180000 famous quotes part 13 – 12001 to 13000

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180000 famous quotes part 13 – 12001 to 13000

12001. There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can’t think without metaphors. – Mary Catherine Bateson

12002. No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not. – Mary Catherine Bateson

12003. I am not a member of the CIA or any other intelligence agency. – James R. Bath

12004. Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality. – John Battelle

12005. The only thing Google has failed to do, so far, is fail. – John Battelle

12006. A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of interviewing celebrities, that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea. – Phyllis Battelle

12007. For her fifth wedding, the bride wore black and carried a scotch and soda. – Phyllis Battelle

12008. If you haven’t had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature. – Phyllis Battelle

12009. A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see. – Phyllis Battelle

12010. Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances. – Orlando A. Battista

12011. An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. – Orlando A. Battista

12012. One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy – whether he knows it or not. – Orlando A. Battista

12013. The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. – Orlando A. Battista

12014. The fellow who says he’ll meet you halfway usually thinks he’s standing on the dividing line. – Orlando A. Battista

12015. The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive. – Orlando A. Battista

12016. I sing what I sing. – Kathleen Battle

12017. The question is not… if art is enough to fulfill my life, but if I am true to the path I have set for myself, if I am the best I can be in the things I do. Am I living up to the reasons I became a singer in the first place? – Kathleen Battle

12018. Wynton and Christopher were really great experiences for me because they are both very gifted artists. – Kathleen Battle

12019. Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans. – Max Baucus

12020. Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States. – Max Baucus

12021. Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks’ pockets. – Max Baucus

12022. The administration’s attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba – not less. – Max Baucus

12023. If I were the president, I would be very concerned… and I would do what was reasonably necessary to find a way to get my people confirmed. – Max Baucus

12024. The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete. – Max Baucus

12025. The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization. – Max Baucus

12026. Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments’ intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry. – Max Baucus

12027. I’m inclined to vote for Roberts unless something else comes up. It’s a close call. – Max Baucus

12028. There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former. – Max Baucus

12029. The Senate is a remarkable institution. It is unique. There is no other body, no other political body, no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S. Senate. – Max Baucus

12030. You’re entitled to Medicaid regardless of your income. Don’t worry about your health care. – Max Baucus

12031. I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America. – Max Baucus

12032. In this ever-changing world, it’s more important than ever that our top-notch military continues to receive the resources needed to serve and protect our country. – Max Baucus

12033. It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue. – Max Baucus

12034. I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust. – Charles Baudelaire

12035. Genius is childhood recalled at will. – Charles Baudelaire

12036. God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn’t even need to exist. – Charles Baudelaire

12037. France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic. – Charles Baudelaire

12038. Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother! – Charles Baudelaire

12039. I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy. – Charles Baudelaire

12040. I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial. – Charles Baudelaire

12041. I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror. – Charles Baudelaire

12042. How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering. – Charles Baudelaire

12043. For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation. – Charles Baudelaire

12044. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. – Charles Baudelaire

12045. Everything for me becomes allegory. – Charles Baudelaire

12046. Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation. – Charles Baudelaire

12047. I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old. – Charles Baudelaire

12048. Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art. – Charles Baudelaire

12049. This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed. – Charles Baudelaire

12050. For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved. – Charles Baudelaire

12051. Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art. – Charles Baudelaire

12052. Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction. – Charles Baudelaire

12053. Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them. – Charles Baudelaire

12054. To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches. – Charles Baudelaire

12055. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. – Charles Baudelaire

12056. To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery. – Charles Baudelaire

12057. We are all born marked for evil. – Charles Baudelaire

12058. We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose. – Charles Baudelaire

12059. What is art? Prostitution. – Charles Baudelaire

12060. What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense. – Charles Baudelaire

12061. Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious. – Charles Baudelaire

12062. There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite. – Charles Baudelaire

12063. Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature? – Charles Baudelaire

12064. I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws. – Charles Baudelaire

12065. To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art – that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts. – Charles Baudelaire

12066. There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start. – Charles Baudelaire

12067. Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty! – Charles Baudelaire

12068. It is from the womb of art that criticism was born. – Charles Baudelaire

12069. It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. – Charles Baudelaire

12070. Inspiration comes of working every day. – Charles Baudelaire

12071. In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men. – Charles Baudelaire

12072. In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us. – Charles Baudelaire

12073. If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force. – Charles Baudelaire

12074. Even if it were proven that God didn’t exist, Religion would still be Saintly and Divine. – Charles Baudelaire

12075. Music fathoms the sky. – Charles Baudelaire

12076. Progress, this great heresy of decay. – Charles Baudelaire

12077. The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things. – Charles Baudelaire

12078. Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable. – Charles Baudelaire

12079. The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes. – Charles Baudelaire

12080. Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected. – Charles Baudelaire

12081. Modernity signifies the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable. – Charles Baudelaire

12082. The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find. – Charles Baudelaire

12083. The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep. – Charles Baudelaire

12084. To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing. – Charles Baudelaire

12085. The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. – Charles Baudelaire

12086. Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances. – Charles Baudelaire

12087. The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated. – Charles Baudelaire

12088. The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight. – Charles Baudelaire

12089. The world only goes round by misunderstanding. – Charles Baudelaire

12090. There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness. – Charles Baudelaire

12091. There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened. – Charles Baudelaire

12092. Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses. – Charles Baudelaire

12093. There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create. – Charles Baudelaire

12094. There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be, which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast. – Charles Baudelaire

12095. The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present. – Charles Baudelaire

12096. A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle. – Charles Baudelaire

12097. But a dandy can never be a vulgar man. – Charles Baudelaire

12098. Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste. – Charles Baudelaire

12099. As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life. – Charles Baudelaire

12100. Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself. – Charles Baudelaire

12101. Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust. – Charles Baudelaire

12102. Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul. – Charles Baudelaire

12103. Any healthy man can go without food for two days – but not without poetry. – Charles Baudelaire

12104. An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion. – Charles Baudelaire

12105. Nature… is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest. – Charles Baudelaire

12106. All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation. – Charles Baudelaire

12107. Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams. – Charles Baudelaire

12108. A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else. – Charles Baudelaire

12109. A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. – Charles Baudelaire

12110. Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility. – Charles Baudelaire

12111. Nothing can be done except little by little. – Charles Baudelaire

12112. Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man’s own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter. – Charles Baudelaire

12113. The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it. – Charles Baudelaire

12114. Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place. – Charles Baudelaire

12115. The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality. – Charles Baudelaire

12116. Always be a poet, even in prose. – Charles Baudelaire

12117. It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish. – Charles Baudelaire

12118. It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. – Charles Baudelaire

12119. It would perhaps be nice to be alternately the victim and the executioner. – Charles Baudelaire

12120. It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan, as portrayed by Milton. – Charles Baudelaire

12121. It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk; get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish. – Charles Baudelaire

12122. There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. – Jean Baudrillard

12123. A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy. – Jean Baudrillard

12124. Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price. – Jean Baudrillard

12125. Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things. – Jean Baudrillard

12126. The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it. – Jean Baudrillard

12127. The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it. – Jean Baudrillard

12128. The order of the world is always right – such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin. – Jean Baudrillard

12129. The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence. – Jean Baudrillard

12130. Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other. – Jean Baudrillard

12131. The world is not dialectical – it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil. – Jean Baudrillard

12132. There is no aphrodisiac like innocence. – Jean Baudrillard

12133. There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you. – Jean Baudrillard

12134. There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other’s heart. – Jean Baudrillard

12135. We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself. – Jean Baudrillard

12136. What is a society without a heroic dimension? – Jean Baudrillard

12137. What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world. – Jean Baudrillard

12138. You are born modern, you do not become so. – Jean Baudrillard

12139. The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real. – Jean Baudrillard

12140. Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved – commitment to a scenario. – Jean Baudrillard

12141. To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light. – Jean Baudrillard

12142. Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth. – Jean Baudrillard

12143. At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves. – Jean Baudrillard

12144. At the heart of pornography is sexuality haunted by its own disappearance. – Jean Baudrillard

12145. Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors. – Jean Baudrillard

12146. Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly. – Jean Baudrillard

12147. Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. – Jean Baudrillard

12148. Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated. – Jean Baudrillard

12149. I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them? – Jean Baudrillard

12150. If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity. – Jean Baudrillard

12151. In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning. – Jean Baudrillard

12152. It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are forced to ask who you are. – Jean Baudrillard

12153. It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him. – Jean Baudrillard

12154. Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment. – Jean Baudrillard

12155. Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence. – Jean Baudrillard

12156. Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society. – Jean Baudrillard

12157. His very chains helped to deceive him about the harshness of his service. – Bruno Bauer

12158. But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc. – Bruno Bauer

12159. Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total, and it was this total alienation that was the biggest obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness. – Bruno Bauer

12160. The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres. – Bruno Bauer

12161. I’m against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it’s not just government bureaucrats. I don’t like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either. – Gary Bauer

12162. I’m pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is anybody that would mock someone on death row. – Gary Bauer

12163. I think it would be bizarre to pick somebody to speak at the convention based on their sexual preference, because once you go down that road, why don’t you pick a transvestite? – Gary Bauer

12164. I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime. – Gary Bauer

12165. As President, I will end once and for all the use of taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities. – Gary Bauer

12166. As long as there’s land available, single-family homes will be built, and Colorado residents will always go for a single-family over a condo. – Gary Bauer

12167. All the culture war issues will be settled by the court. – Gary Bauer

12168. All of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world, give them a place at the table. – Gary Bauer

12169. When the penalty for a policeman’s mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens. – Gary Bauer

12170. Nimbus is doing a great service with these excellently produced transformations of piano roll recordings. – Harold Bauer

12171. Thunder and lightning. I have never – never – skied in thunder and lightning. It was a trip, for sure. – John Bauer

12172. A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character. – Otto Bauer

12173. The dissolution of the Party – we will not let such a tremendous, big, and glorious party be so easily crashed: this would then be the moment, when we would begin to fight on all fronts. – Otto Bauer

12174. Next? Growing up to be Clint Eastwood, I hope. – Steven Bauer

12175. Of a very religious linebacker: He knocks the hell out of people, but in a Christian way. – Sammy Baugh

12176. The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick. – L. Frank Baum

12177. I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma. – L. Frank Baum

12178. Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. – L. Frank Baum

12179. Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. – L. Frank Baum

12180. I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. – L. Frank Baum

12181. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. – L. Frank Baum

12182. A woman who is loved always has success. – Vicki Baum

12183. Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole. – Vicki Baum

12184. Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. – Vicki Baum

12185. Pity is the deadliest feeling that can be offered to a woman. – Vicki Baum

12186. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole. – Vicki Baum

12187. To be a Jew is a destiny. – Vicki Baum

12188. You don’t get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from what’s eating you. – Vicki Baum

12189. The greater the conceptual significance of a literary product, the more it should be assumed that it is based on an idea that determines the whole, and that the deeper consciousness of the time to which it belongs is reflected in it. – Ferdinand Christian Baur

12190. Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb. – Ferdinand Christian Baur

12191. It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles. – Ferdinand Christian Baur

12192. It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer’s position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity. – Ferdinand Christian Baur

12193. It’s always frustrating when you leave people on base. – Danny Bautista

12194. We didn’t score any runs today. That’s not my fault. – Danny Bautista

12195. As soon as he hit it, I thought I had it. But I lost it when it went into the lights. I did my best. – Danny Bautista

12196. I can pull a bone out of my shoulder and dislocate it. – Kylie Bax

12197. I like to walk around my apartment naked. I like sitting around in the nude watching sports, actually. – Kylie Bax

12198. I stayed away from mirrors when I was younger and I didn’t like having my picture taken. I was tall and had braces and felt ugly. – Kylie Bax

12199. I wish I had more hair on my head. Maybe if I sprinkled fertilizer on it, it would grow. – Kylie Bax

12200. I wish I had Wonder Woman’s magic lasso like her to make people tell the truth. – Kylie Bax

12201. I’m working on just finding a boyfriend right now. – Kylie Bax

12202. If we can send a man to the moon, then why don’t we send a woman? – Kylie Bax

12203. My greatest fear is flying. And I do a lot of flying, so that’s a bummer. – Kylie Bax

12204. My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour! – Anne Baxter

12205. See into life, don’t just look at it. – Anne Baxter

12206. In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. – Anne Baxter

12207. Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil’s home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves. – Anne Baxter

12208. I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure. – Anne Baxter

12209. It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. – Anne Baxter

12210. In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach. – Les Baxter

12211. You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb. There was no music at all. – Les Baxter

12212. When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30. – Les Baxter

12213. Well, that’s the secret of commerciality, a simple style and you stick with it. – Les Baxter

12214. Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way. – Les Baxter

12215. Any good music must be an innovation. – Les Baxter

12216. Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers. – Les Baxter

12217. I’ve never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste. – Les Baxter

12218. I’ve been down there 6 times and there’s nothing like Brazilian percussion. – Les Baxter

12219. I write emotional music. – Les Baxter

12220. I was working all the time I was in college. I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work. – Les Baxter

12221. I love doing concert music. – Les Baxter

12222. I don’t try to make 15 musicians sound like two each. – Les Baxter

12223. I don’t think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don’t release them. – Les Baxter

12224. I don’t know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one’s got to wake ’em up. Prod ’em a little bit. – Les Baxter

12225. I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits. – Les Baxter

12226. I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible. – Les Baxter

12227. I’m not an intellectual composer. – Les Baxter

12228. That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing. – Les Baxter

12229. But my middle daughter, Kate, is very involved in martial arts, and I was just at one of her competitions. – Meredith Baxter

12230. I’ve been taking art classes for a couple of years; I love to draw. – Meredith Baxter

12231. Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring. – Richard Baxter

12232. I preached as never sure to preach again, And as a dying man to dying men. – Richard Baxter

12233. If they can see you love them, you can say anything to them. – Richard Baxter

12234. Keep up you conjugal love in constant heat and vigor. – Richard Baxter

12235. Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all. – Richard Baxter

12236. You may know God, but not comprehend Him. – Richard Baxter

12237. Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of. – Richard Baxter

12238. I’m at that point in my life where I definitely want to get married soon. I’ve got my dogs as surrogates, but I’m ready for kids. – Michael Bay

12239. Maybe I have just a younger voice than many other directors. – Michael Bay

12240. I go out there to win. People don’t care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success. – Michael Bay

12241. A lot of directors don’t want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it. – Michael Bay

12242. What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you’ve got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top. – Michael Bay

12243. The press don’t like to say nice things because nice is boring. It’s much better to label me the devil. What we do is not brain surgery. We are entertainers, plain and simple, and we’re responsible to bring that money back, to make a profit. – Michael Bay

12244. It’s… a hard thing for a director, to think you came up with a shot, something from your mind, and someone died while doing it. It’s the worst thing you’ll ever have to live with. It was very hard for me to get back on the horse again. – Michael Bay

12245. It’s great that I get accused of not being politically correct. People need to take themselves less seriously. This world is so screwed up as it is, we’ve all got to relax a bit more. – Michael Bay

12246. It is really cool to have created a movie that has turned out to become the biggest movie of the year. – Michael Bay

12247. Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism. – Michael Bay

12248. I love doing big movies. It’s awesome! You have all these toys. The thing I like about this movie is, like they always say, directors have the biggest train sets! Don’t tell anyone, but I’d do this for free. – Michael Bay

12249. I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn’t shy. I can be like a general. But I’ve got a shy side. I’m also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don’t let people in too much.’ – Michael Bay

12250. I allow a lot of room for improvisation and funny stuff. I always feel planned. – Michael Bay

12251. For me, the great joy is to watch an audience watching what I’ve made. To hear not a peep from the audience at the right moment, and then to hear the laughs and the cheers. – Michael Bay

12252. Fast cars are my only vice. – Michael Bay

12253. We don’t make movies for critics. I’ve done four movies; there’s millions upon millions upon millions of people who’ve paid to see them. Somebody likes them. My greatest joy is to sit anonymously in a dark theater and watch it with an audience, a paying audience. – Michael Bay

12254. Do you know what directors go through? It’s just hell. Like, why do I work so hard – to think I’m only going to see this movie five times and then never see it again ’cause I’m so sick of it? What is it worth, honestly? – Michael Bay

12255. In fact, I really didn’t get enthused about his Secretary of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies and found out there were a bunch of young folks that there were a bunch of young folks that he had been able to recruit on his own. – Birch Bayh

12256. One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity and that we can be trusted with their money. – Birch Bayh

12257. People are concerned, here again, about life, and haven’t given a whole lot of attention to how you make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world. – Birch Bayh

12258. Well, I don’t know too many governors who are flaming ideologues. – Birch Bayh

12259. You know I don’t think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us. – Birch Bayh

12260. You shouldn’t have to sue somebody to get justice. It ought to come through administrative process. – Birch Bayh

12261. Young people are being elected for School Boards all over the country. – Birch Bayh

12262. I think that’s most unfortunate about our Democratic system, that you’re confining it to people who are either very wealthy in their own right or have capacity to gain access to large amounts of money. – Birch Bayh

12263. And Title IX coming along there. I don’t think Evan would have done any different than I did. I was fortunate to be there at a time when that was right. – Birch Bayh

12264. You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening – this goes to the first question you asked – the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn’t been resolved yet. – Birch Bayh

12265. I think that it’s important if you run for President that you have to make those important decisions. And your father, if he can help, probably, he helps just by being your father without getting intimately involved. – Birch Bayh

12266. I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President’s party to get him to turn back the clock. – Birch Bayh

12267. I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time. – Birch Bayh

12268. I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there. – Birch Bayh

12269. How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we’re not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born. – Birch Bayh

12270. Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration. – Birch Bayh

12271. But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board. – Birch Bayh

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12272. And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic. – Birch Bayh

12273. I think we have a number of young people – like yourself – who want to make a difference. I’m not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive. – Birch Bayh

12274. But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government. – Birch Bayh

12275. It’s unfortunate. Title IX is rather simple: don’t discriminate on the basis of sex. – Birch Bayh

12276. Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism – no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families. – Evan Bayh

12277. America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy. – Evan Bayh

12278. If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months. – Evan Bayh

12279. Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being. – Evan Bayh

12280. Our success as a party will largely be determined by how well we do here in the heartland… The time has come to be secure about our values. The time has come to lead. – Evan Bayh

12281. To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can’t continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th. – Evan Bayh

12282. We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable human rights situation of the North Korean people. – Evan Bayh

12283. We should be proud of liberating the 26 million people in Iraq and should remember that this is why it is important to stick it out to it’s successful conclusion. – Evan Bayh

12284. It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling. – Pierre Bayle

12285. There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought. – Pierre Bayle

12286. There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought. – Pierre Bayle

12287. Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race. – Pierre Bayle

12288. It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false. – Pierre Bayle

12289. I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist. – Pierre Bayle

12290. I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term, for from the bottom of my soul, I protest against everything that is said, and everything that is done. – Pierre Bayle

12291. The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth. – Pierre Bayle

12292. In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods. – Stephen Bayley

12293. Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style. – Stephen Bayley

12294. The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances. – Stephen Bayley

12295. Texas has arguably the most extreme separation between the well off and everyday people in the United States. – Don Baylor

12296. Playing for Yogi is like playing for your father; playing for Billy is like playing for your father-in-law. – Don Baylor

12297. I know what I have to do and I plan to do it. It’s a good time to get it done and get it behind me. It’s treatable, so why not treat it now? My family will give me comfort but I have to do this alone. – Don Baylor

12298. I’m a fair manager, put it that way. I like to be fair with the players, but there’s a time for discipline. – Don Baylor

12299. I’m going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it. – Don Baylor

12300. It’s what you’ve been a part of for so long. I don’t think I can watch a game without an interest in who wins. – Don Baylor

12301. My bones are as hard as a rock. Every time I have a biopsy, the doctors are doing hand exercises a week, ten days out. – Don Baylor

12302. If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan. – Elgin Baylor

12303. Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part. – Elgin Baylor

12304. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. – Thomas Haynes Bayly

12305. We met, ’twas in a crowd, and I thought he would shun me. – Thomas Haynes Bayly

12306. I am rather like a mosquito in a nudist camp; I know what I ought to do, but I don’t know where to begin. – Stephen Bayne

12307. Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ. – Stephen Bayne

12308. Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption. – Andre Bazin

12309. The “Western” is the only genre whose origins are almost identical with those of the cinema itself. – Andre Bazin

12310. Build thee more stately mansions. – Amy Marcy Beach

12311. Nothing is going to improve my hearing. I’ve only got to prevent it from getting worse. – Stephanie Beacham

12312. I’m the one by the backdoor – I am not the one in the middle of the party. – Stephanie Beacham

12313. I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn. – Stephanie Beacham

12314. One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people. – Stephanie Beacham

12315. I have to concentrate more intently when people speak. I always have to position myself on their right side so that I can hear out of my left ear. I sometimes get a crick in my neck from listening. But I don’t there’s too much else. – Stephanie Beacham

12316. I genuinely enjoy talking one-to-one. I have no shyness about that. – Stephanie Beacham

12317. I can not remember even thinking that I was deaf when I was dancing. – Stephanie Beacham

12318. But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf. – Stephanie Beacham

12319. Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. – Peter S. Beagle

12320. The horns came riding in like the rainbow masts of silver ships. – Peter S. Beagle

12321. Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game – loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren’t true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react. – Jennifer Beals

12322. I’ve had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn’t really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically. – Jennifer Beals

12323. You automatically are trusting because not only is the person a friend, they are so incredibly gifted that you know someone is going to be able to hit the ball back to you across the net. – Jennifer Beals

12324. When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don’t become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are. – Jennifer Beals

12325. By annihilating somebody else in whatever way, then that person feels that they also have the ability to, then, restore the person. – Jennifer Beals

12326. I’m just talking specifically of women’s friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody. – Jennifer Beals

12327. I wouldn’t want them to feel lonely or outcast ever in any way. And no matter where they were in the world, I’d want them to always feel incredibly confident about who they were and proud. – Jennifer Beals

12328. I think that the two of them have been doing this for a really long time and it is more like sport. Yes, they would love to find a lasting relationship, but it’s not likely to happen the way they are going about it. – Jennifer Beals

12329. I think that in some ways everybody is like Roger. Everybody thinks that when their friends have a problem, that they know the answer and that it’s much easier to analyze the problems of other people than your own. – Jennifer Beals

12330. I said, wouldn’t it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships. – Jennifer Beals

12331. I knew there was something I had to do yesterday. I couldn’t remember what it is. I can’t figure it out. I know it’s a holiday. I know I don’t have a meeting. It’s very confusing. – Jennifer Beals

12332. There was a sense of all the things that go on on the street, particularly in New York, that you are just completely unaware of, that that conversation could be happening at any time. I loved the instability of the camera. It’s just an unstable world. – Jennifer Beals

12333. Certainly from the rehearsal process with Elizabeth I think it was very clear. Well let me start again. We were initially supposed to be more combative. – Jennifer Beals

12334. What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That’s the only time that those characters become interesting to watch. – Jennifer Beals

12335. It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There’s not a lot of love going around. – Jennifer Beals

12336. It doesn’t seem as if there’s that much of a difference between a big production and a little production, other than you have a smaller space in which to get dressed and you have a shorter waiting time. – Jennifer Beals

12337. Making sure that when my child went to school people were enlightened enough not to torture them, you know? – Jennifer Beals

12338. My husband does so many romantic things for me, it’s absurd. – Jennifer Beals

12339. Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don’t understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well. – Jennifer Beals

12340. You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation. – Jennifer Beals

12341. The love scenes that worked, regardless of the director, were the ones where the actors weren’t fearful. When somebody was fearful, you could see it right away. It takes you out of the story, and that’s to be avoided at all costs. – Jennifer Beals

12342. I don’t think Roger Dodger is really about men. I think it is more about relationships and about how you present yourself, not only to the opposite sex, but to yourself. What lies are you going to tell yourself in order to get through the day? – Jennifer Beals

12343. Whatever you do, don’t do it halfway. – Bob Beamon

12344. We knew it was going to be difficult to get to the moon. We didn’t know how difficult. – Alan Bean

12345. The moon is very rugged. – Alan Bean

12346. One of the great things about the universe is that it’s fair. – Alan Bean

12347. It’s hard not to be excited when you’re going to find a way to land on the moon. – Alan Bean

12348. I think everything depends on money. – Alan Bean

12349. I have the nicest life in the world. – Alan Bean

12350. I found I have to stay painting. – Alan Bean

12351. I feel like there’s too many paintings left unpainted that I just don’t want to take the time away. – Alan Bean

12352. I can remember walking on the moon. – Alan Bean

12353. Eventually there are going to be cities in space. – Alan Bean

12354. But I’m the only one who can paint the moon, because I’m the only one who knows whether that’s right or not. – Alan Bean

12355. But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult. – Alan Bean

12356. History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again. – Alan Bean

12357. By overhauling current rules and speeding the entry of competitors in the market, we encourage competition and provide our constituents with new choices and cheaper bills. – Melissa Bean

12358. The budget enforcement rules of the 1990s were an important part of getting the budget back into balance. It was done on a bipartisan basis. Those pay-as-you-go rules were tested and they worked. We are now in a one-party system, and we have thrown them out. – Melissa Bean

12359. The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly. – Melissa Bean

12360. Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes. – Melissa Bean

12361. Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren’t just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone’s life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin. – Melissa Bean

12362. Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing. But the IRS has no control over tax information once it’s been sent to India or another country. – Melissa Bean

12363. My Eighth District, like others, counts on these family businesses and their teams working hard to support their families and aid their communities. As retailers, these teams often bring different or unique products to the marketplace. – Melissa Bean

12364. And I also serve on a caucus that addresses financial literacy for young people in this country. And it is so hypocritical that we want to talk to these kids about how to better manage their money when we are not doing a good job with our Nation’s resources. – Melissa Bean

12365. And yet, if we don’t, first and foremost, act responsibly with the national tax dollars that we have, we can’t properly address those regional priorities that we would like to. – Melissa Bean

12366. As a member of the House Committee on Small Business and because of my own experience as a small business owner, I am appreciative of the impact these small businesses have on our local economies. – Melissa Bean

12367. The IRS is currently considering a rule that would make it easier for tax preparers to disclose the private information contained in tax returns – including name, address, Social Security number, employer, income, and charitable donations. – Melissa Bean

12368. But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility. – Melissa Bean

12369. Small businesses are the economic drivers of our country, providing the stimulus our communities need. – Melissa Bean

12370. During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved. – Melissa Bean

12371. Even the best data security systems can’t protect private taxpayer information from entrepreneurial foreign businesses than can make huge profits selling U.S. taxpayer information. – Melissa Bean

12372. For the last 4 years, our Federal Government has produced the four biggest deficits in history, and the estimated 2006 deficit of $423 billion is projected to be the largest of all. – Melissa Bean

12373. I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth. – Melissa Bean

12374. I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15, so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue. I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face. – Melissa Bean

12375. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation – especially in the suburbs. – Melissa Bean

12376. If we want to truly regain the public’s trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let’s start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take. – Melissa Bean

12377. In fact, 80 percent of our domestic job growth comes from the small- and medium-sized business community. – Melissa Bean

12378. Many of our constituents have one option for cable TV and one price. Our constituents desire choice. – Melissa Bean

12379. Many seventh graders I know in Illinois, as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it. – Melissa Bean

12380. Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families. – Melissa Bean

12381. As part of my efforts to fight identity theft, I worked with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen consumer protection with a reasonable notification requirement. – Melissa Bean

12382. Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses. – Melissa Bean

12383. Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American electorate is engaged and informed. – Melissa Bean

12384. We’re all proud of the communities that we’ve built and are a part of, but we shouldn’t accept lost time and unnecessary stress when traveling in them. – Melissa Bean

12385. When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique. – Melissa Bean

12386. Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital, such as credit cards. – Melissa Bean

12387. I know the law… I am it’s greatest transgressor. – Roy Bean

12388. Time will pass and seasons will come and go. – Roy Bean

12389. Hang ’em first, try ’em later. – Roy Bean

12390. Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there’s nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed. – Roy Bean

12391. And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow. – Roy Bean

12392. And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin’ brown and golden under a sinkin’ sun. – Roy Bean

12393. You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty. – Roy Bean

12394. There’s a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters. – Sean Bean

12395. I think everybody’s got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I’m actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day. – Sean Bean

12396. Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I’ve played. He’s a very complex character. He knows that he’s a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he’s full of confidence – but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease. – Sean Bean

12397. My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad. – Sean Bean

12398. Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It’s one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done, so emotional. – Sean Bean

12399. Listen to people and treat people as you find them. There’s an inherent goodness in most people. Don’t pre-judge people – that was me Mam’s advice anyway. – Sean Bean

12400. If you have a very good concept of your character, you can snap into it. – Sean Bean

12401. I’m still Sean that me mates went to school with, not Sean the film star. And that’s the way I prefer to be. – Sean Bean

12402. I’m proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it’s a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it. – Sean Bean

12403. Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. And then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news. – Sean Bean

12404. I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don’t carry anything around with me – no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it’s too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective – your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else. – Sean Bean

12405. I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it. – Sean Bean

12406. I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees – just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it. – Sean Bean

12407. I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything. – Sean Bean

12408. Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of “The Lord of the Rings”. From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually. – Sean Bean

12409. A common misperception of me is… that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I’m pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It’s the parts that you play I guess. I don’t mind it. I’m not a tough guy. I’d like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point. – Sean Bean

12410. 006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters. – Sean Bean

12411. I’d been trying for a while to get parts that weren’t just the English bad guy, so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate, decent guy. – Sean Bean

12412. I think that you always have something left, that you take something of the character with you. – Sean Bean

12413. It’s been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West! – Greg Bear

12414. Working in Isaac’s universe was more of a treat than a challenge. – Greg Bear

12415. Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. – Standing Bear

12416. My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived – roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska. – Standing Bear

12417. And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth. – Standing Bear

12418. I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them. – Amanda Beard

12419. All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. – Charles A. Beard

12420. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. – Charles A. Beard

12421. You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. – Charles A. Beard

12422. We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future. – Daniel Carter Beard

12423. Too few people understand a really good sandwich. – James Beard

12424. I don’t like gourmet cooking or “this” cooking or “that” cooking. I like good cooking. – James Beard

12425. A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. – James Beard

12426. I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around. – James Beard

12427. Food is our common ground, a universal experience. – James Beard

12428. It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism. – Mary Ritter Beard

12429. The dogma of woman’s complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind. – Mary Ritter Beard

12430. Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics. – Mary Ritter Beard

12431. Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it. – Mary Ritter Beard

12432. It’s only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks. – Miriam Beard

12433. Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as ‘the bizarre’. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else. – Miriam Beard

12434. One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness. – Miriam Beard

12435. Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Miriam Beard

12436. The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation. – Miriam Beard

12437. No language is rude that can boast polite writers. – Aubrey Beardsley

12438. I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don’t know if what I’m doing is the right thing. But that’s the way I’m doing it. – Emmanuelle Beart

12439. I give everything I have to give on the screen. I feel I don’t owe the public anything else. – Emmanuelle Beart

12440. More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure. – Cecil Beaton

12441. On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd’s of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser. – Cecil Beaton

12442. Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly. – Cecil Beaton

12443. Mrs Woolf’s complaint should be addressed to her creator, who made her, rather than me. – Cecil Beaton

12444. I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn’t like blue. – Cecil Beaton

12445. I can’t afford a whole new set of enemies. – Cecil Beaton

12446. Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. – Cecil Beaton

12447. All I want is the best of everything and there’s very little of that left. – Cecil Beaton

12448. Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means… airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash. – Cecil Beaton

12449. What is elegance? Soap and water! – Cecil Beaton

12450. San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities. – Cecil Beaton

12451. Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore. – Cecil Beaton

12452. Well, a few years ago I think I could have given you a more enthusiastic answer about that but in the last few years, for the first time in my life, I really haven’t listened to much music. I used to work with music on and now I don’t. – Ann Beattie

12453. I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there’s often a novel I admire, but not all of their works. – Ann Beattie

12454. I must say also that it’s never worked to my disadvantage that I have long, blond hair. – Ann Beattie

12455. I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around. – Ann Beattie

12456. Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It’s an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other. – Ann Beattie

12457. Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits. – Ann Beattie

12458. There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect. – Ann Beattie

12459. I don’t even correct people when they mispronounce my name now. – Ann Beattie

12460. When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth. – Ann Beattie

12461. When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn’t even know how to aim the camera in those days. – Ann Beattie

12462. While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they’re not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things – that’s what keeps me going when I’m writing a story. – Ann Beattie

12463. Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways. – Ann Beattie

12464. You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story. And often, people who are very self-aware will only sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story. – Ann Beattie

12465. Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I’m not sure he’s the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn’t the woman. – Ann Beattie

12466. It’s gratifying that it does; I love to give readings. – Ann Beattie

12467. I think I write about things that are mysterious to me. – Ann Beattie

12468. I feel that these stories are being written to articulate certain confusions and disappointments, and I do mean to shake up the reader, and I do hope they’re on target. – Ann Beattie

12469. It’s interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant. – Ann Beattie

12470. I don’t write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn’t be any adventure. It wouldn’t have any vitality. – Ann Beattie

12471. If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don’t think I’d have trouble doing that. – Ann Beattie

12472. I’ve spent my life supporting myself. – Ann Beattie

12473. I’ve been in this business for a long time, and I no longer think that anything that I do by way of clarification is ever going to eradicate the mistakes. – Ann Beattie

12474. I think that I’m serious, but I don’t think that I’m inordinately bleak. – Ann Beattie

12475. Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with. – Ann Beattie

12476. Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that. – Ann Beattie

12477. I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now. – Ann Beattie

12478. It’s often been said that I’m an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I’ve never known what to make of that. – Ann Beattie

12479. In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame. – James Beattie

12480. Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame’s proud temple shines afar? – James Beattie

12481. And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb. – James Beattie

12482. At the close of the day when the hamlet is still, and mortals the sweets of forgetfulness prove, when naught but the torrent is heard on the hill, and naught but the nightingale’s song in the grove. – James Beattie

12483. Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe. – James Beattie

12484. From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy. – James Beattie

12485. He thought as a sage, though he felt like a man. – James Beattie

12486. Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms. – James Beattie

12487. No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife. – James Beattie

12488. Some deemed him wondrous wise, and some believed him mad. – James Beattie

12489. How sweet the words of Truth, breathed from the lips of Love. – James Beattie

12490. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie

12491. Live your life fom your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls. – Melody Beattie

12492. Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t. – Melody Beattie

12493. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

12494. I’m a perfect example of the grumpy, old man. I’m really good at it. – Ned Beatty

12495. I’m blessed with eight children – though I’m talking about eight adults now. – Ned Beatty

12496. I’m getting grumpier all the time. – Ned Beatty

12497. It always impresses me when a person of small stature has command. – Ned Beatty

12498. I was born just barely south of the Mason Dixon line. – Ned Beatty

12499. I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood. – Ned Beatty

12500. I only really work when I want to. – Ned Beatty

12501. I’ve had this problem since I was in my 20s. They don’t call it manic depression anymore. They call it a bipolar disorder, and I’m a Type 2. – Ned Beatty

12502. I’ll tell you what I would do in a shot if I could. I would sing in the barbershop quartet in The Music Man. – Ned Beatty

12503. It’s very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives. – Warren Beatty

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12504. That’s all gone, now, the old, Hollywood. – Warren Beatty

12505. Organized labor, if they’re doing a responsible job, is going to organize the pooling of small amounts of money to protect the interests of the people who are not rich. – Warren Beatty

12506. My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s. – Warren Beatty

12507. My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn’t stay in, because he couldn’t make enough money. – Warren Beatty

12508. Movies are fun, but they’re not a cure for cancer. – Warren Beatty

12509. The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a Bush Republican who says he’s a Schwarzenegger Republican. – Warren Beatty

12510. Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that’s what’s happening. They either go, or they don’t go. It’s all politics. It’s all demographics. – Warren Beatty

12511. When I produce a movie – and I’ve produced a number of movies, unlike Arnold – yes, I’m frustrated when the union says you can’t do this, you can’t work past that hour, you’ve got to break for lunch. But ultimately, they’re right. What they do is for everyone’s benefit. – Warren Beatty

12512. I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, ‘I don’t know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.’ – Warren Beatty

12513. I have a day job. I can make movies when I want to. – Warren Beatty

12514. I don’t want to run for governor, but I don’t think anyone should put public service out of the question because that’s not what a good citizen does. – Warren Beatty

12515. I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn’t have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service. – Warren Beatty

12516. How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema. – Warren Beatty

12517. Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius. – Warren Beatty

12518. There’s no point in making a movie just to be making a movie. – Warren Beatty

12519. To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California – mightily. – Warren Beatty

12520. When I saw Arnold say that he didn’t need a union, because people in his position don’t need it, I thought, this is a very naive way to present yourself. It’s also kinda dumb about making movies. It doesn’t realize how the union movement even helps the star. – Warren Beatty

12521. When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America. – Warren Beatty

12522. You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play. – Warren Beatty

12523. For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship. – Warren Beatty

12524. But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people – Arnold and his patrons – felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites. – Warren Beatty

12525. Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation. – Warren Beatty

12526. Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake. – Warren Beatty

12527. And then the conditions of safety – or lack of safety – for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful. – Warren Beatty

12528. And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women – not just people who belong to the union. – Warren Beatty

12529. Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes. – Warren Beatty

12530. Government is not show business. – Warren Beatty

12531. To denigrate the union movement in this way is to denigrate the right and the ability of people who are not rich to organize and to accomplish things together. – Warren Beatty

12532. Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12533. As long as I don’t write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12534. It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12535. Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12536. If a thing isn’t worth saying, you sing it. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12537. I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12538. I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12539. Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12540. Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great genius. You took the trouble to be born, but no more. – Pierre Beaumarchais

12541. Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at any time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from the other animals. – Pierre De Beaumarchais

12542. Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven. – Francis Beaumont

12543. Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep. – Francis Beaumont

12544. You are no better than you should be. – Francis Beaumont

12545. There is a method in man’s wickedness; it grows up by degrees. – Francis Beaumont

12546. The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much. – Francis Beaumont

12547. Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme. – Francis Beaumont

12548. Nothing’s so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy. – Francis Beaumont

12549. Kiss till the cow comes home. – Francis Beaumont

12550. Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted. – Francis Beaumont

12551. Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock. – Francis Beaumont

12552. But what is past my help is past my care. – Francis Beaumont

12553. Bad’s the best of us. – Francis Beaumont

12554. It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. – Francis Beaumont

12555. For too long, our country’s version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes. – Bob Beauprez

12556. Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks. – Bob Beauprez

12557. Terri’s death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on. – Bob Beauprez

12558. I’ve found that when you roll up your sleeves and join people in their daily work, they tend to open up quite a bit and let you know what they really think about the issues facing our country and what kind of job they think the government is doing. – Bob Beauprez

12559. As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust. – Bob Beauprez

12560. Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. – Bob Beauprez

12561. Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom. – Bob Beauprez

12562. The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels. – Simone de Beauvoir

12563. One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. – Simone de Beauvoir

12564. Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth. – Simone de Beauvoir

12565. Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap. – Simone de Beauvoir

12566. Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken. – Simone de Beauvoir

12567. If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat. – Simone de Beauvoir

12568. Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable. – Simone de Beauvoir

12569. Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority. – Simone de Beauvoir

12570. The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them. – Simone de Beauvoir

12571. This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate. – Simone de Beauvoir

12572. To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. – Simone de Beauvoir

12573. To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object. – Simone de Beauvoir

12574. What is an adult? A child blown up by age. – Simone de Beauvoir

12575. When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior. – Simone de Beauvoir

12576. Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen. – Simone de Beauvoir

12577. One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. – Simone De Beauvoir

12578. The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women. – Simone de Beauvoir

12579. All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them. – Simone de Beauvoir

12580. In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid. – Simone de Beauvoir

12581. All oppression creates a state of war. – Simone de Beauvoir

12582. One is not born a woman, but becomes one. – Simone de Beauvoir

12583. Art is an attempt to integrate evil. – Simone de Beauvoir

12584. Buying is a profound pleasure. – Simone de Beauvoir

12585. Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir

12586. Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. – Simone de Beauvoir

12587. I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. – Simone de Beauvoir

12588. I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. – Simone de Beauvoir

12589. In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation. – Simone de Beauvoir

12590. It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills. – Simone de Beauvoir

12591. It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life’s parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time. – Simone de Beauvoir

12592. Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying. – Simone de Beauvoir

12593. Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male. – Simone de Beauvoir

12594. No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility. – Simone de Beauvoir

12595. I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me. – Simone de Beauvoir

12596. Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for one that might not float, he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day. – Lord Beaverbrook

12597. The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat. – Lord Beaverbrook

12598. Politics calls for robust debate and criticism, but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs. – Kim Beazley

12599. Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization. – August Bebel

12600. We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism. – August Bebel

12601. Happy is the nation without a history. – Cesare Beccaria

12602. Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans. – Xavier Becerra

12603. We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq. – Xavier Becerra

12604. We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair. – Xavier Becerra

12605. Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure. – Xavier Becerra

12606. Today, we have a trade regime which has led to the largest trade deficits this country has ever experienced. – Xavier Becerra

12607. The Smithsonian museums are among this country’s most endearing treasures and I look forward to helping maintain and enhance their coveted works of art. – Xavier Becerra

12608. The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids’ decision not to drink alcohol. – Xavier Becerra

12609. It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol. – Xavier Becerra

12610. Winning the peace is harder than winning the war. – Xavier Becerra

12611. Individuals with kidney disease who are able to obtain treatment early experience a higher quality of life and are able to maintain more of their day-to-day activities, including keeping their jobs. – Xavier Becerra

12612. According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months. – Xavier Becerra

12613. But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation’s history. – Xavier Becerra

12614. As of 2002, two million Latino adults had been diagnosed with diabetes. – Xavier Becerra

12615. As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian’s efforts to reach all Americans. – Xavier Becerra

12616. African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans. – Xavier Becerra

12617. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12. – Xavier Becerra

12618. According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world. – Xavier Becerra

12619. February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II. – Xavier Becerra

12620. I hate to say it but I think it has become very obvious that our system for devising trade agreements, so very important to this country’s functioning around the world, has not only broken, but it has broken completely. – Xavier Becerra

12621. Partly I resented being perceived as weak because I was a girl. – Alison Bechdel

12622. One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I’m working on that. I’m giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully. – Alison Bechdel

12623. Nancy Drew was always changing her outfits. I despised girls’ clothing, I couldn’t wait to get home from school and get out of it. The last thing I wanted to read was minute descriptions of Nancy’s frocks. – Alison Bechdel

12624. My mother is, my father certainly was. They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up. – Alison Bechdel

12625. People really want to think that these things really happened. I don’t know why that important, but I know that when I finish reading a novel or something, I want to know how much of that really happened to this author. – Alison Bechdel

12626. It’s definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don’t know, I’m just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl. – Alison Bechdel

12627. Mostly it was Mad magazine. And I did read a lot of – I had a subscription when I was little, but I also had access to some old collections, the little paperbacks of the really good stuff. – Alison Bechdel

12628. Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated. – Alison Bechdel

12629. That’s all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid, something about my gender identity that I haven’t figured out yet. And that’s one of the things I’m hoping to dissect and investigate in this memoir project. – Alison Bechdel

12630. The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence. – Alison Bechdel

12631. It’s a hard thing to age a character because you can’t really suddenly give someone gray hair. – Alison Bechdel

12632. When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn’t like fighting at all, so I quit. – Alison Bechdel

12633. Well, I’m always working on my comic strip and trying to, you know, keep cranking that out. – Alison Bechdel

12634. Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it’s about real life. I feel like I’m using a part of my brain that’s been dormant until now. – Alison Bechdel

12635. Yeah, I read Judy Blume. My mother didn’t like that, but I read it anyhow. – Alison Bechdel

12636. Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb’s stuff. – Alison Bechdel

12637. Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white. – Alison Bechdel

12638. When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults. – Alison Bechdel

12639. And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me. – Alison Bechdel

12640. Autobiographical comics, I love them. I love them. – Alison Bechdel

12641. I’m pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history. – Alison Bechdel

12642. But mostly, it’s a book about my relationship with my father. – Alison Bechdel

12643. For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me. – Alison Bechdel

12644. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I was raised Catholic. Confession has always held a great appeal for me. – Alison Bechdel

12645. I probably read Harriet the Spy about 70,000 times. – Alison Bechdel

12646. I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it. Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters. It’s really not all lesbians any more. – Alison Bechdel

12647. I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself. – Alison Bechdel

12648. I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times for exactly that same reason. She couldn’t bear that it wasn’t real. She wanted to live in it. – Alison Bechdel

12649. I love Jules Feiffer. I didn’t discover him until I was a little older. – Alison Bechdel

12650. I never really read superhero stuff as a kid. – Alison Bechdel

12651. I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow’s boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren’t any men in it, so they’d be forced to identify with the women. – Alison Bechdel

12652. I started to get bored with that stuff about only drawing men and I’ve taken it out of the slideshow. – Alison Bechdel

12653. But I read comic books. I read things like Richie Rich and Little Lulu. – Alison Bechdel

12654. There’s 40 or 50 songs that nobody’s heard that I’ve done in between albums. There’s a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that’s never been released. – Beck

12655. There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people’s entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy. – Beck

12656. The years keep going by and you realize, Wow. Doing these records is such a process: going on tour for a year and a half, then you get home and you want to do other things. – Beck

12657. Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest, and they find their way into the work later on. Sometimes I’m writing about things from eight years ago-they just took a long time to distill and come out in the appropriate way. – Beck

12658. No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist. – Beck

12659. In the studio, I’m always throwing people on different instruments. – Beck

12660. You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration. There’s only so much you can do with one record. – Beck

12661. It’s really hard for me to commit, one way or the other. I was just always creating and seeing what came out. – Beck

12662. There’s never any pressure on the music having to be something. – Beck

12663. There’s some quality you get when you’re not totally comfortable. When you’re not doing what you’re used to, you could completely fall on your face. You could completely blow it. – Beck

12664. Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There’s shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That’s why I pay no mind. – Beck

12665. Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars. – Beck

12666. We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they’re like, I don’t know about this one. – Beck

12667. In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit. But it was more me making fun of myself, since I’m not technically a rapper, whatever that means. – Beck

12668. When you work with somebody for a long period of time, you develop a shorthand with everything. – Beck

12669. I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It’s At. That pretty much turned me off from using the electric piano for a lot of years. – Beck

12670. When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You’re hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines. – Beck

12671. I just go in the studio and write on the spot and see what comes out. – Beck

12672. Sea Change was so specific. From the beginning it was set what it was going to be. All the other ideas that I had at the time I had to put to the side. – Beck

12673. Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way. – Beck

12674. Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face, her aspect and her attitude. – Beck

12675. Every time you go in, it’s like starting over. You don’t know how you did the other records. You’re learning all over. It’s some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out. – Beck

12676. I did that Grammys thing – I did a little freeform poem. – Beck

12677. I didn’t want to do something typical. – Beck

12678. I sat out a few years because I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back. – Beck

12679. I hadn’t done much rapping in a while. I really wasn’t sure I was going to do that any more. For a couple years I thought I was done with that. It wasn’t really required of me. – Beck

12680. In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs. – Beck

12681. I think my whole generation’s mission is to kill the cliche. – Beck

12682. I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record. – Beck

12683. I would love to do an electronic record. There’s just so much to see and do and try. And life goes by. – Beck

12684. I’m just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it’s not usually on purpose. – Beck

12685. I’m the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don’t have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere. – Beck

12686. If someone is making a judgment when they don’t have firsthand experience, it’s intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don’t know about? – Beck

12687. I had long hair when I was a teenager. – Beck

12688. The repercussions of what you put out and what people gravitate to in your music never registered at all. I never had that thing that maybe other bands have – a specific idea of what they are and what their sound is. – Beck

12689. What does it mean to be a conservative? I don’t even know anymore. I know what it means to me. It means to me, personal responsibility. That if I’ve done something wrong, its up to me to pay the price. It’s up to me to make it right. – Glenn Beck

12690. Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one. – Glenn Beck

12691. The majority does not rule in America, but the minority shouldn’t hijack it. And it’s because we’re afraid. They have isolated us and made us feel as though we’re alone. We’re not. – Glenn Beck

12692. The message that I gave on the – on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don’t believe that you can’t do it. Everybody wants – everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I’m not talking politics. – Glenn Beck

12693. The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be “What the hell you mean we’re out of missiles?” – Glenn Beck

12694. The worst is still ahead of us. But no one in Washington has the spine to tell you that. – Glenn Beck

12695. Timothy McVeigh was a coward. Violence is the stupid way out. It’ll discredit any real legitmate movement. – Glenn Beck

12696. To restore America we need less Marx and more Madison. – Glenn Beck

12697. We all know what the problems are: it’s tax and spend. One party will tax and spend, the other party won’t tax but will spend. It’s both of them together. – Glenn Beck

12698. Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution. – Glenn Beck

12699. Americans also don’t need to be taught how to give. We don’t need to be taught how to take care of each other or how to be charitable. – Glenn Beck

12700. We just put General Motors in the hands of people who can’t even run our own government. – Glenn Beck

12701. What is the point of competing for a trophy if everyone gets a trophy? – Glenn Beck

12702. What we don’t have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don’t have those rights. – Glenn Beck

12703. When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman – like my father, or like me? – Glenn Beck

12704. When did it something of shame or ridicule to be a self-made man in America? – Glenn Beck

12705. Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There’s no understanding of it. – Glenn Beck

12706. You can get rich making fun of me. I know. I’ve made lots of money making fun of me. – Glenn Beck

12707. You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one – I can’t speak for you, but I’m on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show. – Glenn Beck

12708. We should reject big government and look inside ourselves for all the things that built this country into what it was. – Glenn Beck

12709. I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you’re Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn’t matter. We all know the country’s in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country’s in trouble. – Glenn Beck

12710. Political Correctness doesn’t change us, it shuts us up. – Glenn Beck

12711. Every time the government grows we lose more of who we are. – Glenn Beck

12712. Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative. – Glenn Beck

12713. ‘Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I’m addicted to spending and big government.’ I’d like one of them just to stand up and say that. – Glenn Beck

12714. I am a conservative, but I am not a zombie. – Glenn Beck

12715. I am like Howard Beale. When he came out of the rain and he was like, none of this makes any sense. I am that guy. – Glenn Beck

12716. I beg you, look for the words ‘social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. – Glenn Beck

12717. I believe that if we get out of people’s way, the sky’s the limit. The sky is the limit. – Glenn Beck

12718. We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed. – Glenn Beck

12719. I have not heard people in the Republican Party yet admit that they have a problem. And when they do say that they have a problem I don’t know that I believe ’em. – Glenn Beck

12720. And I’ve come to the place where I believe that there’s no way to solve these problems, these issues – there’s nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace, unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. And that’s a pretty tall order. – Glenn Beck

12721. If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop. – Glenn Beck

12722. It does not have to be that the greatest generation is behind us. It does not have to be that our children will have a lower standard of living. It will be that way if we choose to believe that. I choose not to believe that. – Glenn Beck

12723. It’s a real blessing for me to tell you, sir, that calvary has arrived – Fox is here! – Glenn Beck

12724. It’s not just spending, it’s not just taxes, it’s not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties. It is in the Republicans and the Democrats. – Glenn Beck

12725. Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice – that is the essence. And if it’s not the essence, then we’ve been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot – the content of character, not the color of skin. – Glenn Beck

12726. Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America – and it’s shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America. – Glenn Beck

12727. No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it. – Glenn Beck

12728. Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God. – Glenn Beck

12729. Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy. – Glenn Beck

12730. I have no desire to be president of the United States. Zero desire. I don’t think that I would be electable. And there are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be president. I’d like to find one with some honor and integrity. I haven’t seen them yet, but they’ll show up. – Glenn Beck

12731. I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio – much to my parent’s disapproval. – Jeff Beck

12732. I play the way I do because it allows me to come up with the sickest sounds possible. That’s the point now isn’t it? – Jeff Beck

12733. I don’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off. – Jeff Beck

12734. I don’t care about the rules. In fact, if I don’t break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I’m not doing my job properly. – Jeff Beck

12735. Basic human contact – the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words – is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you’re feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can. – Martha Beck

12736. I don’t believe that there are no spiritual beings around us. I don’t know what to call them, I don’t know how they work. But I know they’re there. – Martha Beck

12737. I always felt that it was my job to try to help other people get it and deal with it. – Martha Beck

12738. Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone. – Martha Beck

12739. Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury. – Martha Beck

12740. Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of my metaphysical inclinations, I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is. – Martha Beck

12741. Every day brings new choices. – Martha Beck

12742. Do whatever it takes to convey your essential self. – Martha Beck

12743. Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals. – Martha Beck

12744. At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely. At other times, I’ve had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture. – Martha Beck

12745. As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey. – Martha Beck

12746. Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld. – Martha Beck

12747. Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven’t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107. – Martha Beck

12748. Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation. – Martha Beck

12749. Adults under threat feel like children. – Martha Beck

12750. Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind. – Martha Beck

12751. I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way. – Martha Beck

12752. Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they’re young. – Martha Beck

12753. Use anything you can think of to understand and be understood, and you’ll discover the creativity that connects you with others. – Martha Beck

12754. I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light. – Martha Beck

12755. I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life. – Martha Beck

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12756. Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy. – Martha Beck

12757. When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity. – Martha Beck

12758. We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster. – Martha Beck

12759. The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are. – Martha Beck

12760. The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times. – Martha Beck

12761. Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don’t match our own beliefs about how we should look. – Martha Beck

12762. Seek art from every time and place, in any form, to connect with those who really move you. – Martha Beck

12763. Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems. – Martha Beck

12764. If you’re religious, it gives you a perspective. – Martha Beck

12765. If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it. – Martha Beck

12766. What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence. – Martha Beck

12767. People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures. – Martha Beck

12768. No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life’s slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone. – Martha Beck

12769. If you’re living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you. – Martha Beck

12770. In one century, we’ve added 28 years to our average life span – a change so rapid that our brains couldn’t possibly have evolved to accommodate it. – Martha Beck

12771. Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact. – Martha Beck

12772. Most of my clients don’t realize that the way they look and the way they think about their looks are two separate issues. – Martha Beck

12773. My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid. I’ve developed the habit of mentally listing things that make me optimistic about the future. I do it every day. – Martha Beck

12774. No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth. – Martha Beck

12775. Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life. – Martha Beck

12776. In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible. – Ulrich Beck

12777. All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is, the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many. – Ulrich Beck

12778. Global conditions are far too complex to be able to imagine that they could ever be really controlled by one power. – Ulrich Beck

12779. I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn’t believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk. – Ulrich Beck

12780. I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too. – Ulrich Beck

12781. In the final analysis, terror is also another proof of the fact that the superpower is not really a superpower. It was vulnerable. – Ulrich Beck

12782. Europe itself is an embodiment of this diversity. – Ulrich Beck

12783. But it then very soon became clear that the response of a war against terrorism, initially conceived of in a metaphorical sense, began to be taken increasingly seriously and came to entail waging a real war. – Ulrich Beck

12784. And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view. – Ulrich Beck

12785. And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world – a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words. – Ulrich Beck

12786. Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes. – Ulrich Beck

12787. Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered an enormous wave of solidarity. – Ulrich Beck

12788. The world has become so complex that the idea of a power in which everything comes together and can be controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous. – Ulrich Beck

12789. And the terror itself is an example of the world’s uncontrollability. – Ulrich Beck

12790. We are living in a world that is beyond controllability. – Ulrich Beck

12791. The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion. – Ulrich Beck

12792. You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances. – Ulrich Beck

12793. Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally. – Ulrich Beck

12794. You could say that we are living in an internally globalized country. – Ulrich Beck

12795. You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply. – Ulrich Beck

12796. When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans. – Ulrich Beck

12797. We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations. – Ulrich Beck

12798. This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States’ military interventions. – Ulrich Beck

12799. The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others. – Ulrich Beck

12800. That was the first major social sciences conference at which social scientists from all cultures wanted to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to pursue a national course in the social sciences or whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way. – Ulrich Beck

12801. Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not have to entail a loss of national sovereignty, but can actually be a benefit. – Ulrich Beck

12802. Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding or inventing a European nation which, as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government. – Ulrich Beck

12803. Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized. – Ulrich Beck

12804. It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I’ve met during my career. That’s where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host. – Franz Beckenbauer

12805. At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further. – Franz Beckenbauer

12806. For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being. – Franz Beckenbauer

12807. At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad. – Franz Beckenbauer

12808. At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup, our security provisions will ensure the greatest level of protection possible for all those participating – both inside and outside the stadiums. – Franz Beckenbauer

12809. Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual. – Franz Beckenbauer

12810. The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn’t afford anything better? – Franz Beckenbauer

12811. The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today’s fans. – Franz Beckenbauer

12812. The trouble for today’s footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices. – Franz Beckenbauer

12813. The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste. – Franz Beckenbauer

12814. The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location. – Franz Beckenbauer

12815. We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury. – Franz Beckenbauer

12816. We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world’s top teams any more. – Franz Beckenbauer

12817. Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis. – Franz Beckenbauer

12818. Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic. – Franz Beckenbauer

12819. Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head. That is why I stopped playing. – Boris Becker

12820. So this is it. Match point for eternity. – Boris Becker

12821. Where do you go when you’re the best in the world? What’s next? – Boris Becker

12822. When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death. – Boris Becker

12823. When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room. I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated by him living on the edge. Looking back, my life was kind of the same. – Boris Becker

12824. The suit-and-tie job is very nice but it’s not really who I am in my heart. – Boris Becker

12825. That’s the hard part about sport: as men we haven’t started to be in our prime, but as athletes we are old people. I needed support. I lost trust and did stupid things. – Boris Becker

12826. It was a confusing time in my life, a really bad day at the office. – Boris Becker

12827. If I go into a club now, all the blonde girls leave my corner and all the black girls come into my corner. It’s as if I’m racist towards white girls! – Boris Becker

12828. I’m not a God, I make mistakes. – Boris Becker

12829. I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn’t thinking about the big picture. I didn’t notice what they said on television, I wasn’t reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble. – Boris Becker

12830. I want to be a hero, a small and good kind of hero, even though I know heroes have very short lives. – Boris Becker

12831. I met with my lawyers. They gave me all the wrong advice. For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine. I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility. – Boris Becker

12832. I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play. – Boris Becker

12833. It’s silly to say it about a tennis player, but I’m an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place. – Boris Becker

12834. The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me. There’s no light in them. Fixed emotions. Blind worship. Horror. It makes me think of what happened to us long ago. – Boris Becker

12835. I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom. – Boris Becker

12836. An autobiography is not about pictures; it’s about the stories; it’s about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people’s privacy. – Boris Becker

12837. Does anyone ask their parents how they are conceived? – Boris Becker

12838. For a year, I had all sorts of weirdos coming on to me. – Boris Becker

12839. Girls had never been important. I’d had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn’t love, because my first love was tennis. – Boris Becker

12840. How do you build a relationship when you’ve hardly shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you love a daughter you don’t see for nearly two years? When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter? – Boris Becker

12841. A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah’s Ark. – Boris Becker

12842. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason. – Boris Becker

12843. I believed in raising my children as I had been raised. – Boris Becker

12844. I can’t change history, I don’t want to change history. I can only change the future. I’m working on that. – Boris Becker

12845. I don’t know how many millions of photographs have been taken of me. – Boris Becker

12846. I don’t really care what the man on the street thinks. I never did anything to please him in the first place, and I’m not going to start now. – Boris Becker

12847. I go to London, my favourite city in the world, and I feel at home. – Boris Becker

12848. I go to my favourite tournament, I talk about my favourite sport and it’s just a great month of parading. – Boris Becker

12849. Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications. – Gary Becker

12850. The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries. – Gary Becker

12851. Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work? – Gary Becker

12852. My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education. – Gary Becker

12853. I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else. – Gary Becker

12854. A stronger yuan could lead to greater Chinese asset accumulation in the U.S. and elsewhere. – Gary Becker

12855. Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types of punishment because they are more efficient. With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State. – Gary Becker

12856. I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends. – Walter Becker

12857. I’m a self-taught musician aside from what I’ve been able to pick up from other players. – Walter Becker

12858. My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50’s and 60’s and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians. – Walter Becker

12859. Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people… No matter who plants or waters, God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings. – Thomas Becket

12860. Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered… the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith… All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown. – Thomas Becket

12861. To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. – Samuel Beckett

12862. You’re on earth. There’s no cure for that. – Samuel Beckett

12863. Words are all we have. – Samuel Beckett

12864. Where I am, I don’t know, I’ll never know, in the silence you don’t know, you must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on. – Samuel Beckett

12865. What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes. – Samuel Beckett

12866. We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much? – Samuel Beckett

12867. We are all born mad. Some remain so. – Samuel Beckett

12868. They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more. – Samuel Beckett

12869. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

12870. Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world. – Samuel Beckett

12871. It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter. – Samuel Beckett

12872. James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can. – Samuel Beckett

12873. Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it. – Samuel Beckett

12874. Let me go to hell, that’s all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss. – Samuel Beckett

12875. No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found. – Samuel Beckett

12876. Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile… a stain upon the silence. – Samuel Beckett

12877. Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards. – Samuel Beckett

12878. Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity. – Samuel Beckett

12879. In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness. – Samuel Beckett

12880. The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. – Samuel Beckett

12881. I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them. – Samuel Beckett

12882. That’s how it is on this bitch of an earth. – Samuel Beckett

12883. Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better. – Samuel Beckett

12884. All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead. – Samuel Beckett

12885. Birth was the death of him. – Samuel Beckett

12886. Do we mean love, when we say love? – Samuel Beckett

12887. Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick. – Samuel Beckett

12888. I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning. – Samuel Beckett

12889. Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. – Samuel Beckett

12890. If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love. – Samuel Beckett

12891. Habit is a great deadener. – Samuel Beckett

12892. I can’t go on. I’ll go on. – Samuel Beckett

12893. There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet. – Samuel Beckett

12894. I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo. – Samuel Beckett

12895. If I had the use of my body, I would throw it out the window. – Samuel Beckett

12896. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

12897. I’ve felt a little tired, but I’m only 24. I love playing football. That’s my job and that’s what I love doing. – David Beckham

12898. Being at a club that supported me meant a lot. – David Beckham

12899. Every situation has changed me as a person. – David Beckham

12900. Everyone’s been so quick to say that I’m really thick or I haven’t got a brain. People will think whatever they want to think. – David Beckham

12901. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. – David Beckham

12902. I am happier now than I have ever been. – David Beckham

12903. I don’t think I’m really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do. – David Beckham

12904. I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs. – David Beckham

12905. I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not. – David Beckham

12906. I love little kids looking up to me, young players looking up to me, respecting me. – David Beckham

12907. I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That’s one of the reasons I didn’t retire – I love playing for my country. – David Beckham

12908. Alex Ferguson is the best manager I’ve ever had at this level. Well, he’s the only manager I’ve actually had at this level. But he’s the best manager I’ve ever had. – David Beckham

12909. I wasn’t as fit as I would of liked to have been, going to the World Cup, but I’m not sure what difference that made. – David Beckham

12910. My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7. – David Beckham

12911. My private life is perfect. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you. – David Beckham

12912. With United, we’d all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther. – David Beckham

12913. When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realising it now-it changes the world, having children. – David Beckham

12914. We’ve been asked to do ‘Playboy’ together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don’t think I’ll ever go naked, but I’ll never say never. – David Beckham

12915. We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn’t mean I get treated differently. – David Beckham

12916. Tom cruise, he’s a lot more famous than me. – David Beckham

12917. There’s room for boys’ and girls’ football in the world-that’s what I believe. – David Beckham

12918. The buzz is still with me. I get goose bumps. – David Beckham

12919. Nothing amazes me anymore. – David Beckham

12920. I still look at myself and want to improve. – David Beckham

12921. My dresses are for women of all different shapes and sizes. Actually, the one I tried on yesterday was the one Jennifer wore. And who’d have thought I’d be the same size as Jennifer Lopez! – Victoria Beckham

12922. I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details. – Victoria Beckham

12923. I can relax in L.A. I think I’m the only person in that town who doesn’t want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it. – Victoria Beckham

12924. I don’t know much about football. I know what a goal is, which is surely the main thing about football. – Victoria Beckham

12925. I keep fit by running after my three boys all day. – Victoria Beckham

12926. We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum’s house and I was sitting on his lap. We’re very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We’re soul mates. – Victoria Beckham

12927. This person they make me out to be irritates the hell out of me as well. – Victoria Beckham

12928. I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card. – Victoria Beckham

12929. There are rumors that we want to move back to the U.K., but we’re so happy in America I actually can’t see us ever leaving… People ask me how long it took to adapt. Twenty minutes. – Victoria Beckham

12930. In England, David and I are big fish in a small pond. But in L.A., we are tiny, tiny, tiny fish in a big pond. – Victoria Beckham

12931. If you haven’t got it. Fake it! Too short? Wear big high heels, but do practice walking! – Victoria Beckham

12932. I’ve been that celebrity on the red carpet, and I appreciate that something hasn’t got to just look good from the front, from the back, it’s got to look good at all angles. – Victoria Beckham

12933. I’m very proud to be British, and my brand is British. – Victoria Beckham

12934. I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does. – Victoria Beckham

12935. I’m a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I’m a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America – which I find such a positive place – well, I took to it like a duck to water. – Victoria Beckham

12936. I want a big house with a moat and dragons and a fort to keep people out. – Victoria Beckham

12937. I wake up every morning and I feel like I’m juggling glass balls. I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London, and most evenings I’m cuddled up in front of Skype, in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London. I travel a lot, my team travel a lot, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. – Victoria Beckham

12938. I love Brazilians. Brazilians ought to be made compulsory at 15. – Victoria Beckham

12939. What’s David’s role? David looks good, that’s what David does. David looks good, and I’m the funny one, that’s what I hear constantly. But I keep telling him that looks fade. – Victoria Beckham

12940. You have to remember that when you are a performer you become a celebrity, but you are not saving lives. It’s not that important. – Victoria Beckham

12941. I’m still me even after all that’s happened. – Victoria Beckham

12942. These people are amazing. It’s so emotional I was thinking about wearing waterproof mascara. – Victoria Beckham

12943. I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls. – Kate Beckinsale

12944. People should realize women aren’t just whores or virgins, I want to see women who are real human beings. – Kate Beckinsale

12945. No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn’t think they’re enslaved. – Kate Beckinsale

12946. It’s wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn’t all about me. – Kate Beckinsale

12947. It’s a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there’s an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him. – Kate Beckinsale

12948. If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex! – Kate Beckinsale

12949. If I get a script that’s set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don’t think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I’m really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work. – Kate Beckinsale

12950. I try and take lots of vitamins and I don’t drink. I do smoke, though, I’d be insufferable if I didn’t smoke, you’d have to push me off a balcony I’d be so boring. – Kate Beckinsale

12951. Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one’s being nice enough to me! – Kate Beckinsale

12952. As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you’re vulnerable, you’re a much better actress. – Kate Beckinsale

12953. If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor. – Kate Beckinsale

12954. I think if you’re writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age… but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound. – Gerry Beckley

12955. Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it. – Gerry Beckley

12956. It’s what everyone is after, I mean they want success and when they get it it’s an incredible pressure but what you have to do is try to keep the big picture in view. – Gerry Beckley

12957. It’s one thing to be a fan and it’s another thing to be a label. – Gerry Beckley

12958. It’s not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known. – Gerry Beckley

12959. We then went through the audition process and picked a guy named Richard Campbell and he is no secret to L.A. players as he was with Natalie Cole for years and Three Dog Night. – Gerry Beckley

12960. I try to be careful to not just say it’s a greatest hits show because we’ve also made efforts to keep people up to date so to speak because we continually write and record and put out albums. – Gerry Beckley

12961. The first year with the success that we had and let me point out that the time frame changes depending on which decade you look at it. In the seventies acts were kind of expected to do an album a year. If you look at the Beatles they were doing three a year. – Gerry Beckley

12962. If anyone asks me about the George Martin years I usually say I group all of that stuff together as the single greatest experience but I wasn’t scared I was just really looking forward to it. – Gerry Beckley

12963. The reward is every night. The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night; it makes it all worth it to us. The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this. – Gerry Beckley

12964. Also in Norah Jones, now there’s a voice that sounds and I don’t mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It’s just an exciting time. – Gerry Beckley

12965. At the time, we thought it was a nice way to say something unique about the group to make us different from all the other bands kicking around in London. – Gerry Beckley

12966. I feel pretty confident in my own ability. – Gerry Beckley

12967. I know acts and I’m not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it’s considered a failure and they’re dropped and that’s really a shame. – Gerry Beckley

12968. I am seeking for the bridge which leans from the visible to the invisible through reality. – Max Beckmann

12969. Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture, and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space. – Max Beckmann

12970. One of my problems is to find the self. – Max Beckmann

12971. I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality. – Max Beckmann

12972. I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting. – Max Beckmann

12973. I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life. – Max Beckmann

12974. I think only of objects: of a leg or an arm, of the wonderful sense of foreshortening, breaking through the plane, of the division of space, of the combination of straight lines in relation to curved ones. – Max Beckmann

12975. I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers. – Max Beckmann

12976. It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment! – Max Beckmann

12977. I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. – Max Beckmann

12978. Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement… for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. – Max Beckmann

12979. What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality. – Max Beckmann

12980. Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life. – Max Beckmann

12981. I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery. – Max Beckmann

12982. On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright. – Max Beckmann

12983. What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art. – Max Beckmann

12984. Space, and space again, is the infinite deity which surrounds us and in which we are ourselves contained. – Max Beckmann

12985. Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement. – Max Beckmann

12986. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality. – Max Beckmann

12987. My men and I have decided that our boss, the president of the United States, is as tough as woodpecker lips. – Charles A. Beckwith

12988. If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? – Thomas Lovell Beddoes

12989. And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face. – Venerable Bede

12990. He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor. – Venerable Bede

12991. I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose, I copy all myself. – Venerable Bede

12992. I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight. – Venerable Bede

12993. Delhi is my emotional home. I still dream of owning a home there. – Kabir Bedi

12994. Men are like mascara, they run at the slightest display of emotion. – Kabir Bedi

12995. The average Englishman has no idea of the dynamism in the music scene here. – Kabir Bedi

12996. You are probably right when you say that I could get a role in any producer’s film if I just asked. – Kabir Bedi

12997. You see, I have many friends in the Hindi film industry. – Kabir Bedi

12998. I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn’t pay the bills. – Kabir Bedi

12999. I have never pressurized a producer to do me any favor. – Kabir Bedi

13000. I also said, men are like curling irons, they never get out of your hair. And they are like government bonds, they take so long to mature. – Kabir Bedi

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