to Congress. When any of my constituents writes me a letter, I promise you, we’re listening. – Charlie Norwood

121210. It’s important right now to continue to have your patients contact their senators and their congresspeople to say we have a problem. We want you to help solve it, we want you to be involved. – Charlie Norwood

121211. If at the end of May we don’t, we’ll reform, regroup, decide how we’re going to go about it, but if the task force can’t come up with the bill, I’m going to push mine, and go ahead and make the changes in it that we’ve been working on now for a year or two and just go for it. – Charlie Norwood

121212. We represent people, and any good congressperson wants to know how their people at home feel about issues. I can tell you for sure in our office that is taken into account, and that is true for any congresspersons I know. – Charlie Norwood

121213. I did what I did not to make money but to help prevent the defeat of a new system which had, at great cost, given ordinary people food and fares which they could afford, a good education and a health service. – Melita Norwood

121214. In general, I do not agree with spying against one’s country. – Melita Norwood

121215. In the same circumstances, I know that I would do the same thing again. – Melita Norwood

121216. Somebody said that my work might be an interesting source of material. – Melita Norwood

121217. I cannot explain something that no one has ever figured out. – Chris Noth

121218. Sex and the City changed New York-New York’s become a big shoe store now, unfortunately. – Chris Noth

121219. No one ever takes my side. – Chris Noth

121220. If you’re an actor in your heart, no matter how much money they shove at you, it doesn’t matter if the work doesn’t provide that creative spark. You want out. – Chris Noth

121221. I jumped into acting because it was fun. It was tougher when I had to take my fun seriously. – Chris Noth

121222. I don’t mind demanding women. – Chris Noth

121223. Everyone feels like family and I am back in the city that I love. – Chris Noth

121224. By my third year of Law and Order, I was climbing the walls. But you don’t leave a hit show, especially when you have a five-year contract. – Chris Noth

121225. I have enough attention already. More, I don’t really need. – Chris Noth

121226. Some things can be perfectly expressed by sound alone and images would only be disturbing. Other times, sound would be possible, but visuals are much stronger and closer to what I want to express and then again, they sometimes overlap perfectly. – Alva Noto

121227. One often thinks that using 2 different things like visual and sound lead to 2 different conclusions – to a different content – but in in my case it is all one. – Alva Noto

121228. You cannot always make such big exhibitions, because they consume too much time and energy. – Alva Noto

121229. When I define polarities in my work, I actually create the space between things. I point to the question I am actually interested in, without naming it. – Alva Noto

121230. There is always room for coincidence. – Alva Noto

121231. Starting off, all options are always open, but as soon as you choose something, you inevitably limit yourself. If you go for B, A is out. – Alva Noto

121232. It is important for me that a certain depth and variety of both exist next to each other. I am very careful not to sacrifice the one for the other. – Alva Noto

121233. Every individual decision is nothing but coincidence, every artistic decision is coincidence. – Alva Noto

121234. I usually create sounds and have different generators running over it. You know you can open a word-file as a picture or the other way round. I do the same with sounds. – Alva Noto

121235. The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic? – Alva Noto

121236. I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding. – Alva Noto

121237. I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically. – Alva Noto

121238. I always try hard to arrange all media in a way so that it expresses what I want – this is not limited to one medium alone and varies from case to case. – Alva Noto

121239. It is such a complex matter we live within, it is impossible to track logic and decision making really, so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence. – Alva Noto

121240. Each new situation requires a new architecture. – Jean Nouvel

121241. Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. – Henri Nouwen

121242. Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure. – Henri Nouwen

121243. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen

121244. When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. – Henri Nouwen

121245. I’d like CBS, at this point, to say where they got those documents from. I think they should say where they got these documents because I thought it was a very poor job of reporting by CBS. – Bob Novak

121246. Nobody from the administration has officially rejected my column. – Bob Novak

121247. I didn’t dig it out, it was given to me. They thought it was significant, they gave me the name and I used it. – Bob Novak

121248. My security comes from my senses, my sensing the direction I should go and suddenly I felt out of tune, out of step with what other people wanted or what other people expected of me. – Kim Novak

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121249. I was always opinionated. – Kim Novak

121250. Well, I’m Czech, but Polish, Czech, no matter, it’s my name. – Kim Novak

121251. If you’re wanting glamorous or really beautiful or really sexy, well then, I wasn’t really the one, but I could do all of that. You could just get really lost in that kind of image. – Kim Novak

121252. It means nothing if the movie doesn’t get out there. – Kim Novak

121253. We only did probably two, three takes on every scene we did, at the most. – Kim Novak

121254. My first day at MGM they decided to bring this lion out, male, and it was not the best time for him to see me. All of a sudden he thought I was in heat and this lion went into the dressing room, which was just a trailer on the sound stage, and went crazy. – Kim Novak

121255. I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender, sensitive, beautiful human being. A lovely person. Very gentle. She would never stand up for her rights. – Kim Novak

121256. So, Hitchcock wouldn’t say anything about my work in the movie but, on the other hand, he wouldn’t complain, either. – Kim Novak

121257. The first time I was in his office was when they called me in to tell me they had changed my name. I had a feeling that if I’d gone along with the name they’d chosen, I’d never be seen again. I’d be swallowed up by that name, because it was a false name: Kit Marlowe. – Kim Novak

121258. The script was always the most important thing to me and I loved the script. For one thing, I’ve always admired trees. I just worship them. Think what trees have witnessed, what history, such as living through the Civil War, yet they still survive. – Kim Novak

121259. The thing I loved about Alfred Hitchcock is that he left a lot of open ends there, a lot of clues that didn’t really add up the way you think they would, and sometimes, not at all. – Kim Novak

121260. The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie. Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation. But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere. – Kim Novak

121261. I used Jimmy to give me what I needed to keep going and to know that I was on the right path with it. I thought I saw Jimmy’s soul all the time we worked. He never covered his soul and I never covered mine. We saw into each other’s souls, very definitely. – Kim Novak

121262. Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me because when you touch these trees, you have such a sense of the passage of time, of history. It’s like you’re touching the essence, the very substance of life. – Kim Novak

121263. For every answer, I like to bring up a question. Maybe I’m related to Alfred Hitchcock or maybe I got to know him too well, but I think life should be that way. – Kim Novak

121264. I loved acting, which was never about money, the fame. It was about a search for meaning. It was painful. – Kim Novak

121265. As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person. – Kim Novak

121266. I tried so hard with movies like Vertigo and Middle of the Night and others. I felt those would show me that it’s only a matter of time before I’d find the right one to reach out and touch people. – Kim Novak

121267. Harry Cohn did not make me. But I also feel that I probably didn’t make me, either. I think it was a combination. I think that’s what made it work. – Kim Novak

121268. I already hated that gray suit and then having to go through putting on that wig with a false front – again made me feel so trapped inside this person who was desperately wanting to break out of it but she was so caught up in the web of deception that she couldn’t. – Kim Novak

121269. I always felt Jimmy was trapped in Hollywood. He felt it himself. He loved aviation so much and he wanted to be able to do more of that. He somehow just got stuck here. – Kim Novak

121270. I don’t feel that I was a Hollywood-created star. – Kim Novak

121271. I don’t think you want to give all the answers, but I think every answer you do give should bring up another question, and not all questions should be answered. – Kim Novak

121272. I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak. But I don’t mind her anymore. She’s okay. We’ve become friends. I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips. – Kim Novak

121273. I live way out in the country, so there’s not a lot of people around to remind me. And my friends don’t think of me as ‘Kim Novak’ anymore anyway. It’s like they forgot, too. And so it’s nice. – Kim Novak

121274. I think it will be helpful to people because I know the expectations that are put on you as a sex symbol, and how Marilyn Monroe suffered and so on, and I was able to get free of that. – Kim Novak

121275. I didn’t want to start relying on what someone else thought was right. It was easier to go away all together. – Kim Novak

121276. And I went through a lot of detours and I took a lot of roads and things so yes, that’s all there, but it’s not meant to be shocking or telltale. – Kim Novak

121277. We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord. – Michael Novak

121278. You’re a sovereign as a citizen. If you’re not involved in your government, you’re not doing your job. In the long run that’s very bad for the Republic. – Michael Novak

121279. Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work. – Michael Novak

121280. In most of history, societies have not been free. It’s a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny. – Michael Novak

121281. Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character, and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years, these are portrayed as awful figures. – Michael Novak

121282. The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of Judaism and Christianity, empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question. – Michael Novak

121283. To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia. – Michael Novak

121284. Our Founders always wondered about how long it would last. The price of liberty is everlasting vigilance. You’ve got to be on your guard every minute or you will lose it. – Michael Novak

121285. The universe moves in the direction of Liberty. – Michael Novak

121286. Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice. – Michael Novak

121287. Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it’s one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal. – Michael Novak

121288. In God’s eyes, there’s not before and after. Every moment of time is simultaneous to God. – Michael Novak

121289. If you’ve ever been in a position in your life where you just can’t take any more, you just have to get through the next second, and the next second after that. – Michael Novak

121290. Even rock stars are entitled to privacy. – Michael Novak

121291. Christians must be Jews. The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism, depends on the first covenant. – Michael Novak

121292. Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society. – Michael Novak

121293. Jews do not have to be Christians. Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism, but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn. – Michael Novak

121294. Not all of those who cry “The poor, the poor!” will enter the kingdom of heaven. – Michael Novak

121295. If Communism goes, I’ve still got the U.S. House of Representatives. – Robert Novak

121296. It is up to the government to keep the government’s secrets. – Robert Novak

121297. Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic? – Robert Novak

121298. He was my favorite senator… I love him. He made the liberals squeal. – Robert Novak

121299. CNN canceled all the shows I was on. They’re going in a different direction, but that’s their privilege. They own the business. – Robert Novak

121300. The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey’s clothes. – Robert Novak

121301. We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible. – Novalis

121302. Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment. – Novalis

121303. Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other. – Novalis

121304. Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. – Novalis

121305. Where no gods are, spectres rule. – Novalis

121306. Where children are, there is the golden age. – Novalis

121307. We never completely comprehend ourselves, but we can do far more than comprehend. – Novalis

121308. We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming. – Novalis

121309. The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist. – Novalis

121310. To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it. – Novalis

121311. Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home. – Novalis

121312. Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general. – Novalis

121313. Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life. – Novalis

121314. Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity. – Novalis

121315. Nature is a petrified magic city. – Novalis

121316. I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception. – Novalis

121317. A character is a completely fashioned will. – Novalis

121318. A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer. – Novalis

121319. Character and fate are two words for the same thing. – Novalis

121320. Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men. – Novalis

121321. Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise. – Novalis

121322. I have like 250 letters that I have to whittle it down to 150. Only then do you have the whole overview of a book. When it was finally edited, at least my take was, everybody’s lying. You know? – Don Novello

121323. I’ve done it 30 years. I don’t know what there is to gain by doing it 40. But I think there is something about doing it over that length of time that says something. That’s seven U.S. presidents and five presidents of McDonald’s. – Don Novello

121324. I’m kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination. – Don Novello

121325. I wrote that letter, and the one to Nixon. And I wrote more letters, and I thought it might be a magazine article. At that time I sent it to Esquire and Playboy, but anyway, I kept writing, and all of sudden I had enough and thought, well maybe it is a book. – Don Novello

121326. I never thought I’d be a writer. I never thought I’d be able to read a book, let alone write one. So if books like this inspire kids to write, or even read a whole book, I think it’s good. – Don Novello

121327. After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force, I took up films. – Ivor Novello

121328. Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere. – Ivor Novello

121329. A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant. – Ivor Novello

121330. A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened minds and freedom from the worries that even the best regulated homes cannot always avoid. – Ivor Novello

121331. The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd. – Ivor Novello

121332. The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment. – Ivor Novello

121333. Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home, without the effort of going to a picture house, without the trouble of booking seats, without the presence of other people. – Ivor Novello

121334. Love-making is an art which must be studied. – Ivor Novello

121335. It has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This, I am positive, is not true. – Ivor Novello

121336. I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer. – Ivor Novello

121337. The cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures. – Ivor Novello

121338. Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter. – Ivor Novello

121339. British girls are as temperamental as Americans. – Ivor Novello

121340. Behind the footlights there is always the applause, which stimulates the actors. On the screen it is a different matter. – Ivor Novello

121341. The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man’s shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is. – Ivor Novello

121342. You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd – even if you want to. – Ivor Novello

121343. There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness! – Ivor Novello

121344. There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind. – Ivor Novello

121345. There’s something Vichy about the French. – Ivor Novello

121346. Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having. – Ivor Novello

121347. We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage. – Ivor Novello

121348. When the cinematograph first made its appearance, we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered. – Ivor Novello

121349. The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness, the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors. – Ivor Novello

121350. The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique. – Ivor Novello

121351. It felt like being in the center of the world, and I felt like I was a witness to history and I knew that the whole world was watching on television. So, I could feel the collective consciousness of the world focused on this little strip of land called Seattle. – Krist Novoselic

121352. Sunshine Cake is just a fun hobby thing. That’s about it. – Krist Novoselic

121353. I think pot should be legalized, but I think the promotion of party culture is irresponsible. – Krist Novoselic

121354. The only way you do anything is to become really active. And the most effective way to get your message to your elected representatives is to make campaign contributions and develop relationships with them. – Krist Novoselic

121355. Theodore Roethke was a poet I was raised with so he has a lot of sentimental value for me. – Krist Novoselic

121356. This band is a real collaboration, and I’m greatful to anybody who can appreciate our music. It doesn’t have to be a certain kind of fan or person or anything. I think there’s a little bit of something for everybody on this record. – Krist Novoselic

121357. We’re all players and musicians and we sure all get along good. We just clicked right off the bat. We started playing and then we almost immediately started recording. – Krist Novoselic

121358. When I perform, I like to immerse myself in the music, and I just try to get off on the diversity of music. – Krist Novoselic

121359. And Seattle isn’t really crazy anymore. It’s a big dot-com city. – Krist Novoselic

121360. No band is special, no player royalty. – Krist Novoselic

121361. Mike Watt and I had the same teacher. Mr. Tanaka. – Krist Novoselic

121362. I wanted to stimulate thought instead of throwing things out or try to give a perspective. I just put stuff up and it’s up for two or three weeks and I get tired of it, so I take it down and put something else up. – Krist Novoselic

121363. I’m really into Sweet 75 right now, and I dig playing Nirvana, don’t get me wrong. Even if Kurt never died, more than likely I’d be in Sweet 75 today still. – Krist Novoselic

121364. Our idea is simply to play the songs and to emphasize our musicianship. – Krist Novoselic

121365. If you’ve got a guitar and a lot of soul, just bang something out and mean it. You’re the superstar. – Krist Novoselic

121366. I’m just really happy, because I think we’re a great band, and I really like great bands. – Krist Novoselic

121367. But my role is to just apply the skills I’ve learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere. – Krist Novoselic

121368. But remember, guitar players are a dime a dozen. – Krist Novoselic

121369. But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing. – Krist Novoselic

121370. But whenever history is in the making, there’s some kind of intangible feeling. – Krist Novoselic

121371. Don’t follow a trend. Follow your heart. – Krist Novoselic

121372. I can’t remember the last time I looked at a Nirvana web site. – Krist Novoselic

121373. I don’t know about the time those songs were written. But he was jamming with someone in Colorado or San Francisco, and I’m sure he was working on the lyrics right up to the show because they were really relevant for the situation. – Krist Novoselic

121374. I kind of discovered my voice for the first time, and the more I did it, the better it got. – Krist Novoselic

121375. I live out in the country now and it’s quiet and it’s a place where I can think a lot. – Krist Novoselic

121376. We asserted ourselves as a music community, and showed legislators that music is positive. Especially if you’ve sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes. – Krist Novoselic

121377. Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else – there’s no grand idea or concept behind it. – Krist Novoselic

121378. We remember Kurt for what he was: caring, generous and sweet. – Krist Novoselic

121379. Let’s keep the music with us. We’ll always have it. – Krist Novoselic

121380. I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn’t do only tennis. – Jana Novotna

121381. If we can make some kind of adjustments, maybe in the game, to make it interesting and slow down the surfaces, then it will be more fun and more interesting. – Jana Novotna

121382. I think it was the right time for me to retire because nowadays tennis is too incredibly fast and you can say that my style tennis went out of fashion. – Jana Novotna

121383. I think no matter what you do you go through stages when you play. There was a number of times when I didn’t do very well or was tired. It was too much to combine school and tennis altogether. Parents need to step in and say, take a little time off, do something fun. – Jana Novotna

121384. I was maybe only 13 or 14 when I started to play junior tournaments. – Jana Novotna

121385. I would like to see it go back to the wood racquets. To see the touch put back in tennis. – Jana Novotna

121386. Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis. – Jana Novotna

121387. I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didn’t want to copy anybody’s style. – Jana Novotna

121388. Being a foreigner is not a disease. – Alden Nowlan

121389. The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. – Alden Nowlan

121390. Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes. – Alden Nowlan

121391. People just don’t laugh when their family is violated, and you don’t shrug it off. You band together and you defend together. It’s a funny, primitive instinct. – Phillip Noyce

121392. A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area. And so it went with many country towns around Australia. – Phillip Noyce

121393. After working for years in Hollywood where the actors have taken over, it was a real relief to get down there and not only have some children, but also have some actors that had no attitude. – Phillip Noyce

121394. I no longer knew what it was like to feel Australian. – Phillip Noyce

121395. I remembered the 500 people that lived on a reserve outside my little town, behind a big fence. – Phillip Noyce

121396. Making movies is eating candy. It’s a very expensive candy, so you value when you can do it. So when you can do it twice at once, it’s like, you know, a kid in a candy store! – Phillip Noyce

121397. Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast, where contact between black and white occurred as much as 200 years earlier than on the west coast – and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live 95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face. – Phillip Noyce

121398. Oh yeah – I watched Knife in the Water, saw the shot, and repeated it. But even if I hadn’t seen that film, inevitably the camera would’ve ended up on top of that mast, I mean if you think of it there are only so many dynamic shots on a boat. – Phillip Noyce

121399. So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history – and history of repression. – Phillip Noyce

121400. The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them. – Phillip Noyce

121401. The more she rejected us the more convinced I was that she was another version of the real Molly, her disdain for authority, her scepticism that she had to do what the white man told her because it was good for her… She is Molly. – Phillip Noyce

121402. Well, I don’t know what they’ll turn out to be, but I’m working on a film of Kon Tiki. – Phillip Noyce

121403. Whites were the winners, blacks were the losers, we wrote the history books, and they didn’t feature. – Phillip Noyce

121404. You always try to work for your audience, to entertain them, but that being said, obviously, within the studio system you feel the sense of responsibility to the bank. – Phillip Noyce

121405. There were a couple Aborigines in my primary school, but we never spoke to them. They kept to themselves, and we never really even locked eyes. They weren’t acknowledged officially either. – Phillip Noyce

121406. Obviously all of us have thought about Vietnam, particularly in my generation in Australia that were part of conscription and fought there. Our friends came back, forever changed. So there were a lot of questions. – Phillip Noyce

121407. At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God. – Alfred Noyes

121408. Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel, there are one or two which I venture to think can only have been recorded on the authority of St. John. – Alfred Noyes

121409. St. Luke again associates St. John with St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles, when, after the Resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples. – Alfred Noyes

121410. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas. – Alfred Noyes

121411. Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who’s seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they’re being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression. – Robert Nozick

121412. What hadn’t been realized in the literature until now is that merely to describe how severely something has been tested in the past itself embodies inductive assumptions, even as a statement about the past. – Robert Nozick

121413. Through the evolutionary process, those who are able to engage in social cooperation of various sorts do better in survival and reproduction. – Robert Nozick

121414. There is no justifiable prediction about how the hypothesis will hold up in the future; its degree of corroboration simply is a historical statement describing how severely the hypothesis has been tested in the past. – Robert Nozick

121415. The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things. – Robert Nozick

121416. The fact that we don’t keep repeating tests in the same arena is not because the probability of the hypothesis showing its falsity in other arenas goes up after it has passed tests in one arena. – Robert Nozick

121417. It’s the level that allows us each to live our own chosen lives. But I notice not everyone agrees with the primary importance of that level, and I try to account for how they don’t. – Robert Nozick

121418. I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there’s a continuity between philosophy and science in that way. – Robert Nozick

121419. From each as they choose, to each as they are chosen. – Robert Nozick

121420. Evolutionary cosmology formulates theories in which a universe is capable of giving rise to and generating future universes out of itself, within black holes or whatever. – Robert Nozick

121421. Certainly the emphasis I place in this chapter on coordination of behavior and cooperation to mutual benefit is something that ought to be very congenial to people in the libertarian tradition. – Robert Nozick

121422. It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy. And it’s also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting, new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them. – Robert Nozick

121423. I guess my tendency is to think essentially that the new wrinkles won’t do the job if the old major idea didn’t, and so you have to try something different. Then maybe they can all be combined in some coherent piece. – Robert Nozick

121424. Never apologize, mister. It’s a sign of weakness. – Frank S. Nugent

121425. The army is always the same. The sun and the moon change. The army knows no seasons. – Frank S. Nugent

121426. Do you want to feel good, or do you want to do good? – Ted Nugent

121427. I have busted more hippies’ noses than all the narcs in the free world. – Ted Nugent

121428. I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness. – Ted Nugent

121429. I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar. – Ted Nugent

121430. My idea of fast food is a mallard. – Ted Nugent

121431. War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don’t crush evil then evil will get you. – Ted Nugent

121432. Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians – except for the occasional mountain lion steak. – Ted Nugent

121433. There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period. – Ted Nugent

121434. The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil. – Ted Nugent

121435. Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food – unless, of course, it’s a mallard. – Ted Nugent

121436. Look what venison does to a goofy guitar player from Detroit? I’m going to be 54 this year and if I had any more energy I’d scare you. – Ted Nugent

121437. If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed – like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese. – Ted Nugent

121438. I really have the American dream licked. – Ted Nugent

121439. Mr. Janet Reno? I think Mr. Janet Reno… I think he’s one of the best hunting dogs in the world. – Ted Nugent

121440. I still tour like a man possessed, because I am. – Ted Nugent

121441. I genuinely don’t know how many albums I’m going to sell when the new album comes out, because I honestly don’t know how many fans I’ve actually got at the moment. – Gary Numan

121442. When you decide to do this kind of music then you just accept the facts. – Gary Numan

121443. There’s no point in lying saying I am doing really, really well because I’m not; I’m cult level. – Gary Numan

121444. If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things. – Gary Numan

121445. I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome, which is like a mild form of autism It means I don’t interact properly in certain social situations. – Gary Numan

121446. And I used to go the punk clubs such as a gay club in Poland Street that everyone would go to because it was the only place you could go to looking like that without getting beaten senseless. – Gary Numan

121447. I’d been a Bowie fan before punk and used to get no end of trouble. I was always getting knocked about and having to run up the street, getting chased by people. It was horrible. – Gary Numan

121448. It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man. – Gregory Nunn

121449. There is no such thing as a harmless truth. – Gregory Nunn

121450. The right man, in the right place, at the right time, can steal millions. – Gregory Nunn

121451. Never underestimate the value of cold cash. – Gregory Nunn

121452. Grief, and an estate, is joy understood. – Gregory Nunn

121453. Anyone who doesn’t miss the past never had a mother. – Gregory Nunn

121454. All the world’s a stage, and all the clergymen critics. – Gregory Nunn

121455. A liberal is a man who is right most of the time, but he’s right too soon. – Gregory Nunn

121456. If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral. – Gregory Nunn

121457. Leadership must be established from the top down. – Sam Nunn

121458. In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for a teacher of English literature. I wanted to do something that he would approve of more, so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar. – Trevor Nunn

121459. In the commercial theater, I’ve been pretty fortunate. The producers that I’ve worked with have allowed me to define the artistic integrity, the artistic limits of the work. – Trevor Nunn

121460. One fine day I discovered that more complex plays really have to be directed. – Trevor Nunn

121461. Peter Hall was just organizing the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was going to be an ensemble, it was going to be in repertory, it was going to have a home in London as well as in the Midlands, and all of those things were happening at that time. – Trevor Nunn

121462. So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before. – Trevor Nunn

121463. In my early years, my father was away as a soldier in the war. When he came back, work was very difficult to come by. Even though he was a highly skilled man, a maker of furniture, the payment for that work was very poor. – Trevor Nunn

121464. What you’re doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people, the way that you analyze and relate to a written text, the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything. It has to do with listening, with humility and a sense of yourself. – Trevor Nunn

121465. The film director, in many instances, has to swallow somebody else’s decision about the final form of something. It’s so hard as to be intolerable. – Trevor Nunn

121466. When I was 13 years old, a professional theater company in my town needed a kid actor. I auditioned, and I got the part, so for just a few weeks I became a member of the company and I met some professional actors. – Trevor Nunn

121467. When I was at Stratford, the very first thing that I was commissioned to work on was trying to make a musical out of the documentary material about the General Strike, which was the next big historical event in England, after the First World War. – Trevor Nunn

121468. You are faced with the choice: either my integrity remains intact and this is the work that ends up on the screen, or I have to leave, and I have to be known to have left. – Trevor Nunn

121469. The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn’t have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn’t possibly have gone. – Trevor Nunn

121470. I would be terribly disappointed if anything would get in the way of my being cast in something, or if performances were canceled. It was a fix that I obviously needed. – Trevor Nunn

121471. The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted most to bring off was a fully fledged professional production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford. – Trevor Nunn

121472. A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction, but so is analysis and having a sense of literature. – Trevor Nunn

121473. I always believe it’s better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do. – Trevor Nunn

121474. I had a feeling about Shakespeare’s soliloquies, that there should be a real exchange between the actor and the audience. – Trevor Nunn

121475. In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can’t be told that I’m wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn’t to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it’s who has that last decision. – Trevor Nunn

121476. I tend to arrive in the rehearsal process with very strongly developed ideas about what I want to do. But I don’t like those ideas to be things that are not subject to change, or subject to development, or subject to challenge. – Trevor Nunn

121477. I’ve experienced a private doubt, something that I’ve kept deeply inside, and then eventually delivered a piece of work that people responded to with huge enthusiasm. – Trevor Nunn

121478. I’ve just taken the decision that I’m going to now go full time back into the theater. – Trevor Nunn

121479. I’ve never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater, or the contemporary theater, or musical theater, or the thing that we call opera. – Trevor Nunn

121480. If you can’t fully believe in your ideas, it very quickly communicates to a group of actors who need something to hold onto. They need to believe that whatever criticism, whatever comment is received, is meant. – Trevor Nunn

121481. If you feel very deeply about something, it’s not possible to sacrifice your integrity about that. – Trevor Nunn

121482. If you’re a director, your entire livelihood and your entire creativity is based on your self-confidence. Sometimes that’s dangerously close to arrogance. – Trevor Nunn

121483. I so wanted to perform, and I grasped every opportunity. – Trevor Nunn

121484. By the way, you won’t put that thing in about me wanting to have sex on a football pitch, will you? – Louise Nurding

121485. When I’m up on stage, I don’t think about anything except the song I’m singing. Anyway, the majority of my audience is female, and I can’t think that many of them want to see me a French maid outfit somehow! – Louise Nurding

121486. A pas de deux is a dialogue of love. How can there be conversation if one partner is dumb? – Rudolf Nureyev

121487. My feet are dogs. – Rudolf Nureyev

121488. Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration. – Rudolf Nureyev

121489. All that I am, I am because of my mind. – Paavo Nurmi

121490. Mind is everything. Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. – Paavo Nurmi

121491. Therefore, I reasoned that study of the cell cycle responsible for the reproduction of cells was important and might even be illuminating about the nature of life. – Paul Nurse

121492. It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways. – Paul Nurse

121493. It was during my time at secondary school that I abandoned religion. – Paul Nurse

121494. Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science. – Paul Nurse

121495. My 6 years with Murdoch were pivotal for my entire research career. – Paul Nurse

121496. My main efforts focussed on trying to identify the rate controlling steps during the cell cycle. Crucial for this analysis were wee mutants that were advanced prematurely through the cell cycle and so divided at a reduced cell size. – Paul Nurse

121497. My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early years working in the big houses of that rural English county, my mother as a cook and my father as a handyman and chauffeur. – Paul Nurse

121498. Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem. – Paul Nurse

121499. This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not advisable to remain in one academic environment, and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal. – Paul Nurse

121500. This time at Birmingham turned me into a general biologist, and ever since then I have always tried to take a biological approach to any research project that I have undertaken. – Paul Nurse

121501. I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me. – Paul Nurse

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121502. After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967. – Paul Nurse

121503. My parents were neither wealthy nor academic, but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations, both at school and university. – Paul Nurse

121504. Better understanding of the natural world not only enhances all of us as human beings, but can also be harnessed for the better good, leading to improved health and quality of life. – Paul Nurse

121505. I think it was this curiosity about the natural world which awoke my early interest in science. – Paul Nurse

121506. I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy. – Paul Nurse

121507. I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity. – Paul Nurse

121508. I had a great time investigating the pigments of different mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols published in Scientific American, and I also remember making my own beetle collection when it was still acceptable to make such collections. – Paul Nurse

121509. I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science was so difficult it was essential that the problem being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded. – Paul Nurse

121510. I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology. – Paul Nurse

121511. I am still a keen mountain walker and an enthusiastic glider pilot. – Paul Nurse

121512. During the winter my attention was attracted to the changes in the stars and planets in the sky. – Paul Nurse

121513. A key issue in developmental biology at that time was the problem of how cells underwent differentiation, with most workers concentrating on explanations in terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation. – Paul Nurse

121514. At age 11 in 1960, I moved to an academic state secondary school, Harrow County Grammar School for Boys. – Paul Nurse

121515. I was by far the youngest of the family, and at times it was like being an only child. – Paul Nurse

121516. This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy, faster than inflation, and far beyond our means to sustain it. – Jim Nussle

121517. The reform of government needs to continue. – Jim Nussle

121518. The budget is tight, and that is exactly where we want it to be and where we need it to be. – Jim Nussle

121519. I am pleased with the direction we are moving in. – Jim Nussle

121520. I don’t think anyone should pick a candidate for any office based solely on gender. That would be, I believe, a mistake. – Jim Nussle

121521. Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does. – Bill Nye

121522. I’ve always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room. – Bill Nye

121523. The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it. – Bill Nye

121524. When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It’s like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then? – Bill Nye

121525. Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it occasioned a great deal of talk. – Bill Nye

121526. States. Of course, I’m speaking only from memory. – Edgar Wilson Nye

121527. I’m not saying that there weren’t other inherent problems with the score that couldn’t have been overcome with a bit of remixing, but why did they ask me to do it, and why did Griffin ask me to do it this way, for a film that had nothing to do with American vernacular? – Michael Nyman

121528. There’s always a question of duration, there’s a question of who the orchestra is. No one is free to write what you want – you collaborate on a film score, and one of the good things is that someone else’s work is motivating you. – Michael Nyman

121529. I was rather disappointed, because the one thing I wanted to gain from that opportunity was to add something to his music, and have him add something to mine. – Michael Nyman

121530. I’m like a decathlete who does all of the events he’s used to, but is being forced by certain circumstances to focus on three events, and being forced to focus on events that he wasn’t that interested in, and also weren’t his strongest events. – Michael Nyman

121531. As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration. – Laura Nyro

121532. I don’t think you should categorize yourself as an artist. – Laura Nyro

121533. For me it all started with two turntables and a mixer. – Paul Oakenfold

121534. If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone. – Ann Oakley

121535. There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn’t bother to change while there are women like that around. – Ann Oakley

121536. Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization. – Ann Oakley

121537. Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty. – Ann Oakley

121538. Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive. – Ann Oakley

121539. Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals. – Ann Oakley

121540. If you look over the years, the styles have changed – the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it’s really the same. – John Oates

121541. We should have an easier name to pronounce. – John Oates

121542. To me, when a great band is playing together, it’s amazing for me. – John Oates

121543. The thing is, we’ve changed our style but we’ve never changed the actual roots of what we’ve done. – John Oates

121544. Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do. – John Oates

121545. If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn’t change my life. – John Oates

121546. Sometimes, it’s just great to bring new people into the mix. – John Oates

121547. We’ve been together since we’ve been teenagers. I can go away and disappear for two years, and when we get back together, it’s like nothing ever has changed. – John Oates

121548. It’s the music that brings us together. – John Oates

121549. In our relationship, we don’t have that situation. I don’t require what he needs, and he doesn’t require what I need. I know what I do; I have an amazing life that nobody knows about. – John Oates

121550. We collaborate together. We work with other people. We work by ourselves. – John Oates

121551. I have a great family, I live an amazing life. – John Oates

121552. If it wasn’t for music, I doubt whether we’d be friends. – John Oates

121553. If something that needs to be done that we don’t feel confronting, we do it through the manager. – John Oates

121554. Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good. – John Oates

121555. Well, because we’re so different as people. And it’s that difference that probably also makes it easy to stay together, because we don’t get in each others way. – John Oates

121556. You have to know when to strike and when to retreat. – John Oates

121557. I do a lot of things behind the scenes. I do a lot of things that don’t hit the headlines. – John Oates

121558. I just like playing with the band and doing what I do. – John Oates

121559. I like playing on stage, don’t get me wrong. – John Oates

121560. I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren’t getting it on the radio. – John Oates

121561. I was just glad to meet somebody outside of my group of small town friends who was into music. Somebody else who had aspirations to do something more than sing at a record hop. – John Oates

121562. I wish I could see over crowds and small groups of people. – John Oates

121563. If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing. – John Oates

121564. I couldn’t begin to name names… in general I have found racers to be some of the most competitive people on the planet… and some of the nicest as well. – John Oates

121565. I still don’t know how I got to the big leagues because I wasn’t that good. – Johnny Oates

121566. Boxing has become America’s tragic theater. – Joyce Carol Oates

121567. When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life. – Joyce Carol Oates

121568. Our house is made of glass… and our lives are made of glass; and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves. – Joyce Carol Oates

121569. The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency. – Joyce Carol Oates

121570. The third man in the ring makes boxing possible. – Joyce Carol Oates

121571. The worst cynicism: a belief in luck. – Joyce Carol Oates

121572. To be knocked out doesn’t mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to get up. – Joyce Carol Oates

121573. Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are. – Joyce Carol Oates

121574. We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language. – Joyce Carol Oates

121575. What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me. – Joyce Carol Oates

121576. Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions. – Joyce Carol Oates

121577. Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality. – Joyce Carol Oates

121578. Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning. – Joyce Carol Oates

121579. If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space. – Joyce Carol Oates

121580. Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost. – Joyce Carol Oates

121581. If food is poetry, is not poetry also food? – Joyce Carol Oates

121582. In love there are two things – bodies and words. – Joyce Carol Oates

121583. It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim. – Joyce Carol Oates

121584. Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn’t have the personality of a politician. We don’t see the world that simply. – Joyce Carol Oates

121585. Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate. – Joyce Carol Oates

121586. Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light. – Joyce Carol Oates

121587. Nothing is accidental in the universe – this is one of my Laws of Physics – except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity. – Joyce Carol Oates

121588. So while an incredible amount of progress has been made, on this fifth anniversary, I wanted to come here and tell the people of this city directly: My administration is going to stand with you – and fight alongside you – until the job is done. Until New Orleans is all the way back, all the way. – Barack Obama

121589. We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old – and that’s the criterion by which I’ll be selecting my judges. – Barack Obama

121590. There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America. – Barack Obama

121591. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America. – Barack Obama

121592. The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam. – Barack Obama

121593. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them. – Barack Obama

121594. The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable. – Barack Obama

121595. There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America. – Barack Obama

121596. The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world. – Barack Obama

121597. This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. – Barack Obama

121598. Since I’m the president and Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate, it’s understandable that people are saying, you know, ‘What have you done?’ – Barack Obama

121599. People of Berlin – people of the world – this is our moment. This is our time. – Barack Obama

121600. The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife. – Barack Obama

121601. We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn’t come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn’t do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell. – Barack Obama

121602. We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. – Barack Obama

121603. We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential. – Barack Obama

121604. We need earmark reform, and when I’m President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely. – Barack Obama

121605. We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated. – Barack Obama

121606. There is probably a perverse pride in my administration… that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who’s occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can’t be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion. – Barack Obama

121607. We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible. – Barack Obama

121608. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. – Barack Obama

121609. We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back. – Barack Obama

121610. We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen. – Barack Obama

121611. We are not at war against Islam. – Barack Obama

121612. We all knew this. We all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis. – Barack Obama

121613. Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation – not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago. – Barack Obama

121614. Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction. – Barack Obama

121615. This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. – Barack Obama

121616. We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their healthcare. – Barack Obama

121617. I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class. – Barack Obama

121618. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. – Barack Obama

121619. I’m a Christian by choice. – Barack Obama

121620. I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. – Barack Obama

121621. If everybody that voted in 2008 shows up in 2010, we will win this election. We will win this election. – Barack Obama

121622. If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost. – Barack Obama

121623. I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody. – Barack Obama

121624. In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. – Barack Obama

121625. I’ve been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career. – Barack Obama

121626. Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career. – Barack Obama

121627. In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can’t afford it. And I refuse to renew them again. – Barack Obama

121628. In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them. – Barack Obama

121629. In the absence of sound oversight,responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system. – Barack Obama

121630. In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? – Barack Obama

121631. Issues are never simple. One thing I’m proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues. – Barack Obama

121632. If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. – Barack Obama

121633. I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. – Barack Obama

121634. Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market. – Barack Obama

121635. Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel the impact. – Barack Obama

121636. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. – Barack Obama

121637. I’ve said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I’m against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and that we’re going to end this policy. – Barack Obama

121638. I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator. – Barack Obama

121639. I think it is important for Europe to understand that even though I am president and George Bush is not president, Al Qaeda is still a threat. – Barack Obama

121640. I don’t care whether you’re driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you’re headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That’s what the American people called for in November, and that’s what we intend to deliver. – Barack Obama

121641. I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. – Barack Obama

121642. I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying. – Barack Obama

121643. I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office. – Barack Obama

121644. I just miss – I miss being anonymous. – Barack Obama

121645. I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that. – Barack Obama

121646. I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. – Barack Obama

121647. I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. – Barack Obama

121648. I don’t take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won’t find a job in my White House. – Barack Obama

121649. I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. – Barack Obama

121650. You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt. – Barack Obama

121651. You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime. – Barack Obama

121652. With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability. – Barack Obama

121653. Why can’t I just eat my waffle? – Barack Obama

121654. Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement. – Barack Obama

121655. Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. – Barack Obama

121656. It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust. – Barack Obama

121657. Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. – Barack Obama

121658. Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country’s scared. – Barack Obama

121659. Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. – Barack Obama

121660. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. – Barack Obama

121661. My task over the last two years hasn’t just been to stop the bleeding. My task has also been to try to figure out how do we address some of the structural problems in the economy that have prevented more Googles from being created. – Barack Obama

121662. It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. – Barack Obama

121663. It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. – Barack Obama

121664. Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not. – Barack Obama

121665. Let me even say before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we are going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America. – Barack Obama

121666. We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it’s not just my way or the highway. – Barack Obama

121667. My family, frankly, they weren’t folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn’t raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead. – Barack Obama

121668. John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded. – Barack Obama

121669. We’ve persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people – a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it’s time to turn the page. – Barack Obama

121670. My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. – Barack Obama

121671. My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington. – Barack Obama

121672. We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges. – Barack Obama

121673. When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans – an avian flu pandemic. – Barack Obama

121674. When BP was not moving fast enough on claims, we told BP to set aside $20 billion in a fund – managed by an independent third party – to help all those whose lives have been turned upside down by the spill. – Barack Obama

121675. What Washington needs is adult supervision. – Barack Obama

121676. Now we’re in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change – we’re doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change – inch by inch, day by day. – Barack Obama

121677. What do you think a stimulus is? It’s spending – that’s the whole point! Seriously. – Barack Obama

121678. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military. – Barack Obama

121679. We’re not going to baby sit a civil war. – Barack Obama

121680. We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States. – Barack Obama

121681. No one is pro-abortion. – Barack Obama

121682. Now, anybody who thinks that we can move this economy forward with just a few folks at the top doing well, hoping that it’s going to trickle down to working people who are running faster and faster just to keep up, you’ll never see it. – Barack Obama

121683. Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals. – Barack Obama

121684. On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future. – Barack Obama

121685. One of the great strengths of the United States is… we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values. – Barack Obama

121686. What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that’s just not what the founders intended. – Barack Obama

121687. My administration is the only thing between you [CEO’s] and the pitchforks. – Barack Obama

121688. America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. – Barack Obama

121689. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama

121690. But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day. – Barack Obama

121691. But if you – if what – the reports are true, what they’re saying is, is that as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that’s going to increase our costs, we knew that. – Barack Obama

121692. As I’ve said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis’ future. – Barack Obama

121693. As a nuclear power – as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon – the United States has a moral responsibility to act. – Barack Obama

121694. And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it’s going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we’ve made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That’s why we did it. – Barack Obama

121695. Americans… still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do. – Barack Obama

121696. Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK. – Barack Obama

121697. After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land. – Barack Obama

121698. A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’ – Barack Obama

121699. And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation. – Barack Obama

121700. Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice. – Michelle Obama

121701. And let’s be clear: It’s not enough just to limit ads for foods that aren’t healthy. It’s also going to be critical to increase marketing for foods that are healthy. – Michelle Obama

121702. And in my own life, in my own small way, I’ve tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation. – Michelle Obama

121703. Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list. – Michelle Obama

121704. America is just downright mean. – Michelle Obama

121705. We all need to start making some changes to how our families eat. Now, everyone loves a good Sunday dinner. Me included. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem is when we eat Sunday dinner Monday through Saturday. – Michelle Obama

121706. The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more. – Michelle Obama

121707. The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know. – Michelle Obama

121708. One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. – Michelle Obama

121709. My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief. Making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls… that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe. – Michelle Obama

121710. I’m a fry lover. – Michelle Obama

121711. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction. – Michelle Obama

121712. Exercise is really important to me – it’s therapeutic. So if I’m ever feeling tense or stressed or like I’m about to have a meltdown, I’ll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls. – Michelle Obama

121713. Even if we give parents all the information they need and we improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner, none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant, they can’t make a healthy choice. – Michelle Obama

121714. As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else’s, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. – Michelle Obama

121715. We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them. – Michelle Obama

121716. My joy knows no bounds… I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121717. We will work to bring an element of stability to the price of oil. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121718. We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121719. Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121720. My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121721. Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121722. I will not say the fact that there are no European Union observers at an election means that it will not be fair and free. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121723. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121724. I am a black man inside and outside and you are white men on the outside, but inside, you are Africans like me. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121725. Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121726. Unfortunately, the true force which propels our endless political disputes, our constant struggles for political advantage, is often not our burning concern for democracy, it is often of our dedication to the principle of the rule of law. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121727. Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice. – Olusegun Obasanjo

121728. What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent. The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the government of this country they have accepted and admitted. – Olusegun Obasanjo

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121729. Without security it is difficult for a woman to look or feel beautiful. – Merle Oberon

121730. No lies, just love. – Conor Oberst

121731. I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie. – Conor Oberst

121732. I like to feel the burn of the audience’s eyes when I’m whispering all my darkest secrets into the microphone. – Conor Oberst

121733. I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love. – Conor Oberst

121734. I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life. – Conor Oberst

121735. If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we’d see the beauty then and stand staring in awe. – Conor Oberst

121736. Love’s an excuse to get hurt. – Conor Oberst

121737. We must memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul. – Conor Oberst

121738. Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness. – Conor Oberst

121739. Screaming is bad for the voice, but it’s good for the heart. – Conor Oberst

121740. There’s all body types, but there’s just one size. – Conor Oberst

121741. They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green. – Conor Oberst

121742. When everything is lonely I can be my best friend. – Conor Oberst

121743. Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam. – Conor Oberst

121744. Why are you scared to dream of god when it’s salvation that you want? – Conor Oberst

121745. The rockets… can be built so powerfully that they could be capable of carrying a man aloft. – Hermann Oberth

121746. Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible. – Hermann Oberth

121747. If there is a small rocket on top of a big one, and if the big one is jettisoned and the small one is ignited, then their speeds are added. – Hermann Oberth

121748. I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor. – Hermann Oberth

121749. Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away from economic disaster. And it showed me first-hand the importance of every family having access to good health care. – Dave Obey

121750. This country owes them all a debt of gratitude. The down payment on that debt is making sure that we live up to Lincoln’s charge: to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan. – Dave Obey

121751. Experience burned into me the conviction that access to education ought to be based on how much you are willing to learn and how hard you are willing to work, not on how many dollars your family has in their bank account. – Dave Obey

121752. You don’t have to dislike people you disagree with and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to have bipartisan friendships in this place. Life’s too short to have it any other way. – Dave Obey

121753. I think we have to be very careful when we toss around terms like ‘cut health care costs.’ We would do very well to expect a cut in the rate of increase. – David Obey

121754. Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn’t have that formula if a majority of the states didn’t like it, and they have the majority of the votes. – David Obey

121755. We need to be careful when we talk about cutting health care costs. They are not going to be reduced – what we really want to do is do is slow the rate of increase. – David Obey

121756. We don’t have enough people going into those fields and there is a high burnout rate in some health care professions, so it is very important that we get more people into the pipeline right now. – David Obey

121757. We are going to see a tremendous number of health professionals retire over the next 8-10 years. We are not doing nearly enough to deal with this problem. – David Obey

121758. This is a very difficult question. If you take a look at the aging population and demographics, we are going to have a big increase in the number of health care jobs needed in the state and in the country. – David Obey

121759. There is a sign that hangs on my wall that says, ‘What is it you want me to do to somebody else that is more important than what you want me to do for you?’ – David Obey

121760. The NRA was one of the items that we pointed to when we added money to the labor, health and Education appropriations bill by reducing the size of the tax cut. – David Obey

121761. Society as a whole is better off when information is available to the public. Whether you are talking about how to prevent disease, or about who does the best job of treating disease, it is useful to provide as much information to the public as possible. – David Obey

121762. If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don’t buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies. – David Obey

121763. I opposed Clinton’s budget deal in 1997 because he brought in $115 billion cut in Medicare that created greater pressure for providers not to participate. – David Obey

121764. It puts the provider in a situation of looking for ways to have someone else pick up a piece of the cost. As a result, every customer who has insurance ends up paying a ‘hidden premium.’ It simply adds to the health care cost burden. – David Obey

121765. If we accept the rule of those who think they are the bosses and lords of Mexico, nothing will change for the people on the bottom. – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

121766. Mexico and the U.S. are bound not only because of the common border, but by a shared culture and history. – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

121767. We’re not going to meddle in the internal life of other peoples and other governments, because we don’t want them meddling in ours. – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

121768. Without economic growth and job creation in Mexico, we won’t be able to confront the migratory phenomenon. – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

121769. The fun is in figuring out why the French are susceptible to such tripe. – Bill O’Brien

121770. This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him. – Conan O’Brien

121771. Pamela Anderson Lee released a statement confirming that she has had her breast implants removed. Doctors say that Pamela is doing fine and that her old implants are now dating Charlie Sheen. – Conan O’Brien

121772. President Clinton signed a $10 million deal to write a book by 2003. Isn’t that amazing? Yes, and get this, not only that, President Bush signed a $10 million deal to read a book by 2003. – Conan O’Brien

121773. Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn’t in their neighborhood. – Conan O’Brien

121774. Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly. – Conan O’Brien

121775. Several hard-core Star Wars fans who had tickets for the first showing actually said that when the movie finally began, they started crying. Mainly because they realized that it’s 22 years later, and they still haven’t lost their virginity. – Conan O’Brien

121776. Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, ‘Jesus! This cup is expensive!’ – Conan O’Brien

121777. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. – Conan O’Brien

121778. The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney’s friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said ‘Yes.’ – Conan O’Brien

121779. Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn’t changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he’s started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob. – Conan O’Brien

121780. Tom Cruise’s attorney said he is going to sue anyone who claims he is gay. In a related story, Ricky Martin’s attorney has been hospitalized for exhaustion. – Conan O’Brien

121781. Yesterday, the Pentagon warned U.S. reporters that they should get out of Baghdad as soon as possible because the U.S. could attack at any time. Then the Pentagon added, ‘Whatever you do, don’t tell Geraldo.’ – Conan O’Brien

121782. The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he’d like to help, but he’s pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army. – Conan O’Brien

121783. Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous. Arnold says California’s schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me. – Conan O’Brien

121784. A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’ – Conan O’Brien

121785. Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language. – Conan O’Brien

121786. Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now. The toys can talk and are interactive, so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans. – Conan O’Brien

121787. President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards. – Conan O’Brien

121788. During last night’s debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage. – Conan O’Brien

121789. Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years. – Conan O’Brien

121790. Early on, they were timing my contract with an egg timer. – Conan O’Brien

121791. John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though they don’t know what they’re doing. Then Travolta said he often does the same thing with his career. – Conan O’Brien

121792. If life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice. – Conan O’Brien

121793. In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That’s right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and whatever it is I have. – Conan O’Brien

121794. In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber’ union. – Conan O’Brien

121795. In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani. – Conan O’Brien

121796. In West Virginia yesterday, a man was arrested for stealing several blow-up dolls. Reportedly, police didn’t have any trouble catching the man because he was completely out of breath. – Conan O’Brien

121797. Fish recognize a bad leader. – Conan O’Brien

121798. CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, ‘It’s not so bad.’ – Conan O’Brien

121799. Human nature doesn’t include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything. – Conor Cruise O’Brien

121800. Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation. – Conor Cruise O’Brien

121801. The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments, and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail, and to be seen to fail. – Conor Cruise O’Brien

121802. Nothing does more to activate Christian divisions than talk about Christian unity. – Conor Cruise O’Brien

121803. You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down. – Conor Cruise O’Brien

121804. There is nothing better than having a personal-best day, being in shape and pushing myself beyond my own limits. – Dan O’Brien

121805. You have to be able to be a good loser. You have to be okay knowing you’re going to fail every day in something without getting mad and upset. – Dan O’Brien

121806. When I was little, I wasn’t allowed to put sugar on my breakfast cereal because it made me so hyper. – Dan O’Brien

121807. As a young athlete, it was first about having fun; then it was about winning. – Dan O’Brien

121808. To me, the decathlon is its own little society and I am part of that culture. – Dan O’Brien

121809. Through everything I’ve gone through- and I’ve been everywhere, at the top of the world, in jail, hung over drunk – I never gave up my dream of winning a gold medal in the Olympics. – Dan O’Brien

121810. And there is such a thing as a decathlon high. It’s like a rock rolling down hill, picking up momentum. You get better and better. – Dan O’Brien

121811. As a young child, I was never a crier. I never cried to get my way, or even when I was in pain. – Dan O’Brien

121812. I call myself a chameleon. – Dan O’Brien

121813. If you never give up, you’ll be successful. – Dan O’Brien

121814. It really means a lot that I won the gold medal – but I woke up the next morning expecting to feel different. I felt the same. – Dan O’Brien

121815. It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me. – Dan O’Brien

121816. It’s important for me to think I’m mixed-race. – Dan O’Brien

121817. Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember it’s okay to fail as long as you don’t give up. – Dan O’Brien

121818. You need to become more than one type of athlete. You have to be a sprinter, a weight man and a distance guy all in one. – Dan O’Brien

121819. I think what my parents did was perfect. They were strict, concerned about my safety and held me back just a little. – Dan O’Brien

121820. The decathlon includes ten separate events and they all matter. You can’t work on just one of them. – Dan O’Brien

121821. It is fantastic to be found in a foreign country. – Ed O’Brien

121822. What had disappointed me at the time of the last tour, was to go on a worldwide tour, we were at some incredible places and we couldn’t enjoy it, hadn’t the time. – Ed O’Brien

121823. What is so refreshing playing with Neil Finn and all his friends is these people think exactly the same – regular people doing their thing and separating the music from the business. – Ed O’Brien

121824. So we are not doing the traditional album, tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore. We’re going to tour when we want to, regardless of whether we’ve got a record out. – Ed O’Brien

121825. Of the 25 songs we’ve recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn’t have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us. – Ed O’Brien

121826. I’m thrilled we’ve got a new single out, as singles were the way I first got into music as a child. – Ed O’Brien

121827. It’s really weird to be playing chords again. Haven’t played chords for a long time. I realised I haven’t played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that. – Ed O’Brien

121828. We’re not spokespeople, we’re musicians. – Ed O’Brien

121829. There was this discussion to know how long the human ear was really receptive to the music. A 74 minute CD is too long. We thought about making two CDs, 35 minutes each… But the songs need to breathe. – Ed O’Brien

121830. Not in the mornings, I’m always so tired in the morning. – Ed O’Brien

121831. We’re not aware of fame itself, we’re not that kind of band. – Ed O’Brien

121832. We don’t hate the media, it’s just that when there’s too much of it we get bored, but it happens to every human being. I don’t think we even hated the media by the time that movie was made. We were just tired. – Ed O’Brien

121833. We are different people – you get a different take on the band whoever you speak to. Somehow, at the end of it, it goes through the filtering process and out comes the Radiohead thing. – Ed O’Brien

121834. The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done. We’ve had our rough times in the studio in the past, but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded. This time it seemed like it just goes on and on. – Ed O’Brien

121835. There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I’ve always felt it’s interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else. – Ed O’Brien

121836. At the end of OK Computer we were playing big, big arenas and it wasn’t right. You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn’t feel right. – Ed O’Brien

121837. Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter. Thom always thought that we should aspire to that. – Ed O’Brien

121838. But for the first time, we haven’t made a huge leap forward in sound from our last album. Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it. – Ed O’Brien

121839. But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it’s a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public’s reaction. But i think when we’ll play the very first new piece, we will be scared. – Ed O’Brien

121840. Everyone who’s serious about what they’re doing must be in constant motion forward. – Ed O’Brien

121841. I think that’s what helped us: confidence, respect, the desire to work hard. – Ed O’Brien

121842. For a band like us tracklisting is a massive, massive task. – Ed O’Brien

121843. I don’t read the press, I don’t watch endless music TV. – Ed O’Brien

121844. We are a weird bunch, we are very disparate. – Ed O’Brien

121845. The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed. – Edna O’Brien

121846. Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul. – Edna O’Brien

121847. Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it. – Edna O’Brien

121848. My hand does the work and I don’t have to think; in fact, were I to think, it would stop the flow. It’s like a dam in the brain that bursts. – Edna O’Brien

121849. In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: ‘Is there someone new?’ – Edna O’Brien

121850. I’m an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt. – Edna O’Brien

121851. I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don’t trust women. There is a built-in competition between women. – Edna O’Brien

121852. I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness. – Edna O’Brien

121853. Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire. – Edna O’Brien

121854. Writing is like carrying a fetus. – Edna O’Brien

121855. The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians, in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at crossroads. – Flann O’Brien

121856. It is clear enough that you are making some distinction in what you said, that there is some nicety of terminology in your words. I can’t quite follow you. – Flann O’Brien

121857. A woman doesn’t care if she hasn’t a stomach, provided she looks as if she hasn’t. – Flann O’Brien

121858. A laugh is a terrible weapon. – Kate O’Brien

121859. My mom always said that if the Protestants catch a Catholic in their church, they feed them to the Jews. – Kate O’Brien

121860. It’s filled with… baking soda. Because it really smells. – Kate O’Brien

121861. If somebody on this team actually gets to first base, I’ll stand there naked. – Kate O’Brien

121862. If it bends, it’s funny; if it breaks, it’s not funny. – Kate O’Brien

121863. I only use my sick days for hang-overs and soap opera weddings. – Kate O’Brien

121864. Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. – Kate O’Brien

121865. Hmmm… I never get the answer I think I’m going to get. – Kate O’Brien

121866. My mother had taken me to photographer Paul Hesse, who used some of my pictures on magazine covers. – Margaret O’Brien

121867. I was always fascinated, even as a child, by antiques and ancient times. I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century. They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture. – Margaret O’Brien

121868. He never yelled or screamed so I felt very at home and comfortable. – Margaret O’Brien

121869. All you’d have to do is get a sad look, and he’d try to do something for you. – Margaret O’Brien

121870. Writers never get a very good deal in Hollywood. – Richard O’Brien

121871. I’ve never wanted to play bank managers and real people particularly. – Richard O’Brien

121872. Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon. – Richard O’Brien

121873. Life’s too short to be working with divas. – Richard O’Brien

121874. The fact that someone came forward and offered $1.25 million to make a movie was astonishing. We were also allowed to keep many of the original stage cast. – Richard O’Brien

121875. The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy, though not as an actor. I was just riding horses. – Richard O’Brien

121876. There is always an audience for different individuals, but critics sometimes stop the audience finding the show and the show finding the audience. – Richard O’Brien

121877. There’s something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what’s lurking in them. – Richard O’Brien

121878. To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful. – Richard O’Brien

121879. We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television. – Richard O’Brien

121880. Well, no. I was getting into trouble messing around with it for roles. So one night I went home, cut it down with a pair of scissors and then got in the bath and shaved it all off. I’ve never looked back. – Richard O’Brien

121881. Well, when you do something like Rocky which is indefinable somehow, it always becomes difficult to lose that. – Richard O’Brien

121882. With the film around for 25 years and the show being around even longer – still running and continuing to fill house all around the word – it’s really an exciting and wonderful thing to be part of that. – Richard O’Brien

121883. Yes, but I think the big thing for everyone is to wear what they want and what suits them. – Richard O’Brien

121884. So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn’t it? It’s an empty kind of thing. – Richard O’Brien

121885. It is difficult to go on the next night after you receive a sandbagging. – Richard O’Brien

121886. I would have loved to have been in The Stand. I would also loved to have been in The Mask. – Richard O’Brien

121887. Even though we know freedom as an idea we’re not really as free as we think we are. – Richard O’Brien

121888. However, there’s three reasons for doing things in this particular world. One is love, one is prestige and the other’s money. If you get all three together, that’s fine. – Richard O’Brien

121889. I absolutely adore working in the realms of fantasy. – Richard O’Brien

121890. I am 58 and it’s difficult for people to gauge my age. – Richard O’Brien

121891. I do like to be creative and I’m very lucky that I’ve been given different areas in which I’m able to do that – whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I’m also still into music and recording. – Richard O’Brien

121892. I have done every job in the Theatre apart from wardrobe. I was out of work more times than I was in it. – Richard O’Brien

121893. I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every Theatre in London. – Richard O’Brien

121894. I’m not driven by money and I’m not driven by career. – Richard O’Brien

121895. I’m one of those people who never really joined the grown-ups. – Richard O’Brien

121896. I’m surrounded by it. I have so many lovely people around me who are supportive, gentle, kind and considerate. I’m so grateful for every day that I’m on the planet and that continues to be so. – Richard O’Brien

121897. I’ve been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky’s continual bounty. – Richard O’Brien

121898. I’ve never been driven by fame or money or anything like that. It’s never been part of my psyche. – Richard O’Brien

121899. I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because they go off and become politicians and stuff. – Richard O’Brien

121900. It is a sad day for our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be hidden from public view to appease a federal judge. – Soledad O’Brien

121901. Is the capacity for cruelty inherent in all of us? – Soledad O’Brien

121902. Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don’t let anyone know it. – Ric Ocasek

121903. I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it’s growing or crumbling. – Ric Ocasek

121904. I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness. – Ric Ocasek

121905. Never mind a world that can’t see past brutality. – Ric Ocasek

121906. Once they’re on paper, they’re gone. I like to do as much with the words, as far as image goes. – Ric Ocasek

121907. Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful. – Ric Ocasek

121908. Sometimes you want to run away, sometimes you think you do, but you never had a dream like this before and you don’t want to ask for more, sometimes you leave a mark before you know the score. – Ric Ocasek

121909. The most important thing to a lot of people, is to belong to something that’s hip or whatever. To be a part of something that’s not society, just a clique. – Ric Ocasek

121910. There’s more to light than the opposite of dark. – Ric Ocasek

121911. They’re caught where there’s no way out or where you can’t see out. What are you going to do about it? I don’t have the answer. If I did there would be no insane asylums. – Ric Ocasek

121912. Your high points and your low points. High points don’t last that long, it’s a high and it happens. It’s great at the moment but you really can’t live on it. – Ric Ocasek

121913. People are strange. We’re all morticians. Hey, what’s on TV? – Ric Ocasek

121914. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. – Sean O’Casey

121915. The worlds a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. – Sean O’Casey

121916. All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. – Sean O’Casey

121917. It’s my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it. – Sean O’Casey

121918. Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have. – Sean O’Casey

121919. Money does not make you happy but it quiets the nerves. – Sean O’Casey

121920. No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year. – Sean O’Casey

121921. The hallway of every man’s life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live. – Sean O’Casey

121922. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life. – Sean O’Casey

121923. There’s no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible. – Sean O’Casey

121924. Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life. – Sean O’Casey

121925. I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I’ve enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other. – Sean O’Casey

121926. It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer. – William of Occam

121927. Plurality should not be posited without necessity. – William of Occam

121928. Suddenly life has new meaning to me, there’s beauty up above and things we never take notice of, you wake up suddenly you’re in love. – Billy Ocean

121929. What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire – the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery. – Ellen Ochoa

121930. I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out. – Ellen Ochoa

121931. There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song. – Phil Ochs

121932. The fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities of an old America gone mad. – Phil Ochs

121933. The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles. – Phil Ochs

121934. Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires and make your own rules and your own reality. – Phil Ochs

121935. Leaving America is like losing twenty pounds and finding a new girlfriend. – Phil Ochs

121936. It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win. – Phil Ochs

121937. In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty. – Phil Ochs

121938. God isn’t dead – he’s just missing in action. – Phil Ochs

121939. Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion. That’s art. That’s life. – Phil Ochs

121940. And if there’s any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there’s any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara. – Phil Ochs

121941. When they show the destruction of society on color TV, I want to be able to look out over Los Angeles and make sure they get it right. – Phil Ochs

121942. Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and perhaps wondering about your breath? – Phil Ochs

121943. There is nothing politically right that is morally wrong. – Daniel O’Connell

121944. Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. – Daniel O’Connell

121945. I’ve always been known as the fat kid from Stand By Me. – Jerry O’Connell

121946. You can pour holy oil and holy water on a thug until you have emptied buckets of both; but at the end he will be a consecrated thug, but a thug all the same unless interior intentions and a disciplined man are present. – William H. O’Connell

121947. The walls are raised against honest men in civic life. – William H. O’Connell

121948. The Puritan has passed; the Catholic remains. – William H. O’Connell

121949. The march to our duty here, not merely to ourselves, but to our surroundings, must proceed. God wills it. – William H. O’Connell

121950. I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn’t personally sad about finishing a long job. – Carroll O’Connor

121951. Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero. – Carroll O’Connor

121952. I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real. – Carroll O’Connor

121953. Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs. – Carroll O’Connor

121954. Those offers come in now and again. They’re not knocking down my door. I’m only an old character actor, and I’m not needed. – Carroll O’Connor

121955. The wages of pedantry is pain. – Carroll O’Connor

121956. The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is, unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable. – Carroll O’Connor

121957. Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both. – Carroll O’Connor

121958. Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man. – Carroll O’Connor

121959. Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women. – Carroll O’Connor

121960. One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made. – Carroll O’Connor

121961. Not all celebrities are dunces. – Carroll O’Connor

121962. Nations have come under the control of haters and fools. – Carroll O’Connor

121963. My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it? – Carroll O’Connor

121964. We don’t really need reviewers, just first-night reporters who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show. – Carroll O’Connor

121965. It was a lack of system that made the ’30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered. – Carroll O’Connor

121966. It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else. – Carroll O’Connor

121967. In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards. – Carroll O’Connor

121968. I’ve run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got. – Carroll O’Connor

121969. I’m lucky. Lord, I’m lucky. – Carroll O’Connor

121970. I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I’d done myself. Race pride is kind of stupid. – Carroll O’Connor

121971. I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over? – Carroll O’Connor

121972. Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail. – Carroll O’Connor

121973. Even a true artist does not always produce art. – Carroll O’Connor

121974. Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire. – Carroll O’Connor

121975. Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome. – Carroll O’Connor

121976. All in the Family was intellectual; it was art. – Carroll O’Connor

121977. My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter. – Carroll O’Connor

121978. They put me in a harness, like a horse, to learn the back somersault. It was weird up there when I put on that harness for the first time. The courage came with practice. – Donald O’Connor

121979. That is the godawful thing about television today. Performers don’t have any place to hit and miss. You’re either in or you’re out; you don’t have a chance to become good at your craft. If you make three pictures in a row and they don’t go over, you’re out of the business. – Donald O’Connor

121980. Going up the walls doing somersaults, that trick took a couple of days. – Donald O’Connor

121981. I didn’t smoke. I didn’t smoke then, and I don’t smoke now. We worked every day – that keeps you in pretty good shape. We could go for a long time in one take. You had to be in good shape with Gene Kelly. – Donald O’Connor

121982. I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful. – Donald O’Connor

121983. I’m not a good choreographer: I can’t remember what I put down. – Donald O’Connor

121984. It’s so wonderful… if your whole day is rotten, once they start the music, it seems to melt away. – Donald O’Connor

121985. Remember, if you do the same act for 20, 30 years it gets a little boring unless you’ve got something else going for you… And the orchestra really kept you going. They’d laugh at all your jokes, even if they’d been hearing them for the last 30 years. – Donald O’Connor

121986. Doing those costume pictures was wonderful. – Donald O’Connor

121987. The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention. – Flannery O’Connor

121988. There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. – Flannery O’Connor

121989. To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness. – Flannery O’Connor

121990. When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God’s business. – Flannery O’Connor

121991. When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville. – Flannery O’Connor

121992. Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. – Flannery O’Connor

121993. The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location. – Flannery O’Connor

121994. I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one. – Flannery O’Connor

121995. The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live. – Flannery O’Connor

121996. At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily. – Flannery O’Connor

121997. Conviction without experience makes for harshness. – Flannery O’Connor

121998. Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. – Flannery O’Connor

121999. Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not. – Flannery O’Connor

122000. I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. – Flannery O’Connor

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Devang Vibhakar started this website sharpquotes.com because he firmly believes that the motivational quotes gave him the much needed light in the times of darkness. Through sharpquotes.com, he is hopeful to bring motivation, confidence, hope, strength, change, courage and wisdom in the lives of his readers too.

His interests include reading, writing, numerology, movies, fitness, spending time in nature, finding the meaning of things in life and helping others find their strength with numerology.

By profession, he's into graphic designing and web development.

He has visited countries like Scotland, England and Germany.

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