180000 famous quotes part 126 – 125001 to 126000

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180000 famous quotes part 126 – 125001 to 126000

125001. Knowing what I know of love, I hang back because I don’t like to lie to myself. – Anne Parillaud

125002. It’s terrifying, that unconditional love you have for a child. I still wonder if she really came from me, from my womb. It’s a miracle. I don’t understand it. I live it very intensely. – Anne Parillaud

125003. I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can’t program emotion. – Anne Parillaud

125004. I adore people who ask questions and who cause others to share in their search. – Anne Parillaud

125005. Actors should be timeless and impersonal. – Anne Parillaud

125006. I had never even thought I’d be an actress – I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It’s the same career. – Anne Parillaud

125007. If you speak or write truth about powerful men, they become your enemies. – Matthew Paris

125008. Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a family. – Sister Parish

125009. Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family, admitted that I was hideous. – Sister Parish

125010. It has not been an easy cross to bear. It has caused considerable confusion. My husband constantly complained about the awkwardness of being married to a woman whom he called Sister. – Sister Parish

125011. The last occasions when the timetable of our lives would be interrupted for many years to come. – Sister Parish

125012. It has not been an easy name, yet it has brought me many a laugh. – Sister Parish

125013. We have a good team, and I think we’ll have a good season this year. – Chan Ho Park

125014. This year, I feel strong. I’m looking forward to having my best season in the last few years. – Chan Ho Park

125015. This is normal, to have pressure. It’s how you respond. Take the pressure, use the pressure, have fun. – Chan Ho Park

125016. My main problem has been staying healthy. – Chan Ho Park

125017. We have to look forward and keep filming new films and not get stuck in the past. – Nick Park

125018. Gromit was the name of a cat. When I started modeling the cat I just didn’t feel it was quite right, so I made it into a dog because he could have a bigger nose and bigger, longer legs. – Nick Park

125019. When we first sold the Wallace and Gromit shorts to America, people suggested we get rid of the strange British accents and put clear American voices on them, and we held out. – Nick Park

125020. We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable. – Nick Park

125021. There is something about the Australian psyche that seems to like films that are slightly offbeat. – Nick Park

125022. If you respect the audience enough, they can take onboard many things. – Nick Park

125023. I’m always there at home thinking of Wallace and Gromit ideas. – Nick Park

125024. Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent. They find it kind of cute or something, with a certain charm. – Nick Park

125025. In a still hot morning, the tide went out and didn’t come back in. This was not a spectacular event. The sea did not roll up like a scroll, like the sky in Revelations. It quietly withdrew. – Ruth Park

125026. The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is. – Ruth Park

125027. Writing is a passion I have never understood, yet a storyteller is all I have ever wanted to be. – Ruth Park

125028. He who climbs a cliff may die on the cliff, so what? Always a risk-taker by nature, now I became one by intent. – Ruth Park

125029. The films that I do tend to polarise people’s views. – Alan Parker

125030. A great movie evolves when everybody has the same vision in their heads. – Alan Parker

125031. Most directors have little lists in their heads of people they really want to work with. – Alan Parker

125032. Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie. – Alan Parker

125033. Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons. – Alan Parker

125034. Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it’s quite fine, so fine that the Irish don’t even acknowledge that it exists. – Alan Parker

125035. Boy, we’ll get Raymond out and we won’t go hungry anymore. – Bonnie Parker

125036. I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That’s when I was born. – Charlie Parker

125037. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn. – Charlie Parker

125038. Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art. – Charlie Parker

125039. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art. – Charlie Parker

125040. You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. – Charlie Parker

125041. Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you. – Charlie Parker

125042. I get to meet fantastic people, and I get to go through so many emotions. For me, I have a craving for that. When I’m acting, I feel great. It’s not to be famous. – Christopher Parker

125043. Working on such a big film was amazing. I learned a lot. There weren’t too many stunts, just some doubling. – Christopher Parker

125044. What surprises me is when people give me their mobile number. The other day, someone on a bus asked if I swear. I said I try not to, but of course I’m just a normal person. – Christopher Parker

125045. Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill. – Christopher Parker

125046. My parents couldn’t afford a full time drama school, but I basically just did every class I could do, and followed every drama interest I could. When I was 15 or 16 I did drama courses. – Christopher Parker

125047. It’s not just about filming, you go to awards and interviews too. I enjoy all of it, even learning my lines! – Christopher Parker

125048. If you want to act, you have to devote yourself to it. Send out letters and photos every day, work all the hours under the sun, whatever it takes. If you’re not determined, you won’t get anywhere. – Christopher Parker

125049. I’ve done quite a few adverts. I’ve also done some presenting and acting work in Spain. I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people wanting to learn English. – Christopher Parker

125050. I’ve been in the industry from the age of 9, so I have an agent. That’s how you get auditions. – Christopher Parker

125051. I’m not confident with the ladies. I can’t just ask someone out in a club. I’d like to say I’m a gentleman. – Christopher Parker

125052. I want more muscles! I go to the gym three or four times a week with a personal trainer. I can afford that now. I can’t put on weight though, no matter how much I eat. – Christopher Parker

125053. I enjoy playing other people. It’s a great job and it’s challenging. I couldn’t do a desk job. – Christopher Parker

125054. I don’t know if I’m a heartthrob or if I want to be one! I heard that I get the most fan mail. It’s very flattering, and lovely to be popular with the public. – Christopher Parker

125055. I did loads of student films and fringe theatre. I worked for free a lot. – Christopher Parker

125056. I don’t have role models or watch much TV. I go to awards ceremonies but often I don’t even know who the people are. I think that’s good, because then you don’t have preconceived ideas about them. – Christopher Parker

125057. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. I also wanted to be a paramedic, but I always wanted to be an actor as well. I didn’t have kids or something that I needed to provide for. – Christopher Parker

125058. I don’t watch much TV or films, but I’ve watched Cameron Diaz. – Christopher Parker

125059. Don’t try to explain it, just sell it. – Colonel Tom Parker

125060. The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. – Ed Parker

125061. Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create. – Ed Parker

125062. What we do want to see is reforms that are going to have a permanent effect on the budget deficit. – Ed Parker

125063. Improvisation is a compositional method. – Evan Parker

125064. A kind of synthesis, but with some elements that perhaps you wouldn’t have expected in advance. I always like that when that happens, when something comes that is more than the sum of the parts. – Evan Parker

125065. Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days. – Evan Parker

125066. But I think the record will actually come from tapes that are not yet recorded. – Evan Parker

125067. I think it’s a great document of John Stevens’ originality. At that time he was already much more fully formed in his conception than I was. I was sort of struggling to keep up, and sometimes it’s pretty obvious. – Evan Parker

125068. I think the voice does that perfectly adequately without being imitated by other instruments. – Evan Parker

125069. I think the whole question of meaning in music is difficult enough even if you hear me playing live right now in the same room! What I mean and what you take from it may be two quite different things anyway. – Evan Parker

125070. If I think about the way I was drawn into the music, it was much more by recordings than by live performances. – Evan Parker

125071. Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction… Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude, a common language. – Evan Parker

125072. In a certain sense, aspects of my solo playing were developed in order to test the theory about how long particular elements could be, as parts of so-called free improvisations. – Evan Parker

125073. It’s not like, I don’t know, if Madonna has a new record out, then everybody from Bangkok to Birmingham knows what its called and can buy it the same week. But our stuff is not in that mass market. – Evan Parker

125074. So I’m looking to the saxophone as a resource which has its own unique set of possibilities. I’m looking to exploit them and develop them and have the fullest range of possibilities of the saxophone be known. – Evan Parker

125075. So in the sense that we were all dealing with that freer approach, yes, it was certainly one of the first contacts, perhaps the first contact, when Peter came that summer. So it’s a very pivotal moment that is documented there. – Evan Parker

125076. The argument we always used to use was that keeping records in the catalog was good for people that were coming new to the music, but I think that was talking over a ten year or fifteen year time span. – Evan Parker

125077. There are many of these apparent philosophical paradoxes or contradictions which don’t concern me anymore. – Evan Parker

125078. There’s an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there’s a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes. – Evan Parker

125079. Those early steps are very important in understanding the evolution. But in themselves, maybe now you need the later records to understand the significance of the earlier records! – Evan Parker

125080. To speak about notation as the only way that you can guarantee structure of course is already very suspect. – Evan Parker

125081. You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses. – Evan Parker

125082. I’ve been to the studio several times, and it’s not that I’m not happy with what I’ve got, but each time I come away, I feel that I’ve learned something that I want to work on. – Evan Parker

125083. I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo, came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors that that technique opened for me. – Evan Parker

125084. Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love. – Gilbert Parker

125085. Memory is man’s greatest friend and worst enemy. – Gilbert Parker

125086. Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. – Gilbert Parker

125087. It’s the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be. – Gilbert Parker

125088. It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them. – Gilbert Parker

125089. She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good. – Gilbert Parker

125090. In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind. – Gilbert Parker

125091. Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose. – Gilbert Parker

125092. He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech. – Gilbert Parker

125093. He came by a leap to the goal of purpose, not by the toilsome steps of reason. On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose: this was the one being for him in all the world: at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion, and keep it burning forever. – Gilbert Parker

125094. For when a child is born the mother also is born again. – Gilbert Parker

125095. Every shot that kills ricochets. – Gilbert Parker

125096. Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work – or worry. – Gilbert Parker

125097. But paying is part of the game of life: it is the joy of buying that we crave. – Gilbert Parker

125098. It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur. – Gilbert Parker

125099. Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one’s lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living. – Gilbert Parker

125100. There is no influence like the influence of habit. – Gilbert Parker

125101. There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance. – Gilbert Parker

125102. There’s no credit in not doing what you don’t want to do. There’s no virtue in not falling, when you’re not tempted. – Gilbert Parker

125103. Tomorrow is no man’s gift. – Gilbert Parker

125104. War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle. – Gilbert Parker

125105. The real business of life is trying to understand each other. – Gilbert Parker

125106. Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn’t get pregnant. – Kathleen Parker

125107. People in positions of power and privilege have a duty to perform at a higher level. If not them, then who? – Kathleen Parker

125108. I’ve never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn’t have been engineered so soon in their tenure. – Kathleen Parker

125109. It’s probably fair to say that Obama’s ideas were too big for America’s appetite. It would have been nice had he made a few incremental repairs to the economy and left the transformative events for a less stressful time. – Kathleen Parker

125110. In general, costumes are the first thing in life that let other people know who we are. They indicate who the person is without saying anything. – Molly Parker

125111. I think it’s damaging to know too much about a person, about an actor. – Molly Parker

125112. As an actor, you usually live your life with faith. – Molly Parker

125113. Bad directors will tell you they absolutely know how to do it, and how it has to happen; there’s this insecurity that leads them to feeling like they have to control everything. – Molly Parker

125114. I really understand where Alice is coming from – I’ve been in exactly the same place coming from a small town and knowing that I need to do other things, that I have to leave. – Molly Parker

125115. I still don’t look like what I think I look like. – Molly Parker

125116. Sex, sexual dynamics and how we define our sexuality, is one of the major deals in everyone’s life. – Molly Parker

125117. The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does. – Molly Parker

125118. I’ve always tried to be conscious of how I represent women in my work. They don’t have to be good or strong women, but they have to be complex. – Molly Parker

125119. Feeling a part of that community is my greatest reward. – Paul Parker

125120. For me, being able to go anywhere you want, with an element of precision and control, has been the goal. – Paul Parker

125121. I wanted to feel that precision and control and then try to apply it to tele. That’s what I’ve looked for in my gear development through the years, and today, tele is very precise, very high-performance. – Paul Parker

125122. One item on my agenda is simply planning trips, setting them as goals, something to look forward to. – Paul Parker

125123. The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything, from skating gear to heavy metal. – Paul Parker

125124. There are many skiers who have chosen tele for a more compact, streamlined skiing system. – Paul Parker

125125. We have to be careful about creating more rules. – Paul Parker

125126. Allow me a bit of philosophy here… We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules. – Paul Parker

125127. Challenging snow is one of my favorite kinds of skiing, and I like being able to switch techniques at liberty. – Paul Parker

125128. It’s tempting to say the Ph.D. didn’t have an effect, but it’s not so. I think whatever resonance I may be able to achieve is in part simply from the amount of reading and learning that I acquired along the way. – Robert B. Parker

125129. Very few of my books are about who stole the Maltese Falcon. – Robert B. Parker

125130. They give me the money, I give them the book. Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like selling a house and coming back three years later and saying, ‘Paint it this color!’ – Robert B. Parker

125131. Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I did at Northeastern University. – Robert B. Parker

125132. Sure, I have advice for people starting to write. Don’t. I don’t need the competition. – Robert B. Parker

125133. She found me intolerable. But she got to know me, and I wore her down. – Robert B. Parker

125134. Send it to someone who can publish it. And if they won’t publish it, send it to someone else who can publish it! And keep sending it! Of course, if no one will publish it, at that point you might want to think about doing something other than writing. – Robert B. Parker

125135. This is not a screenplay. I don’t do twenty drafts. I’m not going to show this to you until it’s published or accepted for publication. You can make whatever suggestions you want, but I probably will ignore them entirely. – Robert B. Parker

125136. Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around. – Robert B. Parker

125137. I think at this stage in my life I have learned that there are any number of things that men will never know, and can never hope to know, about women. – Robert B. Parker

125138. It was not just that Ross Macdonald taught us how to write; he did something much more, he taught us how to read, and how to think about life, and maybe, in some small, but mattering way, how to live. – Robert B. Parker

125139. If you want to write, write it. That’s the first rule. And send it in, and send it in to someone who can publish it or get it published. Don’t send it to me. Don’t show it to your spouse, or your significant other, or your parents, or somebody. They’re not going to publish it. – Robert B. Parker

125140. My older son who is, I think, here tonight, is forty-one years old. Which is odd because so am I. – Robert B. Parker

125141. With so much at stake maybe I’ll just leave now. – Robert B. Parker

125142. Would you care to publish this? Sincerely, Robert B. Parker. – Robert B. Parker

125143. I think finally good writing gets out there, and people like it, and bad writing doesn’t. Well, no. Bad writing does get out there ’cause some people like it. – Robert B. Parker

125144. I really don’t know what I am going to do in terms of what a book is going to be about until I actually start writing it! – Robert B. Parker

125145. I have reached the point where I know that as long as I sit down to write, the ideas will come. What they will be, I don’t know. – Robert B. Parker

125146. I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink. – Robert B. Parker

125147. I got thrown out of school several weeks in my senior year being caught in the girls’ dorm. This was 1954, friends. The girls’ dorm was off limits. Even to girls, I think. – Robert B. Parker

125148. I didn’t have to say it. I just had to write it. It was painful enough. – Robert B. Parker

125149. For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect and admiration of their father, who grew up with them. – Robert B. Parker

125150. College had little effect on me. I’d have been the same writer if I’d gone to MIT, except I’d have flunked out sooner. – Robert B. Parker

125151. ‘All Our Yesterdays’ was unquestionably the best work I have ever done. And the reading public stayed away in droves. – Robert B. Parker

125152. I write five pages a day. If you would read five pages a day, we’d stay right even. – Robert B. Parker

125153. I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show once. It was a really slow news day for Oprah, and there were several of us on ’cause none of us was sufficiently interesting by his or herself. – Robert B. Parker

125154. Well, you give me too much credit for foresight and planning. I haven’t got a clue what the hell I’m doing. – Robert B. Parker

125155. I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125156. To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125157. So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125158. Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125159. Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125160. It’s like the riddle of the Sphinx… why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125161. In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125162. If two people have only one thought between them, something is very wrong. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125163. A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit! – Sarah Jessica Parker

125164. I write about sex, not love. What do I know about love? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125165. When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125166. I don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125167. I don’t believe in email. I’m an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125168. Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125169. Do we need distance to get close? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125170. Can you really forgive if you can’t forget? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125171. Can you make a mistake and miss your fate? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125172. Balls are to men what purses are to women. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125173. Are we simply romantically challenged, or are we sluts? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125174. I’m very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I’m worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125175. You can’t be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125176. When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho. – Sarah Jessica Parker

125177. When it comes to life and love, why do we believe our worst reviews? – Sarah Jessica Parker

125178. I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones. – Suzy Parker

125179. It’s easy to be beautiful – just be born that way. – Suzy Parker

125180. Sheer luck. I was lucky to have been born with cheekbones. – Suzy Parker

125181. It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. – Theodore Parker

125182. Wealth and want equally harden the human heart. – Theodore Parker

125183. The miser, starving his brother’s body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable. – Theodore Parker

125184. The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most. – Theodore Parker

125185. Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock. – Theodore Parker

125186. Remorse is the pain of sin. – Theodore Parker

125187. Politics is the science of urgencies. – Theodore Parker

125188. Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never. – Theodore Parker

125189. No man is so great as mankind. – Theodore Parker

125190. Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in. – Theodore Parker

125191. Humanity is the sin of God. – Theodore Parker

125192. Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark. – Theodore Parker

125193. As society advances the standard of poverty rises. – Theodore Parker

125194. Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold. – Theodore Parker

125195. Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. – Theodore Parker

125196. Well, actually, I’m a bisexual lesbian in a man’s body… but it’s more complicated than that. – Tony Parker

125197. It hurts. Frankly, it hurts terribly. I have just lived one of the biggest loss of my career. It will be difficult to digest that moment. It is extremely hard to accept. I am disappointed. – Tony Parker

125198. We have a pretty tough schedule coming up. We have to stay strong mentally and must focus on getting better. – Tony Parker

125199. I would never kill somebody, unless they pissed me off. – Trey Parker

125200. It’s this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it’s great. – Trey Parker

125201. It’s not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don’t think people tune in for that. I just don’t think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart. – Trey Parker

125202. It’s funny because I think a lot of it is simply… We’ve never considered ourselves satirists, but because we’re on Comedy Central and because we’re South Park on Comedy Central, we can do any topic we want. – Trey Parker

125203. It’s been a fascinating thing because we didn’t really know how to write when we started South Park at all. It’s been like, we’ve just sort of grown up a bit and it’s amazing to just see how, if you take Butters and Cartman and put them in any scene, it works. – Trey Parker

125204. It was exactly the same on the South Park movie really too. There’s lots of violence in that too, but it always came down to anything sexual… They don’t care about anything else. – Trey Parker

125205. If we have a great idea, we’ll go, ‘Oh, this could be a cool movie.’ Or really for us, it’s more like, ‘Oh, this is a really bad idea. Let’s do this. This seems really stupid.’ – Trey Parker

125206. My favorite musical? I don’t. It changes all the time. I’m just a diehard, I’m totally old school, like I’ll sit and watch, if they are re-doing Oklahoma in New York, I will be the first one there. – Trey Parker

125207. I would let my kids watch this stuff way before I’d let them watch something like ‘Full House’ that I think would make them stupid. – Trey Parker

125208. I spend shockingly little time thinking about real-world stuff. – Trey Parker

125209. I almost bumped into Alec Baldwin and then turned around and Paris Hilton was standing there. And I was like, ‘Look, it’s stupid spoiled whore.’ – Trey Parker

125210. Hollywood views regular people as children, and they think they’re the smart ones who need to tell the idiots out there how to be. – Trey Parker

125211. Careful?! Was my mother careful when she stabbed me in the heart with a coat hanger while I was still in womb? – Trey Parker

125212. In terms of the creative side of it, it’s really been a thing where you come up with the funny stuff is usually at a bar or out talking to people or whatever. – Trey Parker

125213. We created a brand for ourselves, so that now people can’t get mad at what we do, because then they’re just making of themselves. – Trey Parker

125214. You know, and it really doesn’t have a lot to do with the movie. That’s the trick to doing a good musical is that, if you take that music number out, there’s less to the movie there. You would miss it. – Trey Parker

125215. You know that everyone thinks that in order to do South Park we must be wild, crazy, rock and roll stars. But the truth is we’re just wholesome middle-American guys. We enjoy soda pop, baseball and beating up old people just as much as anybody. – Trey Parker

125216. What we’re always looking for is weird social issues and weird connections to make. Luckily for them, there’s no shortage of material. – Trey Parker

125217. We’re the guys who, if someone says you really shouldn’t do an episode making fun of Scientologists, we say, ‘Whatever.’ Someone says, ‘They might come try to burn your house down,’ we say, ‘We’ll just get another one.’ – Trey Parker

125218. We made this really dumb decision to put on the cover nothing from South Park but just a real life photo of a piece of pooh dressed up like Mr. Hankey, and a lot of people didn’t, they didn’t even know what it was. – Trey Parker

125219. Jerry Bruckheimer creates comedy, he just doesn’t realize because he’s a turd. – Trey Parker

125220. We find just as many things to rip on the left as we do on the right. People on the far-left and the far-right are the same exact person to us. – Trey Parker

125221. Me and Matt love to argue, but in general our sense of humor is pretty much alike. – Trey Parker

125222. There is nothing we can’t do. So it’s just the fact that we’re doing topics like that that other people, especially network TV, won’t touch, that we’re satirists. – Trey Parker

125223. The problem is we moved to LA… The only way to be punk rock in L.A. is to be a Republican. – Trey Parker

125224. Sometimes what’s right isn’t as important as what’s profitable. – Trey Parker

125225. So we’re considering doing a new Christmas album, because there’s been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of “The Most Offensive Song Ever” with lyrics intact. – Trey Parker

125226. Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. – Trey Parker

125227. No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, ‘Well it’s obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.’ – Trey Parker

125228. We have it, we’re lucky enough that we’ve created a show where it’s not about… a family, or a kid, it’s about a town. – Trey Parker

125229. Sean Penn’s really the only one stupid enough to put anything down on paper. – Trey Parker

125230. I’ve always followed the rule that anything worth doing is worth doing excessively. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125231. Fettuccine Alfredo is dangerous for your health. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125232. I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard, of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125233. When I put my nose in a glass, it’s like tunnel vision. I move into another world, where everything around me is just gone, and every bit of mental energy is focused on that wine. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125234. These are the people who do studies that your carry-out Chinese meals are saturated in fat. I’d just like to meet them! I mean, what do they do for pleasure? – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125235. The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125236. Part of life is to live it, and enjoy it, and seize the moments that you find particularly pleasing. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125237. I’m a common-sense kind of guy. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125238. My personal philosophy is, you can be sure of nothing. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125239. I’m an anti-industrial kind of guy. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125240. No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

125241. Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125242. All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125243. Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125244. Faith is the heroism of the intellect. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125245. Purpose is what gives life a meaning. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125246. Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125247. Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125248. The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125249. Science has not solved problems, only shifted the points of problems. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

125250. The smaller the function, the greater the management. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125251. The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125252. The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125253. Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125254. Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125255. When any organizational entity expands beyond 21 members, the real power will be in some smaller body. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125256. It is better to be a has-been than a never-was. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125257. The Law of Triviality… briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125258. Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. – C. Northcote Parkinson

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125259. Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125260. Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125261. Expenditures rise to meet income. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125262. Expansion means complexity and complexity decay. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125263. Delay is the deadliest form of denial. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125264. A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125265. In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125266. The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom. – C. Northcote Parkinson

125267. Anybody who’s been married to a man for forty odd years knows he’s all talk. – Michael Parkinson

125268. There’s no way you can create a chemistry where none exists. – Michael Parkinson

125269. It’s not so much about what you ask as what you don’t ask. – Michael Parkinson

125270. In my view a jazz musician is a great musician. – Michael Parkinson

125271. I’m very fond of piano players. – Michael Parkinson

125272. I was a purist bore. – Michael Parkinson

125273. I think life without Coronation Street would be unthinkable. It’s part of all our lives. – Michael Parkinson

125274. For me personally it is because I get an awful amount of success and I don’t think I deserve it and then I want to sabotage it. – Michael Parkinson

125275. Confidence has a lot to do with interviewing – that, and timing. – Michael Parkinson

125276. A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields. – Norman Parkinson

125277. I like to make people look as good as they’d like to look, and with luck, a shade better. – Norman Parkinson

125278. The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin’s bullet. Or it can be the lotion of the heart. – Norman Parkinson

125279. Riding in advance, we passed over one of these great plains; we looked back and saw the line of scattered horsemen stretching for a mile or more; and far in the rear against the horizon, the white wagons creeping slowly along. – Francis Parkman

125280. America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution. – Francis Parkman

125281. Crossing the Penobscot, one found a visible descent in the scale of humanity. – Francis Parkman

125282. Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri. – Francis Parkman

125283. Four men are missing; R., Sorel and two emigrants. They set out this morning after buffalo, and have not yet made their appearance; whether killed or lost, we cannot tell. – Francis Parkman

125284. It was a rich and gorgeous sunset – an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below. – Francis Parkman

125285. Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction, the partitions being at the sides only, leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house. – Francis Parkman

125286. A military road led from this point to Fort Leavenworth, and for many miles the farms and cabins of the Delawares were scattered at short intervals on either hand. – Francis Parkman

125287. Our New England climate is mild and equable compared with that of the Platte. – Francis Parkman

125288. Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses. – Francis Parkman

125289. The fortified towns of the Hurons were all on the side exposed to Iroquois incursions. – Francis Parkman

125290. The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph’s farther to the northward. – Francis Parkman

125291. The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves home without encumbering himself with the greatest possible load of luggage. Our companions were no exception to the rule. – Francis Parkman

125292. We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident. – Francis Parkman

125293. We were now arrived at the close of our solitary journeyings along the St. Joseph’s trail. – Francis Parkman

125294. We were now, as I before mentioned, upon this St. Joseph’s trail. It was evident, by the traces, that large parties were a few days in advance of us; and as we too supposed them to be Mormons, we had some apprehension of interruption. – Francis Parkman

125295. We were soon free of the woods and bushes, and fairly upon the broad prairie. – Francis Parkman

125296. Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect. – Francis Parkman

125297. Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures. – Francis Parkman

125298. A few hours’ ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas. – Francis Parkman

125299. But I do feel a little teeny right now that I’m just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived. – Gordon Parks

125300. People in millenniums ahead will know what we were like in the 1930’s and the thing that, the important major things that shaped our history at that time. This is as important for historic reasons as any other. – Gordon Parks

125301. I’d become sort of involved in things that were happening to people. No matter what color they be, whether they be Indians, or Negroes, the poor white person or anyone who was I thought more or less getting a bad shake. – Gordon Parks

125302. I was there less than a year before I was assigned to the Paris bureau. I spent two years there and, in fact, before I even went on the staff I was sent to Europe to do assignments which they wouldn’t normally do for a young photographer just starting out. – Gordon Parks

125303. I’ve been with Life now for seventeen years and I have written several articles for them and will be doing more writing and do at least two assignments a year besides my writing. – Gordon Parks

125304. I think maybe the rural influence in my life helped me in a sense, of knowing how to get close to people and talk to them and get my work done. – Gordon Parks

125305. I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand. – Gordon Parks

125306. The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer. – Gordon Parks

125307. But I was very disappointed that I didn’t get a chance to go overseas with that group, might not have gotten back but I wanted very much to go because there’s not much of a record of the exploits of the first Negro fighter group. – Gordon Parks

125308. There’s another horizon out there, one more horizon that you have to make for yourself and let other people discover it, and someone else will take it further on, you know. – Gordon Parks

125309. At first I wasn’t sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it. – Gordon Parks

125310. And now, I feel at 85, I really feel that I’m just ready to start. – Gordon Parks

125311. And I think that after nearly 85 years upon this planet that I have a right after working so hard at showing the desolation and the poverty, to show something beautiful for somebody as well. – Gordon Parks

125312. The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and so big he can’t walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline; he gets notices all over the world and so forth; but they’re really – the important people are the people he photographs. – Gordon Parks

125313. The man at Kodak told me the shots were very good and if I kept it up, they would give me an exhibition. Later, Kodak gave me my first exhibition. – Gordon Parks

125314. So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think, ’41, and the photographs that I made there, aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to express in a social conscious way. – Gordon Parks

125315. I bought my first camera in Seattle, Washington. Only paid about seven dollars and fifty cents for it. – Gordon Parks

125316. You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery. – Gordon Parks

125317. Washington, D.C. in 1942 was not the easiest place in the world for a Negro to get along. – Gordon Parks

125318. I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free. – Rosa Parks

125319. Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way. – Rosa Parks

125320. Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. – Rosa Parks

125321. My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work. – Rosa Parks

125322. Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. – Rosa Parks

125323. I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. – Rosa Parks

125324. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks

125325. Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. – Rosa Parks

125326. Each person must live their life as a model for others. – Rosa Parks

125327. At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in. – Rosa Parks

125328. All I was doing was trying to get home from work. – Rosa Parks

125329. Why do you all push us around? – Rosa Parks

125330. It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn’t feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working. – Rosa Parks

125331. And since all things have been named light and night and things corresponding to their powers for each, everything is full alike of light and invisible night, both equal since nothing has a share in neither. – Parmedides

125332. The only ways of enquiry that lead to knowledge… the one way assuming that being is and that it is impossible for it not to be, is the trustworthy path, for truth attends it. – Parmedides

125333. As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications. – Dave Parnas

125334. Whenever anyone says, ‘theoretically,’ they really mean, ‘not really.’ – Dave Parnas

125335. No man shall have the right to fix the boundary to the march of a Nation. – Charles Stewart Parnell

125336. You must show him, by leaving him severely alone. – Charles Stewart Parnell

125337. Why should Ireland be treated as a geographical fragment of England – Ireland is not a geographical fragment, but a nation. – Charles Stewart Parnell

125338. There are countless artists whose shoes I am not worthy to polish – whose prints would not pay the printer. The question of judgment is a puzzling one. – Maxfield Parrish

125339. The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, of air and space. – Maxfield Parrish

125340. Thank you for allowing me to use colors as rich and deep as you please. I had always wanted to do so, yet was never allowed because of the color capabilities of our lithographers. Now that I have done it, I don’t think I’ll ever go back. – Maxfield Parrish

125341. I don’t know what people find or like in me, I’m hopelessly commonplace! Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow, I’ve always considered myself a popular artist. – Maxfield Parrish

125342. It is generally admitted that the most beautiful qualities of a color are in its transparent state, applied over a white ground with the light shining through the color. – Maxfield Parrish

125343. Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold. – Joseph Parry

125344. Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best. – Joseph Parry

125345. It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It’s the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. – Rod Parsley

125346. He has selected from a group of overwhelming candidates. This candidate was nominated to the Supreme Court because of his extremely overwhelming qualifications. – Rod Parsley

125347. Gay sex is a veritable breeding ground for disease. – Rod Parsley

125348. No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld. – Rod Parsley

125349. The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues. – Rod Parsley

125350. This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in three years, editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court. – Rod Parsley

125351. We know that this man has a proven record of being a ‘strict constructionist.’ Our President has given us his word that he will interpret the Constitution rather than make new laws from the bench. – Rod Parsley

125352. You know, there are only about 10 people in the United States that have ever argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court, this man has won 25 cases before the Supreme Court. He’s an overwhelming choice. – Rod Parsley

125353. Realizing that they can’t get their agenda across: against religious liberty, against a culture of life, they can’t get those issues across through the legislature, as people respond and their elected officials represent them, so they attempt to do it through the courts. – Rod Parsley

125354. Immediately after the Floyd experience, I became a pop record producer. – Alan Parsons

125355. The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never will be if I have anything to do with it. I have not heard it since it was finished. I hope the tapes no longer exist. – Alan Parsons

125356. The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement. There is a certain grandeur. – Alan Parsons

125357. The Dark Side of the Moon has flash – the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance. – Alan Parsons

125358. That Beatle euphoria has always been there, and it’s hard to be in a room with a Beatle and try to be totally natural. You never shake that off. – Alan Parsons

125359. In France, you can sell a lot, but nobody outside of France ever hears of it. – Alan Parsons

125360. I’m delighted about the track’s success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don’t think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs. – Alan Parsons

125361. I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory. – Alan Parsons

125362. I started in a research lab for TV cameras, then I worked at a tape duplication facility. That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi. – Alan Parsons

125363. I had the honor of speaking with Asimov. The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov, but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics. – Alan Parsons

125364. Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention. – Alan Parsons

125365. Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes! – Alan Parsons

125366. In Russia we had to have special visas in our passports, and when we had to show our passports at the Kremlin gates, we realized that, Oh my God, we’re actually playing in THE Kremlin! – Alan Parsons

125367. In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience. – Estelle Parsons

125368. I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists. – Estelle Parsons

125369. We all need to go to good theater; that is what I believe will save it. – Estelle Parsons

125370. There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors. – Estelle Parsons

125371. The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors. – Estelle Parsons

125372. People who call themselves actors and can’t ever get work; they do need to get another profession. – Estelle Parsons

125373. It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it. – Estelle Parsons

125374. I think in small towns like this one, whether you’re a man or a woman, you basically do what there is to do. – Estelle Parsons

125375. I mean, there are times when you aren’t working, but still believe that work will come. – Estelle Parsons

125376. I like time off because I also have a life outside of theater. – Estelle Parsons

125377. When I see what I want, I do it. – Estelle Parsons

125378. I have never been interested in specific roles. – Estelle Parsons

125379. You can’t just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you. – Estelle Parsons

125380. I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn’t deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don’t think it is theater. – Estelle Parsons

125381. Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical. – Estelle Parsons

125382. For anyone with half a brain they can see that this play is about the human condition. – Estelle Parsons

125383. Don’t forget the prices are so high in theater; it isn’t really where a young person can go on a date and buy two tickets and take someone out anymore. – Estelle Parsons

125384. But today I felt different, today I forgot how long it takes to get into the skin of a character and I remembered it, because today I actually got into that skin and it felt so different. – Estelle Parsons

125385. At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place. – Estelle Parsons

125386. All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation’s art form. – Estelle Parsons

125387. Acting is very start and stop. – Estelle Parsons

125388. I know people like spectacle, but I’m interested in moving people. – Estelle Parsons

125389. I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do. – Estelle Parsons

125390. I don’t think you can compromise, news either has integrity or it doesn’t. It either is accurate, balanced and fair or it isn’t. – Richard Parsons

125391. That is, a system starts with a group of interrelated propositions which involve reference to empirical observations within the logical framework of the propositions in question. – Talcott Parsons

125392. Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference to matters of empirical fact; if they did not, they could have no claim to be called scientific. – Talcott Parsons

125393. Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know, that is, the questions to which an answer is needed. – Talcott Parsons

125394. The system becomes logically closed when each of the logical implications which can be derived from any one proposition within the system finds its statement in another proposition in the same system. – Talcott Parsons

125395. The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper. – Talcott Parsons

125396. The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system. Its minor variations from writer to writer are not a matter of concern to this analysis. – Talcott Parsons

125397. The importance of certain problems concerning the facts will be inherent in the structure of the system. – Talcott Parsons

125398. The implications of these considerations justify the statement that all empirically verifiable knowledge even the commonsense knowledge of everyday life – involves implicitly, if not explicitly, systematic theory in this sense. – Talcott Parsons

125399. The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other. – Talcott Parsons

125400. From all this it follows what the general character of the problem of the development of a body of scientific knowledge is, in so far as it depends on elements internal to science itself. – Talcott Parsons

125401. The conception that, instead of this, contemporary society is at or near a turning point is very prominent in the views of a school of social scientists who, though they are still comparatively few, are getting more and more of a hearing. – Talcott Parsons

125402. If there are four equations and only three variables, and no one of the equations is derivable from the others by algebraic manipulation then there is another variable missing. – Talcott Parsons

125403. Spencer’s god was Evolution, sometimes also called Progress. – Talcott Parsons

125404. In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it will also tell us what empirical facts it should be possible to observe in a given set of circumstances. – Talcott Parsons

125405. Of course there may well be particular reasons why Spencer rather than others is dead, as there were also particular reasons why he rather than others made such a stir. – Talcott Parsons

125406. It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact, intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact – hence changing general statements about it – and, not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system. – Talcott Parsons

125407. It is probably safe to say that all the changes of factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory, resulting in a very great theoretical development, are completely trivial from any point of view except their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system. – Talcott Parsons

125408. Thus, in general, in the first instance, the direction of interest in empirical fact will be canalised by the logical structure of the theoretical system. – Talcott Parsons

125409. Empirical interest will be in the facts so far as they are relevant to the solution of these problems. – Talcott Parsons

125410. If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction. – Talcott Parsons

125411. The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality. – Talcott Parsons

125412. Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation of general statements about empirical fact with the logical elements and structure of theoretical systems. – Talcott Parsons

125413. But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory. – Talcott Parsons

125414. But the fact a person denies that he is theorising is no reason for taking him at his word and failing to investigate what implicit theory is involved in his statements. – Talcott Parsons

125415. Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible. – Talcott Parsons

125416. A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed. – Talcott Parsons

125417. A gloss is a total system of perception and language. – Talcott Parsons

125418. Grammar schools are public schools without the sodomy. – Tony Parsons

125419. I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener. – Arvo Part

125420. Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God. – Arvo Part

125421. The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all. – Arvo Part

125422. Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers – in my life, my music, my work. In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning. – Arvo Part

125423. I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde. – Dolly Parton

125424. I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids. – Dolly Parton

125425. I look just like the girls next door… if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. – Dolly Parton

125426. I modelled my looks on the town tramp. – Dolly Parton

125427. I still close my eyes and go home – I can always draw from that. – Dolly Parton

125428. I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out. – Dolly Parton

125429. I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else. – Dolly Parton

125430. It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen. – Dolly Parton

125431. I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it. – Dolly Parton

125432. If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. – Dolly Parton

125433. If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words. – Dolly Parton

125434. My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. – Dolly Parton

125435. Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills. – Dolly Parton

125436. Storms make trees take deeper roots. – Dolly Parton

125437. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton

125438. When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next. – Dolly Parton

125439. I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out. – Dolly Parton

125440. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. – Dolly Parton

125441. People make jokes about my bosoms, why don’t they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It’s obvious I’ve got big ones and if people want to assume they’re not mine, then let them. – Dolly Parton

125442. You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap! – Dolly Parton

125443. You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try. – Dolly Parton

125444. People will always be tempted to wipe their feet on anything with ‘welcome’ written on it. – Andy Partridge

125445. My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever. – Andy Partridge

125446. It’s very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things. – Andy Partridge

125447. It’s sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid. – Andy Partridge

125448. It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn’t remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me. – Andy Partridge

125449. If it’s a good LP, you’ll get that tingle that makes you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was. On the other hand, if you don’t get that tingle, you’d better take it straight down to the record exchange. – Andy Partridge

125450. I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar. – Andy Partridge

125451. Terry said he had this new kid and his wife didn’t want to live in England. He wanted to tour. He hated being in the studio. Terry liked seeing various bars the world over and getting smashed out of his brain. He was a sort of latent Keith Moon. – Andy Partridge

125452. I actually got really petrified by the thought of people seeing me. – Andy Partridge

125453. I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn’t know what to say. – Andy Partridge

125454. Come English Settlement, I had it in my head that I didn’t want to tour. – Andy Partridge

125455. By the early ’70s I had gotten reasonable and I started to get in hundreds of groups that rehearsed and never played at all. I mean, the most important thing was to look good and have a great name. – Andy Partridge

125456. Anyway, I collapsed in France in the middle of a tour. I hadn’t been eating properly, I was getting very phobic about audiences, and I collapsed in pure fright. – Andy Partridge

125457. We’re horribly mundane, aggressively mundane individuals. We’re the ninjas of the mundane, you might say. – Andy Partridge

125458. I felt pressured by continuous touring. – Andy Partridge

125459. We did a gig at the Marquee and we were supposed to be paid five pounds but we never got it, and it cost us something like 10 pounds in petrol to get there to do it. So what we did was steal some equipment from The Marquee. – Andy Partridge

125460. We do this for the art, not the adulation. I’d rather our music get liked and we get ignored. I don’t want to be adored for anything other than the music. – Andy Partridge

125461. I don’t like touring and it seemed to be getting on top of me in a big way. – Andy Partridge

125462. The early gigs were pretty panicky – and great, sweaty fun. We were brand new to most people, and they were willing to take anything brand new, for the first time in years. – Andy Partridge

125463. You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I’d buy a new album I’d invariably hate it the first time I heard it ’cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn’t grasp what they’d done, and I’d hate myself for that. – Andy Partridge

125464. Where I’ve arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there’s a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better. – Andy Partridge

125465. I feel like I’m a good actor, but I wouldn’t call myself a gifted actor. – Adam Pascal

125466. You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I’m writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away. – Adam Pascal

125467. Any show that’s bringing in a young audience is doing a good thing, because that’s the only way that theater will continue to grow. All the other audience members are going to be dead soon! – Adam Pascal

125468. The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. – Blaise Pascal

125469. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. – Blaise Pascal

125470. The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice. – Blaise Pascal

125471. The gospel to me is simply irresistible. – Blaise Pascal

125472. The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy. – Blaise Pascal

125473. The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched. – Blaise Pascal

125474. The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it. – Blaise Pascal

125475. The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him. – Blaise Pascal

125476. The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever. – Blaise Pascal

125477. The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason. – Blaise Pascal

125478. The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. – Blaise Pascal

125479. The only shame is to have none. – Blaise Pascal

125480. The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. – Blaise Pascal

125481. The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. – Blaise Pascal

125482. The self is hateful. – Blaise Pascal

125483. People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others. – Blaise Pascal

125484. Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else. – Blaise Pascal

125485. Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death. – Blaise Pascal

125486. One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. – Blaise Pascal

125487. Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. – Blaise Pascal

125488. Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way. – Blaise Pascal

125489. That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it. – Blaise Pascal

125490. Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth. – Blaise Pascal

125491. The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death. – Blaise Pascal

125492. Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong. – Blaise Pascal

125493. Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. – Blaise Pascal

125494. People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. – Blaise Pascal

125495. Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools. – Blaise Pascal

125496. Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything. – Blaise Pascal

125497. Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. – Blaise Pascal

125498. Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same. – Blaise Pascal

125499. We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting. – Blaise Pascal

125500. You always admire what you really don’t understand. – Blaise Pascal

125501. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. – Blaise Pascal

125502. Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted. – Blaise Pascal

125503. We conceal it from ourselves in vain – we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it. – Blaise Pascal

125504. We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart. – Blaise Pascal

125505. Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. – Blaise Pascal

125506. We never love a person, but only qualities. – Blaise Pascal

125507. Vanity is but the surface. – Blaise Pascal

125508. We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it. – Blaise Pascal

125509. We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end. – Blaise Pascal

125510. We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike. – Blaise Pascal

125511. When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. – Blaise Pascal

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125512. When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person. – Blaise Pascal

125513. Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects. – Blaise Pascal

125514. We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured. – Blaise Pascal

125515. Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world. – Blaise Pascal

125516. The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. – Blaise Pascal

125517. The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory. – Blaise Pascal

125518. The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason. – Blaise Pascal

125519. The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter. – Blaise Pascal

125520. There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. – Blaise Pascal

125521. There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth. – Blaise Pascal

125522. We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. – Blaise Pascal

125523. There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus. – Blaise Pascal

125524. Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science. – Blaise Pascal

125525. Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him. – Blaise Pascal

125526. To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher. – Blaise Pascal

125527. Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion. – Blaise Pascal

125528. Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. – Blaise Pascal

125529. Two things control men’s nature, instinct and experience. – Blaise Pascal

125530. The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion. – Blaise Pascal

125531. There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him. – Blaise Pascal

125532. Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. – Blaise Pascal

125533. I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room. – Blaise Pascal

125534. Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. – Blaise Pascal

125535. Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. – Blaise Pascal

125536. Evil is easy, and has infinite forms. – Blaise Pascal

125537. Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them. – Blaise Pascal

125538. Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself. – Blaise Pascal

125539. Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them. – Blaise Pascal

125540. Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary. – Blaise Pascal

125541. Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back. – Blaise Pascal

125542. Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature. – Blaise Pascal

125543. Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us. – Blaise Pascal

125544. He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright. – Blaise Pascal

125545. Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known. – Blaise Pascal

125546. I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute. – Blaise Pascal

125547. Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other. – Blaise Pascal

125548. Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. – Blaise Pascal

125549. Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones. – Blaise Pascal

125550. A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us. – Blaise Pascal

125551. Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. – Blaise Pascal

125552. All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. – Blaise Pascal

125553. Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. – Blaise Pascal

125554. Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. – Blaise Pascal

125555. Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree. – Blaise Pascal

125556. All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling. – Blaise Pascal

125557. Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world. – Blaise Pascal

125558. Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him? – Blaise Pascal

125559. Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them. – Blaise Pascal

125560. Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm. – Blaise Pascal

125561. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. – Blaise Pascal

125562. Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom? – Blaise Pascal

125563. As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all. – Blaise Pascal

125564. Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. – Blaise Pascal

125565. Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair. – Blaise Pascal

125566. Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just. – Blaise Pascal

125567. Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately. – Blaise Pascal

125568. Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established. – Blaise Pascal

125569. Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. – Blaise Pascal

125570. It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason. – Blaise Pascal

125571. Little things console us because little things afflict us. – Blaise Pascal

125572. Law, without force, is impotent. – Blaise Pascal

125573. Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. – Blaise Pascal

125574. Man’s true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good. – Blaise Pascal

125575. Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. – Blaise Pascal

125576. Men blaspheme what they do not know. – Blaise Pascal

125577. I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. – Blaise Pascal

125578. All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room. – Blaise Pascal

125579. Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. – Blaise Pascal

125580. Imagination decides everything. – Blaise Pascal

125581. Love has reasons which reason cannot understand. – Blaise Pascal

125582. It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory. – Blaise Pascal

125583. If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole? – Blaise Pascal

125584. If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy. – Blaise Pascal

125585. If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future. – Blaise Pascal

125586. If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles! – Blaise Pascal

125587. If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. – Blaise Pascal

125588. I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world. – Blaise Pascal

125589. Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. – Blaise Pascal

125590. In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. – Blaise Pascal

125591. In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. – Blaise Pascal

125592. It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer. – Blaise Pascal

125593. It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist. – Blaise Pascal

125594. It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false. – Blaise Pascal

125595. It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants. – Blaise Pascal

125596. If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists. – Blaise Pascal

125597. House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year? – Bill Pascrell

125598. Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a full tank of gas. That is simply shameful. – Bill Pascrell

125599. Working-class Americans have waited too long, close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage. This has been the second longest period without a pay raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938. – Bill Pascrell

125600. It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line. – Bill Pascrell

125601. In the years since 9/11, more terrorists have been created through this President’s policies than were captured or killed. There weren’t any terrorists in Iraq in 2003, but there are now. – Bill Pascrell

125602. In an era when information can be sent instantaneously anywhere, it is utterly nonsensical that our Nation’s police, the fire, and EMS personnel cannot consistently communicate with each other. – Bill Pascrell

125603. Death does determine life. – Pier P. Pasolini

125604. Once life is finished it acquires a sense; up to that point it has not got a sense; its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous. – Pier P. Pasolini

125605. If you hit a wrong note, then make it right by what you play afterwards. – Joe Pass

125606. What is the use being a big man if you are wrong? – John Dos Passos

125607. Sex is a slotmachine. – John Dos Passos

125608. We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work. – John Dos Passos

125609. A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief. – John Dos Passos

125610. U.S.A. is the speech of the people. – John Dos Passos

125611. The only way to find out anything about what kinds of lives people led in any given period is to tunnel into their records and to let them speak for themselves. – John Dos Passos

125612. The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs. – John Dos Passos

125613. The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or for worse, add our brick to the edifice. – John Dos Passos

125614. Women is fine once you got em pinned down, boss, but when they ain’t pinned down they’re hell. – John Dos Passos

125615. Love is cheap. You can buy it anywhere. Lives are cheap. It’s money that’s dear. You have to work days and sit up nights thinking how to make money. – John Dos Passos

125616. It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you. – John Dos Passos

125617. If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works. – John Dos Passos

125618. If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I’d have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven’t even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard. – John Dos Passos

125619. Display advertising and the movies, though they may dull the wits, certainly stimulate the eyes. – John Dos Passos

125620. Accidents will happen in the best regulated families. – John Dos Passos

125621. A man’s got to work for more than himself and his kids to feel right. – John Dos Passos

125622. People don’t choose their careers; they are engulfed by them. – John Dos Passos

125623. Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older. – John Dos Passos

125624. Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one’s stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life. – Boris Pasternak

125625. Man is born to live and not to prepare to live. – Boris Pasternak

125626. No bad man can be a good poet. – Boris Pasternak

125627. No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim. – Boris Pasternak

125628. Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us. – Boris Pasternak

125629. That’s metaphysics, my dear fellow. It’s forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won’t take it. – Boris Pasternak

125630. They don’t ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise. – Boris Pasternak

125631. What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. – Boris Pasternak

125632. Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed. – Boris Pasternak

125633. You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction’s path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together. – Boris Pasternak

125634. What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. – Boris Pasternak

125635. As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth. – Boris Pasternak

125636. Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. – Boris Pasternak

125637. As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings. – Boris Pasternak

125638. Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. – Boris Pasternak

125639. As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world. – Boris Pasternak

125640. At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone. – Boris Pasternak

125641. Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light. – Boris Pasternak

125642. I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies. – Boris Pasternak

125643. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them. – Boris Pasternak

125644. In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will. – Boris Pasternak

125645. Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John. – Boris Pasternak

125646. When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. – Louis Pasteur

125647. Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. – Louis Pasteur

125648. Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur

125649. There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it. – Louis Pasteur

125650. There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science. – Louis Pasteur

125651. The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric. – Louis Pasteur

125652. It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. – Louis Pasteur

125653. In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur

125654. Fortune favors the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur

125655. Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism. – Louis Pasteur

125656. Chance favors the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur

125657. Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur

125658. Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur

125659. Funding and maintaining programs from Head Start to Pell Grants must be a high priority. – Ed Pastor

125660. While prices of goods continue to rise, American worker’s wages remain stagnant. – Ed Pastor

125661. While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain. – Ed Pastor

125662. Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better. – Ed Pastor

125663. Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won’t deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material. – Ed Pastor

125664. Make health care a right, not a privilege. – Ed Pastor

125665. I will work to restore fiscal responsibility to our country’s budget and to provide for a more robust economy. – Ed Pastor

125666. I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs. – Ed Pastor

125667. Health care should be affordable for everyone. – Ed Pastor

125668. As a former high school teacher, I know that investing in education is one of the most important things we can do, not only for our children, but for the benefit of our whole community. – Ed Pastor

125669. Although I voted against the initial resolution approving the war in Iraq, I have consistently voted to support our troops with much-needed armor and supplies. – Ed Pastor

125670. Access to basic quality health care is one of the most important domestic issues facing our nation. – Ed Pastor

125671. I will continue to support legislation that provides American families and Seniors affordable health care. – Ed Pastor

125672. The expansion of tobacco cessation centers is an important part of our historic and continuing effort to help smokers quit. The expansion of these centers will give even more New Yorkers the help they need to quit once and for all. – George E. Pataki

125673. Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity, creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world – the people of this state, who come from every corner of the globe. – George E. Pataki

125674. We know that when people are safe in their homes, they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter economic future for themselves and their families. – George E. Pataki

125675. Let’s make New York the safest state in America – that must be our goal. Let’s achieve it together. – George E. Pataki

125676. After September 11th, nations from across the globe offered their generous assistance to the people of New York. And whenever our friends around the world need our assistance, New York is there. – George E. Pataki

125677. Israel has always been and must always be America’s strongest ally. – George E. Pataki

125678. This Budget reflects a choice – not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity. – George E. Pataki

125679. I’m thinking about governing as the governor of this state, and that’s what I’m going to do. – George Pataki

125680. We can’t just throw a switch and say Indian Point is going to be safe, we have to look long-term because it will ultimately be decommissioned and we have to work aggressively now to bring in new sources of power. – George Pataki

125681. We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small business. – George Pataki

125682. We also have a program in place for low income people. A family of four making $26,000 a year can receive medical coverage, irrespective of citizenship or what documents. – George Pataki

125683. There is no moral equivalency between those who would kill using children, innocent civilians, children and adults, in their homes and in their places of worship, to that of a government that is seeking those terrorists before they can engage in that awful activity. – George Pataki

125684. The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom, who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in a just war in defense of its people and its freedom. – George Pataki

125685. On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood. All Americans became New Yorkers. – George Pataki

125686. Olympics is global competition in which eighty, ninety, hundred, hundred and ten countries participate. – George Pataki

125687. It is a very real concern and my view is that everything changed on September 11th and the procedure, the policies that were in place prior to September 11th no longer should apply. – George Pataki

125688. Israel is a country that respects freedom – freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship. – George Pataki

125689. I’m very proud of what we’ve done with the State University and the City University. They’re totally different institutions than they were when I took office. – George Pataki

125690. I think there are steps that can be taken that haven’t been required or energy to make that fight more secure and we are going to continue to push the federal government to do that. – George Pataki

125691. I have tremendous admiration for everyone who enters the political arena so long as their goal is to do what they believe is right for the people of New York. – George Pataki

125692. For the first time federal, state and local bureaus of investigation are coordinating their effort, to serve as eyes and ears and protect us against further attacks. – George Pataki

125693. First, how to memorialize the heroes of 9/11; second, something that expresses our resolve. – George Pataki

125694. But, you know, all I can do is submit my budget and then make the case to the Legislature to act. – George Pataki

125695. And one of the frustrating parts, but it’s an inherent part of our democracy, is we have separation of powers. – George Pataki

125696. After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means – and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything. – George Pataki

125697. If someone lives in New York, he’s a New Yorker – they are entitled to the best medical system in the world. – George Pataki

125698. We will emerge stronger as a diverse community; the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock, new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment. – George Pataki

125699. We have a reliable computerized network devoted to counterterrorist activities. – George Pataki

125700. We passed important laws to give the authorities responsible for investigation wide powers to defend us. – George Pataki

125701. Well, I know I worked for Governor Rockefeller the last time he ran for his fourth term, and I obviously ran against Governor Cuomo the time he ran for his fourth term. – George Pataki

125702. When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. – George Pataki

125703. You know, there are some areas of the state that are providing enormous help to their students; there are others where they’re not doing what they can. – George Pataki

125704. We have been actively trying to have New York City host the 2012 Olympics. – George Pataki

125705. Some things can be done as well as others. – Sam Patch

125706. Write because you love the art and the discipline, not because you’re looking to sell something. – Ann Patchett

125707. You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no. – Ann Patchett

125708. I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it’s like writing a grocery list. – Ann Patchett

125709. Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces. – Ann Patchett

125710. I don’t write for an audience, I don’t think whether my book will sell, I don’t sell it before I finish writing it. – Ann Patchett

125711. I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it. – Ann Patchett

125712. Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it’s really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it’s really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on. – Ann Patchett

125713. I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It’s a book that had a huge impact on me. I loved that as a shape for a novel: put a bunch of people in a beautiful place, give them all tuberculosis, make them all stay in a fur sleeping bag for several years and see what happens. – Ann Patchett

125714. Part of it is living in Tennessee. I’m so out of the loop. And as a person, I’m out of the loop. I’m oblivious by nature. – Ann Patchett

125715. People gave me such a bad time about wanting a baby. I didn’t want a baby, and I still don’t. I wanted a dog. – Ann Patchett

125716. Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully. – Amisha Patel

125717. In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike. – Walter Pater

125718. Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us. – Walter Pater

125719. A counted number of pulses only is given to us of a variegated, dramatic life. How may we see in them all that is to to be seen in them by the finest senses? – Walter Pater

125720. A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry. – Walter Pater

125721. All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music. – Walter Pater

125722. And the fifteenth century was an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art that it consecrated everything with which art had to ad as a religious object. – Walter Pater

125723. Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass. – Walter Pater

125724. At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action. – Walter Pater

125725. Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without. – Walter Pater

125726. The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation. – Walter Pater

125727. For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments’ sake. – Walter Pater

125728. Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it. – Walter Pater

125729. What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects. – Walter Pater

125730. To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought. – Walter Pater

125731. The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads. – Walter Pater

125732. With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch. – Walter Pater

125733. The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed that by what it achieved. – Walter Pater

125734. That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact. – Walter Pater

125735. Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have. – Walter Pater

125736. Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us. – Walter Pater

125737. One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most. – Walter Pater

125738. Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening. – Walter Pater

125739. Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end. – Walter Pater

125740. No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece. – Walter Pater

125741. To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life. – Walter Pater

125742. You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional. – Joe Paterno

125743. The minute you think you’ve got it made, disaster is just around the corner. – Joe Paterno

125744. Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good. – Joe Paterno

125745. The name on the front of the jersey is what really matters, not the name on the back. – Joe Paterno

125746. The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. – Joe Paterno

125747. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. – Joe Paterno

125748. You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. – Joe Paterno

125749. Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy. – Joe Paterno

125750. Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back. – Joe Paterno

125751. Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things. – Joe Paterno

125752. Publicity is like poison; it doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it. – Joe Paterno

125753. Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks. – Joe Paterno

125754. A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state. – Isabel Paterson

125755. As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid. – Isabel Paterson

125756. No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government. – Isabel Paterson

125757. Whenever I was on the pitch, I always tried to win. – Michel Patini

125758. You know, my role as Vice Chairman is a lot less tiring than playing matches every three days. – Michel Patini

125759. When I follow the finals of the European Cups, I look at all the aspects surrounding protocol, to get some ideas. I am interested in personalities, sponsors and the stands. But as soon as the whistle goes, it’s all on the pitch. – Michel Patini

125760. The team which I led to the 1992 European Championship Finals is the only one in the history of the entire competition to have won every single one of its qualifying matches. – Michel Patini

125761. There would probably be less of a frenzy among the French public. – Michel Patini

125762. We arrived in Argentina with a lot of injured players, including our goalkeeper. Also we were unlucky to be drawn in the same group as the two tournament favourites Italy and Argentina. – Michel Patini

125763. I was the classic midfield organiser who could also score goals. – Michel Patini

125764. In 1986, we gave it our best shot but we didn’t get the run of the ball. – Michel Patini

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125765. We were the best team in the world: European champions in 1984, we qualified without a hitch and 86 was to be the swan song for a very experienced side. – Michel Patini

125766. What differences were there between Maradona and Platini? – Michel Patini

125767. Consequently, I won just about everything I set out to win, everything bar the World Cup, of course. But even now, I don’t regret that, because I was part of a team which twice reached the semi-finals. – Michel Patini

125768. During such a competition players are there for a long time as well as all the people around them. They need to train, to eat, to go out. There ought to be something in it for everyone. On that particular point, my experience has been a bonus. – Michel Patini

125769. For me football is more about making the right pass at the right time. – Michel Patini

125770. For me, football is just a game, not a drama. – Michel Patini

125771. I gave everything in my career so I have no regrets at all. – Michel Patini

125772. The match against Brazil was football at its best. Both sides had opportunities to win the game. – Michel Patini

125773. I was playing the best football of my career at the time, finishing top scorer in Italy three year’s running. There were other good players around but I think I was the best at that time. – Michel Patini

125774. In any case, you can’t turn back the clock. – Michel Patini

125775. I was never a prisoner to my footballing status. – Michel Patini

125776. At Euro ’92 itself, we bowed out to the eventual winners, Denmark, in our final group match. – Michel Patini

125777. At times like that it’s difficult to remember what’s at stake, that history is in the making. As a player you feel so cut off sometimes, it can be tough… Which is why it is an enormous advantage to play at home. – Michel Patini

125778. Some games you win, some you lose, and some you draw. – Michel Patini

125779. The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It’s a great memory. But in any case, the past is past. – Michel Patini

125780. I’m on the board of directors for Peace Now, which works tirelessly between the Palestinians and the Israelis to create peace in the Middle East and we’ve never been closer. – Mandy Patinkin

125781. You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen. – Mandy Patinkin

125782. When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the interpreter or the delivery person, you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so many people do in lesser work. – Mandy Patinkin

125783. Well, I’m not a critic, I’m just a worker. So, I’m always grateful for anything the critics say – good or bad. – Mandy Patinkin

125784. We did a different show every night. We’d open a show, and then two weeks later we’d open the next show. And two weeks later we’d open the third show until we had all eight running. And it was just one of the richest experiences I’d ever had in my theatrical life. – Mandy Patinkin

125785. The best work I can do is to take myself as much as I can out of it and get it as simple as I can. – Mandy Patinkin

125786. Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world. – Mandy Patinkin

125787. My dream has come true, now that I have passed it on. – Mandy Patinkin

125788. But I loved the theatre and I was just doing theatre 24/7 and kept dropping courses because I didn’t have the time and the chancellor thought that wasn’t a good idea after awhile. – Mandy Patinkin

125789. I’ve been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have. – Mandy Patinkin

125790. I’m active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue. – Mandy Patinkin

125791. I’m a spiritual person, I’m an America, I’m a Jew, and all of those things influence every breath I take, everywhere I go. – Mandy Patinkin

125792. I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience. – Mandy Patinkin

125793. I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I’m lucky. – Mandy Patinkin

125794. I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I’m lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that’s if I’m lucky, I don’t always get to have that privilege but I try always. – Mandy Patinkin

125795. I love my work, I love the people I work with, I do the best I can. – Mandy Patinkin

125796. I don’t want people to sit and process the song. I want them to just let them bathe over them. – Mandy Patinkin

125797. I can achieve that by personally relating the words that I am saying to something I have known in my life. – Mandy Patinkin

125798. Everything I experience influences everything I do. – Mandy Patinkin

125799. Isaac and I are going to Israel to ride for peace enviromental justice and a safer world for us all. – Mandy Patinkin

125800. I loved making ‘Rising Sun’. I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth. – Tatjana Patitz

125801. Sometimes I get lonely, but it’s nice to be alone. – Tatjana Patitz

125802. The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so. – Coventry Patmore

125803. To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light. – Coventry Patmore

125804. To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one’s responsibility as a free man. – Alan Paton

125805. But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power. – Alan Paton

125806. Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom. – Alan Paton

125807. What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another? – Alan Paton

125808. You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient, but if it is right. – Alan Paton

125809. There is only one way in which one can endure man’s inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one’s own life, to exemplify man’s humanity to man. – Alan Paton

125810. If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn’t concern the central issues, it wouldn’t be worth publishing. – Alan Paton

125811. I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution. – Alan Paton

125812. God forgives us… who am I not to forgive? – Alan Paton

125813. Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply… For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. – Alan Paton

125814. When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive. – Alan Paton

125815. Pacino’s always played the suffering prince. I just find that interesting. – Jason Patric

125816. It’s interesting to help someone find their vocabulary. There would not have been a De Niro without a Scorsese. – Jason Patric

125817. It’s easy to be a movie star. The shoes are already there. They just put you in the shoes. – Jason Patric

125818. Mostly I do films that mainstream Hollywood wouldn’t touch. – Jason Patric

125819. Now, being on the cover of Vanity Fair is as important as being in great movies. The lines are very, very blurred. – Jason Patric

125820. Training Day was such a Hollywood movie; I didn’t like it. – Jason Patric

125821. When actors talk about research, they’re just patting themselves on the back. – Jason Patric

125822. When you look at some of the most respected actors there are and the crap that they’re in… it didn’t used to be that way. – Jason Patric

125823. You can take a handful of dollars, a good story, and people with passion and make a movie that will stand up against any $70 million movie. – Jason Patric

125824. I would never do something like Speed 2 again. If I’d wanted to make those kind of movies I could have signed up for five of them while it was in the can. It wasn’t worth it to me. That was just an innocuous, boring movie. – Jason Patric

125825. I was making a lot of independent movies before the independent movement. – Jason Patric

125826. You know how many movies it took Tom Cruise before he was making 5, 6 million dollars? It probably took a billion dollars in box office. – Jason Patric

125827. I don’t find movies interesting. I just want to do the movies that made me interested in getting into movies, and they’re few and far between. – Jason Patric

125828. I try to stay under the radar. – Jason Patric

125829. Everybody acts like they’re in a movie in most movies. That’s why they stink. – Jason Patric

125830. I think The Exorcist is the best American horror movie ever made. Friedkin was at the top of his game. – Jason Patric

125831. I think that’s what I really liked about Narc: My character has a real operatic range in a way that older movies used to have. – Jason Patric

125832. I really tried to make movies I wanted to see. I thought that if I was good enough, somebody would always need me. – Jason Patric

125833. I never turned down a movie because they wouldn’t give me enough money. – Jason Patric

125834. I made three movies in 1995 and I was unhappy with all of them: Sleepers, Incognito, and Speed 2. – Jason Patric

125835. I have all this time between projects, and I’m not so sure that’s a healthy thing. It’s scary, because at 36 I’m woefully unqualified for anything else. – Jason Patric

125836. I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand. – Jason Patric

125837. I don’t like people who use the press to advance themselves in a way that they haven’t earned as an actor, performer or director. – Jason Patric

125838. I don’t have a problem with fame. I got into this business intending to be very successful, but I wanted it to be at my price. – Jason Patric

125839. If I was coming into the business today, I wouldn’t be in it. Knowing what I know, absolutely not. – Jason Patric

125840. You know, it’s always good to have seen a track before, just to kind of know where the little bumps are here and there, and just the general feel for the size. – Danica Patrick

125841. To be honest, once you’ve driven around for about five, 10 laps, you don’t notice a difference. – Danica Patrick

125842. I take none of that to heart. I don’t feel like there’s anything that I need to do for anybody else. I want to win bad enough for myself anyway, that nothing anybody can say can make me want to win any more. – Danica Patrick

125843. I feel like, sometimes, people, because of the amount of media, because of the amount of attention, people seem to think I have to do things. Like, I have to win right now! But I don’t feel like that. – Danica Patrick

125844. I mean, you’ve kind of got the track down, especially with ovals. The only thing that improves is that when race conditions come, you know what to expect slightly more from the track and from your car. – Danica Patrick

125845. For too long, Democrats have been telling people what they want to hear. I’m going to tell you what I believe. – Deval Patrick

125846. I do identify with St. Patrick, not just in name. He drove the snakes out of Ireland. I intend to drive the snakes out of the State House. – Deval Patrick

125847. If you are ever going to move beyond where you stand at that moment you have to conjure a picture in your head of where you want to go. – Deval Patrick

125848. We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up. – Deval Patrick

125849. We need a government that is what we are at our best. Smart, efficient, pragmatic and compassionate. – Deval Patrick

125850. The target market is for people who have not been entrenched in Web culture. – John Patrick

125851. IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments. – John Patrick

125852. There are still a lot of cases in the world where you order something and then you see ‘Delivery will be in 8-12 weeks.’ This is because of the faxes and forms that still exist. – John Patrick

125853. Everything is relative. Is the Internet fast? Not for most people. Is it always on? Yes, for cable modem and DSL users but that represents a tiny percentage of users. – John Patrick

125854. I don’t feel any older now than when I was 70. – John Patrick

125855. Many dotcoms recruited people from existing companies who were quite experienced in finance, marketing, distribution and other disciplines but not necessarily experienced in the Web culture. – John Patrick

125856. Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable. – John Patrick

125857. Chris Carter is just a fantastic guy, I have enjoyed working for him, immensely. I loved this character. I don’t think I can say enough about Chris. It’s just a fantastic thing that he’s created and I’m so thrilled that I’ve been a part of it. I’m very grateful. – Robert Patrick

125858. I enjoyed the crew. The best part about ‘The X-Files’ has been the crew. This crew is an exceptional family and to go to work with a bunch of people that you really like is great. They’re all the best of the best and they really try to do the best job they can. I’ll miss that. – Robert Patrick

125859. I’ve been doing this 17 years but I can tell you I have more websites now than I have ever had devoted to me or my past career or my character. When I got this show, I think I had two fans out there that had created websites on my behalf. – Robert Patrick

125860. It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You’ve got your big commerce and you’ve got your small films that you’re more passionate about. – Robert Patrick

125861. We were marching since we were babies and all we did was make Jane Fonda famous. – Robert Patrick

125862. You can’t think about how people will perceive you or your character. All you can do is focus on your work. The rest is up to the universe. I’ve been acting for 16 years. I’ve done 55 movies and, in all seriousness, there’s maybe five that are good and the rest are crap. – Robert Patrick

125863. You don’t buy a Harley with your mind, you buy it with your heart and your balls. – Robert Patrick

125864. Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me. – Saint Patrick

125865. The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins. – Saint Patrick

125866. That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken. – Saint Patrick

125867. No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God’s good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that – as is the perfect truth – it was the gift of God. – Saint Patrick

125868. If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me. – Saint Patrick

125869. I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many. – Saint Patrick

125870. Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall. – Saint Patrick

125871. If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me. – Saint Patrick

125872. I don’t think that capitalism should be unbridled, if by “unbridled” you mean unregulated. – Chris Patten

125873. Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries. – Chris Patten

125874. So, what I say to people is that politics has got to be about principle and values above all. Of course, there are times when you have to make accommodations. – Chris Patten

125875. It is almost always wrong that the time isn’t ripe to decide something. That is always said of difficult problems. – Chris Patten

125876. It is a sort of great Victorian truth that actually, trying to do the right thing is pretty good for you and pretty good for business as well, by and large. – Chris Patten

125877. In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks. – Chris Patten

125878. In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks. – Chris Patten

125879. I suppose I’ve always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I’ve always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics. – Chris Patten

125880. I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it’s a pretty worthless endeavor. – Chris Patten

125881. I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other. – Chris Patten

125882. Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off. – Chris Patten

125883. But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership. – Chris Patten

125884. I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics. – Chris Patten

125885. It was just an accident; I was never going to come out here. – Dick Van Patten

125886. We’re feeding all these zoos. And that’s getting bigger and bigger. – Dick Van Patten

125887. We waited until we perfected the dog food, and then we worked on the cat food. Even though it’s not going through the roof the way the dog food is, I think it will catch on eventually. – Dick Van Patten

125888. We donate a lot of food to rescue organizations. – Dick Van Patten

125889. To be hungry must be awful. – Dick Van Patten

125890. People don’t like to feed live mice and rats to their snakes. Now we have a regular meat food that they will eat. Ninety percent of the snakes will eat this food and love it. – Dick Van Patten

125891. I’ve seen people that don’t treat their animals well and yet their animals are still just as loving to them even though they’re not treated that well. It’s very hard to find that kind of loyalty and love and affection in human beings. – Dick Van Patten

125892. I appreciate Eight is Enough. It made me recognizable. – Dick Van Patten

125893. The only honest reaction and true loyalty we get is from our animals. Once they’re your friends, you can do no wrong. – Dick Van Patten

125894. From the time I was 8 years old I was on almost every radio show there was. – Dick Van Patten

125895. I’ve probably had more jobs than any other actor living. – Dick Van Patten

125896. I come from New York originally, but Californians have been wonderful about animals. These animals are so nice and so good and so sweet and intelligent. It’s a crime not to help them. – Dick Van Patten

125897. I love cats. – Dick Van Patten

125898. I was a child actor in radio, and there’s not many of us left. – Dick Van Patten

125899. I was in 27 Broadway plays, and three of them got the Pulitzer Prize. – Dick Van Patten

125900. Probably Romania and China and Russia. I think they’re all working really hard to beat us right now. – Carly Patterson

125901. I think it helps me. You know, I’ve got two more meets under my belt, and that’s always a good thing. – Carly Patterson

125902. Well, it’s still another two-day competition, so it’s really important to show that you’re ready. Every meet is really important right now. You’ve got to keep showing you can hit. – Carly Patterson

125903. You never know what can happen. I feel like I have a pretty good chance, but you never know. – Carly Patterson

125904. Well, first I have to make the team, of course. – Carly Patterson

125905. Then after I saw the scoreboard that we were tied, I was really happy, because I really wanted to win. – Carly Patterson

125906. The only thing I really, really want is for the U.S. to win again. Just to win another team gold. And, of course I would really want to win an all-around gold. – Carly Patterson

125907. She said I did good and I think she was happy with what I did. She just wants me to get my higher Start Value vault, which I’ll be competing at Trials and, hopefully, the Olympics. – Carly Patterson

125908. Yep, my body is doing good and everything feels good and I’m ready. – Carly Patterson

125909. It just meant a lot because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always wanted to be a Senior National Champ. I was Junior National Champ in 2002, so now to be the senior champ is great. – Carly Patterson

125910. If they did it like they did it in ’96 or whenever, just picking it from one meet, what if someone had the meet of their life but they’re not usually a good competitor? That could be really bad for the team. So, I think this is the best way. – Carly Patterson

125911. I want to do it for myself. It’s my goal and dream. All I can ask for is to get the chance and go out there and do the best I can, be as ready as I can. – Carly Patterson

125912. I thought I had gotten second, but I didn’t, so I was really happy. – Carly Patterson

125913. I think we all have had better days in competition. – Carly Patterson

125914. I guess I’m kind of used to it because it’s always been that way for me. – Carly Patterson

125915. It meant a lot because it was my first time to compete as a senior at that meet, which was kind of weird because I’ve done senior all year, but I didn’t get to compete last year because of my elbow. – Carly Patterson

125916. I think we’re all really strong and we just need to keep working really hard. If we go out there and do our best we’ll win again. All we need to do is hit. – Carly Patterson

125917. Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death. – Floyd Patterson

125918. The fighter loses more than his pride in the fight; he loses part of his future. He’s a step closer to the slum he came from. – Floyd Patterson

125919. I’ve been knocked down more than any heavyweight champion in history. – Floyd Patterson

125920. For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum. – Floyd Patterson

125921. I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious, exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture. I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair. – James Patterson

125922. This summer, I’ll be bringing out a mystery that involves a young lawyer and a court scene the likes of which I don’t think you’ve ever seen. Hollywood said this is James Patterson meets John Grisham. – James Patterson

125923. Other than my hundreds of arrests I really don’t have that much experience with the law. While the majority of people aren’t corrupt, there certainly is an awful lot of corruption in this country. – James Patterson

125924. The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies. – James Patterson

125925. I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn’t know exactly how it would turn out. I like a little suspense when I am writing, too. – James Patterson

125926. Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It’s called Four Blind Mice and it’s a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military. – James Patterson

125927. For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena. – James Patterson

125928. I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk. – James Patterson

125929. Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject. – John Henry Patterson

125930. To survive, men and business and corporations must serve. – John Henry Patterson

125931. An executive is a person who always decides sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides. – John Henry Patterson

125932. Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost. – Kevin Patterson

125933. The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion. – Kevin Patterson

125934. It’s more than just high quality food for the family table; it’s growing the food in a way that does not harm the environment. That gives me emotional well-being that is important to me. – Robert Patterson

125935. Perhaps the most versatile and useful plug-in in the collection is Mass Copy. It is certainly the one I use the most. Due to limitations in how plugins can interact with Finale, Mass Copy has a somewhat unusual user interface. – Robert Patterson

125936. In an organic system you don’t waste anything. We need to educate the consumer to accept a tiny blemish on an orange. – Robert Patterson

125937. If we as a society are willing to have a preference for organic food, the farmer can pass on the savings. – Robert Patterson

125938. Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug-in, I knew from the beginning that I would write it, because the single biggest time consuming factor for me was editing each beam manually. – Robert Patterson

125939. I am a composer, horn player, and computer programmer. – Robert Patterson

125940. Here, we tell the story: why the people came here, what they did when they got here, going back to the Native Americans and coming all the way forward. – Robert Patterson

125941. Suprisingly, one of the most complex pieces of code is the code to determine where a note is in the staff. Finale stores notes as relative scale positions in the current key. – Robert Patterson

125942. But with carefully chosen keyboard macros to activate it, Mass Copy is quick, convenient, and powerful. Most users who have mastered it depend heavily on it. That certainly includes me. – Robert Patterson

125943. I do as much debugging as possible on the Mac, but I occasionally must debug problems in the PC world, which is significantly slower. – Robert Patterson

125944. Popstars really draws you in. It’s fascinating. It’s interesting to watch people thrown together in that kind of a situation. Even if the egos weren’t involved and they weren’t trying to be world famous. It’s the Real World, only better. – Scott Patterson

125945. Passion is the thing that sustains you in acting. If you’re doing it for fame and money, don’t even bother because it will never happen. The last thing I ever expected was to be paid for this. – Scott Patterson

125946. I write a lot of music in my time off and I compose most of the songs on guitar. I’ve actually gone into the studio and recorded a few things, but it’s tough trying to sell a song. It’s all about finding that hook, that melody. – Scott Patterson

125947. I think L.A.’s terrific. You fly an hour and a half and you’re in the mountains in three feet of powder. I also think it’s a much better city if you’re working as an actor. If you’re not working and you don’t see your dreams coming true, there can be a lot of heartache. – Scott Patterson

125948. I never worked in a coffee shop and I don’t drink coffee, so I never thought I would become a coffee pusher on TV. – Scott Patterson

125949. I’d read the book and liked the book, but it made me really uncomfortable trying to picture myself in this part. Here’s this guy who seems to be the embodiment of every single perfect guy. – Robert Pattinson

125950. I keep forgetting I’m speaking in an American accent sometimes. The dangerous thing is that you end up forgetting what your real accent is after a while! It’s really strange; I’ve never done a job in an American accent before. – Robert Pattinson

125951. This thing with everyone knowing you, it’s weird, because people have this one-sided relationship where they look at your picture and feel they know you more than someone they actually know. I don’t really know myself that well. – Robert Pattinson

125952. Sometimes just when I say hello the right way, I’m like, Whoa, I’m so cool. – Robert Pattinson

125953. My little cousin tells me I look like Magneto so I guess that’s who I should probably play. – Robert Pattinson

125954. My dad says he likes to bask in my glow. – Robert Pattinson

125955. If it’s just screaming – and I know this sounds so ridiculous – that gets old. But sometimes when there’s literal chaos, it’s like being in a war zone, and that’s kind of exciting. You’re just running through the crowd of people chasing after you and no one knows what’s going on. – Robert Pattinson

125956. I’m, like, a compulsive eater. I’m going to be so fat when I’m older, it’s ridiculous. – Robert Pattinson

125957. I’m not one of these guys who’s constantly in a relationship, not at all. – Robert Pattinson

125958. I’m afraid of buying a house or anything, ’cause if there’s one paparazzi outside for one day, then they’ll never leave. – Robert Pattinson

125959. When I was flying to Rome, we flew over London; I felt like bursting into tears. It’s part of me, so I can’t leave London behind for good. – Robert Pattinson

125960. I don’t know if I could ever really be cast in a heartthrob role apart from ‘Twilight,’ which I didn’t really know was a heartthrob role. I really don’t feel I am one. – Robert Pattinson

125961. I started doing a paper round when I was about 10. I started earning 10 pounds a week and then I was obsessed with earning money until I was about 15. – Robert Pattinson

125962. I wanted to play piano in restaurants in the south of France. I went there on holiday once and I saw this guy playing in an old tuxedo. He was all disheveled, with a whisky glass on the piano. I thought that was the coolest thing. So what’s happened to me with ‘Twilight’ isn’t really what I’d planned. – Robert Pattinson

125963. I always get carried away when I’m kissing. I just go nuts! Walking away after it is the strangest moment for me. It’s embarrassing – not knowing what to say to each other. – Robert Pattinson

125964. I have been lucky, of course. Like, last year, if I went out, I’d have to fight to chat someone up. This year, I look exactly the same, which is really scruffy, and yet lots of people seem to have just changed their minds and decided I’m really sexy. – Robert Pattinson

125965. I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever. Even today, I go into these things where I’m supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I’m literally asking, ‘If I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?’ – Robert Pattinson

125966. I have very, very low expenditures, but still I manage to spend it all. I guess Hot Pockets are more expensive than I thought. – Robert Pattinson

125967. I haven’t really decided to be an actor yet! I started doing plays when I was about 15 or 16. I only did it because my dad saw a bunch of pretty girls in a restaurant and he asked them where they came from and they said drama group. He said, ‘Son, that is where you need to go.’ – Robert Pattinson

125968. I never really considered myself attractive. I was always kind of gangly in school. – Robert Pattinson

125969. Having a persona people recognize, it’s the thing that probably gets you paid the most – but it’s also the thing that virtually every actor in the world doesn’t want. ‘Cause, like, no one would believe me if I wanted to play something ultra-realistic, like a gangster or something. – Robert Pattinson

125970. Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. – George S. Patton

125971. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. – George S. Patton

125972. The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. – George S. Patton

125973. No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. – George S. Patton

125974. Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. – George S. Patton

125975. Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable. – George S. Patton

125976. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton

125977. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton

125978. Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. – George S. Patton

125979. The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton

125980. The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! – George S. Patton

125981. There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. – George S. Patton

125982. There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline. – George S. Patton

125983. Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. – George S. Patton

125984. We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. – George S. Patton

125985. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. – George S. Patton

125986. A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. – George S. Patton

125987. If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results. – George S. Patton

125988. Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets. – George S. Patton

125989. All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated. – George S. Patton

125990. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. – George S. Patton

125991. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. – George S. Patton

125992. A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. – George S. Patton

125993. If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. – George S. Patton

125994. Always do everything you ask of those you command. – George S. Patton

125995. Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. – George S. Patton

125996. Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war. – George S. Patton

125997. Battle is an orgy of disorder. – George S. Patton

125998. Better to fight for something than live for nothing. – George S. Patton

125999. Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. – George S. Patton

126000. Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time. – George S. Patton

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